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Review: Uncanny X-Men #1

Uncanny X-Men is back and kicks off “X-Men Disassembled,” a ten part weekly event! This is a must for X-Men fans.

Uncanny X-Men #1 is by Ed Brisson, Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Mahmud Asrar, Rachelle Rosenberg, Joe Caramagna, Mirko Colak, Ibraim Roberson, Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy, and Guru-eFX.

Get your copy in comic shops Wednesday November 14. 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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Man-Eaters #2 Sells Out and Gets a Second Printing

Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling thriller writer Chelsea Cain, artist Kate Niemczyk, colorist Rachelle Rosenberg, and letterer Joe Caramagna of the controversial and buzzed about comic Mockingbird have captured lighting in a bottle once more with Lia Miternique and Stella Greenvoss on their team in their new series from Image ComicsMan-Eaters. The series is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with escalating demand.

In response to the overwhelming support and to bolster the growing momentum for the series, Man-Eaters #2 is being fast-tracked to a second printing in order to keep up with customer interest in the title. The series has had a boost in interest due to the unexpected cancellation of The Vision by Marvel which Cain was supposed to write.

The Man-Eaters story introduces a world where a mutation in Toxoplasmosis causes menstruating women to turn into ferocious killer wildcats—easily provoked and extremely dangerous. As panic spreads and paranoia takes root, the fate of the world rides on the shoulders of one twelve-year-old girl.

Man-Eaters #2, 2nd printing (Diamond Code SEP188835) will be available on Wednesday, December 5th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, November 12th.

Man-Eaters #3 Cover A by Miternique (Diamond Code SEP180190) and Man-Eaters #3 Cover B by Miternique (Diamond Code SEP188190) will be available on Wednesday, November 28th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, November 5th.

Man-Eaters #4 (Diamond Code OCT180221) will be available on Wednesday, December 26th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, December 3rd.

Man-Eaters #5 (Diamond Code NOV180163) will be available on Wednesday, January 30th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 7th.

Exclusive Preview: Captain America #5

Captain America #5

Story: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Art: Leinil Francis Yu
Ink: Gerry Alanguilan with Leinil Francis Yu
Color: Sunny Gho
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Alex Ross
Variant Cover: Elizabeth Torque
Graphic Designer: Carlos Lao
Associate Editor: Alanna Smith
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“WINTER IN AMERICA” CONTINUES!
As the noose of betrayal tightens around the necks of Captain America and his closest allies, the Power Elite makes its move – in the person of the immortal Selene!

Review: Weapon H Vol. 1 AWOL

The Weapon X Program has a new creation. Take a little bit of Wolverine, some Hulk, and a few other things, and you’ve got Weapon H! Yes, the concept is out there but the first trade, collecting the first six issues, is fun!

Weapon H Vol. 1 AWOL is by Greg Pak, Cory Smith, Marcus To, Aro Anindito, Terry Pallot, Keith Champaign, Scott Hanna, Walden Wong, Roberto Poggi, Morry Hollowell, Rachelle Rosenberg, Chris Sotomayor, Joe Caramagna, and Clayton Cowles.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores November 13. 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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Exclusive Preview: Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #1

Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #1

Story: Robbie Thompson
Art: Leonard Kirk
Color: Arif Prianto
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: David Nahayama
Variant Covers: Elsa Charretier & Matt Wilson; Luke Ross & Javier Tartaglia
Production Designer: Anthony Gambino
Assistant Editor: Tom Groneman
Editor: Mark Paniccia
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

YOUNG SOLO’S ADVENTURES CONTINUE!
• HAN SOLO escapes Corellia by joining the IMPERIAL NAVY, vowing to return for QI’RA.
• But how does a thief used to the chaos of the streets adjust to the order and discipline of the military?
• Not well! Han’s dream of becoming a pilot is quickly grounded as he realizes he may not even survive basic training!

Review: Vault of Spiders #1

Only a Spider-Army can stop the end of the Multiverse! Meet Web-Slinger, the Spider-Man from the Wild West,. He is the Emissary from Hell, he is SUPAIDAMAN! The Spider-Man from the live-action Spider-Man show that aired in Japan in the 1970s is back. And that’s just a glimpse into the Vault of Spiders!

One of the fun things about the Spider-Man multiverse events is that they’ve delivered utterly insane Spider-Man concepts and allowed Marvel, and creators, to explore their multiverse in a controlled way. Things still have to be Spider focused but they can be a little out there. That has made those events a lot of fun and entertaining. So, I was looking forward to Vault of Spiders #1, a spin-off of the excellent Spider-Geddon and walked away, a little bummed.

Vault of Spiders #1 is an anthology so the quality of stories and art is all over the place. Some are good and others head scratching. What’s good about this issue is there really are great concepts. All are great concepts. The executions though, some were a bit lacking.

Spider-Byte and Savage Spider-Man stand out from the four stories. The first stands out for the concept and creativity, and solid costume design, while the latter due to its fantastic art and twist at the end. Both are entertaining and deliver something a little different.

The Web-Slinger, a western set story, and Final Galaxy Battle!, the Japanese take on Spider-Man each have their charms but also stumble. The western aspect is played up a lot and in some ways entertaining but with the story relying on a twist of a character as far as the bad guy, there’s a shrug of the shoulders where a reveal should shock readers. A connection there is missing. The Japanese Spider-Man, while the art is fantastic reminding me of classic manga, the story is headscratching in every way. It makes no sense. That’s part of the point, I think, but when everything else in the comic winks and nods as to their roots (Savage is straight up Tarzan), this one maybe goes a bit too far.

Vault of Spiders #1 is a bit of a let down but fun to see the various versions of Spider-Man. I’d love to see this as an ongoing with longer stories, the brevity was a hindrance. Like a lot of anthologies, there’s some good here and some bad but if you’re a Spider fan it might be worth checking out.

Prologue
Story: Jed MacKay Art/Ink: Scott Koblish
Color: Andres Mossa Lettering: VC’s Travis Lanham

The Web-Slinger
Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Javier Pulido
Color: Muntsa Vicente Lettering: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Final Galaxy Battle!
Story: Jed MacKay Art/Ink/Lettering: Sheldon Vella

Spider-Byte
Story: Nilah Magruder Art/Ink: Alberto Alburquerque
Color: Andrew Crossley Letterer: VC’s Travis Lanham

Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Review: Spider-Girls #1

May will do anything to protect her brother from the Inheritors, and Anya’s knowledge of the mystical Spider-Totems could save the day. But how does Annie fit in? And what chance do three girls have against ageless universal forces?!

May “Mayday” Parker, the original Spider-Girl, Anya Corazon, the Prime Universe Spider-Girl, and Annie May Parker, a.k.a. Spiderling, three kick-ass Spiders together for the first time!

Spider-Girls #1 spins out of Spider-Geddon so if you’re not reading that event, and you should, this may not completely excite you as a comic. Still, writer Jody Houser delivers a hell of a first issue that does its best to be its own story while still tie into the bigger event.

Houser delivers an action packed first issue where our heroines face numerous villains, deliver the Spider humor you’d expect. The comic just nails the tone of that fun, smart-assness of Spider-Man, and puts a family dynamic into it. And there’s a lot of mystery mixed in with Annie’s powers and what’s coming with the big event. Drama too! Did we mention the drama? Yeah, Houser adds that in with a few panels that hit you in the heart. It’s just so much packed in, it’s a lot of fun.

That’s helped by Andrés Genolet’s art with color by Tríona Farrell, and lettering by Joe Caramagna. The world, the characters, the designs of the bad guys, it all comes together for something that’s so familiar but also really stands on its own. The designs alone, especially for Annie and her family, are great with solid coloring that make them pop. There’s nothing drab here, it feels like there’s inspiration from the neon of New York City.

The comic’s a lot of fun. So much so, I want to see this trio together in a series when an event isn’t going on. There’s a certain flow to the issue and it all that just puts a smile on your face and allows you to sit back and enjoy it all.

Story: Jody Houser Art: Andrés Genolet
Ink: Andrés Genolet Color: Tríona Farrell Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Captain America: Promised Land

The year is 2314, and the grandson of Steve Rogers lives in the utopian America Captain America dream about.

Captain America: Promised Land collects issues #701-704 from Mark Waid, Leonardo Romero, J.G. Jones, Adam Hughes, Howard Chaykin, Rod Reis, Alan Davis, Mark Farmer, Jordie Bellaire, Paul Mounts, Jesus Aburtov, Irma Knivila, and Joe Caramagna.

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores today. 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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Exclusive Preview: Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex #1 (of 2)

Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex #1 (of 2)

Story: Ben Acker, Ben Blacker
Art: Gerardo Sandoval
Ink: Victor Nava, Gerardo Sandoval
Color: Israel Silva
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Humberto Ramos & Edgar Delgado
Variant Covers: Humberto Ramos; Adam Kubert & Morry Hollowell
Assistant Editor: Annalise Bissa
Editor: Jordan D. White
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 17, 2018
SRP: $3.99

In a dark weapons program breeding subjects specifically for magic use, the 23rd attempt, now called Wanda, was finally able to connect to violent magics – making her one of the deadliest people on the planet!

Review: Captain America #4

With Sharon missing, Cap must single-handedly invade the stronghold of his enemies! But even if he makes it through, what’s waiting for him is a hundred times more formidable: Taskmaster!

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates has been delivering a run on Captain America that feels as much as a conversation about the state of America as it is Captain America.

Captain America #4 continues “Winter in America” with Cap attempting to save Sharon Carter. While the issue could easily just be one big fight scene, and it really is, Coates uses it to explore the reality of it all. Through the punching Cap reflects on where things stand including the apparent betrayal by Thunderbolt Ross. He laments that individuals who have in the past wrapped themselves in the flag.

We can take this on face value and Cap is just talking about those he’s been battling in these issues but it’s hard to not pull back and think how much this applies to our real world. Through Captain America, Coates feels like he’s making a statement on current American politics and the willingness for a certain party to so easily turn their backs on the ideals they’ve wrapped themselves in for decades.

The art by Leinil Francis Yu is fantastic as expected. Joined by Gerry Alanguilan on ink, Sunny Gho on color, and Joe Caramagna on lettering, the art is beautiful to look at. The issue has a lot of action and a battle between Cap and Taskmaster stands out. Some of the details, especially showing the pain of the battle, are solid. The small touches add a lot to it all. And the mix of such action with Coates’ more introspective thoughts by Steve are an interesting combination.

The issue is another excellent entry from the team and Cap has been one that’s a mix of action and exploration of today’s America and the situations we face. It’s a superhero comic that makes you think and is a prime example that you can easily mix politics with superhero comics.

Story: Ta-Nehisi Coates Art: Leinil Francis Yu
Ink: Gerry Alanguilan Color: Sunny Gho Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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