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Preview: Thanos #2 (of 6)

Thanos #2 (of 6)

(W) Tini Howard (A) Ariel Olivetti (CA) Jeff Dekal
Parental Advisory
In Shops: May 29, 2019
SRP: $3.99

NATURE VS. NURTURE!
• Did Thanos make Gamora who she is, or was she always the deadliest assassin in the galaxy?
• Plus, see the origins of Thanos’ Black Order!

Thanos #2 (of 6)

Preview: Quantum and Woody! (2017) Vol. 2: Separation Anxiety

QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) VOL. 2: SEPARATION ANXIETY

Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by JOE EISMA, FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
On sale May 8th, 2019
$19.99 | 192 pgs. | T+ | Full Color | TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-295-9

The world’s worst superhero team has to save the planet. No pressure, right?

Plus, the world’s worst due attempts to join the world’s most powerful superhero group, Unity. Good luck with that, guys.

Enjoy the wild ride in a story that Comicbook.com calls “One of the best comics on the stands.” Collects QUANTUM AND WOODY #6-12.

QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) VOL. 2: SEPARATION ANXIETY

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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Preview: Thanos #1 (of 6)

Thanos #1 (of 6)

(W) Tini Howard (A) Ariel Olivetti (CA) Jeff Dekal
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Apr 24, 2019
SRP: $4.99

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? Find out in this all new miniseries by Tini Howard (MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH and AGE OF CONAN: BELIT) and Ariel Olivetti (DEATH OF THE INHUMANS)!

Thanos #1

Preview: The Life and Death of Toyo Harada #2

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA #2 (of 6)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CAFU and BUTCH GUICE
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Letters by DAVID SHARPE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Cover C by DEAN HASPIEL
Pre-Order Edition by CAFU
On sale April 10, 2019
$4.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | Full Color

The deadly campaign of the most powerful psiot in the Valiant Universe continues!

In the present: Toyo Harada finds himself and The Foundation Zone under attack by a coalition of world governments, as one of his own teammates begins to turn on him. In the past: Toyo Harada escapes Japan aboard a fishing vessel, and sets sail for the new world.

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA #2 (of 6)

Review: Death of the Inhumans

The title says it all and Death of the Inhumans was one of the best mini-series of 2018. You can get it now collected here in this trade which has all five issues by Donny Cates, Ariel Olivetti, and Jordie Bellaire.

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores January 15th! 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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TFAW

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Review: Cable: The Last Hope Vol. 2

The Mutant Messiah has been found and she’s Mutantkind’s last Hope. Cable heads to the future to protect her and is joined by X-Force. But, Bishop, Stryfe, and Apocalypse are all looming.

Cable: The Last Hope Vol. 2 includes X-Force/Cable: Messiah War, Cable (2008) #13-25, X-Force (2008) #14-16 an X-Men: Hope by Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost, Duane Swierczynski, Mike Choi, Ariel Olivetti, Paul Gulacy, Gabriel Guzman, Humberto Ramos, George Caragonne, Paco Medina, Clayton Crain, Steve Dillon, and more!

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores December 24! 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 Death of the Inhumans #5

The Royal Family has been broken. Now, something new and terrible rises from its ashes. Who is Vox? Where are the Inhumans he’s killed? And what lies ahead for a king without a kingdom?

When I first heard about this event, I have to admit, the title and what it promised had me worried as a “stunt event.” The downplaying of how big it would be and the fact writer Donny Cates was in charge had me intrigued that something “was up.” And with the conclusion in The Death of the Inhumans #5, we’ve gotten an “event” comic that is tragically under the radar.

This final chapter goes by the title “Rome” and by the time it wraps, it’s clear why that title was chosen. With the dark reality of what and who Vox is, Black Bolt must face his destiny to bring down the Kree and save his people.

The final chapter is solid on the action and high on the drama but rather lacking in some key aspects, an issue that hampers the overall package. While we have a better idea of what/who Vox is, the how isn’t explained too well. It ends up being a slasher/horror movie boogeyman more than anything. An unstoppable force that we just accept. Black Bolt also goes on about destroying the Kree and while damage is done, we’re never quite given the moment of the enemy’s defeat. Another issue, or an increased page count, would have benefited this issue and the series as a whole.

Despite that, this is a pretty solid ending putting Black Bolt squarely back into the warrior king role having to make a difficult decision to keep his people safe. It also sets up a very unknown future for the Inhumans.

The art by Ariel Olivetti with color by Jordie Bellaire and lettering by Clayton Cowles is ok and feels a little different than the previous four issues. Something doesn’t feel quite as polished. I’ve hadd issues with Olivertti’s art in the past but here it has mainly been good. This issue though it’s a miss unfortunately. Action sequences that should have oomph to it don’t and emotional scenes lack it for the art. The detail too is a bit different. If you had asked me, I’d have been convinced the issue had a different artist than the previous four.

The issue is a tragic one and Cates sets the classic characters off in to a new direction and new era. What’s next, who knows? But, for what I was expecting to be an eye rolling event, this is an entertaining story and one that ends on a pretty high note. The title might be a bit over the top but the story within really brings things together and gets the characters back to their roots. Here’s hoping Cates is given a chance to steer these characters into the future for some time.

Story: Donny Cates Art: Ariel Olivetti
Color: Jordie Bellaire Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.25 Art: 7.65 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Death of the Inhumans #5 (of 5)

Death of the Inhumans #5 (of 5)

(W) Donny Cates (A) Ariel Olivetti (CA) Kaare Andrews
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

THE FINAL STAND!
The Royal Family has been broken. Now, something new and terrible rises from its ashes. Who is Vox? Where are the Inhumans he’s killed? And what lies ahead for a king without a kingdom?

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