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Upcoming comic book solicitations and reviews of key titles along with comic book publishing industry news.

Celebrate “Batman Day” @ Participating Retailers

Today is “Batman Day” and its your chance to celebrate all things related to the Caped Crusader, The Dark Knight or simply just The Batman. We’ve always rallied behind this particular day as an almost lifelong comic book fan and while there is a lot going on at your participating comic book retailer, this narrative will only shine the Bat-signal on the free comic books. Take a look.

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Batman: Curse of the White Knight 2020 Batman Day Special Edition #1:
In this explosive sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT from writer/artist Sean Murphy, The Joker recruits Azrael to help him expose a shocking secret from the Wayne family’s legacy—and to run Gotham City into the ground! As Batman rushes to protect the city and his loved ones from danger, the mystery of his ancestry unravels, dealing a devastating blow to the Dark Knight. Exciting new villains and unexpected allies will clash in this unforgettable chapter of the White Knight saga—and the truth about the blood they shed will shake Gotham to its core!

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“Batman: Curse of the White Knight” 2020 Batman Day Special Edition #1

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DC Universe Transforms Into DC Universe Infinite

The Press Release:
Calling all comic book fans to Explore the Multiverse! DC today announced the evolution of DC UNIVERSE into DC UNIVERSE INFINITE, a premium digital comic book service set to launch on January 21, 2021. With access to more than 24,000 comic books at launch, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE subscribers will also encounter digital-first comics, member access to DC fan events, as well as a steady stream of recently released comics six months after their physical versions hit store shelves. Following its initial launch, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE will begin expanding globally in SUMMER 2021.

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“Our fans love the platform’s robust library of comic books and, with the transformation, we will not disappoint,” said DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee. “I’m excited to share that not only will DC UNIVERSE INFINITE members still be able to read all of the great comics that they’ve enjoyed but new issues are debuting on the platform quicker than before, digital first exclusives are being created, and the members-only events will begin as soon as possible. There has never been a better time to be a DC fan!”
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Disney+ Presents: “The Mandalorian” Season 2 Official Trailer

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The Premise:
Set five years after the events of Return of the Jedi and the fall of the Empire, The Mandalorian follows Din Djarin, a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. In the second season, Djarin and “The Child” continue on their quest from the end of the first season, as they are pursued by Moff Gideon.
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Marvel Reveals Some Todd Nauck “Headshot” Variants For November

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The Press Release:
A new series of covers starring Marvel’s best and brightest super heroes is coming to your local comic shop starting in November! Superstar artist Todd Nauck will bring iconic Marvel characters to life in upcoming Headshot variant covers. These classic-style portraits are a great way to introduce fans to popular characters as well as characters who will be making a splash in the days to come. This outstanding artwork will grace the cover of your favorite ongoing titles like Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, and Eternals this November— and there’s plenty more on the way! Be on the lookout for more Headshot variant covers by Todd Nauck in the coming months but for now, check out the stunning depictions of Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, and Sersi that will be available soon!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #52: NAUCK “HEADSHOT” VARIANT COVER

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #52 (Nauck Headshot Variant)

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Marvel Reveals “Champions” First Issue Trailer

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The Press Release:
The Champions are back and ready to take on the world in a brand-new series by acclaimed and award-winning writer Eve L. Ewing (Ironheart) and artist Simone Di Meo (Immortal Hulk: The Best Defense). A new law has been passed, forbidding anyone under 21 from being a vigilante, but luckily for the Marvel Universe, the Champions won’t be going down without a fight. United, the Champions will rise up against any obstacles that dare stand in their way, including the dangerous new government taskforce known as C.R.A.D.L.E.

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“Champions” #1

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