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Preview: Superman #7

Superman #7

Written by: Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi
Art by: Jorge Jimenez
Cover by: Patrick Gleason
Variant cover by: Kenneth Rocafort

“SON OF SUPERMAN” part 7! In this epilogue issue, Superman considers the toll his battles with the Eradicator and Doomsday have taken on his family and the need for a normal life. But can the Man of Steel ever take a day off?

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Review: Superman #7

sm_cv7_dsIn this epilogue issue, Superman considers the toll his battles with the Eradicator and Doomsday have taken on his family and the need for a normal life. But can the Man of Steel ever take a day off?

I’m trying not to oversell this issue, but it seriously might be one of the best comics I’ve read all year. It’s fun. It’s cute. It’s positive. It’s a complete blast!

Writers Patrick Gleason and Peter J. Tomasi dial things back after six issues of action and take the White family to the local county fair for a day of fun. No super powers. No villains. It’s just a simple night at the fair… or is it?

For all of the super, there hasn’t been time for the White’s to get settled in their new town and meet their neighbors. There’s the cute little girl for Jon to get to know. Her father for Clark to get to know. Cow judging. Fireworks! Fun and games.

Artist Jorge Jimenez is absolutely fantastic here. The art nails the tone and you tell me that the scene where Jonathan is drinking a soda and eating a hamburger isn’t beyond cute. There’s this great Western take on anime expressions that is so fantastic. As usual, the art on this series is absolutely fantastic. Each issue has been an amazing combination fo art and story making it one of DC’s best series at the moment.

Opening with Superman being Superman and helping out around the world and ending with a roller coaster ride, this comic really brings home the fact that no matter how high he flies, Superman is just a man when he’s not super. A wife, a kid, and still having to do the normal things people do every day, including having to find work to pay bills.

This is just a straight up comedic and fun issue full of small entertaining moments. From start to finish it nails everything perfectly. Add in the art by Jimenez and you’ve got an issue that’s absolutely fantastic and fun to read and one that left me with a smile on my face to the very last moment.

Story: Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi Art: Jorge Jimenez
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Around the Tubes

angelcatbird.0It’s a new week and we’re gearing up for Small Press Expo! If you’re in the Washington, DC area, or up for a trip, it’s a convention that’s a definite must get to.

Until then, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

USA Today – Comic book readers still prefer print over digital – Do you?

Washington Post – What Marvel canceling Nighthawk means for superheroes of color – What do you think it means?

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Alters #1

Daily Dot – Angel Catbird

Talking Comics – Batman #6

Talking Comics – Batman Vol. 9

Talking Comics – Daredevil #11

Talking Comics – Eclipse #1

Talking Comics – Glitterbomb #1

Talking Comics – The Great Divide #1

Nerdist – Moonshine #1

ICv2 – The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life In Manga and Anime

Talking Comics – Skybourne #1

Comic Attack – Skybourne #1

Talking Comics – Superman #6

Talking Comics – Tomboy #7

Fashion Spotlight: One Punch Bat, Just One Bad Cookie, Bruce or Clark

Ript Apparel has three new designs! One Punch Bat, Just One Bad Cookie, and Bruce or Clark, by krisren28, boltfromtheblue, and Hard Decora are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

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Bruce or Clark

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Superman & Son Kill Eradicator?

Is Eradicator about to be…eradicated? In “Son of Superman” the Man of Steel has found himself parenting by example as he’s attempted to save his super-powered son from the terrifying Eradicator. But everything changes in the upcoming Superman #6 as the action hits an explosive new scale. In this DC All Access comics clip, they talk to the Superman creative team of Peter J. Tomasi and Pat Gleason about what lies ahead for Superman and his family, and when we’ll be seeing Eradicator again. You may want to say your goodbyes now while you can…

Entertainment Earth Spotlight: DC Retro Super Powers 8-Inch Series 1 Action Figure Set, 58% Off

Your very own retro DC Comics action figures with super fighting ability! This DC Retro Super Powers 8-Inch Series 1 Action Figure Set contains 4 individually packaged action figures with fist fighting action! One position allows for a karate chop when you hit the switch on the back of the figure, and the other position allows for both arms to punch! Each articulated action figure measures 8-inches tall.

The set includes Superman, Shazam, Green Arrow, and Aquaman! Normally $119.99, the set is 58% off and just $50.70.

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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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Diamond Select Toys In Stores This Week: Alice & NBX Minimates, Joker & Superman PVCs and More!

It’s New Toy Day at comic shops and specialty stores across North America, and Diamond Select Toys is delivering a ton of toy goodness! In addition to three new assortments of Minimates – Predator, Alice Through the Looking Glass and The Nightmare Before Christmas – this week also brings two new PVC figures, Superman and the Joker, as well as a resin statue of the X-Men’s Rogue! Plus, the NBX Sally Coffin Doll is back with a new face!

Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Minimates 2-Packs Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to go through the looking glass! DST takes on the sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland with a new assortment of Minimates mini-figures based entirely on Alice Through the Looking Glass! Four two-packs feature the Mad Hatter with the Red Queen, Time with the White Queen, Alice with Tweedledee and a rare one-per-case set of Ribbon Fantasy Alice with Tweedledum! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Each two-pack is packaged in a full-color blister card.  (Item #APR162615, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

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Batman The Animated Series Gallery Joker 9” PVC Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! This is no joke – the Joker is the second figure in the Batman: The Animated Series Gallery line! Joining the previously offered Batman, as well as the classic cartoon’s numerous Femme Fatales, this 9-inch scale PVC figure of The Joker depicts him wearing his famous wide-brimmed hat, with one foot on a ringmaster’s pedestal, and is sculpted with a high level of detail with exacting paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box, he is in scale to other Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! (Item # MAR162250, SRP: $45.00)

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Marvel Premier Collection Rogue 12” Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! This is the statue you’ve been waitin’ for, shugah! The Marvel Premier Collection continues its tour of the icons of the Marvel Universe with this statue of the X-Men’s Southern belle, Rogue! Depicted in mid-flight, the power-stealing sweetheart is wearing her fan-favorite 1990s yellow-and-green costume, with leather jacket, and measures approximately 12” tall. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this numbered resin statue is packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore! (Item # MAR162239, SRP: $150.00)

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Nightmare Before Christmas Collection Sally Coffin Doll Unlimited Edition

A Diamond Select Toys release! Expand your Halloween Town doll display with this new release in the Nightmare Before Christmas Collection! Measuring 14” tall, this detailed, articulated doll of Sally the Rag Doll features a new head sculpt and a real fabric costume, and looks as if she just stepped off of the big screen. The 14-inch tall doll is in scale to all other NBX Collection and Cofficn Dolls, and comes in a coffin-shaped window box. The perfect gifts for any Halloween lover! (Item #APR162621, SRP: $49.99)

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Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Foil Bag Series 3 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! What’s this? What’s this? It’s the third series of single-packed Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates, and it features a mix of new characters, new costumes and returning favorites! There are 18 foil bags in the assortment, each containing one of eight different figures – Jack, Sally, Unraveled Oogie Boogie, Pajama Jack, Melting Man, Mrs. Finkelstein, Glow Pumpkin King and a rare one-per-case Glow Easter Bunny! Each comes packaged in a full-color foil bag, arranged in a space-saving counter display with full-color artwork on all sides. (Item #APR162620, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

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Predator Minimates Foil Bag Series 2 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The hunt continues! The new assortment of 18 foil-bagged Predator Minimates features eight different characters from Predator, Predator 2 and Predators — Berserker Predator, Shaman Predator, Cloaked Jungle Predator, Cloaked City Predator, Keyes, Mac, Noland and the rare, one-per-case Hawkins! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation as well as fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Each Minimate is packaged in a sealed foil bag, in a space-saving countertop display featuring full-color artwork on all sides.  (Item #APR162618, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

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Superman The Animated Series Gallery 9″ Superman PVC Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! The last son of Krypton is the first Superman: The Animated Series Gallery figure from DST! Depicting an angry Man of Steel climbing over a crumbling statue of Darkseid, this 9-inch scale PVC figure features high-quality paint applications over high-grade plastic. In scale to all other Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures, Superman comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #APR162619, SRP: $45.00)

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DC Dice Masters: Green Arrow and The Flash Review: Barry Allen, Firestorm, and Superman

In September, the latest DC Dice Masters set, DC Dice Masters: Green Arrow and The Flash will be released. Wizkids hooked us up with ten booster packs and after an unboxing video, I’m now going over groupings of the cards to discuss their playability and how they stack up to previous versions of the characters.

Up next, the common Barry Allen, Firestorm, and Superman!

DC Dice Masters The Flash Green Arrow Barry Allen Firestorm Superman

Barry Allen: Super-Sonic Punch (common)

Team: Justice League

Purchase: 5 BOLT FIST

Die – Generic / Bolt & Fist / Bolt & Fist

Level: 1 3 3 / 1 4 4 / 2 7 4

Character Previous Set: None (though The Flash has appeared in both DC Dice Masters: Justice League and DC Dice Masters War of Light)

Synergy -While Barry Allen is active, you may pay BOLT FIST to give Barry Allen character die +2A and +4D (until end of turn). (Synergy abilities can be used while the character is active, any time you could use a Global Ability).

Thoughts: Wow is The Flash expensive in sets. The character at a cost of 5 where you must use a BOLT and FIST to purchase make this not the easiest card to purchase. What I do like about the card is that it really reflects the speed of the character with his ability to act quickly and up his attack and defense. Compared to other Flash dice, the cost is similar and potentially getting a 9A/8D character is solid. Still, when it comes to speedsters, I’d rather get the Justice League versions that can be unblockable and are 1 less to purchase. Still, since this is named The Flash, use both!

 

Firestorm: Host of the Matrix (common)

Team: Justice League

Purchase: 4 BOLT

Die – Bolt / Bolt and Bolt / Bolt and Bolt

Level: 1 3 5 / 1 4 6 / 2 5 6

Character Previous Set: DC Dice Masters: Justice League, DC Dice Masters: Justice League OP

When Firestorm attacks, deal 1 damage to target character die for each character die in your Field Zone.

Thoughts: We’ve seen Firestorm before and compared to it, this is one of the better versions of the card. The die characteristics are exactly the same, so all that differs is its ability.The ability to deal a high amount of damage in an attack will make this a key character to potentially wipe out tough characters. I myself tend to play a style with a lot of characters attacking, so this will be one I’ll be looking at when putting together a team, especially a Justice League one.

The chance to deal a high amount of damage in an attack will make this a key character to potentially wipe out tough characters and is one way to handle that potential issue. While on its own it’s ok, I can see it being a nice back up character used in certain situations. I myself tend to play a style with a lot of characters attacking, so this will be one I’ll be looking at when putting together a team, especially a Justice League one.

 

Superman: Man of Tomorrow (common)

Team: Justice League

Purchase: 6 SHIELD

Die – Shield / Shield and Shield / Shield and Shield

Level: 1 4 6 / 2 6 7 / 2 7 8

Character Previous Set: DC Dice Masters: Justice League, DC Dice Masters: Justice League OP, and DC Dice Masters World’s Finest

Superman gets +1A and +1D for each of your active Justice League characters.

Thoughts: This character die is similar cost to previous versions and the stats are the same as the World’s Finest version. The ability is really interesting, first because I think it’d give itself +1A and +1D, so it’d start off stronger than the WF version and slightly better than the JL version. Running just a Justice League team, I can see Superman becoming a beast to deal with easily getting in the double digests for attack and defense. Throw in Overcrush and you can easily see where this one’s going.

 

Final thoughts: Three interesting possible additions to Justice League teams (and teams in general). All three could be fun playing in casual and I can see some teams being put together for competitive, though the high initial purchase costs will get people to hold off of that. Still, if this set shakes up the meta like I think it will, expect to see all three of these cards of the table. Now, I’m off to go make a Justice League team.

Fashion Spotlight: Pugpool, Super Cross Over Bros, Evolution X

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Pugpool, Super Cross Over Bros, and Evolution X, by KindaCreative, Doomcat, and JBaz are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

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