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Preview: Ravencroft #3 (of 5)

Ravencroft #3 (of 5)

(W) Frank Tieri (A) Angel Unzueta, José Luis (CA) Kyle Hotz
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 25, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• Ravencroft is fully staffed, but who thought it was a good idea to put these people in charge of helping inmates?
• Watch as John Jameson attempts to keep the beasts at bay!

Ravencroft #3 (of 5)

Preview: Ravencroft #2 (of 5)

Ravencroft #2 (of 5)

(W) Frank Tieri (A) Angel Unzueta, José Luis (CA) Kyle Hotz, Dan Brown
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 26, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• Ravencroft is open for business! But with the secrets revealed in RUINS OF RAVENCROFT in the open, the Institute is more dangerous than ever.
• Can John Jameson right the ship before it’s too late?

Ravencroft #2 (of 5)

Review: Ravencroft #1

After the events of “Absolute Carnage,” Ravencroft is open once again. What evil secrets and horrors are within?

Story: Frank Tieri
Art: Angel Unzueta
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg, Dono Sánchez-Almara
Letterer: Joe Sabino

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Preview: Ravencroft #1 (of 5)

Ravencroft #1 (of 5)

(W) Frank Tieri (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Kyle Hotz
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

RAVENCROFT REOPENED!

After the hellish horrors of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, the Ravencroft Institute has received a much-needed facelift and is open for business with a new staff, including JOHN JAMESON, looking to atone for the part he played in ABSOLUTE CARNAGE. But will Ravencroft return the mentally unstable villains of the Marvel Universe to upstanding citizens and give John the redemption he’s looking for, or will they fall prey to the hospital’s seemingly sinister nature?

Ravencroft #1 (of 5)

Review: Ruins of Ravencroft: Dracula #1

Ruins of Ravencroft: Dracula #1

Through the Ruins of Ravencroft miniseries, writer Frank Tieri has been adding layers to the iconic Marvel institution. The series has focused on the concept that to look towards the future one has to know the past. And, while we’ve waited for Ravencroft’s future, we get to know its mysterious past. Ruins of Ravencroft: Dracula #1 does exactly that folding in Dracula, Loki, and more into its history.

Though an intriguing issue, this chapter is the weakest of the bunch. We learn that Dracula is involved with the asylum using it for experiments in an agreement with the United States government. The concept is an interesting one but it never quite “makes its case.” The idea of the US making shady deals during the World War II time period, there’s not enough details as to why this deal is happening. Instead, the focus is on Captain America and Bucky stumbling on the situation to free a fellow soldier. If there was more of a focus on that emotional thread or the horrors happening within, the comic would be stronger. But, the issue feels like it attempts to have both without focusing enough on either.

The inclusion of even more characters, while others are set to the side, doesn’t help matters. The inclusion and exclusion feels a bit out of left field and jarring.

The issue also looks towards the future with a twist at the end. That will have major ramifications on the upcoming series taking place in Ravencroft. One of the bigger details is what happened to Ravencroft revealing his fate.

Angel Unzueta handles the modern segments on art while Stefano Landini handles the flashbacks. Rachelle Rosenberg provides the colors. The flashback sequences are much stronger artwise for the comic. Rosenberg’s color gives the sequence a worn “old” look with a focus on a palette and style that’s a bit aged. Like past issues the art does an interesting job of throwing out some things the text doesn’t which should interest and excite hardcover Marvel fans. The art doesn’t quite deliver the horror the issue should feature. There’s never a moment where it really sinks in as to what’s being down visually. The experiments are there but it’s missing something to really punch the reader.

Ruins of Ravencroft: Dracula #1 ends the series on a low note but like past issues it does a good job of fleshing out the history. It’s better as a piece of the miniseries and it sets up the upcoming series nicely. This is for those who have been reading up to this point but new readers might want to wait for the trade.

Story: Frank Tieri Art: Angel Unzueta, Stefano Landini
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.25 Overall: 7.15 Recommendation:
Read

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Preview: Ruins of Ravencroft: Dracula #1

Ruins of Ravencroft: Dracula #1

(W) Frank Tieri (A) Stefano Landini, Angel Unzueta (CA) Gerardo Sandoval
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 22, 2020
SRP: $4.99

To the men and women of the Marvel Universe, Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane appeared to be a hospital devoted to the rehabilitation of society’s most violent offenders. But appearances can be deceptive, and — as Captain America learned the hard way – some secrets have teeth.

Ruins of Ravencroft: Dracula #1

Review: Ruins of Ravencroft: Sabretooth

Ruins of Ravencroft: Sabretooth

So far, the Ruins of Ravencroft series has been interesting. Each one-shot has revealed the history of the classic Marvel location. Ruins of Ravencroft: Sabretooth adds in some more history folding in three high-profile mutants, Wolverine, Sabretooth, and Mr. Sinister.

Taking place in 1909, Nathaniel Essex is a doctor at the facility and Victor Creed an orderly. The two are running experiments on individuals, one of which is Logan who’s lobotomized.

Writer Frank Tieri has been doing an interesting job folding in different corners of the Marvel Universe into this location. There’s clearly bigger plans for it with so much attention being focused on currently. What those plans are, are a bit unclear. Much like the previous issue, this one feels like it’ll be a bit more vital and important once the big picture is revealed.

Tieri does a good job weaving together the two time periods. The modern day exploration of the building allows us to learn more of its past. There’s a layering of new information and Marvel fans should enjoy the winks and nods to Marvel history. There’s a lot briefly touched upon that can be expanded elsewhere. There are some issues in that history in that it looks like Logan as his metal claws which should came at a later time. So, not everything is perfect but that could be an art issue.

Angel Unzueta and Guillermo Sanna handle those duties with one handling the past and the other the present. Along with Rachelle Rosenberg on color and Travis Lanham on lettering, the art is fun with this one. Even with the small Logan claws issue, there’s a lot presented in brief panels that capture Marvel history. The art delivers the hints as to what happened to expand on Tieri’s plot and dialogue. Skrull invasion, the American Revolution, and an early Ghost Rider are all shown. The art for each creates excitement to see more. The modern art delivers a creepy ambiance that fits the story creating a horror unease.

The comic is an interesting one much like the previous Ruins of Ravencroft issue. Ruins of Ravencroft: Sabretooth brings in mutants to the story creating an even more intriguing history of the institute. There’s a lot going on here and we probably won’t know what that is until the end but right now, the exploration of Ravencroft’s history is delivering a mystery that has me intrigued.

Story: Frank Tieri Art: Angel Unzueta, Guillermo Sanna
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Ruins of Ravencroft: Sabretooth #1

Ruins of Ravencroft: Sabretooth #1

(W) Frank Tieri (A) Guillermo Sanna, Angel Unzueta (CA) Gerardo Sandoval
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $4.99

The history of the Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane has been shrouded in mystery for years. NO LONGER! In the wake of ABSOLUTE
CARNAGE, the facility’s past has started to unravel, and in doing so has revealed hidden chapters in the lives of some of the Marvel Universe’s most recognizable heroes and villains!

Ruins of Ravencroft: Sabretooth #1

Review: Ruins of Ravencroft: Carnage

Absolute Carnage is over but what’s the future of Ravencroft? This series of one-shots explore the future, and past, of the institution.

Story: Frank Tieri
Art: Angel Unzueta, Guiu Vilanova
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer: Travis Lanham

Get your copy in comic shops! 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.

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Enter Ravencroft: Institute for the Criminally Insane this January

Destroyed during Absolute Carnage, Ravencroft: Institute for the Criminally Insane reopens its doors on January 29th in Ravencroft #1, and you’ll want to be there for all the dark secrets that are unearthed during this sinister tale… Writer Frank Tieri teams up with artist Angel Unzueta to bring the historic Marvel Universe asylum back to its terrifying glory!

The five-issue Ravencroft limited series will see a new Ravencroft rise from the ashes…along with all the good—and yes, the bad—that’ll come with it.

You have been warned, kids…

Take a look at Kim Jacinto’s frightening variant cover below and see what kind of inmates you may run into when this mysterious institute reopens

Ravencroft #1 by Frank Tieri and Angel Unzueta goes on sale January 29th in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com!

Ravencroft #1
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