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Preview: Star Wars: The High Republic #7

Star Wars: The High Republic #7

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Georges Jeanty (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 28, 2021
SRP: $3.99

A JEDI FACES THE DARKNESS!
• KEEVE TRENNIS has put everything on the line to save her former master, but the scars run deep.
• As AVAR KRISS summons a task force to deal with the DRENGIR THREAT, a desperate NIHIL REMNANT attacks a distant outpost. Can Keeve fight back the shadows long enough to stand for light and life?
• Guest-starring ORLA JARENI, Jedi Wayseeker.

Star Wars: The High Republic #7

Review: Shadow Doctor #4

Shadow Doctor #4

There are comics that you read that stand out. Shadow Doctor has been that series for me. The story focuses on Nathaniel Calloway the grandfather of the writer of the series. In the 1930s, Nathaniel became a doctor and struggled to open a practice of his own due to the color of his skin. To raise the funds, he turns to Al Capone, an old friend of his, for help. This is his true story about his regrets and triumphs and it’s a story so amazing it’s hard to believe it’s true. Shadow Doctor #4 continues the wild ride as Nathaniel reflects on his death bed the spiral his decision to Capone caused while also delivering a glimmer of hope.

Written by Peter Calloway, Shadow Doctor #4 is a solemn issue in many ways. Nathaniel reflects on what it meant to go to Capone for help. He was now the mob’s doctor. In the evenings he had to fix wounds from battle which then healed the criminals to go out and do more harm. As a doctor, he had an obligation to heal but in his role he was only causing more harm. He was also caught in a tight spot as he wasn’t reporting what he was seeing to the police making him in Capone’s pocket even more than he already was.

Calloway does an amazing job of depicting the tough spot and regrets his grandfather had about what he did. There’s a clear sadness and understanding his actions caused more harm and death. But, Peter also gives us hope. In a part of the comic that reverberates today, Nathaniel discusses how the Black community saw him as the “devil”. They didn’t trust the science or medicine and refused to go to him for help. The White community did as well as they didn’t want to be cared for by a Black man. That left his days empty while his evenings he took care of the mob.

It’s an interesting part of the comic as we see some of these issues today. The African American community has an understandable distrust in medicine due to hundreds of years of mistreatment. COVID vaccinations for example lag in the community due to that mistrust as structural issues. It’s interesting that things haven’t changed in almost 100 years. Understandably so.

The art by Georges Jeanty is fantastic. With color by Juancho! and lettering by Charles Pritchett, Nathaniel’s regrets are almost catalogued panel by panel. We see Nathaniel pull out bullets and stitch up stab wounds. As he reflects on counting all of the damage from war he healed, we too see the sadness. It’s presented as almost Nathaniel is trying to remember them all in that moment. We the reader are forced to witness it all. But, through all of that, there’s hope. The latter half of the comic gives us a glimmer of good and the last panel is an almost 180 from the sadness that preceded it.

Shadow Doctor #4 is another amazing issue in an amazing story. Its details reverberate today in many ways and it serves as a reminder of how things haven’t changed and for good reason. We as a nation are still paying for the crimes committed. Shadow Doctor #4 is a reminder that there is still so much more work to be done.

Story: Peter Calloway Art: Georges Jeanty
Color: Juancho! Letterer: Charles Pritchett
Story: 10 Art: 8.5 Overall: 9.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Marvel, Titan, and Harlequin all Have New Comics Available on ComiXology

There are seven new comics available now on comiXology. You can get new comics from Harlequin, Titan, and Marvel. You can get shopping now or check out the individual issues below.

Thunderbolts: How To Lose

Written by John Arcudi
Art by Francisco Ruiz Velasco
Cover by Francisco Ruiz Velasco
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Collects Thunderbolts (1997) #76-81.

It’s “Fight Club” Marvel style! The world of the comic book super-villain is often a glamorous one – filled with wealth, infamy, and great power – until the inevitable defeat at the hands of superheroes! But what about the super-villains who don’t even rate the attention of superhero – the second-class villains without hope? Take a voyeuristic look at a world of bloody fights in abandoned warehouses, the lure of easy money, and the desperate smell of sweaty losers. And if you’re trying to reform and walk the straight and narrow path, do you keep slaving away for minimum wage, or make one last grab for fame – by busting heads?

Thunderbolts: How To Lose

Ultimate Adventures: One Tin Soldier

Written by Ron Zimmerman
Art by Duncan Fegredo
Cover by Duncan Fegredo
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Collects Ultimate Adventures #1-6.

An aging orphan receives his fondest wish and is adopted by the wealthiest man in town… who also happens to be a costumed crimefighter. If you ever wondered about the relationships between super heroes and sidekicks, this action-packed yet hilarious adventure answers all the questions you were afraid to ask.

Ultimate Adventures: One Tin Soldier

Weapon X Vol. 1: The Draft

Written by R.A. Jones, Matt Nixon, Buddy Scalera, Frank Tieri, Christina Z.
Art by Brandon Badeaux, Georges Jeanty, Karl Kerschl, Kilian Plunkett, Pablo Raimondi, Ethan Van Sciver
Cover by Georges Jeanty
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Collects Weapon X (2002) #1-5, Weapon X #1/2, Weapon X: The Draft – Agent Zero, Weapon X: The Draft – Kane, Weapon X: The Draft – Marrow, Weapon X: The Draft – Sauron, Weapon X: The Draft – Wild Child.

The Weapon X Program… the name is synonymous with the creation of the most dangerous character in the Marvel Universe, Wolverine. But their legacy does not end there. Now the Program is back and more dangerous than ever. The Program’s new leader, the man known only as the Director, has gathered an elite mutant strike force bent on one secret agenda… the destruction of the mutant race. And the Director’s first priority is recapturing his most elite agent – Sabretooth!

Weapon X Vol. 1: The Draft

Weapon X Vol. 2: The Underground

Written by Frank Tieri
Art by Georges Jeanty
Cover by Georges Jeanty
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Collects Weapon X (2002) #6-13.

The Underground makes its debut! Led by Cable, the Underground is determined to destroy the Director’s evil plans and make sure that the Weapon X program is taken out. Will this be the end of the Director and his band of soldiers, or has Cable finally met his match? Plus, the identity of a shocking traitor within Weapon X is revealed.

Weapon X Vol. 2: The Underground

Perséphone Dans Sa Prison Dorée

Written by Patricia Frances Rowell
Art by Riho Sachimi
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Issue de la noblesse, Perséphone ne pourrait être moins à l’aise qu’au sein de la société mondaine. Un jour, lors d’une promenade à cheval qui la menée bien loin de chez elle, elle est aperçue par un inconnu borgne. Happée par la beauté mystique de son œil unique, elle se laisse emporter par les bras puissants de l’homme dans une tour à l’abri des regards. Répondant au surnom de Seigneur Hadès, l’homme s’avère d’un raffinement inégalable sous ses airs revêches.
Quelques semaines plus tard, il renvoie sa captive saine et sauve chez elle, à temps pour la nouvelle saison mondaine. Au cours d’un bas où on doit lui présenter le Marquis, Perséphone a le souffle coupé… Le Seigneur Hadès se tient devant elle.

Perséphone Dans Sa Prison Dorée

Sea of Thieves #2: Champion of Souls

Written by Jeremy Whitley
Art by Rhoald Marcellius
Colored by Sakti Yuwono
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The most noble pirate to have ever sailed the Sea of Thieves, the legendary Arthur Pendragon continues to forge his destiny as the Champion of Souls! After fighting back against the skeleton scourge, Pendragon gains the attention of the mysterious and powerful Madame Olivia, who bestows upon him an ancient artifact that he will carry to the grave – and beyond.

Sea of Thieves #2: Champion of Souls

A Star Looks Down

Written by Betty Neels
Art by Hiromi Kobayashi
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Elizabeth Partridge lives a humble life working as a full-time nurse. In a rush to get to work one morning, she accidentally bumps her bicycle into someone and is surprised when he simply smiles and forgives her. Later, she finds out he is Alexander van Zeust, a Dutch medical professor who is temporarily working at her hospital. One day, Alexander’s sister is brought to the hospital in need of emergency surgery. While his sister is recovering, Alexander asks Beth if she would watch his sister’s children for a week. But one week turns into longer and Beth soon finds herself attached to both the kids and the doctor!

A Star Looks Down

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Review: Shadow Doctor #3

Shadow Doctor #3

Shadow Doctor has been an amazing series. It’s based on the true story of Nathaniel Calloway, an African-American doctor in the 1930s who turns to Al Capone for money to open a medical practice. The story seems so fantastical but the fact it’s reality makes it all the more intriguing. Shadow Doctor #3 has Nathaniel starting to feel the pinch from Capone. An attack has injured one of Capone’s crew and Capone wants Nathaniel to operate in the new doctor office he has provided. With a gun pointed at him, the issue builds tension as Nathaniel doesn’t have the equipment to do what needs to be done.

Written by Peter Calloway, Shadow Doctor #3 is a tense medical thriller. We’ve been told Nathaniel has the knowledge as a doctor but haven’t seen him perform. Here, he’s given a difficult task to achieve a miracle without the equipment needed. It’s an interesting combination as he has a gun literally pointed at him. The tension is a little undercut in that we know Nathaniel survives the stand-off. He’s the one telling the story. So, some of the threat is diminished. Still, it’s interesting to see how he deals with Capone and how Capone reacts. What I know of the gangster is mostly through film so this comic delivers a perspective of someone who knows him. It has created a more complicated picture of him and his life. As much as this is a story about Nathaniel, it’s also a first-person perspective of what one of the US’s most infamous criminals was really like.

The art by George Jeanty is fantastic. With color by Juancho! and lettering by Charles Pritchett, the visuals capture the situation so well. There’s a griminess to Nathaniel’s new office emphasizing how this isn’t an ideal location to perform surgery. The stand-off between Nathaniel and Capone is done well really conveying the emotion of it all. There is a drop-off in some detail, especially around faces but at times it really works in a way to capture the moment.

Shadow Doctor #3 is a fantastic issue. It gives us more of who Nathaniel is. By combining his current situation and some flashbacks to his time growing up, we get an even better sense of his life and his morals and inquisitive nature. Then there’s Capone. The comic delivers an emotional rollercoaster for him and sets up an unexpected journey through the issue. This is an amazing comic about an amazing life that captures a bit of American history everyone should check out.

Story: Peter Calloway Art: Georges Jeanty
Color: Juancho! Letterer: Charles Pritchett
Story: 8.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: U.S.Agent #5 (of 5)

U.S.Agent #4 (of 5)

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Georges Jeanty (CA) Marco Checchetto
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 28, 2021
SRP: $3.99

“American Zealot” concludes with the former U.S.Agent struggling to save an impoverished mining town from an unhinged SUPER-PATRIOT who happens to be his own sister suffering a major psychotic break. But can he place the town’s lives over hers? And can Walker survive a smackdown against his replacement, the murderous SAINT? Which U.S.Agent will retain the shield?

U.S.Agent #4 (of 5)

Exclusive Preview: Shadow Doctor #3

Shadow Doctor #3

Writer: Peter Calloway
Artist: Georges Jeanty
Colorist: Juancho!
Letterer: Charles Pritchett
Cover: Mark Chiarello
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 4.28.2021

Nathaniel got what he wanted: he had the money – a gift from Al Capone – to start his medical practice. He was going to be a doctor.

Then the bomb went off. In the chaotic aftermath – and with a life on the line – Nathaniel was going to learn what taking money from the mafia truly meant.

Shadow Doctor #3

Preview: U.S.Agent #4 (of 5)

U.S.Agent #4 (of 5)

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Georges Jeanty (CA) Marco Checchetto
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 31, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Conflicting visions of America intersect in a small mining town where long-buried S.H.I.E.L.D. secrets are unearthed, forcing a confrontation between John Walker and his own sister, who has commandeered powerful weaponry she is poised to unleash on the townsfolk Walker has sworn to protect.

U.S.Agent #4 (of 5)

Review: Shadow Doctor #2

Shadow Doctor #2

The debut of Shadow Doctor was fantastic. The series is a true-life story about Nathaniel Calloway as he attempts to create a life as a doctor in Chicago. Due to racism, Nathaniel must go to an old friend of his for help to start his dream, Al Capone. Shadow Doctor #2 is a fascinating second issue that makes Al Capone a slightly sympathetic person.

Written by Nathaniel’s grandson Peter Calloway, Shadow Doctor #2 is a fantastic second issue that dives further into Nathaniel’s past and his difficult journey. What Peter does is really interesting though, he takes us through Capone’s thought process as to whether he’ll help Nathaniel and we learn a bit about his thoughts on race during the time. Along with a moment with a women he was interested in and Capone’s mother, Peter paints a very different picture of Capone than I expected. There’s a lot to think about as far as Nathaniel and Capone’s journey through life. Shadow Doctor #2 delivers a solid dose of reality of the time.

Georges Jeanty‘s art is fantastic, much like the debut issue. With Juancho! on color and Charles Pritchett on lettering, the art is a grounded style that fits the comic based on history. I’m not an expert on the design of the time but know what Capone looks like. The art does a solid job of depicting Capone so I’d expect the clothing, cars, other things of the time are pretty on target as well. It feels like the period to me as a reader and in the end that’s what really matters. Things look authentic which helps me get even more focused on the story.

And it’s a really interesting story. What happens in Shadow Doctor #2 is unexpected with ups and downs and some really fascinating twists. The fact that this true has sucked me in even more. I have to know what happens next for Nathaniel and where the story goes. For those that enjoy mob and crime stories, this is a must. For those that like history, this is a must. And for those that enjoy history about race in America, this absolutely is a must. Shadow Doctor #2 is one of the most original comics on the shelf and beyond engaging.

Story: Peter Calloway Art: Georges Jeanty
Color: Juancho! Letterer: Charles Pritchett
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: U.S.Agent #3 (of 5)

U.S.Agent #3 (of 5)

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Georges Jeanty (CA) Marco Checchetto
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 24, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Having abandoned his mission to assist the skeleton crew guarding a long-abandoned S.H.I.E.L.D. facility in Appalachia, JOHN WALKER heads to Washington to confront the politicians who engineered his firing. Meanwhile, the ruthless and enigmatic new U.S.AGENT has arrived to take over Walker’s mission and is willing to destroy anything and anyone who gets in his way.

U.S.Agent #3 (of 5)
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