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Fire Power by Kirkman and Samnee wraps up an epic story arc with issue #24

Skybound has revealed a first look at Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #24the conclusion to the high-octane story arc centered around a dragon of monumental proportions, from the iconic team of writer Robert Kirkman, artist Chris Samnee, colorist Matthew Wilson, and letterer Rus Wooton.  

Owen Johnson has fought to save the world, but will the fire power be strong enough? 

In addition to the main cover by Samnee and Wilson, Fire Power #24 comes with a stacked list of variant covers, including a cover by Francis Manapul and the final covers of the continuing portrait variant cover series by David Finch and Dave McCaig, and the connecting cover series from sketch artist Kim Jung Gi and colorist Pyeongjun Park.  

Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #24 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.  

The full list of covers is below: 

  • Fire Power #24 CVR A SAMNEE & WILSON (JUL220204) 
  • Fire Power #24 CVR B FINCH & MCCAIG (JUL220205) 
  • Fire Power #24 CVR C MANAPUL (JUL220206) 
  • Fire Power #24 CVR D JUNG GI & PARK (JUL220207) 

Preview: Amazing Fantasy #1000

Amazing Fantasy #1000

(W) Kurt Busiek, Various (A) Jim Cheung, Various (CA) John Romita Jr.
RATED T
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $7.99

The comic that brought you SPIDER-MAN hits issue #1000! We’re going big to celebrate in this, our thousandth issue of AMAZING FANTASY! An ALL-STAR roster of creators – Anthony Falcone, Dan Slott, Ho Che Anderson, Jonathan Hickman, Kurt Busiek, Michael Cho, Neil Gaiman, Rainbow Rowell, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jim Cheung, Marco Checchetto, Olivier Coipel, Ryan Stegman, Steve McNiven, Terry Dodson, Todd Nauck, and more – are coming together to celebrate Peter Parker and Spider-Man’s birthdays!

Amazing Fantasy #1000

Preview: Amazing Fantasy #1000

Amazing Fantasy #1000

(W) Kurt Busiek, Various (A) Jim Cheung, Various (CA) John Romita Jr.
RATED T
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $7.99

The comic that brought you SPIDER-MAN hits issue #1000! We’re going big to celebrate in this, our thousandth issue of AMAZING FANTASY! An ALL-STAR roster of creators – Anthony Falcone, Dan Slott, Ho Che Anderson, Jonathan Hickman, Kurt Busiek, Michael Cho, Neil Gaiman, Rainbow Rowell, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jim Cheung, Marco Checchetto, Olivier Coipel, Ryan Stegman, Steve McNiven, Terry Dodson, Todd Nauck, and more – are coming together to celebrate Peter Parker and Spider-Man’s birthdays!

Amazing Fantasy #1000

It’s time to slay a dragon in Fire Power by Kirkman and Samnee #23

Skybound has revealed a first look at Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #23from the legendary team of writer Robert Kirkman, artist Chris Samnee, colorist Matthew Wilson and letterer Rus Wooton.  

Face to face with the dragon! The long-awaited dragon fight is here, and not all of your favorites may make it through alive in the penultimate issue of the story arc.  

In addition to the main cover by Samnee and Wilson, Fire Power #23 comes with a stacked list of variant covers, including a cover by Jae Lee and colorist June Chung, the continuing portrait variant cover series by David Finch and Dave McCaig, and the connecting cover series from sketch artist Kim Jung Gi and colorist Pyeongjun Park.  

Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #23 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.  

Review: X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1

X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1

Last year’s Hellfire Gala delivered memorable moments. The X-Men’s godlike plans for Mars were revealed. There was a murder. It was a coming out of sorts further onto the world, and galactic, stage for the mutant nation. For all of the grand ideas of last year’s event, X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 lacks pretty much all of that. It’s a rather choppy issue whose whole at times makes little sense.

Written by Gerry Duggan, X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 revolves around the revelation of mutant resurrection to the world. It is now a known thing setting up questions, both in how will every react, and does it create a security issue. The answer to the first is, not in any realistic way and the latter is, of course. The event will be held and it’s just Avengers, X-Men, and some celebrities that attend. And that’s what’s rather odd. With such an announcement you’d either have world leaders there to protest or protesting and not going. None of that is addressed. The Avengers attend and kind of shrug their shoulders about it all instead flirting with Emma Frost. Even when it’s revealed that Mr. Fantastic had his mind wiped over something, no one seems pissed about it. It’s like everyone took pills to relax before. For a revelation that’s built up as world shattering, the end result during the Hellfire Gala is a reaction that lacks emotion. Even Doctor Doom, who would make a speech or plot around it, makes a joke about returning David Bowie. For something that’s set to such a high pedestal, no one beyond the X-Men are treating it as such.

Then there’s the Spider-Man tie-in. Moira as infiltrated the event through Mary Jane Watson and while there’s a confrontation it doesn’t result in much after it feels like. Wolverine heads to Spider-Man’s comic for an issue but you’d think there’d be some more action regarding this. Was anyone else compromised? No one is going to check? Shut the place down? Your enemy showed up and then gets away and there’s… talk. It’s all rather odd.

Finally, the election of the new X-Men team doesn’t feel like an election. Three members remain on the team, Emma suggests one, and then others feel like they’re volunteered. Where’s the election? Wouldn’t it had been better to have some suspense and have the mutants of Krakoa vote as some are nominated and show an actual “vote”? It’s rather odd in the execution.

But, many will be buying the comic for the fashion. Kris Anka, Russell Dauterman, Matteo Lolli, and CF Villa all provide the art. Rain Beredo, Frank Martin, Matt Milla, and Matthew Wilson handle the color. Cory Petit is on lettering. The designs are always interesting to see. Some are beautiful dresses but this year’s fashion doesn’t feel as inspired by last year’s. Maybe a theme for next year would be better? Overall though, it looks good and I can’t knock the visuals too much. But, it also doesn’t quite have the memorable moments like last year.

X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 is not the sum of its parts. It is not a better whole than each individual piece. That’s partially because each individual piece is in itself rather odd. X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 feels like a zero issue in some ways. It sets up A.X.E.: Judgement Day for the X-Men and like Eve of Judgement being from the Eternal’s point of view, this delivers the X-Men’s side. It’s an issue that had potential but it never quite lives up to the importance it claims it has.

Story: Gerry Duggan Art: Kris Anka, Russell Dauterman, Matteo Lolli, CF Villa
Color: Rain Beredo, Frank Martin, Matt Milla, Matthew Wilson

Letterer: Cory Petit Design: Tom Muller, Jay Bowen
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: Zeus Comics – TFAW – comiXology/Kindle

Review: Daredevil #1

Daredevil #1

It’s a new direction for the Man and Woman Without Fear. Kingpin is on the run, having slipped away and many thinking dead. A threat looms with The Hand which has been gaining power now that The Punisher is leading them. Previously focused on New York City, the Daredevils are now going global focused on bringing down The Hand once and for all. Daredevil #1 acts as both a continuation of the previous volume as well as a starting point for new readers and it works pretty well in both ways.

Written by Chip Zdarsky, Daredevil #1 feels much more like a continuation of events than a completely fresh start. Much of the issue is focused on picking up the pieces of the previous run/arc as Daredevil connects with friends and attempts to take care of a few things before heading on his global quest. The story is presented in an interesting way with a clearly older and disheveled Daredevil telling of events and his younger self going through them.

Zdarsky could easily keep things focused on the global war to come but he throws in a twist that’s been hinted at for some time. It’s still somewhat unexpected as the nature of one character is revealed. It has some pretty big implications and where it goes, I couldn’t say at all. That’s nice as the direction of the series is pretty clear, both Daredevils with their Fist army will eventually clash with the Punisher and the Hand. That’s pretty obvious and if it doesn’t happen, that’d be a surprise.

Zdarsky does do a good job of making the issue fairly easy to slide into for new readers. Situations are explained enough to get what’s going on while not being jarring for long time readers. It does a good balance of the two.

The issue is split with another story focused on Elektra as she scouts ahead of Matt to begin their building of The Fist. That part is intriguing with lots of talk about destinies and prophecies. It works and works well setting up the battle to come as Matt deals with his twist in NYC.

The art by Marco Checchetto is fantastic as expected. With color by Matthew Wilson and lettering by Clayton Cowles the comic looks great. It takes the rather dark cloud from the previous arc and removes it delivering an issue that’s a bit brighter than usual as Daredevil connects with friends and enemies. The coloring is interesting as it feels like there’s a sense of time as the story progresses with the lighting getting a bit brighter as day comes closer.

Daredevil #1 is solid as expected. The comic does a great job of setting up the next adventure while wrapping up what has come before. It acts as a decent spot for new readers to hop on and should make longtime readers happy. Overall, things are looking very intriguing for the Daredevils and this series continues to be one to not miss.

Story: Chip Zdarsky Art: Marco Checchetto
Color: Matthew Wilson Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: Zeus ComicsTFAWcomiXology/Kindle

Preview: Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #10

Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #10

(W) Chris Samnee, Laura Samnee (A) Chris Samnee, Matthew Wilson, Crank!

As Rainbow and Jonna continue to make their way in search of their missing father, they are drawn through monster-infested wastelands toward a spot on the horizon that seems to be surrounded by the strange creatures invading their world. Braving feuding kaiju and razor-sharp vines to get there is one thing, but will our favorite sisters be able to even get inside this mysterious zone when they do? Plus: the return of Gor and Nomi! This issue is 100 percent incredible high-octane action—not to be missed!

Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #10

Exclusive: Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #22 first look

We have the exclusive first look at Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #22 from Skybound. Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #22 is from the iconic team of writer Robert Kirkman, artist Chris Samnee, colorist Matthew Wilson. and letterer Rus Wooton. As part of Owen Johnson’s ongoing quest, Fire Power #22 will feature the first appearances of significant new characters.

Owen’s search for his old masters continues, but not every reunion is a happy one.

In addition to the main cover by Samnee and Wilson, Fire Power #22 comes with an impressive list of variant covers, including a vibrant cover by Kim Jacinto, the continuing portrait variant cover series by David Finch and Dave McCaig, and the connecting cover series from sketch artist Kim Jung Gi and colorist Pyeongjun Park.

Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #22 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, July 6.

The full list of covers is below:

  • Fire Power #22 CVR A SAMNEE & WILSON (MAY220223)
  • Fire Power #22 CVR B FINCH & MCCAIG (MAY220224)
  • Fire Power #22 CVR C JACINTO (MAY220225)
  • Fire Power #22 CVR D JUNG GI & PARK (MAY220226)
Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #22

Oni Press Celebrates Free Comic Book Day with Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters

This Saturday, Oni Press is celebrating Free Comic Book Day 2022 with a special edition reprint of the first issue of Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters, the all-ages hit co-written and drawn by Eisner Award-winner Chris Samnee and co-written by Laura Samnee, with colors by Matthew Wilson, and letters by crank!

Rainbow has been searching for her sister, Jonna, for a year. The last time she saw Jonna was also the first time she saw one of the monsters that now roam the planet. They’re big, ugly, and dangerous creatures driving humanity to the brink of extinction. Though there isn’t much hope for survival out in the wild, Rainbow knows that her sister is out there somewhere-and she’ll do anything to find her.

Readers who enjoy this FCBD intro to the action-packed series can also check out the newly released Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters Vol. 2, which collects issues #5–8 of Rainbow and Jonna’s journey, and Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #9, which begins the third and final arc of the kaiju-filled adventure.

Support your local comic book store and pick up a copy of FCBD 2022 Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters using the Free Comic Book Day Store Locator.

Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters

Preview: Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #9

Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #9

(W) Chris Samnee, Laura Samnee (A) Chris Samnee, Matthew Wilson, Crank!

A new arc begins! After the incredible cliffhanger reveal from last issue, Rainbow and Jonna are reeling—what does it all mean?! The two sisters have come so very far in their search for their father, only to be met with lots of questions…and, as always, giant monsters! Can the girls escape the strange goopy tunnels they are in and find their dad? Plus: The secret origin of Gor and Nomi! 

Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #9
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