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Preview: Amazing Fantasy #1000

Amazing Fantasy #1000

(W) Kurt Busiek, Various (A) Jim Cheung, Various (CA) John Romita Jr.
RATED T
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $7.99

The comic that brought you SPIDER-MAN hits issue #1000! We’re going big to celebrate in this, our thousandth issue of AMAZING FANTASY! An ALL-STAR roster of creators – Anthony Falcone, Dan Slott, Ho Che Anderson, Jonathan Hickman, Kurt Busiek, Michael Cho, Neil Gaiman, Rainbow Rowell, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jim Cheung, Marco Checchetto, Olivier Coipel, Ryan Stegman, Steve McNiven, Terry Dodson, Todd Nauck, and more – are coming together to celebrate Peter Parker and Spider-Man’s birthdays!

Amazing Fantasy #1000

Preview: Amazing Fantasy #1000

Amazing Fantasy #1000

(W) Kurt Busiek, Various (A) Jim Cheung, Various (CA) John Romita Jr.
RATED T
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $7.99

The comic that brought you SPIDER-MAN hits issue #1000! We’re going big to celebrate in this, our thousandth issue of AMAZING FANTASY! An ALL-STAR roster of creators – Anthony Falcone, Dan Slott, Ho Che Anderson, Jonathan Hickman, Kurt Busiek, Michael Cho, Neil Gaiman, Rainbow Rowell, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jim Cheung, Marco Checchetto, Olivier Coipel, Ryan Stegman, Steve McNiven, Terry Dodson, Todd Nauck, and more – are coming together to celebrate Peter Parker and Spider-Man’s birthdays!

Amazing Fantasy #1000

The X-Men 2099 discover new hope for mutantkind with Spider-Man 2099

Marvel is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of its 2099 imprint with Spider-Man 2099: Exodus, a thrilling limited series that revolutionizes the far-future setting for a new age! Written by Steve Orlando, the saga kicks off when a Celestial falls to Earth, providing a glimmer of hope to the grim dystopian world that fan-favorite hero Spider-Man 2099, Miguel O’Hara, must protect at all costs. Following Spider-Man’s mission, each issue of the series switches focus to a different team or character resulting in a thrilling journey that catches readers up to speed with the core elements of the 2099 mythos and introduces new heroes along the way such as 2099 versions of Black Widow, Loki, and Winter Soldier. And in August’s Spider-Man 2099: Exodus #5, Orlando will team up with acclaimed artist Kim Jacinto, colorist Jay David Ramos, and letterer Clayton Cowles to debut the new X-Men 2099! Joining classic X-Men 2099 characters such as Cerebra, Krystalin, and Bloodhawk will be new X-Men, some of who have adopted the names of their legendary predecessors. Check out action-packed new interior artwork and Jacinto’s design sheets that feature these new 2099 X-Men including Cyclops, Northstar, Phoenix, and more!

Spider-Man: Exodus #5 reveals that at the epicenter of the Celestial’s Garden is a mutant, somehow fallen from the stars. The nomadic X-Men fight to claim the Garden as their new home but will Spider-Man respect their claim? Or will he try to take the Garden for humans? And even if they can co-exist, what’ll Spider-Man and the X-Men do about the Cabal Sentinels breathing down their necks?

Be there on August 3 when mutantkind joins the 2099 revolution in Spider-Man: Exodus #5! It features covers by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, Arif Prianto, Ken Lashley and Juan Fernandez, and Ron Lim and Israel Silva.

Exclusive Preview: Iron Fist #4 (of 5)

Iron Fist #4 (of 5)

(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Michael Yg
(C) Jay David Ramos (L) Travis Lanham
(CA) Leinil Francis Yu (VCA) Sergio Davila, E.M. Gist, Mike McKone
RATED T+
In Shops: Jun 15, 2022
SRP: $3.99

• The mysterious new IRON FIST’S past comes calling!
• It’s a race against the clock to stop an untimely resurrection…
• …but first he’ll have to fight his way past two IMMORTAL WEAPONS: FAT COBRA and the BRIDE OF NINE SPIDERS!

Iron Fist #4 (of 5)

Preview: Iron Fist #3 (of 5)

Iron Fist #3 (of 5)

(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Yg, Michael (CA) Leinil Fr

(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Michael Yg, Sean Chen
(I) Michael Yg, Victor Olazaba, Keith Champagne, Don Ho (C) Jay David Ramos (L) Travis Lanham
(CA) Leinil Francis Yu, Sunny Gho (VCA) Jim Cheung
RATED T+
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $3.99

DANNY RAND’S SEARCH CONTINUES!
But he’s about to realize that he isn’t the only one hunting for the mysterious new Iron Fist!
As demons stalk K’UN-LUN and ugly histories are dragged into the light, the new Iron Fist will have to make a choice between his duty…and his conscience.

Iron Fist #3 (of 5)

Review: Iron Fist #2

Iron Fist #2

Getting adjusted to a new situation is always difficult. You are often having to deal with new and sometimes obscure variables. Because it is you who deals with it, no one understands your struggle except you. It is whether or not you can adjust and overcome, that makes that new situation bearable.

It is how you find out just what you are made of. As your ability to go with the sea change versus go against it., says a lot about you. That is the essence of life , that change is constant. In Iron Fist #2, Lin Lie struggles to find out how to use his powers.

We are taken to Shanghai, where Lin Lie, who was once Sword Master, but now is Iron Fist and Min Mie as they battle a hoard of demons. As the battle draws to an end,  Lin Lie realizes he has a lot a great deal of what makes him the Iron Fist , the shards left of the Sword of Fu Xi. as he also tries to hone the Chi of Shou-Lao. Meanwhile in Kun Lun, Yang Yi  openly challenges Lin Lie, in a battle of skill, one that Sparrow Yu-Ti  quickly diffuses. By issue’s end, Lin gets trained by Sparrow Yu-Ti and an expected  adversary pops, igniting the Fu Xi.

Overall, Iron Fist #2 is a story that takes an interesting turn. The story by Wong is exhilarating. The art by creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that astounds.

Story: Alyssa Wong Art: Michael Yg, Sean Chen
Ink: Michael Yg, Victor Olazaba Color: Jay David Ramos Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Iron Fist #1

Iron Fist #1

The legacy of Iron Fist is one where cultural appropriation is its most predominate shadow. The character was created in a time when kung fu movies were everywhere and names like Shaw Brothers left the lips of kids as they do of Marvel now. As why the creators made the character, it was one of wish fulfillment. They got lost in the mythology and the beauty of martial arts that made the world.

So when the character came to the silver screen, the tone deafness that was mired in the character’s story was toxic on arrival. Naturally, the controversy came to the surface. The best thing is, now they look to make better steps, by rewriting canon. In the debut issue of Iron Fist, we find someone other than Danny Rand taking up the mantle.

We’re taken to Kun Lun, where Sparrow safeguard Shou –Lao, who has remained dormant since Danny Rand gave the Iron Fist. Meanwhile, back In New York City, Danny attempts to fight off some demons but unexpectedly is rescued by someone who seems to be the new Iron Fist., as we meet Lin Lie, who was once Sword Master, and also someone who has no idea what’s he is doing with the power. As we find out just how exactly he got his powers and it actually derives from the shards of what is left of the Sword of Fu Xi. By the issue’s end, Danny tries to reason with Lin but he eventually evades him, and returns to Kun Lun, where a far sinister secret lies in his inner circle.

Overall, Iron Fist #1 is an interesting entry into this character’s canon, one that looks to right a wrong. The story by Song is exciting. The art by creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a story that remixes the legend.

Story: Alyssa Wong Art: Michael Yg
Color: Jay David Ramos Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Iron Fist #1

Iron Fist #1

A new Iron Fist? Danny Rand gave up his role and power as Iron Fist to save the world and now there’s a mysterious new individual running around with similar powers and a costume that looks somewhat familiar. Iron Fist #1 delivers a whole new take on the character and it works, it works really well.

Written by Alyssa Wong, Iron Fist #1 is a comic split between old and new. Danny is still doing the superhero thing but with a bit less power. Then there’s the new mysterious Iron Fist and surprisingly, the mystery doesn’t last long. Instead of dragging things out, Wong delivers the goods with the first issue. By its end, we know who the new Iron Fist is, how they got their power, and who the “big bad” is. And it works, it works really well.

Why it works is that this doesn’t feel so much as a new derivative character out of the blue. Instead, this “new” Iron Fist is a character we already know and spins out of another recent comic. In other words, it’s a continuation of a story that’s been going on elsewhere, the latest chapter instead of a whole new one. That’s unexpected and very welcomed. While I read some of the early adventures of this new Iron Fist, the recent events mentioned I missed. These are all sure to be comics that are sought out after this first issue.

Wong also delivers a lot of humor in the action. There’s some solid fight scenes enhanced by Michael Yg‘s fantastic art but there’s just a levity about it all that makes you smile and relax. The seriousness that sometimes weighs on Iron Fist’s adventures and takes the joy out of the read isn’t there. Instead, there’s a youthful energy about it all befitting the new protagonist.

As I mentioned, Yg’s art is solid. Along with Jay David Ramos‘ colors and Travis Lanham‘s lettering, the art is great. The action is good though I’d have liked to see a bit more of the demons being fought. The designs of various costumes are beautiful and some of the scenes really give you pause to linger and look at the art. The comic’s look feels like it stays away from manga and kung fu comics visual tropes, delivering a look that’s a bit reserved in some ways but the design and everything is so good, it still pops.

Iron Fist #1 is a great debut honoring the old and new. It doesn’t feel like the “classic” is being shuffled out the door. Instead, this feels like a blend of the two but more importantly the continuation of two ongoing stories, Danny Rand’s as well as the new Iron Fist. By doing that we get twice the fine and a nice opportunity to do some things that are really interesting and new for both characters.

Story: Alyssa Wong Art: Michael Yg
Color: Jay David Ramos Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1

Marvel Voices Identity #1

As a child growing up, I yearned to see myself in the entertainment I enjoyed. I remembered watching TV and movies and rarely saw an Asian face. When we did show up, we were mostly background players. Thankfully, I had Kung Fu Theater, but most of those movies came off cartoonish and were made in the 1960s and 1970s.

Fast forward to today and we are getting our first Asian superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while along the way, strides have been made across all media. We have had three Asian centered television shows to grace. We also have a boom of Asian creativity across the Diasporas that have never been seen before. On the precipice of the Shang Chi movie being released, Marvel has released the one-shot, Marvel’s Voices Identity #1, where the House Of Ideas showcase some of their greatest heroes which just so happens to be Asian.

In “What Is Vs What If”, Shang Chi is challenged by the alternate version of himself if chose not defy his father. In “That One Thing”, Jubilee visits her parents’ graves and revisits her childhood through memories. In “Jimmy Woo 1959”, Jimmy uses his genius to help an alien that almost gets killed by an Army battalion. In “Seeing Red”, Kamala Khan while visiting family helps the local hero in Karachi. In “Personal Heroes”, Wave fights a water monster in her hometown with a hero she idolizes, Bishop. In “Singular/Plural”, Silhouette agonizes over the dating scene, blaming her disability for meeting eligible men, but one encounter, leads her to realize she needs to step out of her own shadow. In “Traditional Pink Sushi”, Armor and Silver Samurai, argue over how to make sushi and eventually realizes traditions are something to be renewed. In the last story,” New York State of Mind”, Silk and Amadeus Cho gets their day off interrupted, as they get into a fight the scarecrow on top of the Statue of Liberty.

Overall, Marvel’s Voices Identity #1 is an entertaining set of stories which not only highlight these heroes but also the excellent creators. The stories by the different creators are wondrous. The art by the different artists are beautiful. Altogether, Marvel’s Voices Identity #1 is a comics which introduces readers to these heroes and these talented creators.

Story: Gene Luen Yang, Christina Strain, Maurene Goo, Greg Pak, Sabir Pirzada, Jeremy Holt, Alyssa Wong, Ken Niimura
Art: Marcus To, Sunny Gho, Jason Loo, Lynne Yoshii, Sebastian Cheng, Creees Lee, Brian Reber, Darren Shan, Mashal Ahmed, Neeraj Menon, Alti Firmansyah, Irma Kniivila, Whilce Portacio, Jay David Ramos, Ken Niimura
Story: 10 Story: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Annihilation: Scourge

The Cancerverse has invaded the Negative Zone and Earth’s heroes must gather to stop the spread before it breaks into their own universe.

Annihilation: Scourge collects Annihilation: Scourge Alpha, Fantastic Four, Nova, Silver Surfer, Beta Ray Bill, and Omega.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg, Michael Moreci, Christos Gage, Dan Abnett
Art: Juanan Ramirez, Cian Tomey, Ibraim Roberson, Alberto Albuquerque, Diego Olortegui, Paul Davidson, Manuel Garcia
Color: Federico Blee, Carlos Lopez, Jay David Ramos, Erick Arciniega, Matt Milla, Rachelle Rosenberg
Ink: Juan Vlasco, Cam Smith, Scott Hanna
Letterer: Cory Petit, Joe Sabino, Travis Lanham, Clayton Cowles

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