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Preview: Old Man Logan #19

Old Man Logan #19

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Filipe Andrade (CA) Andrea Sorrentino
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99

PRISON BREAK WITH OLD MAN LOGAN!

A failure from the past haunts LOGAN…and to correct his mistakes, he’ll need magical assistance. But when he faces opposition, Logan will turn to an unlikely – and potentially treacherous – ally! Will an encounter with MILES MORALES convince Logan to alter his path?

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Free Comic Book Day Brings The Marvel Universe to Your Local Comic Shop

The biggest heroes, the biggest creators and the biggest stories are coming to Free Comic Book Day 2017! Featuring blockbuster lead-ins to some of Marvel’s biggest upcoming titles, it’s never been a better time to jump headfirst into the Marvel Universe! But you won’t have to wait till May 6th to get a taste of what’s in store, because Marvel is pleased to present the first interior pages from this year’s Free Comic Book Day titles – Secret Empire FCBD #1 and All-New Guardians of the Galaxy FCBD #1!

First up, the stage is set for a blockbuster comic event unlike any other as heroes must unite in Secret Empire FCBD #1. As Hydra puts their plans into action, Nick Spencer and Andrea Sorrentino bring you the opening salvo in a story that will rock the Marvel Universe and leave fans jaws on the floor! After your head stops spinning, get a sneak peek at the highly-anticipated Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, as writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Paulo Siqueira return the titular hero to his friendly neighborhood of NYC for a thrilling new ongoing series!

Then, blast off as Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder and Ive Svorcina bring you over-the-top action and out-of-this-world adventure in All-New Guardians of the Galaxy FCBD #1! Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon and Groot head back to the stars just in time for their new ongoing series! That is, if they survive a run in with the new Nova Corps! Finally, head back down to the mean streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez and Justin Ponsor bring you a look inside The Defenders! Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist unite as they go head-to-head with a new criminal element in the Marvel Universe!

The only place to get these highly-anticipated stories is at your local comic shop! Be there on May 6th for 40 pages of superhero thrills in the mighty Marvel manner! Run don’t, walk to your local comic shop on Free Comic Book Day! To find a comic shop near you, visit comicshoplocator.com!

This May, Enter Marvel’s Secret Empire

What if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy? Beginning May 3rd, prepare for Marvel ComicsSecret Empire! Creators Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven, Andrea Sorrentino, and Leinil Yu are ready to challenge the entire Marvel Universe as they unite the Avengers, X-Men, Defenders, Champions, Inhumans, Spider-Man, and more, as an unwavering front against the Secret Empire!

The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Due to the manipulations of the Red Skull, Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, uses the trust and respect he has gained over the years to a position where he can enacts Hydra’s ideals against the Marvel Universe and it’s up to all heroes to unite against one of the greatest challenges they have ever faced.

The series is a rallying cry for all heroes — Avengers, Guardians, Defenders, X-Men, Spider-Man, Deadpool – to put aside their differences and unify in the defense of the Marvel Universe as it’s revealed early on that Captain America is a traitor and they must unify to stop him.

That unification is what will be needed to confront Steve Rogers since all the heroes close to Cap have been be influenced by him over the years.

Forged together as one – the Avengers, the Champions, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Inhumans, the X-Men, and more will be tested as Hydra’s grip tightens around the Marvel Universe and Secret Empire unleashes a horde of villains against those who have sworn to protect the innocent.

Secret Empire #1 features a cover by Mark Brooks.

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Preview: Old Man Logan #16

Old Man Logan #16

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jan 04, 2017
SRP: $3.99

IN SPACE, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SNIKT!

After a disastrous rescue mission, LOGAN is trapped in the cold void of space, hunted by the BROOD! But…wait…Logan is also BACK IN THE WASTELANDS? How can this be? Has the old man finally lost it? Or is this the fateful reunion with that dystopian future he’s been dreading? Read on, True Believer and find out!

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Preview: Old Man Logan #15

Old Man Logan #15

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Filipe Andrade (CA) Andrea Sorrentino
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Dec 14, 2016
SRP: $3.99

WHEN IN ROMANIA, DO AS THE ROMANIANS DO – STAKE VAMPIRES!

It’s up to LOGAN and the greatest supernatural hero squad the world has ever seen, the HOWLING COMMANDOS, to stop DRACULA from a dastardly plot that endangers the whole world. But when JUBILEE is in trouble, can the Commandos trust Logan to make the tough calls?

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The Asgard/Shi’Ar War Begins in The Mighty Thor #15!

Kick 2017 off with a bang as two Marvel Universe mainstays go to war – and shake the cosmos! Marvel has released a first look at The Mighty Thor #15 – the first chapter of the “Asgard/Shi’ar War”! Chartbusting creators Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman bring you a brand-new story arc that’s sure to bring the thunder!

Lately Thor has been busy trying to stop Malekith’s ongoing assault on the various Ten Realms, but far across the galaxy, another conflict is brewing and the most powerful super-army in the cosmos is preparing a surprise attack on the city of the gods. The Shi’ar Empire will lay siege to Asgardia. Their target? Thor herself! And they’ll stop at nothing to take down the Goddess of Thunder. Be there for the opening shots in a war that will ring out across the galaxy!

The Mighty Thor #15 is out January 11, 2017, and features covers by Dauterman with Matthew Wilson, Ryan Sook, Andrea Sorrentino, Mike Deodato, and Christian Ward.

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Preview: Old Man Logan #14

Old Man Logan #14

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Filipe Andrade (CA) Andrea Sorrentino
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Nov 30, 2016
SRP: $3.99

JUBILEE IS MISSING! ALL-NEW ARC “MONSTER WAR” STARTS HERE!

LOGAN will have to team up with the supernatural HOWLING COMMANDOS to unravel the mystery of why Jubilee has disappeared…but is he prepared for what this investigation will uncover? Follow the old man to ROMANIA and find out!

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Review: Civil War II #7

civil_war_ii__7The war ends…

Marvel‘s 2016 event Civil War II begins to wrap up with just a few more issues to go and this issue raises a hell of a lot of questions as to what’s to come.

Civil War II #7 is an interesting issue in that I’m very mixed in my thoughts about it. As an issue that teases things to come, it’s one that fans will be going over and be examining for a while to come. As part of a story that’s supposed to be exploring precognition’s use to stop crime, it falls rather short.

The issue is broken up into two parts written by Brian Michael Bendis. Half of the issue deals with Ulysses and his freezing at the end of the last issue and now being in the future somewhat which is the most intriguing thing about the issue.

Artists Andrea Sorrentino and Marcelo Maiolo lend their hand for that as the issue is set in the future that is Old Man Logan where the future grizzled Wolverine gives rather cryptic statements to Ulysses about where things have gone wrong. Of course, that opens up questions like why Wolverine doesn’t recognize Ulysses and why he hasn’t spoken up to everyone to tell them the future and put an end to all of the silliness. A bit of a Catch-22 there. Still, the art is utterly fantastic and the teasing is intriguing.

civil_war_ii__7-9The other half of the comic deals with Spider-Man on the steps of the Capitol which is actually presented in a pretty authentic way post upgrades. Though where’s the Capitol police in all of this? There’d be more than DC police involved. He’s trying to come to grips with what Ulysses saw and Captain America confronts him to discuss that. That too is interesting but as soon as we get somewhere to really discuss things, the fighting begins again diluting any actual philosophical debate to be had. And that’s my issue with the series. For as smart as it seemed to have been or presented it has mostly been about heroes punching each other and characters dying. The actual important discussion of using an algorithm to arrest people before they commit a crime isn’t explored enough in the main story. It’s a Michael Bay film on paper, all flash, little depth.

David Marquez‘s art is solid as usual. As I said his interpretation of the Capitol is solid and I felt like I was walking around it. His characters and framing of the scenes keeps you watching and entertained. It’s really good work and continues the art of the series being strong than the story itself.

The issue sets a lot of things up to come and you know what’s hinted at will be something bigger than presented. It also interestingly shifts the importance of Marvel’s “X” lines a bit as the events to come are presented from the view of Old Man Logan increasing his importance. But, like the six issues before, the concept is muddled with too much flash.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis Art: David Marquez, Andrea Sorrentino, Marcelo Maiolo
Story: 6.95 Art: 8.15 Overall: 7.05 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Old Man Logan #13

Old Man Logan #13

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Nov 16, 2016
SRP: $3.99

THE FINAL CHAPTER OF “THE LAST RONIN”

Confronted by his past and the horrors that he has faced, can LOGAN ever hope to be truly free of the WASTELANDS?

Will MAUREEN forgive him if she learns the truth of who Logan used to be? Will the Silent Order succeed in their goals?

Find out in “The Last Ronin” Part Five: The Wolverine.

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Review: Old Man Logan #4

old-man-logan-2016-004Old Man Logan #4. I was really looking forward to this comic at the beginning of the week – hell, it was my top pick in Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks. I’m sure you can guess by that opening that I wasn’t all that impressed with the overall product;  it was good, and it is worth picking up if you’re reading the series, but this issue alone won’t sell you one the series as a whole.

Why? Well to answer that I’ll be spoiling the issue below. If you don’t want spoilers stop here.

Last warning.

With the first arc of this series coming to a close, the stage is set for What Happens Next for Old Man Logan. Featuring both Steve Rogers and Kate FosterOld Man Logan #4 features some spectacular artwork. Honestly, it’s worth picking this up for the art alone, and were it not for the ending I’d have really enjoyed this comic because if you’ve read Extraordinary X-Men #1 then you’ve seen the end of this comic. 

Had the first four issues in this series been released prior to the first issue of Extraordinary X-Men, or had Old Man Logan appeared later in that series, then the ending would have been far stronger. As it was it felt a little… forced. By having the final page of this series essentially mirroring the final page or two of Extraordinary X-Men and I honestly felt a bit cheated by that, but I’m not overly sure why. Maybe if the meeting of the X-Men and Old Man Logan had been a bit more subtly hinted at rather than the in your face appearance, but your mileage may vary significantly there.

There are certainly some nice touches here that highlight the differences between the dead Wolverine and the very much alive Old Man Logan; where one was an honourable man who’s word was his bond, the other is a jaded shell of the hero he was. With Old Man  Logan Jeff Lemire has, so far, done a great job in highlighting the differences between the two; and despite being given a second chance at a new life, Old Man Logan is still very much broken by what happened to him before he arrived in the current Marvel Universe. If anything the first four issues tell us that while this man was Wolverine at one point, he isn’t anymore. This is an entirely different clawed mutant, and Lemire has forced that realization upon us by having Old Man Logan come face to face with a past that was never truly his. It’s a brilliant scene that is then lessened somewhat by the ending to the issue.

My issues with the ending aside, I really enjoyed the first part of Old Man Logan #4, specifically the panel layouts and the art on the two double page spreads of Old Man Logan facing off against Steve Rogers were almost worth the price of the comic alone. That the rest of the comic couldn’t compare to that sequence is a little bit of  a shame, but it’s not entirely unexpected; those two pages are probably some of the most interestingly laid out fight scene panels that I have read from Marvel in a long, long time.  

Although I had problems with this comic, it certainly wasn’t terrible. When you look at the first four issues as a whole package (especially if read prior to the start of Extraordinary X-Men) then you’ve got a solid start here that drops off from the consistent quality of the first three and a half issues drastically toward the end. Now that this series has caught up, so to speak, with the X-Book, and established Old Man Logan is aware where he is isn’t his past, it’ll be interesting to see which direction Old Man Logan takes in future issues.

Story: Jeff Lemire Art: Andrea Sorrentino Colors: Marcelo Miaolo
Story: 7 Art: 9 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

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