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Preview: New Mutants #98 Facsimile Edition

New Mutants #98 Facsimile Edition

(W) Rob Liefeld, Fabian Nicieza (A/CA) Rob Liefeld
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The dynamic debut of Deadpool! It’s the beginning of the end for the New Mutants as Cable continues his reinvention of the squad into his own paramilitary force! But their numbers are dwindling – and Rictor’s about to be the next member making his exit! Meanwhile, Deadpool makes his entrance – but he’s not looking to join. No, he’s been hired to kill Cable! With swords, guns, a healing factor and an unstoppable mouth, this merc is set to make a big splash! But who is the new mystery woman riding to the rescue? Cable called, she came: Enter Domino! Prepare for high-octane mutant action from the bombastic 1990s! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting NEW MUTANTS (1983) #98.

New Mutants #98 Facsimile Edition

Preview: Nightwing #56

Nightwing #56

(W) Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza (A) Garry Brown (CA) Chris Mooneyham
In Shops: Jan 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The Nightwings have been picking up the slack Dick Grayson left behind, making a dent in petty crime and cleaning up the streets of Blüdhaven. But as Scarecrow’s plan comes to fruition, it looks like they may have bitten off more than they can chew…putting Grayson in a position he was not prepared for. One where he may be forced to become a hero once more…

Nightwing #56

Preview: Nightwing #53

Nightwing #53

(W) Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza (A) Travis Moore, Patrick Zircher (CA) Chris Mooneyham
In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Nightwing was shot in the head…and now, only Grayson remains, caught in the clutches of the Knight Terrors! As the group of vigilantes take on the persona and mantle of Nightwing, he is forced to ante up his hand when one of his close friends is murdered… Will he cast his lot with his old super hero friends to take down these rogues, or will he decide to embrace his “newfound” abilities and fight against those who have wronged him? The answer lies somewhere in the gray area, when an unexpected threat from Scarecrow changes the game.

Gail Simone, Fabian Nicieza and More Bring You Domino Annual #1!

Because you demanded it! The runaway success of Domino’s solo series has had fans and retailers clamoring for more stories in her world, and readers have fallen in love Neena Thurman all over again!

This September, Marvel has assembled an all-star team to chronicle her adventures! Acclaimed series writer Gail Simone is joined by a host of superstar creators, including Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza, Dennis Hopeless, and Leah Williams, to bring you new and exciting adventures featuring everyone’s favorite femme fatale – with art by Victor Ibanez, Juan Gedeon, Natacha Bustos, Leonard Kirk, and more!

But that’s not all! Cable and Colossus, two of Domino’s most requested ex-flames make a return – but one reunion will prove to be bittersweet. Find out which this September, when Domino Annual #1 hits comic shops! The issue is out September 26th with a cover by Greg Land.

Eat a Chimichanga for Lunch with the Co-Creator of Deadpool

Comic Con Revolution, the Inland Empire’s only comic book convention is hosting a screening of Deadpool 2 and Q&A with the character co-creator, writer Fabian Nicieza prior to the movie. The screening will take place on the day the film opens across the country: on May 18, 2018 AT 10 AM PT. Ticket packages for this one time only event are tiered –from $30 (to be one of the 150 fans to attend the screening and on stage conversation) to $125 (to be one of the 20 people who will enjoy a Chimichanga for lunch with Nicieza following the screening and Q&A). All packages include a ticket to the screening, an autograph card and Comic Con Revolution Enamel Pin. Tickets are limited first come first serve.

In its second year, Comic Con Revolution is expanding for the first time to two full days of programming. The Inland Empire’s only comic convention will be held on May 19 & 20 at the Ontario Convention Center and will feature over 160 Exhibitors and nearly 200 guests including  Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Thor, Scalped), Greg Baldwin (Samurai Jack, Avatar: The Last Airbender), Sandy King Carpenter (Film Producer & Comic Writer), Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!, Satellite Sam), Ming Chen (AMC’s Comic Book Men) Matthew Clark (Doom Patrol, Outsiders), Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men), Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), Neo Edmund (Power Rangers), Carols Ferro (Gears of War), Derek Dridolfs (Li’l Gotham, Batman: Arkham Unhinged), Steven Gordon (X-Men: Evolution), Travis Hanson (Life of the Party: Realities of an RPG’er), Ray-Anthony Height (X-Men Blue, Superb), Tom Hodges (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Herb Jefferson Jr. (Battlestar Galactica), Doug Jung (Star Trek Beyond, The Cloverfield Experiment), Scott Koblish (Deadpool, Excalibur), Jim Krueger (Universe X, Earth X), Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid), Mike Mathew (Star Wars, She-Hulk), Jonboy Meyers (The Inhumans, Teen Titans), Todd Nauck (Young Justice, Teen Titans Go!), Dustin Nguyen (Descender, DC Secret Hero Society), Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool & X-Force), Diane Pershing (Batman: The Animated Series – Voice of Poison Ivy), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Peter Shinkoda (Daredevil, Falling Skies), Cat Staggs (Wonder Woman, Smallville), Art Thibert (Ultimate Spider-Man, Trinity), Tommy Walker (Daredevil, Henry Danger), Marv Wolfman (Marvel’s Blade, New Teen Titans) and Timothy Zahn (Star Wars Novelist).  Additional announcements will be made as guests continue to confirm and support the show.

Ticket Packages

Civilian – $30 (limited to 150)

     – Ticket to screening of Deadpool 2 with co-creator Fabian Nicieza

     – Autograph card

     – Comic Con Revolution Enamel Pin

  Hero – $40

     – Ticket to screening of Deadpool 2 with co-creator Fabian Nicieza

     – Autograph card

     – Comic Con Revolution Enamel Pin

     – Print – limited edition Creating Deadpool Print

     – Chance to win a custom dialogue Deadpool print

 Anti Hero – $60

–  – Ticket to screening of Deadpool 2 with co-creator Fabian Nicieza

     – Autograph card

     – Comic Con Revolution Enamel Pin

     – Comic Con Revolution Logo Tee

     – Print – limited edition Creating Deadpool Print

     – Chance to win a custom dialogue Deadpool print

Chimichanga – $125 (limited to 20)

     – Ticket to screening of Deadpool 2 with c-creator Fabian Nicieza

     – Autograph card

     – Comic Con Revolution Enamel Pin

     – Comic Con Revolution Logo Tee

     – Print limited edition Creating Deadpool Print

     – Chance to win a custom dialogue Deadpool print

     – Chimichanga Lunch with Fabian Nicieza

Review: The Adventures of Captain America

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Captain America!

The Adventures of Captain America collects issues #1-4 and Captain America: The 1940s Newspaper Strips #1-3 by Fabian Nicieza, Kevin Maguire, Kevin West, Steve Carr, Josef Rubenstein, Terry Austin, Tom Christopher, Paul Mounts, Richard Starkings, Barry Dutter, Mike Rockwitz, Karl Kesel, Ben Dimagmaliw, Jared K. Fletcher, Butch Guice, Rachel Pinnelas, Lauren Sankovitch, Bill Rosemann, Tom Brevoort, Tim Smith 3, Harry Go, and John Cerilli.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores March 13. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFW

 

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Review: The 99: Sacrifice

Within the medium of comics, no one gets death as deftly as sequential art does. Books, can portray a death quite convincingly, describing every detail, as if you were in the room. Movies and tv shows, do it well too, as they show the viewer visually and sometimes not, what occurs. As the death of a beloved character, can make the audience gasp or cheer.

This last season of Game Of Thrones, saw the death of Littlefinger, a villain within the books and the TV show, who seemingly was behind every sea change within Westeros. Then in the recent storyline of Detective Comics, saw the death of Clayface, a once hated but now redeemed character, that divides Bat Family. Either way, much like in life, when one person is so attached to other’s lives, their fatality can be devastating. In this newest volume of The 99, every wielder of the Noor stones face a sacrifice or a demise of someone close.

Dr. Ramzi,  at the beginning of the book, asks every member what personal sacrifice each undertook before they discovered their powers. One of the wielders talks about how each got sold in to child slavery but got turned into a cold-blooded killer and receives the Noor stones this way. Another finds one of the heroes finding his powers through being bullied and almost killing someone. By book’s end, the giving up of something or someone in this book, shows the true measure of a hero.

Overall, this feels like the “After School Special” of the series, which can be good, but this team has told better stories. Stuart Moore and Fabian Nicieza feels seral in this book, which is not exemplary of the series. The art by the different artists is the one consistency from the rest of the series that is in this volume. Altogether, the series has done better than this volume, skip this one and find the rest.

Story: Stuart Moore and Fabian Nicieza
Art: Ron Wagner, Joe Rubinstein, Paco Diaz, Chris Schons, Steven Yeowell, Kevin Kobasic, Don Hudson, Mark Buckingham and Steve Buccelato
Story: 5.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Review: The 99: New Blood

I am old enough to remember the 90s X-Men cartoon, which set a pretty high standard for cartoons at the time. First, there was nothing like it, as many of the cartoons on TV at the time pretty much were purely entertainment. Gone were the days of Silverhawks and Robotech, where you could learn something from a cartoon. This is exactly why the X-Men were an anomaly, as they had mature themes, but understood the show was for children.

This was before the world fell in love with Wolverine, as the Brian Singer movies had a lot to boost his popularity as well as Hugh Jackman, for many kids, if they did not read the comic, this was their first introduction. Here we found a character, who was really a loner and all about business, something Jackman has conveyed in spades, but this show did it first, and much more convincingly. The best part of the show, is when they found new mutants, where the audience got to meet someone new with powers. In this issue of The 99, the reader gets that, as we are introduced to a few new carriers of the Noor stones.

Dr. Razem, at the beginning of the issue, continues to find wielders of the gemstones, as one by one, finds their power. We are introduced to Kyai, Amira, Hatem, and Rafie, each seemingly ordinary but each quite unique and powerful. We find out how each, gets to know their power and some even save some lives. By issue’s end, Razem, has found a few new recruits, each willing to fight for good.

Overall, probably the best of the issues thus far I have read, proving that great stories come from all over the world. The story by Fabian Nicieza is exciting and hard hitting. The art by Ron Wagner is gorgeous. Altogether, a fun collection of origin stories that will introduce the world to a new set of heroes.

Story: Fabian Nicieza Art: Ron Wagner
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.4 Recommendation: Buy

Puerto Rico Strong to Benefit Hurricane Maria Victims

In September we reported about a comic anthology to raise money for those impacted by Hurricane Maria. Just over two months since the hurricane plowed through Puerto Rico with a destructive force that left island residents desperate for survival or forced to flee to the U.S. mainland, the island is still struggling to rebound. Yesterday, more details were announced as Lion Forge Comics has announced their commitment to relief efforts by publishing Puerto Rico Strong!

Puerto Rico Strong is a comics anthology that explores what it means to be Puerto Rican and the diversity that exists within that concept, from today’s most exciting Puerto Rican comics creators. All profits will go to towards Disaster Relief and Recovery Programs to Support Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Strong is co-edited by Lion Forge’s own Desiree Rodriguez, alongside Marco Lopez, Neil Schwartz, and Derek Ruiz.

Puerto Rico Strong features art and writing by Rosa Colón, Vita Ayala, Naomi Franquiz, Javier Cruz Winnick, Sabrina Cintron, Tristan Tarwater, Fabian Nicieza, Joamette Gil, and many more!

Puerto Rico Strong will be released at finer comic shops and bookstores everywhere in March 2018.

Marvel Teams with Northrop Grumman for Custom Propaganda (Updated)

Earlier today, Marvel tweeted out a promotion this Saturday at New York Comic Con involving weapons manufacturer Northrop Grumman.

Under their “Custom Edition” printing arm, the company will see N.G.E.N. (Northrop Grumman Elite Nexus) meet the Avengers in a story called “Start Your N.G.E.N.S.!“. The comic is marked as “all ages” and written by Fabian Nicieza with art by Sean Chen.

Marvel’s “Custom Edition” allows the company to work on special comics like this for instance they’ve produced a comic for a pharmaceutical company to promote their drugs to treat IBD.

In this comic:

When RED RONIN emerges from the Hudson, the Avengers assemble to stop his destructive march toward New York City. But when the mechanical behemoth proves to be a match with seriously upgraded technology, a call for assistance goes out to a new super group. Northrop Grumman’s Elite Nexus is a team of scientists who specialize in cutting edge, hi-tech adventures. The new squad of heavy hitters, known as N.G.E.N. rushes in to assist the Avengers. But who could be behind Red Ronin’s mysterious attack?

Why doesn’t this sit well?

Northrop Grumman is a leading U.S. military contractor and aerospace company known as the producer of the B-2 Stealth bomber and fighter jets like the F-14 Tomcat (a competing company to Lockheed Martin) and also been fined for hundreds of millions of dollars for charges such as bribery, fraud, workplace safety issues, wages, and more.

There’s numerous reasons this corporate team-up is disappointing including it goes directly against Marvel’s “progressive” claims. It’s a help to mainstream part of the military industrial complex through comic propaganda.

The company is no saint and unlike Tony Stark has not seen the light when it comes to their death merchant ways.

In the 1970s the company was embroiled in controversies over illegal campaign contributions as well as $30 million in bribes it paid to foreign governments to win contracts.

During the 1980s there was numerous investigations about mismanagement over their work on the MX Missile and B-2 Stealth Bomber (defrauding upwards of $2 billion in this case alone) and in 1989 they were indicted on criminal charges of falsifying test results. Instead of a trial the company plead guilty to 34 fraud charges and paid a fine of $17 million. In 1992 the company paid $4.2 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit over padding invoices regarding the MX missile system.

The company then paid $1.4 million in 2000 to settle another whistleblower case about overcharging the Air Force. 2003 saw a $111 million settlement about overcharging the Pentagon for work on several programs. 2003 also included an $80 million settlement regarding two False Claims Cases. 2004 saw a settlement of $1.8 million over a whistleblower case from the 80s involving cruise missiles. 2005 saw $62 million paid to settle claims about overcharging for the B-2 bomber program.

The company was awarded a contract after the U.S. invasion of Iraq for $48 million to train the new Iraqi army. They did such a horrible job the Jordanian Army was brought in to take over.

In 2007 the Justice Department said Northrop would pay $8 million to resolve allegations about improperly testing equipment used in night vision goggles and sniper scopes sold to the Pentagon. 2008 saw a whistleblower bring a lawsuit about overcharges regarded the Joint STARS radar aircraft program.

The 00s weren’t done as the company then paid $325 million to settle charges that it failyed to test out parts for spy satellites. They wound up being defective.

They kicked off the 10s with a $12.5 million settlement that they neglected to test electronic parts it supplied for military aircraft and submarines.

Beyond fraud they’ve also destroyed the environment. A former complex in Bethpage, New York was contaminated with carcinogenic solvent and named a superfund site in 1983. The cleanup didn’t work.

There’s also labor abuses that led to strikes and in 2007 guest workers employed by a contractor were being held against their will.

A subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, Litton Industries, provided parts of source code for guidance and navigation systems aboard Air Force One to a company in Russia in 1998. They paid $15 million in fines for 110 violations of the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulation. They also failed to notify the U.S. State Department about guidance systems transfers to Angola, Indonesia, Israel, China, Ukraine, and Yemen.

Northrop Grumman also owns the Vinnell Corporation, a defense contractor who’s also a mercenary outfit that’s worked in fifty countries and allows US support with “official” United States involvement. Vinnell has trained other military organizations and in the case of training in Saudi Arabia it was used to crush unrest in Bahrain regarding the Arab Spring. This is the subsidiary that failed to train the Iraqi army.

The company has also been in a legal dispute with the city of Richmond, Virginia over IT infrastructure, showing off even more deplorable business actions.

We’ll of course have a full review of the comic as soon as possible.

Update: Marvel has cancelled the NYCC event and pulled the comic from Marvel Unlimited. References to Marvel have been removed from Northrop’s end. It’s unknown if the entire partnership has been dissolved.

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