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From Unlimited to Infinity, Justice League is Back in Comics

The animated world of Justice League Unlimited is coming to comics in an all-new DC Digital First Series, Justice League Infinity. The new series launches in May.

This seven-issue limited series is co-written by Justice League Unlimited producer James Tucker and series writer J.M. DeMatteis with art by Ethen Beavers. This new series stars all of the fan-favorite characters from the revered series – Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern John Stewart, Hawkgirl, and Martian Manhunter – banding together to face new dangers that not only threaten Earth but the multiverse itself. These new stories will also give Tucker, DeMatteis, and Beavers the chance to incorporate a host of new characters from across the DC Multiverse when bringing these animated heroes and villains to comics.

In this debut issue, there is a being wandering the universe searching for its true purpose, but what it finds out on the farthest edges of the cosmos will change not just our universe, but many! Meanwhile, the war for the throne of Apokolips arrives on Earth, and the true ruler will only be decided one way: Who can destroy the Justice League?

The first digital chapter of this series arrives on participating digital platforms on Thursday, May 13, 2021, priced at $1.99. The 20-page print issue hits comic book stores on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The Justice League Infinity #1 main cover is provided by Francis Manapul with a card stock variant cover created by Scott Hepburn.  Each 20-page issue sells for $3.99, with the card stock variant cover selling for $4.99 (variant covers for issue #1 only, check with your local comic book store for availability).

Exclusive Preview: M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #4

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #4

(W) Jordan Blum, Patton Oswalt (A) Scott Hepburn (C) Carlos Lopez (L) Travis Lanham (CA) Cully Hamner
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 28, 2021
SRP: $3.99

M.O.D.O.K. MEETS HIS MAKER!
M.O.D.O.K.’s search for answers about the mysterious memories of a family plaguing him has lead him straight into the arms of his creator. Will this reunion see M.O.D.O.K. welcomed with open arms or leave him staring down the barrel at his own demise? Only one way to find out, True Believers, you won’t want to miss out on this explosive series finale!!!

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #4

Preview: M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #3

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #3

(W) Jordan Blum, Patton Oswalt (A) Scott Hepburn (CA) Cully Hamner
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

M.O.D.O.K.’s visions of a life he never had are getting stronger. What is the lie, and what is the truth? And will M.O.D.O.K. be driven even more insane as he tears his mind apart in the pursuit of those memories?! Either way, with a recent hit put out against him and the unhinged mercenary known as GWENPOOL on his tail, M.O.D.O.K. has got to act fast to untangle the mystery within his head before Gwenpool finds a way to splatter his brains across the floor!

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #3

Review: M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #2

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #2

It’s hard to say how much I love M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #2. Much like the first issue, the second delivers action, humor… really a lot of humor. It’s a madcap issue as M.O.D.O.K. turns to Tony Stark to help him figure out what’s going on and it leads to them having to steal a device.

Writers Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt deliver a belly’s worth of laughs in a second issue that feels like Looney Tunes has come to the Marvel Universe. The laughs are plenty and the concept fantastic. The duo have me excited for more issues and to see their vision come to the television screen in a series that riffs off of similar concepts.

Tony and M.O.D.O.K. head to a villain convention where an auction will be held for the device they need. It has them interacting with so many C and D list villains all of which is pure gold. What’s fantastic is how many memorable moments Blum and Oswalt deliver in the issue. There’s lots to point to and laugh about with friends. There’s lots I want to share here but I don’t want to spoil the good time.

Blum and Oswalt’s insanity is brought to the page by artist Scott Hepburn who is joined by Carlos Lopez on color and Travis Lanham in lettering. The art just nails everything. The situations are funny but it’s how they’re delivered that really drives home the humor. I can describe physical humor but it’s a different level to see it for yourself. Each panel and page will have you looking at the details and the exaggerated style drives home the good-natured comedic aspect of it. Lanham gets a special mention for the block text and the glitches within. Such a fantastic addition that adds so much to the comic.

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #2 is a fantastic second issue that has me wanting to read the third right now. I laughed out loud multiple times. Really laugh out loud. It’s a comic that put a smile on my face. It’s beyond good and is the exact escape we sometimes need and look for in our comics.

Story: Jordan Blum, Patton Oswalt Art: Scott Hepburn
Color: Carlos Lopez Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Exclusive Preview: M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #2

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #2

(W) Jordan Blum, Patton Oswalt (A) Scott Hepburn (CA) Cully Hamner
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 06, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Still haunted by visions of a life he never had, M.O.D.O.K.’s quest to uncover the truth will find him teaming up with the most unlikely of allies… none other than IRON MAN himself! Two genius intellects… one mission… what could go wrong?

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #2

Review: M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #1

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #1

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #1 had me rolling with laughter. Multiple times. The debut is kinetic, mad, insane, and completely hilarious.

Written by Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt, the comic has M.O.D.O.K. suffering from visions of a family and life he doesn’t know. All the while, M.O.D.O.K. must also deal with other members of A.I.M. who are having issues with his distractions and wants him decommissioned.

Oswalt and Blum are the duo behind the upcoming Hulu series Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. which takes a similar concept of M.O.D.O.K. with a family. If the comic is any indication, that show will be amazing.

What M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #1 delivers is laughs as he boasts and schemes in his over the top way. The situations are over the top absurd. The comic delivers kinetic energy where everything is exaggerated and to an extreme. A simple battle is done in such a way that it’s hard to not laugh at how over the top everything is. Every situation and detail are laid out in such a way that things are an extreme. While M.O.D.O.K. is being chastized for his failure, he’s also manipulating an over the top plan to raise money for A.I.M. It’s a Rube Goldberg type plan taking 20 steps instead of 4. It’s that sort of thing that helps deliver the laughs.

Scott Hepburn handles the art with Carlos Lopez on color and Travis Lanham on lettering. M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #1 is great to look at with blasts and character designs and movements that match the tone of the writing. Everything is to an extreme. It’s not 5 bad guys, it’s 50. It’s not one or two weapons, it’s two dozen. There’s always been a bit of a joke when it comes to M.O.D.O.K. and his design and the team nails it with the look of the comic.

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #1 is just funny. It’s hard to not get to the end and smile and want more. It’s a comic that doesn’t take itself seriously and instead takes a goofy concept and villain and works with it. This is a comedy and knows it’s a comedy taking what we love about superhero comics and upping it to 11.

Story: Jordan Blum, Patton Oswalt Art: Scott Hepburn
Color: Carlos Lopez Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #1 (of 4)

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #1 (of 4)

(W) Jordan Blum, Patton Oswalt (A) Scott Hepburn (CA) Cully Hamner
RATED T+
In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

From Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum, showrunners of the upcoming animated Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. show on Hulu, comes a journey into the mind of one of the biggest heads in the Marvel Universe! M.O.D.O.K. is the ruthless and brilliant leader of the terrorist organization AIM, outsmarting heroes and outmaneuvering his cutthroat colleagues gunning for his position… but when he begins to be haunted by memories of a family he never had, it leaves him unsure if he is losing his freakishly-large mind, or if perhaps there is a lot more to this enormous mind… or if there is something more sinister behind these visions.

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #1 (of 4)

Find Out the Master Plan for M.O.D.O.K. Head Games!

The showrunners behind the upcoming Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. series on Hulu will also be teaming up for a journey inside the mind of M.O.D.O.K. in a brand new comic series! On sale December 2nd, M.O.D.O.K. Head Games by Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum will feature the ruthless and brilliant leader of the terrorist organization AIM doing what he does best—outsmarting and outmaneuvering the heroes of the Marvel Universe! But when he begins to be haunted by memories of a family he never had, will they cause M.O.D.O.K. to lose his freakishly large mind for good? See what the masterminds behind the series had to say in this video interview, featuring never-before-seen interior pages from series artist Scott Hepburn!

Take a spin with the biggest head in the Marvel Universe when M.O.D.O.K. Head Games #1 featuring a cover by Cully Hamner arrives in comic shops on December 2nd!

DC Reveals this Week’s DC Digital First Releases

DC’s Digital First continues this week with another installment of Shazam: Lightning Strikes, plus the return of Birds of Prey: Sirens of Justice and a new story in Superman: Man of Tomorrow! These three, plus today’s Batman: Gotham Nights featuring a story by Tom Taylor and Daniel Sampere, give fans even more choice of characters while expanding DC’s digital publishing line with original stories.

And don’t forget to watch for the fifth chapter of Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red on Friday, July 24!

Monday July 20

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #12

Superman’s Day Off” by Robert Venditti, Scott Hepburn, Ian Herring, and Dave Sharpe
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Metropolis is without the Man of Steel for a day and villains are coming out of the woodwork to take advantage. Can the city stand against the many threats? And where is Supeman?!

Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #12

Tuesday July 21

Batman: Gotham Nights #14

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Bad News” by Tom Taylor, Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran, Adriano Lucas, and Tom Napolitano.

Deathstroke is hired to take out the only witness to a corrupt politician’s mob ties, but his newest mark has some friends in high places…

Monster” by Frank Tieri, Tyler Kirkham, Arif Prianto, and Tom Napolitano

A surprise during a bank robbery brings back old memories for Killer Croc. But he’s not that bullied, defeated kid from the freakshow anymore…he’s something much worse.

Batman: Gotham Nights #14

Wednesday July 22

Birds of Prey: Sirens of Justice #2

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Disguises” by Robert Venditti, Isaac Goodhart, Chris Sotomayor, and Travis Lanham

Harley reluctantly agrees to meet with an old roommate from med school and finds herself considering the paths not taken. Turns out, she wasn’t missing much.

The Killing” by John Layman, Cully Hamner, Dave McCaig, and Justin Birch

Huntress is on the trail of a mobster on the lam, but her mission turns into a race when another bounty hunter joins the fray. And it’s no ordinary gun for hire—it’s none other than Deathstroke!

Birds of Prey: Sirens of Justice #2

Friday July 24

Shazam: Lightning Strikes #2

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On the Job!” by Louise Simonson, Bret Blevins, Chris Sotomayor, and Marshall Dillon

Pedro takes his new crossing guard responsibilities very seriously. But when disaster strikes, can he keep his Shazam Family identity a secret and keep his classmates safe?

Destroying Eugene Choi” by Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur, David Baron, and Marshall Dillon

A mysterious glowing artifact proves to be the perfect power source for Eugene’s robotics project—until it grants his robot a life of its own! Now Eugene must dismantle the rogue battlebots before they destroy Fawcett High…and to do it, he’ll need the helpof his greatest rival!

Shazam: Lightning Strikes #2
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