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Preview: James Bond (2020) #5

James Bond (2020) #5

writers: Vita Ayala & Danny Lore
artist: Brent Peeples
covers: Afua Richardson (A), Richardson Grayscale (RI-B/W), Richardson Grayscale (RI-B/W Virgin), Richardson Vintage Paperback Cover (RI)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Action/Adventure | Teen+

Fakes are everywhere. 007 has no clue who to trust. His training and intuition are all that stand between the shadows and the light.

By VITA AYALA (Morbius, Gamora), DANNY LORE (Queen Of Bad Dreams) and ERICA D’URSO (Captain Marvel).

James Bond (2020) #5

Preview: Batman: Secret Files #3

Batman: Secret Files #3

(W) James Tynion IV, Vita Ayala, Mariko Tamaki, Dan Watters, Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Sumit Kumar, Andie Tong, Riley Rossmo, John Paul Leon, Victor Ibanez (CA) Guillem March
In Shops: Jun 10, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Spinning out of the pages of Batman! Discover the origins and motivations behind the cabal of assassins who have come to Gotham to stop Batman from enacting his plans to save the city-including Deathstroke, Cheshire, Merlyn, and the new threats of Mr. Teeth and Gunsmith. What brought this team together, and who is frightening enough to boss Deathstroke around? It’s five killer tales from five killer creative teams in this can’t-miss issue!

Batman: Secret Files #3

Preview: Marvel Action: Black Panther: Rise Together

Marvel Action: Black Panther: Rise Together

Vita Ayala (Author) Arianna Florean (Artist, Cover Artist) Mattia Iacono (Colorist)

Follow the adventures of T’Challa, the Black Panther, his sister Shuri, and the fantastic citizens of Wakanda in these middle grade-friendly adventures!

Every 25 years, Wakanda’s ruler trades places with one of their subjects to gain perspective on their kingdom. T’Challa’s turn has come, and while working in a Vibranium refinery, he uncovers a plot to sell the priceless metal on the black market. Plus, when one of the Black Panther’s advisers suffers an injury during an attack, the adviser requests the aid of a traditional healer over modern medicine. Shuri scoffs at the idea, but soon a curse forces her on an epic quest.

Collects issues #4–6 of the Marvel Action: Black Panther series.

Marvel Action: Black Panther: Rise Together

Preview: Livewire Vol. 3 Champion

LIVEWIRE VOL. 3 CHAMPION (TPB)

Written by VITA AYALA
Art by TANA FORD, BRUNO OLIVERA
Colors by KELLY FITZPATRICK, RUTH REDMOND
Letters by SAIDA TEMOFONTE
Cover by RAÚL ALLÉN
On sale MAY 20 | 112 pages, full color | $14.99 US | T+
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-354-3

What is the cost of freedom?

Wanted fugitive Livewire has been on the run for months from the authorities for shutting down the country’s power in an effort to protect people gifted with powers. Will a shocking offer to go public from a renowned local politician pull Livewire into a political spotlight?

Valiant’s breakout heroine fights to clear her name in the next electrifying volume from rising stars Vita Ayala (Prisoner X) and Tana Ford (Avengers)!

Collecting LIVEWIRE #9–12.

LIVEWIRE VOL. 3 CHAMPION (TPB)

Review: 2020 Ironheart #1

2020 Ironheart #1

2020 Ironheart #1 is an interesting comic. It’s a tie-in miniseries to two different events that appear to be happening at the same time. Focused on Riri Williams, Ironheart, the issue takes on the current “2020” storyline playing out in Iron Man but also the “Outlawed” story impacted Marvel‘s younger heroes.

In “2020” Arno Stark has taken over Tony’s company and decides to wage a ware against Artificial Intelligence. In “Outlawed,” legislation has been passed banning kid superheroes. It’s two very different stories but writers Vita Ayala and Danny Lore brilliantly focus the issue on the morality of both plotlines.

2020 Ironheart #1 isn’t an action comic. Sure, there are some scenes involving out of control AI-powered cars. But, at its core, the comic is Riri debating her artificial intelligence, N.A.T.A.L.I.E. about what they should do. In this debate, the roles are reversed from expectations. Riri is the cold, logical individual, while N.A.T.A.L.I.E. is full of emotion. It’s an interesting thing to read as it plays out and circumvents expectations of a superhero comic where you’d expect them to punch things most of an issue. Instead, comes off more as a thought-provoking play than a blockbuster movie.

The art by David Messina is good. With color by Mattia Iacono and lettering by Joe Caramagna, visually the comic is solid though doesn’t quite suck you in. There’s some solid sequences when it comes to the action but the comic is about the quieter moments. Those quieter moments never quite deliver visually. And, that’s hard to do generally. The comic feels more cerebral than emotional and part of that is the visuals never quite connect emotionally. Still, they do the job in telling the story.

2020 Ironheart #1 is a good comic. But, unless you’re invested in the character or the two storylines that are connected, it’s hard to say this is a must get. Still, there’s some solid moments and debate about the role of superheroes within.

Story: Vita Ayala, Danny Lore Art: David Messina
Color: Mattia Iacono Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.15 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.25 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Dark Nights: Death Metal Expands with More Issues and One-Shots

DC has revealed some big Dark Nights: Death Metal news today! The anticipated series begins on June 16 and is now seven issues! But, it’s expanding further! The series is getting two one-shots, Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 and Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1!

Ahead of September’s skip month for Dark Nights: Death Metal, DC turns up the volume and calls in reinforcements to give fans more than they ever bargained for! A week after Dark Nights: Death Metal #3 publishes on August 11, the world of Dark Nights: Metal expands with Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook to include stories by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Becky Cloonan, Vita Ayala, Chip Zdarsky, Christopher Priest, Doug Mahnke, Dan Panosian, Eduardo Risso, and Khary Randolph! Collected in Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 on August 18 with a cover by Yasmine Putri, the stories in this one-shot showcase the new factions of Earth and explore the mystery of what happened to the Justice League after their battle with Perpetua.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Guideboo

As Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and other heroes fight to survive in the strange new landscape of an Earth turned upside down and shrouded in a realm of darkness, one cloaked figure has been observing from the sidelines, creating a guidebook to this new world and its evil leaders. Find out how Wonder Woman became the queen of Hell! Discover how Batman finds the Black Lantern ring! And see what happens when Harley Quinn takes charge of the Wasteland, finding love in the process! All this and more in this jam-packed issue exploring the new world order.

And then, because every legendary performance needs a bigger, bolder second act, Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1 drops on August 25 with a cover by Tony S. Daniel! This one-shot features stories from DC’s Dark Multiverse by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Peter J. Tomasi, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Daniel Warren Johnson, Frank Tieri, Tony S. Daniel, Jim Cheung, Joëlle Jones, Riley Rossmo, and Francesco Francavilla.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1

In this collection of short tales where demons dwell and reality is overrun by monstrous versions of the Dark Knight, learn the terrifying secrets of the new Bats Out of Hell and other creatures of the night like Robin King, whose origin is unimaginable! Plus, read about the secret buried beneath Castle Bat, the sentient Batmobile, and…how did Batman turn into a killer robot dinosaur?

August is metal as hell with Dark Nights: Death Metal #3 on 8/11, Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 on 8/18, and Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1 on 8/25!

Preview: Marvel Action: Black Panther: Rise Together

Marvel Action: Black Panther: Rise Together

Vita Ayala (Author) Arianna Florean (Artist, Cover Artist) Mattia Iacono (Colorist)

Follow the adventures of T’Challa, the Black Panther, his sister Shuri, and the fantastic citizens of Wakanda in these middle grade-friendly adventures!

Every 25 years, Wakanda’s ruler trades places with one of their subjects to gain perspective on their kingdom. T’Challa’s turn has come, and while working in a Vibranium refinery, he uncovers a plot to sell the priceless metal on the black market. Plus, when one of the Black Panther’s advisers suffers an injury during an attack, the adviser requests the aid of a traditional healer over modern medicine. Shuri scoffs at the idea, but soon a curse forces her on an epic quest.

Collects issues #4–6 of the Marvel Action: Black Panther series.

Marvel Action: Black Panther: Rise Together

A New Super Team is Born in The Children of the Atom #1 Trailer

A new team of young mutant heroes have formed in the tradition of some of the original X-Men but there are many questions as to their origins and how they are related to Xavier’s greatest students. Are they clones? Are they androids? Are they from the future? As the mystery of these new heroes unfolds, you’ll see that the Children of the Atom are more than just sidekicks in the Children of the Atom #1 trailer, featuring writer Vita Ayala and Editor Chris Robinson

The events of House of X and those in its wake have caused an unprecedented paradigm shift for mutants in the Marvel universe. Now more free to live openly without the fear of oppression, gifted youngsters from around the world are following in the X-Men’s footsteps and striving to make the world a safer place for both mutants and humans.

Children of the Atom #1 by Vita Ayala and Bernard Chang is on sale April 2020.

Preview: Morbius #5

Morbius #5

(W) Vita Ayala (A) Marcelo Ferreira (CA) Skan
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 18, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• For years, Michael Morbius has looked in the mirror and seen a monster. Thanks to his recent tampering with his own genes, that horror has become a reality.
• Can his immortal bloodlust finally be satiated – and at what cost?

Morbius #5

Preview: James Bond (2020) #4

James Bond (2020) #4

writers: Vita Ayala & Danny Lore
artist: Erica D’Urso
covers: Afua Richardson (A)
Richardson Grayscale (RI-B/W), Richardson B/W (RI-Tint), Richardson Vintage Paperback Cover (RI)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Action/Adventure | Teen+

Will trusting someone else help Bond’s mission… or lead to the deaths of innocents?

Agent 007 is a loner, by nature. But finally, he accepts that he needs help. But will trusting someone else help his mission… or lead to the deaths of innocents?

By VITA AYALA (Morbius, Gamora), DANNY LORE (Queen Of Bad Dreams) and ERICA D’URSO (Captain Marvel).

James Bond (2020) #4
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