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The Hypernaturals #1 Sells Out, Goes To Second Print!

BOOM! Studios announced that their latest comic, The Hypernaturals #1, has sold out and gone to second print 14 days before its release tomorrow, June 27!  The series is written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning and art by Brad Walker and Andres Guinaldo. The second print will be available from Diamond Comic Distributors on Thursday.  This just means you need to snatch a copy when you go to your comic shop tomorrow.

It is the far future; the human race has finally colonized the galaxy, preserving an era of prosperity that’s only possible because of The Hypernaturals. They’re a celebrated, galaxy-wide superhero task force that keeps the peace. That is, until they all mysteriously vanish. Now, as the galaxy teeters on the brink of chaos, it’s up to a group of retired and long forgotten Hypernaturals — and their novice recruits — to save the galaxy from complete destruction. Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, the superstar writing duo behind ANNIHILATION and THE LEGION, launch an all-new original series that takes cosmic super-heroes to a new frontier.

The Hypernaturals #1 second print ships with a new cover by Mitch Breitweiser with a Diamond order code of MAY128105.

Catching Up on Reviews, Part 5 — Avengers Academy and Captain America

Avengers Academy #9 (Marvel) – I love the storyline here where Finesse might turn out to be the daughter of the Taskmaster, one of my favorite Marvel anti-heroes these days. Less well-done are the parts of the issue dealing with Tigra expelling Academy members for assaulting the Hood. The art isn’t particularly great, either.

Story: 7 Art: 6.5 Overall: 6.75

Avengers Academy #10 (Marvel) – Sean Chen’s art is a step up from the previous issue and the storyline where Leech comes to give Hazmat a day as a normal kid is great. The best part of the issue is Speedball’s growth as a character and the burying of some of his Stamford demons, which is a long time coming.

Story: 8.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 8

Avengers Academy #11 (Marvel) – Christos Gage writes a good connection to Avengers past by bringing back Korvac for this story arc. I’m a little annoyed at the flood of Thor movie tie-ins, though this one takes a different route than most. Tom Raney’s art is good, but not spectacular.

Story: 8 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.75

Avengers Academy #12 (Marvel) – There are moments of very strong writing here. The concept of bringing the future selves of the Academy students back to inhabit their present bodies so they can beat Korvac is an awesome device. The story is also fleshed out by one character showing a glaring weakness and two others showing a surprising vulnerability.

Story: 8.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 8

Avengers Academy #13 (Marvel) – I guess I get what they were going after with the idea of the “Superhero Prom” for the students, having an issue that focuses more on the characters and the lighter side of their lives instead of action, I’m just not sure how well it works in this case.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

Avengers Academy #14 (Marvel) – I love the way the new incarnation of the Sinister Six is being used and this is another good appearance for them. It’s good to learn more about Dr. Octopus’s character than we have learned in the past, he’s on the verge of being a little over-exposed lately, but certainly not in Deadpool, Spidey or Wolverine territory.

Story: 8 Art: 7 Overall: 7.5

Avengers Academy #14.1 (Marvel) – Ruby is one of the dumbest characters in Marvel history and her presence here detracts from what is otherwise a really good story, focusing on one of the characters who didn’t join the Academy and his tempting offer to the would-be heroes.

Story: 8.5 Art: 7 Overall: 7.75

Avengers Academy #15 (Marvel) – This is Tom Raney’s best art yet and the Fear Itself tie-in works better than most of the others. This story also does a good job of tying in recent themes from the Academy books to Fear Itself, something a lot of the other tie-ins have failed to do.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8 Overall: 8.25

Avengers Academy Giant-Size #1 (Marvel) – Cartoonish art (which isn’t my taste at all) and a retread Arcade storyline with only a few interesting elements makes this issue a waste.

Story: 6.5 Art: 6 Overall: 6.25

Captain America #615.1 (Marvel) – Mitch Breitweiser’s art isn’t my favorite, it seems he has a real problem making people’s faces look realistic (even comic realistic). Other than that, Ed Brubaker’s tale is action-packed and compelling, even if, once again, it relies a bit much on World War II elements in telling the tale of Steve Rogers.

Story: 9 Art: 7 Overall: 8

Captain America #616 (Marvel) – This massive 70th anniversary issue is packed with stories, most of the well-told. The best is probably Brubaker and Mike Deodato’s Winter Soldier gulag tale, the worst is the Mike Benson and Paul Grist Baron Blood/Captain Ameica used to be a vampire story.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

Captain America #617 (Marvel) – The continuation of the story of Bucky being put into a Russian gulag is entertaining and action-packed, but I read it after I knew Bucky’s eventual fate already, so I wonder how effective it is considering that context.

Story: 7.5 Art: 8 Overall: 7.75

Captain America #618 (Marvel) – The different artists used here vary greatly in quality, but the overall ongoing story is still a compelling one that has an impact on the future of Marvel comics, so it’s well worth the read.

Story: 8 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.75

Captain America #619 (Marvel) – The art from the gulag section is still the best in the issue, and it takes chances and mostly succeeds. The overall storyline comes to what appears to be a satisfying end.

Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75

Captain America #1 (Marvel) – Ah, the good-old Marvel pointless renumbering trick. The worst part about that for this issue is that this really isn’t good enough to be a first issue. It doesn’t break any new ground with the character and simply rehashes things we already know while mixing in a few newly-retconned storylines that don’t let us know anything new about Cap. It is good, I guess, to see Steve Rogers fully as Cap again, but you’d think that for a first issue, they would’ve had more of a point than what this issue has.

Story: 7 Art: 8 Overall: 7.5

Marvel Point One Sends In Captain America #615.1!

Official Press Release

Marvel POINT ONE Sends In CAPTAIN AMERICA #615.1!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Captain America #615.1, from Eisner Award-winning writer Ed Brubaker and red-hot artist Mitch Breitweiser! In this great starting point for new readers, learn all about the legend of the Star-Spangled Avenger in this pivotal POINT ONE issue that dramatically impacts the life of Captain America and sets up monumental events that will surprise everyone! As his former partner stands accused, Steve Rogers lines up his next list of targets in the war for national security… But when his nation suddenly utters the call, will the shield be passed to an all-new Captain America? Meet tomorrow’s super-solider today, only in Captain America #615.1 – on sale this March!

CAPTAIN AMERICA #615.1 (JAN110702)

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by MITCH BREITWEISER

Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA

Rated T+…$2.99

FOC – 2/14/11, On Sale 3/9/11

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Celebrate Captain America’s 70th Anniversary This March!

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Celebrate Captain America’s 70th Anniversary This March!

This March, Marvel celebrates the historic 70th anniversary of an American icon, Captain America! Celebrate this milestone for the Sentinel of Liberty all month long with top-notch stories from Marvel’s top creators! Kicking off the anniversary month is Captain America And Falcon #1, the first of five great one-shots starring Captain America and featuring Falcon, Crossbones, the Secret Avengers, Peggy Carter and Batroc! Not only will each of these pivotal stories feature Captain America and those who have made him the man he is today, but they’re loaded with excellent bonus content! Fans also can’t miss out on the limited edition print of all of these five one-shot covers connecting by red-hot artist Greg Tocchini.

Then, for fans who aren’t up to speed on Ed Brubaker’s critically acclaimed epic run on Captain America, find out where the future of Captain America is headed in a special Marvel Point One issue – Captain America #615.1 – great for new readers! Steve Rogers makes a decision on who will be the new Captain America that no fan can miss!

Once you’re all caught up, you’ll be all ready for the supersized anniversary issue, Captain America #616, from the megastar creative team of Ed Brubaker, Howard Chaykin, Butch Guice and so many more! And that’s not all because all month long because no Captain America fan can miss out on special 70th Anniversary Variants featuring Captain America throughout the ages alongside Marvel’s greatest heroes by some of Marvel’s top artists! For 70 years, Captain America has fought for truth, justice and the American Way, and Marvel can think of no better way to pay homage to this iconic hero!

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND FALCON #1 (JAN110704)

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND FALCON #1 GATEFOLD VARIANT (JAN110705)

Written by ROB WILLIAMS

Penciled by REBEKAH A. ISAACS

Cover by GREG TOCCHINI

Gatefold Cover by GREG TOCCHINI

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC – 2/7/11, On Sale – 3/2/11

CAPTAIN AMERICA #615.1 (JAN110702)

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by MITCH BREITWEISER

Cover by DANIEL ACUNA

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC – 2/14/11, On Sale – 3/9/11

CAPTAIN AMERICA #616 (JAN110703)

Written by ED BRUBAKER, HOWARD CHAYKIN, MIKE BENSON, FRANK TIERI, KYLE HIGGINS, ALEC SIEGEL & MORE!

Penciled by MUTCH GUICE, HOWARD CHAYKIN, PAUL GRIST & MORE!

Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST

Rated T+ …$4.99

FOC – 2/28, On Sale – 3/23/11

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Marvel Announces New Imprint!

Official Press Release

Marvel Announces New Imprint!

Marvel is proud to announce the all-new Crossgen imprint, launching in March 2011 with two series—Ruse and Sigil. Featuring some of today’s most acclaimed talents and crossing all genres, Crossgen brings Marvel’s incomparable storytelling sensibilities to new characters, new concepts and new audiences.

In the war for forever, time is only a small obstacle as the greatest warriors jump from century to century to ensure victory! Enter Samantha Rey, a 16 year old girl from present-day South Carolina who discovers a mysterious symbol on her chest granting her the power to turn the tide of this war. But will she save us or damn all of creation? New York Times best-selling scribe Mike Carey (Age of X, The Unwritten) and Leonard Kirk (New Mutants) begin the next great comic epic in Sigil #1.

Legendary scribe Mark Waid (Amazing Spider-Man) and rising star artist Mirco Pierfederici (Tron: Original Movie Adaptation) present Ruse #1, the mystery series that’ll leave you breathless! Simon Archard is the world’s greatest detective, but when he crosses paths with the enigmatic Emma Bishop, the smartest man may have met his equal…and find himself embroiled in the greatest mystery of his career!

Crossgen is one of the biggest comic book imprint launches this century,” said David Gabriel, SVP of Sales & Circulation. “You’ve seen Marvel redefine super heroes and now we’re taking on every popular genre you can imagine, with some of the most unique and compelling new series you’ll find in 2011, each priced at only $2.99 per issue. You’ve never read Marvel comics like these!”

SIGIL #1 (of 4)

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by LEONARD KIRK

Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURJEVIC

Variant Cover by ED McGUINNESS

Rated T+ …$2.99

ON SALE IN MARCH

RUSE #1 (of 4)

Written by MARK WAID

Art by MIRCO PIERFEDERICI

Cover by BUTCH GUICE & MIKE PERKINS

Variant Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER

Rated T+ …$2.99

ON SALE IN MARCH

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Preview – Your First Look At Captain America: Patriot #3!

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Your First Look At CAPTAIN AMERICA: PATRIOT #3!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Captain America: Patriot #3 (of 4), from the critically lauded creative team of writer Karl Kesel and artist Mitch Breitweiser! Jeff Mace is the new Captain America, but if he wants to carry on the legacy of Steve Rogers, he will have to lead the All Winners Squad to victory in their greatest battle yet!

Fans and critics agree – Captain America: Patriot is a hit!

“…thanks to the Mitch Breitweiser’s artwork and Karl Kesel’s script the book quickly took shape and made it easy to cheer on The Patriot in his quest to live up to his idol Captain America.” – Dan Iverson, IGN.com

“Wow… this was one of the best comics I’ve read in a while.” – Zach Freeman, ComicVine.com

“Captain America: Patriot #1 really succeeds because both the art and the writing match the 1940s setting. Karl Kesel’s dialogue crackles with the energy of an old screwball comedy, with a good ear for old-timey slang that never sounds affected, and playfully alliterative newspaper headlines.” – George Chimples, MajorSpoilers.com

When Bucky is fatally wounded, will a traitor stand revealed in their ranks? And, with no one to trust, could a mysterious new costumed heroine hold the answers?  Find out the answers to these questions and more in Captain America: Patriot #3 (of 4), on sale this October!

CAPTAIN AMERICA: PATRIOT #3 (of 4) (AUG100580)

Written by KARL KESEL

Pencils and Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER

Rated A…$3.99

FOC – 10/7/10, ON SALE – 10/27/10

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Preview – Your First Look At Captain America: Patriot #2!

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Your First Look At Captain America: Patriot #2!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Captain America: Patriot #2, from Karl Kesel and Mitch Breitweiser! Jeff Mace was the Patriot, now he is Captain America, the Sentinel of Liberty! Now fighting alongside Cap’s old sidekick Bucky and ally Sub-Mariner, Mace finds it difficult to fill Captain America’s boots. When a face from the past comes to enact revenge on Jeff Mace, someone dear to him will pay the price! Don’t miss out on the exciting tale of a patriot who became a hero and a hero who became Captain America in Captain America: Patriot #2!

CAPTAIN AMERICA: PATRIOT #2 (JUL100565)

Written by KARL KESEL

Pencils & Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER

Rated A …$3.99

FOC – 9/9/10, On-Sale – 9/29/10

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Preview – Your First Look At Captain America: Patriot #1

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Your First Look At CAPTAIN AMERICA: PATRIOT #1

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Captain America: Patriot #1 (of 4) from the acclaimed creative team of Karl Kesel and Mitch Breitweiser. When Captain America puts on his mask and shield for the first time he instantly inspires an entire nation, including Jeff Mace – a rough-and-tumble reporter— who quickly dons his own star-spangled suit and calls himself the PATRIOT! During the Great War, the loss of the Sentinel of Liberty is felt throughout the nation until Jeff Mace is asked the greatest honor of them all…to be the NEXT CAPTAIN AMERICA! This September, follow the Patriot and his attempts to be not just a hero, but a symbol for the nation he loves.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: PATRIOT #1 (of 4) (JUL100564)

Written by KARL KESEL

Pencils & Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER

Rated A …$3.99

FOC – 8/26/10, On Sale – 9/15/10

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