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Exclusive Preview: Non-Stop Spider-Man #5

Non-Stop Spider-Man #5

(W) Joe Kelly (A) Chris Bachalo (CA) R. B. Silva
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 29, 2021
SRP: $3.99

• Okay, so we haven’t been 100% honest with you.
• No, we still won’t be stopping.
• No, it’s still about Spider-Man and the biggest craziest fight of his life.
• It’s just, there’s something we’ve been teasing you along with that is really a trick (on both you and Spider-Man) that… Well… you’re just going to have to read the issue.

Non-Stop Spider-Man #5

Preview: Non-Stop Spider-Man #3

Non-Stop Spider-Man #3

(W) Joe Kelly (A) Chris Bachalo (CA) David Finch
Rated T
In Shops: Jun 02, 2021
SRP: $3.99

• Something is happening to the brightest young minds in New York City, and Spider-Man has found himself in the middle of it.
• This story is going to show you a side of Peter Parker that neither you nor Peter thought existed. And neither of you will be able to handle it.

Non-Stop Spider-Man #3

Claire’s Hair Launches on Panel Syndicate

Panel Syndicate welcomes legendary writer Joe Kelly and amazing artist Andie Desiderio into its fold with the release of their all-ages picture book, Claire’s Hair!

Being an original is the best thing a kid can be.

Claire’s hair has a life of its own, literally. Claire loves this wild and unique aspect of herself, but when everyone from her mom to the school bully tells her that different equals bad, Claire begins to have second thoughts about her unruly locks. Will she cut her hair to be “normal?” Or will Claire learn that the things that make us different are the things that make us special?

Don’t miss this special 29-page Children’s book, available now at Panel Syndicate for whatever price you want to pay, including zero!

Review: Non-stop Spider-Man #2

Non-Stop Spider-Man #2

There are so many different ways to tackle Spider-Man. You can have a series more focused on Peter and those around him. You can have takes where he takes on global threats. Then there’s the version that’s focused on the action with a kinetic spin to it all. Non-Stop Spider-Man #2 continues that last take with an issue that’s full of energy and over-the-top action.

Joe Kelly keeps up the adventure as Spider-Man is on a personal mission to find out what’s going on with the drugs being sold to smart individuals. As the comic teases, there’s clearly something going on with who the drugs are being targeted but the comic dances around that reveal.

Instead, Kelly keeps the action coming with big explosions and big sequences you can really only do in a comic. Buildings explode from a helicopter attack, a truck makes its way into the sewer, it’s all so insane it’s hard to not smile and just enjoy.

What Kelly also does is give us a Spider-Man that’s off his game in a way. The drug use has hit him close and impacted a friend. He’s working on anger as much as anything else which has the character a little off his usual leading to small mistakes. He’s a half-step off and makes things more of a challenge.

Chris Bachalo‘s art is the draw. As much as Kelly’s story is entertaining, it’s the insane visuals that really draw the reader in. Bachalo is joined by Tim Townsend, Al Vey, and Wayne Faucher on ink, Marcio Menyz on color, and Travis Lanham on lettering. The situations Kelly concocts are so insane but Bachalo delivers it all with an energy and style that only he can pull off. You can hear the explosions. The page layouts continue to impress as well with a flow and look that’s so unique.

Non-Stop Spider-Man #2 is a lot of fun. The art pops from the page. The story is interesting. It’s a second issue that delivers as much excitement as its debut, not an easy thing to do. There’s debates as to how many series are too many for characters but when they’re as unique as this, bring more on!

Story: Joe Kelly Art: Chris Bachalo
Ink: Tim Townsend, Al Vey, Wayne Faucher Color: Marcio Menyz Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.85 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Non-Stop Spider-Man #2

Non-Stop Spider-Man #2

(W) Joe Kelly (A) Chris Bachalo (CA) David Finch
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $3.99

• The most action packed book in comics continues to singe your eyebrows with explosive action!
• Something horrible is happening to Peter Parker’s fellow students at EMPIRE STATE UNIVERSITY and it’s all coming down hard on Spider-Man.
• Some familiar faces introduce their fists to Spider-Man’s face as the plot thickens like a brick of plastic explosives. Tick tick tick tick…

Non-Stop Spider-Man #2

Review: Non-Stop Spider-Man #1

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1

There’s a certain kinetic flow that can happen with Spider-Man comics. When the writer and artist click, you get a comic that flows with energy and excitement. Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 is that type of comic nailing the chaotic and energetic nature of Spider-Man.

Joe Kelly handles the writing which has Spider-Man taking on a grounded issue that’s a bit fantastical as well. In this debut issue he’s up against drug dealers while a drug called A-Plus is causing college students to overdose. His opponents are a little unclear other than bad guys with tech and tricks but it’s all about the action and visuals.

Chris Bachalo‘s art is over the top. With Tim Townsend on ink, Marco Menyz on color, and Travis Lanham handling the lettering, the comic is a visual treat. What stands out isn’t the contortion that Spider-Man displays and is a standard. What really stands out is the use of panels of the comic . Peter Parker’s life is on display in your standard squares and rectangles, though the page layouts still stand out with that. What jumps is the use of angles. Spider-Man’s action is on full display with comic pages that beg you to turn the page so everything is upright. White space is plentiful and emphasizes the action. It’s a display you rarely, if ever, see in comics today.

There’s a visual brilliance that goes with, and emphasizes, the action and flow of the comic.

But everything isn’t just in the action and visuals. Kelly and the team makes sure to keep things grounded as well. There’s tragedy with individuals overdosing and dying from drug use. It’s a detail that drives the comic but brings a sense of urgency and makes the comic more than a visually amazing fight comic. There’s something more than the action.

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 feels like non-stop action. It’s a solid debut that visually stands out. There’s nothing (that I know of) that’s on the comic stand that looks like it. Its use of angled panels, really angled pages, is unique and memorable. It exudes enthusiasm and energy about it that fits Spider-Man. You might eye-roll at yet another Spider-Man comic on the shelf, but when it’s this good, it’s worth it and the wait.

Story: Joe Kelly Art: Chris Bachalo
Ink: Tim Townsend Color: Marco Menyz Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 8.0 Art: 10 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy


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Preview: Non-Stop Spider-Man #1

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1

(W) Joe Kelly (A) Chris Bachalo, Dale Eaglesham (CA) David Finch
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 10, 2021
SRP: $4.99

Get ready for the most action-packed, pulse-pounding, adrenaline-pumping comic OF ALL TIME! As the name implies, once you read page one, panel one, SPIDER-MAN DOES NOT STOP! A mystery at Empire State University thrusts Spider-Man into an adventure that starts in uptown Manhattan and will take him around the world, pitting him against Marvel Universe villains old and new and give you a Spider-Man adventure (and Spider-Man) the likes of which you’ve never seen.

THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART, SO CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE READING!

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1

Deadpool’s Nerdy Thirty Anniversary Kicks Off with a Live Virtual Event

Deadpool Nerdy Thirty Virtual Event

Celebrate 30 years of Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth during Marvel’s year-long Deadpool Nerdy Thirty anniversary event! Kicking off LIVE during the Deadpool Nerdy Thirty Virtual Event on Thursday, February 25 at 7pm ET, fans will get a chance to go inside the madcap mind of Wade Wilson with creators and industry legends from across the decades, spilling behind-the-scenes secrets, history, and exclusive reveals featuring Deadpool collectibles, comics, and more!

The Deadpool Nerdy Thirty Virtual Event is completely free to Marvel Unlimited Annual Plus members, one of many perks including exclusive access to special invitations for Marvel events, special Marvel Unlimited Annual Plus members collector’s kits, benefits and discounts, and instant access to over 28,000 comics on Marvel Unlimited.

If you are not a current Marvel Unlimited Annual Plus member, you can subscribe to Annual Plus now and attend the virtual event. Fans who take part in the Deadpool Nerdy Thirty Virtual Event will hear from some of the biggest names behind Deadpool’s decades, including Fabian Nicieza, Ed McGuinness, Joe Kelly, Gail Simone, Daniel Way, Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, Mike Hawthorne, and Rob Liefeld!

There will also be a limited quantity of tickets available for sale for non-Marvel Unlimited Annual Plus members interested in attending the event.

Later this year, fans will want to look out for a bonanza of new collectibles, home décor, apparel and more—all celebrating Deadpool’s signature style and flair, including:

  • Deadpool Funko POP! collectibles 
  • Deadpool home décor from Jay Franco and BoxLunch that instantly spice up any room
  • Cooking With Deadpool cook book, featuring flavorful recipes that add humor, fire and fun to every cook’s kitchen
  • Marvel Legends: Deadpool’s Interactive Head from Hasbro—the perfect companion for any Marvel fan
  • And more soon-to-be-announced product hijinks just in time for the April prank season. What will Deadpool do next?!

Don’t miss the start of our wildest Deadpool celebrations all year long, LIVE on Thursday, February 25 at 7pm ET!

Joe Kelly and Chris Bachalo Deliver Non-Stop Spider-Man in January

The previously announced action-packed series written by Joe Kelly and drawn by artist Chris Bachalo, Non-Stop Spider-Man, will debut this January! Kelly and Bachalo, two industry legends, will be teaming up to give readers the most web-slinging action that can possibly be contained in a comic book. These pulse-pounding adventures of everyone’s favorite web-head will feature his most iconic villains and his most amazing feats ever put to page!

Check out the main cover by David Finch AND get a first look at Chris Bachalo’s upcoming die-cut variant cover—to be revealed at a later date! Prepare for the comic book ride of your life, when Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 swings into your local comic shop this January!

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