Cloak and Dagger are back together as a team of super police consultants! However, Tandy and Tyrone are another story, as each find themselves embroiled in new relationships… Will they finally be able to move on or will the tension of watching their ex with someone new be enough to break their newly reformed team apart? PLUS, something strange is occurring in L.A.’s underground reservoir system and when Tandy goes to investigate she finds herself face to face with an old nemesis!
The latest Marvel Digital Comics is out bringing together Cloak and Dagger for a new adventure. Their previous was just ok to me but this debut issue far exceeds expectations set by that first outing. Writer Dennis Hopeless again handles the writing duties but Cloak and Dagger: Negative Exposure #1 feels so much different than the previous volume.
The big change is the team of Cloak and Dagger are back together as opposed to arguing all the time in a volume that was rather negative. Here, they’re doing what they do best as a team in a new dynamic. No longer vigilantes, they now both work with the local police to handle cases of the superhero variety. It’s a solid concept that works well for the characters and shows some growth from their runaway pasts.
The story itself is solid in this double dose issue having them take on a few baddies setting up whatever the big mystery is to come. It also adds some depth to Cloak’s power that was hinted at in the previous volume. The “dark” is actually explored and done so in a way I can’t remember seeing in previous comics featuring these two.
The art is improved too with Francesco Manna taking over duties. He’s joined by Giada Marchisio on color and lettering by Travis Lanham. The three together deliver a solid art style that’s consistent and tight. There’s some fantastic page layouts and flow of the story at times really pushing the visuals in a positive way. Manna and the team clearly take advantage of the characters and what they can do and with Hopeless deliver a combination of story and art that really works.
After the somewhat letdown of the first digital volume, this start is a breath of fresh air in both story and look. This feels like a much higher tiered series and one I want to see where it goes. It might be digital but this is a comic series to definitely check out now and especially when it eventually makes it to print as a trade.
Story: Dennis Hopeless Art: Francesco Manna Color: Giada Marchisio Letterer: Travis Lanham Story: 7.95 Art: 7.95 Overall: 7.95 Recommendation: Buy
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The fan-favorite and critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man has taken the world by storm – and now the video game’s web-slinger is leaping into the pages of Marvel comics! Starting this March, all your favorite Spidey characters are presented in new and surprising scenarios as Peter Parker’s civilian and superhuman worlds collide in the game’s original, action-packed story!
After protecting his beloved New York City for eight years, Spidey finally has the opportunity to put Wilson Fisk behind bars for good. But removing the Kingpin from the mean streets of Manhattan has its own repercussions…as a new threat, the mysterious crime lord called Mister Negative, rises to fill the vacuum and threaten all that Peter holds dear, including the lives of not only his beloved Aunt May but also his former girlfriend, and current Daily Bugle investigative reporter, Mary Jane Watson.
Including all-new story moments never before seen in the game as well as bonus behind the scenes content, Marvel’s Spider-Man: City of War #1 is the first in a series of new stories from the growing Marvel Gamerverse as we press start on a brand-new Marvel Universe this March!
Marvel’s Spider-Man: City of War #1 is written by Dennis Hopeless with art by Michele Bandini, main cover by Clayton Crain and variant covers by Tim Tsang, David Nakayama, Gerardo Sandoval, and Adi Granov.
Who is Darth Vader? You’ve known him as a symbol of power, a villainous commander, and a Sith Warrior. But this March, get ready to see a side of Vader you’ve never seen before – and a side that the galaxy has never seen before!
Writer Dennis Hopeless invites you to experience all-new twisted adventures of the Dark Lord. With rising star artist Paolo Villanelli taking on issue #1 and break-out artist Brian Level joining for issue #2, Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions takes readers to the darkest parts of the galaxy. Places where even the mysterious anti-hero known as Darth Vader can be someone’s greatest fear, and even…someone’s greatest hope!
The limited series begins this spring, in a story that will shed a new light on the many sides of the galaxy’s greatest villain.
Don’t miss Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions, in comic shops this March with covers by Greg Smallwood!
In celebration of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, Marvel is excited to kick off 2019 with a series of special one shots, from a variety of superstar writers and artists!
First announced at New York Comic Con, Marvel has announced an additional series of one shots on sale this February – including the return of Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal! Frank Tieri and Jacob Chabot will bring back the comedy duo in an all-new adventure, while Eisner winning writers David and Maria Lapham and Luca Pizzari will share an Old West tale in The Gunhawks #1! And writers Dennis Hopeless, Gail Simone, Jon Adams and more will join a variety of superstar artists including Roge Antonio and Annapaola Martello for Love Romances #1 — love stories that can only be told in a comic book!
Join in the celebration as Marvel invites you to return to a time when it wasn’t stories about super heroes that drove the industry, but stories of westerns, crime, romance, humor and science fiction…and look for Marvel’s 80th Anniversary one shot titles in your local comic shops starting next year!
THE GUNHAWKS #1
Written by DAVID & MARIA LAPHAM
Art by LUCA PIZZARI
Cover by GERARDO ZAFFINO
On Sale 2/6/19
LOVE ROMANCES #1
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS, GAIL SIMONE, JON ADAMS & MORE
Art by JON ADAMS, ANNAPAOLA MARTELLO, ROGE ANTONIO & MORE
Cover by PYEONG-JUN PARK
On Sale 2/20/19
ZIGGY PIG – SILLY SEAL COMICS #1
Written by FRANK TIERI
Art by JACOB CHABOT
Cover by NIC KLEIN
On Sale 2/27/19