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Preview: Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown #5 (of 5)

Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown #5 (of 5)

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Luke Ross (CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: Sep 16, 2020
SRP: $3.99

MEPHISTO TRIUMPHANT?!
• The trail leading to the SERPENT CROWN has brought MEPHISTO’s ultimate goal within reach!
• As CONAN makes his last-ditch effort to stake his claim on the treasure, NYLA SKIN makes a daring move!
• But will the Serpent Crown’s newly revealed secret doom Conan to a fate undreamed of?

Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown #5 (of 5)

The Green Goblin Returns in Amazing Spider-Man #850

Spider-Man reaches another milestone this month with Amazing Spider-Man #850, the latest issue in writer Nick Spencer’s captivating run on the title. Joined by an all-star lineup of artists—Ryan Ottley, Humberto Ramos, and Mark Bagley—this monumental issue will feature the return of Spider-Man’s greatest villain, the Green Goblin! One never knows what to expect when this maniacal mastermind shows up in Peter Parker’s life and their latest showdown, amidst the Sin-Eater’s reign of terror, will be one for the ages!

Now, see what the Green Goblin has in store for Spidey in this action-packed Amazing Spider-Man #850 trailer – featuring never-before-seen artwork of the fateful confrontation!

Those aforementioned back-up tales are by all-star talents like Kurt Busiek, Chris Bachalo, Tradd Moore, Saladin Ahmed, and Aaron Kuder! Don’t miss the monumental Amazing Spider-Man #850 hits stands September 30th!

Preview: Miles Morales: Spider-Man #18

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #18

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Javi Garron
Rated T
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• Ganke. Barbara. Judge. Lana. Mr. Sumida. Rio. Jeff.
• Miles knows he has to help people as Spider-Man, so he’s ready to live as an outlaw.
• But is he ready to do it without the support of someone he loves? Who’s with Miles, who’s against him, and who’s side are YOU on?

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #18

Preview: Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown #4

Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown #4

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Luke Ross (CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Aug 19, 2020
SRP: $3.99

IN TOO DEEP!
• The SERPENT CROWN’s roots in the Pre-Cataclysmic Age lead CONAN back to where it all started…
• …but ATLANTIS is not quite what it once was.
• And even if he can locate the Crown, NAMOR isn’t going to let that treasure slip through his grasp!

Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown #4

Preview: Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown #3 (of 5)

Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown #3 (of 5)

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Luke Ross (CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jul 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

CONAN IN WAKANDA!
• CONAN’s quest for the SERPENT CROWN has transported him and co-adventurer NYLA SKIN to WAKANDA!
• The technologically advanced nation will certainly take the Barbarian by surprise…but not nearly as much as the even more ancient discovery hidden there!
• And if Conan thinks he’s going to steal from a country protected by the BLACK PANTHER…he’s got another thing coming!

Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown #3 (of 5)

Preview: Harley Quinn Black + White + Red #3

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red #3

Written by Saladin Ahmed
Pencils Javier Rodriguez
Inks Javier Rodriguez
Colored by Javier Rodriguez
Lettering by Clayton Cowles
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“Get Yer Story Straight”
Three crooks just managed to do the unthinkable: they stole something invaluable from Harley Quinn herself! But as they compare notes on how the job went down, they start to notice some… discrepancies in what they saw…

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red #3

Review: Harley Quinn Black + White + Red #3

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #3

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #3 keeps an impressive streak going of a digital series in both its quality and ability to deliver a different experience with each issue. Part of the DC Digital First program of original digital comics, the series is an anthology with each issue seeing a different creative team. That has resulted in three stories all featuring the same character but each different in tone and depiction. It emphasizes the ability of the character to be presented in so many ways and also how much a creator’s vision influences that.

Saladin Ahmed handles the writing duties for Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #3. The story revolves around three goons sent to steal Joker gas from Harley Quinn. Each tells their version of how the caper went, each with wildly different takes but all with similar themes. The chapter feels almost like a meta commentary on the concept of Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red as a whole.

With three stories, we get multiple depictions of Harley in increasingly bizarre takes. Each gets wilder than the last and the art shifts with each as well. In three chapters of the digital series, we have far more than three takes on the character.

That different take is helped by Javier Rodriguez who handles pencils, inks, and colors. Clayton Cowles provides the lettering. The depictions of Harley and the theft varies with each telling and by the end, the depictions vary greatly. But, even with the different design there’s a similarity about it all in visuals. It’s really interesting and much like the digital series as a whole, it’s the same but different.

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #3 has a Batman: The Animated Series vibe about it all and the much-beloved “Almost Got ‘Im” episode. That too featured villains telling stories revolving around Batman. In this case, it’s low level thieves doing the same about Harley. The art style too gives it a whiff of the series and episode.

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red #3 helps cement this as a digital series that’s a must get with each chapter delivering something new in self-contained stories. DC seems to really have nailed down a strategy for the digital releases and Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red is a crown jewel and perfect example of the publisher’s future.

Story: Saladin Ahmed Art: Javier Rodriguez Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy


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ComiXology Delivers 5 New Digital Comics featuring Harley Quinn, the Flash, Final Fantasy, and Romance Manga

ComiXology has five new digital comics for sale today from Yen Press, DC Comics, and Harlequin. Get some digital comics featuring superhero action, romance, or (final) fantasy! Get a look at everything now or the single issues below.

Final Fantasy Lost Stranger #28

Written by Hazuki Minase
Art by Itsuki Kameya
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After Shogo and Rei are sucked into Byblos’s book world, they get the chance to relive memories of a time before they lost their loved ones. Sitting next to his sister, playing a game—it’s everything Shogo’s been longing for, yet something’s not quite right… Read the next chapter of Final Fantasy Lost Stranger at the same time as Japan!

Final Fantasy Lost Stranger #28

The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #10

Written by Van Jensen, Dave Wielgosz
Pencils Darko Lafuente, Brad Walker
Inks Darko Lafuente, Brad Walker
Colored by Luis Guerrero
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t’s an all-out brawl between Reverse Flash and Flash as Barry tries to save a cop from an errant bullet. Will the Flash be fast enough to stop a bullet? Barry is running himself ragged, and his best friend Hal Jordan comes to check on him, but Flash doesn’t want the help. When the Top goes on a rampage, can the two friends put their differences aside to work together?

The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #10

The Forgotten Gallo Bride

Written by Natalie Anderson
Art by Yuriko Matsukawa
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Tomas Gallo! Zara’s heart trembles as she is reunited with her ex-husband. After her parents passed away, Zara’s uncle used her as a servant until Tomas married her to free her from her uncle’s grasp. Zara still remembers their passionate kiss from that night. But it’s been two years since they’ve seen each other and it seems Tomas has completely forgotten her. Zara can’t help but return to Tomas’s side when she hears he’s recovering from an accident. But…how can this be? Has he lost his memory?

The Forgotten Gallo Bride

The Tycoon’s Scandalous Proposition

Written by Miranda Lee
Art by Yoshiko Hanatsu
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Kate is an aspiring actress who has lived in the shadow of her beautiful and bright younger sister her whole life. Even when she learns that her sister is marrying the man Kate’s been in love with for years, she doesn’t dare say anything. At her sister’s wedding, Kate is approached by Blake, a talented producer, who asks her if she wants to be in his movie. Kate is surprised by his sudden offer. Why would he ask her, someone so plain and dull compared to her beautiful sister? But Blake is serious, and even though people around her try to disuade her, she gradually opens her mind to the possibility…and makes her decision…

The Tycoon's Scandalous Proposition

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red #3

Written by Saladin Ahmed
Pencils Javier Rodriguez
Inks Javier Rodriguez
Colored by Javier Rodriguez
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“Get Yer Story Straight”
Three crooks just managed to do the unthinkable: they stole something invaluable from Harley Quinn herself! But as they compare notes on how the job went down, they start to notice some… discrepancies in what they saw…

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red #3

DC Doubles Down on the Scary with Legend of the Swamp Thing Halloween Spectacular and DC: The Doomed and the Damned in October

October always brings stories of ghosts, goblins, fright, and picking out our favorite candies for Halloween. But this year, DC’s got twice the spooks and scares for comic book fans with two anthology titles featuring the World’s Greatest Super Heroes in tales of fear and terror!

LEGEND OF THE SWAMP THING HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR #1

DC invites you to welcome Swamp Thing to your witching hour festivities. In this 48-page collection of six all-new stories, the Guardian of the Green reveals past lives and the unforgettable horrors that befall those who cross his path. From ancient Rome to present day, Swamp Thing stalks these ghostly and ghastly tales—all of which are best read by the light of a jack o’ lantern!

Writers Tom King, James Tynion IV, Vita Ayala, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, and Ram V are among the writers penning these creepy tales with Domo Stanton, Mike Perkins, Emma Rios and Christian Ward providing the bone-chilling artwork.

Legend of the Swamp Thing Halloween Spectacular #1 is priced at $5.99 and debuts on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at all open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers.

DC: THE DOOMED AND THE DAMNED #1

It was a dark and stormy night when the creatures of the DC universe began to emerge from their lairs into the cool evening air. Tales of the macabre, the murderous, and the morbid abound in this spine-chilling special about monsters and mayhem! What happens when Batman encounters a true urban legend after speaking its name three times in a mirror, or when Madame Xanadu enlists the help of Man-Bat to take town shadowy specter? And who can stop an intergalactic demon from turning people into frog beasts? Only the unlikely team up of Green Lantern and Etrigan! All this and seven more fang-tastic tales to trick your treats and bob your apples!

This prestige format one-shot features some of comics best scary storytellers, including writers Carmen Maria Machado, Marv Wolfman, Ken Porter, John Arcudi, Saladin Ahmed, Alyssa Wong, Travis Moore and others. Artists contributing to this blood-curdling comic include Riley Rossmo, Mike Perkins, Leonardo Manco, Travis Moore, Tom Mandrake and others.

This 80-Page one-shot is priced at $9.99 and arrives at open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

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