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David López Joins the Team in Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5

BOOM! Studios has announced a new creative team for the brand new story arc starting in Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5. The explosive first chapter of the new story arc for the highly acclaimed comic book series will debut in-stores June 5, 2019.

Artist David López joins writer Jordie Bellaire at the start of a brand new story arc after the shocking conclusion of the last issue. The reimagining of Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking series jumps straight into the first chapter of the new story as Buffy and her friends deal with recent shocking events, friends turned foe, and enemies who might be allies, along with all the usual high school drama. Buffy’s world has turned upside down, and it’s only a matter of time before something comes along to tip her straight over into the darkness, but will she recognize the danger when it arrives or will it sneak into her life and sow the seeds of chaos from within?

Welcome back to the Hellmouth, as Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire and acclaimed artist David López, along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon, reimagine the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon from the very beginning.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5 features main covers by Mondo illustrator Marc Aspinall, along with covers by artists Kevin Wada, Yasmine Putri, Morgan Beem, Becca Carey, and Kaiti Infante.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5

There’s a Major First Appearance in Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4, Out in April

BOOM! Studios has unveiled a first look at Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4, the shocking conclusion to the first arc of the highly praised reimagining of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that is sure to divide readers and surprise fans both old and new. The issue comes to stands April 17, 2019.

Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora, along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon, continue to reimagine the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon in Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4.

Buffy Summers thinks she’s faced the worst Sunnydale has to offer – like the Mistress Dru and her mysterious ally Spike – but this is the moment that changes everything for her. One member of her newly formed Scooby Gang won’t survive Dru’s master plan – and the shocking first appearance of one of Joss Whedon’s most popular characters may not be enough to save the day. Not to mention Buffy’s got a date with Robin Wood that’s gonna be completely ruined now!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4 features a main cover by acclaimed Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor, along with variant covers by fan favorite Kevin Wada and acclaimed illustrator Feifei Ruan.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4

Review: Wolverine: Infinity Watch #2

Wolverine: Infinity Watch #2

Wolverine is the best there is at what he does. But how is he at protecting the universe from cosmic disaster? Would you guess better or worse than Loki, the admitted god of lies? We’re about to find out.

I wasn’t much of a fan for the debut issue of Wolverine: Infinity Watch. Wolverine: Infinity Watch #2 is an improvement but it still feels a bit off in its story and execution.

Written by Gerry Duggan, Wolverine and Loki are on a mission and that’s focused on keeping a convict infused with an Infinity Stone alive. It’s a chase comic with police after him as well as a Chitauri warlord (and others who want the stone). There’s fights. There’s some action. But, overall, it’s kind of lacking. Without a clear plan the comic feels rather motionless in a way. It’s almost feels like Wolverine and Loki don’t even know what they’re really doing and maybe that’s part of the point, making it up as they go.

The art by Andy MacDonald with color by Jordie Bellaire and lettering by Cory Petit is again ok but nothing too exciting. The comic feels a bit like a secondary mini-series to an event in the look. It’s serviceable but doesn’t stand out as anything particularly special. The standout as far as art is when Wolverine’s height is used for some comedy. Though at other times Wolverine being short isn’t as apparent. That sort of inconsistency doesn’t help.

The comic is ok and as part of the greater story of the Infinity Stones it will wind up be interesting but on its own, the comic is so deep in continuity plus the execution feels so stretched out without focus, the execution is a bit boring. Lay out the goal, give us an enemy, tell us what might happen, give us something to dread and cheer for. As is, there’s little excitement.

Story: Gerry Duggan Art: Andy MacDonald
Color: Jordie Bellaire Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 5.5 Art: 6.75 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Jordie Bellaire
Artist: Dan Mora
Colorist: Raύl Angulo
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover A:
Matthew Taylor
    Main Cover B: Kevin Wada
    Main Cover C: Matt Smith
    Preorder Cover D: Scott Buoncristiano.
    Incentive Cover E: Michael Walsh
    Incentive Cover F: Michael Walsh
Unlocked Cordelia Variant: Kaiti Infante
Unlocked Vampire Cordelia Variant: Kaiti Infante
Price: $3.99

Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander’s idea, he’s workshopping it, it probably won’t stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale’s underbelly—and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. Meanwhile, Drusilla – AKA THE MISTRESS – sets her sights on Cordelia, as Cordy and Spike find accidental common ground.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3

Your First Look at Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3 From BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios has unveiled a first look at Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3, the highly anticipated next chapter of the all new Buffy the Vampire Slayer monthly comic book series.

Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora, along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon, continue to reimagine the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon in Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3.

This is Buffy Summers, who wants what every teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, a cute crush, and to escape a destiny as the lone Slayer, hunting vampires and fighting Evil. But things get complicated when several magical power players enter the field, each with their own hidden and perhaps nefarious agenda, leaving Buffy to dive deeper into the dark, supernatural underbelly of Sunnydale in search of answers. 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3 features a main cover by acclaimed Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor, along with variant covers by artists Kevin Wada, Matt Smith, and illustrator Scott Buoncristiano. It comes to shelves March 13, 2019.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3

Preview: Faith: Dreamside TPB

FAITH: DREAMSIDE TBD

Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by MJ KIM, FRANCIS PORTELA
Colors by JORDIE BELLAIRE, ANDREW DALHOUSE
Letters by DAVE SHARPE
Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
On sale February 27, 2019

Even before Faith Herbert, AKA Zephyr, gained the power of flight, joined the Harbinger Renegades, and soared through the skies of the Valiant Universe, deep down she was always a hero at heart. But what’s a hero to do in the face of a foe that exists only in nightmares? Face them head-on, of course! To protect the dreams of her teammate, Animalia, Faith must venture into a fantastical new realm the likes of which we’ve never seen…and she’ll need some help from the world’s premiere parapsychologist, Doctor Mirage, to make it back with her subconscious mind still intact!

Uncover the secrets of the Dreamside as writer extraordinaire Jody Houser (FAITH, Stranger Things)and rising star MJ Kim (FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1) continue the adventures of the high-flying icon that Uproxx calls “A joy to read!”

Collecting FAITH: DREAMSIDE #1-4, FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1

FAITH: DREAMSIDE TBD

Preview: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Jordie Bellaire
Artist: Dan Mora
Colorist: Raúl Angulo
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
Main Cover A: Matthew Taylor
Main Cover B: Kevin Wada
Main Cover C: Celia Lowenthal (Virgin)
Preorder Cover D: Ryan Inzana
Incentive Cover E: Audrey Mok
Incentive Cover F: Audrey Mok
Unlocked Giles Cover: Miguel Mercado
Unlocked Vampire Giles Cover: Miguel Mercado
Price: $3.99

The reimagining of Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking series continues as Drusilla, the self-proclaimed Mistress and her pet, Spike, make their debut with their sights set on Buffy! Meanwhile, Giles is determined to teach Buffy about her destiny, responsibility, blah blah…can someone tell him to chill? How bad can it get?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2

Review: Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1

Wolverine has finally returned, disentwined from the evil clutches of Soteira…but hang on, didn’t he have an Infinity Stone? How did THAT happen?!

Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1 kicks off the next chapter in the Infinity Stones saga.

Writer: Gerry Duggan
Art: Andy MacDonald
Color: Jordie Bellaire
Letterer: Cory Petit

Get your copy in comic shops 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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Review: Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1

Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1

Wolverine has finally returned, disentwined from the evil clutches of Soteira…but hang on, didn’t he have an Infinity Stone? How did THAT happen?! And wasn’t he popping up all over the place for a little while? The answers you seek are finally revealed as Logan goes cosmic alongside everyone’s favorite god of lies and stories, Loki Laufeyson!

Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1 begins to put the pieces of a puzzle together that’s years in the making. Writer Gerry Duggan does the task of making the picture clearer as its been a bit insane over the years with hints and teases but never a clear answer. Some of that happens here but the result is a story so convoluted it feels like classic Marvel involving alternate timelines and time travel.

The result is an issue that’s for the diehard fans. It’s not easy to get in to and even having read all of the important issues, it’s still hard to keep track of everything. The first issue in a way acts as a recap painting a clearer picture but with so many references, one needs a guide on top of the issue.

The art by Andy MacDonald with color by Jordie Bellaire and lettering by Cory Petit is ok. There isn’t much to be excited about as there’s no flashy moments and the characters look good. MacDonald has a style and design aspect and you’ll either enjoy it or not. It’s not my cup of tea but it might be yours. Still, there’s nothing wrong with the art, it’s just a personal style preference in the end.

The issue is an interesting start and attempts to put together a story years in the making. The task isn’t enviable and beyond difficult to make it clear and entertaining for old and new readers. Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1 is a perfectly fine first issue but it’s one that only diehard fans along for the ride will truly enjoy.

Story: Gerry Duggan Art: Andy MacDonald
Color: Jordie Bellaire Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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AfterShock, Ollie Masters, and Eoin Marron Takes us on a Killer Groove

In 1970s Los Angeles, Jonny is one of the thousands of musicians trying to make it big while working a crummy bar job, and getting drunk with his whiskey soaked P.I. friend, Jackie. When Jonny gets tangled up with a local mob hitman, he not only finds a new and violent career, but maybe the inspiration for his music as well.

This May, writer Ollie Masters, artist Eoin Marron, colorist Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou deliver a Killer Groove, a brand new series being published by AfterShock.

Killer Groove #1 arrives May 29, 2019 with a cover by Marron and a 1:10 Incentive Cover by Cliff Richards and Irma Kniivila.

Killer Groove #1
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