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Review: The Immortal Hulk Vol. 2 The Green Door

The Hulk has returned and the entire world is finding it out! Friends and enemies are after the Hulk as the Green Goliath attempts to find some peace.

The Immortal Hulk Vol. 2 The Green Door includes issues #6-10 by Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, Lee Garbett, Ruy Jose, Le Beau Underwood, Rafael Fonteriz, Martin Simmonds, Paul Mounts, and Cory Petit.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on February 26! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: The Punisher #8

The Punisher #8

I wish I could say that I’ve been a long standing fan of the Punisher, that I’ve followed his adventures through the years and that my Punisher collection is numerous and vast. But I can’t. I’ve read maybe half a dozen Punisher comics in my life that didn’t involve a crossover of some kind or another (usually with Wolverine),and after having devoured season two of the Netflix adaptation in two days, I was excited to get started with the current arc.

Frank Castle is in jail in a Hydra controlled country where he is waiting for his execution date by killing the odd Hydra guard and accepting a brutal beating meant for a nun.

The Punisher #8 tells the story of the inmates’ attempt at a jailbreak, and Castle leading the plan. Why would he help criminals escape prison? A good question with a surprisingly simple answer that you’ll find within the comic’s pages. The process and planning for the escape has Frank’s narration over the step-by-step actions and it works really well as a story device. Although I can’t honestly compare the few issues of this series to other Punisher comics, it’s every bit as good as the others I have read; Matthew Rosenberg‘s story puts Frank in a relative new (to me at least) situation where you get to see how capable and deadly a man he really is.

Given the comic’s setting, the art is suitably grim and gloomy. The Punisher frequently comes across as the most menacing person on the page (as he should), and the audience is reminded several times why he frequently runs afoul of the other Marvel heroes; Frank Castle is not a nice man. He’s only just on the side of not-a-villain, and watching the occasional moments where the hero/good man shines through is often more jarring than watching him shove a stun baton down a guards throat before turning it on (last issue, if you’re wondering).

I can’t judge this as a Punisher fan, but as a fan of the show who wants to read Punisher comics, this was an excellent place for me to start getting into the character’s comics. It doesn’t hurt that this would be a really interesting story regardless of the lead character, but that it stars Frank Castle is the cherry on top of the sundae. The next issue can’t come soon enough.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Szymon Kudranski
Colourist: Antonio Fabela Letter: VC’s Cory Petit 
Story: 8.7 Art: 8.6 Overall: 8.6 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Dead Man Logan #4

Dead Man Logan #4

Dead Man Logan is one of the more oddly exciting comics in Marvel’s roster right now. Especially for fans of the original Mark Millar and Steve McNiven story Old Man Logan that was first printed in Wolverine vol. 3 #66-72. It’s a story that is widely held as being a Wolverine Must Read, and so it was perhaps inevitable the character would return in some way. But after nearly 60 issues, and with Young Man Logan returning (in the aptly titled Return Of Wolverine) Old Man Logan is (probably) going to die (for a few years, at least).

With Dead Man Logan again focusing on Logan’s desire to make sure that what happened in his past wouldn’t occur again, we’ve already seen Old Man Logan almost single-handedly go through the Avengers (albeit under the illusion the Avenger’s were villains… which should remind you of something). In a fun and interesting play on the mirroring of the original tale, we’ve also seen Mysterio seem to flip sides; Ed Brisson is adding more layers to this series with every issue – not only does this comic carry a legitimate weight and gravitas to the story, but it’s also an incredibly fun read. There is a great balance between the somberness of Logan’s condition being explained and Hawkeye making coffee (it sounds simple, but just wait till you read that).

Mike Henderson and Nolan Woodard are a solid artistic combination, and their style is one that I’ve absolutely fallen in love with. The characters feel unique, their emotions are clearly (and often hilariously) displayed on their faces, which leads to some brilliant visual moments.

Dead Man Logan #4 is a great read, and while the series has an epic feel to its scope and potential, there are a lot of great nods and touches that leave the comic a very accessible feeling. It’s odd, really, that the two sides of the story blend so well, but I’m not going to complain. This is a solid comic, and one well worth picking up (it’s also one of the best Wolverine series I’ve read in a long time). I can’t wait to read the next issue.

Story: Ed Brisson Artist: Mike Henderson 
Color Artist: Nolan Woodard Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
 Story: 8.9 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

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Marvel Comics Review: Avengers: No Road Home #1

It’a an all-new weekly Avengers event, Avengers: No Road Home! Night has fallen across the universe and seven Avengers, plus one more, need to bring back the light!

Avengers: No Road Home #1 is by Al Ewing, Mark Waid, Jim Zub, Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco, Jesus Aburtov, and Cory Petit.

Get your copy in comic shops on February 13! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: The Avengers #14

The Avengers #14

TRANSYLVANIA IS BURNING! As vampire civil war throws the world into chaos, the mysterious Shadow Colonel and his squad of undead revolutionaries have one burning question on their murderous minds: Where is Dracula? And if the Avengers find him first, will the lord of the damned be friend or foe?

The vampire war has begun as The Avengers #14 takes us into the middle of the battle and chaos. Writer Jason Aaron delivers an issue that’s entertaining though it feels like something is missing as far as issues. For as far along as everything is, it feels weird the Avengers are only now acting on the situation.

Aaron takes us on numerous fronts in the war as the team has broken up to resolve the crisis that has arisen. What Aaron touches upon is a population displaced due to conflict and war with either bringing direct threat or implied. It’s hard to not see it as a thinly veiled commentary on today’s refugee crisis, though in this case the threat is real and not imaginary. One scene in particular involving Iron Man and Black Panther and how they see the situation is rather interesting and hints as to what could have been had the issue gone more that route.

The art by David Marquez, color by Justin Ponsor and Erick Arciniega, and lettering by Cory Petit is on point. Every scene is full of action and other than some moments here and there the perspective and focus of the panels and pages is top notch. It really feels like a wave of vampires crashing in on our heroes. They are overwhelmed and visually we can see that they’re overwhelmed.

The issue is a good one with a lot of action and some interesting concepts. Though not perfect, it’s a solid start to a story which feels like it could have been an event all on its own. With some minor tweaks this could have been a hell of a story reflecting on today’s socio-political climate. We’ll see where it goes but Aaron and the team have laid interesting groundwork.

Story: Jason Aaron Art: David Marquez
Color: Justin Ponsor, Erick Arciniega Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 7.5 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

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Review: X-Force #2

X-Force #2

X-Force has been framed for murder! And in order to clear their names, they must reluctantly team up with the young Cable and Deathlok. But will they be able to put aside their differences long enough to stop a mutant genocide?!

X-Force #1 was a bit of a shocker in its quality and how much fun it was. Writer Ed Brisson rocked that issue much like he has with X-Force #2. This second issue picks up from the disaster of a mission that was the first with a nation rounding up mutants in a Holocaust like parable and X-Force doing what it can to stop exactly that. Then, there’s the x-factors of Kid Cable and Deathlok who are on a mission to figure out how this small nation is getting weapons from the future.

Brisson delivers all of that and more in an issue that’s full of action, some heart, some team tension, and a bit to make you think. Then there’s the reveals throughout the comic including teases as to where the weapons are coming from, with a nice feint thrown in. There’s some solid revelations that at times feel a bit been there done that but it’s all done in such a way that it feels like classic X-Men in the focus.

Brisson is helped by Dylan Burnett on art, Jesus Aburtov‘s colors, and Cory Petit‘s lettering. The art style stands out in such a way that it alone is a draw. There’s some solid styling here when it comes to character design and flow of the comic itself. There’s some interesting comparisons that can be made as t what it all is a reminder of, but, it really stands out as there’s little on the market like it today. The style feels like it also helps with the attitude of the comic in a way adding to the cool factor.

There’s revelations here. There’s action. There’s heart. The issue has a lot packed in and really moves the story along. It not only defines the focus of the current X-Force but it also helps place the series as to where it stands in the greater X world. The comic has a classic style to it and Brisson definitely hearkens to the feel of the team years ago. This is a back to basics comic in many ways and in doing so, it moves the series and characters along rather far.

Story: Ed Brisson Art: Dylan Burnett
Color: Jesus Aburtov Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Doctor Strange #10

It’s Doctor Strange’s 400th issue! Someone has been manipulating magic and here we find out who and why and it’s really interesting.

Doctor Strange #10 features multiple stories from throughout Strange’s history by Mark Waid, Jesus Saiz, Kevin Nowlan, Jim Campbell, Butch Guice, Carlos Lopez, Tom Palmer, Daniel Acuna, and Cory Petit.

Get your copy in comic shops January 30! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #1

WHO WILL STAND

The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead…or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy…but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? Featuring every cosmic super hero in the known universe by the Thanos Wins creative team of Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw.

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #1

Who are the new Guardians of the Galaxy? With Thanos dead and the cosmic Marvel Universe in chaos, who will step up and save the universe? Find out in this new start with a new team!

Guardians of the Galaxy #1 is by Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, Marte Gracia, and Cory Petit.

Get your copy in comic shops January 23! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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