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The weekend is almost here! What geeky things are you all doing? Sound off in the comments below. While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

JTA – New graphic novel tells the story of Malaysia’s lost Jewish community – This sounds really interesting.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Close encounters of the weird kind in HELION – Free comics!


AV Club – The History of Science Fiction
Atomic Junk Shop – Noir is the New Black
Laughing Place – Star Wars: Darth Vader #18

Preview: Transformers: Shattered Glass #4 (of 5)

Transformers: Shattered Glass #4 (of 5)

(W) Danny Lore (A) Dan Khanna, Priscilla Tramontano (CA) Alex Milne
In Shops: Dec 01, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Shattered Glass isn’t your average Transformers tale… “Shards” is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore (James Bond, King in Black: Captain America, Champions) in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters.

In issue #4, Goldbug, a vicious warlord formerly known as Bumblebee, must become the leader that Optimus Prime failed to be as he fights Decepticons and commands Autobots to extract information from Starscream.

Transformers: Shattered Glass #4 (of 5)

Preview: Batman: Fear State Omega #1

Batman: Fear State Omega #1

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Riccardo Federici
In Shops: Dec 01, 2021
SRP: $4.99

As Gotham’s Fear State comes to a close, a new day dawns on the city…one without Batman. But the Dark Knight’s absence does not mean the city is without heroes. Join James Tynion IV and Riccardo Federici as they bring “Fear State” to its conclusion and introduce a new status quo that will reverberate throughout the DCU for years to come.

Batman: Fear State Omega #1

Preview: Venom #2

Venom #2

(W) Al Ewing, Ram V. (A/CA) Bryan Hitch
In Shops: Dec 01, 2021
SRP: $3.99

• The tour de force of comics awesomeness brought to you by the dynamite new creative team on VENOM continues! VENOM #1 shocked, intrigued and terrified you!
• With Ram V and Al Ewing weaving a mind-bending story that will push Eddie and Dylan Brock to their limits, and Bryan Hitch doing some of the most action-packed work of his career, VENOM #2 will do all that AND MORE!

Venom #2

Preview: Magic: Master of Metal #1

Magic: Master of Metal #1

(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Jorge Coehlo, French Carlomagno, Jacques Salomon (CA) Jung-Geun Yoon
In Shops: Dec 01, 2021
SRP: $8.99

When the fate of the Multiverse is at stake, what game will the scheming Master of Metal play?

Tezzeret of Esper, the cruel artificer now free from his former master Nicol Bolas, the God-Pharaoh of Amonkhet, has traveled across the Multiverse seeking the answer to a question only he knows.

Once he finds it, he will manipulate anyone necessary and do whatever it takes to claim his prize… but to what end?

Writer Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade), and artist Jorge Coehlo (Rocket Racoon) debut the Master of Metal in a 48-page one-shot igniting the spark of events that will ripple throughout the Multiverse in 2022!

Magic: Master of Metal #1

Preview: Avengers #50

Avengers #50

(W) Jason Aaron, Christopher Ruocchio (A) Aaron Kuder, More (CA) Ed McGuinness
In Shops: Dec 01, 2021
SRP: $9.99

Supersize extravaganza of Earth’s mightiest action and surprises!
Witness the jaw-dropping conclusion of “World War She-Hulk!” Learn the true purpose of the prehistoric Avengers! Uncover the shocking secret of the Iron Inquisitor! Behold the most powerful collection of super-psychopaths that any Earth has ever seen! Watch the Avengers recruit some shocking new members! And follow the Ghost Rider on a quest for vengeance across the Multiverse that will spark an all-new era in Avengers history!
Plus: A bonus story featuring Thor by Christopher Ruocchio and Steve McNiven!

Avengers #50

Preview: Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #1

Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #1

(W) Kelly Sue Deconnick (A) Phil Jimenez
In Shops: Nov 30, 2021
SRP: $7.99

The wait is over, and the entire story of the Amazons can finally be told! Millennia ago, Queen Hera and the goddesses of the Olympian pantheon grew greatly dissatisfied with their male counterparts…and far from their sight, they put a plan into action. A new society was born, one never before seen on Earth, capable of wondrous and terrible things…but their existence could not stay secret for long. When a despairing woman named Hippolyta crossed the Amazons’ path, a series of events was set in motion that would lead to an outright war in heaven—and the creation of the Earth’s greatest guardian!

Legendary talents Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez unleash a reading experience the likes of which you’ve never seen, with unbelievably sumptuous art and a story that will haunt you—with subsequent issues featuring art by modern masters Gene Ha and Nicola Scott! One of the most unforgettable DC tales of all time begins here!

Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #1

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Celebration

Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Celebration

Written by Ian Flynn, Gale Galligan, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy
Art by Mauro Fonseca, Reggie Graham, Aaron Hammerstrom, Thomas Rothlisberger

Celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s way-past-cool 30th birthday! The classic character comes to life in all-new stories from high-octane creators, some in their Sonic debuts! Fan-favorite writer Ian Flynn returns to the blue blur, joined by Adventure Zone creators and New York Times bestselling authors Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy, as well as USA Today bestselling author Gale Galligan! Try to keep up with Sonic and his friends on adventures inspired by the original 2D games! Miles “Tails” Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose, Mighty the Armadillo, Ray the Flying Squirrel, and even more special guests travel with him through zones inspired by the seasons in search of Chaos Emeralds! It’s a hilarious and hectic race against the clock in “Seasons of Chaos” by Ian Flynn! Plus stories by some of Sonic the Hedgehog’s biggest fans and tons of bonus content celebrating the fastest thing alive! This special anniversary collection is the perfect piece of pop culture memorabilia for all Sonic fans!

Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Deluxe Edition

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reborn Vol. 3 Time After Time

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reborn Vol. 3 Time After Time

(W) Sophie Campbell (A/CA) Sophie Campbell
In Shops: Dec 01, 2021
SRP: $19.99

Tensions grow in Mutant Town as old friends and enemies return, and new friends return… older! The mounting strain leads to epic showdowns as perfectly matched adversaries face off!

As Michelangelo takes to the airwaves, the citizens of Mutant Town express their grievances with both the Turtles and the Mutanimals. Meanwhile, Karai searches for two new powerful mutants who could tip the balance of power in New York City, and a familiar character from the future arrives with a most unusual quest. Plus, the return of Casey Jones and Bebop and Rocksteady!

Then, when Jennika comes face to face with the person who almost killed her, will the other Turtles be able to stop her from exacting revenge? And, it’s the biggest battle of the year as Bebop and Rocksteady take on Tokka and Rahzar! Collects issues #112-117 of IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reborn Vol. 3 Time After Time

Preview: Marvel Action: Captain Marvel Vol. 3 Ghost in the Machine

Marvel Action: Captain Marvel Vol. 3 Ghost in the Machine

(W) Sam Maggs (A) Isabel Escalante (A/CA) Sweeney Boo
In Shops: Dec 01, 2021
SRP: $12.99

The strongest Avenger teams up with two up-and-coming heroes on an internet-breaking adventure! Can they pull the plug on evil?

First, Captain Marvel joins Gwen Stacy, aka Ghost-Spider, for some web-based exploits! Things get APP-rehensive when a new craze-ClikClok-sweeps the city, and the Mad Thinker and the Awesome Android plan to use it for their own nefarious scheme!

Then, just as Carol is recovering from one mission, she starts another-without even knowing it! When technical difficulties bring her face to face with her digital doppelgänger, she’ll need some help from the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl to save the day!

Collects Marvel Action: Captain Marvel Vol. Two, issues #1-5.

Marvel Action: Captain Marvel Vol. 3 Ghost in the Machine
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