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Preview: Wolverine: The Long Night #3 (of 5)

Wolverine: The Long Night #3 (of 5)

(W) Ben Percy (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE HUNT IS ON!

Powerful forces are at play as the search for a serial killer in small-town Alaska intensifies. And everyone has their own suspicions as to the culprit – but the evidence keeps pointing investigators back to a certain clawed loner…

Wolverine: The Long Night #3 (of 5)

Preview: Wolverine: The Long Night #2

Wolverine: The Long Night #2

(W) Ben Percy (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Feb 06, 2019
SRP: $3.99

A rundown cabin in the middle of nowhere. Feral children lurking in the trees. A sinister cult worshiping in a cathedral of night. As Agents Pierce and Marshall continue to investigate the killer striking Burns, Alaska, they uncover even more mysteries than they’d bargained for…

Wolverine: The Long Night #2

Review: Wolverine: The Long Night #1

Wolverine: The Long Night #1

Following a string of mysterious deaths in Burns, Alaska, Special Agents Sally Pierce and Tad Marshall arrive to investigate. They soon find there’s more going on than meets the eye… 

Based on the podcast of the same name, this new mini-series is actually really solid. Written by Benjamin Percy, who also scripted the podcast, the first issue focuses not on Wolverine but instead two FBI agents trying to figure out who murdered a fishing crew and two women. Wolverine: The Long Night #1 feels more like the X-Files than it does a Wolverine story. And that’s not a bad thing.

Percy creates an amazing set-up and setting that just adds to the mystery. The locations, the characters, everything is perfectly thought out to enhance the story. The first issue feels like every detail is thought out not just in the story but in the art as well.

Marcio Takara with Matt Mill on color and lettering by Joe Caramagna handle the art duties. This is a great example of where the art and the story match perfectly. Takara’s style with Mill’s color creates a dreary mood to the comic that screams murder mystery. Percy’s story setting is brought to life in a way that just enhances the mood of the comic.

This is a solid murder mystery read that so far just happens to have Wolverine involved. I’ve never listened to the podcast but after reading this first issue I’m tempted to give it a shot. This is a great set up to the story and again it feels more like a police procedural than anything else. If that sort of story appeals to you, this is a comic that’s a must get.

Story: Benjamin Percy Art: Marcio Takara
Color: Matt Milla Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Daredevil Annual #1

Daredevil Annual #1

(W) Erica Schultz (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Shane Davis
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $4.99

Misty, meet the Devil!
You know Daredevil as the Man Without Fear, the protector of Hell’s Kitchen. But once upon a time, Daredevil was just the newest super-suit on the block – and NYPD Detective Mercedes “Misty” Knight was just a cop on the job. So when she places Daredevil at the scene of a crime, sparks will fly – and not the good kind. Award-winning crime writer Erica Schultz teams with fan-favorite artist Marcio Takara to bring you a story of street-level heroism in the early days of the Marvel Universe!

Preview: Green Arrow #40

Green Arrow #40

(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Tyler Kirkham
In Shops: May 02, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“THE CHILDREN OF VAHKAR” finale! Nothing and his army have left Green Arrow for dead in the desert. In order to get himself back to full strength and take out the army, Green Arrow will have to team up with a band of rebel heroes in Vahkar – but will they trust him? Or will he only find himself with more enemies to fight?

Preview: Green Arrow #39

Green Arrow #39

(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Tyler Kirkham
In Shops: Apr 04, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“THE CHILDREN OF VAHKAR” part one! Following a hellish year in Seattle, Oliver Queen heads to the war-torn city of Vahkar to use his considerable resources to help its starving citizens. But Oliver soon finds himself in over his head when he discovers that Vakhar is being run by a mysterious new warlord known as NOTHING…and all the town’s children have gone missing. Oliver Queen can’t save the children of Vakhar…but can Green Arrow?

Preview: Irredeemable Premier Vol. 5 HC

Irredeemable Premier Vol. 5 HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Diego Barreto, Damian Couceiro, Marcio Takara
Cover Artist: Designed by Michelle Ankley
Price: $34.99

Once the world’s most beloved superhero and now the world’s most terrifying supervillain, The Plutonian’s unstoppable rampage concludes here! When the Plutonian is offered redemption in exchange for saving the world, the enduring question will finally be answered: can a man be so evil as to be truly IRREDEEMABLE? Collects Irredeemable #32-37 and Incorruptible #25-26.

Preview: Red Hood and the Outlaws #19

Red Hood and the Outlaws #19

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Mike McKone
In Shops: Feb 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“Date Night”! By day, Artemis and Red Hood are teammates, but tonight they’re going out on their first date. Tonight they’re leaving Crime Alley behind and sampling the finer things Gotham City has to offer, including a surprise visit to the Batcave! With his friends gone for the night, how will Bizarro spend his free time? And what’s the deal with Artemis’ warning from last issue? Answers will definitely be revealed.

Preview: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #18

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #18

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Yanick Paquette
RATED T
In Shops: Jan 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“Eco-Deadly!” Tasked with a new mission by the secretive Spyral, Huntress enlists Batgirl and Black Canary to help infiltrate an exclusive tech conference. Searching for an arms dealer masquerading as a tech investor, the Birds of Prey must uncover the mysterious plans for Weather Wizard’s missing wand before the City of Lights finds itself plunged into permanent darkness.

Review: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14

Julie and Shawna Benson serve up a girl powered romp through the woods and the streets of Gotham in Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14. The Bensons tell a fun tale of Batgirl holding down the fort while her teammates supervise a field trip. Things are quite mundane on both ends until the Birds have to fight off an ancient spirit and Batgirl needs an assist from Poison Ivy and Catwoman to break up a gang turf war. The Birds and Batgirl both end up missing each other but find pleasure in knowing they can handle things on their own.

Marcio Takara‘s low key, throwback-esque art style adds an interesting element to the storytelling structure. There isn’t a hint of male gaze in the work. The panels are rich and inviting and they really help to move the story along.

The Bensons serve up a fun story about the women being able to handle things alone but they’re stronger together. There’s also some extra girl power points given to them for having Catwoman and Poison Ivy be Batgirl’s first choice when she needs back up. It’s a nice message to send that when you’re in trouble you can lean on other women first.

I truly enjoyed this issue. It wasn’t as intense or story arc driven as the things I’m used to but it was a nice change of pace. The issue focused on the simpler and fun campy things about the Birds of Prey. Things are tense enough in the real world so having a mellow, pure, low key fun issue to read was nice escape.

Story: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson Art: Marcio Takara
Story: 8.7 Art: 8.4 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Read

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