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Dark Nights Goes from Metal to Death Metal

This May, Dark Nights cranks it up from “Metal” to “Death Metal” in Dark Nights: Death Metal, the follow up to the game-changing DC event. Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia return to deliver a bigger, louder, and faster sequel to the 2017 series.

Dark Nights: Metal was a hit and introduced the Dark Multiverse and the popular villain, the Batman Who Laughs.

The encore is a six-issue miniseries with the first issue landing on May 13, 2020. Beyond the main story, there’ll also be several “Metalverse” one-shots throughout the summer months expanding upon the world created by the Death Metal storyline.

The series is a follow up to Metal and picks up on some of the threads from that series, as well as being a complete event on its own.

Dark Nights: Death Metal spins out of the events of Scott Snyder’s Justice League run and Year of the Vilain: Hell Arisen by James Tynion IV. The Earth has been consumed by Dark Multiverse energy, having been conquered by the Batman Who Laughs and his evil lieutenants, corrupted versions of Shazam, Donna Troy, Supergirl, Blue Beetle, Hawkman, and Commissioner Jim Gordon. Some heroes, like Wonder Woman and the Flash, have made compromises as they negotiate to keep humanity alive in this hell-born landscape. Others, like Batman, are part of an underground resistance looking to take back control of their world. Superman is imprisoned, cursed to literally power Earth’s sun for eternity.

But a mysterious figure provides Wonder Woman with vital information she might be able to use to rally Earth’s remaining heroes to resist the Batman Who Laughs. Can the Justice League break away from the Dark Multiverse and defeat Perpetua?

Dark Nights: Death Metal‘s first three issues will be released in May, June, and July then resume in September, October, and November. The first issue features a main cover by Capullo, Glapion, and Plascencia, a “Batman Variant” by David Finch, “Superman Variant” by Francesco Mattina, “Wonder Woman Variant” by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, 1:100 “Death Metal Variant” by Capullo and Glapion.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1

Preview: Justice League #39

Justice League #39

(W) Scott Snyder (A) Jorge Jimenez (CA) Tyler Kirkham
In Shops: Jan 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

In the wake of the Justice/Doom War, the Justice League finds themselves stranded at the far end of the universe and facing a challenge they’ve never faced before. But what will they find on their journey? Has their battle with Perpetua had consequences reaching farther across the cosmos than they ever imagined? Superstar scribe Scott Snyder says farewell to the Justice League with a special story that both winds down all the things he started in issue #1-and nods toward everything that comes next in the DC Universe.

Justice League #39

Undiscovered Country #3 Heads Back for a 2nd Printing

New York Times bestselling writers Scott Snyder and Charles Soule and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli’Undiscovered Country is turning heads with multiple sell-outs at the distributor level and issue #3 is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with skyrocketing demand for the hot series.

In Undiscovered Country, readers 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.

For issue #3, the expedition undertakes a desperate attempt to rescue a member of the team from the Destiny Man’s strange caravan city. Success or certain doom hinges on Americana expert Ace Kenyatta, PhD—what he knows about the new lands…and what he doesn’t.

The series was acquired early on by New Republic Pictures after a competitive bidding war for potential franchise development with Snyder and Soule attached to adapt the screenplay and serve as executive producers alongside Camuncoli. John Hilary Shepherd will oversee development.

Undiscovered Country #3, second printing (Diamond Code DEC198444) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 19.

Undiscovered Country #3, second printing

Undiscovered Country #2, second printing (Diamond Code OCT199140) is available at comic book shops now.

Undiscovered Country #2, second printing

Undiscovered Country #1 fourth printing (Diamond Code DEC198445) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 19.

Undiscovered Country #1 fourth printing

Undiscovered Country #1 Goes Back for a New Printing

Image Comics has fast-tracked a fourth printing of Undiscovered Country #1 in order to keep up with the mounting pressure from fans looking to jump on board for the new series by New York Times bestselling writers Scott Snyder and Charles Soule and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli.

In Undiscovered Country, readers 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.

The series was acquired early on by New Republic Pictures after a competitive bidding war for potential franchise development with Snyder and Soule attached to adapt the screenplay and serve as executive producers alongside Camuncoli. John Hilary Shepherd will oversee development. 

Undiscovered Country #1, fourth printing (Diamond Code DEC198445) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 19. 

Undiscovered Country #2, second printing (Diamond Code OCT199140) is available at comic book shops now.

Undiscovered Country #1, fourth printing

Wonder Woman #750 delivers “a Brave New World” by Scott Snyder, Bryan Hitch, Mike Spicer, and Tom Napolitano. Get a First Look.

Wonder Woman #750, on shelves this Wednesday, is an all-star 96-page celebration of the Amazon Princess by longtime favorites and acclaimed new voices! This oversized gem tells tales from Diana’s past and present, along with major implications for the future of DC’s first Super Hero!

With the publication of Wonder Woman #750, DC returns to legacy numbering for Wonder Woman, gives a glimpse into Diana’s distant past, and heads boldly towards the future!

Storytellers contributing to the issue also include Colleen Doran, Mariko Tamaki, legendary Wonder Woman creators Gail Simone, Liam Sharp, Nicola Scott, and Greg Rucka returning to the character, and more! Wonder Woman #750 also features pinup artwork by Ramona Fradon, José Luis Garcia-López, Emanuela Lupacchino, Bilquis Evely, and Travis Moore.

One of those major implications was teased in 2019, that Wonder Woman’s legacy precedes all other Super Heroes in the DCU’s overarching narrative. A hint at what that looks like can be seen in Wonder Woman #750’s “A Brave New World” eight-page story by Scott Snyder, Bryan Hitch, Mike Spicer, and Tom Napolitano.

Check out this first look:

Wonder Woman #750

The Joker Celebrates 80 Years with a 100-PAge Spectacular in April 2020

Since his first appearance in April 1940, The Joker has become one of the most iconic and compelling characters in comic books and all of popular culture. Time and time again, his drive to sow discord and chaos has made him more than a match for Batman and his mission to protect the citizens of Gotham City.

As The Joker enters his eighth decade of criminal madness, fans can celebrate with a one-of-a-kind collectible tribute comic book. The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a Prestige format one-shot homage to The Joker featuring an original lineup of tales by comics’ most celebrated storytellers, including Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo, Paul Dini, Denny O’Neil, Scott Snyder, Tom Taylor, Jock, José Luis García-López, Mikel Janín, James Tynion IV, Riley Rossmo, and more. The stories run the gamut from terror to humor to outright anarchy, showing how The Joker has left his indelible mark on Gotham City, from the gates of Arkham Asylum to the Gotham City PD, from the local underworld to Batman and his allies.

Artists from across comic books are stepping up to pay their respects to The Joker through a series of variant covers depicting Batman’s arch-nemesis:

  • 1940s variant cover by Arthur Adams
  • 1950s variant cover by David Finch
  • 1960s variant cover by Francesco Mattina
  • 1970s variant cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams
  • 1980s variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
  • 1990s variant cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto
  • 2000s variant cover by Lee Bermejo
  • 2010s variant cover by Jock

The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a 100-page, Prestige format one-shot comic book available at comic book retailers and participating digital retailers on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 for $9.99.

The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1

Review: Undiscovered Country #3

Undiscovered Country #3

Undiscovered Country is becoming an everything and the kitchen sink of a wild ride. That becomes even more apparent as a new wrinkle is added in Undiscovered Country #3.

Like the previous two issues, this third one gives us more info on one of the characters, Ace Kenyatta. The “expert” on the United States is an interesting one taking his “origin” and what he brings to the series as a whole in an unexpected direction.

Written by Scott Snyder and Charles Soule, Undiscovered Country #3 can only be described as a wild ride of a story continuing a wild ride of a series. Without spoiling the issue, there’s a new concept that’s added to a series that already has taken inspiration from so many thinks like Mad Max, American folklore, and Jurassic Park.

The team is after the key the Destiny Man holds and while the story could easily be entertaining just focused on that, it’s the layers that make the issue interesting. Each character has their moments that add to the mystery of it all. An exchange of dialogue delivers hints as to motives. Or, we learn about the history of the United States. It all creates a story you can enjoy in numerous ways. There’s the action and tension but there’s amazing worldbuilding going on as well.

The details go beyond the dialogue and plot but the art too. Giuseppe Camuncoli and Daniele Orlandini handle those duties superbly. Along with Matt Wilson on color and Crank! on lettering, each panel delivers so much detail. And, all of that detail helps tell a story and add to the worldbuilding. You’re challenged to see it all and put the pieces of the puzzle of what happened in history together.

Each issue of Undiscovered Country has been a surprise. It’s difficult to guess what to expect and what’s in store for readers. It’s rare to find an experience where you really have no idea what’s coming. “Wild ride” is a too simplistic way to describe a series that seems to have taken inspiration from so many things. The series is one of the comics that keep you truly excited for the next issue to see what’s next.

Story: Scott Snyder, Charles Soule
Art: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Daniele Orlandini
Color: Matt Wilson Letterer: Crank!
Story: 8.35 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Scott Snyder’s Landmark Run on Justice League Reaches its Climax on January 29! Get a First Look at Justice League #39

Justice League #39

Written by Scott Snyder
Interiors by Jorge Jiménez
Colors by Alejandro Sánchez
Cover by Tyler Kirkham
In Shops: Jan 29, 2020

Fan-favorite writer Scott Snyder has taken the Justice League on a cosmos-spanning roller coaster ride, spawning the “Year of the Villain” and a winner-take-all showdown against the villainous Perpetua. His incredible run with the World’s Greatest Super Heroes comes to an end this January with Justice League #39, featuring art by Jorge Jiménez and Alex Sánchez!

In the wake of the Justice/Doom War, the Justice League finds themselves stranded at the far end of the universe and facing a challenge they’ve never faced before. But what will they find on their journey? Has their battle with Perpetua had consequences reaching farther across the cosmos than they ever imagined?

Justice League #39
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