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Review: Strange Academy #2

Strange Academy #2

It’s been quite some time since the debut of this series. Strange Academy #2 feels like no time has passed at all. It’s the first day of classes at Strange Academy. The issue hops around in a frenetic pace giving us the big picture of the school, students, and courses. We’re taken to numerous classes, introduced to the professors, and get to know the personalities of the students a bit more. We also get the first hints as to what the “big bad” will be.

Writer Skottie Young has a lot of fun with this second issue which can be picked up and enjoyed without needing to read the first. Young along with artist Humberto Ramos, deliver story pacing and a vibe that’s full of fun and energy. It’s a chaotic issue and you’ll either enjoy it or dislike it just for that. There doesn’t feel like enough time is spent in any one situation or on any one focus. But, you still feel like you get a lot of the issue as it gives us the quick tour of everything.

There are absolutely some aspects that get a bit more time on the page. Some of that is just to set up punchlines but it also helps move the characters along as well as they must deal with the situations at hand. There’s clearly some fun thought into each course and how they’re presented. That’s obvious by small jabs they make and so much is left for the reader’s imagination.

Ramos’ art is full of energy and that’s helped by the colors of Edgar Delgado and lettering of Clayton Cowles. The colors pop on the page with a bright aspect to them. Everything just looks exciting and fresh and full of energy in part due to the artistic choices. It’d be so easy to do a dour take on the same issue but as presented there’s a youthful energy about it all. There pages are full of mystical details that often tell the entire story of that particular segment. The issue relies heavily on the visual. Cowles’ lettering too is key as it often helps bring out the personality of the various characters as the lettering shifts between them.

Strange Academy #2 is a crazy paced issue where entire scenes and situations are left for a single page or a single panel gag. It’s a whirlwind tour of the school and what the kids will be dealing with. It also drops hints as to where things will be going. And it needed to be this way. An issue focusing more on any of the elements would have felt like it dragged on and given other aspects the short end of things. Instead, everyone gets their moments with a lot of humor thrown in. For as crazy as it is, it’s a great read and a welcome return of the series.

Story: Skottie Young Art: Humberto Ramos
Color: Edgar Delgado Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy


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Norman Osborn Returns as the Green Goblin in Amazing Spider-Man #850

Spider-Man will have his hands full with the Sin-Eater’s reign of terror in the upcoming “Sins Rising” epic – but things will be getting much, much worse. Spider-Man’s greatest foe, Norman Osborn, returns as the Green Goblin in the over-sized Amazing Spider-Man #850! Writer Nick Spencer and artists Ryan Ottley, Humberto Ramos, and Mark Bagley will be joined by a veritable Hall of Fame of Spider-Creators to chronicle this climactic chapter in the wall crawler’s years-long conflict with the Goblin-masked madman. And as if that wasn’t enough, the issue will also boast a collection of prestige short stories by Tradd Moore, Kurt Busiek, Chris Bachalo, Aaron Kuder, and Saladin Ahmed!

Spidey has faced his share of hardships, but even the worst things that have happened to him are just a prelude to what transpires here. This colossal showdown will come crashing into comic shops this September, and is not to be missed! 

Amazing Spider-Man #850

Review: Strange Academy #1

Take the X-Men, mix it with Gotham Academy, and sprinkle it with Harry Potter and you’ve got Strange Academy #1… and that’s not a bad thing.

Story: Skottie Young
Art: Humberto Ramos
Color: Egar Delgado
Lettering: Clayton Cowles

Get your copy in comic shops now! 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.

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Preview: Strange Academy #1

Strange Academy #1

(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 04, 2020
SRP: $4.99

A SORCERER SCHOOL FOR THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!

The Marvel Universe has mysteriously changed in such an alarming way that Doctor Strange has done what he’s avoided for decades; he’s opened a school for young sorcerers. Young people from around the world with aptitude in magic have been brought together in New Orleans to study the Mystic Arts under Strange, Brother Voodoo, the Ancient One, the Scarlet Witch, Magik, Hellstrom and ALL your favorite Marvel magicians. But with all the new magical threats, is it too late?!

Strange Academy #1

Preview: The Amazing Mary Jane #5

The Amazing Mary Jane #5

(W) Leah Williams (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Humberto Ramos
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
SRP: $3.99

CUT?!

• All that stands between MJ and Mysterio’s ragtag crew and filming their climactic battle scene is…well, VULTURE, STEGRON, TARANTULA, KING COBRA, RHINO, and SCORPION!
• If this is Mary Jane’s last chance to realize her dreams, you can bet she’s going to fight like a tiger–or a spider!
• Will filming ever wrap? Will Mary Jane ever go home to the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN? And can Peter forgive her for her Hollywood team up?

The Amazing Mary Jane #5

Get Ready for the First Semester at Strange Academy

Pack up all of your textbooks and talismans; classes are about to commence! A new school for a different type of gifted youngsters is about to open in the Strange Academy #1 trailer featuring writer Skottie Young and Executive Editor Nick Lowe

With the threat of mystical mayhem looming on the horizon, Doctor Strange enlists the magical elite to help him found Strange Academy – a place where students of any background can come to study under the planet’s most powerful mages. Can these young sorcerers learn to control their supernatural talents, or could one of them prove to be an even greater threat than what Strange has been dreading!

Strange Academy #1 by Skottie Young and Humberto Ramos is on sale March 4th in comic shops.

Preview: The Amazing Mary Jane #4

The Amazing Mary Jane #4

(W) Leah Williams (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Humberto Ramos
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 08, 2020
SRP: $3.99

What happened to “Spider-Man”?

• Despite the SAVAGE SIX’S ongoing assaults, the show goes on! With a little help from some amazing friends.
• MARY JANE and MYSTERIO are bonding under battlefield filming conditions, but their Spider-Man can’t take it!
• Where did he go? And WHO could POSSIBLY replace him?! And how will THEY feel about Team MJ-STERIO?

The Amazing Mary Jane #4

Review: Incoming #1

Get a look as to what’s coming in 2020 with Incoming #1. Marvel teases what we can expect in the months to come in this end of the year oversized comic.

Story: Various
Art: Various
Color: Various
Letterer: Travis Lanham

Get your copy in comic shops! 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.

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Humberto Ramos Covers Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed brand new variant covers by acclaimed artist Humberto Ramos for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2, the latest issue of an all-new five-issue limited series event! Written by Ryan Parrott illustrated by Simone di Meo, colored by Walter Baiamonte, and lettered by Ed Dukeshire, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fight – and maybe team up with – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on January 8, 2020.

Tommy faces a shocking betrayal within the Foot Clan that puts him in the crosshairs of their leader – Shredder! But can the Rangers and Turtles put their differences aside before Shredder unleashes his ultimate weapon? No Rangers or Turtles fan can miss this shocking reveal that’ll change everything they’ve ever known!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 (of 5) features a main cover by Dan Mora, with Turtle Ranger Helmet variant covers by Goñi Montes and more!

Enroll at Strange Academy Opening Doors March 2020

Through its history, the Marvel Universe has seen magic rise and fall to warp minds, control the future, and even destroy the very fabric of reality. Now, magic has changed and is more powerful – and dangerous – than ever, and Doctor Strange is forced to do what he’s avoided for decades: he’s opened a school for young sorcerers…but as they will soon learn, magic always comes at a cost. Welcome to STRANGE ACADEMY!

Strange Academy will launch this March as a new ongoing series helmed by best-selling comic book veterans: Eisner Award-winning writer Skottie Young and critically acclaimed artist Humberto Ramos. The new series will bring together a whole new class of students from Earth, Weirdworld, Asgard, the Dark Dimension, and beyond to learn how to control their gifts in the Mystic Arts under Doctor Strange, Brother Voodoo, The Ancient One, Scarlet Witch, Magik, Hellstrom, and all of Marvel’s most iconic magicians. But with a new threat looming on the horizon, is it too late?

Strange Academy will center on Emily Bright (a girl who discovered magical powers since birth), Doyle Dormammu (the illegitimate son of the Dark Dimension’s ruler), and their new classmates as mysteries begin to unfold not just for the students at the school, but for the entire Marvel Universe. With a new cast rooted in Marvel’s history and fan-favorite characters, this series will be the perfect introduction for both fans just diving into comics and for fans who have been following Marvel for years.

Set in the mystical backdrop of New Orleans, The Big Easy will play a pivotal role in Strange Academy with its rich local culture and innate magic of the French Quarter, the Bayou, the Swamps, and more.

Strange Academy #1
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