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Review: Uncanny X-Men #5

Uncanny X-Men #5

Just when things didn’t look like they could get worse… The ride of the Four Horsemen of Salvation? The coming of X-Man? And…a return to the Age of Apocalypse? The weekly epic that threatens to leave the X-Men in tatters rolls on toward its explosive conclusion!

The X-Men are confused and doing what they can to protect individuals and stop the chaos X-Man is causing. But, what’s X-Man really thinking? Uncanny X-Men #5 reveals a bit more of what’s going on and why he’s kidnapped the individuals he has. Again, it’s an interesting twist to this event which gives a new spin on some old themes.

Writers Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, and Ed Brisson have put together a story where you need to question what evil truly is. X-Man wants to create a world of peace, much like Apocalypse, and the two are coming from different directions to do just that. But, is X-Man evil? Is his act of peace an act of war? It’s an interesting concept and the trio make it more so with the echoes of a classic such as “Age of Apocalypse.”

They also up the desperation of this issue. We really feel like the odds are against the X-Men here as they go up against Magneto and Warren and the end of the issue delivers a hell of a turn with a nice horror tinge to it.

All of this is delivered with solid art by R.B. Silva, with ink by Adriano Di Benedetto, color by Rachelle Rosenberg, and lettering by Chris Eliopoulos. There’s a lot packed into this issue with some panels filled with characters and while there’s some slip of detail here and there, overall, it’s a solid issue where the art helps convey the emotion and desperation. Then there’s that last page… the team nailed it.

This is a good issue. It’s the moment of desperation of our heroes as they struggle to figure out what to do. The event continues a slight throwback vibe to it all that’s a nice welcome back for the Uncanny X-Men.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson
Art: R.B. Silva Ink: Adriano Di Benedetto
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: VC’s Chris Eliopoulos
Story: Art: Overall: Recommendation: Buy

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Exclusive Preview: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #27

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #27

Story: Simon Spurrier
Art: Emilio Laiso
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Artist: Ashley Witter
Variant Cover Artist: Rod Reis
Assistant Editor: Tom Groneman
Editor: Mark Paniccia

Rated T
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WORST AMONG EQUALS: PART TWO! 
•  Rogue archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA has ten hours to cross a hostile megacity before the bomb implanted in her throat blows up.
•  No big deal, right? And even if there ARE, say, insane cops and bounty hunters on her tail-she’s got a partner to help her!
•  (Unfortunately that would be TRIPLE ZERO: the astonishingly unpleasant murder droid who yearns to see her dead.)

STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #27 cover

Review: Uncanny X-Men #4

Just when things didn’t look like they could get worse… The ride of the Four Horsemen of Salvation? The coming of X-Man? And…a return to the Age of Apocalypse?

The last issue is where things really kicked off with the revelation of the Four Horsemen of Salvation and this issue moves it all into high gear. X-Man, Nate Grey, is back and more powerful than ever and he has a vision for the world. We’ve got a clue as to the who and the why behind this event. We now have an answer as to who took Kitty Pryde and others off the table. We know why Legion did what he did to Maddrox and we have a dysfunctional X-Men (aren’t they always?).

If you’ve been frustrated with the first three issues, this is where things get going with lots of answers and the action kicked up a bit. Writers Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, and Ed Brisson really get things moving with this issue setting up whatever “Age of X-Man” is that’s coming down the road.

What the issue does is not just provide answers but also sets up division within the X-Men with the generations split as to what to do. It’s interesting and sets up what is to come later well, driving a wedge and an opening for different teams with different voices and visions. There’s also a solid wink and nod to the “Age of Apocalypse.” In the review of the first issue, I said the event has a throwback feel to it and we see that directly here with what’s happening a direct result of that popular event (including some amazing verbal ranting from Legion about it all).

The art by Pere Pérez is solid with a lot of characters packed in and their looking great. That’s helped with the color from Rachelle Rosenberg. The art is fascinating as different settings have different emotional vibes off of them. X-Man’s scenes are more serene in look and color while the X-Men are a bit cold and chaotic. The art reflects each scene’s mood. Letterer Joe Caramagna deserves a shout-out as well due to Legion’s scenes. The lettering bursts out of the panel and word bubble emphasizing Legion’s chaotic mind and really creating that character’s manic state.

The issue is a good one which really gets things going. While a lot is explained, there’s still a lot left open to still find out, like how X-Man created his Horsemen. This feels like a modern classic X story which plays off of what has come before and it’s living up to the epic event we were promised.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson
Art: Pere Pérez 
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.05 Overall: 8.10 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: Uncanny X-Men #3

The third part of “X-Men Disassembled” makes things a bit clearer as a villain is revealed and some of what has been teased in the future begins to play out.

A force out there has been manipulating Multiple Man leading to him rambling in a horde of dupes looking for various individuals who have been captured and taken off of the board.

That who is revealed and some of the why as well… if you pay attention to upcoming solicits.

Written by Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, and Ed Brisson, Uncanny X-Men #3 begins to tease what’s to come and calls back to what was. When this event kicked off it felt like the story was a throwback in many ways. It hearkened back to the 90s in many ways and that’s not by mistake. It’s clear this trio is giving us a twist on something that came before, “Age of Apocalypse.”

We know after this weekly event wraps up, we’ll enter the “Age of X-Man” which seems to be the mirror image of the “Age of Apocalypse.” Instead of Apocalypse ruling the world, it’s X-Man and that begins with this issue as we are introduced to his Horsemen and we find out who is controlling Multiple Man. It’s an interesting twist as it seems that instead of focusing on preventing an apocalypse, the X-Men might be forced to make a decision as to whether or not to stop a utopia from emerging. That feels new and different and if I’m right, original.

Yildiray Cinar takes on art duties with Rachelle Rosenberg on color and Joe Caramagna on lettering. The art is good with this issue but we’ve seen better. The team does do a great job balancing so many characters (and that includes a sea of Maddrox). But, compared to the previous two issues, it’s a small step back for the art. It’s solid though delivering the the non-stop action.

The issue is a pretty key one with the debut of four new versions of characters and if this is going where it seems it’s all going, like “Age of Apocalypse” lead ups, this one will be a key issue that many will look to get. It’s clear we’re in the beginning stages of the next classic X-event and Disassembled is going to live up to the hype and then some.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson Art: Yildiray Cinar
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.25 Art: 7.75 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 5 The Spark and the Fire

Poe, Rey, Finn, and Leia, and unseen events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens and Episode VIII The Last Jedi fill this volume that answers some questions and fills in some gaps! This is a must for Star Wars fans.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 5 The Spark and the Fire collects issues #26-31 and Annual #2 by Charles Soule, Jody Houser, Angel Unzueta, Andrea Broccardo, Rachelle Rosenberg, and Stefani Renee.

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores on December 4! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology
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Review: Uncanny X-Men #1

Uncanny X-Men is back and kicks off “X-Men Disassembled,” a ten part weekly event! This is a must for X-Men fans.

Uncanny X-Men #1 is by Ed Brisson, Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Mahmud Asrar, Rachelle Rosenberg, Joe Caramagna, Mirko Colak, Ibraim Roberson, Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy, and Guru-eFX.

Get your copy in comic shops Wednesday November 14. 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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Man-Eaters #2 Sells Out and Gets a Second Printing

Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling thriller writer Chelsea Cain, artist Kate Niemczyk, colorist Rachelle Rosenberg, and letterer Joe Caramagna of the controversial and buzzed about comic Mockingbird have captured lighting in a bottle once more with Lia Miternique and Stella Greenvoss on their team in their new series from Image ComicsMan-Eaters. The series is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with escalating demand.

In response to the overwhelming support and to bolster the growing momentum for the series, Man-Eaters #2 is being fast-tracked to a second printing in order to keep up with customer interest in the title. The series has had a boost in interest due to the unexpected cancellation of The Vision by Marvel which Cain was supposed to write.

The Man-Eaters story introduces a world where a mutation in Toxoplasmosis causes menstruating women to turn into ferocious killer wildcats—easily provoked and extremely dangerous. As panic spreads and paranoia takes root, the fate of the world rides on the shoulders of one twelve-year-old girl.

Man-Eaters #2, 2nd printing (Diamond Code SEP188835) will be available on Wednesday, December 5th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, November 12th.

Man-Eaters #3 Cover A by Miternique (Diamond Code SEP180190) and Man-Eaters #3 Cover B by Miternique (Diamond Code SEP188190) will be available on Wednesday, November 28th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, November 5th.

Man-Eaters #4 (Diamond Code OCT180221) will be available on Wednesday, December 26th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, December 3rd.

Man-Eaters #5 (Diamond Code NOV180163) will be available on Wednesday, January 30th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 7th.

Review: Weapon H Vol. 1 AWOL

The Weapon X Program has a new creation. Take a little bit of Wolverine, some Hulk, and a few other things, and you’ve got Weapon H! Yes, the concept is out there but the first trade, collecting the first six issues, is fun!

Weapon H Vol. 1 AWOL is by Greg Pak, Cory Smith, Marcus To, Aro Anindito, Terry Pallot, Keith Champaign, Scott Hanna, Walden Wong, Roberto Poggi, Morry Hollowell, Rachelle Rosenberg, Chris Sotomayor, Joe Caramagna, and Clayton Cowles.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores November 13. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology
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Exclusive Preview: Ms. Marvel #35

Ms. Marvel #35

Story: G. Willow Wilson
Art: Nico Leon
Color: Ian Herring
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Valerio Schiti & Rachelle Rosenberg
Associate Editor: Marko Basso
Editor: Sana Amanat
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• MS. MARVEL’s powers are on the fritz!
• If she and BRUNO can’t figure out what’s going on, it could be the end for Jersey City!
• Which is all fine for the self-appointed big man on campus – the SHOCKER!

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