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It's fair to say that a LOT of superhero stories tend to focus on the relation between the hero/protagonist and their father, or even father figure. We tend to hear more of Jor-El than Lara, of Thomas Wayne than Martha (though there have been efforts to amend that)

But a new series looks to tell the story from a different, and long overdue, perspective, that of a single mother raising her superpowered son.

In the words of the creators; "Imagine Superman, but from Martha Kent's point of view. Or imagine Spiderman, but from Aunt May's point of view. This is a superhero story, but from the parent's point of view. But unlike her son, she doesn't have any powers."

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This looks interesting, to say the least )
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Now, with one (I think only one) not very flattering represntative (and even less flattering than usual) a certain highly popular subset of the Transformers-verse has been rather un-represented so far in the IDW take on the genre...

The Windblade series (#6 of which has a preview up here) which is looking at the introduction of the 13 lost Titans Colonies and how they relate to Cybertron.

As for the subset of the Transformers I'm talking about, well here's a clue;

One word...

MAXIMISE! )
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Courtesy of MTV, a preview of the new Digital First series from DC; "DC Bombshells", debuts this Saturday.

And of course, they start with the Bat

Bruce Wayne is on the first page, and yet... )
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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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