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Preview: Marvel Rising #5 (of 5)

Marvel Rising #5 (of 5)

(W) Nilah Magruder (A) Roberto Di Salvo (CA) Audrey Mok
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Morgan Le Fay is on the verge of turning the tri-state area into the kingdom she’s always dreamed of – and Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl and their friends are out of ideas to stop her. But sometimes help can come from the most unexpected places – and just when you need it most, you’ll find the pathway home is clear after all.

Marvel Rising #5

Preview: Marvel Rising #4 (of 5)

Marvel Rising #4 (of 5)

(W) Nilah Magruder (A) Roberto Di Salvo (CA) Audrey Mok
Rated T
In Shops: Jun 26, 2019
SRP: $3.99

MORGAN LE FAY CLEANS UP THE STREETS!

…By unleashing a trash monster on New Jersey! And the worst part is, it’s not even RECYCLABLE! Squirrel Girl, Ms. Marvel and their team better get their mops and brooms ready before the entire state falls under Morgan’s toxic influence! But monster-making isn’t the only trick up the Arthurian sorceress’s sleeve-and now she’s fixed her green eyes on Ms. Marvel!

Marvel Rising #4

Preview: Marvel Rising #3 (of 5)

Marvel Rising #3 (of 5)

(W) Nilah Magruder (A) Roberto Di Salvo (CA) Audrey Mok
Rated T
In Shops: May 29, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE HOME OF THE INHUMANS GETS A MEDIEVAL MAKEOVER!

Morgan le Fay’s moving to New Jersey, and she’s just chosen the location for her castle: New Attilan! But the Inhumans aren’t planning to give up their home to a queen from another age. And with fellow Inhumans Ms. Marvel and Inferno nearby, they’re hoping they won’t have to. The Marvel Rising team joins forces with Iso, Reader, Mosaic and others to save New Attilan – and the whole of New Jersey – from one of the most powerful sorceresses in history!

Marvel Rising #3 (of 5)

Preview: Marvel Rising #2 (of 5)

Marvel Rising #2 (of 5)

(W) Nilah Magruder (A) Roberto Di Salvo (CA) Audrey Mok
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 24, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE MAGICAL KINGDOM OF JERSEY!

Morgan Le Fay has invaded New Jersey! Or should we say…NEW CAMELOT?! And under her mind-twisting rule, the citizens are going crazy! But Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl are not about to watch the local bodegas turn into potion-dealing apothecaries. Luckily, they’ve got a few friends to help them out: Spider-Man Miles Morales and Inhuman Inferno! And when former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Daisy Johnson joins the case, they’re sure to have Morgan on the ropes. Unless, of course, she sends a GIANT HORDE OF MONSTERS AFTER THEM?! Okay, this looks worse than we thought…

Marvel Rising #2 (of 5)

Review: Marvel Rising #1

Marvel Rising gets a brand new first issue and a perfect jumping on point for this all-ages series which fits right in with the rest of the Marvel line.

Marvel Rising #1 is by Nilah Magruder, Roberto Di Salvo, Rachelle Rosenberg, and Clayton Cowles.

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Preview: Marvel Rising #1 (of 5)

Marvel Rising #1 (of 5)

(W) Nilah Magruder (A) Roberto Di Salvo (CA) Audrey Mok
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

HEROES OF THE ROUNDTABLE!

With the powers of GIRL and the powers of SQUIRREL on their side, Kamala Khan and Doreen Green are an unbeatable team! But that title is about to be seriously challenged – because New Jersey has been invaded by a swarm of knights in shining…suits?! Driving cars armed with javelins?! Uh-oh. Kamala and Doreen are gonna need allies to help protect their home turf – and they know just who to call. Don’t miss the return of the team-up that’s got everyone talking!

Marvel Rising #1 (of 5)

Get Ready for a Titanic Team-Up in Marvel Rising #1!

This March, a titanic team-up arrives in the form of an all-new adventure with the unbeatable duo of Kamala Khan and Doreen Green! But even heroes need a little help sometimes! Join Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl along with Spider-Man Miles Morales, Dante Pertuz (a.k.a. Inferno), America Chavez, and Daisy Johnson (a.k.a. Quake) for an all-new action packed adventure this March in Marvel Rising #1!

Written by Dwayne McDuffie Award winning writer Nilah Magruder, best known for her web comic M.F.K. and Marvel’s A Year of Marvels, and featuring art by Roberto Di Salvo with covers by rising star Audrey Mok, the brand new story follows Kamala and Doreen as they attempt to stop sorceress Morgan le Fay from turning New Jersey…into New Camelot!

Join in on the action when Marvel Rising #1 in comic shops this March, and don’t forget to watch Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, now on Marvel HQ!

Review: Vault of Spiders #1

Only a Spider-Army can stop the end of the Multiverse! Meet Web-Slinger, the Spider-Man from the Wild West,. He is the Emissary from Hell, he is SUPAIDAMAN! The Spider-Man from the live-action Spider-Man show that aired in Japan in the 1970s is back. And that’s just a glimpse into the Vault of Spiders!

One of the fun things about the Spider-Man multiverse events is that they’ve delivered utterly insane Spider-Man concepts and allowed Marvel, and creators, to explore their multiverse in a controlled way. Things still have to be Spider focused but they can be a little out there. That has made those events a lot of fun and entertaining. So, I was looking forward to Vault of Spiders #1, a spin-off of the excellent Spider-Geddon and walked away, a little bummed.

Vault of Spiders #1 is an anthology so the quality of stories and art is all over the place. Some are good and others head scratching. What’s good about this issue is there really are great concepts. All are great concepts. The executions though, some were a bit lacking.

Spider-Byte and Savage Spider-Man stand out from the four stories. The first stands out for the concept and creativity, and solid costume design, while the latter due to its fantastic art and twist at the end. Both are entertaining and deliver something a little different.

The Web-Slinger, a western set story, and Final Galaxy Battle!, the Japanese take on Spider-Man each have their charms but also stumble. The western aspect is played up a lot and in some ways entertaining but with the story relying on a twist of a character as far as the bad guy, there’s a shrug of the shoulders where a reveal should shock readers. A connection there is missing. The Japanese Spider-Man, while the art is fantastic reminding me of classic manga, the story is headscratching in every way. It makes no sense. That’s part of the point, I think, but when everything else in the comic winks and nods as to their roots (Savage is straight up Tarzan), this one maybe goes a bit too far.

Vault of Spiders #1 is a bit of a let down but fun to see the various versions of Spider-Man. I’d love to see this as an ongoing with longer stories, the brevity was a hindrance. Like a lot of anthologies, there’s some good here and some bad but if you’re a Spider fan it might be worth checking out.

Prologue
Story: Jed MacKay Art/Ink: Scott Koblish
Color: Andres Mossa Lettering: VC’s Travis Lanham

The Web-Slinger
Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Javier Pulido
Color: Muntsa Vicente Lettering: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Final Galaxy Battle!
Story: Jed MacKay Art/Ink/Lettering: Sheldon Vella

Spider-Byte
Story: Nilah Magruder Art/Ink: Alberto Alburquerque
Color: Andrew Crossley Letterer: VC’s Travis Lanham

Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Vault of Spiders #1 (of 2)

Vault of Spiders #1 (of 2)

(W) Cullen Bunn, James Asmus, Jed MacKay, Nilah Magruder (A) Javier Pulido, Juan Gedeon, Sheldon Vella (CA) Marcos Martin
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $4.99

A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN!
• Only a Spider-Army can stop the end of the Multiverse!
• Meet Web-Slinger, the Spider-Man from the Wild West, in an unforgettable story by CULLEN BUNN (X-MEN BLUE) and JAVIER PULIDO (SHE-HULK).
• He is the Emissary from Hell, he is SUPAIDAMAN! The Spider-Man from the live-action SPIDER-MAN show that aired in Japan in the 1970s is back in comics form in an insane story by JED MACKAY (EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON) and SHELDON VELLA (DEADPOOL, SPIDER-VERSE).
• And that’s just a glimpse into the VAULT OF SPIDERS!

Review: M.F.K.

Your family pretty much informs your taste in things growing up, because either you go the total opposite or you get drawn to it. My maternal grandfather was a huge cinephile, as his love of movies trickled down to his children and on to us, grandchildren. This is something I even passed down to my daughters. One of his favorite genres, was the Western.

Me and my cousins watched all the classics with him starring Lee Van Cleef, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and countless other film stars that would go on to work in many more genres. Looking back, it made me fall in love with that era as well. The one running story in most of these celluloid classics, were that of a stranger who wanders into a town, minding their own business, no wanting any trouble but finding it nonetheless. This is exactly the outline M.F.K. by Nilah Magruder plays in, but she subverts tropes and injects realism where western standards would have been used by lesser hands.

We are introduced to, a mysterious wanderer, named Abbie, who is on her way to scattering her mother’s ashes in a mountain region named Potter’s Spine in this western dystopia, where the government is broken, and wielding magic, is much like wielding a gun. She stops in a townlet for such rest, when she gets to known the town folk, and one after the other becomes enamored with each of them. So, when a gang of rogues, who are known as the Parasai. By book’s end, the gang has gone too far, Abbie, unveils she has power all her own, and injustice will not carry on any further.

Overall, a dystopian fable which definitely turns the genre on its head, as Magruder shows that levity ad heart can be included in a story where the world fails itself. The story by Magruder, is elaborate, genuine, and beautiful. The art by Magruder, is gorgeous sequential art with tips of the hat to anime and sprawling Western art pieces of the Old West. Altogether, a story which challenges norms of gender, race, body and most importantly, storytelling.

Story: Nilah Magruder Art: Nilah Magruder
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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