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

On Shelves: “Detective Comics” #1000 (3/27/2019)

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Let us rejoice my friends in comic book loving land because the day has at long last arrived and DC Comics long standing continuous series “Detective Comics” has reached its 1000th issue!!! The title originally launched in 1937 and ran numerous detective private eye kind of stuff but when issue #27 arrives the world would change as it was the first-ever appearance of The Batman. I’m planning on a milestone toast in the coming days but for now this is just an alert to get to the comic book store or wherever you prefer to order these things online.

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“Detective Comics” #1000

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Marvel Announces “Star Wars” #50 Facsimile Edition

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The Press Release:
In celebration of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, Marvel is releasing a special Facsimile edition of the 1977 STAR WARS #50! Coinciding directly with May’s upcoming STAR WARS #108 one-shot from Matthew Rosenberg and artists Giuseppe Camuncoli, Luke Ross, Kerry Gammill, Andrea Broccardo, this Facsimile features a full reprint of the issues’ classic story – ads and all! – from writer Archie Williams and artists Al Williamson, Tom Palmer and Walter Simonson!

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With new stories of original series characters such as Jaxxon, Amaiza, Domina Tagge, Valance the Hunter, and more, STAR WARS #108 acts as a direct sequel to Star Wars #50 – making this a truly epic 80th Anniversary celebration!
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Z2 Comics & Skillet Announce “Eden” – A Skillet Graphic Novel

It seems like more and more music artists of the Rock Realm are tossing their hat into the comic creator ring and I couldn’t be happier about it. We’ve learned of Andy Black’s offering “The Ghost Of Ohio” some months ago and then there was a Starset graphic novel “Prox Transmissions” as well. Now the folks at Z2 Comics have announced a collaboration with the band Skillet and you can learn all about that down below. Enjoy.

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The Press Release:
Coming on the heels of Apocrypha: The Legend Of BabyMetal and the upcoming The Ghost Of Ohio graphic novel, Z2 Comics is pleased to announce their next title is a collaborative partnership with multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated rockers Skillet. Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel is based on an original story idea created by Skillet frontman John Cooper alongside the creative team of Z2 Comics: Josh Frankel and Sridhar Reddy. Writers Alex Paknadel and Dan Watters of Random Shock Studios are writing the comic with Cooper. Artist Chris Hunt created the cover and will be working on the pages of the comic scheduled for release late Summer 2019.

“I am beyond thrilled about ‘Eden.’ It has always been a dream of mine to create a comic. Comics are still an important part of my life today and I can now share that love with my children with the release of this book. In many ways, this graphic novel is a natural extension of Skillet’s career. It is about perseverance, unlikely heroes, and faith in what you believe. I hope that the fans love it!” exclaims John Cooper of Skillet.
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Marvel Says “Engage With Marvel Battle Lines” – Collectible Card Art Covers Coming In May

To say that yesterday was a busy day for news would be an understatement with some good and yeah even some bad. Now its time to dust off and move ahead and what better way to do that than by seeing some colorful visuals from Marvel Comics with these Collectible Card Art Covers that will be variants based on the “Marvel Battle Lines” game. Dig in.

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The Press Release:
This May, Marvel Comics is celebrating MARVEL Battle Lines – the collectible card battling mobile game created by Nexon – with a series of variant covers showcasing over two dozen in-game cards featuring striking images of some of the most popular Marvel Super Heroes! Look for MARVEL Battle Lines variant covers on these select titles, and don’t miss the special 30th variant debuting on War of the Realms #1, available April 3rd!

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21 by Sujin Jo

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #21 (“Battle Lines” Card Art Variant)

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #22 by Heejin Jeon

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #22 (“Battle Lines” Card Art Variant)

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DC Comics First Issues Coming March 2019

Let’s continue on with the comic book solicitations when it comes to the DC Comics side of the fence in terms of first issues and special anniversaries. This month, we are hitting what amounts to a milestone in comic book history as “Detective Comics” hits its 1000th issue. I began a lengthy post of variant covers a few months ago and added to it as I discovered any new variations. You should definitely peruse that narrative by clicking HERE just in case you are interested in a few of the issues since some of them are rare and very exclusive. Now let’s get onto the rest of the stuff.

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“The Batman Who Laughs: The Grim Knight” #1

THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS: THE GRIM KNIGHT #1: Ripped from Batman’s greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world’s most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition. This one-shot has a big 28-page story! One shot.

written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV; art by EDUARDO RISSO; cover by JOCK
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