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Review: Star Trek: The Mirror War – Troi #1

Star Trek: The Mirror War – Troi #1

As we strive on in our journey of life, people often don’t take a chance to reflect.  We get swept up in our everyday troubles and never really take a chance to smell the flowers. We’re always looking for our next ship to arrive, rather than enjoy the current destination. We never really ruminate on how we got where we are.

It’s not until you get older that you start to see it’s the journey that makes you. It is what makes you resilient. It’s what prepares you for the road ahead. In Star Trek: The Mirror War – Troi #1, we find a fan favorite’s voyage thus far, in the Mirror Universe.

We find Troi back on Earth as she reflects on what got her here, and exactly what she had to sacrifice, as we begin back on Betazed, where we find her giving up her people as a pawn piece to the Empire. We soon find out just how skilled a mind she is, as she meticulously manipulates Picard and the crew of the Stargazer to take out the insurrectionists defying her rule as administrator. The final stroke that imbued her to Picard is her betrayal of her closest advisor, showing that she would do anything for power. By the issue’s end, this version of Troi will do anything to grab power, including murder.

Overall, Star Trek: The Mirror War – Troi #1 is an intriguing take on my personal favorite from the Star Trek: The Next Generation, one that proves that sometimes a mind is more dangerous than any man made weapon. The story by Nijkamp is intractably woven. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, this issue shows what a missed opportunity it was for this series to have never gotten a chance to play in this universe.

Story: Marieke Nijkamp Art: Megan Levens
Color: Charlie Kirchoff Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Star Trek: The Mirror War – Troi #1

Star Trek: The Mirror War – Troi #1

(W) Marieke Nijkamp (A/CA) Megan Levens
In Shops: Sep 07, 2022
SRP: $3.99

The spotlight turns to Deanna Troi in this one-shot set in the Mirror Universe of The Next Generation. Expand upon the world of The Mirror War! At the turn of a new dawn for the Terran Empire, having achieved victory over the Cardassian-Klingon Armada, Deanna Troi reflects on just how far her ambition has driven her on her calculating quest to seek power and escape among the stars.

Star Trek: The Mirror War - Troi #1

Preview: Star Trek: The Mirror War – Troi #1

Star Trek: The Mirror War – Troi #1

(W) Marieke Nijkamp (A/CA) Megan Levens
In Shops: Sep 07, 2022
SRP: $3.99

The spotlight turns to Deanna Troi in this one-shot set in the Mirror Universe of The Next Generation. Expand upon the world of The Mirror War! At the turn of a new dawn for the Terran Empire, having achieved victory over the Cardassian-Klingon Armada, Deanna Troi reflects on just how far her ambition has driven her on her calculating quest to seek power and escape among the stars.

Star Trek: The Mirror War - Troi #1

SDCC 2022: Aaron’s Avengers Assemble, Moon Girl, and more during Marvel’s Next Big Thing Panel

Marvel’s famous panel Next Big Thing Panel at at San Diego Comic-Con is always filled to the brim with announcements, first looks, and teases about the future of the Marvel Universe! Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski, Executive Editor Nick Lowe, editors Darren Shan and Lauren Bisom and an incredible lineup of creators including Christopher Cantwell, Jonathan Hickman, Ram V, and Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing came together to reveal some of the hottest Marvel titles coming your way in the next few months. Here’s some of the panel’s biggest announcements!

Marvel Comics visionary Jason Aaron will unite his work on Avengers, Avengers Forever, and Avengers of 1,000,000 BC into one incredible epic in Avengers Assemble! Aaron will kick off the saga with superstar artist Bryan Hitch in November’s Avengers Assemble: Alpha one-shot before crossing over between issues of AVENGERS and AVENGERS FOREVER!

From throughout time and the far corners of the Multiverse, the Mightiest Heroes of All the Earths are assembling as never before for a battle beyond all imagining. A war that will take us from the prehistoric beginnings of an Earth under assault by the greatest villains who’ve ever lived to the watchtower that stands at the dark heart of the all and the always, where an army of unprecedented evil now rises. The biggest Avengers saga in Marvel history begins now.

Avengers Assemble: Alpha

From the fantastical mind of creator Tradd Moore comes a Strange story like you’ve never seen in Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise! Launching in November, the four-issue limited series sees Doctor Strange awaken alone in a distant world not his own. Lost of purpose and surrounded by danger, the wandering sorcerer must explore this land of blades and mystery to unravel arcane secrets and escape the deadly horrors that lie in wait!

November will also see an oversized celebration for the Golden Avenger’s 650th issue in Iron Man #25! It’s Iron Man Day in New York City, but not everyone is ready to celebrate the ongoing legacy of Tony Stark — least of all him. But a sudden crisis will once again test Tony’s heroism and challenge his commitment to the role he has assumed for himself. Must there be an Iron Man?  Christopher Cantwell concludes his thought-provoking and powerful run as writer, as illustrated by Angel Unzueta. PLUS! Murewa Ayodele and Dotun Akande tell a tale of Iron Man’s quest to locate Thor amid the frozen wastelands of Niffleheim. Kurt Busiek and Ben Dewey pair up to provide an all-new vintage Iron Man adventure from the distant past featuring Madame Masque and the Radioactive Man! And get a special glimpse of what’s coming up next for the Armored Avenger! Check out the cover by Alex Ross.

Iron Man #25

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’s highly-anticipated new solo series will arrive in December! Written by Jordan Ifueko and drawn by Alba GlezMoon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 will begin a brand-new era for the breakout young hero as the smartest person in the Marvel Universe also takes her place as one of its greatest heroes! The cover for the first issue is by Ken Lashley and the comic comes to shelves in December.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1

Check out more of what’s coming below!

Avengers and Moon Girl #1 Interior Artwork by Diogenese Neves
Written by Mohale Mashigo, the first in a three-part trilogy of Moon Girl Team-Up one-shots on Sale August 10

Venom #11 Interior Artwork by Bryan Hitch
Upcoming Issue of Ram V, Al Ewing, and Bryan Hitch’s Venom Run, on sale September 14

Carnage #5 Interior Artwork by Francesca Manna
Upcoming Issue of Ram V and Francesco Manna’s Carnage run, on sale August 24

Carnage #6 Interior Artwork by Rogê Antônio
Upcoming Issue of Ram V and Francesco Manna’s Carnage run, on sale September 21

Love Unlimited: Viv Vision
Weekly arc starts in Issue #7, written by Marieke Nijkamp with art by Federico Sabbatini

Ghost Rider #5 Interior Artwork by Cory Smith
Upcoming Issue of Benjamin Percy and Cory Smith’s Ghost Rider run, on sale August 3

Ghost Rider #8

On sale November 2022 
Written by Benjamin Percy 
Art by Cory Smith 
Cover by Kael Ngu 
JOHNNY BLAZE AND TALIA WARROAD — WORKING TOGETHER?!  
As part of a splinter unit within the F.B.I., they will map out the shadow highways that crisscross the country, uncovering the larger design of an underworld conspiracy!

Ghost Rider: Vengeance Forever #1 Interior Artwork by Juan José Ryp
Special Ghost Rider anniversary one-shot by Benjamin Percy and Juan José Ryp, on sale August 10 

Captain America Sentinel of Liberty #3 Interior Art work by Carmen Carnero 
Upcoming issue of Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing and Carmen Carnero’s Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty run, on sale August 10

Captain America Sentinel of Liberty #6

On Sale November 2022 
Written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing 
Art by Carmen Carnero 
Cover by Carmen Carnero
Captain America has misjudged his place in the battle against the elusive Outer Circle…and it’s about to cost him everything. The Century Game has been turned upside down. And when the dust settles, Steve Rogers’ world will never be the same again.

Shang Chi and the Ten Rings #2 Interior Artwork by Marcus To
Upcoming issue of Gene Luen Yang and Marcus To’s sun of Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings, on sale August 24

Shang Chi and the Ten Rings #5

On Sale November 2022 
Written by Gene Luen Yang 
Art by Marcus To 
Cover by Dike Ruan
THE ORIGIN OF THE TEN RINGS REVEALED! Shang-Chi finally discovers their tragic history… 

Shang Chi and the Ten Rings #5

Dark Web

Upcoming Crossover, Prelude issues begin in November 2022 
Written by Zeb Wells 
Promotional Artwork by Ryan Stegman
Variant Cover by Peach Momoko

Dark Web

Gold Goblin

New Limited Series launching in November 2022 
Written by Christopher Cantwell 
Art by Lan Medina 
Cover by Taurin Clarke  
IT’S NOT EASY BEING…GOLD? Norman Osborn’s sins may have been cleansed, but his memories weren’t and he’s done plenty of horrific things to remember. Norman’s worked hard to avoid all things “Goblin” and to stay on the straight and narrow. Consequences in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN pushed him to try super-heroing, and he liked it. But when the media dub him the Gold Goblin, he has to start wondering – can he ever get away from the Goblin inside? 

It’s Love Unlimited on Marvel Unlimited

An all-new Infinity Comic anthology series has launched on Marvel Unlimited! The new romance track, Love Unlimited kicks off with Ms. Marvel & Red Dagger. Love Unlimited releases new issues every Thursday and features fan-favorite characters including Ms. Marvel, Hulking & Wiccan, and more. The exciting full line-up and creative teams can be found below.

Romance and heartbreak! Tension and drama! Angst and elation! Love Unlimited has it all! This Infinity Comics series dives deep into the lives and loves of some of Marvel’s most swoon-worthy characters and relationships! From delightfully dreamy to spectacularly sultry, Love Unlimited has a story for everyone!

MS. MARVEL & RED DAGGER

Nadia Shammas (writer), Natacha Bustos (artist), Alanna Smith (editor) 
6-part series launches on June 9

Ms. Marvel and Red Dagger have shared a kiss…but not their secret identities! When they team up to investigate a series of relic thefts, the chemistry is off the scale. Will they find the courage to take off the masks and give love a chance? 

VIV VISION

Marieke Nijkamp (writer), Federico Sabbatini (artist), Alanna Smith (editor) 

Teen synthezoid Viv Vision has long been unlucky in love. But when she’s swept along on the world’s strangest first date by a girl who makes her feel like she’s malfunctioning, her fortunes may be about to change… 

MILLIE THE SPY

Stephanie Phillips (writer), Nick Roche (artist), Annalise Bissa (editor) 

Millie Collins’ ultra-glamorous, jet-setting lifestyle is the perfect cover for S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most recent recruit! But when she butts heads with her new partner, sparks fly in an all-new adventure featuring one of Marvel’s most iconic romantic heroines. 

X LOVES OF WOLVERINE

Sean Kelley McKeever (Writer), Diogenes Neves (Artist), Mark Basso (editor) 

Logan’s mutant healing factor has saved his life countless times, but it has never healed his heart!  And as Wolverine plunges into perhaps the greatest romance of his long life, he will have to risk it all! 

HULKLING & WICCAN

Josh Trujillo (writer), tokitokoro (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)  

Continuing the story from the hit Infinity Comic HULKLING & WICCAN: POSSIBILITIES! Still reeling from an alternate reality where they fell in love with other people, Hulkling & Wiccan are shocked when Hulkling’s alternate-reality ex-boyfriend shows up on their doorstep! And unfortunately for the rattled newlyweds, Goebig the space pirate needs their help badly… 

Preview: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #5 (of 5)

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #5 (of 5)

(W) Marieke Nijkamp (A) Enid Balam (CA) Jahnoy Lindsay
RATED T+
In Shops: Mar 09, 2022
SRP: $3.99

It all comes down to this! Kate, Susan and Lucky have to shut down Resort Chapiteau once and for all, and to do that, they have to follow the Circus of Crime into the very last place Kate ever wants to go: home. Don’t miss this fantastic Hawkeye finale – you will have such a good time!

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #5 (of 5)

Exclusive Preview: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #4 (of 5)

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #4 (of 5)

(W) Marieke Nijkamp (A) Enid Balam (CA) Jahnoy Lindsay (VCA) Carmen Carnero
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 09, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Kate Bishop hates the circus!
Turns out that the Resort Chapiteau is being run by none other than the Circus of Crime as nothing more than a new and exciting way to part rich people from their money. Except the signet ring they stole from Susan unlocks her safe at Bishop Manor, which contains something way, way more dangerous than stacks of cash. Also, the resort is set to self-destruct, and the guests (and Susan and Lucky) are still inside. Worst. Vacation. Ever.

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #4 (of 5)

Preview: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #3 (of 5)

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #3 (of 5)

(W) Marieke Nijkamp (A) Enid Balam (CA) Jahnoy Lindsay
RATED T+
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Normally, rescuing a kidnapped little girl doesn’t result in being surrounded by mind-controlled resort guests who want to attack you. But then, being Hawkeye doesn’t involve a whole lot of normal.

Kate’s vacation itinerary keeps shortening:

  1. Escape the hordes.
  2. Interrogate Susan about what the heck is really going on. And
  3. Stop the bad guys before they hurt (or mind-control) anyone else ever again.
Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #3 (of 5)

Preview: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #3 (of 5)

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #3 (of 5)

(W) Marieke Nijkamp (A) Enid Balam (CA) Jahnoy Lindsay
RATED T+
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Normally, rescuing a kidnapped little girl doesn’t result in being surrounded by mind-controlled resort guests who want to attack you. But then, being Hawkeye doesn’t involve a whole lot of normal.

Kate’s vacation itinerary keeps shortening:

  1. Escape the hordes.
  2. Interrogate Susan about what the heck is really going on. And
  3. Stop the bad guys before they hurt (or mind-control) anyone else ever again.
Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #3 (of 5)

Preview: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #2 (of 5)

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #2 (of 5)

(W) Marieke Nijkamp (A) Enid Balam (CA) Jahnoy Lindsay
RATED T+
In Shops: Dec 22, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Before Kate can fully wrap her head around the fact that her estranged sister Susan has reappeared (what?) and was the one who invited her to Resort Chapiteau in the first place (what??) and that this case is definitely not going to allow much in the way of pool time (ughhh), she gets pulled into something she does know how to handle: a little girl staying at the resort has gone missing. But in spite of the fact that she’s basically an Avenger, the resort staff don’t want her investigating. So now Kate has three mysteries on her hands: where is the girl, what is the resort hiding, and what does this have to do with her family in the first place?

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #2 (of 5)
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