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Review: War of the Realms: War Scrolls #1

The War of the Realms is raging across the Marvel Universe and there’s so many stories to be told. War of the Realms: War Scrolls #1 kicks off the anthology miniseries with four stories.

It features the works of Jason Aaron, Andrea Sorrentino, Matthew Wilson, Josh Trujillo, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz, Felipe Sobreiro, Ram V., Cafu, Brian Reber, Chip Zdarsky, Joe Quinones, Joe Rivera, Rico Renzi, and Joe Sabino.

Get your copy in comic shops April 17th! 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: Edge of Spider-Geddon

Spider-Geddon is coming but before that event get to know Spider-people from around the multiverse in this trade paperback collecting the four issue series and Superior Octopus #1.

Edge of Spider-Geddon is by Jed McKay, Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, Gerard Way, Jason Latour, Aaron Kuder, Christos Gage, Gerardo Sandoval, Alberto Alburquerque, Tonci Zonjic, Will Robson, Mike Hawthorne, Mark Bagley, Brahm Revel, Craig Yeung, Wade Von Grawbadger, Brian Reber, Triona Farrell, Ian Herring, Andres Mossa, Jordie Bellaire, and Dono Sanchez-Almara.

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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Review: X-Force #1

X-Force #1

Cable is dead…and now, the original X-Force team of Domino, Cannonball, Shatterstar, Boom Boom and Warpath. must hunt down the murderer of their former leader! The mutant militia are hot for blood…but when their target is the time-traveling younger version of their fallen mentor, is there a line they absolutely cannot cross? And what does Deathlok have to do with all of it?

Extermination is over and done and spinning out of it, as shouldn’t be a surprise, is a new X-Force. Except, the new X-Force is a lot like the old X-Force. Yes, this is mostly the OG team that spun out of New Mutants, so rather appropriate this spins out of something as well.

Writer Ed Brisson delivers a first issue that nails the characters with a solid mix of smart-ass humor and intimidation. They’re on a mission and they need to talk to Kid Cable. That means they’ll do whatever it takes to find him, including hurting whomever they need to. And with that there’s some tropes but it’s really entertaining and great to see.

Then, we have Kid Cable’s aspect to all of this and of course there’s more than we’re initially lead to believe. It’s not unexpected and we also know that X-Force and Kid Cable will team up and Kid Cable will clash with Domino (and pretty much everyone). That aspect though is interesting and something that I hope is explored more in this series and elsewhere. It’s kid some nice echoes of past X stories but in today’s world also feels fresh.

All of this is helped by Dylan Burnett‘s art and Jesus Aburtov‘s coloring as the combo delivers a style that reminds me a bit of Umbrella Academy. It also adds to the humor and action with a style that takes it from a rather serious tone to something else. It has a flair about it that gets you to laugh, and Brisson’s writing helps in that department.

But, there’s a second story!

Boom Boom missed out on the main story, so where is she? Brisson gives us a back-up story with art by Juanan Ramírez and color by Brian Reber. It feels a bit like films where two storylines eventually converge and it completely works. It too delivers a solid mix of action and humor though the art style is a bit more traditional and what’s expected. Nothing wrong with that and it fits Boom Boom in a way.

The artwork is a bit unexpected in the main story but this debut issue is solid in every aspect. It has the action, the violence, the humor, and the right attitude. It all comes together in a way that is a welcome return to the classic misfit team from the 90s and me excited to read more of their adventures.

Story: Ed Brisson Art: Dylan Burnett, Juanan Ramírez
Color: Jesus Aburtov, Brian Reber Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Advance Review: X-Force #1

X-Force is back and they’re on the hunt for Kid Cable and want some answers. Kid Cable is up to something as well! X-Force #1 is by Ed Brisson, Dylan Burnett, Jesus Aburtov, Juanan Ramirezm Brian Reber, and Cory Petit.

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores December 26! 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: Spider-Man/Deadpool Vol. 7 My Two Dads

Meet Master Matrix who has a connection to Peter Parker’s parents and might destroy the planet in the future! Not if Deadpool, Spider-Man, Old Man Deadpool, and Old Man Spider-Man have anything to say about it!

Spider-Man/Deadpool Vol. 7 My Two Dads collects issues #33-40 by Robbie Thompson, Scott Hepburn, Flaviano, Matt Horak, Jim Towe, Sean Parsons, Cam Smith, Livesay, Craig Yeung, Keith Champagne, Ian Herring, Brian Reber, Andrew Crossley, and Jim Campbell.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on December 11! 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: Edge of Spider-Geddon #1

Spider-Punk is back and better than ever. After Spider-Verse, Hobie Brown was a Web Warrior, but that didn’t mean things back in his universe were solved. The writer of the Spider-Punk story in Spider-Verse is back and joined by Venom‘s Gerardo Sandoval! Spider-Punk’s Earth is under attack both on the ground and from space, meaning his responsibility seems to outweigh his power.

“Spider-Geddon” is coming and Edge of Spider-Geddon #1 kicks off that event with the first issue of a series of one-shots introducing us to some of the key Spider-Man (men? mens? people?) from across the multiverse. Writer Jed MacKay takes us to Earth-138 where a punk sensibility runs through the heroes and they rage against corporate scum, in this case Kang to Conglomerator.

The story is full of action and utterly hilarious. From start to finish I had a big smile on my face as we’re introduced to the Captain America and Hulk of this Earth and by the end… I wanted more! More! More! More! There’s something about this issue that feels perfect for today with a wink and nod making fun of the punk ethos as well as the corporate control it rages against. It has no issue making fun of Marvel itself and the commercialization, and exploitation of creators, that has taken off to uncharted territory in the past decade. It’s both a middle finger and a wink. And it’s just funny and fun.

The art by Sandoval, with color by Brian Reber, is excellent with an energy about it all that leaps off the page. There’s great character designs, attention to detail, and framing of sequences. The lettering by Cory Petit stands out with the small details added to Kang’s army as they spout trademarked phrases.

This is an issue where the details add up together into a package that’s near perfect. I enjoyed Spider-Verse but there’s an energy about this issue that has me beyond excited for its event sequel. Hopefully we get more of this and hopefully we get to revisit Earth-138 sooner than later.

Story: Jed MacKay Art: Gerardo Sandoval
Color: Brian Reber Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong Deluxe Edition HC

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by RAFER ROBERTS with FRED VAN LENTE
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE, MIKE NORTON, RYAN LEE, CARY NORD, CAFU, and MORE
Colors by BRIAN REBER, ADAM PASSALAQUA, and MORE
Letters by DAVE LANPHEAR and  DAVE SHARPE
Cover by KANO (MAY182102)
$49.99 | 368 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 11th
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-275-1

Join Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADE) and superstar artists David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man) and Mike Norton (Revival) as they take Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo on an all-out assault on the senses right here in the complete deluxe edition hardcover.

Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.

Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus!

Collecting A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1-12, IMMORTAL BROTHERS: TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1, and ARMSTRONG AND THE VAULT OF SPIRITS #1 along with more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras!

Review: Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Inc.

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Spider-Man and Venom!

Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Inc. collects Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Inc. Alpha and Omega, Amazing Spider-Man #792-793, and Venom #159-160 by Dan Slott, Mike Costa, Ryan Stegman, Gerardo Sandoval, and Brian Reber.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on May 22nd. 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: Spider-Man #239

Spider-Man #239

Story: Brian Michael Bendis
Art: Oscar Bazaldua
Color: Brian Reber
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Cover: Patrick Brown
Title Page Design: Idette Winecoor
Editor: Nick Lowe
Assistant Editor: Kathleen Wisneski
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 04, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• His Sinister Six is turning on him, and his nephew (SPIDER-MAN) can’t turn a blind eye to his crimes.
• The IRON SPIDER is going down! But how far? And how far will Miles go to avoid losing his uncle again?
• And you won’t believe what Miles’ parents are planning for his future!

Review: Bloodshot Salvation #3

 

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“NOW: When Magic’s estranged family of sadistic cultists come to take her back home, Ray Garrison is forced to succumb to the rage within and protect his family against those who would do them harm. But as Magic’s bizarre relatives reveal their true intentions – including those of the demented leader called “Daddy” – the man once known as Bloodshot will quickly discover that the path to revenge is one filled with dire and deadly consequences…

THEN: Years from today – in a world gone wrong where Bloodshot long ago went M.I.A. – can Magic and Jessie navigate the agents of Omen that now pursue them across the heartland? And just when their darkest hour arrives, a familiar face is about to appear with a helping hand…and a message from beyond the grave!”

Were it not for Ninja-K #1, released on the same day, I’d have no hesitation in telling you that Bloodshot Salvation #3 is the comic I’m most excited to read this week. But alas this came in a close second to Valiant’s other offering this week, which is a nice problem for Valiant, and their fans, to have.

That being said, let’s move on to the review proper, eh?

Written by Jeff Lemire, the man who has been steering Bloodshot through several series and minis, the comic once again divides the story between Now and Soon with Lewis LaRosa and Mico Suayan dividing art duties between the present and future stories.

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Trying to pick a favourite art team between the two is nigh on impossible – this is without a doubt the best looking comic book I have read this week. The art is jaw dropping, and perhaps some of the most immersive yet seen in the series; over the last two issues I have praised Bloodshot Salvation‘s art, and for good reason – it’s really good. Valiant have two phenomenal artists on board, with each lending a different flavour to the respective story that’s being told.

With the near future tale focusing on Magic and Jesse running from a mysterious villain who looks like an inverse Bloodshot named Rampage with the help of the Bloodshot Squad from Bloodshot Island and Bloodshot USA – a group of older versions of Bloodshot from the last 60 odd years. This section of the comic has a very Terminator feel to it as Magic, Jesse and the squad attempt to escape from Rampage in a tense game of cat and mouse that juxtaposes the present story as Bloodshot goes to teach Magic’s abusive father figure a lesson that only an indestructible killing machine can.

Between Lemire’s writing and the phenomenal art, Bloodshot Salvation #3 is a nigh on perfect comic. If you’re tired of the typical formulaic spandex superheroes, then this is the nanite fueled adrenaline shot you’ve been waiting for.

Story: Jeff Lemire Artists: Lewis LaRosa & Mico Suayan
Colourists: Diego Rodriguez & Brian Reber
Story: 9 Art: 10 Overall: 9.25 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy a FREE copy for review, but I’ll be purchasing this anyway.

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