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Excalibur #9

The weekend is almost here! How will you all be spending it in these strange times? Anything geek planned? Sound off in the comments. While you wait for the weekday to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – GameStop: We Can Stay Open During Lockdowns Because We’re ‘Essential Retail’ – Pretty sure digital downloads would disagree.


AIPT – Black Stars Above #5
AIPT – Excalibur #9
AIPT – King Thor
But Why Tho Podcast – Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #9

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Wonder Woman 84

We’re keeping it a fairly normal day here at GP before a nice break tomorrow for the holiday. We hope everyone has a good, day, week, holiday, whatever. It might be a slow week but that’s not slowing us down. Here’s you’re morning roundup.

Kotaku – The X-Men Update Adds Friendly Competition To Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 – Nice!

Newsarama – Wonder Woman 1984 Film Completely Done – 6 Months Ahead of Scheduled Release – This kind of feels impressive.

Newsarama – Bloodshot Movie Delayed 3 Weeks – Boooo.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: How to Love is the guide you never knew you needed – Free comics!


Comic Book – Crisis on Infinite Earths Giant #1
Newsarama – King Thor #4
Newsarama – Peter Porker: The Spectacular Spider-Ham #1
CBR – Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #1

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Batman #85

It’s a week when a lot of folks take off, so expect a lot less news and reviews but we’re doing what we can to deliver our morning roundup. Check out what you might have missed this past weekend!

Kotaku – There’s a New Trailer for New Mutants Coming Next Month, Which Means New Mutants Might Still Be Released – Huh.

Sequart Organization – Because I Am the Goddamn Batman: Political Ideologies and Transhumanism in Superhero Comics – An interesting read.

Polygon – The 50 best comics and graphic novels for kids – Anything you’d add to the list?


Talking Comics – Batman #85
AIPT – Doomsday Clock #12
Star Tribune – Heart of Darkness
Talking Comics – King Thor #4
Comic Bulletin – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100

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Batman #85

So, we hear there’s a Star Wars film out… who saw it already? What’d you think? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for the weekday the end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Newsarama – 10 Million Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books Sold in 2019 (and 200 Million Since 2007) – That’s a lot of comics.


IGN – Batman #85
Flickering Myth – Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor Holiday Special #2
CBR – Doomsday Clock #12
Batman News – Joker: Killer Smile #2
AIPT – King Thor #4
AIPT – Klaus and the Life and Times of Joe Christmas #1
AIPT – Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Exclusive Preview: King Thor #4 (of 4)

King Thor #4 (of 4)

(W) Jason Aaron (A) More (A/CA) Esad Ribic
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $5.99


The sun has gone black. Midgard isn’t far behind. The entire Multiverse is dying – and with it, the last of the gods. A millennium ago, the God of Thunder heard a whisper: “Gorr was right.” Now Gorr the God of God-Butchers ascends to his final murder: the All-Father of all existence. Plus, a who’s who of Jason’s past THOR collaborators and a few surprise guests help close out the story in thunderous style!

King Thor #4 (of 4)

Preview: King Thor #3 (of 4)

King Thor #3 (of 4)

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Esad Ribic
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99


All-Father Thor believed the fight with his brother Loki – now empowered by the Necrosword and more bitter than ever – would be the bloodiest fight of his long life. But he’s about to be proven wrong. Gorr the God Butcher has bided his time for millennia. Now, it is the end of all things. And the end of the last of the gods.

King Thor #3 (of 4)

Review: King Thor #2

King Thor #2

Thor and Loki’s battle against the God Butcher Gorr continues. King Thor #2 is poetic at moments and at times visually captivating.

Writer Jason Aaron continues his final Thor story as years of setup finally begins to pay off. Gorr is back and in this issue, we find out how and why.

Within the action, Aaron focuses on the relationship between Loki and Thor in what plays out as a tragic dance. Despite the rather twisted nature of it all, it still comes off as sympathetic and to the point you feel for Loki in some ways. There’s a sense of twisted brotherly love and rivalry that is full of emotion.

What Aaron also masterfully does is give us a villain whose viewpoint makes sense in a way. Gorr has a sense of Lucifer about him wanting to free beings from the shackles of gods. It’s an interesting perspective that in some ways is correct and anti-authoritarian and represents a twisted sense of liberty. That angle provides a deeper twist to Aaron’s epic that’s worthy of exploration.

The art by Esad Ribić is amazing as expected. Joined by Ive Svorcina on color and lettering by Joe Sabino, there’s panels that are jaw-dropping. The coloring especially stands out in scenes where the lighting is used to its potential as the dance of battle plays out at a cosmic level. King Thor #2 is a treat to read but visually it’s breathtaking.

The team is knocking it out of the park with a series that is just amazing in every way. Years in the making, the story is coming together in a way that makes it worth the wait.

Story: Jason Aaron Art: Esad Ribić
Color: Ive Svorcina Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: King Thor #2 (of 4)

King Thor #2 (of 4)

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Esad Ribic
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99



The universe is dying, and All-Father Thor is its only hope. But to save all life, the greatest god in history must defeat the one person who has always managed to escape his wrath – and that was before he got his hands on the weapon that almost killed three generations of Thor and stripped the God of Thunder of his legendary hammer. Loki, God of Lies, wielder of All-Black the Necrosword, finally faces his brother at the end of all time!

King Thor #2 (of 4)

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King Thor #1

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone looking forward to? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Comichron – August 2019 comics sales estimates: Absolute Carnage #1, Marvel #1000 both top 200k copies – For those that enjoy the horse race.

CNET – The Far Side could be back from extinction, and the timing’s so right – Yes, please!

Boing Boing – Furries deplatform Milo – Good.

Kotaku – We Have Reached the Inevitable: Warner Bros. Is Making a Funko Pop Movie – Is this the jumping the shark?


AIPT! – Flaming Carrot Comics Omnibus #1
Talking Comics –
King Thor #1

Review: King Thor #1

King Thor #1 is the beginning of the end to a story seven years in the making.

Story: Jason Aaron
Art: Esad Ribić
Color: Ive Svorcina
Letterer: Joe Sabino

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