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Preview: Star #4 (of 5)

Star #4 (of 5)

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Javier Pina, Filipe Andrade (CA) Carmen Nunez Carnero
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 19, 2020
SRP: $3.99

STAR & CAPTAIN MARVEL GET A BLOODY REUNION!
Star’s been on a journey of self-discovery, and with the help of some unexpected teachers, she has managed to learn more about both herself and the powers of the Reality Stone now bonded to her. She’s also still on the run from some of the most dangerous villains in the universe, who will not stop until they wield the Reality Stone themselves. But it’s Star’s second confrontation with Captain Marvel, the woman who killed her, that will cut the deepest. When the dust settles, what will be left of…anything?

Star #4 (of 5)

Preview: Doctor Strange: The End #1

Doctor Strange: The End #1

(W) Leah Williams (A) Filipe Andrade (CA) Rahzzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 29, 2020
SRP: $4.99

THE FINAL DOCTOR STRANGE STORY!

The Sorcerer Supreme makes his final journey through a cyberpunk sprawl that forgot about magic! Reteaming the critically-acclaimed creative team of LEAH WILLIAMS (GWENPOOL STRIKES BACK) and FILIPE ANDRADE (ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: IMMORTAL HULK)!

Doctor Strange: The End #1

Review: Star #1

Spinning out of Captain Marvel, Ripley Ryan gets her own miniseries! She has the Reality Infinity Stone, but does she know how to use it?

Story: Kelly Thompson
Art: Javier Pina, Filipe Andrade
Color: Jesus Aburtov
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

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Preview: Absolute Carnage: Immortal Hulk #1

Absolute Carnage: Immortal Hulk #1

(W) Al Ewing (A) Filipe Andrade (CA) Kyle Hotz
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 02, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Before his untimely death, Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross was the Red Hulk and, for a time, bonded to the Venom symbiote alongside Alejandra Jones and Laura Kinney. Now, Ross’ corpse has been unearthed, though why and by whom remain shrouded in mystery. With the gamma material in Ross’ body possibly in nefarious hands, that’s just what Bruce Banner intends to find out – one way or another!

Absolute Carnage: Immortal Hulk #1

Preview: What If? Magik

What If? Magik

(W) Leah Williams (A) Filipe Andrade (CA) Jeff Dekal
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Before she was Magik, Illyana Rasputin was just a kid whom Limbo chewed up and spit out seven years older. So it’s no surprise that, at 15, she wants nothing to do with the X-Men…nothing to do with the New Mutants…and nothing to do with her own powers. It’s not even surprising that she runs away… but where – and who – she ends up? Well, that’s something you’ve never seen before.

Review: Old Man Logan Vol. 5 Past Lives

It’s Wednesday which means comics are hitting comic stores all across the world. This week from Marvel is a trade dedicated to Old Man Logan!

Old Man Logan Vol. 5 Past Lives collects issues #19-24 by Jeff Lemire, Filipe Andrade, Eric Nguyen, and Andrea Sorrentino.

You can find this trade in comic stores today and book stores on October 3.

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Old Man Logan Vol. 5 Past Lives
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Review: Ultimates 2 #100

Ultimates_2_Vol_1_100_TextlessAl Ewing’s ambitious, multiple reality and multiverse spanning run on Ultimates comes to a suitably hopeful and abstract conclusion in Ultimates2 #100 with some fantastic art and colors from Travel Foreman, Filipe Andrade, Marco Lorenzana, Scott Hanna, Dan Brown, and Matt Yackey. Ewing starts out crowd pleasing with a great fight scene between both teams of Ultimates and the malevolent Ultimate Reed Richards plus sharp, quick satire of Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch’s Ultimates before they return to the larger task of restoring Eternity to its proper place in the universe with the help of anthropomorphic embodiments of past multiverses.

I was slightly disappointed that the abstract beings and concepts got more panel time than the actual team of Ultimates. However, it’s incredibly cool that Ewing, Foreman, Andrade, Lorenzana, and Scott Hanna use them to make a metafictional comment on the Marvel Universe with its mixture of magic, science, and other fun stuff and superhero stories in general and the idea of “illusion of change” and no one really staying dead in superhero comics. (Hence, the Ultimate Universe Ultimates, Chaos, and Order coming back.)

Except Galactus does change throughout the series and continues to be the bringer of life to the whole multiverse and set the Ultimates on hopeful paths as they return to their own comics with his bright gold coloring from Brown and Yackey. In the past, the heralds of Galactus have been harbingers of doom and general bad guys, but in this case, they are his helpers in helping everything return to normal. One thing I have enjoyed about Ultimates2 as a whole is seeing more of the series from Galactus’ POV instead of having him lurk in the background when the team needs a heavy hitter or feature in a one-off issue. He is basically the team leader in Ultimates2.

Even though there is some spectacular punching like America kicking Ultimate Captain America’s jingoistic ass to next week and then some, Ewing makes the Ultimates more like “paramedics” (As America describes them.) than the paramilitary heroes that Millar’s Ultimates were. They are all about fixing the multiverse’s problems through science and logic than executing preemptive strikes on Middle Eastern countries in service of American imperialism. The Ultimates are a search and rescue team on a cosmic level trying to preserve hope in a universe filled with cynicism like whatever is going on with Captain America and HYDRA. Technically, they’re sealed off from Earth by the planetary defense shield that was built to withstand hungry purple Galactus, but this doesn’t hinder the Ultimates and company from saving the Marvel universe light years away from Hydra Cap and the Secret Empire event.

The unsung hero of both Ultimates and Ultimates2 is colorist Dan Brown, who gets some help from Matt Yackey on this issue. They make Ultimates2 #100 look otherworldly with intergalactic blues, blacks, and purples as Al Ewing wraps his storyline up. And even when the storyline gets a little too metaphysical, they save the day with bright golds and orange that instantly evoke hope and rebirth. Foreman, Andrade, and Lorenzana complete this lightness with their art that is fluid like the Superflow that crosses the multiverses although their lines get more rigid during the fight scenes, and there are some epic speed lines when Blue Marvel one punches Ultimate Hulk, who is a total MRA.

In Ultimates2 #100, Al Ewing ties his team of Ultimates in with the original Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch in a non-awkward way and also paves the way for any alternate universe characters to return after the events of Secret Wars. Once again, he shows a rare talent for combining epic, high level plotting with characters (Including Galactus), who have genuine emotional arcs. Honestly, he should be in  charge of Marvel’s next blockbuster event

Story: Al Ewing Art: Travel Foreman, Filipe Andrade, Marco Lorenzana with Scott Hanna
Colors: Dan Brown with Matt Yackey
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.3 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Old Man Logan #20

Old Man Logan #20

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Filipe Andrade (CA) Andrea Sorrentino
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 29, 2017
SRP: $3.99

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN…AND INTO NEW JERSEY!

Trying to correct a mistake from his past, LOGAN has been forced to resort to teaming up with a past adversary! Will Logan learn to heed his friends’ warnings about mixing magic and time travel? Guest-starring MILES MORALES, SPIDER-MAN!

Review: Old Man Logan #19

A failure from the past haunts Logan…and to correct his mistakes, he’ll need magical assistance. But when he faces opposition, Logan will turn to an unlikely — and potentially treacherous — ally!

In the last arc, Logan was faced with the possibility that in his past/this world’s potential future Bruce Banner’s grandchild would grow into a despotic warlord when Jean Grey – under the control of the Brood – forced him to return to the Wastelands in a vision that took place years (decades?) after he left. Now, in an effort to prevent that vision from coming true, Old Man Logan aims to go back to the future.

Jeff Lemire continues his run on Old  Man Logan with the first of  two-part story that has a unique premise as far as time travelling superheroes go; Old Man Logan #19 takes place over a week and change and has Logan trying to find a way back to the Wastelands resulting in some short, well written, scenes throughout the issue. Lemire also seems to take a moment for an almost meta-message about midway through the comic as Logan comes across a certain guest star. It’s a moment that works both in the general flow of the story, and yet also echoes how many of us are feeling about certain big name publisher’s favorite (or one of their favorite) tricks they’ve been pulling over the last few years.

As good as Lemire is here, unfortunately, Filipe Andrade‘s art wasn’t what I hoped it would be – although it’s perfectly serviceable (and better than anything I could do), it just didn’t click for me after the last few issues. Your mileage may vary, however, but I’m not a fan of how some panels feel line heavy without any real detail – again it’s a style that’s just not my cup of tea.

At the end of the day Old Man Logan #19 is a solid entry in the series thus far – it’s just not one of my favorites.

Story: Jeff Lemire Art: Filipe Andrade Colours: Jordan Boyd
Story: 8.5 Art: 6.5 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Old Man Logan #19

Old Man Logan #19

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Filipe Andrade (CA) Andrea Sorrentino
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99

PRISON BREAK WITH OLD MAN LOGAN!

A failure from the past haunts LOGAN…and to correct his mistakes, he’ll need magical assistance. But when he faces opposition, Logan will turn to an unlikely – and potentially treacherous – ally! Will an encounter with MILES MORALES convince Logan to alter his path?

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