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Preview: X-Force #2

X-Force #2

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Dylan Burnett (CA) Pepe Larraz
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jan 30, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• X-Force has been framed for murder!
• And in order to clear their names, they must reluctantly team up with the young Cable and Deathlok.
• But will they be able to put aside their differences long enough to stop a mutant genocide?!

X-Force #2

Review: Extermination

Someone’s hunting the time-trapped original X-Men and their future, and past, is threatened by it. Who’s the hunter and why? Extermination delivers pure action and shakes the X Universe up.

Extermination collects issues #1-5 by Ed Brisson, Pepe Larraz, Marte Graia, Ario Anindito, Dexter Vines, and Erick Arciniega.

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores February 5! 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: X-Force #1

X-Force #1

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Dylan Burnett, Juanan Ramirez (CA) Pepe Larraz
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Dec 26, 2018
SRP: $4.99

FROM THE ASHES OF EXTERMINATION!
Cable is dead…and now, the original X-Force team of Domino, Cannonball, Shatterstar, Boom Boom and Warpath must hunt down the murderer of their former leader! The mutant militia are hot for blood…but when their target is the time-traveling younger version of their fallen mentor, is there a line they absolutely cannot cross? And what does Deathlok have to do with all of it? From Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION, OLD MAN LOGAN) and Dylan Burnett (COSMIC GHOST RIDER), comes an all-new, high-octane mutant adventure! A reckoning will come!

X-Force #1

Review: Avengers: No Surrender

A hyped up weekly comic event that delivered?! That’s Avengers: No Surrender which brought together the various Avengers teams for a story that could only be told in comics… it’s that epic!

Avengers: No Surrender collects Avengers #675-#690 by Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Pepe Larraz, David Curiel, Kim Jacinto, Mike Perkins, Stefano Caselli, Sean Izaakse, Paco Medina, Joe Bennett, Juan Vlasco, Ruy Jose, and Cory Petit.

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores December 31! 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: Extermination #5

Extermination #5

It all ends here!!! The original five X-Men have taken the fight back to Ahab…but at what cost? Who lives? Who dies? The X-Men will never be the same again.

This is it, the end to the latest X epic as Ahab continues to press his fight against the X-Men. Things look desperate as members are turned into Hounds. And, lets face it, there’s a lot to wrap here. For years now, the original X-Men have been stuck in modern times and that has left so many questions out there. Do they get back? How? Do they remember? That’s all answered here.

Writer Ed Brisson not only wraps up so huge plot questions with this event but also sets up what’s to come for years. Extermination #5 really shakes things up delivering an excellent action packed story. And, it’s ending is satisfying. While much of it is predictable, it still wraps up what is a mess for continuity nicely.

The issue hits the right beats delivering so much so nicely in an issue that packs a solid punch. There’s death. There’s time travel. There’s so much that makes the X-Men the X-Men. And Brisson makes sure to deliver numerous small moments that matter (if the Iceman talking to Iceman doesn’t touch you a little…).

Pepe Larraz with color by Marte Gracia and lettering by Joe Sabino deliver on the art. This issue has a lot packed in with a hell of a lot of characters and the art team is focused on what to emphasize. The detail is where it needs to be and small details add so much. And the moments that need pop have exactly that. The art gives you that hell yeah punch.

This event delivers in wrapping up years of plot lines, and messy time travel plot lines at that. It also sets up some twists with one saying holy crap and one not expected to be in this issue, but expected due to solicitations. X events have been hit and miss for years but this is one that delivers in every way and that includes this final issue.

Story: Ed Brisson Art: Pepe Larraz
Color: Marte Gracia Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Captain Marvel Blasts onto Comic Covers This February!

Captain Marvel is heading to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Marvel is celebrating the legacy of Carol Danvers with special variant covers from superstar artists Mike Hawthrone, Gerald Parel, Pepe Larraz, Valerio Schiti and Jesus Saiz!

Look for Marvel’s Captain Marvel variant covers on these select titles:

  1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16 by Mike Hawthorne with colors by Nathan Fairbairn
  2. AVENGERS #15 by Gerald Parel
  3. CHAMPIONS #2 by Pepe Larraz
  4. FANTASTIC FOUR #4 by Valerio Schiti with colors by Rachelle Rosenberg
  5. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #3 by Jesus Saiz

Don’t miss your chance to collect all five variant covers, coming to comic shops this February!

Review: Extermination #4

The X-Men are at the end of their rope. If even one of the original five X-Men dies, our future is lost. Jean Grey and the X-Men only have one option left…and it may cost them everything.

With one more issue left and what feels like so much still to go, writer Ed Brisson amps things up with an issue that feels like a rollercoaster ride. Not only do we get tense of action, some aftermath from the previous issue, and a solid explanation of what’s going on, but we get some shocks too. Extermination #4 is what happens when you just go full throttle and able to pack everything in.

The X-Men have had their butts handed to them and things look bleak (don’t they always?). Ahab is on the hunt and we now know the “why” of it all. It makes sense, it involves time travel so it’s clear, and the solution is pretty obvious. There’s even some winks and nods making fun of tropes. We also learn more about the younger Cable who in one issue I went from hating to loving.

Brisson just nails the issue as part of an event and he’s nailed the event as a whole.

Pepe Larraz and Ario Anindito provide the art with Dexter Vines on ink, Erick Arciniega on color, and Joe Sabino on lettering. The art is fantastic. There’s some spreads that I lingered on getting all of the details. The art team are able to pack in lots of information on top of Brisson’s story making what’s said in a few bubbles so much more. Then there’s the action, which is fantastic as always. And the characters all look great too. There isn’t a feel too much is packed in so detail is dropped.

Awesome to read, beautiful to look at, Extermination has exceeded expectations for an event and brought back the awesome to the X-Men. This issue will have folks dissecting what’s revealed for some time and I’m sure this is an issue that’ll be referenced for years to come in various ways. One more issue to go in what is the best X event in years.

Story: Ed Brisson Layouts: Pepe Larraz Pencils: Ario Anindito
Ink: Dexter Vines Color: Erick Arciniega Lettering: VC’s Joe Sabino
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Extermination #4 (of 5)

Extermination #4 (of 5)

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• The X-Men are at the end of their rope.
• If even one of the original five X-Men dies, our future is lost.
• Jean Grey and the X-Men only have one option left…and it may cost them everything.

Review: Extermination #3

With Ahab hunting the time-traveling X-Men, it’s all hands on deck, as every X-Men team is called to arms and protect the remaining young mutants. But young Jean Grey and her bodyguards aren’t going to lie still for Ahab to come to them…

Events are in full swing right now and this latest X-event has not only been entertaining, it has far exceeded expectations. Extermination #3 ups the action with betrayals and moments that will get long time X fans to say “hell yeah.”

Writer Ed Brisson has focused on the time-displaced original X-Men and Ahab who has come back in time to do something to them. There’s also a younger Cable who’s up to something. This issue focuses on the plan to split up the remaining original X-Men in hopes of slowing down Ahab’s quest.

The battle in the X-Mansion continuing from last issue is solid and full of action with a solid explanation as to how Ahab is creating his new hounds. Yes, I said plural because more characters turn and each of those deliver entertaining moments. It also brings back something that felt so innocent before and shows it as anything but.

There’s the moments between Domino and Jean Grey as Domino explains her team’s connection with Cable which of course sets up the upcoming series featuring X-Force. To see these original members back together after so long is fantastic and again as a long time reader, it nails the nostalgia factor.

There’s also the sequence with the young Cyclops and a creative way to take care of him. That shows off a legacy character in a way that may get you to rethink their power and how they can use it to do a lot more damage than they have in the past.

The art by Pepe Larraz is fantastic and there are panels and scenes that look amazing. One in particular with Cannonball and Shatterstar with the background getting a little hazy is a work of brilliance and the visuals for the series match the excitement of the story itself. This is one of the few times where so much packed in really works as no detail is overlooked.

The event continues at a breakneck speed and delivers excitement that’s not expected and very welcome. It’s another example that events can work and work really well. It brings together so many different threads and delivers weaving in old and new. Add in fantastic art and you’ve got an X-event that’s one of the best in recent years.

Story: Ed Brisson Art: Pepe Larraz Cover Art: Mark Brooks
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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