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DC Rebirth Recap And Review For Comics Released 9/13

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s DC Rebirth: Recap And Review where we take a look at the comics released under DC‘s Rebirth banner and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers – we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in.

Each comic will receive a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly based on how easy it was for new readers to pick them up; the ratings are based solely on the issues released in the post-Rebirth ongoing series. More consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. You’ll also notice that each comic will get a rating that falls on Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale, which is there to help you pick between issues if you only want to check out one or two.

Not every comic is covered week to week, and that’s because I  sometimes forget to read them  (although that doesn’t happen often), or I really can’t bring myself to pic up the issue. If I have missed an issue, typically I won’t go looking for back issues to catch up on events – this feature is all about accessibility for new readers, after all.


 

DTC_Cv964_dsAction Comics #987 Look here’s the deal: this issue reveals the identity of someone who has been pulling strings and plotting machinations in the DC Universe ever since Rebirth began. So there’s a chance that, if you just picked this issue up and it’s your first one in the series, not only will you not really know quite what is going on in the wider DCU, but you won’t care. If that’s the case, while this is slightly Friendly the impact of the big reveal will be lost on you. 6/10

Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #14 Do you remember what’s happening in this series? Because I sure don’t. While the opening had a line that had me laughing out loud for the wrong reasons “someone has to stay in Gotham to hold down the fort.” Once I’d gotten past that, however, I did quite enjoy the issue and found it quite Friendly overall. 6.75/10

Detective Comics #964 Last issue saw Spoiler, the former member of Batman’s team who quit after the “death” of Red Robin, finally joining with Anarky and seeing his underground community that, on the surface of things, looks almost like a haven. So something’s up, right? Meanwhile Clayface is working with a doctor for a cure to his condition. While this issue is a decent read, it’s unfortunately just a touch Unfriendly even with this lackluster recap. 7/10

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #28 Uh… basically the New Gods are being hunted and Hal Jordan has to find and protect Highfather. I’d give you more but I don’t know who the New Gods really are and the previous issue didn’t stick with me too well. Beyond that, this is a Friendly issue that’s also a great read. It’s a simple story that’s got a lot of heart in it. 8.25/10

HJGLC_Cv28_open_order_varJustice League Of America #14 Half of the JLA have followed  the distress signal of Ray Palmer, the original Atom, into the microverse (the plane of existence that exists beyond the microscopic level), and they’ve found that there’s a reality ending threat occurring down there. Meanwhile the other half of the team are investigating the origins of the threat from the last arc, a being that can take control/influence you through your dreams, called The Might Beyond The Mirror. The issue is pretty Fiendly, especially with another quick in character recap from Ryan Choi – the new Atom. 7/10

New Super-Man #15 I could give you a recap, but Kong Kenan does that at the beginning – and it’s just enough to make this issue Friendly (which helps as I forgot the last issue). 7.25/10

Red Hood And The Outlaws #14 I’m pretty sure Bizarro died in the last issue (hence the this issue’s title: Bizarro Reborn) and was subsequently resurrected with an incredible intellect. This issue is very Friendly. 8/10

Suicide Squad #25 Amanda Waller has been controlled by The People, a villainous group of folks hell bent on world domination or something (aren’t the all?), and is in the SSQUAD_Cv25_dsprocess of attacking the JLA. The chaotic conclusion to Kill  Your Darlings is here, and it’s pretty damn enjoyable – and Friendly to boot. 8/10

Supergirl #13 I…. honestly don’t know what’s going on here any more. It’s been awhile since I read the series, and while I harbour some disdain for using the annual as a part of an ongoing story, this issue is kinda Friendly. 6.75/10

Superwoman #14 Another series that I’ve missed for a few issues so there’ll be no recap here. While you can enjoy the issue, it’s a touch Unfriendly only in that you’re not too sure quite who everyone is and what’s going on. 6.5/10

Teen Titans #12 It’s a Dark Knights Metal tie-in, so whether you’re reading that story or not will depend on whether you enjoy this a little or a lot. Take that how you will.

Titans #15 While I genuinely don’t remember the previous issue too well, before that the Titans have been dealing with H.I.V.E. who have stolen Bumble Bee’s memories. At the same time, Wally West has a pretty bad heart condition caused by Damian Wayne in a recent Titans/Teen Titans crossover when he stopped Wally’s heart. This issue is pretty Friendly so long as you accept that there’s a couple small things that you may not get right away. 7.75/10

The Flash #30 Part one of a new arc! Do you need to know anything to jump in blind? Not at all. 7/10

Wonder Woman #30 Even though this is the fifth part of a story arc it’s oddly Friendly. Will you understand everything that’s happened this issue if you haven’t read the other four? Probably not – but this issue is written in such a way that it actually doesn’t matter. Wonder Woman #30 is a really enjoyable and fun comic. 7.5/10

 

Preview: Supergirl #13

Supergirl #13

(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques
In Shops: Sep 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“EMERALD ERADICATION” finale! It’s the final showdown between Supergirl and Emerald Empress. Supergirl’s life has been torn asunder and she’s not going to let Emerald Empress get away with it. But is it too late to repair the damage and remain the hero she’s built herself to be?

DC Rebirth Recap And Review For Comics Released 8/30

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s DC Rebirth: Recap And Review where we take a look at the comics released under DC‘s Rebirth banner and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers – we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in.

Each comic will receive a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly based on how easy it was for new readers to pick them up; the ratings are based solely on the issues released in the post-Rebirth ongoing series. More consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. You’ll also notice that each comic will get a rating that falls on Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale, which is there to help you pick between issues if you only want to check out one or two.

Not every comic is covered week to week, and that’s because I  sometimes forget to read them  (although that doesn’t happen often), or I really can’t bring myself to pic up the issue. If I have missed an issue, typically I won’t go looking for back issues to catch up on events – this feature is all about accessibility for new readers, after all.


 

BM_Cv30_open_order_varBatman #30 Another interlude issue in the War Of Jokes And Riddles arc that has been pitting Joker against the Riddler. Last issue had Bruce Wayne hosting the two at a dinner party to ostensibly  try and make them see sense in some way, but the twist ending is that he was deciding which side Batman would join. With the first interlude we were treated to a phenomenal character study for Kite Man, so I went in expecting two things; that this would be a great read and a Friendly  comic. I was not disappointed. This is utterly phenomenal. 9/10

Cyborg #16 The aftermath of an intensely long and involved story is here, and because I haven’t  really been keeping up with the series I’m a little lost here. I think Cyborg’s in an alternate reality where he’s facing off against an evil version of himself. As this is the aftermath of the current arc (although it really doesn’t feel that way) the issue isn’t all that friendly. But it’s pretty good. 7/10

Deathstroke #23 Deathstroke is trying to become a hero, of sorts, and has formed a team, Defiance, that he’s training. I’ve missed a few of the last couple issues (at least one) and so I’m not really too clear on the rest of the details, but this issue is Friendly enough once you know about Slade’s change of heart. 7/10

Green Arrow #30 So this issue is the fifth part in the current story arc, and it’s actually GA_Cv30_dspretty Friendly. What won’t make sense to you? Ollie Queen has been framed for murder, but he’s skipped town. Black Canary and Red Arrow are trying to find the woman Ollie was accused of killing who may or may not have been kidnapped by human traffickers. Basically that’ll be all you need to enjoy this wonderfully illustrated issue. 8.5/10

Green Lanterns #30 Alright so Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz have been sent ten billion years in the past by Volthoom, the First Lantern, who really just wants to go home. Whilst there they came across the first seven Green Lanterns, only to find out they needed to train and introduce them to the Oath before heading off to fight a literal planet killing threat: a much younger Volthoom. Oh, and Simon’s ring exploded before they arrived in the past. 8/10

Harley Quinn #27 Full disclosure: I am far from a fan of Harley Quinn as  solo star. That said, this is a Friendly standalone story featuring the former psychologist. While it wasn’t really my cup of tea, you may enjoy it. 6.5/10

Justice League #28 The Justice League’s children have come from the future to stop something cataclysmic from happening, and Future Aquaman (who wears Cyborg’s body as armour) has followed them back to the present – probably to kill them. Last issue he beat the hell out of Batman… If you’re into time travel style stories then there’s a lot here to like. This isn’t the most accessible comic (it’s barely Friendly) but if you grab last issue you’ll be fine. 8/10

Nightwing #28 The finale to the current arc is fairly Friendly courtesy of Nightwing’s recap at the beginning of the issue. Honestly, though, while you can certainly jump on board here I’d almost recommend waiting to the next issue so you can start with the first part of an arc. 7/10

Superman #30 Last issue Superman got possessed by the Fear entity Parallax (think the god of fear that is the source of power for the Yellow Lanterns. Kind of. Not really. But Parallax is evil) while trying to save a bunch of children that the monster ha begun controlling. Now, Sinestro is back to capture Parallax… so oddly we’re rooting for the longtime Green Lantern villain this issue, right? This kinda sorta Friendly issue is a nice interlude as Superman faces off against an enemy that I’m not used to seeing him go up against. 7.75/10

 

Unboxing: DC Icons Supergirl

Supergirl battles for justice in the skies over National City. This new DC Icons figure from DC Collectibles comes with four sets of hands, a heat-vision head and hover base.

We open up and show off the figure putting her through our test and discussing what you can expect.

The figure will be released September 13.

You can order it now:
Amazon or TFAW

 

DC Collectibles provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review
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DC Rebirth Recap And Review For Comics Released 8/30

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s DC Rebirth: Recap And Review where we take a look at the comics released under DC‘s Rebirth banner and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers – we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in.

Each comic will receive a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly based on how easy it was for new readers to pick them up; the ratings are based solely on the issues released in the post-Rebirth ongoing series. More consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. You’ll also notice that each comic will get a rating that falls on Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale, which is there to help you pick between issues if you only want to check out one or two.

Not every comic is covered week to week, and that’s because I  sometimes forget to read them  (although that doesn’t happen often), or I really can’t bring myself to pic up the issue. If I have missed an issue, typically I won’t go looking for back issues to catch up on events – this feature is all about accessibility for new readers, after all.


 

It’s a short week this week as there were only five comics released under the Rebirth banner, two of which are annuals.

ASBM_Cv13_dsAll-Star Batman #13 In a look at Alfred’s past, we see Batman face off against the man that Alfred was training to become. This is a really interesting story, and while I won’t be able to give you all the details in this blurb, you should know that the comic is worth reading. Bordering on Unfriendly, this is another win from Scott Snyder. 7.25/10

Justice League Of America #13 Ray Palmer, the original Atom is lost in the Microverse, and most of the JLA have gone in to find him. This is a pretty Friendly issue when all is said and done. 7/10

Red Hood And The Outlaws Annual #1 The beauty of this annual is that it’s a solid standalone (and Friendly) story featuring the Outlaws and Nightwing. This was genuinely a fun read, and a good introduction to the team. 8/10

Supergirl Annual #1 Unlike the above annual, this comes directly from the previous issues of Supergirl, which I didn’t read, and is far from a standalone story. Despite this, the annual is (just) Friendly6.75/10

Wonder Woman #29 There’s a contract out on Wonder Woman’s head, and a whole bunch of assassins looking to collect. The problem? Diana is currently looking after her injured friend, so the assassins have more to deal with than they bargained for…. this is a Friendly issue, and one of the more enjoyable from the new creative team. 7.5/10

Preview: Supergirl Annual #1

Supergirl Annual #1

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Steve Pugh (CA) Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques
In Shops: Aug 30, 2017
SRP: $4.99

“EMERALD ERADICATION” part two! With her powers out of control, Emerald Empress takes the upper hand over Supergirl! These deadly tactical strikes will rattle the Girl of Steel to the core!

Preview: Supergirl #12

Supergirl #12

(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques
In Shops: Aug 09, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“EMERALD ERADICATION” part one! Emerald Empress’ attack on Supergirl begins as her new Fatal Five assembles. Empress’ plan to destroy Supergirl’s present to preserve her future goes into full swing as Supergirl tries to hold her own-but soon even her abilities are out of her control.

Preview: Supergirl #11

Supergirl #11

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Brian Ching (CA) Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“ESCAPE FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE” part three! Supergirl must quell the maelstrom tearing apart the Phantom Zone, as Batgirl faces down the Phantom King one-on-one. If they fail, they’ll be lost in the Phantom Zone forever!

Aspen Announces Their First Wave of San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives

Aspen Comics has released their first wave of Comic Con International: San Diego exclusives available only available at the Aspen Comics Booth #2320 this July 20-23rd. The publisher will be releasing their SDCC 2017 exclusives in three waves beginning this week with the first reveal of their new Michael Turner exclusive covers for DC Comics.

Aspen Comics will feature an exclusive Supergirl #1 Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald variant edition, including three new covers by the late superstar artist and strictly limited to 1000 copies (available only as a set of all three) beginning on Preview Night, July 19th, at Comic Con and on www.AspenStore.com while supplies last. These covers will only be available for purchase at the Aspen Comics Booth and on www.AspenStore.com (limit 1 per household on the website).

The publisher will also be offering an all-new set of three Superman/Batman #8 Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald never-before-published variant covers strictly limited to 1,000 editions (only available as a set of all three) for purchase at the Aspen Comics Booth and www.AspenStore.com starting on Preview Night, July 19th, at Comic Con while supplies last.

Due to fan response of past Michael Turner variants, Aspen strongly encourages fans to purchase their copies of the Aspen Comics SDCC 2017 DC Comics exclusives early.

 

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