(W) Vita Ayala (A) Claire Roe (CA) Jen Bartel Rated T+ In Shops: Mar 11, 2020 SRP: $3.99
• Marooned on an unknown planet, Nebula has been stripped of her memories! • Struggling to find out where she is, what hope does Nebula have of finding herself? • And more importantly, will Nebula be able to recover her wits before her infamous reputation puts her in someone else’s crosshairs?
Nebula is often a character that plays second fiddle to others. She orbits her sister Gamora or their father Thanos. Since her breakout in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she’s dipped her toes a bit more into individuality. Nebula #1 is a big leap for the character putting her squarely in the spotlight.
And that spotlight delivers something that could be interesting though not what was expected.
Writer Vita Ayala has Nebula do what she does best, kill people as she plunders. Some of the early action is hinted at. That decision allows the reader’s imagination to go wild upping the awesome of Nebula’s mission. And that mission is… intriguing. Ayala uses the unique cybernetic nature of the character as a driver for the story and it’ll be interesting where it all drives the character. Her relationship with her sister and abuse of Thanos are characteristics I know of and I fully expected an exploration of what that does to someone. This might touch upon that in a direction I wasn’t expecting or it might go somewhere else getting here away from that. In Ayala we trust.
Claire Roe‘s art is decent. With color by Mike Spicer and lettering by Travis Lanham the issue I see is a drop in detail in some panels. Overall, the comic is consistent and looks good but there’s some work as far as Nebula’s cybernetics where the detail isn’t quite there. That detail gives the character a bit of personality as far as design. Instead of lines defining panels, it’s just a solid color. Where Roe really stands out is the upgrade Nebula gets and how she begins to see the world. Teamed with Lanham’s lettering (assuming that’s his work) the perspective is cool and different.
Nebula #1 goes in an unexpected direction and one that opens things up in numerous ways. The open road is not just for plot but also for the character. There’s something about this debut, it has a lot of potential and it’s definitely one to keep an eye on as far as a series.
Story: Vita Ayala Art: Claire Roe Color: Mike Spicer Letterer: Travis Lanham Story: 8.05 Art: 7.95 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Read
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(W) Vita Ayala (A) Claire Roe (CA) Jen Bartel Rated T+ In Shops: Feb 12, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Nebula has grown under the shadows of Thanos and Gamora, but no longer! With her eyes set on a top-secret device, Nebula has big plans for her future-and she’s not about to let anyone get in her way! But her goal may end up costing her more than she’s willing to pay after a showdown with one of the cosmos most feared bounty hunters….Don’t miss out on this cosmically critical series launch from rising stars, Vita Ayala (PRISONER X) and Claire Roe (FEARLESS)!
This February, follow the exploits of one of the most feared women in the galaxy in Nebula, an all-new six-issue series from rising Marvel star Vita Ayala with art by Claire Roe!
In Nebula, the daughter of Thanos and sister of Gamora will finally get her time in the spotlight — and she has her eye on a very secret device. But will one of the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunters get to it first? Marvel fans know that Nebula rarely lets anyone get in her way…
Nebula #1 by Vita Ayala and Claire Roe is on sale this February! The first issue features a cover by Jen Bartel.
(W) Seanan McGuire, More (A) Claire Roe, More (CA) Yasmin Putri Rated T+ In Shops: Oct 23, 2019 SRP: $4.99
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Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Gaby Dunn Artist: Claire Roe Colorist: Miquel Muerto Letterer: Mike Fiorentino Cover Artist: Claire Roe Price: $19.99
Cub reporter Madison Jackson is young, scrappy, and hungry to prove that she deserves her coveted college internship at the premiere newspaper in town, The Boston Lede, so when her police scanner mentions a brutal murder tied to the prominent Boston Kennedys, Madison races to the crime scene, looking for the scoop of the century.
What she finds instead is the woman who’ll change her life forever: Dahlia Kennedy, celebrity socialite, now widow, covered in gore and the prime suspect in the murder of her husband and child. When Dahlia refuses to talk to anyone but Madison, they begin a dangerous game of cat and mouse that leads the young journalist down a twisted path.
From Gaby Dunn (Bad with Money, I Hate Everyone But You) and Claire Roe (Batgirland the Birds of Prey, Welcome Back) comes an all-new original graphic novel about the thrill of the chase and the dangers of going toe-to-toe with a potential killer.
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Inspired by Dunn’s own experiences as a young reporter at The Boston Globe, Bury the Ledeis a thrilling story about a young reporter’s search for truth leading her down a dark path as she goes toe-to-toe with a potential killer.
Cub reporter Madison Jackson is young, scrappy, and hungry to prove that she deserves her coveted college internship at the premier newspaper in town, The Boston Lede, where she dreams of a career-making headline. So when her police scanner mentions a brutal murder tied to a prominent Boston family, Madison races to the crime scene, looking for the scoop of the century.
What she finds instead is the woman who’ll change her life forever: Dahlia Kennedy, a celebrity socialite covered in blood and the prime suspect in the murder of her husband and child. When Madison is the only person Dahlia will speak to, everything rides on the untested shoulders of this young journalist who sinks ever deeper into the dark, twisted landscape of the city’s hidden circles of crime, corruption, and privilege in order to discover the truth.
(W) Seanan McGuire, Karla Pacheco, More (A) Claire Roe, Iolanda Zanfardino, More (CA) Yasmin Putri Rated T+ In Shops: Aug 21, 2019 SRP: $4.99
CELEBRATE THE WOMEN OF MARVEL WITH ALL-NEW STORIES!
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(W) Seanan McGuire, Leah Williams, Kelly Thompson (A) Claire Roe, Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Yasmin Putri Rated T+ In Shops: Jul 24, 2019 SRP: $4.99
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