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Preview: Annihilation Scourge: Beta Ray Bill #1

Annihilation Scourge: Beta Ray Bill #1

(W) Michael Moreci (A) Alberto Alburquerque (CA) Josemaria Casanovas
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 11, 2019
SRP: $4.99

The Scourge has arrived! As the local population becomes infected, will Beta Ray Bill be able to fight back the horde and save the innocents-or are they already lost? Overwhelmed, will Bill himself fall victim to the Annihilation wave?!

Annihilation Scourge: Beta Ray Bill #1

Preview: Absolute Carnage: Avengers #1

Absolute Carnage: Avengers #1

(W) Leah Williams, Zac Thompson (A) Alberto Alburquerque, Guiu Villanova (CA) Clayton Crain
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $4.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA! HAWKEYE! THE THING! WOLVERINE!

Years ago, Cletus Kasady used the Carnage symbiote to take over a small town called Doverton, Colorado, as well as the team of Avengers who arrived to stop him! Barely able to free themselves from his control during their first meeting, this small band of heroes will have no choice but to assemble once more after they discover that Doverton’s entire population has recently fallen victim to Carnage’s more lethal designs…

Absolute Carnage Avengers #1

Preview: Avengers #22

Avengers #22

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Alberto Alburquerque (A/CA) Stefano Caselli
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 31, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE CHALLENGE OF THE GHOST RIDERS STARTS HERE! Robbie Reyes wants to get rid of the flame-headed monster inside him. So it’s time to do the common sense thing: perform an exorcism on his car. Only problem is, Johnny Blaze, the king of Hell, has some plans of his own for the newest Ghost Rider and his Avengers friends.

Avengers #22

Review: Web of Venom: Funeral Pyre

The lead up to Absolute Carnage continues with the next stop… Mania!

Story: Cullen Bunn
Art: Joshua Cassara, Alberto Alburquerque
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Color: Jay David Ramos

Get your copy in comic shops now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
Kindle & comiXology
TFAW

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Review: War is Hell #1

War is Hell #1

In honor of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary and history with War Comics comes a brand new edition of War is Hell with two fascinating and soul-crushing tales of War. “In the Mood” by Howard Chaykin takes you to the skies as the Luftwaffe and RAF battle over the English Channel for a battle tale of bitter irony and “War Glammer” by Phillip Kennedy Johnson brings you back to Earth in modern day Afghanistan with a story that will chill you to the bone.

War Is Hell #1 is a comic of two stories – quite literally. Paying homage to the publisher’s roots, we get two separate and distinct stories decry the horrors of war. The second is far more brutal than the first, and is set up as a narration over imagery as a group of US soldier embark on a raid in Afghanistan. The story, War Glammer is written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and features art by Alberto Alburquerque with colours by Andres Mossa. It’s easily the darker of the two in terms of subject matter and the visuals used – which are really quite solid – and doesn’t try to gloss over the soldier’s experience.

Look, I need to be utterly clear here: I am not, nor have I ever been, a member of the armed forces. I genuinely don’t know what war is like beyond news reports and stories online, so while this story fills my impression of war, my impression could be very, very wrong.

That said, War Glammer is a good story, fully contained with a powerful impact on the reader (especially upon the second read through).

Howard Chaykin’s story, In The Mood takes place over several years in the Second World War and follows a German fighter pilot who disagrees with the Nazi philosophy, but takes pride in serving his country (“Germany, not Nazi-Germany”) well. This short story feels very much like the older stories that this book is paying homage too, both in setting and the content of the story. In The Mood is much lighter than the follow up, again both visually and in subject matter, but leaves no less an impact upon the reader as the story reminds us that our actions have consequences.

War Is Hell #1 is a really interesting comic, and the dual story nature of it forces both writers to trim the chaff – neither is forced to extend their stories to fill the space within, and the comic is stronger for it. If you’re interested in a couple of really good short stories, then this is worth picking up; I was going to recommend this when I assumed it was $6, but after a quick fact check, it’s only $4.

Story: Howard Chaykin and Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Howard Chaykin and Alberto Alburquerque
Colourist: Edgar Delgardo and Andres Mossa Letterer: Ken Bruzenak Story: 7.9 Art: 8.3 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Read.

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

Preview: Weapon X #27

Weapon X #27

(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Luca Pizzari, Alberto Alburquerque, Ibraim Roberson, Roberto Di Salvo (CA) Rahzzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WEAPONS OF SELF-DESTRUCTION!
• Two roads diverged in a blood-soaked wood. For a time, Sabretooth took the one less traveled. In this issue, he pays for it.
• Everything changes here.

Review: Moon Girl and the Marvel Universe

Lunella Lafayette is making friends across the Marvel Universe! Moon Girl and the Marvel Universe collects Lunella’s appearances in other series beyond her own including Venom #153, Monsters Unleashed #12, Extraordinary X-Men Annual #1, as well as The Moon Girl Marvel Legacy Primer and Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #24 and #31.

The comics are by Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder, Mike Coasta, Justin Jordan, Robbie Thompson, Natacha Bustos, Ray-Anthony Height, Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Michael Shelfer, Gerardo Sandoval, Alberto Alburquerque, Marco Failla, Tamra Bonvillain, Dono Sanchez-Alamara, Chris Sotomayor, and Mike Spicer.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on December 11! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/comiXology/Kindle
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Review: Vault of Spiders #1

Only a Spider-Army can stop the end of the Multiverse! Meet Web-Slinger, the Spider-Man from the Wild West,. He is the Emissary from Hell, he is SUPAIDAMAN! The Spider-Man from the live-action Spider-Man show that aired in Japan in the 1970s is back. And that’s just a glimpse into the Vault of Spiders!

One of the fun things about the Spider-Man multiverse events is that they’ve delivered utterly insane Spider-Man concepts and allowed Marvel, and creators, to explore their multiverse in a controlled way. Things still have to be Spider focused but they can be a little out there. That has made those events a lot of fun and entertaining. So, I was looking forward to Vault of Spiders #1, a spin-off of the excellent Spider-Geddon and walked away, a little bummed.

Vault of Spiders #1 is an anthology so the quality of stories and art is all over the place. Some are good and others head scratching. What’s good about this issue is there really are great concepts. All are great concepts. The executions though, some were a bit lacking.

Spider-Byte and Savage Spider-Man stand out from the four stories. The first stands out for the concept and creativity, and solid costume design, while the latter due to its fantastic art and twist at the end. Both are entertaining and deliver something a little different.

The Web-Slinger, a western set story, and Final Galaxy Battle!, the Japanese take on Spider-Man each have their charms but also stumble. The western aspect is played up a lot and in some ways entertaining but with the story relying on a twist of a character as far as the bad guy, there’s a shrug of the shoulders where a reveal should shock readers. A connection there is missing. The Japanese Spider-Man, while the art is fantastic reminding me of classic manga, the story is headscratching in every way. It makes no sense. That’s part of the point, I think, but when everything else in the comic winks and nods as to their roots (Savage is straight up Tarzan), this one maybe goes a bit too far.

Vault of Spiders #1 is a bit of a let down but fun to see the various versions of Spider-Man. I’d love to see this as an ongoing with longer stories, the brevity was a hindrance. Like a lot of anthologies, there’s some good here and some bad but if you’re a Spider fan it might be worth checking out.

Prologue
Story: Jed MacKay Art/Ink: Scott Koblish
Color: Andres Mossa Lettering: VC’s Travis Lanham

The Web-Slinger
Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Javier Pulido
Color: Muntsa Vicente Lettering: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Final Galaxy Battle!
Story: Jed MacKay Art/Ink/Lettering: Sheldon Vella

Spider-Byte
Story: Nilah Magruder Art/Ink: Alberto Alburquerque
Color: Andrew Crossley Letterer: VC’s Travis Lanham

Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Monsters Unleashed #12

Monsters Unleashed #12

(W) Justin Jordan (A) Alberto Alburquerque (CA) R. B. Silva
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• KID KAIJU, MOON GIRL and DEVIL DINOSAUR are together again!
• KEI needs LUNELLA’s help to better understand his kaiju, but will the smartest person on Earth be smart enough to help Kei with this crazy request?
• And of course Kei can’t go anywhere without a monster showing up. Will Devil Dinosaur and Kei’s kaiju be enough to stop the onslaught of…MISS MECH???

Connecting Phoenix Variant Covers Showcase Jean Grey’s Adventures!

Phoenix rises again! And Marvel is celebrating with a series of connecting variant covers from Brazilian artist Victor Hugo, who is bringing his spectacular 3D art to the covers of one of Marvel’s most anticipated new series! Staring this January, Hugo’s art will appear on Jean Grey #11 as well as issues #2-5 of Phoenix Resurrection, each variant cover coming together to form a connecting portrait of the X-Men’s beloved mutant.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the magic with Marvel’s connecting Phoenix variant covers this January!

JEAN GREY #11: PSYCH WAR PART 4: Connecting Cover 1 of 5
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Art by VICTOR IBANEZ and ALBERTO ALBURQUERQUE
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
On-Sale 1/31/18

 

PHOENIX RESURRECTION #2 (of 5): Connecting Cover 2 of 5
Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by CARLOS PACHECO
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
On-Sale 1/3/18

 

PHOENIX RESURRECTION #3 (of 5): Connecting Cover 3 of 5
Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
On-Sale 1/10/18

 

PHOENIX RESURRECTION #4 (of 5): Connecting Cover 4 of 5
Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by RAMON ROSANAS
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
On-Sale 1/24/18

 

PHOENIX RESURRECTION #5 (of 5): Connecting Cover 5 of 5
Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by KHOI PHAM
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
On-Sale 1/31/18

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