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Preview: Atlantis Attacks #3 (of 5)

Atlantis Attacks #3 (of 5)

(W) Greg Pak (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Rock-He Kim
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 18, 2020
SRP: $3.99

SWORD OF THE SIRENAS!

• As the tenuous peace with NAMOR collapses, WAVE and AMADEUS search their souls and measure their allegiances – and end up on opposite sides of the war!
• What happens when the dream you thought you were defending turns out to be your ally’s greatest nightmare?
• Young heroes grapple with impossible conflicts with the fate of three great civilizations in the balance!

Atlantis Attacks #3 (of 5)

Preview: Firefly #15

Firefly #15

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist:  Lalit Kumar Sharma
Colorist: Francesco Segala
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
 
    Main Cover: Marc Aspinall
      Preorder Cover: Kano
Incentive Cover: Daniel Warren Johnson
Price: $3.99

A Browncoat at heart, Sheriff Mal Reynolds does have to admit that there might be one single perk to a government job: actually having the time to court Inara Serra, now that he doesn’t have to worry about things like dodging the government. But something’s fishy with the Blue Sun executives who have taken up residence in Mal’s sector…will investigating it mean walking away from Inara?

Firefly #15

Review: Star Wars: Darth Vader #2

Star Wars: Darth Vader #2

The debut issue of the series ended with a shocker, Darth Vader facing down Padmé Amidala. Though we saw her die, there she was, alive and well. Star Wars: Darth Vader #2 doesn’t keep the mystery going long and the explanation is pretty obvious. But, the comic continues to excel at exploring Vader’s motivations and close up a nagging question from the prequels.

Writer Greg Pak delivers a solid second issue that delivers some action but mostly focuses on Vader. Through flashbacks, we get the sense of an individual torn by his history and haunted by it as well. There’s an overarching familiar tone to the comic. Pak presents Vader as a looming ghost stalking faux-Padmé. There’s an infusion of the familiar slasher/horror trope of the slow plodding killer hunting down his victim. It’s a genre infusion that I’ve yet to experience in Star Wars. It’s also an interesting mix for a universe whose various recent releases have reached out more to other genres to explore the familiar world.

Raffaele Ienco‘s art is key for the issue. Star Wars: Darth Vader #2 uses similar visual queues as the first issue. It bounces between Vader’s memories and the current situation. Neeraj Menon‘s colors are important for that. Vader’s memories are shown in red giving us a cold but angry perspective. We see the world and memories through his eyes. Literally coloring our view of his world. We get to see his perspective and how it has warped his mission. It makes his motivations understandable as the reader. But, it also doesn’t justify them since we know it’s a false viewpoint.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #2 is a solid second entry that continues Vader’s quest. What’s interesting is it also seems to address the open question of who knew about Padmé’s death? Star Wars: Darth Vader #2 has interesting implications about information and how it’s wielded and controlled in the Star Wars universe.

Closing unanswered questions while adding depth to Vader, it’s a series that expands Marvel’s positive mark on the world of Star Wars.

Story: Greg Pak Art: Raffaele Ienco
Color: Neeraj Menon Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.0 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.9 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Star Wars: Darth Vader #2

Star Wars: Darth Vader #2

(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 11, 2020
SRP: $3.99

THE FACE OF THE QUEEN!

• In the wake of the shocking revelations of The Empire Strikes Back, DARTH VADER continues his quest for revenge against everyone who hid his son Luke from him.
• But when his search takes him deep into his past, he uncovers a hauntingly familiar face that will challenge everything he knows.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #2

Preview: Ronin Island #11

Ronin Island #11

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Colorist: Irma Pak
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover Artists:
 
    Main Cover: Giannis Milonogiannis
    Preorder Cover: Ethan Young
Price: $3.99

The war for the Island rages on—but in the heat of battle, will neither side open their eyes to the true threat bearing down on them, in the form of the Byōnin?

Ronin Island #11

Preview: Atlantis Attacks #2 (of 5)

Atlantis Attacks #2 (of 5)

(W) Greg Pak (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Mico Suayan
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
SRP: $3.99

THE EARTH WILL SHAKE AND THE WATERS WILL BOIL!

• NAMOR versus BRAWN! A team torn asunder! SWORD MASTER and SHANG-CHI undercover!
• Wave caught between the surface world of her birth and the undersea glories of ATLANTIS! And who are the SIRENAS?
• The epic clash continues and the AGENTS OF ATLAS — both old and new — will never be the same!

Atlantis Attacks #2 (of 5)

Review: Aero Vol. 1 Before the Storm

It’s the English-language debut of Aero, the superhero from China! Aero Vol. 1 Before the Storm collects issues #1-6.

Story: Zhou Liefen
Art: Keng
Adaptation: Greg Pak
Lettering: Joe Caramagna

Get your copy in comic shops now and bookstores on February 25! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
Kindle/comiXology
TFAW
Zeus Comics

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Preview: Firefly #14

Firefly #14

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Lalit Kumar Sharma
Colorist: Francesco Segala
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
  
    Main Cover: Marc Aspinall
    Preorder Cover: Amelia Vidal
    Incentive Cover: Daniel Warren Johnson
    Unlocked Retailer Variant: Dan McDaid
Price: $3.99

Mal matches wits with a serial killer! The newly minted Sheriff Mal (don’t call him that, though) and Boss Moon are given their first big case as local law enforcement—to hunt down and arrest a serial killer haunting their new town! As Mal and Moon dig deeper into the mystery behind the suspicious murders, a surprising new benefactor strolls in, offering new technology and new beginnings for the townspeople…all courtesy of the Blue Sun Corporation.

Firefly #14

Preview: Ronin Island #10

Ronin Island #10

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Colorist: Irma Kniivila
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover Artists:
      Main Cover:
Giannis Milonogiannis
    Preorder Cover: Ethan Young
Price: $3.99

With enemies on all sides, Hana and Kenichi struggle to protect the island and themselves. But the Shogun has a more sinister plan brewing, and for anyone to survive this fight, Kenichi will need to rally the island’s forces, and Hana will have to prove to those loyal to the Shogun that his way of life is not worth fighting for.

Ronin Island #10

Review: Star Wars: Darth Vader #1

Taking place after Empire Strikes Back, Luke has rejected his father’s offer which sends Vader on a mission of revenge. Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 kicks off the latest volume from Marvel focusing on Vader and his haunted past.

Story: Greg Pak
Art: Raffaele Ienco
Color: Neeraj Menon
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

Get your copy in comic shops! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
TFAW
Zeus Comics

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