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Though it's not directly linked to the cover, there's some interesting news about the direction the Grayson title is taking post the Convergence event.

For those not wanting to be spoiled, the full version of the Bombshell variant (by Emanuela Luppachino with Tomeu Morey) for #11 can be found by clicking on the preview image, but there's a full size version under the cut.



Spoilers beneath... )
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And issue 2 ot IDW's visually stunning revamp of quintessential 1980's cartoon Jem has a preview for issue 2 up here, and we meet my favourite girl group (outside of The Pointer Sisters)




One of the trademarks of the Jem cartoon was the musical numbers were done in the stle of proper MTV musc videos, and when we meet the Misfits in the opening pages it seems they're sort of taking the same route

And it looks awesome.. )
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From the preview at comicbookresources



PART 1 OF 3 – THE START OF A THREE-PART AVENGERS EVENT!

Story by Al Ewing / Art by Alan Davis, Mark Farmer

500 years into the future, Ultron has won. Humanity is all but extinct - dead or enslaved by the Ultron Singularity.

Now, seven Avengers are brought through time by Doctor Doom to battle the machine god for the fate of the cosmos… or die trying!

You had me at 'Alan Davis' )
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It's been a weird Tuesday so I'm up for a little something pretty, but since I believe in being even handed about these things....

For those who like the ladies...

Adam Hughes Catwoman Convergence Cover )

And for those who like the chaps...

A preview image from Grayson #8 )
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If Dick Grayson's Robin in his New Teen Titans era has a flaw (Well he has a few, not physical of course, but character related) , it would be a certain degree of neurosis about himself and his relationships.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose!



From 13th Dimensions's preview for the issue

When there's romance, you know who to call.... SOMEONE ELSE! )
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I make no secret of the fact I love Dustin Nguyen's work and Jeff Lemire has a good track record, and they are working together on a series which looks very promising, and has a preview up at Comics Alliance, where Nguyen's inkwash style is being pointed in a new direction; sci-Fi.



Our hero is Tim and his pet Bandit (named, I'm going to guess, after Jonny Quest's dog.)

Scans beneath )
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Artist Christian Ward posted the first five pages of the prologue for Image's new title ODY-C, which is written by Matt Fraction...



Three pages under the cut )
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Now amongst my other varied and sundry interests (and more of them in a forthcoming post), I have a soft spot for the old Jem cartoon (Which I now realise is almost 30 years old)... or more particularly for a couple of the aspects of the cartoon.

For those too young to remember Jem, it was the (and I say this now to avoid accidentally stumbling upon the term later on) "Truly Outrageous" story of Jerrica Benton, CEO of Starlight Records, who moonlighted as up and coming rock star Jem (With her little sister and friends making the group "Jem and the Holograms".

At any rate... there's a live action movie out next year (Which based on word of mouth is a little more low key and doesn't even include rival band The Misfits by most accounts), and in advance of that IDW have a new comic, and... it's not quite what I was expecting in terms of style....

and I LOVE that it's not what I was expecting. )

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