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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.

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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.

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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?

Preview: Luke Cage #168

Luke Cage #168

(W) David Walker (A) Guillermo Sanna (CA) Razzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 20, 2017
SRP: $3.99

CAGED Part 3
• Luke’s on the chain gang, but they’re not doing road work…
• What horrors await the prisoners in the dreaded mine?!

Preview: Luke Cage #167

Luke Cage #167

(W) David Walker (A) Guillermo Sanna (CA) Rahzzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 22, 2017
SRP: $3.99

CAGED Part 2
• Luke Cage is back in the one place he never wanted to be.
• With his mind mangled, Luke grasps for any foothold he can find. Which is hard, as…
• This is no ordinary prison…

Preview: Luke Cage #166

Luke Cage #166

(W) David Walker (A) Guillermo Sanna (CA) Rahzzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 18, 2017
SRP: $3.99

CAGED Part 1
Carl Lucas went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit and came out a new man: the hero Luke Cage. Now, Luke finds himself on the wrong side of the law and thrown back in prison again. What dark power has caged Luke once more and when the entire world is threatened, how can Luke Cage save everyone from the inside of a jail cell? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!

Preview: Bullseye #4

Bullseye #4

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Guillermo Sanna, Dave Johnson
Parental Advisory
In Shops: May 03, 2017
SRP: $3.99

THE BULLSEYE’S ON BULLSEYE!

TEODOR and the BLACK KNIFE CARTEL flip the script on BULLSEYE… but JOY wants the joy of killing Bullseye all to herself! Bullseye’s got it all under control…right?

Review: Bullseye #3

Ed Brisson knows how to kick a party off right and, jumps right into the action is the latest issue of Bullseye. The showdown at La Hacienda Motel in Columbia starts in Bullseye’s hotel room and Guillermo Sanna‘s stellar throwback art style gives us three pages of everything from punches to fingers being bitten off before we even get to the credit page. Miroslav Mrva makes sure to add enough color in the otherwise dark and depressing panels to show us the blood and the bruises and before the first full page of dialogue we are hooked enough to settle in for a rambunctious battle royal in Bullseye’s lonely motel room.

Sanna and Mrva work well together giving off a serious yin/yang vibe in each panel. The panels flow together like storyboard of a really good 80’s action flick complete with cliche’s, loads of testosterone, and even though you’re reading it, you can totally smell the sweat and blood. The colors don’t pop which is a perfect complement to the story that Brisson is telling. There’s no sense of mercy in the panels, or story and the darkness contained within the pages of this issue draw you in and keep you there for one hell of a ride.

Brisson tells a nice story that shows off all of the main player’s points of view, motives and a slight sense of vulnerability.  The characters are complex and believable, in fact, they are all so well written that there’s a moment where you forget that you’re not supposed to be rooting for the bad guy. There are no useless lines or words in any of the pages and Brisson tells a pretty good story that will have you invested in the characters and waiting for the next installment of this incredibly well-written tale.

Agent Joy and her posse of rogue former agents are still in pursuit and, Bullseye comes face to face with everything that’s waiting for him at the Zarco compound. There’s so much action packed into this issue that you’d be a fool not to read it with popcorn. It’s an intense romp through a dark underworld, with well-written characters, a villain masquerading as “hero” and, a kick-ass, take no prisoners agent out for revenge. There is no moral to the story, no political commentary just good old-fashioned senseless beautiful violence and there’s nothing wrong with that. Escapism isn’t  a bad thing in the current political climate and Bullseye #3 is nothing if not a sweet, albeit bloody, escape from the real world.

Story: Ed Brisson Art: Guillermo Sanna and Miroslav Mrva
Story:8.9 Art: 8.7 Overall: 8.8 Recommendation: Buy

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