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Exclusive Preview: Star Wars: Age of Resistance – Finn #1

Star Wars: Age of Resistance – Finn #1

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99

A LITTLE REBELLION! Before he was a rebel hero, FINN had another calling. He was… a janitor. But how could this lead FN-2187 to question everything? How much action can someone see mopping floors and dealing with a pest problem? It turns out, a whole lot.

Star Wars: Age of Resistance - Finn #1

Review: Age of X-Man: Alpha

Age of X-Man: Alpha

The age of X-Man dawns… and the X-Men cannot stop it.

For months new, we’ve been teased about the “Age of X-Man” a shift in the status-quo for the X-comics. Its echoes of the “Age of Apocalypse” had expectations the story would be similar but in reality is it is and it isn’t.

Written by Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler, Age of X-Man: Alpha is our first real introduction to this new world which has the X-Men whisked away to a new world where everyone is a mutant. But, it’s not everyone, there are mutants still on the Marvel Prime universe and their stories are being told in Uncanny X-Men and X-Force.

We find out the “Age of X-Man” is one where some event has made everyone a mutant. The villains have been dealt with. It’s a world of peace. But is it really as good as it seems?

Through various short stories that flow from one to another, we get introductions to the various mini-series that will spin out of this event. And it’s a solid introduction to it all. There’s just enough touched upon and teased to get readers to see what comes next. It also feels just different enough to be intriguing as well. This isn’t the “positive” to the “Age of Apocalypse’s” negative, there’s something more going on here and it hints there’s an exploration of something a bit more sinister.

The art by Ramon Rosanas with color by Triona Farrell and lettering by Clayton Cowles is good. The style is interesting and leads to a feel of an almost dreamlike state of it all. The design of the characters are interesting and the flow of the story works well as the art transitions from one story to another.

The comic is one that’s a good introduction to the world and it’s our first look as to what’s going on. It’s a primer to get readers interested in what’s to come and what’s show is interesting. It’s a great way for those intrigued by this event to see what’s coming and for those who want to see what’s going on, this is a good way to do exactly that.

Story: Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler Art: Ramon Rosanas
Color: Triona Farrell Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Age of X-Man: Alpha

Enter the Age of X-Man! It’s a world of harmony where everyone is a mutant but is it as good as it seems? And what lead to its existance?

Age of X-Man: Alpha is your primer for the upcoming event miniseries from Marvel in a world of peace.

Age of X-Man: Alpha is by Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, Ramon Rosanas, Triona Farrel, and Clayton Cowles.

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Review: X-Men: The Exterminated #1

In the aftermath of Extermination, the X-Men mourn for their fallen brother, Cable. But no one is taking it harder than his adopted daughter, Hope Summers. Will Hope be able to cope with the loss, or will she be led down a dark path that she won’t be able to return from? Only Jean Grey can save Hope from herself! Plus, celebrate the life of Nathan Summers with a story from his past by Chris Claremont!

Cable is dead, sort of, during the events of “Extermination” having been killed by his younger self. And, not surprising, “post event” (the last issue of Extermination hasn’t been released yet) we get an issue mourning the loss of the character. Broken into two stories, X-Men: The Exterminated is an ok follow up but lacks, something. Having read it, I walked away having just spent the 15 minutes of my time and instantly the comic was pretty forgettable. It’s not that it’s bad, it’s just not memorable in any way. There’s no revelation. There’s not even much emotion. It’s just a safe comic that feels like a box checked off more than anything.

The first story follows Hope and Jean Grey as they set off to close down Cables various hideouts. Hope of course has a mission of her own that’s very predictable. The two go back and forth about what Cable meant to Hope and the banter feels like it’s more about Hope’s absence from comics more than her time with Cable. There’s much left on the table such as Hope sort of being Jean Grey’s granddaughter in a way and where Hope has been. Jean shows little emotion in the mourning and Hope comes off a bit cold beyond the anger she shows at Bishop and Deadpool, two characters who have a lot of history with Cable as well. Out of it all, Deadpool is the one who delivers the most emotional bit laying his cards on the table in a way. Writers Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler seem to not shake the tree much in an way and the script is fairly predictable in its end. It’s a story that’s both emotionless and without much point beyond answering the question about what happened to all of Cable’s technology and weapons?

The art by Neil Edwards with color by David Ramos and lettering by Joe Sabino too is forgettable. Again, it’s not bad but much like the story itself nothing stands out. The settings are generic sci-fi. There’s a mention of Cable enjoying cyberpunk but what’s presented doesn’t feel much like that. The environments have the minimal detail at no point emphasizing how much there really is or at least how much could get out and do some damage.

The second story reflects on a bit after Cable, Nathan, is born where his parents head to Alaska for some relaxation. It rewrites some of the comic history but it’s interesting mostly for the return of classic X-Men scribe Chris Claremont. The story itself has its touching moments but again misses any real interest. What’s most fascinating is the perspective of the narrative of the story being told. Nothing said or shown is vital and it all feels like its been included because it deals with baby Cable and fits the first story’s theme of parents and their kids (on a couple of levels).

The art by Ramon Rosanas with color by Nolan Woodard and lettering by Joe Sabino is ok with a throwback quality to it all. The comic feels like it could have fit into the late 80s or early 90s as far as style and would have fit being a backup story then.

The comic as a whole is ok. It never feels like it really honors Cable and by the end you’re left with muttering “that’s it?”. Nothing is vital and again this feels more like a checking of the box than anything else. There isn’t some deep thought about who Cable is or his impact on X history, instead it’s a very surface level experience that lacks any real emotion or depth.

Story: Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, Chris Claremont
Art: Neil Edwards, Ramon Rosanas
Color: Jay David Ramos, Nolan Woodard Lettering: Joe Sabino
Story: 6.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Pass

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Preview: X-Men: The Exterminated #1

X-Men: The Exterminated #1

(W) Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, Chris Claremont (A) Neil Edwards, Ramon Rosanas (CA) Geoff Shaw
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 05, 2018
SRP: $4.99

EXTERMINATION AFTERMATH!

A Death in the Family!

In the aftermath of Extermination, the X-Men mourn for their fallen brother, Cable. But no one is taking it harder than his adopted daughter, Hope Summers. Will Hope be able to cope with the loss, or will she be led down a dark path that she won’t be able to return from? Only Jean Grey can save Hope from herself! Plus, celebrate the life of Nathan Summers with a story from his past by Chris Claremont!

Preview: Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #2 (of 2)

Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #2 (of 2)

(W) Al Ewing (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $3.99

THE RAGNARMOROK WARS!
Stark Odinson may have forged his own astonishing armor and become Iron Hammer…but is even that enough when Madame Hela, masked queen of Hel, comes for him?

Review: Hunt for Wolverine: Dead Ends

THE HUNT IS OVER.
The hunt for Wolverine is over… Now the time has come to put the pieces together and see what was learned. Kitty Pryde, Daredevil, Tony Stark and Sabretooth may have found what they were looking for…but it wasn’t what they expected. Where has Wolverine been? What has he been doing?

Wolverine is coming back. We’ve known that for quite some time and Marvel has been teasing up the how and why through four miniseries leading up to… the Return of Wolverine. Writer Charles Soule has been weaving a story that’s both been interesting and frustrating.

A lot has happened in the four miniseries and in that way things have been impressive in what initially seemed to be cash-ins. The death of a character, a classic character again looking like her classic self, there’s events and changes that will have reverberations for years to come in the X comics. But, when it comes to finding Wolverine… things are a little short. But, is that really a shock with a title that’s “Dead Ends”?

What Hunt for Wolverine: Dead Ends does is not answer the real question as to what has happened but instead brings the various plot threads together into one clear picture. What it also does is give us a comic you can read and catch up before moving on to the next chapter. In a way the comic acts as an epilogue and a prequel. It’s kind of impressive.

Where the issue will be key is the introduction of the new bad in the X-Men’s lives, and maybe Tony Stark and Daredevil’s too. I don’t want to spoil things but this is solid aspects of so many different existing villains coming together into something that does feel a bit terrifying. What’s presented has massive implications in so many ways, we’ll see where the impact in the Marvel Universe ends.

The art by Ramon Rosansas with color by Guru-eFX and lettering by Joe Sabino is good. There are some aspects that fall a little short in the detail or some of the character design, the comic itself has some fantastic action moments. There’s one particular scene featuring Iron Man, Storm, and Firestar where the art really delivers the tense nature of it all.

And that’s where the comic really succeeds. What on paper feels like a cash-in has moments that really stand out. There’s some awe inspiring moments that remind you how amazing the X-Men can be. There’s also plenty of humor between the trio of Tony, Kitty, and Matt Murdock that wants to see these worlds come together more often. The introduction of a new villain too feels ominous and something that’s actually important. By comics’ end, my jaded self going into it felt like a kid again reading the X-Men for the first time.

Story: Charles Soule Art: Ramon Rosanas
Color: Guru-eFX Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Story: 8.25 Art: 7.5 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Hunt for Wolverine: Dead Ends #1

Hunt for Wolverine: Dead Ends #1

(W) Charles Soule (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Marco Checchetto
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $4.99

THE HUNT IS OVER.
The hunt for Wolverine is over… Now the time has come to put the pieces together and see what was learned. Kitty Pryde, Daredevil, Tony Stark and Sabretooth may have found what they were looking for…but it wasn’t what they expected. Where has Wolverine been? What has he been doing?

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