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Get Ready for Summer and Swimsuit Season with the Curse Words Summer Swimsuit Special #1

Jump in, the water’s fine when you’re with Charles Soule and Ryan Browne’s Curse Words Summer Swimsuit Special #1—a sizzling one-shot set to make a splash from Image Comics this August and featuring interiors by guest artist Joe Quinones.

SEE: Sizzajee’s sinister sorcerers sweating their way through the sunny, sultry summertime season back in the Hole World. SEE: a hogtaur in a Speedo! SEE: an invisible wizard with a sunburn! SEE: such sights! Such glorious sights! JOIN US!

Curse Words Summer Swimsuit Special #1 one-shot Cover A by Browne (Diamond Code JUN180050) and Cover B by Quinones (Diamond Code JUN180051) hit stores on Wednesday, August 22nd. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, July 30th.

The Hunt Concludes in Hunt For Wolverine: Dead Ends #1!

The Hunt for Wolverine is over – but the mystery of Logan’s return continues with new questions and new secrets! And the answers that Tony Stark, Kitty Pryde, Sabretooth and Daredevil have found in their search for the adamantium mutant may not be the ones they were expecting.

This August, Charles Soule and Ramon Rosanas bring you a story that ties each unique Hunt For Wolverine adventure together – in a one-shot you won’t want to miss!

What has Wolverine been doing? And where has he been? The questions continue in Hunt For Wolverine: Dead Ends, available in comic shops this August 29th featuring a cover by Marco Checchetto!

Preview: Star Wars: Poe Dameron #27

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #27

(W) Charles Soule (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T
In Shops: May 16, 2018
SRP: $3.99

CONTINUING THE UNSEEN EVENTS OF THE FORCE AWAKENS!
Poe Dameron managed to escape the First Order – but only just! Meanwhile, the rest of Black Squadron is on their most daring mission yet. Follow everyone’s favorite Resistance crew as Poe Dameron tells Rey and Finn his adventures during the events of The Force Awakens!

Exclusive Preview: Daredevil #602

Daredevil #602

Story: Charles Soule
Art: Mike Henderson
Color: Matt Milla
Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Main Cover: Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Marte Gracia
Variant Cover: Mike Perkins, Andy Troy
Editors: Jordan D. White, Devin Lewis
Assistant Editors: Annalise Bissa, Emily Newcomen
Rated T+
In Shops: May 16, 2018
SRP: $3.99

The fallout from the shocking conclusion of DAREDEVIL #600 continues as Matt Murdock and Daredevil both rally allies in the face of an overwhelming enemy. And how exactly does Wilson Fisk fit into things? Not the way you expect…

Exclusive Preview: Star Wars: Darth Vader #16

Star Wars: Darth Vader #16

Writer: Charles Soule
Pencils: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inks: Daniele Orlandini
Colors: Java Tartaglia, Guru-eFX
Lettering: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Elia Bonetti
Editors: Jordan D. White, Mark Paniccia
Assistant Editors: Heather Antos, Tom Groneman, Emily Newcomen
Rated T
In Shops: May 09, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Vader and his Inquisitors lead an elite squad of clone troopers to flush out the Jedi traitor beneath the waters of Mon Cala…and the oceans will burn with their fury.

Preview: Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #1

Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #1

(W) Charles Soule (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Greg Land
Parental Advisory
In Shops: May 02, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WOLVERINE MAY BE THE BEST THERE IS AT WHAT HE DOES… BUT SO ARE THEY!
As one of the biggest mysteries in the MARVEL UNIVERSE unfolds, DAREDEVIL assembles a squad of uncanny detectives to track down WOLVERINE – MISTY KNIGHT, FRANK MCGEE and the mutant known as CYPHER. Investigating recent sightings across the globe of a man believed to be LOGAN, the squad uncovers a deep conspiracy with huge ramifications for the RETURN OF WOLVERINE.

Preview: Astonishing X-Men #11

Astonishing X-Men #11

(W) Charles Soule (A) Ron Garney (CA) Greg Land
Rated T+
In Shops: May 02, 2018
SRP: $3.99

XAVIER VERSUS PROTEUS!
In the penultimate issue of this high-stakes X-Men story, PROTEUS and CHARLES XAVIER face off in a psychic battle for the ages with nothing less than the fate of all free-thinking people at stake. With PSYLOCKE, GAMBIT, ROGUE, OLD MAN LOGAN and BISHOP by his side, will this team of heavy hitters be able to take Proteus down once and for all?

Review: The Hunt for Wolverine #1

The return of Wolverine begins here, providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan’s death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be re-opened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverine’s return are laid down here… who will solve it first?

Wolverine is back. We already know that. But, how did it happen? Who knows? That’s what Hunt for Wolverine reveals. I’ll admit, I am rather shocked as to how much I enjoyed this first issue. Writer Charles Soule is beyond talented but I wasn’t too keen on the Death of Wolverine, so his return, I didn’t expect much at all.

This issue though… wow, it’s a solid set up and goes in directions I wasn’t expecting at all.

The story is really three parts. There’s a portion that takes us back to Wolverine’s encased body as the Reavers attempt to snatch it for… some reason. The X-Men show up and there’s a battle and that’s when things get interesting. See, there’s a secret they’ve been hiding about their encased teammate and that’s what has made me enjoy the story. The unexpected is where it’s at and to reveal any of that will decrease the enjoyment.

Are there answers? No, not really. This doesn’t tell you what happened fully. What the issue does do is lead into the various spin-offs that will send individuals across the world looking for a returned Wolverine and attempt to figure out exactly how that happened.

The art by David Marquez and Paulo Siqueira is hit and miss. The first story involving the Reavers looks fantastic. There’s solid action and the page layouts impress. It’s the second story with Tony that’s more of a miss. Compared to the first it just doesn’t hold up and it frankly reminds me of event spin-offs that don’t have the same quality as the main event comic. While it’s not bad, it also doesn’t excite at all.

I’m not sure what I was expecting as far as a story but this definitely wasn’t it. There are things in here that actually had me surprised and wanting to get the answers to come. This comic is supposed to do exactly that and in that way it succeeds and then some.

Story: Charles Soule Art: David Marquez, Paulo Siqueira
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg, Walden Wong, Ruth Redmond Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Story: 8.05 Art: 7.75 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Hunt for Wolverine #1

Hunt for Wolverine #1

Story: Charles Soule
Art: David Marquez, Paulo Siqueira
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg, Walden Wong, Ruth Redmond
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Cover Art: Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten, Laura Martin
Variant Covers: Marco Checcetto, Elizabeth Torque, Nolan Woodard, Adam Kubert, Dan Brown, Mike Deodato, Morry Hollowell
Editors: Jordan D. White, Mark Paniccia
Assistant Editors: Annalise Bissa, Christina Harringnton
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 25, 2018
SRP: $5.99

The RETURN OF WOLVERINE begins here, providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan’s death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be re-opened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverine’s return are laid down here… who will solve it first?

Review: Daredevil #601

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*POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELOW!*

I came to this run of Daredevil written by Charles Soule a few issues after it had come out. I never expected it to grab me as much as it did. From the intriguing villains like Tenfingers, and Muse, to newer and interesting characters like Blindspot, and how well Soule wove the deep history of friends and foes of Matthew Murdock’s past in with new storylines so well. Fast forward quite a few issues, and this series is still fantastic, and in my opinion, one of Marvel’s best titles.

Now, to have a truly great Daredevil run, you really should have Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin in there, and I am glad to say that’s exactly what this arc has, and lots of him. I like my villains to be layered, and to sometimes surprise you, and what Marvel has done with Fisk lately with the Civil War II miniseries and the other miniseries following that, both showed you another side of the character. Sure he’s violent, unpredictable, corrupt, and menacing, but there’s also an oddly compassionate, forgiving, admiring side there too. He may be a bad guy, but he’s not quite Carnage. Now with Fisk being mayor, we get a balance between both sides. You can see he cares about things, and isn’t pure evil, but if you get in his way, he will run through you like a bull would to red cloth.

I am happy to say that this arc of Mayor Fisk just keeps getting better. From the minute Fisk became the mayor, to the fallout from Daredevil #600, to this issue, I have been loving every minute of it. This is what superhero comics should be. Filled with action, but also give you some unexpected turns, some great dialogue, and set up what comes next. Soule does that masterfully here. Even after this comic has finished, I am wondering where he will go next in issue #602, and that is exciting. Don’t get me wrong, you may have an idea where it will go, but there’s always some new and intriguing development in this arc, and I love it.

Due to a loophole, Matt Murdock is now the mayor of New York City, while Wilson Fisk lays in the hospital from The Hand’s ruthless attack on him in the last issue. He acts immediately, setting into motion a plan to take on the deadly assassins, and free his friends, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Misty Knight, Iron Fist, Moon Knight, and Colleen Wing. I cannot wait to see where this goes next issue, and I am sure we can all guess, it’s going to be all out war. Don’t forget Blindspot, because I am sure he will be there too.

The art by Mike Henderson and colors by Matt Milla are great. The muted and bright reds blend together to give depth and shadows to a not only Daredevil, but The Hand as well. There are some fantastic panels with very little or no text on them, and they flow from side to side perfectly, creating some awesome action sequences. Henderson does an awesome job on pencils with this comic considering the big shoes Ron Garney leaves when he isn’t on it.

If you have never read a Daredevil comic before, but are a fan of the Netflix show, grab this and issue #600 and you will be fine with the story going forward. You may need to figure some things out along the way, but this is a solid jumping on point. If you love Daredevil comics, and aren’t reading this run, or even this arc, do yourself a favor and buy these comics, or wait for the trade. Either way this story and this run will go down as a classic run in my opinion.

Story: Charles Soule Art: Mike Henderson Colors: Matt Milla Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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