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Preview: Marvel’s Black Widow Prelude #2 (of 2)

Marvel’s Black Widow Prelude #2 (of 2)

(W) Peter David (A) Carlos Villa
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
SRP: $3.99

THE HUNT FOR THE BLACK WIDOW!

• Follow the trail of NATASHA ROMANOFF’s exploits in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
• As the facts are considered, the question remains: is the BLACK WIDOW really a threat?
• Get ready for MARVEL STUDIOS’ BLACK WIDOW solo film with the conclusion to this prelude story!

Marvel's Black Widow Prelude #2 (of 2)

Exclusive Preview: Marvel’s Black Widow Prelude #1 (of 2)

Marvel’s Black Widow Prelude #1 (of 2)

(W) Peter David (A) Carlos Villa
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

TRACE THE BLACK WIDOW’S HISTORY IN THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE!

From spy to Avenger, the enigmatic BLACK WIDOW has lived many secret lives. But how do these disparate episodes add up to the life of the heroic Avenger, and what is the thread that connects her past to her future?
Get ready for MARVEL STUDIOS’ BLACK WIDOW solo film with this glimpse into the storied history of NATASHA ROMANOFF in this tale set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Marvel's Black Widow Prelude #1 (of 2)

Preview: Secret Warps: Arachknight Annual #1

Secret Warps: Arachknight Annual #1

(W) Al Ewing, Jim Zub (A) Carlos Villa, Carlo Barberi (CA) Carlos E. Gomez
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
SRP: $4.99

“SECRET WARPS,” PART 4 – SUPREMEUNIVERSAL! The web-spinning Arachknight finds himself out of the depth of all four of his personas as his own warped universe begins colliding with another – the New Supreme Universe, homes of the Supreme Seven! PLUS: A bonus tale of ol’ AK trying to persuade the Terrific Two to become a Trio!

Secret Warps Arachknight Annual #1

Preview: Secret Warps: Weapon Hex Annual #1

Secret Warps: Weapon Hex Annual #1

(W) Al Ewing, Tim Seeley (A) Carlos Villa, Bob Quinn (CA) Carlos E. Gomez
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 10, 2019
SRP: $4.99

“SECRET WARPS,” PART 2 – INFERNO ATTACKS! Weapon Hex and Speed Weasel join the fight for Warp World as the forces of Hell invade the streets of New York City! PLUS: A bonus tale of the spellbound sisters taking down a ferocious furry femme!

Secret Warps: Weapon Hex Annual #1

Review: Uncanny X-Men #19

Uncanny X-Men #19

Uncanny X-Men #19 is when the magician reveals how they did their trick. Focused entirely on Emma Frost, the issue weaves her story and machinations. We learn about her manipulation and game of chess and how that’s impacted the X-Men. Why did Logan and Scott team up? Why did Scott have a list? What was up with that Mr. Sinister fight? Captain America is doing what? Anole stole what? It’s all explained here and it’s impressive.

Writer Matthew Rosenberg takes us in to the Hellfire Club. It’s a new club with very interesting members. Each makes you ponder what it all means and how things have shifted. Emma Frost sits at the head of it all, manipulating her way through life. But why is she doing it? Rosenberg reveals that too. We get a clear motivation and some struggles as she attempts to outmaneuver the person pulling her strings.

This is very much the moment in the film where you learn how the robber pulled off the heist. As each piece of the puzzle is shown, it all makes a bit more sense.

Rosenberg does kill off yet another character. It’s something this run will become known for, for better or worse.

The art is pretty solid in the issue. That’s in spite of numerous artists and inkers. The transition from one to the other is fairly smooth and doesn’t hinder the issue at all.

Uncanny X-Men #19 brings it all together. Uncanny X-Men #19 explains so much as to what has been going on. The issue also explains why some things have felt off in this run, though still fun. If you’re not more excited by the time the issue wraps up, I don’t know what to say, but this one has me loving the X-Men again. If you’re an X-fan, this is a must buy.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg Art: Carlos Villa, Carlos Gómez, Bob Quinn
Ink: Juan Vlasco, Adriano Di Benedetto, Michelle Delecki, Carlos Gómez, Bob Quinn
Color: Guru-eFX Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.0 Art: 7.85 Overall: 7.95 Recommendation:
Buy

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Review: Shatterstar: Reality Star

Shatterstar has gone from warrior to super managing a building filled with refugees from across the multiverse. But, he needs to grab his swords again when his tenants are kidnaped.

Story: Tim Seeley
Art: Carlos Villa, Gerardo Sandoval
Ink: Juan Vlasco, Carlos Villa
Color: Carlos Lopez
Letterer: Cory Petit

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Review: Uncanny X-Men #18

Uncanny X-Men #18

After the previous issue’s controversy, Uncanny X-Men #18 should also rile up readers as it’s filled team shaking events.

Writer Matthew Rosenberg delivers an issue filled with members quitting and lots of death. Seriously, there’s lots of death. Another X-Man and some villains, it’s all packed in an issue that feels a bit rushed and disjointed.

We now know that starting in July the X-line of comics will be shaken up again. That revelation makes it a bit clearer that Rosenberg is playing with his toys and a finite timeline. Things will change after and maybe some will be undone.

Uncanny X-Men #18 has multiple members quitting the team as things fall apart in multiple ways. The team crosses the line and outright murders villains. A team member dies. Another team member shows odd results from their powers. The issue and characters all seem very off.

Then we get to the end of the issue and it becomes much clearer. Uncanny X-Men #18, and this run, also becomes better in some ways too.

The art by Carlos Villa, with ink by Juan Vlasco and Craig Yeung and color by Guru-eFX is good as always. There’s some odd posses with characters but overall the issue is good visually. There’s absolutely missed opportunities for shock and impact but it overall has good character design and flow visually.

The issue is an odd one until you get to the end. Then, it all makes much more sense. But, the overall flow of the narrative is off here. Scenes don’t feel natural at times and there’s transitions missing in the story. The issue has its entertaining, and shocking, moments and now that things are clearer, it’s more exciting to see where this is all going.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg Art: Carlos Villa
Ink: Juan Vlasco, Craig Yeung Color: Guru-eFX Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation:
Read

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Preview: Shatterstar #5

Shatterstar #5

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Carlos Villa, Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Yasmine Putri
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• The Grandmaster’s game reaches final jeopardy…
• Shatterstar goes toe-to-toe with the only opponent with a prayer of taking him down…himself!
• Plus: One of Shatty’s tenants fulfills their destiny!

Shatterstar #5

Preview: Shatterstar #2 (of 5)

Shatterstar #2 (of 5)

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Carlos Villa (CA) Yasmine Putri
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

With a simple act of violence, Shatterstar’s life was turned upside down. Nothing makes sense anymore…except for a pair of double-bladed swords and more bloodshed. So much more BLOODSHED.

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