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Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf’s Basilisk #2 Sells Out and Returns with New Printing

BOOM! Studios has revealed that Basilisk #2, the second issue of a new supernatural horror series from New York Times bestselling horror writer Cullen Bunn, acclaimed artist Jonas Scharf, colorist Alex Guimarães, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, unleashing an epic tale of vengeance and survival as a monstrous threat ravages the countryside and the only ones who can stop it are mortal enemies, has sold out at the distributor level!

In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced Basilisk #2 Second Printing, featuring brand new cover art by Francesco Mobili and Francesco Segala, available in stores August 4, 2021.

Is redemption possible if it is coerced? Forced to confront the horrors of her past, Regan hits the road with Hannah – a victim from her past – who has her own set of secrets. Meanwhile, the other four remaining members of the Chimera find themselves tired of hiding from the world and move to reignite their reign of terror and death.

Basilisk #2 Second Printing

Something is Killing the Children #1 is Being Offered with BRZRKR #2 on April 28th

BOOM! Studios has announced that fans of  BRZRKR, the original comic book series from the iconic star Keanu Reeves, who purchase BRZRKR #1 and BRZRKR #2 will be eligible to receive a free surprise eighth printing of the premiere issue of James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera’s Eisner Award-nominated hit phenomenon, Something is Killing the Children #1, available in participating local comic shops on April 28, 2021 while supplies last.

Something is Killing the Children #1 Eighth Printing, featuring new cover art by artist Francesco Mobili, and BRZRKR #2 will be available on April 28th, 2021. Fans who bring their copy of BRZRKR #1 (or proof of purchase) with them when they purchase BRZRKR #2 will be eligible to receive a free copy of Something is Killing the Children #1 Eighth Printing. This promotion is only available at participating local comic shops while supplies last.

Review: Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1

Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1

Man-Thing isn’t a character I know a ton about. Usually the interactions are either as a secondary character there as a plot device or there’s a misunderstanding and a brief battle with heroes fighting him. “Curse of the Man-Thing” is a three-part miniseries that celebrates the character’s 50th anniversary kicking off with Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1.

Written by Steve Orlando, the comic kicks off with unexpected characters in Hordeculture, a group of zealot botanists that were introduced in the rebooted X-Men line. The group has a goal of depopulation, though not total destruction, of humanity to better balance the world. And while they’re extreme, there’s always someone more extreme. Enter Harrower who wants to mix science and magic to make the world better, putting her in conflict with Hordeculture. Harrower has a plan, and that’s to use Man-Thing to bring about her vision for the world.

Orlando does some things really smart in this comic. While it could easily use Man-Thing as a prop, instead Orlando explores the character. We get to learn more about Man-Thing and the scientist that created him. We also learn about the project that lead to the creation as well. There’s also some twists that would be spoilers that does a decent dive into the character. I came out feeling like I had a solid understanding of the character.

Francesco Mobili‘s art is solid mixing the feel of a superhero comic and a horror comic as well. Weird organic towers and bugs flying around clash with the Avengers doing battle. It’s an interesting mix walking a balance between the two genres. Guru-eFX‘s colors deliver a more bright look to what could easily have been a darkened vibe and Clayton Cowles‘ lettering emphasizes the action and chaos. The art really captures the mix of genres. There’s a big budget disaster story sense about it all and its emphasis of showing the horror of those experiencing events enhances the popcorn enjoyment of it all.

Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1 might seem like a lot of action and a disaster film on its surface. Orlando delivers more than that. There’s a real exploration of the character and some of the motivations behind it. There’s a tragedy that’s played out and it’ll be interesting to see how this all continues in the next two chapters.

Story: Steve Orlando Art: Francesco Mobili
Color: Guru-eFX Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1

Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Francesco Mobili (CA) Daniel Acuna
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 31, 2021
SRP: $4.99

BURN AT THE TOUCH OF THE HARROWER!
Critically acclaimed writer Steve Orlando (Martian Manhunter, Batman, Wonder Woman) makes his Marvel debut with a blockbuster celebration of MAN-THING’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY! For decades, the Man-Thing has haunted the Florida Everglades. Now a new enemy has hijacked his body on a quest to take his incendiary abilities global! We wake to fear as gargantuan monoliths menace cities worldwide, with only the AVENGERS standing between the population of Earth and a planetwide inferno. Can they save Man-Thing in time to douse the fires? And does the man inside the thing, TED SALLIS, even want to be saved? Introducing a sensational new villain, THE HARROWER! PART 1 of 3!

Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1

Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing Gets a Webhead Variant Cover from Patrick Gleason

 To help honor the 50th anniversary of Man-Thing, Patrick Gleason has delivered another showstopping cover, depicting the misunderstood swamp monster in Gleason’s now-iconic cover style. On sale in March, this gripping piece of artwork will grace the cover of Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1. Critically-acclaimed writer Steve Orlando makes his Marvel Comics debut with the series, joined by rising star artist Francesco Mobili as they launch this three-part Marvel Universe-spanning saga that will redefine Man-Thing for a new age.

Check out the chilling cover below and collect this amazing cover when it hits stands on March 31st.

Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1

The Curse of The Man-Thing Comes to the X-Men

This year, Marvel celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of its most unique creations with critically-acclaimed writer Steve Orlando’s three-part Curse of the Man-Thing epic. Kicking off next month with Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing and continuing in April’s Spider-Man: Curse of the Man-Thing, the Marvel Universe-spanning saga will reach its climatic conclusion in May with X-Men: Curse of the Man-Thing. Throughout the series Orlando will be joined by incredible artists including Francesco Mobili and Marco Failla, and will be teaming up with Andrea Broccardo for the unforgettable finale.

Man-Thing’s tragic curse has finally been revealed… but it’s under new management! Years ago, Doctor Ted Sallis was ready to give up anything to crack the SO-2 serum and deliver success to his growing family. Unbeknownst to the rest of the world…he did. Today, as cities spanning from the U.S. to Krakoa are besieged  by fear-driven blazes, the Man-Thing must reckon with his past deeds if he hopes to emerge renewed and rescue a world on fire. But fighting from his lowest means that Man-Thing can rise to his highest, especially with the unexpected help of the X-Men’s resident sorceress Magik and her debuting team of monstrous mutants known as THE DARK RIDERS! Magik will lead one of the most eclectic group of mutants ever assembled, a fearsome mix of fan-favorites and obscure delights: Marrow, Forearm, Shark-Girl, Wolf Cub, and Mammomax!

Since his creation by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, and Gray Morrow in 1971’s Savage Tales #1, the misunderstood swamp monster has taught readers the true meaning of fear in thought-provoking tales by legendary creators such as Steve Gerber and R.L. Stine. Now it’s the X-Men’s turn to burn at the Man-Thing’s touch! See below for a full roundup of the one-shots that will contain this thrilling tale and don’t miss X-Men: Curse of the Man-Thing #1 when it hits stands in May.

X-Men: Curse of the Man-Thing

Marvel Celebrates 50 Years of Man-Thing with a New Series by Steve Orlando and Francesco Mobili

Marvel will honor the 50th anniversary of Man-Thing with a new series this March. The horror comics icon will star in Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing, the start of a three-part Marvel Universe-spanning saga that will redefine one of Marvel’s most unique characters for a new age. Critically acclaimed writer Steve Orlando makes his Marvel Comics debut with the series, joined by rising star artist Francesco Mobili. Each issue will focus on a different corner of the Marvel Universe, starting with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

For decades, the Man-Thing has haunted the Florida Everglades. Now a new enemy has hijacked his body on a quest to take his incendiary abilities global! The Marvel Universe wakes to fear as gargantuan monoliths menace cities worldwide, with only the AVENGERS standing between the population of Earth and a planetwide inferno. Can they save Man-Thing in time to douse the fires? And does the man inside the thing, Ted Sallis, even want to be saved? All this plus a sensational new villain designed by Marvel’s Stormbreaker Carmen Carnero await readers in the exciting opening tale that will kick off an unforgettable journey for Man-Thing and your favorite Marvel heroes including the X-Men, Spider-Man, and more!

Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1 features a cover by Daniel Acuña.

Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1

Preview: Daredevil #22

Daredevil #22

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Francesco Mobili (CA) Marco Checchetto
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“TRUTH/DARE” CONTINUES!
• Still grappling with the blood on his hands, Matt Murdock makes one of the biggest choices of his life.
• But what effect will Matt’s choices have on DAREDEVIL? And what about the people who need him?
• See why people are talking about DAREDEVIL as one of Marvel’s best ongoing series!

Daredevil #22

Review: Amazing Spider-Man: Daily Bugle #1

The Daily Bugle is getting back to its roots at breaking news instead of reacting as Amazing Spider-Man: Daily Bugle #1 kicks off the stories that’ll keep them busy.

Story: Mat Johnson
Art: Mack Chatter, Francesco Mobili, Scott Hanna
Color: Dono Sánchez-Almara, Protobunker
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

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