Tag Archives: tom taylor

Preview: Suicide Squad #4

Suicide Squad #4

(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Bruno Redondo
In Shops: Mar 25, 2020
SRP: $3.99

With the chaos of Task Force X’s first mission behind her, Dr. Harleen Quinzel launches a psychological investigation into the current residents of Belle Reve-and when the infamous Harley Quinn is worried about someone else’s mental health, you know there’s a problem! What does Deadshot know about the machinations of their deadly new teammates, the Revolutionaries? Who are the Revolutionaries, where did they come from, and why do they hate superheroes so much? Careful, Harley-sometimes when you dig too deep, the monsters come crawling out…

The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 Celebrates Eight Decades of Chaos, Mischief, and Mayhem with Sinister Decade Variant Covers!

On April 29, DC will celebrate The Joker’s 80th anniversary with a landmark one-shot, The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1. Since his first appearance in April 1940, The Joker has become one of the most iconic and compelling characters in comic books and all of popular culture. Time and time again, his drive to sow discord and chaos has made him more than a match for Batman and his mission to protect the citizens of Gotham City.

As The Joker marks eight decades of criminal madness, fans can celebrate with a one-of-a-kind collectible tribute comic book with stories by Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo, Paul Dini, Denny O’Neil, Scott Snyder, Tom Taylor, Jock, José Luis García-López, Mikel Janín, James Tynion IV, Riley Rossmo, and more. The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1, with a chilling main cover by Greg Capullo, will feature decade variants by:

  • 1940s variant cover by Arthur Adams
  • 1950s variant cover by David Finch and Steve Firchow
  • 1960s variant cover by Francesco Mattina
  • 1970s variant cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams
  • 1980s variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
  • 1990s variant cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto
  • 2000s variant cover by Lee Bermejo
  • 2010s variant cover by Jock

The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a 100-page, Prestige format one-shot comic book available at comic book retailers and participating digital retailers on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 for $9.99. Please consult your local comic book store for more information regarding the decade variant covers.

Preview: DCeased: Unkillables #2 (of 3)

DCeased: Unkillables #2 (of 3)

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Karl Mostert, Trevor Scott (CA) Howard Porter
In Shops: Mar 18, 2020
SRP: $4.99

With the world ending around them, Red Hood and Batgirl take shelter in the most unlikely place: an orphanage full of children! Will they be able to protect the kids from the impending hordes of the infected streaming out of Gotham City and Blüdhaven? And elsewhere, Deathstroke, Vandal Savage, and some of DC’s worst villains battle the apocalypse out as an “Anti-Suicide Squad.” But a certain wondrous woman may not let them have it their own way!

DCeased: Unkillables #2 (of 3)

The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 Celebrates Eight Decades of Chaos, Mischief, and Mayhem with Sinister Decade Variant Covers!

On April 29, DC will celebrate The Joker’s 80th anniversary with a landmark one-shot, The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1. Since his first appearance in April 1940, The Joker has become one of the most iconic and compelling characters in comic books and all of popular culture. Time and time again, his drive to sow discord and chaos has made him more than a match for Batman and his mission to protect the citizens of Gotham City.

As The Joker marks eight decades of criminal madness, fans can celebrate with a one-of-a-kind collectible tribute comic book with stories by Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo, Paul Dini, Denny O’Neil, Scott Snyder, Tom Taylor, Jock, José Luis García-López, Mikel Janín, James Tynion IV, Riley Rossmo, and more. The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1, with a chilling main cover by Greg Capullo, will feature decade variants by:

  • 1940s variant cover by Arthur Adams
  • 1950s variant cover by David Finch and Steve Firchow
  • 1960s variant cover by Francesco Mattina
  • 1970s variant cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams
  • 1980s variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
  • 1990s variant cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto
  • 2000s variant cover by Lee Bermejo
  • 2010s variant cover by Jock

The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a 100-page, Prestige format one-shot comic book available at comic book retailers and participating digital retailers on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 for $9.99.

Preview: Suicide Squad #3

Suicide Squad #3

(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Bruno Redondo
In Shops: Feb 26, 2020
SRP: $3.99

It’s Task Force X’s first mission as a brand-new team of blood enemies, and things have already gone horribly wrong! As Squad members start to turn on each other, the mission rapidly falls to pieces-but new team leader Lok will let no bad deed go unpunished. Who will take the fall? One thing’s for sure: there will be hell to pay…

Suicide Squad #3

Review: DCeased: Unkillables #1

DCeased: Unkillables #1

DCeased: Unkillables #1 could have been an entire issue of Deathstroke killing zombie Nazis and I’d have been more than satisfied. That opening alone sucked me in and nailed down the exact type of comic that would follow. It’s an over the top summer blockbuster… and a hell of a lot of fun.

Writer Tom Taylor delivers another chapter, and look, at the end of the world. DCeased: Unkillables #1 kicks off the follow up to DCeased. The anti-life equation has ravaged the world and the heroes are likely to not solve the problem. What’s a villain to do?

While a sequel, DCeased: Unkillables #1 is set up in a way that you don’t need to read the previous series. You’re able to get an idea as to what’s going on. While some events are danced around, none of it is vital to enjoy this debut issue. And enjoyable it is.

Taylor seems to gleefully revel in the over the top nature of the story. Things are taken to the line and cross it, but at the same time knows it is doing exactly that. Jokes abound making what might seem macabre instead humorous. There’s levity in that 80s action-flick sort of way. Quips are delivered quickly and with a style that makes everyone cool.

Karl Mostert‘s art helps with all of that. There’s gore but it never quite crosses into gore-porn. Blood exists and bodies pile up but Mostert does it in a way that relies partially on imagination. The gore isn’t the focus. Instead, Mostert uses the situations for over the top reactions delivering a bit of visual and physical comedy to it all. That’s helped by Rex Lokus‘ colors which pop and prevent a dour look.

DCeased: Unkillables #1 is a solid start to this series. Those who have read the previous volume might appreciate a different perspective but it feels like a fresh start. The duality of that is impressive. The content itself, the story and visuals, are over the top in a big-budget summer popcorn sort of way creating a reading experience that you can sit back, turn your brain off, and just enjoy.

Story: Tom Taylor Art: Karl Mostert
Ink: Trevor Scott, Neil Edwards, John Livesay

Color: Rex Lokus Letterer: Saida Temofonte
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: DCeased: Unkillables #1 (of 3)

DCeased: Unkillables #1 (of 3)

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Karl Mostert, Trevor Scott (CA) Howard Porter
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
SRP: $4.99

The blockbuster DC series returns to answer this question: What did the villains do when the heroes failed and the world ended? Spinning out of the dramatic events of 2019’s smash hit, writer Tom Taylor returns to this dark world with a street-level tale of death, heroism and redemption. Led by Red Hood and Deathstroke, DC’s hardest villains and antiheroes fight with no mercy to save the only commodity left on a dying planet of the undead-life!

DCeased Unkillables #1 (of 3)

Marvel Reveals the Covers to Their Two Free Comic Book Day Titles

Readers will get a chance to dive into some of Marvel’s most exciting titles on this year’s Free Comic Book Day. Marvel will put out two Free Comic Book Day titles, each containing two separate stories. Longtime readers as well as newcomers will be delighted to see our most popular characters from the X-Men to Spider-Man in extraordinary tales by our most acclaimed creators!

Free Comic Book Day 2020: X-Men will feature a brand new X-Men story by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz that will lead into a game-changing summer for all of X! The second story will also foreshadow an upcoming epic tale by Tom Taylor and Iban Coello.

Free Comic Book Day 2020: X-Men

Free Comic Book Day 2020: Spider-Man/Venom will provide two exciting tales connected to the coming major storylines in Venom, Amazing Spider-Man and Black Cat from top creators Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, Jed MacKay, and Patrick Gleason and more!

Free Comic Book Day 2020: Spider-Man/Venom

2019’s Techno-Virus Thriller DCeased Continues in DCeased: Unkillables!

DCeased: Unkillables #1 (of 3)

Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Karl Mostert and Trevor Scott
Cover by Howard Porter
Variant covers by Francesco Mattina and Yasmin Putri
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
Final Orders Due: Jan 27, 2020
$4.99 US (CARD STOCK VARIANT COVERS $5.99)
48 PAGES EACH

2019’s Techno-Virus Thriller DCeased Continues in DCeased: Unkillables!

DC’s smash hit mini-series DCeased, written by fan-favorite Tom Taylor (Suicide Squad, Injustice), returns in 2020 with three oversized issues to answer this question: What did the villains do when the heroes failed and the world ended?

Spinning out of the dramatic events of 2019’s techno-organic-fueled bestselling thriller, writer Tom Taylor returns to this dark world, along with new artist Karl Mostert, with a street-level tale of death, heroism and redemption: DCeased: Unkillables! Led by Red Hood and Deathstroke, over the course of this three-issue miniseries clocking in at 48 pages each, DC’s hardest villains and antiheroes will fight with no mercy to save the only commodity left on a dying planet of the undead—life!

DCeased: Unkillables #1 (of 3)

Preview: The Immortal Hulk: Great Power #1

The Immortal Hulk: Great Power #1

(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Jorge Molina
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 05, 2020
SRP: $4.99

THE HULK FINDS A NEW HOST: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!

When Bruce Banner wakes up in the middle of the night without the Hulk, he thinks he’s finally free. But the Hulk is immortal – and the night’s not over yet. If you thought he was dangerous in the body of mild-mannered Bruce Banner, wait till you see him now. Peter Parker is a man with the proportional strength and agility of a spider, capable of lifting trains on his bad days. And he’s about to get a big, green power-up – with a temper to match.

The Immortal Hulk: Great Power #1
« Older Entries