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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

Black Widow’s Covers Reveal More Secrets and Mystery

Natasha Romanoff’s deadliest enemies have banded together in writer Kelly Thompson and artist Elena Casagrande’s thrilling new run on Black Widow. The Avenger is unknowingly trapped in a seemingly perfect life in San Francisco complete with a fancy job and a loving fiancé. As the cracks in this devious deception began to show in yesterday’s shocking second issue, fans learned yet another startling secret—Black Widow has a son! Who is little Stevie? Who are the villains behind this twisted plot? And when and how will Natasha break free? The revelations continue nonstop in Black Widow #3 on November 4th but in the meantime, get a sneak peek at what’s to come in two stunning upcoming variant covers!

A foreboding family portrait teases the devastating cost that will come when Black Widow discovers the truth in Annie Wu’s haunting variant cover for Black Widow #3, and Natasha Romanoff’s shattered past collides with her idyllic new life in Marco Checcheto’s mesmerizing variant cover for Black Widow #4.

The Black Widow #3 variant cover is by Annie Wu while the Black Widow #4 variant cover is by Marco Checchetto.

The MCU’s Black Widow Inspires Variant Covers Showcasing Marvel Comics’ Black Widow

Marvel has revealed that select Black Widow comics will receive new Marvel Cinematic Universe variant covers featuring artwork inspired by Marvel Studios’ Black Widow! To celebrate the superspy Avenger’s upcoming solo adventure, fans can find these variants by exploring her action-packed world of espionage in Black Widow #3, the next issue in her current ongoing series by Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande, as well as one-shots like Black Widow: Widow’s Sting #1 by Ralph Macchio and Simone Buonfantino and Widowmakers: Red Guardian and Yelena Belova #1 by Devin Grayson and Michele Bandini.

Drawn by some of the industry’s hottest talents, these eye-catching covers showcase characters and imagery from the highly-anticipated film. One of the most popular Black Widow artists in recent years, Eisner award-winning artist Chris Samnee returns to the character with a movie poster-style cover depicting the film’s main cast for Widowmakers: Red Guardian and Yelena Belova #1. On superstar artist Stefano Caselli’s Black Widow: Widow’s Sting #1 cover, Natasha Romanoff races to her next mission. And fans will be delighted at Jen Bartel’s vibrant depiction of Scarlett Johansson’s iconic portrayal of the character in her cover for Black Widow #3!

BLACK WIDOW: WIDOW’S STING #1 (FEB200830)

Written by RALPH MACCHIO
Art by SIMONE BUONFANTINO
MCU Variant Cover by STEFANO CASELLI (AUG200683)

BLACK WIDOW: WIDOW’S STING #1 (FEB200830)

BLACK WIDOW #3 (APR200951)

Written by KELLY THOMPSON
Art by ELENA CASAGRANDE
MCU Variant Cover by JEN BARTEL

BLACK WIDOW #3 (APR200951)

WIDOWMAKERS: RED GUARDIAN AND YELENA BELOVA #1 (FEB200833)

Written by DEVIN GRAYSON
Art by MICHELE BANDINI
MCU VARIANT COVER by CHRIS SAMNEE (SEP200639)

WIDOWMAKERS: RED GUARDIAN AND YELENA BELOVA #1

Review: Black Widow #2

Black Widow #2

Something is wrong with Natasha Romanoff… she’s happy!? Black Widow #2 improves upon the first issue as we dig deeper into this rather odd situation for Black Widow to be in. Domestic bliss is not a situation you’d expect her to battle.

Written by Kelly Thompson, Black Widow #2 has an exploration as to what’s going on with our heroine. Clint and Bucky have teamed up to figure out if Natasha is in need of help or if she’s truly happy and safe. It’s that espionage thriller that’s a hell of a draw. The second issue really takes its queues from some classics leaving us to wonder not necessarily what’s going on but more of the why.

And that’s partially what’s interesting with what Thompson has set up. We know Natasha is being watched by the classic villain Arcade and can guess he’s behind what’s going on. A false reality is something he’s known for. But, what’s also clear is, he’s not in charge. There’s someone who has hired the assassin to pull the strings. Who? Why? We get hints as to that by this issue’s end.

Thompson delivers so much more than that though. With the inclusion of Clint and Bucky, we get a “buddy cop” aspect to the issue that adds humor to it all. It’d be easy to focus just on Natasha and as she lives her life we discover the truth. But, with the duo of heroes we not only get some laughs but also a moral debate as to what should be done. She seems happy. Should they leave her to be? Should they “wake” her up? There’s an interesting moral aspect to the issue that couldn’t exist without them.

Elena Casagrande with color by Jordie Bellaire and lettering by Cory Petit is fantastic. Much of the comic is domestic goings on. But, when there’s action, there’s some solid action. The team also uses shadows to really build the mystery as to who is behind things delivering just enough to figure out some of the answers. The comic is just fantastic to look at though and there’s some designs for outfits that are top notch. Natasha’s dress is amazing and beautiful for instance. The art just nails that thriller aspect.

Black Widow #2 delivers the goods and tops the first issue in every way. That was the basic setup but this is the issue where the cards are on the table and we get a thrilling story of espionage and sleeper agents. There’s also enough teased out to get readers really interested as to where it all goes, especially due to the ending which really emphasizes the “why” of it all. This is just a fantastic superhero comic without the flashy spandex.

Story: Kelly Thompson Art: Elena Casagrande
Color: Jordie Bellaire Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Deadpool #7

Deadpool #7

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Chris Bachalo
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Oct 07, 2020
SRP: $3.99

IT’S A LOVE STORY, DEADPOOL, JUST SAY YES!
• Elsa Bloodstone is dying, and the only one who can save her is Deadpool!
• What’s wrong with the mystical, magical Bloodstone gem? And what can Deadpool possibly do about it?
• The answers will shock you! The implications will astound you! The jokes will…well, we won’t make any promises about the jokes.

Deadpool #7

Preview: Black Widow #2

Black Widow #2

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Elena Casagrande (CA) Adam Hughes
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 07, 2020
SRP: $3.99

WIDOW NO MORE?
Something is very wrong with Natasha Romanoff: she’s…happy?! Retirement definitely agrees with the world’s deadliest woman as she revels in the perfect life she never even dreamed she could have. But scratch the surface of that perfect life and you’ll find something very wrong…and a woman like Nat just can’t help but scratch.

Black Widow #2

Preview: Sabrina: Something Wicked #3 (of 5)

SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #3 (OF 5)

Script: Kelly Thompson
Art: Veronica Fish, Andy Fish, Jack Morelli
Cover: Veronica Fish
Variant Covers: Sweeney Boo, Vincenzo Federici
On Sale Date: 9/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Sabrina sets off on her own to unravel both the secrets behind Radka and Ren’s transformations and the mystery of an apparent supernatural serial killer plaguing Greendale, she finds her two mysteries may in fact be connected… and she doesn’t like the answers. Feeling like she has nowhere to turn, Sabrina finds herself confiding in Ren and further complicating her already messy love triangle of a life.

SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #3 (OF 5)
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