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Review: Thanos Legacy #1

Rising star Donny Cates returns to the Mad Titan to bring the story bridging the gap between his best-selling “Thanos Wins” and the world-shattering Infinity Wars! How did Thanos’ journey back from the future lead to the events of Infinity Wars Prime? Now it can be told!

Thanos Legacy #1 features two stories each dealing with the Mad Titan. The first, written by Donny Cates is the main driver here focused on the events of Cates’ recent run on Thanos as well as the events of Infinity Wars Prime. Thanos wants to prevent the future self he saw and Gamora seems to have answered that call but where do things go from here? This series seems to be filling in that piece of the puzzle with what comes next now that Thanos’ head is no longer attached to his body.

The first issue does a decent job of catching up the reader as to the events leading up to things and then takes it steps further with setting up the focus of the series. It’s a good comic that serves as a chance for new readers to catch up. While there are some gaps, the issue is a jumping on point for the Marvel cosmic epic currently being weaved. At least, it’s a jumping on point for this one aspect of it.

The art by Brian Level and colorist Jordan Boyd is good. There’s some solid shots of Thanos that gets me to rethink the events of Infinity Wars Prime revealing small details I missed when reading it. Along with Cates’ story, the two combine to peal back and reveal more about Thanos and those final moments. What went from a murder has evolved into a being accepting their fate and embracing it. A close up of a smirk adds to that layer.

There’s also a back-up story by Gerry Duggan with art by Cory Smith and color from Ruth Redmond. This tale of Gamora and Thanos focuses on a brutal lesson taught by father to daughter. Without words, the impetuous is on the art to convey everything and every detail matters. From the body language to a facial expression, Smith and Redmond deliver emotion throughout. Every moment we can tell what Gamora is thinking and going through.

The issue is a solid start and it’s the back-up story from Duggan, Smith, and Redmond that really stand out. Overall, it feels like a chapter in Marvel’s cosmic grand plan and one that if you’re into that side of the Marvel Universe you’ll want to check out. The fact it’s also a good starting point makes it stand out as a comic to check out this week.

Story: Donny Cates, Gerry Duggan Art: Brian Level, Cory Smith
Cover Art: Geoff Shaw
Color: Jordan Boyd, Ruth Redmond Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 7.95 Art: 7.85 Overall: 7.90 Recommendation: Read

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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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Preview: Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe #4 (of 4)

NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #4 (of 4)

Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover A by BRIAN LEVEL (FEB181907)
Cover B by CAFU (FEB181908)
Interlocking Variant by FRANCIS PORTELA (FEB181910)
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON (FEB181911)
Photo Cover Also Available (FEB181909)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 18th

Last man standing!

His allies have turned against him. His last options have been exhausted. And there is nowhere left to run. Now, Ninjak – the rogue super-spy turned against his former masters by the cunning assassin called Roku – must face the final revelation of his no-holds-barred showdown with the heroes of the Valiant Universe. Bloodied but unbowed, Colin King’s gauntlet ends here…and Valiant’s first-of-its-kind crossover between live action and the comic book page is about to come to an explosive finale that will leave you stunned!

CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments Explores Illness, Both Mental and Physical

Launched on Kickstarter, CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments is a new comic anthology that explores illness, both mental and physical. The full color graphic novel features over 200 pages and 40 stories.

The graphic novel covers a wide range of topics from peanut allergies to losing an eye, from depression to epilepsy, what it takes to care for a sick person to the stigma of chronic illness.

The creative line-up is impressive:

COVER ART BY: Mark Wang

You can get a digital copy for as low as $12 and items range from your name in the back of the book to comissions.

The project is looking to raise $25,000 and ends on March 4th.

Check out some art from the graphic novel below.

comiXology and Marvel Announce Avengers: Back to Basics, a Six Issue Original Series

Marvel and comiXology have announced the next exclusive comiXology Originals digital comic series with the debut of Avengers: Back to Basics, a 6-issue bi-weekly series written by Peter David with art by art by Brian Level on issues #1-2 and #5-6, Juanan Ramirez on issues #3-4, and covers by Nick Roche and Chris O’Halloran.

Avengers: Back to Basics arrives March 7, 2018 for $2.99 on comiXology and Kindle as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content and will be available to current subscribers of the popular comiXology Unlimited service. New subscribers to comiXology Unlimited can also enjoy it for free as part of their 30-day free trial.  Avengers: Back to Basics joins Black Panther: Long Live The KingThe Immortal Iron Fists and Thor Vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe, with more exclusive Marvel series to be announced.

Avengers: Back to Basics features a terrifying tale of Ragnarok as told by legendary writer Peter David! A solar eclipse is about to hit North America – but this is no scientific phenomenon. The Avengers uncover that a new Darkness is coming, and with it, a terrible and ancient danger. Can Earth’s Mightiest Heroes avert Ragnarok, or will its servants of death prove triumphant?

 

Preview: Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #11

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #11

(W) Ryan Stegman (A) Brian Level (CA) Ryan Stegman
Rated T
In Shops: Sep 20, 2017
SRP: $3.99

• The Green Goblin returns!
• Normie Osborn has been plotting behind the scenes for the past year…now his plans are finally ready.
• Will the Spider-Family be prepared for what he has in store for them?

Preview: Secret Empire: Brave New World #5 (of 5)

SECRET EMPIRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD #5 (of 5)

Paul Allor & Anthony Piper (W)
Brian Level & Anthony Piper (A)
Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!

  • With the Darkforce dome blocking all sunlight, Manhattan has a vampire problem. But the vampires are about to have a BLADE problem!
  • As soldiers of fortune go, DOMINO’s services aren’t cheap…but when her target’s this personal, you bet this bullet’s on the house.
  • And deep beneath the sea, the INVADERS’ struggle reaches its climax!
  • Starring BLADE, DOMINO and the INVADERS!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Preview: Secret Empire: Brave New World #3

Secret Empire: Brave New World #3

(W) Paul Allor, Magdalene Visaggio (A) Brian Level, Sean Izaakse, Sacks, Ethan (CA) Paulo Sequiera
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SRP: $3.99

• Estranged from the planet he’s duty bound to protect, Kevin Conner, A.K.A. STARBRAND wrestles with the weight of his destiny…
• Meanwhile on Earth, the citizens of New York City find themselves trapped and a traitor in Atlantis could bring an end to Namor’s truce with Hydra!
• Starring J. JONAH JAMESON, STARBRAND and THE INVADERS.

The Marvel Universe Stands United on the Edge of Tomorrow with Secret Empire: Brave New World

Steve Rogers, Captain America, Liberty’s most dedicated defender is actually the Supreme Leader of Hydra. Faced with this adversity, the world’s heroes have two choices: stand and fight or fall in line. Marvel presents a brand new Secret Empire series, Secret Empire: Brave New World written by Paul Allor, Brian Level with an army of Marvel’s top creators following suit and detailing how every corner of the Marvel Universe lives in a world overrun by the hordes of Hydra.

Due to the manipulations of the Red Skull, Captain America now leads the Hydra charge against the entire Marvel Universe and under this new regime, Earth’s protectors are forced to come to grips with the revelation that one of their very own is now their greatest enemy. An essential companion series, Secret Empire: Brave New World expands on a world under the boot of Hydra and how Marvel heroes, from every corner of the globe, must band together against Captain America—including his oldest allies, THE INVADERS!

This July, Secret Empire: Brave New World sounds the call to the larger Marvel Universe as it encounters its darkest days and gathers an army of creative talent to tell the tales of how some of Marvel’s heroes – The Invaders, Blade, Gwenpool, and the ALL-NEW PATRIOT, stand united against Captain America and Hydra.

Secret Empire: Brave New World #1 features writers Paul Allor, Jeremy Whitely, and Nick Kocher, with art by Brian Level, Diego Olortegui, and Will Robson, and a cover by Paulo Siqueira.

Secret Empire: Brave New World #2 features writers Paul Allor, Fabian Nicieza, and Rodney Barnes, with art by Brian Level, Tana Ford, Juan M. Frigeri, and a cover by Paulo Siqueira.

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