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Judd Winick grew up on Long Island, where he spent countless hours doodling, reading X-Men comics and watching Loony Tunes. Today Judd lives in San Francisco with his wife, Pam Ling; their two kids; and their cats, Chaka and Sleestak. When Judd isn't collecting far more action figures and vinyl toys than a normal adult, he is a screenwriter and an award-winning cartoonist. Judd has scripted issues of bestselling comic series, including Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Justice League and Star Wars.
In a nutshell: non-stop cartoon action with real heart | The adventures continue for little android Hilo and his human friends D.J. and Gina, and they are as fast, funny and inventive as ever. Hilo and D.J. have to rescue Gina, who was sucked into a portal in the previous episode, and when they finally find her there’s a new world to explore, a surprise reunion with an old friend, and new enemies to take on; new information about Hilo’s past comes to light too. Judd Winnick cleverly keeps all the plates spinning, frame after frame. Hilo’s adventures are great to look at, and while the action is non-stop, Winnick still finds space for character development and a nice emphasis on friendship too. For more action-packed, funny space adventures try Steve Cole’s Magic Ink books, and for more brilliant cartoon action in colour there’s Star Cat and Evil Emperor Penguin from the Phoenix Comic Presents series. ~ Andrea Reece
In a nutshell: giant killer vegetables and a robotic Jabberwocky versus Hilo and his little band | After the cliffhanger ending of The Boy Who Crashed to Earth, readers will be eager for the next book in this cartoon series. Hilo’s arch enemy Razorwark is coming, and he’s opening portals all over earth to allow his advance guard through. Only Hilo, with the help of D.J. and Gina can stop him. In fact there are more recruits to their little band in this new adventure: a magical warrior cat of the mighty Furback clan, called Polly; and – even more surprising – D.J.’s spunky little sister Lisa. Amongst the creatures they have to overcome are the terrifying rapscallions, thoroughly evil, virtually unstoppable vegetation! Clever, funny, action-packed but with moments of real tenderness too, this will expand Hilo’s growing band of fans, and the ending will have them desperate for book 3. For more action-packed, funny space adventures try Steve Cole’s Magic Ink books, and for more brilliant cartoon action in colour there’s Star Cat and Evil Emperor Penguin from the Phoenix Comic Presents series. ~ Andrea Reece
January 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: irresistible adventure story told in words and pictures | Prepare yourselves: children across the country will soon be using a shouted “Aaahh!” as a greeting, followed by hysterical laughter. This is how space boy android Hilo greets his best friend D.J. and the two are quickly set to become the new favourites of children’s fiction. Judd Winick’s fast moving cartoon adventure begins when Hilo falls to earth, dressed only in silver underpants. He’s found by D.J., an ordinary kid in a family of over-achievers, who quickly discovers that there are more creatures coming after Hilo, and they’re not nearly as friendly. D.J.’s old friend Gina, newly returned to their quiet town, joins the gang too and the stage is set for some great battles. While there’s lots of action, there’s also space for humour, friendships and the message that super-heroes take all forms. As Hilo would say, “Outstanding!” For more action-packed, funny space adventures try Steve Cole’s Magic Ink books, and for more brilliant cartoon action in colour there’s Star Cat and Evil Emperor Penguin from the Phoenix Comic Presents series. ~ Andrea Reece
Written by fan favourite Judd Winick (Titans, Batman, Superman/Shazam!: First Thunder) with art by Howard Porter (The Flash, JLA) as they present a tale of change for Earth s mightiest mortal as Billy Batson must grow into his new role as the Wizard at the Rock of Eternity! The world is in magical turmoil after the events of Infinite Crisis. Billy Batson now sits in the Wizard s chair at the Rock of Eternity. With the rest of his magical family powerless, a new champion must emerge to claim the mantle of Shazam! Collects Brave New World #1 and The Trials of Shazam! #1-12.
A renegade Superman Robot goes on the rampage and a long-standing member of the Teen Titans... dies. Stricken with grief, old allies Nightwing and Arsenal decide that enough is enough: a more proactive approach to justice isn't just needed, it's necessary. Calling on established heroes like Jade, as well as newcomes like Shift and Indigo, these new group will find the threats before they become real, no matter what the cost. Writer Judd Winick's run on this classic title is now back in print with The Outsiders by Judd Winick Book One. Collects Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day #1-3, Teen Titans/Outsiders Secret Files #1 and Outsiders #1-7.
While Superman must stop members of a cult from stealing an ancient artifact from the Metropolis Natural History Museum, in Fawcett City, Shazam must defeat rampaging giant mechanical monsters. When the same cult attempts to pays a visit to the Fawcett City Museum, Superman drops by and teams up with Shazam against an all-new threat only the combined might of Superman and Shazam can stop! In an oversize deluxe hardcover for the first time ever, Superman/Shazam!: First Thunder is a great jumping-on point for new readers and a fantastic introduction to the character who will star in Spring 2019 s feature film Shazam from Warner Bros. Collects issues #1-4.
A new team of Titans is forged when old friends must reunite to uncover a new mystery that threatens the lives of all Titans past and present! Since the debut of Robin, young heroes across the globe have bonded together under the banner of the Teen Titans! But what happens when the Titans are teens no more? Anyone who has ever been a Titan is being hunted down and killed. Can the one-time Titans team of Nightwing, Beast Boy, Raven, Cyborg, Starfire, Red Arrow, and Donna Troy survive long enough to discover the identity of their mysterious foe? Fan favourite writer Judd Winick begins a new chapter in the lives of the Titans with TITANS BOOK ONE: TITANS TOGETHER, featuring art by Howard Porter and Ian Churchill. Collects TITANS #1-11 and TITANS EAST SPECIAL #1.
Krasse Robotermonster erwachen, und sie sind viel zu gro, als dass Hilo sie alleine besiegen konnte. Zum Gluck steht ihm Gina zur Seite und wird von Izzys verruckten Erfindungen unterstutzt! Aber je naher Hilo und Gina den Geheimnissen hinter den Monstern kommen, umso naher kommen sie auch dem Geheimnis um Hilos Vergangenheit. Wollen sie das wirklich wissen? Und vor allem: Wollen wir das wissen?!