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Wonder Woman, Titans, Swamp Thing, and The Flash Get Giant at Walmart

DC announced today that it’s expanding its line of comics currently exclusive to Walmart. The publisher is increasing the slate of 100-Page Giant comics from four to six. In addition, two titles from the original lineup will be re-titled and renumbered as #1 issues. All titles, including the Superman 100-Page Giant featuring Tom King with Andy Kubert and the Batman 100-Page Giant featuring Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Derington, will arrive in participating U.S. Walmart retail stores by Sunday, February 17.

Additions to the lineup include the Swamp Thing 100-Page Giant #1 and The Flash 100-Page Giant #1. As with the other Walmart titles, each book will retail at $4.99 and combine new original stories with “flashback” content from popular DC story eras such as DC Rebirth, the New Age of Heroes and the New 52.

The debut issue of the Swamp Thing 100-Page Giant includes an original story, “Desert of Ash,” written by Tim Seeley, with art by Mike Perkins. This 12-page tale features Swamp Thing and his witch companion Briar as they face the pyromaniac Char Man, who possesses the ability to control flames, a power granted by the elemental spirits of fire itself. Issues #2 and #3 feature “Bog of Blood,” a two-parter by Seeley with art by Joëlle Jones, which introduces a terrifying and potentially supernatural slasher stalking the swamps of Louisiana.

This 100-page spectacular also includes fan-favorite stories from DC’s New 52 period, including Jeff Lemire, Travel Foreman, and Dan Green’s “The Hunt,” from Animal Man, in addition to “Raise Dem Bones,” from the New 52 Swamp Thing by writer Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette, plus “Death in a Small Town,” featuring Detective Chimp and Shadowpact.

Swamp Thing 100-Page Giant

The Flash 100-Page Giant #1 features an all-new tale of the Scarlet Speedster, written by Gail Simone with art by Clayton Henry. In the 12-part arc “Glass Houses,” Barry Allen is dedicated to keeping the streets of Central City safe as the Fastest Man Alive. But when his old foe Mirror Master shows up looking to cause trouble, it’s up to the Flash to stop him. This book also debuts classic tales of the New 52 version of the Flash by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, in addition to the spacefaring adventures of Adam Strange from 2004 by Andy Diggle and Pasqual Ferry, plus the classic New 52 “rebirth” of the World’s Mightiest Mortal, Shazam, from Geoff Johns and Gary Frank.

The Flash 100-Page Giant #1

Both the Justice League of America and Teen Titans Giants will retain their same contents but continue with new cover titles and will be renumbered with #1 issues. The Justice League of America 100-Page Giant becomes Wonder Woman 100-Page Giant #1, continuing the original Wonder Woman story by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti ,Tom Derenick, and Chad Hardin, with “flashback” stories from Geoff Johns’ New 52 Justice League and Aquaman, plus 2006’s “Who Is Wonder Woman?” by Allan Heinberg, Rachel Dodson, and Terry Dodson.

Wonder Woman 100-Page Giant #1

The Teen Titans 100-Page Giant continues as Titans 100-Page Giant #1, with writer Dan Jurgens continuing his original story with art by Scot Eaton and Wayne Faucher. In addition, the book will continue the ongoing reprint stories from Geoff Johns and Tom Grummett’s Teen Titans from 2004, Peter Tomasi’s Super Sons from 2017’s DC Rebirth and Kenneth Rocafort, Dan DiDio, and Max Raynor’s Sideways from the New Age of Heroes.

Titans 100-Page Giant #1

Each 100-page comic sells for $4.99 and are available in more than 3,000 participating Walmart retailers in the United States.

Preview: Electric Warriors #3

Electric Warriors #3

(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Travel Foreman
In Shops: Jan 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The revolution starts now! Inceptor accidentally digs too far into the memories of the Electric Warrior from Gil’Dishpan and uncovers a conspiracy at the heart of the Covenant. The planet games are meant to bring profit and keep the various peoples across the galaxies in check, rather than encourage peace and cooperation. If Inceptor can convince the other Warriors of what he’s learned, it might just spark the revolution that will free a galaxy.

Electric Warriors #3

Review: Astonishing X-Men: Until Our Hearts Stop

Havok is back and trying to make up for his turn as a bad guy. His attempt to become an X-Man again has him bringing together a team that includes Dazzler, Warpath, Beast, and Colossus and puts them on a course to take on the Reavers and O.N.E.

Astonishing X-Men: Until Our Hearts Stop collects issues #13-17 and Astonishing X-Men Annual #1 by Matthew Rosenberg, Greg Land, Neil Edwards, Travel Foreman, Jay Liesten, Frank D’Armata, and Jim Charalampidis.

Get your copy in comic shops January 22nd! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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TFAW

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Preview: Electric Warriors #2 (of 6)

Electric Warriors #2 (of 6)

(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Travel Foreman
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

The Planet Covenant is live! Warrior representatives from across the known galaxies have gathered to wage battle and prove their cosmic superiority. Representing the humans of Earth is War Cry, who enters into his first gladiatorial match with all the ego and bluster we can expect from Earthlings. But will it be enough to stop the lava-spewing champion of Saturn? Alliances are formed in and out of the arena, as each fighter starts to establish their rank. War Cry thinks he has found a friend in an empathic healer from distant Vrang, but he can’t help but think his only true friend may be the oceanic Deep Dweller, his rival from Earth. And of course, what no one yet knows is what the ruling powers are after. It can’t just be watching species from around the cosmos tearing each other apart…can it?

Review: Electric Warriors #1

A new tale of the future DC Universe, set in a previously unexplored timeline-the Cosmic Dark Age!

Get your copy in comic shops now! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology
TFAW

 

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Preview: Electric Warriors #1

Electric Warriors #1

(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Travel Foreman
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

A new tale of the future DC Universe, set in a previously unexplored timeline-the Cosmic Dark Age!

Years after the Great Disaster, the Earth has started to rebuild and rejoin the universal coalition. In order to prevent a galactic war, different worlds throughout the known cosmos have created a new system of competitive combat to give each participating planet their own voice in the intergalactic struggle. Each world has one diplomatic gladiator, chosen to possess the Electric Seed and fight for their homeland as the Electric Warrior! Each fighter forsakes their personal life in the name of peace.

So what happens when Earth can’t choose a single combatant and sends two instead? The bruiser War Cry represents the humans of Earth, while Deep Dweller, a shape-shifter from the Octopus Tribe, represents the animal kingdom. Can they maintain one common goal, or will they tear Earth’s tenuous coexistence to shreds and destroy the rest of the universe with it? Oh, and War Cry also has a powerful relic from Earth’s past: Superman’s cape!

Review: Marvel Knights #1

In the cemetery, the blind man does not know who he is, or why he has come to this particular grave at this moment. He doesn’t know the burly police officer with the wild story who has approached him. Or the strangely intense man who sits in the rear seat of the patrol car, his eyes flashing green. But all of that is about to change. Because Matt Murdock is beginning to remember…

In a colorless world without heroes, the spark of light…must come from the dark…

Celebrating 20 years, Marvel Knights is back in a limited series dubbed… Marvel Knights. Written by Donny Cates, Marvel Knights #1 is a weird mix of a story that hearkens a little back to the original series but also going off in a weird direction that makes it all feel like some event story.

Heroes, really everyone, don’t remember who they are. Something is blocking their history and identities. The issue focuses mainly on Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, as he is drawn to the grave of Karen Page not knowing why. Approached by Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, he’s brought himself to remember who he is and the issue is him running around like a crazy attempting to connect with everyone, except they don’t remember either. What’s going on? Why? No idea.

The first issue is an enigma on multiple fronts leaving us to wonder what the hell is going on. The original Marvel Knights to me was both a mature line and a line that could explore different aspects and stories of classic characters bogged down by continuity. This, kind of feels like a weird mix of the two and it sort of works.

The art by Travel Foreman with ink by Derek Fridolfs, color by Matt Milla, and lettering by Cory Petit is good with a certain style that reminds me of some of the original Marvel Knights releases. That art is a little inconsistent though as the first ending to the comic has an odd manga flair to it that just doesn’t look like the rest of the comic.

The first issue is intriguing, it’s definitely not what was expected. It’s a literal puzzle that feels more like an event than “Marvel Knights.” That’s not bad and this is one to judge after a few more issues but this debut is a headscratcher.

Story: Donny Cates Art: Travel Foreman
Ink: Derek Fridolfs Color: Matt Milla Letterer: VCs Cory Petit
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.25 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Marvel Knights #1

Marvel Knights #1

(W) Donny Cates (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Geoff Shaw
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $4.99

In celebration of the legendary imprint founded by Marvel’s CCO Joe Quesada, a new crop of talent stands poised to tell a groundbreaking story across the Marvel Universe!

In the cemetery, the blind man does not know who he is, or why he has come to this particular grave at this moment.

He doesn’t know the burly police officer with the wild story who has approached him.
Or the strangely intense man who sits in the rear seat of the patrol car, his eyes flashing green.

But all of that is about to change.

Because Matt Murdock is beginning to remember…

In a colorless world without heroes, the spark of light…must come from the dark…

Preview: Astonishing X-Men Annual #1

Astonishing X-Men Annual #1

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Rod Reis
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $4.99

Jean Grey and the original X-Men reunite! Following her resurrection, Jean Grey can no longer make sense of her life since becoming an X-Man. Who better to relate to this than Hank McCoy, Warren Worthington III and Bobby Drake? But this reunion will prove bittersweet when they’re joined by an unexpected guest…the former Professor Charles Xavier, X! Why has X revealed himself to his former students? And what strange mission does he want to send them on?

Preview: Tales of Suspense #104

Tales of Suspense #104

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Yasmine Putri
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 18, 2018
SRP: $3.99

RED LEDGER CONCLUSION!
• It ends here, one way or another. BUCKY and HAWKEYE are closing in on the new Red Room. But what happens when they finally find the BLACK WIDOW?
• Will she stand with them and turn on the people who made her? Or are some bonds too strong to break?
• The tragic tale of an Archer, an Assassin, a Widow and a woman caught between two worlds concludes here!

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