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Preview: Killers #4 (of 5)

KILLERS #4 (of 5)

Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Cover A by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover B by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Cover C by RICK LEONARDI
Cover D by VERONICA FISH
Pre-Order Edition Cover by WHILCE PORTACIO
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 16th

It’s kill or be killed as the superninjas meet face to face!

What are they all trying to slaughter each other for? The reason behind the deadly race revealed!

It’s all-out action as the Killers face off against deadly Arctic assassins!

KILLERS #4 (of 5)

Preview: Batman Beyond #35

Batman Beyond #35

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Rick Leonardi, Ande Parks (CA) Chris Samnee
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“Lost Days” continues! Move over, Robin! Batman has a new partner, and it’s…the Splitt?! Bruce Wayne and Barbara Gordon join forces to try and stop this madness, but the original Batman may have to call in an old friend to save the day-and his young protégé-this time around.

Batman Beyond #35

Preview: The Sensational Spider-Man: Self-Improvement #1

The Sensational Spider-Man: Self-Improvement #1

(W) Peter David, Randy Schueller, Tom DeFalco (A) Rick Leonardi, Ron Frenz (CA) Mark Bagley
Rated T
In Shops: Aug 07, 2019
SRP: $4.99

• In honor of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, we’ve uncovered a hidden gem!
• Fan Randy Scheuller submitted an idea of Spider-Man donning a black suit before SECRET WARS, but his story was never printed.
• So we tasked SPIDER-MAN legends PETER DAVID and RICK LEONARDI with bringing it into the light!
• Then read a story by two of the creators who told the first printed stories of the black costume, TOM DEFALCO and RON FRENZ!

The Sensational Spider-Man: Self-Improvement #1

Preview: Fallen World #4 (of 5)

FALLEN WORLD #4 (of 5)

Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by ADAM POLLINA
Colors by ULISES ARREOLA
Letters by JEFF POWELL
Cover A by RICK LEONARDI with DAN BROWN
Cover B by CHRISCROSS with ULISES ARREOLA
Cover C by BEN HARVEY
Pre-Order Edition by DAVID MACK
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 7th

Rai’s greatest enemy has returned in a whole new form, and he’s got an army with him!

Can the cyborg samurai save innocent people from the powerful foe?

What roles will fan-favorite characters Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and War Mother play in the battle?

FALLEN WORLD #4 (of 5)

Preview: Batman Beyond #34

Batman Beyond #34

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Rick Leonardi, Ande Parks (CA) Chris Samnee
In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The strange goings-on in Neo-Gotham continue, and not even Batman is immune. The Dark Knight of Tomorrow needs to stop the Splitt’s high-tech heists once and for all, but his opening move will have everyone confused and bewildered. Will Batman save the day…or be the catalyst to lead his city into ruin?

Batman Beyond #34

Preview: Batman Beyond #33

Batman Beyond #33

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Rick Leonardi, Ande Parks (CA) Chris Samnee
RATED T
In Shops: Jun 26, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“Lost Daze” part three! Defeated at the hands of the Splitt, Batman radios for help. But Bruce Wayne doesn’t seem to have the same knowledge and experience Terry has relied on over the years from his mentor. Meanwhile, Melanie Walker tries to get to the bottom of everyone’s strange behavior by breaking into Arkham Asylum. Will she make a shocking discovery that will help Terry the way Bruce seems unable to?

Batman Beyond #33

Preview: Batman Beyond #32

Batman Beyond #32

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Rick Leonardi, Ande Parks (CA) Chris Samnee
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“Lost Daze” continues as Batman’s battle with the Splitt reaches a fever pitch, but the Dark Knight isn’t getting any support from the Batcave. The normally reclusive Bruce Wayne is too busy lavishing cash all over Neo-Gotham to care that his protégé is in trouble. Does this out-of-character behavior have something to do with the strange goings-on at Arkham Asylum?

Batman Beyond #32

Preview: Batman Beyond #31

Batman Beyond #31

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Rick Leonardi, Wade Von Grawbadger (CA) Chris Samnee
In Shops: Apr 24, 2019
SRP: $3.99

With a series of spectacular high-tech heists, a mysterious new villain known as the Splitt is preying on Neo-Gotham. Only Batman is capable of stopping him, yet Terry McGinnis wants nothing more than to get his life back to normal after his destructive battle with The Joker. Making this even more difficult is the strange, enigmatic fate of Bruce Wayne!

Batman Beyond #31

Preview: Giantkillers

Giantkillers

Bart Sears (w) • Rick Leonardi, Matthew Dow Smith, Meghan Hetrick, Bart Sears (a) • Bart Sears (c)

Arkon the Giantkiller is fated to protect Auoro, the One True Chosen, so that she may destroy the evil Lord Omin. She just has to survive long enough to do it! Bart Sears pens the story he has always wanted to tell, a tale of brutal sword-swinging action as Arkon seeks to rescue the infant Auoro from her captors. With art by the all-star team of Rick Leonardi (X-Men) and Matthew Dow Smith (X-Files), the issue also includes a short story with art by Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn), and a prose story written and illustrated by Bart Sears. Only an oversized, prestige format could contain this much epic storytelling!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Giantkillers

Review: Giantkillers

Giantkiller

Arkon the Giantkiller is fated to protect Auoro, the One True Chosen, so that she may destroy the evil Lord Omin. She just has to survive long enough to do it! Bart Sears pens the story he has always wanted to tell, a tale of brutal sword-swinging action as Arkon seeks to rescue the infant Auoro from her captors.

Giantkillers is the kind of book that comes along and takes you entirely by surprise. I wasn’t honestly sure what I expected when going into the comic, but I won’t pretend that I wasn’t aware of the price tag as I started reading. $8 for a 60 odd page book could be a bit steep if the content wasn’t up to snuff, but there’s no worry about that here.

There are three stories within this book that tell part of the story of Arkon at various parts of his life, all written by Bart Sears with various artists joining him. The mixing of the creative teams adds a flavour to the two comic strips, but the highlight for me was Sears’ prose story, It Begins… At The End, with the additional illustrations to emphasize certain story moments with the prose. I’m not saying the comic strips were a low point of the comic, rather that in a comic full of greatness, the prose was a highlight.

The bulk of the comic is dedicated to Killer, a brutal tour de force that has one man taking on numerous orcs and giants with a delightfully brutal grace. It’s not a story you should be showing kids, but the action is incredibly cathartic and beautifully illustrated.

With Giantkillers giving us a look at three different stages of Akron’s life, you’re left with just enough to tantalize. Just enough to leave you wanting needing more from this world. Bart Sears hasn’t quite crafted a masterpiece, but he has written a bloody fine comic that is worth every penny of the $7.99 that you should spend on this.

Killer
Writer: Bart Sears Breakdowns: Rick Leonardi Finishes: Mark Pennington
Colours: Nanjan Jamberi Letters: A Larger World Studios
It Begins… At The End
Writer & Illustrator: Bart Sears
Kitty, Kitty,
Writer: Bart Sears: Art: Meghan Hetrik
Colours: Nanjan Jamberi Letters: Dave Lanphear
Story: 8.8 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.6 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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