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Preview: Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1

Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1

(W) Greg Pak (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Pasqual Ferry
Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 21, 2017
SRP: $4.99

For years, the Weapon X Program has engineered the deadliest mutant killers on planet Earth, until they mysteriously vanished. Now, the Weapon X program is back, and it’s deadlier than ever, and it isn’t to use mutants for their lethal ends. Under the leadership of its mysterious new director, Weapon X has a new mission – ERADICATE ALL MUTANTS! And they’re starting their hunt with the most dangerous group of mutants on planet Earth – Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Domino, Lady Deathstrike, Warpath and…the Hulk?!
But with an army of genetic cyborgs at their disposal, this may just be the beginning…

Preview: Weapon X #4

Weapon X #4

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Greg Land
Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 14, 2017
SRP: $3.99

• Logan, Sabretooth and Domino have unraveled the plot against them, but is it too late for Warpath and Lady Deathstrike?
• The explosive conclusion that leads directly into “Weapons of Mutant Destruction”!
• Guest-starring: The Totally Awesome Hulk!

Hulk Smash! Totally Awesome Hulk #19 Sells Out – Second Printing On The Way!

An alliance for the ages – Amadeus Cho joining forces with Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Domino, Warpath, and Lady Deathstrike to battle the new Weapon X. Now, this Hulk-sized team-up is about to get even bigger, as Marvel has announced that Totally Awesome Hulk #19 has sold out and will immediately return for a second printing.

A mysterious new director of the Weapon X program is creating soldiers who threaten the lives of some of the most powerful and deadly heroes the Marvel Universe has ever seen. But the man behind the curtain has now set his sights on a new target: the fearless, gamma-imbued Amadeus Cho. What will become of the Hulk when he is forced to partner with some of Marvel’s deadliest killers and hunters? One thing is for sure – this is a story not to be missed!

Now is your chance to become a part of this epic, action-packed crossover, where personalities and abilities clash.

Totally Awesome Hulk #19 is written by Greg Pak with art by Robert Gill and Nolan Woodard and a cover by Stonehouse.

Marvel’s Weapons of Mutant Destruction Begins this June — Your First Look at the New Crossover!

The Weapon X program is back! From writer Greg Pak comes an all-new crossover between Weapon X and Totally Awesome Hulk, kicking off this June with Weapons of Mutant Destruction: Alpha #1!

For years, the Weapon X Program has engineered the deadliest mutant killers on planet Earth, it was thought to be decommissioned. Now, the Weapon X program is deadlier than ever and under the leadership of its mysterious new director, has a new mission – exterminate all mutants! On their hit-list some of the deadliest mutants the Marvel Universe has ever known.  However, the key to achieving their master plan of new mutant massacre is missing one vital target — Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk!

Amide the already growing body count and the devastating trail of devastation, another mystery is growing, that of Weapon X’s mysterious new “Batch H” experiment.

BOOM! Studios Announces ‘Mech Cadet Yu’ from Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa

BOOM! Studios has announced Mech Cadet Yu, a new monthly series launching in August from longtime collaborators Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa. The pair has worked together in the past on projects like Code Monkey Save World and ABC Disgusting, and are widely known for the creation of Amadeus Cho, who would eventually star in Marvel’s Totally Awesome Hulk.

Mech Cadet Yu is the story of Stanford Yu, a young janitor who is unexpectedly chosen to join the sacred ranks of the mech cadets at Sky Corps Academy. Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth to bond with the cadets to defend the world from terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. After he unintentionally bonds with his robot, Yu is thrown into training, hoping to prove he is worthy of being there at all.

Mech Cadet Yu #1 features covers by Miyazawa, Marcus To, and Juan Doe.

Preview: Weapon X #2

Weapon X #2

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Greg Land
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

With Weapon X’s killer cyborgs now able to hide in plain sight, Old Man Logan and Sabretooth have formed an uneasy alliance to find the revived Weapon X program and stomp it out before it gets any stronger.

Marvel Reveals Details on Generations

Once upon a time, a kid from New York City picked up a shield and charged into battle…A prodigal son lifted a sacred hammer and proved himself worthy…And an arrogant genius forged an armor that would harness his true potential. Together, they became some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and ushered in the age of marvels! Marvel Comics has revealed details on their new series, done in the mighty Marvel manner uniting Marvel’s iconic heroes with their modern-day torchbearers for a fun and fast-paced adventure fans have been waiting for! This August, prepare for Marvel’s Generations!

Generations brings together Miles Morales and Peter Parker, Laura Kinney and Logan, Amadeus Cho and Bruce Banner, plus more, and illuminates the path that all these heroes will take into the future for a thrilling quest unlike anything seen in the Marvel Universe before.

A colossal collaboration of today’s greatest creators, Marvel’s Generations continues the evolution of the Marvel Universe as the new class of heroes stand shoulder to shoulder with those who have trail blazed their legacy.

Running August to September, this 10-issue maxi-series put to the test in this universe-wide team-up that will shed light on the most pressing questions about the future of the Marvel Universe, and the fate of everyone’s favorite heroes.

Generations: The Best starring Wolverine and All-New Wolverine
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Ramon Rosanas


Generations: The Americas starring Steve Rogers: Captain America and Sam Wilson: Captain America
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Paul Renaud


Generations: The Bravest starring Captain Mar-Vell and Captain Marvel
Written by Margie Stohl
Art by Brent Schoonover


Generations: The Thunder starring The Mighty Thor and The Unworthy Thor
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Mahmud Asrar


Generations: The Strongest starring Bruce Banner and Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk
Written by Greg Pak


Generations: The Archers starring Hawkeyes, Clint Barton and Kate Bishop
Written by Kelly Thompson


Generations: The Iron starring Iron Man and Ironheart
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Marco Rudy


Generations: The Marvels starring Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel
Written by G. Willow Wilson


Generations: The Spiders starring Peter Parker: Spider-Man and Miles Morales: Spider-Man
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Ramon Perez


Generations: The Phoenix starring The Phoenix and Jean Grey
Written by Cullen Bunn

Preview: The Totally Awesome Hulk #18

The Totally Awesome Hulk #18

(W) Greg Pak (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Stonehouse
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 19, 2017
SRP: $3.99


When a new alien race comes to Earth… HULK, MS. MARVEL, SILK, SHANG-CHI and JIMMY WOO are her last defenders… Plus: A hostile takeover of THE OLYMPUS GROUP!

Preview: Big Trouble in Little China Vol. 6 SC

Big Trouble in Little China Vol. 6 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Daniel Bayliss
Subscription Cover: Felipe Massafera
Price: $19.99

Snake and Jack go undercover to join David Lo Pan’s army.

Review: Weapon X #1

Decades ago, the Weapon X program produced the deadliest mutant killers on the planet. Now, with more research, more funding and more Adamantium at its disposal, the Weapon X program is creating new killers for old targets: Old Man Logan. Sabretooth. Lady Deathstrike. Weapon X isn’t just experimenting on mutants anymore…it’s eradicating them. All of them.

The Weapon X program is back, but what their goal is remains a mystery. So far, we just know that the original members of the classic Weapon X program are being hunted for their genetic material. Writer Greg Pak returns this classic part of Wolverine’s history to the forefront in a series that feels from the start that it’s a maxi series in concept and execution.

The first issue is the set up picking up after the events of X-Men Prime and after a fight Wolverine is forced to find someone to ally with to take on this new threat which he can’t detect and has him paranoid and on the the run.

While this first issue isn’t bad when it comes to the writing and story, it’s also not particularly exciting to the point I feel like I have to find out what happens next. There’s an energy and charge that feels like it’s missing and some choices in the flow don’t exactly make sense.

Logan heads to a library to use a computer as opposed to using a cell phone to do some searching, or whatever communicator he has to get ahold of the X-Men (he has to have one, right?). The scene just feels like an odd transition from fighting a battle to his next step of finding Creed. Pak also doesn’t quite feel like he has Logan’s speech patterns down. In one panel he calls Creed “man” when you’d traditionally expect a “bub” there. It’s an odd choice that actually took me out of the character. It just didn’t feel like Wolverine/Logan.

Things aren’t helped by Greg Land whose work is mixed in this issue. There’s some solid action and the design of the killer weapons after Logan and Creed look great, but Land has an issue with people’s faces where individuals look the same over and over. The woman hiker in this issue looks like every woman Land has drawn in the past and looks like the woman in the library. A librarian looks too much like Logan, just with different hair. His take on Logan and Creed too feel like they’re missing something, especially compared to the art on Old Man Logan or even the recent X-Men: Gold. At times Logan looks like a stereotypical kung-fu master just with hair, and at other points he looks young. There’s an inconsistancy.

Something didn’t quite click for me reading this first issue. There’s too much that feels familiar, a new undetectable killer robot, dialogue that didn’t seem in character (man vs. bub), and art that at times emphasizes Land’s weaknesses. I’ll stick around until the eventual reveal of who is behind this new Weapon X, but so far it hasn’t hooked me like I expected.

Story: Greg Pak Art: Greg Land
Story: 6.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Pass

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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