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Find Avengers, Blade, X-Force, and More New Comics on comiXology

There are five new comics available now on comiXology. There’s four comics from Marvel and one from Harlequin. You can get shopping now or check out the individual issues below.

Avengers: Once An Invader

Written by Chuck Austen, Allan Jacobsen
Art by Scott Kolins, C.P. Smith
Cover by Scott Kolins
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Collects Avengers (1998) #82-84, New Invaders (2004) #0, Avengers (1963) #71, Invaders Annual (1977) #1.

Who is the mysterious figure that claims to be Captain America, and what mission is he recruiting the super-soldiers of past wars to accomplish? As the new Invaders hit the battlefield, Namor the Sub-Mariner marshals his forces against a crucial island nation! But whose side will the Avengers come down on?

Avengers: Once An Invader

Blade: Black & White

Written by Chris Claremont, Marv Wolfman
Art by Gene Colan, Tony DeZuniga
Cover by Gene Colan
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Collects Vampire Tales #8-9, Marvel Preview #3, 6, Blade: Crescent City Blues #1, Marvel Shadows And Light #1.

A war is raging, and he has a job to do; for Blade the Vampire Hunter, there are no shades of gray! Now, for the first time ever, the House of Ideas reprints the best of Blade in bold black and white from its legendary ’70s-era horror magazines – including VAMPIRE TALES and MARVEL PREVIEW!

Blade: Black & White

Identity Disc

Written by Robert Rodi
Art by John Higgins
Cover by Tony Harris
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Collects Identity Disc #1-5.

Six of Marvel’s most violent and cunning villains – Sabretooth, Bullseye, the Juggernaut, Deadpool, Sandman and the Vulture – are forced to work together by a mysterious agent who somehow knows every dark and dirty secret in their violent lives. Their mission: to retrieve the nearly priceless Identity Disc – purported to contain the true identities, the home addresses and even the credit reports of every hero in the Marvel Universe!

Identity Disc

Rider On Fire

Written by Sharon Sala
Art by Matsuri Akino
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Sonora is a DEA agent. While on a mission, she shoots a mafia boss. They’re now out for her life after what she’s done. In order to escape her pursuant, Sonora continues on her journey and ends up arriving at a small village. It is there that a man named Adam Two Eagles is waiting for her. It should be their first time ever meeting, but Sonora recognizes his eyes… He was the mysterious man who would appear in Sonora’s dreams every single night! Sonora and Adam are guided by a mysterious power as their fates become intertwined and begin to move as one!

Rider On Fire

X-Force: Famous, Mutant And Mortal

Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Mike Allred
Cover by Mike Allred
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Collects X-Force (1991) #116-129.

What happens when mutants become celebrities? Peter Milligan and Mike Allred offer this insightful, irreverent and wickedly entertaining deconstruction of the human/mutant dynamic – spiced with sex, drugs and death!

X-Force: Famous, Mutant And Mortal

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ComiXology Delivers 8 New Digital Comics Including Titans, Thunderbolts, Ultimate Marvel, and Manga!

There are eight new digital comics available now on comiXology! You can get new comics from Marvel, DC, and Yen Press now including new Titans, Ultimate Marvel, and more! Check them all out here or the individual issues below.

Goblin Slayer #49

Written by Kumo Kagyu
Art by Noboru Kannatuki, Kousuke Kurose
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This series is rated Adults OnlyDISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality goreGoblin Slayer’s party finally starts to break through Noble Fencer’s shell, but what will happen when they encounter the goblin paladin…? Read the next chapter of Goblin Slayer at the same time as Japan!

Goblin Slayer #49

Hinowa ga CRUSH! #32

Written by Takahiro
Art by Strelka
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This series is rated Adults OnlyDISCLAIMER: graphic sexualityAs Akame readies to join the fight, Hisame continues his solitary stand against the enemy…Will he be able to withstand their attack? Read the next chapter of Hinowa ga CRUSH! at the same time as Japan!

Hinowa ga CRUSH! #32

Thunderbolts: Guardian Protocols

Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Gary Erskine, Tom Grummett
Cover by Tom Grummett
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Collects Thunderbolts #106-109.

The Civil War gave Zemo a chance to amass a super-villain army – and now he is ready to unleash that fighting force on the Grandmaster, who plans to release an energy force across the planet that will lead to victory in his cosmic game of good and evil. But in this fight, who is good and who is evil? When the dust settles and the Guardian Protocols are enacted, the T-Bolts will never be the same again

Thunderbolts: Guardian Protocols

Titans: Titans Together #1

Written by Phil Hester
Pencils Tom Grummett, Scott Koblish
Inks Scott Koblish
Colored by John Kalisz
Cover by Brandon Peterson
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When one of Raven’s college professors goes missing, Nightwing is convinced the Titans should investigate. But the danger they uncover is far greater than one missing person—the fate of humanity is at stake, and only Beast Boy can save the day!

Titans: Titans Together #1

Ultimate Comics Iron Man Ultimate Collection

Written by Orson Scott Card
Art by Pasqual Ferry, Andy Kubert
Cover by Andy Kubert
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Collects Ultimate Iron Man #1-5 and Ultimate Iron Man II #1-5.

Tony Stark seems to have the perfect life as a billionaire playboy, genius-level inventor and founding member of the world-class super-hero team the Ultimates. But Stark’s life in the public spotlight is merely a small part of the picture. What is the untold story behind the man in the iron mask? How did Stark develop from a gifted child prodigy into one of the most powerful men on the planet? In ULTIMATE IRON MAN, legendary science-fiction writer Orson Scott Card delves into Tony Stark’s childhood history, exploring the makings of a hero from the very beginning.

Ultimate Comics Iron Man Ultimate Collection

Ultimate Marvel Team-Up Ultimate Collection

Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Mike Allred, Chynna Clugston Flores, Phil Hester, David Mack, Jim Mahfood, Rick Mays, Ted McKeever, Terry Moore, Bill Sienkiewicz, John Totleben, Matt Wagner
Cover by Leinil Francis Yu
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Collects Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #1-16 And The Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special.

Collecting all 16 issues of Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, plus the star-studded Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special! Teenager Peter Parker may just have started out in the crime-fighting game, but there are plenty of heroes and villains already doing their thing. And it doesn’t take long for Spider-Man to encounter these strange new allies and enemies – including Wolverine, the Hulk, Iron Man, the Punisher, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, the Man-Thing, the X-Men, Doctor Strange, the Black Widow, Shang-Chi and more! Take a wild tour through the ever-exciting Ultimate universe, as Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis teams up with the comic industry’s greatest artistic talents! Through the eyes of Peter Parker, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up showcases all the Ultimate heroes. From uncanny mutants to gleaming Avengers to rampaging green brutes, this volume has it all!

Ultimate Marvel Team-Up Ultimate Collection

Ultimate X-Men: Ultimate Collection Vol. 1

Written by Mark Millar
Art by Tom Derenick, Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Aaron Lopresti, Tom Raney
Cover by Leinil Francis Yu
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Collects Ultimate X-Men #1-12 & 1/2.

Collecting the first year of Mark Millar’s groundbreaking ULTIMATE X-MEN – issues #1-12 – in one colossal volume! Featuring an all-new cover by ULTIMATE HULK VS. WOLVERINE artist Leinil Francis Yu! The world stands on the brink of genetic war. Mankind has made the first move, launching an army of giant, cybernetic executioners called Sentinels – programmed to target and eliminate the mutant DNA strand. Now, Magneto and his mutant terrorist cell are preparing to follow through on their threats of Homo sapien genocide. The only force that can prevent total annihilation: five awkward teenagers and their crippled mentor! Plus: The inexperienced X-Men must rely on the enigmatic and unproven Wolverine when they become pawns of the mysterious Weapon X program. Can Logan go it alone against the shadow-ops organization that transformed him into one of the world’s most lethal killing machines?

Ultimate X-Men: Ultimate Collection Vol. 1

Ultimate X-Men: Ultimate Collection Vol. 2

Written by Chuck Austen, Mark Millar
Art by Kaare Andrews, Chris Bachalo, Adam Kubert, Esad Ribic
Cover by Mark Brooks
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Collects Ultimate X-Men #13-25.

Collecting the second year of Mark Millar’s groundbreaking ULTIMATE X-MEN – issues #13-25 – in one colossal volume! As the X-Men embark on their inaugural world tour, they must confront some unsettling truths about their mentor, Professor Charles Xavier. Before founding his school for young mutants, Xavier abandoned his only son, David, a mutant with uncontrollable reality-warping abilities. Now, David has returned, looking to exact revenge on the father who left him – and he’s willing to eradicate anyone who stands in his way. Will the X-Men be forced to kill Xavier’s son to end his threat against the world? Following the tragedies of their world tour, the X-Men seek the calming protection of Xavier’s school – but their suspicions of his methods only increase. Xavier’s mental blocks on student Jean Grey’s psychic abilities continue to crumble, and she grows increasingly unstable – plagued by visions of a world engulfed in the flames of a fiery phoenix. When the X-Men finally meet Xavier’s mysterious financial backers, Jean’s hallucinations become reality as the otherworldly Phoenix takes possession of the teenage telepath. Also included in this volume is a bonus tale of Gambit, a Cajun street hustler who must use his mutant gifts to protect a homeless boy in great danger.

Ultimate X-Men: Ultimate Collection Vol. 2

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Review: X-Ray Robot #1

X-Ray Robot #1

In X-Ray Robot #1, writer/artist Michael Allred and colorist Laura Allred run their usual 1960s space-age aesthetic through a body horror filter. It’s basically that bad trip of a cover of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” that Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus, and Moby did in 2014 as sequential art. The comic is a tale of a scientist named Dr. Max Wilding discovering interdimensional travel with the help of a nifty robot. However, his journey to the “other side” is not without its effects. It messes up his home and work life while kick-starting this miniseries’ ongoing plot.

X-Ray Robot #1 gets off to kind of a weird start. It looks like the CEO of Wilding’s funding company, Reynolds, makies an unwanted pass at the only female member of their scientific team. Later, she kisses Wilding on the mouth in front of his wife and kids. Honestly, the character’s motivation doesn’t make sense to me. It’s the single, real flaw in a visually stunning, engrossing, and sometimes terrifying comic.

X-Ray Robot #1

After the initial awkwardness, Mike Allred easily rights the shop by making interdimensional travel look like the process of drawing, but with a robot and a splash of yellow from Laura Allred. Instead of having unnecessary exposition, we get to experience the journey with Wilding and the growing bond between him and his robot. Each trip (Pun definitely intended.) has its own distinct style with consciousness transfer and an incredibly psychedelic double-page spread appearing as the story progresses.

However, a key strength of X-Ray Robot #1 is its juxtaposition of the normal with the otherworldly beginning with Dr. Wilding’s wife and children showing up at his launch and even the banter between scientists as he begins his journey. At first, they seem like scientists, who took design notes from Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four, Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy, and yes, Mike Allred’s earlier work, who have normal lives otherwise. But, then, the unsettling nature of Wilding’s journey creeps up on him while he’s pushing his kid on the swing, in bed with his wife, and finally, hurtling down the passageways of his lab. The man, who had enough wit and grit, to ask his boss for an increase in funding is no longer tethered to reality anymore.

Mike Allred shows this by having a constant sense of movement in his line art and foregoing a boring ol’ grid for fun and new panel shapes. Laura Allred adds the icing on top with intense background colors because X-Ray Robot #1 is really pop art gone loony, or Andy Warhol spending way too much time with Luis Bunuel.

X-Ray Robot has all the pulp science fiction trappings, like intrepid scientists with cool outfits going on a wondrous journey beyond what scientists in our current time can do. Mike Allred combines these elements with the mecha genre, including a cool looking robot that has But he cuts the story together in a way that looks like an avant-garde fever dream at times. Some of the ways he does this is by reality turn on a dime, making Dr. Wilding the ultimate unreliable narrator, and transforming his and Laura Allred’s wonderfully refined artwork into raw pencils.

X-Ray Robot #1 may end up being another scientist and robot team up to save the world from a threat beyond our knowledge, but for now, Mike Allred and Laura Allred subvert these well-trodden tropes and give readers a unique experience of traveling to another dimension and bonding with another consciousness. The way they shift their art style when Dr. Wilding goes to another dimension and the cutting together of tranquil domesticity with violent unreality makes X-Ray Robot #1 a fantastic reading experience and worth pouring over for the Allreds’ dynamic storytelling alone.

Story/Art: Michael Allred
 Colors: Laura Allred Letters: Nate Piekos
Story: 8.0 Art: 9.5 Overall: 8.7 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Archie 1955 #4 (of 5)

ARCHIE 1955 #4 (OF 5)

Script: Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
Art: Derek Charm, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Peter Krause
Variant Covers: Mike and Laura Allred, Jamal Igle
On Sale Date: 1/8
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie reaches the pinnacle of rock and roll heaven; hit records, TV, movies and thousands of adoring fans, but cracks are beginning to show–it’s terrifying at the top but the possibility of falling from it is far worse.

ARCHIE 1955 #4 (OF 5)

Archie’s star is rising in this advance preview of Archie 1955 #4!

ARCHIE 1955 #4 (of 5)

Script: Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
Art: Derek Charm, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Peter Krause
Variant Covers: Mike and Laura Allred, Jamal Igle
On Sale Date: 1/8
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie reaches the pinnacle of rock and roll heaven; hit records, TV, movies and thousands of adoring fans, but cracks are beginning to show–it’s terrifying at the top but the possibility of falling from it is far worse.

ARCHIE 1955 #4 (of 5)

Preview: Amazing Spider-Man: Full Circle #1

Amazing Spider-Man: Full Circle #1

(W) Nick Spencer, Jonathan Hickman, More (A) Chris Bachalo, Chris Sprouse, More (CA) Rod Reis
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $9.99

A summons from SHIELD leads Peter Parker into a globe-spanning adventure that will test him as never before, one in which the future of all mankind lies in his gloved, webbed hands! Who is the mysterious prisoner in the steel box who keeps propelling the wall-crawler onward?

Nick Spencer and an all-star team of Marvel’s biggest writers and artists take up the challenge to create the wildest, maddest, most unconventional AMAZING SPIDER-MAN story of all! Guest-starring Nick Fury, Wolverine and Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham!

Amazing Spider-Man: Full Circle #1

More Variant Covers Revealed For Marvel Comics #1000!

In celebration of Marvel‘s 80th anniversary this year, scores of comic creators – some Marvel icons, some first-timers – are assembling for an epic comic book story in honor of the very first issue of Marvel Comics. This August, get ready for Marvel Comics #1000, a massive collaborative effort that will see 80 different creative teams weave together one, expansive story.

In honor of an 80-year legacy, we’re proud to present an incredible lineup of variants, all by an exceptional roster of artists, that exemplify the richness and scope of Marvel history. Collect these iconic covers soon!

MARVEL COMICS #1000:

MARVEL COMICS 1000 40’S VARIANT COVER BY MARK BROOKS (JUN190850)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 60’S VARIANT COVER BY MIKE ALLRED (JUN190851)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 70’S VARIANT COVER BY GREG SMALLWOOD (JUN190852)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 90’S VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM (JUN190854)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 00’S VARIANT COVER BY MARK BAGLEY (JUN190855)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 DECADE VARIANT COVER BY KAARE ANDREWS (JUN190856)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY JEN BARTEL (JUN190858)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN190857)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY GABRIELE DELL’OTTO (JUN190845)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY GABRIELE DELL’OTTO (MAY198761)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVER BY STEVE DITKO (JUN190862)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 COLLAGE VARIANT COVER BY MR GARCIN (JUN190849)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY GREG HILDEBRANDT (JUN190860)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY INHYUK LEE (JUN190846)

  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 80’S VARIANT COVER BY JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO (JUN190853)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (JUN190847)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (MAY198819)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY ED MCGUINNESS (JUN190848)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVER BY GEORGE PEREZ (JUN190861)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 WRAPAROUND VARIANT COVER BY JOE QUESADA (JUN190843)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 BLACK AND WHITE WRAPAROUND VARIANT COVER BY JOE QUESADA (JUN190844)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG (JUN190859)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 BLANK VARIANT COVER (JUN190863)

DC Collectibles Expands to Walmart

DC Collectibles is bringing its acclaimed Batman: Black and White statue line to Walmart stores as 4″ mini-figures. The new figures are direct transformations of the company’s acclaimed 9″-scale figures and feature designs from many world-renowned artists including Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke and many more.

Batman: Black and White is DC Collectibles’ longest-running statue line and one of their best-sellers.

But, there’s a twist…

The 4″ line of figures will be packaged in individual blind bags stocked next to DC Comic Giants. Each month a new wave of six figures will be released widening the selection and upping the surprise factor.

The first waves of DC Collectibles Batman: Black and White 4″ figures heading to Walmart stores include:

February 2019:

  • Batman by Amanda Connor
  • Batman by Darwyn Cooke
  • Batman by Jason Fabok
  • Batman by Patrick Gleason
  • Batman by Frank Quitely
  • Batman by Dick Sprang

April 2019:

  • Harley Quinn by Bruce Timm
  • Robin by Frank Quitely
  • Batman by Mike Allred
  • Batman by John Romita Jr.
  • Batman by Gary Frank
  • Batman by Eduardo Risso

June 2019

  • The Joker by Jim Lee
  • Batman by Dustin Nguyen
  • Batman by Mike Mignola
  • Batman by Sean “Cheeks” Galloway
  • Batman from Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Batman by Jim Lee

August 2019

  • Penguin by Brian Bolland
  • Robin by Carmine Infantino
  • Batman by Carmine Infantino
  • Batman by Chris Uminga
  • Batman by Jae Lee
  • Batman by Brian Bolland

The Walmart exclusive Batman: Black and White figures are priced at an MSRP of $5.00 each.

Batman: Black and White Wave 1
Batman: Black and White Wave 2
Batman: Black and White Wave 3
Batman: Black and White Wave 4

Preview: Archie #700

ARCHIE #700

Script: Nick Spencer
Art: Marguerite Sauvage, Jack Morelli
Cover: Marguerite Sauvage
Variant Covers:: Mike Allred & Laura Allred, Matthew Dow Smith, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, David Mack, Audrey Mok, Thomas Pitilli, Paul Renaud, Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 11/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

A brand-new era of ARCHIE begins in this landmark 700th issue of our flagship series! Join the new creative team of writer Nick Spencer (The Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Marguerite Sauvage (DC’s Bombshells) as they take a trip to Riverdale and bring Archie, Betty & Veronica, Jughead, and the rest of the town along for a wild ride complete with new mysteries, new relationships, and much more!

Spencer and Sauvage kick off a new era in this advance preview of Archie #700!

ARCHIE #700

Script: Nick Spencer
Art: Marguerite Sauvage, Jack Morelli
Cover: Marguerite Sauvage
Variant Covers: Mike Allred & Laura Allred, Matthew Dow Smith, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, David Mack, Audrey Mok, Thomas Pitilli, Paul Renaud, Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 11/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

A brand-new era of ARCHIE begins in this landmark 700th issue of our flagship series! Join the new creative team of writer Nick Spencer (The Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Marguerite Sauvage (DC’s Bombshells) as they take a trip to Riverdale and bring Archie, Betty & Veronica, Jughead, and the rest of the town along for a wild ride complete with new mysteries, new relationships, and much more!

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