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Review: Rise Of The Djinn #1

Rise of The Djinn #1

The beauty of humanity does not lie in the good deeds we do, but in our daily fight within the beautiful struggle. As we go about our daily lives, it’s the choices we make along the way. It is often small acts like “being slow to anger” or “owing someone your absence”. These are not mere acts of good will, but often an act of self care.

Remembering this fact is often difficult when dealing with life’s many trials and tribulations. It is hard to remain steadfast when you are in the middle of the storm. Only wisdom can show us it is within those trials and tribulations which shape your character. In the debut issue, Rise of The Djinn #1, our protagonist is in the midst of one such “storm”, until some family history suddenly comes to light.

We’re taken to modern day Southern Iraq, where a man is on the run from a pair of Djinn, who is trying to warn him of an oncoming war, that is completely unavoidable, and sides must be taken. The reader is transported to the Anacostia neighborhood in Washington DC, as we meet our protagonist, Detective Tamara Brazile, as she is about to enter a hostage standoff alone, but nothing is what it seems, as a Djinn awaits her in broad daylight, leading to a tragedy where her husband, a fellow police detective gets killed on the scene and to make matters worse, her doctor tells her a few days later, she has stage four breast cancer. As she tries to find meaning in her grieving, she starts to see otherworldly things, like when she saw the Djinn at the hostage standoff, leaving her more bewildered than ever before, leaving her blindly searching for the serial killer who killed her husband that fateful day. To keep her distracted, her Captain puts her on special assignment, with two FBI agents looking for stolen relics from Persia. As they chase down clues, she becomes victim to a tripwire bomb, leaving her body mostly burnt,  and mostly dead, until something g miraculous occurs, her body starts to heal b  itself, unexplainable to any reason modern medicine can provide. By the issue’s end, Tamara realizes she has powers, what she is seeing is real and a new mysterious ally comes to her aid when a pair of Djinn try to ambush her.

Overall, Rise of The Djinn #1 is a fun issue which proves how excellent a storyteller, Kevin Grevioux , really is. The story by Grevioux is action packed. The art by artist Elmo Bondoc, colorist Jorge Cortes, and letterer Taylor Esposito is elegant. Altogether, Rise of The Djinn #1 is a story that comic book fans will enjoy if you like your crime noir with a dash of high fantasy.

Story: Kevin Grevioux Art: Elmo Bondoc
Color: Jorge Cortes Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Ms. Marvel #31 Celebrates 50 Issues of Kamala Khan with Hasan Minhaj Contributing

This June marks 50 issues of Kamala Khan, and in Ms. Marvel #31, Marvel is celebrating…slumber party style! As Ms. Marvel #31 brings Kamala, Zoe, Nakia and Mike together for a best friends sleepover, the comic publisher is also bringing along some very special friends to commemorate this landmark issue.

Marvel has announced that in addition to rising stars and award-winning creators such as G. Willow Wilson, Hugo Award nominee Saladin Ahmed and New York Times bestseller Rainbow Rowell, Ms. Marvel #31’s all-star roster of talent will include Daily Show correspondent and Peabody Award-winning comedy writer Hasan Minhaj!

Named one of the most influential American Muslims in the media, Minhaj has made waves as an actor, writer, and activist. He was the featured speaker at the 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner, and his critically-acclaimed one-man show, Homecoming King, is currently streaming on Netflix. Later this summer, he’ll be seen in the upcoming comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me.

Along with this stellar line-up of writing talent, Marvel is excited to announce that series regular artist Nico Leon will be joined on Ms. Marvel #31 by celebrated artists Bob Quinn, Gusatvo Duarte, and Elmo Bondoc.

Will Kamala be able to save Jersey City AND her party? It’s an epic adventure in a very special landmark issue of Ms. Marvel, coming to comic shops this June 27th!

Preview: Spider-Man/Deadpool #30

Spider-Man/Deadpool #30

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Elmo Bondoc (CA) Chris Bachalo
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WLMD PART 1
• For decades, S.H.I.E.L.D. replaced its top fallen operatives with better-than-life robots, and pretty much everyone was cool with it.
• But WHAT IF there were something dangerous about super-powerful androids hiding in plain sight?
• Let’s hope that no maniacs with grudges against SPIDER-MAN and DEADPOOL have that idea!

A Four-Part Crossover in One Issue – Your First Look at Deadpool #13!

What do you get when you take a Merc With a Mouth, two Heroes for Hire and a Man Without Fear and mash ‘em together?  Why, the massively oversized Deadpool #13 of course!  This June, this quartet of heroes collide in the first-ever 4-part crossover in one issue! We’re not joking – this issue contains two full issues of Deadpool, one issue of Power Man and Iron Fist and one issue of Daredevil! Writers Gerry Duggan, David Walker and Charles Soule join forces with artists Jacopo Camagni, Guillermo Sanna, Elmo Bondoc and Paco Diaz to bring you one for the history books! When Deadpool takes a gig protecting a banker who betrayed his nefarious cartel partners, they seek the help of ADA Matt Murdock, who calls in the assistance (and fists) of Luke Cage and Danny Rand! Things are going to get ugly. Get ready for a mega-violent, street-level, gut-busting, face-punching, kung-fuing, ninjitsuing crime story you won’t want to miss!

DEADPOOL #13 (APR160998)
Written by GERRY DUGGAN, CHARLES SOULE and DAVID WALKER
Art by JACOPO CAMAGNI, GUILLERMO SANNA, ELMO BONDOC and PACO DIAZ
Cover by FRANCISO HERRERA
Variant Covers by ROB LIEFELD (APR160999) and RON LIM (APR161000)
Power Man and Iron Fist Variant by CHRIS STEVENS (APR161002)
Daredevil Variant by KHOI PHAM (APR161001)
Hit Monkey Variant by BRENT SCHOONOVER (APR161004)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (APR161003)
Rebirth Variant by DAVID NAKAYAMA (FEB168876)
FOC – 05/09/16, On-Sale – 06/06/16

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Mad Titan vs. Mouthy Merc – Your First Look at Deadpool Vs. Thanos #1!

Yes, you heard correctly dear reader! The fight of the century is upon you, and the Merc With a Mouth is set to go toe-to-toe against the Titan With a Temper in September’s Deadpool Vs. Thanos #1! Writer Tim Seeley and artist Elmo Bondoc, along with cover artist Tradd Moore bring you a high-octane thrill ride starring two unlikely adversaries!

Everyone knows the story of Thanos – the man who single-handedly turned bejeweled gloves into THE deadliest fashion accessory in the entire universe. But did you know that he and Deadpool share an ex? It’s true! The cosmic lady known only as Death! And when her mysterious disappearance causes everyone in the universe to stop dying – both her former flames take an interest.

If they hope to locate Death and restore balance to the cosmos – they’ll need to work…together. That’s not going to end well. Can the pair overcome their overwhelming hatred for one another? Or will Thanos finally let Deadpool die once and for all? Strap yourselves in and find out this September!

DEADPOOL VS. THANOS #1 (of 4) (JUL150789)
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by ELMO BONDOC
Cover by TRADD MOORE
Variant Cover by RON LIM (JUL150791)
Action Figure Variant Also Available (JUL150790)
FOC – 08/10/15, On-Sale – 09/02/15

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Mad Titan vs. Mouthy Merc this September in Deadpool Vs. Thanos #1!

Yes – you heard that correctly. The fight of the century is at hand dear reader, and the Merc With a Mouth is set to take it to the Titan With a Temper in September’s aptly named Deadpool Vs. Thanos #1! Written by Tim Seeley with art by Elmo Bondoc and covers by Tradd Moore, strap  yourselves in for a wild ride across all corners of the Marvel Universe!

We all know the story of Thanos – the man who single-handedly turned bejeweled gloves into THE deadliest and most fashion-forward weapons in the entire universe. But did you know he also shares an ex with good ol’ Wade Wilson? It’s true! The cosmic lady known only as Death! And when her mysterious disappearance causes everyone in the universe to stop dying – both her former flames take an interest.

If they hope to locate Death and restore balance to the cosmos – they’ll need to work…together. Yeah, that won’t end well. Can the pair overcome their overwhelming hatred and announce of one another? Or will Thanos finally let Deadpool die once and for all? One thing is for certain – this fight won’t be pretty. The fists will fly this September!

DEADPOOL VS. THANOS #1 (of 4)
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by ELMO BONDOC
Cover by TRADD MOORE
FOC – 06/01/15, On-Sale – 06/24/15

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