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Scout Comics to publish The Maze Agency by Mike W. Barr

Scout Comics has announced that it will be publishing The Maze Agency by Mike W. Barr. The newest issues in the long-running series will be drawn by Silvano Beltramo.

The Maze Agency revolves around a pair of detectives (Jennifer Mays and Gabriel Webb) and their adventures solving mind-boggling murders. It was a 1989 Eisner Award nominee for Best New Series.

First debuting in 1998 from Comico, featuring art from Alan Davis, Adam Hughes, and Rick Magyar, The Maze Agency was later published by Innovation Comics, Caliber Comics, and IDW.

The Maze Agency

Review: Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

Today’s generation of Star Trek fans are much fortunate in many ways. Technology has lot to do with it, as they have ways to connect with other fans around the world without ever meeting them. Streaming plays a large part in that as well , as they can watch several series within the franchise and at least two new shows before the year ends.

The one thing that just about every series has touched except for ST:TNG, is the Mirror Universe. As Discovery’s first season went right into making multiple visits over its 4 season run. My favorite was Enterprise’s adventure into that dark abyss, even changing the their theme song, into something ominous. In a story that has not seen publication in 30 years, we find the crew of the Enterprise shortly after the events of Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, facing evil versions of themselves in Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga.

We find Spock still recovering from the events of Star Trek III, as his friends visit him, he still has trouble remembering exactly who they are. As Kirk, still reeling from the death of his son, appreciates the peace but something is wrong in the universe, as the Enterprise has just destroyed the research station where his ex-wife and the mother of his son as this crew is from the Mirror Universe. They wreak havoc across the fleet, wrecking the USS Courageous, but not before they run into the heroes we know, as a standoff between the counterparts, leads to some intense stare downs., where the good counterparts get captured. They would soon break free from their captors, and Kirk would find an ally onboard this version of the Enterprise, from his last adventure in the Mirror Universe, Marlena, who knows how beat this crew., taking control of the ship while their Mirror Universe counterparts hijack the the Excelsior and the Klingon Bird Of Prey they took during Search For Spock. While the evil version of Spock returns to Vulcan and gets into a fierce mind meld with the newly reborn Spock. Our heroes hatch a plan to enter the Mirror Universe and exact revenge on the invaders, but their plan fails, when their true identities are be found out, causing the crew to seek help from an unlikely ally in this universe, the Klingons. By the book’s end, they restore everything in order, and Kirk and Spock get their own commands.

Overall, Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga is an action packed story, which is worthy of being a movie. The story by Barr is exciting. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, one of the best stories to come from original DC Comics run of Star Trek.

Story: Mike W. Barr Art: Tom Sutton, Ricardo Villagrãn
Color: Julianna Ferriter Letterer: John Costanza, Janice Chiang, Carrie Spiegle
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

(W) Mike W. Barr (A) Tom Sutton, Ricardo Villagran (CA) J. K. Woodward
In Shops: Mar 16, 2022
SRP: $24.99

Picking up where Star Trek III: The Search for Spock left off, Admiral Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise face off with evil versions of themselves in the fan-favorite Mirror Universe!

Admiral Kirk and his crew must battle against a very familiar foe, as forces from the Empire have crossed an interdimensional breach to wreak havoc in Federation space. While deception and desperation unfold as the Empire tries to conquer another universe, it will take all the experience of Kirk, Spock, and the crew of the Enterprise to fend off the coming invasion and save the Federation!

Originally published by DC Comics in Star Trek issues #9-16 from December 1984 to July 1985, this collection presents the fan-favorite Mirror Universe story for the first time in almost 30 years!

Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

Preview: Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

(W) Mike W. Barr (A) Tom Sutton, Ricardo Villagran (CA) J. K. Woodward
In Shops: Mar 16, 2022
SRP: $24.99

Picking up where Star Trek III: The Search for Spock left off, Admiral Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise face off with evil versions of themselves in the fan-favorite Mirror Universe!

Admiral Kirk and his crew must battle against a very familiar foe, as forces from the Empire have crossed an interdimensional breach to wreak havoc in Federation space. While deception and desperation unfold as the Empire tries to conquer another universe, it will take all the experience of Kirk, Spock, and the crew of the Enterprise to fend off the coming invasion and save the Federation!

Originally published by DC Comics in Star Trek issues #9-16 from December 1984 to July 1985, this collection presents the fan-favorite Mirror Universe story for the first time in almost 30 years!

Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

Marvel Delivers Daredevil and Wolverine in Today’s Digital Comic Releases

There are currently seven new digital releases on comiXology. You can choose from Marvel, Harlequin, and Yen Press. Get shopping or check out the individual releases below.

Daredevil Visionaries: Frank Miller Vol. 2

Written by Frank Miller
Art by Frank Miller
Cover by Frank Miller
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Collects Daredevil (1964) #168-182.

The celebration of one of the comic book industry’s top talents continues as writer/artist extraordinnaire Frank Miller’s classic Daredevil adventures are collected in a second tribute volume. All the elements that made Miller’s tenure on Daredevil a comic noir classic are here: gritty, street-level action, moody atmosphere, and widescreen adventure told with a cinematic eye. The stories in this volume feature unforgettable characters like the Kingpin, the mammoth king of the New York Underworld; Bullseye, the deranged but deadly assassin; Elektra, the woman Daredevil loves but is forced to oppose; and of course, Daredevil himself, blind as justice, he is an attorney by day and an urban vigilante by night. Also introduced in this collection is the mysterious ninja brotherhood, The Hand, the group that will ultimately cause Elektra’s untimely demise. Tense and dramatic, the stories included in this volume dedicated to Frank Miller’s classic work show the continued development of an artistic legend as his formidable skills continued to grow in stature and depth.

Daredevil Visionaries: Frank Miller Vol. 2

Daredevil Visionaries: Frank Miller Vol. 3

Written by Mike W. Barr, Roger McKenzie, Frank Miller
Art by Terry Austin, Klaus Janson
Cover by Frank Miller
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Collects Daredevil (1964) #183-191 and material from What If? #28, 35 and Bizarred Adventures #28.

The action, drama and artistic brilliance continue withDAREDEVIL #183 – #191, plus WHAT IF? #28 (“What If Elektra Had Lived?”) and #35 (“What If Daredevil Joined S.H.I.E.L.D.?) — and as a special treat, an Elektra story from BIZARRE ADVENTURES #28! It’s more amazing visuals and gut-wrenching twists from the master of crime noir as Matt Murdock tussles with the Black Widow, collides with the Punisher, and has a sickening showdown with the Hand as they try to kill Stick and resurrect Elektra!

Daredevil Visionaries: Frank Miller Vol. 3

So I’m a Spider, So What? #48

Written by Okina Baba
Art by Asahiro Kakashi
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With Mother defeated and Body Brain working on the Demon Lord’s soul, I got some time to kill! But before that, time for your friendly neighborhood Spidermonster to kick some robber butts and save that dandy stud!!

So I'm a Spider, So What? #48

The Sheikh’s Guarded Heart

Written by Liz Fielding
Art by Satomi Tsuya
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Lucy has traveled to Ramal Hamrah to chase her new husband, who stole all of her money right after their wedding. However, confused in this foreign desert land, she soon gets into a terrible car accident. Right before her car explodes, she’s rescued by a stranger. When Lucy wakes up, she finds herself in the strong arms of a beautiful, angelic man. The man who saved her is Hanif, the prince of Ramal Hamrah. As he’s volunteered to protect her in his palace!

The Sheikh's Guarded Heart

Un amour contraire au contrat

Written by Maisey Yates
Art by Kanoko Yamamoto
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Comment ça une femme ne peut pas gérer une entreprise !? Le père d’Elaine a choisi Marco, figure légendaire de l’industrie, comme successeur de son entreprise malgré le sens des affaires de sa fille. Celle-ci, passionnée par la compagnie de son père, propose un contrat de mariage d’un an à Marco afin de l’amener à lui céder l’entreprise après le divorce. Marco, qui fait souvent la une des magazines à scandales, a besoin de reconstruire sa réputation en se mariant. Ce qui aurait dû être un simple mariage de raison, prend une tournure un peu différente lorsque Marco découvre une nouvelle facette de sa nouvelle femme et que l’innocente Elaine tombe sous le charme de Marco.

Wolverine: Blood Wedding

Written by Joe Casey, Chris Claremont, Tom DeFalco, Todd DeZago, Fabian Nicieza
Art by Denys Cowan, Oscar Jimenez, Cary Nord, Leinil Francis Yu
Cover by Jae Lee
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Collects Wolverine (1988) #123-132, Wolverine: Black Rio.

Why is Wolverine tying the knot with one of his most vicious foes? What do Shadowcat and Sabretooth have to say about it? And what deadly new advantage makes Sabretooth unbeatable? X-Men legend Chris Claremont returns to the character he made famous in an old-school, actionpacked caper against Hydra and the Hand! Then: Wolverine faces Roughouse and Bloodscream, and teams with Captain America on a quest for self-improvement — but when he battles the Wendigo, it’s all he can do to stay alive! Plus: Wolverine scales a mountain, attends Carnaval and confronts the grim specter of domestic abuse! Guest-starring the ladies of the X-Men!

Wolverine: Blood Wedding

Wolverine Legends Vol. 1: Wolverine/Hulk

Written by Sam Kieth
Art by Sam Kieth
Cover by Sam Kieth
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Collects Wolverine/Hulk (2002) #1-4.

Sam Keith (The Maxx, Zero Girl) returns to Marvel – and takes on two of Marvel’s most popular – and toughest — characters! A metal-clawed X-Man, an emerald behemoth and a scared little girl named Po what draws these three very different characters together? Answer: Expect the unexpected!

Wolverine Legends Vol. 1: Wolverine/Hulk

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ComiXology Delivers 7 New Digital Comics for You Today from Marvel and Harlequin

ComiXology has a mix of new and classic comics for you today in their digital store. Get digital comics from Marvel and Harlequin. Check them all out here or the individual issues below.

Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man/Giant-Man Vol. 1

Written by Ernie Hart, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber
Art by Dick Ayers, Don Heck, Jack Kirby, Larry Lieber
Cover by Richard Isanove, Jack Kirby
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Collects material from Tales To Astonish (1959) #27 and #35-52.

Burned under the magnifying glass of overwhelming demand, Mighty Marvel has given in to bring you our smallest hero in his first big Masterwork! Scientist Hank Pym invented an amazing growth serum and a cybernetic helmet, making him the Astonishing Ant-Man! Teamed with the winsome Wasp, the tiny twosome battle a sensational array of mini- and maxi-sized menaces from the Scarlet Beetle to the Black Knight! And if that’s not enough to occupy a man of science, he’s also defending the good ol’ U.S. of A.’s secrets from the Commie hordes! But we’ve got more than just miniature mayhem for you, True Believer — you can also look forward to the birth of the biggest Avenger there ever was: Giant-Man!

Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man/Giant-Man Vol. 1

Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man/Giant-Man Vol. 2

Written by Al Hartley, Leon Lazarus, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber
Art by Dick Ayers, Carl Burgos, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Larry Lieber, Bob Powell
Cover by Jack Kirby
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Collects material from Tales To Astonish #53-69.

Hank Pym and his ladylove, Janet Van Dyne, make their highly requested return to the Marvel Masterworks in the concluding volume of Ant-Man/Giant-Man’s Silver Age adventures! Penned by no less than “The Man” himself, Stan Lee, and illustrated by an unmatched cadre of Bullpen embellishers from “Dazzling” Dick Ayers and “Sturdy” Steve Ditko to Golden Age greats Carl Burgos and Bob Powell, you’ll need high pockets to hold onto the action and adventure that’s in store for you. Giant-Man and the winsome Wasp have the decks stacked against them as they go up against an array of antagonists from the wild and weird Human Top, Porcupine, Colossus and the Wrecker to the Incredible Hulk, Attuma and Spider-Man! Also presenting the debut of the world’s tallest Avenger’s new look and the Wasp’s own solo feature!

Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man/Giant-Man Vol. 2

Avengers Epic Collection: This Beachhead Earth

Written by Harlan Ellison, Roy Thomas
Art by Neal Adams, John Buscema, Sal Buscema, Frank Giacoia, Sam Grainger, Herb Trimpe
Cover by John Buscema
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Collects Avengers (1963) #77-97; Incredible Hulk (1968) #140.

Roy Thomas’ epic run continues with the origin of the Black Panther, the debut of the Lady Liberators, the return of the Squadron Sinister and the all-time classic Kree/Skrull War! Caught in a cosmic crossfire, Earth has become the staging ground for a conflict of star-spanning proportions! Two eternal intergalactic enemies — the merciless Kree and the shape-shifting Skrulls — have gone to war, and our planet is situated on the front lines! Can Earth’s Mightiest Heroes bring about an end to the fighting before humanity becomes a casualty of war? And what good are even a dozen super-powered champions against the vast military machines of two of the greatest empires in the cosmos?

Avengers Epic Collection: This Beachhead Earth

Britannia All At Sea

Written by Betty Neels
Art by Kuremi Hazama
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Head nurse Britannia finds herself strangely attracted to the stone-faced and stoic visiting professor Jake Luitingh van Thien.

Getting a glimpse into his softer side, Britannia takes him up on his offer to visit his hometown in Holland to find love…

Britannia All At Sea

Marvel Adventures Iron Man Vol. 3: Hero By Design

Written by Fred Van Lente
Art by Scott Koblish, Graham Nolan
Cover by Francis Tsai
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Collects Marvel Adventures Iron Man #9-12.

The Armored Avenger blasts through the third arc of his solo title in the critically acclaimed, best-selling Marvel Adventures line! Featuring an army of gray Iron Man armor automatons; the Chameleon; the spectacular Spider-Woman; the Living Laser; Canada’s greatest super heroes, Alpha Flight; Kiber the Cruel; and the return of Tony Stark’s missing father!

Marvel Adventures Iron Man Vol. 3: Hero By Design

Marvel Fanfare: Strange Tales

Written by Mike W. Barr, Charlie Boatner, Chris Claremont, Steven Grant, David Anthony Kraft, Bill Mantlo, Roger McKenzie, David Michelinie, Sandy Plunkett, Roger Stern, David Winn
Art by Joe Barney, Dave Cockrum, George Freeman, Michael Golden, Luke McDonnell, Sandy Plunkett, Marshall Rogers, P. Craig Russell, Paul Smith, Charles Vess, Trevor Von Eeden
Cover by Michael Golden
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Collects Marvel Fanfare #1-7.

One of Marvel’s most unique anthology titles had a strong start with a classic Spider-Man/X-Men team-up saga in the Savage Land, presented here in its entirety, with more than a half-dozen additional tales! Mister Fantastic, alone against Annihilus! Captain America faces a forgotten wartime legacy! The Hulk vs. the circus! Christmas with Daredevil! Deathlok, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Ian McNee of MYSTIC ARCANA fame and more!

Marvel Fanfare: Strange Tales

Marvel Illustrated: The Last Of The Mohicans

Written by Roy Thomas
Art by Steve Kurth, Denis Medri
Cover by John Watson
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Collects Marvel Illustrated: Last Of The Mohicans #1-6.

The first great hero in American fiction—in the first true American epic! Across the Eastern Wilderness rages the French and Indian War—with only a handful of English and Colonial troops standing in the path of the relentless army of General Montcalm and his fierce Iroquois allies. But arrayed against the invaders are Hawkeye, the fabled frontier scout, and his noble friends Chingachgook and Uncas, the only two survivors of the Mohican tribe. THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS is a tale of bravery and barbarism — of heroism amid the horrors of the final great war fought between the British and the French — and their Indian allies — for a land destined one day to seize its freedom in its own hands. James Fenimore Cooper’s famous novel has been adapted with all its legendary excitement intact by award-winning writer Roy Thomas, and artists Steven Kurth and Denis Medri.

Marvel Illustrated: The Last Of The Mohicans

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Discover Frank Miller’s Daredevil With this Digital Sale – 67% Off

Between 1979 and 1983, two of the comic book industry’s biggest legends, writer/artist Frank Miller and artist Klaus Janson, joined forces on Daredevil, redefining the character and creating one of the most acclaimed comic book runs of all time. Now is your chance to witness this landmark run for yourself with the Daredevil by Frank Miller SaleDaredevil by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson Vol. 1, 2, and 3, three collections containing the entirety of the pair’s collaboration on the character are on sale now through 4/23 11PM ET.

These must-have volumes for any comic book fan include Daredevil #158-161, Daredevil #163-191, Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #27-28, Daredevil: Love & War, and What If? #28.

Frank Miller and Klaus Janson’s transformative work on the title elevated Daredevil into the recognizable Marvel icon he is today and cemented their place as two of the most acclaimed creators in comic book history. This seminal run introduced the beautiful and deadly assassin Elektra who went on to become one of Marvel’s leading female characters. Miller and Janson also established criminal mastermind Kingpin and mad marksman Bullseye as Daredevil’s greatest foes. The creator’s bold storytelling choices and dark depiction of Hell’s Kitchen make their take on the Man Without Fear one of the more influential comic book runs of all time and went on to inspire the hit Marvel’s Daredevil television series. The classic issues contained in these collections feature other industry greats such as writers Bill Mantlo, Roger McKenzie, David Micheline, Marv Wolfman, and Mike W. Barr as well as artists John Buscema and Bill Sienkiewicz.

Daredevil Frank Miller Sale

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Preview: Suicide Squad: Black Files #5 (of 6)

Suicide Squad: Black Files #5 (of 6)

(W) Mike W. Barr, Jai Nitz (A) Philippe Briones, Scot Eaton (CA) Will Conrad
In Shops: Mar 06, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Katana’s spirit is still trapped in the body of the evil Eve-and now she must combat the schemes of Kobra with the Suicide Squad and Halo in hot pursuit! But will Halo recognize the real Katana in time? Plus, back from the dead and behind the eight ball, the magic users of Suicide Squad Black return to Earth, and the situation is worse than ever before. Sebastian Faust is on the cusp of eliminating all magic and has possessed Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc to do his bidding. Waller has to pull out all the stops to save the world and avoid losing both her teams. Not everyone will make it out alive.

Suicide Squad: Black Files #5 (of 6)

Preview: Suicide Squad: Black Files #4 (of 6)

Suicide Squad: Black Files #4 (of 6)

(W) Mike W. Barr, Jai Nitz (A) Philippe Briones, Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher (CA) Will Conrad
RATED T+
In Shops: Feb 06, 2019
SRP: $4.99

In part four of “Revenge of Kobra,” Katana finally escapes the deadly dimension of the Soultaker, only to find herself trapped in the body of Lady Eve! Now she must save Halo and the Suicide Squad from King Kobra and his wife, the impostor Katana–even though the Squad and Halo see her as a mortal enemy!

Also in this issue, the heist on Gemworld got the entire Suicide Squad Black team killed. With her new squad dead, Amanda Waller is out of magic bullets. Things go from bad to worse when Waller sends the regular Suicide Squad to catch Sebastian Faust. Can their technology possibly stand a chance against a foe whom magic couldn’t defeat?

Suicide Squad: Black Files #4 (of 6)

Preview: Suicide Squad: Black Files #3

Suicide Squad: Black Files #3

(W) Mike W. Barr, Jai Nitz (A) Philippe Briones, Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher (CA) Frazer Irving
RATED T+
In Shops: Jan 09, 2019
SRP: $4.99

“KATANA: REVENGE OF KOBRA” part three! Trapped in the mystic dimension within the Soultaker sword, Katana and her husband, Maseo, fight the forces of the mad swordsmith Muramasa, who has amassed an army to invade the world outside-our world!
“SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK” part three! Suicide Squad Black comes face to face with Sebastian Faust, who naturally makes Amanda Waller’s supernatural enforcers an offer they can’t refuse. Will the Suicide Squad make (another) deal with the devil?

Suicide Squad: Black Files #3
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