(W) Torunn Gronbekk (A) Pere Perez (CA) Paulo Siqueira Rated T+ In Shops: Nov 22, 2023 SRP: $5.99
Every symbiote needs a host. And for CARNAGE, there has only ever been one host who has made it feel whole, and it’s time for a reunion… DON’T MISS this shocking and unexpected start to the next chapter of CARNAGE’s story – one which lays the groundwork for the next VENOM epic!
This past weekend at New York Comic Con, fans learned the full scope behind the end the X-Men’s hit Krakoa era with the announcement of two interconnected series, Fall of the House of X and Rise of the Powers of X! It’s a mutant milestone that will take place across space and time, and this final battle for Krakoa’s future will also extend into all-new limited series, including Steve Foxe’s Dead X-Men this January!
In this four-issue limited series, Foxe, currently exploring the twisted nature of mutantkind in Dark X-Men, will team up with a host of acclaimed artists including Vincenzo Carratù, Bernard Chang, and Jonas Scharf. The saga will revisit the key moments in realities’ past that paved the way to Krakoa as a team of fallen mutants are sent through history by Professor X on a desperate mission to reverse Krakoa’s fate! It’s an impossible quest that calls for an impossible team but who are the chosen heroes for this sacred mutant mission? Who are the DEAD X-MEN?!
DEATH WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING! When the world turned against Krakoa, these five mutants lost their lives…but their mission as X-Men is just getting started. To preserve Xavier’s dream, they must accomplish the impossible – or die again trying!
Check out Pere Pérez’s haunting cover for Dead X-Men #1 and stay tuned for more information on this mysterious X-Men saga, including the official reveal of the team, variant covers, and more!
Many of Marvel’s hottest issues are shining on comic stands with FOIL VARIANT COVERS! This classic and iconic cover treatment is all the rage (again) and this November, Carnage #1 will get one of its own by acclaimed artist Gabriele Dell’Otto. The piece captures the bloody fury the Carnage symbiote will unleash when it reunites with its favorite host—Cletus Kasady! Spinning out the current Death of the Venomverse limited series, Carnage is written by Torunn Grønbekk and drawn by artist Pere Pérez. The series will reveal new levels of depravity and savagery from Marvel’s most terrifying villain as he continues his dark ascent to power!
See it below and witness Carnage’s latest slaughter when Carnage #1 hits stands in November!
He’s back… This November, Cletus Kasady is reborn in a brand-new Carnage ongoing series by writer Torunn Grønbekk and artist Pere Pérez. This reunion between Marvel’s most savage symbiote and its favorite host will put all super heroes on high alert and lay the groundwork for the next Venom epic. The series will spin out of the current Death of the Venomverse limited series where Carnage is on a murder spree through the Venomverse, slaughtering his way to the throne of the King in Black! His dark ascent to power is only beginning and now he’s back on the hunt for Cletus, loyal followers, and more…
Today, fans can check out a new variant cover for Carnage #1 by Rose Besch. Also available as a virgin variant cover, this eye-catching cover can barely contain Carnage’s violent fury! See it below and immerse yourself in Carnage’s latest horrors when Carnage #1 hits stands on November 15th!
(W) Christopher Cantwell (A) Alex Lins (CA) Pere Perez Rated T+ In Shops: Jul 26, 2023 SRP: $3.99
Patsy has been transformed into…DEMONIC HELLCAT! With her very humanity at stake, can she overcome the powers of darkness that have been unleashed? All is revealed as both the past and the present collide in a final battle that will determine the rest of Hellcat’s future – if she has one!
We’re going back to early 2018 to revisit an old column this week, because if you listen to Those Two Geeks, then you’ll understand why this comic was so loved.
This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way. This week: Ivar, Timewalker
My comic shop recently got the deluxe hardcover edition of Valiant’s Ivar, Timewalker in on a special order for yours truly, which collects the entire twelve issue run in one place for $40. You can also pick up the series in three softcover trade paperbacks, if you’re so inclined, but I’ve become partial to the oversized hardcovers (especially because of the bonus material in the back, but then I love that stuff). I had already read the final four issues of the series long before I started reading the hardcover, which some would think would be foolish, but when you’re reading a book about time travel then it suddenly becomes less foolish.
In order to give you a bit of context, you’ll find the preview text for the series below.
“At this very moment in Geneva, Switzerland, history is being made. A thousand meters underground inside the Large Hadron Collider, researcher Neela Sethi is about to discover time travel – and jeopardize her life in the process. But she doesn’t know that yet. Ten minutes from now, every deadbeat chrononaut, wannabe conqueror, and misguided protector of the timestream will be banging down her door. Good thing that the legendary Ivar, Timewalker, got there first…right? Now it’s down to history’s most jaded, most tempestuous time traveler to stop the worst of everything that is, was, and will be…before time runs out!“
The series was written by Fred Van Lente, who was joined by Pere Perez, Francis Portella and Clayton Henry with Robert Gill, the first issue being released in January 2015, with the final issue coming in December of that year. The twelve issue series is one of the more underrated offerings from Valiant Entertainment, as many people don’t tend to think about Ivar, Timewalker when talking about the great comics to have come from this publisher – myself included.
As a story about time travel, Ivar, Timewalker is a series that rewards multiple readings – indeed, you could reasonably start at the beginning of any of the three arcs within the series, though this is admittedly more difficult to do with the deluxe edition than the single issues or the trades. Van Lente put together a story that will leave you with as many questions as it will provide answers with an intelligent script that effortlessly blends a heartbreaking story of loss, hope and determination with a sly wit that will have you laughing out loud more often than you would expect in a series that, technically, isn’t a comedy.
Time travel, and effects travelers can have on history are touched on, and often provide some interesting flashes to a story that at its heart is a tale of two incredibly different people; Ivar himself, and Neela Sethi – the scientist who will invent time travel. For as fantastical as the scenery is in this series (and thanks to the artists, it truly is phenomenal), the true draw is the relationship between the two leads.
And that relationship is why you need to read this wonderful story at least twice. I didn’t realize how good this book was when I first read it, and I dare say it’ll only get better with time. Pardon the pun.
Time travel has never been so wonderful.
Join us next week where there will doubtless be another movie, series, comic or comic related thing discussed that is, for whatever reason, Underrated.
(W) Christopher Cantwell (A) Alex Lins (CA) Pere Perez Rated T+ In Shops: Jun 21, 2023 SRP: $3.99
Hellcat has reached a breaking point as she is haunted by secrets from her past and hounded by the law, Sleepwalker AND her ex Daimon Hellstrom in the present. With the dark forces conspiring against her and the truth of Spalding Grantham’s murder finally about to be exposed, Patsy will undergo a dramatic transformation. Prepare yourselves for the return of?DEMONIC HELLCAT!
(W) Justina Ireland (A) Pere Perez (CA) Ken Lashley Rated T In Shops: Jun 14, 2023 SRP: $3.99
THE STARROS FAMILY INFILTRATES AN IMPERIAL DESTROYER. WHAT CAN GO WRONG? SANA STARROS and bounty hunter DEVA LOMPOP have boarded the KING’S RANSOM to save one of their family. But once they find out they’ve been betrayed, the STARROS CLAN will never be the same!