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Go Inside "Left Behind" for Tonight's 'Legends of Tomorrow' Episode

Executive producer Phil Klemmer runs down tonight's Legends of Tomorrow episode "Left Behind" and what's at stake for those back in 1958. After another break in the season, the show is back and picks up months after the last episode that left Kendra (Ciara Renee), Ray (Brandon Routh), and Sara (Caity Lotz) stuck in the past. Check the inside sneak peek and the trailer below.
Ray (Brandon Routh), Sara (Caity Lotz) and Kendra (Ciara Renée) are shocked after they watch the Waverider fly off without them, leaving them stranded in the ‘50s. After waiting months for their teammates to come back, the three realize they must move on with their lives. Ray and Kendra bond as a couple but Sara decides to return to the League of Assassins and Ra’s al Ghul (guest star Matt Nable).

REVIEW: 'Power Lines' #1 by Jimmie Robinson

★★★★☆ (4/5)
Anytime Jimmie Robinson (Five Weapons, The Empty) has a new comic book series out you know it's going to be special because he pours every bit of himself into each project. As writer, artist, colorist, and letterer, it's all on Jimmie Robinson. 'Power Lines' is at first glance a superhero origin story but as you look closer it's also about the empowerment of a young black man who's given a chance to turn his life around. 
D-Trick is that young man who along with his tagging crew hit up the upscale white suburb across the bridge to make their mark. While applying graffiti, D-Trick is approached by police officers and suddenly is imbued with powers. An ancient Native American source of mystical power called "power lines" forms a triangular shape that cuts across the mostly white California town and it's also the only place D-Trick can use his powers. Placing the kid from the other side of the tracks, a disenfranchised  urban area, in unfam…

REVIEW: 'Postal' #11 by Bryan Hill, Isaac Goodhart and Betsy Gonia

★★★★★ (5/5)
Reading the latest 'Postal' from Bryan Hill and Isaac Goodhart is a lot like watching the latest addictive television series. "Breaking Bad","The Sopranos," and "Mad Men," all had a way of drawing you in, keeping you involved and wanting more. Such is the case with issue eleven where Molly begins to dig her claws deeper into Eden and Mark as well. 
After leaving the unsuspecting Maggie half dead, Molly has her sights squarely on Mark. The young beautiful sociopath is a cold-blooded killer with the protection of a reluctant mayor and the privilege of being the FBI director's daughter. Hill has been able to create another great character that serves as a counter-balance to the earnest Mark and a rival to his conniving mom Laura. 
There isn't a lot of action in the issue but the fireworks come from a chilling conversation Molly has with Mark in the diner. She lays out her cards on the table making him an offer he can't refuse. Ma…

NCBD: Notable New Comic Book Releases 3/30/16

New comic book day has arrived and with it some great new reads and continuing adventures. New this week are Power Lines #1 by Jimmie Robinson and Suiciders: Kings of HelL.A. by Lee Bermejo and Alessandro Vitti. Continued greatness can be found in Faith #3 by Jody Houser, Francis Portela, and Marguerite Sauvage, Postal #11 by Bryan Hill and Isaac Goodhart, Jughead #5 by Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson, and so many more. Make sure to pick up Brian K. Vaughan's other great series, Paper Girls, now in trade paperback. Saga #35 is out too. Happy reading!
New Comic Book Day 3/30/16 by Slidely Slideshow

(W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Juan Gedeon writer: Justin Jordan  artist: Juan Gedeon   cover: Juan Gedeon
Blood-crazed Kashas all around our heroes! Bandits beside them! An army coming to kill them! Strayer and Mala have had better days...

(W) Ian Daffern, Mike Leone (A) Vicki Tierney Monsters at the workplace? No problem! Demons at the corner store? Piece of cake! Got a car that needs repai…

REVIEW: 'The Doorman' #1 by Eliot Rahal, Daniel Kibblesmith, and Kendall Goode

★★★★☆ (4/5)
Heavy Metal has another fun and unique sci-fi comic in 'The Doorman' #1 by Eliot Rahal, Daniel Kibblesmith, and Kendall Goode. Henry Clay Waters is the titular doorman who's been manning the interstellar portal that connects earth to other inhabited planets. It just so happens that on his last day on the job he's attacked by an assassin and saved by an alien cop. Instead of retiring, Waters is thrown into the most exciting and dangerous adventure of his life. 

Just as Waters is whisked away by Detective Flower back through the door, so is the reader and it doesn't let up from there. We get to meet the main villain and his dastardly plan. Rahal and Kibblesmith waste no time letting us get to the know the main characters and what is at stake. The fast pace and easily hateable billionaire Carlisle Moongale will have you rooting for Waters and Flower right off the bat. 


It all leads to an explosive third act with a shocking cliffhanger. What more can you ask o…

PREVIEW: 'Suiciders: Kings of HelL.A.' #1 by Lee Bermejo, Alessandro Vitti, Matt Hollingsworth, and Jordan Boyd

MATURE READERS
A whole generation has grown up since the Great Quake, and people like Trix and her brother Johnny don’t know what life was like before New Angeles crumbled. Suffice to say, they’ve learned how to make the most of living inside the walled city, and particularly within their ’hood. Johnny is the leader of the Kings of HelL.A., a street gang ready to protect its turf against any and all comers—though Johnny may have taken things too far when he crossed Leonard, a former Suicider known as the Coyote. Things are about to get a whole lot more violent.
STORY BY Lee Bermejo ART BY Alessandro Vitti, Lee Bermejo COLORS BY Matt Hollingsworth, Jordan Boyd COVER BY Lee Bermejo, James Harren PUBLISHER Vertigo COVER PRICE: $3.99 RELEASE DATE Mar 30th, 2016







PREVIEW: 'Sonic Universe' #83 by Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, et al.

EGGMAN’S BASE is UNDER ATTACK in, “Eggman’s Dozen” Part One: Dr. Eggman’s plans for controlling the shattered world were going perfectly—until now!  The wizard warlords—the Naugus Twins—have taken over Eggman’s base and Dr. Eggman’s source of Dark Gaia energy!  No mere robots will do for this mission—the doctor’s going to need ALL his Egg Bosses! Featuring cover art by Mr. Sonic comics himself, Tracy Yardley, and an “Evil Genius” variant by CG artist supreme, Rafa Knight!
SONIC UNIVERSE #83 Script: Ian Flynn Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli & Matt Herms Sonic Universe #83 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash & Matt Herms Sonic Universe #83 CVR B Variant: Rafa Knight On Sale Date: 3/30 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.







PREVIEW: 'Jughead' #5 by Chip Zdarsky, Erica Henderson, and Andre Szymanowicz

Riverdale High was just the beginning as Principal Stanger’s despotic reach shuts down Pop’s Shoppe! Jughead and the gang need to stop him once and for all! Maybe with the help of the SuperTeens and… Iron Mantle??
JUGHEAD #5 Script: Chip Zdarsky Art: Erica Henderson, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli Jughead #5 CVR A Reg Cover: Erica Henderson Jughead #5 CVR B Variant: Elliot Fernandez Jughead #5 CVR C Variant: Thomas Pitilli On Sale Date: 3/30 32-page, full-color comic $3.99 U.S.









PREVIEW: 'Faith' #3 by Jody Houser, Francis Portela, and Marguerite Sauvage

New job. New identity. New life… right? Will the sudden reappearance of a former Renegade bring Faith’s newfound heights crashing back down to Earth?
She’s an intrepid reporter by day and an alien conspiracy hunting super hero by night – so the last thing Faith Herbert needed was her ex-boyfriend and one-time teammate Torque back in the picture. But he is. Does life have a “dislike” button?
Rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and sensational artists Francis Portela (Green Lantern) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) continue Faith’s landmark solo series debut!
STORY BY Jody Houser ART BY Francis Portela, Marguerite Sauvage COVER BY Jelenka Kevic Djurdjevic, Emanuela Lupacchino, Clayton Henry, Colleen Coover  PUBLISHER Valiant Entertainment COVER PRICE: $3.99 RELEASE DATE Mar 30th, 2016