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Preview: Avengers #6

Avengers #6

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $3.99

THE FINAL HOST concludes!
The final battle against the Dark Celestials. A battle unlike any the Avengers have ever experienced. A battle a million years in the making. The new team of heavy hitters assembles at last. But will the young, inexperienced Ghost Rider prove to be the most important and powerful member of all?

littleBits Allows You to Be a Marvel Hero with the Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? littleBits is partnering with Marvel for the Avengers Hero Inventor Kit which includes everything a kid (or adult that’s a kid at heart) needs to build their own super powers. It allows you to be your own Tony Stark!

The kit include 9 bits, 7 hero gear parts, 2 sticker sheets, and a free littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor app.

There’s three new bits along with some popular ones. New through the collection include:

  • The accelerometer senses how quickly you are speeding up or slowing down. This helps it detect different types of motion, like tilting.
  • The round LED matrix is a colorful light display, like a scoreboard. It has four modes: animation, fill, brightness, and color.
  • Sound effects comes with ten pre-loaded Avengers sound effects and the ability to record your own voice and unique sounds.

If you don’t know what it all does and how it works, the Avengers will help you through the app:

  • Iron Man introduces you to the world of superpowers and gets you started on your suit; he will teach you Bit basics and about the BLE connection.
  • Ant Man/The Wasp will help you use motion and gesture to control your circuit, honing your agility and coordination; you’ll learn how to use the accelerometer and LED Matrix modes.
  • The Hulk will help you to create your own custom Super Hero roar and learn to activate and control sound effects; in addition to sound effects, he’ll teach you simple code.
  • Black Widow will help you to get sneaky and use light to your advantage to become the ultimate secret agent; you’ll learn about the light sensor, as well as simple code.
  • Ironheart will help you to customize the physical form of your suit and code your signature look.
  • And finally, Black Panther and Shuri will give you open-ended prompts to create your own Super Hero identity and powers using a variety of input and output Bits.

The kit is available for pre-order and retails for $149.99. It ships August 24th.

Joe’s Corner: Reviewing Avengers, Batman, Hulk, Thor, Injustice vs. He-Man and More!


This is a weekly comic review show for comics Joe pulls or picks up. This video is for comics that came out the week of July 18th 2018. Joe reviews the books he picked up and gives us his favorite books of the week and at times, a cover of the week. If you’d like, follow Joe @jriddy5000son on Twitter, Instagram, and Mixer.

The comics I buy are bought from Secret Comix Cave, an awesome comic store. Support your local comic shop!

Physical comics featured:

Avengers #5
Batman #51
Cable #159
The Immortal Hulk #3
Infinity Countdown #5
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #30
Runaways #11
Thor #3
Tony Stark: Iron Man #2

Other comics:
Injustice vs He-man: Master of the Universe

Books Of The Week: Cable #159
Cover Of The Week: Thor #3

Cosmic Ghost Rider Inspires Variant Covers in September

He took the world by storm when he made his debut in last year’s Thanos #13, and now Marvel is celebrating the Cosmic Ghost Rider with a series of special order all variant covers that feature Marvel’s breakout character battling different heroes of the Marvel Universe!

Look for Marvel’s Cosmic Ghost Rider order all variant covers on these select titles:

  1. Amazing Spider-Man #5 by Nick Bradshaw
  2. Amazing Spider-Man #6 by Paul Renaud
  3. Astonishing X-Men #15 by AKCHO
  4. Avengers #7 by Ema Lupacchino
  5. Avengers #8 by Mike McKone
  6. Black Panther #4 by Pasqual Ferry
  7. Captain America #3 by Patrick Zircher
  8. Deadpool #4 by Todd Nauck
  9. Doctor Strange #5 by Julian Totino Tedesco
  10. Fantastic Four #2 by Tom Raney
  11. Immortal Hulk #5 by RAHZZAH
  12. Immortal Hulk #6 by Brent Schoonover
  13. Sentry #4 by Vanesa Del Rey
  14. Thanos Legacy #1 by Dave Johnson
  15. Thor #5 by Ema Lupacchino
  16. Tony Stark: Iron Man #4 by David Nakayama
  17. Venom #6 by Humberto Ramos and Edgar Delgado
  18. Weapon H #7 by Chris Stevens
  19. X-23 #4 by Yasmine Putri
  20. X-Men Red #8 by Jamal Campbell

Don’t miss your chance to collect all 20 order all variant covers, coming to comic shops this September!

The Origin of the Very First Ghost Rider Revealed in Avengers #7!

You know his name…you know his face…and you know the flaming woolly mammoth that he rides into battle. Last year, Marvel Legacy introduced Odin and his Prehistoric Avengers to critical acclaim, with their story becoming the number one comic in the industry—and now, Marvel invites you to witness the origin of the very first Ghost Rider! Superstar artist Sara Pichelli joins Avengers writer Jason Aaron for this special “one and done” story that takes you back in time to 1,000,000 BC!

It’s a deep dive into a period of Marvel history that has never been explored…until now! And this is a story that no Marvel fan will want to miss! It all starts this September, when Avengers #7 hits comic shops! Avengers #7 is out September 5th with a cover by Geoff Shaw.

A New Chapter For Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Begins in Avengers #8!

The world has been shaken after the battle against the Dark Celestials…and the new Avengers team is literally on top of the world in their new headquarters, Avengers Mountain. Now that our team of heroes have been fully formed, what does that mean for the rest of the world? This September, a new day will dawn for the Avengers along with a brand new story arc, as celebrated artist David Marquez joins series writer Jason Aaron for an adventure that’s just beginning!

Don’t miss the next big chapter of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes when Avengers #8 hits comic shops this September! Avengers #8 is out September 19th with a cover by David Marquez.

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 are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

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

Joe

Top Pick: Avengers #2 (Marvel) – After the fantastic first issue, I am super excited for this one and many more from Aaron and company. Celestials falling to the Earth? That is how you set the tone for an epic series!

Curse Words #14 (Image) – I love this crazy book. Charles Soule balances action, comedy, and ridiculous things all in one comic so well. Talking Koalas and a Wizard fight!

Cable #157 (Marvel) – This book has been getting better and better. I have always loved Cable and it feels like it is really bringing back the classic stuff I love about the character and his best runs.

The Punisher #224 (Marvel) – Frank Castle returns to the States and now Captain Marvel is on his tail. I cannot wait for this showdown or whatever happens with this. It has been a great run so far!

Daredevil #602 (Marvel) – Mayor Fisk or Mayor Murdock? This has been a fantastic run and Soule has given us action and twists that I didn’t expect. I am excited to see how this continues.

 

Alex

Top Pick: Ninja-K #7 (Valiant) – There are some comics that I am genuinely so excited to read every month, and this is one of them. I can’t say enough good things about the writing, the art, the everything. There are two comics from Valiant out this week, and the only reason this is on top is because the coin landed on tails.

Bloodshot Salvation #9 (Valiant) – See above. Except for tails and second place.

Mighty Thor: Gates Of Valhalla #1 (Marvel) – I’ve been itching for more Thor after seeing Infinity War, and why not grab a new #1 issue?

 

Brett

Top Pick: Dodge City #3 (BOOM! Studios) – Dodge ball in comics! This series has been so much fun so far with great characters, great art… it’s a comic that just puts a smile on my face.

Barrier #3 (Image Comics/Panel Syndicate) – An absolutely amazing series first released digitally and now in print. Timely and brilliant, it’s a must get.

Fence #6 (BOOM! Studios) – Like Dodge City, this one focuses on a sport… fencing! Also has great characters and fantastic art. Another series that’s just fun.

Flavor #1 (Image Comics) – A new series from Image that takes place in a magical world and revolves around cooking. Absolutely fantastic and a must get this week.

James Bond: The Body #5 (Dynamite Entertainment) – A different take on James Bond focusing on the grittier aspects of it all and a man just beat down.

 

Jen

Death of Love #4 (Image Comics) –  Imagine if you will: a young man with a chainsaw can see the creatures that float around making people fall in love. What’s he gonna use that chainsaw for? Is it good? Is it evil? And what about these cupidae? What role does a mortal dude have in messing in the affairs of such ephemeral creatures? Issue #4 of DEATH OF LOVE promises to answer only some of these questions while leaving way more on the floor. If you missed this book in single issues, keep an eye out of the Trade this August.

Rat Queens #9 (Image Comics) –  All girl warriors, all the time. That’s the promise of RAT QUEENS and for years now, not matter the battle, that is what they deliver. Part four of THE COLOSSAL MAGIC NOTHING has Reality Wizards and interdimensional wizards. If anyone can deal with all that crazy and still come out on top, it’s the Rat Queens. Probably.

Goosebumps: Download and Die #3 (IDW Publishing) – Not only has GOOSEBUMPS been updated to include digital spooks, it’s got an all-new, all-female creative team. Goosebumps works because it doesn’t try to be something it’s not. The plot is simple: defeat the monster, save the town. But, as with most GOOSEBUMPS tales, there are sure to be a few Bumps in the night along the way.

The Mighty Thor at the Gates of Valhalla #1 (Marvel) – Thor is such good fun in any format, and personally I love when his world expands beyond himself. GATES OF VALHALLA may have some heavy plot points (saving Jane/Thor’s life), but it keeps the lighthearted moments that draw me back to Asgard time and again. The Godesses of Thunder may be my new religious figures, and the meta-call to “the Golden age of Thor” is absolutely delightful.

Star Wars: Lost Stars Graphic Novel Vol #1 (Yen Press) – Did you read Claudia Gray’s books are among the most celebrated of the new Star Wars Canon. Her YA novel Lost Stars was a smash-hit, and now I can’t wait to see how it translates to a graphic novel. The source material has plenty to play with–action, romance, intrigue, Imperial Academy classes, brainwashing….the list goes on. If you’re not a big novel reader but love a good graphic tale, this might be the best way to dive into Gray’s work.

Carol Danvers Celebrates 50 Years with Variants this July

This summer, Marvel is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Captain Marvel’s alter ego Carol Danvers with variant covers showing how everyone’s favorite high-flying super hero has evolved throughout the years!

Look for Marvel’s Carol Danvers variant covers on these select titles:

  1. Avengers #4 by Kate Niemczyk with colors by Morry Hollowell
  2. Black Panther #3 by Paul Renaud
  3. Doctor Strange #3  by Ema Lupacchino with colors by Jason Keith
  4. Immortal Hulk #3 by Mahmud Asrar with colors by Edgar Delgado
  5. Thor #3 by John Tyler Christopher

Don’t miss your chance to collect all 5 variant covers, coming to comic shops this July!

Those Two Geeks Episode Twenty Four: There Be Infinity War Spoilers Ahead!

On the docket this week: The geeks talk about Avengers: Infinity War. And spoil it significantly after about 15 minutes.

As always, the Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jc_hesh if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter or email ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you next week in the future!

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow. What are you all getting? What are you interested in? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Comichron – April 2018 Comics Sales Estimates: Diamond ships 450k Action #1000s to North America – For those that enjoy the race.

Talking Comics – Representation Matters: What’s Next for Latinx Superhero Stories? – A very good question. Your thoughts?

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Avengers #1

Talking Comics – Barrier #1

Comics Bulletin – Prisoner 155

Talking Comics – Rogue & Gambit #5

ICv2 – Snails Are Just My Speed

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