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Preview: Justice, Inc. The Avenger #6

Justice, Inc. The Avenger #6

writer: Mark Waid, Christopher Sequeira
artist: Ronilson Freire
cover: Francesco Francavilla
incentive cover: Francesco Francavilla (virgin art)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Betrayed by a former ally? Richard Benson and his Justice, Inc. team find themselves standing at the brink of a world war thanks to misplaced loyalties and a villain with a grudge that threatens to bury all of humanity!


Preview: Archie #4


Script: Mark Waid
Art: Annie Wu, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Cover: Annie Wu
Variant Covers: Mahmud Asrar, Francesco Francavilla, Jaime Hernandez with Rosario “Tito” Peña, Joe Quinones, Paul Renaud
On Sale Date: 11/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The biggest comic series of the year continues as the greatest mystery in comic books is finally revealed! The “lipstick incident” split Archie and Betty apart and left Riverdale changed forever. What exactly happened and can things possibly be fixed? Find out in this issue and welcome ANNIE WU (BLACK CANARY, HAWKEYE) to Riverdale, as she takes over art duties in this brand new issue!


Review: All-New All-Different Avengers #1

image4Well we’ve been given The New Avengers and the Uncanny Avengers, both titles falling far short of my expectations. And no relaunch would be complete without a main Avengers team book being introduced. When this title was announced, I was most excited to see Thor, Captain America and Iron Man, the big 3, together on this team…but the exciting part was that this is a new Thor and Captain America, both new to their mantles. I was also interested in this line up, a team composed mostly of heroes picking up well established mantles; a bold move for being THE Avengers book…and for the most part, it pays off.

We open to a fairly typical super hero moment with Captain America saving a family from a traffic accident on a bridge. What wasn’t typical about this moment, was us getting a glimpse at this new Marvel Universe we’re seeing post Secret Wars (even though Secret Wars is still going on…yeah I know..) in that the public aren’t just cheering for the heroes, but now taking a step back and looking at them…deciding whether or not to accept these heroes; as one bystander states “that’s not my Captain America”. It really sets the tone for this team and how different is from past assemblages.

What follows is pretty standard stuff…big bad guy appears, swearing vengeance against the planet and its heroes (*yawn* Marvel really needs to lay off the Chitauri for a while) , though this baddie seems to have found an ally who we don’t get much information on.  Big bangs follow, and a few members of what will make up the team arrive on the scene to face the threat, but of course, this shows to be a threat that will require more assistance.

I really did like the characters and the interactions that Mark Waid has given us for this first issue.  He clearly gives me the characters I remember, shows that he knows them; but also shows us that things are not all status quo in this ‘new’ world.  The only downside is that there isn’t much for them to do, just a slow-moving set up.  Adam Kubert’s art was very good in this book; it was engaging and gave us some very nice spreads, but my favourite parts were the details and expressions on the characters; you really felt in the moment with these guys.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. True, it follows a familiar formula for a team book, but after some of the other books I’ve reviewed, this was very welcome. Not exactly All-New, All-Different, but I really enjoyed the characters and how they interacted, and I am very excited to see how the rest of this team comes together.  I definitely feel that this is the Avengers book to keep an eye on.

Story: Mark Waid Art: Adam Kubert
Story: 7 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

The Lipstick Incident revealed! Get a first look at Annie Wu’s amazing Archie #4 artwork!

What is the #LipstickIncident?

Buzzing around the halls of Riverdale High since the best-selling launch of Archie #1, fans will finally learn the true story of just what broke up power couple Archie and Betty in the pages of Mark Waid and Annie Wu’s Archie #4. How can you miss this issue?

Writer Mark Waid has been tight-lipped about the Lipstick Incident since the start of the relaunched series but promises a pay-off in issue #4, “Finally, the details of the #Lipstic​kIncident are revealed as we see what exactly broke up the power couple of Archie Andrews and Betty Cooper–and you’ll never guess!”

Waid teams with superstar artist Annie Wu, colorists Andre Szymanowicz and Jen Vaughn and letterer Jack Morelli to provide the answers that everyone has been clamoring for.

“My partner in crime this issue is the fabulous artist Annie Wu and, man, she tore the cover off the ball!”

Archie #4 is available in comic book stores and digitally on 11/25.


Preview: Irredeemable Premier Edition Vol. 1 HC

Irredeemable Premier Edition Vol. 1 HC

Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Peter Krause

When the Plutonian, the world’s greatest superhero, snaps and turns into the world’s greatest villain, only his former teammates have a chance at stopping his rampage. But while on the run from the world’s most powerful and angry being, will these former teammates discover his secrets in time? How did he come to this? What became of the hope and promise once inside him? What happens to the world when its savior betrays it? What makes a hero irredeemable? An apocalyptic superhero tale by the author of Empire and multiple Eisner Award winner Kingdom Come! Collects issues #1-8 of Irredeemable.


Preview: Insufferable #7

Insufferable #7

Mark Waid (w) • Peter Krause (a & c)

The plot thins! Galahad now suspects who’s really been behind the conspiracy to kill him—and it’s someone he’s known for a very long time!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Celebrate Local Comic Shop Day With Two Exciting Marvel Titles!

The biggest heroes, the biggest creators, and the biggest new titles are coming to Local Comic Shop Day this year!

Marvel has unveiled its two stellar, can’t miss offerings for Local Comic Shop Day. Participating retailers will be able to order an exclusive variants of two of Marvel’s most highly anticipated upcoming releases for the event. Don’t miss these exclusive Local Comic Shop Day variants to All-New Wolverine #1 and All-New, All-Different Avengers #1!

Implemented by the ComicsPRO organization, Local Comic Shop Day is a new event conceived to showcase the amazing world of comics and call attention to the vital role comic book specialty stores play in this industry. The first Local Comic Shop Day will be held this year on November 28th. Retailers are encouraged to speak with their Diamond representatives for ordering information.

Written by TOM TAYLOR
Cover by BENGAL
On-Sale November 28th


Written by MARK WAID
On-Sale November 28th

All-New_All-Different_Avengers_1_Marquez_LCSD_Variant All-New_Wolverine_1_Bengal_Sketch_LCSD_Variant

Assemble! Your New Look at All-New, All-Different Avengers #1!

It’s time for a new team of Avengers for an All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe. Marvel has released a first look at All-New, All-Different Avengers #1 – from writer Mark Waid and blockbuster artists Mahmud Asrar and Adam Kubert!

Eight months have passed since the end of Secret Wars. The Avengers as you knew them are no more. But when a warlord from beyond the stars sets his sights on Earth – fate will draw together a new team, to fight the foes no single hero could withstand. Now, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Vision, Ms. Marvel, Nova and Miles Morales a.k.a. Spider-Man stand shoulder-to-shoulder, ready to take on the worst the Marvel Universe has to offer. The bad guys won’t know what hit them.

A new day is dawning for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and the team is in good hands.

Written by MARK WAID
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Covers by MAHMUD ASRAR (SEP150653) and LUCHIANO VECCHIO (SEP150654)
Hip Hop Variant by JIM CHEUNG (SEP150655)
Vintage Variant by ALEX ROSS (SEP150656)
Kirby Monster Variant by JACK KIRBY (SEP150659)
Inhumans 50th Anniversary Variant by CLIFF CHIANG (SEP150658)
Ross Sketch (SEP150652) and Ross Vintage Sketch (SEP150657) Variants Available
FOC – 10/19/15, On-Sale – 11/11/15


Preview: Insufferable #6

Insufferable #6

Mark Waid (w) • Peter Krause (a & c)

What was Malvolia’s plan? How is Praetorean involved in the murder of Galahad’s mother? And who is wearing the Suit of Babies?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Preview: Strange Fruit #2 (of 4)

Strange Fruit #2 (of 4)

Writers: J.G. Jones and Mark Waid
Artist: J.G. Jones

The Mississippi River is flooding, but the citizens of Chatterlee are more worried about the colossus and what his presence means for their town.


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