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Preview: Guardians of the Galaxy: Dream On #1

Guardians of the Galaxy: Dream On #1

(W) Marc Sumerak (A) Andrea Di Vito (CA) Michael Ryan
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 19, 2017
SRP: $3.99

THE GUARDIANS ARE DONE GUARDING THE GALAXY, YES?

When one of the galaxy’s greatest bounty hunters targets the Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s lights out for STAR-LORD, GAMORA, DRAX, ROCKET and GROOT! But if DEATH’S HEAD can make their dreams come true, will the Guardians fight back, or go along with his crazy plan? They might…especially if it leads to the destruction of THANOS once and for all! Also included – a special presentation of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (1990) #1, featuring the first appearance of Taserface!

Review: Doctor Strange: Mystic Apprentice #1

doctor_strange_mystic_apprentice__1-1Doctor Strange has long been one of the Marvel Universe’s most interesting characters, exploring and bending dimensions. His part of the universe is probably the most mind bending and has brought readers to his sanctum for years on end. There is none too many and as sorcerer supreme his power rules absolutely. Throughout his canon, he has challenged what most think a comic book character is supposed to be, as he fights evil in ways other characters could not wrap their minds around.

In his sole animated movie, the character’s origins were revealed, but not explained, leaving a haphazard mess, which left diehards and newbies with a bad taste in their mouths. That effort left no faith that they could follow-up with a faithful adaptation. So when the news of the upcoming movie with Benedict Cumberbatch was going to be released, and with the few trailers that came out, it looked like they finally were able to capture his story the right way. So after I read Jason Aaron’s run on the new series, I was excited to read this one.

Doctor Strange: Mystic Apprentice is pretty much about when Stephen Strange was an apprentice at Kamar-Taj, as he struggles to project his astral form and master the fighting arts. We follow him as he makes misstep over misstep, as he a fast learning novice, as he masters one and then another. Eventually, he does learn how to project his astral form, to even read when he sleeps. Before issue’s end, the reader is treated to his origin story in Strange tales written by Stan Lee

Overall, it reminds me of those old 80s training montages, which makes this issue fun to read, watching this well-known character before he became the sorcerer supreme. The story by Will Corona Pilgrim, gives a reader a funny view of this character. The art by Andrea Di Vito, complements the story in the best way. Altogether, a fun first issue that will only bring readers back once the movie comes out.

Story: Will Corona Pilgrim Art: Andrea Di Vito
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9.4 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Doctor Strange: Mystic Apprentice #1

Doctor Strange: Mystic Apprentice #1

(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Andrea Di Vito (CA) Michael Ryan
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 26, 2016
SRP: $3.99
BEFORE HE WAS THE SORCERER SUPREME…STRANGE MASTERED THE MYSTIC ARTS!

A master of delicate surgery, DR. STEPHEN STRANGE had no equal…until a freak accident shattered his hands!

Now a student of the MYSTIC ARTS, Strange must find a way to master his magical assignment…or throw in his cape and robes for good!

Don’t miss this all-new story, as Strange finds that the road to Sorcerer Supreme can be a real pain in the…astral form!

ALSO: reprinting the original first appearance and origin stories of Doctor Strange from STRANGE TALES #110 and #115!

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Earth’s Mightiest Are Earth’s Fightiest in Avengers VS #1!

Assemble! This April, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are doing battle against their deadliest foes for a quartet of can’t miss tales Avengers VS! Packed to the gills with action, adventure and excitement – experience four unique stories of the Avengers going toe-to-toe with four of their all-time greatest adversaries!

Writer Joe Caramagna brings you four interconnected, yet standalone stories showcasing the Avengers doing what they do best: saving the world and stopping the bad guys! Loki leading a Frost Giant raid on Asgard? Attuma and a group of Atlanteans sinking an tanker in the Arctic Ocean? M.O.D.O.K. and AIM building a doomsday device? Red Skull wreaking havoc on the streets of New York City? No matter, the Avengers stand ready to heed the call! Avengers Assemble!

In an interview with Marvel.com, Caramagna said:

AVENGERS VS is a collection of stories starring a cast of classic Avengers told in a classic Avengers style,” exclaimed writer Joe Caramagna in an interview with Marvel.com. “Whether you’re a fan of Marvel comics, movies, or all of the above, there’s something in AVENGERS VS for you!

Debuting this April exclusively on digital platforms, all four Avengers VS stories will see print in May’s Avengers VS #1 one-shot. Do you want to see the Avengers come head-to-head with four of their greatest villains of all time? Of course you, do True Believer! Well then no fan should miss out on the non-stop action and high-stakes thrills of Avengers VS digitally this April and in print this May!

AVENGERS VS #1
Written by JOE CARAMAGNA
Art by ANDREA DI VITO, WELLINGTON ALVES, RON LIM and DARIO BRIZUELA
Cover by TOM RANEY
Variant Covers by MICHAEL RYAN, KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY and RON LIM
56 Pages…One Shot
On Sale in May!

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IDW Announces Creative Team for Thunder Agents!

At WonderCon, IDW finally unveiled the creative team that will be re-launching the legendary Thunder Agents this August.

Phil Hester will be writing with Andrea Di Vito providing interiors as the dynamic Thunder Agents go about putting an end to global evil before punching out for the day.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Andrea on this book,” said Hester. “His style hits all the right notes, combining the best of modern storytelling sensibilities with classic super hero dynamism. Our goal is to preserve what was unique about the original Wally Wood-helmed run, but inject it with the high-octane action and resonant character development modern readers demand. Andrea‘s work will convey to readers the sense of excitement we feel as creators.”

“I am very excited about the creative team assembled for the IDW launch of Thunder Agents,” said David M. Matthews, Managing Director of Radiant Assets, owner of the property.  “I have a great respect and appreciation for Phil and Andrea’s work, and I’m ecstatic over having Jerry Ordway and Dave Sim contributing covers.  It really doesn’t get much better than that!”

“Let me tell you, nobody’s more excited to be doing bona fide superheroes at IDW than I am,” said Thunder Agents editor Tom Waltz. “And to have it be a classic property like Thunder Agents and have it being kicked off by the massively talented duo of Phil Hester and Andrea Di Vito, not to mention covers by living legends Jerry Ordway and Dave Sim?! Consider me over the moon!”

Preview – Dungeons & Dragons #11

Official Press Release

Dungeons & Dragons #11

John Rogers (w) • Andrea Di Vito (a) • Tyler Walpole (c)

The new story arc kicks off here! Fell’s Five has returned home, only to find shattering news for Khal.  He’s heading home, and nothing will stand in his way! Join us as John Rogers and Andrea Di Vito bring us the latest chapter in their thrilling adventures of swords and sorcery!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99