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Preview: Skylanders Quarterly—Spyro & Friends: Biting Back

Skylanders Quarterly—Spyro & Friends: Biting Back

Story: Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez
Art: Jack Lawrence, Aurelio Mazzara Cover: David Baldeón
Color: Ander Zarate, Tom Farm Letterer: Deron Bennett, Tom B. Long Ink: Gaetano Petrigno
Editor: David Hedgecock Assistant Editor: Peter Adrian Behravesh Production: Christa Miesner

Spyro and Rollerball skirmish with a Drow battalion and encounter a strange new team of armored enemies with incredible powers! Plus, the madness reaches a conclusion in “Mirror, Mirror” Part 3, as Spyro and Kaos try to reverse their mind-swap!

FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Preview: Skylanders Quarterly—Spyro & Friends: Goldslinger

Skylanders Quarterly—Spyro & Friends: Goldslinger

Ron Marz & David A. Rodriguez (w) • Jack Lawrence & Various (a) • David Baldeón (c)

When an outlaw band of Dirt Sharks busts up a soda saloon, it’s up to Spyro and Trigger Happy to save the town! And the madness continues in Mirror, Mirror Part 2, as Spyro and Kaos discover what the Mirror of Mind Control has done to them!

FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Review: First Strike #6

War for the Core! Deep within Cybertron, the ultimate weapon to kill all Transformers is about to be activated! Meanwhile, Elita One plans to stop the weapon-by killing every human on Cybertron! Either way, looks like some species on Cybertron is going down unless Optimus Prime and Scarlett can save the day…

The crossover between M.A.S.K., G.I. Joe, Transformers, and Micronauts wraps up here with a hell of an ending and a comic event that really feels like it. There’s a hell of a twist ending that I didn’t see coming and sets up a new status quo to come in the “Hasbro Universe.”

Written by Mairghread Scott and David A. Rodriguez, First Strike #6 sees the showdowns you want and a hell of a lot of conflict. But, lets face it, we want to see Scarlett take on Joe Colton and we get exactly that with a fight that shows how much of a badass Scarlett is. It’s good. It’s really good. Then there’s… well I don’t want to ruin it but there’s a lot of players here.

If there’s one negative, it feels like the plot with Optimus betraying the Council gets wrapped up or overlooked to quick but that might be handled later in other series. There’s only so much you can fit in.

Then there’s the prologue story which will have every Transformers fan squeal. It’s awesome…. real awesome. But mix that reveal in with the twist at the end of this comic and it’s the next phase of the “Hasbro Universe” making it clearer how one aspect fits in more.

The art by Max Dunbar and James Raiz is great. Dunbar handles the main story and he does a great job being able to fit lots in despite having so many characters to deal with and such different sizes. It’s impressive to do, especially since there’s some solid framing of the action. Raiz gets to show off the impact of it all and teases what’s next. There’s some great design and to see the pain of Metroplex and what that leads to is cool to see, especially how it’s all revealed.

This event as a whole has felt like the type of battle I did as a kid pitting my toys against each other. It’s been fun and entertaining but the reveal at the end takes it all to the next level and has me excited to see what comes next.

Story: Mairghread Scott, David Rodriguez Art: Max Dunbar, James Raiz
Cover: Freddie Williams II

Story: 8.35 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand Annual #1

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand Annual #1

David A. Rodriguez (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)

The M.A.S.K and G.I. Joe teams are put to the ultimate test as they join forces in a desperate, world-spanning, quest to keep V.E.N.O.M from harnessing the power of a stolen meteorite before its strange power can be used to dominate the world!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Preview: Skylanders: Dive, Dive, Dive

Skylanders: Dive, Dive, Dive

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Jack Lawrence, Fico Ossio, Craig Bruyn, Robert Duenas (a) • Robert Duenas (c)

The race is on as undead driver (and mariachi musician) Fiesta roars into the spotlight! It’s definitely going to be “Party Time” when Fiesta and his Crypt Crusher take on a robot army bent on destructing Skylands. Plus, it’s underwater adventure as Dive-Clops and his aquatic battle tank, Dive Bomber, take on mysterious denizens of the deep who are threatening to submerge everything! Collects issues #4–6.

HC • FC • $12.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-710-9

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Preview: Skylanders: Secret Agent Secrets

Skylanders: Secret Agent Secrets

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Fico Ossio, Jack Lawrence (a) • Fico Ossio (c)

Secrets revealed! With the world crashing down around them, a new team of Skylanders called the Superchargers take center stage to try and stop an insidious evil poised to takes over all of Skylands! Who is this new malevolent force and what exactly do they have to do with the long missing Skylanders Elite Squad of Boomer, Voodood, and Ghost Roaster?! Another full-throttle, action-adventure Skylanders story is here!

HC • FC • $12.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-581-5

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Preview: Skylanders: Superchargers #6

Skylanders: Superchargers #6

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Robert Duenas (c)

Supercharged Skylander Dive-Clops has been deep-sixed! Only one hero stands any chance of saving him, along with all of SkylandsDive-Clops’ twin brother, Eye-Brawl! The Eyes have it in this family feud!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Skylanders: Superchargers #5

Skylanders: Superchargers #5

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Robert Duenas (a & c)

It’s underwater adventure as Dive-Clops and his aquatic battle tank, Dive Bomber, take on mysterious denizens of the deep who are threatening to submerge all of Skylands! The “eyes” have it as deep-water doom looms!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Skylanders: Superchargers #4

Skylanders: Superchargers #4

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Fico Ossio (c)

THE RACE IS ON as undead driver (and mariachi musician) Fiesta roars into the spotlight! It’s definitely going to be “Party Time” when Fiesta and his Crypt Crusher take on a robot army bent on destruction of the Skylands. Skull-face musical mayhem ensues!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Skylanders: Superchargers #3

Skylanders: Superchargers #3

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Fico Ossio (a & c)

First story arc concludes! With the world crashing around them, Spyro and the Superchargers team race to save Skylands from certain doom!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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