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The Serpent’s Omen Strikes Back in Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #16

Image Comics and Skybound have revealed a first look at Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #16, putting Owen and his family in more danger than ever before courtesy of superstars Robert KirkmanChris Samnee, and Matthew Wilson.

After Ling Zan’s shocking return, Owen and Kellie have realized no one—not even their family—is safe from the Serpent’s Omen. But as they risk everything to protect their family, Wei Lun begins to put together the pieces… and the Serpent’s Omen makes their move!

Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #16 (Diamond Code AUG210231) will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play on Wednesday, October 6.

Miles Morales Swings Into his Biggest Year with a Special Issue

In addition to a collection of variant covers, Marvel will celebrate 10 years of Miles Morales with a special double-sized issue of his current ongoing series! On sale this month, Miles Morales: Spider-Man #30 will be a major turning point in the legacy of the young Spider-Man featuring the debut of a brand-new costume designed by artist Chase Conley. The series creative team, writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Carmen Carnero, will be joined by a web of incredible talent including the creative minds behind the Oscar-winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, two-time Oscar nominee Kemp Powers, Jeff Loveness, Cody Ziglar, and Miles Morales co-creator Sara Pichelli. Artists include Carmen Carnero and Anthony Piper with covers by Taurin Clarke, Chase Conley, Pichelli and Rachelle Rosenberg, and Javier Garron and Matthew Wilson.

Miles Morales’ future has never looked brighter! Check out all four covers now and pick up Miles Morales: Spider-Man #30 when it hits stands on September 29!

Preview: Kang the Conqueror #1 (of 5)

Kang the Conqueror #1 (of 5)

(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A) Carlos Magno (CA) Mike Del Mundo (VCA) Natacha Bustosm Juan Cabal, Carmen Nunez Carnero, Joshua Cassara, Iban Coello, Patrick Gleason, Peach Momoko, Todd Nauck, R.B. Silva, Skottie Young
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 18, 2021
SRP: $4.99

THE ORIGIN OF KANG!
The man called Kang the Conqueror has been a pharaoh, a villain, a warlord of the space ways and even, on rare occasions, a hero. Across all timelines, one fact seemed absolute: Time means nothing to Kang the Conqueror.
But the truth is more complex. Kang is caught in an endless cycle of creation and destruction dictated by time and previously unseen by any but the Conqueror himself. A cycle that could finally explain the enigma that is Kang. And a cycle that begins and ends with an old and broken Kang sending his younger self down a dark path…

Kang the Conqueror #1 (of 5)
Mike Del Mundo

Early Preview: Kang the Conqueror #1 (of 5)

Kang the Conqueror #1 (of 5)

(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A) Carlos Magno (CA) Mike Del Mundo (VCA) Natacha Bustosm Juan Cabal, Carmen Nunez Carnero, Joshua Cassara, Iban Coello, Patrick Gleason, Peach Momoko, Todd Nauck, R.B. Silva, Skottie Young
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 18, 2021
SRP: $4.99

THE ORIGIN OF KANG!
The man called Kang the Conqueror has been a pharaoh, a villain, a warlord of the space ways and even, on rare occasions, a hero. Across all timelines, one fact seemed absolute: Time means nothing to Kang the Conqueror.
But the truth is more complex. Kang is caught in an endless cycle of creation and destruction dictated by time and previously unseen by any but the Conqueror himself. A cycle that could finally explain the enigma that is Kang. And a cycle that begins and ends with an old and broken Kang sending his younger self down a dark path…

Kang the Conqueror #1 (of 5)
Mike Del Mundo

It’s Fire vs. Snakes in Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #15

Image Comics and Skybound have revealed a first look at Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #15, continuing the exciting second year of the hit series from superstars Robert KirkmanChris Samnee, and Matthew Wilson.

After the stunning events of the last issue, the Serpent’s Omen takes hold! Now, Owen has no choice but to fight back—and the Fire Power might not be enough. But first Ling Zan, Kellie and Owen will have to sort out, well, a lot.

Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #15 (Diamond Code JUL210227) will be available at  comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, September 1.

Journey Across the Timestream and Beyond in these New Kang the Conqueror #1 Covers

On August 18th, writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing team up with artist Carlos Magno, colors by Espen Grundetjern, and lettering by Joe Caramagna, to bring readers the definitive origin of one of Marvel’s most legendary villains in Kang the Conqueror #1! The new series will unravel Kang’s complex history, tying together all of his greatest stories and reuniting his alternative selves from across the timeline. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Kang is set to begin his biggest era yet. To celebrate the character’s first-ever solo series, some of the industry’s top artists have crafted outstanding covers that showcase the past, present, and future of Kang’s incredible saga. Included in this collection are covers by all eight of Marvel’s Stormbreakers depicting key moments in Kang’s history from his iconic first run-ins with the Fantastic Four and the Avengers to his epic showdown with the Young Avengers.

The man called Kang the Conqueror has been a pharaoh, a villain, a warlord of the space ways, and even—on rare occasions—a hero. Across all timelines, one fact seemed absolute: Time means nothing to Kang the Conqueror. But the truth is more complex. Kang is caught in an endless cycle of creation and destruction dictated by time and previously unseen by any but the Conqueror himself. A cycle that could finally explain the enigma that is Kang. And a cycle that begins and ends with an old and broken Kang sending his younger self down a dark path… Check out all 12 covers now before the release on August 18th!

The Serpent’s Omen Hunts Owen in Fire Power By Kirkman & Samnee #14

Image Comics and Skybound have revealed a first look at Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #14, the next thrilling issue of the acclaimed series from superstars Robert Kirkman, Chris Samnee, and Matthew Wilson.

The jaw-dropping Year Two of Fire Power continues as Owen has quickly realizes that he and his family may never be able to return to a normal life. After all, The Serpent’s Omen is called that for a reason…and they’re not the only ones from Owen’s past ready to show their faces once again.

Plus, Wei Lun hits the courts for the first time and he’s got a wicked crossover. It’s gotta be the shoes, right?

Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #14 (Diamond Code JUN210209) will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, August 4.

Review: Heroes Return #1

Heroes Return #1

Heroes Reborn has been a bumpy ride of a story. A world where no Avengers have existed and the Squadron Supreme takes the role is interesting. How the series was executed and the specifics were a bit lacking though. The story feels like there’s chunks missing in the narrative that would make the story flow a bit better. Heroes Return #1 wraps things up as the Avengers battle the Squadron Supreme and Coulson decides to get in on the fight himself. It’s a slugfest with the addition of a thin layer of story.

Written by Jason Aaron, Heroes Return #1 wraps things us and gets us back to our regularly scheduled program. It feels like the “thank god” moment where the mistake of an arc ends and we the reader know we can move on to more interesting things. The issue has the Avengers battling the Squadron Supreme and there are individual moments that stand out. Seeing the two teams battle has its interesting aspects as we see how they match up and who does what. How the Avengers handle things is the details that keeps things somewhat engaging. But, the issue, and event, just leaves so many questions out there that aren’t even touched it’s frustrating. Maybe there’s something I missed reading?

Where Aaron’s work really stands out is the Squadron Supreme itself. These are heroes we love to hate and the interaction between Hyperion and Nighthawk is actually engaging. There’s a slight sadness as they both know the world isn’t right but “it’s their world” so they fight and fight hard.

The art by Ed McGuinness works for the issue. It’s mostly a long fight and the characters look good with designs and layouts that are interesting and help bring a pop sense about it all. With ink by Mark Morales and color by Matthew Wilson it looks nice. But, there’s not a lot that really stands out as memorable. The most being the slight moments where McGuinness delivers winks and nods to the Squadron Supreme’s DC analogs.

The most interesting thing about Heroes Return #1 is where it leaves everything. There’s some specifics with the Squadron Supreme that will potentially have a big impact going forward. There’s things with Mephisto especially that will be huge. But, overall, it’s an event that feels more like its point is to get us to that finale as opposed to really telling a solid story. As a whole, it’s an event whose concept wasn’t bad, it just didn’t know how to really execute it.

Story: Jason Aaron Art: Ed McGuinness
Ink: Mark Morales Color: Matthew Wilson
Story: 6.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Read

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Review: Heroes Reborn #7

Heroes Reborn #7

Heroes Reborn has been an interesting event. It’s one that has shown its potential. But, that potential has never really been reached. The narrative has taken on a different delivery with a series of one-shots and a main series that’s been split. Half of the main event comic has focused on the members of the Squadron Supreme while the second half has dipped its toes into the bigger story of a world changed. This “final” issue continues that pattern. Heroes Reborn #7 has the Squadron Supreme attempting to figure out who the Avengers are while the second gives a better idea as to who is behind everything.

Delivering an event in a style that’s almost like an anthology is absolutely something different and new. But, it also has felt like not enough. Writer Jason Aaron has juggled his two tasks and done with what he could. The comic has had to build this world with a rich past and current present while also addressing the mystery before us. The mystery aspect has felt like it’s gotten shortchanged as the series has done its best “What if Marvel did DC?”. That riff on DC has been interesting and entertaining with numerous winks and nods. But, there’s something that doesn’t completely click about it all. It’s not really DC as more Earth-3 DC as the Squadron Supreme builds up a pile of bodies and we learn more of their thirst for war and destruction.

With the main event, you’d think this issue would wrap things up. Nope, it’s extended even further with the upcoming Heroes Return. That makes this seven-issue series feel even shorter in its goals. It’s the opening chapter in what will likely be dragged out further than it needs to. The issue for Heroes Reborn interestingly doesn’t seem to be the content or concept but its execution and packaging.

The art by Aaron Kuder and Ed McGuinness is solid. The comic looks great as each brings their styles to the issue. It looks great and that’s not a problem at all. Mark Morales ads his inks to McGuinness’ pencils with Dean White and Matthew Wilson handling color with Cory Petit on lettering. Everyone looks fantastic, the locations are interesting and the moments between characters flows nicely. The issue never pops though. There’s moments that should have been memorable but it never hits the reader. It could be due to the shortened storytelling pages but the imagery never stands out as epic and memorable.

Heroes Reborn #7 like the issue before both works and doesn’t. There’s some great ideas and concepts but it never quite clicks and flows. Everything feels too short and like it’s missing that moment that really hits you. The fact that it ends as just one chapter doesn’t help matters. This is another Marvel event that doesn’t hit the mark.

Story: Jason Aaron Art: Aaron Kuder, Ed McGuinness
Ink: Mark Morales Color: Dean White, Matthew Wilson Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Year Two of Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee Begins in July

The action-packed Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #13 from superstars Robert KirkmanChris Samnee, and Matthew Wilson begins here with a first look at interior art from the upcoming new story arc.

After the shocking events of the last issue, Year Two of Fire Power begins as Chou Feng has been defeated and Wei Lun has retaken control of the Temple of the Flaming Fist. Owen Johnson is now able to return home to his life in St. Louis where everything has gone back to normal… right? No? Oh, dear… what now? And will it ruin the FIRST EVER Johnson Family Taco Night?

And why did the answer HAVE TO BE SNAKES?

Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #13 (Diamond Code MAY210085) will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, July 7.

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