Wednesday, May 25, 2016

#NUVOpop: Rebirth!

Posted By on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 10:45 AM

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This week in comics, we have the end of the DC New 52 Universe. DC stopped the New 52 and started DC You after Convergence wrapped up last year in April. Now, the universe is going through a major reboot and major changes. One of the biggest changes to the new DC Universe is the death of Superman, and yes, it is actually happening. Superman has been going through his "Final Days" in all Superman related titles. A few new Supermen will be introduced, including the older version of Superman from another world (see Convergence: Superman and Superman: Lois and Clark).

The change is a way to gain new readers who might not want to start all the way at the beginning of the New 52 to see how their favorite characters are doing. The sort-of-reboot features new creative teams, new character designs, new characters being introduced and old characters being reintroduced to the DCU.

Along with the end of of the current DCU, we have plenty of new titles out this week. The conclusion to Terry Moore's Rachel Rising hits stands this week. There is a new Scooby Doo comic being released with a more serious tone, and the graphic novel version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is being put out in a new format. This week also has the return of Steve Rogers, the first Captain America in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1. 


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DC Rebirth #1
(W) David Walker (A) Ramon Villalobos

DC Rebirth is a giant issue that sets the stage for the "new" DC universe. It's an 80 page spectacular that is written by Geoff Johns. It will be the last thing Johns will write for a long time because he is taking over as architect of the DC cinematic universe. In this issue, they will address the changes to the universe and introduce new characters.
Be sure to pick it up in stores this week as soon as you can! This issue is $2.99, however when it goes to a second printing, the price will rise to $6.00. 

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Nighthawk #1
(W) Geoff Johns (A) Gary Frank & Various

Nighthawk is a member of the Squadron Supreme, a band of superheroes(?) from dead worlds. If you remember, in their debut issue, they quickly killed off Namor and placed the city of Atlantis in the middle of a desert. Now, Nighthawk branches off on his own in the city of Chicago and is the protector of the city. Someone has been killing shady brokers. But should Nighthawk find their killer? They are bad people after all. And what does the mysterious murder want with Nighthawk?
Scooby Doo Apocalypse #1
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(W) Jim Lee & Various (A) Hank Porter 

Like, zoinks, Scoob! Scooby Doo and crew are in the middle of the apocalypse! In this modern take on the Mystery Gang, the fake monsters that the gang usually deal with are real. Take a trip through the badlands with Velma, Daphne, Fred, Shaggy and Scooby in the Magical Mystery Machine!


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Afterlife With Archie #9
(W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (A) Francesco Francavilla

We've been waiting for this issue for almost a year. In case you need a recap...
There are zombies in Riverdale. They were caused by Reggie Mantel running over Jughead's dog, Hotdog, with a car. Desperate to have his beloved dog back, Jughead turns to Sabrina to resurrect Hot Dog. Sabrina agrees, accidentally starting the zombie plague in Riverdale. The remaining survivors are now on the run from the zombie hoard that follows them. However, in the midst of the chaos, something wonderful has happened. Archie has proposed to Betty. Things are going a little better now.
But now, Reggie has snapped. He's been holding on to the guilt of killing Jughead's dog and he's finally confessed to his sins. Is there any good in Reggie Mantle or is he too far gone?

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Spider-Man Deadpool #5
(W) Joe Kelly (A) Ed McGuinness

Peter Parker is dead. Or so it seems. Deadpool thinks that by killing Peter Parker, his pal Spider-Man will be free from his oppressive boss. Too bad he doesn't know that Spider-Man and Peter Parker are one in the same! Woops. Way to go, Deadpool. 

That's all for this week, folks! It's a pretty huge week and next week is the same. DC is putting out the new Batman, Superman, Green Lantern AND Green Arrow comics. Civil War 2 #1 from Marvel also arrives, and Marvel is also releasing their "Timely Comics" where you get the first three issues of a series for $3.00. HOLY FAZOLI. 

One more exciting thing that is out this week... X-Men: Apocalypse, the newest installment from the X-Men franchise! Check out this cool advertisement from Charles Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters.
Please call the number at the end. You won't regret it. 

Here's the full release list for this week! See you next week. 

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