(W) Delilah Dawson (A/CA) Fico Ossio In Shops: Feb 12, 2020 SRP: $9.99
Peter, Gwen, and Miles have learned to work together, but a sinister new enemy is about to tear them apart!
After a devastating encounter with the Black Cat and her bad luck powers, the Spidey team is down on their luck and at each other’s throats. Will Peter, Miles, and Gwen learn to overcome their bad luck and work together again, or is this the end of the line for the Marvelous Spider-Trio? Collects issues #7-9 of the Marvel Action: Spider-Man series.
(W) Brandon Easton (A/CA) Fico Ossio In Shops: Feb 12, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Readers ages 8-12 can get tangled up in these all-new adventures of Spider-Man and his amazing friends! Peter, Miles, and Gwen have completed their internships at the Daily Bugle-now they’re all shook up over their latest foe! A Marvelous new era continues!
While I’ve had a digital review copy for a bit, No One Left to Fight #1 felt like a comic I needed to experience in my hands physically. Created by Aubrey Sitterson and Fico Ossio, the series is an homage and love letter to anime and manga. The series focuses on Vâle, a hero who saved the world and is now retired with no one left to fight. It’s an interesting beginning setting up what’s to come but really diving in to the tropes that make anime and manga fun and accessible.
It feels like Sitterson at times is going down a list as to what makes anime and manga successful and popular. We have the hero fighter. There’s the jealous rival. There’s two young kids full of energy. There’s the odd anthropomorphic friend. And there’s the token woman who’s capable and also an object of jealousy. This isn’t a bad thing at all as it feels like it comes from a place of love as opposed to a send up of it all.
There’s also something really smart and interesting about its use. It’s familiar which makes the entry into the comic, and it’s world, that much easier. We’re familiar with the tropes and personalities. With that there’s a certain expectation but also allows us to focus elsewhere. We can look at the art details a little more and examine the words said a bit differently.
And that art detail is key. Ossio’s designs are amazing with so much detail and colors that make it all pop. There’s not an attempt to copy manga style too. Instead, Ossio uses his own. Due to that, we can further enjoy the series as more of a love letter as opposed to a riff. With the detailed and colorful nature of Ossio’s art, that over the top nature might not have worked as well. It might have been too distracting in some ways as the art styles might have clashed. Like the characters and story, there’s absolute influence and it’s used subtlety.
Taylor Esposito‘s lettering is key as well. Much like manga, the lettering really is used to help deliver the emotion of a scene. It plays off of the art so you can “hear” the screams. Esposito’s lettering emphasizes what’s going on and pairs with Ossio’s art perfectly.
The first issue is entertaining and delivers an interesting debut that’s one anime and manga fans will want to check out.
Readers of all ages can get tangled up in
these all-new adventures of Spider-Man and his astonishing friends! Peter
Parker has thrown down with deadly villains and legendary heroes, but high
school life might be his greatest challenge yet. Luckily, he has a shot at
making the grade with a little help from his new friends… Miles Morales and
TPB • FC • $9.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-514-2
As if Peter Parker didn’t have enough problems at high school,
suddenly New York’s crawling with Spider-People! Peter has no choice but to
forge a tentative partnership with Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy as a larger
mystery threatens the trio! All-new web-swinging action in the Mighty Marvel
No One Left to Fight is the new upcoming comic series from Aubrey Sitterson, Fico Ossio, and Taylor Esposito and published by Dark Horse Comics. And, they’re not just working on a new comic but also shaking up the comic subscription/ordering service.
Fans can preorder the entire five series which will be shipped in November when the final issue is released at retail. There are multiple packages available, each with their own incentives.
Basic Package: $19.99 and includes issues #1-5 signed by Sitterson.
Super Package: $29.99 includes the basic package plus a collectible 6×9 art card signed by Sitterson and Ossio.
Collector Package: $39.99 includes Super Package plus an 11×17 poster of the cast signed by Sitterson and Ossio.
The goal is to help those who want a physical copy and might not have a comic shop they can go to. It’s not about replacing those shops, as fans will be able to go their each month and get a new issue, it’s about helping those who don’t have access to that experience.
Since childhood, they’ve saved the world time and time again. But now, as adults, with their epic battles and confrontations behind them, what’s left for them? Writer Aubrey Sitterson and artist Fico Ossio are teaming up to answer that question in No One Left To Fight.
From the publisher that brought you Hellboy and Black Hammer comes a new globe-spanning story! Taking inspiration from classic manga and anime,No One Left To Fight is a tale of regret, resentment, and growing older as a team of heroes grapple with what their purpose is in a world that no longer needs their protection.
It’s a story about heroes that have their best years behind them and no time to make any meaningful course corrections. It’s a journey—an actual road trip—about regrets and facing the choices they made in their lives…with epic and over the top battles immersed in a colorful and bizarre world!” – Fico Ossio
No One Left To Fight #1 (of five) goes on sale July 3, 2019.