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Preview: Immortal Hulk #9

Immortal Hulk #9

(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett, Martin Simmonds (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Carl Creel was just trying to live. But sometimes trying isn’t enough.
• Now, to save the life he built for himself – and maybe everything else – Carl Creel has to do the impossible.
• The Absorbing Man has to kill the IMMORTAL HULK.

Preview: X-O Manowar #50

X-O MANOWAR #50 (64- PAGE SERIES FINALE!)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI, JODY HOUSER, MATT KINDT, and FRED VAN LENTE
Art by JOE BENNET and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE with DIEGO BERNARD, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, ROBERT GILL, TOMAS GIORELLO, CLAYTON HENRY, CARY NORD, JAVIER PULIDO, and RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A (All-Star Jam) by CARY NORD, BOB LAYTON, BRANDON PETERSON, STEPHEN PLATT and 46 MORE X-O ALL-STARS! (JUL162024)
Cover B by PAOLO RIVERA (JUL162025)
Cover C by MARKO DJURDJEVIC (JUL162026)
Cover D by MARCOS MARTIN (JUL162027)
Cover E by MICO SUAYAN (JUL162028)
Cover F by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (JUL162029)
Cover G by SHANE DAVIS (JUL162030)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PÉREZ (JUL162031)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN DORAN (JUN168832)
Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY (JUL162032)
Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN (JUL162033)
Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS (JUL162034)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (JUL162035)
B&W Sketch Jam Cover by X-O ALL-STARS (JUL162036)
$4.99 | 64 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 28 (FOC – 9/5/16)

IT’S HERE! THE GREATEST VALIANT MILESTONE OF ALL TIME! 64 MASSIVE PAGES!

For centuries, the sacred X-O Manowar armor has stood unrivaled as the universe’s most powerful weapon. Today, will it equal Earth’s doom? An unthinkable alien race known only as The Torment has come to our world in search of the armor’s secrets. Now, they stand opposed by Aric of Dacia – former slave, noble warrior, resolute king, and current master of the armor’s near-limitless capabilities. But is one man…and one weapon…enough to repel a force capable of leveling a thousand civilizations?

A whole new era for X-O Manowar begins here…and you won’t believe what’s coming next!

From all corners, the Valiant Universe assembles to salute X-O Manowar’s unparalleled 56-issue run as Robert Venditti, Joe Bennett, and Roberto de la Torre declare “LONG LIVE THE KING” with an oversized series finale for the ages! Plus: all-new, never-before-seen X-O Manowar tales and tributes from Jody Houser & Javier Pulido, Fred Van Lente & Clayton Henry. Matt Kindt & Tomas Giorello, and special guest appearances from X-O Manowar’s own Cary Nord, Diego Bernard, Rafa Sandoval, Robert Gill, and more!

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Valiant Reveals X-O Manowar #50 Jam Cover

50 epic issues. 50 superstar artists. 50 X-O Manowars. One colossal cover!

Valiant has announced the X-O Manowar #50 All-Star Jam Cover – the biggest-ever jam cover in comics history, featuring 50 major comics talents in celebration of 50 earthshaking issues for Valiant’s flagship series! Debuting as the standard shelf cover to September’s oversized X-O Manowar #50 milestone issue, this never-before-attempted comics landmark features a breathtaking collection of top talents as they each deliver an all-new take on Valiant’s leading hero in their own signature style.

With masterful colors by Valiant-exclusive colorist David Baron, the one-of-a-kind collection spans the character’s storied 25-year history and includes modern-day superstars, up-and-coming talents, and major comics luminaries, alongside numerous Valiant veterans that helped forge X-O Manowar’s place in comics legend:

1. Neal Adams (Green Lantern/Green Arrow)
2. Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR)
3. Al Barrionuevo (The Authority)
4. Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR)
5. Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
6. Dave Bullock (Wednesday Comics)
7. CAFU (UNITY)
8. Eric Canete (RunLoveKill)
9. Carmen Carnero (X-Factor)
10. Sean Chen (Iron Man)
11. Collen Coover (Bandette)
12. Clayton Crain (4001 A.D., RAI)
13. Jay Fabares (Valiant cover artist)
14. Tom Fowler (QUANTUM AND WOODY)
15. Manuel Garcia (BLOODSHOT)
16. Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
17. Adam Gorham (Zero)
18. Butch Guice (BLOODSHOT REBORN)
19. Bob Hall (SHADOWMAN)
20. Rebekah Isaacs (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
21. Phil Jimenez (DC Universe: Rebirth)
22. J.G. Jones (Final Crisis)
23. Kano (Gotham Central)
24. Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT)
25. Bob Layton (X-O MANOWAR)
26. Mike Leeke (X-O MANOWAR)
27. Jeff Lemire (Essex County)
28. Steve Lieber (The Fix)
29. Emanuela Lupacchino (Supergirl)
30. Mike McKone (Fantastic Four)
31. Stephen Mooney (Half Past Danger)
32. Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR)
33. Pat Olliffe (Thor)
34. Pere Perez (FAITH)
35. Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men)
36. Brent Peeples (Last of the Greats)
37. Stephen Platt (Prophet)
38. Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES)
39. Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT)
40. Riley Rossmo (Batman)
41. Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA)
42. Rafa Sandoval (X-O MANOWAR)
43. Donovan Santiago (“Valiant 8-Bit” cover artist)
44. Marguerite Sauvage (FAITH)
45. Joe St. Pierre (RAI)
46. Philip Tan (Batman & Robin)
47. Michael Walsh (The Vision)
48. Ryan Winn (DIVINITY)
49. Kevin VanHook (BLOODSHOT)
50. Ramon Villalobos (E is for Extinction)

Valiant has has released a video spotlight, highlighting each artist’s respective contribution to the most ambitious jam project in decades:

X-O MANOWAR #50 (OVERSIZED MILESTONE!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI & TOP SECRET GUESTS!
Art by JOE BENNETT, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE & TOP SECRET GUESTS!
Wraparound All-Star Jam Cover by VARIOUS
T+ | COMING IN SEPTEMBER!

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Review: Supreme: The Story of the Year

Moore 1997 - SupremeDue to amnesia caused by a revision in time, comic book artist Ethan Crane, a.k.a. Supreme, fights to remember his past in flashbacks that range from the 1930s through the 1990s, with artwork reflecting the time periods he inhabits.

While Supreme may not be the most well known superhero, he is defiantly an interesting one. Started in 1996 under Image Comics, the character is something straight out of 1950’s and early 1960’s comics, just without the threats of Nazis and Communism. This character should is a living embodiment of the earliest comics of that day. Throwing in a pethtlora of other characters, including Professor Night, Suprema, Space Hunter, and various other heroic allies of the various incarnations of Supreme. Of course for every hero there are a categories of rogues, and villains. Including Darius Rex, The Living Galaxy, The Shadow Supreme, and several others. Of course some of the similarities to other literary villains including a love interest clearly inspired by Lois Lane.

While I wish I could find panels to post in this review, to showcase the various art styles drawn throughout the book, an artists throughout the book. It is obvious that the stories and art work chosen is meant to demonstrate various of the character, and the difference in the ages of comics. The panels that are set in the present are drawn with a more realistic art style, that is more common in modern age, and current age comics. While the “throwback,” stories are done in less serious style catering back to the early 60’s, and earlier comics when things were as simple as good vs. evil.

Story: Alan Moore Cover Art: Alex Ross
Art and Lettering: Joe Bennet, Mark Pajarillo, Chris Spouse, Richard Horie, J.J. Bennet, J. Morrigan, Rick Veitch, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Norman Rapmund, Al Gordan, and Jim Mooney
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: ‘Iron Metropolitan’ Concludes in A First Look at Iron Man #22!

This February, Tony fights for his life as the blockbuster Iron Metropolitan arc reaches its world shaking conclusion in Iron Man #22! Mandarin City is aflame. Troy is in ruins. Both brutally destroyed by wielders of the Mandarin Rings. As Tony does battle against The Exile, Red Peril and Lord Remaker, is there anyone left to help Tony in his hour of need? It’s a showdown for the ages – and you’ll never guess who comes out on top! Will Tony make the ultimate sacrifice to save the city? Can he? Plus, who is this mysterious threat hunting the Mandarin Rings from the shadows? Seeds sown here bear bitter fruit in the upcoming Rings of the Mandarin arc!

IRON MAN #22 (JAN140767)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover by PAUL RIVOCHE
FOC – 2/10/14, On-Sale – 3/05/14

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