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Review: Champions #11

untitledBroken up and dispersed all across the U.S. In Champions #11 the team still fights the good fight. If they can’t pull together soon, everything they stand for will turn to ash!

Writer Mark Waid has done it again bringing us another great issue. It’s a very grim and somber one where the team’s joined by some of the younger members of the Avengers resistance. Steve Rogers and Hydra launched an all out assault on Las Vegas for giving refuge to the heroes. In this issue the group comes together to search for survivors. Split into groups we visit with each team to see how they are coping with the destruction.

Waid brings depth and weight to this issue, especially seeing how more lighthearted characters like Hulk and Spider-Man are coping with the massive loss of life. It’s hard to see these characters trying so hard to make something right, and see them realizing the futility in their efforts. But, in true Champions style, they don’t give up.

As usual, Humberto Ramos totally delivers on the art. I’m a huge fan of his work and style. He’s THE one I want see working on this book all the time. Ramos brings it with this story. He conveys the emotion and weight of the situation in each character.

Overall this was another great issue for the Champions. Their world has been turned upside down. We’re seeing how they cope and find the strength to go on. This title does a great job of resonating with the world today and relating to the same issues we’re all seeing as part of life these days. We don’t have Hydra blowing up entire cities, but we do have a political landscape where adversity, hate, and exclusion are becoming the norm. I hope readers see this title as an example that they don’t have to take it quietly. Champions is a lot more then just some superhero comic, and I wholeheartedly recommend picking it up.

Story: Mark Waid Art: Humbero Ramos
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE issue for review

Marvel Legacy Announces Captain America #695 by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee

The stage has been set: this fall, Marvel Legacy will explode into the Marvel Universe, bringing new stories and new adventures. And no character will be left behind…including Captain America!

During this year’s San Diego Comic Con International, Marvel revealed its 53rd Marvel Legacy title: Captain America #695. The team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee will reunite to bring Steve Rogers’ story back to the frontlines in an all new adventure for Marvel Legacy – where every story is an event!

Marvel also has unveiled the lenticular cover for Captain America #695, featuring a homage cover by Alex Ross based on the classic 1968 Iron Man #126 cover by John Romita Jr. and Bob Layton.

An Early Preview of Archie #23, “Heart of Riverdale” Featuring New Series Artist Audrey Mok

ARCHIE #23

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Thomas Pitilli
Variant Cover: Greg Smallwood
On Sale Date: 8/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

BRAND NEW STORY ARC! The fallout continues! One life has been destroyed, another family has been torn apart—and only the kids of Riverdale High can save their town from imploding!

Review: Archie #22

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*Warning Spoilers Below*

Archie #22 is the latest addition to the “Over the Edge” event in the relaunched Archie books, and it raises the stakes even further. Told in the same patchwork style as the previous issue, Archie #22 gives us flashbacks in to Betty Cooper’s origins, from her days as a screaming baby, to her childhood friendship with Archie, to the day she met Veronica. Unlike previous issues, the comedy is completely dropped from #22, keeping tension high throughout the book and giving the final moments the gravity they deserve.

Mark Waid’s script brings drama to the series in a way that’s been on hold since “Death of Archie” in 2014, the last major event when life or death played a part in the Archie universe. This time, however, there’s more “life” than “death”, as we finally discover that Betty has in fact survived the crash from issue #20. She flatlined at the end of issue #21, but in #22 the doctor’s bring her back from the brink. The accident still had a major impact on her, however, as the issue ends with a big reaveal: Betty can’t feel her legs.

While Betty’s fate is resolved here, there are still plenty of questions to answer. What consequences will Reggie face (Archie was released from questioning by police in issue #21, but they made reference to “dealing with” Reggie later)? Is Betty’s condition permanent? How will this effect Archie’s relationships with both Betty and Veronica? And is someone’s life still on the line?

Pick this one up for yourself–it looks like “Over the Edge” is building up to something bigger.

Story: Mark Waid Art: Pete Woods Lettering: Jack Morelli
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Archie Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Road to Riverdale Vol. 3

ROAD TO RIVERDALE VOL 3 (TR)

Script: Mark Waid, Chip Zdarsky, Adam Hughes, Marguerite Bennett & Cameron Deordio, Tom DeFalco
Art: Fiona Staples, Erica Henderson, Adam Hughes, Audrey Mok, Sandy Jarrell, Andre Szymanowicz, Jose Villarrubia, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
978-1-68255-964-2
$14.99/$16.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
136 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/19

READ THE STORIES THAT INSPIRED THE NEW CW TV SERIES! Road to Riverdale Vol. 3 features stories from Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Josie and the Pussycats, and Reggie & Me.

Preview: Archie #22

ARCHIE #22

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Pete Woods, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pete Woods
Variant Cover: Thomas Pitilli, Greg Smallwood
On Sale Date: 7/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Tragedy has descended upon one of Riverdale’s most beloved residents. This is one you’re going to want to buy, keep, and re-read over the years, because we promise it will never leave you.

In the Aftermath of Secret Empire, How Will Our Heroes Be Changed?

In the aftermath of Secret Empire, one big question lingers in the minds of all the heroes of the Marvel Universe: what redemption can there be for Captain America?

But Captain America isn’t the only one who was changed under the Secret Empire regime. As the world rebuilds itself in the wake of Hydra, so do our heroes – what does it mean for Earth’s Mightiest? And how will it all end?

Don’t miss Secret Empire Omega #1, the epic wrap-up to the Secret Empire saga from writer Nick Spencer and artist Andrea Sorrentino. And watch the fate of your favorite heroes unfold in Secret Empire: Aftermath, in comic shops this fall!

SECRET EMPIRE OMEGA #1
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Variant Cover by MICHAEL CHO
Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
Black and White Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
No More Hydra Variant Cover Also Available

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: SECRET WARRIORS #6
Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by JUANAN RAMIREZ
Cover by TRADD MOORE & MATTHEW WILSON

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: U.S. AVENGERS #10
Written by AL EWING
Art by PACO DIAZ
Cover by PACO MEDINA

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: CHAMPIONS #12
Written by MARK WAID
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Venomized Ultron Variant Cover By DAVID NAKAYAMA

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: DEADPOOL #36
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by MIKE HAWTHORNE
Cover by DAVID LOPEZ
Secret Comic Variant Cover by SCOTT KOBLISH

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: AVENGERS #11
Written by MARK WAID
Art by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Venomized Loki Variant Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM

Marvel Reveals More Marvel Legacy Creative Teams and Covers

This fall, a new day will shine on the Marvel Universe with your favorite heroes, your favorite creators as Marvel launches its newest initiative Marvel Legacy!

Today, Marvel has announced the following creative teams and Legacy titles:

AVENGERS #672: WORLDS COLLIDE PART 1
Written by MARK WAID
Art by JESUS SAIZ

CHAMPIONS #13: WORLDS COLLIDE PART 2
Written by MARK WAID
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS

SPIDER-GWEN #25: GWENOM PART 1
Written by JASON LATOUR
Art by ROBBIE RODRIGUEZ

LUKE CAGE #166: CAGED!
Written by DAVID F. WALKER
Art by NELSON BLAKE

For an in-depth look at our return to original numbering, fans can consult Marvel’s renumbering chart – a handy and easy way to jump on board with the Legacy content!

Preview: Champions #10

Champions #10

(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SRP: $3.99

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
• The Champions are put to the ultimate test. This is no small-town problem they’re facing – it’s up to them to help right an entire world turned upside down!

Preview: Avengers #9

Avengers #9

(W) Mark Waid (A) Mike Del Mundo (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SRP: $3.99

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
• The most loved Avenger of all has now shown his true colors – and the Avengers will have to put their allegiances to Steve Rogers aside and fight the good fight!
• But for one Avenger, that fight is very far away indeed! Trapped in a nameless land, a timeless time, can Thor find her way back to the here and now in order to return to the struggle?

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