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Review: Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Vol. 1 Secrets and Rumors

Spider-Man swings in to a brand new series that keeps things a bit more grounded and local. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Vol. 1 Secrets and Rumors collects issues #1-6 of the series.

Story: Tom Taylor
Art: Juann Cabal, Yildiray Cinar, Marcelo Ferreira
Color: Nolan Woodard, Federico Blee, Jim Campbell
Ink: Douglas Franchin, Roberto Poggi
Letterer: Travis Lanham

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores on July 23! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Dead Man Logan Vol. 1 Sins of the Father

Old Man Logan is dying and before he goes he wants to make sure his nightmarish future doesn’t happen.

Dead Man Logan Vol. 1 Sins of the Father collects issues #1-6.

Story: Ed Brisson
Art: Mike Henderson
Color: Nolan Woodard
Letterer: Cory Petit

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores on June 25! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Dead Man Logan #4

Dead Man Logan #4

Dead Man Logan is one of the more oddly exciting comics in Marvel’s roster right now. Especially for fans of the original Mark Millar and Steve McNiven story Old Man Logan that was first printed in Wolverine vol. 3 #66-72. It’s a story that is widely held as being a Wolverine Must Read, and so it was perhaps inevitable the character would return in some way. But after nearly 60 issues, and with Young Man Logan returning (in the aptly titled Return Of Wolverine) Old Man Logan is (probably) going to die (for a few years, at least).

With Dead Man Logan again focusing on Logan’s desire to make sure that what happened in his past wouldn’t occur again, we’ve already seen Old Man Logan almost single-handedly go through the Avengers (albeit under the illusion the Avenger’s were villains… which should remind you of something). In a fun and interesting play on the mirroring of the original tale, we’ve also seen Mysterio seem to flip sides; Ed Brisson is adding more layers to this series with every issue – not only does this comic carry a legitimate weight and gravitas to the story, but it’s also an incredibly fun read. There is a great balance between the somberness of Logan’s condition being explained and Hawkeye making coffee (it sounds simple, but just wait till you read that).

Mike Henderson and Nolan Woodard are a solid artistic combination, and their style is one that I’ve absolutely fallen in love with. The characters feel unique, their emotions are clearly (and often hilariously) displayed on their faces, which leads to some brilliant visual moments.

Dead Man Logan #4 is a great read, and while the series has an epic feel to its scope and potential, there are a lot of great nods and touches that leave the comic a very accessible feeling. It’s odd, really, that the two sides of the story blend so well, but I’m not going to complain. This is a solid comic, and one well worth picking up (it’s also one of the best Wolverine series I’ve read in a long time). I can’t wait to read the next issue.

Story: Ed Brisson Artist: Mike Henderson 
Color Artist: Nolan Woodard Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
 Story: 8.9 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Champions Vol. 5 Weird War One

This volume of Champions winds down as the team regroups to figure out their next steps and head to Weirdworld!? Yes, it’s superheroics mixed with fantasy in this fun adventure.

Champions Vol. 5 Weird War One collects issues #22-27 and Annual #1 by Jim Zub, Nyla Innuksuk, Kevin Libranda, Francesco Manna, Sean Izaakse, Max Dunbar, Marcus To, Marcio Menyz, Erick Arciniega, Nolan Woodard, and Jordan Boyd.

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores on February 19! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1

Spider-Man has take on cosmic threats, world ending schemes, and has one of the best rogues gallery of any Marvel character, but isn’t he the FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD Spider-Man?

Writer Tom Taylor, artist Juan Cabal, colorist Nolan Woodard, and letterer Travis Lanham, kick off a more grounded Spider-Man in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1

Get your copy in comic shops January 9th! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Planet Of The Apes Omnibus SC

Planet Of The Apes Omnibus SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Daryl Gregory
Artists: Carlos Magno, Diego Barreto
Colorist: Juan Manuel Tumburús, Nolan Woodard, Darrin Moore
Letterer: Travis Lanham, Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Carlos Magno
Price: $39.99

Ape and Human societies have reached a new golden age, but peace never lasts for long. Ripples of dissent are spreading in both the Ape and Human ranks and when a mysterious assassin guns down the beloved Lawgiver, tensions will reach a boiling point! Can one human solve the mystery of the Lawgiver’s murder before war engulfs all of society? Or is this the beginning of the end for Apes and Humans alike?

Set over 1,000 years before the  arrival of Colonel George Taylor, award winning novelist Daryl Gregory (Spoonbenders, Pandemonium) and critically acclaimed artists Carlos Magno and Diego Barreto present the story of the rise of the original Planet of the Apes!

Collects the sixteen-issue series, plus Planet Of The Apes Special #1, Planet Of The Apes Spectacular #1, Planet Of The Apes Giant #1, and Planet Of The Apes Annual #1

Review: X-Men: The Exterminated #1

In the aftermath of Extermination, the X-Men mourn for their fallen brother, Cable. But no one is taking it harder than his adopted daughter, Hope Summers. Will Hope be able to cope with the loss, or will she be led down a dark path that she won’t be able to return from? Only Jean Grey can save Hope from herself! Plus, celebrate the life of Nathan Summers with a story from his past by Chris Claremont!

Cable is dead, sort of, during the events of “Extermination” having been killed by his younger self. And, not surprising, “post event” (the last issue of Extermination hasn’t been released yet) we get an issue mourning the loss of the character. Broken into two stories, X-Men: The Exterminated is an ok follow up but lacks, something. Having read it, I walked away having just spent the 15 minutes of my time and instantly the comic was pretty forgettable. It’s not that it’s bad, it’s just not memorable in any way. There’s no revelation. There’s not even much emotion. It’s just a safe comic that feels like a box checked off more than anything.

The first story follows Hope and Jean Grey as they set off to close down Cables various hideouts. Hope of course has a mission of her own that’s very predictable. The two go back and forth about what Cable meant to Hope and the banter feels like it’s more about Hope’s absence from comics more than her time with Cable. There’s much left on the table such as Hope sort of being Jean Grey’s granddaughter in a way and where Hope has been. Jean shows little emotion in the mourning and Hope comes off a bit cold beyond the anger she shows at Bishop and Deadpool, two characters who have a lot of history with Cable as well. Out of it all, Deadpool is the one who delivers the most emotional bit laying his cards on the table in a way. Writers Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler seem to not shake the tree much in an way and the script is fairly predictable in its end. It’s a story that’s both emotionless and without much point beyond answering the question about what happened to all of Cable’s technology and weapons?

The art by Neil Edwards with color by David Ramos and lettering by Joe Sabino too is forgettable. Again, it’s not bad but much like the story itself nothing stands out. The settings are generic sci-fi. There’s a mention of Cable enjoying cyberpunk but what’s presented doesn’t feel much like that. The environments have the minimal detail at no point emphasizing how much there really is or at least how much could get out and do some damage.

The second story reflects on a bit after Cable, Nathan, is born where his parents head to Alaska for some relaxation. It rewrites some of the comic history but it’s interesting mostly for the return of classic X-Men scribe Chris Claremont. The story itself has its touching moments but again misses any real interest. What’s most fascinating is the perspective of the narrative of the story being told. Nothing said or shown is vital and it all feels like its been included because it deals with baby Cable and fits the first story’s theme of parents and their kids (on a couple of levels).

The art by Ramon Rosanas with color by Nolan Woodard and lettering by Joe Sabino is ok with a throwback quality to it all. The comic feels like it could have fit into the late 80s or early 90s as far as style and would have fit being a backup story then.

The comic as a whole is ok. It never feels like it really honors Cable and by the end you’re left with muttering “that’s it?”. Nothing is vital and again this feels more like a checking of the box than anything else. There isn’t some deep thought about who Cable is or his impact on X history, instead it’s a very surface level experience that lacks any real emotion or depth.

Story: Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, Chris Claremont
Art: Neil Edwards, Ramon Rosanas
Color: Jay David Ramos, Nolan Woodard Lettering: Joe Sabino
Story: 6.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Pass

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Review: Dead Man Logan #1

The writing has been on the wall for months, Old Man Logan is dying and he’s not getting better. But, before he goes, he’s trying to leave the world in a better place and make sure the future he caused doesn’t happen.

Dead Man Logan #1 is by Ed Brisson, Mike Henderson, Nolan Woodard, and Cory Petit.

Get your copy in comic shops Wednesday November 28! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 3 The Burning Seas

Are you a Star Wars fan? Do you enjoy good storytelling? Comics? Then Marvel‘s Darth Vader comics are for you! Volume 3 of the series, The Burning Seas features three stories covering issues #13-18 and Annual #2.

Darth Vader Vol. 3 The Burning Seas features Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Daniele Orlandini, David Curiel Java Tartaglia, Guru-eFX, Joe Caramagna, Elia Bonetti, Chuck Wendig, Leonard Kirk, Walden Wong, Scott Hanna, and Nolan Woodard.

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Review: Star Wars: Thrawn

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Star Wars: Thrawn based on the novel by Timothy Zahn.

Star Wars: Thrawn is written by Jody Houser, art by Luke Ross, color by Nolan Woodard, lettering by VC’s Clayton Cowles.

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