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Preview: Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp Prelude #2

Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp Prelude #2

Story: Will Corona Pilgrim
Art: Chris Allen
Ink: Roberto Poggi
Color: Guru-eFX
Letterer: VC’s Travis Lanham
Cover: Ryan Meinerding
Editor: Mark Basso
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 04, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• ANT-MAN will need to fight an AVENGER – but it’s not what it looks like!
• DARREN CROSS’ plan comes to fruition, and only HANK PYM and SCOTT LANG can stop him!
• Don’t miss the conclusion to this special prelude comic before this summer’s Marvel’s Ant-Man & The Wasp hits theaters!


Preview: Marvel’s Ant-Man & The Wasp Prelude #1

Marvel’s Ant-Man & Wasp Prelude #1

(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Chris Allen
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

SCOTT LANG’s life is a bit of a mess. But when he got out of jail (yeah, jail), he swore he’d to turn it all around. Go straight. Show his daughter and ex-wife he’s worthy of being a role model. But when a “last score” lands him in HANK PYM’s size-changing suit, Scott finds himself in a brand-new role: as the ANT-MAN! Hank needs someone with Scott’s skills to stop DARREN CROSS from weaponizing his size-changing technology, and it’s going to take the team of Scott, Hank and HOPE (daughter of the original WASP) to save the day!

The adventure doesn’t get any bigger (smaller?!) than this! See Scott’s first mission as the ANT-MAN, and how HOPE VAN DYNE became the WASP in this adaptation of the original hit film before this summer’s feature MARVEL’S ANT-MAN AND THE WASP!

Marvel Weekly Graphic Novel Review: Captain America, The Mighty Avengers, & Guardians of the Galaxy

It’s Wednesday which means new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. We’ve got four new volumes from Marvel featuring Captain America, The Mighty Avengers, and Guardians of the Galaxy

Captain America: Justice is Served featuring Captain America #318-322 & Annual #8, Amazing Spider-Man #278, and material from Marvel Fanfare #29 & #31-32 and more!

The Mighty Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis the Complete Collection collects issues #1-20 by Brian Michael Bendis, Frank Cho, Mark Bagley, Marko Djurdjevic, Alex Maleev, Khoi Pham, John Romita Jr., Stefano Caselli, and more.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Road to Annihilation Vol. 2 featuring Sensational She-Hulk #44-46, Thanos (2003) #7-12, Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl and Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos #1-6 and #1 Director’s Cut.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Prelude featuring Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Prelude #1-2, Giant-Size  Avengers #4, Guardians of the Galaxy (1990) #1, and Guardians Team-Up #12 by Will Corona Pilgrim, Chris Allen, Andrea Mutti, Scott Hanna, Roberto Poggi, and Andres Mossa.

Find out about the trade and whether you should grab yourself a copy. You can find both in comic stores April 5 and bookstores April 18.

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

Captain America: Justice is Served
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

The Mighty Avengers

Guardians of the Galaxy: Road to Annihilation Vol. 2
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Prelude
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW




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Review: Inhumans Prime #1

In the wake of the awesome events of IVX – what will become of the Inhumans? In this oversized special issue – the trial of Maximus! The coming of Marvel Boy! And what is the dark secret of Black Bolt?

Inhumans Prime feels like the “special bridging issue” it’s pitched as. The issue looks at the past of the Inhumans and their future – on Earth and in the stars as it sets up the various series to come.

Unlike its X-Men counterpart comic, Inhumans Prime is one story as opposed to a series of vignettes and scenes brought together. In that sense, the issue works a bit differently as it doesn’t lay out what’s coming as easily as X-Men Prime, instead hinting at a lot of where the Inhumans universe will be going.

The comic focuses on Maximus wrapping up the betrayal and chaos he’s caused for the Inhumans. At the same time the monarchy is dissolved and Marvel Boy is brought into the fold with some secret that’ll drive the Inhumans into an interesting direction. We have hints as to what, but it’s not totally clear. What’s interesting though is that the Inhumans find themselves in the same situation the X-Men were.

Writer Al Ewing makes that pretty clear as the comic beats you over the head with the fact that without Terrigen, this may be the final generation of Inhumans with no new ones to be created as their process is missing that key ingredient… or is it? That’s clearly where at least one of the comics spinning out of this is going. But, again, what’s interesting is now the Inhumans are the ones that are facing extinction a shift for a group of characters that at one point was perceived as being pushed at the expense of the X-Men. With these two franchises we get a sense of a balance is being found between the two. Ewing seems to deliver that in a few ways with some of the various dialogue that’s delivered. It’s interesting to see it all play out, especially when juxtaposed that a new government is being formed for the Inhumans.

Ryan Sook and Chris Allen deliver solid art and though the action is brief, the art throughout is the futuristic tech like world I’d expect with the Inhumans and it’s all delivered in a way that looks great on the page. The colors by Paul Mounts pop off of the page enhancing Sook’s art and even on pages where there’s a literal stadium of characters, the detail is great.

Inhumans Prime absolutely sets up the future and does so in a way that it doesn’t feel like a series of blunt short stories leading into their new series. Instead the comic is filled with hints and teases as to what’s coming and does so in a way that it too tells a complete story that can be read as a one-shot.

Story: Al Ewing Art: Ryan Sook and Chris Allen Cover Art: Jonboy Meyers
Story: 7.90 Art: 7.95 Overall: 7.90 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Inhumans Prime #1 Brings You The Future of Inhumanity This March!

Their throne shattered by the events of Inhumans vs. X-Men, times are changing for the Inhumans. And the ResurrXion begins for this strange super race this March in Inhumans Prime #1! Setting the stage for a bevy of can’t-miss new series – Royals, Secret Warriors, and Black Bolt – this one-shot asks the question: is there a future for the Inhuman race? Incoming Royals writer Al Ewing is joined by fan-favorite artist Ryan Sook and rising star Chris Allen to bring readers the next blockbuster chapter of Inhumanity! Witness…the trial of Maximus! The prophecy of Marvel Boy! The rise of a new leader! And more! Plus, what dark secret is Black Bolt hiding that could shatter the Inhumans once and for all? Be there for this special issue that bridges the past of the Inhumans…and their future. Both here on Earth, and in the depths of space! Don’t miss the kickoff to the next stage of Inhuman evolution!

Featuring covers by Jonboy Meyers, Ryan Stegman, Jack Kirby, Elizabeth Torque, Ryan Sook, and June Brigman.