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Preview: Hawkman #8

Hawkman #8

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Bryan Hitch
In Shops: Jan 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Next stop: Krypton! As Hawkman’s intergalactic road trip continues, the next location on his itinerary is the ruins of Krypton, the alleged location of the super-weapon that will help him stop the Deathbringers. There, he’s suddenly whisked away to Krypton’s final moments and meets his past-life predecessor, Catar-Ol. Hawkman tries to learn the final fate of the super-weapon, but the planet goes boom before Carter can get the goods. Looks like it might be time for Plan B…

Hawkman #8

Preview: Hawkman #6

Hawkman #6

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Bryan Hitch
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Good things really do come in small packages! Longtime wingmen Hawkman and the Atom (Ray Palmer) continue their battle against the rampaging Moz-Ga in the depths of the Microverse, and though the heroes have shrunk, the stakes are enormous! That fateful battle leads our heroes to the next clue in Hawkman’s quest, one that will finally reveal the secret of his origin!

Preview: Hawkman #5

Hawkman #5

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Andrew Currie (A/CA) Bryan Hitch
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

The time-and-space-tossed Hawkman arrives at his latest destination, the sub-atomic world known as the Microverse. Luckily, he meets an old friend there-his longtime Justice League partner the Atom. Ray Palmer learns that the past lives of Carter Hall leave clues for the Winged Wonder to follow. Too bad the next clue leads them to a thinking planet known as Moz-Ga, who’s thinking he’d like very much to destroy Hawkman and Atom!

Preview: Hawkman #4

Hawkman #4

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Andrew Currie (A/CA) Bryan Hitch
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

It’s Hawkman vs. Hall in the brawl for all of Thanagar! Having just teleported across the galaxy, Earthman Carter Hall squares off against Thanagarian space cop Katar Hol in an all-Hawkman slugfest. Katar provides the next piece of the puzzle in Carter’s quest to unlock the secrets of his own past-an alien artifact that immediately zooms him back to Earth. While puzzling out the space doohickey’s purpose, Carter finds himself whisked away once again, only to come face to face with an old Justice League teammate.

Preview: Hawkman #3

Hawkman #3

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Bryan Hitch
In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $3.99

While searching for the next puzzle piece in his mission to save the universe, Hawkman takes flight and winds up fighting rampaging thunder lizards on Dinosaur Island-you know, as one does. Recovering from the battle, Hawkman discovers a race of bird people, who force him to fight to prove he’s the one, true Hawkman. That all leads to the next location on his mission, and he’s transported across the galaxy to the last place-and person-he expected to find. Where is he, and who’s he facing? That would be a spoiler alert!

Preview: Hawkman #2

Hawkman #2

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Bryan Hitch
In Shops: Jul 11, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Carter Hall is Hawkman, the resurrected warrior who’s lived a thousand lifetimes. But what happens when one of those past lives comes looking for him? Deepening the mystery is an ancient parchment in alien hieroglyphics, revealing that an unexpected familiar name is on Earth hunting the Hawkman. The past must die for the future to live!

Joe Ryan’s What To Buy for July 11

Joe goes over his top picks for comic books and trades for the week of July 11th 2018.

UPDATE: I missed mentioning Relay #1

Comics I Pull:
Amazing Spider-Man #1
The Punisher #227

Other Comics Featured:
Superman #1
Suicide Squad #44
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #48
Hawkman #2
Champions #22
Daredevil #605
Ms. Marvel #32
New Mutants #5
Old Man Logan #43
Plastic Man #2
Black Science #37
Oblivion Song #5
Farmhand #1
Bloodshot Salvation #11

Big Two Debut Comics Roundup: Soaring with Hawkman and Thor

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s Big Two Comics Roundup where we take a look at a handful of comics from Marvel and/or DC in order to discern just how accessible they are for new readers. Where possible we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in, assuming we’ve read any part of the story thus far.

Each comic will receive a both a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly as well as a score out of ten. The former is based upon how easy it was for new readers to pick the issues up; expect miniseries or first issues to be rated as friendly by default. For second or third issues, more consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. The score out of ten is Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale, which is there to help you pick between issues if you only want to check out one or two.

This version of the Roundup will feature exclusively comics from Marvel or DC comics, all of which were provided for review purposes unless otherwise noted.


 

Hawkman #1 (DC) Regardless of whether you’ve read Dark Knights Metal or you’re picking this up because of the shiny new #1 emblazoned upon its cover, Robert Venditti’s first Hawkman comic is an interesting beast. As with the other comics this week, this is a Friendly comic, even as it has a slowly building tension that’s never quite realised in this issue. Still, worth a look. Rating: 7.8

Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 (Marvel) It hasn’t escaped my notice that Dan Slott is writing this comic, and I won’t lie to you; even with his name attached I had a little trepidation when going into this comic because… I don’t really like Iron Man all that much. But, by focusing this story less on Tony Stark and more on the people around him (including new a newly hired robotics specialist through whom we experience most of the story). Whether it’s because of a new writer whose style I am familiar with, osmosis from the movies, or just a well written comic I had no trouble picking this up and loving every page. Friendly Rating: 8.8

Thor #1 (Marvel) The continuation of Jason Aaron’s rather epic run on Thor, spanning more series than I can remember (or be bothered to look up), that only masquerades as a first issue. Unless you’ve read some of, or are more than passingly familiar with the story of the Jane Foster Thor, the Unworthy Odinson Thor, and the general Thor Thoring stuff, then you’ll struggle with this issue. Due to the complexity of the story, and the sparseness of the recap page, you’ll find this a touch Unfriendly. Rating: 7.4

Plastic Man #1 (DC) So Plastic Man is just a poor man’s Reed Richards, right? That was my sole thought, and the sum of my knowledge on the character, when I picked up this first issue. Which was a fantastically inaccurate assumption. This is  a very Friendly comic, and well worth checking out. Rating: 8.2

Multiple Man #1 (Marvel) You’ve got no idea who Multiple Man is, or where he’s been lately? No problem! You can easily read this and not miss a beat. Friendly Rating: 8.8

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Curbed NY – New York Transit Museum’s newest exhibition is an ode to the subway in comic form – This is pretty cool.

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Hawkman #1

Comic Attack – Plastic Man #1

The Beat – Space Boy Vol. 1

Comic Attack – Venom #2

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