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It’s a double dose of new X-Men on Marvel Unlimited

Relive mutantkind’s biggest event of the year! The X-Men: Hellfire Gala (2022) one-shot is available on the Marvel Unlimited app! Tying into this event, Marvel Unlimited also launched two new Hellfire Gala stories, X-Men: Hellfire Gala Confessionals #1 and X-Men Unlimited #50: Secret X-Men arc, and both are now available in the exclusive Infinity Comics format.

X-Men: Hellfire Gala Confessionals #1 follows the mutant runner-ups as they react in real time to the election results that determined the latest X-Men team. Fans will get an inside look at what their favorite characters were thinking as the results rolled in. Then, just moments after the polls close, X-Men Unlimited #50: Secret X-Men arc picks up with the Gala in full swing!

X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA CONFESSIONALS #1

Writer: Steve Foxe
Artist: Alan Robinson
Colorist: Carlos Lopez
Editor: Jordan White

A Hellfire Gala special! They can’t all be winners of this year’s X-Men Vote, but these mutant runner-ups still have plenty to say! X-Men candidates Avalanche, Gorgon, Gentle, Micromax, Surge, Bling!, Siryn, Penance, Armor, and Firestar, react in real time to the election results that determine the latest X-Men team. Who will claim the coveted spot?

X-MEN UNLIMITED #50: SECRET X-MEN ARC

Writer: Steve Foxe
Artist: Alan Robinson
Colorist: Carlos Lopez
Editor: Jordan White

Uniting the “losers” of this year’s #XMenVote, this round of the Secret X-Men picks up only minutes after the election with the Hellfire Gala in full swing! 

Review: Spider-Man: Exodus #1

Spider-Man: Exodus #1

As lauded as DC Comics is right now, what cannot be said enough is how they are the reason why Marvel’s TV shows are so good. As DC showed Marvel exactly how not to and how to do a superhero TV show. The early success of Smallville gave them the confidence to  explore more characters but to varying degrees of success. Then there are the few DC shows that did not leave the pilot phase, like Aquaman.

One thing that the recent boom of DC shows did was explain how people got their powers. Smallville explained it with when Clark landed on Earth, also it focused on how all the villains got their powers. In The Flash TV show, they did the same thing, even introducing some new heroes. In Spider-Man 2099: Exodus #1,  a new hero with a familiar name emerges, but not quite the same as the classic one we know and with completely different agenda.

We’re taken to Tansverse City, where Miguel O’Hara and Ghost Rider are meeting to stop a bounty contest from Norman Osborn from causing chaos, to secure what is known as the Celestial Garden, where man and machine could be healed. We are also taken to Siberia, where we meet the new Winter Soldier, a disavowed spy for Free Russia, who was betrayed by the same people who created her and her siblings, as she has come to the city, to carry out vengeance for those who betrayed her, but also finds out the Celestial Garden. She eventually hops a train to find out herself, but runs into Crossbones who looks to end her sojourn, but she proves too much for him, and ends him despite his bravado, taking with her, a very familiar piece of hardware. By the issue’s end, Winter Solider finds out the Celestial Garden is so wanted and Miguel is readies her for the fight that is headed their way.

Overall, Spider-Man: Exodus #1 is an action packed debut issue that puts the reader in a scary alternate future. The Story by Orlando is exciting. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a story that shows the future can be changed.

Story: Steve Orlando Art: Dave Wachter
Color: Carlos Lopez Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Clans of Belari

Clans of Belari collects the four issue series promising a story about a sci-fi story about a revolution and controlling clans, but does it deliver?

Story: Peter Blackie, Rob Blackie
Art: Daniel Maine
Color: Carlos Lopez
Letterer: Taylor Esposito

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Review: Devil’s Reign: Omega #1

Devil's Reign: Omega #1

One of the things I give the finale of Devil’s Reign credit with is that it didn’t attempt to do the teaser add on. There’s been a habit of events to not deliver a true finale but follow it up with kickers that show off what’s next and spinning out of it all. Some times it works, but that feels like the exception and not the rule. Instead, Devil’s Reign: Omega #1 has that honor featuring three stories that spin out of the event and tease more of what’s to come.

Fall and Rise” focuses on the funeral for “Matt Murdock”. The world thinks Matt is dead but we know it was really his brother. There’s a lot of interesting interactions between the characters and we get a better sense of who knows the truth and who does. Writer Chip Zdarsky uses the story to debate the moral and ethical aspects of all of that while also teasing the direction for the next volume of Daredevil. With art by Rafael De Latorre, color by Federico Blee, and lettering by Clayton Cowles, the story looks great and gives a nice rollercoaster of emotion leaving things in an awkward place overall.

One of the more intriguing aspects of Devil’s Reign is where it left Luke Cage. He’s now the Mayor of New York City forced to pick up the pieces.

Mayor for Hire” has Luke thinking about all of that but focusing a lot on where he’s been and where he is now. Written by Rodney Barnes with art by Guillermo Sanna, color by Dijjo Lima, and lettering by Cowles, it’s a great reminder about the character’s history. It also leaves you realizing there’s a lot to tell as this grassroots hero must balance his careers as well as fix the mess left for him.

Cleaning House” by Jim Zub, art by Luciano Vecchio, color by Carlos Lopez and Java Tartaglia, and lettering by Joe Sabino is the introduction to the new Thunderbolts. Fisk used the classic team name to deputize villains to attack heroes. This issue lays out why they’re still around and Mayor Cage’s vision as to where he should take the team.

Like Devil’s Reign itself, this “Omega” issue does a fantastic job of just being entertaining while also being a sly reflection of our reality. At the core throughout the issue is a new elected official being left a mess of an office that he has to fix after it was run by a corrupt individual. Sound familiar? But, beyond that clear parallel, the comic is just entertaining and sets things up nicely for what’s to come. If you’re interested it’s well checking out and a nice coda to the event series.

Story: Chip Zdarsky, Rodney Barnes, Jim Zub Art: Rafael De LaTorre, Guillermo Sanna, Luciano Vecchio
Color: Federico Blee, Dijjo Lima, Carlos Lopez, Java Tartaglia
Letterer: Clayton Cowles, Joe Sabino
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1

Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1

As we are still in a pandemic, it gives most of us, time to reflect. It has given most of us the proper perspective to look at our life choices. We often reminisce about the good times of our lives.  It also makes us melancholy for those we have lost along the way.

We often think that we could have done something better to differently, and events in our lives would have different outcomes. The sad reality of all that, is that things unfolded the way it was meant to.  The regret lingers nonetheless, hopefully learning form past mistakes. In Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1, we find the titular character reminiscing of the past to see how it affects his future.

We’re taken to Tattoine, where we find Obi Wan, older and wiser, as he prepares his home for an oncoming sand storm. He takes this time to write in his journal,  as the sand storm reminds of when he was a young Padawan,  and one such night,  he awakes to look for his friend and fellow Padawan, Gehrin, whose visions consume her. She decides to leave the Jedi Temple that night, a truth that Obi Wan finds hard to swallow.  He chases after her, but runs into s some trouble with some local thugs, which is quickly broken by Nodrus Cay, a ranking lieutenant for the Black Sun, on hopes of helping her father, which Obi Wan insists on coming with. By the issue’s end, she is betrayed by Nodrus , but Obi Wan is able to save them both, but Gehren decides to leave the Jedi Order anyway to help her father and Obi Wan will never see his friend again.

Overall, Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1 is an action packed debut issue, which shows why Obi wan is still an iconic character in the Star Wars universe. The story by Cantwell is heartfelt. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, one of the better additions to Marvel Star Wars comics’ canon.

Story: Christopher Cantwell Art: Ario Anindito
Color: Carlos Lopez Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Project Patron

Patron is the world’s greatest superhero. He died in battle and returned! Or did he? Find out in Project: Patron!

Story: Steve Orlando
Art: Patrick Piazzalunga
Color: Carlos Lopez
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, Thomas Mauer

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Clans of Belari #4

Clans of Belari #4 is a mess of a finale.

Story: Peter Blackie, Rob Blackie
Art: Daniel Maine
Color: Carlos Lopez
Letterer: Taylor Esposito

Get your copy in comic shops! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Clans of Belari #4

Clans of Belari #4

Writers: Rob Blackie & Peter Blackie 
Artist: Daniel Maine 
Colorist: Carlos Lopez 
Letterer: Taylor Esposito 
Cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 10.20.21

It’s only a suicide mission if you actually die doing it.  

Separated, Te’a and Gummy find themselves on divergent paths. Under pressure from Cluthian, Te’a is forced into carrying out a mission that most pilots wouldn’t even dream of attempting—but Te’a is not “most pilots”.

Clans of Belari #4

Exclsuive Preview: Clans of Belari #4

Clans of Belari #4

Writers: Rob Blackie & Peter Blackie 
Artist: Daniel Maine 
Colorist: Carlos Lopez 
Letterer: Taylor Esposito 
Cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 10.20.21

It’s only a suicide mission if you actually die doing it.  

Separated, Te’a and Gummy find themselves on divergent paths. Under pressure from Cluthian, Te’a is forced into carrying out a mission that most pilots wouldn’t even dream of attempting—but Te’a is not “most pilots”.

Clans of Belari #4

Review: Clans of Belari #3

Clans of Belari #3 follows to stories that unfortunately we’ve seen far too many times before.

Story: Peter Blackie, Rob Blackie
Art: Daniel Maine
Color: Carlos Lopez
Letterer: Taylor Esposito

Get your copy in comic shops! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Kindle
comiXology
Zeus Comics
TFAW


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