(W) Scott Snyder (A) Jorge Jimenez, Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran (CA) Francis Manapul In Shops: Dec 18, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“Justice/Doom War” finale! Lex Luthor is triumphant. Perpetua is back to full power and ready to take on the Multiverse, to bend and twist the whole of existence to suit Doom. Has the Justice League finally come up against a foe they can’t defeat? Perpetua is the mother of their universe after all, the original creator. In war, there can only be one winner, and it just may be Doom’s turn to collect the spoils. This issue leads directly into Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1!
(W) Scott Snyder (A) Jonathan Glapion (A/CA) Greg Capullo In Shops: Dec 18, 2019 SRP: $5.99
Gotham City has been remade. Omega reigns supreme. Can Batman finally accomplish what no other hero has and free the world from his dark reflection’s shadow? Or is it too late for the recreated Caped Crusader?
Undiscovered Country #2 continues the wild ride writer Scott Snyder and Charles Soule set up in the first issue. It’s a hard issue to describe as our group of explorers mainly try to figure out what to do next as we the reader get a better idea about everything.
Snyder and Soule use the issue to focus on worldbuilding delivering wild ideas and concepts that are unexpected. And that’s part of the enjoyment of the series, it truly is undiscovered with wild ideas.
The comic has a Mad Max feel to it all, except if a group from our world stumbled upon it. Mashed together vehicles are mixed with mutant animal steeds for a world that’s a little bit of everything. That’s part of the fun of it all. You don’t know what to expect and what wild idea is next to show up on the page. Add in the fact that the “mission” might all be a lie to start and you have a blank page in so many ways.
That craziness is brought to life by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Daniele Orlandini. Matt Wilson provides color and Crank! the lettering. The designs are as crazy as the concepts with a look that feels part Burning Man, part Mad Max, and part junkyard find. There’s a mish-mash of designs and concepts that at times feels familiar and that plays off a bit that this is America, the land of consumer consumption. That’s emphasized a little in backmatter material adding more color to the world.
Undiscovered Country #2 is insane in a positive way with a look that’s just so over the top. Add in a story where everything is open at this point and we have a series where anything and everything feels possible, like a vivid fever dream.
Story: Scott Snyder, Charles Soule Art: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Daniele Orlandini Color: Matt Wilson Letterer: Crank! Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation:Buy
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Stories and artwork by Steve Orlando, Jesus Marino, Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, Gail Simone, Colleen Doran, Marguerite Bennett, Laura Braga, Scott Snyder, Bryan Hitch, Mariko Tamaki, Elena Casagrande, Kami Garcia, Phil Hester, Shannon and Dean Hale, Riley Rossmo, Vita Ayala, Amancay Nahuelpan, Ramona Fradon, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Emanuela Lupacchino, Liam Sharp, Bilquis Evely and Travis Moore. Cover by Joëlle Jones and Trish Mulvihill In Shops: Jan 22, 2020 Final Orders Due: Dec 09, 2019 Prestige Format SRP: $9.99
Decade Variant covers: 1940s variant cover by Joshua Middleton 1950s variant cover by Jenny Frison 1960s variant cover by J. Scott Campbell and Sabine Rich 1970s variant cover by Olivier Coipel 1980s variant cover by George Pérez and Laura Martin 1990s variant cover by Brian Bolland 2000s variant cover by Adam Hughes 2010s variant cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams & Alex Sinclair
AN ALL-STAR COLLECTION OF CREATIVE TALENT CELEBRATE WONDER WOMAN THIS JANUARY IN LANDMARK ISSUE
Wonder Woman #750 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! Storytellers contributing to the issue include Colleen Doran, Mariko Tamaki, and legendary Wonder Woman creators Gail Simone, Liam Sharp, Nicola Scott and Greg Rucka returning to the character! Wonder Woman #750 also features pinup artwork by Ramona Fradon, José Luis Garcia-López, Emanuela Lupacchino, Bilquis Evely and Travis Moore.
In this first look, Mariko Tamaki and Elena Casagrande show Wonder Woman’s strength; Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott test her friendship and grace; and Gail Simone, Colleen Doran, and Hi-Fi revisit her love and compassion (and bring back Star-Blossom!) to showcase Diana’s wisdom and wonder. All this and more when Wonder Woman #750 hits shelves on January 22nd, 2020.
(W) Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV (A) Jorge Jimenez (CA) Francis Manapul In Shops: Dec 04, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“Justice/Doom War” part eight! The Justice League is making their final push against Perpetua, but some players they previously counted as allies may have been working for the other side the whole time! Who among Perpetua’s children will betray them and join Lex Luthor’s war on justice?
(W) Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV (A/CA) Francis Manapul In Shops: Nov 20, 2019 SRP: $3.99
How powerful is too powerful? Lex Luthor has assembled everything he needs to complete his plan of turning the world toward doom, including reviving the ancient goddess Perpetua and restoring her powers. But can he keep Perpetua from dragging the DC Universe into the abyss alongside the rest of the Multiverse? This is a question that hero and villain alike must ask, as the epic battle between the Justice League and the Legion of Doom across space and time comes crashing together. Everything that happens here sets the stage for the senses-shattering finale of the Justice/Doom War-and the fate of all existence hangs in the balance!
New York Times bestselling writers Scott Snyder and Charles Soule and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli’s new ongoing seriesUndiscovered Countrycontinues to grow audience and impress comic shop retailers with customer buzz. It has been greenlit for a third printing in order to keep up with customer demand.
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.
Undiscovered Country #1 is available at comic book shops now.
Undiscovered Country #1, third printing (Diamond Code OCT198168) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, December 11.
Undiscovered Country #2 Cover A by Camuncoli (Diamond Code OCT190250) and Cover B by Francis Manapul (Diamond Code SEP198645) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, December 11. Undiscovered Country #3 (Diamond Code NOV190175) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, January 15.
New York Times bestselling writers Scott Snyder and Charles Soule and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli’s new ongoing series Undiscovered Country has launched as the highest ordered Image Comics debut in nearly five years with orders at over 85K and growing reorder demand driving the issue immediately back to print upon today’s release.
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.
Undiscovered Country #1, second printing (Diamond Code SEP198299) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, December 4.
Undiscovered Country #1 is a hell of a start. The United States has walled itself off from the world and has been isolated for three decades. The rest of the world has fallen into two alliances. One alliance represents Europe and Africa while the other is the Asian region. Both alliances are ravaged by disease and illness that threatens to collapse civilization within six months. A message promising a cure from within the United States sends an alliance across the border to explore what remains of the United States and get the cure.
Written by Scott Snyder and Charles Soule, Undiscovered Country #1 is an amazing beginning. The story has aspects of a story of exploration and discovery with all of the thrills and threats we can expect from that. There’s aspects of Indiana Jones and Escape from New York mixed with Mad Max and Marvel’s “Old Man” line of comics.
Snyder and Soule know the build-up to the discovery of what exists beyond the US’ wall is key. And once contact has been made, it has to shock. And the two deliver nailing every beat along the way. The world feels both strange and familiar and in some ways all too real. There’s an aspect of the surreal and fantastical mixed with grounded reality.
Giuseppe Camuncoli and Daniele Orlandini‘s art is amazing. Along with colors by Matt Wilson and lettering with Crank! the characters and design are fantastic. As much as Snyder and Soule’s dialogue tells the story, the art fills in the details and expands upon what is set up. This is a comic whose art provides so much as far as what’s going on in the world and the state of it.
Undiscovered Country #1 is one of the strongest debuts of the year. It delivers an adventure and mystery all mixed into one. It introduces us to a fleshed-out possible future that as a reader, I want to explore. Add in lots of extras in backmatter material and you have a first issue that’s a must get.
Story: Scott Snyder and Charles Soule Art: Giuseppe Camuncoli and Daniele Orlandini Color: Matt Wilson Letterer: Crank! Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy
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(W) Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV (A) Francis Manapul (CA) Rafael Albuquerque In Shops: Nov 06, 2019 SRP: $3.99
This issue: Lex Luthor wins! Everything Lex has been working for over the past year and a half comes to fruition as he finally possesses the fully powered Totality and plans to bend Hypertime to his will. The Legion of Doom’s leader will defeat the Justice League once and for all and make his final pitch to serve at Perpetua’s side-and the Multiverse will never be the same!