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Preview: Harley Quinn: Uncovered

Harley Quinn: Uncovered

(A) Kael Ngu, Adam Hughes, David Nakayama, Rose Besch, Leirix, Amanda Conner, Alex Sinclair, Will Jack, Sozomaika, Warren Louw, Derrick Chew, Olivier Coipel, Rachta Lin, Stanley Lau, Ryan Sook
In Shops: Dec 13, 2022
SRP: $5.99

In celebration of Harley Quinn #25 comes a gorgeous, irreverent look at the amazing variant covers that helped make the Maid of Mischief magnificent! Enjoy an art book of epic proportions featuring some of the hottest creators in the industry!’

Harley Quinn: Uncovered

Review: Ancient Enemies #1

Alien forces look to clash on Earth as two cities split by wealth look to do the same.

Story: Dan Didio
Art: Danilo Beyruth
Colors: Alex Sinclair
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual

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TFAW
Zeus Comics


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Review: Avengers Assemble Alpha #1

Avengers Assemble Alpha #1

For quite a while, Jason Aaron has been guiding the Avengers, building to a a big even we’re now seeing roll out. Mephisto has been building an army and attempting to unravel the Avengers’ history through time. A multiversal Avengers have been dealing with the treat of the Multiversal Masters of Evil who have been conquering universes. All of that is coming together in Avengers Assemble Alpha #1 which kicks off the event that’ll have the Avengers of 616 and Avengers Forever dealing with a universal threat.

Unfortunately, Avengers Assemble Alpha #1 is a mess of an event one-shot that falls into silly tropes, features muddled art, and delivers hokey dialogue. The story takes place mostly in the past as the modern Avengers have travelled back in time to the era of the Avengers of 1,000,000 BC. They fight. Because of course they fight. Why do they fight? It makes absolutely no sense as the Avengers of the past think the Avengers of the future attacked them? It makes absolutely no sense but gives an excuse for the teams to duke it out.

Then there’s who shows up. Avenger Prime, a new character who’s the greatest Avenger of all, heads to the time and… stands around and chats with Mephisto while they both watch the battle. Why? Again, not quite sure other than to set up the end of the comic. Then the Multiversal Masters of Evil show up to battle which just gets a rather lackluster single page reveal at the end and then dropped.

The narrative of the comic is a mess of an event kick-off with a choppy delivery that had me wondering if pages were out of order and panel order that too was confusing as to why it was done that way. Aaron’s writing doesn’t help with dialogue that’s a bit goofy at time and feels like the typical grand statements from villains and heroes we’ve seen over and over. When Doom asks his competition if they know how many people he’s killed, Doom’s response after no answer is “Neither do I”, a statement meant to show off how powerful/a threat he is but falls rather flat.

The art by Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, and Alex Sinclair doesn’t help. Hitch’s art for me is very hit and miss and this falls into the miss category. Characters don’t always look consistent, there’s a lack of really exciting and memorable visual moments, and panels spotlighting characters just look off. Faces are almost comical at times, the splash pages feel like they’re missing something, and details look like they lack depth. What should be holy crap moments as the two teams battle just bounces around in a mush of visuals and at times the panels themselves feel out of order.

Avengers Assemble Alpha #1 has a lot going on. And that might be the issue. There’s three different stories going on and none of them are given enough room to really breathe and become interesting. The cuts between them don’t help making the comic feel unfocused disjointed at times. As far as the start of an event, it does its job of catching up readers as to what’s happening. It just feels like that’s about all it does. We’ve seen so much of the plot before, it’s almost comical at this point how the hero vs. hero over a mistake is still being used. This could have been so much more but the end result lands with a thud.

Story: Jason Aaron Art: Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Alex Sinclair Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 5.0 Art: 5.0 Overall: 5.0 Recommendation: Pass

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Exclusive Preview: Venom #13

Venom #13

(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Bryan Hitch
(I) Andrew Currie (L) Alex Sinclair
RATED T+
In Shops: Nov 09, 2022
SRP: $3.99

“DARK WEB” PRELUDE!
Forced to watch his son die from across the timestream, Eddie Brock finds himself surrounded by enemies. Alone, and with no one to trust, an unexpected ally lends a hand, and she’s setting the stage for the MOST EPIC CROSSOVER OF THE YEAR!

Venom #13

The Mightiest Heroes from All of Time and Space gather to Face the End of All that is in the Avengers Assemble Trailer!

The greatest army of heroes ever assembled go to war against the deadliest group of villains who’ve ever lived in an epic story so monumental it can only come from the mind of super hero visionary Jason Aaron! AVENGERS ASSEMBLE will close out Aaron’s nearly five-year run on Avengers with a breathtaking crossover between Aaron’s two current Avengers titles, Avengers and Avengers Forever. The saga will officially kick off in next month’s Avengers Assemble Alpha #1 where Aaron will be joined by superstar artist Bryan Hitch, and fans will witness the start of a conflict beyond all imagination—a grand battle that stretches from the dawn of time when Earth was protected by the Avengers of 1,000,000 BC to the twilight of all reality and everything in between!

At Infinity’s End stands Avengers Tower, and it’s fallen under assault by the ultimate forces of evil including the Multiversal Masters of Evil and Mephisto. The Avengers fans know and love will unite with heroes from the past, future, and far reaches of the multiverse to defend Avengers Tower and the fate of Marvel history as we know it. Can they work together? And will their power be enough to prevent the end of all that is? Fans can get their first glimpse at this awe-inspiring showdown as well as some of the characters who will be fighting on the frontlines of it in the new Avengers Assemble trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

Who is Bedlam?

Check out Paulo Siqueira and Rachelle Rosenberg’s Venom #10 variant cover and be there when Bedlam, the chaotic force behind Eddie and Dylan Brock’s recent troubles, reveals his identity in Venom #9 on July 27! Venom #9 and #10 are written by Al Ewing with art by Bryan Hitch, ink by Andrew Currie, and color by Alex Sinclair.

Venom #10 variant cover

Get a look at Chris Claremont’s return to the X-Men in Gambit #1!

The legend returns! Chris Claremont, the writer who defined the X-Men and crafted the franchise’s most influential stories, is back with a brand-new X-Men saga starring one his most popular co-creations—GAMBIT! Featuring artwork by rising star Sid Kotian, colors by Espen Grundetgern, and lettering by Clayton Cowles, Gambit is be a five-issue limited series that invites fans back to the exciting time when Gambit and a de-aged Storm forged an everlasting bond as they thieved their way along the Mississippi River!

The series will unearth a wide range of previously untold adventures, from a brush with the Shadow King to an array of earthbound and out of this world escapades, that gives Claremont a chance to further explore Gambit’s path to becoming a heroic X-Man as well as reveal new insights into another trademark character of his, Storm, at a pivotal moment in her history. Get your first look at this story of action, intrigue and revenge in new interior artwork and variant covers by all-star artists Salvador Larroca and Edgar Delgado, Peach Momoko, Scott Williams and Sebastian Cheng, and InHyuk Lee and a main cover by Whilce Portactio and Alex Sinclair!

Get charged up for this long-awaited X-Saga when Gambit #1 hits stands on July 27! 

Preview: Metal Society #1

Metal Society #1

(W) Zack Kaplan (A/CA) Guilherme Balbi, Marco Lesko
In Shops: May 04, 2022
SRP: $3.99

MINISERIES PREMIERE

PORT OF EARTH writer ZACK KAPLAN teams up with hot up-and-coming artist GUILHERME BALBI in a dramatic new sci-fi miniseries that’s Blade Runner meets Rocky.

In an inverted future, evolved robots have resurrected humans for manual labor. When a tribalistic cultural clash breaks out, a fearless human fighter and a frustrated, displaced robot will square off in a public MMA-style sport fight of epic stakes to determine once and for all who reigns supreme: man or machine.

Metal Society #1

Preview: Metal Society #1

Metal Society #1

(W) Zack Kaplan (A/CA) Guilherme Balbi, Marco Lesko
In Shops: May 04, 2022
SRP: $3.99

MINISERIES PREMIERE

PORT OF EARTH writer ZACK KAPLAN teams up with hot up-and-coming artist GUILHERME BALBI in a dramatic new sci-fi miniseries that’s Blade Runner meets Rocky.

In an inverted future, evolved robots have resurrected humans for manual labor. When a tribalistic cultural clash breaks out, a fearless human fighter and a frustrated, displaced robot will square off in a public MMA-style sport fight of epic stakes to determine once and for all who reigns supreme: man or machine.

Metal Society #1

Colleen Doran, Greg Hildebrandt and Joe Jusko Join Comics for Ukraine

Last week, more than three dozen comic-book writers, artists, colorists, letterers, designers, and editors announced a collection of all-new comic-book stories to raise money to aid refugees in Ukraine. Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds, the benefit anthology edited by Scott Dunbier, with all proceeds going to Operation USA, surpassed an initial $35,000 funding goal just twelve hours after the campaign launched, with over $113,000 from over 900 contributors raised to date. The book will be full-color, 96 pages, 8 x 12 inches, and available in both hardcover and softcover editions, with hundreds of supporters on day one. As the campaign enters a second week of funding, it is announced that Eisner Award-winner Colleen Doran, legendary illustrator Greg Hildebrandt, and celebrated cover artist Joe Jusko have joined the project.

These three creators join the incredible roster of comics talent assembled for Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seedsunited under the mission of providing relief to a war-torn Ukraine, which has suffered attacks from neighboring Russia since late February. There will be multiple versions available: a hardcover with a painted cover by Alex Ross, and softcover versions by Arthur Adams, Dave Johnson, and Bill Sienkiewicz. At press time, stories will be created by a virtual who’s who of writers and artists, including Brent Anderson, Sergio Aragones, June Brigman, Kurt Busiek, Howard Chaykin, Joshua Dysart, Mark Evanier, Emil Ferris, Dave Gibbons, Rob Guillory, John Layman, Gabriel Rodriguez, Stan Sakai, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Chris Sprouse, Jill Thompson, Matt Wagner, Mark Waid, and more.

Apart from hard costs (printing, credit-card fees, marketing, etc.) all of the funds raised by Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds will benefit the relief efforts in Ukraine in partnership with Operation USA, so while the initial funding goal has been met, continued support will maximize the impact on the lives of those deeply affected by the ongoing war—improving conditions for Ukrainian refugees in neighboring countries via the provision of emergency grants and in-kind material aid. 

Operation USA supports health and education programs to help children and families at home and abroad recover and thrive in the wake of disasters, disease, violence and endemic poverty.  Every day, they strive to meet the needs of under-served and overlooked populations so that future generations may have the tools they need to create meaningful change in their own communities and lives. Working with partners around the world, they empower communities to recover, build resiliency and thrive in the face of pervasive obstacles during a time of unprecedented global need. Since 1979, OpUSA has delivered $450 million in aid to 101 countries.

Comics for Ukraine

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