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Preview: Venom #11

Venom #11

(W) Donny Cates (A) Joshua Cassara (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• The sinister symbiote skulks the streets of San Francisco!
• With the symbiote silenced and Eddie finding parts of his memory missing, will he be able to find the answers he’s looking for in the Golden City?
• Or will the return to his old stomping grounds reveal secrets better left buried?

Venom #11

Review: Sentry: Man of Two Worlds

The Sentry is back but what does that mean for the Marvel Universe? Writer Jeff Lemire explores the duality of the character in this series.

Sentry: Man of Two Worlds collects issues #1-5 by Jeff Lemire, Kim Jacinto, Joshua Cassara, and Rain Beredo.

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Preview: Marvel Knights 20th #4

Marvel Knights 20th #4

(W) Vita Ayala, Donny Cates (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Geoff Shaw
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• What has changed the world around them?
• Who has taken their memories of who they were, and why?
• And why are they all haunted by the same ghost?
• Only one man can find the answers. A man who once ruled a nation!
• But even with no homeland, no fortune and no weapons, T’Challa is still the most dangerous man alive!

Marvel Knights 20th #4

Preview: Sentry #4

Sentry #4

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Joshua Cassara (A/CA) Aaron Kim Jacinto
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

With his mind and both worlds he inhabits being ripped apart, Sentry comes face to face with one of his oldest enemies, and his only salvation may be his damaged ex-sidekick, Scout.

Review: Falcon #5

Falcon #5 cover

Where we last left Falcon, he and Patriot continued to fight off against Blackheart in Chicago who is bent on corrupting the streets of Chicago. However, Sam Wilson had been sent to hell but with the help of Two Gun and Snap Wilson, an ancestor of his, escaped the wrath of Mephisto and now it’s back to fighting Blackheart-head on.

Admittedly upon hearing about the new Falcon ongoing series the first time, I certainly didn’t expect his first adversary to be Blackheart of all people as I had assumed maybe HYDRA agents or something like that. That and I greatly miss him as Captain America but I suppose Secret Empire put a stop to that despite him putting on the costume again for the last couple of issues of that event. But execution always matters after all.

So in comes Falcon #5 and I quite enjoy it fine. Sometimes the banter can feel off. In fact, some dialogue choices I feel are kind of weird like Blackheart saying “You have been a fly in my ointment” which, don’t know how to feel about him saying that honestly. But what writer Rodney Barnes has done is provide plenty of good character moments and action beats. Like the first couple of pages with Sam Wilson, Patriot and Joaquin, the current other Falcon. You do get the sense of comradely between the three as well as an action set piece involving Falcon punching Blackheart and telling him off.

It’s very standard superhero stuff but it’s fun at the same time, I think writer Rodney Barnes does have a good head on his shoulders especially given the premise of the first arc. You have at one point, Doctor Voodoo confronting Dray, a leader of one of the Chicago gangs, who had made a deal with Blackheart promising everything he desires. The motive is understandable and Voodoo warns him that Blackheart is likely to betray him and such. So I can get behind the simple Faustian-will he or will he not kind of plot.

Barnes despite being new to the comic book scene, seems to at least have a good grasp of how to write comic books as the pacing doesn’t feel off going from page to page and panel to panel. The art by Joshua Cassara certainly helped matters with the shaded look to the proceedings. The art does seem to fit what the book is going so it at least feels very in sync with Barnes’s writing.

And this is just a nitpicking personal thing with me, I’m not sure about the running gag about Patriot suggesting the Joaquin-Falcon a new codename. Like for one, it was fine in the last couple of pages but during the climax of the arc, it had the action screech to a halt a bit. I get what Barnes was going for in that he wanted to emulate the MCU banter which, cool but it didn’t seem to work in this book as much as the films using it perfectly. And two, well this goes along with me wanting Sam Wilson to be Captain America again and Joaquin being Falcon still.

All in all, pretty fun issue to Falcon and a good ending to the first arc. There’s some promise for future stories based on Blackheart and Mephisto’s conversation but there’s also the promise of another type of creature for the next arc and I did appreciate the pun there given I happen to like Wes Craven’s work. Check it out.

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Preview: Falcon #5

Falcon #5

(W) Rodney Barnes (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Jay Anacleto
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• It’s Falcon’s final showdown with the demon Blackheart, and the future of Chicago hangs in the balance.
• Can Sam Wilson’s spirit triumph in the face of unspeakable evil?

Preview: Falcon #4

Falcon #4

(W) Rodney Barnes (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Jay Anacleto
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 31, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Falcon struggles to free his own soul from hell as Doctor Voodoo and the Patriot try desperately to help!
• With Mephisto, ruler of the dark realm, standing in their way, rescuing Sam is easier said than done!

Preview: Falcon #3

Falcon #3

(W) Rodney Barnes (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Daniel Acuna
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99

• Posing as the Mayor of Chicago, Blackheart, son of Mephisto, has declared the Falcon Public Enemy No. 1.
• Can Sam find a way to save the souls of the people of Chicago before the law catches up to him? Or will the Demon Prince prevail in his plan to possess the world?

Preview: Falcon #2

Falcon #2

(W) Rodney Barnes (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Jesus Saiz
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99

• The Falcon and the Patriot fight to restore order as a full-scale riot threatens to destroy the city of Chicago!
• But little do they know, the rage behind the burgeoning brawl is being brought about by the demon prince and son of Mephisto – Blackheart!
• Can Sam and Shaun find a way to even the odds? Or will they be swallowed whole by forces from beyond this world?

Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook Gets a Trailer

This September 19 sees the release of Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook by actor, author, and cultural ambassador Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. This all-new graphic novel collects the smash-hit and critically acclaimed comic series which saw Abdul-Jabbar’s own unique take on the older brother of Sherlock Holmes.

Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook (128pp, $16.99, 9781785853005) sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization at the heart of the British government. With a madman on the loose with civilization-destroying weapons, can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways for long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?

Co-Written by Robert Obstfeld, with art by Joshua Cassara, and colors by Luis Guerrero.

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