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John Romita Jr. Celebrates the Fantastic Four through the years with a Fantastic Four #35 Wraparound Cover

This year, Marvel celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Fantastic Four with a giant-sized issue worthy of the iconic superhero team’s monumental legacy! Joining series writer Dan Slott will be legendary artist John Romita Jr., marking his highly-anticipated return to Marvel with this thrilling issue. In addition to drawing a story within this epic issue, Romita Jr.’s beloved style will also grace the issue in the form of an incredible wraparound cover. Highlighting Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny’s transformation since Stan Lee and Jack Kirby first created them, the artwork serves as both a celebration of Fantastic Four’s journey and a teaser of the story inside: a showdown across Fantastic Four history against the master of time travel—Kang the Conqueror!

Fantastic Four #35 also features Mark Waid and Jason Loo as well as Paul Renaud and Loo on art.

Home to concepts and characters that revolutionized comic book storytelling, the Fantastic Four have enjoyed one of the most memorable sagas in comic book history. Check out John Romita Jr.’s cover below along with some never-before-seen artwork and be there for one of their greatest adventures yet when Fantastic Four #35 hits stands on September 1st.

John Romita, Jr. Joins the Fantastic Four 60th Anniversary Issue

This year, Marvel celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Fantastic Four! Home to concepts and characters that revolutionized comic book storytelling, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s beloved creations have enjoyed one of the most memorable sagas in comic book history and this year will see some of the greatest adventures yet! Following the highly anticipated “Bride of Doom” storyline, August’s Fantastic Four #35 will be a special giant-sized spectacular that will see series writer Dan Slott teaming up with legendary artist John Romita Jr.

Recently returned to the House of Ideas, Romita Jr. is back to bringing his incredible artwork to Marvel’s biggest heroes, starting with this celebratory 60th anniversary issue for Marvel’s First Family. Fantastic Four #35 will launch a brand-new storyline that will see every iteration of the iconic villain Kang teaming up for a devious plot that will unravel across Fantastic Four history!

The entire Kang bloodline is out to destroy every era of the Fantastic Four! How can Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny hope to survive simultaneous attacks across their lifetimes by Rama Tut, the Scarlet Centurion, Kang the Conqueror and Kang’s final descendant, the sinister Scion?! Still dealing with the repercussions of Doctor Doom’s climactic wedding, the groundbreaking changes to the Fantastic Four’s status quo are just beginning. Plus: Mark Waid and Paul Renaud deliver dramatic new insights into the origin of the fabulous foursome in an all-new anniversary tale and a third story written and drawn by Jason Loo in his Marvel Comics debut!

Check out Mark Brooks’ cover below, spotlighting FF members past and present, interior art from John Romita Jr., and be on the lookout for more exciting news about the Fantastic Four’s fabulous 60th anniversary celebration!

Review: Infinite Frontier #0

Infinite Frontier #0

Dark Knights: Death Metal is over and we’ve seen a possible future timeline in “Future State”. Now, DC begins to chart its path with the first crumbs teased in Infinite Frontier #0. The issue serves as a guide as to the various series and status-quo that awaits them. With a new omniverse to explore, anything is possible and the comic does its job to remind us of that.

The comic’s story is delivered in a narrative driven by two characters as our guide. It’s a spin on the classic Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life. Wonder Woman believes a threat is looming and wants to witness the state of things before making a major decision about her role in the DC Universe.

With Wonder Woman and Spectre as our guide, we’re taken on a tour of the characters highlighting the comics to come. The Justice League, Batman, Wonder Girl, Alan Scott, Teen Titans Academy, Superman, Green Arrow and Black Canary, Star Girl, Green Lanterns, and the Flash all get a moment to show off where things stand. All of it is good and interesting though few of what’s presented really excites. It feels like an extended teaser and preview. It takes its concept as a guidebook almost too seriously. The comic feels a bit more like the extension of the ending of Dark Knights: Death Metal where we saw many of these ideas initially teased.

Infinite Frontier #0 credits

But, what’s intriguing is what’s presented and doesn’t have a comic attached to them. Infinite Frontier #0 teases more than what’s already announced giving hope as to what we’ll see in July and beyond. There’s also teases through artwork of the various series DC teased at the recent ComicsPro. It’s interesting in that way that the stories feel less like the exciting first 15 minutes before the credits to get you pumped. Instead, the stories are a bit dry and more to lay out where things stand with the concepts thrown out being the hooks. The action isn’t the hook, the ideas are.

The art of the comic is solid. Each segment flows into the next and with a few exceptions, the styles work well together. There are some fantastic spreads with Wonder Woman as she talks to Spectre about what she’s witnessing. There’s a few panels and pages that’ll leave you lingering to stare at. The colors really pop on pages delivering a sense of energy that really fits the new status of the DC Universe.

Infinite Frontier #0 isn’t bad but it doesn’t quite excite. By the end of the issue I found myself more excited about concepts than the comics themselves. Very few of the segments left me wanting to immediately find out what happens next. Instead, it the comic feels like a short ashcan, teasing what’s to come with a few pages and back material to fill things out. It shows what’s to come but it never quite puts things over. Instead, it nails its role as a guide, a way to browse what DC has to offer.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis, James Tynion IV, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Joëlle Jones, Tim Sheridan, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Joshua Williamson, Geoff Johns, Geoffrey Thorne
Art: David Marquez, Jorge Jimeez, Alitha Martinez, Mark Morales, Joëlle Jones, Stephen Byrne, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Jamal Igle, Alex Maleev, Todd Nauck, Dexter Soy, Howard Porter, John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson
Color: Tamra Bonvillain, Tomeu Morey, Emilio Lopez, Jordie Bellaire, Stephen Byrne, Alejandro Sanchez, Hi-Fi, Alex Sinclair, Brad Anderson
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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ComiXology Delivers 7 New Releases Including the Complete Frank Miller Spider-Man

There’s seven new releases on comiXology today! Get new comics from Marvel, Yen Press, and Harlequin. Get shopping now or check out the new releases below.

Daredevil Legends: Typhoid Mary

Written by Ann Nocenti
Art by Al Williamson
Cover by John Romita Jr.
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Collects Daredevil (1964) #254-257,259-263.

One of the industry’s best artists in a collection of one of his best creative runs! John Romita Jr. draws Daredevil in a story arc that introduced one of his most lethal and insane foes, Typhoid Mary!

Daredevil Legends: Typhoid Mary

Goblin Slayer #57

Written by Kumo Kagyu
Art by Kousuke Kurose
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This series is rated Adults Only
DISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality gore

Goblin Slayer’s new “apprentice” has more than a few complaints about his methods, and butts heads with the other party members to boot… Read the next chapter of Goblin Slayer the same day as Japan!

Goblin Slayer #57

Hinowa ga CRUSH! #39

Written by Takahiro
Art by Strelka
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This series is rated Adults Only
DISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality

Following the guidance left to them by the Elder, Hinowa and her friends venture east, seeking the help of a talented strategist known as Rugyou. Can she persuade him to lend his wisdom to her quest to bring an end to the age of war? Read the next chapter of Hinowa ga CRUSH! at the same time as Japan!

Hinowa ga CRUSH! #39

Punisher: River Of Blood

Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Joe Kubert
Cover by Joe Kubert
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Collects Punisher War Zone (1992) #31-36.

The Punisher faces the Russian mob on its home turf, and the legendary Joe Kubert is there to lend his distinctive style to every explosive detail! Out of his element and outgunned, can the scourge of the American underworld hold his own in Mother Russia?

Punisher: River Of Blood

So I’m a Spider, So What? #50

Written by Okina Baba
Art by Asahiro Kakashi
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I…am a god. At least, that’s what the folks around here seem to believe. But is it really okay for them to trust a random, strange monster so easily? Read the next chapter of So I’m a Spider, So What? the same day as Japan!

So I'm a Spider, So What? #50

Spider-Man: The Complete Frank Miller

Written by Frank Miller
Art by Frank Miller
Cover by Frank Miller
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Collects Spectacular Spider-Man #27 and #28, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #14 and #15, Marvel Team-Up Annual #4, and Marvel Team-Up #100.

Think Frank Miller just drew Daredevil? Think again, True Believer! Feast your eyes on his take on the wall-crawler (and Punisher… and Dr. Octopus… and Dr. Doom, and the Fantastic Four).

Spider-Man: The Complete Frank Miller

Un bal pour la saint valentin

Written by Penny Jordan
Art by Yutta Narukami
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Christy continue secrètement d’avoir des sentiments pour Dominic, lui qui l’a toujours protégée depuis leur plus tendre enfance. À ses dix-sept ans, elle souhaitait lui offrir sa première fois le jour de la Saint Valentin. Mais étonnement, Dominic l’a froidement rejetée et a détruit ses rêves d’adolescente par la même occasion. Chirsty a alors pris la fuite et quitté sa ville natale. Mais, huit ans plus tard, voilà que Christy doit y retourner pour prendre soin de sa mère. Par hasard, elle revoit Dominic, qui est devenu médecin et qui est plus charmant que jamais ! Son beau visage, ses bras musclés… Il réussit à conquérir son cœur… encore une fois !

Un bal pour la saint valentin

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Review: Generations Shattered #1

Generations Shattered #1

Generations Shattered #1 is an interesting comic. As a standalone miniseries, the story would be quite compelling and engaging. But, with its release of “Future State”, the comic isn’t released in a vacuum. Spinning out of Dark Nights: Death Metal, the story involves a villain using the messed up time and history to shape their own. A group of heroes throughout time are gathered to save the day.

The concept of Generations Shattered #1 and where it goes would be an event miniseries I’d take a lot of interest in normally. But, it’s a bit of an oddity with the release of all of the other “Future State” comics. While they focus on possible future events, this one features a villain attempting to shape a new reality and history. Where it fits into this reshaping of the DC Universe and history is a bit of a headscratcher. While time seems to have mended as per other comics, maybe not? It’s a little unclear how this fits into what’s going on.

Written by Dan Jurgens, Andy Schmidt, and Robert Venditti, Generations Shattered #1 brings the heroes together in an oversized first issue. Dragged out feels like a better way to describe it. The issue is mostly the heroes being gathered as time is erased as it’s being rewritten. Over 45 pages are dedicated to this creating a slow build and long way to get to the point. Other comics have done the “gathering of characters” and their introduction quicker and in a much more entertaining way.

What this does though is give a massive amount of artists to stretch their legs. Each segment is handled by a different team giving the comic a jam-session sort of feel. That could be interesting as well if any of the art really popped. There’s not bad but there’s little that’s exciting either. Still, it’s fun to see the different styles and takes on the characters from so many artists.

Generations Shattered #1 is an oddity of a comic. It’s hampered by its release along “Future State” making its story a bit confusing. The concept is quite good and entertaining, especially where it leaves things. But, it takes forever to get to the interesting part. It’s a comic I both felt like a chore to read but at the same time I want to see where it goes.

Story: Dan Jurgens, Andy Schmidt, Robert Venditti
Art: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Scott Hanna, Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, Emanuela Lupacchino, Wade Von Grawbadger, Bernard Chang, Yanick Paquette, Kevin Nowlan, Dan Jurgens, Klaus Janson, Paul Pelletier, Sandra Hope, John Romita, Jr., Danny Miki, Doug Braithwaite, Rags Morales, Klaus Janson, Mike Perkins
Color: Hi-Fi Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Story: 6.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Action Comics #1028

Action Comics #1028

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson

The powerhouse creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson wrap up their run on Action Comics with “House of Kent: Epilogue”! With the final fate of Metropolis’s underworld revealed at last, it’s time for each member of the House of Kent to face their unknown futures head on, including Lois, Conner, Jon, Kara, Jimmy, and, of course, Clark Kent! This standalone Superman story connects threads from Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Superman, Justice League, Legion of Super-Heroes, and other unforgettable series in epic-and unexpected-ways!

Action Comics #1028

The Eternals and Marvel Universe Team for Variant Covers by Art Adams, Jenny Frison, Khary Randolph, Greg Land, and John Romita, Jr.

Mastermind creators Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribić join forces this January to redefine one of Marvel’s most fascinating mythologies in Eternals #1. Readers will experience Jack Kirby’s classic creation in an epic saga that will enthrall both longtime fans of the Eternals and those experiencing these enigmatic heroes for the first time. Celebrate the grand return of these iconic characters with stunning variant covers by some of Marvel’s most popular artists, featuring the most prominent Eternals characters side by side with your favorite Marvel heroes!

Phastos and Thor smash their way to glory on Art Adam’s explosive cover while Ikaris soars to new heights with Captain Marvel on Jenny Frison’s cover. Lightning strikes on Khary Randolph’s cover featuring Storm and Sersi and it’s clobberin’ time with the Thing and Thena on Greg Land’s previously revealed cover. Also, check out the Eternals battle their way through an army of Deviants on John Romita Jr.’s epic Hidden Gem cover. Behold these glorious covers below and keep your eyes peeled for more Eternals #1 cover reveals coming your way!

Preview: Action Comics #1027

Action Comics #1027

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art: John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson

Is Superman on the ropes? An epic battle rages across the skies of Metropolis! The House of Kent, Superman, Superboy, Supergirl, the Legion of Super-Heroes’ Brainiac 5, and Young Justice’s Conner Kent all unite to face an enemy from another dimension unleashed by the Invisible Mafia! This kind of power can lay waste to an entire family of super-people! All of this plus the future of the Daily Planet revealed! Another epic Superman story for the ages by the team of Bendis, Romita Jr., and Janson!

Action Comics #1027

Daredevil: Inferno. Comics of Marvel’s New York

In 1989 Daredevil‘s “Inferno” storyline from Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr offered some pointed social commentary about NYC. It returns in Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto, and Mattia Iacono‘s current series made for some uncanny reading for New Yorkers today.

Join Leslie Lee III of Struggle Sessions podcast and Scott Thorough of Zebras in America podcast as we swing into;

Classic Daredevil #260-266 

Current Daredevil issues #18-20

Also discussed: 

  • Scott’s lived experience of Hells Kitchen in the 1980s
  • Leslie on how the comics misunderstand the role cops play in gentrification
  • “Matt Murdock’s superpower is Catholic guilt”- Scott
  • Please tell your Fox watching Grandpa that New York is not on fire
  • Typhoid Mary’s character design is still hot
  • They made Stiltman scary
  • and as always, Matt Murdock is the worst boyfriend in comics

ComiXology Has 8 New Digital Comics Including Final Fantasy, Death’s Head, New Universe, and more!

There are eight new digital comics on comiXology today. You can get new comics from Marvel, Yen Press, and Harlequin right now. Check them all out now or the individual issues below.

Death’s Head 3.0: Unnatural Selection

Written by Simon Furman
Art by Shannon Gallant, James Raiz
Cover by Lucio Parrillo
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Collects Amazing Fantasy (2004) #16-20.

It’s one hundred years in the future and the now-benevolent organization known as A.I.M. has been fighting a non-violent conflict with the fascist government it wishes to change. But there’s a splinter group that’s ready to return to its violent roots with Death’s Head 3.0. Problem is, the killer robot isn’t sure what side it wants to be on.

Death's Head 3.0: Unnatural Selection

Final Fantasy Lost Stranger #31

Written by Hazuki Minase
Art by Itsuki Kameya
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As the struggle against Byblos rages on, Alus enters the fray! With a new form and powerful abilities, he’s determined to break through the barriers that have been holding him back… Read the next chapter of Final Fantasy Lost Stranger at the same time as Japan!

Final Fantasy Lost Stranger #31

The Man You’ll Marry

Written by Debbie Macomber
Art by Kaoru Shinozaki
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Vacation in Hawaii! Jill looks out the window of her luxurious hotel and her eyes meet the man in the room facing hers. He’s the workaholic she sat next to during her flight! Then Jill receives a package containing a wedding dress from her friend. There’s a legend that states whoever receives this dress will marry the next man she meets. As long as it’s not the neighbor across from her!

The Man You'll Marry

Marvel Two-In-One Masterworks Vol. 1

Written by Chris Claremont, Mike Friedrich, Steve Gerber, Len Wein
Art by Bob Brown, Sal Buscema, Gil Kane, Jim Starlin, Herb Trimpe, George Tuska
Cover by Jim Starlin
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Collects Marvel Feature (1971) #11-12 and Marvel Two-In-One (1974) #1-10.

Yes, the ever lovin’, blue-eyed Thing’s own series collected is between hard covers at last! Begun as a MARVEL FEATURE tryout, Ben Grimm’s headlining effort kicked off with Hulk and Iron Man battles (not to mention Thanos and the Blood Brothers), and then shifted into high gear with monster vs. monster – yup, it’s Thing vs. Man-Thing! Rounding out the first ten issues are the revival of the Guardians of the Galaxy; revelations in the life of the Valkyrie; and adventures with Daredevil, Sub-Mariner, Ghost Rider, Thor and Black Widow – and before you know it, you’ll be clamoring for more! Ya ain’t a Yancy Streeter, are ya?

Marvel Two-In-One Masterworks Vol. 1

Skin-Deep

Written by Kay Thorpe
Art by Amie Hayasaka
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Tessa’s summer job is babysitting a young boy. The boy’s father, Mark, is a travel writer who always wants things done his way. Tessa rebels against his forceful ways but soon finds herself attracted to him. Things get heated when Mark’s ex-wife files for custody of their son. Suddenly, Mark needs Tessa to marry him for the sake of his child!

Skin-Deep

The Taming Of Tyler Kincaid Vol. 4: The Barons

Written by Sandra Marton
Art by Eve Takigawa
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Caitlin McCord is riding her horse when she almost crashes into a strange man trespassing on her family’s ranch. She tries to kick him out, but she’s thrown off by his gorgeous eyes and forceful yet friendly nature. The man, Tyler Kincaid, can’t explain to Caitlin his reason for needing to talk to the ranch’s owner. He accepts a job on the ranch, but everything he does is a mystery. Who exactly is Tyler Kincaid and what does he want?

The Taming Of Tyler Kincaid Vol. 4: The Barons

Untold Tales Of The New Universe

Written by Tony Bedard, C.B. Cebulski, Peter David, Tony Lee, Jeff Parker, Fred Van Lente
Art by M.D. Bright, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Leonard Kirk, Arnold Pander, Javier Pulido
Cover by John Romita Jr.
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Collects Untold Tales Of The New Universe: Nightmask, Star Brand, Psi-Force, Justice And Dp7; And Stories From Amazing Fantasy #18-19 And New Avengers #16.

Five startling stories of the New Universe from the days of the ’80s – featuring NIGHTMASK, STAR BRAND, PSI-FORCE, JUSTICE and DP7! Plus: bonus stories featuring Mark Hazzard, MERC; Kickers Inc.; and Spitfire.

Untold Tales Of The New Universe

X-Men Fairy Tales

Written by C.B. Cebulski
Art by Kyle J Baker, Kei Kobayashi, Bill Sienkiewicz, Sana Takeda
Cover by Sana Takeda
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Collects X-Men: Fairy Tales #1-4.

In the tradition of the X-Men classic, “Kitty’s Fairy Tale,” comes a series of new legends, reimagining the greatest X-Men stories through folktales, myths and fables from across the globe.

X-Men Fairy Tales

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