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Review: Thanos #1

Thanos #1

Thanos is Dead! Executed by the deadliest assassin in the galaxy…his daughter, Gamora. But before their relationship came to a bloody end, how did it begin?

We’ve gotten hints at how the relationship between Gamora and Thanos began but Thanos #1 explores that filling in the gaps and giving us a more definitive answer.

Written by Tini Howard, the issue is told as a tale by Gamora to unknown parties. It begins before her encounter and abduction by Thanos following the Mad Titan’s erratic quest. The history shown is one for Marvel die-hards and in some ways retcons who was around at the time (I think) but everything works well in the narrative that really emphasizes Thanos and Gamora’s story as one over decades.

There’s an emphasis on Thanos’ crew and his behavior and slipping into obsession with Death. There’s familiar characters who have become modern fan favorites (the retcon) and this series seems to explain their evolution along Thanos’ side. The issue is a build up to the meeting with Gamora and has an intriguing twist as to why this young girl was spared.

The art by Ariel Olivetti with color by Antonio Fabela and lettering by Joe Caramagna is good. There’s something that’s a bit throwback to it all feeling a bit more like the older classic Starlin cosmic tales. It definitely doesn’t feel like Olivetti’s work, which isn’t a bad thing, and the retro look adds to the charm of it all.

The comic is a solid one for those interested in these characters or invested in the cosmic side of the Marvel universe. It brings in some classic elements and shows us something new in the history of Thanos and Gamora. While it might not be a must get, it’s absolutely worth checking out for those invested in the history of the Marvel universe or the decades of cosmic tales weaved together in an epic tale of tragedy.

Story: Tini Howard Art: Ariel Olivetti
Color: Antonio Fabela Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

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Review: Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1

What happens when you have the Cosmic Ghost Rider recount Marvel history “Drunk History” style? You get Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1 by Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti, Gerardo Sandoval, Victor Nava, Antonio Fabela, and Travis Lanham.

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Review: The Punisher Vol. 1 World War Frank

The Secret Empire is over and Frank Castle wants revenge on Hydra (and criminals in general).

The Punisher Vol. 1 World War Frank collects issues #1-5 by Matthew Rosenberg, Szymon Kudranski, Antonio Fabela, and Cory Petit.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on March 5! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: The Punisher #8

The Punisher #8

I wish I could say that I’ve been a long standing fan of the Punisher, that I’ve followed his adventures through the years and that my Punisher collection is numerous and vast. But I can’t. I’ve read maybe half a dozen Punisher comics in my life that didn’t involve a crossover of some kind or another (usually with Wolverine),and after having devoured season two of the Netflix adaptation in two days, I was excited to get started with the current arc.

Frank Castle is in jail in a Hydra controlled country where he is waiting for his execution date by killing the odd Hydra guard and accepting a brutal beating meant for a nun.

The Punisher #8 tells the story of the inmates’ attempt at a jailbreak, and Castle leading the plan. Why would he help criminals escape prison? A good question with a surprisingly simple answer that you’ll find within the comic’s pages. The process and planning for the escape has Frank’s narration over the step-by-step actions and it works really well as a story device. Although I can’t honestly compare the few issues of this series to other Punisher comics, it’s every bit as good as the others I have read; Matthew Rosenberg‘s story puts Frank in a relative new (to me at least) situation where you get to see how capable and deadly a man he really is.

Given the comic’s setting, the art is suitably grim and gloomy. The Punisher frequently comes across as the most menacing person on the page (as he should), and the audience is reminded several times why he frequently runs afoul of the other Marvel heroes; Frank Castle is not a nice man. He’s only just on the side of not-a-villain, and watching the occasional moments where the hero/good man shines through is often more jarring than watching him shove a stun baton down a guards throat before turning it on (last issue, if you’re wondering).

I can’t judge this as a Punisher fan, but as a fan of the show who wants to read Punisher comics, this was an excellent place for me to start getting into the character’s comics. It doesn’t hurt that this would be a really interesting story regardless of the lead character, but that it stars Frank Castle is the cherry on top of the sundae. The next issue can’t come soon enough.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Szymon Kudranski
Colourist: Antonio Fabela Letter: VC’s Cory Petit 
Story: 8.7 Art: 8.6 Overall: 8.6 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Cosmic Ghost Rider: Baby Thanos Must Die

Really, the title says everything you need to know about this series. It’s utterly insane as the cosmic infused version of Ghost Rider aka Frank Castle aka the Punisher decides he can change Thanos’ destiny.

Cosmic Ghost Rider: Baby Thanos Must Die collects issues #1-5 and material from Thanos Legacy #1 by Donny Cates, Dylan Burnett, Brian Level, Antonio Fabela, and Jordan Boyd.

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores February 5! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: The Superior Spider-Man The Complete Collection Vol. 2

Out now is The Superior Spider-Man The Complete Collection Vol. 2 which collects issues #17-31 and Annual #1-2, the adventures of Doc Ock in the body of Peter Parker!

The Superior Spider-Man The Complete Collection Vol. 2 is by Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman, Livesay, Edgar Delgado, Chris Eliopoulos, Jason Howard, Humberto Ramons, Javier Rodriguez, Marcos Martin, Victor Olazaba, Alvaro Lopez, Giuseppe Camuncoli, John Dell, Antonio Fabela, Terry Pallot, Alvaro Lopez, J.G. Jones, Laura Martin, Christos Gage, Will Sliney, Philip Briones, Clayton Cowles, Mike Del Mundo, Ellie Pule, Stephen Wacker, and Nick Lowe.

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A Death in the Family! X-Men: The Exterminated #1 this December

Cable has fallen, and the events of Extermination have left a hole in the X-Men family. What comes next??

In the wake of Cable’s death, his adopted daughter Hope Summers is attempting to deal with her loss – but a dark and terrifying path beckons her, and the X-Men’s own Jean Grey may be her only hope for survival!

This December, Cable creative team Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler re-team for a special one-shot to say good-bye to the time-traveling, fan-favorite mutant – featuring a cover by Geoff Shaw with colors by Antonio Fabela and interior art by Neil Edwards and more. The issue features a special back-up story that celebrates the life of Nathan Summers, from legendary X-Men series writer Chris Claremont!

Don’t miss the X-Men story everyone will be talking about – X-Men: The Exterminated #1 arrives in comic shops this December 5th!

Review: Thanos Legacy #1

Out this Wednesday is the next chapter in Marvel’s cosmic adventure, Thanos Legacy! Bridging the gap of what was to what will be, the issue picks up after the shocking events of Infinity Wars.

Thanos Legacy #1 features Donny Cates, Brian Level, Jordan Boyd, Clayton Cowles, Gerry Duggan, Cory Smith, Ruth Redmond, Geoff Shaw, Antonio Fabela, Stonehouse, Ron Lim, and Israel Silva.

The issue comes to shelves September 5th. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: The Punisher #1

Punisher no longer has the War Machine armor, but he retained his newly acquired taste for big game, and he’s hungry for more. However, the paths to such perilous pursuits are fraught with dangers bigger than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use otherworldly help on his way up to the world stage.

There’s been all sorts of takes on the Punisher. There’s the classic version that wages a war on crime. There’s the one that was brought back from the dead to avenge for God. There was Franken-Castle… which, yeah. And there was Nazi-Punisher manipulated by the evil Steve Rogers. That last one is key here as Frank Castle is attempting to atone for his mistakes as Hydra is rising once again.

Writer Matthew Rosenberg is taking Castle through a journey where he’s attempting to right some wrongs and in doing so giving us a version that’s a mix of some classics. This is more the classic version waging a war it feels like so far but also one who’s on a bigger stage and now viewed as a terrorist not just a psycho vigilante. It’s a logical extension for the character and gives him a character progression and growth we haven’t seen addressed enough in a post Secret Empire Marvel universe. What’s more interesting is the use of characters not normally associated with the Punisher to do so. There’s the Mandarin, Baron Zemo, Roxxon, and even Hydra. It’s an expansion of rogues that feels like a solid move in getting this character more out there and integrated into the Marvel Universe.

The art by Szymon Kudranski with color by Antonio Fabela and lettering by Cory Petit builds off of Rosenberg’s Jaws-like narrative. The art uses the slow build as the action ramps up and Castle is revealed more and more not just physically but also his actions. Kudranski gives us slight sparks of enjoyment as the Punisher uses crazier and crazier weapons. Fabela keeps the color choices minimal using it to enhance the carnage and destruction. There’s some great choices on peppering pages with bullet casings as if they’re flying off the page.

The Punisher is on a mission again and this time it’s hunting for bigger game. It’s a great take on the character mixing the old with the new and bringing back the character into what feels like a force of nature that’s pure destruction and chaos and something criminals and villains need to fear.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg Art: Szymon Kudranski
Color: Antonio Fabela Lettering: Cory Petit
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Cosmic Ghost Rider #1

This week’s new comic book day sees a road trip for the Cosmic Ghost Rider.

Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 is by Donny Cates, Dylan Burnett, Antonio Fabela, Clayton Cowles, Geoff Shaw, Carlos Lao, Annalise Bissa, and Jordan D. White.

Get your copy in comic shops starting July 4. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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