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Read the First 13 Pages of Avengers #675, No Surrender!

A change is coming to the Marvel Universe…in the form of a story that’s so massive, Marvel had no choice but to make it a weekly epic!

But a story this big couldn’t be contained until January – and today, Marvel is excited to announce that for a limited time, fans can be the first to dive into all the heroic action with a FREE digital comic preview of Avengers #675!

For only 24 hours, True Believers can read the first 13 pages of Avengers #675: the debut issue that unites the casts and creative teams of three titles (The Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, and U.S.Avengers) into an epic tale of jaw-dropping cliffhangers and drastic adventures, and features one of Marvel’s biggest collaborations to date!

Every character gets their moment in Avengers: No Surrender – and now you can be a part of Marvel’s biggest Avengers story yet! Don’t miss your chance to read the first 13 pages of Avengers #675FREE now on the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Store!

No Surrender is written by Mark Waid, Al Ewing, and Jim Zub, with art by Pepe Larraz, and a cover by Mark Brooks.

Preview: Archie #26

ARCHIE #26

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Sandy Jarrell, Thomas Pitilli
On Sale Date: 12/6
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

HEART OF RIVERDALE, Part 4! Everyone has had a different reaction to Betty’s injury, but Archie’s is unique. He’s finding himself falling in love with her all over again—but where does that leave Veronica?

Avengers: No Surrender: Second Month Covers Revealed!

Avengers: Disassemble! The epic weekly takeover continues this February when Kim Jacinto takes the reigns to draw the second month of Marvel’s biggest team adventure, and Marvel is excited to reveal the covers for issues #679 – #682 of Avengers: No Surrender by Mark Brooks.

Co-written by Mark Waid, Al Ewing, and Jim Zub with art by Pepe Larraz, Kim Jacinto and Paco Medina, Avengers: No Surrender unites the casts and creative teams of three titles into one weekly book of exciting action. It all starts with Avengers #675 this January, when the teams of The Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, and U.S.Avengers come together in a story as exciting and powerful as the Marvel Universe itself.

AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER #679
Written by MARK WAID, JIM ZUB and AL EWING
Art by KIM JACINTO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
On-Sale – 2/7/17

AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER #680
Written by MARK WAID, JIM ZUB and AL EWING
Art by KIM JACINTO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
On-Sale – 2/14/17

AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER #681
Written by MARK WAID, JIM ZUB and AL EWING
Art by KIM JACINTO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
On-Sale – 2/21/17

AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER #682
Written by MARK WAID, JIM ZUB and AL EWING
Art by KIM JACINTO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
On-Sale – 2/28/17

Captain America: Back On Ice…The Answer Will Shock You!

Once, he was a man out of time…and now he’s about to re-live that moment all over again. Following the shocking ending of Captain America #697, Steve Rogers is back on ice in Captain America #698, and it’s a brave new (and cold) world. Now, it’s up to the super soldier to assemble a new group of Howling Commandos to help him battle for this freedom.

It’s a story readers won’t want to miss, and it all begins this February with Captain America #698—on ice! On sale February 7 from writer Mark Waid and artist Chris Samnee.

Early Preview: Archie #26

ARCHIE #26

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Sandy Jarrell, Thomas Pitilli
On Sale Date: 12/6
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

HEART OF RIVERDALE, Part 4! Everyone has had a different reaction to Betty’s injury, but Archie’s is unique. He’s finding himself falling in love with her all over again—but where does that leave Veronica?

Preview: Champions #14

Champions #14

(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 15, 2017
SRP: $3.99

WORLDS COLLIDE Part 4
THE ELECTRIFYING TEAM-UP BETWEEN THE AVENGERS AND THE CHAMPIONS CONTINUES!
The High Evolutionary is on a suicide course – and he plans to take billions of people from two worlds with him! How can even the Champions and the Avengers together save an entire planet from destruction?

Avengers: No Surrender Gets a Teaser Trailer

The end of the Avengers Era as we know it is arriving…and it all starts with AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER! Today, Marvel is proud to present a teaser trailer for a story that’s so big and so dramatic, we had no choice but to make it a weekly epic!

Co-written by Mark Waid, Al Ewing and Jim Zub with art by Pepe Larraz, Kim Jacinto and Paco Medina, Avengers: No Surrender unites the casts and creative teams of three titles into one weekly book of exciting action. It all starts with Avengers #675 this January, when the teams of The Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, and U.S. Avengers come together in a story as exciting and powerful as the Marvel Universe itself.

Find Avengers: No Surrender in stores on 1/15!

Review: Captain America #695

Steve Rogers is back in action in the red-white-and-blue! Steve begins a journey across America to restore his tarnished reputation – and the dangers he encounters along the way are unlike any he’s faced before!

One of the biggest questions I had for Marvel Legacy is how it’d treat Captain America and the fallout/bad taste of Secret Empire. Generally, series have ignored any major ramifications (a rant for another time) and out of them all, you’d think Captain America’s return would be the one that deals with it the most. Mark Waid and Chris Samnee have the unenviable task of picking things up with Captain America #695 which sees Steve head across America to rediscover himself and return to where “it began” for him. Waid gives us broad strokes about Captain America’s history and has him return to one of his first adventures post return where he’s taken on Nazi wannabees in a group called Rampart. A decade later he returns to find a town celebrating his heroism.

The comic in many ways is an essay by Waid reaffirming the ideals of Captain America and Steve Rogers in a throwback conservative sort of way. The big protecting the small is the lesson here and it’s a lesson that’s repeated a lot. What Captain America is about and his history is the focus laying things out again in an almost Pollyana way. None of it is bad and Chris Samnee’s art is utterly fantastic for not just this style of story but in general. While the story feels very “white bread America” the art is beautiful to look at and enjoy.

None of what I’m saying is a bad thing but it feels like the creative team are ignoring the wrongs of the last few years instead focusing on a fresh start that’s a back to basics. There’s a brief mention of events and that the real Captain America was trapped and replaced with an evil version but the greater societal impact isn’t present. There is some solid winks and nods though and Waid has no problem dropping the word “Nazi”  or “Fascist” to describe the bad guys, something that feels like progress. There’s also some fun talking of conspiracies especially Cap’s origins in World War II and his time on ice. It’s an entertaining acknowledgement of today’s reality and how his origin might be taken by some. Even the word “icer” feels rather appropriate and spot on.

A back-up feature gives us a quick history of Captain America. Written by Robbie Thompson with art by Valerio Schiti, the brief story hits the major points but overlooks recent events to its detriment. It feels like it’s an attempt to wash away the negative turn in recent years and whether it’s a choice by Marvel as a whole or due to space constraints it feels like it ignores mistakes that have been made.

The art is amazing and the story traditional and reserved in many ways the comic has some action but more of a focus on the ideals of the title character. This feels like a statement as to who Cap is to Mark Waid and Chris Samnee and the ideals he’ll represent as their story moves forward. A nice start that just a little more action and excitement.

Story Mark Waid, Robbie Thompson Art: Chris Samnee, Valerio Schiti
Story: 7.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 7.25 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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