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Free Comic Book Day 2015 Unleashes Secret Wars #0 & All-New, All-Different Avengers!

The biggest heroes, the biggest creators and the biggest stories in comics today are coming to Free Comic Book Day this year!

Marvel has officially unveiled its two stellar, can’t-miss Free Comic Book Day offerings for 2015! This May, prepare yourself for the kickoff of the biggest comic event in Marvel history, and a special preview of Marvel’s future in Secret Wars #0 and All-New, All-Different Avengers FCBD!

First, Secret Wars #0 brings you a prologue to the most important comic series of 2015! From the all-star creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Paul Renaud, get caught up with the perfect primer for the mega-event of the year, just in time for Secret Wars #1 to hit comic shops the very next Wednesday!

As a bonus, Secret Wars #0 will also contain a special presentation of “Attack on Avengers”, the sought after 8-page Avengers and Attack on Titan crossover, never-before-released in the United States by Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama with art by Gerardo Sandoval!

Then, get ready for a look into the world that’s coming with All-New, All-Different Avengers FCBD! It’s your first taste of the all-new Marvel Universe as a blockbuster top secret Avengers creative team sets out on a new adventure that will have fans begging for more! Who will be Earth’s Mightiest Heroes when the dust settles from SECRET WARS?  Find out here! This special issue also includes a brand new bonus story by blockbuster writer Charles Soule that previews one of the biggest new titles of 2015 – Uncanny Inhumans!

This May, the opening salvo of Secret Wars is fired and the Avengers of tomorrow take shape. No fan can afford to miss this year’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY – May 2nd at participating comic shops nationwide!


Cover by ALEX ROSS
Coming Free Comic Book Day!


Art & Cover by TOP SECRET
Coming Free Comic Book Day!

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Time Ran Out! Presenting the Final Avengers & New Avengers Covers!

This April, the Avengers and the Illuminati face down their final hours. The clock is winding down and the final incursion is upon us. Marvel has released a first look at fan-favorite artist Dustin Weaver’s interlocking covers to Avengers #44 and New Avengers #33 – the cataclysmic final issues!

Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman along with blockbuster artists Mike Deodato and Kev Walker bring to a close the epic saga of the Avengers, the Illuminati, and a Marvel Universe on the brink of extinction. The Incursions from parallel Earths from other dimensions have taken their toll on our heroes, and the battle worn Avengers stand ready to face utter decimation.

Before the highly-anticipated Secret Wars begins in May, close out Jonathan Hickman’s epic Avengers and New Avengers saga with these two, oversized final issues! What changes await Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Be there when TIME RUNS OUT this April in Avengers #44 and New Avengers #33!

On-Sale in April!


On-Sale in April!


Review: East of West #16

EastofWest16_Cover“The Apocalypse: Year Two” begins in the over-sized East of West #16! Following the dramatic conclusion of Year One, the Great Beast now roams the fractured United States of America. Deep into an all-consuming war between the splintered nations, the Four Horsemen move to further their individual agendas while resisting the inevitability of The Message.

Fifteen issues have been building up to this, part two of Hickman’s epic sci-fi Western. Year One ended with actions that’d lead to war, and now the war has begun as the Endless Nation have moved upon the Republic of Texas in a massive battle. I’ve wondered what a war in this world would look like, and we get to see some of that here!

Writer Jonathan Hickman has a master at writing long form stories, where story-arcs pay off after years of build-up. It’s been 16 issues, and we’re just getting to the second phase of Hickman’s vision. At first I thought the series was a cool western, following a lone cowboy (really Death incarnate), and the series built up, adding layers and depth to the series. Here, the story begins anew, but instead of a lone gunslinger, we have a nation waging death using machines I’d never have imagined.

Those machines are brought to us through the wonderful visuals of Nick Dragotta, who has brought Hickman’s creations to (twisted) life. There’s an amazing style to it that blends the vibe of a traditional western with sci-fi coolness. It’s a perfect blend of writer of artist.

This is the opening salvo of the next chapter of Hickman and Dragotta’s epic, a perfect point to check out what you’ve been missing out on.

Story: Jonathan Hickman Art: Nick Dragotta
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Mad science returns in The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond the Stars

New York Times bestselling and Eisner award-nominated writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Nick Pitarra return to their twisted tale of science and madness with The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond the Stars #1 coming from Image Comics on March 11, 2015.

In a release, Hickman said:

Nick and I are really excited about the new format. We’re looking forward to telling stories that have a tighter scope because then we believe we can really open it up. Do some really big stuff.

Pitarra added in the release:

I just want to draw Russian dogs fighting aliens. And if I can throw in a few opposable thumbs as well, fantastic!

In The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond the Stars #1, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin is lost in space—and only now does he find his true calling. With all new stories told in a brand-new format, the greatest feel good, bad science book in the long history of man returns in The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond the Stars.

The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond the Stars #1 (Diamond Code JAN150586) blasts off on March 11.

The Manhattan Projects The Sun Beyond the Stars

Preview: East of West: The World

East of West: The World

Story By: Jonathan Hickman
Art By: Nick Dragotta
Cover By: Nick Dragotta
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: AUG140558
Published: December 10, 2014

“THE WORLD” A STAND ALONE, all-encompassing look at the wider world of EAST OF WEST. Part atlas, part encyclopedia, part timeline, and part apocrypha, EAST OF WEST: THE WORLD is the must-have one-shot companion to the spellbinding series. NOTE: EAST OF WEST: THE WORLD will contain pivotal plot and character info that will not be in the regular series…so don’t miss out! The Apocalypse is illuminated in EAST OF WEST: THE WORLD.


The Dying and the Dead

New York Times bestselling and award-winning writer Jonathan Hickman teams up with explosive artist Ryan Bodenheim for an all-new adventure series fraught with mystery, intrigue, and exotic end-of life care in The Dying and the Dead, coming from Image Comics on January 28.

The adventures begins in The Dying and the Dead #1 when a murder at a wedding sets off a series of reactions, unraveling secrets hundreds of years old. At great cost, a man with a dying wife is given the opportunity to save her. A lost tribe is reborn in another time. Seemingly unconnected events that force relics from the Greatest Generation to come together for one last hurrah.

The Dying and the Dead (Diamond Code NOV140534) is a massive, over-sized, 60-page Indiana Jones-style high adventure that arrives in stores this 1/28 and will be available for $4.50.

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Presenting the First Epic Secret Wars #1 Cover!

You’ve seen Alex Ross’ spectacular promo image. You’ve seen the teasers. You’ve learned the first secrets of Battleworld, the strange, patchwork realm playing host to countless separate realities. Now, Marvel is pleased to present the first cover to next year’s game-changing Secret Wars #1! From the chart-topping creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic with covers by legendary painter Alex Ross, this 8-issue event brings together a legion of Marvel super heroes for an epic story the scope of which you’ve never seen before!

Now, get a closer look at Alex Ross’ stunning cover to the explosive first issue. Gorgeously rendered by one of the most iconic figures in the industry, this spectacular cover is just the tip of the iceberg – offering fans their first exciting look behind the curtain into the world of Secret Wars!

The road to the biggest comic event of 2015 is happening right now in the pages of Avengers and New Avengers, so jump on board before TIME RUNS OUT! Be there when the Secret Wars commence this May in Secret Wars #1!

Cover by ALEX ROSS
Coming May 2015!


Preview: The Manhattan Projects #24

The Manhattan Projects #24

Story By: Jonathan Hickman
Art By: Nick Pitarra
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUL140557
Published: October 8, 2014

“TEXAS ROULETTE” In the wake of the disastrous resolution to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the scientists of the Manhattan Projects are forced to choose sides between the country they love and the people they love the most…themselves.


Preview: East Of West #15

East Of West #15

Story By: Jonathan Hickman
Art By: Nick Dragotta
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUN140549
Published: September 10, 2014

“THE GREAT BEAST” The son of Xiaolain and Death faces the Horsemen and becomes everything that the Message foretold. Apocalypse: Year One concludes with EAST OF WEST #15.


Preview: Time Runs Out! A First Look at New Avengers #24!

Witness the beginning of the end and the rise of a new Cabal as the Marvel Universe reaches the end of the line in the oversized New Avengers #24! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman and Marvel All-New Young Gun artist Valerio Schiti fast forward 8 months into the future as the battle-worn Marvel Universe faces judgment day, and the Avengers and Illuminati wage war against each other.

The Incursions by parallel Earths from other dimensions have increased in number! To save both universes, one Earth must be destroyed each time! As the Avengers & Illuminati battle over what must be done – Namor has taken matters into his own hands! Forming his new Cabal composed of Thanos, Maximus, Black Swan, Terrax, Proxima Midnight and Corvius Glaive, they’ll stop at nothing to ensure their Earth survives, including the destruction of worlds!

As this epic, oversized issue jumps forward 8 months, witness the staggering future that awaits the Marvel Universe and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? With the war between the Avengers and the Illuminati at its peak, the Final Incursion is upon us The clock is ticking and your questions will be answered this September in New Avengers #24!

NEW AVENGERS #24 (JUL140620)
Time Runs Out Variant by AGUSTIN ALESSIO (JUL140621)
FOC – 09/01/14, On-Sale – 09/24/14


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