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Who Is ‘The Maker’? A Look at New Avengers #2!

Find out this October as Ultimate Reed Richards makes landfall in the Marvel Universe in New Avengers #2 – the explosive next installment from writer Al Ewing and artist Gerardo Sandoval!

He hails from a different universe. Hostile in his intentions, his presence spells trouble for any in his path. Just ask Bobby da Costa and his global super-science team – the New Avengers! Now, Sunspot, Songbird, Wiccan, Hulkling, Hawkeye, Pod, White Tiger, Power Man and Squirrel Girl must face their first true test as a team. Do they have what it takes to stand toe-to-toe with Ultimate Reed Richards himself?

Written by AL EWING
Variant Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ (AUG150796)
Kirby Monster Variant by SIMON BISLEY (AUG150795)
FOC – 10/5/15, On-Sale – 10/28/15


There’s a New Team in Town in Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1!

This October, to fight the monsters of this world, we need the monsters of the night! Marvel has released a first look at Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 – the brand new series from writer Frank Barbierie and Brent Schoonover!

Hidden deep beneath Area 13 lies the clandestine headquarters of S.T.A.K.E. – a top-secret division of S.H.I.E.L.D. housing aliens, mythical beasts and all manner of extra-normal entities. Under the command of the legendary soldier Dum Dum Dugan, these monsters will step out of the shadows to defend the world against all things that go bump in the night. Supernatural threats may be too much to handle for ordinary men and women, but this top-secret squad is anything but ordinary. Strap in, hold on, and get ready to meet the all-new, all-different Howling Commandos.

Variant Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY (AUG150777) & SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG150778)
Kirby Monster Variant by MIKE DEL MUNDO (AUG150779)
Hip-Hop Variant by WILFRED SANTIAGO (AUG150780)
Design Variant by BRENT SCHOONOVER (AUG150781)
FOC – 10/05/15, On-Sale 10/28/15


Marvel’s Damage Control Being Adapted As ABC Comedy

250px-Damage_Control_1Deadline is reporting that Marvel is getting a new half-hour live-action… comedy? Yes, Marvel’s Damage Control is coming to ABC as a single-camera comedy project and has received a put pilot commitment from ABC. The series is being developed for TV by former Daily Show and Colbert Report executive producer Ben Karlin.

Damage Control is the folks who deal with the aftermath of all those crazy superhero battles. Someone needs to clean things up and return the discarded equipment, as well as dealing with the impact on every day people. The concept was introduced in 1988 in a Marvel Comics Presents and has four limited series. Dwayne McDuffie and Ernie Colón created the concept.

Karlin will write the script for the project, which he executive produces alongside 3 Arts’ David Miner and Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb. This is on top of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, and there’s a pilot for a S.H.I.E.L.D. offshoot with Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood’s characters from Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Waid and Samnee Take on Black Widow

Marvel announced via Entertainment Weekly that Natasha Romanova will be getting her own series as part of the company’s All-New, All-Different relaunch/reboot. The team of Marvel’s Daredevil will be shifting over for a new Black Widow series. Yes, writer Mark Waid and artist Chris Samnee, along with colorist Matthew Wilson, and letterer Joe Caramagna will be taking on the series which will roll out some time in 2016.What do you all think of this announcement? Is this a comic, and creative team, you’re excited for?And put on your thinking caps, is that a broken S.H.I.E.L.D. logo we see?!Black Widow 1 Black Widow 2

Hel Hath a New Fury – A Look at Angela: Queen of Hel #1!

This October, there’s a new queen in town. And she’s taking over the underworld in Angela: Queen of Hel #1 – the brand new ongoing series from Marguerite Bennett, Kim Jacinto and Stephanie Hans!

Stolen from Asgard, exiled from Heven and robbed of Sera, her greatest companion – Angela is out for revenge. Plunging deep into the blackest depths of Hel to recover her friend, she’ll come face-to-face with the worst the underworld has to offer. Once there, the lost princess of Asgard will carve out a realm of her very own – as its new Queen! But in her attempt to save her friend, has she lost herself? All hail the new ruler of the underworld!

Variant Cover by STEPHANIE HANS (AUG150716)
Hip-Hop Variant by ANNIE WU (AUG150717)
FOC – 10/05/15, On-Sale 10/28/15


Back in Action – A Look at Spider-Man 2099 #2!

Strap in and hold on webheads, because Miguel O’Hara is just getting started! Marvel has released a first look at Spider-Man 2099 #2 – the next can’t miss issue from writer Peter David and artist Will Sliney!

After the EXPLOSIVE end of Issue #1, Miguel O’Hara’s fantastic new life hangs in shambles, and Miguel has no choice but to being a hunt for answers. Who is this mysterious Doctor Chronos, and who does he work for? Watch as the search for justice pushes Miguel O’Hara down a darker path than he’s ever tread before!

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #2 (AUG150818)
Written by PETER DAVID
Variant Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY (AUG150820)
Kirby Monster Variant by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (AUG150819)
FOC – 10/05/15, On-Sale – 10/28/15


Netflix Releases a New Jessica Jones Teaser

After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases in New York City. It’s time the world knew her name…

Jessica Jones enjoys a nightcap in a new teaser posted by Netflix. Marvel‘s Jessica Jones premieres November 20th on Netflix.

TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S3E1 Laws of Nature

Agents_of_SHIELD_logoDirector Phil Coulson and Agent Daisy Johnson leading the charge as S.H.I.E.L.D. searches the world for more powered people in the aftermath of their epic battle with Jiaying and her army of Inhumans. However, Coulson and the team soon find out that they are not the only group looking for these new Inhumans.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kicks off the third season diving right into the Inhuman world with a new direction for the org, now containing (in a positive and negative way) the Inhuman growth. Terrigen Mist is loose, so new Inhumans are spouting up, and SHIELD is there to deal with it all.

The first 10 minutes of the show set up the rest of the episode in both tone… and look. The episode continues an issue with the series where it’s clear the budget doesn’t match the ambition. Horrible special FX and mashed with good FX, and great set design also goes along with sets that look straight out of the lot on the studio grounds. And Lash? Holy crap did he look bad. There’s a reason it was filmed in the dark, and even that didn’t help.

What really stands out is the need for new editors for the show, with horrible cuts breaking in to and coming out of commercials. Not sure where I’d put that budget, better FX, or this.

The episode does move along the story, a hell of a lot. The President address not just Inhumans but the events of Age of Ultron, the first Avengers, and more. His speech seems to lay the ground for next year’s Captain America: Civil War. Hell they even reference Ant-Man! In this way, plus movement on Bobbi’s story, are actually really good. The series should focus away from the spectacle and on these smaller stories instead. To say the strongest part of the episode wasn’t Fitz and Coulson’s talk about Gemma is just factually wrong.

When the series goes big, it trips, and trips a lot. But, it also shows a solid direction for where it should be going. So, it’s exactly like we’ve seen before, a series that doesn’t quite know what it wants to be.

Overall Score: 7.25

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Justice League #44 CoverWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.


Farlain The Goblin #4 (Studio Farlain) – Oh my goodness. This is an absolutely great comic that tells a story of a goblin trying to find a forest. If it sounds simple, well, it is. But it’s also incredibly endearing, and amazingly fun.

Archie #3 (Archie Comics) – It’s hard to believe I had never read an issue of Archie before this version was released. This reminds me of the early days of Ultimate Spider-Man minus the spandex. And radio active spiders.

Batman Annual #4 (DC Comics)After the last issue of Batman (if you haven’t read Elana’s article about it, you should), my excitement level is really high with this comic. I cannot wait to see what is in store for us in the fourth annual.



Top Pick: Secret Coders Vol. 1 (First Second) – The latest graphic novel from Gene Luen Yang. This is one I’ve been waiting for since I heard about it a few years ago at the National Book Festival. It takes place at Stately Academy, a school with many mysteries to solve, and Yang has worked in real logic puzzles and programming instruction into this graphic novel which not only entertains, but also teaches you too!

Justice League #44 (DC Comics) – Justice League is in the middle of an epic with the team caught in between a battle of giants, and members going every which way. This is a story on a massive scale that can only happen in comics.

Rasputin #9 (Image Comics) – It’s Rasputin in the middle of a modern-day political campaign, and it’s fascinating.

Transformers #45/Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #45 (IDW Publishing) – I love IDW’s various Transformers series, and both take interesting spins this week, one with a lot of action, and the other with a look at some reject Decepticons. So good and never disappoints.

Zodiac Starforce #2 (Dark Horse) – The first issue was fun, and fleshed out the previous minicomic I read from years back. The series looks like it’ll be an interesting take on a familiar formula (Sailor Moon), but overall the key is fun and entertaining.



Archie #3 (Archie Comics) – I have never read an Archie book in my life (other than Archie Vs Predator) till I read this one. It is so good. Cute dialog, wonderful character studies. All ages goodness. Fiona Stapels is Magic. Jugghead is my new fave.

Grayson Annual #2 (DC Comics) – This series manages to be funny, suspenseful, unpredictable, fanservicey as hell but also suprisingly emotionally raw when it wants to be. I think this week it wants to be.

Material TP (Image Comics) – If this comic had a genre it would be Derida. The new trade paperback includes an essay by friend of GP, Spencer Ackerman. A political an urgent comic about the issues of the day like racism, surveillance and artificial intelligence.

Zodiac Starforce #2 (Dark Horse) – Sailor Moon 2.0? A former sailor scouts type team is coming into their later teens and struggling with what that means. Lovely art and colors. Nice diverse cast.


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Top Pick: Grayson Annual #2 (DC Comics) – Every issue of this title has been an absolute hit. Now factor in we get a meeting between Clark and Dick in their new lives, you’ve got the makings of a classic!

Captain America: White #2 (Marvel Comics) – I loved the first issue. This team is always dynamite for me, it’s nice to see Cap and Bucky back in their purest form.  Bring on the baddies!

Green Lantern Annual #4 (DC Comics) – We finally get to find out where Hal got Darlene from and more insight into his new mission. I’m buckled in, lets head through the blasting zone!

Justice League #44 (DC Comics) – The cosmic battle royale continues. I am so pumped to see what becomes of Bat-God, Evil Superman and oh yeah those other guys too.

Superman #44 (DC Comics) – The awaited finale to “Truth”. Let’s see if it comes with some Justice!

Agent Carter Gets a Second Season Poster

Agent Carter will be returning for a second season with Madam Masque as one the foes she’ll be facing. Leading up to New York Comic Con, the television series gets a teaser poster that folks will be able to grab from the Marvel booth at the convention.

Agent Carter Season 2 Poster

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