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Preview: Spider-Man #4 (of 5)

Spider-Man #4 (of 5)

(W) J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Olivier Coipel
Rated T
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• Now that issue #1 is out, can we finally talk about this?
• Ben Parker, the son of Peter and Mary Jane, has had a lot thrown at him the last few weeks.
• Normal high school stuff: met the love of his life, stood up to a bully, found out his dad was Spider-Man and that he has powers, too, and the super-villain that changed everything is out to get him… Yep, normal high school stuff.
• However, in ways that we can’t really explain here, this issue turns all THAT onto its head.

Spider-Man #4 (of 5)

J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath’s Bad Robot is Developing Justice League Dark for HBO Max

Justice League Dark

Deadline has the scoop that Justice League Dark is being developed into a television series for HBO Max. Bad Robot is behind the production. It had previously been reported that Bad Robot was developing the property for film and television through its deal with WarnerMedia.

Justice League Dark is a DC Comics superhero team focused on dealing with mystical and supernatural threats. The team has primarily been made up of characters who are more focused on magic and occult like John Constantine, Deadman, Zatanna, but it has also included other characters like Swamp Thing, and Wonder Woman.

The team has had a theatrical focus in an animated film. It debuted in Justice League Dark #1 in 2011 and was created by Peter Milligan.

HBO Max is becoming the new home for numerous DC television properties. In October 2019 int was announced that Vertigo property DMZ would be coming to the digital streaming service as well as Strange Adventures, DC Superhero High, and a series focused on Green Lantern. The service will also feature every DC film of the last decade, every Superman and Batman film of the past 40 years, Joker will debut on it, and Doom Patrol will air on the platform as well. It’s expected to launch in May 2020.

Around the Tubes

Adler #1

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below. While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Newsarama – Abrams’ Final Two Spider-Man Issues Postponed Four Months – So many delays for high profile series.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Girls’ School of Knighthood is off to a great start – Free comics!


Talking Comics – Adler #1
How to Love Comics – High Level

Preview: Spider-Man #3 (of 5)

Spider-Man #3 (of 5)

(W) J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Olivier Coipel
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• J.J. Abrams’ (Star Wars, Star Trek, Alias) comic debut continues, co-written by his son Henry with art by superstar Sara Pichelli (SPIDER-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY).
• The most anticipated comic of 2019 takes a turn you won’t believe.
• If you think you know what’s going to happen to Peter and Mary Jane next, you’re wrong.

Spider-Man #3 (of 5)

Preview: Spider-Man #2 (of 5)

Spider-Man #2 (of 5)

(W) J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Olivier Coipel
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• The most anticipated comic event of the year continues from J.J. Abrams (Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost, Alias), Henry Abrams and Sara Pichelli (SPIDER-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)!
• Peter and Mary Jane have had their first run in with the new villain Cadaverous and it did not go well. What horrific impact from this horrific villain will scar them the worst?!

Spider-Man #2 (of 5)

Review: Spider-Man #1

J.J. Abrams and his son Henry Abrams take on Spider-Man!

Story: J.J. Abrams, Henry Abrams
Art: Sara Pichelli
Color: Dave Stewart
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Ink: Elisabetta D’Amico

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Review: Spider-Man #1

Spider-Man #1

I went into reading Spider-Man #1 trying to know as little as possible. I’m glad I did as I came out of it not only surprised but immediately wanting to see what’s next.

Written by the father/son duo of J.J. Abrams and Henry Abrams, the comic is a “new” but familiar take on Spider-Man.

Not set in continuity, I think, the comic has shocking moments that’ll catch you off guard if you’re like me and avoiding spoilers as much as possible.

But, to give a review as to why this comic is so good, we have to go the spoiler route.

A father and son duo are telling a story about a father a son. In this version of Spider-Man, MJ has been murdered during a battle. Twelve years later and we find out Peter and MJ had a son, Ben. Ben lives with Aunt May as Peter is a bit of an absentee father. Ben also has the spirit of justice as his father and some of his father’s abilities. From there, the story is pretty clear.

What the Abrams do is explore a relationship they have. It’s unknown how much of their own life they’ve poured into this but the inclusion of Henry Abrams as a co-writer feels vital as it brings a sense of authenticity. This isn’t a story told from a father’s perspective but both father and son.

Yes, the comic has another fridging which gets old but it’s difficult to explore the aspect the comic seems to be doing without it.

The art Sara Pichelli is fantastic. The ink by Elisabetta D’Amico, the coloring of Dave Stewart, and lettering by Joe Caramagna all come together for a hell of a visual treat. There’s a slight shift in style as the comic jumps ahead which helps with the break. It also sets up an art style that feels rare in comics these day. There’s an almost water color aspect to it all. It just looks beautiful.

I figured the comic would be entertaining but this goes beyond that. This may be the surprise of the week.

Story: J.J. Abrams, Henry Abrams Art: Sara Pichelli
Ink: Elisabetta D’Amico Color: Dave Stewart Letters: Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.65 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.7 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Spider-Man #1 (of 5)

Spider-Man #1 (of 5)

(W) J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Olivier Coipel
Rated T
In Shops: Sep 18, 2019
SRP: $4.99


The most shocking and incredible comic of 2019 is here as J.J. ABRAMS (STAR WARS, STAR TREK, SUPER 8) and his son HENRY ABRAMS are joined by superstar artist SARA PICHELLI (MILES MORALES, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) team up for SPIDER-MAN! What do they have planned for Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson?! Who is Cadaverous?! The Modern Master of Mystery Makes His Marvel this September!

Spider-Man #1 (of 5)

J.J. Abrams and Henry Abrams Swing on to Spider-Man

Marvel has been counting down and teasing a new Spider-Man project these past few days and we now know what that is. J.J. Abrams along with his son Henry are writing a new Spider-Man series. The series will debut in September and feature art from Sara Pichelli.

The miniseries will feature a new villain named Cadaverous who will cause problems for Spider-Man, his alter ego Peter Parker and also Mary Jane Watson.

The project was pitched by Marvel Editor Nick Lowe 10 years ago. The project really began to begin rolling about a year ago when J.J. began talking about it with Henry.

Find out more about the project in the announcement video above and check out the teaser art by Olivier Coipel below.

Spider-Man by J.J. Abrams, Henry Abrams, and Sara Pichelli

Around the Tubes

TMNT-Deviations-coverIt’s a new week! Another big con is over and more on the way! Any excited news from the weekend? Sound off in the comments.

While you decide, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

The Washington Post – Beyond Batman: Meet the artist fighting to change comics diversity – Great article. A must read.

The Hollywood Reporter – J.J. Abrams to Produce Adaptation of Greg Grunberg’s Graphic Novel, ‘Dream Jumper’ – Very cool.

The Fresno Bee – University of Iowa class studies iconic female hero – Awesome to see this.

London Graphic Novel Network – Crown on the Ground / Rules of Engagement – An interesting read.


Around the Tubes Reviews

The Guardian – Patience

CBR – Saga #35

Comic Attack – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Deviations

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