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ComiXology Delivers 8 New Digital Comics For you from Marvel, Harlequin, and More!

There’s eight new digital comics on comiXology today from Marvel, Harlequin, and Dynamite. Check out all of the new releases below or get shopping now!

Hulk Legends Vol. 1: Hulk/Wolverine – 6 Hours

Written by Bruce Jones, Len Wein
Art by Jack Abel, Scott Kolins, Herb Trimpe
Cover by Simon Bisley
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Collects Hulk/Wolverine: 6 Hours (2003) #1-4, Incredible Hulk #181.

Two of the biggest movie stars unite in one suspenseful adventure! Lost in the Canadian wilderness, Dr. Bruce Banner, a.k.a. The Incredible Hulk, and Wolverine only have six hours to rescue a woman and a boy from two desperate drug dealers. It’s a race against time as these two Marvel icons attempt to control their tempers long enough to save the hostages!

Hulk Legends Vol. 1: Hulk/Wolverine - 6 Hours

Marvel Action Spider-Man Vol. 5: Shock To The System

Written by Brandon M. Easton
Art by Fico Ossio
Cover by Fico Ossio
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Collects Marvel Action Spider-Man (2020) #1-3.

A sinister new villain appears! Miles and Gwen are preparing for the biggest test of their high school careers, but will they stay focused with the team all shook up over their newest foe, the Shocker? And can they overcome his bad vibes with the exam putting their very futures at stake?

Marvel Action Spider-Man Vol. 5: Shock To The System

Red Sonja: The Price of Blood #2

Written by Luke Lieberman
Art by Walter Geovani
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Red Sonja caretaker Luke Lieberman returns to the fiery-haired heroine for another chapter in her early adventures. He’s joined by fan-favorite Sonja artist Walter Geovani (Death-Defying ‘Devil, Clean Room) whose prolific work on the character goes back over a decade, most celebrated being his run with Gail Simone. Issue #2 finds Sonja awaiting her fate amidst the drama and intrigue of warring nations. Will she escape the hangman’s noose?

Red Sonja: The Price of Blood #2

Spider-Man Legends Vol. 1: Todd Mcfarlane Book 1

Written by David Michelinie
Art by Todd McFarlane
Cover by Todd McFarlane
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Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #298-305.

You’ve heard of Spawn. You’ve seen his toys. Now see where it all began, with the character that made Todd McFarlane famous! Including the first appearance of Venom!

Spider-Man Legends Vol. 1: Todd Mcfarlane Book 1

Spider-Man Legends Vol. 2: Todd Mcfarlane Book 2

Written by David Michelinie
Art by Todd McFarlane
Cover by Todd McFarlane
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Collects Amazing Spider-Man (12964) #306-314; Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #10.

Peter Parker’s worst nightmare comes true, when a mysterious foe kidnaps his new bride, Mary Jane Watson. Will Spider-Man’s amazing powers be enough to save Mary Jane before it’s too late? Spider-Man also faces off against a dangerous trio of villains: the Chameleon, the Lizard and the Green Goblin.

Spider-Man Legends Vol. 2: Todd Mcfarlane Book 2

The Trusting Game

Written by Penny Jordan
Art by Megumi Toda
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Christa saw her best friend ruin her life by falling for an overbearing man. After that, Christa vowed to be an independent, outspoken woman. Daniel, the guest lecturer at a conference she’s attending, seems to be just the type of man she can’t stand. But he claims that his training is meant to build trust and establish good business relationships. After Christa challenges his methods, Daniel proposes that she take his training for a month. Could he really teach her to trust again?

The Trusting Game

Un Homme Idéal

Written by Trish Wylie
Art by Tomoko Sato
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Tara écrit des romans d’amour et vit dans un monde de rêves et de fantasmes. Bien qu’elle n’ait pas d’expérience réelle en la matière, ses livres romantiques sont très populaires. Depuis qu’un homme a emménagé dans la maison voisine, elle s’en inspire pour façonner le héros de son prochain ouvrage. Elle l’appelle « Jack Louis » et en fait le gentleman par excellence. Elle passe plusieurs jours à l’observer de loin quand tout à coup, il toque à sa porte. « Bonjour, je suis Jack Louis, votre voisin. » Aucun doute : c’est lui. Comment est-ce possible ? Elle n’a montré son roman à personne. Aurait-il sauté hors de ses pages ?

Un Homme Idéal

Wolverine Vol. 3: Return Of The Native

Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Darick Robertson
Cover by Darick Robertson
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Collects Wolverine (2003) #12-19.

Wolverine must delve deep into his enigmatic past when a mysterious mutant known only as the Native returns to his life. But who is she, and is she friend or foe? And why might she hold the key to unlock the secrets of Wolverine’s past? Guest-starring Sabretooth!

Wolverine Vol. 3: Return Of The Native

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Flashback Friday Review: Incredible Hulk #181

Incredible_Hulk_Vol_1_181.jpgIf you’re a Wolverine fan then you’ve probably read this comic in some form or another over the years, more than likely in one reprinted form or another – which is what I read for this review because I can’t afford an original copy. Specifically a 25th anniversary reprint edition of the story that also included Incredible Hulk #180 – Wolverine’s first appearance was on the final page in this comic, his full comic debut would come the following month in issue 181 – as well as a story featuring Hercules from Marvel Treasury Edition #26 that was largely forgettable, I can honestly say that The Incredible Hulk #181 was much better than I remember it being.

Having first read this story when I was twelve in a British reprint magazine (Wolverine Unleashed #16), I remember not really being all that impressed with the story. There was too much Hulk and not enough Wolverine for my twelve year old sensibilities, and it would be safe to say that a lot of the comic was lost on me back then.

While I don’t think I’ve grown up a whole lot since I was twelve – I literally just spent the last ten minutes posing an action figure – I may have matured somewhat in my understanding of story telling, and the themes of loneliness that Len Wein is exploring using the Hulk, because I don’t remember these threads running through the comic the The_Incredible_Hulk_and_Wolverine_Vol_1_1.jpgfirst time I read it, although to be I was probably more interested in the action at the time.

One of the first things I noticed was the style of the narration throughout the book as Wein filled in details that weren’t always covered by the art. While in today’s comics the reader should be “reading” the art as well as the words, that was less of a requirement here, which had the end result of feeling as though there was a lot more story included within the comic, and a greater insight into the Hulk’s thought process – such that it is. While I won’t claim to prefer this method over the modern, or vice versa, it is an interesting way to tell a story in a comic book, and as I read more older comics for these retro reviews it’s something I’m excited to see more of.

As I said, when I first sat down with (a reprint of) The Incredible Hulk #181 I didn’t actually expect to enjoy it, let alone for it to be as good as it is. Despite being more than thirty years old, this comic still holds up to this day; the story is still relevant and the artwork is still vibrant and exciting (and not at all dated); reading this today was one hell of a pleasant surprise, and if yu can track down a copy to read, I’d highly recommend you do so. Especially if  you’re a Wolverine fan.

Story: Len Wein: Penciller: Herb Trimpe
Inker: Jack Abel Colourist: Glynis Wein
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy (a reprint).

Preview: Haunted Horror #19: Special Halloween Issue

Haunted Horror #19: Special Halloween Issue

Various (w) • Alex Toth, Lou Cameron, Jack Abel, Eugene Hughes, Art Gates, and more (a) • Bernard Baily (c)

A terrifying Spook-tacular Halloween Ish! Steve Banes of the infamous “The Horrors of It All” pre-code comics blog, assembles, Frankenstein-like, this Halloween horror-winner of a comic book! Tremble and read if you dare this frightful fare: “Out of the Black Night”, “Trick or Treat” and many more morbid tales! This Halloween eye-candy won’t rot your teeth—just your brain!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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