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Preview: Edge of Venomverse #1

Edge of Venomverse #1

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Roland Boschi (CA) Francesco Mattina
Rated T
In Shops: Jun 28, 2017
SRP: $3.99

EDGE of VENOM-VERSE starts here!
The series that sets up the epic VENOM EVENT of 2017 STARTS HERE! Each issue introduces another major Venomized character that will feed into VENOMVERSE itself! THIS ISSUE, the young mutant clone designated X-23 collides with a cryogenic tube containing a strange alien symbiote during her frenzied escape from The Facility, . Bonding with the alien enhances her already considerable abilities, and aids in her escape, but it begins to alter her mind! On the run from the very people that made her, can X-23 hold it together or is she doomed to give in to Venom!

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A Cup Tea & A Few Comics Issue Three: The Marvels Project

In what may or may not become a new feature – although with this being the second post under that tagline, it’s looking more likely that it will be – I decided to make a cup of tea (PG Tips again) and sit down and read a comic or two whilst I drank said cuppa. My intention isn’t to read review copies, or digital copies if I can help it, but either graphic novels, TPBs, or floppy comics because I much prefer to relax with a physical comic. I may have read them before, or they may have been on my To Read pile for far too long.  Whether this happens monthly, weekly, daily… never again… will depend entirely on the time I have.

This week, I sat down with Marvel’s The Marvel Project graphic novel.

 

I should probably switch up my cup for these pictures sooner or later, eh?

Anyway, I really enjoyed this. It’s told from the perspective of The Angel, a long forgotten hero from the Golden Age of superhero comics, and set in the year or so before the U.S.A. entered into WWII. Despite Captain America featuring on the front cover, this isn’t a Captain America story. It’s a tale of the time during which Americans were aware of the war in Europe but had yet to enter the fray. The Marvels Project is a genuine page turner – I devoured the entire trade in a single sitting, bar a bathroom break, and never actually touched my tea until I was several issues in.

Reading about superheroes and vigilantes from the late 30’s to the 50’s or so has always been a (not-so) guilty pleasure of mine. I love the that time period in American history, and as most of the pulp novels and superhero stories set in that time are typically based in New York or Chicago, it’s always a win-win for me. But with my misgivings about Hydra-Cap prevalent in my head as I finally decided to read this TPB, I was worried that I’d not enjoy the story – and I’ll admit they did cloud my judgment initially when Steve Rogers appeared in the comic, but after a few pages I was reminded just how great a character he is when written well, and consequently I was able to enjoy Captain America’s presence in the remainder of the comic.

For me the highlight was the way the story was presented; by having The Angel as both the narrator and the closest thing to a central character in the comic. The story telling style was very reminiscent of Hollis Mason’s autobiography snippets in Watchmen adapted to comic form. Every page was a joy to read, and thankfully the TPB is a completely standalone story.

I picked this up for $5 at my LCS. It’d be a bargain at twice the price.

Writer: Ed Brubacker Art: Steve Epting Colourist: Dave Stewart

Preview: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #8

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #8

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Andrea Broccardo (CA) Marco Checchetto
Rated T
In Shops: Jun 28, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“THE SCREAMING CITADEL” – PART 5
• Jedi! Symbiotes! Rebels! Murderbots! Smugglers! Archaeologists! This one has it all!
• But can any survive the horrors of the Screaming Citadel?

Preview: Star Wars: Droids Unplugged #1

Star Wars: Droids Unplugged #1

(W) Chris Eliopoulos (A/CA) Chris Eliopoulos
Rated T
In Shops: Jun 28, 2017
SRP: $4.99

• Collecting three stories featuring everyone’s favorite droids!
• What adventures did the probe droids in The Phantom Menace get into when Darth Maul wasn’t looking?
• Luke’s got a mission for R2-D2! But can the astromech complete it in time?
• And all BB-8 wants is to help…two Resistance soldiers fall in love!

Reprinting Poe Dameron #1 (BB-8 story), Star Wars #25 (R2-D2 story), Star Wars: Darth Maul #1 (Probe Droid story), and 2-pages additional material.

Unboxing: June’s Comic of the Month Club

Comic of the Month Club is a new monthly comic subscription box for comic book fans everywhere. Subscribers receive 8-9 personally curated comics every month and fill out a preference form as to what they’re interested in.

There’s five different types of boxes ranging in cost from $9.99 on up to about $30. This is the high end “Collector’s Edition x2” version of the box.

You can subscribe now. Please include “Graphic Policy” in the referral space. You as a subscriber receive an extra bonus and we do get something in return.

This month’s comics with “rough value.”
The Amazing Spider-Man #173 (1977) – $5
The Uncanny X-Men #148 (1981) – $7
Teen Titans #43 (1973) – $4
Marvel Two in One The Thing and Iron Man #97 (1982) – $4
Action Comics #590 (1987) – $2
Action Comics #658 (1990) – $2
JSA #34 (2002) – $1
JSA #39 (2002) – $1
Harbinger #18 (1993) – $1

Total: ~$28.00

 

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The Defenders #1 Returns For Second Printing

Individually, they’ve kept the city of New York safe from its biggest threats. Together, they’re a force to be reckoned with – and the world agrees! Ahead of its highly anticipated second issue, Marvel has announced that Defenders #1 has sold out and will immediately return for a second printing.

Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, and Iron Fist have all had their share of hard fights while protecting the streets of their city. But with Diamondback having returned from the dead, The Defenders are now being targeted – and it’s a fight they can only win if they stand together. Writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist David Marquez bring their A-game to the story.

Read our review!

Preview: U.S.Avengers #7

U.S.Avengers #7

(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Paco Medina
Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 21, 2017
SRP: $3.99

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
• The U.S.Avengers have been broken – but now it’s time to fight back!
• In exile…believed dead…surrounded by HYDRA forces… Squirrel Girl and Enigma get a much-needed assist…
• …from Guillotine and the Champions of Europe!

Preview: Silver Surfer #12

Silver Surfer #12

(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Mike Allred
Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 21, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“The Only Secret in the Universe”
• There is only one secret in the Universe worth knowing. And when it is revealed, the story of the Silver Surfer and Dawn Greenwood will never be the same.
• A trip to a familiar planet, the return of old friends and a fight Norrin Radd cannot afford to lose.
• After what happened last issue, you need to read this story. Trust us.

Marvel Reveals More Marvel Legacy Covers

A bit ago we showed off some of the homage covers Marvel will be releasing as part of their Marvel Legacy. Check out a new round of them below.

  • U.S.Avengers: Christian Ward
  • Hawkeye: Greg Smallwood
  • Jessica Jones: Daniel Mora
  • Champions: Daniel Mora
  • Spider-Man: Giuseppe Camuncoli
  • Guardians: Ron Lim
  • Avengers: Mike Allred
  • Cable: Rob Liefeld
  • The Despicable Deadpool: Salvador Espin
  • Moon Knight: Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Punisher: Tim Bradstreet
  • Royals: Juan Doe

Marvel Begins to Tease Out Marvel Legacy with New Images

Marvel yesterday promised news today that would “change the comic industry” and so far we’re getting that in the form of covers for their Marvel Legacy initiative which, much like DC Comics’ Rebirth, looks to envigorate the Marvel line by honoring the past while setting up the future as well. It will also return some series to their original numbering.

Marvel Legacy is set to kick off with a 50-page one shot by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic.

The covers below harken back to classic covers and stories in hopes of reminding individuals why they should make theirs Marvel.

Images released so far are:

  • Incredible Hulk: Mike Deodato
  • America: Benjamin Caldwell
  • X-Men: Blue: David Lopez
  • Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur: Felipe Smith
  • Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows: Khary Randolph
  • Astonishing X-Men: John Cassaday
  • Iceman: Michael Ryan
  • The Invincible Iron Man: Alan Davis
  • Luke Cage: Dave Johnson
  • Old Man Logan: Cameron Stewart
  • Secret Warriors: Dave Johnson

Expect more throughout the day.

 

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