(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Humberto Ramos Rated T In Shops: Sep 30, 2020 SRP: $3.99
DOYLE DORMAMMU, HEAD OF THE CLASS? • Anyone who has been to New Orleans knows that it’s a magical place, but the students of STRANGE ACADEMY are about to see it firsthand. • Their first field trip as a class shows them a city (and the stakes of what they’re living) in ways that light a fuse that is going to blow up in a big way.
Mastermind creators Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribić join forces this November to redefine one of Marvel’s most fascinating mythologies in Eternals #1. Readers will experience Jack Kirby’s classic creation in an epic saga that will enthrall both longtime fans of the Eternals and those experiencing these enigmatic heroes for the first time.
Celebrate the grand return of these iconic characters with stunning variant covers by some of Marvel’s most prominent artists including Russell Dauterman’s gorgeous depiction of former Avenger Sersi through the ages and a battle between Marvel’s greatest tricksters on Rian Gonzales’ variant cover. Check them out below and keep your eyes peeled for more cover reveals for Eternals #1, on sale this November!
ETERNALS #1 VARIANT COVER by MAHMUD ASRAR (SEP200570)
ETERNALS #1 VARIANT COVER by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (SEP200573)
ETERNALS #1 VARIANT COVER by RIAN GONZALES (SEP200578)
ETERNALS #1 LAUNCH VARIANT COVER by HUMBERTO RAMOS (SEP200588)
Spider-Man reaches another milestone this month with Amazing Spider-Man #850, the latest issue in writer Nick Spencer’s captivating run on the title. Joined by an all-star lineup of artists—Ryan Ottley, Humberto Ramos, and Mark Bagley—this monumental issue will feature thereturn of Spider-Man’s greatest villain, the Green Goblin! One never knows what to expect when this maniacal mastermind shows up in Peter Parker’s life and their latest showdown, amidst the Sin-Eater’s reign of terror, will be one for the ages!
Now, see what the Green Goblin has in store for Spidey in this action-packed Amazing Spider-Man #850 trailer – featuring never-before-seen artwork of the fateful confrontation!
Those aforementioned back-up tales are by all-star talents like Kurt Busiek, Chris Bachalo, Tradd Moore, Saladin Ahmed, and Aaron Kuder! Don’t miss the monumental Amazing Spider-Man #850 hits stands September 30th!
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
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!
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(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?!
(W) Leah Williams (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Humberto Ramos Rated T In Shops: Feb 19, 2020 SRP: $3.99
• 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?
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.
(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?