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Preview: Weapon X #22

Weapon X #22

(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) Rahzzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $3.99

A FRESH START FOR WEAPON X!
They were hunters who became the hunted… They were enemies forced to become allies… They were a ticking time bomb that had no choice but to fall apart… Out of the ashes of Team Weapon X, a new crew is borne! Sabretooth is putting together a team that is willing to do what other X-Men won’t, willing to wade into blood and filth to protect mutantkind! But who will make the cut? Don’t miss the debut of WEAPON X-FORCE!

Preview: Weapon H #6

Weapon H #6

(W) Greg Pak (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Philip Tan
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $3.99

BLOOD ON THE FLAG!
• Monsters are on the loose, and that means Weapon H is on the hunt!
• But to the red, white and blue, there’s only one real monster: the Hulkverine himself.
• Captain America and Weapon H clash at last!

Joe Quinones Dons a Browncoat for a Firefly #1 Variant

BOOM! Studios has unveiled a new variant for Firefly #1 out November 2018. Acclaimed artist Joe Quinones puts Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds front and center on a special variant cover to celebrate the all new series revealing the definitive story of the Unification War — the intergalactic civil war that divided friend and family alike. New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak and artist Dan McDaid, along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon delve into the secret history of Firefly that fans have demanded for years!

Created by Whedon and set 500 years in the future in the wake of a universal civil war, Firefly centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn’t have a planet to call home. Mal Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job — legal or not — to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Thrust together by necessity but staying together out of loyalty, these disparate men and women are seeking adventure and the good life, but face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as avoiding capture by the Alliance, and evading the dangers you find on the fringes of the universe.

Mal thought he could outrun his past, but when a simple mission goes wrong, he’s forced to confront it in the form of the Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals…and they’ve got Mal and Zoe at the top of their list! War can make villains of even the best men, and Mal’s quest for redemption will put him at odds with his own crew, forcing him to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future.

Firefly #1 is available exclusively in comic shops on November 14, 2018 with a main cover by superstar Lee Garbett, along with variant covers by Jock, Bill Sienkiewicz, J.G. Jones and more.

Arriving in stores the same day, Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One collects previously released Serenity comics for the first time under one cover in a new value-priced format as Mal and the crew ride again in these official sequels to the critically acclaimed Firefly television series and Serenity film.

BOOM! Studios Unveils a Firefly #1 Variant Cover By Bill Sienkiewicz

BOOM! Studios has unveiled a new special variant cover for the upcoming Firefly #1 which debuts November 2018. The comic brings the iconic worldwide pop culture phenomenon back to comic books, original graphic novels and more in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.

The latest variant is by legendary artist Bill Sienkiewicz with a focus on everyone’s favorite captain, smuggler, and lovable rogue – Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds. Now, fans will learn his true past and the definitive story of the Unification War — the intergalactic civil war that divided friend and family alike — in this news series by writer Greg Pak and artist Dan McDaid, along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon.

Plus, ask your local comic shop how to get a copy of the ultra-rare version of the Firefly #1 Bill Sienkiewicz variant cover signed by Joss Whedon himself!

Set 500 years in the future in the wake of a universal civil war, Firefly centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn’t have a planet to call home. Mal, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job — legal or not — to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Thrust together by necessity but staying together out of loyalty, these disparate men and women are seeking adventure and the good life, but face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as avoiding capture by the Alliance, and evading the dangers you find on the fringes of the universe.

Mal thought he could outrun his past, but when a simple mission goes wrong, he’s forced to confront it in the form of the Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals…and they’ve got Mal and Zoe at the top of their list! War can make villains of even the best men, and Mal’s quest for redemption will put him at odds with his own crew, forcing him to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future.

Firefly #1 is available on November 14, 2018 with a main cover by superstar Lee Garbett, along with variant covers by Jock, J.G. Jones, Joe Quinones and more.

Arriving in stores the same day, Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One collects previously released Serenity comics for the first time under one cover in a new value-priced format as Mal and the crew ride again in these official sequels to the critically acclaimed Firefly television series and Serenity film.

Preview: Mech Cadet Yu #11

Mech Cadet Yu #11

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Cover Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Colorist: Jessica Kholinne
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Price: $3.99

The penultimate issue of the smash series, as Stanford, Park and Skip must save the world…but first they have to save each other.

Firefly #1 gets a J.G. Jones Variant

BOOM! Studios is gearing up for the debut of Firefly #1 in November 2018, bringing the iconic worldwide pop culture phenomenon back to comic books, original graphic novels and more in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.

The publisher has revealed a special variant cover by superstar artist J.G. Jones spotlighting the iconic crew of the spaceship Serenity as the series reveals the secret Firefly history that fans have demanded for years! Now, the definitive story of the Unification War — the intergalactic civil war that divided friend and family alike — is told at last by New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak and artist Dan McDaid, along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon.

Set 500 years in the future in the wake of a universal civil war, Firefly centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn’t have a planet to call home. Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job — legal or not — to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Thrust together by necessity but staying together out of loyalty, these disparate men and women are seeking adventure and the good life, but face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as avoiding capture by the Alliance, and evading the dangers you find on the fringes of the universe.

Mal thought he could outrun his past, but when a simple heist goes wrong, he’s forced to confront it in the form of the Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals…and they’ve got Mal and Zoe at the top of their list! War can make villains of even the best men, and Mal’s quest for redemption will put him at odds with his own crew, forcing him to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future.

Firefly #1 is available exclusively in comic shops on November 14, 2018 with a main cover by superstar Lee Garbett, along with variant covers by Jock, Bill Sienkiewicz, Joe Quinones and more.

Arriving in stores the same day, Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One collects previously released Serenity comics for the first time under one cover in a new value-priced format as Mal and the crew ride again in these official sequels to the critically acclaimed Firefly television series and Serenity film.

Greg Pak and Marc Laming Take on James Bond this November

Dynamite Entertainment and Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. will launch an epic new ongoing James Bond comic series from superstars Greg Pak and Marc Laming with James Bond 007!

The series begins as Agent 007 tracks a smuggler into Singapore to secure a dangerous case, contents unknown. But a Korean mystery man wants the case as well, for very different reasons. If Bond and this new rival don’t kill each other, the ruthless terrorist organization known as ORU will be more than happy to finish the job.

The debut issue of James Bond 007 features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of Dave Johnson, John Cassaday, Rafael Albuquerque, and Marc Laming, respectively.

James Bond 007 #1 is slated for release in November 2018.

Preview: Mech Cadet Yu #10

Mech Cadet Yu #10

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Cover Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Colorist: Jessica Kholinne
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Price: $3.99

Under the Sharg’s assault, the cadets are forced to put their trust in mankind’s most dangerous creation: Hero Force 2.

SDCC 2018: Firefly Comes to BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios is kicking off The Road to San Diego, a ten-day spotlight on the most exciting comic book and graphic novel news in advance of San Diego Comic Con, with the announcement it has acquired the comic book and graphic novel publishing license to Joss Whedon’s Firefly, the iconic worldwide pop culture phenomenon. BOOM! Studios will release new monthly comic book series, limited series, original graphic novels and more that officially expand the rich mythology created in television, film and beyond in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.

Created by visionary writer and director Joss Whedon and set 500 years in the future in the wake of a universal civil war, Firefly centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn’t have a planet to call home. Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job — legal or not — to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Thrust together by necessity but staying together out of loyalty, these disparate men and women are seeking adventure and the good life, but face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as avoiding capture by the Alliance, and evading the dangers you find on the fringes of the universe.

Beginning in November with the release of  Firefly #1, from New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak, artist Dan McDaid, and story consultant Joss Whedon himself, BOOM! Studios will take you back to the battleground where it all began…and reveal a secret history that might end it all. Fans have demanded it for years and now the definitive story of the Unification War—the intergalactic civil war that divided friend and family alike—is told at last!

Mal thought he could outrun his past, but when a simple heist goes wrong, he’s forced to confront it in the form of the Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals…and they’ve got Mal and Zoe at the top of their list! War can make villains of even the best men, and Mal’s quest for redemption will put him at odds with his own crew, forcing him to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future.

Firefly #1 is available November 14, 2018 with a main cover by superstar Lee Garbett, along with variant covers by Jock , J.G. Jones, Bill Sienkiewicz, Joe Quinones and more.

Arriving in stores the same day, Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One collects previously released Serenity comics for the first time under one cover in a new value-priced format as Mal and the crew ride again in these official sequels to the critically acclaimed Firefly television series and Serenity film.

Review: X-Men: Magneto – Testament

There are few places, when it comes to museums, that weighs on you more than the somber history displayed in the United States Holocaust Museum. I visited the museum soon after it first opened and many times over the years. Not since the tragedy that took place there back in 2009 did I recently return. I just had some family from out of town visit Washington, DC for a few days and I met up with them for a day trip. This was my first time going in so many years and the exhibits remain just as harrowing as when I first saw them. The stories within that place transcends time and convention as the penance that Holocaust survivors require from the world cannot ever truly be repaid. Theleast we can do is to never forget.

As I walked through the museum I was reminded of the millions of people who suffered, the mostly unknown heroes, and even some known like Oskar Schindler. Rarely has comics, with the major exception of Art Spiegelman’s epic Maus, risked exploring the subject in the light it deserves. Which brings me to one of the most interesting and complicated villains of the Marvel Universe, Magneto. As complex as Eric Killmonger was portrayed in the recent Black Panther movie, this is not the first time a villain was more than some silly obstacle. Magneto has proven in every incarnation, in the comics, the TV shows and the movies, that he, much like Killmonger, is more than a villain. He’s tragic, he also has his own sense of morality, and ultimately is as much a protagonist as an antagonist. The one part of his origin story that is pretty much glossed over and has never really been explored throughout the years is his past as a Holocaust survivor. It’s a subject both still raw and controversial. That all changed in 2009 with some help of some meticulous research and consultations with a series of experts, the team of Greg Pak and Carmine Di Giandomenico dared to tell his origin story in X-Men: Magneto – Testament.

We meet a young Max Eisenhardt, AKA Magneto, a prodigious student at his school in Germany in 1935, where him and his family try to live a peaceful life, but in a time where the Nazi Movement catches fires in a listless Germany still feeling the effects of World War I.  Max also meets a young girl, who he ends up falling for, but whom finds ostracization herself in Germany, as she and her family, are also Gypsies, a group of people who faced extermination from the Nazis as well. Soon, the Eisenhardts finds living in Germany, to be a death sentence, as Jews become targeted by the new Nazi regime, through first identification, then condemnation, and eventually isolation into the “ghettos”, where their food rations were never meant to sustain them but to starve them to death. As the Nazis looked to further isolate the Jewish population, eventually they moved them to concentration camps, they put to death, those who opposed the rule, Eisenhardts being one of them, they exterminated the whole except for Max, whose powers showed for a moment, and saved his life. He would eventually be sent to Auschwitz, where he is reunited with one of his teachers, and who guides him. He is soon put to work, in the gas chambers, where thousands of men and women were exterminated day after day and he could not help not one. He is also reunited with Magda, the young Gypsy girl, who he likes and who he uses some of his leverage with a Nazi officer, to send her away from Auschwitz, to another camp, where she may survive. As World War II ends, so does Max’s stay, as the Nazi Resistance takes the camp, and frees all the prisoners. By book’s end, Max buries all remnants of his life in a marked grave, as he begins life anew, as the nightmare he lived, should never happen again.

Overall, a comic that not only educates but astounds as the persecution felt during “Shoah” stands as the moral imperative by which all evil is still compared to. The story by Greg Pak is dense, moving, and thoroughly researched. The art by Carmine Di Giandomenico is captivating and captures each moment as if they came from a movie. Altogether, a comic which gives reader another dimension to this complex character, one that makes you realize everyone has a story.

Story: Greg Pak Art: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Story: 10 Art: 9.6 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy

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