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Preview: Asgardians of the Galaxy #6

Asgardians of the Galaxy #6

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Jamal Campbell
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 06, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“Nothing for nothing – everything has its price.”

In accordance with her personal code, Loki promised Angela a gift in exchange for her help against Nebula. And the debt is coming due. But Angela is about to get a whole lot more than she asked for – including a run-in with Yondu Udonta and his … new Ravagers?! Fans of Cullen Bunn, C.M. Punk and Scott Hepburn’s 2016 Drax series rejoice as Planet Terry, Pip and Kammi clash with the Asgardians!

Asgardians of the Galaxy #6

Preview: Asgardians of the Galaxy #5

Asgardians of the Galaxy #5

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli, Stephanie Hans, Luca Maresca (CA) Dale Keown, Jason Keith
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99

RAGNAROK IS HERE!

It’s the final battle for Earth as the Asgardians take on Nebula’s full armada! But the undead may be the least of their problems. Just want is their supposed ally Loki up to now? Don’t miss the end of the first thrilling arc!

Asgardians of the Galaxy #5

Prepare for the War of the Realms this April!

The War Of The Realms is coming…and no corner of the Marvel Universe will be untouched! But before the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson ushers in this epic event, Marvel invites you to journey on the road to the War of the Realms with some of the universe’s biggest heroes!

Join the Avengers as they battle the undead, who are vying for the title of the new Lord of the Damned! Hop into space with the Asgardians of the Galaxy as they encounter Ego the Living Planet! And in the final prelude to the War of the Realms, prepare for an invasion with Thor and Lady Freyja as they fight to keep Midgard safe from an initial strike by the Dark Elves…

The War of the Realms is coming, and it starts in March with these stories! Look for Marvel’s special “Road To” branding on the covers of these select issues!

AVENGERS #16
Written by JASON AARON
Art and Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ

AVENGERS #17
Written by JASON AARON
Art and Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ

ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by MATTEO BUFFAGNI
Cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL

THOR #11
Written by JASON AARON
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO

Preview: Asgardians of the Galaxy #4

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli, Natacha Bustos (CA) Dale Keown, Jason Keith
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

ASGARDIANS UNDER ARREST!
Just when Nebula falls within their grasp, the Asgardians of the Galaxy find themselves in hot water with the Nova Corps! And every second they’re detained, Nebula comes closer to ruling the galaxy. What’s a team of warriors and assassins to do?

Preview: Asgardians of the Galaxy #3

Asgardians of the Galaxy #3

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Dale Keown
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Nebula unleashes a Thor of nightmares! Hordes of Asgardian dead ravage the Shi’ar Empire! The galaxy is falling to Nebula and her Naglfar Armada — and so far Angela’s ragtag team is powerless to stop her. But there is a debt to be paid and lives to be saved. The Asgardians of the Galaxy grow desperate as Nebula carves a bloody path to her revenge!

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Asgardians of the Galaxy #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was a lot of fun as it brought together an interesting mix of characters together as a team and delivered a nice reveal at the end. Where does it go from there? We’re excited to find out.

Batman/The Maxx #1 (IDW Publising) – Two classic characters are brought together and we’re expecting awesome.

Blackbird #1 (Image Comics) – A secret cabal of magic users exists in Los Angeles and the fact Sam Humphries is writing this new series is a bonus to an awesome idea.

Border Town #2 (DC Comics/Vertigo) – The first issue was a nice mix of Scooby-Doo and the Goonies with a Latinx twist to it all. We’re all in.

Dead Rabbit #1 (Image Comics) – A former stick-up man is back out of retirement. This is the type of noir/crime concept that has us excited to check it out.

Death of the Inhumans #4 (Marvel) – This event has been shaking up the Inhumans and we have no idea where it’s all going.

Death Orb #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – A new apocalyptic series from Ryan Ferrier featuring a character carving a bloody path as he attempts to save his wife and child.

Errand Boys #1 (Image Comics) – An intriguing series about a future where you run errands, possibly illegal, to make a living. A concept we’ve seen in some different ways recently, but this one’s style stands out.

Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker #1 (Marvel) – The classic character is back.

The Long Ranger Vol. 3 #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Mark Russell writing the Lone Ranger. We’re all in for that.

Me the People (Image Comics) – A collection of Pia Guerrera’s recent political cartoons.

Poser #2 (Waxwork Comics) – The first issue was solid horror with a music spin to it all. Just a solid slasher type story perfect for Halloween.

Rainbow Brite #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – The classic character is back in comics with Jeremy Whitley writing. Yeah, we’re sold on it.

Secret Coders Vol. 6 Monsters & Modules (First Second) – The series that mixes entertainment with education has a new volume and this is one we’ll always recommend.

Shatterstar #1 (Marvel) – The character is in the spotlight and we want to see where it goes. With a string of solid X character focused miniseries, we’re hoping this one is just as good.

Sparrowhawk #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Teen Victorian fairy fight club! Nuff said.

Superior Octopus #1 (Marvel) – We loved Doc Ock as Spider-Man so we want more!

Typhoid Fever: Spider-Man #1 (Marvel) – With the character of Typhoid Mary getting the spotlight in Iron Fist, we want to see where this miniseries takes her.

Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – We love the original series and are so happy this cooky comic about a dysfunctional family with superpowers is back.

The Walking Dead #184 (Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment) – The series has been having a resurgence with the introduction of a new community and we’re excited as to where it’s all going.

What If? Spider-Man #1/What If? X-Men #1 (Marvel) – We always loved this alternate history of Marvel comics. Now, to bring back What The!? too.

Wonder Woman/Justice League Dark: Witching Hour #1 (DC Comics) – It feels early for an event but so far DC’s horror focused series has been top notch.

Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 2 (DC Comics) – It’s been a while since we’ve had a standalone graphic novel in this series so each feels like an event and a must to check out.

X-Men: Black – Magneto #1 (Marvel) – Magneto back to being a villain? We can hope!

Preview: Asgardians of the Galaxy #2

Asgardians of the Galaxy #2

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Dale Keown
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 03, 2018
SRP: $3.99

ALL DEAD GODS GO TO WAR!
Angela’s ragtag team of Asgardians are hot on Nebula’s trail – but she’s left a grisly gift behind. With the power of the Naglfar Armada at her cybernetic fingertips, Nebula is unleashing hordes of undead gods to ravage the galaxy. And its only defenders are a slightly traitorous Executioner, a half-mortal Valkyrie, a lost Asgardian huntress, a hammer-wielding teenager, a suit of ancient armor and a frog. And if the rest of the team finds out who’s behind the Destroyer’s faceplate, things will go from bad to Ragnarok. Guest-starring Gladiator and the Imperial Guard!

First Impressions Featuring: Gods, Bullets and Spiders

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s First Impressions where we take a look at a handful of comics in order to discern just how accessible they are for new readers, because every comic could be somebody’s first – and that’s the first question that’ll be answered with this feature. The second is whether youshould  start there because sometimes a book could be accessible to new readers but the quality could be less than average, and so each comic will receive a score out of ten based upon Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale.

Where possible we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in, assuming we’ve read any part of the story thus far. All comics were provided for review purposes unless otherwise noted.


 

Asgardians Of The Galaxy #1 (Marvel)
Can a new reader start here? Yes
Recap, review: With no idea how this team formed, I can’t give you a recap. But that doesn’t matter because this is an easy comic to jump into (and there’s Throg, Frog of Thunder!).
Rating: 8.4

Border Town #1 (DC/Vertigo)
Can a new reader start here? Yes
Recap, review: A comic with a not so subtle social commentary, a cultural mythology lesson and some fantastic characters? Hell yeah. This is one of the best things I’ve read all week.
Rating: 9.1

Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #23 (Marvel)
Can a new reader start here? Yes, kinda.
Recap, review: So Ben Reilly was a villain and made a deal with the devil, he owes a cure to terminal illness to somebody and his “brother” is going to kill him when he does cure her because his crimes were so egrecious. Sound fun? Wait till you get to the two twists and all the character development.
Rating: 8.4

United States vs. Murder, Inc #1 (DC/Jinxworld)
Can a new reader start here? Yes
Recap, review: Ever wondered how a person gets their start as a mafia enforcer? This oddly charming comic blends familial ties with murder as an uncle inducts his niece into the casually brutal way of life of a mafia enforcer while questioning why a woman can’t dothe job.
Rating: 8.7

Cover #1 (DC/Jinxworld)
Can a new reader start here? Yes
Recap, review: Weird, wonderful and beautifully illustrated, this is a love letter to the artist’s process wrapped up in a story that begins to reveal itself as the comics progresses.
Rating: 8.5

Immortal Hulk #5 (Marvel)
Can a new reader start here? Yes, more or less
Recap, review: How deadly is the monster within? That’s the question aked here amidst a backdrop of Hulk unleashing against an enemy that can stand his punches. We get a little in story scene setting before an epic battle ensues. Yes, we’re five issues in, bu this is still a relatively safe place to start from (I say this as I don’t know if I read the last issue).
Rating: 8.9

Old Man Logan Annual #1 (Marvel)
Can a new reader start here? Yes
Recap, review: Set before Old Man Logan came to the 616 universe, this standalone tale has him facing off against a gang taking a hero for inspiration and wisting it horribly. Becayse it’s standalone, you can read this without ever having gone near the main series.
Rating: 8.1

Around the Tubes

It seems like all of geekdom was playing Marvel’s Spider-Man this weekend. We got our copy, though haven’t had a chance to dive in yet. For those that have played, what do you all think? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Psychology Today – Mental Health Representation Matters – A must read.

Kotaku – A Tour of Spider-Man’s Marvel Universe Easter Egg Locations – Very cool to see all of this in the game.

Kotaku – The Comic Book Touches That Make Spider-Man’s Photo Mode So Much Fun – Who’s playing the game?

Kotaku – Wedding Proposal Hidden In Spider-Man Becomes World’s Saddest Easter Egg – Ooof.

Rock Sound – Andy Biersack Is Releasing A Graphic Novel – What musician isn’t now?

DC Comics – Breaking News: Swamp Thing Finds its Abby Arcane – Solid casting.

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Asgardians of the Galaxy #1

Comic Attack – The Gentleman #1

Comics Bulletin – Mystery Science Theater 3000 #1

Review: Asgardians of the Galaxy #1

Angela, the not-so-beloved half-sister of Thor. The hotheaded Valkyrie – and the human who shares her form, Annabelle Riggs. Skurge the Executioner, freshly returned from Hel. Throg, the mightiest frog of thunder. Kevin Masterson, the boy who took his father’s mace to become the hero Thunderstrike. And the Destroyer, the Asgardian armor built to take down Celestials – its wielder unknown. The events of Infinity Wars set Nebula off on a quest to rule the galaxy – wielding an Asgardian weapon even Thor would fear – and it’s up to this team of gods, assassins, frogs and heroes to stop her.

Asgardians of the Galaxy feels like the comic that can be a lot of fun just based on the characters involved, and the first issue reinforces that opinion. Written by Cullen Bunn, the first issue brings together a rag-tag bunch of Asgardians on a mission that takes a bit from that rag-tag group brought together genre.

Really, the why doesn’t much matter at all. This is a comic driven by personalities and quips to each other. And Bunn pulls it off. The team assembled is one full of personality conflict but at the same time makes sense as to their roles, though some roles feel like they fit more of the stereotype slot in a adventuring warband.

Then there’s that reveal at the end. It’ll be what a lot of folks are talking about and what should cause this issue to go in to a second printing.

The art by Matteo Lolli is pretty solid with good action. Though the Asgardians have a certian aesthetic about them, the sci-fi infused look that currently dominates works well here and creates a comic that has a D&D adventure quality about it all.

The comic is a fun one where the real entertaining conflict is the characters themselves. The big bad and plan that they need to stop feels a bit extraneous if anything. This team could put together IKEA furniture and it’d be entertaining.

Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Matteo Lolli Cover Art: Dale Keown
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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