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Preview: The Black Order #5

The Black Order #5

(W) Derek Landy (A) Carlos Magno (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 06, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Treachery has always been the Ebony Maw’s default mode. His plots and machinations whir away behind the scenes, quietly working to fulfill his grand ambitions. But as the Black Order’s current mission enters its final stage, the Maw finds himself coming perilously close to reaping what he has sown…

The Black Order #5

Preview: The Black Order #4

The Black Order #4

(W) Derek Landy (A) Philip Tan (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Empires, rebellions, super heroes and spies – all in a day’s work for the enigmatic Black Swan. With a dark and twisted Nova on the rampage and her Black Order teammates getting decidedly pummeled, the Swan is presented with a simple choice: stay and risk an ungainly end or leave and abandon the closest thing she has to a family.

The Black Order #4

Preview: Black Panther #3

Black Panther #3

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Daniel Acuna (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
Rated T
In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $3.99

THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA CONTINUES!
The rebels make their move! On the verge of liberating the Nameless, T’Challa, M’Baku and Nakia hunt for mysterious artifact that promises to turn the tide. What is the M’Kraan Shard? And will T’Challa find its acquisition worth the cost?

Preview: Avengers #690

Avengers #690

Story: Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub
Art: Pepe Larraz
Color: David Curiel
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Cover Art: Mark Brooks
Variant Covers: Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Marcio Menyz; In-Hyuk Lee
Graphic Design: Carlos Lao
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Assistant Editor: Alanna Smith
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 25, 2018
SRP: $3.99

THE AVENGERS WEEKLY EPIC CONCLUDES!
“NO SURRENDER” REACHES ITS FINALE!
The battle is over, and those left standing in the rubble have to find a way to move forward. As an era of the Avengers comes to a close, what will rise to take its place?

Review: Siege #2

Siege2“There is no win here.  We just can’t fail” – Abigail Brand

These words from issue one ring even truer here in issue two as we see how the individuals who were sentenced to protecting The Shield, the planet long wall designed to protect Battleworld from the robot, zombie and annihilating hordes that would consume the planet, step into the front lines to defend the wall with their very lives, but ultimately know they will not win the war.

Leah has made the decision, against Abigail’s protests, to head out into the Deadlands in search of Thanos, the figure who they have been warned about who will bring about the fall of The Shield and ultimately the planet.  But Leah is also hoping to find her lost love, Ilyanna Rasputin, who has not been seen in some time since going out to defend the wall.

Fifteen days pass and Leah doesn’t return to The Shield.  Ready to take up her place as commander of the Hel Rangers, Kang proclaims he is ready, and more suited, to take up the newly vacant position.  Noticeably shaken by the seeming loss of Leah, Abigail orders one of the Summers to hand her gun…which she more then willingly points at Kang.  Summers stops her from following through, which to Kang, shows him how soft Abigail is. Summers enlightens Kang just how wrong he is, when they are alerted that Leonardo da Vinci has come across information regarding Thanos.  It seems there are many who fit the name Thanos on Battleworld, but the one that Leonardo says fits more closely to who they are looking for, is a Thanos spending his time trying to assemble some sort of glove.  Not knowing where to go next, Abigail decides to question two robots; defectors from Ultron, who are know prisoners of The Shield, but also able to access information from across the planet.   Abigail doesn’t fully trust the robots, but gives them permission to reach out and find what they can.  At that moment, they are alerted to an army that is headed straight for the wall…and was dispatched the moment the robots went looking for information.  Abigail accuses them of setting the attack up, but they vehemently deny any traitorous actions on their part.  Abigail quickly assembles her force and they prepare to engage….when Abigail finds out that a face from her past is leading the charge against them.

This book is so different in tone from any other from the Secret War tie ins.  We are seeing characters who know that their fight will never lead to a victory, and yet they go on, throwing themselves into battles that may very well be their last.  This issue gives us a deeper look into some of the characters.  Leah and Abigail’s friendship, and Abigail’s loss when Leah does not return; Kang wanting to serve his own intentions and agendas, despite the impending doom; and the Summers clones who give their all to the cause, but understand how disposable they really are.  We are given some small, lighter moments, with Lady Katherine charging in, stating to not be scared of the oncoming battle.  America quickly reminds her that she is a one-time hero, who will go down in battle and not be seen again; but reassures her that she will not be left behind.

Kieron Gillen again brings us a great story, really focussing on the characters and showing us what it means to endure loss on the wall.  Filipe Andrade‘s art definitely fits the tone of this story, along with darker shades and colours used throughout.  Again, we get flashbacks of past battles through beautiful splash pages provided by guest artists Yasmine Putri, Kyle Strahm, Jesus Aburtov and In-Hyuk Lee, which help us see what Abigail has gone through to make her the wall commander she is today.

Overall, I am really enjoying the story being told in this book.  There is no happy ending to look forward to, and I’m ok with that. This is a tale of a group of people who wake up every day knowing it could be their last, but wake up anyway to face it.  They can’t win…but also can’t fail.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Filipe Andrade (and guest artists)
Art: 8 Story: 9 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Read

Preview: The Great Destroyer Revealed in New Avengers #31

Who is Rabum Alal? He who set off a chain of events that has led to the systematic destruction of every single universe and the death of everything. But what is the identity of this mysterious destructor?  The question that has alluded all will finally be answered this March in the pages of New Avengers #31 – from writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Kev Walker!

The Avengers and the Illuminati race against the clock to halt the death of their universe, yet the source of the Incursions remains a mystery. But not for long! Another signpost on the road to Secret Wars has been planted and you do not want to miss this issue! At long last, Rabul Alal’s identity and the origin of the Incursions revealed in March’s New Avengers #31!

NEW AVENGERS #31 (JAN150812)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by KEV WALKER
Cover by IN-HYUK LEE
Women of Marvel Variant by LAURA BRAGA (JAN150813)
FOC – 02/16/15, On-Sale – 03/11/15

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Preview: Welcome to Planet X! A First Look at Uncanny Avengers #18.NOW!

This March, experience the Marvel Universe like you’ve never seen it before when Avenge the Earth kicks off in Uncanny Avengers #18.NOW! From the New York Times Bestselling creators Rick Remender and Daniel Acuña comes the next arc in the series fans are calling “amazing”, “intense” and “epic”!

Welcome to Planet X – the new mutant homeworld. Torn from their home, Homo Superior has begun anew away from a world that hates and fears them. Life is great – assuming you possess the mutant gene!

Janet Van Dyne, the Wasp, stands alone as the last remaining human being alive. Now, she fights for her life against Magneto and his All-New X-Force! Magneto’s dream of mutant superiority almost in his grasp – he’ll stop at nothing to exterminate the last of humanity once and for all! But they’ll have to get through the Wasp’s husband Havok first! And the leader of the Uncanny Avengers won’t go down that easily!

What has happened to the rest of the Uncanny Avengers? Who survived the Apocalypse Twins cataclysmic plot, and how?

UNCANNY AVENGERS #18.NOW (JAN140687)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art & Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
Variant Cover by IN-HYUK LEE (JAN140688)
Deadpool Variant by ROB GUILLORY (JAN140689)
Animal Variant by KATIE COOK (JAN140690)
Captain America Variant Also Available!
FOC – 03/03/14 On-Sale – 03/26/14

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Preview: Bucky Barnes Strikes in Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #1!

Bucky Barnes has been called many things – Avenger, Invader, and even Captain America. But to many, he’s known by only one name – The Winter Solider! A name that carries a bloody legacy reaching deep into the pages of history. And today Marvel is proud to present your first look at Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #1 – a new limited series from blockbuster writer Rick Remender and fan-favorite artist Roland Boschi!

At the height of the Cold War, S.H.I.E.L.D. sends their top operative, agent Ran Shen, deep into enemy territory to retrieve two Nazi scientists that could be the key to winning the war. But they aren’t the only ones who want these high value scientists. The Soviet Union have unleashed their most ruthless agent – The Winter Soldier! His mission: acquire the scientists by any means necessary – or kill them before they fall into enemy hands!

In a release, Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said:

In the late 1960s, a S.H.I.E.L.D. mission gone wrong begat the creation of the Iron Nail, the foe whose schemes and strategies are bedeviling Captain America in the present in his own series. Winter Soldier: The Bitter March tells the story of that fateful mission, and the events that set S.H.I.E.L.D. operative Ran Shen onto the path that would result in him becoming the dreaded Iron Nail.

WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH #1 (of 5) (DEC130640)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by ROLAND BOSCHI
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
Variant Cover by IN-HYUK LEE
Animal Variant by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
FOC – 1/20/2014, On-Sale – 2/12/2014

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Preview: A World On The Brink – Your First Look At Infinity #6!

It’s all come down to this! Marvel is proud to present your first look at Infinity #6 – the final epic chapter in the blockbuster comic event of the year, brought to you by the star studded creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung! Earth isn’t the only “Avengers World” anymore! Races from all across the galaxy now stand united in an Avengers Universe! Only with their combined might can Earth’s Mightiest Heroes make their final stand against the destructive alien race known as the Builders.

Now, as the Avengers’ astronomic altercation to save an entire universe draws to its epic conclusion, the greatest threat has arrived at their own front door! Earth has been laid siege by Thanos, the galaxy’s most ruthless marauder. The Avengers have returned home to their foremost fear – a broken and destroyed planet. Attilan lays in ruins as Thanos makes his final play to capture his wayward son Thane. But what will remain of Earth once he catches his prey?

This is the one you’ve been waiting for! All-out war between the heroes of Earth and the forces of Thanos – and the results will send shockwaves through the Marvel Universe for years to come! Don’t miss the cataclysmic conclusion to what’s been called “Marvel’s strongest event series in years” when Infinity #6 hits this November!

INFINITY #6
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by JIM CHEUNG
Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Variant Covers by Skottie Young, Jerome Opeña, In-Hyuk Lee, & Terry Dodson Also Available
FOC – 10/28/13  On-Sale 11/20/13

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