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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!

Review: Action Comics #988

As Superman struggles with the ramifications of Mr. Oz’s identity, the mysterious figure’s origins and the long road to Superman’s doorstep finally reveal themselves.

In Action Comics #988, the second part of “The Oz Effect,” we find out more about who this mysterious character is and how he came to Earth. For those that missed the last issue, its been revealed that Oz is in fact Jor-El, Superman’s father who survived the destruction of Krypton and has been watching over Earth and his son for quite some time. This issue is all backstory and while there still might be a head fake or two to come, it seems, based on this issue, that this is the real Jor-El.

Writer Dan Jurgens delivers a solid issue not just taking through how this character is still alive but also how he came to Earth and why he feels the way he does. We get a deeper look into the final days of Krypton creating a motivation that’s understandable.

It shouldn’t work, but it completely does primarily due to the fact that Jurgens focuses on Jor-El the person instead of the events that led to him to where he’s at. There’s something throwback to it all too, especially the ending where Jor-El makes a statement that’s a bit cheesy cliffhanger.

What also works is that Jurgens keeps the bigger picture hinted at. There’s a greater hand at play here and we the readers can ignore that or it will get you more excited for what’s to come. While revealing a mystery, there’s enough thrown in there to deepen it at the same time.

The art by Ryan Sook is solid and gives an emotional heft to the story that ups the drama. There’s a few scenes in particular that just wouldn’t play well with a different art style and Sook also delivers minute detail in Jor-El’s healing that plays into the story. His scars tell a story for instance.

Action Comics #987 set things up and Action Comics #988 lays a lot of it out and explains the “how.” It really shouldn’t work and should feel like a silly retcon, but what’s presented is an entertaining story that captures the fun and tone of Jurgens’ current Superman run. Entertaining overall (though I expect there’ll still be a swerve at some point) and it gets me to want to see what happens next.

Story: Dan Jurgens Art: Ryan Sook
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle #1

Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle #1

writers: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo
artist: Moritat, Dimi Macheras
covers: J. Scott Campbell (A), Ryan Sook (B), Moritat (C), Carli Ihde (D), Cosplay Photo Variant (E)
Moritat (RI-Virgin), Ryan Sook (RI-B/W), J. Scott Campbell (RI-B/W), Ryan Sook (RI-Virgin), J. Scott Campbell (RI-Virgin)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen +

When a dangerous group of mercenaries sent by Cadwell Industries accuses her village of murdering one of their men, Sheena is forced to make a deal. To save her home, Sheena now has twenty-four hours to find the missing man alive; if she fails, the mercenaries will attack—and they take no prisoners. But Sheena is not the only one hunting for the missing man…

Preview: Deathstroke #23

Deathstroke #23

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

“Defiance” part three! As the team begins to crack under Slade’s harsh leadership tactics, Defiance is called into action after a cruise ship gets hijacked on the open seas! It’s sink or swim for Deathstroke’s new squad when they’re put to the test against impossible odds!

Preview: Superman #29

Superman #29

(W) Keith Champagne (A) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza (CA) Ryan Sook
In Shops: Aug 16, 2017
SRP: $2.99

This issue now features “FEAR ITSELF” part one! The writing team of Tomasi and Gleason are joined by co-writer Keith Champagne in a story that returns to their Green Lantern roots and asks the question “What scares Superman?”

Preview: Superman Vol. 3 Multiplicity

Superman Vol. 3 Multiplicity

(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason (A) Joe Prado, Ryan Sook, Clay Mann, Ed Benes, Jorge Jimenez, Tony S. Daniel, Sebastian Fiumara, Sandu Florea (CA) Oclair Albert (A/CA) Ivan Reis
In Shops: Aug 02, 2017
SRP: $16.99

All around the Multiverse, Supermen are going missing- someone is collecting them! Joining forces, the collective of Men of Steel must find a way to escape their cells and defeat their captor. Plus, Superman meets Swamp Thing! Collects SUPERMAN #14-17 and ANNUAL #1.

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