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Preview: Vault of Spiders #2

Vault of Spiders #2

(W) Cullen Bunn, Geoffrey Thorne, Jed MacKay, Ryan North (A) David Williams, Mark Bagley, Scott Koblish (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE-IN!
• We’re way past first blood-the Spider-Army needs new recruits! No one’s too weird to die for – er – serve the cause!
• Ryan North joins the cause with an incredible story starring SPIDER-MA’AM, a spider-powered Aunt May with Dave Williams (UNCANNY X-FORCE) on art!
• CULLEN BUNN (X-MEN BLUE) brings you a tale of a nightmare world where monsters roam the streets and a SPIDER-MAN strange enough to call it home! You will NEVER guess who’s under the mask!
• Geoffrey Thorne brings an all new Spider-Character to the table, with a Spider-Powered Captain Stacy! Police Officer by day, vigilante by night in a way you’ve never seen before!

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Marvel Weekly Graphic Novel Review: Mosaic, Black Widow, Captain America: Marvel Knights

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 three new volumes from Marvel featuring Mosaic, Black Widow, and Captain America

Captain America: Marvel Knights Vol. 2 featuring issues Captain America (2002) #1-32 and Captain America: Red, White & Blue by Dave Gibbons, Robert Morales, Robert Kirkman, Lee Weeks, Chris Bachalo, Eddie Campbell, Scot Eaton, and more.

Mosaic Vol. 1 King of the World featuring issues #1-5 by Geoffrey Thorne, Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez, and Andres Mossa.

Black Widow Vol. 2 No More Secrets featuring issues #7-12 by Chris Samnee, Mark Waid, and Matthew Wilson.

Find out about the trade and whether you should grab yourself a copy. You can find both in comic stores April 26 and bookstores May 9.

Get your copies now. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Captain America: Marvel Knights Vol. 2
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Mosaic Vol. 1 King of the World
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Black Widow Vol. 2 No More Secrets
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

 

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Preview: Mosaic #7

Mosaic #7

(W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) Bruno Oliveira (CA) Leila del Duca
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Mosaic delves deeper into his powers with the help of the Inhumans! But the Brand Corporation isn’t done with him yet!

Preview: Mosaic #6

Mosaic #6

(W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) Thony Silas (CA) Mike Del Mundo
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Witness the first meeting between the Inhumans and Mosaic!

Preview: Mosaic #4

Mosaic #4

(W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) Khary Randolph (CA) Keron Grant
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 18, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Mosaic has his first super hero encounter as THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN guest-stars! Mosaic is finally getting used to his possession-like powers, but has he bitten off more than he can chew with the wall-crawler?

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Preview: Solo #3

Solo #3

(W) Gerry Duggan, Geoffrey Thorne (A) Paco Diaz (CA) Mike Hawthorne
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Dec 21, 2016
SRP: $3.99

Solo’s caught in the middle of a civil war! No, not THAT civil war…but it’s a fight to the death between two rival biker gangs, and if Solo doesn’t get his act together, they might turn their attention toward him!

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Preview: Mosaic #3

Mosaic #3

(W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) Khary Randolph (CA) Keron Grant
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 14, 2016
SRP: $3.99

The newest Marvel super hero continues to learn what he can do. Mosaic’s personal life comes crashing down in the wake of his Terrigenesis. And don’t miss Mosaic’s first takeover of a MAJOR Marvel character!

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Preview: Solo #2

Solo #2

(W) Gerry Duggan, Geoffrey Thorne (A/CA) Paco Diaz
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Nov 09, 2016
SRP: $3.99

Solo goes undercover!

In order to stop the trading of alien weapons, Solo must infiltrate a dangerous biker gang. But he better watch his back, because someone might already be onto his secret!

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Preview: Mosaic #2

Mosaic #2

(W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) Khary Randolph (CA) Keron Grant
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 09, 2016
SRP: $3.99

Morris Sackett, the professional basketball player/new Inhuman, continues to figure out his new powers and what the heck to do with them. His learning time gets cut majorly short when a mysterious group picks up his trail.

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Review: Solo #1

solo_1_coverThe “One Man War on Terror” will get the job done! That’s right – James Bourne, A.K.A. Solo, is on his own, right where he belongs! Deadly alien weapons are making their way into the hands of ordinary thugs – and Solo is going undercover to locate the source. Things are heating up, and Solo might just wish he had some backup!

I vaguely remember Solo from when he debuted in the mid-80’s and his running with the Six Pack for some adventures. Generally, I remember the character being a Marvel take on the steroid he-man mercenary that dominated films of that time, though it has been 30 years. And its been 30 years to the month since this character first debuted and now he may, or may not, finally break out in his own solo debut… errr… Solo #1.

Co-written by Gerry Duggan and Geoffrey Thorne, Solo is an interesting comic that’s somewhat entertaining but has me trying to figure out exactly what it’s trying to be. Duggan has recently been writing Deadpool and the style he shows off there is somewhat seen here with humor peppered throughout the over the top action. Together with Thorne there’s a vibe about this issue that feels like the beginning of a film where the leader of the organization says “get me xyz.” In this case that organization is S.H.I.E.L.D. and the leader is Dum Dum.

The comic shares a lot with those action films. The character of Solo is fairly thin in this issue mainly defined by his quick responses and ability to get the job done. It has some humor, it has action, it has some interaction with some other characters, but I didn’t really get a sense of who this character is and why I should be care about him. What’s the hook to keep me coming back? What makes Solo the character interesting? The humor towards the beginning is good, but there’s not enough of it. The action isn’t quite paced to the level that it’s the hook either. This feels like the first five minutes before the title sequence of an action film.

The art by Paco Diaz might be that? Along with colors from Israel Silva, the art is solid and reminds me of something we might see in a Marvel animated series. There’s some nice page layouts where Solo breaks the panels that looks great and the flow of each page is really good. Diaz seems to enjoy playing with perspective a bit, for example the fourth page where Solo is introduced and it’s stylistic, so slighly wonky, but interesting none the less.

Solo #1 isn’t bad, it just feels like a thin action comic that in this first issue is missing that hook to make it stand out as something original or interesting that’d get it to rise from the pack. The character and comic feels like it’s a throwback to 90s Marvel, and I’m still debating if that’s a good thing to be reminded of.

Story: Gerry Duggan and Geoffrey Thorne Art: Paco Diaz Color: Israel Silva
Story: 7 Art: 7.4 Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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