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Preview: Black Panther #8

Black Panther #8

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Kev Walker (CA) Paolo Rivera
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA: THE GATHERING OF MY NAME” Part 2

For years, the Maroons have lain dormant, planning the next stage of their rebellion. At last, it is time to strike – with a treasure hunt for unstable Vibranium! And with the Black Panther once again in their ranks, they’re certain of victory. But what will victory cost? When the chips are down, will the Maroons rise to heroism, or are they doomed by the trauma of their past?

Black Panther #8

Preview: Star Wars: Age of Republic – Jango Fett #1

Star Wars: Age of Republic – Jango Fett #1

(W) Jody Houser (A) Luke Ross (CA) Paolo Rivera
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE MOST FEARED BOUNTY HUNTER IN THE GALAXY!
• JANGO FETT’S reputation precedes him as joins a crew for what seems like a simple job.
• Wait, is that a KID with him?!
• Will his fellow bounty hunters be foolish enough to betray Jango and his son, BOBA FETT?

Star Wars: Age of Republic - Jango Fett #1

Preview: Black Panther #7

Black Panther #7

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Kev Walker (CA) Daniel Acuna, Paolo Rivera
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA STARTS HERE!
“THE GATHERING OF MY NAME”
The Maroons strike back! You watched them steal the M’Kraan Shard from the empire. Now, at last, the rebels are ready to show the empire who they really are. “He Who Put the Blade Where It Belonged” retakes his rightful title-and the Black Panther is reborn!

Preview: Star Wars: Age of Republic – Darth Maul #1

Star Wars: Age of Republic – Darth Maul #1

(W) Jody Houser (A) Luke Ross (CA) Paolo Rivera
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

RISE OF THE SITH!
A living weapon of rage and bloodthirst, DARTH MAUL has stayed in the shadows of CORUSCANT waiting for his chance to strike against the JEDI ORDER! However, since tasting his first blood, the SITH lord struggles to contain his desire for destruction and questions the wishes of his methodically plotting master. Could Maul have had another path in life, or was he always fated to follow a dark road? Guest-starring DARTH SIDIOUS!

Preview: Star Wars: Age of Republic – Qui-Gon Jinn #1

Star Wars: Age of Republic – Qui-Gon Jinn #1

(W) Jody Houser (A) Cory Smith (CA) Paolo Rivera
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

JEDI ORDER…OR CHAOS?

Considered one of the greatest Jedi Knights or the one who led them to their doom, maverick QUI-GON JINN is one of STAR WARS’ most controversial heroes. The JEDI MASTER is known to bend the rules and it’s gotten him into plenty of trouble with the COUNCIL. Now, in the face of a mission that goes awry, he’s forced to confront his conflicting beliefs. What will Qui-Gon uncover about his loyalty to the Jedi vs his loyalty to the FORCE? Guest-starring MASTER YODA!

Preview: Planet of the Apes: Ursus SC

Planet of the Apes: Ursus SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  David F. Walker
Artist: Chris Mooneyham, Lalit Kumar Sharma
Colorist: Jason Worde
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Paolo Rivera & Joe Rivera
Price: $19.99

General Ursus has always hated and feared mankind. Get a glimpse at his rise through the ranks to General and what experiences brought him to the Forbidden Zone.

Set in the world of the classic Planet of the Apes films, discover what drives the fiercest enemy of man: General Ursus.

Written by the critically acclaimed David Walker (Luke Cage) and illustrated by Christopher Mooneyham (Five Ghosts) and Lalit Kumar Sharma (Witchblade) discover the truth hidden deep in the Forbidden Zone, and in Ursus’ past!

Collects the complete 6-issue series

Preview: Black Panther #5

Black Panther #5

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (CA) Paolo Rivera (A/CA) Daniel Acuna
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $3.99

T’Challa and the rebels finally have the tools they need to recover the memories the Empire stripped from them – but not everyone thinks the past is worth saving. Especially in the face of the Empire’s swift and merciless vengeance. But for T’Challa, there is only one path forward. And it may mean rebellion against his own.

Exclusive Preview: Black Panther #4

Black Panther #4

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Daniel Acuna (CA) Paolo Rivera
Rated T
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA” CONTINUES!
Rebellion among the rebels! When M’Baku rises to lead the Nameless, he’ll advocate for a new strategy in their war against the Empire – one that goes against everything T’Challa believes. But M’Baku’s plan could save lives. And without his mantle, what power does T’Challa have to fight for what he knows is right?

Review: Planet of the Apes: Visionaries

The past few years has seen the re-imagining of different movies with different takes. It feels like a new take on the cinematic obsession with the “director’s cut,” as it can either improve on the original or is just an extended version that really no one asked for. Either way, popular culture has become obsessed with these different takes. In fact, we see this with the recent release of the Blu-ray of Deadpool 2, which gives fans an extra 14 minutes not seen in the movie theaters.

There are whole movies in which fans get to obsess over what could have been. Recent documentaries about Dune, Justice League, and Superman, lets fans explore a myriad of what-ifs. One of favorite “what ifs” was George Lucas’ original rough draft of Star Wars, which was turned into a graphic novel a few years back. It showed different versions of characters the world has come to love. One different take that is masterfully done is Rod Serling’s original screenplay for Planet of the Apes, which is finally realized in graphic form in Planet Of The Apes: Visionaries.

We are introduced to the crew a spaceship headed on their way to a planet named Terra, when they wake up from hibernation, they arrive with one fatality, not completely sure of what happened. As they set out exploring they find a planet much like Earth, in its vegetation and sustainability. They soon find some other humans, looking like primitive cave dwellers, where each of them starts to get picked off by an infantry of primates, who slaughter everyone in their line of sight, except for one. Thomas is the lone astronaut left, who finds himself in a cell, with a collar, being asked by a doctor who looks like an ape, if he can speak? While that may seems familiar, Serling’s take is so different from the film we’ve come to love.

Serling dives into politics of race and equality and how those in power tend to believe that they are inherently better and not in position because of societal hierarchy. This is best exemplified in how Thomas teaches Nova, a human, woman how to read and write in five weeks, compared to the 5000 years it took apes to walk upright according to this world’s anthropology.

Overall, the graphic novel is a searing mindbender of a story that only Serling could create. It features cunning and complexity. Gould’s adaptation is dense, intelligent, and exciting. The creative team’s art is gorgeous. Altogether, an equally engaging story as the story the public saw but one that would draw direct parallels that both entertain and stimulate.

Created: Pierre Boulle Story: Rod Serling and Dana Gould Art: Chad Lewis, David Wilson, Darrin Moore, Miquel Muerto, Marcelo Costa, Ed Dukeshire and Paolo Rivera
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Planet of the Apes: Visionaries

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 Rod Serling’s take on Planet of the Apes!

Planet of the Apes: Visionaries is by Dana Gould, Chad Lewis, Rod Serling, Darrin Moore, Miquel Muerto, Marcelo Costa, and Paolo Rivera.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores on August 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.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology

 

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