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Exclusive Preview: Maestro #2 (of 5)

Maestro #2 (of 5)

(W) Peter David (A) German Peralta (A/CA) Dale Keown
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99

PART TWO: THINGS GET UGLY!
The world as we know it is long gone – but the Hulk we know and love will never die. Humans killed the Earth…and now the Hulk must choose whether to save it or doom it forever. Peter David’s legendary saga continues with an action-packed tale of irradiated destruction! Plus: Just how did Rick Jones gather all the weapons and collectibles of his super-heroic generation? Hulk veteran artist Dale Keown reveals secrets decades in the making!

Maestro #2 (of 5)

ComiXology Delivers Seven New Digital Comics Including Classic Wolverine

Snikt! Today sees seven new digital releases on comiXology including classic collections of Wolverine comics from Marvel. Check out the full list of releases here or the individual releases below.

Return Of The Secret Heir

Written by Rachel Bailey
Art by Esu Chihara
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Fourteen years ago, Pia fell in love with JT and found out she was pregnant. They were filled with joy about their future until she tragically lost the baby. The two separated, never to see each other again. Until now… JT has appeared in front of Pia, objecting to the case she’s working on as an attorney. Spending time with JT again brings back a flood of memories. Can they get past their heartache and pick right back up where they left off?

Return Of The Secret Heir

The Prince’s Pregnant Mistress Vol. 2: Heirs Before Vows

Written by Maisey Yates
Art by Kazuna Uchida
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Bailey is a waitress, working her way through college. She has dreams of marrying her lover, Raphael, until he suddenly breaks up with her. Telling herself that such a perfect man could never love her anyway, Bailey resolves to live independently…until she discovers that she’s pregnant. Facing an uncertain future, Bailey is shocked by a tabloid cover that catches her eye: Raphael is actually the prince of a small Italian nation! Then Raphael appears before her again. What will happen when she tells him she’s pregnant?

The Prince's Pregnant Mistress Vol. 2: Heirs Before Vows

The Zombie: Simon Garth

Written by Kyle Hotz, Eric Powell
Art by Kyle Hotz
Cover by Kyle Hotz
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Collects The Zombie: Simon Garth #1-4.

The last time we saw Simon Garth, the bank teller single-handedly stopped a gang of murderous robbers and got shot, bitten by zombies and med-evac-ed straight into Army custody for scientific experimentation as death and the necrotic infection overtook him fast. No problem, right? Find out how Simon got out of THAT one – assuming he did – and check out his further adventures battling the undead – unless, that is, he’s one of them now – in a brutal, gory, disgusting…awesome re-imagining of one of Marvel’s strangest horror heroes, that could only be dreamed up by artist/co-writer Kyle Hotz (ZOMBIE) and Eric Powell (The Goon)!

The Zombie: Simon Garth

Wisdom: Rudiments Of Wisdom

Written by Paul Cornell
Art by Manuel Garcia, Trevor Hairsine
Cover by Trevor Hairsine
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Collects Wisdom #1-6.

Pete Wisdom has a lot of fairies to kill. Yes, fairies are supposed to be nice and magical and charming, but they are currently attacking England. Hugo Award nominee Paul Cornell (BBC’s Dr. Who and Robin Hood) brings you a sci-fi mini-series unlike anything you’ve seen before

Wisdom: Rudiments Of Wisdom

Wolverine Classic Vol. 1

Written by Chris Claremont
Art by John Buscema
Cover by John Buscema
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Collects Wolverine (1988) #1-5.

He’s known by many names: Logan. Weapon X. Wolverine. On fact is certain: He’s the best there is at what he does…and what he does isn’t pretty! Here — in stories collected for the first time in color — the feral X-Man adopts his now-infamous “Patch” identity in Madripoor as he tries to track down the mystical Black Sword of legend. Featuring Jessica Drew, a.k.a. Spider-Woman, and Silver Samurai! Plus: General Coy moves into Madripoor, sending his new goons after rival crimelord Tyger Tiger. Can Wolverine and his allies keep the peace?

Wolverine Classic Vol. 1

Wolverine Classic Vol. 2

Written by Chris Claremont
Art by John Buscema, Gene Colan
Cover by John Buscema
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Collects Wolverine (1988) #6-10.

He’s known by many names: Logan. Weapon X. Wolverine. One fact is certain: He’s the best there is at what he does…and what he does isn’t pretty! Here — in stories collected for the first time in color – the feral X-Man goes toe-to-toe with the gamma-spawned, gray-skinned Goliath known as the Incredible Hulk! Plus: Wolverine recalls a promise from his past, and remembers the death of Silver Fox and his first fight with Sabretooth

Wolverine Classic Vol. 2

Wolverine Classic Vol. 3

Written by Peter David
Art by John Buscema
Cover by Kevin Nowlan
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Collects Wolverine (1988) #11-16.

“I’m the best there is at what I do… Nobody’s better at gettin’ into trouble than me.” The first of Peter David’s occasionally seen and always entertaining Wolverine arcs, “The Gehenna Affair” sets Logan, Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman) and their friends up in adventure against a horde of vampires commanded by a biblical demon-god who goes way back with Wolverine – if only the mutant marvel could remember him!

Wolverine Classic Vol. 3

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Review: Maestro #1

Maestro #1

I remember many years ago when Maestro debuted and getting those issues. It was an interesting take on the Hulk. At the time he was a character I didn’t really care for. The Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect gave us a “possible future” story when those felt rare and special. All these years later we get Maestro #1, the origin of the brutal future version of the Hulk. When it was announced I immediately wondered if this was a story we really needed. After reading the first issue, I want more. There’s so much there and I and fully expect spin-offs in the “Old Man” sort of way.

Created by ‎Peter David‎ and ‎George Pérez and debuting in 1992, Maestro was a future version of the Hulk coming from a world where the heroes have been wiped out. It’s been almost 30 years so the original story is a fading memory but the debut was huge as this was a brutal version of the Hulk unlike anything seen at that time. Mixed with the popular trope of “alternative futures” the character was a hit. Over the years, the Hulk and Bruce Banner have evolved as characters adding depth to a level that didn’t exist back in the early 90s.

David returns to write one of the characters and runs he’s known for with Maestro #1. He delivers an emotional opening of shock and loss. While it falls into a bit of a trope-ish space and the plot is one we’ve seen before, the result when layered on to the Hulk works and works really well.

It’s hard to really dive into the first issue and why it works without really spoiling it. It’s a rabbit hole of a story that gets more and more intriguing as the layers are lifted and we learn more of what is happening and what happened. Where the issue gets interesting is in the current run of the Hulk and his outlook on life and death. He’s currently a destroyer of worlds and that evolution to the Maestro and where that begins gets complicated with that. But, at its heart, the story is about loss and family and where a person goes when they lose everything. We’re left with the question as to how the Maestro is born but we get to see the first steps.

The issue has some layers in a Matrix-like way. Dale Keown handles the art in the opening with Jason Keith on color. Germán Peralta handles the art from there with Jesus Aburtov on color. The transition from one artist to the other works and works really well. It’s used in a way as the story shifts and the two styles are close enough it’s not jarring going from one to the other. While a lot of the history is explained, there’s still a lot left for readers to pick up on visually. The characters, the background, everything tells a bit of the mystery. It fantastic to see Keown back on the Hulk and the art pops taking us into the opening spiral.

Maestro #1 is a comic where I cringed at first. I didn’t think it was a story we needed to know, the mystery worked. But, after reading the issue, it’s a solid opening that has a lot of potential as to where it takes us and goes. While much of it is familiar it’s a perfect start and base to see the further evolution of the Hulk as a character.

Story: Peter David Art: Germán Peralta, Dale Keown
Color: Jesus Aburtov, Jason Keith Letterer: Ariana Maher
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Maestro #1 (of 5)

Maestro #1 (of 5)

(W) Peter David (A) German Peralta (A/CA) Dale Keown
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 19, 2020
SRP: $4.99

THE STORY YOU’VE WAITED DECADES FOR: THE ORIGIN OF MAESTRO!
Almost 30 years after the landmark story Future Imperfect, legendary INCREDIBLE HULK scribe Peter David returns to the far-future version of the Hulk known as Maestro – the master of what remains of the world. With astounding art from HULK veteran Dale Keown and up-and-comer Germán Peralta, Maestro will answer questions that have haunted Hulk fans for years – and inspire some new ones. How did the world fall and the Maestro rise? What happened to the world’s heroes in between? And where is the Hulk we know and love? Find out here!

Maestro #1 (of 5)

Preview: Symbiote Spider-Man: Alien Reality #5 (of 5)

Symbiote Spider-Man: Alien Reality #5 (of 5)

(W) Peter David (A/CA) Greg Land
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• Thanks to the combined efforts of Nightmare, Dormammu and the Hobgoblin, the universe is fracturing like you’ve never seen before – REALITY ITSELF IS COLLAPSING!
• The team behind the original Symbiote Spider-Man series closes out the second volume with a BANG! You won’t want to miss this one!

Symbiote Spider-Man: Alien Reality #5 (of 5)

Discover the Hulk’s Dark Destiny the in Maestro Trailer!

Almost 30 years ago in the landmark story Future Imperfect, legendary Incredible Hulk scribe Peter David and superstar artist George Pérez introduced Marvel fans to a far-future version of the Hulk known as Maestro – the master of what remains of the world. Ever since, the mystery about how this villainous version of Bruce Banner came to be remained untold but next month, Peter David returns to reveal Maestro’s shocking origin in Maestro #1! With astounding art by Dale Keown and Germán Peralta, this series will answer questions that have haunted fans for decades about the fall of earth and the rise of Maestro! Get your first look at this highly anticipated launch in the Maestro trailer and discover the secrets of one of the Hulk’s greatest foes when Maestro #1 hits stands this August!

The Origin of the Maestro Will Be Revealed!

The Earth will tremble under his jade fist! Almost 30 years after the landmark story “Future Imperfect,” legendary Incredible Hulk scribe Peter David returns to the far-future version of the Hulk known as Maestro – the master of what remains of the world. With astounding art from Hulk veteran Dale Keown and rising star Germán Peralta, Maestro will answer questions that have haunted Hulk fans for years – and inspire some new ones along the way.

How does Earth fall and Maestro rise? What happens to the world’s heroes? And what does fate have in store for Bruce Banner and the Hulk? Find out in MAESTRO #1 when it smashes its way into comic shops this August!

Maestro #1 is written by David, art by Peralta and Keown, a main cover by Keown, and a variant cover by George Pérez.

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: House of Cards

House of Cards,” the second in the graphic novel series adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three is set to be released April 21 by Gallery 13.

Originally published by Marvel, the series was overseen by Stephen King. The series is written by King, Robin Furth, and Peter David and features art by Piotr Kowalski and Nick Filardi.

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The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three House of Cards

Preview: Marvel’s Black Widow Prelude #2 (of 2)

Marvel’s Black Widow Prelude #2 (of 2)

(W) Peter David (A) Carlos Villa
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
SRP: $3.99

THE HUNT FOR THE BLACK WIDOW!

• Follow the trail of NATASHA ROMANOFF’s exploits in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
• As the facts are considered, the question remains: is the BLACK WIDOW really a threat?
• Get ready for MARVEL STUDIOS’ BLACK WIDOW solo film with the conclusion to this prelude story!

Marvel's Black Widow Prelude #2 (of 2)
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