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Preview: Black Adam: Justice Society Files – Atom Smasher #1

Black Adam: Justice Society Files – Atom Smasher #1

(W) Cavan Scott, Bryan Miller (A) Travis Mercer, Marco Santucci (CA) Kaare Andrews
In Shops: Sep 06, 2022
SRP: $5.99

Al Rothstein has big shoes to fill. Very big shoes. But he needs to prove himself before he can call himself Atom Smasher. He has the costume, and he has a mission…he just has to make it through the night in one piece. And in part 3 of the Teth-Adam backup story: history begins to repeat itself as, in ancient Kahndaq, Teth-Adam’s son, Hurut, crosses a line for the greater good, while, in the present, Adrianna’s son, Amon, joins the race to save the sought-after eternium idol from Intergang’s clutches.

Black Adam: Justice Society Files - Atom Smasher #1

Get ready for Black Adam with the Justice Society Files

The hierarchy of power in the DC Extended Universe changes on October 21, as Warner Bros Pictures highly anticipated film Black Adam debuts exclusively in theaters.

After 5000 years of imprisonment, Black Adam is ready to impose his unique version of order on the modern world. The only thing standing in his way are the heroes of The Justice Society – Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Cyclone and Atom Smasher.

In the months leading to the films’ release, fans will want to learn all they can about these DC Super Heroes, as well as Teth-Adam, the man who becomes Black Adam, and DC will be on hand to provide that knowledge with Black Adam – The Justice Society Files.

Black Adam – The Justice Society Files are a series of one-shot comic books profiling the members of The Justice Society, their backgrounds, and connections to Black Adam, leading up to the movie. Each issue features a main story by writer Cavan Scott, plus a backup story by Bryan Q. Miller charting the path of Teth-Adam, from slave, to prisoner, to becoming the titular antihero.

The excitement kicks off Tuesday, July 5 with Black Adam – The Justice Society Files: Hawkman #1, on sale at comic book shops and participating digital retailers. Scott is joined by the all-star team of Scot Eaton (penciller), Norm Rapmund (inker) and Andrew Dalhouse (colorist) in this tale of Hawkman, an archeologist who is the reincarnation of an Egyptian prince and the leader of the Justice Society. 

On August 2, Black Adam – The Justice Society Files: Cyclone #1 places DC’s human whirlwind center stage in a story by Cavan Scott, with art by Maria Laura Sanapo and Arif PriantoBlack Adam – The Justice Society Files: Atom Smasher #1 spotlights the size-changing powerhouse of The Justice Society on September 6, written by Scott with art by Travis Mercer and John Kalisz. The series of one-shots concludes October 4 with Black Adam – The Justice Society Files: Doctor Fate #1, in a story by Scott with art by Jesus Merino and Ulises Arreola.

In addition to breathtaking cover art by Kaare Andrews, each issue of Black Adam – The Justice Society Files features a photo variant cover of the actors portraying The Justice Society, in their fantastic movie costumes –Aldis Hodge (Hawkman), Quintessa Swindell (Cyclone), Noah Centineo (Atom Smasher), and Pierece Brosnan (Dr. Fate). Fans can visit their local comic book shop for availability and pre-ordering details.

From Young Justice: Phantoms to Young Justice: Targets

Queen Perdita has been kidnapped! Mysterious armored assailants have snatched the Vlatavan royal out from beneath Bowhunter Security, leaving Green Arrow and Black Canary poisoned and comatose in the process! Now a rallying cry echoes around the globe, and across super-teams, to band together and rescue Perdita! Continuing the story of Young Justice: Phantoms, now streaming on HBO MAX, is the six issue, digital first Young Justice: Targets.

Written by Young Justice: Phantoms showrunner Greg Weisman with art by storyboard artist Christopher JonesYoung Justice: Targets will be available in comic shops on July 26. DC Universe Infinite subscribers will have early access to the digital first comic, as Young Justice: Targets #1 will debut on the premium digital subscription service on June 14. Plus, each issue includes a bonus story detailing previously unseen adventures from past seasons of Young Justice!

Debuting July 26, the debut issue features a variant cover by Meghan Hetrick and a 1:25 variant cover by Travis Mercer. New issues will be available on DC Universe Infinite for 30 days before they are available in comic shops.

Black Adam by Christopher Priest and Rafa Sandoval with Painted Covers by Irvin Rodriguez

With a movie coming, Black Adam is getting a new comic series set to launch June 21st. Black Adam is written by Christopher Priest, with art by Rafa Sandoval, and covers by Irvin Rodriguez.

There is no forgiveness for Black Adam. This is the reality Teth-Adam, immortal man of indomitable will, must face when he discovers he has been infected with an incurable plague destroying his immortality. Haunted by the specter of centuries of dark deeds, Black Adam transfers his powers to a worthy successor who will redeem Adam’s legacy and defend their ancestral homeland of Kahndaq, only to subsequently become mystically “handcuffed” to him when Adam’s plague is arrested, giving birth to perhaps the most volatile and dysfunctional super-team in DC history!

Black Adam #1 features open to order variant covers by Rafa Sandoval, Mikel Janin, and Lucio Parrillo, a 1:25 variant by Crystal Kung, 1:50 variant by Cully Hamner, 1:100 foil variant by Lucio Parrillo, and team variant cover by Travis Mercer and Danny Miki.

Preview: Tis The Season to Be Freezin’ #1

Tis The Season to Be Freezin’ #1

Written by: Richard Bernatovech, Andrew Wheeler, Tee Franklin, Tara Roberts
Art by: Eric Battle, Travis Mercer, Meghan Hetrick, Yancey Labat

Oh the weather outside is freezing, but these stories sure are pleasin’. So since you’ve no place to go, why not grab a sweater, pour a cup of hot cocoa, and stoke the fire…because these 10 tales are sure to lower the mercury! Join us as Harley Quinn and Blue Snowman ice out Hawkman, Batman fights the cold heart of Mr. Freeze, the JLQ don’t stand a snowball’s chance against Minister Blizzard, and the Flash and Superman team up to chill out Captain Cold. So warm your holiday heart with these freezin’ feats of frosty fiction!

Tis The Season to Be Freezin' #1

Read RV9 #1 from Mad Cave Studios for Free!

Former assassin Velveteen is on the run from the Order of the 9, the organization that took her from her family and forced her into a life where all she knows is secrecy, violence, and death. Now, she’s bringing the fight to them.

RV9 is a five issue series from writer Ben Goldsmith, penciler Travis Mercer, inker Miguel Angel Zapata, colorist Maria Santaolalla, and letterer Justin Birch, and published by Mad Cave Studios.

You can find all five issues at comic shops now and the trade collecting all five issues is currently scheduled to be released May 20.

You can buy the series below and read the entire first issue for free!

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Mad Cave Studios Announces RV9

Writer Ben Goldsmith (The Seance Room) and artist Travis Mercer explore the futuristic streets of Italy in the year 2055 with, RV9. This fast-paced spy thriller bleeds with intrigue as colorist María Santaolalla (Unholy Grail, Brothers Dracul) and letterer Justin Birch (Knights of the Golden Sun, Road of Bones) round out the creative team.

RV9 follows former assassin, Velveteen, who is on the run from the Order of the 9, the organization that took her from her family and forced her into a life of secrecy, violence, and death. Now, after years of running, she is bringing the fight to them. With help from an American hacker, Jasper, and a rookie officer with an attitude, Inspector Pazzi, Velveteen will use everything she was taught by the Order of the 9 against them.

The 5-issue mini-series is set to launch this November! Make sure to pre-order your copy at your LCS!