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DC Weekly Graphic Novel Review: Wonder Woman Vol. 1: The Lies

It’s Wednesday which means new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. We’ve got one more volume from DC Comics, the Rebirth launch, Wonder Woman!

Wonder Woman Vol. 1: The Lies collects issues 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and Wonder Woman: Rebirth by Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp.

Find out what the trade has in store and whether you should grab yourself a copy. You can find both in comic stores February 22 and bookstores February 28.

Get your copies now. 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.

Wonder Woman Vol. 1: The Lies Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

 

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review
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the kitchen #1 coverThe weekend is almost here. Some of the GP crew have a long weekend, which is good, because at least one of us has to write a review for a certain Canadian Mutant who has a movie coming out soon… Snikt.

While you wait for work to end and the weekend begins, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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BoardGameGeek News – Codenames to Get Disney/Pixar and Marvel Comics Editions in Q4 2017 – Very Cool. The Marvel edition could be really fun.

JoBlo – Kevin Smith set to develop Todd McFarlane’s Sam & Twitch for BBC America – Yes please!

The Outhousers – DC Announces New Wonder Woman Day – Woo hoo!

Newsarama – Report: Movie Adaptation of Vertigo’s’ The Kitchen Gets Female Director – Such a good series.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Super Sons #1

DC Rebirth: Recap And Review For 2/8’s Releases

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.

There were a lot of new story arcs starting this week, so expect a smaller post as many of the comics didn’t need to much of a recap.


 

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Action Comics #973 The funny thing about this comic, is that some of the events you’ll need to have a passing familiarity with didn’t actually happen in this issue. Lois Lane and Superman are from the Pre-New 52 DCU, and have found themselves in the post Rebirth world. Now Lois has taken her doppelganger’s place due to a slight case of death but who is the human Clark Kent running around? Meanwhile Superwoman is weakened  and in need of Superman’s help (the reasons why are explained in her own series; Superman doesn’t know why). It’s Friendly, more or less.

All-Star Batman #7 Mr. Freeze released a deadly bacteria last issue, and who better to help with that than a botanist? I actually forgot what was going on in this series and was still able to follow this comic well enough to make it Friendly.

Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #7 Another Friendly comic. I say this without a recap because I don’t actually remember what happened last issue but I was more than able to follow along here.

Detective Comics #950 The big anniversary issue, and the start of a new arc, so what better place to attract new readers, right? With a bumper sized issue that fleshes out some of the quieter, or lesser known, members of Batman’s new team we get on of the most easily accessible issues in a long time. Each story within is solid is both Friendly, and really quite good.

Flash #16 I didn’t read the last issue, so I can’t really give you much of a recap. Fortunately, the comic does a good job of that on its own, making this an effortlessly Friendly comic.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #14 Part one of a new arc that finds the Green and Yellow Lanterns trying to forge a partnership for the betterment of the cosmos after their numbers were drastically reduced over the course of the last 13 or so issues. This is another Friendly place for you to delve in.

Justice League Of America: Rebirth #1 As with all of the Rebirth specials, this is going to be easy for you to pick up. There seems to be something brewing in the DC Universe, and I’m thinking that with all the hints laced throughout the Batman titles over the past few months, the Batman/Flash series is going to have a part to play in that. Despite my sidetrack, though, this is Friendly.

redhoto_cv7_ds-666x1024Red Hood And The Outlaws #7 All you need to know is that this is a Friendly issue. It’s also relatively standalone, too.

Suicide Squad #11 After the events of the Justice League Vs The Suicide Squad miniseries, Amanda Waller is under investigation for allegedly setting up the whole thing.The Squad are regrouping, but Waller’s up to something. This is a Friendly issue, but only barely.

Supergirl #6 Wraps up an arc in which Supergirl had to choose between resurrecting her family and people or saving her new home. I’m sure you can guess where her loyalties were, which means that if you do grab this issue then you can enjoy the Supergirl vs Cyborg Superman fight – oh, the Cyborg Superman is Supergirl’s father trying to resurrect Kryptonians with a mix of cybernetics and human life force.

Superwoman #7 Lex Luthor is trapped in his armour as his sister wages war with her super powers, and I have no idea what’s happening.

Titans #8  Now that the Titans are reunited with Wally West and settled in Manhattan, this issue sees a new arc kicking off. Because I have next to no experience reading Titans or Teen Titans comics prior to Rebirth, there are some thing I’m not familiar with, such as who a certain character is, but there’s editors notes that let you know where to go to learn more. Overall, this is a Friendly comic.

Wonder Woman #16 The beginning of a new arc finds us at an almost…. Unfriendly  place because I don’t know quite what’s happening, other than I really enjoyed the issue. I’d still suggest you pick this up if you’re curious about the series.

 

Preview: Wonder Woman #16

Wonder Woman #16

(W) Greg Rucka (A) Mark Morales, Andrew Hennessy, Raul Fernandez (A/CA) Bilquis Evely
RATED T
In Shops: Feb 08, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“GODWATCH” part one! Since the moment Wonder Woman arrived in our world, Godwatch has been waiting. But who are they, and what do they want? Diana’s journey to the truth continues with the origin of what may prove to be her greatest enemies.

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Fashion Spotlight: Pop Art Princess, Wonder Riveter, Siren Dreams

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Pop Art Princess, Wonder Riveter, and Siren Dreams, by supersiblings, ArtbyJP, and aaronmoralesdesignshnm are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

Pop Art Princess

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Wonder Riveter

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Siren Dreams

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DC Rebirth: Recap And Review For Comics Released 1/25

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_cv972_dsAction Comics #972 
 Superman and his wife Lois and their son Jon are from the Pre-New 52 universe. In the post Rebirth world, Lois and  Jon meet an alternate (powerless) version of Clark Kent who was never Superman, and who thinks that Lois is that world’s Lois (who my or may not be dead).Strangely, that’s a lot Friendlier than you’d think. Meanwhile, Superman is defending SuperLex  from two aliens who want him killed for a crime he might commit in the future. Sound familiar?

Batgirl #7 In order to find this Friendly, all you need to do is read it. The previous six issues play almost no part in this issue as far as I can tell.

Batman Beyond #4 Terry McGinnis went undercover in the Jokerz, a group of utterly sane people who worship the Joker, to rescue a childhood friend. It… didn’t go so well. Now his little brother is trying to get a Batsuit to him before things get worse. Friendly, and fun.

Detective Comics #949 So… this issue is the conclusion of the three part Batwoman Begins, and yet it also seems to signify a book end to the first volume of the post-Rebirth comics. It’s not a bad comic, but there’s too many nuances from the lat six or so months to try and recap here. Wait to pick up Batwoman Rebirth #1 and/or Detective Comics #950 if you want a fix of either of  the two heroes in this book. They’ll probably be a better place to start than this Unfriendly issue.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #13 This Friendly issue is basically a recap of the last 12 issues in the series wrapped up in a standalone story set sixty years from now.

Justice League Vs Suicide Squad #6 This final issue of the six issue miniseries. Honestly, if you’re curious, either read the trade or track down the floppies. Starting here will give you jlareb_kfrost_cv1_dsan idea of what’s to come in the DCU, but not what happened in this story. For that reason, I’m not going to stay on the fence with this and not mark it as either Friendly or Unfriendly.

Justice League Of America: Killer Frost Rebirth #1 Best read after the JLvSS mini series, this Friendy comic is a nice insight into the title character.

Odyssey Of The Amazons #1  The first issue of a six part mini that takes place long before Wonder Woman should be Friendly, right? To nobody’s surprise, it is.

The Hellblazer #6 I missed a couple of this series somehow, so I really have no idea what exactly is going on, but I was still able to enjoy the comic. I guess that makes it Friendly, eh?

Six Pack And Dog Welder: Hard-Travellin’ Heroz #6 I’m not going to try and recap this, because it wouldn’t make any sense if I did. Just know that while this single issue is Unfriendly the trade that will inevitably collect the mini should still be on your bookshelf.

Suicide Squad #10 Serves as an epilogue to the JLvSS mini series, so for that reason I’m calling this Unfriendly.

Teen Titans #4 Oh how I love this series. Damian tried to put together the Teen Titans again (they didn’t like him very much) to combat a group of League of Assassins trainees called the Demon’s Fist – a group that Damian used to lead. In order to save the Titans after they barely survived, Damian turned himself into Ra’s Al Ghul…

Wonder Woman #15 Although there are some utterly fantastic layouts in this comic, the story itself wasn’t as easy to follow. To get you caught up, essentially all you need to know is that Wonder Woman had some kind of mental snap and isn’t sure who she is right now. Meanwhile Steve Trevor is on the run from some people. The comic is kinda friendly, but toward  the end of it I was feeling  less and less sure of what was happening.

 

Preview: Wonder Woman #15

Wonder Woman #15

(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Liam Sharp
RATED T
In Shops: Jan 25, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“THE TRUTH” part one! Diana has finally seen the full scope of how her life and history have been transformed…unfortunately, the knowledge has driven her completely insane!

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Hero Plushies: DC out in March

Our newest line of Hero Plushies features some fan-favorite DC Comics characters!

Snuggle up with Superman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and Batman!

Add these high-quality plushies to your collection soon!

Hero Plushies: DC are out in March from Funko.

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Pop! Heroes: DC Bombshells in February

When the men are off to fight in World War II, it’s up to the ladies of DC Comics to guard the homefront! Introducing DC Bombshells Pop! Vinyls!

Collect Harley Quinn, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, and Katana with a pinup style and dieselpunk flair! Wonder Woman has a sepia-toned chase variant, a 1 in 6 rarity!

Look for special exclusives, like black-and-white Harley Quinn (only at ThinkGeek), and The Joker covered in kisses! The Joker and his black-and-white chase variant are only available at Hot Topic!

Collect them all! Pop! Heroes: DC Bombshells are out in February.

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monsters_unleashed__1It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments.

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

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The Beat – A year of free comics: Scott Gilbert’s Mysterioso is inky 90s goodness – More free comics to check out!

Newsarama – Fox’s 24 Reboot Legacy Gets Comic Book Prequel – Nice!

The Beat – 12 Million Graphic Novels Were Sold in Bookstores in 2016 – That’s a lot of graphic novels.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

The Outhousers – Birthright #21

Newsarama – All Time Comics – Crime Destroyer #1

Talking Comics – Detective Comics #948

Talking Comics – Loose Ends #1

Newsarama – Monsters Unleashed #1

Talking Comics – Wonder Woman #14

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