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Preview: Archie #12

ARCHIE #12

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Ryan Jampole, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Cover: Veronica Fish
Variant Cover: Bilquis Evely, Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 9/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE END OF AN ERA FOR RIVERDALE’S POWER COUPLE! The romantic rivalries and not-so-friendly competitions in Riverdale will finally come to an end as newly-crowned queen of Riverdale Veronica Lodge is sent packing once and for all! What does this mean for Archie? You won’t want to miss this one!

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Custom Champions #1 Variant Covers Bring Marvel’s Newest Team to Your Local Comic Book Store!

Ms. Marvel, Viv Vision, Cyclops, Miles Morales, Nova and the Totally Awesome Hulk are exploding onto the scene this October as Marvel’s newest teen team supreme. And they’re coming at you in the highly anticipated new series Champions #1 – from Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid and Eisner Award nominated artist Humberto Ramos!

To celebrate the release of this historic 1st issue and the kickoff to the brand-new Marvel NOW! initiative, Marvel has partnered with valued retail partners across the globe to produce custom Champions #1 variant covers! Participating retailers have the opportunity to showcase Marvel’s newest super team on covers that are exclusive to their stores.

Want to know more? Fans are encouraged to check with their local comic book retailers for more information about availability of these can’t-miss variant covers. Plus, look for more exclusive covers to be revealed soon!

CHAMPIONS #1
Written by MARK WAID
Art & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
On-Sale October 5!

Change the World – Your First Look Inside Champions #1!

The Marvel Universe is fractured. Heroes who once stood together now position themselves in against one another. The next generation of heroes are fed up! It’s time for a change. It’s time for a brighter tomorrow. Enter…the CHAMPIONS! Six determined young heroes out to change the world. Get ready to meet them in Marvel’s Champions #1 – a brand-new ongoing series launching this October as the flagship title of Marvel NOW!

Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid and Eisner Award-nominated artist Humberto Ramos join forces to bring you a brand new super team for a brand new era. A teen team supreme that refuses to adhere to the outdated ways of old and is ready to change the world on their own terms. It’s time to be heroes again, and Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales, Nova, Viv Vision, Cyclops and the Totally Awesome Hulk are striking out on their own to make a new future. Not Avengers. Not Defenders. They are – Champions!

It doesn’t take a Tony Stark or Captain America to make a difference. All it takes is six young heroes and you can change the world. A new day is dawning – and these six are just getting started!

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CHAMPIONS #1 LAUNCH PARTY OPT-IN (AUG160742)
Written by MARK WAID
Art & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Party Variant by JAY FOSGITT (AUG160748)
Variant Covers by ALEX ROSS (AUG160734) & SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG160735)
Champions Variant by MARK BROOKS (AUG160739)
Classic Ghost Rider Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG160737)
Miles & Hulk Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG160736)
Hip-Hop Variant by RAHZZAH (AUG160740)
Captain America 75th Anniversary Variant Also Available (AUG160738)
Blank Cover Available (AUG160741)
FOC – 09/05/16, On-Sale – 10/05/16

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Preview: Archie #11

ARCHIE #11

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Ryan Jampole, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Cover: Veronica Fish
Variant Covers: Sanya Anwar, Thomas Pitilli
On Sale Date: 8/24
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie and Jughead have been playing their instruments in Archie’s garage for a while, but now it’s finally time for them to take their talents elsewhere. Veronica suggests that the two form a band—assuming, of course, that she gets to be their lead singer. This bothers Betty, since music was a deep connection that she had always shared with Archie—so she’ll just have to form her own rival band. Now it’s #TeamArchie vs. #TeamBetty in a battle of the bands that has the whole school picking sides!

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Review: All-New, All-Different Avengers Annual #1

All New All Different Avengers Annual #1 CoverYou’ve dreamed of it, you’ve asked for it, you’ve longed for it – and now, you’re going to GET it! No Avenger is safe from – the fan fiction of Kamala Khan!

All-New, All-Different Avengers Annual #1 is a who’s who of creators and most importantly, a lot of fun. The annual features six entertaining stories from writers G. Willow Wilson, Mark Waid, Natasha Allegri, Zac Gorman, Faith Erin Hicks, Scott Kurtz and art from Mahmud Asrar, Tamra Bonvillain, Chip Zdarsky, Natasha Allegri, Jay Fosgitt, Megan Wilson, Faith Erin Hicks, Scott Kurtz, and Steve Hamaker.

Lets get back to that fun part. Usually, I can’t stand annuals. I find them to be filler and rarely are worth the money or time reading them. This is a hell of an exception with entertaining stories from front to back. The transition in the beginning is a little odd, but once it’s clear how the annual is laid out, things are a hell of a ride that had me smiling and laughing throughout.

The concept is simple with Kamala Khan reading fan fiction about her (and a She-Hulk story) written by others. And with that we can stories and styles that vary and all of them work.

Waid and Zdarsky give us humorous jabs at online MRAs, while Gorman and Fosgitt provide an almost meta crack at Marvel itself (at least Spider-Ham). Each is very different in their look and all are solid. This is the first annual I’m actually suggesting folks get, it’s that much fun.

But, what I really like in this annual is the different styles and inclusion of writers and artists you don’t normally see playing in the Marvel universe. Natasha Allegri’s She-Hulk story has me wanting more in both tone and look while Gorman’s hero/animal mix fully expects me to see an entire spin-off from this universe ala Marvel Zombies. It’s very different, and very well done. So much so that I’d love to see Marvel embrace this for an entire year of annuals.

While I’d love to have seen more of a meta-discussion of online culture and fanfiction, there is some of that, but that’s not really the point. The point is to provide something different and fun and this annual succeeds when it comes to that.

Story: G. Willow Wilson, Mark Waid, Natasha Allegri, Zac Gorman, Faith Erin Hicks, Scott Kurtz
Art: Mahmud Asrar, Tamra Bonvillain, Chip Zdarsky, Natasha Allegri, Jay Fosgitt, Megan Wilson, Faith Erin Hicks, Scott Kurtz, Steve Hamaker
Story: 8.55 Art: 8.55 Overall: 8.55 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Champions #1 Launch Parties Bring Marvel’s Newest Super Team to Comic Shops!

The Marvel Universe is fractured. Heroes, who once stood together, now position themselves in opposition to one another. The next generation of heroes are fed up! It’s time for a change. It’s time for a brighter tomorrow. Enter…the CHAMPIONS! Six determined young heroes out to change the world They’re coming to you in Marvel’s Champions #1 – a brand-new ongoing series launching this October as the flagship title of Marvel NOW!

To ensure Marvel NOW! kicks off with a bang, each retailer opting in to the event will receive a Champions #1 Party Kit, containing exclusive promotional materials. Retailers are encouraged to check their Marvel Mailer for information on how to opt-in by 9/5, ensuring stores have access to these items.

All retailers who opt-in and qualify will receive the following as part of the Champions #1 Party Kit:

Champions #1 Invitational Postcards
Champions #1 Skottie Young Lithographs
Champions #1 Jay Fosgit Gwenpool Party Sketch Variant
Champions #1 Premiere Variant
Champions #1 Pins
Champions #1 Action Figure Standees (Second Standee Sheet Available w/ Issue #2)

But that’s not all! Retailers who qualify will also be eligible to order a variety of variant covers to Champions #1 – including the Champions #1 Gwenpool Party Variant. Artist Jay Fosgitt brings Gwenpool face-to-face with the Marvel Universe’s newest super team – all as part of a hearty and nutritious breakfast. This one-of-a-kind variant is only available at Marvel’s Champions #1 Launch Parties and should not be missed!

Retailers are encouraged to check their Marvel Mailer or Diamond Daily for more information about Champions and Champions Launch Parties.

Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid and Eisner Award nominated artist Humberto Ramos join forces to bring you a teen team supreme that refuses to adhere to the antiquated ways of old. It’s time to be heroes again, and Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales, Nova, Cyclops, Viv Vision and the Totally Awesome Hulk are ready to answer the call. All it takes is six young heroes and you can change the world. They are the Champions – and they’re just getting started! Don’t miss CHAMPIONS #1 when it comes to comic shops on October 5th!

CHAMPIONS #1 (AUG160733)
CHAMPIONS #1 LAUNCH PARTY OPT-IN (AUG160742)
Written by MARK WAID
Art & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Party Variant by JAY FOSGITT (AUG160748)
Variant Covers by ALEX ROSS (AUG160734) & SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG160735)
Champions Variant by MARK BROOKS (AUG160739)
Classic Ghost Rider Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG160737)
Miles & Hulk Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG160736)
Hip-Hop Variant by RAHZZAH (AUG160740)
Captain America 75th Anniversary Variant Also Available (AUG160738)
FOC – 09/05/16, On-Sale – 10/05/16

The Fan-Fiction World of Ms. Marvel Comes to Life in All-New, All-Different Avengers Annual!

Yes, you read that right! Now experience it like you’ve never seen as a bevy of all-star creators bring you the All-New, All-Different Avengers Annual this August! Featuring contributions from G. Willow Wilson, Mahmud Asrar, Mark Waid, Chip Zdarsky, Natasha Allegri, Zac Gorman, Jay Fosgitt, Faith Erin Hicks and Scott Kurtz – the best and brightest creators in comics bring you a tale of Earth’s mightiest that should not be missed!

Kamala’s been busy saving the world lately. She’s an Avenger and a big time super hero, after all. But she still might be surprised at the stories about her and her teammates on the super hero fan fiction message boards. Are you ready for the first meeting of Kamala Khan and Mar-Vell? What about the “Amazing New Adventures of She-Hulk”? But nothing will prepare you for the flurry of fists and fur in “Ms. Marvel Vs. Squirrel Girl”! And that’s just the beginning!

ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS ANNUAL (JUN160830)
Written by G. WILLOW WILSON, MARK WAID, NATASHA ALLEGRI,
FAIITH ERIN HICKS, SCOTT KURTZ and ZAC GORMAN
Art by MAHMUD ASRAR, CHIP ZDARSKY, NATASHA ALLEGRI,
FAITH ERIN HICKS, SCOTT KURTZ and JAY FOSGITT
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Covers by ALEX ROSS (JUN160831)
SKOTTIE YOUNG (JUN160832) and MAHMUD ASRAR w/ JAY FOSGITT (JUN160833)
FOC – 07/18/16 On-Sale – 08/10/16

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Preview: Archie #10

ARCHIE #10

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Veronica Fish, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Archie #10 CVR A Reg: Veronica Fish
Archie #10 CVR B Variant: Elliot Fernandez
Archie #10 CVR C Variant: Sandy Jarrell, Kelly Fitzpatrick
On Sale Date: 7/27
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

IT’S TEAM ARCHIE VS. TEAM BETTY! A civil war has broken out in Riverdale—friends against friends, parents against parents, with the entire town torn down the middle by an event that forces everyone to take sides! No joke—the events of this issue will impact Archie and his pals for some time to come!

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Preview: Insufferable: On the Road #6

Insufferable: On the Road #6

Mark Waid (w) • Peter Krause (a & c)

The man who bankrupted Galahad has been caught—but when Nocturnus finds out what the money was used for, he knows that a city will burn!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Justice Inc. The Avenger TP

Justice Inc. The Avenger TP

writer: Mark Waid, Christopher Sequeira
artist: Ronilson Freire
cover: Alex Ross
FC • 152 pages • $19.99 • Teen+
COLLECTS ISSUES 1-6

As world war rages in 1940, The Avenger dedicates his fortune to building a crack team of scientists and thrill-seekers, sworn to protect the homeland from gangsters and terrorists… but in this dangerous world, even the headquarters of Justice, Inc. can be infiltrated! Unknown assailants, nearly transparent and inhumanly strong, strike a fearsome blow at The Avenger’s organization, subjecting a dear friend to a fate worse than death. What is the terrible secret of these invisible foes, and how does their far-reaching conspiracy threaten to drag America into war?  New York Times bestselling author Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil, Star Wars: Princess Leia) joins Christopher Sequeira (Astonishing Tales) and Ronilson Freire (The Green Hornet) for the globe-trotting Man of a Thousand Faces’ epic battle against The Invisible Death, plus a bonus tale debuting the mysterious saboteur, The Sleeperman!

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