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Review: Edge of Spider-Geddon

Spider-Geddon is coming but before that event get to know Spider-people from around the multiverse in this trade paperback collecting the four issue series and Superior Octopus #1.

Edge of Spider-Geddon is by Jed McKay, Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, Gerard Way, Jason Latour, Aaron Kuder, Christos Gage, Gerardo Sandoval, Alberto Alburquerque, Tonci Zonjic, Will Robson, Mike Hawthorne, Mark Bagley, Brahm Revel, Craig Yeung, Wade Von Grawbadger, Brian Reber, Triona Farrell, Ian Herring, Andres Mossa, Jordie Bellaire, and Dono Sanchez-Almara.

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores January 15th! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Swings from Video Games to Comics with Marvel’s Spider-Man: City of War this March

The fan-favorite and critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man has taken the world by storm – and now the video game’s web-slinger is leaping into the pages of Marvel comics! Starting this March, all your favorite Spidey characters are presented in new and surprising scenarios as Peter Parker’s civilian and superhuman worlds collide in the game’s original, action-packed story!

After protecting his beloved New York City for eight years, Spidey finally has the opportunity to put Wilson Fisk behind bars for good. But removing the Kingpin from the mean streets of Manhattan has its own repercussions…as a new threat, the mysterious crime lord called Mister Negative, rises to fill the vacuum and threaten all that Peter holds dear, including the lives of not only his beloved Aunt May but also his former girlfriend, and current Daily Bugle investigative reporter, Mary Jane Watson.

Including all-new story moments never before seen in the game as well as bonus behind the scenes content, Marvel’s Spider-Man: City of War #1 is the first in a series of new stories from the growing Marvel Gamerverse as we press start on a brand-new Marvel Universe this March!

Marvel’s Spider-Man: City of War #1 is written by Dennis Hopeless with art by Michele Bandini, main cover by Clayton Crain and variant covers by Tim Tsang, David Nakayama, Gerardo Sandoval, and Adi Granov.

Marvel's Spider-Man: City of War #1

The Marvel Universe is Destroyed…By Cosmic Ghost Rider!

Cosmic Ghost Rider blazed into comic books in Thanos #13, quickly becoming one of the hottest characters of 2017 – and now, the fan-favorite scene-stealer from co-creator Donny Cates is about to destroy some Marvel history!

This spring, comedian and The League star Paul Scheer re-teams with Far Cry writer Nick Giovannetti for Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1: an all-new limited series, where the Cosmic Ghost Rider is stuck in the past. So what’s the Cosmic Guardian of Justice going to do? Rewrite the origins of the Marvel Universe, of course!

Who really gave the Fantastic Four their powers? Who brought The Amazing Spider-Man back after Spider-Man No More? Who found Captain America on ice before the Avengers did? Who saved Jean Grey from the Dark Phoenix Saga?

Find out the answers starting this March, with art and cover by Gerardo SandovalCosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1 is out March 6, 2019.

Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1

Review: Moon Girl and the Marvel Universe

Lunella Lafayette is making friends across the Marvel Universe! Moon Girl and the Marvel Universe collects Lunella’s appearances in other series beyond her own including Venom #153, Monsters Unleashed #12, Extraordinary X-Men Annual #1, as well as The Moon Girl Marvel Legacy Primer and Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #24 and #31.

The comics are by Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder, Mike Coasta, Justin Jordan, Robbie Thompson, Natacha Bustos, Ray-Anthony Height, Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Michael Shelfer, Gerardo Sandoval, Alberto Alburquerque, Marco Failla, Tamra Bonvillain, Dono Sanchez-Alamara, Chris Sotomayor, and Mike Spicer.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on December 11! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex #2 (of 2)

Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex #2 (of 2)

(W) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Weapon Hex versus fellow program alumnus – the deadly Hellhound! Two be-clawed spell casters for the price of one…but that price may well be their lives!

Enter the Age of X-Man. An New Take on Age of Apocalypse?

The Age of X-Man dawns…and the X-Men cannot stop it. After the apocalyptic dissolution of the X-Men comes…AGE OF X-MAN! At first glance, this looks like a flip of Age of Apocalypse which saw a future where Apocalypse had won and out of it came the character Nate Grey, X-Man. Is this the flip where Nate Grey rules?

Starting this February, something big for the X-Men!

AGE OF X-MAN: THE MARVELOUS X-MEN #1 (of 5)
Written by LONNIE NADLER & ZAC THOMPSON
Art by MARCO FAILLA
Cover by PHIL NOTO
On Sale 2/6/19

AGE OF X-MAN: NEXTGEN #1 (of 5)
Written by ED BRISSON
Art by MARCUS TO
Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
On Sale 2/13/19

AGE OF X-MAN: THE AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #1 (of 5)
Written by SEANAN MCGUIRE
Art by JUAN FRIGERI
Cover by SHANE DAVIS, MICHELLE DELECKI & FEDERICO BLEE
On Sale 2/20/19

AGE OF X-MAN: THE X-TREMISTS #1 (of 5)
Written by LEAH WILLIAMS
Art by GEORGES JEANTY
Cover by RAHZZAH
On Sale 2/27/19

AGE OF X-MAN: PRISONER X #1 (of 5)
Written by VITA AYALA
Art by GERMAN PERALTA
Cover by PATCH ZIRCHER
On Sale 3/6/19

AGE OF X-MAN: APOCALYPSE AND THE X-TRACTS #1 (of 5)
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by SALVA ESPIN
Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL
On Sale 3/13/19

Exclusive Preview: Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex #1 (of 2)

Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex #1 (of 2)

Story: Ben Acker, Ben Blacker
Art: Gerardo Sandoval
Ink: Victor Nava, Gerardo Sandoval
Color: Israel Silva
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Humberto Ramos & Edgar Delgado
Variant Covers: Humberto Ramos; Adam Kubert & Morry Hollowell
Assistant Editor: Annalise Bissa
Editor: Jordan D. White
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 17, 2018
SRP: $3.99

In a dark weapons program breeding subjects specifically for magic use, the 23rd attempt, now called Wanda, was finally able to connect to violent magics – making her one of the deadliest people on the planet!

Review: Shatterstar #1

A gladiator, a warrior, a hero…the man called Shatterstar has been many things, but one thing he’s always been is deadly. He’s not a man you want to cross or you’ll learn that fact all too well. Walk back into the darkness with Shatterstar.

Shatterstar was never really a character I cared for. He always felt like too much of a mash-up of everything else going on in the 90s. Over the years, the character has gotten more interesting and a bit more of a personality to stand out. Now, in his own limited series, writer Tim Seeley is delivering a character and a situation I want to learn more about.

Shatterstar has been many things and now he’s a landlord. Yes, he’s decided to settle and owns a building that he rents out to other beings stuck from other dimensions and timelines. The concept is so brilliant, it’s something I want to see be a series on its own. Don’t give me villains, give me the dysfunction of this building. But, we have to have villains and they eventually come.

Seeley does an excellent job in this first issue doing two primary things. First, he delivers an intro to Shatterstar for new readers and adding a little something for long time fans. This is a character we can care about more as he’s now just a guy trying to live his life. We can relate to him a bit more. The second is setting up the rather interesting characters of his building. Stakes are now built in for us to care about even more so. The comic devolves a bit into what I disliked in the 90s, but there’s more than enough interesting things and humor to make this a first issue that has me wanting to come back for more.

The art by Carlos Villa and Gerardo Sandoval is solid. One handles the present and the other the past. It’s two distinct styles that stand out from each other. They’re joined by Juan Vlasco on inks, Carlos Lopez on colors, and lettering by VC’s Cory Petit. The two styles really work to differentiate the time and in a way enhance the mood of each setting. Having either style be it for the comic wouldn’t work at all as each has their own goal of delivering humor or action. The fact that the colors and inks work for both, the same creators, is very cool and helps make the art feel a bit more consistent that way.

The first issue is a solid one that delivers a lot of humor. There were times I had a smile on my face and it gets me to want to check out the second issue. I worry that we’re going to get more action than humor going forward but Seeley delivers a start that has me wanted an ongoing series from the cast of characters we get to know all too briefly.

Story: Tim Seeley Art: Carlos Villa, Gerardo Sandoval Cover Art: Yasmine Putri
Ink: Juan Vlasco Color: Carlos Lopez Lettering: Cory Petit
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Shatterstar #1

Shatterstar #1

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Carlos Villa, Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Yasmine Putri
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 03, 2018
SRP: $3.99

A gladiator, a warrior, a hero…the man called Shatterstar has been many things, but one thing he’s always been is deadly. He’s not a man you want to cross or you’ll learn that fact all too well. Walk back into the darkness with Shatterstar.

Review: Edge of Spider-Geddon #1

Spider-Punk is back and better than ever. After Spider-Verse, Hobie Brown was a Web Warrior, but that didn’t mean things back in his universe were solved. The writer of the Spider-Punk story in Spider-Verse is back and joined by Venom‘s Gerardo Sandoval! Spider-Punk’s Earth is under attack both on the ground and from space, meaning his responsibility seems to outweigh his power.

“Spider-Geddon” is coming and Edge of Spider-Geddon #1 kicks off that event with the first issue of a series of one-shots introducing us to some of the key Spider-Man (men? mens? people?) from across the multiverse. Writer Jed MacKay takes us to Earth-138 where a punk sensibility runs through the heroes and they rage against corporate scum, in this case Kang to Conglomerator.

The story is full of action and utterly hilarious. From start to finish I had a big smile on my face as we’re introduced to the Captain America and Hulk of this Earth and by the end… I wanted more! More! More! More! There’s something about this issue that feels perfect for today with a wink and nod making fun of the punk ethos as well as the corporate control it rages against. It has no issue making fun of Marvel itself and the commercialization, and exploitation of creators, that has taken off to uncharted territory in the past decade. It’s both a middle finger and a wink. And it’s just funny and fun.

The art by Sandoval, with color by Brian Reber, is excellent with an energy about it all that leaps off the page. There’s great character designs, attention to detail, and framing of sequences. The lettering by Cory Petit stands out with the small details added to Kang’s army as they spout trademarked phrases.

This is an issue where the details add up together into a package that’s near perfect. I enjoyed Spider-Verse but there’s an energy about this issue that has me beyond excited for its event sequel. Hopefully we get more of this and hopefully we get to revisit Earth-138 sooner than later.

Story: Jed MacKay Art: Gerardo Sandoval
Color: Brian Reber Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

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