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Preview: NYX #9

NYX #9

Writer: Christos Gage
Artist: Marc Borstel
Covers: Giuseppe Matteoni (A), Fernando Dagnino (B), Geebo Vigonte (C), Alvaro Lopez (D)
32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

CAN NYX SAVE HER SISTER FROM THE MAD GOD CHAOS AND CERTAIN DOOM?
Nyx has raised her younger sister only to see their father, the Mad God Chaos, lead her down his depraved path of death and conquest…a path Nyx knows will drive her sister to madness and even suicide. Can Nyx save her sibling from their twisted father, or will she lose another loved one to this mad god? One thing’s for sure: whatever happens, Nyx and Chaos are on a collision course that will end with one of them wiped out of existence!

NYX #9

Preview: Nyx #7

Nyx #7

Writer: Christos Gage
Artist: Marc Borstel
Covers: Giuseppe Matteoni (A), Fernando Dagnino (B), Geebo Vigonte (C), Alvaro Lopez (D)
32 pages | Horror / Action Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

Over the centuries, Nyx has faced demons, wizards, and supernatural creatures. Now, bound by sacred vow, Nyx finds herself responsible for her step-siblings…the spawn of the Mad God Chaos! But how does even a half-demon with the power of a volcano face the ultimate challenge…parenthood?!?

Nyx #7

Preview: Nyx #6

Nyx #6

Writer: Christos Gage
Artist: Marc Borstel
Covers: Rose Besch (A), Fernando Dagnino (B), Geebo Vigonte (C), Giuseppe Matteoni (D)
FC | 32 pages | Horror / Action Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

Nyx has finally managed to reconcile her human and demon sides…but she had to make a deal with her father, the Mad God Chaos. Has she finally found her soul only to sell it? Not if she has any say in the matter. There’s an escape clause in the deal: Nyx has to kill her father. How does one go about destroying a primordial force of the universe, but manage to keep reality from falling apart? You have to have a replacement standing by. And Nyx doesn’t want it to be her. So the first thing she has to do is find a being capable of being the NEW Mad God Chaos. Does Craigslist have a category for that…?

Nyx #6

Preview: Nyx #5

Nyx #5

Writer: Christos Gage
Artist: Marc Borstel
Covers: Rose Besch (A), Fernando Dagnino (B), Geebo Vigonte (C), Giuseppe Matteoni (D)

It’s all led up to this! Nyx has been weathering the struggle between her human and demon sides for the past four issues… (not to mention her entire life), and by the time this one’s over, she’ll have found an answer…or she’ll be dead! Probably at the hands of her father, the Mad God Chaos, who has whipped himself into shape after being a bit of a mess in issue #2 and is once again an unstoppable force of the universe. Has our story so far given Nyx anything that can save her, or has it all been a pointless journey of excessive drinking and violence? Like the meme says…why not both?

Nyx #5

Preview: Nyx #4

Nyx #4

writer: Christos Gage
artist: Marc Borstel
covers: Rose Besch (A), Fernando Dagnino (B), Greebo Vigonte (C), Giuseppe Matteoni (D), Giuseppe Matteoni (E-RI/BW), Greebo Dagnino (F-RI/Virgin), Fernando Dagnino (G-RI/Virgin), Rose Besch (H-RI/BW)
FC | 32 pages | Horror, Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

After meeting Vampirella last issue, Nyx runs into Pendragon! But this isn’t the lovable old drunken stage magician Vampirella used to hang out with. No, it’s his great-granddaughter, Victoria Pendragon, hunter of monsters and demons…and Nyx happens to fit that description. Especially now that the daughter of Chaos has the supremely powerful occult book, the Crimson Chronicles, which she plans to use to burn away one half of her dual nature. But it’s not the human side she wants to keep. Nyx has decided to go full demon…and woe to the world if she succeeds.

Nyx #4

Preview: Nyx #3

Nyx #3

writer: Christos Gage
artist: Marc Borstel
covers: Rose Besch (A), Fernando Dagnino (B), Greebo Vigonte (C), Giuseppe Matteoni (D), Giuseppe Matteoni (E-RI/BW), Greebo Dagnino (F-RI/Virgin), Fernando Dagnino (G-RI/Virgin), Rose Besch (H-RI/BW)
FC | 32 pages | Horror, Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

Nyx once killed Vampirella. More recently, they were tenuous allies.

When their paths cross again, will it be as friends, enemies, somewhere in between, or all the above? How does Vampirella fit into Nyx’s quest to learn how to live among humanity without harming them, when it’s something Vampirella herself has never quite mastered? It could all become moot when old-school Vampirella foes the Cult of Chaos return seeking vengeance, both on Vampi and the disloyal daughter of Chaos who has rejected their mad god. (That’s Nyx, FYI.) One thing’s for sure – fangs, fists, and flame will fly!

Nyx #3

Preview: Band of Orcs

Band of Orcs

Writer: Rodolfo Santullo
Artist: Marc Borstel
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After the last battle for Montebrune. a platoon or orcs which arrived too late to the confrontation, decide to return to its territory. But the way back is fraught with ruthless enemies obsessed with killing them; falkyries, men, sindirs and dwarves. Decimated, the orcs will make a final effort to save their lives and return to their homes, on a course that will test their loyalties and values.

Band of Orcs

Preview: Weapon X #11

Weapon X #11

(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Marc Borstel, Ibraim Roberson (CA) David Nakayama
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 15, 2017
SRP: $3.99

• The hunt for Weapon H concludes!
• With Dr. Alba in control of Weapon H, it’s down to Old Man Logan to save him…or put him down for good.
• Guest-starring Laura Kinney, the All-New Wolverine!

Preview: Weapon X #10

Weapon X #10

(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Marc Borstel, Ibraim Roberson (CA) Stonehouse
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 25, 2017
SRP: $3.99

THE HUNT FOR WEAPON H: PART 4
• LOGAN learns there is a facility with information on WEAPON H’s past
• Weapon H is under
• Will SABERTOOTH find a way to kill Weapon H before its past is uncovered?

Review: Weapon X #5

516408__SX1280_QL80_TTD_The mysterious new director of the reformed Weapon X program has assessed the data from their latest adamantium cyborg attack and the results look good… They are ready for the next stage of their plan to eradicate all of mutantkind!  Warpath and Domino follow leads into a remote part of the Midwest… but what vicious secrets will they find hidden in a sleepy gated community?

I guess it was inevitable; in every series or crossover there is going to be that one issue that brings things to a screeching halt. For me, this was that issue in this Weapons of Mutant Destruction crossover. Greg Pak doesn’t really give us anything new or exciting with this issue. We have Logan and Sabretooth chasing one lead, Warpath and Domino chasing another and Amadeus Cho linked in with all of them on comms, with Deathstrike just watching him at his side. The team does find out who it is there dealing with, but that reveal just comes across as ‘eh, ok’ with no real reaction. To be honest, the only character I was interested in was one of the scientists working for Weapon X. She had a lot more going on then our mutant heroes, and whether or not Pak meant for that, I would have liked to see more from the key players.

And I never thought I’d say this, but I miss Greg Land’s art on this book. I know people either like or hate his work, but I fall in the middle. I don’t mind his art, but I get tired of him using the same scenes or poses over and over again. But I did like his work in this book and his vision of these characters (and I was very happy there weren’t 10 panels of Domino with her tongue sticking out). But Marc Borstel has taken over art duties, and though I didn’t dislike the art, it just really made an impact on me, after being used to Land. Overall it wasn’t bad, but there are some panels with weird facial expressions and a lot of wide eyed people.

Overall, I was a little disappointed with this issue. Not big on action, and it didn’t do much to push the story forward. The focus seemed to be on a background character and though I did like that little journey, I wanted more of the key players and more story to be fleshed out. We all know that Weapon X is working on an adamantium reinforced Hulk to take on and eradicate mutants, and maybe I’m just impatient, but I really just want that to happen and see our band of clawed and bladed heroes take on the new threat.

Story: Greg Pak  Art: Marc Borstel
Story: 5.0 Art: 5.0 Overall: 5.0 Recommendation: Read (if you’re following the crossover)

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