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Preview: X-O Manowar Deluxe Edition Book 2


Written by MATT KINDT
Cover Art by Viktor Kalvachev
On sale FEBRUARY 19 | 304 pages, full color | $49.99 US | T+ HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-348-2

From barbarian…to agent…to hero!

New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (HARBINGER WARS 2, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artists Trevor Hairsine (ETERNITY), Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA), and Tomás Giorello (NINJA-K) come together for a thrilling melee of blood and steely-eyed daring right here in a deluxe edition hardcover collecting the next epic chapter of the Eisner Award-nominated run of X-O MANOWAR!

Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #15-26 along with 20+ pages of rarely seen designs, process art, and behind-the-scenes extras in a must-own, oversized hardcover edition of the series CBR calls, “stunning”!


Cla$$war Comes to Image in July 2020

The critically acclaimed indie superhero title — Cla$$war by Rob WilliamsTrevor Hairsine, and Travel Foreman — will be available in trade paperback for the first time from Image Comics this July 2020. 

Love your country then rip it down! In Cla$$war, beloved supersoldier, American, uncovers the dark truth behind the White House and burns the word “Liar” into the forehead of the president on live TV. Now on the run with a rogue CIA agent, he intends to reveal everything he now knows to the world. Can his former teammates, the superteam Enola Gay, stop him?  

Cla$$war (ISBN: 978-1607438168) will be available on Wednesday, July 15 and in bookstores on Tuesday, July 21.


DCeased Gets a Spooky Trailer for the Hardcover Edition

With all of that candy you’ve collected for Halloween, you’re going to need a good scary story to get you through the next few months while you’re eating all of it, and if you’re one of the few that have missed the best-selling miniseries DCeased, you’ve got your shot at redemption, as the hardcover collected edition of this fan-favorite series is available for pre-order now.

Written by Tom Taylor, with art by Trevor Hairsine and Stefano GaudianoDCeased pits the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes against a techno-virus that turns people into mindless, homicidal creatures of destruction. What’s worse is that none of the DC heroes are immune to this infection and are caught completely off guard by this new threat. If the world ends, what happens to our heroes?

This stunning hardcover collected edition includes all six issues of of DCeased, plus the one-shot DCeased: A Good Day to Die, also written by Tom Taylor with art by Laura Braga, Darick Robertson, Richard Friend, and Trevor Scott. A parallel story to the events of DCeased, Mr. Terrific leads a motley group of heroes to stop the impending apocalypse, hoping to succeed where the heroes of the Justice League have thus far failed.

This collection also includes some awesome bonus content, including a gallery of variant covers by artist Francesco Mattina, plus an incredible gallery of homage variant covers by Yasmine Putri and Tasia M.S. that pay tribute to current and classic horror films like It, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Nun and others.

The DCeased Collected Edition Hardcover is also available for pre-order at all participating Barnes & Noble retailers, featuring an exclusive cover of an infected Superman, by artist Francesco Mattina, as well as a bonus gallery of variant covers featuring infected versions of DC heroes such as Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and more.

The DCeased Collected Edition Hardcover is available in participating comic book retailers November 20 and arrives in book stores and online retailers on November 26.

Preview: DCeased #6 (of 6)

DCeased #6 (of 6)

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine, Neil Edwards, Stefano Guadiano (CA) Mark Brooks
In Shops: Oct 30, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Humanity is on the brink of extinction, and only a few remaining members of the Justice League stand between life and annihilation. As the remnants of humanity make their last gamble for survival, will there even be a planet left to call home when all is said and done? The senses-shattering conclusion to the year’s surprise blockbuster is here!

DCeased #6 (of 6)

DCeased #6 Gets a First Look

DCeased #6

Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Trevor Hairsine, Neil Edwards and Stefano Guadiano
Cover art by Mark Brooks
Variant cover art by Francesco Mattina and Yasmin Putri
In Shops: Oct 30, 2019
Final Orders Due: Oct 07, 2019
SRP: $4.99

DCeased, DC’s brutal blockbuster, reaches its chilling conclusion! Humanity is on the brink of extinction, and only a few remaining members of the Justice League stand between life and annihilation. As the remnants of humanity make their last gamble for survival, will there even be a planet left to call home when all is said and done?

DCeased #6

Preview: DCeased #5 (of 6)

DCeased #5 (of 6)

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Guadiano (CA) Joshua Middleton
In Shops: Oct 02, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The world is dying at the hands of the infected, and the very survival of humanity is at stake. Facing extinction, Superman and the heroes will make a decision that will fundamentally alter Earth’s present…and future!

DCeased #5 (of 6)

Preview: DCeased #4 (of 6)

DCeased #4 (of 6)

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Guadiano (CA) Andy Kubert
In Shops: Aug 07, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The Daily Planet has become a beacon of hope for the living as the Anti-Life Equation sweeps the planet. What’s left of the Justice League have begun to gather there, bringing survivors and family alike. But the city is being overrun with infected humans…and superhumans! The war for Metropolis begins!

DCeased #4 (of 6)

Preview: DCeased #3 (of 6)

DCeased #3 (of 6)

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Stefano Guadiano (A/CA) Trevor Hairsine
In Shops: Jul 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Heroes, villains and gods have fallen. Cities have collapsed. The virus threatens to reach below the waves and even to the island of Themyscira. The race to save planet Earth is on! The surviving members of the Justice League have learned the secret to the spread of the virus, but is it already too late to stop it?

DCeased #3 (of 6)

Preview: DCeased #2

DCeased #2

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Guadiano (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
In Shops: Jun 05, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Millions are dying every minute. Heroes and villains alike are falling. Can the Justice League unite to find a way to stop the spread of death? Can they save humanity from extinction? Can they even save themselves? The key to survival may hinge on the last moments of one of the World’s Finest Heroes…

DCeased #2

Review: DCeased #1

DCeased #1

A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction.

The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unprepared for a pandemic of this magnitude and struggle to save their loved ones first…but what happens to the World’s Greatest Heroes if the world ends?

DCeased #1 is both an entertaining horror spin on DC’s heroes but also a story we’ve seen many times before in other media and with other publishers. Writer Tom Taylor delivers his spin on the zombie-ish virus outbreak story and it generally works.

The story revolves around the Anti-Life Equation and its use makes the story feel like we’ve seen this before in another comic (paging the Dark Multiverse). The first issue is pure setup as the virus infects more and more and we see the horror unleashed. Once we get to this point, things get interesting as readers hold their breath to see who will, and won’t, be infected.

And that’s the successful aspect of the comic. Taylor plays with common horror tropes building tension and delivering scenes all about the “will they or won’t they” focus. As the comic progresses, it feels more like 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later as the virus spreads resulting in a rage like bloodlust frenzy. There’s nothing wrong with that but it is something we’ve seen, just not necessarily with these characters.

Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Gaudiano, and James Harren provide the art and the shift in styles is noticeable but not a problem. Each has their own take on characters and while they’re close at times there is noticeable difference in that and the general art as a whole. The color by Rain Beredo and lettering by Saida Temofonte helps tie things together though and the coloring especially help with the darker tone of the comic and emphasize the horror aspect of it all.

I’m generally not a horror fan but do enjoy the occasional zombie story. This combination of DC’s iconic characters and an outbreak storyline works due to it understanding what it is and using familiar tropes and situations to maximum effect. While it might be familiar, if you’re a fan of this genre, it’s well worth checking out.

Story: Tom Taylor Art: Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Gaudiano, and James Harren
Color: Rain Beredo Lettering: Saida Temofonte
Story: 7.95 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.85 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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