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Preview: Guardians of the Galaxy #7

Guardians of the Galaxy #7

(W) Donny Cates (A) Cory Smith (CA) David Marquez
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“FAITHLESS”, Part 1: The death of Rocket begins here! In the aftermath of the FINAL GAUNTLET, the Guardians of the Galaxy are taking some well deserved R&R. But their vacation is about to be cut short when a familiar, but radically powerful enemy returns. And what does all of this have to do with the whereabouts of a certain raccoon?

Guardians of the Galaxy #7

Review: Venom #16

Venom #16

Venom #16 does a fantastic job of bridging the gap between the recently ended event “War of the Realms” and upcoming “Absolute Carnage.”

Writer Donny Cates uses the issue to focus on the recent revelation that Eddie Brock is a father. Cates has done an amazing job at adding depth to the character. This issue is a prime example of that.

Eddie doesn’t have access to his symbiote anymore and he has to take care of his newly discovered son. But, that involves money, something Eddie doesn’t have. And, with his son getting sick, Eddie also needs medicine, or at last soup. While he used to have the means to solve those issues, he now has to take another route. That means trying to get a job.

The story is such a simple concept that shows Eddie as a proctor. It also has us questioning who was the bad guy, him or the symbiote. Did one corrupt the other? It also makes his actions as a hero more believable as we get to see him care for his kid.

Cates focuses on that while also teasing the upcoming storyline “Absolute Carnage.” He delivers a creepy storyline that’s brutal in scary in so many ways. We see Eddie do what he has to provide and protect the innocents, even without Venom to help. It creates a character that is multifaceted and more well-rounded.

The art by Juan Gedeon and colorist Jesus Aburtov for Venom #16 is on the nose. It brings a grittiness to the story that fits the tone perfectly. There’s a caring innocence that slowly devolves as Eddie falls deeper into his mission and goal. The detail Gedeon makes sure to add of the bumps and bruises helps you feel that more sorry for Eddie and what he has to do.

Venom continues to be one of Marvel’s best series out there. It has added depth to a character who up to this point lacked any. Venom, and Eddie Brock, has finally gone from a Spider-Man who eats people, to a character you can empathize with. Cates has made me care about the character for the first time and put together an amazing focus on character, action, and big picture storytelling.

Story: Donny Cates Art: Juan Gedeon
Color: Jesus Aburtov Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Venom #16

With the War of the Realms over, Eddie Brock attempts to move on with his life as Absolute Carnage is right around the corner. An excellent issue bridging the two storylines.

Story: Donny Cates
Art: Juan Gedeon
Color: Jesus Aburtov
Letters: Clayton Cowles

Get your copy in comic shops starting July 10! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Venom #16

Venom #16

(W) Donny Cates (A) Juan Gedeon (CA) Joshua Cassara
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

After weeks on the run and battling the monsters of Asgard through the WAR OF THE REALMS, Eddie Brock finally has a moment to catch his breath. But without his symbiote, getting even the basic necessities will become a challenge for Eddie Brock. Which means that keeping his son, Dylan, alive will be too!

Venom #16

Review: Silver Surfer: Black #1

Silver Surfer: Black #1

I had no idea what to expect going into Silver Surfer: Black #1. With the creative team of writer Donny Cates and artist Tradd Moore, I had no doubt what I was going to read was going to be good.

Silver Surfer: Black #1 spins out of Guardians of the Galaxy #1. The galaxy’s defenders have been sent into a black hole and this is the story of Silver Surfer’s journey.

Spinning out of a comic, there’s always the worry you may need to know what happened before. Cates has done a masterful job of catching new readers up and allowing them to enjoy the journey. The comic really is about that journey and not the past. Silver Surfer is taken to an alien world… and where it goes from there, I’d rather not say.

Cates has delivered a comic that’s a must for anyone interested in the epic tale he’s telling in the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe. From Guardians of the Galaxy to Venom, Silver Surfer: Black fits right in and then some.

The issue has that philosophical feel about it as Surfer reflects on his history and the situation he’s in. It’s a different kind of comic with a more laid back feel about it embracing the comics of the past.

That’s helped by Tradd Moore‘s art. Moore has a unique style and here it works to enhance the feel of the comic. Dave Stewart provides the color and together they create an aesthetic that hearkens back to classic Kirby without trying to copy him. There are homages to the classic style he brought to Marvel’s cosmic, especially in the backgrounds. But, Moore sticks to his own style enhanced by Stewart’s vibrant colors. Clayton Cowles‘ lettering stands out as well with the alien language he brings. It begs you to attempt to decipher it and see what’s said.

If the issue isn’t on your radar, it should be. As someone who has never liked the Silver Surfer as a character, this debut issue has me wanting to read more immediately. Add in that this is a chapter in Cates’ bigger plan makes it a must.

Story: Donny Cates Art: Tradd Moore
Color: Dave Stewart Letters: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.65 Art: 8.65 Overall: 8.65 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Silver Surfer: Black #1

Spinning out of Guardians of the Galaxy, Silver Surfer is lost adrift in a black hole. Donny Cates and Tradd Moore take us on a trippy journey that’s so much more.

Story: Donny Cates
Art: Tradd Moore
Color: Dave Stewart
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Get your copy in comic shops June 12! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Absolute Carnage Infects the Marvel Universe with Tie-Ins

This summer, everyone is a target in Absolute Carnage, Marvel’s epic summer event!

At the Diamond Retailer Summit in Las Vegas this past weekend, Marvel announced upcoming Absolute Carnage tie-in titles debuting this August, including the new limited series Scream, featuring the return of a classic symbiote…the daughter of Venom! Check out all the covers for the tie-ins announced below, along with a handy checklist to make sure you don’t miss any of these exciting stories!

Don’t miss these thrilling tie-in adventures to the deadliest story in the Marvel Universe, available at your local comic shops this August!

VENOM #17

Written by DONNY CATES
Art by IBAN COELLO
Cover by KYLE HOTZ

VENOM #17

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS. DEADPOOL #1 (of 3)

Written by FRANK TIERI
Art by MARCELO FERREIRA
Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS. DEADPOOL #1 (of 3)

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: LETHAL PROTECTORS #1 (of 3)

Written by FRANK TIERI
Art by ALBERTO JIMENEZ ALBURQUERQUE
Cover by BENGAL

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: LETHAL PROTECTORS #1 (of 3)

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: MILES MORALES #1 (of 3)

Written by SALADIN AHMED
Art by FEDERICO VINCENTINI
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: MILES MORALES #1 (of 3)

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SCREAM #1 (of 3)

Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art and Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SCREAM #1 (of 3)
ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SCREAM #2 (of 3)

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SEPARATION ANXIETY #1

Written by CLAY McLEOD CHAPMAN
Art by BRIAN LEVEL
Cover by PHILIP TAN

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SEPARATION ANXIETY #1

Review: Venom Vol. 2 The Abyss

Venom has battled a god but where does he go from there? How about dealing with his past? Eddie Brock and Venom head to his childhood home and faces his family.

Story: Donny Cates
Art: Iban Coello, Ryan Stegman, Joshua Cassara
Ink: Iban Coello, JP Mayer, Joshua Cassara
Color: Andres Mossa, Frank Martin
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores now! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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