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Preview: Teen Titans Go! #35

Teen Titans Go! #35

(W) Matthew K. Manning, J. Torres (A) Philip Murphy, Sandy Jarrell (CA) Lea H. Seidman
In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $2.99

Robin’s appalled when he finds Cyborg and Beast Boy “Dropping Stuff Down a Hole,” but it gets worse when they discover why that hole appeared! And Raven’s bummed that her teammates are trying to hire a magic user…is she about to be kicked off the team? Not if her “Disappearing Act” is successful!

Teen Titans Go! #35

Preview: Marvel Action: Avengers #4

Marvel Action: Avengers #4

Matthew K. Manning (w) • Jon Sommariva (a & c)

Magic and mayhem collide for more mighty Marvel action in this new adventure featuring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Thor, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange have gone missing! Forced to face fiendish foes without their teammates, can the rest of the Avengers find their friends before it’s too late? And what’s this about a ruby?! It’s an adventure you’ll need to see, True Believers!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Marvel Action: Avengers #4

Preview: Marvel Action: Avengers: The New Danger (Book One)

Marvel Action: Avengers: The New Danger (Book One)

Matthew K. Manning (w) • Jon Sommariva (a & c)

A new era of all-out Avengers action begins! A new team is formed to battle a mega-sized threat that is weirder and wilder than any of the superheroes have met before! The New Danger will be the perfect opportunity for middle grade readers—and fans of all ages—to experience the thrilling adventures of Avengers comics for the first time!

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-515-9

Marvel Action: Avengers: The New Danger

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the TMNT Volume 1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the TMNT Volume 1

Matthew K. Manning (w) • Chad Thomas (a, c) • Heather Breckel (co)

The Turtles are back in an all-new animated series from Nickelodeon: new characters, new attitude, and a new age of mutant madness begins here. Join Leo, the self-proclaimed “coolest” brother; Donnie, the “genius”; Mikey, the “prankster”; and Raph, the leader of the group, as they uncover the secrets of New York City and untap their mystic ninja powers while learning to work together as a team. Will the TMNT be able to master their new world, or will their new world master them?! Collects issues #0–2.

TPB • FC • 72 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-454-1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the TMNT Volume 1

Preview: Marvel Action: Avengers #3

Marvel Action: Avengers #3

Matthew K. Manning (w) • Jon Sommariva (a & c)

The saga of the stolen Iron Man armor comes to a thrilling conclusion! Will the Avengers be able to stop the wily machinations of the Iron Mechanic and his army of AIM agents? Can they ever hope to silence the destructive appetite of Fin Fang Foom? And where on earth is Tony Stark?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Marvel Action: Avengers #3

Preview: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5

Matthew K. Manning (w) • Chad Thomas (a) • Andy Suriano (c)

Welcome to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reunion! With featured guests Raph, Donnie, Leo, Mikey, April, and… a whole host of angry villains?! Watch as Warren Stone’s quest to reclaim his glory puts the Turtles in a spotlight they don’t want to be in!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5

Review: Marvel Action: Avengers #1

Marvel Action: Avengers #1

A new era of all out Avengers action begins! A new team is formed to battle a mega-sized threat that is weirder and wilder than any of the superheroes have met before!

It’s a whole new era for the Avengers as IDW Publishing takes on Marvel‘s premiere team with Marvel Action: Avengers #1. Aimed at middle grade readers, the first issue is entertaining and thrilling enough that fans of all ages can enjoy it.

Writer Matthew K. Manning gives us the basics to start assuming the readers know little making this a perfect point for younger readers to start. As the action unfolds, small factoids are included allowing for an easy point of entry and catching up on the characters, their powers, and what to expect. That’s included for heroes and villains like. It’s a small detail but a solid one that keeps the entry level low.

The story itself is entertaining involving A.I.M., Madame Masque, U-Foes, not the biggest of villains, which is appreciated in a way. The material seems good for the ages it aims for, though an early explosion/bomb left me scratching my head (I’m not a great judge on that). There’s the expected violence of punching but none of it’s over the top and some of it is a little odd actually (how Madame Masque is eventually dealt with is an example). But, kids won’t be judging that at all.

The art by Jon Sommariva, color by Protobunker, and lettering by Christa Miesner is a solid style that reminds me a bit of Marvel’s animated series. There’s a nice design to the characters and the action flows nicely throughout with some nice use of panels. It all works and works really well.

The first issue is a good one that I’d have no problem handing to a younger kid who’s really in to the Avengers or the characters. It’s a solid entry to the world and characters succeeding where Marvel has stumbled, material made for non-adults. There’s also a nice sophistication to it that doesn’t talk down to its audience and should keep everyone who reads it engaged. A great start to a new take on classic characters.

Story: Matthew K. Manning Art: Jon Sommariva
Color: Protobunker Letterer: Christa Miesner
Story: 7.95 Art: 7.95 Overall: 7.95 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Marvel Action: Avengers #1

Marvel Action: Avengers #1

Matthew K. Manning (w) • Jon Sommariva (a & c)

A new era of all-out Avengers action begins! A new team is formed to battle a mega-sized threat that is weirder and wilder than any the superheroes have met before! This new ongoing series will be the perfect opportunity for middle grade readers, and fans of all ages, to experience the thrilling adventures of Avengers comics for the first time!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Marvel Action: Avengers #1

Preview: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3

Matthew K. Manning (w) • Chad Thomas (a) • Andy Suriano (c)

The TMNT are in a bitter fight with each other over an extremely sensitive topic… which pizza place has the fastest delivery! When a villain butts in,, the Turtles will have to put aside their differences and do what they do best: beat up bad guys!

FC • 32 pages• $3.99

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