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Preview: Luke Cage #1

Luke Cage #1

Written by: Anthony Del Col
Art by: Jahnoy Lindsay
Cover by: Declan Shalvey

With Harlem in the grips of an unprecedented heat wave, the people look to their hero—the
unbreakable man, Luke Cage! But the heat wave turns out to be the least of Harlem’s worries. Someone has their sights set on the city’s 1%, and the rich and powerful are dropping dead from mysterious illnesses. It’s up to Luke Cage to stop the killer—but he’s just received a grim diagnosis of his own…

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Review: Luke Cage: Everyman Chapter 1 and 2

A brand new Marvel Digital Original, Luke Cage: Everyman finding himself battling a serial killer during a horrible summer heat wave in Harlem and then is diagnosed with CTE, the neurological syndrome best known as afflicting football players.

Written by Anthony Del Col, with art by Jahnoy Lindsay, and Ian Herring on colors, the first chapter sets things up nicely with a mysterious villain and unknown hurdles to follow. The digital chapter is a solid start in that it feels like it grounds the character, who is one of the more grounded in the Marvel universe, and has him facing health. Del Col starts intelligently by focusing in on his daughter helping to transition into what he’s facing himself, traumatic brain injury.

There’s an intelligence about it all in that it really does have him facing an issue more heroes, and villains, should be facing. There’s so much damage done to them, there has to be long lasting issues. While the first chapter doesn’t quite dive into that, it’s the set-up, the end does. We, like Luke, are faced with the implications and it feels very original as far as concept. This is a man who can’t be hurt by so many things, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t feel it or deal with the ramifications.

The second chapter of the first issue ups the action a bit with a surprise villain I wasn’t expecting at all. While the CTE aspect is in the background we don’t get too much depth as to what’s going on, just the fact he’s suffering from something. The villain is an intriguing one, someone I’d not have expected and saying something I’m not sure what he’s going on about.

The art is solid and I can’t really comment on how it reads on Marvel Unlimited or comiXology, as I read it as a PDF, but there’s a good flow to it all and the art is solid. Much like the story itself, it’s a bit dialed back focusing on the human aspect of it all. It’s grounded in a very good way. When the action does dial up, it’s a quick fight that feels rather appropriate and again muted in a way.

Issue #2 of Luke Cage releases on September 19th, and the full series will be available in print for the first time as a Marvel Premiere Graphic Novel (MPGN) on November 14th. But, you can get the first chapter digitally now, and it’s solid. There’s an originality of it all that has me hooked and I can’t wait to see what the second chapter is like as Luke faces the physical repercussions of his being a hero.

Story: Anthony Del Col Art: Jahnoy Lindsay Color: Ian Herring
Story: 8.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Luke Cage Tackles CTE in Luke Cage: Everyman from the All-Canadian Team of Anthony Del Col, Jahnoy Lindsay, and Ian Herring

Luke Cage takes on his toughest challenge, the neurological syndrome of CTE in the new Marvel Digital Original Luke Cage: Everyman. The comic comes to digital shelves August 15th.

The digital series is written by Anthony Del Col, artist Jahnoy Lindsay, and Ian Herring on colors.

Cage finds himself battling a serial killer during a horrible summer heat wave in Harlem and then is diagnosed with CTE, the neurological syndrome best known as afflicting football players.

Luke Cage is a man with superhero physical strength so it seemed natural to have him square off with a neurological diagnosis. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has garnered a great deal of media coverage over the last few years, primarily dealing with retired and active football players. This is the first time a superhero story has dealt with CTE and Col has consulted with one of the top specialists in the country.

The two issues will be available digitally on comiXology and Marvel Unlimited and eventually collected into trade later this year.

Valiant and Humble Bundle Present the Valiant Universe Bundle

Valiant Entertainment and Humble Bundle are proud to announce the launch of a new pay-what-you-want digital collection featuring over 20 titles from the publisher’s critically acclaimed line of comics, available starting today on humblebundle.com!

Perfect for new fans and existing fans alike, HUMBLE COMICS BUNDLE: VALIANT UNIVERSE contains over 150 issues worth of content from some of the comic industry’s most notable talents, including writer Jeff Lemire (The Terrifics), Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier), Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and Eric Heisserer (Arrival), as well as superstar artists Trevor Hairsine (Judge Dredd), Raúl Allén (Hawkeye), Tomás Giorello (Conan), and others – a combined retail value of $476, available now for a flexible price!

Customers can pay $1 or more to gain access to DRM-free digital files of a set of first issues for hit new Valiant series NINJA-K, SHADOWMAN (2018), and QUANTUM AND WOODY (2017), as well as introductory volume 1 trades like X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, BRITANNIA, and more – plus a discount code for 15% off all purchases at the Valiant Store!

At the $8 or more tier, unlock a new tier of books that includes volume one trades of FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE, HARBINGER RENEGADE, GENERATION ZERO, and the HARBINGER WARS DELUXE EDITION and SECRET WEAPONS DELUXE EDITION, as well as a discount code for 20% off all purchases at the Valiant Store!!

And for $15 or more, fans can unlock a massive premium tier of Valiant titles, including deluxe editions of BLOODSHOT, X-O MANOWAR, NINJAK, DIVINITY, and other content-stuffed special offerings – and a bonus discount code for 25% off all purchases at the Valiant Store!! Curious fans should check out humblebundle.com for the full lineup of available titles.

A portion of the proceeds will go to support The Keep A Breast Foundation, whose mission is to create awareness for breast health and education with young people all over the world.

The fundraising campaign will run for two weeks, ending at 11:00 a.m. Pacific on August 22nd, so head to humblebundle.com now for some great comics!

Barrier is Collected at Panel Syndicate

If you missed it, now’s your chance to get Barrier! Panel Syndicate has collected all five issues into a monster 190-page volume!

If you haven’t read the single issues, yet, this is the perfect way to catch up with the adventures of our kick-ass Texan woman, Liddy, and her unlikely partner, the no-nonsense undocumented Honduran immigrant, Oscar, in what’s surely got to be Donald Trump’s favorite comicbook series!

Check it out at panelsyndicate.com for whatever price you want to pay!

Midnight Tiger: Stronger, Out Now on comiXology

Originally scheduled to be released as Actionverse #7 Featuring Midnight Tiger, this new story arc is being re-solicited as Midnight Tiger: Stronger. The four issue story arc will feature the long-awaited return of Midnight Tiger. Created by Ray-Anthony Height, Stronger will be illustrated by artist Eric Van Elslande with colors by Wilson Ramos and scripts based on Height’s plots by Vito Delsante.

In Midnight Tiger’s latest adventure, new villains are invading Apollo Bay and Gavin Shaw (aka Midnight Tiger) must balance his school life with these latest threats. And the legacy of the hero Lionsblood will change Gavin’s life forever!

The individual issues will be available digitally on comiXology. In fact, the first two issues have already been released simultaneously on comiXology and are available now! Get the complete physical volume of the new story arc in a comic book store near you in December 2018.

Dynamite’s Groupees “Dynamite Women” Sale is Over 85 Issues and Trade for Over 90% Off!

Dynamite Entertainment and Groupees are offering a curated selection of digital comics to fans of strong female characters of all ages. The Dynamite Women Build-a-Bundle is designed to fit any budget, granting enthusiasts the freedom to choose individual comics for a super-discounted rate, or collect all 86 digital comics for the low, low price of only $19.99, a savings of over 90%!

With seven tiers to choose from, ranging from free to $19.99 for Digital Comics!  And for the fans who enjoy high end collectibles as well as digital comics, there are thresholds beginning at $39.99 and up to $299.99!

To purchase the individual issues in digital form, Dynamite and Groupees are offering a variety of series at a specially reduced price, so you can mix-and-match to meet your character preference. But remember – the best buy would be to nab the entire lot of digital Dynamite Women comics for the low rate of only $19.99. That’s over 86 comics valued at over $200  – over 2,000 pages of female-fronted action — at a fraction of the price!

FREE Tier: Includes nine comics!

  1. Barbarella #1
  2. Vampirella #1-#3
  3. Red Sonja: She-Devil With A Sword #0
  4. Sheena #0
  5. Vampirella Magazine #1- #3

$1.99 Tier: Includes an 16 additional comics at an approximate $30.67 value, for a savings of 93%.

  1. Blood Queen vs Dracula #1
  2. Blood Queen vs Dracula #2
  3. Blood Queen vs Dracula #3
  4. Blood Queen vs Dracula #4
  5. Eva Daughter of the Dragon One-Shot
  6. Lady Rawhide #1
  7. Lady Rawhide #2
  8. Lady Rawhide #3
  9. Lady Rawhide #4
  10. Lady Rawhide #5
  11. Pantha #1
  12. Pantha #2
  13. Pantha #3
  14. Vampirella # 4
  15. Vampirella #5
  16. Barbarella #2

$9.99 Tier: Includes an additional 26 issues and 1 collection at an approximate $62.73 value, a savings of 84%!

  1. Betty Boop #1
  2. Betty Boop #2
  3. Betty Boop #3
  4. Betty Boop #4
  5. Charmed #1
  6. Charmed #2
  7. Charmed #3
  8. Charmed #4
  9. Charmed #5
  10. Green Hornet #1 (2018)
  11. Miss Fury Vol 2 #1
  12. Miss Fury Vol 2 #2
  13. Miss Fury Vol 2 #3
  14. Miss Fury Vol 2 #4
  15. Miss Fury Vol 2 #5
  16. Red Sonja She Devil with a Sword #1
  17. Red Sonja She Devil with a Sword #2
  18. Red Sonja She Devil with a Sword #3
  19. Red Sonja She Devil with a Sword #4
  20. Red Sonja She Devil with a Sword #5
  21. Red Sonja She Devil with a Sword #6
  22. Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #6
  23. Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #7
  24. Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #8
  25. Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #9
  26. Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #10
  27. Dawn/Vampirella collection

$19.99 Tier: Includes an additional 35 issues and 2 collections at an approximate value of $109.63, for a savings of 81%. (Discount for all 86 issues and 3 collections is 90%, based on a total value of of $203.03.)

  1. Bettie Page #1
  2. Bettie Page #2
  3. Bettie Page #3
  4. Bettie Page #4
  5. The Bionic Woman #1
  6. The Bionic Woman #2
  7. The Bionic Woman #3
  8. The Bionic Woman #4
  9. The Bionic Woman #5
  10. Dejah Thoris and The Green Men of Mars Vol 1
  11. Elvira Mistress of the Dark #1
  12. Garth Ennis’ The Ninjettes #1
  13. Garth Ennis’ The Ninjettes #2
  14. Garth Ennis’ The NInjettes #3
  15. Grimm Vol. 2 #1
  16. Grimm Vol. 2 #2
  17. Grimm Vol. 2 #3
  18. Grimm Vol. 2 #4
  19. Grimm Vol. 2 #5
  20. Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega #1
  21. Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega #2
  22. Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega #3
  23. Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega #4
  24. Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega #5
  25. Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega #6
  26. Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega #7
  27. Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega #8
  28. Red Sonja The Falcon Throne Collection
  29. Sheena #1
  30. Sheena #2
  31. Sheena #3
  32. Sheena #4
  33. Sheena #5
  34. Vampirella Magazine #5
  35. Vampirella Magazine #6
  36. Vampirella Magazine #7
  37. Vampirella Magazine #8

Physical Tiers:

$39.99 (no limit): Includes includes all items above, plus:

●      Art of Atari HC (Dynamite women love video games!)

$99.99 (Only 37 available of this incredible item!): Includes all items above, plus:

●      Elvira #1 photo cover Signed by Elvira!

$299.99 (10 available): Includes all items above, plus:

●      Women of Dynamite: Dejah Thoris Campbell Black & White Statue.

Marvel Unlimited Expands this August

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 20,000 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 8/6

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #30
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #15
AVENGERS #678
BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #13
BLACK PANTHER: LONG LIVE THE KING #4
CAPTAIN MARVEL #128
DEFENDERS #9
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #293
FALCON #4
INCREDIBLE HULK #712
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #596
JEAN GREY #11     FINAL ISSUE!
JESSICA JONES #16
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #27
MOON KNIGHT #191
OLD MAN LOGAN #34
PHOENIX RESURRECTION: THE RETURN OF JEAN GREY #5  FINAL ISSUE!
SPIDER-GWEN #28
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #16
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – DJ – MOST WANTED #1
TALES OF SUSPENSE #101

Week of 8/13

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #795
AVENGERS #679
BLACK BOLT #10
BLACK PANTHER: THE SOUND AND THE FURY #1
DAREDEVIL #598
HAWKEYE #15
ICEMAN #10
INFINITY COUNTDOWN: ADAM WARLOCK #1
IRON FIST #77
RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER #2
ROGUE & GAMBIT #2
RUNAWAYS #6
SHE-HULK #162
SPIDER-MAN #237
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #27
SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #5     FINAL ISSUE!
STAR WARS #43
VENOM #161
X-MEN: GOLD #21
X-MEN: RED #1

Week of 8/20

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #42
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #16
AVENGERS #680
BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #14
BLACK PANTHER: LONG LIVE THE KING #5
CABLE #154
CAPTAIN AMERICA #698
DARTH VADER #11
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #294
DOCTOR STRANGE #385
FALCON #5
MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #3
MS. MARVEL #27
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #2
OLD MAN LOGAN #35
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #24
STAR WARS: THRAWN #1
THE PUNISHER #221
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #29
WEAPON X #14
X-MEN: BLUE #21

Week of 8/27

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #796
ASTONISHING X-MEN #8
AVENGERS #681
BLACK PANTHER ANNUAL #1
DAREDEVIL #599
DEADPOOL VS. OLD MAN LOGAN #5    FINAL ISSUE!
DEFENDERS #10     FINAL ISSUE!
DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION #1
GENERATION X #87     FINAL ISSUE!
INCREDIBLE HULK #713
INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1
LUKE CAGE #170    FINAL ISSUE!
MIGHTY THOR #704
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #11
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #17
TALES OF SUSPENSE #102
VENOM #162
X-MEN: GOLD #22

Marvel Unlimited members have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring The Avengers, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Thor, Black Panther, and more! With August’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following issues:  DAREDEVIL (1964) #113-119, #333-344, NEW WARRIORS (1990) #18-36, VENOM: THE HUNTED (1996) #1-3, VENOM: THE HUNGER (1996) #1-4, and much, 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.

The Death of Superman Animated Movie Gets a Comic Tie-In

DC Comics has launched The Death of Superman: Part 1, a new Digital First series following the digital release of The Death of Superman animated film from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The new series comes from famed Superman writer Louise “Weezie” Simonson, and kicking off art duties is superstar Wonder Woman ’77 artist, Cat Staggs, followed in subsequent chapters by Joel Ojeda, Laura Braga and more. Readers can download the first chapter now.

What is it like to be Superman—when the events of a day can be completed in a matter of minutes? This series begins as readers follow the hours that lead to the Man of Steel’s face-off with Doomsday—the alien that is destined to destroy him. He’ll save an astronaut when a meteor crashes into their shuttle, he’ll save Major Lane when his experiment-gone-wrong Metallo comes for revenge, plus he’ll save time for a visit when Ma and Pa come to Metropolis to meet his new lady, Lois—and that’s just the beginning. The series contains additional chapters following the path of the Daily Planet’s Jimmy Olsen in those fateful hours, plus the aftermath of the loss of a true hero.

These are never-before-told stories of what happened before, during, and after the conflict with Doomsday that cost Superman his life. Each story will explore what power means—for someone like Superman who wields it for the good of humanity, or the villains who use it to further their own selfish agendas.

The Death of Superman: Part 1 is a 12-part series, released weekly. The first chapter is available for download now via the DC Comics App,readdc.com,  iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store and Nook Store.

The Death of Superman is the inaugural film in the DC Universe Movies series, produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. The film finds Superman in a fight to the finish against his ultimate foe, Doomsday, as he unleashes unstoppable rampage and destruction on Earth. The animated film was released digitally by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on July 24, 2018, and will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD August 7, 2018.

Marvel’s Digital Code Includes Cloak and Dagger #1 for Free

Celebrate New Comic Book Day with the gift of FREE digital comics! By purchasing any of the print issues below, you’ll have the chance to redeem not only the digital version of the comic you just bought, but also the first chapter in Cloak and Dagger’s all-new crime series by Dennis Hopeless and David Messina! Just enter any of your print codes at MARVEL.COM/REDEEM and follow the on-screen instructions! Pick up your code in any of the following books, on-sale today!

ANT-MAN & THE WASP #4
ASTONISHING X-MEN #14
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #22
CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
COSMIC GHOST RIDER #2
DEADPOOL #3
DEATH OF INHUMANS #2
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE WEAPON LOST #4
IMMORTAL HULK #4
INFINITY WARS #1
MARVEL RISING: MS. MARVEL/SQUIRREL GIRL #1
STAR WARS #52
STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI ADAPTATION #5
WEAPON X #21
X-MEN GOLD #33
X-MEN GOLD ANNUAL #2

Cloak and Dagger Chapter One marks the first part in the “Shades of Gray” arc, whose first two chapters are available in CLOAK AND DAGGER – MARVEL DIGITAL ORIGINAL #1, on-sale now!

Cloak and Dagger’s digital series is the latest inclusion in the Marvel Digital Originals, an all-new lineup of DOUBLE-SIZED, digital-exclusive series starring your favorite characters from the small screen! Each MDO is jam-packed at 40 pages, delivering an entire binge worthy arc in the span of three months! Perfect for new readers and old-school fans, these never-before-told stories are in continuity with the larger Marvel Universe and feature top comic talent! All can be purchased and read on the Marvel Comics App, Comixology and Kindle!

In the meantime, want to continue the mystery planted in CLOAK AND DAGGER CHAPTER ONE? Be sure to pick up CHAPTER TWO and CHAPTER THREE, on-sale tomorrow on the Marvel Comics App, Comixology and Kindle! Or, continue Cloak and Dagger’s story in its DIGITAL ORIGINAL format, where all six chapters will be combined into three double-sized issues!

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