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ComiXology Delivers Six New Digital Comics for You Today

Start off your Monday with six new digital comics on comiXology. Comics from DC, Magnetic, and Harlequin line the digital shelf. See them all here or check them out below!

First Things First

Written by Josie Metcalfe
Art by Miyako Fujiomi
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ER nurse Polly has her hands full with Nicholas, a doctor with a bad temper who works eighteen-hour shifts. The other nurses are afraid to go near him, so Polly visits his home for a talk. There she learns that after losing his wife and child in a car accident, Nicholas has thrown himself into work and is unable to move on from the grief. Polly is also carrying the wound of having lost a child, but on the anniversary of his loved ones’ deaths, she sees Nicholas doing something incredible!

First Things First

Knight On The Children’s Ward

Written by Carol Marinelli
Art by Yukako Midori
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Annika was born into the famous Kolovsky family, but she goes against her proud mother to become a nurse. Unable to receive financial assistance from home, she works night and day to pay her bills. One day, she’s surprised when her coworker Ross calls out to her. He’s her older brother’s friend, but they’ve never really talked before. Ross says he is worried about how tired she’s looked lately. The more she gets to know him, the more she falls for him. However, that just reminds Annika that, to Ross, she’s nothing but his friend’s little sister…

Knight On The Children's Ward

Beloved Virago

Written by Anne Ashley
Art by Riho Sachimi
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Beneath the skies of Paris in 1815, Katherine, an English-born young woman brimming with curiosity, awaits the arrival of a certain man. In order to expose the traitors who have been spilling her country’s secrets to France, she and her escort are to act together, masquerading as man and wife… But when her “husband” finally appears, Katherine is left at a loss for words. She is to play the wife of Major Daniel Ross, the brute who toyed with her best friend’s affections long ago and caused her no end of sorrow! Nevertheless, there is something alluring in Daniel’s gaze, inviting her into an adventure of romance yet unknown…

Beloved Virago

Orphans Vol. 3 #9: Cold as Space

Written by Roberto Recchioni
Art by Gigi Cavenago, Werther Dell’Edera
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
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Ringo and Juno hold Juric hostage as they flee from their former squad mates bent on their apprehension. Trapped on a locked-down starship, their only hope of taking their dark discover back to Earth is reaching the bridge and commandeering the controls. But that’s a whole lot of opposition to fight through between points A and B…

Orphans Vol. 3 #9: Cold as Space

Streamliner #5: Bye-bye Lisa Dora

Written by Fane
Art by Fane
Cover by Fane
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Race Day. The players are lined up and ready to go. But Billy Joe has been sabotaged minutes before the flag. Not like that’s ever stopped him in the past…

Streamliner #5: Bye-bye Lisa Dora

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #10

Written by Michael Moreci, Dave Wielgosz
Pencils Riley Rossmo, Thony Silas
Inks Riley Rossmo, Thony Silas
Colored by Ivan Plascencia, Wil Quintana
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Superman wakes up in chains and doesn’t know where he is. He’ll need to put the pieces together quickly if he’s to survive a brutal bout in this gladiator arena! The Main Man himself, Lobo, has come to Earth chasing a bounty, but Superman thinks Lobo is just hurting the little creature. Will Superman put a stop to Lobo, or does the alien have other plans?

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #10

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Preview: Superman: Man of Tomorrow #10

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #10

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Pro-Lobo” by Dave Wielgosz, Riley Rossmo, Ivan Plascencia, and Tom Napolitano

The Main Man himself, Lobo, has come to Earth chasing a bounty, but Superman thinks Lobo is just hurting the little creature. Will Superman put a stop to Lobo, or does the alien have other plans?

The Champion” by Michael Moreci, Thony Silas, Wil Quintana, and Clayton Cowles

Superman wakes up in chains and doesn’t know where he is. He’ll need to put the pieces together quickly if he’s to survive a brutal bout in this gladiator arena!

Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #10

This Week’s DC Digital First Includes Our Fighting Forces from Priest and Christopher Mooneyham

DC’s Digital First delivers new comics every day! New series Our Fighting Forces joins the lineup next Sunday July 12 and Flash: The Fastest Man Alive returns for another “Flash Friday” with a new issue, giving fans even more choice of characters while expanding DC’s digital publishing line with original stories. And Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red’s third chapter will hit on Friday July 10 with a story by Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez!

Monday July 6

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #10

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Pro-Lobo” by Dave Wielgosz, Riley Rossmo, Ivan Plascencia, and Tom Napolitano

The Main Man himself, Lobo, has come to Earth chasing a bounty, but Superman thinks Lobo is just hurting the little creature. Will Superman put a stop to Lobo, or does the alien have other plans?

The Champion” by Michael Moreci, Thony Silas, Wil Quintana, and Clayton Cowles

Superman wakes up in chains and doesn’t know where he is. He’ll need to put the pieces together quickly if he’s to survive a brutal bout in this gladiator arena!

Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #10

Tuesday July 7

Batman: Gotham Nights #12

Five Little Robins” by Tim Seeley, V. Ken Marion, Sandu Florea, Andrew Dalhouse, and Troy Peteri
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Every current and former Robin has been captured by a mysterious villain! Will these distinctly different students of Batman be able to stand each other long enough to fight off a horde of their greatest enemies?

Batman: Gotham Nights #12

Wednesday July 8

Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #9

Obsession Aggression” by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Hendry Prasetya, Hi-Fi, and Travis Lanham
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Wonder Woman’s been ambushed! After receiving a house from the will of a person she’s never met, Wonder Woman must investigate, but finds a house of horrors out to kill her! Who’s done this and can Wonder Woman survive the onslaught?

Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #9

Thursday July 9

Titans: Titans Together #3

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What’s ‘Normal’” by Marc Guggenheim, Steve Pugh, Mike Spicer, and Marshall Dillon

A charismatic cult leader has been recruiting followers to join his “church,” a highly suspicious organization locked behind the walls of a private compound. For Raven, freeing this vulnerable flock is imperative…the question is, how can she save people who don’t want to be saved?

Cool and HIPAA” by Andrew Aydin, Juan Gedeon, Mike Spicer, and Marshall Dillon

When reports surface that LexCorp has gained access to confidential government health records, Raven realizes that this could mean the unmasking of countless superheroes. With Beast Boy’s help, she must infiltrate LexCorp’s private servers and destroy the information before it falls into the wrong hands.

Titans: Titans Together #3

Friday July 10

The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #10

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Bullet” by Van Jensen, David Lafuente, Paul Mounts, and Rob Leigh

It’s an all-out brawl between Reverse Flash and Flash as Barry tries to save a cop from an errant bullet. Will the Flash be fast enough to stop a bullet?

Burnout” by Dave Wielgosz, Brad Walker, Nathan Fairbairn, and Rob Leigh

Barry is running himself ragged, and his best friend Hal Jordan comes to check on him, but Flash doesn’t want the help. When the Top goes on a rampage, can the two friends put their differences aside to work together?

The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #10

Saturday July 11

Scooby-Doo!: Mystery Inc. #3

Scooby’s Last Rep” by Scott Gross, Franco Riesco, and Saida Temofonte
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A mysterious giant is bringing chaos to a local gym. Can Scooby and the gang stop him and save the day?

Scooby-Doo!: Mystery Inc. #3

Sunday July 12

Our Fighting Forces #1

House Call” by Priest, Christopher Mooneyham, Ivan Plascencia, and Willie Schubert (cover by Mikel Janín)

A cable news reporter embedded with a mysterious U.S. Army tactical unit tries to figure out which one of the team’s members is the immortal covert operative code-named the Unknown Soldier—and discovers much more than she bargained for!

Our Fighting Forces #1

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ComiXology Delivers 6 New Digital Comics for You Today from DC, Magnetic Press, and Yen Press

ComiXology has six new digital comics on their site to purchase now. New comics from DC, Magnetic Press, and Yen Press are all available for you now.

Check out the full list here or the individual issues below.

Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc 2 #2

Written by Natsuki Takaya
Art by Natsuki Takaya
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After fondly reminiscing on their whirlwind of a pilgrimage, the Three Musketeers stop by a familiar soba shop to take a break. But the antics of the wacky trio only escalate when a few of the other members of the zodiac drop in!

Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc 2 #2

Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler – #76

Written by Homura Kawamoto
Art by Toru Naomura
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Terano and Kirari’s old gamble resurfaces in the present…Yumeko is called to join forces with the Totobamis and Kirari has her own, personal challenge to tackle. Read the next chapter of Kakegurui the same day as Japan!

Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler - #76

KLAW Vol. 3 #16: Counterattack

Written by Antoine Ozanam
Art by Joël Jurion
Colored by Yoann Guillé
Cover by Joël Jurion
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Angel hides out in Detroit in search of the imposter masquerading as his alter ego Klaw. Who is this strange copycat? And how did they get his powers?

KLAW Vol. 3 #16: Counterattack

Mister Invincible #2: Local Hero

Written by Pascal Jousselin
Art by Pascal Jousselin
Cover by Pascal Jousselin
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Sure, he helps widows and orphans as any self-respecting hero would, but he also thwarts mad scientists and bad guys with his amazing ability to defy the rules of ‘comic book physics’. He and his companions of similarly powered-heroes are able to do amazing things that are only possible thanks to the magic of comics… This second issue introduces the color-shifting stranger and the return of the Jester!

Mister Invincible #2: Local Hero

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #8

Written by Van Jensen
Pencils Nick Robles, Andie Tong
Inks Nick Robles, Andie Tong
Colored by Wil Quintana, Dave Stewart
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Story 1 – It’s a slow news day, and Clark’s been assigned obituary duty, but how can he write one for Superman?
Story 2 – Clark’s on a tight deadline covering a politician’s election campaign, but can he meet his deadline and expose the truth when he learns the politician is up to nefarious deeds?

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #8

The Case Study of Vanitas #46

Written by Jun Mochizuki
Art by Jun Mochizuki
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Noe receives an alarming letter, while Domi and Vanitas both face ghosts from the past. Read the next chapter of The Case Study of Vanitas at the same time as Japan!

The Case Study of Vanitas #46

Review: Teen Titans #20

This week’s new comic book day has come and gone but we’re not done reviewing this week’s comics! Check out the new direction of the Teen Titans in this new issue!

Teen Titans #20 is by Adam Glass, Bernard Chang, Marcelo Maiolo, Rob Leigh, Wil Quintana, Alex Garner, Jorge Jimenez, Andrea Shea, Alex Antone, and Brian Cunningham.

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: Dark Nights Metal: Dark Knights Rising

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a collection of the Dark Knights Metal one-shots!

Dark Nights Metal: Dark Knights Rising is by Scott Syder, Grant Morrison, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Frank Tieri, Sam Humphries, Dan Abnett, Peter J. Tomasi, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Riccardo Federici, Ethan Van Sciver, Philip Tan, Tyler Kirkham, Francis Manapul, Tony S. Daniel, Danny Mini, Riley Rossmo, Howard Porter, Jorge Jimenez, Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, Ivan Plascencia, Rain Beredo, Jason Wright, Dean White, Arif Prianto, Tomeu Morey, Hi-Fi, Alejandro Sanchez, Wil Quintana, TOm Napolitano, Clayton Cowles, Jason Fabok, and Brad Anderson.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on June 26. 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: Super Sons/Dynomutt and the Blue Falcon Special

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the Super Sons teaming with Dynomutt!

Super Sons/Dynomutt and the Blue Falcon Special is by Peter J. Tomasi, Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert, Gabe Eltaeb, Rob Leigh, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Doug Mahnke, Wil Quintana, Jim Chadwick, and Liz Erickson.

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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Preview: Cyborg #21

Cyborg #21

Story: Marv Wolfman
Art: Tom Derenick, Scott Kolins
Color: Wil Quintana
Letterer: Rob Leigh
Cover Art: Dale Eaglesham, Ivan Nunes
Variant Cover: Carlos D’Anda, Luis Guerrero
Group Editor: Jim Chadwick
Editor: Harvey Richards
In Shops: Apr 04, 2018
SRP: $3.99

In the DC Universe, Cyborg is the most technical advanced being on the planet-or so we thought. Introducing Mother Box 2.0: Robo-Dojo! Unlike Cyborg, these robots are piloted by the government’s best, brightest, and most loyal soldiers. Super Heroes just got a major upgrade produced, developed and financed by S.T.A.R. Labs.

Review: Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1

WildHuntCoverDetective Chimp and Grant Morrison fans, rejoice! Both play pivotal roles in Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt, a one-shot that acts as the penultimate chapter of obscure DC Comic character and evil version of Batman filled “Metal” crossover. Morrison is joined by writers/DC architects Scott Snyder, James Tynion, and Joshua Williamson and a blockbuster art team of Howard Porter, Jorge Jimenez, Doug Mahnke, Jamie Mendoza, Hi-Fi, Alejandro Sanchez, and Wil Quintana to show the last stand of the multiverse against the Dark Multiverse and its metal album cover Batmen. You might want to dust off that copy of Final Crisis or at least check out the Wiki page of The Bleed before diving into this one-shot. The Batman: Red Death one-shot helps the emotional beats land.

The Wild Hunt has several gears it hits. There’s the Morrisonian multiversal technobabble that gets dropped pretty early on and thankfully is roasted by mad scientists, like T.O. Morrow and Sivana, who are apparently good guys in this crossover. This is when the book is at its least fun. However, it’s entertaining when the writers say “Screw it!” and let Porter, Jimenez, and Mahnke cut loose with super cool double page splashes that show these high (As balls.) concept in action. Some personal visual highlights include Jimenez’s manga meets speed lines pages of Raven interfacing with and then empathizing with The Bleed (Barrier between universes.) and then throwing down a kick-ass one-liner with a purple background. There’s also Porter’s ballad of Red Death, who gets a golden makeover and a little redemption in a decent homage to Crisis on Infinite Earths down to his final fate. (Maybe, you should read that comic too before taking on this one.)

The third gear of Wild Hunt, and honestly I blame Morrison for this one, is pure comics kookiness embodied by the first and final pages of the book. (I think they were drawn by Mahnke and Mendoza, but don’t quote me because his style blends well.) Morrison and Mahnke retell the origin story of Detective Chimp and gets a little metafictional by including the map from Multiversity and the sheet music from Superman’s song in Final Crisis. These panels feel like a couple of old rockers digging into their greatest hits before the last third of the comics hits, and they realize they need a new hit single to get the fans on their feet again. (In light of the event of Wild Hunt #1, this comic could be taken literally or metaphorically.)

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However, I don’t think they stick the landing and going for wacky for the sake of wackiness instead of something poignant. I do find the idea of Detective Chimp as a kind of ersatz furry Batman to be fascinating, and he gets a full Hero’s Journey in Wild Hunt #1 as he comes to grips with using the vast knowledge of the DC multiverse stored underneath his deer stalker. (The origin for his trademark headwear gave me all the feels.) He wants to be hopeful and look up in the sky, but hell is opening up at his feet. Chimp is piddling around a keyboard and trying to find a tune to save the world, and hell, he might have found it. Also, his piano playing is a nice throughline between Morrison’s work on Final Crisis and Snyder’s on Metal because a shared superhero universe is a neverending symphony of players, characters and creators both.

With searing multiversal land (and sound)scapes from Howard Porter, Jorge Jimenez, and Doug Mahnke; enchanting and frightening colors from Hi-Fi, Alejandro Sanchez, and Wil Quintana; and a very Grant Morrison, The Wild Hunt #1 is a decent setup to the Metal finale even though the last few pages will either make you laugh nervously or do a hard eye roll.

Story: Scott Snyder, Grant Morrison, James Tynion IV, Josh Williamson Art: Howard Porter, Jorge Jimenez, Doug Mahnke with Jamie Mendoza
Colors: Hi-Fi, Alejandro Sanchez, Wil Quintana

Story: 7.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

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Review : The Newsboy Legion And The Boy Commandos Special #1

On paper, this sounded like an idea that was either really going to work — or miss the mark by a country mile.

Howard Chaykin‘s name has, of course, been synonymous with revamping “old-time” characters for decades now — he was the first to do it for The Shadow, and later took a crack at such venerable properties as BlackhawkBuck RogersDC‘s various Silver Age sci-fi stalwarts, and many others. Doing it one more time surely shouldn’t be too much of a challenge — but this is the first time he’s taken on a Jack Kirby creation front and center, and given the relative innocence and whimsy that are the heart and soul of both The Newsboy Legion and The Boy Commandos, well — let’s just say Chaykin doesn’t seem like a “natural fit” for either. And certainly his newly-minted status as very nearly a persona non grata among many fans isn’t going to help matters much in terms of sales here, but if we leave all the controversy aside and just examine this book on its own merits, I have to say — it’s not too shabby at all.

If you’re “off Chaykin,” fair enough — but if you’re not, there’s plenty to really like in the pages of The Newsboy Legion And The Boy Commandos Special  #1 (I’m getting the full title from the copyright indicia even though both “the”s, as well as the “and,” are omitted from the cover) : Chaykin’s typically-crowded and garish visuals are nicely evocative of the worldwide air of confusion and disorientation that no doubt prevailed anywhere and everywhere during WWII; he displays an immediate and easy understanding of his large and sprawling cast and makes them all seem like fairly unique individuals; letterer/effects artist par excellence Ken Bruzenak brings his “A” game and then some; colorist Wil Quintana (who seems to have replaced Jesus Aburto as Chaykin’s hues-man of choice) adds terrific depth, nuance, and vibrancy to every panel and page; the “team-up” of these classic “kid gangs” is achieved by means both logically sound and narratively seamless; the stand-alone story cleverly telegraphs its simple-yet-effective ending early on in a manner that will bring a smile to your face when you think about it later — honestly, this all reads like a very heartfelt and respectful tribute to The King Of Comics that isn’t so much stuck in the past but informed  and inspired by it. The only thing missing that I would have liked to see? That would be The Guardian — but hey, he at least turns up in the classic Joe Simon -scripted, Kirby-drawn Golden Age Newsboy Legion reprint story that’s included as a backup feature (and is, in fairness, the highlight of the book — but how could it not be?), and that serves to round off a nicely-done package that’s $4.99 (which I paid out of pocket) well spent.

There’s a fine line between respectful homage and slavish, uninspired rehash, of course, and these “King 100” specials are sure to have plenty of both (and, indeed, already have, as Shane Davis‘ lackluster New Gods Special #1 was definitely the latter), but it’s probably not fair, given their editorial remit, to expect any of them to be especially groundbreaking or innovative. Chaykin doesn’t strive for either with this book, but he successfully operates within the parameters he’s been given to craft a perfectly enjoyable story that even manages to incorporate some genuine historical material (specifically the attempts of domestic “fifth column” Nazi sympathizers in the US to stage a coup against their own government) that adds an air of intrigue and authenticity to the proceedings that goes well above and beyond what we as readers probably have any right to realistically expect from what could reasonably be assumed, going in, to be nothing more than a simple “throwaway” yarn.

All that being said, if you weren’t a fan of Chaykin’s signature — and frankly singular — style of storytelling prior to this comic, there’s pretty much zero chance that you’ll enjoy it here, either. Things are cluttered, frenetic, deliberately “messy,” and events occur in staggering, rapid-fire succession. He’s been doing this since American Flagg!, and he’s not going to change now. You’re either on-board with “Chaykin Comics,” or you’re not. I admit that I am, but do understand why many readers aren’t, as any number of consensus “Comic Book 101” basics are either bent into unrecognizable form, or ignored altogether in Chaykin’s works. So keep that in mind before you fork over your hard-earned cash for this book.

Final verdict, then : odds are you’ll know whether or not The Newsboy Legion And The Boy Commandos Special #1 is “your kind of comic” before you even give it a glance at your LCS. If it’s not, then it won’t be. If it is, then it will be — and may even exceed your expectations.

Story : Howard Chaykin  Art : Howard Chaykin

Story : 7.5  Art : 8.5  Overall : 8  Recommendation : Buy

 

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