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Preview: Non-Stop Spider-Man #3

Non-Stop Spider-Man #3

(W) Joe Kelly (A) Chris Bachalo (CA) David Finch
Rated T
In Shops: Jun 02, 2021
SRP: $3.99

• Something is happening to the brightest young minds in New York City, and Spider-Man has found himself in the middle of it.
• This story is going to show you a side of Peter Parker that neither you nor Peter thought existed. And neither of you will be able to handle it.

Non-Stop Spider-Man #3

Review: Non-stop Spider-Man #2

Non-Stop Spider-Man #2

There are so many different ways to tackle Spider-Man. You can have a series more focused on Peter and those around him. You can have takes where he takes on global threats. Then there’s the version that’s focused on the action with a kinetic spin to it all. Non-Stop Spider-Man #2 continues that last take with an issue that’s full of energy and over-the-top action.

Joe Kelly keeps up the adventure as Spider-Man is on a personal mission to find out what’s going on with the drugs being sold to smart individuals. As the comic teases, there’s clearly something going on with who the drugs are being targeted but the comic dances around that reveal.

Instead, Kelly keeps the action coming with big explosions and big sequences you can really only do in a comic. Buildings explode from a helicopter attack, a truck makes its way into the sewer, it’s all so insane it’s hard to not smile and just enjoy.

What Kelly also does is give us a Spider-Man that’s off his game in a way. The drug use has hit him close and impacted a friend. He’s working on anger as much as anything else which has the character a little off his usual leading to small mistakes. He’s a half-step off and makes things more of a challenge.

Chris Bachalo‘s art is the draw. As much as Kelly’s story is entertaining, it’s the insane visuals that really draw the reader in. Bachalo is joined by Tim Townsend, Al Vey, and Wayne Faucher on ink, Marcio Menyz on color, and Travis Lanham on lettering. The situations Kelly concocts are so insane but Bachalo delivers it all with an energy and style that only he can pull off. You can hear the explosions. The page layouts continue to impress as well with a flow and look that’s so unique.

Non-Stop Spider-Man #2 is a lot of fun. The art pops from the page. The story is interesting. It’s a second issue that delivers as much excitement as its debut, not an easy thing to do. There’s debates as to how many series are too many for characters but when they’re as unique as this, bring more on!

Story: Joe Kelly Art: Chris Bachalo
Ink: Tim Townsend, Al Vey, Wayne Faucher Color: Marcio Menyz Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.85 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Non-Stop Spider-Man #2

Non-Stop Spider-Man #2

(W) Joe Kelly (A) Chris Bachalo (CA) David Finch
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $3.99

• The most action packed book in comics continues to singe your eyebrows with explosive action!
• Something horrible is happening to Peter Parker’s fellow students at EMPIRE STATE UNIVERSITY and it’s all coming down hard on Spider-Man.
• Some familiar faces introduce their fists to Spider-Man’s face as the plot thickens like a brick of plastic explosives. Tick tick tick tick…

Non-Stop Spider-Man #2

There’s 14 New Digital Comics to Choose from on ComiXology

Today’s a rather packed Thursday for comiXology with 14 new comics to choose from. You can get new comics from Marvel, Yen Press, Harlequin, Les Humanoïdes Associés, and Humanoids. Start shopping now or check out the issues below!

Barbarella: Intégrale numérique

Written by Jean-Claude Forest
Art by Jean-Claude Forest
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Les aventures de l’affriolante Barbarella, terrienne en exil qui explore les planètes les plus éloignées de la galaxie. 1 VOLUME PARU – HISTOIRES INDÉPENDANTES. L’oeuvre mythique des années 60 enfin rééditée ! Créée en 1964, Barbarella bouleverse le monde de la bande dessinée et scandalise dès sa parution. Fer de lance de la bande dessinée adulte et de genre, l’oeuvre est censurée. À l’heure de la libération sexuelle, les traits sensuels et l’érotisme que dégage l’héroïne éponyme ne laissent en effet aucun lecteur indifférent. L’image de la femme dans la bande dessinée, jusqu’alors le plus souvent cantonnée à des rôles de figurante asexuée, explose donc avec Barbarella, qui ouvre la voie vers une bande dessinée adulte et libérée. Rapidement devenu une référence, l’oeuvre était introuvable depuis de nombreuses années.

Barbarella: Intégrale numérique

Captain America Vol. 3: Ice

Written by Chuck Austen, John Ney Rieber
Art by Jae Lee
Cover by John Cassaday
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Collects Captain America (2002) #12-16.

For decades World War 2 super-soldier Captain America lay in frozen suspended animation, encased in ice, until he was revived in the modern world to again take his post as protector of the Red, White and Blue. But when a mysterious package arrives at his door and he crosses paths with a shadowy new villain named The Interrogator, Captain America learns everything about his past, his memories, and himself may not be what it seems!

Captain America Vol. 3: Ice

Captain America Vol. 4: Captain America Lives Again

Written by Dave Gibbons
Art by Lee Weeks
Cover by Gene Ha
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Collects Captain America (2002) #17-20, Tales of Suspense #66.

WATCHMEN’s Dave Gibbons writes this special story in classic Cap fashion – featuring two-fisted adventure, wall-to-wall action and scheming Nazis! Captain America finds himself in a nightmare New York City renamed “New Berlin,” following the Nazis victory in WWII. Joining brave resistance fighters with strange but familiar faces like Ben Grimm, Peter Parker and Professor Reed Richards, Cap must find out how history has been altered and the world changed from everything he once knew to everything he’s fought against, and what does the Nazis’ mysterious & terrifying ultimate weapon have to do with it?

Captain America Vol. 4: Captain America Lives Again

Captain America Vol. 5: Homeland

Written by Robert Morales
Art by Chris Bachalo
Cover by Dave Johnson
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Collects Captain America (2002) #21-28.

In a story ripped from today’s headlines, the U.S. government taps Cap to embark on what might be his most life-changing mission ever – to serve on a military tribunal being held for a foreign antiwar activist charged with supporting terrorist actions against the U.S.! Cap’s involvement leads him to discover the existence of militant fringe groups planning a legislative overthrow of the United States government. But an even more startling discovery for this true American patriot is millions of disenfranchised citizens who feel abandoned and neglected by both major political parties.

Captain America Vol. 5: Homeland

Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Nothing To Lose

Written by Peter David
Art by ChrisCross, Paco Medina, Ivan Reis
Cover by ChrisCross
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Collects Captain Marvel (2002) #1-6.

He is the son of Mar-Vell, once the greatest warrior the galaxy had ever known. Spawned in a test tube and prematurely aged to maturity, Genis now struggles to fill the boots of his late father–the boots of Captain Marvel. Therein lies the problem. For Genis has inherited his father’s greatest gift, the ability of Cosmic Awareness, a oneness with the universe that allows him to know what will happen, what may happen, and what should happen to every living thing in the universe. You might think such knowledge would drive a person mad… and you’d be right.

Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Nothing To Lose

Crusades: Intégrale numérique

Written by Izu, Nikolavitch
Art by Zhang Xiaoyu
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Une plongée stupéfiante au temps des croisades, avec cette aventure qui mêle science-fiction, horreur et histoire. 1 VOLUME PARU – HISTOIRES INDÉPENDANTES. Vingt-cinq ans ont passé depuis l’échec de la Cinquième Croisade, anéantie par la peste en 1221. Guillaume de Sonnac, Chevalier du Temple, enquête au sein d’une Commission créée par le Pape Grégoire IX, sur les raisons réelles de l’échec des Croisés. Tout le porte à croire en effet que cette histoire de peste n’a été qu’un écran de fumée, destiné à dissimuler un drame auquel semblent mêlées d’étranges et dangereuses créatures tapies dans les catacombes de la cité. Pour percer le secret de ces « spectres aux yeux d’argent », Guillaume de Sonnac réunit quelques hommes de confiance. Ils vont découvrir une vérité qui dépassera de très loin leurs suppositions les plus folles et leurs craintes les plus irraisonnées.

Crusades: Intégrale numérique

Goblin Slayer #58

Written by Kumo Kagyu
Art by Kousuke Kurose
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This series is rated Adults Only
DISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality gore

Priestess and Wizard Boy (reluctantly) agree to team up, and a party of adventurers meet a nasty surprise… Read the next chapter of Goblin Slayer the same day as Japan!

Goblin Slayer #58

Le patron célibataire

Written by Pamela Ingrahm
Art by Masaru Urakawa
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Madalyn est une mère célibataire en recherche d’emploi. C’est Philip, le patron qui lui fait passer son premier entretien d’embauche. Un entretien avec le patron lui-même ! Face à son CV et son envie d’en découdre, Philip embauche Madalyn comme secrétaire personnelle. Il a beau avoir des allures de prince, au travail c’est un vrai démon. Il a tout de même des petites attentions pour Madalyn, qui fait de son mieux pour travailler et élever sa fille. C’est ce caractère doux, en plus de son apparence séduisante, qui va faire chavirer le coeur de Madalyn, qui ne connait pas la vraie raison de son embauche…

Le patron célibataire

Rendezvous With Revenge

Written by Miranda Lee
Art by Mayu Takayama
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Abby works as a receptionist at a clinic for an orthopedic surgeon named Ethan. Being betrayed by a former lover has given her a distrust towards men, but for some reason, Ethan also holds a disgust towards women. One day, he asks her to accompany her on a trip…and offers to pay her to pretend to be his lover. Without thinking, she instinctively turns him down. However, something unforeseen happens. Her beloved teacher is the victim of a robbery and has lost a huge sum of money. Her desire to help leads her to her decision. She will accept Ethan’s offer. She never thought that she would have her heart stolen once again…

Rendezvous With Revenge

Hinowa ga CRUSH! #40

Written by Takahiro
Art by Strelka
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This series is rated Adults Only
DISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality

Hinowa’s best efforts to recruit Rugyou aren’t going well. Will she be able to find the key to persuade him…? Read the next chapter of Hinowa ga CRUSH! the same day as Japan!

Hinowa ga CRUSH! #40

Jaemon: Intégrale numérique

Written by Alain Paris
Art by Notaro, Val, Saverio Tenuta
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Une saga d’héroic fantasy dans le territoire mythique d’Antarcie, avant la période glaciaire. 1 VOLUME PARU – HISTOIRES INDÉPENDANTES. Douze mille ans avant notre ère, sur le continent Antarctique encore libre de glaces, une civilisation florissante, à la fois barbare et raffinée est soumise aux règles de la magie. Jaemon, le bâtard du roi et d’une favorite, porte la Marque des Atlantes. Lorsque la Première Dame le condamne à mort, un étrange personnage, Sozer, déjoue le complot et emporte l’enfant…. L’ALBUM : L’intégrale de la série, en édition limitée et à prix réduit, à l’occasion des 40 ans des Humanoïdes Associés.

Jaemon: Intégrale numérique

L’Autoroute sauvage: Intégrale numérique

Written by Mathieu Masmondet
Art by Zhang Xiaoyu
Colored by Zhang Xiaoyu
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Pour survivre aux dangers de la France post-apocalyptique, Mo a fait le choix de voyager. Seul. Mais sa route croise celle d’Hélène, une jeune femme qui cherche à atteindre Paris…. 1 VOLUME PARU – HISTOIRES INDÉPENDANTES. Le monde d’aujourd’hui n’est plus. Au milieu des décombres de notre époque, les hommes évoluent dans un environnement sauvage et menaçant, où la survie a pris le pas sur l’humanité. Certains forment de petites communautés, on les appelle les Groupés. Les autres suivent leurs chemins seuls et prennent le nom de Solitaires. C’est le cas de Mo, imposant et taciturne, qui parcourt l’autoroute au rythme des saisons. Lorsque celui-ci sauve Hélène d’une bande de pillards, tous deux poursuivent leur route ensemble, unissant leurs destinées….

L'Autoroute sauvage: Intégrale numérique

Monsieur Jean Vol. 1: Love and Concierge

Written by Charles Berberian, Philippe Dupuy
Art by Charles Berberian, Philippe Dupuy
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The charming and humorous adventures of a handsome Parisian novelist, as recounted with a uniquely European sensibility. PUBLICATION IN 5 VOLUMES – COMPLETED WORK. Monsieur Jean is a young writer whose everyday life and its inescapable existential woes are comedically told by the talented team of Dupuy & Berberian, winners of the 2008 Grand Prix de la ville d’Angoulême. Whether it’s the unexpected visit of an old friend, a trip to his in-laws, the arrival of a child, the frustrations of writer’s block, or even dealing with his moody landlady, Monsieur Jean’s life and times all share a tenderness and a dash of irony. A series full of the nostalgia and droll absurdity that invariably come with adulthood.

Monsieur Jean Vol. 1: Love and Concierge

Monsieur Jean Vol. 2: Insomnia

Written by Charles Berberian, Philippe Dupuy
Art by Charles Berberian, Philippe Dupuy
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The charming and humorous adventures of a handsome Parisian novelist, as recounted with a uniquely European sensibility. PUBLICATION IN 5 VOLUMES – COMPLETED WORK. Monsieur Jean is a young writer whose everyday life and its inescapable existential woes are comedically told by the talented team of Dupuy & Berberian, winners of the 2008 Grand Prix de la ville d’Angoulême. Whether it’s the unexpected visit of an old friend, a trip to his in-laws, the arrival of a child, the frustrations of writer’s block, or even dealing with his moody landlady, Monsieur Jean’s life and times all share a tenderness and a dash of irony. A series full of the nostalgia and droll absurdity that invariably come with adulthood.

Monsieur Jean Vol. 2: Insomnia

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Review: Non-Stop Spider-Man #1

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1

There’s a certain kinetic flow that can happen with Spider-Man comics. When the writer and artist click, you get a comic that flows with energy and excitement. Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 is that type of comic nailing the chaotic and energetic nature of Spider-Man.

Joe Kelly handles the writing which has Spider-Man taking on a grounded issue that’s a bit fantastical as well. In this debut issue he’s up against drug dealers while a drug called A-Plus is causing college students to overdose. His opponents are a little unclear other than bad guys with tech and tricks but it’s all about the action and visuals.

Chris Bachalo‘s art is over the top. With Tim Townsend on ink, Marco Menyz on color, and Travis Lanham handling the lettering, the comic is a visual treat. What stands out isn’t the contortion that Spider-Man displays and is a standard. What really stands out is the use of panels of the comic . Peter Parker’s life is on display in your standard squares and rectangles, though the page layouts still stand out with that. What jumps is the use of angles. Spider-Man’s action is on full display with comic pages that beg you to turn the page so everything is upright. White space is plentiful and emphasizes the action. It’s a display you rarely, if ever, see in comics today.

There’s a visual brilliance that goes with, and emphasizes, the action and flow of the comic.

But everything isn’t just in the action and visuals. Kelly and the team makes sure to keep things grounded as well. There’s tragedy with individuals overdosing and dying from drug use. It’s a detail that drives the comic but brings a sense of urgency and makes the comic more than a visually amazing fight comic. There’s something more than the action.

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 feels like non-stop action. It’s a solid debut that visually stands out. There’s nothing (that I know of) that’s on the comic stand that looks like it. Its use of angled panels, really angled pages, is unique and memorable. It exudes enthusiasm and energy about it that fits Spider-Man. You might eye-roll at yet another Spider-Man comic on the shelf, but when it’s this good, it’s worth it and the wait.

Story: Joe Kelly Art: Chris Bachalo
Ink: Tim Townsend Color: Marco Menyz Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 8.0 Art: 10 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy


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Preview: Non-Stop Spider-Man #1

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1

(W) Joe Kelly (A) Chris Bachalo, Dale Eaglesham (CA) David Finch
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 10, 2021
SRP: $4.99

Get ready for the most action-packed, pulse-pounding, adrenaline-pumping comic OF ALL TIME! As the name implies, once you read page one, panel one, SPIDER-MAN DOES NOT STOP! A mystery at Empire State University thrusts Spider-Man into an adventure that starts in uptown Manhattan and will take him around the world, pitting him against Marvel Universe villains old and new and give you a Spider-Man adventure (and Spider-Man) the likes of which you’ve never seen.

THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART, SO CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE READING!

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1

Preview: Wolverine: Black, White, & Blood #3

Wolverine: Black, White, & Blood #3

(W) Donny Cates, Jed MacKay, John Ridley (A) Chris Bachalo, Jesus Saiz (A/CA) Jorge Fornes
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Feb 10, 2021
SRP: $4.99

THE BEST THERE IS BY THE BEST THERE ARE!
The groundbreaking series continues! Thrill to the Marvel Comics debut of Oscar winner JOHN RIDLEY 12 Years a Slave, The American Way) as he and JORGE FORNÉS bring LOGAN to Japan, where he will question his honor as he clashes blades with the SILVER SAMURAI!
Then, it’s back to his X-FORCE days with JED MacKAY and JES S SAIZ, as WOLVERINE must stop A.I.M.’s plot for the red planet! And, nothing can prepare you for the unstoppable team-up of DONNY CATES and CHRIS BACHALO as Wolverine has a run-in with…COSMIC GHOST RIDER?!

Wolverine: Black, White, & Blood #3

Preview: Deadpool #10

Deadpool #10

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Chris Bachalo
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jan 27, 2021
SRP: $4.99

KING OF THE MONSTERS VERSUS KING OF THE DRAGONS!
• An evil, ancient cult wants to kill DEADPOOL.
• An evil, ancient space god wants to kill Deadpool.
• Why does everyone want to kill Deadpool??? (I mean, we know why…)

Deadpool #10

Preview: Deadpool #9

Deadpool #9

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Chris Bachalo
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Dec 16, 2020
SRP: $3.99

ONE LAST KISS?!
• Elsa Bloodstone sold Deadpool out to the bone beast queen!
• With this tenuous alliance already falling apart, who will save the children?
• And what about Jeff???

Deadpool #9

Preview: Deadpool #8

Deadpool #8

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Chris Bachalo
PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: Nov 04, 2020
SRP: $3.99

SCANDAL! BETRAYAL! GOO!
• Elsa lied, and Deadpool died!
• Well, not yet. But he might! Which, given that this is Deadpool, means it must be a pretty spectacular lie.
• What is the ACTUAL truth of the Bloodstone curse? And what does it have to do with a dimension full of hideous goo? Don’t wear your nice clothes when reading this one – IT’S GONNA GET MESSY.

Deadpool #8
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