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DC Rebirth Recap And Review For Comics Released 7/19

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s DC Rebirth: Recap And Review where we take a look at the comics released under DC‘s Rebirth banner and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers – we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in.

Each comic will receive a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly based on how easy it was for

new readers to pick them up; the ratings are based solely on the issues released in the post-Rebirth ongoing series. More consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. Generally, the quality of an issue won’t be discussed unless it directly impacts a new reader’s enjoyment of the series.

You may notice that not every comic is covered week to week, and that’s because I  sometimes forget to read them  (although that doesn’t happen often). If I have missed an issue, typically I won’t go looking for back issues to catch up on events – this feature is all about accessibility for new readers, after all.


 

AQM_Cv26_dsAquaman #26 Aquaman has been dethroned as King of Atlantis, and is currently presumed dead to almost everyone as he hides in the deepest crevices of the city. But Mera has just found out he’s alive… it’s Friendly, and very well illustrated.

Batman #27 An interlude into the story that’s pitting the Joker against the Riddler with Batman caught in the middle. A War Of Jokes And Riddles takes place in the second year of Batman’s career, and we’re being told the story as Bruce relates it to Selena Kyle whilst their in bed. This interlude is a Friendly place to jump into the series.

Green Arrow #27 I don’t remember enough of what happened to give a recap. So based purely on the strength of this issue: Friendly.

Green Lanterns #27 Simon’s ring was destroyed, and Earth’s resident Green Lanterns were hurled into the deep recesses of space, and they have no idea where they are (neither do we, making this Friendly as we find out together what’s going on).

Nightwing #25 This issue brings to a close a tale where Nightwing was lured to a boat by the new Blockbuster – a man who styles himself as a hero trying to save Bludhaven – only to find a time bomb literally seconds from blowing a boat full of supervillains up. As a SM_Cv27_dsjumping on point for the future, this is Friendlier than you’d expect for a concluding chapter.

Superman #27 The Kent family take a tour through some important historical locations throughout the Eastern United States (I could be wrong there, my US geography isn’t great in regards to matching names to their locations). The comic is easy enough for new readers to pick up as you don’t really require any previous knowledge of the events in the series, making this a Friendly jumping on point.

Super Sons You know who Superman and Batman are? This is a comic about their sons, and it’s one of the stronger series in DC’s line up right now. Friendly, and awesome.

Trinity #11 Eh… it’s a relatively Friendly issue as our heroes face a non-generic alien foe… but it isn’t that great, either. Wait till next issue if you’re curious because this is the concluding chapter to the current story.

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Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films. Wonder Woman Passes Guardians

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was the latest comic adaptations to launch in the theaters and it’s debut is nothing but a failure. With a budget over $200 million, the film earned just $17.02 million at the domestic box office. The film needs a miracle.

Spider-Man: Homecoming in its third week dropped 50% and will likely end its run around the last two SONY Spider-Man films receiving no Marvel bump.

Wonder Woman continues to impress and passed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in domestic earnings. It’s now the top earning comic film of the year at the domestic box office. It also is challenging Logan for the best gross to budget for the year.

Wonder Woman is also driving the gap between earning averages for the Marvel and DC adaptations and helping it catch up in a way. On average DC films earn $333.9 million domestically while Marvel earns $308.1 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $476.9 million and DC lags behind with $432.7 million.

Already, the year is an interesting one with three clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Wonder Woman, Logan and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village are in that debatable area, and ValerianWilson and Ghost in the Shell are generally disappointments. Spider-Man: Homecoming, we’ll wait and see.

Here’s where this year’s movie crop stands as far as the actual numbers (numbers have dipped due to a new film opening):

Total Domestic Gross: $1.533 billion
Total International Gross: $1.989 billion
Worldwide Gross: $3.522 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.085 million
Total “Profit”: $2.437 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $170.4 million
Average International Gross: $284.1 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $391.4 million
Average Budget: $120.6 million
Average Profit: $270.8 million

Below is where the films released stand when it comes to being compared to this year’s averages. Those in green are above average while those below are red.

Dunkirk Opens with $50 million While Girls Trip Comes in Second

Dunkirk won the weekend by opening with $50.5 million. That’s the first non-franchise film to win the weekend this summer and the first since March of this year. That’s a solid performance for the $150 million film that also saw $55.4 million overseas to bring its total to $105.9 million. The film has received solid reviews so expect it to do well from here.

In second place was Girls Trip. With just a $19 million budget, the film brought in $30.4 million. With an “A+” CinemaScore expect the film to do well.

Spider-Man: Homecoming swung lower with a 50% drop in its third week. The film earned $22 million to bring its domestic total to $251.7 million and stands at $571.7 million worldwide.

War for the Planet of the Apes came in fourth after being in first last week. The film earned $20.4 million to bring its domestic total to $97.8 million and $174.9 million worldwide.

Rounding out the top five was Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets which delivered an estimated $17 million. Adapted from a popular European comic series, the film has a $150 million budget (though it might be as high as $209 million). The film received a “B-” CinemaScore and will have to rely on the foreign box office to do well.

In other comic adaptation news…

Wonder Woman came in at #9 with $4.6 million which brings its domestic total to $389 million and $779.4 million worldwide. The film has passed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the domestic box office. That film added $357,000 to its domestic total and stands at $387.3 million domestically and $860 million worldwide.

Next week sees the opening of another comic adaptation Atomic Blonde.

We’ll be back in an hour with a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations in film.

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here and we’re rocking out at San Diego Comic-Con.  We have more photos coming from the show and we’re moderating a panel this afternoon, so watch out for that on Facebook and Twitter.

While you wait, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Hartford Courant – 10000 Comic Books Donated To Trinity Library – That’s a lot of comics and awesome!

CBR – Inhumans’ TV Debut Features More Footage Than IMAX Version – Rather interesting.

CBR – Wonder Woman Comics Auction to Benefit Anti-Human Trafficking Charity – Donate often!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Attack – The Guild Library Edition Vol. 1

Superman Homepage – Super Sons #6

DC Rebirth Recap And Review For Comics Released 7/12

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s DC Rebirth: Recap And Review where we take a look at the comics released under DC‘s Rebirth banner and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers – we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in.

Each comic will receive a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly based on how easy it was for

new readers to pick them up; the ratings are based solely on the issues released in the post-Rebirth ongoing series. More consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. Generally, the quality of an issue won’t be discussed unless it directly impacts a new reader’s enjoyment of the series.

You may notice that not every comic is covered week to week, and that’s because I  sometimes forget to read them  (although that doesn’t happen often). If I have missed an issue, typically I won’t go looking for back issues to catch up on events – this feature is all about accessibility for new readers, after all.


 

AC_Cv983_open_order_varAction Comics #983 Superman has been attacked by his greatest enemies, and they;ve beaten seven shades of shit out of the Man Of Steel (it doesn’t help that he’ currently blind). Before the final blow came, the cavalry arrived…. it’s a Friendly comic. And really fun.s

Dark Days: The Casting #1 Just… not the best place to jump in. Unfriendly.

Detective Comics #960 I’ve never really been all that familiar with Azreal, nor his backstory, and this arc is pretty heavily steeped in both. An android/dude-in-a-mechsuit with a connection to Azreal’s former bosses has killed a bunch of ex-monks… and Batman’s talking to Zatanna. On the whole this is borderline Unfriendly.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #24  A Green Lantern murdered a Yellow Lantern, and Corps Leader Stewart just found out that a criminal was using this information to blackmail the murderous lantern – and threaten the precarious peace between the two corps.. This issue is Friendly enough.

Justice League Of America #10 Another first part, another chance for you to hop into a series that, personally, I dread reading every month. But you may like it, and if you do you, then I’m pleased for you.

New Super-Man #13 A wonderfully written series, New Super-Man finds our young heroes coming to grips with a foe that’s more powerful than any one of them – Emperor REDHOTO_Cv12.inddSuper-Man! This Friendly issue won’t be the easiest place to jump on, but it’s certainly doable.

The Flash #26 Uh… in a nutshell, Reverse Flash pulled the Flash into the future, revealed his identity to Iris and then decided to show him stuff. Depending on how you like your timey-wimey travel stuff done this is either Friendly and worth reading or best avoided. Personally, I enjoyed it.

Red Hood And The Outlaws #12 You can probably tell what the issue is about by the cover, and it’s homage to the Death Of Superman arc from the 90’s. Bizarro is suffering from cellular degeneration due to his limited life span as a clone, and his teammates aren’t too sure what to do. A Friendly issue in one of the most exciting Batbooks.

Titans #13 The Titans are currently attacking a facility to find Bumble Bee’s memories after they were siphoned off and emailed (or something) somewhere else. What results is an entertaining battle that feature’s a character eerily reminiscent of Valiant’s H.A.R.D. Corps. Is it Friendly kinda.

Wonder Woman #26 The first part of a new arc is always a decent place to hop on board, and this issue is no exception. Assuming you know who Wonder Woman is, this is a Friendly issue.

Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films.

Spider-Man: Homecoming in its second weekend fizzled a bit with a 61% drop from the previous week. It was dethroned to come in second for the weekend but despite a mixed two weeks the film has earned $469.4 million worldwide.

Wonder Woman continues to impress and will likely pass Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in domestic earnings in the next week or two. It also is challenging Logan for the best gross to budget for the year.

Wonder Woman is also driving the gap between earning averages for the Marvel and DC adaptations and helping it catch up in a way. On average DC films earn $331.8 million domestically while Marvel earns $308.1 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $476.9 million and DC lags behind with $431.2 million.

Already, the year is an interesting one with three clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Wonder Woman, Logan and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village are in that debatable area, and Wilson and Ghost in the Shell are generally disappointments. Spider-Man: Homecoming, we’ll wait and see.

Here’s where this year’s movie crop stands as far as the actual numbers (numbers have dipped due to a new film opening):

Total Domestic Gross: $1.464 billion
Total International Gross: $1.923 billion
Worldwide Gross: $3.387 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $876 million
Total “Profit”: $2.511 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $182.9 million
Average International Gross: $274.8 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $423.4 million
Average Budget: $109.5 million
Average Profit: $313.9 million

Below is where the films released stand when it comes to being compared to this year’s averages. Those in green are above average while those below are red.

War for the Planet of the Apes Wins the Weekend. Spider-Man Swings and Misses.

I had predicted it’d be a close weekend at the box office based on good word of mouth over Spider-Man: Homecoming but looks like I was off on that one. By a wide margine, War for the Planet of the Apes won the weekend with an estimated $56.5 million. The film also earned $46 million at the foreign box office for a total of $102.5 million worldwide. That’s not bad for a first weekend with a budget of $150 million. War‘s opening was a million more than Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011 and $16 less than 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Luckily War is about $20 million cheaper than Dawn as far as budget.

The film was 57% male and 63% were 25 years or older as well as 48% Caucasian, 20% African American, 18% Hispanic, and 10% Asian. The opening day audience gave the film an “A-” CinemaScore.

Spider-Man: Homecoming in its second week dropped 61% to bring in $45.2 million. It also brought in $72.3 million at the foreign box office. The film stands at $208.3 million domestically and $261.1 million at the foreign box office for a total of $469.4 million.

Despicable Me 3 added $18.9 million to its domestic total to bring it to $188 million but the foreign box office is where it’s at. The film has earned $431.4 million for a total of $619.4 million.

In fourth place was Baby Driver which earned $8.8 million at the domestic box office. Domestically the film has earned $73.2 million and worldwide the film has earned $96.3 million. That’s a win with just a $34 million budget.

Rounding out the top five was The Big Stick which earned $7.6 million domestically and sits at $16.1 million.

In comic movie earnings…

Wonder Woman moved to sixth adding $6.9 million to its domestic total. The film has earned $380.6 million domestically and $384.2 million at the foreign box office for a total of $764.9 million.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was #13 adding $512,000 to its total. The film has earned $386.6 million domestically and $472.5 million at the foreign box office for a total of $859.1 million.

Logan added about $30,000 to its total during the week.

Smurfs: The Lost Village added $400,000 to its total over the past week.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations.

Preview: Wonder Woman #26

Wonder Woman #26

(W) Shea Fontana (A) Mirka Andolfo (CA) Jesus Merino
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“HEART OF THE AMAZON” part one! Writer Shea Fontana (DC SUPER HERO GIRLS) steps in for a new story! Wonder Woman finally takes a moment to catch her breath and attend a friend’s wedding… but unfortunately, horror’s followed her even there!

DC Rebirth Recap And Review For Comics Released 7/5

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s DC Rebirth: Recap And Review where we take a look at the comics released under DC‘s Rebirth banner and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers – we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in.

Each comic will receive a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly based on how easy it was for

new readers to pick them up; the ratings are based solely on the issues released in the post-Rebirth ongoing series. More consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. Generally, the quality of an issue won’t be discussed unless it directly impacts a new reader’s enjoyment of the series.

You may notice that not every comic is covered week to week, and that’s because I  sometimes forget to read them  (although that doesn’t happen often). If I have missed an issue, typically I won’t go looking for back issues to catch up on events – this feature is all about accessibility for new readers, after all.


batman 26Batman #26 Batman proposed to Catwoman, but before we find out the answer, Bruce is telling Selina about a time when he was caught between the Riddler and the Joker. The slow pace to the story makes this Friendlier than you’d expect.

Deathstroke #21 Deathstroke turned good after a life changing event in the previous crossover with the Teen Titans and the Titans, so he’s created a superteam…. it’s as Friendly a place to start as you’ll find.

Green Arrow #26  Ollie Queen has been framed for murder, had his death faked and turned himself in. Then he decided he didn’t want to wait for the trial and left to stop the Evil Organisation behind his woes and the destruction of Seattle Star City. It’s Friendly, but is it worth reading?

Green Lanterns #26 An interesting look into the history of Volthoom, the First Lantern, this comic is relatively Friendly, but possibly not the best place to start – which is a contradiction I’m having a chuckle at now.

Justice League #24  A brilliantly fun issue that’s a Friendly introduction to the future (possibly) direction of this series.

Nightwing #24 Nightwing was tricked by Blockbuster into arriving in the middle of a secret meeting of supervillains as the entertainment – by which I mean they’re going to test a new weapon on the superhero. This is a Friendly issue, and jam packed full of quick action sequences coupled with Dick’s narration that will help you slide right into the story.

Superman #26 Friendly story that takes place after an arc in which Superboy got mind controlled. It’s a nice breather, and has some great moments for the father and son dynamic of Clark and Jon Kent.

Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films. Spider-Man Enters the Mix!

Spider-Man: Homecoming opened up this past weekend and we’ve still got two more comic adaptations to hit theaters in July alone! 2017 has seen over $3.1 billion earned by comic films making it the fifth most earned by comics and we still have about half the year to go!

Wonder Woman continues to impress and will likely pass Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in domestic earnings in the next week or two. It also is challenging Logan for the best gross to budget for the year. This week DCU films crossed $3 billion earned worldwide, an impressive amount.

Wonder Woman is also driving the gap between earning averages for the Marvel and DC adaptations. On average DC films earn $328.8 million domestically while Marvel earns $308 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $476.8 million and DC lags behind with $429.4 million.

Spider-Man: Homecoming opened up with the second highest opening for a Spider-Man film (not adjusted for inflation). I’m predicting it’ll wind up with around the average earning for a Spider-Man film which is about $800 million worldwide. Though, folks will say it’s a “success” compared to those other films.

Already, the year is an interesting one with three clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Wonder Woman, Logan and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village are in that debatable area, and Wilson and Ghost in the Shell are generally disappointments. Spider-Man: Homecoming, we’ll wait and see.

Here’s where this year’s movie crop stands as far as the actual numbers (numbers have dipped due to a new film opening):

Total Domestic Gross: $1.359 billion
Total International Gross: $1.794 billion
Worldwide Gross: $3.154 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $876 million
Total “Profit”: $2.278 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $170.0 million
Average International Gross: $256.4 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $394.2 million
Average Budget: $109.5 million
Average Profit: $284.7 million

Below is where the films released stand when it comes to being compared to this year’s averages. Those in green are above average while those below are red.

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