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Preview: Black Widow #4

Black Widow #4

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Elena Casagrande, Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Adam Hughes
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

WHAT LIES BENEATH?
The plan to take the Black Widow off the table unravels as the Black Widow inside Natasha continues to wake. But Natasha has more to lose now than ever before, and the choices she makes will define her life forever. As for her enemies that have joined against her…they have badly underestimated her…a fatal error.

Black Widow #4

Preview: Sabrina: Something Wicked #4 (of 5)

SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #4 (OF 5)

Script: Kelly Thompson
Art: Veronica Fish, Andy Fish, Jack Morelli
Cover: Veronica Fish
Variant Covers: Sweeney Boo, Richard Ortiz
On Sale Date: 11/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Sabrina Spellman has always had her aunts to guide her, but with nobody to trust, and time running out, she’ll have to see what she’s made of all on her own if she’s to save her friends, and Greendale itself from the clutches of a magic-based serial killer. But is it already too late? Has Sabrina already fallen into the killer’s trap herself?!

SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #4 (OF 5)

Black Hammer: Visions Opens Up a Playground for Creators

Experience Black Hammer like never before in this exciting reimagining of the Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston created, Eisner-award winning series! Black Hammer: Visions is a series of one-shots bringing some of comic’s most exciting talent into the Black Hammer Universe including Patton Oswalt, Geoff Johns, Scott Snyder, Dean Kotz, Scott Kolins, Chip Zdarsky, Johnnie Christmas, Cullen Bunn, Malachi Ward, Matt Sheean, Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero, Mariko Tamaki, Diego Olortegui, Cecil Castellucci, and Melissa Duffy, with colors by Jason Wordie, Bill Crabtree, Jordie Bellaire, and Dave Stewart and letters by Nate Piekos!

Kicking off Black Hammer: Visions, Patton Oswalt joins artists Dean Kotz and Jason Wordie to explore the life of youthful super heroine Golden Gail on the Black Hammer Farm before the beginning of Black Hammer#1, and her struggle to maintain sanity as a middle-aged woman trapped in the unchanging body of a superpowered grade-schooler. This 32-page issue also features variant covers by Evan Dorkin with Sarah Dyer, and Gilbert Hernandez with Dave Stewart!

Black Hammer: Visions #1 (of eight) will hit comic shops on February 10, 2021.

Review: Black Widow #3

Black Widow #3

Talk about a series that has gotten better with every single issue. Black Widow #3 delivers it all with some great intrigue, some humor, and lots of action. This is a series that should be on everyone’s pull list and continues a fantastic debut and new series.

Writer Kelly Thompson lifts the veil on the mystery as we find out who is behind Black Widow’s world. We also get some motivation to their actions too. Thompson keeps it basic as to the who and the why keeping the focus more on the action and what’s said than some overly complicated plot. In many ways, Black Widow #3 keeps it simple with a progression that we’ve seen in other media. But, the issue does it in a style and with such flair, it’s hard to not enjoy it all.

Thompson builds to the eventual action slowly. We get the reveal as to who’s behind the plot. We get her allies discussing what to do. And we get Natasha debating if something is wrong in her perfect life. While the comic could, and with the title somewhat expected, be a lot of action, instead we get a lot of focus on the characters. There’s a lot of humor and laughs, mostly driven by Bucky and Clint as they debate what to do. There’s also some amazing action with art that pops off the page and just nails its sequences in every single way.

Elena Casagrande handles the art with Jordie Bellaire on color and Cory Petit doing the lettering. The team does a fantastic job of building to the eventual explosion of action. When we get there, the imagery pops off the page with eye-catching spreads and some amazing uses of the page. There’s also a great focus on the quieter moments, especially when Natasha is thinking about her impending marriage. The design is fantastic and there’s an attention to detail that emphasizes the perfection of it all. But, it’s the action sequences… they’re amazing in their flow. The two-page “web” page is so amazing with imagery of Natasha’s past webbed in… you’ll know the page when you get to it.

Black Widow #3 is just a fantastic issue. The action is solid. The humor is great. There’s just so much there to enjoy and it’s all tied together with top-notch visuals. This is a comic that just improves on the previous two and it’s a series that’s getting better with every issue.

Story: Kelly Thompson Art: Elena Casagrande
Color: Jordie Bellaire Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Deadpool #8

Deadpool #8

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Chris Bachalo
PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: Nov 04, 2020
SRP: $3.99

SCANDAL! BETRAYAL! GOO!
• Elsa lied, and Deadpool died!
• Well, not yet. But he might! Which, given that this is Deadpool, means it must be a pretty spectacular lie.
• What is the ACTUAL truth of the Bloodstone curse? And what does it have to do with a dimension full of hideous goo? Don’t wear your nice clothes when reading this one – IT’S GONNA GET MESSY.

Deadpool #8

Preview: Black Widow #3

Black Widow #3

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Elena Casagrande (CA) Adam Hughes
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 04, 2020
SRP: $3.99

WHITE… WIDOW?! Nobody who knows Natasha Romanoff would have imagined THIS when hearing the words “White Widow,” but nothing about this new Nat is what anyone could have imagined. It’s no surprise that she’s looking sublime in white, but who’s the lucky groom? And is this a match for love… or death?

Black Widow #3

A magical killer’s on the loose in this preview of Sabrina: Something Wicked #4

SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #4 (OF 5)

Script: Kelly Thompson
Art: Veronica Fish, Andy Fish, Jack Morelli
Cover: Veronica Fish
Variant Covers: Sweeney Boo, Richard Ortiz
On Sale Date: 11/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Sabrina Spellman has always had her aunts to guide her, but with nobody to trust, and time running out, she’ll have to see what she’s made of all on her own if she’s to save her friends, and Greendale itself from the clutches of a magic-based serial killer. But is it already too late? Has Sabrina already fallen into the killer’s trap herself?!

SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #4 (OF 5)

Exclusive Preview: Captain Marvel #23

Captain Marvel #23

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Jorge Molina
32 PGS./Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 04, 2020
SRP: $3.99

MEET THE VILLAIN OF THE CENTURY!
The future is here – and haunting Captain Marvel! New York City is in chaos, and all her strongest allies are gone. But the enemy has only grown stronger with time. The child of [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] makes Carol Danvers’ life a living hell…and you’re gonna love every second of it.

Captain Marvel #23

King in Black Rages in January

Knull makes his long-dreaded arrival this December in King in Black #1, and his conquest of the Marvel Universe will escalate in scale and stakes come January. The god of the symbiotes’ reign will have significant impacts on the Venom mythology as well radical consequences for Marvel’s heroes and teams.

Find out what January has in store for the Marvel Universe as the King in Black attacks!

KING IN BLACK #3 (OF 5)

Written by DONNY CATES
Art and Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

After last issue’s shocking finale, the heroes of the Marvel Universe are reeling. Outgunned and outmanned, but never outdone, they unite and face KNULL, God of the Abyss, as he ensnares the planet in the darkness of his reign! Superstars DONNY CATES and RYAN STEGMAN continue to raise the game — and the stakes for the Marvel Universe in this Earth-shattering epic!

KING IN BLACK #3 (OF 5)

KING IN BLACK: PLANET OF THE SYMBIOTES #1 (OF 3)

Written by CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN & FRANK TIERI
Art by GUIU VILANOVA & DANILO BEYRUTH
Cover by TONY MOORE

DARKNESS REIGNS OVER THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!

KING IN BLACK: PLANET OF THE SYMBIOTES #1 (OF 3)

KING IN BLACK: RETURN OF THE VALKYRIES #1 (OF 4)

Written by JASON AARON & TORUNN Grønbekk
Art by NINA VAKUEVA
Cover by MATTIA DE IULIS

JANE FOSTER RETURNS!

Once there was an entire army of Valkyries, but now Jane Foster is the only one. When the King in Black comes to Midgard, Jane must rebuild the Valkyries to help stop him — starting with Hildegarde, a warrior from Asgard’s own hallowed halls, and X-Man Dani Moonstar, a former Valkyrie herself. But what Jane doesn’t know…is that she never was the only Valkyrie after all. Who is the fourth warrior? Jason Aaron and Torunn Grønbekk team up with artist Nina Vakueva for a story that will rock the foundations of the Marvel Universe!

KING IN BLACK: RETURN OF THE VALKYRIES #1 (OF 4)

KING IN BLACK: RETURN OF THE VALKYRIES #2 (OF 4)

Written by JASON AARON & TORUNN Grønbekk
Art by NINA VAKUEVA 
Cover by MATTIA DE IULIS

SAVE THE SENTRY – SAVE THE VALKYRIES – SAVE THE EARTH!

Knull and his symbiote horrors have come to Earth, and now all Jane Foster sees when she looks at that big blue globe…is a vision of death. Most of Earth’s heroes are locked in battle on the ground, and it’s up to Jane and the Sentry to protect the rest! But Knull’s power has spread over the galaxy and infected creatures even older than the gods…and it may not matter how many Valkyries Jane can bring to their aid.

KING IN BLACK: RETURN OF THE VALKYRIES #2 (OF 4)

KING IN BLACK: GWENOM VS CARNAGE #1 (OF 3)

Written by SEANAN MCGUIRE
Art by FLAVIANO
Cover by KEN LASHLEY

GWEN STACY ENTERS THE FRAY AGAINST THE KING IN BLACK!

Bonded to a synthetic symbiote from another reality, GHOST-SPIDER, aka Gwen Stacy of Earth-65, is unique among the webslingers of the multiverse! But when KNULL descends on her adopted home, his gravity well of dark psychic energy will reap unforeseen consequences not only on Gwen, but on her symbiotic suit as well!

KING IN BLACK: GWENOM VS CARNAGE #1 (OF 3)

KING IN BLACK: BLACK KNIGHT  #1

Written by SIMON SPURRIER
Art by JESUS SAIZ
Cover by DAN MORA

THE BLACK KNIGHT DUELS THE KING IN BLACK!

KNULL’s ferocious assault upon earth has begun and Dane Whitman – Avenger, hero, and wielder of the mighty Ebony Blade as the BLACK KNIGHT – takes up sword and shield to defend against the unstoppable onslaught. Though the blade grants Dane incredible power so too does it consume him with a lust for violence and destruction. As the endless horde of symbiote dragons darken the skies of Shanghai, will the Black Knight overcome the growing evil within himself and join AERO and SWORD MASTER in saving the city?! And what secrets will the battle against Knull reveal about Dane’s past?

KING IN BLACK: BLACK KNIGHT  #1

KING IN BLACK: THUNDERBOLTS #1 (OF 3)

Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by JUAN FERREYRA
Cover by KYLE HOTZ

KINGPIN’S KILLERS VERSUS AN ARMY OF UNKILLABLE DRAGONS!

An army of evil space dragons have come to attack Earth and are starting with New York. MAYOR FISK has a plan for that. Assembling a group of killers, mercenaries, and just generally pretty horrible people like TASKMASTER, RHINO, STAR, MR. FEAR, and BATROC THE LEAPER, Mayor Fisk tasks them with saving the city or die trying…or die right then and there. The fate of the entire world may rest in the hands of the absolute worst people in the Marvel Universe. What could go wrong?

KING IN BLACK: THUNDERBOLTS #1 (OF 3)

DAREDEVIL #26

Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art by MARCO CHECCHETTO & MIKE HAWTHORNE
Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO

A DEVIL CONSUMED!

Matt faces a darkness unlike any before. Meanwhile, ELEKTRA may be in over her head for the first time in her life.

DAREDEVIL must find the strength to continue the fight as all hell breaks loose.

DAREDEVIL #26

DEADPOOL #10

Written by KELLY THOMPSON
Art and Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL

KING OF THE MONSTERS VERSUS KING OF THE DRAGONS!

An evil, ancient cult wants to kill DEADPOOL.

An evil, ancient space god wants to kill Deadpool.

Why does everyone want to kill Deadpool??? (I mean, we know why…)

DEADPOOL #10

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #10

Written by AL EWING
Art by JUANN CABAL
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

THE GUARDIANS CLEANSED?!

KNULL and his dragons are cleansing entire worlds of life. SPARTAX is their next target – and the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY can’t save it alone.

It’s a good day for the return of the legendary STAR-LORD…

Meanwhile, as the team battle cosmic horror, something worse is waiting – as the clock ticks down to the Last Stand in…

THREE…

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #10

SAVAGE AVENGERS #17

Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by KEV WALKER
Cover by VALERIO GIANGIORDANO

“BLACK SKIES” PART 1!

CONAN rings in the New Year on Ryker’s Island — which he promptly breaks out of with the help of…DEADPOOL. The two warriors fight together against the symbiotes of KNULL, and Conan makes a surprising discovery that may help him overcome KULAN GATH.

SAVAGE AVENGERS #17

S.W.O.R.D. #2

Written by AL EWING
Art and Cover by VALERIO SCHITI

WHAT IS PROTOCOL V?

The S.W.O.R.D. station is thrown in at the deep end of a planetary crisis as Krakoa battles the KING IN BLACK! While a cross-division team take on latex dragons from outer space, Abigail Brand prepares a deniable operation all her own. What is PROTOCOL V – and can the Earth survive it?

S.W.O.R.D. #2

Preview: Captain Marvel #22

Captain Marvel #22

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Jorge Molina
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 14, 2020
SRP: $3.99

IT’S A BRAVE NEW WORLD – AND THE START OF A BRAND-NEW ARC!
New York City is under attack-but this time, Captain Marvel can’t save them. Stolen away to a far future, Carol Danvers faces a threat unlike any she’s known. Brand-new villains and heroes, a cast both familiar and strange and the big action you’ve come to expect from the architects of the hit “Last Avenger”-don’t miss the start of Kelly Thompson and Lee Garbett’s newest and biggest story yet!

Captain Marvel #22
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