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Review: 2099 Alpha

Marvel is celebrating 80 years this year so shift your view to 80 years in Marvel’s future with a return to 2099!

Story: Nick Spencer
Art: Viktor Bogdanović
Color: Marte Gracia
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

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Review: Big Hero 6: The Series #1

Big Hero 6: The Series #1

Big Hero 6 is a property that has morphed from its Marvel roots to the animated adventure that hit the big screen years ago. That hit film spawned manga, a television series, and now a comic by IDW Publishing based on the series. Thankfully, Big Hero 6: The Series #1 captures the all-ages enthusiasm that oozes from the film a show.

Delivering two adventures the comic oozes the positive and infectious enthusiasm the series is known for.

Written by Hannah Blumenreich with art by Nicoletta Baldari and lettering by Christa Miesner Fred’s Comic Book Adventure” is the main story of the issue. With the team away on a field trip, Fred is left to his own devices as he imagines battling evil robots on his own. And that imagination is funneled into a comic chronicling his adventures.

What’s really impressive is the narrative and the art together. Blumenreich has fun with changing Fred’s adventures as his ability to draw limits him in ways. There’s some solid lessons there for readers but it also creates fun visuals for Baldari. There, the style of the art shifts from the “real world.” It delivers a visual treat as we get to experience how Fred sees things and the comic has some fun with that too. The comic within a comic concept has been done before but the team not only delivers an entertaining adventure but also has no issues poking fun at the concept as well.

In “Mini Maximum Noodle Dog,” Mini Max is forced to wait outside while Fred grabs food. Writer Joe Caramagna delivers a very cute story that’d work so well as an animated short. Baldari and Miesner again provide the art and lettering. It’s an adorable story that feels like a bonus to the main adventures. But, much like the Pixar shorts before the main film, it’s beyond enjoyable and more than welcome.

Big Hero 6: The Series #1 is an all-ages comic that captures the fun of the television and film. It delivers an enthusiasm that’s hard not to feel while reading. It’s infectious in a way. Definitely one to pick up for fans of the property or for parents looking to find a superhero comic for their young readers.

Fred’s Comic Book Adventure
Story: Hannah Blumenreich Art: Nicoletta Baldari
Mini Maximum Noodle Dog
Story: Joe Caramagna Art: Nicoletta Baldari
Letterer and Design: Christa Miesner

Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Yondu #1

Who is Yondu? How is this thief going to potentially screw up the future? Find out this and more in this series spotlighting the popular character from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Story: Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler
Art: John McCrea
Color: Mike Spicer
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

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Review: X-Force #1

X-Force is back and they’re the mutants intelligence gathering and covert unit. So what threat could get past them?

Story: Benjamin Percy
Art: Joshua Cassara
Color: Dean White
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Design: Tom Muller

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Review: X-Force #1

X-Force #1

X-Force #1 kicks off the “CIA” of the X-Men world. The debut issue emphasizes that part of this group’s role is intelligence gathering and part covert-ops. Unfortunately, the issue misses the group part. It’s full of poor foreshadowing. And leaves us with an ending that will clearly be undone. It’s a comic with cool moments and the depth of a summer mindnumbing blockbuster.

Written by Benjamin Percy, the comic is a series of focusing on individual characters as opposed to a cohesive team. While the title is X-Force, you might have called it Black Tom works security. The issue revolves around a few individuals as we learn more about Krakoa’s stance with the world and the threats it faces with its new international standing.

Percy’s writing is a bit forced in that it’s so clearly foreshadowing for the latter part of the issue. It’s a bit too obvious as to what’s going to happen and who it’s going to happen to. That includes the death of a character. But, that death rings rather hollow due to what we know. We know mutants can be brought back. So, the fact there’s fear of death, or really shock of it is rather silly. It also loses jaw dropping value. Deaths used to mean something, even with all of the resurrections. Now, with no implications, the concept when it comes to mutants seems even sillier.

The art by Joshua Cassara is pretty solid. There’s some fantastic moments within the comic. With colors of Dean White and lettering by Joe Caramagna, the comic has the grittiness we’d expect from an X-Force comic but misses the doom and gloom. There’s also a large amount of varied characters involved and each stands out in design and uniqueness. The detail is great.

X-Force #1 lacks the feel of a team book the title implies. Instead, it feels like a guide to Krakoa security using characters to highlight aspects. There’s also just too much foreshadowing to take events beyond eye rolls. It’s got some great concepts but the execution is lacking.

Story: Benjamin Percy Art: Joshua Cassara
Color: Dean White Letterer: Joe Caramagna Design: Tom Muller
Story: 6.0 Art: 8.25 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Read

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Review: The Amazing Spider-Man: Red Goblin

The Amazing Spider-Man: Red Goblin collects the end of writer Dan Slott‘s run on Spider-Man and features the showdown between Spider-Man and Red Goblin!

The collection features Amazing Spider-Man #794-801

Story: Dan Slott, Christos Gage
Art: Stuart Immonen, Mike Hawthorne, Nick Bradshaw, Humberto Ramos, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Marcos Martin
Ink: Wade Von Grawbadger, Terry Pallot, Cam Smith, Nick Bradshaw, Victor Olazaba, Cam Smith, Marcos Martin
Color: Marte Gracia, Erick Arciniega, Edgar Delgado, Java Tartaglia, Muntsa Vincente
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

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Review: The Amazing Spider-Man: Full Circle #1

Seven teams of creators get together and jam on this comic in a round-robin style story. Each team has no idea who the previous are until they get their part and no idea what’s coming. The result? Really entertaining.

Story: Jonathan Hickman, Gerry Duggan, Nick Spencer, Kelly Thompson, Al Ewing, Chip Zdarsky, Jason Aaron
Art: Chris Bachalo, Greg Smallwood, Michael Allred, Valerio Schiti, Chris Sprouse, Rachael Stott, Cameron Stewart, Mark Bagley
Ink: Tim Townsend, Al Vey, Greg Smallwood, Michael Allred, Valerio Schiti, Karl Story, Rachael Stott, Cameron Stewart, John Bell
Color: Chris Bachalo, Greg Smallwood, Laura Allred, Mattia Iacono, Dave McCaig, Triona Farrell, Nathan Fairbairn, Frank D’Armata
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

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Review: The Amazing Mary Jane #1

Mary Jane heads to Hollywood to pursue her dream and star in a movie about Mysterio. Wait, what!?

Story: Leah Williams
Art: Carlos Gomez
Color: Carlos Lopez
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

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Review: Star Wars: Tie Fighter

Meet Shadow Wing, a crack squad of Tie Fight pilots in this comic miniseries taking place after the battle of Hoth.

The trade collects Star Wars: Tie Fighter #1-5.

Story: Jody Houser
Art: Rogê Antônio, Michael Dowling, Joshua Cassara, Geraldo Borge, Ig Guara, Juan Gedeon
Color: Arif Prianto, Lee Loughridge, Neeraj Menon, Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Dono Sánchez-Almara
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

Get your copy in comic shops now and in bookstores on October 15! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Ghost Rider #1

Johnny Blaze is the King of Hell so why does he need the help of Danny Ketch?

Story: Ed Brisson
Art: Aaron Kuder
Color: Jason Keith
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

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