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Preview: Superman #6

Superman #6

Written by: Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi
Art by: Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason
Cover by: Doug Mahnke
Variant cover by: Kenneth Rocafort

“SON OF SUPERMAN” part 6! The evil Eradicator faces off against Superman and son in a battle that may save the day but destroy the moon.

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EE Spotlight: Superman and Wonder Woman Chair Capes

Each day we’re going to spotlight cool items for sale through Entertainment Earth, one of our affiliate partners.

Chair Capes are pretty popular items based on what I saw at San Diego Comic-Con this year and last. Entertainment Earth has two new Chair Capes based on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. One for Superman and one for Wonder Woman.

The Superman cape sports the iconic “S Shield” from the film, while Wonder Woman has here two “W”s forming the Wonder Woman logo.

The capes retail for $24.99 and will be released in September 2016.

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Review: Superman #5

SM_Cv5_dsThe Eradicator is unstoppable and it has forced Superman to leave Earth behind to keep his son from harm.

In Superman #5, it’s become clearer to me we’re getting a horror-infused story which isn’t something I don’t normally think of when I think Superman. Writers Patrick Gleason and Peter J. Tomasi have put together a story which takes so much from the horror genre, and it’s this issue where it’s super apparent.

Superman has turned tail and run to protect Lois and Jon from the Eradicator who they had been fighting at the Fortress of Solitude. Now held up in a secret moonbase of Batman’s, the Eradicator is in pursuit and catches up. This is the killer stalking his victims in a remote location. Hell, there’s even scenes that one can say is the slow shuffle of the evil killer chasing down his victims. An iconic scene that you’ll find in so many horror classics. It’s a cool mix of genre and works so well.

On top of that horror, we get a lot of superheroics. Lois and Jon step up in awesome ways. the comic is especially important in that it emphasizes this isn’t a Lois who’s a damsel in distress. She’s smart and knows when to take it to the enemy and when she’s overmatched. Here she’s kicking a lot of ass in a Ripley versus Alien sort of way. Lois even gets a “get away from her” moment that’s really cool and unexpected.

The art by Jaime Mendoza and Doug Mahnke is solid. The previous issue had the art team of Gleason and Mick Gray and the transition from that issue to this one is pretty seamless. I didn’t notice much difference at all making this a prime example of a rotating art team that could work and work well. That’s not to say there isn’t differences, I just didn’t notice it as much as I have in othe rcomics. The action is solid and there’s some really solid moments that play out in art and writing. Gleason and Tomasi have “hits” in the issue and Mendoza and Mahnke deliver on those.

The only reason I’m recommending this as a “read” instead of a “buy” is because it’s a bit into this particular story arc and new readers may not dig it as much. Folks who have been reading Superman will be pleased. For those who don’t, go out and pick up the back issues and find out what you’ve been missing.

Superman once again actually feels super.

Story: Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi Art: Jaime Mendoza, Doug Mahnke
Story: 8.1 Art: 8.05 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Around the Tubes

BGBOP_Cv1_dsIt’s a new day! Yesterday was comic book day and there was lots of cool comics released. What’d you get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below!

While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

The Mary Sue – Diverse Characters Need Diverse Writers: Why Brian Michael Bendis Needs to Let Other Kids Play With His Toys – Sharing is caring.

The Beat – Creator Derf posts photos from the ‘My Friend Dahmer’ movie set – Can’t wait for this film. The graphic novel is fantastic.

Previews World – Batman #1 Special Edition for Batman Day 2016 – Look forward to it.

CBR- “Agents of SHIELD” Casts AIDA, Gives JARVIS Some Competition – Cool.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – The Backstagers #1

Newsarama – Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1

The Beat – Batman #5

Newsarama – Batman #5

Comic Vine – Black Widow #6

Newsarama – Captain America: Sam Wilson #12

The Beat – Suicide Squad #1

Newsarama – Suicide Squad #1

Comic Vine – Suicide Squad #1

The Beat – Supergirl: Rebirth #1

Newsarama – Supergirl: Rebirth #1

Comic Vine – Supergirl: Rebirth #1

Newsarama – Superman #5

Preview: Superman #5

Superman #5

Written by: Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi
Art by: Jaime Mendoza, Doug Mahnke
Covers Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason
Variant cover by: Kenneth Rocafort

“SON OF SUPERMAN” part five! The Eradicator is unstoppable and it has forced Superman to leave Earth behind to keep his son from harm.

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EE Spotlight: DC Designer Series Superman and Lois Lane By Gary Frank Statue

Each day we’re going to spotlight cool items for sale through Entertainment Earth, one of our affiliate partners.

Today is the DC Designer Series Superman and Lois Lane By Gary Frank Statue which will be released in March 2017, but is up for pre-order now and retails for $199.99.

Superstar artist Gary Frank’s vision of The Man of Steel and intrepid reporter Lois Lane is brought to 3-D life in this thrilling statue. The picturesque scene is completed by the incredible Daily Planet base they hover above. Don’t miss this limited edition statue.

DC Designer Series Superman and Lois Lane By Gary Frank Statue

 

 

 

 

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Batman #5Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Shay

Top Pick: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1 (DC Comics) – I have long held the belief that for a very long time Birds of Prey is the one of the only DC comics that I religiously read. They’re like an all female Avengers , the story arcs are killer and it oozes girl power on every page. My deep connection with the comic made me watch every episode of that gawd awful TV show on the WB in the hopes that it would be less campy and get renewed. This new issue ushers in the Shawna & Julie Benson era and I’m excited to read it. There hasn’t been a women at the helm of these crime-fighting ladies since 2010 when Gail Simone was running the show. This story arc focuses on Oracle and her stolen identity. It gets bonus points because the women at the helm are TV writers who’ve written for The CW, where most of the DC Universe lives on the small screen, and this brings out all the hope I have for a TV reboot that is worth watching. It’s my top pick of the week because TV show or not, it’s good to get in on the ground floor of what I’m sure will be an interesting story arc.

Amelia Cole Versus The End of Everything (IDW Publishing) – Amelia Cole has an existence that straddles the line between Magic & Tech. There’s something pretty rad about having a woman being a total bad ass using her mind & strength over sex appeal to save the day and make a change. If you aren’t all caught up on the story , this is the last one so it’s a good gateway graphic novel to get you hooked enough to go back and read the whole story from the very beginning. We all need a little intrigue in our lives and there’s something kind of awesome about adding monsters to a story about fighting the power.

Black Widow #6 (Marvel) – The art is wicked good in this issue following the Black Widow in her Civil War II adventures and, the story is nothing to scoff at. Secrets are going to be tumbling out of her closet and there’s a possible Invincible Iron Man showdown in the mix. I can’t wait to see how this all plays out on the pages and on the screen. Grab some popcorn and brace yourself for what I’m sure will be an exciting read.

 

Alex

Top Pick: Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #10 (Valiant) – As the fantastic Labyrinth comes to a close with what promises to be a bloody conclusion, I’m already looking ahead and wondering what seeds Robert Venditti has already planted for the future. This is easily one of my favourite series on the racks every week, and a large part of that is because of the way Venditti has carefully crafted the story over the past ten issues to culminate here (at least in part, I’m sure). I’ll have more to say in my review, but me expectations are pretty high at this point.

Batman #5 (DC Comics) – Speaking of high expectations: Tom King and David Finch’s Batman is one of the many great things coming from DC post Rebirth, and the tale of the rise and fall of two young heroes has me thoroughly enraptured.

Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Wild Card #5 (Dynamite Entertainment) – I gotta say that this miniseries has surprised me. I never expect to enjoy the Dresden comics a much as I do – I still prefer the books, but the comics aren’t far off.

Klaus #7 (BOOM! Studios) – Seems a little odd reading about Santa in August, but at this point his yearly visit is only four months away.  Grant Morrison’s origin story is coming to a close, which is bittersweet, but I’m looking forward to finally getting to finish the story.

Superman #5 (DC Comics) – Apparently, I’m a Superman fan post-Rebirth. Who knew?

 

Anthony

Top Pick: Black Hammer #2 (Dark Horse Comics) – The first issue of Black Hammer was a strong beginning to an intriguing premise that, though this is a story with superheroes, is more about dealing with the glory of fame being a thing of the past. It will be really interesting to see what Lemire, Ormston and Stewart do with these characters whom bask in the nothingness of the present or remain stuck in their own ‘golden days’.

Descender #14 (Image Comics) – This current arc has progressed the plot in a slower pace but has been a treat so far. Lemire with Nguyen’s gorgeous artwork, have been diving into the backstory of a couple different characters. Each of the covers reveals whom is to be of focus for that issue and from the looks of this issue, Bandit, the loveable pet-bot will be front and center.

The Wicked + The Divine #22 (Image Comics) – The finale to the current arc arrives and there is sure to be blood shed and tears wept by fans. This arc has been particularly brutal, upping the violence as the Gods continue to duke it out with Minerva being the focus for both sides.

Black Widow #6 (Marvel) – Thankfully, Black Widow is one of the few titles not really affected or tied-in to the Civil War II event (at least yet). It has been a continuously fun, emotional, and adventurous ride so far with the creative team having yet to really falter at all. The Weeping Lion has finally shown his cards and revealed a myriad of still unknown but potentially dangerous information with Black Widow being heavily involved.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Batman #5 (DC Comics) – I’ve read this issue already and holy crap is it amazing. This doesn’t feel like a Batman issue. This feels like the finale to an epic DC event. It’s that grand in scope and just fantastic from beginning to end. I actually wish there was more to the issue it’s that cinematic and such a good read.

Briggs Land #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – A solid debut issue that introduces us to a family that resembles a certain Bundy family.

Garth Ennis’ Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass #2 (Dynamite Entertainment) – I love noir/crime/cop stories and this series which focuses on crooked cops by Garth Ennis should scratch that itch for folks. The first volume was fantastic and this second one kicked off in a good way.

Horizon #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue of this series was really intriguing. The concept is aliens retaliating against Earth for Earth’s aggressions towards them. Great concept. Solid execution so far.

Polar Vol. 3 No Mercy For Sister Maria (Dark Horse Comics) – If you’ve read the first two volumes, you know why this is on my list. Victor Santos’ series is pure action full of hit-men and mercenaries and femme fatales. It also looks amazing. A must get for folks, you won’t be disappointed.

Around the Tubes

SWM_Cv1_dsIt was new comic book day yesterday. What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below!

While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Hitfix – Original Superman comic sells for the price of a mansion – Let me check my couch cushions.

CBR – “Sonic” Artist Files Lawsuit Claiming Ownership of 15 Characters – This should be interesting.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

The Beat – All-Star Batman #1

Comic Vine – All-Star Batman #1

The Outhousers – The Black Monday Murders #1

Newsarama – Civil War II: The Accused #1

The Beat – Deathstroke: Rebirth #1

The Beat – New Super-Man #2

The Beat – Superwoman #1

Preview: Superman #4

Superman #4

Written by: Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi
Art by: Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason
Covers Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason
Variant cover by: Kenneth Rocafort

“SON OF SUPERMAN” part four! The battle for Jon hits Metropolis as the Eradicator targets Superman’s son! Can the Man of Steel protect the city and his son against the Kryptonian executioner—or will he have to make a sacrifice?

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Around the Tubes

SM_Cv4_dsIt was new comic book day yesterday. What’d folks get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike?

We’re at Gen Con which kicks off today! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get live updates from the con.

While you wait for all that to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

iO9 – The Blackest Superhero Story That Marvel Comics Ever Published  – A solid read.

Nerds of Color – Being Latinx in Comics: Ignorance, Erasure, Whitewashing, Oh My! – If you read one thing this week.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Batman #4

Newsarama – Batman #4

ICv2 – Dog Man Book 1

Comic Attack – Ex-Mortis #7

Newsarama – Harley Quinn #1

The Beat – Harley Quinn #1

Newsarama – Invincible Iron Man #12

Comic Vine – Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth #1

Newsarama – Justice League #2

Newsarama – Marvel Tsum Tsum #1

Comic Attack – Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook #1

The Beat – Nightwing #2

The Beat – Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1

Newsarama – Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1

The Beat – Superman #4

Newsarama – Superman #4

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