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Mjolnir Rampages the Ten Realms in Donny Cates and Nic Klein’s “God of Hammers”

The God of Hammers is about to be unleashed! Next month, Donny Cates continues his action-packed Asgardian saga with a brand-new story, and artist Nic Klein is back for twists and turns that not even the All-Father can possibly be ready for in Thor!

The story will provide payoffs to a plot that’s been building up since the very beginning of Cates and Klein’s run—the secret legacy of Thor’s mighty weapon Mjolnir! Mjolnir, the powerful Uru hammer that Thor has wielded in battle for centuries, has gone missing! And nobody, not even the all-seeing Lady Sif, is able to locate it. So Thor must turn to the last person he wants help from: Odin. For until the hammer is found, nobody is safe! 

Making his return as series artist, Klein will also make his debut as the series’ new main cover artist. In addition, the issue will have variant covers by superstar artists Gary Frank and Mahmud Asrar as well as Ema Lupacchino’s Infinity Saga Variant Cover. Check out all four covers now plus the newly revealed cover of January’s Thor #21, Part 3 of “God of Hammers.” Be there when the fatal prophecy of the God of Hammers begins in Thor #19 on November 17!

The Immortal Hulk #50 Captures Immortal Moments in Variant Covers

The end of one of the most critically-acclaimed comic runs in recent history arrives next month with Immortal Hulk #50, a special giant-sized issue that will present the epic conclusion to years of buildup, mystery, and Gamma-powered additions to the Hulk mythology. To celebrate the end of this groundbreaking journey, some of the industry’s top artists have delivered outstanding ‘Immortal Moments’ variant covers that depict some of the highlights of the last 49 issues.

These eight covers will allow readers to relive the following breathtaking moments from throughout this incredible saga:

  • Ron Lim and Israel Silva immortalizes Hulk’s discovery of the gamma-irradiated father of Del Frye from IMMORTAL HULK #2
  • Ed McGuinness and Laura Martin immortalizes the brutal brawl between the red Absorbing Man and Hulk from IMMORTAL HULK #9
  • Gary Frank and Brad Anderson immortalizes the climactic moment of the “Hulk in Hell” arc where Devil Hulk lets Bruce know he’ll always protect him from IMMORTAL HULK #13
  • Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Fonteriz, and Marcio Menyz immortalizes the debut of the Rick Jones/Abomination hybrid from IMMORTAL HULK #17
  • Creees Lee and Jesus Aburtov immortalizes Hulk’s initial confrontation with Betty’s new manifestation of her Red Harpy persona from IMMORTAL HULK #19
  • Sanford Greene immortalizes the glimpse of Hulk’s potential future as the Breaker of Worlds from IMMORTAL HULK #25.
  • InHyuk Lee immortalizes Hulk squaring off against his Roxxon-backed replacement, Xemnu, from IMMORTAL HULK #31
  • Jen Bartel immortalizes the reveal of the Devil Hulk’s true look from IMMORTAL HULK #38

Check out all eight now and be there for the end to this historic run when Immortal Hulk #50 hits stands on October 13!

Geiger Expands in November with an 80-Page Giant Teasing the New Series Junkyard Joe

Mad Ghost Productions presents the monstrous Geiger 80-Page Giant #1which will include exciting stories from the Geiger universe by series creators Geoff Johns and Gary Frank alongside such guest talents as Bryan HitchJay Faerber, Sterling Gates, Janet Harvey, Leon Hendrix III, Peter J. Tomasi, Pornsak Pichetshote, Staz Johnson, Joe Prado, Paul Pelletier, Sean Galloway, Peter Snejbjerg, Kelley Jones, and Megan Levens. This new chapter will showcase tales of Geiger’s allies and enemies and arrive from Image Comics this November.

First, in an extra-sized lead story, Geoff Johns and Bryan Hitch introduce the mysterious man known as Redcoat and reveal his bizarre ties to the American Revolution, the Unknown War, and Geiger himself.

Then, discover the secrets of the Warlords of Las Vegas—Bonnie Borden! Goldbeard! Mr. Karloff! And more!—in a series of tales written and drawn by some of the greatest writers and artists today.

Plus, readers will learn the special origin of Geiger’s favorite two-headed dog, Barney, and get a sneak peek at Johns and Frank’s new upcoming series: Junkyard Joe.

Geiger 80-Page Giant #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 24:

  • Cover A Frank – Diamond Code SEP210071
  • Cover B Hitch – Diamond Code SEP210072
  • Cover C Pelletier – Diamond Code SEP210073
  • Cover D Levens – Diamond Code SEP210074
  • Cover E Blank cover – Diamond Code SEP210075
Geiger 80-Page Giant #1

7 New comiXology Releases Features X-Men, Doctor Spectrum, Space Bastards, and More!

There’s seven new releases on comiXology from Marvel, Harlequin, and Humanoids. You can check out the individual releases below or start shopping now!

Doctor Spectrum: Full Spectrum

Written by Sam Barnes
Art by Travel Foreman, Greg Tocchini
Cover by Dale Keown
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Collects Spectrum #1-6.

Spinning out of SUPREME POWER, Samm Barnes and Travel Foreman bring to light the secret of Corporal Joe Ledger’s dark past, and the plans the crystal has for him!

Doctor Spectrum: Full Spectrum

Notre Guerre contre le sexisme ordinaire

Written by Helen Mullane, Charlie Rano, Kev Sherry
Art by Katia Vecchio
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Elles se battent pour l’égalité des sexes, mais jusqu’où sont-elles prêtes à aller ? 1 VOLUME PARU – HISTOIRES INDÉPENDANTES. À seize ans, Sélène est une féministe militante admirée de ses amis. Elle ne craint pas les petits caïds, ni même les professeurs, et n’hésite pas à leur tenir tête. Mais un jour la provocation va trop loin, et Sélène est humiliée publiquement. Désormais, la jeune fille n’a plus qu’une idée en tête : dénoncer les comportements sexistes, à la manière forte s’il le faut.

Notre Guerre contre le sexisme ordinaire

Pursued By The Rich Rancher

Written by Catherine Mann
Art by Junko Matsufuji
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Nina meets Alex at a camp that she participates in with her young son, and Alex makes her heart skip a beat when he asks her out on a romantic date. Having lived solely for her son after her ruthless husband’s death, Nina hesitates before she finally allows herself to enjoy life a little. However, Alex, whom she thought was an employee, is actually the owner of the camp and the son of a prestigious family. The world she lives in is too different from his. Not to mention, Alex has an inheritance problem of his own…

Pursued By The Rich Rancher

Space Bastards Vol. 6

Written by Joe Aubrey, Eric Peterson
Art by Simon Bisley
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Acclaimed artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, HAPPY!) joins writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey to bring you the tale of the galaxy’s most dangerous employers: The IPS! ONGOING SERIES. In the future, unemployment and job dissatisfaction are sky-high. When you’ve got nothing left to lose, you join the Intergalactic Postal Service (IPS). Its postal fees are steep—and they go only to whomever ultimately fulfills the delivery, making every run a comically violent free-for-all between the most ruthless mercenaries in the cosmos! The interplanetary ensemble cast of Space Bastards, under the volatile leadership of Postmaster General Roy Sharpton, are constantly at each other’s throats trying to settle scores and earn big money. But when a rival corporation’s teleportation technology threatens to make their role in the galaxy obsolete, the Bastards must work together to preserve a job they’ve come to love.

Space Bastards Vol. 6

Wolverine/Punisher

Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Lee Weeks
Cover by Gary Frank
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Collects Wolverine/Punisher #1-5.

Marvel’s bad boys join forces for a gun-toting, claw-popping adventure not to be forgotten! Deep in the South American jungle there’s a place of legend – a final refuge where the nastiest of the nasty can disappear from the prying eyes of the world. Now, the vigilante known as the Punisher and the X-Man called Wolverine have stumbled upon this secret sanctuary, and the residents of “Erewhon” couldn’t be happier… or more prepared.

Wolverine/Punisher

X-Men: Dream’s End

Written by Scott Lobdell, Joe Pruett, Robert Weinberg
Art by Tom Derenick, Salvador Larroca, Michael Ryan, Leinil Francis Yu
Cover by Ian Churchill
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Collects Uncanny X-Men (1963) #388-390, X-Men (1991) #108-110, Cable (1993) #87, Bishop: The Last X-Man (1999) #16.

The death of Colossus, reprinted here for the first time! For too long mutants were threatened by the twin specters of the Legacy Virus and anti-mutant politics. Now, the X-Men hope to end both threats, but at what cost to their oldest and dearest? Are there deaths from which even the X-Men can’t return? Featuring Mystique, Cable and the last issue of Bishop’s solo series!

X-Men: Dream's End

X-Men: Old Soldiers

Written by Chris Claremont
Art by Alan Davis
Cover by Alan Davis
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Collects New Mutants Annual #2-3, Uncanny X-Men Annual #11, Uncanny X-Men (1963) #213-215.

Celebrating Chris Claremont and Alan Davis’ UNCANNY X-MEN run, Marvel collects their earliest collaborations on Marvel’s merry mutants! In these classic stories — some reprinted here for the first time — the New Mutants take on Mojo and Spiral, then must contend with the alien antics of the Impossible Man; the X-Men face an enemy who can grant them their most secret desires; and Wolverine battles Sabretooth amid the infamous “Mutant Massacre”!

X-Men: Old Soldiers

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Geiger #3 Goes Back to Press for a New Printing

Geiger #3 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank has sold out completely at the distributor level. Image Comics will fast-track a reprint in order to keep up with increasing customer demand for the series.

How do you make a monster? In Geiger #3, Geiger’s tragic origins are revealed, from his time before the war to his fateful meeting with the doomed Dr. Molotov. And all secrets are laid bare when the King of Las Vegas invades Geiger’s compound.

Available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 16:

  • Geiger #1, fourth printing Cover A – Diamond Code APR218568
  • Geiger #1, fourth printing Cover B 1:25 copy incentive – Diamond Code APR218569
  • Geiger #2, second printing Cover A – Diamond Code APR218570
  • Geiger #2, second printing Cover B 1:25 copy incentive – Diamond Code APR218571

Available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 7:

  • Geiger #3, second printing – Diamond Code APR219896
  • Geiger #4 Cover A Frank & Anderson – Diamond Code MAY210155
  • Geiger #4 Cover B Walker – Diamond Code MAY210156
  • Geiger #4 Cover C Martinbrough – Diamond Code MAY210157
  • Geiger #4 Cover D Frank – Diamond Code MAY210158
Geiger #3, second printing

Get a First Look at DC’s Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Spectacular!

On June 29, join DC in celebrating eight decades of emerald-clad swashbuckling, crime-fighting, and trick arrows of every kind when the Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1! Honoring Green Arrow and his allies across his 80-year history, from the Golden Age to now, the anniversary special includes 12 stories from some of DC’s most esteemed writers and artists who have contributed to the legacy of Oliver Queen. The title will also include 8-decade variant covers depicting the Emerald Archer through the ages.

This anthology not only features a “who’s – who” of comic book storytellers but also includes a unique and heartfelt tribute to the career of iconic DC and Green Arrow scribe Denny O’Neil“Tap, Tap, Tap” is a silent, wordless story from Denny O’Neil’s son Larry, Jorge Fornes, and Dave Stewart. The story chronicles the challenges and victories in Denny’s life both in and out of comics, from his childhood, raising a family, his stellar career as a writer, until his passing in 2020

Additional stories in this anthology include:

  • “The Disappearing Bandit”
    Written by Mariko Tamaki, Art by Javier Rodriguez
    It’s the Golden Age of Green Arrow and Speedy, brought to humorous and loving life by New York Times bestselling writer Mariko Tamaki (Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass) and acclaimed artist Javier Rodriguez (Batgirl: Year One). A lot of people attempt to affectionately show the silliness of the first age of super heroes, but few have done it as exceptionally as Mariko and Javier. Trick arrows for everyone!
  • “Punching Evil”
    Written by Tom Taylor, Art by Nicola Scott, Colors by Annette Kwok
    To become a more adept superhero and fighter, Green Arrow goes to train with the Golden Age superhero Wildcat at his gym. In true Wildcat fashion, he shows Ollie the hard way of what it takes to be your own hero. Tom Taylor (NightwingSuicide SquadInjustice) brings this story to life, with incredible artwork from Nicola Scott (Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special) and Annette Kwok (Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity).
  • “Who Watches the Watchtower?”
    Written by Stephanie Phillips, Art by Chris Mooneyham, Colors by Mike Spicer
    The Green Arrow is left behind on the Justice League Satellite while the rest of the team goes on an important mission. Oliver is less than thrilled, and righteously indignant about the situation as usual until an alien armada invades the Satellite. Can Ollie stand alone against an alien onslaught before it reaches earth? Acclaimed writer Stephanie Phillips (Harley Quinn) captures that “Denny O’Neil Green Arrow”-voice, and this story is brought to life in gorgeous fashion by Christopher Mooneyham’s (Nightwing) retro/modern bronze age aesthetic.
  • “Out of the Shadows”
    Written and Art by Mike Grell, Colors by Lovern Kindzerski
    Legendary Green Arrow writer and artist Mike Grell return to the 1980’s era of The Longbow Hunters. The Green Arrow must team up with the legendary anti-hero Shado to stop a shipment of smuggled guns from making it into Seattle. Depicting The Emerald Archer as only he can, Grell will remind readers why his take on Ollie Queen is still a Green standard.
  • “The Arrow and the Song”
    Written by Ram V, Art by Christopher Mitten, Colors by Ivan Plascencia
    This tale is a beautiful meditation on the love between Green Arrow and Black Canary through the years and the found family that they’ve created. Writer Ram V (Catwoman) puts together this beautiful story of love and how life takes turns you don’t expect. Gloriously brought to life by the work of Christopher Mitten (Batman: Arkham Unhinged) and Ivan Plascencia (The Flash).
  • “One”
    Written by Brandon Thomas, Art by Jorge Corona, Colors by Matheus Lopes
    We go right back to the mid-90s with this story. Oliver Queen is dead. Connor Hawke is Green Arrow and he has to save the main Queen Industries building in Star City, the home of a business and family he was never part of, from a group of terrorists. Brought to you by Infinite Frontier and Future State writer Brandon Thomas (Future State: Aquaman) and amazingly drawn by Jorge Corona (We Are Robin).
  • “Green Man and Autumn Son”
    Written by Devin Grayson, Art by Max Fiumara
    Catwoman writer Devin Grayson and artist Max Fiumara shine a spotlight on Roy Harper, a.k.a Red Arrow, as he continues to manage his transition from “sidekick” to adult hero, along with single parenthood and his struggles with addiction and recovery.
  • “Star City Star”
    Written and Art by Phil Hester, Inks by Ande Parks, Colors by Trish Mulvihill
    Phil Hester drew nearly fifty issues of Green Arrow in the early 2000s, working with popular writers like Kevin Smith, Brad Meltzer, and Judd Winnick. Here, Phil synthesizes what was so great about his run into a tremendous eight-page story. Green Arrow tries to save a young girl named Star who has been kidnapped but has to run through a gauntlet of his greatest villains and allies to get to her. Including: Onomatopoeia, Speedy (Mia Dearden), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Black Canary, Arsenal, Connor Hawke, and Count Vertigo.
  • “Happy Anniversary”
    Written by Vita Ayala, Art by Laura Braga, Colors by Adriano Lucas
    This story focuses on the point in time where Green Arrow and Black Canary were married right before the New 52. On the day of their anniversary, the two are at each other’s throats and then Green Arrow gets kidnapped. Black Canary thinks the kidnapping is part of an anniversary game/present but quickly discovers that Green Arrow has REALLY been kidnapped by DEATHSTROKE and she has to save him. Vita Ayala (Future State: The Next Batman) writes a wonderful Mr. and Mrs. Smith-style action rom-com brought to life by Laura Braga (DC Comics Bombshells).
  • “The Sympathy of the Woods”
    Written by Ben Percy, Art by Otto Schmidt
    It’s the DC Rebirth Era, Green Arrow is feeling lost, the world is getting worse, and he doesn’t feel like he’s making enough of a difference. To cheer him up, Black Canary, Red Arrow (Emiko Queen), Diggle, and Henry Fyffe try to throw him a party to remind him of the beautiful community he’s built. But what starts as a celebration will become a rescue mission as Green Arrow is hunted down by the Dark Archer known as MERLYN. From DC talents Ben Percy (Nightwing) and Otto Schmidt (Harley Quinn).
  • “The Last Green Arrow Story”
    Written by Jeff Lemire, Art by Andrea Sorrentino, Colors by Jordie Bellaire
    The acclaimed Green Arrow creative team from the New 52, New York Times Bestselling author Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth)  and Andrea Sorrentino (Joker: Killer Smile) tell a transcendent final tale of Oliver Queen. In his older years, he requests to be left alone on the island where he was stranded so many decades ago. He’s gone there to connect to his own myth, his legacy, and to die in peace. But is it ever that simple for The Green Arrow?

The variant covers for this must-have collector’s item come from some of the most prolific artists in comics:

  • 1940’s Variant: Michael Cho
  • 1950’s Variant: Daniel Warren Johnson
  • 1960’s Variant: Neal Adams
  • 1970’s Variant: Derrick Chew
  • 1980’s Variant: Gary Frank
  • 1990’s Variant: Howard Porter
  • 2000’s Variant: Jen Bartel
  • 2010’s Variant: Simone Di Meo

Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 arrives in participating comic book stores and digitally on Tuesday, June 29, 2020, for $9.99.

The First Two Issues of Geiger Get New Printings

Bestselling series Geiger by Doomsday Clock creative team Geoff Johns and Gary Frank is selling out fast at the distributor level as reorder activity escalates at a breakneck speed. Image will rush both Geiger #1 and last week’s Geiger #2 releases back to print in order to keep up with demand.

Geiger is set in the years after a nuclear war ravaged the planet where desperate outlaws battle for survival in a world of radioactive chaos. Out past the poisoned wasteland lives a man even the Nightcrawlers and Organ People fear. Some name him Joe Glow, others call him the Meltdown Man. But his name… is Geiger.

Geiger #1, fourth printing Cover A (Diamond Code APR218568), Geiger #1, fourth printing 1:25 copy incentive Cover B (Diamond Code APR218569), Geiger #2 Cover A, second printing Cover A (Diamond Code APR218570), and Geiger #2 Cover B, second printing 1:25 copy incentive Cover B (Diamond Code APR218571) will all be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 16.

Geiger #1 Sells Out Again and Gets a Third Printing

The radioactive enthusiasm for the new series Geiger by Doomsday Clock creative team Geoff Johns and Gary Frank continues to burn through inventory of the debut issue at the distributor level. Image Comics has greenlit a third printing in order to keep up with mounting demand for the series.

Rapid paced pre-order activity from retailers on Geiger #1 triggered a rare pre-sell-out for the series with books shipping to stores already sold out at the distributor. A rush reprint was ordered ahead of the release date to accommodate the spike in demand, but the reorder activity has overtaken the inventory once again as buzz for the new series grows.

Geiger is set in the years after a nuclear war ravaged the planet where desperate outlaws battle for survival in a world of radioactive chaos. Out past the poisoned wasteland lives a man even the Nightcrawlers and Organ People fear. Some name him Joe Glow, others call him the Meltdown Man. But his name… is Geiger.

Geiger #1, third printing (Diamond Code FEB219020) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 19.

Geiger #1 third printing

Shazam! Arrives in July from Tim Sheridan, Clayton Henry, and Marcelo Maiolo

“SHAZAM!” With a single magic word, the powers of six ancient gods—the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury—are placed in the hands of teenage Billy Batson, transforming him into The World’s Mightiest Mortal! A new Shazam! four-issue mini-series from Tim Sheridan and Clayton Henry, spinning out of the pages of Teen Titans Academy, arrives July 20!

Billy Batson came to Titans Academy looking for answers, but so far has kept his Shazam! identity a secret from his new classmates. Why was the rest of his adopted family cut off from the power of Shazam!? Why are his own powers becoming increasingly unreliable? What has happened to the Rock of Eternity, where is the Wizard, and who can help Billy get his powers back to normal before these mysterious events turn into a full-blown crisis?

The answers send Billy on an outrageous adventure that’ll not only change him…but have an immense impact on the school and other students on Titans Island!

Shazam! #1 (of 4) by Tim Sheridan, Clayton Henry, and Marcelo Maiolo arrives on July 20 with covers by Henry and Maiolo (main), Gary Frank and Brad Anderson (card stock variant), and Steve Lieber (1:25 card stock variant). Shazam! will retail for $3.99 US for 32 pages ($4.99 for card stock variants).

Review: Geiger #1

Geiger #1

Geiger #1 kicks off the high-profile indie series from Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. The duo previously worked on DC’s Doomsday Clock, a series that overall fell short of expectations. Geiger #1 does the same.

Geiger #1 really should be called “Old Man knock-off”. The series focuses on the myth of a glowing individual out in the desert who survives the irradiated wastes without a radiation suit. We’re taken through the tragedy of a man who lost his family and was caught in a nuclear explosion leading to today.

The problem is, the setup doesn’t really help the story at all. Johns and Frank leave far too many questions that distract from the main story. It also feels like a retread of so many stories before. There just isn’t that originality or spark to make the debut stand out. It’s not bad, it just doesn’t deliver an interesting enough debut.

In Tariq, aka The Meltdown Man, we get an origin that’s been done to death, an individual caught in a nuclear explosion. With his family safely in a shelter, he’s caught outside to experience things along with attackers attempting to take over the shelter from his family. It’s a fine enough start but there’s no attachment at all. These aren’t characters we get to know. There’s little to feel sympathy for what they go through. Some racism is thrown in by the attackers in what I think is an attempt to do that but it falls flat overall. The attack too comes out of nowhere. There’s not a lot of setup, it just happens which causes a distraction. There’s a detachment with the story due to those two things.

Frank’s art is good. Along with Brad Anderson‘s color, the story is nice to look at. But, as presented we get a world that also doesn’t feel one and the same. There’s scavengers in irradiation suits, the Meltdown Man in his superhero gear, and then a kingdom… where they don’t wear suits? It’s all a little odd and doesn’t make a whole lot of sense visually. But, it looks nice. Rob Leigh‘s lettering packs in a lot as Johns scripts tend go dialogue heavy. It’s impressive how much makes it on to some pages and panels without issue. The only thing is one bit of dialogue at the bottom of a panel that feels like it’s cut off by the imaginary border.

Geiger #1 has a lot of good ideas. It just doesn’t present them well. There’s a choppiness to the story and a disconnect that has me not caring about the characters or what happens. It’s concepts without logic or heart. Maybe it comes together a bit more down the line but as is, this is a debut that doesn’t live up to the excitement and hype.

Story: Geoff Johns Art: Gary Frank
Color: Brad Anderson Letterer: Rob Leigh
Story: 5.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 5.5 Recommendation: Pass

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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