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Review: Black Panther: Shuri – The Deadliest of the Species

The movie, Black Panther, has been more than bright spot for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it has proven itself to be a little more than a watershed moment. As fans worldwide took to the streets in masses, and watched this movie, even if they weren’t comic book fans. The one thing that made the movie great, is what makes Orange Is The New Black, required viewing, as it focused on the people that comprise the place and not on one single character. This is what made the movie stand taller than any other heroes solo movie debut, as it gave the main character, the gravitas and humanity to make the viewer appreciate the journey T’Challa was on.

This became even more prevalent as we found out who these people that surround him are and why they are connected to him, as they also make him who he is.  One of those people, is fan favorite, Shuri, the one person who makes T’Challa better and who is said to be smarter than Tony Starks, a distinguish which makes her even more iconic. The importance of the character can be seen in the thousands of little girls who dress up like her, but only comic fans knows she takes up the mantle. In The Deadliest Of The Species, we follow Shuri as she occupies the role of ruler and battle an outside invader.

T’Challa attends a mysterious meeting in which Namor has joined forces with Loki and Doom, to form a confederation of individuals whose interests align with each other, as soon as T’Challa finds out what is going on, him and Doom battle, one which leaves the Black Panther badly injured and with a loss of one of his Dora Milaje. T’Challa returns to Wakanda in a comatose state, leaving the country without a Black Panther, leading to Ramonda and Storm to nominate Shuri to temporarily inhabit the sovereign seat, one in which she must undergoes the same tests every other Black Panther must face. In the meantime, Storm desperate for T’Challa to return to her, enters the celestial plane, known as D’Jalia, in search of him, while facing demons along the way. On the horizon, Morlun has awaken from the other end of the continent, planning his attack on Wakanda, one that Shuri’s training is about to pay off. By book’s end, Shuri outsmarts Morlun , defeating him with her wit and brawn, and Storm is able to able to bring back T’Challa from the D’Jalia.

Overall, a story which finds one of the canon’s favorite characters in the forefront, and at her best and a story which the new movie borrows form heavily. The story by Reginald Hudlin is dramatic, well developed and shows why he is one of the more renowned authors in the Black Panther canon. The art by creative team is vivid and prominent. Altogether, an excellent book which showcases this influential character and why she is important to canon.

Story: Reginald Hudlin Art: Ken Lashley, Paul Neary and Paul Mounts
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.4 Recommendation: Buy

Review: The American Way: Those Above and Those Below

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 the return of The American Way!

The American Way: Those Above and Those Below collects issues #1-6 by John Ridley, Georges Jeanty, John Livesay, Danny Miki, Paul Neary, Le Beau Underwood, Nick Filardi, and Travis Lanham.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores April 24. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology

 

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Wildstorm: A Celebration of 25 Years this August

This August, DC Comics will release Wildstorm: A Celebration of 25 Years—an oversized hardcover collection to celebrate the lines’ legacy with reprints of WildStorm’s greatest stories, behind-the-scenes material and BRAND-NEW art and stories from some of the greatest writers and artists in the industry. At this year’s WonderCon, DC released a first look at the cover drawn by WildStorm Studios founder and DC Publisher Jim Lee, as well as some awesome pinups from Lee Bermejo, Fiona Staples, Carlos D’Anda, Sean Phillips, Tom Raney, and Gina Going-Raney. DC has released more of what to expect from this vast compilation.

Included you’ll find:

  • THE AUTHORITY story preview from Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary and Laura Martin
  • BACKLASH short story preview from Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund and Andrew Dalhouse
  • DEATHBLOW pinup from Tim Sale and Brennan Wagner
  • WILDCATS pinup from Ryan Benjamin

Stay tuned for more stories and pinups from Jim Lee, J. Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes and more!

Wildstorm: A Celebration of 25 Years will be on final order cutoff next Monday, June 5, and on sale August 23. Feel free to share these previews of exclusive new stories and pinups at anytime.

Preview: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Vol. 2 Bottled Light

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Vol. 2 Bottled Light

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Ed Benes, Dexter Vines, V Kenneth Marion, Paul Neary (A/CA) Ethan Van Sciver
In Shops: May 31, 2017
SRP: $16.99

Hal Jordan is about to go from the leader of the Green Lantern Corps to an army of one. His long, tumultuous tenure with the Corps takes several hairpin turns. At lightspeed. Toward a black hole. In a blender! Don’t miss these tales from HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #8-13.

Preview: Justice League #20

Justice League #20

(W) Bryan Hitch (A) Daniel Henriques, Andrew Currie, Paul Neary (A/CA) Bryan Hitch
RATED T
In Shops: May 03, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“ENDLESS” part one! The League find themselves trapped in a time loop after they are attacked by a man wielding a mysterious alien weapon. The result is one member dead, and many civilians obliterated!

Preview: Squadron Supreme #14

Squadron Supreme #14

(W) James Robinson (A) Leonard Kirk, Paolo Villanelli, Paul Neary (CA) Alex Garner
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 21, 2016
SRP: $3.99

BLUR and THUNDRA may be the prisoners of JIM HAMMOND and S.H.I.E.L.D., but their rescue seems imminent when NIGHTHAWK reappears to free them. But how will the resurrection of NAMOR affect their bid for freedom? Will he be friend or foe to the SQUADRON SUPREME?

Plus: HYPERION and DOCTOR SPECTRUM each make decisions about their futures with the Squadron.

And as one hero returns from the dead, will another fall? The startling fate of Jim Hammond.

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Preview: Vampirella Archives 6 (2nd Printing)

Vampirella Archives 6 (2nd Printing)

Writer: Archie Goodwin, Doug Moench, Rich Margopoulos, Flaxman Loew, Fernando Fernandez, Gerry Boudreau and Steve Skeates
Artists: Jose Gonzalez, Auraleon, Luis Bermejo, Paul Neary and Ramon Torrents
Cover: Enrich
392 pages • $49.99 • Mature

Featuring the best in iconic horror, science fiction and fantasy, comes Vampirella Archives Volume 6! Starting off with issue #36 which celebrates the 5th anniversary of Vampirella and her magazine and ending the volume with #42. All the best in the industry are featured in this collection showcasing memorable classics by Archie Goodwin, Jose Gonzalez, Esteban Moroto, Felix Mas, Sanjulian, Enrich and countless others.

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Preview – Vampirella Archives Vol. 6 HC

VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES VOL. 6 HC

392 pages FC • $49.99 • Mature
Written by Archie Goodwin, Doug Moench, Rich Margopoulos, Flaxman Loew, Fernando Fernandez, Gerry Boudreau and Steve Skeates
Art by Jose Gonzalez, Auraleon, Luis Bermejo, Paul Neary and Ramon Torrents
Cover by Enrich

Featuring the best in iconic horror, science fiction and fantasy, comes Vampirella Archives Volume 6! Starting off with issue #36 which celebrates the 5th anniversary of Vampirella and her magazine and ending the volume with #42. All the best in the industry are featured in this collection showcasing memorable classics by Archie Goodwin, Jose Gonzalez, Esteban Moroto, Felix Mas, Sanjulian, Enrich and countless others.

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