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Edge of Spider-Verse reaches its epic conclusion with Web-Weaver, Hunter-Spider, and a Mystery Hero!

Right now, fans are witnessing a revolution of the Spider-Man mythos in Edge of Spider-Verse! Each jam-packed issue contains thrilling stories by all-star creators that introduces breakout new Spider-Heroes like Spider-Rex, the new Spider-UK, and Sun-Spider and redefines fan-favorite heroes like Araña, Spider-Man Noir, and Spider-Ham. Arriving on October 5, Edge of Spider-Verse #5, the final issue of limited series will debut three extraordinary new heroes, each one swinging onto the scene to take readers headfirst into a brand new era of Spider-Verse storytelling!

Here’s what fans can expect from the final issue in the exciting Edge of Spider-Verse saga:

  • Web-Weaver, a not-so-mild mannered fashion designer at Van Dyne gets spider-powers and shows us a very different kind of Spider-Slayer in a story by Steve Foxe and Kei Zama. See him strut the runway in front of his fellow Spiders in a variant cover by Kris Anka, the amazing artist behind Web-Weaver’s fabulous design!
  • Imagine a world where Sergei Kravinoff got Spider-Powers. Meet Hunter-Spider, the most hardcore Spider yet, in a riveting tale by Dan Slott, J. M. DeMatteis, and Bob McLeod! Check out his fearsome design by superstar artist Mark Bagley in a special variant cover!
  • Phil Lord, the filmmaker behind the Spider-Verse movies, teams up with artist David Lopez to create a new Spider that you have to see to believe… Fans will have to wait until the issue goes on sale to meet Syllie Spider, a one-of-a-kind new Marvel character who will also get the spotlight on a classified SPOILER VARIANT COVER by Lopez!

Edge of Spider-Verse will serve as the foundation for Dan Slott and Mark Bagley’s new Spider-Man #1 where the dark threat seeking to bring about the end of the Spider-Verse will be revealed and the Spider-Heroes readers have met along the way will play key roles in the war to come!

Check out all the covers now plus a first look at interior artwork and see what the future holds for the Spider-Verse when Edge of Spider-Verse #5 arrives on October 5! Featuring covers by Kris Anka, Josemaria Casanovas, Mark Bagley, and David Lopez.

Get a first look at the special milestone Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #100

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at the historic milestone issue of the bestselling comic book series based on the global pop culture phenomenon with a special oversized issue, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #100. The Charge to 100 builds to a celebratory and shocking 100th issue from acclaimed writer Ryan Parrott, series artists Marco Renna and Moisés Hidalgo, with colorists Tamra Bonvillain and Matt Herms, as well as the return of several all-star fan favorites as guest artists on this epic culmination of a story years in the making, available on September 28, 2022. 

A legacy that began in Go Go Power Rangers finally converges here as Charge to 100 reaches its milestone issue—and kicks off brand new beginnings! Rangers fans will not want to miss Ryan Parrott’s FINAL issue on the main series, joined by a superstar lineup of returning artists including such iconic illustrators Eleonora Carlini, Francesco Mortarino, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Dan Mora, Hendry Presetya, and Miguel Mercado.

News of a deathly threat reaches the team—one that threatens every Ranger and everyone else in the entire Universe. As the climactic battle against unspeakable enemies unfolds, the lines between friend and foe blur, and difficult decisions await even the strongest of Rangers.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #100 features main cover art by superstar artist Dan Mora and variant covers by acclaimed illustrators Bon Bernardo, Miguel Mercado, Goñi Montes, Mike del Mundo, Tyler Kirkham, and InHyuk Lee

Each copy of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #100 will also contain 1 of 10 evenly intermixed collectible trading cards featuring your favorite Rangers and villains with art by fan favorite artist Kris Anka and design by Dylan Todd, as well as an exclusive art print by superstar artist Dan Mora!

BOOM! Studios Reveals Exclusive Trading Cards & Print In Celebration of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #100

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #100 is the celebratory and shocking 100th issue from acclaimed writer Ryan Parrott, series artists Marco Renna and Moisés Hidalgo, as well as the return of all-star guest artists Dan Mora, Hendry Prasetya, Daniele di Nicuolo, Eleonora Carlini, Francesco Mortarino, and Miguel Mercado.

Each copy of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #100 will also contain 1 of 10 evenly intermixed collectible trading cards featuring your favorite Rangers and villains, as well as an exclusive art print by superstar artist Dan Mora!

The trading cards features art by highly acclaimed illustrator Kris Anka with design by Dylan Todd, and include cards for heroes Red Ranger, Yellow Ranger, Blue Ranger, Black Ranger, Pink Ranger, and Green Ranger, as well as villains Rita Repulsa, Ranger Slayer, Lord Zedd, and Lord Drakkon.

The exclusive print features art by fan favorite artist Dan Mora.

Print copies of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #100 will be available for sale on September 28, 2022.

Night-Spider goes on the prowl! Spider-Man: India returns! Sakura-Spider origin! All in Edge of Spider-Verse #3!

This past week, the Spider-Verse as we know it was transformed! Edge of Spider-Verse #1 marked the beginning of a new era of Spider-Verse storytelling with a new status quo for Araña, the roaring debut of Spider-Rex, and more! And things are only just getting started as each issue of this new limited series will contain more thrilling additions to the Spider-Verse mythos in the form of new heroes, fresh journeys for iconic favorites, and the rise of a dark threat that could end the Spider-Verse for good. The series will serve as the foundation for Dan Slott’s next Spidey epic, beginning in October’s Spider-Man #1.

Here’s what fans can expect from the third issue in this exciting saga, Edge of Spider-Verse #3, on sale September 14:

  •  What if Felicia Hardy became a Spider-hero? Dan Slott teams up with artist Sumeyye Kesgin to answer that question with the debut of super thief Night-Spider! Check out her sleek look, designed by artist superstar artist Kris Anka, in a special design variant cover!
  • Introduced in the hit Deadpool: Samurai manga and fresh off her recent appearance in Deadpool: Black, White, & Blood, Sakura-Spider strikes out on her own! Learn the origins of this breakout new hero in a story by her creators, Deadpool: Samurai creative team Sanshiro Kasama and Hikaru Uesugi!
  • Author Nikesh Shukla makes his Marvel Comics debut alongside a squad of the best artists in the business including Mark Bagley, Paco Medina, David Baldeón, Gerardo Sandoval and Abhishek Malsuni with the return of fan-favorite hero Pavitr Prabhakar, AKA Spider-Man: India!

Check out all the covers for Edge of Spider-Verse #3 plus a first look at interior artwork, and stay tuned in the weeks ahead for more news about what’s to come in Edge of Spider-Verse!

Review: X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1

X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1

Last year’s Hellfire Gala delivered memorable moments. The X-Men’s godlike plans for Mars were revealed. There was a murder. It was a coming out of sorts further onto the world, and galactic, stage for the mutant nation. For all of the grand ideas of last year’s event, X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 lacks pretty much all of that. It’s a rather choppy issue whose whole at times makes little sense.

Written by Gerry Duggan, X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 revolves around the revelation of mutant resurrection to the world. It is now a known thing setting up questions, both in how will every react, and does it create a security issue. The answer to the first is, not in any realistic way and the latter is, of course. The event will be held and it’s just Avengers, X-Men, and some celebrities that attend. And that’s what’s rather odd. With such an announcement you’d either have world leaders there to protest or protesting and not going. None of that is addressed. The Avengers attend and kind of shrug their shoulders about it all instead flirting with Emma Frost. Even when it’s revealed that Mr. Fantastic had his mind wiped over something, no one seems pissed about it. It’s like everyone took pills to relax before. For a revelation that’s built up as world shattering, the end result during the Hellfire Gala is a reaction that lacks emotion. Even Doctor Doom, who would make a speech or plot around it, makes a joke about returning David Bowie. For something that’s set to such a high pedestal, no one beyond the X-Men are treating it as such.

Then there’s the Spider-Man tie-in. Moira as infiltrated the event through Mary Jane Watson and while there’s a confrontation it doesn’t result in much after it feels like. Wolverine heads to Spider-Man’s comic for an issue but you’d think there’d be some more action regarding this. Was anyone else compromised? No one is going to check? Shut the place down? Your enemy showed up and then gets away and there’s… talk. It’s all rather odd.

Finally, the election of the new X-Men team doesn’t feel like an election. Three members remain on the team, Emma suggests one, and then others feel like they’re volunteered. Where’s the election? Wouldn’t it had been better to have some suspense and have the mutants of Krakoa vote as some are nominated and show an actual “vote”? It’s rather odd in the execution.

But, many will be buying the comic for the fashion. Kris Anka, Russell Dauterman, Matteo Lolli, and CF Villa all provide the art. Rain Beredo, Frank Martin, Matt Milla, and Matthew Wilson handle the color. Cory Petit is on lettering. The designs are always interesting to see. Some are beautiful dresses but this year’s fashion doesn’t feel as inspired by last year’s. Maybe a theme for next year would be better? Overall though, it looks good and I can’t knock the visuals too much. But, it also doesn’t quite have the memorable moments like last year.

X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 is not the sum of its parts. It is not a better whole than each individual piece. That’s partially because each individual piece is in itself rather odd. X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 feels like a zero issue in some ways. It sets up A.X.E.: Judgement Day for the X-Men and like Eve of Judgement being from the Eternal’s point of view, this delivers the X-Men’s side. It’s an issue that had potential but it never quite lives up to the importance it claims it has.

Story: Gerry Duggan Art: Kris Anka, Russell Dauterman, Matteo Lolli, CF Villa
Color: Rain Beredo, Frank Martin, Matt Milla, Matthew Wilson

Letterer: Cory Petit Design: Tom Muller, Jay Bowen
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: Zeus Comics – TFAW – comiXology/Kindle

All Hell Breaks Loose in the Faithless III series Finale!

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Faithless III #6, the final issue of the six-issue sequel series, from acclaimed team of New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello, acclaimed artist Maria Llovet, and letterer AndWorld Design, as Faith mysteriously reappears on the art scene with a hidden secret that spells disaster and damnation for everyone, in this explosive end to the cult hit series, available on July 20, 2022. 

Three years in the making, the explosive finale of Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet’s unprecedented erotic thriller trilogy arrives! What sinister fate will await Faith and a shockingly familiar friend, as everything goes to hell?

Faithless III #6 features main cover art by series artist Llovet, an incentive variant cover by acclaimed illustrator Cathy Kwan, and a series of erotica variant connecting covers by acclaimed artist Kris Anka that will be polybagged and not publicly previewed due to sexually explicit material. 

Each erotica variant cover will be limited to its initial print run and will not be reprinted or collected in any subsequent formats. All issues of Faithless III will continue this variant cover program with similar content, limited release, and packaging.

Faithless III #6

Get a glimpse of the drama that awaits at this year’s X-Men: Hellfire Gala!

Mutantkind is set to send shockwaves through the Marvel Universe yet again in this year’s HELLFIRE GALA!

At last year’s gala, mutants changed the face of the solar system, terraforming Mars and claiming it for mutantkind. This year will continue the tradition with more game-changing developments, the exciting reveal of the new X-Men lineup, direct lead-ins to the events of A.X.E.: Judgement Day, and more, all in one giant-sized issue! The future of mutantkind as we know it begins here! Written by current X-Men writer Gerry Duggan and featuring artwork by Kris Anka, Russell Dauterman, Matteo Lolli, and C.F. Villa, X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 will also boast stunning covers by superstar artists Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, Adam Hughes, Arthur Adams, Carlos Gómez, and Nick Dragotta.

For the full scope of the event, fans should pick up upcoming issues of Immortal X-Men and X-Men. In Kieron Gillen’s Immortal X-Men #4, Emma Frost will stop at nothing to make sure the Hellfire Gala is a night no one in the Marvel Universe will soon forget. And in Gerry Duggan and Pepe Larraz’ X-Men #12, the grand climax of the book’s first epic year, the current X-Men team go out in style, and secrets are revealed that guarantee the Hellfire Gala will be overflowing with drama.

And if you’re looking for the afterparty, swing over to Zeb Wells and Amazing Spider-Man #9 this August. Something happens at the Gala that sends Spider-Man and Wolverine on a dangerous mission all over creation! That’s right — the best duo in comics is back, but who are they fighting, and what (or who) are they fighting for?

Jean Grey grabs the spotlight in Stanley “Artgerm” Lau’s X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 Cover

Mutantkind is set to send shockwaves through the Marvel Universe yet again in this year’s Hellfire Gala! A night overflowing with heavy drama, surprise guests, and game-changing revelations, the event will take place in July’s X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1, a giant-sized one-shot will be written by current X-Men writer Gerry Duggan along with an all-star lineup of artists: Kris Anka, Russell Dauterman, Matteo Lolli, and C.F. Villa. A Marvel Comic of such magnitude wouldn’t be complete without an incredible variant cover from artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau! The mega-popular cover artist depicts Jean Grey is her now iconic Hellfire Gala outfit from last year, ready to announce the new team of X-Men!

At last year’s gala, mutants changed the face of the solar system, terraforming Mars and claiming it for mutantkind. Don’t dare miss this issue to see what comes next! Check out the cover below and stay tuned for more news!

X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 Stanley Lau

Hell Awaits in Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet’s Hit Faithless III #5

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Faithless III #5, the penultimate issue of the six-issue sequel series, from acclaimed team of New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello, acclaimed artist Maria Llovet, and letterer AndWorld Design, as Faith mysteriously reappears on the art scene with a hidden secret that spells disaster and damnation for everyone, in this explosive end to the cult hit series, available on June 15, 2022. 

In Faithless III, things grow even more dire following the celestial battle between Solomon and Louis. In fact, hell itself seems ready to spill into reality as Faith and Louis’s artistic masterpiece literally comes to life… 

Faithless III #5 features main cover art by series artist Maria Llovet, an incentive variant cover by Abigail Jill Harding, and the third in a series of erotica variant connecting covers by acclaimed artist Kris Anka that will be polybagged and not publicly previewed due to sexually explicit material. 

Each erotica variant cover will be limited to its initial print run and will not be reprinted or collected in any subsequent formats. All issues of Faithless III will continue this variant cover program with similar content, limited release, and packaging.

Faithless III #5

The Future of the Spider-Verse is Revealed n Edge of Spider-Verse

Return to the Spider-Verse this August in a brand-new Edge of Spider-Verse limited series! Over the course of five issues, Edge of Spider-Verse will introduce brand-new Spider-heroes as well as catch up with classic favorites such as Araña, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Man: India! Each thrilling issue will contain three stories packed with debuts, new status quos, and seeds for an overarching saga that will set the stage for THE END OF SPIDER-VERSE, a new epic launching later this year.

Edge of Spider-Verse features Dan Slott, Alex Segura, Karla Pacheco, Mark Bagley, and more with a main covers by Josemaria Casanovas and third issue variant by Kris Anka. Stay tuned for more creators revealed.

Check out designs for three of the new heroes you’ll meet in the series and don’t miss a single Spider-Verse tale when Edge of Spider-Verse begins this August! 

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