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Preview: Damage #13

Damage #13

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Aaron Lopresti
In Shops: Jan 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Damage gets a new home: the Hall of Justice! The Justice League takes in former super-soldier Ethan Avery after their clash from last ish, and looks to train him to better use his powers. The lovefest ends quickly, though, when the League’s tactics cause Ethan to have flashbacks to the military experiments that transformed him into Damage. Batman may be the World’s Greatest Detective, but it might take more than a big brain to stop a power-house like Damage from setting his own path. And oh, what a path he chooses! Enter Damage: monster hunter!

Damage #13

Preview: Freedom Fighters #2

Freedom Fighters #2

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Eddy Barrows
In Shops: Jan 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The Freedom Fighters go public in present-day Nazi America! It’s been 50 years of fascist rule in the U.S. under Hitler and his heirs, and frankly, everyone’s had enough. A new Freedom Fighters team makes a very public debut in hopes of rallying the people and re-igniting the long-dormant American spirit. Phantom Lady, Black Condor, Doll Girl and Human Bomb strike a blow against the Gestapo’s Iron Police Force, but will it be enough to summon the long-lost Uncle Sam from retirement?

Freedom Fighters #2

Preview: Hawkman #8

Hawkman #8

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Bryan Hitch
In Shops: Jan 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Next stop: Krypton! As Hawkman’s intergalactic road trip continues, the next location on his itinerary is the ruins of Krypton, the alleged location of the super-weapon that will help him stop the Deathbringers. There, he’s suddenly whisked away to Krypton’s final moments and meets his past-life predecessor, Catar-Ol. Hawkman tries to learn the final fate of the super-weapon, but the planet goes boom before Carter can get the goods. Looks like it might be time for Plan B…

Hawkman #8

Review: Freedom Fighters #1

In today’s time we need good ole Nazi punching and in Freedom Fighters we’re given exactly that as we travel to Earth X where they won World War II.

The first issue of this twelve issue maxi-series is written by Robert Venditti, art by Eddy Barrows, ink by Eber Ferreira, color by Adriano Lucas, and lettering by Deron Bennett.

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Review: Freedom Fighters #1

Freedom Fighters #1

Line up for this all-new maxiseries set on Earth X, where the Nazis won World War II! Twenty years after invading and occupying America, Germany wiped out all metahuman resistance, including the original Freedom Fighters. 

Fast-forward to the present day, and a new team of Freedom Fighters emerges to challenge the Nazi occupation once again. But if they’re to have any chance of victory, they’re going to need Uncle Sam-who disappeared after his original team was killed.

Beyond one small “factual” issue of including “under God” in the pledge, Freedom Fighters #1 is a read that had me sucked in from the start. Writer Robert Venditti delivers a story of resistance in a time when real world resistance is a daily occurrence.

World War II is over and the Nazis have won leaving few heroes to continue the fight and eventually a new generation must step forward. Venditti has nailed the zeitgeist that’s currently occurring in the world with a story that’s engrossing and acknowledges the generational shift we’re seeing today. The greatest generation’s torch has been passed to a new generation who has taken up the fight against fascism in both the comic and reality. The fact Venditti recognizes this shows this will be a series that will reflect heavily upon the real world while still delivering an escapist story full of action.

The art by Eddy Barrows, ink by Eber Ferreira, color by Adriano Lucas, and lettering by Deron Bennett is top notch. There’s some fantastic scenes and use of panels and pages with scenes delivering the emotion on the page whether it’s despair, hope, and at times horror. The designs are fantastic creating something familiar but slightly different with an aesthetic that fits this alternate world without being over the top. Small details like the use of Nazi bolts in Plasstic Man adds small touches that emphasize this reality.

The issue is a fantastic start with highs and lows. There’s lots of action, hope, despair, and more hope. It’s a rollercoaster that’s both escapist and a reflection on today’s reality and what was. We’re in a real world fight against a rise of far right ideology and fascism and a second rise of Nazi beliefs. To get a comic with some good ole Nazi punching is quite welcome.

Story: Robert Venditti Art: Eddy Barrows
Ink: Eber Ferreira Color: Adriano Lucas Letterer: Deron Bennett
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Damage #12

Damage #12

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Matt Ryan (A/CA) Aaron Lopresti
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $2.99


Will Damage earn his spot as the world’s strongest hero-or will he be branded a villain forever? It’s Damage versus the Justice League, and it’ll take more than brute strength to win the day. Even with an unstoppable alter ego, Ethan’s gotta use both brains and brawn to have a hope against the League, because they’ve got a knock-’em-dead trick up their sleeve as a nuclear option. The first year of Damage’s story comes to an end-and a new chapter begins! And how does Deadman fit into the picture?

Damage #12

Preview: Freedom Fighters #1 (of 12)

Freedom Fighters #1 (of 12)

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Eddy Barrows
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Line up for this all-new maxiseries set on Earth X, where the Nazis won World War II! Twenty years after invading and occupying America, Germany wiped out all metahuman resistance, including the original Freedom Fighters.

Fast-forward to the present day, and a new team of Freedom Fighters emerges to challenge the Nazi occupation once again. But if they’re to have any chance of victory, they’re going to need Uncle Sam-who disappeared after his original team was killed. The 12-part epic “Death of a Nation” storyline kicks off here!

Freedom Fighters #1

Preview: Hawkman #7

Hawkman #7

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Bryan Hitch
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

The origin of Hawkman revealed! Rocketing across the cosmos in his newly re-covered spaceship, Carter Hall is en route to the next stop on his adventure through time and space. He doesn’t have Netflix to pass the time, but he does have something even better. Locked within the ship’s memory banks is the truth behind Carter Hall’s reincarnation ability, as well as his connection to the Deathbringers-giant, winged beings of immeasurable power on their way to destroy Earth!

Preview: Damage #11

Damage #11

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan (CA) Trevor Hairsine
In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
SRP: $2.99

It’s the showdown almost a year in the making: Damage versus the Justice League! All Ethan Avery wanted was to be a hero. But instead, the military turned him into Damage, the one-hour monster of mass destruction. Now, at the top-secret military installation where Damage’s story began, the most powerful superheroes in the world arrive to end it. Ethan must choose between surrendering himself into captivity or fighting the heroes he aspires to be for his freedom. This can only end one way: Damage versus Superman!

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