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Marvel Unlimited Expands in July

Fantastic Four #5

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 7/1

CLOAK AND DAGGER: NEGATIVE EXPOSURE #1
FANTASTIC FOUR #5
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #7
X-FORCE #1

Week of 7/8

CHAMPIONS #1
DEADPOOL #8
IMMORTAL HULK #11
INFINITY WARS: INFINITY #1 EVENT COMPLETE!
KILLMONGER #3
MAN WITHOUT FEAR #1
MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #5
MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES: SPIDER-MAN – ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE #1
MR. AND MRS. X #7
RUNAWAYS #17
SHATTERSTAR #4
STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC – OBI-WAN KENOBI #1
STAR WARS: HAN SOLO – IMPERIAL CADET #3
TONY STARK: IRON MAN #7
UNCANNY X-MEN #8
WINTER SOLDIER #2
WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT ADAPTATION #1

Week of 7/15

AVENGERS #12
BLACK ORDER #3
CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
DOMINO #10 SERIES COMPLETE!
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #1
ICEMAN #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
MAN WITHOUT FEAR #2
MARVEL’S AVENGERS: ENDGAME PRELUDE #2
MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #2
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #4
STAR WARS #59
STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC – JANGO FETT #1
THE PUNISHER #6
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #40
THOR #9
UNCANNY X-MEN #9
WEB OF VENOM: VENOM UNLEASHED #1
X-23 #8

STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC SPECIAL #1

Week of 7/22

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13
ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5
BLACK PANTHER #8
BLACK WIDOW #1
FANTASTIC FOUR #6
INVADERS #1
IRONHEART #2
JESSICA JONES: PURPLE DAUGHTER #1
MAN WITHOUT FEAR #3
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #1
RETURN OF WOLVERINE #4
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #44
STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC SPECIAL #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #10
VENOM #10

Guardians of the Galaxy #1

Week of 7/29

AVENGERS #13
CLOAK AND DAGGER: NEGATIVE EXPOSURE #2
CRYPT OF SHADOWS #1
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #2
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1
IMMORTAL HULK #12
MAN WITHOUT FEAR #4
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #39
SHURI #4
STAR WARS #60
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #2
UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1
WAR IS HELL #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 July’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following issues: Spectacular Spider-Ham (1985) #6-17, Spider-Man (1990) #64-75, Adventures of the X-Men (1996) #1-6, Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (1963) #24-43, 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.

ComiXology and Kodansha Comics Make Sailor Moon Available Digitally in English for the First Time Ever

Sailor Moon Eternal Edition

comiXology and Kodansha Comics have announced the global English-language digital debut of one of the all-time most beloved manga series with Sailor Moon Eternal Edition.

Experience Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon as never before with Kodansha Comics’ digital edition, available now on Kindle and comiXology. This launch marks the first official digital English-language release of the fan-favorite Sailor Moon series and coincides with the debut of digital releases in other languages worldwide, including Japan.

Sailor Moon Eternal Edition volumes 1-4 are now available to read digitally for purchase on Kindle and comiXology, with future volumes to be released with the print releases. Begun last September, these definitive Eternal Editions feature all-new cover illustrations by creator Naoko Takeuchi and newly revised translations. Each volume is about 300 pages.

Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she’s never gotten good grades, and, well, she’s a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon!

Toe Tag Riot Returns! The Comic Westboro Baptist Church Hates is Back!

Toe Tag Riot, the comic book series that the infamous hate group Westboro Baptist Church claimed would “split Hell wide open” is back for round 2 and on Kickstarter, with returning fan-favorite guest stars and a whole slew of new bad guys on their plate.

Cursed by a witch to become zombies whenever they play their music, Toe Tag Riot uses their “zombie superpowers” in the most ethical way possible: by murdering and eating bigots, homophobes, racists, sexists, and the like. The band broke up shortly after their mid-2000s tour, but have maintained a cult following in the punk rock scene. Their reunion tour, 15 years later, is being met with jubilation from the fans and fear from those who know they’re on the menu.

Created by writer Matt Miner and artist Sean Von Gorman, The Return of Toe Tag Riot is a 4-issue digital-first offering, with a physical trade paperback accompaniment. The campaign is seeking $19,000 to pay creators, fund rewards, and assorted fees. Rewards include copies of the books in both digital and physical formats, original art sketches, the chance to be drawn in and murdered within the pages of the comic, and a limited edition 2-song cassette single of songs recorded by the band (but really by Matt and Sean’s musician friends).

Rounding out the creative team are rising star colorist Gab Contreras and all-star letterer Taylor Esposito.

The creative team of Return of the Toe Tag Riot believe in positive and progressive values, and vehemently reject racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia in all forms.

The Return of Toe Tag Riot
Cover by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer with colors by Josh Jensen

Preview: Princeless: Raven, the Pirate Princess Year 3 #3

RAVEN THE PIRATE PRINCESS YEAR 3 #3

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Xenia Pamfil, Christine Hipp, Lexillo
Cover Artist(s): Sorah Suhng, Valentina Pinto
27 pgs./ T / FC
$2.99
Digital Only

Four dates, one gaming tournament, one sparring session, and one cup of tea. What could possibly go wrong for Raven’s crew tonight? Join us for another foray into pirate romance, with Date Night part 3!

RAVEN THE PIRATE PRINCESS YEAR 3 #3

Marvel Digital Comics Shop: Storewide Buy One Get One Sale!

Build a digital collection of comics! Through 6/23 11 PM EDT, Marvel Digital Comics Shop is holding a storewide Buy One Get One Free Sale! With the purchase of a comic or collection, you’ll get another digital title — for FREE! Use code MARVEL2019 at checkout for this unbeatable offer! See below for details*.

Looking for prelude reading to Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Far From Home? Try the classic collection SPIDER-MAN VS. MYSTERIO, and read a curated handful of the Wall-Crawler’s best battles against the Master of Illusion! Or, try best-selling horror mag IMMORTAL HULK! Seeking a high stakes blockbuster? Try the ongoing event WAR OF THE REALMStoday, and see Avengers, X-Men, street-level heroes and more, unite against Malekith’s global siege of Midgard! And it’s by MIGHTY THOR maestros Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman and Matt Wilson!

Our Buy One Get One Free Sale is a perfect opportunity to discover a new series that piques your interest! Explore top-sellers from our STAR WARS lineup, or pick up the ongoing alt-universe X-Men arc AGE OF X-MAN! Or, check out the return of Cimmerian barbarian CONAN in his current series! New to comics and looking for a place to dive in? Visit the Digital Comics Shop’s READING LIST Section, and explore themed lists based off your favorite characters, creators, events and more! Get inspired by our favorite Spider-Man starter stories here!

Best of all, digital trades and comics are great for on-the-go reading! All purchases in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop are added to your personal library, and can be read on any web browser, or in the Marvel Comics app on iPhone®, iPad® and select Android™ devices! Our smart-paneling feature provides an intuitive reader experience, ideal for all types of mobile device and tablet users!

An added bonus? Marvel Insiders get a one-time reward of 2,000 Insider points when they shop the Buy One Get One! Not a Marvel Insider?** Sign up today and earn points to redeem for exclusive prizes just by being a Marvel fan!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your reading! Take part in the Buy One Get One Free Sale, running until 6/2311:00 PM EDT! And remember to use cart code MARVEL2019 at checkout!

*Offer expires 6/23/19 at 11:00 PM EDT.  Promotion code can be used to buy any Marvel digital comic and/or digital collection and get another Marvel digital comic or digital collection of equal or lesser value for free.  No limit to the number of purchases for which the free offer applies.  Offer not valid on anything released 6/11/19 or after, or any bundles or preorders.  Marvel account and internet connection required to access digital comics.

** Marvel Insider Loyalty Rewards Program open to U.S. residents aged 18+ only.  See marvel.com/insider for terms and program details.  2,000 Insider point reward limited to one per Marvel Insider during the Buy One Get One Free Sale, regardless of number of purchases during the sale.  Points will be automatically added to Marvel Insider Loyalty Rewards Program point balance.

Review: InfeStation #1

InfeStation #1

As a fan of Disney movies growing up, I had my favorites> But they were not what most people tend to gravitate to.  I was a fan of the standards like Aladdin and Mulan but I was also a fan of the lesser celebrated works. Disney movies, tend to have a common thread that still exists today, heart. As complicated as Walt Disney the man was, his love for stories shined through. His need to leave his audiences somewhat touched is emblematic in all of their movies.

One of my all-time favorite movies was the Great Mouse Detective. It was Disney’s foray into the Sherlock Holmes canon. It’s also a very worthy addition. The plot circles Basil the mouse counterpart of the great Sherlock Holmes who just so happens to reside on the infamous Baker Street as well. He investigates the disappearance of a toymaker and the incident’s link to his arch nemesis Professor Ratigan. The charm of the movie has rarely been replicated until I read Shelby Leets and Eduardo Orozco’s debut issue of InfeStation, where a cockroach detective investigates why the Mayor’s cat went missing.

We ae taken to Brooklyn, New York, where an exterminator known as El Tigre is hired for the job and kills all the roaches in one apartment, except for one, Clarence Crumb. He would go no to survive and become a detective, whose latest case a was chasing down a jewel thief, one that befuddles everyone except for Clarence. AS he gets closer to who the jewel thief, is an emergency takes hold of the precinct, the mayor’ cat, Mr. President has been kidnapped.

Overall, an interesting debut issue for a story that both feels fun and out of place making for an entertaining introduction to this world. The story by Leets is suspenseful, fun, and hilarious at times. The art by the Leets and Orozco is beautiful. Altogether, a story that is both tongue in cheek and serious making for a book that is simply an enjoyable escape with some unique characters.

Story: Shelby Leets Art: Shelby Leets and Eduardo Orozco
Story: 9.0Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: 30 Miles of Crazy #7

30 Miles of Crazy! #7

Armistead Maupin is one of those writers whose work spoke to many people and whose stories felt so visceral. His books made certain individuals who felt so alone for so long feel instantly connected to a larger tapestry. 30 Miles of Crazy #7 evokes a similar feeling.

I remembered the first time I heard about Maupin. It was in the television adaptation of one of his books for Showtime. The series starred some well-known actors and their lives in and around the city of San Francisco.

I watched the series as a lover of great stories and was not disappointed at all. The series was a godsend. It made me ravage his books. Though it was a world unfamiliar to me, his tactile penchant for pacing, his endearing structure of his characters, and his layered world building made his books both worthwhile and magnetic. Very few writers since his entry into the literary world can compare. Karl Christian Krumpholz is one who does. Krumpholz has set his own standards, giving the world a modern masterpiece in 30 Miles Of Crazy #7.

In “The City,” a man marvels at how much his city has changed around him, and though he lived there for years he still feels like an outsider. In “The Mugger,” an unlikely snowfall gives way to some very strange circumstances, ones that lead to a mugger walking his would-be victim home safely. In “A Gesture,” one man gets a love branch from someone in a crisis which puts his whole place in life in perspective. In “My Uncle,” one man finds out more about a long deceased relative in his death more than when he was alive. In “Darkness,” one bargoer reminisces about a friend who was the life of the party and how those missed connections, were the only chances we have before someone is gone from this life. In “My Only Stan Lee Story,” the author replays his wife’s encounter with the iconoclast, which though truncated, is both funny and very much is within his personality. In the last story I will highlight, “Agoraphobia,” one woman’s issues with her family haunts her long after they pass away, leaving her to question what she fears now?

Overall, a beautiful collection of vignettes that both ring true and is somewhat fantastical at times. The stories by Krumpholz are funny, brilliant, and heartfelt. The art by Krumpholz is gorgeous. Altogether, stories that will make you feel as though those bricks are beneath your feet.

Story: Karl Christian Krumpholz Art: Karl Christian Krumpholz
Story: 10 Art: 9.6 Overall: 9.8 Recommendation: Buy

Review: The Catalyst #1

The Catalyst #1

When it comes to the characters who make you invested in a story, there are some general types. There’s the antagonist, which is the main reason for the existence of the hero. This character usually is the source of evil acts, making them a villain. Then there’s the protagonist, the character whose inherent goodness makes them the eyes and ears of the audience, thus making them the hero. Of course, every story can have multiples of these character types. An example of this is in Game Of Thrones.

Then there are those characters that feel like a hurricane. The moment they enter the scene no one can take their eyes off of them. Daenerys Targaryen was one such character. Her arc felt like she went through the gauntlet. Her turn as the Mad Queen was not really surprising for most of us who watched and read this story. Her family history and the events that lead her to that point became a catalyst for her turn. Every character in that story eventually became a catalyst to push the story and other characters forward. In the one shot, The Catalyst, we find one character who jumps into different stories in different genres moving each plot.

We meet The Catalyst, a robot. As he enters Universe #1945, his entrance allows for characters to change their destinies. In Universe #1006 The Catalyst finds himself sent to a medieval setting as a Friar. He does his job but not without being burned by a dragon. In just about every universe (story/genre) he jumps to, though his efforts keep the story on track, it comes at great harm to him. By story’s end, The Catalyst has done better than he will ever know. The reader is also treated to an additional adventure of the Bravest Warriors, an equally entertaining story that will have the reader in stitches.

Overall, an excellent one-shot comic that will remind readers of Quantum Leap but with robots. The story by Nick Bryan is brilliant, funny, and heartfelt. The art by the creative team is beautiful and endearing. Altogether, a great story that has made this reviewer a fan of this creative team.

Story: Nick Bryan
Art: Robert Ahmad, David B. Cooper, Emily Brady, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
and DC Hopkins
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Review: The Casebook of Rabbit Black #1

The Casebook of Rabbit Black #1

One of my favorite authors right now is J.R. Rain. His flare for prose and unhinged characters makes his stories pretty much feel like a sonnet. It doesn’t hurt that he was a private investigator, which is why it feels like most of his stories feels you are more than a tourist in his worlds, but an eyewitness. His Vampire for Hire series is a great new twist on urban fantasy with a tinge of family drama.

The series features characters, though fantastical in nature, that feel visceral. It’s as if you shared the same air as them, which needless to say his realism is off the charts. So, when his new book series, Dead Detective, came out as I was instantly captivated by its premise. The story revolves around a detective who dies and wakes up seeing her dead body in a chalk outline.  Though the book was underwhelming, the premise is quite interesting and put to better use in Kate Sherron’s The Casebook of Rabbit Black #1, which involves a “problem solver” who ends up dead.

We meet Rabbit Black, in “the Case Of The Undying Detective” whose job is to solve everyone else’s problems, that is until he is found dead. By some stretch of the imagination, he is not quite dead, thanks to the magic of a necromancer, as he tries to figure out who killed him and why? By story ‘s end, we find out that it was a love triangle turned deadly. In “The Case of The Nicked Kitsch”, Rabbit’s friend, Ira, gets a mysterious call from his brother, one who is in charge of a prestigious collection, where a portrait has gone missing.

Overall, an intriguing set of stories which paints a world not so black and white. The stories by Sherron are intense, intelligent, and powerful. The art by Sherron is beautiful. Altogether, a character and a world that feels both lived in and brand new, which is always the mark of a great creator.

Story: Kate Sherron Art: Kate Sherron
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel Unlimited Expands in June

Marvel Unlimited

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 6/3

Ironheart #1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10
BLACK PANTHER #6
BLACK PANTHER VS. DEADPOOL #2
DAREDEVIL #612 SERIES COMPLETE!
DARTH VADER #24
DEAD MAN LOGAN #1
FANTASTIC FOUR #4
INFINITY WARS: ARACHKNIGHT #2 SERIES COMPLETE!
INFINITY WARS: WEAPON HEX #2 SERIES COMPLETE!
IRONHEART #1
MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #12 SERIES COMPLETE!
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #11
RETURN OF WOLVERINE #3
SPIDER-GIRLS #2
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #2
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #42
UNCANNY X-MEN #3

Week of 6/10

Killmonger #1

DEADPOOL #7
DOCTOR STRANGE #9
IMMORTAL HULK #10
IMMORTAL HULK: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
INFINITY WARS: INFINITY WARPS #2 SERIES COMPLETE!
IRON FIST: MARVEL DIGITAL ORIGINAL #3 SERIES COMPLETE!
KILLMONGER #1
MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #3
MARVEL’S AVENGERS: ENDGAME PRELUDE #1
MERRY X-MEN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #38
NAMOR: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
SHATTERSTAR #3
SPIDER-GEDDON HANDBOOK
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #43
STAR WARS #58
STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC – QUI-GON JINN #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #4
VENOM #9
WEST COAST AVENGERS #5
WINTER SOLDIER #1
X-MEN: THE EXTERMINATED #1

Week of 6/17

Fantastic Four Wedding Special #1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11
ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #4
AVENGERS #11
BLACK ORDER #2
BLACK PANTHER #7
CHAMPIONS #27 SERIES COMPLETE!
DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON: MARVEL DIGITAL ORIGINAL #2
DOCTOR STRANGE: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
FANTASTIC FOUR: WEDDING SPECIAL #1
INFINITY WARS: GHOST PANTHER #2 SERIES COMPLETE!
INFINITY WARS: SLEEPWALKER #4 SERIES COMPLETE!
MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #1
MR. AND MRS. X #6
PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #313 SERIES COMPLETE!
SILVER SURFER: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
SPIDER-FORCE #3 SERIES COMPLETE!
SPIDER-GIRLS #3 SERIES COMPLETE!
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #3
STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC – DARTH MAUL #1
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #27
STAR WARS: HAN SOLO – IMPERIAL CADET #2
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #39
THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #3
TYPHOID FEVER: IRON FIST #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #5
WEAPON X #27 SERIES COMPLETE!
X-23 #7
X-MEN: RED #11 SERIES COMPLETE!

Week of 6/24

Infinity Wars #6

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12
BLACK PANTHER VS. DEADPOOL #3
CAPTAIN AMERICA #6
CHAMPIONS ANNUAL #1
DARTH VADER #25
DEAD MAN LOGAN #2
DEFENDERS: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
DOMINO #9
EXILES #11
EXTERMINATION #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
ICEMAN #4
INFINITY WARS #6 SERIES COMPLETE!
INFINITY WARS: FALLEN GUARDIAN #1
KILLMONGER #2
MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #4
MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES: CAPTAIN MARVEL – FROST GIANTS AMONG US! #1
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #12 SERIES COMPLETE!
RUNAWAYS #16
SEASON’S BEATINGS #1
SHURI #3
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION #3
SPIDER-GEDDON #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 SERIES COMPLETE!
THE PUNISHER #5
THOR #8
UNCANNY X-MEN #6
WEAPON H #11
WEST COAST AVENGERS #6

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 June’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following issues: WOLVERINE (1988) #170-176, DAREDEVIL (1964) #345-364, SUB-MARINER (1968) #15-25, #50-72, MUTANT MISADVENTURES OF CLOAK AND DAGGER (1988) #5-17, 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.

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