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Review: Dark Nights of Steel #1

Dark Knights of Steel #1

Tom Taylor is a master at the remix. He’s built a following taking familiar characters and concepts and twisting them in ways we don’t always expect. From Injustice to DCeased, he’s proven he can surprise and entertain with familiar settings, familiar concepts, familiar characters, but mixed in all-new ways. Dark Knights of Steel #1 kicks of Taylor’s newest venture taking the heroes of the DC Universe and placing them in a fantasy world. One issue in, it looks like Taylor has succeeded again.

What works so well with Dark Knights of Steel #1 and what Taylor has done is tease the familiar until that twist begins. The comic starts off with a story so familiar, a dying planet that sends off its last son to an unknown world to survive and thrive. Except, in this case, that’s not the complete story. Taylor right away plants a flag that while the characters might be familiar, there’ll be more than enough to come to keep readers on their toes.

From that intriguing opening, Taylor takes us on a tour of this world introducing us to this world’s versions of Batman and various Robins, Black Canary, Black Lightning, John Constantine, and so many more. Every single one is familiar but different. There’s enough for us to recognize who they are and what their general background is but there’s something different about each. One in particular in amazing way to pulls the rug out from under the readers towards the end of the issue. Taylor leaves us with a hell of a twist and direction for the series and one of its characters that had me going from pleased to beyond excited to see what comes next.

Yasmine Putri‘s art is fantastic. Handling pencils and color, the comic is a beauty to look at. What’s truly great is how much of the design is inspired by but not completely lifted from the original DC characters. Bruce/Batman’s armor has a hint of a bat design as an example but not the exact symbol, which wouldn’t make a lot of sense. Kal-El/Superman’s design has a lot of inspiration from various outfits from his history and Krypton. It’s truly great to see these new takes. Wes Abbot‘s lettering too is solid, especially towards the beginning when a prophesy is foretold. It gives so much personality to the scene.

Dark Knights of Steel #1 is a hell of a start. Taylor has gone the extra distance with this debut and series. It doesn’t just take characters and dump them in a new setting. It delivers some subtle changes to a few that delivers what feels like a whole new experience in many ways… in a new setting. If the debut delivers this much, I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Story: Tom Taylor Art: Yasmine Putri Letterer: Wes Abbot
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Dark Knights of Steel #1

Dark Knights of Steel #1

Art by: Tom Taylor
Written by: Yasmine Putri

An entire medieval world will be forever changed when a spaceship crash-lands from a doomed planet. Monarchs will die, kingdoms will rise, and what seemed the end of the world for many…was only the beginning! An epic high-fantasy story set in a DC Universe where nothing is what it seems…

From worldwide bestselling writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, Superman: Son of Kal-El) and acclaimed artist Yasmine Putri comes a generational tale of good and evil within a brand-new DCU!

Dark Knights of Steel #1

Red Hood is on the Hunt… for the Bat-Family in Future State: Dark Detective

This May, Red Hood continues the his hunt for the Bat-family in Future State: Gotham. Currently playing out in Future State: Dark Detective, Jason Todd, aka Red Hood, has turned on his family. The former hero is now a bounty hunter for The Magistrate as part of their “zero tolerance” policy on masked vigilantes.

Set in the world of DC Future State, Future State: Gotham continues against the backdrop of a possible future Gotham City seen in other titles such as Future State: The Next Batman, Future State: Harley Quinn, Future State: Robin Eternal, and Future State Nightwing. Rendered in stark, black and white tones, Future State: Gotham will evoke the gritty, noir aesthetic that reinforces Gotham City as a living, breathing part of any Bat-family story.

“Hunt the Next Batman” kicks off the six-issue debut story arc co-written by Joshua Williamson and Dennis Culver, with art by Giannis Milonogiannis.

Disaster strikes Gotham City and all evidence points to Tim Fox, The Next Batman! Jason Todd chooses justice over his family and allies when The Magistrate enlists him to bring in the new Batman, dead or alive! Featuring the entire cast from the popular DC Future State Batman titles, Future State Gotham  begins the next chapter in this inevitable world of tomorrow and does so with this dynamic, noirish format.

The series debuts on Tuesday, May 11 in all comic book stores and participating digital retailers. Issue #1 features a main cover by Yasmine Putri, with a card stock variant cover by James Stokoe, available in comic book stores and participating digital retailers. Each 32-page issue sells for $3.99, with the card stock variant available for $4.99.

Future State: Gotham

Preview: Sensational Wonder Woman #1

Sensational Wonder Woman #1

Written by Stephanie Phillips
Pencils Meghan Hetrick
Inks Meghan Hetrick
Colored by Marissa Louise
Cover by Yasmine Putri
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During a battle with Doctor Psycho, Wonder Woman sacrifices herself to stop the villain, only to be hit with a psychic blast that traps her in an alternate reality. With the help of Hawkgirl, Wonder Woman has to remember who she is before it’s too late.

Sensational Wonder Woman #1

Review: Sensational Wonder Woman #1

Sensational Wonder Woman #1

The new year kicks off with a new digital-first series from DC Comics. Sensational Wonder Woman #1 puts the focus on Wonder Woman with an intriguing comic that slowly builds. Wonder Woman stands for so much and part of that is against misogyny and the repression of women. Sensational Wonder Woman #1 knows that and puts that front and center for an entertaining debut that has us wanting to see what’s next.

Writer Stephanie Phillips takes a familiar route with Diana, aka Wonder Woman, in a situation where she’s dreaming. Is this a coma? Has she been beaten to this point? That’s not mentioned but something has happened. Phillips teases that with glimpses of Wonder Woman in the real world. That only makes the issue even more interesting, you want to find out more of what happened.

There’s also some interesting aspects to what Phillips puts forth. In Diana’s dream state, she’s depicted in a subservient domestic situation. She’s the stereotypical wife, expected to have dinner ready. While this is likely the influence of what has put her in this situation, it’s interesting her battle against this and it’s through pain she awakens from her state.

Meghan Hetrick‘s art is fantastic. The designs are awesome and with the color of Marissa Louise it all pops on my iPad. Wonder Woman’s classic costume is translated into an everyday outfit that fits that stereotypical time period but with a bit of a modern twist to it. There’s some great layouts and use of panels to emphasize the situation that Diana is in until that explosive finale that really delivers a punch.

Sensational Wonder Woman #1 is a solid start to the series. There’s a build-up to that ending with teasing of the situation through the comic. It’s an interesting comic that uses its visuals to really set up the situation and world and has me sucked in to find out more about what’s going on.

Story: Stephanie Phillips Art: Meghan Hetrick
Color: Marissa Louise Letterer: Pat Brosseau
Story: 8.45 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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DC Celebrates 80 Years of Wonder Woman with a New Digital-First Series

A combination of fan-favorite storytellers and trailblazing new writers and artists are coming together to celebrate Wonder Woman’s 80th anniversary with an all-new DC Digital First series, Sensational Wonder Woman. Published weekly, this reader-friendly, high action series is poised to deliver dynamic, standalone stories that are free of continuity, giving hardcore fans even more Wonder Woman action to love and new fans a fun starting point to enjoy stories and provide a gateway to discovering more about Princess Diana.

For the first digital arc, newly announced Harley Quinn writer Stephanie PhillipsWonder Woman: Agent of Peace artist Meghan Hetrick and colorist Marissa Louise pit Diana against the evil Doctor Psycho. During a battle with the villain, Wonder Woman sacrifices herself to stop him, the impact from his psychic blast trapping her in an alternate reality. With the help of guest-star Hawkgirl, Diana must remember who she is before it’s too late.

Future digital/print arcs will spotlight Diana teaming up with other allies from the Wonder Woman mythos, such as Cheetah, Steve Trevor, Hippolyta, Wonder Girl and others. The stories come from a host of talented creators, including writer/artist Colleen Doran, Alyssa Wong and Eleonora Carlini, Mirka Andolfo, Corinna Bechko, with more to come.

Sensational Wonder Woman #1 by Stephanie Phillips and Meghan Hetrick arrives on all participating digital platforms on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, with a main cover by Yasmine Putri. The print version arrives in comic book stores on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 and will also include a variant cover by EJIKURE.

Sensational Wonder Woman #1

Punchline Gets a One-Shot in November

From her first appearance in the pages of Batman to her spotlight story in The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular, Punchline has quickly established herself as one of 2020’s breakout comic book characters. On November 10, the mystery behind this new character is explored further in Punchline #1, a special oversized (48-Page) one-shot.

Written by Batman scribe James Tynion IV and Sam Johns with art by Mirka Andolfo, this one-shot will also feature a main cover by Yasmine Putri, and variant cover by Frank Cho.

Facing the consequences of her role in “The Joker War,” Punchline is the story of Alexis Kaye, and how she’ll take Leslie Thompkins, Harper Row and Cullen Row on a harrowing journey that reveals her radicalization to The Joker’s ideology.

Punchline #1 arrives in open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Punchline #1

Preview: DCeased: Hope At World’s End #4

DCeased: Hope At World’s End #4

Written by Tom Taylor
Pencils Marco Failla
Inks Marco Failla
Colored by Rex Lokus
Cover by Yasmine Putri
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The world needs a Batman but Damian is struggling with the enormity of the mantle…can the Man of Steel help? And seeking safe haven, Suicide Squad’s Wink and The Aerie reach the fortress of Jotunheim…but is anywhere left on Earth safe from the unliving?!

DCeased: Hope At World's End (2020) #4

ComiXology Delivers Seven New Digital Comics Including DC’s HBO MAX Comics for Free

ComiXology has seven new comics for you to check out today including three free tie-in comics by DC for HBO MAX. They’re free, might as well check them out!

Here’s all of the comics in one handy spot or check out each of them below!

HBO MAX Digital Comic (2020) #1

Written by Ivan Cohen
Pencils Scot Eaton
Inks Wayne Faucher
Colored by Hi-Fi
Cover by Jim Lee, Alex Sinclair
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To the Max: Hector – When a schoolteacher finds a mysterious device, it sends him flying into an incredible outer-space rescue mission.

HBO MAX Digital Comic (2020) #1

HBO MAX Digital Comic (2020) #2

Written by Ivan Cohen
Pencils Hendry Prasetya
Inks Mark Morales
Colored by Hi-Fi
Cover by Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez
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To the Max: Brian – A scuba instructor is transformed into a superhero who must save innocent people from a deadly storm in Singapore.

HBO MAX Digital Comic (2020) #2

HBO MAX Digital Comic (2020) #3

Written by Ivan Cohen
Pencils Laura Braga
Inks Laura Braga
Colored by Hi-Fi
Cover by Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts
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To the Max: Olivia – A down-on-her-luck standup comic is all that stands between her audience and gun-toting criminals who plan to rob a Las Vegas casino.

HBO MAX Digital Comic (2020) #3

Infinity 8 Vol. 7: All for Nothing

Written by Boulet, Lewis Trondheim
Art by Boulet
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Part Seven in the eight-part pulp sci-fi epic INFINITY 8, this new arc introduces us to Douglas, an average alien with modest dreams and regular problems who has been visited by a strange robot for most of his life, constantly offering him an odd talisman without explanation. Now, years later, that talisman is about to be the key to deciphering the origin of the massive galactic graveyard surrounding the stranded cruise-ship, Infinity 8! Answers unfold at last! Includes bonus production art not featured in the single issues.

Infinity 8 Vol. 7: All for Nothing

Orphans Vol. 3 #8: War Pigs

Written by Roberto Recchioni
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
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As crowd control and martial law become a priority task, team leader Jonas is forced to make a tough decision for his squad, one that could lead to the end of them all…

Orphans Vol. 3 #8: War Pigs

Streamliner #4: Bye-bye Lisa Dora

Written by Fane
Art by Fane
Cover by Fane
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Race day looms near, and the qualifiers weed out the weak and slow. Billy Joe has his hands full enough just keeping the huge crowd of participants in line, but that’s before national broadcast television shows up to make this the biggest spectacle since the Superbowl…

Streamliner #4: Bye-bye Lisa Dora

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #7

Written by Dave Wielgosz
Pencils Miguel Mendonca, Yasmine Putri
Inks Miguel Mendonca, Yasmine Putri
Colored by David Baron, Yasmine Putri
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Story 1 – Jimmy Olsen quits the Daily Planet and joins up with a new hero in Metropolis, Soar. But Superman’s not quite sure the ViewTube superhero’s intentions are good. Story 2 – Superman’s in need of training to better control his powers and protect humanity, but will Wioska, a former member of Darkseid’s army on Apokolips, give him the best guidance? 

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #7

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Preview: Superman: Man of Tomorrow #7

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #7

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Viral” by Dave Wielgosz, Yasmine Putri, Tom Derenick, and Clayton Cowles

Jimmy Olsen quits the Daily Planet and joins up with a new hero in Metropolis, Soar. But Superman’s not quite sure the ViewTube superhero’s intentions are good.

The Wrath of Wioska” by Dave Wielgosz, Miguel Mendonça, David Baron and Clayton Cowles

Superman’s in need of training to better control his powers and protect humanity, but will Wioska, a former member of Darkseid’s army on Apokolips, give him the best guidance?

Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #7
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