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Preview: X-Men: Blue #35

X-Men: Blue #35

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Marcus To (CA) R. B. Silva
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Knowing that their time is limited, the original X-Men must face uncomfortable realities about their future…

Preview: X-Men: Blue #34

X-Men: Blue #34

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Marcus To (CA) R. B. Silva
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Time-traveling Magneto must team up with the future counterpart X-Men in order to save mutantkind from extinction.
• But in order to do so, will Magneto submit to his darker instincts?
• Don’t miss a major turning point for the Master of Magnetism!

The Uncanny X-Men… Disassembled with Uncanny X-Men #1 this November

This November, Uncanny X-Men returns with a new ongoing series and it all kicks off with a massive 10-part weekly story! X-Men Disassembled brings together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them – an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission!

Following Uncanny X-Men’s initial announcement at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Marvel is excited to announce the full Uncanny X-Men creative teams! Featuring fan-favorite creators fresh from their own X-projects, Uncanny X-Men brings together acclaimed writers Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson,and Matthew Rosenberg. The three superstar writers will join forces with all-star artists Mahmud Asrar, R.B. Silva, Yildiray Cinar,and Pere Pérez. The first issue features art by Asrar, second by Silva, and third by Cinar. Covers are by Leinil Francis Yu.

Starting this November, the new ongoing series will launch with Disassembled, a stunning and spectacular 10-part weekly epic. Where the series goes from there?

That depends on who survives the experience…

Don’t miss Uncanny X-Men #1, coming this November 14th to your local comic shop!

Review: Hunt for Wolverine The Adamantium Agenda #1

Even though he’s mainly known as a member of the X-Men, Wolverine was an Avenger for quite some time in the 2000s and was a part of Brian Michael Bendis’ New Avengers team. In Hunt for Wolverine: The Adamantium Agenda #1, writer Tom Taylor, artists R.B. Silva and Adriano Benedetto, and colorist Jesus Aburtov get part of the New Avengers band back together as Iron Man, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones chase down a lead that a superhero’s DNA is up for sale at a black market auction. It’s a bit of a spy caper featuring characters with outsized personalities and a unique personal connection to Wolverine that is outlined in the opening, flashback sequence. Unfortunately, the art and colors don’t match the liveliness of the writing, and the book comes across as middling at best.

Throughout Adamantium Agenda #1, Taylor chooses sharp, simple plotting over labyrinthine, continuity heavy ones. The flashback sequence is something out of the M & M ad that has been repeated ad nauseam before every movie in a major theater for the past couple years with the New Avengers trying to defuse a touch triggered bomb for Maria Hill. Because of his healing factor and “unkillableness”, Wolverine goes for the sacrifice play even over Luke Cage and his bulletproof skin that culminates in Silva, Benedetto, and Aburtov’s best sequence: a double page, green tinged explosion.

The bomb plot is an easy way to establish the characters, create an emotional bond between them and Wolverine, and even have a little bit of action. Wolverine triggers the bomb instead of Luke because he doesn’t want his daughter, Danielle, to grow up without a father, and this creates a tender moment between him and Jessica. She has never looked so sincere when she thanks him for this, and even the awkward Ben Day dots that differentiate the flashback from the present scenes can’t kill the mood. Of course, Spider-Man is all jokes and buddy buddy with Wolverine because their awkward friendship is already pretty well documented.

This flashback leads into the present, reunion mission, and Tom Taylor channels his inner Roger Moore Bond film with a bit of an underground base submarine caper. His wit sparkles, especially every time Jessica gets in a quip, with jokes about everything from BitCoin to villain “safe spaces”, and probably the best joke of all is that Spider-Man just wears his regular superhero mask to the super, sketchy masked auction.

Faces aren’t R.B. Silva’s strong suit as an artist in Adamantium Agenda #1, and Adriano Bendetto’s inks don’t seem to make much of a difference except for things like making characters’ clothes seem lived in. During moments of extreme stress and emotion, he runs away from character faces like when Tony Stark is talking to Kitty Pryde about how much Wolverine meant to him, (I.e. the previous flashback) and the verdant Canadian landscape unintentionally becomes the focus on the scene. Silva’s hit or miss facial expressions, clumsy choreography, and some bad lighting choices from him, Benedetto, and colorist Jesus Aburtov really put the onus on Taylor to keep the story entertaining. And he does, for the most part, milking all the awkward humor and explosive action out of an undercover mission featuring characters not really known for their stealth. At least, Tony is at home with the sleazy one percenters.

Adamantium Agenda #1 has one hell of a cast of characters, and Tom Taylor wastes no time having them go on an epic mission with action, jokes, and the occasional heartfelt moment. The final page takes the miniseries in a completely new direction, but Jesus Aburtov’s muddy colors and R.B Silva and Adriano Benedetto’s less than expressive, half-assed superhero house art visuals keep this from being a surefire summer blockbuster hit.

Story: Tom Taylor Art: R.B. Silva with Adriano Benedetto Colors: Jesus Aburtov
Story: 8.0 Art: 6 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Marvel Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: X-Men: Blue #27

X-Men: Blue #27

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Marcus To (CA) R. B. Silva
Rated T+
In Shops: May 09, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• With the Original Five X-Men lost in space, a new team of mutants has emerged to face the White Queen, Havok, Miss Sinister and Bastion!
• But while the new X-Men are away, the Marauders will play, striking viciously at Magneto.
• Magneto is forced to make a terrible decision, leading him ever closer to the darkness he has tried to put behind him.

Preview: Hunt for Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda #1

Hunt for Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda #1

(W) Tom Taylor (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Greg Land
Parental Advisory
In Shops: May 09, 2018
SRP: $3.99

SNIKT! A SOUND THAT ONCE MADE BLOOD RUN COLD, WHICH THE AVENGERS WANT TO ENSURE IS NEVER USED FOR EVIL AGAIN.
Due to a promise made between heroes, the NEW AVENGERS have reassembled to make sure Logan’s body isn’t misused. IRON MAN, SPIDER-MAN, JESSICA JONES and LUKE CAGE discover a deep-state conspiracy that leads to a shocking DNA discovery and metallurgic miracle in the MARVEL UNIVERSE.

Preview: X-Men: Blue #26

X-Men: Blue #26

Story: Cullen Bunn
Art: R. B. Silva
Ink: Adriano Di Benedetto
Color: Rain Beredo
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Art: Mike Choi, Federico Blee
Graphic Designers: Jay Bowen, Anthony Gambino
Group Editor: Jordan D. White
Editor: Darren Shan
Assistant Editor: Chris Robinson
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 25, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Cry Havok Part 4
• Project: Mothervine has been unleashed, and new mutants are emerging all over the world!
• Even though these new mutants cannot control their powers, MISS SINISTER can!
• A new team of X-MEN stand against the WHITE QUEEN, HAVOK, BASTION and MISS SINISTER!

Review: X-Men: Blue Vol. 3 Cross Time Capers

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 time displace X-Men!

X-Men: Blue Vol. 3 Cross Time Capers features issues #16-20 by Cullen Bunn, Thony Silas, Rain Beredo, Arthur Adams, Ian Herring, R.B. Silva, Adriano Di Benedetto, Peter Steigerwald, Federico Blee, Joe Caramagna, Christina Harrington, Chris Robinson, Mark Paniccia, and Darren Shan.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores April 3. 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: Monsters Unleashed #12

Monsters Unleashed #12

(W) Justin Jordan (A) Alberto Alburquerque (CA) R. B. Silva
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• KID KAIJU, MOON GIRL and DEVIL DINOSAUR are together again!
• KEI needs LUNELLA’s help to better understand his kaiju, but will the smartest person on Earth be smart enough to help Kei with this crazy request?
• And of course Kei can’t go anywhere without a monster showing up. Will Devil Dinosaur and Kei’s kaiju be enough to stop the onslaught of…MISS MECH???

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