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Captain America #1 Gets a Teaser Trailer

On July 4th, New York Times Best-Selling Author Ta-Nehisi Coates and international superstar artist Leinil Francis Yu usher in a new epic for the Star Spangled Avenger with Captain America #1!

After the creative team’s debut in their Free Comic Book Day issue, fans and critics are raving about Steve Rogers’ new adventures – and Marvel invites you to take a look at the promotional TV spot that aired nationwide last weekend, which included some brand-new, never before seen art!

Preview: Weapon H #3

Weapon H #3

(W) Greg Pak (A) Cory Smith (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Rated T+
In Shops: May 16, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Weapon H is still on the lam, but that won’t stop Roxxon from finding our Hulkverine.
• So who do you send in to root him out?
• Get ready for Weapon H vs….the Brood!!!

Review: Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the return of Jean Grey!

Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey collects issues #1-5 by Matthew Rosenberg, Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Fonteriz, Joe Bennett, Lorenzo Ruggiero, Ramon Rosanas, Belardino Brabo, Rachelle Rosenberg, VC’s Travis Lanham, Sunny Gho, Romulo Fajardo, Jr., Marte Gracia, Nolan Woodard, Christina Harrington, Chris Robinson, Darren Shan, and Mark Paniccia.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores May 1. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Weapon H #2

Weapon H #2

(W) Greg Pak (A) Cory Smith (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 18, 2018
SRP: $3.99

BEAST MODE!
AWOL Part 2
• Hiding out in the Canadian wilderness from greedy corporate warmongers, Clay (A.K.A. WEAPON H) searches for peace and solitude…
• But a series of grisly murders in a local mining town stand in his way!
• GUEST-STARRING THE MASTER OF MYSTIC ARTS, DOCTOR STRANGE!

Exclusive Preview: Doctor Strange: Damnation #3

Doctor Strange: Damnation #3

Story: Donny Cates, Nick Spencer Art: Szymon Kudranski
Color: Dan Brown Letterer: VC’s Travis Lanham
Cover: Rod Reis
Variant Covers: Ron Lim, Rachelle Rosenberg; Greg Smallwood; Leinil Francis Yu, Morry Hollowell
Designers: Jay Bowen, Anthony Gambino
Editor: Nick Lowe Assistant Editor: Kathleen Wisneski
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Wong’s makeshift Midnight Sons (Iron Fist! Blade! Moon Knight! The Scarlet Spider?!) stand against a whole platoon of Ghost Riders!

Review: Astonishing X-Men #9

The third part of “Nuke-Clear War,” sees a reality storm battering London and its inhabitants and Psylocke and the man called X fused together. Proteus is warping reality and the X-Men have to figure out why and how to stop it.

The last issue of Astonishing X-Men left off with Psylocke and X fused together due to the warping of Proteus so first task, fix that. Writer Charles Soule gives us an interesting issue that feels like the middle chapter of an average X storyline. There’s nothing particularly bad here but on its own the issue doesn’t really stand out.

To solve that issue before them the X-Men come together with some creative solutions and one in particular that help us learn more about Xavier in Fantomex’s body. What powers does he still have? What doesn’t he? We get a taste of that here and it’s a smart way to introduce this character to readers. Soule brings us some humor to it and I’m guessing a little foreshadowing as well.

We also get a better idea of what this new Proteus is up to. It’s a decent villain move but I’m not completely convinced of the motivation based on interactions from the previous issue.

The art by Matteo Buffagni is decent with some good depictions of the characters, the tech, and the country they’re battling in. It all looks distinctive enough so that it all doesn’t fall into the “generic” location other series fall in to. The characters too look good as well and while the issue as a whole doesn’t quite have that dynamic moment, it looks good.

The issue is a middle grade one. It’s not bad in any way and it has a goal of setting things up for the next couple of issues. It does that and does it really well. As part of the whole story, it’s good but on its own it falls a little short.

Story: Charles Soule Art: Matteo Buffagni Cover Art: Leinil Francis Yu
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Astonishing X-Men #9

Astonishing X-Men #9

(W) Charles Soule (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

NUKE-CLEAR WAR Part 3
• As a reality storm batters London and its inhabitants, PSYLOCKE must choose between trusting the mysterious MAN CALLED X and letting her beloved city fall into ruin.
• The SHADOW KING freed a brand-new threat with his dying throes, but who is this new threat?
• And how can the X-Men hope to stand against an enemy that can warp reality itself?

Review: Phoenix Resurrection #1

Phoenix Resurrection #1She will return, like a Phoenix from the ashes. Years ago, Jean Grey died and the X-Men mourned her. Since then, the world has changed, her teammates have lived without her and died without her. And now, when strange events start happening all over the world, those teammates can only come to one conclusion – the one true Jean Grey is back!

The build up has been going on for a while now and with Phoenix Resurrection #1 we get the first taste of the how. Written by Matthew Rosenberg, Phoenix Resurrection is a fascinating first issue that’s a lot of mystery. The X-Men are scattered around the world to study phenomena with three teams doing the work. Something is going on with what seems like the dead coming back, but not everything is as it seems.

Rosenberg delivers a solid set up in an opening chapter that feels exactly that. We don’t get explanations, nor should we. Instead, things are teased out at a good pace as everyone attempts to figure out what’s going on. There is so minor issues with a briefing room scene going on a bit too long, but we get a lot packed into the first issue. Rosenberg does a solid job of mixing in a lot of characters and each gets a little bit of a moment. But, not a lot is explained who they are. So, as an intro for new readers, this doesn’t work. For long time X-Men fans,  Phoenix Resurrection #1 should get you excited.

Leinil Francis Yu‘s art is fantastic. This isn’t too surprising as Yu is one of Marvel’s best artists. Gerry Alanguilan handles the inks and Rachelle Rosenberg is on colors. All three together create a fantastic visual treat as we’re taken all around the world. Though they’re each very unique locations, each feels like they all fit together and each X-Man looks fantastic, each with their own looks. VC’s Travis Lanham handles the lettering which rounds out the visuals and with a lot of dialogue at parts, lettering is key.

The first issue is a good one. It sets up the mystery well, gives us some action, and has me wanting to see what’s next. I was skeptical going into this but now I’m excited to see where it all goes. When it comes to first issues, you can’t ask for much more.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg Art: Leinil Francis Yu
Ink: Gerry Alanguilan Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letters: Travis Lanham

Story: 8.35 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #1

Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #1

Published: December 27, 2017
Rating: Rated T+
Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Penciler: Leinil Francis Yu
Cover Artist: Leinil Francis Yu

She will return, like a Phoenix from the ashes. Years ago, Jean Grey died and the X-Men mourned her. Since then, the world has changed, her teammates have lived without her and died without her. And now, when strange events start happening all over the world, those teammates can only come to one conclusion – the one true Jean Grey is back!

Marvel Announces New Weapon H Series!

The Weapon X program has done it, at the cost of their own destruction: they’ve completed their biggest and most dangerous experiment yet, a hybrid of Hulk and Wolverine DNA known as Weapon H. Now, he’s ready to take on the world – and he means business.

Following his debut in Totally Awesome Hulk and Weapon X’s “Weapon of Mutant Destruction” summer crossover, Marvel has announced that the character will star in a new ongoing series coming in March from Totally Awesome Hulk/Weapon X writer Greg Pak and X-Men: Blue artist Cory Smith and featuring a cover by Leinil Yu.

Don’t miss Weapon H, coming to your local comic shop this March!

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