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Happy to present six spotlight previews from issues that are hitting stores tomorrow, January 25th, 2017.

DC COMICS

The Hellblazer #6 Hal Jordan #13

The Hellblazer #6
Official Description: “THE POISON TRUTH” part six! In London, Marid is selling the assembled underworld on his plans for humanity. On a train to Paris, Mercury relives her time in the Creator’s realm she visited—and she’s hoping she avoids death this time as well.
Writer: Simon Oliver | Artist: Pia Guerra

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #13
Official Description: “HEROES”! See the majesty and heroism of the Green Lantern Corps from the point of view of a planet in desperate need of their power. Set far in the future, this issue is packed with clues about what’s around the corner for Hal Jordan and the rest of the Corps!
Writer: Robert Venditti | Artist: Ethan Van Sciver

MARVEL COMICS

Captain America 10 Deadpool 25

Captain America: Steve Rogers #10
Official Description: In the wake of Maria Hill’s court-martial, who will become the new head of S.H.I.E.L.D.? The answer will electrify you!
Writer: Nick Spencer | Artist: Jesus Saiz

Deadpool #25
Official Description: “DEADPOOL 2099” reaches its DOUBLE-SIZED CONCLUSION! Wade’s two daughters battle for his legacy! PLUS: The old man himself gets in the game! AND: IRON FIST shows just how IMMORTAL he is!
Writer: Gerry Duggan | Artist: Scott Koblish

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Saga #42
Official Description: “THE WAR FOR PHANG,” The Epic Conclusion! Hell is war, as Hazel and her family learn the hardest way. 
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan | Artist: Fiona Staples

Wayward #20
Official Description: END OF STORY ARC. The spirits lay their claim…
Writer: Jim Zub | Artists:: Steven Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain

What is in your pull box this week? 


New Comic Wednesday is bringing an awesome mix of new comics. Here are six spotlight previews from various publishers. I had no idea there was a He-Man/Thundercats series and now I’ll have to try an track down the first three issues!

DC COMICS

 Superman 15 HeMan Thundercats 4

Superman #15
Description: “MULTIPLICITY” part two! Superman and New Super-Man fight alongside an army of Supermen from across the Multiverse against the threat trying to wipe them all out of existence! Plus, Jon and his neighbor Kathy investigate a hidden horror that seems to be growing in their town.
Writers: Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi | Artists: Doug Mahnke

He-Man/Thundercats #4
Description: It’s the battle you’ve waited to see! With the Ancient Spirits of Evil ravaging Eternia, Lion-O rushes to aid the Masters of the Universe in defending their world. The only thing standing in his way is…He-Man?! The epic battle between the super-heroic 1980s icons breaks loose as the Sword of Power clashes with the Sword of Omens! This one you do not want to miss!
Writers: Lloyd Goldfine, Rob David | Artist: Freddie E Williams II

MARVEL COMICS

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IVX #2
Description: The Inhumans have failed to find a way to stop the deadly effect the Terrigen Cloud has on Mutantkind, so the X-Men have taken matters into their own hands. New Attilan is under attack! The Inhumans aren’t surrendering their home without a fight, but is there something larger a stake?
Writer: Jeff Lemire, Charles Soule | Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Cover

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #10
Description: Poe and Threepio’s covert mission comes to an end! Can they escape with their informant intact? Or will Terex’s past come back to haunt them?
Writer: Charles Soule | Artist: Phil Noto

DARK HORSE COMICS

Angel Season 11 Issue 1 Dark Horse Presents 30

Angel Season 11 #1
Description: It will take an Angel and a goddess to save the world! Vampire Angel is tormented by a vision linking his shameful past to something very big—and very bad—that is coming. The goddess Illyria gives Angel some insight and incentive. Then she really gets involved, and Angel discovers that it might be possible to change the future by changing the past.
Writer: Corinna Bechko | Artist: Geraldo Borges

Dark Horse Presents #30
Description: Paul Levitz, Carla Speed McNeil, Francesco Francavilla, and more are featured in this month’s issue of the award-winning Dark Horse Presents! Continuing stories include Dean Haspiel’s The Red Hook; Dan Jolley and John Nadeau’s Murder Society; and The Black Sinister by Kaare Andrews, Troy Nixey, and Dave McCaig; as well as McNeil’s Finder, Francavilla’s The Black Beetle, and Levitz’s Brooklyn Blood, illustrated by Tim Hamilton!
Writers: Various | Artists: Various

These issues come out on January 18, 2017, or do you prefer graphic novels? Here is an awesome selection for sale…


A lot of interesting news in comics lately, here are a few tidbits.

Batman

This surprised me, but is actually (maybe) a fantastic idea. Mary Jane Watson, Spiderman’s long time love and (sorta) ex-wife is joining the supporting cast of Invincible Iron Man with issue 4. Will this be a long time addition or is it more of a stunt? How will this affect Mary Jane’s role in Spiderman?

Although, with MJ being sidelined the last few years in Spiderman, this is actually a great idea for keeping her in a larger role in the Marvel universe (of course I’d totally be down for an MJ ongoing in the current Marvel Comics universe). Will she be working for Stark, friends, or a potential love interest (I could do without the latter)? The issue hits stands in December and we will discovery the direction they take with MJ. Ironically, if MJ and Tony become love interests, it was Tony’s actions that ultimately led to the end of Spiderman/MJ marriage and the rewriting of the Marvel Universe’s history (long story, see: Civil War)

Lobo

December will not be nearly as friendly to DC Comic titles as five ongoing will be coming to an end by the end of the month. According to Comic Book Resources, these titles include Lobo (pictured left), Doomed, The Omega Men, Gotham By Midnight, and Justice League United.

Doomed is expected to conclude with issue #6 in November, with the rest meeting their end in December. Neither Doomed nor The Omega Men even reached 10 issues, such a short amount of time to find its footing and an audience. Years ago, these ongoings would have had a much better shot. Could these characters be retooled (or in Lobo’s case, maybe bringing him back to his pre-New 52 style and roots)? There is still a lot of potential for these characters and I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of them.

Joss Whedon's New Comic Series

I’m not sure how I missed this announcement, but Joss Whedon will be writing a new comic series for Dark Horse Comics, The Twist. Of course Dark Horse is the home of Buffy, Angel, and Serenity comics.

Whedon described the series to EW, stating “It’s a Victorian thriller about a meek chambermaid who is fed to a dark horror — but instead of dying, she returns, with knowledge, power, and rage she can neither deny nor control.” The character will launch in a 6 issue mini series, with unlimited potential for future material. Buffy meets steampunk? I’m totally down for that.


This week we have a pretty awesome mix of comics coming out on Wednesday. Here are six spotlight issues from a variety of publishers.

MARVEL COMICS

Cover Uncanny 600 Cover AntMan 1

Uncanny X-Men #600
Description: The final explosive issue in Brian Michael Bendis’ epic X-Men saga! Scott Summers – savior or destroyer? Questions will be answered! The Jean Grey School, the New Xavier School – it’s all going to change. The X-Men are at a crossroads. And not everyone will make it through in one piece. Featuring 40 pages of a host of popular X-Men creators!
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis | Artist: Kris Anka | Cover Artist: Chris Bachalo

Ant-Man: Larger Than Life #1
Description: Join Hank Pym, a.k.a. ANT-MAN, as he learns that a little experiment can land him in BIG trouble! Can Ant-Man tame something as painfully formidable as the Bullet Ant before it’s too late?! Find out! PLUS: Reprinting Tales to Astonish #27 (the first appearance of Hank Pym) and Tales to Astonish #35 (the first of appearance of Ant-Man in costume)!
Writer: Corona Pilgrim | Cover Artist: Jung-Sik Ahn

DC COMICS

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Superman #41
Description: The epic new storyline “TRUTH” continues with the debut of the amazing new creative team of new writer Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and continuing artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson! What will happen when the big secret is revealed?
Writer: Gene Luen Yang | Artists: Klaus Janson, John Romita, Jr.

We Are Robin! #1
Description: Spinning out of the pages of BATMAN! The teenagers of Gotham City have adopted the “R” and made it their own. A new Robin? No, HUNDREDS of new Robins! Don’t miss the start of this new series from rising star writer Lee Bermejo (JOKER, SUICIDERS), who also provides the covers!
Writer/Cover Artist: Lee Bermejo | Artists: Jorge Corona, Rob Haynes, Khary Randolph

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Cover Walking Dead 143 Cover Spawn 253

The Walking Dead #143
Description: A Union.
Writer: Robert Kirkman | Artist: Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn

Spawn #253
Description: What if you had the ability to communicate with someone inside their final dream but were powerless to prevent the dream from ending? Al Simmons journeys to a place he vowed he would never go: to his childhood, and to the side of a dying man he never fully knew in order to save the soul of his own estranged father. Meanwhile, Al’s personal tragedy magnifies as the forces of darkness close in on the souls of those he loves the most.
Writer: Paul Jenkins | Artist: Jonboy

All of these issues are on sale this Wednesday, June 24, 2015. What issues do you have in your pull list?


This week we’re going to spotlight issues from the big two. Marvel Comics launches their big line-wide summer crossover Secret Wars, and DC continues blending pre-52 with the new 52 with “Convergence”.

Secret Wars #1

Secret Wars #1
Description: THE FINAL INCURSION IS HAPPENING! THE MARVEL UNIVERSE IS COLLIDING WITH THE ULTIMATE UNIVERSE! AND NEITHER WILL SURVIVE!
Writer: Jonathan Hickman | Artist: Esad Ribic

Preview: Convergence Superman #2

Convergence: Superman #2
Description: STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Flashpoint Kal-El has kidnapped Lois while she’s in labor! Will Superman reach them in time—or will Flashpoint Batman have to deliver the Man of Steel’s only child? This extra-sized issue includes a sneak peek at what’s coming up in the DC Universe!
Writer: Dan Jurgens | Artist: Norm Rapmund, Dan Jurgens

What are you picking up this week? Excited for Marvel’s Secret Wars?


Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly we have our first look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and I have to say, he looks fantastic in the role. When they initially announced Eisenberg I was surprised and my first reaction was that it wouldn’t work. But as time has passed, I’ve grown more and more in support of the choice and I think he has the chops (and now the look) to knock it out of the park.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder states that Eisenberg’s Luthor is not “…any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure.” As much as I love Hackman and pushed for Spacey, neither was nearly as brutal, blood thirsty, cunning, or evil as Luthor should be. Both were a mix of real estate mogul and comedic relief. I have high hopes that Snyder will take us far from the theatrical Luthor’s of the past and pull more from the comics.

We already know that the superhero team up/fight will bring together Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher), with a strong rumor pointing to us also seeing the Flash (Ezra Miller). That is a lot of heroes for Luthor to deal with, will he have any other DC villains on his side? We are exactly a year before the movie’s release on March 25, 2016, so I have a feeling that we’ll be learning a lot more soon.

How do you feel about the look of Eisenberg’s Luthor? Think he can stack up to past Luthors Gene Hackman, Kevin Spacey, and Michael Rosenbaum?

I am beyond thrilled to announce our LEGO Justice League Vs Bizarro League Blu-ray Giveaway! You can take home a Blu-ray copy of this thrilling and hysterical LEGO DC Comics movie. Giveaway details are below, but FIRST lets find out your “LEGO Bizarro Name” with this name generator…

I am… THE PIT-CRUSH-ZARRO-MECCA! What is your LEGO Bizarro Name?

Use the generator to find out and post a comment to this giveaway for your chance to win LEGO Justice League Vs Bizarro League on Blu-ray! Here are some details on what you’ll be able to take home (the movie’s trailer can be accessed on the above name generator app).

Official Movie Description: Batman has joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s clumsy – but well-meaning – clone, Bizarro. Bizarro’s creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world’s greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

As we mentioned above, entering the giveaway is very easy! Just post a comment on this giveaway with your LEGO Bizarro Name. Simple as pie. As always, we have a few extra ways to enter… The second way to enter the giveaway is to head over to Twitter and post MHD’s URL (www.myhollywooddream.com) along with our twitter handle @MyHWoodDream & #JusticeLeague and #BizarroLeague (you can also post this page to Twitter automatically at the bottom of this article and on the name generator app above!). This giveaway will go until March 9th, 2015!

You can get a Third Entry into the giveaway simply by retweeting this tweet…

 

As a bonus (so everyone wins something) we have a free download of this nifty Digital Trading Card Pack…

If you don’t win, you can still see the movie, because it is available NOW on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack + Batzarro LEGO minifigure.

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