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Preview: The Flash: One-Minute War Special #1

The Flash: One-Minute War Special #1

Written by: Jeremy Adams
Art by: Lisandro Estherren , Fernando Pasarin, Serg Acuna, George Kambadais
In Shops: Jan 31, 2023
SRP: $5.99

A lot can happen in 60 seconds…as the Flash event “One-Minute War” rages on, writer Jeremy Adams gives you further insights into the alien speedster race that has invaded Central City, and how the Flash Family fights back!

The Flash: One-Minute War Special #1

Preview: Dark Crisis: War Zone

Dark Crisis: War Zone

(W) Matthew Rosenberg, Delilah S. Dawson, Jeremy Adams, Frank Tieri, and Stephanie Williams (A) George Kambadais, Daniel Bayliss, Fernando Pasarin, Matt Ryan, and Serg Acuña
In Shops: Dec 06, 2022
SRP: $5.99

A BOOTS-ON-THE-GROUND VIEW OF DARK CRISIS! As the Hall of Justice falls, get new perspectives on the various conflicts while the battles across Dark Crisis rage on! With the classic Justice League members gone, see how members of the next generation such as Red Canary and The Flash Family deal with the chaos in this key chapter of the saga leading into Dark Crisis #7.

Dark Crisis: War Zone

Review: Killchella #1

Killchella #1

This past year has been an interesting one for music festivals. So many disasters, failures, cancelations, and just odd stories, they’ve stood out as a great backdrop for someone to use. We’re getting that with Killchella #1 that has a group of friends getting together for some music… and some murder.

Written by Mario Candelaria, Killchella #1 is an interesting start. There’s really two aspects to it. There’s the group of friends getting together as well as the body count that’s slowly rising. The former is easy to get into. The latter is a bunch of teases that’s the “hook” of it all.

What’s more impressive is Candelaria takes what should be a group of friends we dislike and makes them likeable. There’s the actress, some wrestlers, all a bit affluent and disconnected from reality. This isn’t me and my buddies stoned going to a concert. There’s money here but there’s something about this group that’s relatable.

The murders are interesting. The opening has a Scream aspect about it delivering some kills to open the comic much like each film opened with an ever escalating scene. And Candelaria might have used that to make the friends tolerable in a way. The first two deaths are a duo who feel like they’re in it “for the gram” constantly looking for that good photo and not living in the moment. They’re the individuals you want to slap. And in comparison, the latter group is living in the moment, friends getting together.

Serg Acuña‘s art is solid and entertaining. The kills are gruesome but not over the top. The friends getting together feels a bit out of reach in style but not so much that you disconnect as a reader. There’s a use of the settings to create a more relaxed environment that then leads to the eventual bodies. The art should get interesting as the deaths and chaos ratchet up even further.

There’s something fun about Killchella #1. It has a horror vibe that’s relaxed in some ways, a feeling I got when I watched Scream for the first time. it’s an updated feel and look but at its roots, it’s a classic slasher.

Story: Mario Candelaria Art: Serg Acuña
Color: Katherine Lobo Letterer: Matt Krotzer
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Scout Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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Darkland sees a young girl on the run in the shattered remains of 24th-century America

In the 24th-century, a young girl named Rose finds haven in an abandoned mall. When she is inadvertently thrust into the deadly remnants of America, Rose must learn to adapt if she wants to survive. Following closely in her wake is Zed — a notorious bounty hunter. Recently released from prison, Zed has been offered her freedom in exchange for Rose. With the odds stacked against her, will Rose make it?

Darkland is by writer Nicholas Black, art by Serg Acuna, color by Hackto Oshiro, and lettering by Bernardo Brice.

Preview: The Flash 2022 Annual

The Flash 2022 Annual

(W) Jeremy Adams (A) Serg Acuna
In Shops: Aug 30, 2022
SRP: $5.99

It’s been a wild time for Wally West and Linda Park-West: their children are regaining their powers, Wally is bouncing between realms, and Linda is dealing with a mysterious power surge! Now, as Linda begins doing research for her upcoming book, Wally comes along for some quality time, and the couple end up on an adventure neither expected!

The Flash 2022 Annual

Dancing Past Midnight, Surviving Until Dawn, Killchella Premieres This October

A group of friends drive from Los Angeles to attend an ultra-trendy music festival in the Coachella Valley desert. They soon face a bloody night of terror when a reclusive pop star making her big return after years in hiding recruits her most fanatical devotees to assist in a massive human sacrifice ritual.

Killchella is coming in October from writer Mario Candelaria, artist Serg Acuña, colorist Katherine Lobo, letterer Matt Krotzer, edited by James Gerfuson, and published by Scout Comics.

Preview: Batman: Urban Legends #18

Batman: Urban Legends #18

(W) Greg Hahn, Tini Howard, Blake M. Howard, Chris Burnham, Henry Barajas, Brandon Thomas (A) Mike Norton, Max Raynor, Chris Burnham, Serg Acuna, Alberto Alburquerque
In Shops: Aug 09, 2022
SRP: $7.99

A STRING OF NEW SAGAS BEGINS! Written by Tini Howard, Blake Howard, Brandon Thomas, Chris Burnham, Henry Barajas and Greg Hahn Art by Rosi Kampe, Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque, Chris Burnham and Sergio Acuna Tini Howard and Blake Howard pen an epic Batman story! Batman and the Outsiders have to save the Signal from burning out! A new mystery begins, starring Alfred Pennyworth before his passing, from all-star creator Chris Burnham! And in a story from Batman’s past, the Dark Knight must team up with Etrigan the Demon to stop the Reincarnators!

Batman: Urban Legends #18

Preview: Batman: Urban Legends #17

Batman: Urban Legends #17

(W) Ryan Cady, Joey Esposito, Alex Paknadel and Dan Watters (A) Gleb Melnikov, Serg Acuna, Amancay Nahuelpan and Riley Rossmo
In Shops: Jul 12, 2022
SRP: $7.99

A blockbuster issue! Batman teams up with the Flash, Aquaman, and Black Adam in three spectacular stories in this special issue of Batman: Urban Legends, celebrating the Dark Knight’s monumental year on the silver screen! Also features a Bat-villain-centric bonus story. Brought to you by four stellar creative teams. Perfect for old fans and new readers alike!

Batman: Urban Legends #17

Preview: Batman: Urban Legends #16

Batman: Urban Legends #16

Written by: Che Grayson, Josh Trujillo, Vita Ayala, Mark Russell
Art by: Serg Acuna, Nikola Cizmesija, Rosi Kämpe, Hayden Sherman, Karl Mostert

Batman and Zatanna stand up against the curse they’ve been facing throughout their whole relationship! Ace and his Super-Pet compatriots make their last stand. Will the new Birds of Prey crumble because of their lack of trust in each other? And we go back in time for a Batman and Alfred team-up story where Alfred’s taking the lead on the action!

Batman: Urban Legends #16
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