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Marvel Weekly Graphic Novel Review: AXIS and Power Man & Iron Fist

It’s Wednesday which means new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. We’ve got two volumes from Marvel covering some of their newer releases.

Avengers and X-Men: AXIS collecting issues #1-9 by Rick Remender, Adam Kubert, Leinil Francis Yu, Terry Dodson, and Jim Cheung.

Power Man and Iron Fist Vol. 2 Civil War II collecting issues #6-9 and Sweet Christmas Annual by David F. Walker, Flaviano, Sanford Greene, Scott Hepburn, John Rauch, and Matt Millia.

Find out what each trade has in store and whether you should grab yourself a copy. You can find all three in comic stores March 8 and bookstores March 21.

Get your copies 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.

Avengers and X-Men: AXIS
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Power Man and Iron Fist Vol. 2 Civil War II
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

 

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Review: Harley Quinn Road Trip Special #1

HARLEY QUINN ROAD TRIP SPECIAL #1It’s the great American summer tradition, but you’ve never seen a road trip quite like this before! Harley, Ivy, and Catwoman are burning rubber across the U.S. of A! We recommend you all stay off the roads for the month of August, just to be safe.

A self-contained, oversized comic for $6, hrmmm. I’ll first off start my review by saying, I’m not a fan of the ongoing Harley comic(s). The humor isn’t my cup of tea, and I say the same thing for Deadpool too. I like the character of Harley Quinn, but prefer mine in New Suicide Squad, where there’s crazy, but it’s not quite as slapstick. If you enjoy it though, you’ll probably enjoy this comic.

The story is a basic road trip, with some ongonig jokes, mostly double entendre and innuendo, none of which got me to laugh, a couple got me to smirk. It’s generally juvenile jokes, that play to the lowest common denominator. I’d say I might have enjoyed this as a teenage comic reader, but I’m not quite sure that’s the case.

You’d have hoped the art would have made up for everything, but the art is just so bad at points, with a small section involving Bizzaro and Jimmy Olsen that was passable. The art falls into a lot of issues I feel like happen in special issues and annuals, where the product is just no where near as good as the main series, and it’s very apparent.

Other than the few pages with Bizzaro and Olsen, this comic is a clunker in both story and art. This one is for the hardcore Harley fans only.

Story: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner
Art: Moritat, Flaviano Amerntaro, Pasquale Qualano, Jed Dougherty, Bret Blevins

Story: 6 Art: 6 Overall: 6 Recommendation: Pass

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review