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Excalibur #1

It’s a new week and we’re heading into the holidays and the end of year! “Best of” lists are already coming out so we’ll be starting our roundup of them soon and so much more to come. While you wait for all of that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – Five For Tom Spurgeon – A very nice tribute to Tom Spurgeon.

South China Morning Post – Philippines police killings depicted in comic book to spread word about a controversial crackdown – Interesting…

ICv2 – Wizard Endures Another Down Quarter – Not too surprising.

The Beat – IDW’s Big Hero 6 #1 hits shelves with major script changes – Very interesting.

Reviews

The Beat – Battle Stations
Monkeys Fighting Robots – Black Cat Annual #1
Talking Comics – Excalibur #1
CBR – Event Leviathan #6
Monkeys Fighting Robots – Morbius #1
Eurasianet – The Structure is Rotten, Comrade!
AIPT! – The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #50

Review: Big Hero 6: The Series #1

Big Hero 6: The Series #1

Big Hero 6 is a property that has morphed from its Marvel roots to the animated adventure that hit the big screen years ago. That hit film spawned manga, a television series, and now a comic by IDW Publishing based on the series. Thankfully, Big Hero 6: The Series #1 captures the all-ages enthusiasm that oozes from the film a show.

Delivering two adventures the comic oozes the positive and infectious enthusiasm the series is known for.

Written by Hannah Blumenreich with art by Nicoletta Baldari and lettering by Christa Miesner Fred’s Comic Book Adventure” is the main story of the issue. With the team away on a field trip, Fred is left to his own devices as he imagines battling evil robots on his own. And that imagination is funneled into a comic chronicling his adventures.

What’s really impressive is the narrative and the art together. Blumenreich has fun with changing Fred’s adventures as his ability to draw limits him in ways. There’s some solid lessons there for readers but it also creates fun visuals for Baldari. There, the style of the art shifts from the “real world.” It delivers a visual treat as we get to experience how Fred sees things and the comic has some fun with that too. The comic within a comic concept has been done before but the team not only delivers an entertaining adventure but also has no issues poking fun at the concept as well.

In “Mini Maximum Noodle Dog,” Mini Max is forced to wait outside while Fred grabs food. Writer Joe Caramagna delivers a very cute story that’d work so well as an animated short. Baldari and Miesner again provide the art and lettering. It’s an adorable story that feels like a bonus to the main adventures. But, much like the Pixar shorts before the main film, it’s beyond enjoyable and more than welcome.

Big Hero 6: The Series #1 is an all-ages comic that captures the fun of the television and film. It delivers an enthusiasm that’s hard not to feel while reading. It’s infectious in a way. Definitely one to pick up for fans of the property or for parents looking to find a superhero comic for their young readers.

Fred’s Comic Book Adventure
Story: Hannah Blumenreich Art: Nicoletta Baldari
Mini Maximum Noodle Dog
Story: Joe Caramagna Art: Nicoletta Baldari
Letterer and Design: Christa Miesner

Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Big Hero 6: The Series #1

Big Hero 6: The Series #1

(W) Hannah Blumenreich (A) Nicoletta Baldari (CA) Gurihiru
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Based on the hit Disney Channel series! Hiro, Honey Lemon, Wasabi and Go Go are all off on a class trip for the day-leaving Fred at home to defend San Fransokyo! He’d better come up with a strategy, just in case-and what better way to do that than by writing his very own Big Hero 6 comic book!

Join Hiro, Wasabi, Fred, Go Go, Honey Lemon and Baymax for new adventures, new friends, and new adversaries as the Big Hero 6 team continues to fight to protect San Fransokyo!

Big Hero 6: The Series #1

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Die #5

It’s new comic day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? While you contemplate that and wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Newsarama – BD Wong Cast as The Flash’s Godspeed – BD Wong makes everything awesome.

Newsarama – Big Hero 6 Renewed for Season 3 – Woo hoo!

Reviews

Talking Comics – Die #5
Talking Comics –
She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #1

Big Hero 6’s Hiro and Baymax Join Kingdom Hearts III

A new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III has revealed that Big Hero 6‘s Baymax and Hiro are joining the game. Originally aired before Tokyo Game Show 2018, this trailer shows Sora, Donald, and Goofy fighting alongside Big Hero 6 in San Fransokyo! But forces of Darkness are also making ominous moves.

Kingdom Hearts III is out January 29, 2019.

Big Hero 6 The Series Gets a New Trailer

Hiro, Baymax and the Big Hero 6 team are back and ready to save San Fransokyo!

Big Hero 6 The Series premieres Saturday, June 9 at 9am on Disney Channel. The adventure continues for 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. If dealing with the academic pressure of being the new kid at the prestigious San Fransokyo Institute of Technology weren’t enough, it’s off campus where things really get tricky. Hiro and Baymax, along with their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, unite to form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6, protecting their city from a colorful array of scientifically-enhanced villains intent on creating chaos and mayhem!

Big Hero 6 Comes to Comics from IDW Publishing

Debuting on Disney Channel on Saturday June 9Big Hero 6 The Series will usher in new adventures of legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 — Hiro, Wasabi, Fred, Go Go, Honey Lemon and Baymax — for viewers. To coincide, IDW will be bringing even more excitement to readers in an all-ages comic book series! The fun kicks off this July with the first issue of an ongoing series.

Catching attention with her online comics and zines, burgeoning writer Hannah Blumenreich will lead the new comic series, writing the debut issue with Nicoletta Baldari providing stylish artwork to bring the characters to life. The first issue will also feature covers by Gurihiru and Sophie Campbell.

Look for the action-packed first issue available wherever comic books are sold this July, and don’t miss Big Hero 6 The Series this summer beginning Saturday, June 9th on the Disney Channel.

Disney’s Big Hero 6 is Getting a Premiere Weekend Event on June 9

BIG HERO 6 – Key Art (Disney Channel )

Disney’s animated Big Hero 6 The Series will launch with a premiere weekend event, featuring two back-to-back episodes on both Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 (9:00-10:00 a.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD platforms. Following the premiere weekend, episodes will debut every Saturday through September.

Emmy Award-nominated Christy Carlson Romano reunites with the creative team of the global hit Disney Channel series Kim Possible – Emmy Award-winning producers Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley, and Nick Filippi – when she guest stars as bot-fighter Trina.

Additional guest voice cast includes celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Alton Brown as cooking competition participant Bolton Gramercy and host Yum Laboughé, respectively; Daniel Henney (“Criminal Minds”) and James Cromwell (“The Young Pope”) reprise their feature film roles as Hiro’s brother Tadashi and Professor Callaghan, respectively; Susan Sullivan (“Castle”) as Fred’s mother; John Michael Higgins (“Pitch Perfect”) as Fred’s sidekick robot Mini-Max; Diedrich Bader (“American Housewife”) as pompous local TV reporter Bluff Dunder; Sean Giambrone (“The Goldbergs”) as Fred’s geeky archrival Richardson Mole; Naoko Mori (“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”) as thief-for-hire Momakase; Lucas Neff (“Raising Hope”) as fast-food mascot Noodle Burger Boy; and Mara Wilson (“Matilda”) as self-made billionaire Liv Amara.

Big Hero 6 The Series is based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film, continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro, his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax and their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred as they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 and embark on high-tech adventures as they protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains. In his normal day-to-day life, Hiro faces daunting academic challenges and social trials as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.

Beginning Thursday, May 31, shorts featuring Baymax will debut across Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel YouTube. A line of consumer products will be available on shopDisney.com on May 1, at Disney store on June 1 and at retailers nationwide on July 1. A DVD from Walt Disney Studios titled Big Hero 6 The Series: Back in Action! will be released on June 26.

The Big Hero 6 The Series voice cast is Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass; Ryan Potter as Hiro; Scott Adsit as Baymax; Jamie Chung as Go Go; Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei; Khary Payton as Wasabi; Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon; Brooks Wheelan as Fred; David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff; and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred’s dad. Recurring guest voice cast includes Jenifer Lewis as Professor Granville; Haley Tju as Karmi; Andrew Scott as Obake; and Andy Richter as Globby.

In addition to McCorkle and Schooley, Emmy Award-winning Nick Filippi serves as executive producer and supervising director.

Big Hero 6 Already Gets a Second Season Ahead of the First

Disney XD has ordered an early second season of the highly anticipated Big Hero 6 The Series before the first season premieres this fall. The animated series is based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, the series stars Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Jamie Chung as Go Go, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Genesis Rodriguez as
Honey Lemon, Khary Payton as Wasabi, Brooks Wheelan as Fred, Alan Tudyk as Alistair
Krei, David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred’s dad.

The Disney Television Animation-produced series picks up immediately following the events of the feature film and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Along with their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 and embark on high-tech adventures as they protect their city from an
array of scientifically enhanced villains. In his normal day-to-day life, Hiro faces daunting academic challenges and social trials as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.

Manga Monday Review: Big Hero 6 Vol. 1

When Hiro’s kindhearted brother, Tadashi vanishes through a portal to save him, the boy genius is devastated. But his big brother left something to help Hiro cope with his loss – a personal health-care robot named Baymax. And when what Hiro needs more than comfort is an explanation of his brother’s disappearance, Baymax – with a few upgrades – may be just what the doctor ordered! With new friends and Baymax 2.0 by his side, Hiro is determined to get to the bottom of everything… and he might end up saving the world on his way!

I’m a big fan of Big Hero 6. I enjoyed the original Marvel comics, but love the Disney animated film. This manga adaptation by Haruki Ueno is a spin out of the movie though takes enough liberties that though it’s similar, it’s different as well. This first volume feels like it condenses the film in some ways ending with a confrontation with the main bad guy. It could be the first or final confrontation, I have no idea, since I haven’t read the second volume. But, what’s interesting to me is how this version has changed.

Unlike the films, Tadashi is the one that’s sucked into the portal. Hiro has a bit more attitude and much less likeable, especially when it comes to the interactions with Tadashi’s friends like GoGo, Honey Lemon, etc. In the film the friendship when it comes to them is very natural but in this manga it’s a bit more abrupt. While we feel for Hiro in the film this manga has his attitude and personality so different, it’s hard to be totally behind him. He’s a bratty child in many ways. The heart, in other words, is lost.

Ueno’s art is pretty interesting blending the film’s art with a bit more of a manga influence and it generally works. There’s so decent action sequences, but again something is missing. Even what should be exciting action is either presented in ways that’s confusing, or the energy you might so in other manga is present. It’s a dulled version of a fun, full of energy, movie.

Maybe it’s because I’m such a fan of the movie, but this manga is just a dud to me. It misses the heart of the film, the action of the film, the fun of the film. What’s changed isn’t changed for the better. What’s added while interesting, isn’t interesting enough. When it comes to the original Marvel comic, the movie, or this manga, the manga comes in a distant third.

Story: Haruki Ueno Art: Haruki Ueno
Story: 5.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 5.0 Recommendation: Pass

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