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Much of the GP team has a long weekend but that doesn’t mean we’re taking the day off. Expect a packed day of news! To get things rolling, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

WSYM-TV – MLK Commission welcomes Andrew Aydin to 2020 Day of Celebration – Congrats to Andrew!

Tom’s Guide – Best Comic Book Apps 2020 – Free Readers for iPad, iPhone, Android – Any you all like?

Whatculture – 10 Best Comic Books That DON’T Have Superheroes – Agree? Disagree?

How to Love Comics – How To Start Reading The Umbrella Academy Comics [Guide + Reading Order] – A handy guide for those interested.

How to Love Comics – Bloodshot Reading Order Guide – Another handy guide.

The Comichron – December 2019 comics and graphic orders up 9%; House of X/Powers of X top dollar GN – For those interested in the race.

Reviews

AIPT – Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out #2
Talking Comics – Legion of Super-Heroes #3
Monkeys Fighting Robots – Over My Dead Body
ICv2 – Sabrina: The Teenage Witch Vol. 1

Marvel Unlimited Expands in January 2020

Marvel Unlimited

Enter a brand new decade of binge-reading! For a limited time only, Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics mega-library, is offering up an annual subscription for $60 a year… that’s just $5 a month!* Use code READFOR60 at checkout, and gain instant access to over 25,000 issues of Marvel’s classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Webby-award winning Marvel Unlimited mobile app.

With classic and newer issues added as early as six months after they’re in stores, here are some of the Marvel titles hitting Marvel Unlimited next month:

Week of 1/6

Star Wars: Target Vader #1

AERO #1
AGE OF X-MAN: PRISONER X #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE INVADERS: BAHAMAS TRIANGLE #1
COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY #5
DEAD MAN LOGAN #9
FANTASTIC FOUR: THE PRODIGAL SUN #1
IMMORTAL HULK #20
MARVEL ACTION BLACK PANTHER #2 SERIES COMPLETE!
MS. MARVEL ANNUAL #1
NEW MUTANTS 98 FACSIMILE EDITION
OLD MAN QUILL #7
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #10 SERIES COMPLETE!
STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE – FINN #1
STAR WARS: TARGET VADER #1
THE PUNISHER #13
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #46
UNCANNY X-MEN #21

Week of 1/13

Invisible Woman #1

AGE OF X-MAN: APOCALYPSE & THE X-TRACTS #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25
AVENGERS #21
BLACK CAT #2
CHAMPIONS #7
GIANT-SIZE X-STATIX #1
INVISIBLE WOMAN #1
IRONHEART #8
MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #8
SECRET WARPS: WEAPON HEX ANNUAL #1
STAR WARS #68
STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE – CAPTAIN PHASMA #1
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #4
THOR #15
VENOM #16
WAR OF THE REALMS OMEGA #1 EVENT COMPLETE!
WOLVERINE & CAPTAIN AMERICA: WEAPON PLUS #1
WOLVERINE VS. BLADE SPECIAL #1

Week of 1/20

Loki #1

AGE OF X-MAN OMEGA #1 EVENT COMPLETE!
CAPTAIN MARVEL #8
DAREDEVIL #8
DEADPOOL #15 SERIES COMPLETE!
DOMINO: HOTSHOTS #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
GIANT-SIZE X-MEN 1 FACSIMILE EDITION
IMMORTAL HULK #21
INVADERS #7
LOKI #1
MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS #6
MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: CITY AT WAR #5
PUNISHER ANNUAL #1
SECRET WARPS: GHOST PANTHER ANNUAL #1
SILVER SURFER: BLACK #2
SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY #5
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #34
STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER #4
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #9
THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #10
UNCANNY X-MEN #22 SERIES COMPLETE!
X-FORCE #10 SERIES COMPLETE!

Week of 1/27

History of the Marvel Universe #1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #26
DOCTOR STRANGE #16
FEARLESS #1
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7
HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1
HOUSE OF X #1 MAJOR DEBUT!
MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL #5
MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN #6
MARVEL RISING #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
MARVELS EPILOGUE #1
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #45
SECRET WARPS: ARACHKNIGHT ANNUAL #1
SHURI #10 SERIES COMPLETE!
STAR WARS #69
SWORD MASTER #1
TONY STARK: IRON MAN #14
VALKYRIE: JANE FOSTER #1
WEB OF VENOM: FUNERAL PYRE #1
X-MEN 137 FACSIMILE EDITION

Not a Marvel Unlimited member? Join today!

Marvel Unlimited members have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring The Avengers, Spider-Man, Thor, X-Men, Captain Marvel and more! With January’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following issues: CLASSIC X-MEN (1986) #2-11, DAREDEVIL (1964) #144-157, THE PUNISHER (1987) #35-48, and much more! This amazing service is accessible through Marvel Unlimited on the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone®, iPad® and on select Android™ devices.

Preview: Joie and the Pussycats in Space #3 (of 5)

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS IN SPACE #3 (of 5)

Script: Alex de Campi
Art: Devaki Neogi, Lee Loughridge, Jack Morelli
Cover: Devaki Neogi
On Sale Date: 12/26/19
25 pages
$2.99 U.S.
ComiXology Original

Josie and the Pussycats are the hottest band in outer space! But with fame and fortune comes turmoil as internal conflicts are threatening to tear the group apart. But that’s nothing compared to the alien horrors they’re about to encounter as they find themselves adrift in the vastness of space! Even if the Pussycats manage to stick together as a band, will they be able to survive the horrors that await them in the final frontier?

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS IN SPACE #3 (of 5)

Dark Horse, Humanoids, Valiant, and Impact Theory Join Graphite Comics

Graphite Comics, Inc. announced today the arrival of four new publishers to their popular freemium streaming comic book platform, Graphite. World renowned publishers Dark Horse, Humanoids, Valiant, and Impact Theory will join over 500 other publishers and content creators already active on the platform, adding to Graphite’s existing library of over 25,000 comic books, webtoons, webcomics, and manga.

Among the most well-known titles releasing on Graphite are Hellboy, The Witcher, Aliens and Umbrella Academy from Dark Horse, The Incal, The Metabarons, and The Twilight Man from Humanoids, Bloodshot from Valiant, and Steve Aoki’s Neon Future from Impact Theory.

The new publishers join an already impressive roster including BOOM! Studios, IDW Publishing, Legendary, Aspen, Dynamite, Papercutz, Top Cow, Markosia and Tidalwave, as well as hundreds of independent artists who self-publish creator-owned content on the platform via Graphite’s Upload system.

Graphite is a streaming comic distribution platform offering both free-to-read, ad-supported comics and a monthly subscription for users who want access to the full catalog, with no ads and early access to read without interruptions. Graphite also boasts the highest image quality available for comic book content on mobile and web, an AI driven recommendation system, and a suite of social and discovery features and tools, which facilitate the sharing and promotion of comic content by publishers, creators and fans alike.

Graphite is unique in that it offers readers content in all formats, including digital print, graphic novels, manga, vertical scrolling webtoons, web comics and comic strips.

Graphite offers a $4.99 monthly subscription that gives user full access to all premium content and an ad-free experience.

With Graphite Upload, any creator and publisher can self-publish comics in any format such as digital print, webtoons, webcomics, strips and right-to-left reading manga in minutes in any language. With Graphite’s revenue share platform, creators can track their stats and earnings in real time.

Graphite

comiXology Originals Announce In the Flood by Ray Fawkes

ComiXology has announced In the Flood, a mesmerizing and experimental original graphic novel written and illustrated by Eisner Award nominee, Ray Fawkes, featuring coloring by Lee Loughridge and lettering by Thomas Mauer.

In the tradition of films by David Lynch and novels by Haruki Murakami, this strange and compelling graphic novel is full of mystery and symbolism that tells the story of a couple trying to keep their troubled marriage together, while separated by an apocalyptic flood with mysterious properties. In the Flood debuts December 18th and will be available to read at no additional cost for Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited members, and will also be available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.

In the Flood

ComiXology Announces a Multi-Book Deal with Rafael Albuquerque, Eduardo Medeiros, Mateus Santolouco, and Rafael Scavone’s Stout Club Entertainment

Stout Club Entertainment

Timed to the kickoff of Brazil’s Comic Con Experience, comiXology and Stout Club Entertainment – the powerhouse creative group composed of comic book creators Rafael Albuquerque, Eduardo Medeiros, Mateus Santolouco, and Rafael Scavone – announced a multi-book deal for four new comic book series to debut exclusively through the comiXology Originals program. Fans can catch Stout Club Entertainment at Comic Con Experience in Brazil, where the group will be hosting a panel.

These books will be part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content, available upon release at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and for purchase on Kindle and comiXology. More details will be announced at a later date.

Marvel Unlimited Expands this December

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 25,000 issues of Marvel’s classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app. With classic and newer issues added every week, here are some of the amazing Marvel titles coming to Marvel Unlimited this month:

Week of 12/2

AGE OF X-MAN: X-TREMISTS #4
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #22
BLACK PANTHER #12
DAREDEVIL #6
FANTASTIC FOUR #10 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
GIANT-MAN #2
IMMORTAL HULK #18
MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL #3
MAJOR X #4
MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS #5
MARVEL RISING #3
MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: CITY AT WAR #3
SPIDER-MAN & THE LEAGUE OF REALMS #2
STAR WARS #108
STAR WARS: VADER – DARK VISIONS #4
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #6
THANOS #2
THOR #13 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
WAR OF THE REALMS: WAR SCROLLS #2
WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT ADAPTATION #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
X-23 #12 SERIES COMPLETE!
X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN – X-TINCTION #1

Week of 12/9

Black Cat #1

AGE OF X-MAN: PRISONER X #4
BLACK CAT #1
CAPTAIN MARVEL #6 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY #4
DEAD MAN LOGAN #8
DEADPOOL #13 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
DOMINO: HOTSHOTS #4
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANNUAL #1
INCREDIBLE HULK: LAST CALL #1
MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN #5
MARVEL TEAM-UP #3
MEET THE SKRULLS #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
OLD MAN QUILL #6
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #9
STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION – LUKE SKYWALKER #1
TONY STARK: IRON MAN #12 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
UNCANNY X-MEN #19
WAR OF THE REALMS #5
WAR OF THE REALMS: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #4
WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #3

Week of 12/16

AGE OF X-MAN: APOCALYPSE & THE X-TRACTS #4
AGE OF X-MAN: THE MARVELOUS X-MEN #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23
ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #10 SERIES COMPLETE!
CHAMPIONS #6 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #7
GIANT-MAN #3 SERIES COMPLETE!
IMMORTAL HULK #19
INVADERS #6
IRONHEART #7
MAJOR X #5
SILVER SURFER: BLACK #1
SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY #4
STAR WARS: VADER – DARK VISIONS #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #7 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #3
THE PUNISHER #12
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #45 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
VENOM #15 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
X-FORCE #9

Week of 12/23

AGE OF X-MAN: NEXTGEN #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
AGE OF X-MAN: THE AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
CAPTAIN AMERICA #11
CAPTAIN MARVEL #7 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
DAREDEVIL #7
DEADPOOL #14 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6
HOWARD THE DUCK #1 FACSIMILE EDITION
MARVELS ANNOTATED #4 SERIES COMPLETE!
MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: CITY AT WAR #4
MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #7
SHURI #9
SPIDER-MAN & THE LEAGUE OF REALMS #3 SERIES COMPLETE!
STAR WARS #67
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #33
STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER #3
THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #9
TONY STARK: IRON MAN #13 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
UNCANNY X-MEN #20
WAR OF THE REALMS: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
WAR OF THE REALMS: WAR SCROLLS #3 SERIES COMPLETE!
WOLVERINE: INFINITY WATCH #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN – X-TINCTION #2 SERIES COMPLETE!

Week of 12/30

AGE OF X-MAN: X-TREMISTS #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24
AVENGERS #20 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
BLACK PANTHER #13
DOCTOR STRANGE #15
FANTASTIC FOUR #11
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #8
MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL #4
MAJOR X #6
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #6
MARVEL RISING #4
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #44
MR. AND MRS. X #12 SERIES COMPLETE!
RUNAWAYS #22
SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
SPIDER-MAN: REPTILIAN RAGE #1
STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION – DARTH VADER #1
STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE #3
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #8 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
THANOS #3
THOR #14 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
WAR OF THE REALMS #6 EVENT FINALE!
WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #4 SERIES COMPLETE!
WAR OF THE REALMS: THE PUNISHER #3
WAR OF THE REALMS: UNCANNY X-MEN #3
WOLVERINE: EXIT WOUNDS #1

Not a Marvel Unlimited member? Join today!

Marvel Unlimited members have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring The Avengers, Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and more! With December’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following issues: DEFENDERS (1972) #138-151, GARGOYLE (1985) #1-4, UNCANNY ORIGINS (1996) #8-13, and much more! This amazing service is accessible through Marvel Unlimited on the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone®, iPad® and on select Android™ devices.

Review: Caged Birds #1

Caged Birds #1

One thing my mother told me is that you can tell by how food tastes whether the cook loves their work. This is a lesson I took with me throughout life, as I have used this analogy for different situations. One of the earliest analogies I used it against were teachers. Like any adolescent, my early years were not only shaped by my family but also my teachers.

I had certain teachers who you can tell from the outset that it was only a job. Then there were those teachers who loved teaching and they were interested in the well being of their students. They formed personal bonds along the way. Those were the teachers who long after you left school, you always remember. In the first issue of Ken Mora’s Caged Birds, we find one teacher and a student whose life is about to change.

We meet two young friends, Anna where one is practicing how to play her flute, while Anna dances. Soon, Anna lets her feelings out, leaving her vulnerable, which shakes her father to the core, as his core beliefs don’t allow him to be enlightened in a way of thinking. She eventually asks her piano teacher, Mr. George to intervene. She would eventually fall in love with him and marry, embarking on a life-changing journey where her love for music and his eventual love for her intertwine.  As time passes, so does her love for him, as her career takes off, soon George’s attention finds another muse, in Marie.

Overall, a rather exquisite slice of life story that has hints of Lolita and Last Tango In Paris. The story by Mora definitely feels like a guilty pleasure. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a story that is inscrutable and hypnotic.

Story: Ken Mora
Art: Gianluca Testaverde, Lancelot Catan, and Martina Rossi
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: The Wild Warriors #2

The Wild Warriors #2

In times of distress, the fight or flight syndrome usually kicks in for most people. Adversity affects people differently. When I was in the military, before we go on deployments, we usually conducted training exercises. In those exercises, you sometimes saw how people you worked with would act in a heated situation.

It was eye-opening. Certain individuals would lose their heads and forget that they were in the military. Then there are those,where the training just kicked in and they went along with what they were trained for.  Eventually, your true nature comes out and if you can be trusted in a firefight becomes suddenly apparent. In Camilo Ruiz’s second issue of The Wild Warriors, we find Kumbo’s tribe fighting for their lives.

As Kumbo finds himself entangled with Big Pap of the Crocodile clan, Trumbo, intervenes, leaving the rest of his family vulnerable to Big Papa’s clan. This misstep by Trumbo, cost’s his wife, Kumbo’s mother, her life, which forces Trumbo, to lose his cool, and fall to the Crocodile clan, the same, leaving enough time for Kumbo and what was left of his family to flee. Kumbo would reach the monastery and study for the next three years, as the memory of that tragic day was seared into his mind. By the issue’s end, he embarks on a journey to find answers who gave away their location to the Crocodile clan.

Overall, an absorbing issue, which delivers the lesson that sometimes losing is part of life and what you do next is what matters. The story by Ruiz is action-packed and contemplative. The art by Ruiz is magnificent. Altogether, this issue opens the door to more possibilities.

Story: Camilo Ruiz Art: Camilo Ruiz
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Shinobi: Ninja Princess Celebrates The Holidays with a Black Friday One-Shot Release

This Black Friday, enjoy a special one-shot story in the universe of Shinobi: Ninja Princess that celebrates the holidays! It’s Christmas in Japan as Toshigawa ninjas, Shianndrea and Hamasuke, embark on an adventure that takes them from the streets of New Tokyo, to a local Arcade, and to the festive illuminations of the city lights, all while learning that they both have more in common than they thought. Martheus and Janet Wade have blended the warmth of the holiday season with the drama and adventure of a Manga.

Fans of the holiday editions of Batman: The Animated Series and comic book specials of the time will love this modern holiday story for all ages!

Celebrate the holidays with Action Lab Entertainment and check out Shinobi: Ninja Princess – Illuminations, on comiXology this Black Friday, November 29, 2019.

Shinobi: Ninja Princess - Illuminations
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