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Preview: Detective Comics #988

Detective Comics #988

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Stephen Segovia
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Kicking off an arc guest-written by James Robinson (writer of the Batman classics “Blades” and “Face the Face”) with art by rising star Stephen Segovia! It looks like the kind of murder case too ordinary to draw the attention of Batman…but once the World’s Greatest Detective gets involved, the identity of the victim completely unravels-and leads to a conspiracy among some of the Dark Knight’s strangest foes!

Preview: Project Superpowers #2

Project Superpowers #2

writer: Rob Williams
artist: Sergio Davila
covers: Francesco Mattina (A), Ed Benes (B), John Royle (C), Philip Tan (D), Stephen Segovia (E)
Philip Tan (RI-B/W), John Royle (RI-B/W), Francesco Mattina (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

The world has faced the opening attack of a terrifying new power. Green Lama is the Earth’s most powerful being and he has been left in a coma. It’s up to the Project Superpowers team to come together to defend humanity. And who is the new host of The Spirit of The American Flag?

Preview: Project Superpowers #1

Project Superpowers #1

writer: Rob Williams
artist: Sergio Davila
covers: Francesco Mattina (A), Ed Benes (B), John Royle (C), Philip Tan (D), JG Jones (E) Stephen Segovia (F), Sergio Davila (G)
Philip Tan (RI-B/W), J.G. Jones (RI-Sepia), Ed Benes (RI-Virgin), Francesco Mattina (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

The Project Superpowers heroes came from the past, now they have to prove their relevance in the modern world. A 21st Century threat is coming for us all. What dread secrets does The Death Defying Devil hold? The Lighthouse will rise and the Spirit of The American Flag will take on a new host. But will it be enough? Can superheroes still save the day?

Preview: Shadowman Vol. 1 Fear of the Dark TPB

SHADOWMAN VOL. 1: FEAR OF THE DARK TPB

Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA with ADAM POLLINA
Colors by ULISES ARREOLA with DAVID BARON
Letters by SIMON BOWLAND
Cover by TONCI ZONJIC (MAY182101)
$9.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 18th
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-239-3

DON’T FEAR YOUR DEMONS…FIGHT THEM!

Orphaned as a child and raised on the margins of society, Jack Boniface never knew his place in the world. Until he discovered it waiting for him… in a darkness far older than the reign of men…

Unbeknownst to him, Jack was fated to become the next in a long lineage of Shadowmen – mortals bound to loas, violent voodoo spirits of immense power – that could safeguard our world against incursions from realms beyond.

For years, Jack struggled to control his loa’s murderous urges – a battle he eventually lost.

But now, after years of self-imposed exile, the man once known as Shadowman is returning home to sharpen the weapon within…and unleash a reckoning on the evils of our world that will soon send shockwaves through heaven and hell alike…

Shadowman storms his way to the forefront of the Valiant Universe – more powerful, more terrifying, and more relentless than ever before – in an adrenaline-fueled ongoing series from superstar writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One, The Losers) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics)!

Collecting SHADOWMAN (2018) #1–3.

Dejah Thoris Encounters Vampirella in a New Dynamite Series!

Dynamite Entertainment is set to deliver the latest in epic crossover events with Vampirella/Dejah Thoris!The pulp tale that was destined to happen was created by Erik Burnham and Ediano Silva is headed to stands this September!

In Vampirella/Dejah Thoris, when an alien scout ship crashes on Mars, Dejah Thoris must risk reigniting war with the Green Martians and becoming dinner for the white apes. But the stakes are raised so much higher when the ship is revealed to carry Vampirella, who is on a desperate mission of survival—one that might end before it truly begins!

The debut issue of Vampirella/Dejah Thoris features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of Jan Anacleto, Carlo Pagulayan, Stephen Segovia, Joe Jusko and two cosplay photo covers, respectively.

A Blank Authentix Edition will be available as a variant for Vampirella/Dejah Thoris #1 featuring the same great story, but with a blank cover for fans to get their favorite artist to draw their version of Dejah, Vampi, of both. An Atlas Edition will also be available for fans wishing to have their issue signed by writer Erik Burnham.

Review: Shadowman #4

SM2018_004_COVER-A_ZONJICFor years, Jack Boniface believed that he knew the true story of the Shadowman loa – the true story of the curse inside him. He was wrong.

For the first time, Jack Boniface is about to discover the long-hidden history of the supernatural power that became his birthright… Unmoored in time and space, the loa is about to reveal its untold dimensions…and now, the last defender of the wall between our realm and the Deadside is falling backwards through the astral void, finding himself face to face with his forebears across the centuries – from the paranoia-addled alleyways of 1940s New York to the fire-scorched plantations of the Civil War…all the way back to the primeval height of the African savannah in 40,000 B.C.!

The fourth issue of Shadowman is both a continuation of the previous issue’s surprise ending that left us with the dead body of Jack Boniface, and a standalone story set before the USA joined the Second World War that focuses on Jack’s grandfather. In doing this we get a near perfect blend of a comic that is the perfect jumping on point for those who want to give the series a shot as well as a compelling read for those who had to pick their jaw up after the third issue. Andy Diggle takes what could easily be a story used to fluff out an arc simply for the trade paperback and weaves it into an arc as an essential piece of the puzzle. It’s something that’s seldom done as effectively as it is here as Jack Boniface’s spirit becomes a passenger in his ancestor’s body, and subsequently proceeds to act as narrator for the duration of the book. It’s a simple touch, but oh so effective.

Artistically, Shawn Martinborough and Stephen Segovia adopt an Art Deco style that perfectly suits the time period and noir style pulp-hero feeling of the story. The lines are thick and chunky, and the comic is heavily steeped in deep blues, solid blacks and shades of grey, all of which add to the feeling that you’re being immersed in the shadowy worlds that the Shadowman of 1940 inhabits in New York.

If this is the style of story that we’re going to get with this arc, with Jack bouncing through various historical Shadowmen (and the cover certainly indicates this is the case) then I’m even more excited to see where Diggle takes the Shadowman.

Story: Andy Diggle Art: Shawn Martinborough and Stephen Segovia
Colors: Jose Villarrubia Letters: Simon Bowland
Story: 8.8 Art: 9 Overall: 8.9 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #46

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #46

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Clayton Henry (CA) Stephen Segovia
In Shops: Jun 13, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“DARKSTARS RISING” part five! The Green Lantern Corps has gathered its forces to stand against the encroaching threat of the Darkstars, but not even John Stewart was prepared for their next move: the Darkstars enlist Guy Gardner into their ranks!

Rob Williams and Sergio Davila’s Project Superpowers #1 Takes Off this August

Dynamite Entertainment has announced the release of Project Superpowers #1. Picking up from the special introductory priced #0 issue, the exciting new series kicks into high gear with the fan-favorite creative team of writer Rob Williams and artist Sergio Davila at the helm. As part of the series 10th anniversary celebration, this first issue features an all-star line-up of cover artists and special retailer incentives.

The Project Superpowers heroes came from the past, now they have to prove their relevance in the modern world. A 21st Century threat is coming for us all. What dread secrets does The Death Defying Devil hold? The Lighthouse will rise and the Spirit of The American Flag will take on a new host. But will it be enough? Can superheroes still save the day?

Project Superpowers #1 has covers by superstar artist Francesco Mattina, John Royle, Philip Tan, Sergio Davila, Ed Benes, Stephen Segovia and J.G. Jones. Plus retailer incentive covers featuring ‘Black & White’ versions of Tan and Royle covers, a ‘Sepia’ version of the Jones cover and ‘Virgin’ versions of Benes and Mattina covers.

Review: Shadowman #3

SM2018_003_COVER-B_GUEDES“After years of purgatorial exile, Jack Boniface – the newly returned Shadowman – is back in the one place he thought he’d left behind for good: the damned dimension known as Deadside! His mission? To recover a lost relic of the Shadowman legacy that could redefine the eternal balance of power between the living and the dead. If he fails, the vengeful voodoo god called Baron Samedi will exact a terrible toll on the souls of humanity… But – back among the monsters, back among the cursed – can Jack stand resolutely against evil incarnate without succumbing to the call of the literal demons within himself?”

I’ve been really enjoying this series thus far, which I’m somewhat surprised at seeing as how I’ve had minimal exposure to the character over the past few years. Despite owning the entire 2012 relaunch, I’ve never actually read all of it (the downside to obsessive collecting, I suppose). Shadowman #3 finds our hero full of impotent rage as he discovers that, once again, he is trapped within the Deadside with only one option to return to the land of the living; stealing the Shadow Scythe back from Baron Samedi.

What follows is a fairly standard, albeit well presented, distract and steal story as Shadowman’s ally in our world offers him a chance to steal back the Scythe that will return him to full power. The dialogue between Alyssa and the newly arrived Abettors, the group/cult/whatever that assist the Shadowman, is a particular highlight and balances the Deadside sequences remarkably well as we dip back and forth between the two in a fluidly orchestrated dance through the comic’s music (incidentally, I was listening to Ghost’s BC album while reading this comic. It was an interesting combination, to say the least).

Although I wouldn’t suggest avoiding the previous two issues in the series and starting to read Shadowman with the third issue, it is possible for you to pick up the gist of what’s going on with the events depicted here in conjunction with the recap page. The creative team have produced a comic where musical tones permeate every facet of the art and dialogue, often in very subtle ways, and the song carries you along through the pages to the conclusion in a way that doesn’t allow for any external distractions. Shadowman #3 is a creepy and atmospheric issue with colourful musical undertones that swirl together into a cacophony of emotional brilliance (forgive the constant musical references; the album I’ve been listening to along with the 90’s era Shadowman I read as part of the Unity crossover left me with an impression).

Although it’s not a perfect comic, it is still very enjoyable.

Story: Andy Diggle Art: Stephen Segovia with Adam Polina
Colours: Ulises Arreola and David Baron Letters: Simon Bowland
Story: 8.3 Art: 8.8 Overall: 8.6 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Wonder Woman #47

Wonder Woman #47

(W) James Robinson (A) Stephen Segovia, Rick Leonardi (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino
In Shops: May 23, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“The Dark Gods” part two! Wonder Woman seeks answers from the Greek pantheon about the strange new beings barreling towards Earth – but can she convince her creators not to abandon their creation?

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