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Review: Annihilation: Scourge

The Cancerverse has invaded the Negative Zone and Earth’s heroes must gather to stop the spread before it breaks into their own universe.

Annihilation: Scourge collects Annihilation: Scourge Alpha, Fantastic Four, Nova, Silver Surfer, Beta Ray Bill, and Omega.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg, Michael Moreci, Christos Gage, Dan Abnett
Art: Juanan Ramirez, Cian Tomey, Ibraim Roberson, Alberto Albuquerque, Diego Olortegui, Paul Davidson, Manuel Garcia
Color: Federico Blee, Carlos Lopez, Jay David Ramos, Erick Arciniega, Matt Milla, Rachelle Rosenberg
Ink: Juan Vlasco, Cam Smith, Scott Hanna
Letterer: Cory Petit, Joe Sabino, Travis Lanham, Clayton Cowles

Get your copy in comic shops now and bookstores on March 24! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Gwen Stacy #1

Gwen Stacy #1

Marvel has been having success lately with adding unknown history to its characters. Not retcons, these additions flesh out unknown moments and weave in this new revelation into modern storylines. Gwen Stacy #1 kicks off a new direction with that as it lifts the curtain on the classic character before she met Peter Parker.

Written by Christos Gage, the comic is good, though doesn’t quite hook the reader. The issue sets the tone of the series as it takes us from Gwen’s experiences in high school to her relationship with her father. With some crime/police drama thrown in, the series finds its drama with that. And that’s where the series stumbles a bit. More time is spent with the plot swirling around Gwen’s police officer father than it feels with her. While I was expecting a more “Archie inspired” series, instead we get crime drama. She’s a bystander in a way in her own series.

Gwen also feels like an anachronism in a way. She has modern sensibilities but in a comic that doesn’t take place in modern times. The exact date is nebulous and with Marvel’s sliding history it’s hard to pin down. We know when the comic takes place relative to Peter Parker/Spider-Man’s story but that’s it. Gwen’s attitude feels a bit modern compared to some of what’s around her. Her dialogue just doesn’t quite click at times.

The art by Todd Nauck doesn’t pick up the slack of the story. While not bad, there’s an awkwardness to some of the character design. Characters look familiar but off at the same time too. They also don’t quite feel like they’re in high school and instead feel like 20-something actors playing high school students. Rachelle Rosenberg‘s color and Joe Caramagna‘s lettering are good with the colors helping Nauck’s line art.

Gwen Stacy #1 feels like the start of a limited-series where you wonder exactly what was being gone for. An opportunity to deliver a series geared towards middle-grade readers instead is muddled with mob violence and shakedowns. The comic isn’t bad at all but it also doesn’t excite. It just is.

Story: Christos Gage Art: Todd Nauck
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Gwen Stacy Teams Up with the Original X-Men in Gwen Stacy #4

Before she met Spidey, Gwen Stacy’s no-quit attitude and nose for trouble was already landing her in dangerous situations. See what happens when she runs afoul of villains like Crime Master, Kingpin, and even the Green Goblin. If it sounds like Gwen bit off more than she can chew, don’t worry— she’ll he’ll have super hero help in May’s Gwen Stacy #4 when she teams up with the Silver Age’s strangest teens, the original X-Men!

The amazing adventures of Gwen Stacy kick off next week when Christos Gage and Todd Nauck’s Gwen Stacy #1 hits stands! In her first ever-series, readers will learn the never-before told origin of one of Marvel’s most beloved characters.

Gwen Stacy #4

Preview: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 11 Library Edition

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 11 Library Edition

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Christos Gage
Artist: Rebekah Isaacs, Georges Jeanty, Megan Levens
Cover Artist: Steve Morris
Price: $29.99

The complete season 11 collected together for the first time

Buffy and the Scoobies weren’t ready for this. When a tsunami and an enormous dragon devastate San Francisco, folks connected to the supernatural are blamed for causing the catastrophe and soon have restrictions placed on them in the name of safety. Buffy must choose sides, find a way for herself and her friends to survive, determine how the disaster happened, and not lose who she is in the process. 

Writer Christos Gage (Amazing Spider-Man), along with artists Rebekah Isaacs, Georges Jeanty, & Megan Levens, present the next chapter in the official continuation of Joss Whedon’s award-winning television series.

Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 #1-12, along with bonus material.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 11 Library Edition

Review: Iron Man 2020 #1

Tony Stark is dead. Revealed to be artificial intelligence in a cloned body, he’s gone and Arno Stark has taken over Stark Unlimited. Iron Man 2020 is here and he’s going to stop the robot uprising!

Story: Dan Slott, Christos Gage
Art: Pete Woods
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

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Preview: Tony Stark: Iron Man #19

Tony Stark: Iron Man #19

(W) Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage (A) Francesco Manna (CA) Alexander Lozano
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE ULTRON AGENDA FINALE!

What if there is no Tony Stark? What if there is only the Iron Man? At the end of 2019, the boundaries between man and machine are blurred and broken… and the Marvel Universe will be a very different place in the year 2020. A new Iron Age is coming… and you do NOT want to miss this pivotal issue.

Tony Stark: Iron Man #19

The Future is Now in the Iron Man 2020 #1 Trailer

Arno Stark is the new Iron Man for a new era! So get ready to meet the Iron Man of 2020 in this all-new trailer, featuring a sneak peek at exclusive artwork! 

The time has come for machinekind to unite and demand equal rights! But not all humans think that A.I.s are worthy and Arno Stark – Iron Man 2020 – is one of them. Will he still fight with all he has against the robot revolution, even as other heroes begin to fill their ranks? Can Arno Stark truly be the Iron Man of the future if he’s on the wrong side of history?

Iron Man 2020 #1 by Dan Slott, Christos Gage, and Pete Woods hits stands on January 15th.

Marvel’s Pull List Reveals Details on March Releases like Outlawed, Immortal Hulk, Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto, and More!

Marvel has released its special edition of The Pull List, unveiling exclusive information for the hottest books coming to comic shops this March! This month’s episode showcased brand new titles like Spider-Woman, Outlawed, Marvel’s Avengers: Captain America, Marvel’s Avengers: Black Widow, and Giant-Size X-men: Magneto. It also shared first looks at upcoming issues of your favorite ongoing titles like the special oversized 750th Hulk issue, Immortal Hulk #33, Johnny Blaze facing off against Doctor Strange in Ghost Rider #6, and Fantastic Four #20, the first lead-in to the biggest event of 2020!

SPIDER-WOMAN #1

Written by KARLA PACHECO
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by JUNGGEUN YOON

Jessica Drew hasn’t been feeling like herself lately (she’s not a Skrull, we promise). When the angry, irritable, and unwell Spider-Woman takes a simple security gig to help get back on her feet, she finds herself besieged by unknown forces out to destroy everything around her. What’s wrong with Jessica? Just how DID she get this job? And who are these violent lunatics who keep trying to blow her up? WHO CARES? Does Spider-Woman have someone to punch? THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS.

An explosive new series that pushes Spider-Woman into new heights of action and adventure from the mad minds of Karla Pacheco and Pere Pérez, this is the Spider-Woman book you’ve been waiting for!

SPIDER-WOMAN #1

OUTLAWED #1

Written by EVE L. EWING
Art by KIM JACINTO
Cover by PEPE LARRAZ

EXPLODING FROM THE PAGES OF INCOMING!

In the wake of a devastating tragedy, the United States passes a law that will shake the Marvel Universe to its core.

The world has had enough of teen heroes. The crackdown has begun. And the lives of Marvel’s next generation will never be the same again.

EVE L. EWING and KIM JACINTO launch a new era in this game-changing event one-shot that will send shockwaves across the Marvel Universe! You won’t want to miss this one!

OUTLAWED #1

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: CAPTAIN AMERICA #1

Written by PAUL ALLOR
Art by GEORGES JEANTY
Cover by STONEHOUSE

CAPTAIN AMERICA BATTLES BATROC IN THIS NEW PREQUEL TO THE UPCOMING VIDEO GAME, MARVEL’S AVENGERS!

Since World War II, Steve Rogers has fought for the side of good as CAPTAIN AMERICA!  As one of his last friends from the war is laid to rest, Cap must contend with the mysterious robbery of a high-tech weapons company.  But what is BATROC THE LEAPER planning, and how will this technology change the FUTURE of the AVENGERS?

The journey to MARVEL’S AVENGERS continues with a mystery and an adventure that sets the groundwork for an inciting incident in the upcoming video game!

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: CAPTAIN AMERICA #1

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: BLACK WIDOW #1

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by MICHELE BANDINI 
Cover by STONEHOUSE

THE SUPER SPY STARS IN THE FINAL ADVENTURE BEFORE THE LAUNCH OF MARVEL’S AVENGERS!

Former Russian spy Natasha Romanoff has joined SHIELD, but when a spectre from her past resurfaces, where do her loyalties really lie?  And what is the source of her deadly feud with the villainous TASKMASTER?  Solve the mystery in this adventure leading up to the upcoming MARVEL’S AVENGERS video game as we explore a key episode from the dramatic saga of the woman called BLACK WIDOW!

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: BLACK WIDOW #1

GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: MAGNETO #1

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art and Cover by BEN OLIVER

HICKMAN & OLIVER MASTER MAGNETISM!

Jonathan Hickman continues his one-shots showcasing some of Marvel’s best artists! This time, he teams with Ben Oliver (ULTIMATE X-MEN,

THUNDERBOLTS) to bring a tale of Krakoan Ambassador and Master of Magnetism, Magneto! Krakoa may be only for mutants, but mutants still need to deal with the human world around them. Magneto has a plan for that.

GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: MAGNETO #1

IMMORTAL HULK #33

Written by AL EWING
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover by ALEX ROSS

Celebrating 750 ISSUES of the INCREDIBLE H%LKTM! Something is wrong. Something has compromised the simulacrum. EXTRA-SIZE HULK-SM&SHING ACTIONTM! Banner is refusing to yield. Something is wrong. PL#S! ENTER – THE THOUGHTFUL MAN! Something is wrong. Something is wrong. Something is wrong.

IMMORTAL HULK #33

GHOST RIDER #6

Written by ED BRISSON
Art by JUAN FRIGERI
Cover by AARON KUDER

Celebrating 750 ISSUES of the INCREDIBLE H%LKTM! Something is wrong. Something has compromised the simulacrum. EXTRA-SIZE HULK-SM&SHING ACTIONTM! Banner is refusing to yield. Something is wrong. PL#S! ENTER – THE THOUGHTFUL MAN! Something is wrong. Something is wrong. Something is wrong.

GHOST RIDER #6

FANTASTIC FOUR #20

Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by SEAN IZAAKSE
Cover by NICK BRADSHAW

The Mole Man and his biggest Kaiju return to the surface, with all of their righteous wrath aimed at one man… Wyatt Wingfoot! How can the Human Torch and Sky possibly save him? Y’know, this really would’ve been a good time to have brought ALL of the Fantastic Four! Also this issue: Meet a never-before-seen Elder of the Universe! Who are they, and how will they change the FF’s life… forever?

FANTASTIC FOUR #20

Preview: Tony Stark: Iron Man #18

Tony Stark: Iron Man #18

(W) Dan Slott, Christos Gage (A) Paco Medina (CA) Alexander Lozano
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“THE ULTRON AGENDA” continues! Chapter 3: Inner Conflict

While Rhodey and friends fight the robot war topside…
…a literal war rages on INSIDE Tony Stark! It’s the Wasp and a remote piloted Nano Iron Man versus a shrunken Ultron/Pym inside Tony’s physical body!

Tony Stark: Iron Man #18

Marvel Kicks Off 2020 with Five #1s and Launch Parties

Start off 2020 by celebrating the launches of five exciting new Marvel titles at a participating comic shop near you! This January is your chance to kick off the new year in marvelous fashion by snagging exclusive giveaways and variants all month long as some of Marvel’s most highly-anticipated series make their debut!

On January 1st, collect all four Thor Launch Party Trading Cards, spotlighting key new characters and concepts from Donny Cates and Nic Klein’s bold new take on the God of Thunder. Also, take home the Star Wars Launch party Lithograph featuring The Empire Strikes Back artwork by Adi Granov to mark the series’ jump to a new era!

Thor Launch Party Trading Cards
Star Wars Launch party Lithograph

Then on January 8th, pick up the Marvel X Launch Party Bookmark as you revisit the fascinating world of Earth X in the new series from the legendary team of Alex Ross and Jim Krueger and newcomer superstar artist Well-Bee! On January 15th, prepare for Iron Man 2020 – an event decades in the making – with the extensive 2020 Iron Manual to learn everything you need to know for the launch of Dan Slott and Christos Gage’s epic, featuring iconic Iron Man characters from the past and present. And just in time for Valentine’s Day, don’t miss out on “Be Mine” cards spotlighting each member of Al Ewing and Juann Cabal’s new Guardians of the Galaxy #1 on sale January 22nd!

Marvel X Launch Party Bookmark
2020 Iron Manual
Be Mine Valentine Guardians of the Galaxy

Unite with fellow True Believers at a participating comic shop near you this January to witness the starts of these modern Marvel epics and pick up the exclusive offerings shown here! Exclusive Party Variant Covers will be revealed at a later date. 

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