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Cursed Comics Cavalcade: Heroes Meet Horror!

Writer: Tim Seeley, Gary Dauberman, Vita Ayala, Kenny Porter, Riley Rossmo, Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko, Magdalene Visaggio, Michael Moreci, Bryan Hill, Dave Wielgosz, James Tynion IV

Artist: Kyle Hotz, Riccardo Federici, Victor Ibanez, Ivan Plascencia, Gabriel Hardman, Minkyu Jung, Felipe Watanabe, Dexter Soy, Christian Duce, Mark Buckingham

Letterer: Steve Wands, Clayton Cowles, Tom Napolitano, Josh Reed, Deron Bennett, Carlos Mangual, Deron Bennett

Publisher: DC Comics

Synopsis:  Ten Tales of Horror–with a twist. These aren’t your average cut and run horror stories. Some of your favorite DC Comic book heroes are the center of each of these horror tales.  These stories feature Batman, Green Arrow, Superman, Wonder Woman, Guy Gardner, Swamp Thing, Robin, and more….

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Aphrodite V #1

Writer: Bryan Hill

Artist: Jeff Spokes

Letterer: Troy Peteri

Publisher: Image Comics, Inc.

Synopsis: What if a machine developed its own consciousness, while also being beautiful and deadly? Aphrodite V takes place in the near future as Martin “a gay black billionaire with a 195 I.Q.” makes his pitch to the Los Angeles mayor on a plan to keep the city safe. It ends with Martin coming across more than he expected when he meets Aphrodite V and learns her back story.

Review:  The first glance at the artwork made me think of the dark boldness that I have become accustomed to seeing in more serious or horror comics. That, mixed with a political beginning and I confess that I had my doubts for a few seconds. But, only a few seconds...

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Black Lightning / Hong Kong Phooey Special #1

DC and Hanna-Barbara are back with yet another crossover special. This time they are taking us back to 1976 to bring together a character I have no recollection of before his current CW series (which I actually thought was a Netflix exclusive, just to show how much attention I’ve paid) and a character I recognize, grew up around, but also have no recollection watching or reading. This should be interesting.

So my memory may not be amazing, but my Google-Fu is decent. Black Lightning was developed by Tony Isabella, after his work on Marvel’s Luke Cage. He became DC’s second African American superhero, and their first to be featured on television. He first appeared in 1977, a year after this story takes place, which amuses me to no end...

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