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Four New Debuts from DC, Magnetic Press, and Harlequin are Available Now

There’s four new digital releases available now on comiXology. You can get comics from DC Comics, Magnetic Press, and Harlequin now and check out the releases below!

Carbon & Silicon #2

Written by Mathieu Bablet
Art by Mathieu Bablet
Cover by Mathieu Bablet
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During their first excursion outside the laboratory, androids Carbon and Silicon experience their first immersion into the real world, and the moral quandries of desire…

Carbon & Silicon #2

Memo: Marry Me?

Written by Jennie Adams
Art by Chloe Namiki
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It’s impossible… I can’t work as his secretary. Lily couldn’t help but look up at the sky. She was the owner of a company that dispatched secretaries. The business was going well, but the staff she had sent to Zack Swift, a famous young businessman, had angered him by following him around for a week, hoping to win him over! When Lily managed to explain herself and propose a solution, Zack gave her a suggestive look, and said, “You work for me as my secretary, that’s the deal.” But Lily had a secret that he mustn’t know about…

Memo: Marry Me?

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox (2021-) #13

Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Pencils Mike Norton
Inks Vicente Cifuentes, Jesús Merino, Mike Norton
Colored by Ulises Arreola Palomera, Roman Stevens
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The GCPD is no closer to figuring out who killed the Riddler, now that all of the suspects have confessed to one crime or another, including the murder….everyone except, Joker. Did he actually do it? Is the Riddler actually dead (we’ve seen his body…)? The last pieces of the puzzle fall into place here.

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox (2021-) #13

The Wall #4

Written by Antoine Charreyron
Art by Mario Alberti
Cover by Mario Alberti
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The horde has broken free from the confines of ED3N and it is only a matter of time before they breach the chambers of the Wall to escape into the outside world. Solal and Jen race to find a solution while Bastard’s forces fight and die maintaining the outside perimeter.

The Wall #4

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ComiXology Features Two New Releases from DC and Magnetic Press

There’s two new comic releases on comiXology today from DC Comics and Magnetic Press. You can start shopping now or check out the new releases below.

False Guard CE

Written by Merwan
Art by Merwan
Cover by Merwan
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The complete FALSE GUARD series, collecting digital singels #1-6.

False Guard CE

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox (2021-) #11

Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Pencils Shawn Crystal
Inks Vicente Cifuentes
Colored by Juan Doe, Ulises Arreola Palomera
Cover by Chip Zdarsky
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Joker gives up a new clue as to who killed the Riddler…and Batman is the #1 suspect? WHAT?

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox (2021-) #11

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Review: Dark Nights: Death Metal Rise of the New God

Dark Nights: Death Metal Rise of the New God

Dark Nights: Death Metal has been an interesting event so far. The “Crisis” by another name has had a main series and story that has bounced around in tone. Then, there’s been a series of tie-in one-shots. They’ve been both key in the storytelling and far superior to the main series. Each of those one-shots is pretty important to the story. They don’t quite stand on their own but also are not easily woven into the main series. Dark Nights: Death Metal Rise of the New God is another example of that. It feels like it introduces really important aspects to the main story but would be difficult to work into the series.

Written by James Tynion IV, Dark Nights: Death Metal Rise of the New God focuses on the battle between the new version of The Batman Who Laughs and Perpetua. It’s occurring on a cosmic scale with the two hurling planets at each other, a concept both awe-inspiring visually and a bit silly at the same time.

The comic though is more focused on Chronicler, a new character to me, whose role is to… watch. Yes, Chronicler is DC”s version of Uatu, Marvel’s Watcher. Its role is to travel the omniverse gathering stories of various realities and their history. With this reality on the brink of destruction, the Chronicler is going to do the same with this universe.

The concept presented is an interesting one with a slight twist more focused on the meta aspect of a storyteller watching a story. The Chronicler becomes obsessed that a reality with such rich stories feels unfinished and so travels around gathering more information. We as readers learn more about the history of the DC Universe and the current situation. In a way Dark Nights: Death Metal Rise of the New God acts as another entry to try to make sense of the current event.

What it does do is add another layer to the already complicated history of DC Crisis events adding in the Omniverse to the Multiverse. It also might be a hint as to what’s to come once Dark Nights: Death Metal is over. It again points to a “new DC universe” driven by this event, one that may return to the classic good vs. evil tropes of classic DC stories.

The art is amazing at times. Jesus Merino is joined by Vicenete Cifuentes on ink and Ulises Arreola on color. The imagery as Chronicler makes his way through the galaxy is just jaw-dropping at times. It’s titans battling in a cosmic way and delivers visuals I don’t believe I’ve ever seen before. Chronicler himself feels like a mix of DC’s history with aspects of classic and modern design mixed together. There’s also some great use of panels and splash pages to really emphasize the epic and titanic nature of what’s happening.

A back-up story takes us to The Bleed where a ship of survivors needs to figure out what to do next. Written by Bryan Edward Hill, the segment has the remaining Green Lanterns unsure of their next move. They know time is not on their side and they’ll eventually be destroyed if they stick to their path. Much like the main story, it too leaves you hanging with whatever to come in another issue elsewhere. It also feels like a segment that couldn’t be fit into the main series, so had to be added somewhere.

With art by Nik Virella, color by Hi-Fi, and lettering by Andworld Design, it’s a decent chapter. The art team is able to mix the desperation the survivors feel with that moment when they decide to fight. While it doesn’t quite hit the level of inspirational, the characters and designs are interesting. It too leaves the reader wanting to see what’s next though this finishes with a more curious “end.”

Dark Nights: Death Metal Rise of the New God is an interesting comic. It has a lot of concepts that could work really well. But, as a comic, it doesn’t stand on its own. It feels like a chapter in the event that without the event, it’d make no sense. As is, it’s inclusion is head-scratching until we read more of what’s to come. It’s a setup of things, clearly, but until that pays off, what’s presented can be a bit confusing and mixed. It has concepts without payoff and new ideas that until this issue hasn’t played into Dark Nights: Death Metal.

Unlike other one-shots, this is one you will likely need to continue to read the event to enjoy. But, if DC is willing to step out into the Omniverse as this comic hints, it’s a sign of some exciting things to come when this event is finally over.

Story: James Tynion IV, Bryan Edward Hill Art: Jesus Merino, Nik Virella
Ink: Vicente Cifuentes Color: Ulises Arreola, Hi-Fi Letterer: Andworld Design
Story: 6.0 Art: 8.35 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Pass

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Preview: Wonder Woman #757

Wonder Woman #757

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Jesus Merino, Vicente Cifuentes (CA) Danny Miki, Robson Rocha
In Shops: Jun 17, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Warmaster’s plot to destroy Wonder Woman’s family is nearly complete… but Diana has reunited with her former protégé Donna Troy! Are the two of them enough to face the might of the Four Horsewomen? Or is the Age of the Amazons at an end?

Wonder Woman #757

Preview: Wonder Woman #756

Wonder Woman #756

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Jesus Merino, Vicente Cifuentes, Danny Miki (CA) Robson Rocha
In Shops: Jun 03, 2020
SRP: $3.99

With Wonder Woman down, the Four Horsewomen are victorious-and now they set their sights on the rest of the Amazons! Can anyone stop Warmaster from delivering ultimate vengeance upon Wonder Woman’s family?

Wonder Woman #756

Preview: The Terrifics #27

The Terrifics #27

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Sergio Davila, Vicente Cifuentes (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: May 27, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Scientists of the world unite! When Simon Stagg sabotages Mr. Terrific’s latest world-changing invention, reinforcements are needed. Enter the Terrific Council: Blue Beetle! The Atom! Man-Bat! Shay Veritas! Dhalua Strong! (Just hum a theme song in your head, it’ll be more exciting that way.) Looks like Michael Holt has been building a real path to progress behind the backs of his Terrific comrades-but the real question is, what else is he planning?

Preview: The Terrifics #26

The Terrifics #26

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Sergio Davila, Vicente Cifuentes (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Mar 11, 2020
SRP: $3.99

A bold new direction for The Terrifics begins here! Following the events of the T-Finity experiment, Mr. Terrific has at last gained control of his long-defunct company Terrifictech, with the help of a mysterious benefactor. Seeking to redefine the concept of super-heroics with bleeding-edge technology and targeted global problem-solving, Michael Holt and his team of outcasts are expanding their horizons to a bright new future. But as the Terrifics evolve, the remnants of evils past just won’t let them go…

The Terrifics #26

Preview: The Terrifics #24

The Terrifics #24

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Sergio Davila, Vicente Cifuentes (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Jan 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“The One Where Bizarro Screws Up Time” part two! The Terrifics have traveled to the very beginning of time to put an end to Bizarro’s reign of clock-clashing terror! But who are the mysterious angels helping Ms. Terrific navigate the void? And who are adklj;askjwe! Hey, Bizarro…writing solicit text is my job! Hey, stop it! What are you-ow! BIZARRO AM #1. MY VILLAINOUS ADVENTURES WILL BE IN BOOK FOREVER! ME DISLIKE CHEESE AND LOVE SUPERMAN. BIZARRO OUT.

The Terrifics #24

Preview: Wonder Woman #80

Wonder Woman #80

(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Jesus Merino, Vicente Cifuentes (CA) Yanick Paquette
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

After failing to save her friends, Wonder Woman must find the power within to vanquish her most powerful foe…who’s only gotten more formidable! But only Diana, who knows Cheetah best, can stop her god-killing spree! Little does Diana know, there’s a deity waiting in the shadows to assume the role of god/goddess of love and help save the world alongside our hero. Will they find each other in time?

Wonder Woman #80

Preview: Xena Vol. 2: Mind Games

Xena Vol. 2: Mind Games

writer: Erica Shultz
artist: Vicente Cifuentes
cover: Sergio Davila
FC | 120 pages | $19.99 | All Ages

The start of a new adventure! A young girl flees for her life-from her parents?! Xena and Gabrielle must determine if the girl is a visionary or a demon. Unfortunately for all concerned, the Oracles of Delphi have already decided!

Xena Vol. 2: Mind Games
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