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Preview: Punisher Soviet #6 (of 6)

Punisher Soviet #6 (of 6)

(W) Garth Ennis (A) Jacen Burrows (CA) Paolo Rivera
Explicit Content
In Shops: Mar 25, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• The soul-chilling end of PUNISHER: SOVIET is here.
• Frank and Val have fought side-by-side against not only a Russian mob but also against the tide of history and these issues will make you see The Punisher (and possibly the world) differently than you do now.

Punisher Soviet #6 (of 6)

Preview: Punisher Soviet #5 (of 6)

Punisher Soviet #5 (of 6)

(W) Garth Ennis (A) Jacen Burrows (CA) Paolo Rivera
Explicit Content
In Shops: Mar 11, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• The soul-chilling end of PUNISHER: SOVIET is here.
• Frank and Val have fought side-by-side against not only a Russian mob but also against the tide of history and these issues will make you see The Punisher (and possibly the world) differently than you do now.

Punisher Soviet #5 (of 6)

Review: 2020 Rescue #1

2020 Rescue #1

2020 Rescue #1 is a rare species of a comic: an event tie-in that is emotionally poignant, entertaining, and you don’t have to be following said event to understand what’s going on. I haven’t read of the “Iron Man 2020” stuff, but I might now. Writer Dana Schwartz, artists Jacen Burrows and Scott Hanna, and colorist Pete Pantazis spin the ballad of Pepper Potts as she reflects on always being the “Girl Friday” in Tony Stark’s life while also finding a way to clone him using his mother, Amanda Armstrong’s (From International Iron Man), DNA so he can help quell the A.I. uprising. So, the plot’s a little wacko, but Schwartz and Burrows make it work thanks to a story that focuses on Pepper’s feelings and has a good dose of the pew, pew armored suit action.

Jacen Burrows is an artist, who has previously worked with comics legends Alan Moore and Warren Ellis on books for Avatar Press, and his more unrestrained approach to comics comes out in a scene where the instruments in Amanda’s music studio have gone wonky and are sorting out how to make pop music. It’s a nice bit of comedy in the midst of all the gloom, and he and Dana Schwartz make the joke pay off in a big way during the mandatory fight scene. But what Burrows is really gifted at is staging conversations between people in an interesting way, and the panel where Pepper looks away and talks about missing her deceased husband, Happy Hogan, really hits hard. He and Schwartz use beat panels really well for emphasis like when Amanda takes a breath to explain her complex relationship to Tony Stark.

Also, as advertised, 2020 Rescue #1 features more visceral thrills of Pepper Potts blasting away HYDRA drones and getting to be badass and superhero in her own right instead of making reservations for Tony Stark and getting talked over. Burrows really amps up the fight scenes with tilting panels disrupting the usual smooth grids and jagged edges bleeding into the gutter. Pete Pantazis’ color palette also intensifies even though it doesn’t really add much to the story. I do like his use of green in the music studio scenes to give everything an eerie, not-quite-right feel, and with the London setting, give the whole sequence an almost Doctor Who special, but trade out sonic screwdrivers for battle suits.

2020 Rescue #1 is a fantastic demonstration of the kind of story potential that can happen in superhero comics when female characters aren’t fridged or sidelined and have agency and complex emotions. As he seems to be the center of this “Iron Man 2020” event, Tony Stark is mentioned quite a bit and is integral to the plot, but Dana Schwartz and Jacen Burrows give about 90% of the spotlight to Pepper Potts and Amanda Armstrong. 2020 Rescue explores mortality (Amanda musing on how her music hasn’t been on the radio.), relationships with problematic men, and has time to kick ass too. It’s worth picking up if you’re any kind of Pepper Potts fan or enjoyed International Iron Man even if you aren’t following Iron Man 2020 as a whole.

Story: Dana Schwartz Art: Jacen Burrows with Scott Hanna
Colors: Pete Pantazis Letters: Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.8 Art: 8.6 Overall: 8.7 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: 2020 Rescue #1 (of 2)

2020 Rescue #1 (of 2)

(W) Dana Schwartz (A) Jacen Burrows (CA) Paco Medina
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 04, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Pepper Potts moved on from Tony Stark. She’s getting her life together, finding her place in the world.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly when Tony Stark decides it’s time for a full-tilt, full-blown meltdown. And if Pepper can’t suit up and save the day, Tony is toast.

2020 Rescue #1 (of 2)

Preview: Punisher Soviet #4 (of 6)

Punisher Soviet #4 (of 6)

(W) Garth Ennis (A) Jacen Burrows (CA) Paolo Rivera
Explicit Content
In Shops: Feb 26, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• Valery Stefanovich has put himself on a collision course with The Punisher.
• The roots of this issue go back to Afghanistan in the 1980s where Valery spent time in the Russian Special Forces and some of the most horrific things you can imagine. Things that CHANGED him.
• Frank and Valery have so much in common, but that never bodes well, does it?

Punisher Soviet #4 (of 6)

Preview: Punisher Soviet #3 (of 6)

Punisher Soviet #3 (of 6)

(W) Garth Ennis (A) Jacen Burrows (CA) Paolo Rivera
Explicit Content
In Shops: Jan 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• Valery Stefanovich has put himself on a collision course with The Punisher.
• The roots of this issue go back to Afghanistan in the 1980s where Valery spent time in the Russian Special Forces and some of the most horrific things you can imagine. Things that CHANGED him.
• Frank and Valery have so much in common, but that never bodes well, does it?

Punisher Soviet #3 (of 6)

Preview: Punisher Soviet #2 (of 6)

Punisher Soviet #2 (of 6)

(W) Garth Ennis (A) Jacen Burrows (CA) Paolo Rivera
Explicit Content
In Shops: Dec 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• Seeds planted decades ago in Moscow and Afghanistan bloom bloody in New York City.
• Who is Valery Stepanovich and why did he mow down a room full of Russian mobsters?
• These are questions Frank Castle is going to answer and then decide if Valery deserves his own punishment.

Punisher Soviet #2 (of 6)

Review: Punisher Soviet #1

Someone is killing off Russian mobsters but it’s not Frank Castle! The Punisher wants to know who and why and of course kill those mobsters himself. It’s the return of Garth Ennis writing the Punisher to the MAX!

Story: Garth Ennis
Art: Jacen Burrows
Ink: Guillermo Ortego
Color: Nolan Woodard
Letterer: Rob Steen

Get your copy in comic shops November 13! 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: Punisher Soviet #1 (of 6)

Punisher Soviet #1 (of 6)

(W) Garth Ennis (A) Jacen Burrows (CA) Paolo Rivera
Rated MAX
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• Garth Ennis (Co-Creator of The Boys & Preacher) is back at Marvel and writing the Punisher again, this time with art phenom Jacen Burrows (MOON KNIGHT, 303, Crossed) at his side.
• A dozen Russian mobsters lie dead at the Punisher’s feet and he wasn’t the one who pulled the trigger.
• If you know Frank Castle, you know this doesn’t necessarily set his mind at ease.
• Who is in New York City decimating the Russian mob and can it be long before they come into conflict with Frank?

Punisher Soviet #1 (of 6)

Sleeping Giant Announces Infinity Editions

Sleeping Giant strides into the collectibles market with a new product line sure to take control of the cosmos like a Titan! Today Sleeping Giant debuts the first offering in the new Infinity Editions line, featuring autographs by acclaimed cosmic creators, as well as innovative, pristine packaging.

The Infinity Edition’s Reality (Red) offering is a copy of Thanos #13 (2017), featuring a lenticular Secret Wars homage variant cover by artist Jacen Burrows, based on the classic original image by acclaimed artist Mike Zeck. The edition is hand-signed by Thanos creator and cosmic legend Jim Starlin, Thanos writer and rising superstar Donny Cates, and original Secret Wars artist Mike Zeck. All signatures were witnessed by a Sleeping Giant representative.

The Infinity Edition  Reality (Red) is strictly limited to 100 copies, so once they’re gone, they’re gone! Housed in a handsome portfolio with a certificate of authenticity and a CGC-sized Vault System case that can be opened and then re-sealed, the Infinity Edition is priced at $149 MSRP.

The Infinity Edition will be offered by Sleeping Giant at a special price of $99.95 at the upcoming New York Comic Con on Oct. 4-7. Sleeping Giant will be located at booth #1804 for NYCC, with a wide array of products and signings by an all-star lineup of creators. The purchase of any Infinity Edition also includes a VIP membership to Sleeping Giant.

The Vault System represents a disruptor in the industry, for the first time enabling collectors to take their freshly-autographed comics, place them in a re-openable hard case with a customized label, and leave the convention that day with their collectibles completely protected. Sleeping Giant’s dedicated staff certifies every signature on the spot before placing each book in the secure, openable case. Fans can select from Sleeping Giant’s expansive line of autographed books, or utilize their own books with our cases and completely customizable certificates. Sleeping Giant is partnered with X-Ray Vision, which utilizes its patent-pending technology to deliver the Vault System, as well as innovative, attractive clear backing boards.

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