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Review: The Variants #3

The Variants #3

Variations of you are popping up from across the multiverse. You’re also afraid you have a hypnosis time-bomb inside of you that’ll force you to hurt your husband and daughter. And there’s the headaches. That’s just some of the issues Jessica Jones is facing. The Variants #3 brings the “team” together as they finally settle down and begin to figure out what’s going on. Sadly, we’ll have to wait for that answers.

Written by Gail Simone, The Variants #3 is another fantastic issue that has some action, some humor, and some sadness. Jewel has shown up, a much younger and “innocent” version of Jessica which finally gets our hero to settle down. With her head more focused, the next best move is bringing the other Jessicas together to try and figure out what’s going on.

Simone delivers a rather heartfelt and sad issue as each hints at their story and and the tragedy almost all of them have experienced. Simone nails the roundtable discussion over coffee with looks and body language that exudes sadness and in one case frustration.

Much of that is delivered by Phil Noto‘s fantastic art. With lettering by Cory Petit, the art in this series helps tell so much of the story. Not only is there the various Jessicas, but each has a lot of tells and “language” from their body. One, you can tell she’s irritated at the current status of our Jessica. The Jewel version looks so much younger and in a way more innocent. It’s all impressive with the art conveying so much about our group and the mystery they represent.

But, there’s also some solid action with a nice fight to keep things rolling and entertaining. Noto and Simone definitely deliver a rollercoaster of emotions in the issue as each punch is thrown and each tragedy revealed. The Variants #3 is another fantastic issue that has us screaming to know what happens next. It’s a fantastic series that takes the rather overused multiverse concept and give us something new, a solid mystery.

Story: Gail Simone Art: Phil Noto Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: The Variants #2

The Variants #2

Two issues. Two fantastic reads. The Variants is top notch comics leaving readers guessing where it’s all going. Jessica Jones might have a ticking time bomb in her head. The Purple Man may have implanted something that after 10 years she’ll be under his control again and hurt those around her, possible killing her family. To add to the problem, variants from across the multiverse have shown up. Why? We’re not quite sure. The Variants #2, though, is a fantastic second issue that dives deeper into the mindfuck that is this series.

Written by Gail Simone, I finished the first issue wondering if the various Jessicas were even real. This issue answers that question and then some as she confronts what’s in front of her. But, beyond the action, we get a person, a mother, a superhero, a woman, who is spiraling. She’s worried for so many reasons. What she has built, the things she cares about the most, are in danger, and she’s scared of what she might do. Could she hurt look and their daughter? Is she guaranteed to bring doom? There’s so much there and the issue feels like the worry I as a parent have had. Will I fail as a father? Will I fail my wife and daughter? The fact Dani is the about the same age and going through the same things as my own, the issue hit a little close as well.

The art by Cory Petit is fantastic as usual. The character look great and the subtle differences between the Jessicas is the chef’s kiss. Add in some really emotional hits as to what may happen and is happening and this a comic that brings it all. There’s action, there’s drama, there’s humor. Petit’s art nails it all to drive the wild rollercoaster that is this issue.

The Variants #2 is another fantastic issue. The series is amazing so far and I have no idea what’s happening next. If you’re a fan of mysteries, drama, or Jessica Jones, this is one that’s not to be missed.

Story: Gail Simone Art: Phil Noto Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: The Variants #2 (of 5)

The Variants #2 (of 5)

(W) Gail Simone (A/CA) Phil Noto
RATED T+
In Shops: Jul 27, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Jessica Jones is experiencing terrifying blackouts and leaving chaos and pain in her wake. But will the latest effects of her missing time leave her on the wrong side of the law AND her own family? Meanwhile, the mysterious VARIANTS arrive, and Jessica fears for her own sanity!

The Variants #2 (of 5)

Preview: Gail Simone Red Sonja #1 Facsimile Edition

Gail Simone Red Sonja #1 Facsimile Edition

Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Walter Geovanni
Cover: Walter Geovanni
32 pages | Sword & Sorcery | $3.99 | Teen+

SPECIAL VARIANT COVER FIRST TIME IN THE DIRECT MARKET! In 2013, acclaimed writer Gail Simone teamed up with artist Walter Geovani (Prophecy, Witchblade) to give Red Sonja a fresh new attitude! This blockbuster debut issue is back in a new facsimile edition, as Red Sonja pays back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect, even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! An epic tale of blood, lust, and vengeance begins here! The creators return to the groundbreaking series they launched in 2013 bringing the She-Devil with a Sword back to comics in a huge way! This series was special from the very beginning. It was the combination of Gail’s brilliant storytelling and Walter’s inspired illustration that made it stand out as one of the very best Red Sonja tales ever told! But the one thing that was missing from this mythic run was an edition featuring Walter’s cover art. This new cover is something very special, it is an image that Walter drew to pay homage to the greatest Red Sonja artist of all time — the legendary Frank Thorne!

Gail Simone Red Sonja #1 Facsimile Edition

Preview: The Variants #1 (of 5)

The Variants #1 (of 5)

(W) Gail Simone (A/CA) Phil Noto
RATED T+
In Shops: Jun 29, 2022
SRP: $3.99

What would it really be like to meet an alternate version of yourself, another you who had made different choices and lived a completely different life as a result? That’s the question facing Jessica Jones, as what seemed like a routine investigation instead has her encountering other incarnations of herself from across the Multiverse. Can Jessica get along with herself? Will she want to kill her other selves? And will seeing the lives she could have led drive her into a self-destructive spiral? This is what happens when you meet…the Variants!

The Variants #1 (of 5)

Preview: The Variants #1 (of 5)

The Variants #1 (of 5)

(W) Gail Simone (A/CA) Phil Noto
RATED T+
In Shops: Jun 29, 2022
SRP: $3.99

What would it really be like to meet an alternate version of yourself, another you who had made different choices and lived a completely different life as a result? That’s the question facing Jessica Jones, as what seemed like a routine investigation instead has her encountering other incarnations of herself from across the Multiverse. Can Jessica get along with herself? Will she want to kill her other selves? And will seeing the lives she could have led drive her into a self-destructive spiral? This is what happens when you meet…the Variants!

The Variants #1 (of 5)

Gail Simone and Phil Noto Take Jessica Jones into the Multiverse with “The Variants”

Jessica Jones will be the latest character to deal with variants of herself in The Variants. The five-issue limited series will be written by Gail Simone and art by Phil Noto.

What would it really be like to meet an alternate version of yourself, another you who had made different choices and lived a completely different life as a result? That’s the question facing Jessica Jones, as what seemed like a routine investigation instead has her encountering other incarnations of herself from across the Multiverse. Can Jessica get along with herself? Will she want to kill her other selves? And will seeing the lives she could have led drive her into a self-destructive spiral? This is what happens when you meet… the Variants!

The Variants #1 debuts in June with a main cover by Noto and variant cover by Ben Caldwell.

The Variants #1

Preview: The Wrong Earth: Trapped on Teen Planet #1

The Wrong Earth: Trapped on Teen Planet #1

(W) Gail Simone
(A) Bill Morrison, Walter Geovani, Rob Lean
Cover A: Jamal Igle
Cover B: Dan Parent
Cover C: Gene Ha
March 2, 2022
$4.99

The first of five stand-alone, earth-shattering one-shot specials building and expanding on the world of AHOY’s The Wrong Earth, by some of the biggest names in comics! First off: Superstar writer Gail Simone contributes an extra-long story as grim and gritty vigilante Dragonfly is whisked to an alternate Earth of teen-agers, malt shops, love triangles, and school dances! Will this innocent world soften him, or will his violent methods poison it? All five specials will feature a special incentive variant cover by legendary artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, Mae). This issue also features a second variant cover by Dan Parent (Archie). The money-grabbing, multiverse-spanning monthly event starts here!

The Wrong Earth: Trapped on Teen Planet #1
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