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Marvel Reveals the Age of Rebellion!

Marvel’s celebration of Star Wars characters continues this April, with epic one-shots of heroes and villains of the original film trilogy in Age of Rebellion!

Following the legendary sagas of the Jedi, the Sith, and more from Age if the Republic, join writer Greg Pak and artist Chris Sprouse for new tales about some of the most iconic Star Wars heroes and artist Marc Laming for new stories about the galaxy’s most dangerous villains. With covers by Terry and Rachel Dodson, these are stories you don’t want to miss!

Also in April, discover brand new sides of some of your favorite – and deadly – heroes and villains in Age of Rebellion Special #1, written by superstar team Marc Guggenheim, Jon Adams, and Si Spurrier, and drawn by Adams, Caspar Wijngaard, and Andrea Broccardo, with cover art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Guru-eFX!

Preview: Swashbucklers: The Saga Continues TP

Swashbucklers: The Saga Continues TP

writer: Marc Guggenheim
artist: Andrea Mutti
cover: Butch Guice
FC | 136 pages | $19.99 | Teen+

The last we saw of the crew of the Starshadow in the pages of Bill Mantlo and Butch Guice’s Swords of the Swashbucklers, it seemed that all was lost. Decades later, Raader and her crew return to bring their adventuring to the cosmos once again!

Marc Guggenheim (X-Men Gold, Spider-Man) and Andrea Mutti (Rebels, Port of Earth) team up to continue the epic space adventure.

Swashbucklers: The Saga Continues TP

Review: X-Men: Gold Vol. 7 God War

Kitty Pryde has left Colossus at the altar and the X-Men are shaken in the aftermath. X-Men: Gold Vol. 7 God War focuses on the days after the wedding and loss from various characters’ perspectives.

X-Men: Gold Vol. 7 God War features issues #31-36 and Annual #1 from Marc Guggenheim, Leah Williams, Monty Nero, Pere Perez, Michele Bandini, Simone Buonfantino, Giovanni valletta, Djibril Morissette-Phan, Alitha E. Martinez, Craig Yeung, Jay David Ramos, Matt Milla, Erick Arciniega, Dono Sanchez-Almara, and Michael Garland.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on December 11! 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: X-Men: Gold #36

X-Men: Gold #36

(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Pere Perez (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• A special look into a day in the life of the headmistress of the Xavier Institute…

Preview: X-Men: Gold #35

X-Men: Gold #35

(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• The X-Men versus the undead!
• Goddess versus god!
• And Storm’s final battle?

Preview: Swashbucklers: The Saga Continues #5

Swashbucklers: The Saga Continues #5

writer: Marc Guggenheim
artist: Andrea Mutti
covers: Butch Guice (A), Andrea Mutti (B)
Butch Guice (RI-B/W), Andrea Mutti (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Reunited with crewmembers thought lost, Raader makes her final stand on Earth. Old friends and new, brought together in an epic showdown that will affect the galaxy forever!

Preview: X-Men: Gold #34

X-Men: Gold #34

(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Storm must battle a mysterious figure from her past!
• But with the true nature of Stormcaster revealed, can Storm trust her powers anymore?

Preview: Swashbucklers: The Saga Continues #4

Swashbucklers: The Saga Continues #4

writer: Marc Guggenheim
artist: Andrea Mutti
covers: Butch Guice (A), Andrea Mutti (B)
Butch Guice (RI-B/W), Andrea Mutti (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

The Swashbucklers race against the clock to stop an invading fleet before it destroys a planet close to Raader’s heart—EARTH! Will they be able to save the planet? Will they find old friends who they thought they had lost?!

Review: X-Men: Gold #30

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today for the ultimate union! After a lifetime of will-they-or-won’t-they, new boyfriends and ex-girlfriends, Kitty and Colossus are finally walking down the aisle together…

I remember the wedding of Cyclops and Jean Grey and how much of a big deal that was. There was big news articles and QVC even had segments dedicated (I admit, I bought an autographed copy from it). It created spin-off mini-series and adventures from there. There was a magical element about it. Whether it’s the times or not wanting to repeat everything, Marvel has given us the antithesis to the positive and a comic that’s predictable in many ways.

Written by Marc Guggenheim, X-Men: Gold #30 is a rather down of a comic telegraphing what’s to come with some truly cringe inducing dialogue (thought bubbles really). The issue isn’t too shocking, especially if you’ve been reading up to this point as we’ve seen doubt peppered throughout previous issues in the lead up. But, beyond the rather predictable first twist, it’s the writing that’s bigger issue of this comic. Colossus just spouts off Russian sayings as if to remind us, he’s Russian, a speech pattern we haven’t seen in some time. We’re reminded that Kitty is Jewish with the inclusion of a Rabbi, though disregard for other details of a “Jewish” wedding (and the extent could be the inclusion of a Rabbi). The end result is a soapy mess of a drama that has more in common with daytime soap operas than it does with comics.

It’s not all bad though. How Kitty rejects Peter is actually interesting and feels unique. It’s a nice touch that feels right and the part of the twist that works. The fact the two of them can talk and resolve things so quickly though is an example of what doesn’t work. While yes, it’s a comic and there’s a limited amount of time, to so quickly find resolution with a lack of real emotion is disappointing and just odd.

What X-Men: Gold #30 really lacks is the heart of it all. It feels stiff and done in a room to figure out how to get to the next steps, that being the spin-off series Mr. & Mrs. X. Even with who does get married, there’s just a lack of excitement and caring. It’s all rather eye rolling and in the end the issue and event would have been better served to ignore the fake out and instead just have the wedding that happened. Instead of spending time to set something up and not deliver, it could have been used to explore the relationships, both good and bad, within this family. Drama was added where it wasn’t needed.

The art by David Marquez and colorist Matthew Wilson is decent. While there’s some issues with Peter not looking quite like himself, there’s some great designs of the characters as they get dressed up for the occasion. There’s actually designs and looks I’d love to see in the real world. It looks good.

While the issue has its moments, there’s just an emotional void that’s present and a lack of connecting with emotions that ultimately sink the issue. It’s hard to read and not eye roll to the point of headache. While a marriage is fine, the drama this direction has brought was set up and then quickly deflated to the point of no pay off. We’ve seen an X wedding before and it actually was exciting and felt like an event, this feels like a cheap knock off of the original.

Story: Marc Guggenheim Art: David Marquez
Color: Matthew Wilson Lettering: VC’s Cory Petit
Story: 4.0 Art: 7.75 Overall: 4.0 Recommendation: Pass

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Swashbucklers: The Saga Continues #3

Swashbucklers: The Saga Continues #3

writer: Marc Guggenheim | artist: Andrea Mutti
covers: Butch Guice (A), Andrea Mutti (B)
Butch Guice (RI-B/W), Andrea Mutti (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

The Colonizer Empire was created to fight a threat from beyond the stars, but now that the Colonizers have fallen, ther ancient enemy has resurfaced. And where does Raader and her crew find themselves? The last place they would expect to be: on the bridge of Colonizer ship!

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