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Review: Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #4

Games Workshop’s world of Warhammer 40,000 comes to Marvel comics! Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #4 has the Sisters of Battle come face to face with the Inquisitor’s Acolyte they’ve been looking for.

Story: Torunn Grønbekk
Art: Edgar Salazar
Color: Arif Prianto
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

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

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Individuals Linked to Minnesota Omicron Positive Man that attended Anime NYC Test Positive as Well

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Yesterday was news that the Minnesota man who contracted the omicron variant of COVID had attended Anime NYC in November. It now turns out the individual met up with about 35 friends at the convention and so far half have tested positive for the coronavirus according to state health officials.

The group had traveled to Anime NYC from multiple states. The convention began November 19 and ran through November 21. The individuals tested positive after their return home. It hasn’t been said if they tested positive with omicron or other variants.

Kris Ehresmann, director of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control Division at the Minnesota Department of Health said in an interview:

We don’t know if we’ll see a lot of omicron, or we’ll see a lot of delta. But we’re likely to see a lot of covid (out of the convention).

The convention drew 53,000 people. It’s hard to say where people were infected since they traveled throughout New York City, just that people infected attended the convention.

The Minnesota man flew to New York City on November 18 and his symptoms began on November 22. He was vaccinated and received a booster in November. The individual’s symptoms were mild and resolved on November 24.

The convention required proof of at least one vaccine shot and the use of masks. But, videos and photos showed some attendees not wearing masks and as happens at conventions, masks are often not worn in gatherings outside of the convention. Twitter responses to Anime NYC’s initial statement includes numerous individuals complaining of lax enforcement of masks as well as checks on vaccination.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement saying anyone who attended Anime NYC should get tested immediately especially if they experience symptoms.

(via Washington Post)

Holiday Gift Guide to your Local Comic Book Store!

Comic book retailers give advice on buying the right gift — from games to toys to books– for your friends and family while supoorting local comics businesses. Hear their tips on the things that are far better to buy at a LCBS than anywhere else.

“A great gift is a gift that a person won’t by for themselves. No one would buy a 100-sided die for themselves but they wouldn’t mind owning one “-  Dimitrios, Anyone Comics in Crown Heights Brooklyn.

“I like to get people to try new art. That’s awesome:.” — John Arminio, Comix Connection in Mechanicsburg, PA.

Dimitrios is the owner of Anyone Comics in Crown Heights Brooklyn. https://twitter.com/AnyoneComics

John Arminio is a Counter Monkey at Comix Connection in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He is a passionate fan of comic books, film, and heavy metal, and you can hear him discuss such topics on recent episodes of The Pink Smoke and Movies From Hell. He posts about all these subjects as QuasarSniffer on Twitter and Instagram. https://twitter.com/quasarsniffer

Give artists money. That’s the universal cray from any comic book person

Underrated: Time Before Time Volume One

Time got away from me this week, so we’re rerunning an older column from yesteryear.

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way. This week: Time Before Time vol. 1.


Time Before TIme

Ever since I first watched Marty McFly try and find his way through the 50’s in Back To The Future, I’ve always enjoyed a good time travel story. There’s something about being able to witness history first hand that has always intrigued me, and I get oddly excited when thinking about the details and implications of how the time travelling actually works in different stories. For example can you change the past, or have your actions already happened eve though you haven’t done anything yet?

Is time a river where you can hop out and in at different points but you are still in the same river and it’s course doesn’t divert regardless of what you do, or does each action that you take that differs from what should have happened create something new?

Time Before Time aligns closer to the former example in the above paragraph. In the year 2140, the criminal gang the Syndicate will smuggle you back in time from a world with very little prospects or future to a time with a better tomorrow (albeit with no Wi-Fi). Tatsuo, one of the Syndicate’s time smugglers has had enough of the grind (and radiation exposure) of constant time jumps.

It’s about this moment when he’s caught up with an FBI agent who throws a bit of a wrench into his escape plan, which obviously works out well for the reader.

The comic wasn’t on my radar at all until I was filing back issues away at my LCS and something about the cover caught my eye. I’d love to say I picked it up and read it at home, but instead I stopped what I was doing and read it there and then, and upon finishing picked up the remaining five issues for cover price. There is a trade also available for those same issues, and while the story doesn’t end with the first volume, I’m writing about it today because it was really enjoyable. Time Before Time is one of those stories that I didn’t expect to find – I’m not going to say I didn’t expect to enjoy it, because I’d heard nothing about the book until I actually read the comic. Maybe my head was in the clouds with this one, but I don’t remember putting it in many pull boxes during the initial run of the individual comics earlier in the year, either. So assuming my shop is typical (which it very well may not be), I figured there’s a chance that the book has been slept on by a fair few people.

Do yourselves a favour, and check it out.


Join us next week where there will doubtless be another movie, series, comic or comic related thing discussed that is, for whatever reason, Underrated.

Review: Magic: Master of Metal #1

Magic: Master of Metal #1 is a one-shot spin-off of BOOM! Studios’ Magic: The Gathering comic series. We get to see Tezzeret’s machinations behind the scenes that ties into the current storyline in the main series and teases what’s to come in 2022!

Story: Mairghread Scott
Art: Fench Carlomagno, Jorge Coelho, Jacques Salomon
Color: Fench Carlomagno, Francesco Segala
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire

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

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Unboxing: Transformers R.E.D. The Transformers: Beast Wars – Optimus Primal

Enhance your Transformers collection with Transformers R.E.D. [Robot Enhanced Design] figures. These 6-inch scale figures are inspired by iconic Transformers characters from throughout the Transformers universe, including G1, Transformers: Prime, Beast Wars: Transformers, and beyond. R.E.D. figures do not convert, allowing for an enhanced robot mode with a sleek, “kibble-free” form.

Optimus Primal features 74 deco ops, and is designed to bring a screen-accurate version to collector’s shelves. The figure features 30 points of articulation, 2 flip-down shoulder mounted blasters, and 2 Cyber Blade accessories that can connect together at the hilt. Don’t forget the hidden forearm blasters!

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Review: Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #1

This new series published under DC’s Black Label imprint takes us through the history of the Amazons from the very beginning.

Story: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art: Phil Jimenez
Color: Hi-Fi, Arif Prianto, Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

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

comiXology
Kindle
Zeus Comics
TFAW


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Unboxing: Loot Crate Presents Marvel Gear + Goods “Mighty”

Loot Crate has a box for Marvel fans with the Loot Crate Presents Marvel Gear + Goods! You get official Marvel apparel, collectible goods every 2 months starting at $39.99.

This latest box has the theme of “Mighty” delivering items worth of the Avengers.

Is it a must for Marvel fans? Find out! The next box sounds like it might be a must for Iron Man fans with the theme of “Invincible” and then after it’s “Anti-Hero” which is currently available to order!

Supplies are limited order the next box now.


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Review: Maniac of New York: The Bronx is Burning #1

What if film slashers were real? How would New York City function? Find out as Maniac Harry returns and takes his destruction to the Bronx!

Story: Elliott Kalan
Art: Andrea Mutti
Color: Andrea Mutti
Letterer: Taylor Esposito

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

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comiXology
TFAW
Zeus Comics


AfterShock Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Exclusive Preview: Amazing Fantasy #5 (of 5)

Amazing Fantasy #5 (of 5)

(W) Kaare Andrews (A/CA) Kaare Andrews
RATED T+
In Shops: Dec 08, 2021
SRP: $4.99

What if your life came down to one amazing moment, one fantastical choice to undo the thing you regret most? What would it cost to rescue the person you love? What would you be willing to pay? Find out in the final issue of AMAZING FANTASY! Starring WWII Cap, teenage Spidey and spy-school Black Widow in one last chance to save it all!

Amazing Fantasy #5 (of 5)
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