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Review: Uncanny X-Men by Kieron Gillen The Complete Collection Vol. 1

Kieron Gillen steers the X-Men through Fear Itself, Schism, and Regenesis! Plus, Beast and Abigail Brand must save S.W.O.R.D. when Peter Gyrich stages a coup!

Collecting S.W.O.R.D. #1-5, UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #534.1 and #535-544, X-MEN: REGENESIS and UNCANNY X-MEN (2011) #1-3.

Story: Kieron Gillen
Art: Steve Sanders, Billy Tan, Carlos Pacheco, Terry Dodson, Jorge Molina, Rodney Buchemi, Ibraim Roverson, Paco Diaz, Greg Land, Jamie McKelvie
Ink: Craig Yeung, Cam Smith, Dan Green, Nathan Lee, Rachel Dodson, Roger Bonet, Walden Wong, Jorge Molina, Paco Diaz, Jay Leisten
Color: Matthew Wilson, Andres Mossa, Frank D’Armata, Justin Ponsor, Rachelle Rosenberg, Jim Charalampidis, Jorge Molina, Dommo, Rex Lokus
Letterer: Dave Lanphear, Rob Steen, Joe Caramagna

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Preview: Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame Prelude #2 (of 3)

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame Prelude #2 (of 3)

(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Paco Diaz
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THANOS’ MAD QUEST CONTINUES!
• THANOS’ quest for the INFINITY STONES threatens the universe!
• While DOCTOR STRANGE, IRON MAN and SPIDER-MAN face off against the “CHILDREN OF THANOS,” the VISION forms a dire plan…
• …even as THOR and ROCKET seek a legendary weapon that may be the universe’s only hope!
• Plus: GAMORA’s past is revealed!

Preview: Marvel Studios’ Avengers Prelude #1 (of 3)

Marvel Studios’ Avengers Prelude #1

(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Paco Diaz
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

A COSMIC CALAMITY!
From the dawn of the universe came six INFINITY STONES, each in control of an essential aspect of existence: space, reality, power, soul, mind and time. Now, THANOS strives to collect them all to further his mad plan of wiping out half the universe’s population. Standing between him and his goal: the AVENGERS, the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, SPIDER-MAN, and more! But with one Infinity Stone already in Thanos’ possession, will even the combined might of the Marvel Universe be enough to stop him?

Preview: Venom: First Host #5 (of 5)

Venom: First Host #5

(W) Mike Costa (A) Paco Diaz (A/CA) Mark Bagley
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• As if things couldn’t get any worse, Tel-Kar, THE FIRST HOST, has set his sights on Earth!
• Though this Kree soldier may have been a war hero for his beloved homeworld, he has no such affections for Earth…
• …and all that’s standing between him and the planet…IS VENOM!

Preview: Venom: First Host #4 (of 5)

Venom: First Host #4 (of 5)

(W) Mike Costa (A) Paco Diaz (A/CA) Mark Bagley
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been SEPARATED, but Brock isn’t giving up without a fight!
• With a pair of unlikely allies, Brock takes the fight to his symbiote’s home turf…outer space!

Preview: Cable & Deadpool Annual #1

Cable & Deadpool Annual #1

(W) David F. Walker (A) Paco Diaz, Various (CA) Chris Stevens
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $4.99

THE TIME IS NIGH!
History’s favorite duo are back together, and just in time! When Deadpool is hired to protect a woman from time-hopping villains, it’s only a matter of time until he breaks the timestream. Fortunately, his old pal Cable has some experience with that. But dark secrets have put the client, and reality itself, in more danger than either of our heroes could have foreseen! David F. Walker, Paco Diaz, and a host of stellar guest artists take Cable and Deadpool on an adventure of epic proportions!

History’s Favorite Duo is Back in Cable and Deadpool Annual #1!

Deadpool’s got a new job…and to get it done, he’ll need to call in help from his old pal, Cable! This summer, Cable and Deadpool Annual #1 will bring the two heroes back together in a brand new story from David F. Walker and Paco Diaz, featuring a host of stellar artists who will bring readers a dose of history’s favorite duo!

When Deadpool is hired to track a woman through time, he assumes it’s your standard, run-of-the-mill rescue mission. But time-hopping villains are no joke, and nothing is ever simple when the Merc With A Mouth is involved! Enter Cable – the only chance Deadpool has of completing his mission without destroying the timestream…or the entire Marvel Universe!

Cable and Deadpool Annual #1 is out August 15th and features a cover by Chris Stevens.

Review: The 99: Sacrifice

Within the medium of comics, no one gets death as deftly as sequential art does. Books, can portray a death quite convincingly, describing every detail, as if you were in the room. Movies and tv shows, do it well too, as they show the viewer visually and sometimes not, what occurs. As the death of a beloved character, can make the audience gasp or cheer.

This last season of Game Of Thrones, saw the death of Littlefinger, a villain within the books and the TV show, who seemingly was behind every sea change within Westeros. Then in the recent storyline of Detective Comics, saw the death of Clayface, a once hated but now redeemed character, that divides Bat Family. Either way, much like in life, when one person is so attached to other’s lives, their fatality can be devastating. In this newest volume of The 99, every wielder of the Noor stones face a sacrifice or a demise of someone close.

Dr. Ramzi,  at the beginning of the book, asks every member what personal sacrifice each undertook before they discovered their powers. One of the wielders talks about how each got sold in to child slavery but got turned into a cold-blooded killer and receives the Noor stones this way. Another finds one of the heroes finding his powers through being bullied and almost killing someone. By book’s end, the giving up of something or someone in this book, shows the true measure of a hero.

Overall, this feels like the “After School Special” of the series, which can be good, but this team has told better stories. Stuart Moore and Fabian Nicieza feels seral in this book, which is not exemplary of the series. The art by the different artists is the one consistency from the rest of the series that is in this volume. Altogether, the series has done better than this volume, skip this one and find the rest.

Story: Stuart Moore and Fabian Nicieza
Art: Ron Wagner, Joe Rubinstein, Paco Diaz, Chris Schons, Steven Yeowell, Kevin Kobasic, Don Hudson, Mark Buckingham and Steve Buccelato
Story: 5.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

You Are Deadpool In this Game Meets Comic

The fourth wall has been broken – by you, because this May, YOU can be Deadpool! The merc with the mouth is your guide as he takes you on a fantastic ride that doubles as a role playing adventure in this new five-part weekly miniseries where adventure…danger…and the future…all rests in YOUR hands!

Written by Al Ewing with art by Salva Espin and Paco Diaz, You Are Deadpool is an interactive narrative that lets readers control Deadpool’s story by rolling dice, keeping track of their scores, and making smart (or disastrous) decisions. And be prepared to meet some classic and unique guest stars as you travel through time as Deadpool in a whirlwind adventure!

You Are Deadpool is a five-part adventure gamebook, reviving the classic tradion. The reader, and the cut-out-and-keep Deadpool Die, control the action! Every week brings a COMPLETE single-player adventure — where you encounter glamorous guest-stars that form an epic quest. And there’s more! Fight END-OF-LEVEL BOSSES! Manage your inventory by STEALING background objects! Explore FIVE DIFFERENT TIME ZONES in NEARLY ANY ORDER! Play the TUTORIAL LEVEL! Enjoy UNIQUE MINIGAMES about BAR FIGHTS, BEAT POETRY and SNEAKING THROUGH LEVELS! LAUGH! CRY! CHEAT! It’s all waiting for YOU — because YOU ARE DEADPOOL!

It’s a series unlike anything Marvel Comics has ever done – new and seasoned readers alike will get their chance to play this May, when YOU ARE DEADPOOL hits your local comic shop!

You Are Deadpool is written by Al Ewing with issues #1, 3, and 5 featuring art by Salva Espin and issues #2 and 4 by Paco Diaz. Covers are by Rahzzah.

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