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Review: Ruins of Ravencroft: Sabretooth

Ruins of Ravencroft: Sabretooth

So far, the Ruins of Ravencroft series has been interesting. Each one-shot has revealed the history of the classic Marvel location. Ruins of Ravencroft: Sabretooth adds in some more history folding in three high-profile mutants, Wolverine, Sabretooth, and Mr. Sinister.

Taking place in 1909, Nathaniel Essex is a doctor at the facility and Victor Creed an orderly. The two are running experiments on individuals, one of which is Logan who’s lobotomized.

Writer Frank Tieri has been doing an interesting job folding in different corners of the Marvel Universe into this location. There’s clearly bigger plans for it with so much attention being focused on currently. What those plans are, are a bit unclear. Much like the previous issue, this one feels like it’ll be a bit more vital and important once the big picture is revealed.

Tieri does a good job weaving together the two time periods. The modern day exploration of the building allows us to learn more of its past. There’s a layering of new information and Marvel fans should enjoy the winks and nods to Marvel history. There’s a lot briefly touched upon that can be expanded elsewhere. There are some issues in that history in that it looks like Logan as his metal claws which should came at a later time. So, not everything is perfect but that could be an art issue.

Angel Unzueta and Guillermo Sanna handle those duties with one handling the past and the other the present. Along with Rachelle Rosenberg on color and Travis Lanham on lettering, the art is fun with this one. Even with the small Logan claws issue, there’s a lot presented in brief panels that capture Marvel history. The art delivers the hints as to what happened to expand on Tieri’s plot and dialogue. Skrull invasion, the American Revolution, and an early Ghost Rider are all shown. The art for each creates excitement to see more. The modern art delivers a creepy ambiance that fits the story creating a horror unease.

The comic is an interesting one much like the previous Ruins of Ravencroft issue. Ruins of Ravencroft: Sabretooth brings in mutants to the story creating an even more intriguing history of the institute. There’s a lot going on here and we probably won’t know what that is until the end but right now, the exploration of Ravencroft’s history is delivering a mystery that has me intrigued.

Story: Frank Tieri Art: Angel Unzueta, Guillermo Sanna
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Ruins of Ravencroft: Sabretooth #1

Ruins of Ravencroft: Sabretooth #1

(W) Frank Tieri (A) Guillermo Sanna, Angel Unzueta (CA) Gerardo Sandoval
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $4.99

The history of the Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane has been shrouded in mystery for years. NO LONGER! In the wake of ABSOLUTE
CARNAGE, the facility’s past has started to unravel, and in doing so has revealed hidden chapters in the lives of some of the Marvel Universe’s most recognizable heroes and villains!

Ruins of Ravencroft: Sabretooth #1

Marvel Reveals Hawkeye: Freefall, Tarot, Ruins of Ravencroft and More for January

Marvel has released its special edition of The Pull List, unveiling exclusive information for titles coming to comic shops this January! The episode recapped all the exciting news from New York Comic Con 2019 like Iron Man 2020 and Ravencroft as well as the new launches of Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Star Wars! In addition, The Pull List revealed never-before-seen titles: Hawkeye: Freefall, a brand new solo series by Matthew Rosenberg, and Tarot #1, an all-new adventure featuring the Avengers and Defenders by comic legends Alan Davis and Paul Renaud.

HAWKEYE: FREEFALL  #1

Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by OTTO SCHMIDT
Cover by KIM JACINTO

HAWKEYE RETURNS IN A BRAND NEW SERIES!

When a mysterious and ruthless new Ronin starts tearing a destructive path through the city, suspicion immediately falls on Hawkeye, but Clint has more to worry about than who’s wearing his old costume. After a clash with the Hood ends badly, Hawkeye gives himself a new mission that will place him in the crosshairs of one of New York’s most dangerous villains.

Hawkeye’s mission and Ronin’s secret plans will set them on a collision course that only one of them will walk away from.

HAWKEYE: FREEFALL  #1

TAROT #1

Written by ALAN DAVIS
Art and Cover by PAUL RENAUD

An all-new epic adventure teaming the classic Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with Marvel’s premiere Non-Team by Alan Davis and Paul Renaud!

A strange and impossible lost memory from his days in World War II draws Namor the Sub-Mariner to his one-time compatriot Captain America—but the two heroes and their respective allies find themselves pulled into a labyrinth of pain, destruction and madness courtesy of the Infernal Ichor of Ish’lzog!

TAROT #1

IRON MAN 2020 #1

Written by DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE
Art and Cover by PETE WOODS

In IRON MAN 2020, the future has arrived, and Artificial Intelligences present a clear and present danger to humanity and must be brought to heel! As the Robot Rebellion battles for the establishment of robot rights, someone new will don the Iron Man suit: Arno Stark, the long-lost brother of Tony Stark.

But Arno Stark won’t be alone: War Machine, Rescue, Ironheart will all have roles to play in the new series. The Robot Rebellion will also feature some familiar robots from the Marvel Universe including Machine Man AKA Aaron Stack, Jocasta, the Vision, Albert (the robotic Wolverine character), Elsie-Dee, Machinesmith, Nick Fury LMDs, Death’s Head, the Mad Thinker and his Awesome Android, Quasimodo, H.E.R.B.I.E., the Dreadnaughts, Brynocki, Alkhema, and M-11.

Iron Man 2020

RAVENCROFT #1

Written by FRANK TIERI
Art by ANGEL UNZUETA
Cover by KYLE HOTZ

RAVENCROFT REOPENED!

After the hellish horrors of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, the Ravencroft Institute has received a much-needed facelift and is open for business with a new staff, including JOHN JAMESON, looking to atone for the part he played in ABSOLUTE CARNAGE. But will Ravencroft return the mentally unstable villains of the Marvel Universe to upstanding citizens and give John the redemption he’s looking for, or will they fall prey to the hospital’s seemingly sinister nature?

RAVENCROFT #1

RUINS OF RAVENCROFT: CARNAGE #1

Written by FRANK TIERI
Art by GUIU VILLANOVA
Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL

CARNAGE, USA!

In the aftermath of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, the Marvel Universe still needs a place to treat and rehabilitate the criminally insane, and efforts to reconstruct RAVENCROFT are well underway. But Ravencroft is no ordinary facility, and untold secrets may yet be waiting to be unearthed in the destruction Carnage left after his attack on the facility.

RUINS OF RAVENCROFT: CARNAGE #1

RUINS OF RAVENCROFT: SABRETOOTH #1

Written by FRANK TIERI
Art by GUILLERMO SANNA
Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL

The history of the Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane has been shrouded in mystery for years. NO LONGER! In the wake of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, the facility’s past has started to unravel, and in doing so has revealed hidden chapters in the lives of some of the Marvel Universe’s most recognizable heroes and villains!

RUINS OF RAVENCROFT: SABRETOOTH #1

RUINS OF RAVENCROFT: DRACULA #1

Written by FRANK TIERI
Art by STEFANO LANDINI
Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL

To the men and women of the Marvel Universe, Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane appeared to be a hospital devoted to the rehabilitation of society’s most violent offenders. But appearances can be deceptive, and—as Captain America learned the hard way—some secrets have teeth.

RUINS OF RAVENCROFT: DRACULA #1

THOR #1

Written by DONNY CATES
Art by NIC KLEIN
Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL  

The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long… The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm will be powerless before it.

THOR #1

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1

Written by AL EWING
Art and Cover by JUANN CABAL

Once, the Guardians of the Galaxy were a team of misfits. Now they’re a family, and they’ve earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place — and it’s only getting worse. The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead. And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned — harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars themselves. Someone has to guard the galaxy — but who will accept the mission? And will they survive it?

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1

STAR WARS #1

Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by JESÚS SAIZ
Cover by R.B. SILVA  

In the wake of The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet…scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo…lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker…learned the horrible truth about his noble Jedi lineage.

Now, after narrowly escaping the Dark Lord’s clutches, wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke joins Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 to fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance. But what Leia, Luke, and their ragtag band of freedom fighters don’t realize…is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin’s Will!

The greatest space adventure of all time continues this January!

STAR WARS #1

Exclusive Preview: Strangelands #2

Strangelands #2

(W) Magdalene Visaggio, Darcie Little Badger (A) Guillermo Sanna (CA) Guisseppe Cammuncoli
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Elakshi and Adam look for a key to understanding their powers, but are they falling into a deadly trap? The Lands are no detectives. But clearly, weird things are happening at the Wild Saints Lodge where they’ve been invited by its mysterious director. But is the charming Win Fletcher really who he says he is?

Strangelands #2

Preview: Marvel Comics Presents #5

Marvel Comics Presents #5

(W) Charles Soule, Chris Claremont, More (A) Paulo Siqueira, Luke Ross, More (CA) Arthur Adams
Rated T+
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Welcome to the 1980s, Marvel style! First, Wolverine’s Vigil goes into its fifth decade but doesn’t go the way he planned. Then, join Nightcrawler mid-Cross-Time Caper at the fall of the Berlin Wall! Finally, a pivotal Venom tale by fan-favorite creators Leah Williams and Guillermo Sanna!

Marvel Comics Presents #5

Review: Journey Into Unknown Worlds #1

In celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary and the comic books that captivated hearts and minds across generations, join us for two scintillating sci-fi stories – the first an extraterrestrial adventure by Cullen Bunn the likes of which haven’t been seen in this or any other decade, and the second a tale of terror by Clay McLeod Chapman that could take place in your very own back yard! The secrets of the universe lie waiting to be discovered, True-Believers, on a JOURNEY TO UNKNOWN WORLDS!

Story: Cullen Bunn, Clay McLeod Chapman
Art: Guillermo Sanna, Francesco Manna
Color: Lee Loughridge Letterer: Travis Lanham

Review: Iron Fist: Phantom Limb

The digital first series is in print for the first time! Iron Fist: Phantom Limb has Danny reflecting on his inability to save a child and doubting his legitimacy as the Iron Fist while also having to deal with a demon who wants him for his chi!

Iron Fist: Phantom Limb is by Clay McLeod Chapman and Guillermo Sanna.

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores January 15th! 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/comiXology/Kindle
TFAW

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Review: Luke Cage Vol. 2 Caged!

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Luke Cage!

Luke Cage Vol. 2 Caged! collects issues #166-170 by David F. Walker, Guillermo Sanna, Marcio Menyz, Rahzzah, VC’s Joe Sabino, Kathleen Wisneski, Mark Basso, and Jake Thomas.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores May 1. 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 or TFW

 

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Review: Luke Cage #170

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Defenders, Generation X, if we were making a list; next on the track of final issues of Marvel books is David F. Walker‘s run on Luke Cage.

David F. Walker who is also known for writing Shaft comics for Dynamite, has written the character since 2015 with Power Man and Iron Fist in the new All-New All-Different Marvel launch Post-Secret Wars before becoming a solo title Luke Cage in 2016. Both runs have been beloved. Unfortunately, issue #170 is the final and it’s a huge shame because the character has gotten newfound popularity thanks to the Netflix show which made it a good call on Marvel to publish solo series.

So for this final issue after the previous arc that went into dark places, David Walker decided it should be a bit lighter and fluffy so to speak. Does it work? It actually does.

On the “Power Mail” section at the end of the book, Walker mentioned the main inspiration was an issue of Uncanny X-Men and The Princess Bride and it shows. Not to mention, he had been wanting to do an issue about Luke Cage being a father to Danielle for quite a while since writing Power Man and Iron Fist. He saved this personal story for last. In an odd way, it’s kind of fitting.

We know Luke Cage is a badass dude, we know that and certain deep issues about him and the world around. But we have to remember, he’s also sensitive and does care about people. And given this issue is about his daughter Danielle, this showcases his fatherly side. Basically, Danielle has been having it rough at daycare and Jessica Jones makes the point that because they’ve been busy doing their own things, they haven’t had time for their own daughter as a result that may have her feel abandoned. So of course, he goes to comfort her.

What follows is pretty much what influenced the story. An entire tale of King Luke Cage and Princess Danielle who also happen to be superheroes and the latter having snakes as weapons coming out of her hands. Yes, you read that right. But the entire is wonderfully amusing that way because yeah, I’d expect a kid to think of this stuff especially the part about fighting trolls and dragon-tigers. It was funny but it took something of an emotional turn as it seems that something of Danielle’s feelings about her parents not being around much come to light but she still keeps on fighting and a rather poignant moment regarding the troll of the story which makes the point that and forgive me for the minor spoiler, the troll had a human face which makes the point that these trolls act big and tough sure but they’re not, they’re still weak. And that’s an honest to god good message that gives this issue much of an edge.

I can tell David F. Walker had a blast writing this story. It’s fluff sure but it’s very fun fluff to show Luke Cage as a parent. One of the reasons I connect with Marvel more than say DC is that the Marvel heroes are still people first. They’re people who happen to be heroes. Some are single people and others are couples or parents and Walker undoubtedly understands that.

The art by Guillermo Sanna is well done, it’s angular and stylized in a way that fits Walker’s writing especially given the subject matter and the colors by Marcio Menyz makes the art pop. And they both certainly fit the lighter tone of the issue.

Overall, it’s something of a fitting end to Luke Cage and I hope to see more of David F. Walker’s stuff for Marvel and whatever future beholds for Luke Cage. You won’t be disappointed. Just bring a tissue or two upon reading though.

 

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Preview: Luke Cage #170

Luke Cage #170

(W) David Walker (A) Guillermo Sanna (CA) Razzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

CAGED PART 5
• Luke is home at last, and all he wants to do is read a bedtime story to his little girl, Danielle.
• But is there something more to this fairy-tale than meets the eye?

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