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Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, and Giuseppe Camuncoli’s Undiscovered Country is Acquired by New Republic Pictures

Undiscovered Country by New York Times bestselling writers Scott Snyder and Charles Soule and acclaimed artist Giuseppe Camuncoli—has been acquired by New Republic Pictures, after a competitive bidding situation, for potential franchise development. 

Snyder and Soule are attached to adapt the screenplay and serve as executive producers along with Camuncoli. John Hilary Shepherd will oversee development for New Republic.

In Undiscovered Country, readers will journey into an unknown region that was once the United States of America—a land that’s become shrouded in mystery and literally walled-off from the rest of the world for decades. A small expedition enters the former US in search of a cure to a humanity-ending pandemic. They travel inward and learn the secrets of what America has become; each member seeking their own form of truth in the undiscovered country.

Undiscovered Country #1 (Diamond Code SEP190027) will be available on Wednesday, November 6 and in bookstores on Tuesday, November 12.

Undiscovered Country #1

Preview: Justice League #31

Justice League #31

(W) Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV (A) Jorge Jimenez (CA) Francis Manapul
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“The Justice Doom War” part two! The culmination of Lex Luthor’s plan hinges on his beating the Justice League to the prize, ratcheting up the peril as the Year of the Villain continues! The Totality has shattered and its pieces have been tossed across space and time. Thus, the Justice League must also split apart, forming three search teams to comb the past, present, and future to re-combine the Totality before the Legion of Doom can get its villainous hands on the cosmic weapon. What allies will our heroes find in these other timelines? In the future, it’s the Last Boy on Earth, Kamandi! But in the past, there are the familiar faces of the Justice Society of America!

Justice League #31

Review: The Batman Who Laughs HC

The Batman Who Laughs is collected in this hardcover which includes the Grimm Knight one-shot. The evil Batman has a plan and it’s terrifying! This is a key chapter in the bigger story that began in Dark Knights: Metal!

Story: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Art: Jock, Eduardo Risso
Color: David Baron, Dave Stewart
Letterer: Sal Cipriano

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Preview: Justice League #30

Justice League #30

(W) James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder (A) Jorge Jimenez (CA) Francis Manapul
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The “Justice Doom War” starts here! The Lex Luthor the League has known and fought is no more, replaced by an apex predator version of Lex, powered by Perpetua with a goal of bringing tragedy to the DC Universe. Now that Lex has powered up villains across the cosmos, he marshals his own troops, sparking a war between the Legion of Doom and the Justice League that will span space, time and the Multiverse itself. This is the start of the next big Justice League event, with consequences affecting “DC’s Year of the Villain” and beyond!

Justice League #30

Preview: Justice League #29

Justice League #29

(W) Scott Snyder (A) Bruno Redondo (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
In Shops: Aug 07, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Does a Starro dream of an electric Justice League? Sensing the danger to come, Jarro fears for his newfound friends. He ponders each one and their potential fate to decide whether he should mentally block them from going forward into what could be certain destruction…the coming war with the Legion of Doom!

Justice League #29

Review: The Batman Who Laughs #7

The Batman Who Laughs #7

The Batman Who Laughs #7 leads into the much anticipated Batman/Superman #1 and beyond that… is an extended giant fight scene. It’s the final showdown between Batman and the Batman Who Laughs. How do you defeat a foe who knows your every instinct and every move? Bruce Wayne will have to outsmart Bruce Wayne in this ultimate test of good versus evil.

Writer Scott Snyder wraps up the latest chapter in The Batman Who Laughs saga. Unfortunately, it’s in an issue that feels a bit stretched out. The Batman Who Laughs #7 features two main storylines. The first is Batman vs. The Batman Who Laughs and the second being the Gordons and their battle with the Grim Knight. Both are extended fight scenes. While they’re entertaining, they feel a bit dragged out. With a bit of editing, a tighter pace and shorter page count could have given us an extended sixth issue. That would have resulted in a better finale.

The issue is entertaining but there’s just something disappointing about it. The two Batman square off and a lot is said but unless you’re invested in the nature of Batman, it really is a fight scene. Gordon’s battle revolves around the relationship with his son and unless you’re invested in that, it too falls a little short and emotionless.

The issue is really a showcase for the art of Jock who easily moves between the nightmare of Batman’s vision and reality. The coloring by David Baron helps deliver that nightmare. But, it’s Sal Cipriano‘s lettering which really stands out. The voice and chill is all in the lettering in this issue.

While the issue wraps up the uneven miniseries, beyond the final page, it’s an issue that you can skip. There’s a lack of emotional punch to it and overall feels like a few extra pages stretched out to a full issue. It’s a clunker of an ending for a miniseries that went on a bit too long. But, as a piece of the whole, it’s fine. This is a series which will be much better read in one sitting as a trade. This issue is a prime example of why. The issue feels not like a chapter but a continuation after a commercial break wrapping up the last ten minutes of a show. It’s vital but doesn’t stand on its own.

Story: Scott Snyder Art: Jock
Color: David Baron Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Story: 6.0 Art: 8.65 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Pass

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Review: Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2 takes Batman and Joker’s head, deeper into this mysterious world in an attempt to figure out who is responsible. But when villains from his past begin to complicate things for the Dark Knight, he finds an unlikely ally in a place known as “the Plains of Solitude.”

Writer Scott Snyder delivers an interesting but at times confusing issue. Batman’s journey takes him through a world that feels more like something out of a nightmare than an actual post-apocalyptic landscape. Worlds shrink down, trips through the underworld, it all feels too dreamlike in ways. Batman’s journey comes off as set pieces rather than a flowing narrative.

And all of that might be on purpose. Snyder peppers the issue with hints as to who Omega is and I’m still not entirely convinced this isn’t all in Batman’s mind. There’s a lot to keep you guessing on a lot of aspects of the issue.

The art by Greg Capullo is as fantastic as expected. He’s joined by Jonathan Glapion on ink, FCO Plascencia on color, and Tom Napolitano on letters. The team brings Snyder’s nightmarish world to life delivering just enough details to shock and have you linger. There’s a brutality to the action that’ll give you pause and have you staring at the page.

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2 isn’t a bad issue at all. It’s a chapter in the greater narrative and will fit fine in the end. However, the dreamlike flow of the issue creates a choppy narrative that at times is jarring and others makes no sense. It’s just not as good as the far superior first issue.

Story: Scott Snyder Art: Greg Capullo
Ink: Jonathan Glapion Color: FCO Plascencia Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: The Batman Who Laughs #7 (of 7)

The Batman Who Laughs #7 (of 7)

(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock
In Shops: Jul 31, 2019
SRP: $4.99

It’s the final showdown between Batman and the Batman Who Laughs… but how do you defeat a foe who knows your every instinct and every move? Bruce Wayne will have to outsmart Bruce Wayne in this ultimate test of good versus evil. You can’t miss this finale to the epic miniseries that will tear up the very foundations of Gotham City!

The Batman Who Laughs #7 (of 7)

Preview: Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2

(W) Scott Snyder (A) Jonathan Glapion (A/CA) Greg Capullo
In Shops: Jul 31, 2019
SRP: $5.99

The world has been destroyed, and Batman is on a quest to find out who’s responsible. But when villains from his past begin to complicate things for the Dark Knight, he finds an unlikely ally in a place known as “the Plains of Solitude.”

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2

Discover the Undiscovered Country with Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, and Giuseppe Camuncoli

Image Comics has announced that New York Times bestselling writers Scott Snyder and Charles Soule will team up with artist Giuseppe Camuncoli for a new comic book series titled Undiscovered Country. The full color, ongoing science-fiction/adventure will explore the eerie ripple effects of isolation and is set to launch from Image Comics this November 2019. 

Snyder said in the announcement:

As soon as Charles and I came up with this idea I knew it was special—one of those ideas that turns into big, wild, world-building story. And this series is just that: a twist-filled trek across a landscape that’s alien, mysterious, and full of adventure. It’s like Land of the Lost meets Lewis and Clark, with a team of characters we’ve already come to love as family. Speaking of teams, I’m honored and thrilled to be working with this group of creative folks. Cammo not only brings the world of Undiscovered Country to life but elevates every element—whether we’re talking the giant terrestrial fish monsters of the coast or lurking techno-zombies of the northwest… Bottom line, Undiscovered Country is a blast to work on and we’re convinced it’ll be a blast to read. Can’t wait for you guys to see it in full!

Soule added:

I can’t believe this is my job. Working with Scott, Cammo and the rest of the team—all stars every one—is a dream on a creative level. We’ve got ourselves a hell of a high concept here, and fleshing it out together—filling our sealed-off US with beautiful, insane adventures—has been one of the great thrills of my career. It’s been wonderful to make Undiscovered Country with my friends, and I think it’ll be just as fun to read.

In Undiscovered Country, readers will journey into an unknown region that was once the United States of America—a land that’s become shrouded in mystery and literally walled-off from the rest of the world for decades. A small expedition enters the former US in search of a cure to a humanity-ending pandemic. They travel inward and learn the secrets of what America has become; each member seeking their own form of truth in the undiscovered country.

Camuncoli said:

When two of your favorite writers, whom you’ve previously and brilliantly already worked with, ask you to team up for a new book, you get what I call a ‘no brainer’. It took me a second to say yes, I didn’t even really need to know what the story was about because I already knew it couldn’t have been less than stellar. And of course it is stellar, and then some.

From the concept to the cast, to the world-building—everything in this book is terrific, and so is the team we have assembled to make it happen. So, enter my Darth Vader partner in crime Daniele Orlandini, the maestro of nuances Matt Wilson and the super letterer Crank! and then you end up feeling like playing in a superband, like Temple Of The Dog, or Them Crooked Vultures. These guys really make me feel like it’s easy to tell a story that is larger than life, and if it’s like that it’s also because, guiding us all from above, editor supreme Will Dennis never misses! Will hired me for my first Hellblazer story, back in 2001, and it feels fantastic to have him on my side again after all these years.

So, long story short, we’re all giving Undiscovered Country our all, and we hope it’ll show. Please check it out and let us know how you like it, because we sure as hell do, and there’s nothing better than doing the comics that you like!

Undiscovered Country
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