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Unboxing: Marvel Collector Corps “Marvel’s 80th”

Marvel Collector Corps is back! The bimonthly premium box service is from Funko and Marvel featuring all sorts of mysterious goodies inside. This month’s theme is “Marvel 80th” celebrating the anniversary!

We show off what you get inside this new box. You can order the next one now which has the theme of “Holiday” and will be out in November.

You can order the box through Amazon.

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Exclusive Preview: Loki #4

Loki #4

(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (A) Oscar Bazaldua (CA) Ozgur Yildirim
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

EARTH’S CLEVEREST HERO!

Loki’s death has been foretold by THE CHILDREN OF ETERNITY, the Fear Lord NIGHTMARE has come for vengeance, and among the FROST GIANTS, rebellion is brewing. Is even Loki clever enough to stay one step ahead this time? Perhaps now that he’s cursed with a brand new power that will forever transform The Marvel Universe’s most dashing scoundrel as he begins a new journey into the biggest mystery of all!

Loki #4

80 Years from Now is 2099, Celebrate with 2099 Variants in November

The Marvel Universe is revisiting everyone’s favorite dystopian future this November, and we’re gearing up with these stunning 2099 variants! 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #34 2099 VARIANT by PASQUAL FERRY

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #34 2099 VARIANT by PASQUAL FERRY

AVENGERS #27 2099 VARIANT by NICK BRADSHAW

AVENGERS #27 2099 VARIANT by NICK BRADSHAW

BLACK CAT #6 2099 VARIANT by PHIL NOTO

BLACK CAT #6 2099 VARIANT by PHIL NOTO

BLACK PANTHER & THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA 2099 VARIANT by ROCK-HE KIM

BLACK PANTHER & THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA 2099 VARIANT by ROCK-HE KIM

CAPTAIN AMERICA #16 2099 VARIANT by JUNGGEUN YOON

CAPTAIN AMERICA #16 2099 VARIANT by JUNGGEUN YOON

DAREDEVIL #13 2099 VARIANT by DECLAN SHALVEY

DAREDEVIL #13 2099 VARIANT by DECLAN SHALVEY

EXCALIBUR #2 2099 VARIANT by MIKE MCKONE

EXCALIBUR #2 2099 VARIANT by MIKE MCKONE

FANTASTIC FOUR #16 2099 VARIANT by GREG LAND

FANTASTIC FOUR #16 2099 VARIANT by GREG LAND

GHOST-SPIDER #4 2099 VARIANT by BENGAL

GHOST-SPIDER #4 2099 VARIANT by BENGAL

IMMORTAL HULK #27 2099 VARIANT by TOM RANEY

IMMORTAL HULK #27 2099 VARIANT by TOM RANEY

LOKI #5 2099 VARIANT by TODD NAUCK

LOKI #5 2099 VARIANT by TODD NAUCK

SPIDER-MAN #3 2099 VARIANT by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

SPIDER-MAN #3 2099 VARIANT by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

VALKYRIE: JANE FOSTER #5 2099 VARIANT by PAUL RENAUD

VALKYRIE: JANE FOSTER #5 2099 VARIANT by PAUL RENAUD

VENOM #20 2099 VARIANT by KHOI PHAM

VENOM #20 2099 VARIANT by KHOI PHAM

X-MEN #2 2099 VARIANT by RON LIM

X-MEN #2 2099 VARIANT by RON LIM

Daniel Kibblesmith: writing Loki, Colbert & being funny on the Internet

Daniel Kibblesmith is an Emmy-Nominated writer for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and the writer of comics like Marvel’s “Loki” (2019), “Black Panther Vs. Deadpool” (2018) and others. He’s also the author of picture books like “Santa’s Husband” (2017) and the upcoming, “Princess Dinosaur” (2020). He was one of the founding editors of ClickHole (2014) and his humor writing can be seen in places like The New Yorker and McSweeney’s.

We talk about the differences between writing humor in comics, TV, movies, and Twitter.

Also:

  • The universal appeal of a High School AU
  • Loki as a 60 year redemption project
  • Is Loki immune to woobification?
  • “Like you’re all playing MST3K together but with the entire world”
  • That Low Key t-shirt
  • A hierarchy of 4th wall breaking

Follow @Elana_Brooklyn on Twitter.

Preview: Loki #3

Loki #3

(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (A) Oscar Bazaldua (CA) Ozgur Yildirim
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

WELCOME TO HIS NIGHTMARE!

The nefarious NIGHTMARE has come to Earth, and only Loki, “The God of Nothing,” can stop him from trapping all of New York City into the Nightmare Dimension! But first, he’ll need to strike a bargain with a new and powerful force that will change the Marvel Universe forever. Who or what will Loki become when he steps foot into the mysterious HOUSE OF IDEAS?

Loki #3

Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk Announced for Disney+ at D23

We knew there’d be some announcements at D23 and Marvel brought the goods with three new series for the streaming service. Marvel Studios has announced television shows based on Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk. All three are known to have been in the works or have been mentioned by Marvel Studios honcho Kevin Feige.

What is new is interesting is that some of these shows were assumed to be movies, Ms. Marvel especially. Moon Knight and She-Hulk were both rumored to be in the running for shows on Netflix before that deal went south.

British writer Bisha K. Ali has been tapped for Ms. Marvel to write and act as showrunner. It is assumed the series will star Kamala Khan, an Inhuman who took on the mantle from her idol Carol Danvers (though in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Danvers has never gone by Ms. Marvel.

She-Fulk first appeared in Savage She-Hulk #1 and was created by Stan Lee and John Buscema. Jennifer Walters is the cousin of Bruce Banner and in the comics gained her powers due to a blood transfusion. She’s also a lawyer balancing her life as a lawyer and superhero.

She-Hulk

Moon Knight was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin and debuts in Werewolf by Night #32 in 1975. Marc Spector is a former Marine turned mercenary and near death is offered a chance at life if he becomes the god Khonshu’s avatar on Earth. What’s notable is Spector is Jewish, the son of a rabbi.

Moon Knight

Kamala Khan is the newest of the three characters debuting in Captain Marvel #14 in 2013. Created by Sana Amanat, G. Willow Wilson, and Adrian Alphona, the character is a New Jersey Muslim teenager who’s also Inhuman and gains her powers after Terrigen Mist is unleashed around the world.

Ms. Marvel

These shows are all under the Marvel Studios banner showing the expansion of the power and reach of that arm of Marvel and its head Kevin Feige.

These shows are in addition to the already announced The Falcon and Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, and Hawkeye which will all debut beginning in late 2020 and throughout 2021.

In other Marvel Studios news, Kit Harrington is rumored to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Wyatt Russell will join The Falcon and Winter Solider as John F. Walker, aka U.S. Agent.

Preview: Loki #2

Loki #2

(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (A) Oscar Bazaldua (CA) Ozgur Yildirim
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 14, 2019
SRP: $3.99

ESCAPE FROM STARK UNLIMITED!

Restless with his new duties after the War of the Realms, Loki seeks out the advice of the closest thing Earth has to a king – TONY STARK, THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN! – Close enough, right? But it turns out old Shell-head isn’t happy to see Loki on account of all that stuff he did. Now the God of Mischief/Stories/Evil/Chaos has to outsmart the cleverest man in Midgard or die (again) trying. Meanwhile, could Thor be hatching a mischievous plot of his own?

Loki #2

Around the Tubes

East of West

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone looking forward to? What are you excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Asian Age – Comic relief: How Mumbai got hooked to comic books from WW 2 – Some interesting history.

Newsarama – East of West Exits Amazon TV Deal – Interesting. Hopefully, we get this… somewhere.

Reviews

Talking Comics – Loki #1

Preview: Loki #1

Loki #1

(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (CA) Ozgur Yildirim
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99

EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HERO! ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! After dying a grisly death in THE WAR OF THE REALMS, Loki learned a valuable lesson in warmongering: Don’t get caught. But now he has a whole new set of responsibilities – and his brother Thor is not about to let him walk away from them this time. Late Show and BLACK PANTHER VS. DEADPOOL writer Daniel Kibblesmith takes the god of mischief in a thrilling new direction!

Loki #1

Review: War of the Realms Omega #1

War of the Realms Omega #1

War of the Realms: Omega #1 is not so much a full epilogue story to the “War of the Realms” event as a tasting menu for the various spinoffs that come after it. Kudos to Marvel for putting these in their own comic instead of stepping on Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson’s literal thunder as they hit the high point of Aaron’s Thor epic. With one last omniscient conversation between Daredevil and Heimdall as a framing narrative, Omega #1 tells the story of Jane Foster, Loki, and Punisher while setting up Jane Foster Valkyrie #1, Loki #1, and Punisher Kill Krew #1.

Even if it’s mostly just a conversation between Daredevil and Heimdall, the framing narrative of Omega #1 is a fantastic conclusion to Daredevil’s struggles with godhood that Jason Aaron penned in War Scrolls. It’s also reunion of one of my favorite recent Daredevil art teams of Ron Garney and Matt Milla, who transform the look of their framing narrative from fantasy to street level as Daredevil goes from talking about gods, prayers, and Valhalla to stopping a mugger with the help of some Yggdrasil forged fighting sticks. Aaron also brings up some interesting ideas like Daredevil’s guilt about his own faith and beliefs making him a good God of Fear that protected Midgard in their direst need. It connects to his recent writing of Thor that the best god isn’t one that fights for the mantle, but acknowledges the responsibility that is thrust upon him.

The first story in Omega #1 features Jane Foster and the Valkyries in a morgue where she hopes to help find them some peace and is written by Aaron and Al Ewing with art from Cafu and Jesus Aburtov. Jane interacts with Lisa, who used to date the superhero America Chavez, and they both can empathize on what it’s like to be connected to someone with so much power and be ordinary. It’s a nice human interaction before a beautiful transformation sequence where Jane takes on the responsibility of reopening Valhalla and finding rest for the Asgardians. Cafu’s art is clean and photorealistic, but not too stiff while Aburtov’s colors are bright, glossy, but a little sad. Jane played a major role in “War of the Realms”, and it’ll be nice to see her as headliner for a little bit in her own series that looks to continue to play on Aaron’s themes of faith and belief that he has explored throughout his Thor comics.

On the more mischievous side, there is a story starring Loki and his undersized Frost Giant buddy Drrf from Daniel Kibblesmith, Oscar Bazaldua, and David Curiel. As evidenced by his work on Valiant High, Lockjaw, and Deadpool vs. Black Panther, Kibblesmith excels at combining comics continuity with funny and genuinely heartfelt moments. And there are a few of those in this short story as Loki takes a young Frost Giant under his wing after he spots the little guy using a stew pot lid as a sled. Bazaldua’s cartoon-y style visuals are a good fit for this book and capture Loki’s every smirk and glint of mischief in his eye. He earned the role of king of Frost Giants by killing his father, but it will be difficult to keep the respect of this murderous and cannibalistic realm. However, adding Drrf to the equation keeps the tone of the story light and not super serious in a Game of Thrones kind of way.

The final Omega #1 short story is a Punisher one, from Gerry Duggan and the fantastic Juan Ferreyra that shows that the War of the Realms never really ended for one person: Frank Castle. Castle is barbecuing stray Helhounds with a flamethrower, breaking up Asgardian revelry with semi-automatic gun fire, and making sure the inhabitants of Midgard don’t loot in the post-War chaos. His mission of vengeance towards criminals has expanded from mortals to fantasy beings thanks to the losses suffered by the people, and especially the children of New York, during the War. However, the real star of the Punisher story isn’t the brooding revenge or monster becomes monster hunter narrative book, but Ferreyra’s art, which he colors himself and has a Steve Dillon meets Heavy Metal vibe. The combination of melodramatic dialogue and captions and over the top violence is a winner.

War of the Realms Omega #1 accomplished what it set out do, which is to pique my interest in the upcoming Jane Foster, Loki, and Punisher comic book series that are spinning out of the event. The artists for these books are especially well-cast, and Cafu’s beautiful take on Jane Foster’s transformation from mortal to Valkyrie was the highlight of this entire one-shot. Also, Juan Ferreyra is such an underrated artist, and I’m excited to see his take on creative fantasy monster executions.

Story: Jason Aaron, Al Ewing, Daniel Kibblesmith, Gerry Duggan
 Art: Ron Garney, Cafu, Oscar Bazaldua, Juan Ferreyra
 Colors: Matt Milla, Jesus Aburtov, David Curiel
Letters: Joe Sabino, Clayton Cowles, Cory Petit
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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