The weekend is almost here! We’re still organizing stuff at the new GP HQ, what geeky things will you all be up to? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for the weekday to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mattia De Iulis (CA) Adam Hughes Rated T In Shops: Nov 27, 2019 SRP: $3.99
In order to find and rescue her former espionage partner, Sue Richards will have to step over a line of conduct that would horrify her family if they were ever to find out. How will this leave the Invisible Woman changed?
Bring a touch of the fantastic to your collection with a Mystery Mini series including Mister Fantastic, a stretched version of Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Thing, Doctor Doom, Silver Surfer, Galactus, Mole Man, Namor, Super-Skrull, and Terrax.
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mattia De Iulis (CA) Adam Hughes Rated T In Shops: Oct 30, 2019 SRP: $3.99
Lost in a foreign land, cut off from her friends and family, Susan Richards is on the hunt. When she learn(S) the true secrets behind her former S.H.I.E.L.D. partner, what she finds out rocks her world and endangers millions!
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mattia De Iulis (CA) Adam Hughes Rated T In Shops: Aug 07, 2019 SRP: $3.99
Susan Richards, the Invisible Woman, forms an unlikely – and uneasy – alliance with fellow spy the Black Widow to comb the alleys and palaces of Madripoor! They’re searching for Sue Richards’ first partner – but what they discover will shake Sue to the core and turn her mission upside down!
The weekend is almost here and we’re focused on San Diego Comic-Con prep! Lots to do with only a few days to get it done! While we scramble, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
Invisible Woman #1 puts the spotlight on Sue Storm. The story takes her out of the Fantastic Four and into S.H.I.E.L.D. Written by Mark Waid, the debut touches upon a role she’s had in the past but not one that’s been used a lot.
Beginning with a past mission, the debut issue has a friend from the past in need of help and kids in need of rescue. It forces Sue to take matters into her own hands to do what’s right and help a friend in need.
The first issue is a fun start. Waid uses Sue’s powers well in the situations she’s put in. It has you questioning why this hasn’t been done before as it’s such a natural fit. Waid also has Sue stand out from other spy characters like Black Widow by focusing on her unwillingness to kill. Those two things make Invisible Woman #1 feel a bit differently than a Black Widow story but beyond that, it’s a pretty standard spy tale.
Where things stumble a bit is the focus on the many roles Sue has. She’s been a spy, she is a mother, a wife, and a member of the Fantastic Four. That’s a lot of hats for one person. She slips from one to the other a bit too easy though. I didn’t get a sense of her running off on this adventure impacting the rest of those responsibilities. A bit more focus on that would add a depth to the story that would make it really stand out. It’d also differentiate Sue from Black Widow beyond the invisibility and unwillingness to kill.
The art by Mattia De Iulis is interesting and rather unique. I’m not quite sure how to describe it but it’s a style that stands out from the rest of the comics on the shelf.
Invisible Woman #1 is a unique take on the character. It makes her more than the Fantastic Four though doesn’t use that to make the comic stand out from other spy adventures. Still, this is a start that seems like it’ll be a fun ride. Waid has shown he can use Sue’s powers to make the action more interesting and the art by De Iulis brings that all to life in a dynamic fashion.
The first issue didn’t blow me away. But, this is a miniseries I want to read and see where it goes. Whether that’s as single issues or together as a trade is unknown. Invisible Woman brings a unique story to the shelves that’s worth checking out.
Story: Mark Waid Art: Mattia De Iulis Letterer: Joe Caramagna Story: 7.5 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.85 Recommendation: Read
Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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.