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DC Releases an Early Look at the New Superhero Primer

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Written by Jennifer Muro and Thomas Krajewski
Illustrated and colored by Gretel Lusky 
Lettered by Wes Abbott
On sale 6/23/2020
MSRP: $9.99

Primer introduces a brand-new superhero with a colorful array of superpowers to explore.

Ashley Rayburn is an upbeat girl with a decidedly downbeat past. Her father is a known criminal who once used Ashley to help him elude justice, and in his attempt to escape, a life was taken. He now sits in federal prison, but still casts a shadow over Ashley’s life. In the meantime, Ashley has bounced from foster home to foster home and represents a real challenge to the social workers who try to help her–not because she’s inherently bad, but because trouble always seems to find her. 

Ashley’s latest set of presumably short-term foster parents are Kitch and Yuka Nolan. Like Ashley, Kitch happens to be an artist. Yuka, on the other hand, is a geneticist working for a very high-level tech company, one that’s contracted out to work for the government and the military. And it’s Yuka’s latest top secret project that has her very concerned. Developed for the military, it’s a set of body paints that, when applied to the wearer, grant them a wide range of special powers. Fearful that this invention will be misused, Yuka sneaks the set of paints home, substituting a dummy suitcase with an ordinary set of paints in their place.

From here, signals get crossed. Ashley comes home from school one day with her new friend Luke and, thinking that the Nolans have purchased a surprise gift for her upcoming birthday, finds the set of paints. Being an artist, Ashley naturally assumes these are for her. It isn’t long before she realizes that she’s stumbled upon something much bigger and a lot more dangerous. Although she uses her newly discovered powers for good, it’s not long before the military becomes wise to what happened to their secret weapon. And this spells big trouble not only for Ashley, but for her newfound family and friends as well.

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DC Delivers a First Look at Suicide Squad #1, Out December 18

Suicide Squad #1

Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Bruno Redondo
Colors by Adriano Lucas
Lettering by Wes Abbott
Cover art by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Alex Sinclair
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
Final Orders Due: Nov 25, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Task Force X—nicknamed the Suicide Squad—unites some of the DCU’s unlikeliest villains for its bloodiest series ever! This new version of Task Force X by writer Tom Taylor and artist Bruno Redondo is already riddled with new villains—any of whom could die on a mission or be dispatched by the mysterious leader who has replaced Amanda Waller.

Who can Harley Quinn and Deadshot trust when their new teammates, The Revolutionaries, are the very people their crew was assigned to kill? The Suicide Squad doesn’t just need to worry about surviving their next mission…now they have to survive each other!

Suicide Squad #1

Review: Dear Justice League

Dear Justice League is the latest DC Zoom release and while aimed at younger readers, adults will enjoy it too.

Story: Michael Northrop
Art: Gustavo Duarte
Letterer: Wes Abbott
Color: Marcelo Maiolo

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores on August 6! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Naomi #6

Naomi #6

Naomi #6 wraps up the first season of the series more people should be reading. With her origins finally revealed, Naomi embraces the journey ahead and charts a course for the future and her role. 

Naomi has been a series that has flown under the radar. Each issue has been a combination of entertaining story and breathtaking art. Together, it’s one of the best debuts of a superhero in some time.

With her origin revealed, we finally get conflict and a villain who feels like an actual threat. Up to this point, Naomi has been a series about discovery and this last issue pivots a bit delivering what is the first real battle.

With a “season 2” coming, writers Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker give us that initial battle that has us excited to see more down the road. It’s a taste of what’s to come with a flair that evokes manga. While the series could have used one more issue, the finale has Naomi finding her “voice” in a sense. That’s been a theme for the series, one of discovery. And with that, Bendis and Walker have created a series that feels like constant wonder.

Naomi #6 really stands out for the art courtesy of Jamal Campbell. The sense of visual style evokes manga battles with over the top exaggeration and a look that has you feel Naomi powering up and delivering her punches. It’s a unique comic and stands out from the rest of DC’s releases. The art delivers the youthful energy of the story and combined with the story itself has that audience in mind. Campbell has stood out for this entire series firmly planting himself as one of the best artists out there currently. Every issue has rocked the visuals and this one is no exception.

Naomi #6 caps off a series too few people are reading. It delivers the magic that Bendis has done before with other characters and combined with Walker’s style, creates a first volume that has us excited to see what comes next. Along with art that pops from the page, this is a series that needs to be read and delivers on the excitement of an origin story that seems to be a lost art form. Along with a youthful voice and look, this is one of the best debut volumes of the year and we can’t wait for more.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker
Art: Jamal Campbell Letterer: Wes Abbott
Story: 8.0 Art: 10 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Naomi #5

Naomi #5

Naomi #5 delivers the goods at it takes the build up and actually pays off. Who is Naomi? Where did she come from? What can she do? And what does it mean for the rest of the DC Universe?

Even if you haven’t been reading this series, Naomi #5 is a surprisingly accessible issue. Writers Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker have put together an issue that feels like a classic origin. The promises and hype leading up pay off. Naomi #5 has been worth the wait.

In the previous issue we began to get a better idea of the wonderful world Bendis and Walker have put together and here we get the rest of the puzzle. The issue chronicles Naomi’s origin opening up so many possibilities of what’s to come. It’s the tone though that stands out. The issue is touching with heart and a sense of love throughout. It takes the best of classic origin stories and weaves it together with a modern narrative style. The end result is a magical experience and one of the best new comics of recent years.

The issue’s beauty is helped by the art of Jamal Campbell who along with letterer Wes Abbott create visual amazement. Traditional page, panels, and text layouts are gone at times. Instead, pages focus on Campbell’s art with a text overlay. The comic at times takes on the feel of a picture book creating a richer reading experience. Letter boxes would distract from Campbell’s art. Abbott’s lettering floating on the page instead adds to the magical nature of it all.

To say this issue is amazing and a thing of wonder is an understatement. The team has put together an origin issue far into their narrative. The issue delivers and does so in an amazing way. This series, and this comic in particular, recreates the magic of my childhood. Naomi #5 is a marriage of a wonderful narrative and beautiful artwork. It’s also a series that’s woefully overlooked and one of the best superhero comics on the market today.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker
Art: Jamal Campbell Letterer: Wes Abbott
Story: 9.0 Art: 10 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Exclusive Preview: Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #6

Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #6

Written by: Tim Seeley
Art by: Freddie E Williams II
Cover by: Freddie E Williams II
Color: Jeremy Colwell, Andrew Dalhouse
Letterer: Wes Abbott
U.S. Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: January 2, 2019

He-Man is beset on all sides—by enemies and allies alike. If he helps Superman use the Nexus, he may save Earth from ever falling to injustice. But Skeletor has a marvelous trick up his sleeve! The battle rages, but who will prevail?

Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #6 cover

Review: Marvel Knights Punisher The Complete Collection Vol. 1

In the late 90s, the Punisher was a bit listless with different takes including him being the head of an organized crime family and another being a supernatural agent. But, in 2000 the character got back to basics when Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon took over.

Marvel Knights Punisher The Complete Collection Vol. 1 includes Punisher (2000) #1-12, Punisher (2001) #1-5 and Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe by Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chris Sotomayor, Wes Abbott, Doug Braithwaite, Robin Riggs, Sean Hardy, Donald Hudson, Michael Halbeib, Martin Griffith, Livesay, Shannon Blanchard, Tom Smith, Malibu, and Bill Oakley.

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores December 24th! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Green Lantern/Huckleberry Hound Special #1

It’s a fifth week, so DC is teaming up their characters with some of the Hanna-Barbera classics! John Stewart is a Green Lantern who is tested by heading to Earth where he can’t use his ring and he meets Huckleberry Hound, a former tv star on the comedy circuit. Also included is a bonus story featuring Secret Squirrel.

Green Lantern/Huckleberry Hound Special #1 is by Mark Russell, Rick Leonardi, Dan Green, Ande Parks, Steve Buccellato, Wes Abbott, J.M. DeMatteis, Tom Mandrake, Travis Lanham, and Hi-Fi.

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

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Review: Deathstroke/Yogi Bear Special #1

It’s a fifth week and DC Comics is bringing together their characters with Hanna-Barbera again for crazy adventures. In this one, Yogi must hire Deathstroke when Boo Boo goes missing. Plus, a back-up story about Secret Squirrel!

Deathstroke/Yogi Bear Special #1 is by Frank Tieri, Mark Texeira, Jeromy Coz, Wes Abbott, J.M. DeMatteis, Tom Mandrake, Travis Lanham, and Hi-Fi.

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

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Exclusive Preview: The Curse of Brimstone #7

The Curse of Brimstone #7

Written by: Justin Jordan
Art by: Eduardo Pansica
Cover by: Eduardo Pansica
Ink: Júlio Ferreira
Color: Rian Beredo
Lettering: Wes Abbott
Cover: Eduardo Pansica, Júlio Ferreira, Rain Beredo
Editor: Jessica Chen
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham
U.S. Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: October 3, 2018

Early-warning sign you’re about to get murdered: a mysterious, cursed ledger directs you to a small, eerie town filled with an unusual amount of amputees who all take a keen interest in you. That’s what the cursed Joe and his sister Annie are up against when their ledger leads them to a town where strangers check in, but they don’t check out.

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