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Review: Cable: The Last Hope Vol. 2

The Mutant Messiah has been found and she’s Mutantkind’s last Hope. Cable heads to the future to protect her and is joined by X-Force. But, Bishop, Stryfe, and Apocalypse are all looming.

Cable: The Last Hope Vol. 2 includes X-Force/Cable: Messiah War, Cable (2008) #13-25, X-Force (2008) #14-16 an X-Men: Hope by Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost, Duane Swierczynski, Mike Choi, Ariel Olivetti, Paul Gulacy, Gabriel Guzman, Humberto Ramos, George Caragonne, Paco Medina, Clayton Crain, Steve Dillon, and more!

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores December 24! 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: X-Men: Domino

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Domino!

X-Men: Domino collects Domino (1997) #1-3, Domino (2003) #1-4, X-Force: Sex and Violence #1-3, material from X-Force & Cable Annual ’95, A+X #10, and Uncanny X-Men Annual (2016) #1 by Ben Raab, Joe Pruett, Brian Stelfreeze, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost, Todd Dezago, Adam Warren, Anthony Piper, David Perrin, Gabrielle Dell’Otto, and Daerick Gross.

Get your copy in comic shops and in book stores today. 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: New Mutants: Demon Bear

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a classic New Mutants story!

New Mutants: Demon Bear features New Mutants (1983) #18-20, X-Force (1991) #99, and material from X-Force (2008) #7-10 by Chris Claremont, John Francis Moore, Craig Kyle, Chris Yost, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jim Cheung, and Mike Choi.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores April 10. 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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Movie Review: Thor: Ragnarok

Usually when films get around to their third, the quality dips… a lot, and we’re left with a shell of a franchise that tarnishes what’s come before. Thor: Ragnarok not only bucks that trend, but delivers a film that’s not only the best of the three Thor films released so far, but also one of the best in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Taika Waititi with a script by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, and Christopher Yost, Thor: Ragnarok is a visual treat of a film that feels like a comic come to life in many ways. This shouldn’t be surprising as both Kyle and Yost have written comics themselves and have a long history in animated comic based franchises. Pearson was part of the team behind Agent Carter, a television series focused on a kick-ass female lead, which in itself makes some of the film not surprising.

With Odin deposed from the throne the evil Hela returns to take over Asgard and the Nine Realms. Thor is sidetracked as he’s sent to the world Sakaar where he’s forced into a gladiator role and comic book Spartacus. That latter part is a new take on comic writer Greg Pak’s “World War Hulk” storyline that saw the Hulk in a similar role. But, here the Hulk is a companion Thor must win over as we find out where he’s been all these years.

What’s immediately noticeable about the film, beyond it’s different visual tone, is the comedic sense of it all. Waititi is the director behind the hilarious shorts featuring Thor and a roommate and that same humor is here. It’s a dry sense of humor where quips are given back and forth and visual jokes are few and far apart. Chris Hemsworth in the title role plays off the humor well delivering it all with a seriousness that makes it all even more entertaining. But, that humor is also mixed with lots of action that’s well paced and keeps things flowing through the end battle. An action film with comedic elements or is it a comedic action film? That’s a hard one but the laughs were enough that I missed dialogue either because I was laughing or the audience was, making the film one you’ll need to see multiple times to get everything.

But, back to Waititi and the visuals. With an energy about it that feels like Blade Runner, Fifth Element, and bubblegum pop mixed together, the worlds are bright and visually stunning each in their own way. Sakaar is a mixed of colors which enhance each scene and brought into the design of every character. Watching the film I couldn’t help think this was Jack Kirby’s brilliance brought to the screen for us to enjoy. Warriors for the Grandmaster, played by Jeff Goldblum, look like the design of Kirby’s Celestials. The film is almost an homage to his brilliance, fitting for the year we celebrated his 100th birthday. All of it pops in the IMAX 3D I watched the film in.

The movie expands the cast too. Hemsworth is his usual entertaining self getting to up his comedic chops. Tom Hiddleston as Loki has his moments as well but generally plays the mischievous straight man to everyone else’s jokes. Mark Ruffalo, who is a newcomer to the Thor franchise, brings more interest to Bruce Banner and the Hulk, creating a neurotic man both lost and afraid of what might happen. But those newcomers are where things stand out. Idris Elba as Heimdall gets to step up and be a badass in the film, making me long for more Elba in the Marvel Universe. Goldblum brings a cosmic disco sense to it all in his Grandmaster making a villain fun. Karl Urban as Skurge is possibly the low point with just too little to do. But, Cate Blanchett as Hela and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie are the two real highlights.

Blanchett delivers a villain role that is badass and tragic and very intimidating. She is Thor’s better in every way and this is the first villain in a Marvel film I felt this. She’s not defeated in some battle, she kills unknown amounts of people, and she does it with her own hands. Thompson too rocks as Valkyrie a bounty hunter who has a history with Asgard and Hela. Her initial badassness is confirmed later as the real battle begins and again we get a character who is every bit Thor’s equal. The two women being such highlights makes me think Pearson’s role with Agent Carter might have helped. Two commanding women are not something we generally see in a Marvel film, let alone two that are better than the male lead in so many ways. Hela whips Thors as and Valkyrie gets the better of him again and again. The tide feels like it’s turning a bit when it comes to female characters in comic adaptations with the addition of DC’s Wonder Woman who herself rocked the big screen this year.

The story itself is solid with few flaws and a finale that actually doesn’t disappoint. Third acts generally have been letdowns when it comes to comic films and this is the exception to the rule.

IMAX 3D just immersed me in the movie with moments actually causing me to feel like I was falling and moving too, a fun addition to it all.

Is the film a must see? Yes, on the big screen and preferably in IMAX 3D. Then you can see it again when you realize you’ve missed a lot from laughing and being entertained. One of the best Marvel releases yet and one of the best and most entertaining films released this year.

Overall Rating: 9.35

Preview: ‘World War Wendigo’ Kicks Off This June in Amazing X-Men #8!

New Creative Team! This June, fan-favorite X-writers Craig Kyle and Chris Yost join blockbuster artist Ed McGuinness for an all-new arc of Marvel mutant mayhem in Amazing X-Men #8! Though Nightcrawler has returned to them, there is no rest for the X-Men. A return trip to Canada leads Wolverine to a hairy situation as the search for a missing friend brings him face to face with a horde of bloodthirsty Wendigo! One Wendigo is enough to stop even the strongest heroes dead in their tracks. What hope to the X-Men have against an entire army? Even the combined strength of  the X-Men and guest stars Alpha Flight may still not be enough to stop the coming assault! Don’t miss both teams prepare for battle as the pulse-pounding new ‘World War Wendigo’ arc kicks off this June in Amazing X-Men #8!

AMAZING X-MEN #8 (APR140722)
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRIS YOST
Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
FOC – 05/12/2014, On-Sale – 06/04/2014

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Preview – Your First Look At X-Force: Sex And Violence #3!

Official Press Release

Your First Look At X-Force: Sex And Violence #3!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at X-Force: Sex And Violence #3, from acclaimed X-Force scribes Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost along with acclaimed artist Gabriele Dell’Otto. The conclusion to the sexiest, bloodiest X-Force adventure is here! Wolverine and Domino make their last stand against the Assassin’s Guild. Can the mutant heroes survive long enough to find some alone time? Find out in X-Force: Sex And Violence #3!

And for fans who missed out on X-Force: Sex And Violence #2, X-Force: Sex And Violence #2 Second Printing Variant hits store shelves this September!

X-FORCE: SEX AND VIOLENCE #3 (JUL100647)

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE

Art and Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

Parental Advisory …$3.99

On-Sale – 9/9/10

X-FORCE: SEX AND VIOLENCE #2 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JUL108104)

Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST

Art and Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

Parental Advisory …$3.99

FOC – 9/2/10, On-Sale – 9/22/10

X-FORCE: SEX AND VIOLENCE #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JUN108118)

Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST

Art and Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

Parental Advisory …$3.99

ON SALE NOW.

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Marvel Unveils Comic Con International Signing Schedule

Official Press Release

Marvel Unveils Comic Con International Signing Schedule

Comic Con International in San Diego is almost here and we know you’re going to be spending a lot of time at the Marvel Booth (#2329). And why wouldn’t you be? You’ll have the chance to meet the legendary Stan Lee and a whole host of your favorite superstar Marvel creators like Jeph Loeb, Brian Michael Bendis, and Matt Fraction in person! Marvel always brings the best talent and the biggest announcements to San Diego and this year is no different. So clear those calendars True Believers because Marvel plans on keeping you busy! Between the star studded appearances in the Marvel booth and the Earth-shattering announcements at all the Marvel panels, you won’t have time for anything else!

Which superstar creators will be signing? What time will they be there? We’ve got all the answers right here!

Stay tuned to www.marvel.com for all of Marvel’s breaking news at Comic Con International in San Diego!

San Diego Comic-Con 2010 Marvel Signing Schedule

Preview – Your First Look At X-Force: Sex and Violence #1!

Official Press Release

Your First Look At X-Force: Sex and Violence #1!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at X-Force: Sex and Violence #1! Get ready for the most intense, action-packed story Craig Kyle and Chris Yost have ever delivered as they join forces with international superstar Gabriele Dell’Otto for a X-Force story unlike any other! The Assassins Guild is after Domino and it’s up to Wolverine and X-Force to put a stop to them, but has Domino’s luck run out? Find out in X-Force: Sex and Violence #1!

X-FORCE: SEX AND VIOLENCE #1 (of 3) (MAY100647)

Written by CRAIG KYLE and CHRIS YOST

Pencils and Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

Parental Advisory …$3.99

FOC – 6/24/10, On Sale – 7/14/10

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She Has Returned – X-Men: Second Coming Sells Out Again!

Official Press Release

She Has Returned – X-Men: Second Coming Sells Out Again!

Marvel is pleased to announce that the second printings of Second Coming #1, Uncanny X-Men #523, New Mutants #12, X-Men Legacy #235, and X-Force #26 have all sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Second Coming #1 Third Printing Variant, Uncanny X-Men #523 Third Printing Variant, New Mutants #12 Third Printing Variant, X-Men Legacy #235 Third Printing Variant, and X-Force #26 Third Printing Variant!

It’s the X-Men event you’ve been waiting for! Packed with fan-favorite creators, Second Coming has been delivering fans heart-wrenching events that have kept readers on the edges of their seats! Never has an X-Event had more on the line than Second Coming. With these five action-packed issues and “She Has Returned” spelled out on the covers, you will not want to miss this!

Fans and critics alike are raving about Second Coming:

“Second Coming #1 is a widescreen action movie with a ton of moving parts that fit together superbly.” –Bryan Joel, IGN.com

“This is a great new issue, as we get into the Second Coming storyline full-tilt. There’s great characterization across the board, and it really fills me with excitement for this book and for all X-books…”–Adam Chapman, ComiXtreme.com

“I actually got the sense that we were in the midst of a war, with both sides taking casualties and tensions mounting between teammates.” –Chad Derdowski, Mania.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on future Second Coming tie-ins and chapters as these titles continue to prove this is the BIGGEST X-Event in recent years! With nearly no faith left and the reliance of one mutant, Hope, to be their savior – is she worth it? Find out in Second Coming #1 Third Printing Variant, Uncanny X-Men #523 Third Printing Variant, New Mutants #12 Third Printing Variant, X-Men Legacy #235 Third Printing Variant, and X-Force #26 Third Printing Variant!

SECOND COMING #1 THIRD PRINTING VARIANT (APR108135)

Written by CRAIG KYLE and CHRIS YOST

Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH

Rated T+… $3.99

FOC – 6/10/30, On Sale – 6/30/10

UNCANNY X-MEN #523 THIRD PRINTING VARIANT (APR108134)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils & Cover by TERRY DODSON
Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC – 6/10/30, On Sale – 6/30/10

NEW MUTANTS #12 THIRD PRINTING VARIANT (APR108133)
Written by ZEB WELLS

Pencils & Cover by IBRAIM ROBERSON

Rated T+…$2.99

FOC – 6/10/30, On Sale – 6/30/10

X-MEN LEGACY #235 THIRD PRINTING VARIANT (APR108132)

Written by MIKE CAREY

Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC – 6/10/30, On Sale – 6/30/10

X-FORCE #26 THIRD PRINTING VARIANT (APR108131)

Written by CRAIG KYLE and CHRISTOPHER YOST

Pencils & Cover by MIKE CHOI

Parental Advisory …$2.99

FOC – 6/10/30, On Sale – 6/30/10

She Has Returned

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