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Today’s Digital Releases Include the Imperfects, Ororo, Wolverine, and Harlequin Romance

There’s six new releases on comiXology for your reading pleasure. Check out the new comics from Marvel and Harlequin below or get shopping now.

Marvel Nemesis: The Imperfects

Written by Greg Pak
Art by Renato Arlem
Cover by Jae Lee
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Collects Marvel Nemesis: The Imperfects #1-6.

An evil scientist sets his crosshairs on planet Earth, in search of test subjects for his experiments, transforming even the most timid creatures into vicious fighting machines. Thousands of years later, the Thing, Wolverine, Spider-Man and Elektra all find themselves unwilling participants in the scientist’s millennia-old trials…or perhaps not all of them are that unwilling.

Marvel Nemesis: The Imperfects

Ororo: Before The Storm

Written by Marc Sumerak
Art by Carlo Barberi
Cover by Mark Brooks
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Collects Ororo: Before the Storm #1-4.

Celebrating 30 years of Storm! The back alleys of Cairo’s thieves-quarter are no place for a child to grow up — unless that child is destined to be one of the greatest Marvel heroines of all time! Long before she became the X-Man known as Storm, a young orphan named Ororo Munroe stalked the streets of Cairo picking pockets and scraping to survive. Get ready for some awesome Egyptian action and adventure as Ororo leads her fellow street urchins on the adventure of a lifetime! This is a history lesson you won’t want to miss!

Ororo: Before The Storm

The Innocent’s Secret Baby Vol. 1: Billionaires & One-Night Heirs

Written by Carol Marinelli
Art by Yuuki Mizuswa
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While staying at a very fancy Venetian hotel, Lydia happens to be seated at a table beside Raul Di Savo, a real estate tycoon. He overhears the conversation between her and her stepfather, who plans to use Lydia for a business deal. Lydia is disgusted by the terms and flees the table, but Raul chases her and presents her with an offer she can’t refuse. He’ll stay with her tonight, but on her terms. She’s never had anyone in her life respect her opinions, so why does he?

The Innocent's Secret Baby Vol. 1: Billionaires & One-Night Heirs

Une Nuit Dans Le Désert

Written by Maggie Cox
Art by Mao Karino
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Le travail de Gina l’a amenée jusqu’au royaume du désert de Kabuyadir, un endroit dans lequel, il était une fois, elle a passé une nuit magique avec un homme costaud du nom de Zahir. Alors qu’ils se sont promis de se revoir un jour, Gina n’a pas pu croire aux voeux d’amour de son amoureux au long cours, alors elle a rompu. Elle est maintenant revenue pour évaluer le Coeur du Courage, un joyau transmis par la famille royale Kabuyadir avec la prophétie que tous les membres de la famille royale ne vivront toujours que par amour. Et qui devrait arriver pour accueillir Gina au palais, sinon Zahir lui-même ! Jamais, dans ses rêves les plus fous, Gina n’aurait imaginé que Zahir était un roi ! L’a-t-il appelée ici pour se venger de l’avoir largué il y a tant d’années ?

Une Nuit Dans Le Désert

Wolverine Vol. 1: Brotherhood

Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Darick Robertson
Cover by Esad Ribic
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Collects Wolverine (2003) #1-6.

The world’s deadliest mutant Wolverine embarks on a dangerous mission of revenge, seeking justice for a young neighbor who was murdered in her sleep. Logan must use all of his lethal skills to take on a mysterious organization hell-bent on keeping its dark secrets hidden from the world.

Wolverine Vol. 1: Brotherhood

Wolverine Vol. 2: Coyote Crossing

Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Leandro Fernandez
Cover by Leandro Fernandez
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Collects Wolverine (2003) #7-11.

In a dusty border town on the edge of Mexico, Wolverine, the world’s most dangerous – and most popular – mutant, chances upon a grisly discovery that begs for his unique brand of justice.

Wolverine Vol. 2: Coyote Crossing

Review: Eternals #1

Eternals #1

Out of the numerous bodies of characters that exist within the Marvel universe, there’s no one more unknown to me as the Eternals. The characters have more-or-less relegated to their own title and seldom pop out for other appearances. The Eternals are not the types that pop up in your monthly summer events. Somehow, the stars aligned in their favor and there’s an MCU movie on the horizon for them so it’s the perfect time to reintroduce these godlike characters to readers this week with Eternals #1.

Eternals #1 starts with a resurrection. Apparently, the Eternals were dead but are alive again, thanks to the machine that works within the confines of their lives. Ikaris, leader of the Eternals, ends up chasing around another Eternal that’s a bit more of a pain in the ass in Sprite. While their superpowered game of tag concludes with them seeing where humanity has gotten to in the Eternals’ absence, there’s one thing staring them down; the death of another Eternal has happened and they cannot wait for his return to get down to it.

I think my only problem with this book was my own confusion about the Eternals themselves. It’s a bit easier to jump into an Avengers or FF relaunch when the characters are fairly much the same from one book launch to another. Eternals #1 gives Marvel the chance to establish these characters in a new light while keeping true to what Jack Kirby envisioned and I think that’s pulled off quite well. They brought in Kieron Gillen to pilot this book and I think the end result speaks for itself. The starting cast is small and Gillen is able to allow those present to have their own voice while not throwing a lot of characters at the reader.

Esad Ribić delivers an absolute stunner on art. It’s a really beautiful book from cover to cover. It’s weird to say this but as much as I loved how this book looked, and I did, I cannot wait to see him delve into the inner workings of the Eternals and show us the Celestials, or, I’m hoping we get to that with Ribić still on the title. His style has so much detail to it that I really enjoy what I’m looking at. Really, I get a bit nervous when Marvel launches something new because you never know what direction they’ll go artistically.

I think going into this, I didn’t have that high of hopes but I enjoyed this a lot and plan on continuing the adventure of the Eternals. I think if Marvel can keep this creative team on the book, it’s going to help with keeping readers interested in the Eternals. I’m sure the upcoming movie will help, too, but in the pages of the comics is where the work needs to be done and Gillen and Ribić are the right team for it. This book has way too many variants but that should also mean it’s an easy book for potential readers to find a copy of.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Esad Ribić
Color: Matthew Wilson Letterer/Designer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.5

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Preview: Eternals #1

Eternals #1

(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Esad Ribic
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 06, 2021
SRP: $4.99

NEVER DIE. NEVER WIN. ETERNALS.
What’s the point of an eternal battle?
For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity. Without them, we’d be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares.

But today, Eternals face something new: change. Can they – or anyone on Earth – survive their discovery?
From the thought provoking minds of Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Uncanny X-Men, Thor) and Esad Ribi? (Secret Wars, King Thor) comes a new vision of the classic Marvel mythology!

Eternals #1

Review: Eternals #1

Eternals #1

The Eternals are an interesting group of characters. Created by Jack Kirby, there’s a certain pedigree about them. But, despite the talent that birthed them, it’s never been a group or characters I’ve cared much about. There’s been some good moments, like Neil Gaiman and John Romita, Jr.’s take, but overall, it’s a group of characters I can’t say I’ve been excited about. And due to that, I’ve been rather excited to read Eternals #1 by Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribić.

For those catching up, the Eternals are beings created to serve the whims of the Celestials. They’re at odds with other beings called Deviants. It’s all interesting but never quite clicked for me.

Well, Gillen may be changing that. Eternals #1 is a hell of a start. It brings the characters squarely back into the Marvel Universe and doing it in a way that it makes sense. The beauty of Eternals #1 is that it catches new readers up. It explains the characters so well it feels like they’ve just always been around and characters and concepts I knew about. But, on top of that, it drops readers into a familiar type of story that it’s easy to enjoy while doing so.

Eternals #1 is a hell of a balance and beginning. Beyond the introduction to the characters, the issue also moves things along with an intriguing murder mystery that also plays into teaching readers about this world. It’s an interesting mix in that it feels like a video game whose opening is both cinematic and geared towards teaching players the fundamentals of it all.

Esad Ribić’s art is fantastic. That’s not too surprising at all. Ribić is joined by Matthew Wilson on color and letterer/designer Clayton Cowles. The designs of the characters are solid but it’s the world that’s really amazing. The locations, the presentation of the world, it’s all beyond impressive. Much like the current X-Men, comics, Eternals #1 uses diagrams and info drop pages to help make the information from being too overloading. The locations presented are amazing and really make the series stand out from the rest of what Marvel’s putting out currently. It’s a unique series in so many ways.

Eternals #1 clearly takes a lot of inspiration from the relaunched X-Men. The inclusion of info dump pages and the tone itself feels very inline of that entire line of comics. That’s not a bad thing because it works and works REALLY well. Eternals #1 is a highly anticipated comic for 2021 launching the year and if this is any indication of what we can expect for the year, it’s going to be a very good one. The comic sets a high bar for what follows in its path and easily meets the expectations for this debut. It’s a must get and a great way to start the new year.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Esad Ribić
Color: Matthew Wilson Letterer/Designer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Early Preview: Eternals #1

Eternals #1

(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Esad Ribic
(Variant Covers) Alex Ross, Art Adams, Mahmud Asrar, Russell Dauterman, Dave Johnson, Alan Davis, Mike Del Mundo, Frank Cho, Rian Gonzales, Jeff Johnson, J. Scott Campbell, Greg Land, Todd Nauck, Dan Panosian, Joe Quesada, Khary Randolph, Ron Lim, Otto Schmidt, Walt Simonson, Superlog, Skottie Young, Leinil Francis Yu
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 06, 2021
SRP: $4.99

NEVER DIE. NEVER WIN. ETERNALS.

What’s the point of an eternal battle?

For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity. Without them, we’d be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares.

But today, Eternals face something new: change. Can they – or anyone on Earth – survive their discovery?
From the thought provoking minds of Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Uncanny X-Men, Thor) and Esad Ribi? (Secret Wars, King Thor) comes a new vision of the classic Marvel mythology!

Eternals #1

Thena Gets the Spotlight on this Eternals #1 Variant Cover

Mastermind creators Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribić join forces this January to redefine one of Marvel’s most fascinating mythologies in Eternals #1. Readers will experience Jack Kirby’s classic creation in an epic saga that will enthrall both longtime fans of the Eternals and those experiencing this enigmatic heroes for the first time. Celebrate the grand return of these iconic characters with stunning variant covers by some of Marvel’s most popular artists, including artist Frank Cho!

One of the most prominent Eternals characters, Thena was once thought to be the goddess Athena herself and is set to play a major role in Gillen and Ribić’s upcoming run. Behold this rising Marvel star in all her glory on Frank Cho’s mesmerizing cover below and keep your eyes peeled for more Eternals #1 cover reveals coming your way!

Eternals #1 Frank Cho variant

The Eternals and Marvel Universe Team for Variant Covers by Art Adams, Jenny Frison, Khary Randolph, Greg Land, and John Romita, Jr.

Mastermind creators Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribić join forces this January to redefine one of Marvel’s most fascinating mythologies in Eternals #1. Readers will experience Jack Kirby’s classic creation in an epic saga that will enthrall both longtime fans of the Eternals and those experiencing these enigmatic heroes for the first time. Celebrate the grand return of these iconic characters with stunning variant covers by some of Marvel’s most popular artists, featuring the most prominent Eternals characters side by side with your favorite Marvel heroes!

Phastos and Thor smash their way to glory on Art Adam’s explosive cover while Ikaris soars to new heights with Captain Marvel on Jenny Frison’s cover. Lightning strikes on Khary Randolph’s cover featuring Storm and Sersi and it’s clobberin’ time with the Thing and Thena on Greg Land’s previously revealed cover. Also, check out the Eternals battle their way through an army of Deviants on John Romita Jr.’s epic Hidden Gem cover. Behold these glorious covers below and keep your eyes peeled for more Eternals #1 cover reveals coming your way!

The Eternals Face Thanos in the Eternals #1 Trailer

Mastermind creators Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribić join forces this January to redefine one of Marvel’s most fascinating mythologies in Eternals #1. Readers will experience Jack Kirby’s classic creation in an epic saga that will enthrall both longtime fans of the Eternals and those experiencing these enigmatic heroes for the first time. The groundbreaking new series will reintroduce classic Eternals characters for a new age, reveal new members of the legendary group, and feature the return of one of Marvel’s most feared villains, the Mad Titan himself, Thanos. Check out a brand-new trailer for the debut issue featuring never-before-seen artwork and covers!

Learn what it truly means to be ETERNAL when the highly-anticipated debut issue hits stands on January 6th!

Eternals #1 Gets Variants from Mahmud Asrar, Russell Dauterman, Rian Gonzales, and Humberto Ramos

Mastermind creators Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribić join forces this November to redefine one of Marvel’s most fascinating mythologies in Eternals #1. Readers will experience Jack Kirby’s classic creation in an epic saga that will enthrall both longtime fans of the Eternals and those experiencing these enigmatic heroes for the first time.

Celebrate the grand return of these iconic characters with stunning variant covers by some of Marvel’s most prominent artists including Russell Dauterman’s gorgeous depiction of former Avenger Sersi through the ages and a battle between Marvel’s greatest tricksters on Rian Gonzales’ variant cover. Check them out below and keep your eyes peeled for more cover reveals for Eternals #1, on sale this November!

  • ETERNALS #1 VARIANT COVER by MAHMUD ASRAR (SEP200570)
  • ETERNALS #1 VARIANT COVER by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (SEP200573)
  • ETERNALS #1 VARIANT COVER by RIAN GONZALES (SEP200578)
  • ETERNALS #1 LAUNCH VARIANT COVER by HUMBERTO RAMOS (SEP200588)

Thanos Strikes in Eternals #2

The Mad Titan has returned. In the aftermath of an Eternal’s death, Ikaris goes up against Thanos in the heart of a city twisted by time. This epic battle will be explored in Eternals #2 and will reveal the monumental role Thanos will play in this bold new vision of Jack Kirby’s classic Marvel creation.

In Eternals, mastermind creators Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribić will take readers on an unpredictable journey that will change everything you thought you knew about this enigmatic group of heroes. This groundbreaking series will serve as a perfect entry point for longtime fans or those experiencing these iconic characters for the first time and will redefine what it truly means to be Eternal.

Don’t miss the shocking return of one of Marvel’s most feared villains when Eternals #2 hits stands in December!

Eternals #2
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