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Miles Morales Swings Into his Biggest Year with a Special Issue

In addition to a collection of variant covers, Marvel will celebrate 10 years of Miles Morales with a special double-sized issue of his current ongoing series! On sale this month, Miles Morales: Spider-Man #30 will be a major turning point in the legacy of the young Spider-Man featuring the debut of a brand-new costume designed by artist Chase Conley. The series creative team, writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Carmen Carnero, will be joined by a web of incredible talent including the creative minds behind the Oscar-winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, two-time Oscar nominee Kemp Powers, Jeff Loveness, Cody Ziglar, and Miles Morales co-creator Sara Pichelli. Artists include Carmen Carnero and Anthony Piper with covers by Taurin Clarke, Chase Conley, Pichelli and Rachelle Rosenberg, and Javier Garron and Matthew Wilson.

Miles Morales’ future has never looked brighter! Check out all four covers now and pick up Miles Morales: Spider-Man #30 when it hits stands on September 29!

Jason Derulo Teams with Z2 For the Graphic Novel Jason Derulo’s UZO

Z2 Comics is teaming with singer, songwriter, and dancer Jason Derulo with Trill League writer Anthony Piper and Generation X artist Eric Koda for Jason Derulo’s UZO, based on an original idea from the artist himself!

In the distant future, a mysterious asteroid turns the planet into a frozen wasteland where the last gasps of humanity fight over dwindling resources. A lone champion named Uzo becomes the last hope for both his village and the planet!

Jason Derulo’s UZO has been translated from the influential artist’s vision to print by writer Anthony Piper along with artist Eric Koda, with an exclusive limited deluxe version to include prints by artists Anthony WashingtonRaymond Gay, and Andres Mossa, and interior artist Eric Koda. This expansive new story arrives in finer comic shops and bookstores everywhere just in time for Halloween cosplay, with all editions, including the exclusive deluxe and signed super deluxe hardcovers available to preorder directly from Z2 now!

Jason Derulo’s UZO

Review: Marvel’s Voices #1

Marvel's Voices #1

Marvel’s Voices is an Experience, capital E. It’s the first comic I know about that adapts the concept of a podcast into a comics anthology collecting stories from black creators giving their take on the Marvel universe.

The book’s title carries over from the podcast it’s based on, which is hosted by Angélique Roché. The list of creators includes Vita Ayala, Damion Scott, Kyle Baker, Brian Stelfreeze, Roxane Gay, Method Man, Alitha Martínez, among other notable industry names. What’s interesting about the project, though, is that it embraces its multimedia roots by featuring essays from other creators accessible via Marvel’s Voices online page.

Two particular essays grabbed my attention: Regine L. Sawyer’s “Growing Up Marvel” and Karama Horne’s “The Legacy of Isaiah Bradley: The First Black Captain America.” (Disclosure: Karama and Regine have both contributed to our site – ed.)

Sawyer’s essay is about her origin story into comics through a less conventional avenue than most other stories of the kind: X-Men trading cards. I don’t want to spoil the essay because it is a fascinating and well-written story, but it is wonderful to get this look at how comics allow for multiple entry points given it’s an entire cultural package. It made me remember my card collecting days growing up, both the same X-Men cards Sawyer collected and the classic Pepsi Cards I religiously hunted down back when they came out in Puerto Rico. I still have them with me and they also helped me embrace comics.

Horne’s essay is about two comics: Truth and The Crew. Each one stands as some of Marvel’s best comic book offerings. They were subversive and hard-hitting, daring enough to give Marvel a black Captain America (in Truth), complete with an exploration of the tragic treatment black heroes get using real-life black history as the basis for the problems each character faces (which is expanded upon in The Crew).

The essay is a great and concise history of these comics, but it also serves as a lesson on visibility. That Marvel hasn’t reprinted these stories or released newer editions of the paperbacks brings up more questions than it should. I think Horne’s essay makes a strong argument as to why we need these comics back on the stands.

On the comic’s side of Marvel’s Voices, we get a strong if a bit uneven set of short stories that are personal, celebratory, and thoughtful as to why Marvel characters mean so much in the struggle for more diverse voices in the industry. Kyle Baker, for instance, produced a one-pager Ant-Man and Nick Fury story titled “Perspective,” about Fury’s problem with depth perception. It’s a quick hit but the art on display here is impressive enough to make anyone want to see Baker do more Marvel work.

Geoffrey Thorne, Khary Randolph, and Emilio López’s “Top of the Key,” on the other hand, is a one-pager on Mosaic story (a character Marvel has severely underused, in my opinion) that would’ve benefited from an additional page or two. It feels more like a setup for a larger story and we only really just get a taste of it.

Rob Markman, Damion Scott, and Dono Sánchez-Almara’s “What a Wonderful World” stands as one of the most impressive stories in the anthology as it offers a well-rounded look at a Marvel character with outstanding art and a clear message to boot. It centers on a troubled Silver Surfer, comparing Marvel’s biggest villains with humanity’s own villainy when it comes to protecting the environment. No panel was spared, no color was misplaced, and no bit of text hung without intent. Just a really good two-page story.

The best story in the book is without question “Inspiration,” by James Monroe Iglehart, Ray-Anthony Height, and Emilio López. This 4-page tale gives the radioactive spider that gave Peter Parker his powers a much-deserved platform to contemplate his role in the grand scheme of things. The script showcases an interesting play on what a superpowered spider is supposed to be and how much of its natural instincts define its actions. It’s simply unforgettable and truly worthy of getting its own comic book series.

Marvel Voices #1 is the type of book Marvel needs to invest more on. It shows just how important it is to bring in other perspectives into this superhero universe and just how different it can all turn out to be. It speaks to the power of voices hungry for diversity in storytelling. And that, in itself, is a beautiful thing.

Writers: John Jennings, Anthony Piper, Luciano Vecchio, David Betancourt, James Monroe Iglehart, Evan Narcisse, Vita Ayala, Regine L. Sawyer, Brian Stelfreeze, Brandon Montclare, Tatiana King Jones, Karama Horne, Kyle Baker, Roxane Gay, Yona Harvey, Don McGregor, Geoffrey Thorne, Rob Markman, Method Man, Daniel Dominguez, Charlamagne The God, David F. Walker, Chuck Brown
Art: Anthony Piper, Luciano Vecchio, Ray-Anthony Height, Jahnoy Lindsay, Bernard Chang, Brian Stelfreeze, Natacha Bustos, Kyle Baker, Brittney L. Williams, Khary Randolph, Damion Scott, Alitha E. Martinez, JJ Kirby, Sanford Greene
Color: Anthony Piper, Luciano Vecchio, Emilio Lopez, Marcelo Maiolo, Brian Stelfreeze, Tamra Bonvillain, Kyle Baker, Rachelle Rosenberg, Dono Sánchez-Almara, JJ Kirby, Matt Herms
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Writing: 9 Essays: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10
Recommendation: Buy and make sure to bag and board it.

Marvel’s Voices Expands Into Comics with Marvel’s Voices #1

Following last year’s debut of Marvel’s bi-weekly podcast interview series, Marvel’s Voices, Marvel expands the spotlight on some of the comic book industry’s most critically-acclaimed storytellers with Marvel’s Voices #1, written and drawn by an all-star roster of talent including Vita Ayala, Roxane Gay, Brian Stelfreeze, Method Man, and many more!

In this gripping one-shot anthology, fans will get another look at the X-Men following the events of House of X and Powers of X; the return of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur; and other stories featuring the Hulk and Wolverine, Black Panther, Killmonger, She-Hulk, Black Widow, Ant-Man, and the rest of the Marvel Universe.

Since the podcast’s launch, Marvel’s Voices has featured guests and talent from across Marvel’s comics, live-action television shows, animation, games, and celebrity fans of Marvel from entertainment and beyond. The series garnered a loyal following for its in-depth exclusive interviews by host Angélique Roché, highlighting unforgettable stories and key moments from the Marvel Universe through a wide range of unique perspectives. Marvel’s Voices will launch its new season in February 2020.

Don’t miss Marvel’s Voices #1, in stores this February!



Cover art by RYAN BENJAMIN


Marvel’s acclaimed podcast series focusing on telling the stories of diverse creators and their unique perspectives becomes a one shot of brand-new adventures! The X-Men find their place in the world after declaring a new nation! Killmonger strikes! Moon Girl and Devil Dino return!

Preview: Domino #10

Domino #10

(W) Gail Simone (A) David Baldeon, Alberto Alburquerque, Anthony Piper, Michael Shelfer (CA) Gang Hyuk Lim
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jan 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• You saw her on the silver screen, now Domino’s live and direct from the Mojoverse!
• Can you guess which special guest is along for the ride?
• The answer’s a real long shot…

Review: Domino Vol. 1 Killer Instinct

Domino takes center stage in an ongoing series written by Gail Simone with art by David Baleon, Michael Shelfer, and Anthony Piper, color by Jesus Aburtov, and lettering by VC’s Clayton Cowles. The trade collects the first six issues of the series.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on November 20. 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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Review: X-Men: Domino

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Domino!

X-Men: Domino collects Domino (1997) #1-3, Domino (2003) #1-4, X-Force: Sex and Violence #1-3, material from X-Force & Cable Annual ’95, A+X #10, and Uncanny X-Men Annual (2016) #1 by Ben Raab, Joe Pruett, Brian Stelfreeze, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost, Todd Dezago, Adam Warren, Anthony Piper, David Perrin, Gabrielle Dell’Otto, and Daerick Gross.

Get your copy in comic shops and in book stores today. 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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Preview: Secret Empire: Brave New World #5 (of 5)


Paul Allor & Anthony Piper (W)
Brian Level & Anthony Piper (A)


  • With the Darkforce dome blocking all sunlight, Manhattan has a vampire problem. But the vampires are about to have a BLADE problem!
  • As soldiers of fortune go, DOMINO’s services aren’t cheap…but when her target’s this personal, you bet this bullet’s on the house.
  • And deep beneath the sea, the INVADERS’ struggle reaches its climax!
  • Starring BLADE, DOMINO and the INVADERS!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Preview: Jean Grey #5

Jean Grey #5

(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Anthony Piper (CA) David Yardin
In Shops: Aug 09, 2017
SRP: $3.99
Rated T+

• After an adventure with the legendary God of Thunder himself, JEAN GREY realizes that fighting the Phoenix will take more than just mettle…it will take METAL.
• Luckily, there’s an X-Man who knows something about turning resolve into ordnance…
• Enter: PSYLOCKE!

Review: Trill League #0

The influence of Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks, is more widespread than most would readily admit. As it was first a comic strip that ran nationally, that bought attention to many of the world’s social ills. What usually gets lost in these comic strips, are his comedic stylings, which makes them not only relevant but refreshing funny.  The fact that McGruder even went after George Lucas, and the way he did it after the much-maligned Star Wars Episode I came out, proves his comedic genius.

Since the comic strip ended as well as the TV show, neither medium until recently in the last year, has come close to what the Boondocks achieved. Not even McGruder’s follow-up, Black Jesus, have come as close to the sun as the brilliance of his original outing. In the last year movies like Get Out and the movie/TV show, Dear White People, as well as the brilliant (H)Afrocentric are the only ones that have captured the essence and spirit of what he was trying to achieve.  Thankfully, I have been wrong, as the smart and funny musings of Anthony Piper has found its way into Trill League.

In the debut issue, we find a character whose origin is very much like Dick Grayson’s Robin, but whose hijinks gets him in serious trouble., and is known as Trill Robin.  A rich benefactor raises him, much like Bruce Wayne, and who goes by the name of Blackmayne. What follows in this issue, is Trill Robin, throws a party for his 11th birthday, but gives away the address to their super-secret headquarters and is ultimately thrown out of something resembling the Justice League, but is called the Trill League. Before the issue’s end, he is replaced by pop star, Chris Brown, who he has to fight in order to make money and feed himself, what follows is a Kill Bill montage, and a hilarious end to a more than entertaining debut.

Overall, a funny debut, that I more than enjoyed, as I had to re-read it three times just to see if I missed anything. The story by Anthony Piper, perfectly blends, pop culture music, and comedy, in a savory gumbo. The art by Piper, is candy for the eyes. Altogether, I find it required reading for anybody who loves music, pop culture and comics, and not in that order.

Story: Anthony Piper Art: Anthony Piper
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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