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Sins of Sinister #1 is an unfolding enigma of a debut issue

Sins of Sinister #1

When stories have heroes and villains, readers would for each to be formidable. The hero must be imposing but good at heart. The villain must amoral yet relatable. These are the rules that readers have come to see be subverted time and time again.

As what kids cartoons would make one believe that superhero stories are simplistic. In reality, they are probably more diverse and morally complicated than most fiction. This is why when a villain the comic book universe tends to unleash a devious plan, it is vastly intricate and and will have readers , reading it multiple times to catch all the details. In the debut issue of Sins Of Sinister, we get the kickoff of the next big X-Men crossover event, where Mister Sinister, unleashes a web of evil that affects all mutants.

We find Mr. Sinister deep in his lair, as he secretly harvesting versions of himself on Krakoa, as we find out that he forced an uneasy alliance with the other mutants on Krakoa. Meanwhile, the council look to open their doors to humans, one that the council struggles to find common ground, but something Emma Frost is able to change everyone’s minds. Meanwhile Ben Urich, actually uncovers Sinister’s plan and shares it with Jonah Jamison, only to find out it was Sinister posing as, thereby stopping him and imprisoning Ben. As the Orchis Forge begins Sinister’s plan of world domination, unleashing every hero in the universe to defend the innocent,  but the worst is yet come. As we find out that every mutant has a piece of Mister Sinister’s DNA, making them under his control. By the issue’s end, Sinister’s plan has created worldwide chaos  but also creates a problem he did not foresee, multiple interlopers who think like him, looking to be in power of if it all.

Overall, Sins Of Sinister #1 is an unfolding enigma of a debut issue, one will astound you, even if you had an idea of the result. The story by Gillen is masterful. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, one of the best things written by Gillen, and proves why he was the perfect person to write the beginning of this massive event.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Lucas Werneck
Special guest artists: Geoffrey Shaw, Marco Checchetto, Juan José Ryp, David Baldeón, Travel Foreman, Carlos Gómez, Federico Vicentini, David Lopez, Joshua Cassara, Stefano Caselli
Color: Bryan Valenza Letterer: Clayton Cowles Design: Jay Bowen
Story: 10 Art: 9.6 Overall: 9.89 Recommendation: Buy

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Sins of Sinister #1 shows how carefully laid plans can get out of control

Sins of Sinister #1

Sins of Sinister #1 kicks off the latest “X event” as Mr. Sinister’s plans finally begin to play out to shape the world. The island nation of Krakoa has relied on Sinister in its focus on genetics and that reliance has been its downfall as Sinister has used his position to plant the seeds of his rule. This debut issue acts as not just a solid start to the event but carefully lays out what this classic Marvel villain has been up to.

Written by Kieron Gillen, Mr. Sinister has been a character that has seen quite a change in years. Going from a rather stiff and boring villain, his personality has been let loose giving an at times hilarious villain who just so happens to control genetics. Sins of Sinister #1 delivers all of that on full display as Sinister plays puppet master and PT Barnum in our introduction to the world he has crafted.

Using his clones of Moira McTaggert, Sinister has been resetting time, manipulating things so he can ascend. Add in his tampering with the genetics of mutants, he’s created what would seem like a perfect plan and takeover that has relied on intelligence rather than brute force. But, even the best laid plans can spiral out of control and soon Sinister learns he’s not in as much control as he tought.

And that’s where Gillen’s writing triumphs. Sinister pops from the page with a personality that’s larger than life and so over the top it feels like it’s being projected for the people in a theater. As presented, Sinister comes off as a villain you should fear due to how laid out his plan and vision are but at the same time you want to see the chaos he’ll cause as you know there’s no way this is going right. He’s clown like, smashing pies in the face of those that stand in his way. It’s hard to not enjoy the exaggerated… everything.

The art by Lucas Werneck is fantastic delivering every exaggerated moment with a flair that’s fitting for Sinister. With Bryan Valenza on color and Clayton Cowles‘ lettering, the comic has a sinister vibe about it without being doom and gloom. It’s an post apocalyptic story at times without being depressing. The subtle design work from the art is fantastic as well. Slight facial expressions or body language plays so well with who has been corrupted and who hasn’t adding a slight horror aspect as Sinister’s aspect spreads. It’s subtle and goes far beyond simply adding Sinister’s signature diamond on a forehead.

Sins of Sinister #1 is an entertaining start not only catching readers up but laying out when things get out of hand. There’s an almost tragic aspect for our villain as he discovers he’s not in as much control as he thinks. This is where the “smart person” finds out they’re actually not that smart and there’s a lot they haven’t planned for that’s now out of their control. It’s an event that looks like it’s keeping things fairly focused and if this debut is an indication, going to be a fun addition to the high bar that is “X events”.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Lucas Werneck
Special guest artists: Geoffrey Shaw, Marco Checchetto, Juan José Ryp, David Baldeón, Travel Foreman, Carlos Gómez, Federico Vicentini, David Lopez, Joshua Cassara, Stefano Caselli
Color: Bryan Valenza Letterer: Clayton Cowles Design: Jay Bowen
Story: 8.3 Art: 8.3 Overall: 8.3 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Wolverine #29

Wolverine #29

(W) Ben Percy (A) Juan Jose Ryp (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jan 11, 2023
SRP: $3.99

WOLVERINE-HIS BEST, OWN WORST ENEMY!
On the one hand, WOLVERINE will kill anyone in his way; on the other, he’ll do anything to save those he loves. He is the best there is at what he does and his own worst enemy! As LOGAN comes to grips with his plight and finally begins to heal, the gravity of his recent missions comes into full focus…but will the emergence of figures from his past and his own dual nature save his life or end it?!

Wolverine #29

Preview: Wolverine #28

Wolverine #28

(W) Ben Percy (A) Juan Jose Ryp (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Dec 21, 2022
SRP: $3.99

WOLVERINE DESCENDS INTO THE PIT!
The Pit of Exile on Krakoa is the ultimate punishment for mutants who break the laws of mutantdom – and WOLVERINE’s just cursed himself to its depths! But what is really at stake, and what does KRAKOA itself know that BEAST does not about Logan’s SECRET MISSIONS?

Wolverine #28

Preview: Bloodshot Unleashed #3

Bloodshot Unleashed #3

Written by DENIZ CAMP
Art by JON DAVIS-HUNT
Colors by JORDIE BELLAIRE
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover A by JON DAVIS-HUNT
Cover B by NICOLE RIFKIN
Cover C by JUAN JOSE RYP
Pre-order Cover by E.M. GIST
On sale NOVEMBER 23RD | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | M

Guest-starring X-O MANOWAR!

BLOODSHOT recruits X-O MANOWAR – who knows a thing or two about ending alien threats – as a parasitic alien takes hold in an Appalachian church putting an entire congregation of lost souls at risk.

Bloodshot Unleashed #3

Preview: Bloodshot Unleashed #3

Bloodshot Unleashed #3

Written by DENIZ CAMP
Art by JON DAVIS-HUNT
Colors by JORDIE BELLAIRE
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover A by JON DAVIS-HUNT
Cover B by NICOLE RIFKIN
Cover C by JUAN JOSE RYP
Pre-order Cover by E.M. GIST
On sale NOVEMBER 23RD | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | M

Guest-starring X-O MANOWAR!

BLOODSHOT recruits X-O MANOWAR – who knows a thing or two about ending alien threats – as a parasitic alien takes hold in an Appalachian church putting an entire congregation of lost souls at risk.

Bloodshot Unleashed #3

Preview: Wolverine #27

Wolverine #27

Writer: Benjamin Percy
Art: Juan Jose Ryp
Cover: Leinil Francis Yu

All-New, All-Savage Wolverine! Wolverine’s been sold out. Bannister’s been duped. And when the dust settles, there’s something…different about Logan. Wolverine’s saga in the Krakoan era takes a savage turn with a decision – and a betrayal – that changes everything!

Wolverine #27

Preview: Wolverine #26

Wolverine #26

(W) Ben Percy (A) Juan Jose Ryp (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Oct 26, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THE MARK OF THE BEAST! On defense or offense, WOLVERINE is Krakoa’s weapon. But that doesn’t mean he attacks where BEAST aims…and McCoy’s latest ask is going to set Logan on a startling and revelatory path set to redefine his future! A perfect jumping-on point for new readers…and the culmination of story threads from the start of this volume no continuing reader can afford to miss!

Wolverine #26

Bad Idea Reveals Part 1 of Part 2 Releases

Bad Idea has now revealed the comics being released as part of its second phase. Check out the comics you’ll be able to get from their limited selected destination stores.

They’re All Terrible #1

Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Covers by RAMON VILLALOBOS
Color Art by TAMRA BONVILLAIN
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
FOUR ISSUES IN TWO PARTS | BI-MONTHLY
$7.99 EACH  |  32 PGS.  |  NO ADS  |  BEGINNING December 14, 2022
CONCLUDING IN BAD IDEA TWO: PART TWO

Epic, fantasy, action, adventure

The Ends #1

Written by DAVID LAPHAM & MARIA LAPHAM
Art by DAVID LAPHAM
Cover by LEWIS LaROSA & MAT LOPES
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
THREE ISSUES | WEEKLY!
IN GLORIOUS BLACK AND WHITE
$7.99 EACH  |  40 PGS.  |  NO ADS  |  BEGINNING January 11, 2023

War, drama, thriller, romance

Escape from Wyoming #1

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art, Colors & Letters by JORGE MONLONGO
Cover by TOM FOWLER
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
THREE ISSUES | MONTHLY
$7.99 EACH  |  48 PGS.  |  NO ADS  |  BEGINNING November 2, 2022

Sci-fi, western, action comedy

The Finder

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Color Art by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
Cover by CHRIS JOHNSON & ANDREW DALHOUSE
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
A ONE-SHOT GUARANTEED TO SHOCK
$7.99  |  40 PGS.  |  NO ADS  |  ON SALE February 1, 2023

Super-hero, horror, sci-fi, espionage

Werewolf x Society of Fearless Frontiersmen

WEREWOLF

Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ROBERT GILL

SOCIETY OF FEARLESS FRONTIERSMEN

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Color Art by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA with DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
A BELLY-BURSTING DOUBLE-SHOT WITH A SECRET
$9.99  |  64 PGS. (SQUAREBOUND)  |  NO ADS |  ON SALE December 21, 2022

Supernatural, survival horror, thriller

Orc Island #1

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Color Art by MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
Cover by LEWIS LaROSA & MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
FOUR ISSUES | WEEKLY!
$7.99 EACH  |  48 PGS.  |  NO ADS  |  BEGINNING November 2, 2022

Dark fantasy, heist, adventure

Burning Man #1

Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Color Art by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Cover by ADAM POLLINA
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
POSSIBLY INFINITE | POTENTIALLY ENDLESS
$9.99 EACH  |  40 PGS.  |  NO ADS  |  BEGINNING December 28, 2022

Supernatural horror, choose your own adventure, mystery, suspense

Preview: Ghost Rider: Vengeance Forever #1

Ghost Rider: Vengeance Forever #1

(W) Ben Percy (A) Juan Jose Ryp (CA) Bjorn Barends
RATED T+
In Shops: Aug 10, 2022
SRP: $4.99

CELEBRATING FIFTY YEARS OF VENGEANCE!
Johnny Blaze, still reeling from his time in Hayden’s Falls, seeks the counsel of a seer – named Necro the Tattooist – who uses his needle to bring dark truths to the surface. What follows is not only a wild tour through Ghost Rider’s lost history, but also a warning about the future and an examination of the troubling weight of legacy.

Ghost Rider: Vengeance Forever #1
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