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Review: Uncanny X-Men #1

Uncanny X-Men is back and kicks off “X-Men Disassembled,” a ten part weekly event! This is a must for X-Men fans.

Uncanny X-Men #1 is by Ed Brisson, Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Mahmud Asrar, Rachelle Rosenberg, Joe Caramagna, Mirko Colak, Ibraim Roberson, Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy, and Guru-eFX.

Get your copy in comic shops Wednesday November 14. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

TFAW

 

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Review: The Black Order #1

The breakout characters from Avengers: Infinity War are getting their own limited series picking up from Avengers: No Surrender.

Written by Derek Landy, with art by Phillip Tan, ink by Marc Deering, Guillermo Ortega, Le Beau Underwood, color by Jay David Ramos, and lettering by VC’ Clayton Cowles, the villains take the spotlight!

Get your copy in comic shops Wednesday November 14. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

TFAW

 

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Preview: Venom #8

Venom #8

(W) Donny Cates (A) Iban Coello (CA) Ryan Stegman
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“THE ABYSS” CONTINUES!
• After the gut-wrenching events of last issue, Eddie Brock finds himself alone for the first time in a LONG time, and the silence is deafening…
• A can’t-miss issue for those looking to see the beginnings of next summer’s VENOM epic!

Preview: Vault of Spiders #2

Vault of Spiders #2

(W) Cullen Bunn, Geoffrey Thorne, Jed MacKay, Ryan North (A) David Williams, Mark Bagley, Scott Koblish (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE-IN!
• We’re way past first blood-the Spider-Army needs new recruits! No one’s too weird to die for – er – serve the cause!
• Ryan North joins the cause with an incredible story starring SPIDER-MA’AM, a spider-powered Aunt May with Dave Williams (UNCANNY X-FORCE) on art!
• CULLEN BUNN (X-MEN BLUE) brings you a tale of a nightmare world where monsters roam the streets and a SPIDER-MAN strange enough to call it home! You will NEVER guess who’s under the mask!
• Geoffrey Thorne brings an all new Spider-Character to the table, with a Spider-Powered Captain Stacy! Police Officer by day, vigilante by night in a way you’ve never seen before!

Preview: Thor #7

Thor #7

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Tony Moore (CA) Michael Del Mundo
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

A TALE OF YOUNG THOR FROM THE VIKING AGE!
Every time Thor comes to Midgard, he gets all the mead, battle and romance a young god could possibly want. But he still can’t figure out how to prove himself worthy of Mjolnir. And now Odin is determined to keep his son away from Midgard for good. And young Loki knows just the way to do it.

Preview: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #38

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #38

(W) Ryan North (A) Derek Charm (CA) Erica Henderson
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

SQUIRREL GIRL IS DEAD!
• …is what you’d be saying if you only read the cover of our last issue and NOT the contents, in which we revealed a shocking twist: Squirrel Girl…IS ALIVE?
• Yes! The good news is, everyone’s favorite squirrel-themed super hero is alive and well! But the bad news is: Whoever replaced her…was a shape-shifting alien SKRULL, and now Team Doreen doesn’t know who to trust!
• Mysteries deepen and allegiances are tested in this issue as…a shocking Skrull is revealed!
• It’s not Nancy, though.
• Nancy’s great.

Preview: Spider-Man/Deadpool #41

Spider-Man/Deadpool #41

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Matt Horak (CA) Dave Johnson
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Did you read On the Road? Did you watch Tommy Boy? This is like that, but with Spider-Man and Deadpool.
• They’re discovering America and true friendship! Just in time for the COMIC BOOK EVENT OF THE YEAR ACCORDING TO US!

Preview: Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #312

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #312

(W) Sean Ryan (A) Juan Frigeri (CA) Philip Tan
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE-IN!
• In the first round with Morlun, Spider-Man barely survived, and one of his most valuable possessions didn’t.
• The cavalry isn’t coming. Is there anywhere else to turn?
• You KNOW Peter Parker is desperate if he’s asking J. Jonah Jameson for help!

Marvel Rising Gets Variant Covers this December

The next generation of super heroes have arrived! To celebrate, Marvel presents Marvel Rising Action Doll Homage variants, hitting comic shops this December!

Featuring Marvel Rising characters such as Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, America Chavez, Ghost Spider, and Quake stepping into their predecessor’s shoes, each of the five covers is a homage to a classic cover from years past.

The entire line-up of Hasbro’s Marvel Rising Action Dolls are available exclusively at Target! Find them on these select comic books starting this December.

CHAMPIONS #27
FOC – 11/12/18
On Sale – 12/12/18

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #39
FOC – 11/12/18
On Sale – 12/12/18

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6
FOC – 11/19/18
On Sale – 12/19/18

DEFENDERS: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
FOC – 11/19/18
On Sale – 12/19/18

AVENGERS #12
FOC – 12/10/18
On Sale – 1/9/19

Mini Reviews For The Week Ending 10/20

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for.

These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews.


Ryan C

BDRTOWN_03_300-001.jpg Border Town #3 (DC/Vertigo)** – This book seems to be hitting a nice, strong stride very early on, with this being the best issue to date. Ramon Villalobos’ art has always been stellar and remains so, but Eric M. Esquivel’s scripting is evening out from some early rockiness, balancing real-world political issues with supernatural goings-on and even some well-placed (and well-considered) humor. In fact, there’s a laugh-out-loud scene in this issue that’s just plain awesome. Get on this series now if you’re not already. Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Batman #58 (DC)** – The welcome return of Mikel Janin on art is the highlight of this issue, which marks the beginning of a new “Penguin-centric” arc. Tom King’s script is at least competent this time out, but hardly the stuff memories are made of , mostly just jumping around between a couple of timelines in order to set the stage for the the rest of the story. It’s thoroughly readable and the cliffhanger packs a bit of a punch, but when Alfred comes off as being more interesting than Bruce Wayne/Batman, well — you’ve got a problem. Overall: 6 Recommendation: Read

Dead Rabbit #2 (Image)** – Good on Gerry Duggan and John McCrea to insert some “real world” socio-economic issues (most notably relating to health care) into this “criminal comes out of retirement” drama, but the strength of this series is in its cinematic pacing and stylish, high-impact art. Not a whole ton happens this time out, but what does adds depth to the characters and their situations while never slowing down from its breakneck tempo. Lots of fun, especially if you love a good car chase. Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Outer Darkness #1 (Image/Skybound)** – A heavy debt is owed to Jack Kirby’s “Captain Victory And The Galactic Rangers” with John Layman’s premise for this book, but there’s a gut-churning occult twist to the proceedings and some solid humor added into the mix, and Afu Chan’s artwork is just straight-up spectacular, particularly on his Kirby-flavored “cosmic” double-page spreads. Nothing super ground-breaking here, but I had plenty of fun with this one and it seems like it’s a series that could go off in any number of interesting directions. Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Buy

Shean

Han Solo: Imperial Cadet #1 (Marvel)– In probably one of the most authentic representations to a military boot camp I have ever seen or read, this book more than delivers. We catch up with Han after he separates from Qira, and right after he gets sent to boot camp, where he gains a few skills,that Star Wars fans will see later in life. As he gets as good as he gives, and we see his penchant for getting in trouble make him a terrible mismatch for the military. By issue’s end, he finds a way off base, but only to be caught and a whole lot to explain. Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

 


Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write. See you next week!

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

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