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New comic book reviews return to the Ziggurat! Our new comic stack comes from New Comic Wednesdays 1/11/23 and 1/18/2023! In this episode, the Nerds sing about Matt Kindt’s new spy comic, argue about their favorite angry police chiefs, and betray their beloved Mark Waid (scandal!). As always, Joe and Matt will be using their rating scale of “Buy It,” “Skim It,” or “Leave It,” which they know barely makes any sense but they don’t seem to care and no, they can’t do any better. Plus, be sure to check out the THN Extra over at Patreon where the Cosmic Shortbox has the nerds talking about Mark Millar’s Magic Order and Jason Aaron’s Punisher!


New Comic Book Reviews: 

 

 

Matt: Batman: One Bad Day: Bane DC, $7.99 Written by: Joshua Williamson Art by: Howard Porter Solict/Setup: A PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE DESTROYED BY VENOM! Bane broke the Bat-he’s one of the only villains to ever truly vanquish the Dark Knight-but is that all he’s ever accomplished? Decades from now, Bane is a washed-up wrestler reliving his glory days in the ring, defeating someone dressed like Batman every day. But when he discovers that there’s a new source of Venom in the world, he’ll do everything he can to shut down the facility it’s coming from for good and make sure that no one takes the poison that ruined his life. An epic saga set throughout Bane’s life, expanding on the hopes, dreams, regrets, and failures of one of DC’s most legendary villains, brought to you by the iconic creative team of Joshua Williamson (Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Flash) and Howard Porter (The Flash, Justice League).

 


Then it’s time to talk about our must-read picks for next week’s new comics:

Matt’s Pick for Next Week:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Last Ronin Lost Years IDW, $4.99 Written by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz Art by Ben Bishop Solict/Setup: In the smash-hit miniseries TMNT: The Last Ronin, readers witnessed the final gut-wrenching days of the Heroes in a Half Shell. For Michelangelo in particular, the march to his heartbreaking last battle was long and dangerous, taking him from New York City, to Japan, across Asia and Europe, and then back home again to administer final justice against those guilty of killing his family. But what happened during those fateful years when he had only the need for vengeance and Master Splinter's journal to guide him? What battles did he fight? What hard lessons did he learn? The time has come to find out as original miniseries writers Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz join artist Ben Bishop to reveal what adventures the Last Ronin experienced during his vengeful journey. While in the present, a new master, Casey Marie Jones, prepares her young terrapin students to be the next generation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin – Lost Years #1
IDW, $4.99
Written by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz
Art by Ben Bishop

Solict: In the smash-hit miniseries TMNT: The Last Ronin, readers witnessed the final gut-wrenching days of the Heroes in a Half Shell. For Michelangelo in particular, the march to his heartbreaking last battle was long and dangerous, taking him from New York City, to Japan, across Asia and Europe, and then back home again to administer final justice against those guilty of killing his family. But what happened during those fateful years when he had only the need for vengeance and Master Splinter’s journal to guide him? What battles did he fight? What hard lessons did he learn? The time has come to find out as original miniseries writers Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz join artist Ben Bishop to reveal what adventures the Last Ronin experienced during his vengeful journey. While in the present, a new master, Casey Marie Jones, prepares her young terrapin students to be the next generation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

 

Joe’s Pick for Next Week: 

The Magic Order 4 #1 Image Comics, $4.99 Written by Mark Millar Art by Dike Ruan Solict: MINISERIES PREMIERE! BRAND NEW ARC! The Magic Order is in turmoil after Cordelia is forced to expel her brother. Whispers of discontent persist among the other wizards. They're tired of the rules they've all been living under-and now a coup is brewing. The Magic Order 4 #1
Image Comics, $4.99
Written by Mark Millar
Art by Dike Ruan

Solict: MINISERIES PREMIERE! BRAND NEW ARC! The Magic Order is in turmoil after Cordelia is forced to expel her brother. Whispers of discontent persist among the other wizards. They’re tired of the rules they’ve all been living under-and now a coup is brewing.

Trade/Graphic Novel of Next Week:

Invincible Compendium HC Vol 01 Image Comics, $99.99 Written By Robert Kirkman Art by Ryan Ottley and Corey Walker Solict/Setup: To celebrate INVINCIBLE's landmark 20th anniversary, the first 48 issues of the greatest superhero comic in the universe are being collected into one massive hardcover edition-exclusive to the direct market! Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age-except for the fact that his father is Omni-Man, the most powerful superhero on the planet. When Mark develops powers of his own, it's a dream come true. But living up to his father's legacy is only the beginning of Mark's problems… Collects INVINCIBLE #0-47

Invincible Compendium HC Vol 01
Image Comics, $99.99
Written By Robert Kirkman
Art by Ryan Ottley and Corey Walker

Solict: To celebrate INVINCIBLE’s landmark 20th anniversary, the first 48 issues of the greatest superhero comic in the universe are being collected into one massive hardcover edition exclusive to the direct market! Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age except for the fact that his father is Omni-Man, the most powerful superhero on the planet. When Mark develops powers of his own, it’s a dream come true. But living up to his father’s legacy is only the beginning of Mark’s problems. Collects INVINCIBLE #0-47

 

 


 

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