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Preview: The Jetsons #6

The Jetsons #6

Story: Jimmy Palmiotti
Art: Pier Brito
Color: Paul Mounts
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover: Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts
Variant Cover: Ryan Sook
Little Dipper: Joey Cavalieri
Group Editor: Marie Javins
Assistant Editor: Michael McCalister
In Shops: Apr 04, 2018
SRP: $3.99

It’s the end of the world! Or is it something more that no one could foresee? George Jetson makes the ultimate sacrifice for his family and for the planet Earth. Jane and the kids see something they never expected to see happening before their eyes!

Preview: Deathstroke #29

Deathstroke #29

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Diogenes Neves, Trevor Scott (CA) Ryan Sook
In Shops: Mar 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“Chinatown” finale! Deathstroke takes on China’s New Super-Man, the massively powerful Dr. Ikon and even members of his own team! It’s an action-packed climax that brings the events of the entire series full circle as both heroes and villains struggle with the question of how to stop the World’s Deadliest Assassin once and for all!

Preview: Deathstroke #28

Deathstroke #28

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Diogenes Neves, Trevor Scott (CA) Ryan Sook
In Shops: Feb 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“Chinatown” part one! In the aftermath of the shocking events of this year’s Deathstroke Annual, Slade finds himself at a crossroads as his ad hoc “Dark Titans” team dissolves and even Wintergreen finally abandons him. Slade begins a turbulent backslide to his old ways, bringing him face to face with China’s New Super-Man!

Preview: Deathstroke Annual #1

Deathstroke Annual #1

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz (CA) Ryan Sook
In Shops: Jan 31, 2018
SRP: $4.99

“An Innocent Man”! Team Defiance is pushed to the edge of oblivion when one of their own ends up dead-and Deathstroke is to blame! Is this the end of Slade Wilson’s hero turn? It’s all been building to this-don’t miss the finale of “Defiance,” the events of which will lead Deathstroke down a shocking new path!

Review: Deathstroke Annual #1

It’s hard to summarize the plot of this issue since a lot happens in the space of 39 pages but essentially it’s all about the slow unraveling of Slade Wilson’s attempt to redeem himself after a lifetime of murder for hire.

The level of talent on display here is impressive. Writer Priest juggles moments of violence, introspection and interaction with a mastery of the form born of decades of creating some truly great comics. He really uses the length of the book to great effect, cramming as much plot and character development as possible into the space allotted. There’s almost enough story for an entire arc here.

The art suits the words perfectly. Together penciller Denys Cowan and inker Bill Sienkiewicz create a visual style that is grit made manifest on the page. It’s not for everyone but both of these guys are legends and their mere presence on a title deserves your attention.

Unfortunately this isn’t the best place to join the story in progress. This is an ending, not a beginning, thoroughly enmeshed in what has gone before. The story refuses to follow a straightforward progression from beginning to end, leaping back and forth through its own chronology. This could easily confused a reader with no experience in comics, who knows Deathstroke only from TV and video games. That said the next regular issue promises to be a good starting place and this is definitely a run to read if this issue is any indication of its overall quality.

Not a great comic for the casual readers but essential for anyone who has been following the series from the beginning (and this is a series anyone who likes superhero comics should be following).

Story: Christopher Priest Art: Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz Cover: Ryan Sook
Story:8.5 Art:9 Overall:8.75 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Deathstroke #26

Deathstroke #26

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Diogenes Neves, Jason Paz (CA) Ryan Sook
In Shops: Dec 06, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“The Fall of Slade” part one! Finally convinced that their leader is missing, Team Defiance begins the search for Deathstroke only to discover his situation is even more dire than expected. Meanwhile, Deathstroke-after being kidnapped by the Secret Society of Super-Villains-finds his past catching up with him when his former friend and ally Dr. Ikon confronts the repentant killer while repressing his own uncontrollable rage.

Preview: Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special #1

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special #1

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Adam Smith, Katie Cook, Alessandro Q. Ferrari, Jeff Stokely, Curry Ross, Delilah S. Dawson, Roger Langridge
Artists: Jared Cullum, Pius Bak, Sas Milledge, Katie Cook, Jeff Stokely, and Roger Langridge
Colorist: Dan Jackson, Heather Breckel
Letterer: Jim Campbell, Nathan Pride
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Derek Kirk Kim
Subscription Cover: Jeff Stokely
Variant Cover: Ryan Sook
Price: $7.99

Celebrate Jim Henson’s Labyrinth with an all-new collection of short stories celebrating the various characters and creatures from the world of Labyrinth.

Includes the never-before-told story of how Sir Didymus met his trusted steed Ambrosius.
Also includes the story of a goblin running late to the famous “Dance Magic Dance” sequence from the film.

Preview: Deathstroke #25

Deathstroke #25

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, Trevor Scott, Norm Rapmund (CA) Ryan Sook
In Shops: Nov 01, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“The Society”! After betraying another assassin and violating an unwritten code of conduct, Deathstroke is kidnapped and brought to stand trial before the Secret Society of Super Villains! Will Deathstroke pay for his crime? And what of Slade Wilson’s recent turn toward heroism? Don’t miss this special bonus-size landmark issue guest-starring The Riddler, Black Manta, Reverse-Flash and more!

Preview: Superman #33

Superman #33

(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason (A) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza (CA) Ryan Sook
In Shops: Oct 18, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“”IMPERIUS LEX!” Part One It’s a game of thrones on Apokolips as the lords of the dreaded world battle each other to claim its rule. Lex Luthor is summoned back to the warring planet, and he will need Superman to help him reclaim a crown he did not ask for. Meanwhile, Lois is confronted by the Female Furies and Jon faces the Children of the Firepits.

Exclusive Preview: Deathstroke #24

Deathstroke #24

Writer Christopher Priest
Artist Diogenes Neves
Cover Ryan Sook
U.S. Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: October 4, 2017

“DEFIANCE” part three! As Kid Flash gets to know his new teammates, he soon discovers that Defiance is a team built on secrets and lies…but Kid Flash might be keeping the biggest secret of all! Meanwhile, a dangerous new threat emerges from the Far East and threatens to destroy Defiance before they even begin!

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