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Review: Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #1

Death_of_Wolverine_The_Logan_Legacy_1_CoverWolverine—the greatest X-Men ever—is dead! With this mutant powerhouse now permanently out of the picture, various factions of both good and evil are scrambling to fill the void left by Logan’s death! Will Wolverine’s Legacy be shaped by heroes who valiantly fought alongside him …or by those villains treacherous enough to have challenged him over the many years of his long life? The answers will be revealed in this special 7-issue limited series that spins directly out of the Death of Wolverine!

Wolverine might be “dead,” but that’s not stopping Marvel from cashing in, much like when he was alive, with the character appearing (or at least his name), on as many comics as the market can bear. The first, of many to come, cash-ins brings together many of the characters most important to the now in limbo Logan.

This first issue is little more than set-up, taking on the rather disheartening move by Marvel lately to pitch further books instead of focusing on delivering a fleshed out story. Like it or loathe it (I lean latter), the issue teases what’s to come for the characters introduced within Daken, Sabretooth, Mystique, X-23, and Lady Deathstrike. I can maybe ignore the continuity issues (Isn’t Daken a Horseman now? Isn’t X-23 in the Ultimate Universe? Isn’t Mystique and Sabretooth fighting as part of AXIS?), but this first issue is set up for the rotating cast of characters to come. It feels more like a zero issue, or even one of those free books to handed out to get you interested in what’s to come. Writer Charles Soule, whose talent shines in numerous other series, gives us a solid take on the characters and their personalities, setting up what might be an interesting mystery, but overall the issue feels more like Marvel wanting to do a wake and in memoriam, and not sure exactly how to accomplish that.

The first issue isn’t helped at all by Oliver Nome‘s art which is passable at best, and atrocious most of the issue. Faces at times don’t match the emotion. Many don’t even match the perspective or general shape of “round.” It’s a mess not helped by the fact Steve McNiven had art duty for the Death of Wolverine. The quality of the art made me generally think “cash in” while reading the issue.

The mini-series lasts seven issues with the next five being handled by a rotating creative team and Soule coming back to wrap it all up. It’ll be interesting to see what comes of it all, but this first issue doesn’t provide me with much hope of what’s to come in the many months to come.

Story: Charles Soule Art: Oliver Nome
Story: 5 Art: 4 Overall: 4.5 Recommendation: Pass

Preview: Gone But Not Forgotten – a New Look at Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #1!

From the ashes of Death of Wolverine comes a new beginning. Marvel has released a first look at Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #1, the first issue in a blockbuster 7-issue limited series aiming to explore the gaping hole left in the Marvel Universe following the death of one of its most prominent super heroes. Written by superstar writer Charles Soule with art by Oliver Nome, this epic first issue, setting the stage for a world without Wolverine! Each issue of Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy features a hot new creative team made up of some of the industry’s brightest rising stars as they explore the unique solo adventures of X-23, Sabretooth, Daken, Lady Deathstrike and Mystique!

In an interview with Marvel.com, Soule said:

Think of the death of Wolverine as an inciting event, one thing that has seismic-level effects on the lives of a great deal of the Marvel Universe. We’ll start in Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy by examining those effects on people close to Wolverine, but over time, we’ll range far and wide to see what sort of black hole Logan’s death actually leaves.

With the mutant powerhouse now out of the picture, who or what will be left to pick up the pieces? Will Wolverine’s legacy be shaped by heroes who valiantly fought alongside him…or by the villains who he spent his whole life protecting the world against? The answers will be revealed this October when the Marvel Universe faces a world without Wolverine in Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #1!

DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #1 (AUG140748)
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art & Cover by OLIVER NOME
Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG140749)
Canada Variant by OLIVER NOME (JUL148308)
FOC – 09/22/14, On-Sale 10/15/14

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Friends, Enemies & Fallout in Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy!

After the Death of Wolverine comes…the world without Wolverine! Marvel has announced Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy, a new 7-issue mini-series focusing on the gaping hole left by the passing of the world’s greatest X-Man. Mourn for his loss through the eyes of some of his closest allies, and most bitter enemies.

Beginning in October and running through December, Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy stars characters with close ties to Logan – X-23, Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike, Daken and Mystique – as they explore a world without Wolverine in it. Beginning and ending with issues written by blockbuster Death of Wolverine scribe Charles Soule, each issue of Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy focuses on a different character and features a different creative team showcasing some of the industry’s rising star writers and artists!

In an interview with Marvel.com, Soule said:

Think of Death of Wolverine as an inciting event, one thing that has seismic-level effects on the lives of a great deal of the Marvel Universe. We’ll start in The Logan Legacy by examining those effects on people close to Wolverine, but over time, we’ll range far and wide to see what sort of black hole Logan’s death actually leaves.

The Wolverine is many things to many different people. A father, a friend, a mentor, an enemy. What does the Marvel Universe look like without him in it? Find out as those closest to him explore the crippling loss of Logan in Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy beginning this October!

DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #1
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art & Cover by OLIVER NOME
Coming in October!

 

DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #2
Featuring X-23!
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art & Cover by Ariela Kristantina
Coming in October!

 

DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #3
Featuring Sabretooth!
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art & Cover by JONATHAN MARKS
Coming in October!

 

DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #4
Featuring Lady Deathstrike!
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art & Cover by JUAN DOE
Coming in November!

 

DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #5
Featuring Daken!
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by ELIA BONETTI
Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL
Coming in November!

 

DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #6
Featuring Mystique!
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by ANDY CLARKE
Cover by ALEX GARNER
Coming in December!

 

DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #7
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art & by PETER NGUYEN
Coming in December!

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Preview – Fathom: Kiani Vol. 2 #4

FATHOM: KIANI (vol 2) #4

Vince Hernandez – writer / Oliver Nome – art / John Starr – colors

The Blue’s fiercest warrior returns as FATHOM: KIANI vol 2 concludes!

It is civil war amongst the Blue under the surface and no one may survive in this Fathom Universe-shattering conclusion! Kiani and her dissidents find themselves with only one option left in their campaign against Siphon and the Elite Council—they must battle his immeasurable forces for their survival…or die! Yet, the tragedy of events leading to this regrettable war between their own-kind will pale to the shocking actions taken by those who Kiani once trusted! Alliances will be broken, cities will fall and the world of Fathom will never be the same again!

Brought to you by the creative team of Vince Hernandez, Oliver Nome and John Starr, FATHOM: KIANI vol 2 #4 is a must have for any Fathom fan!

FATHOM: KIANI (vol 2) #4 is in stores November 21th, 2012!

Preview – Executive Assistant: The Hit List Agenda TPB

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: THE HIT LIST AGENDA TPB

Vince Hernandez; Scott Lobdell; Marc Andreyko – Story / Oliver Nome; Micah Gunnell; Pop Mhan – Art / Emilio Lopez; David Curiel; John Starr – Colors

The Hit List Agenda returns with its sites set on you!

Aspen’s sold-out summer crossover event is finally packaged together in one masterpiece collection for Executive Assistant fans! Join Lotus, Orchid and Violet in their own respective journeys as the “Hit List Agenda” storyline binds them all together to eventually face the global threat of corporate mastermind Duncan Villone and his massive network of power and corruption. Featuring the talents of over a dozen of the industry’s top artists and creators, this pulse-pounding storyline sets the stage for the acclaimed second volume of Executive Assistant: Iris! Don’t miss out!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: THE HIT LIST AGENDA TPB is in stores October 10th, 2012!

Preview – Fathom Kiani #3

Fathom Kiani #3

Vince Hernandez – writer / Oliver Nome – art / John Starr – colors

The Blue’s fiercest warrior returns as FATHOM: KIANI vol 2 continues!

In Volume One, she discovered her true identity. Later, she was labeled a dissident by her own people. Finally, she was killed by Aspen Matthews…

Now, Kiani is back—and she’s pissed!

Kiani learns the fatal cost of her actions after the battle with Thalassar and his forces, as the devastating response from Siphon and the Elite Council is all but a certainty. Meanwhile, Siphon, who until this point had held back in his decision on how to deal with Kiani, decides the only way to deal with the situation, is to confront her directly by force—a risky decision that could topple the very fabric of the Blue’s existence in the process if he fails!

Brought to you by the creative team of Vince Hernandez, Oliver Nome and John Starr, FATHOM: KIANI vol 2 #3 is a must have for any Fathom fan!

FATHOM: KIANI (vol 2) #3 is in stores July 5th, 2012!

Around the Tubes

So it was a lighter week of comics released yesterday.  Anything stand out for anyone?

Around the Blogs:

Bleeding Cool – Can You Help Oliver Nome?I’ll absolutely help with this.

New Paltz Times – DC’s ‘New 52′ a mixed bag that could save printAn interesting take on DC’s recent relaunch.

ICv2 – Diamond Restructures Digital, Web – Not a good sign.

Marvel – Meet the Blue EarMarvel finally posts up about that nice thing they did.

Market Watch – Portland Author Attacking Teen Financial Illiteracy Using Hard-Hitting Graphic NovelGreat idea.

The Times of India – Does a superhero’s sexuality matter? – The Times of India has been doing some great articles on comics lately.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews:

The Reviews of Mars – House of Night: The Graphic Novel #1

MTV Geek – The Ravagers #1

Complex – Review: Hellboy Returns In “BPRD Hell On Earth: The Transformation Of J.H. O’Donnell”

Preview – Fathom: Kiani (Vol. 2) #2

FATHOM: KIANI (vol 2) #2

Vince Hernandez – writer / Oliver Nome – art / John Starr – colors

The Blue’s fiercest warrior returns as FATHOM: KIANI vol 2 continues!

In Volume One, she discovered her true identity. Later, she was labeled a dissident by her own people. Finally, she was killed by Aspen Matthews…

Now, Kiani is back—and she’s pissed!

Following the destruction of the recently built Blue and Human cooperative research facility, Kiani finds herself back in Marielle, the underwater city she once naively called home, to establish a new base of operations for her team. Meanwhile, tensions between the Elite Council led by Siphon and Saba’s commander Thallassar have reached a boiling point as Saba’s citizens begin to flee the war-torn city to join Kiani’s cause, leaving Saba’s leader grasping for control. And when Thalassar decides to take matters into his own hands, Kiani is forced to make a difficult choice of whether or not to battle her former soldier in arms, and seal her confirmation as an enemy of the state!

Brought to you by the creative team of Vince Hernandez, Oliver Nome and John Starr, FATHOM: KIANI vol 2 #2 is a must have for any Fathom fan!

In stores May 23rd!

Aspen Comics Celebrates Free Comic Book Day 2012

Aspen Comics will be commemorating the annual Free Comic Book Day by attending various events and signings all across the country. Aspen creators Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Joe Benitez, Alex Konat, Mike DeBalfo, Oliver Nome, Tony Parker, JT Krul, David Wohl and David Schwartz will be celebrating the day with the release of the Worlds of Aspen 2012 Free Comic Book issue. The Worlds of Aspen 2012 issue will feature two never-before-seen Aspen properties, the supernatural teen action-adventure series Homecoming, by creators Michael Turner, David Wohl and Scott Lobdell and Idolized by David Schwartz. In addition to the all new stories, the Worlds of Aspen 2012 issue will offer a first glimpse at Aspen’s new series coming up including Zooniverse, Shrugged Volume 2, Charismagic: The Death Princess, and Aspen’s first ever ongoing series, Executive Assistant: Assassins. The Free Comic Book Day issue also includes previews of popular Aspen titles Fathom, Soulfire and will feature a special centerfold pinup of the red hot Aspen character Lady Mechanika. The complete list of Aspen’s creator signings for Free Comic Book Day 2012 follows:

4 COLOR FANTASIES
Vince Hernandez
11-4pm
7172 Archibald Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
(909) 563-8751

ACME COMICS EXPO – SAMURAI COMICS EAST
Tony Parker
11-5pm
1051 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 265-8886

COMIC BUG
Peter Steigerwald
David Wohl
JT Krul
David Schwartz
11-3pm
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

COMIX OASIS
Joe Benitez
11-5pm
6711 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI 48101
(313) 382-0700

COMICS TOONS N TOYS
Oliver Nome
11-2pm
13542 Newport Avenue
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 730-2117

DRAWN TO COMICS
Mike DeBalfo
12pm
5801 W Glendale Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 847-9090

 

GOLDEN APPLE COMICS
David Schwartz
3-5pm
7018 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 658-6047

 

RUPP’S COMICS
Alex Konat
11-5pm
335 North Ohio Ave
Fremont, OH 43420
(419) 334-4959

Preview – Fathom: Kiani (Vol. 2) #1

FATHOM: KIANI (vol 2) #1

Vince Hernandez – writer / Oliver Nome – art / John Starr – colors

The Blue’s fiercest warrior returns as FATHOM: KIANI vol 2 begins!

In Volume One, she discovered her true identity. Later, she was labeled a dissident by her own people. Finally, she was killed by Aspen Matthews…

Now, Kiani is back—and she’s pissed!

The searing wrath of Kiani starts now as one of the most popular—and dangerous—heroines in the Aspen Universe returns in this all new epic mini-series! The tides of war have settled between the race of Humans and the underwater race known as the Blue, however, the pact between the two civilizations is not without dissent and retaliatory violence deep below the tides. Amidst this chaotic uncertainty within the cities of the Blue, Kiani shockingly returns with her own vengeance in mind against those who sought to end her goal of a unified…and superior race. Now, with her sudden arrival all bets are off, as her powerful Elite Blue powers have not only returned—but now, they are even stronger!

Brought to you by the creative team of Vince Hernandez, Oliver Nome and John Starr, FATHOM: KIANI vol 2 #1 is a must have for any Fathom fan!

In stores Wednesday April 11, 2012!

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