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Celebrate 60 Years of Spider-Man with Beyond Amazing Variant Covers

To honor Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary, some of the industry’s greatest artists have banded together on one incredible variant cover program! Beginning this August, Beyond Amazing variant covers will adorn the covers of Marvel’s hottest ongoing titles with gorgeous artwork celebrating all aspects of Spider-Man’s beloved mythos! From key moments in Spider-Man publishing history to Spider-Man’s forays into other media, these 20 show-stopping covers showcase a wide range of Spidey inspiration and prove why the hero’s impact on pop culture is simply unmatched!

Since Peter Parker’s debut in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, the world’s favorite wall-crawler has inspired millions of Marvel fans through his iconic adventures and stories. Be a part of Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary celebrations all year long with your favorite Marvel comics, games, shows, collectibles, fashion and more! Check out all 20 Beyond Amazing variant covers!

  • MOON KNIGHT #14 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by OZGUR YILDIRIM
  • AVENGERS #59 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by MARK BAGLEY
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH #4 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by LEO CASTELLANI
  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #41 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
  • WOLVERINE #24 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by TIM LEVINS
  • X-MEN #14 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by JOHN ROMITA JR.
  • AVENGERS FOREVER #9 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by CHASE CONLEY
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #47 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
  • HULK #10 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by EJ SU
  • NEW FANTASTIC FOUR #4 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by PAOLO RIVERA
  • X-MEN RED #6 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by DAVID NAKAYAMA
  • ANT-MAN #3 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by PEACH MOMOKO
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #43 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by DAVE JOHNSON
  • IMMORTAL X-MEN #6 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by CAFU
  • IRON MAN #23 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by FRANCIS MANAPUL
  • AVENGERS #60 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by NURI DURR
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by MARCOS MARTIN
  • STRANGE #6 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by JORGE FORNÉS
  • THOR #28 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by GREG SMALLWOOD
  • GHOST RIDER #7 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by KAARE ANDREWS

Miles Morales Swings Into his Biggest Year with a Special Issue

In addition to a collection of variant covers, Marvel will celebrate 10 years of Miles Morales with a special double-sized issue of his current ongoing series! On sale this month, Miles Morales: Spider-Man #30 will be a major turning point in the legacy of the young Spider-Man featuring the debut of a brand-new costume designed by artist Chase Conley. The series creative team, writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Carmen Carnero, will be joined by a web of incredible talent including the creative minds behind the Oscar-winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, two-time Oscar nominee Kemp Powers, Jeff Loveness, Cody Ziglar, and Miles Morales co-creator Sara Pichelli. Artists include Carmen Carnero and Anthony Piper with covers by Taurin Clarke, Chase Conley, Pichelli and Rachelle Rosenberg, and Javier Garron and Matthew Wilson.

Miles Morales’ future has never looked brighter! Check out all four covers now and pick up Miles Morales: Spider-Man #30 when it hits stands on September 29! 

Preview: Hero Squared Omnibus SC

Hero Squared Omnibus SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
Artist: Joe Abraham, Nathan Watson, Cynthia Martin, Eduardo Barretto, Mark Badger, Chase Conley, Fabio Moon, Zio, Alfa Julia Bax, Mike Cavallaro
Cover Artist: Joe Abraham
Price: $29.99

Milo’s just another slacker in our world, but on a parallel universe, he’s legendary superhero Captain Valor. When Valor is accidentally transported to our world, he moves in with Milo…but he didn’t travel alone. His arch-nemesis Calignous is the alternate reality version of Milo’s girlfriend Stephie, and there’s an army of mutated penguins behind her!

The entire saga from Eisner Award-winning creators Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League International) is fully collected for the first time, also including the tale of how Captain Valor’s team was formed in the prelude series Planetary Brigade. One of comics’ greatest teams brings you the caped laughs once more!

Review: Giallo Gumbo #0

Hip hop and anime, have flirted with each other for years, often leaving fans who loved both genres to wonder if there would ever be a creation that showed both. I remember when I first got into anime, the genre first mesmerized me with entries like Voltron and Robotech. I still felt out of touch, as I got older, my interest faded away, from that genre. My attention re-focused on hip hop, and the place where I found people who loved it just as much, and more than I did, was Japan.

By this time, the genre had invaded American shores, so when I found out Ghost in The Shell, Akira and Ranma ½, it had been a few years old, by the time I was stationed in Yokosuka. This is where I found the beauty of import CDs, where I picked up the import cd of Ice Cube’s Death Certificate, which had bonus tracks, that weren’t available on the American version. This is also where I found anime which spoke to me like Samurai Champloo which used breakbeats by the late great DJ Nujabes and Cowboy Bebop, which had a hip-hop attitude throughout. Years later, it is being not as hidden when shows like The Boondocks and Black Dynamite, had combined these two genres perfectly.

This is where Giallo Gumbo, brings the genre’s full on filtration in focus, as this story/collection, elevates these two in some ways which had not been seen until now. The book unfolds like a movie, with opening trailers and an introduction of each character. As the story goes, we get to see each character’s power in full effect, as we slowly find a certain character’s hidden powers by the end of the issue. As the art is the most alluring, there is a collection at least 20 pages long, at the end, that grabs you.

Overall, a fun book which grabs the reader with the art and keeps them with the interesting narrative. The story is funny, and if not for the fantastical elements, can be a page from real life. The art is amazing, as it deftly blends anime and realistic portrayals into beautiful sequential art. Altogether, a fun book that is worth everyone’s time, as it gives voice and perspective to a growing collective of artists in the South.

Story: Jahni Brooks Art: Nommo, Philip Johnson, Mikhail Sebastian, KC Bailey, Luis Figuerido, Chase Conley, Tovio Rogers
Story: 9 Art: 12 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files Omnibus Vol.1

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files Omnibus Vol.1

Jim Butcher, Mark Powers (w)
Ardian Syaf, Chase Conley, Brett Booth (a)
Brett Booth (c)
FC • 534 pages • $39.99 • Teen+

When criminal investigations take a weird turn, the officers of the Chicago Police Department call in Harry Dresden! A wizard and private investigator with formidable yet unrefined skills, the young Dresden is more than capable of tracking down and facing the perps, whether they be black magic practitioners, blood-hungry werewolves, or worse! This first volume of The Dresden Files Omnibus collects three complete comic book story arcs, including the exclusive-for-comics tale, “Welcome to the Jungle”, the adaptations of the universe-defining “Storm Front” and “Fool Moon” novels, plus additional content set within official continuity of Jim Butcher’s beloved magic noir universe.

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Review: The Dresden Files Omnibus Vol. 1

Pages from DresdenOmniVol1TPWhen criminal investigations take a weird turn, the officers of the Chicago Police Department call in Harry Dresden! A wizard and private investigator with formidable yet unrefined skills, the young Dresden is more than capable of tracking down and facing the perps, whether they be black magic practitioners, blood-hungry werewolves, or worse! This first volume of The Dresden Files Omnibus collects three complete comic book story arcs, including the exclusive-for-comics tale, Welcome to the Jungle, the adaptations of the universe-defining Storm Front and Fool Moon novels, plus additional content set within official continuity of Jim Butcher’s beloved magic noir universe.

Unlike most genre fans, I did not become a fan of Jim Butcher through his books, but actually through his short-lived TV show on SyFy, about the uncanny wizard/private detective, living in Chicago dealing with weird cases and wizard council politics. I thought it was a brilliant show, whose life burnt out too soon before it captured its core audience, but what it did for me was got me sold on who Harry Dresden is and his very cool world. So when I heard that Jim Butcher was bringing his world to Dynamite, I wanted to see just how well it translated to comic books. This omnibus collects adaptations of three previously published Harry Dresden novels and an original story just for the comics, providing a perfect way to check out what’s been released.

In the first adapted novel, Welcome to the Jungle, we find our hero on the case of solving a mysterious murder of a local politician’s son at a zoo. Harry’s often CPD partner, Lt. Karrin Murphy, asks for Harry’s help on. What draws so many readers to this character is on full display here as Butcher’s mastery of urban fantasy is on full strength. He combines the best elements of crime noir and high fantasy. Harry has to pay bills just like a regular Joe, he’s considered a joke in the real world and the wizard world and always down on his luck, pretty much the archetype Dashiell Hammett originated. But he also has to deal with the “White Council” on this one, he has enough of sense of humor to charm his way out of things but can turn his “Badass-ness” on like a switch harnessing his powers through his runic staff, which makes Butcher’s character, an archetype all his own. This story is a great introduction, as it takes place before any of the novels that fans have come to love, basically who they were, before we knew them” book.

The next story, Storm Front, focuses on a double murder that reeks of black magic and a case of a missing husband who incidentally was messing with sorcery. This story has him dealing with all types of unsavory folks: vampires, junkies, fairies, mobsters, demons, and every type of hell only the mean streets of Chicago could descend on him. Ardian Syaf’s art on this story is beautiful with the right amount of pulp, which would only exceed the visuals that the average Dresden fan would have. A great story, that got the graphic representation it deserved.

The third book, Fool Moon, finds Harry’s life in a catastrophe, everyone seems to be mad at him, Murphy does not trust him, everyone think he is mobster Marcone’s supernatural weapon, and the White Council has their suspicions about his activity, while Harry protects the city against werewolves. A great story, which is probably the strongest out of all the novels that so far have been adapted.

The final story that is collected in the omnibus is Restoration of Faith, which was part of Free Comic Book Day a few years ago, and delivers in the same vein as the rest of stories, but not quite as satisfying.

As this is an omnibus, I can see why they put these stories together; I kind of wished they put War Cry with this collection, but maybe next volume, otherwise, solid storytelling and excellent art.

Story: Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, Grant Alter Art: Ardian Syaf, Brett Booth, Chase Conley, Kevin Mellon
Story: 10 Art:  9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review