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Preview: Archie #6


Script: Mark Waid
Art: Veronica Fish, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Archie #6 CVR A Reg Cover: Veronica Fish
Archie #6 CVR B Variant: Derek Charm
Archie #6 CVR C Variant: Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 2/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The biggest comic series of the year continues into 2016! Archie and Jughead are on the outs with each other, and now Archie has no one to help him against the fury that is Hiram Lodge!  Not even Veronica wants to go up against her own father!​ Rising star comics artist Veronica Fish (Howard the Duck, the RIVERDALE CW promo image) joins the legendary Mark Waid for another brand new issue of the hit series!


The Opening Salvo of Civil War II Will Be Fired on Free Comic Book Day!

Marvel has peeled back the curtain on one of their offerings for Free Comic Book Day 2016! The biggest story of the year comes to your local comic shop in FCBD Civil War II #1, and fans can get their very first taste of the ensuing war this May! Before hero stands against hero, Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Cheung bring you a snapshot of the conflict that will split the Marvel Universe in two!

But that’s not all! Beware the sting of the All-New Wasp! FCBD Civil War II #1 will also feature a special second story from All-New, All-Different Avengers writer Mark Waid and legendary artist Alan Davis. Be there as this mysterious new character makes their big debut! Are they friend or foe? How will their coming impact on the lives of the All-New, All-Different Avengers? The answers may surprise you, True Believer!

This May, the powder keg of Civil War II ignites and the All-New Wasp rockets into the Marvel Universe.

Coming Free Comic Book Day!


Preview: Archie #5


Script: Mark Waid
Art: Veronica Fish, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Archie #5 CVR A Reg Cover: Veronica Fish
Archie #5 CVR B Variant: Thomas Pitilli
Archie #5 CVR C Variant: David Williams
On Sale Date: 1/6
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The biggest comic series of the year presses on! Betty and Jughead have declared war on Veronica over the heart and soul of Archie Andrews!  Who should you be rooting for? You might just be surprised by the answer! Rising star comics artist Veronica Fish (Pirates of Mars, the RIVERDALE CW promo image) joins the legendary Mark Waid on creative duties for this brand new issue!


Preview: Archie: Collector’s Edition


Script: Mark Waid
Art: Fiona Staples, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Cover: Fiona Staples
On Sale Date: 12/16
80-page, full color comic
$9.99 U.S.

This direct market-only, 80-page special collects the first three issues of the landmark new Archie series.  Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways with a new school year, new changes, new questions and new storylines for the teens of Riverdale. Take another look at all of the gorgeous artwork by the incomparable Fiona Staples in this must-have collector special! And if you haven’t experienced the historical, groundbreaking new Riverdale yet, now is your chance to get in on the ground floor! This collector’s edition contains special features you won’t want to miss out on!


Preview: Insufferable #8

Insufferable #8

Mark Waid (w) • Peter Krause (a & c)

With a common enemy finally revealed, Nocturnus and Galahad join forces one last time to face a psychopathic murderer head-on—despite the fact that all their resources are now being used against them!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


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.


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