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Queen Goblin Takes Her Throne as Spider-Man Continues to Go Beyond

Spider-Man’s life has been plagued by Goblins for almost 60 years. And this February, a brand-new one will glide into Ben Reilly’s life to continue this tradition. This February, brace yourself for the introduction of QUEEN GOBLIN! This vicious new Goblin with long roots in Spider-Man history is set to put a terrifying spin on Amazing Spider-Man’s current Beyond Era. Designed by Patrick Gleason, Queen Goblin will make her explosive first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #88 written by Zeb Wells with art by Michael Dowling and continue to plague Spider-Man and much of NYC in Amazing Spider-Man #89 written by Gleason with art by Mark Bagley and Amazing Spider-Man #90 written by and art by Gleason. Main covers are by Arthur Adams with #88 featuring a variant by Gleason and #90 featuring a variant by Roge Antonio.

Also coming in February will be a special one-shot written by Geoffrey Thorne with art by Jan Bazaldua and Jim Towe. Amazing Spider-Man #88.BEY will feature the return of the fan favorite super hero team—THE SLINGERS! You didn’t think the Beyond Corporation only had one hero on their payroll? Watch as Hobie Brown ascends to new heights as The Hornet! It features a main cover by Nick Bradshaw.

Writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Michele Bandini’s run on Miles Morales: Spider-Man will also continue to be impacted by the events of the Beyond Era. Issue #35 will see Miles and Shift facing off against Space Stone-host Quantum and the Assessor. And their only hope at victory lies with the Beyond Corporation.

Check out the covers now and don’t miss the rise of Queen Goblin when Amazing Spider-Man #88 arrives in February.

She-Hulk Returns with Rainbow Rowell and Rogê Antônio

Marvel’s sensational powerhouse returns! One of comics’ most beloved heroes, Jennifer Walters, A.K.A. She-Hulk, will star in a new ongoing comic series starting in January. Written by acclaimed author Rainbow Rowell with art by Rogê Antônio, She-Hulk will see the character embark on a journey that heralds back to her fan-favorite solo adventures of the past while embracing a fresh new future for the character. Promising to be a delight for fans as well as newcomers to She-Hulk’s saga, the series will once again prove why Jennifer Walters is the greatest character around!

Following her transformative time in Jason Aaron’s AVENGERS, She-Hulk is eager to put her rage-filled days behind her and return to practicing law in defense of the innocent. She’s got a career to rebuild, friends to reconnect with (and maybe represent in a court of law) and enemies to…well, she may not want to connect with them, but they are DEFINITELY going to connect with her. And when a friend from her past comes knocking with a mystery she can’t resist, she’ll quickly be back to bashing. The last page of this debut issue is going to send Jen down a road she’s never traveled, one that will shake up her life and possibly the whole Marvel Universe.

A premiere issue so big it’ll have not one but two dazzling main covers—one by astounding cover artist Jen Bartel and another by comics legend Adam Hughes! Check them out below and be there when She-Hulk smashes her way into a new era on January 12!

Marvel Reveals 8 New Series including Devil’s Reign, Timeless, Avengers Forever, and More!

To celebrate Marvel’s Birthday today, the publisher has revealed its first look at eight new tentpole titles that will shape the future of the Marvel Universe in the months to come.

All hell breaks loose in the Marvel Universe as The Kingpin finally declares all-out war on the heroes in Devil’s Reign!  Having set the stage in their Eisner-nominated Daredevil epic, Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s far-reaching crossover event finds Mayor Fisk outlawing all Super Heroes in New York and unleashing intel on all their dark secrets, while pitting Daredevil, Elektra, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and many more against his Thunderbolt agents. But in the end…Who Will Reign?

Devil’s Reign

Marvel Comics’ Avengers Forever pulls together archeologist Tony Stark aka the Invincible Ant-Man and Avengers from across the multiverse to bring order to timelines where ‘hope’ is a four letter word. Jason Aaron and Aaron Kuder present an all-new series that will redefine the Avengers as…the Multiverse’s Mightiest Heroes.

Avengers Forever

The future of the Marvel Universe is here, and Timeless is where it all begins. When a threatening new timeline emerges, Kang the Conqueror must fight his way through the coming year to protect the main 616 timeline he’s worked centuries to solidify as his own. Jed MacKay, Kev Walker, Joe Bennett, Mark Bagley and more provide a first look at what’s coming to the Marvel Universe in 2022 in a story that will prove…the Future is Timeless. 

Timeless

House of X and Powers of X ushered in The First Krakoan Age of the X-Men. Now, Marvel Comics’ X Lives of Wolverine and X Deaths of Wolverine will test ‘the best there is at what he does’ before any mutant can survive to The Second Krakoan Age. Benjamin Percy, Joshua Cassara and Federico Vicentini tell two interlocked tales about what happens to Wolverine when…His Pasts Meet His Future.  

X Lives of Wolverine 

X Deaths of Wolverine

Marvel Comics’ She-Hulkfrom Rainbow Rowell and Rogê Antônio, throws the book at Jennifer Walters as she tries to put her rage-filled days behind her and return to practicing law in defense of the innocent. But when a friend from her past comes knocking with a mystery she can’t resist, She-Hulk gets…Back To Bashing.

She-Hulk

Dan Slott is joined by Carlos Pacheco and Rachael Stott for Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four: Reckoning War, an epic saga over 15 years in the making. The original secret war of the Marvel Universe has been reignited and every living being in reality is in danger, for we are finally at…Our Day Of Reckoning.

Fantastic Four: Reckoning War

Lunella Lafayette and her lovable twenty-foot dinosaur are BACK in Marvel Comics’ Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.  But what shape will their partnership take in this exciting new era?  Keep your eyes peeled in the coming months for more news about the next adventure of the biggest brain in the world that will send dino-sized shockwaves throughout the Marvel Universe. In 2022, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will bring new meaning to the term “Marvel Team-Up” in a tale that promises to… Shake Your World. 

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

Kingpin’s Masterplan is revealed in Giant-Size Amazing Spider-Man: King’s Ransom #1

With twists and turns in every issue, Nick Spencer’s Amazing Spider-Man has become one of the most unpredictable books on stands today! And now, readers will finally witness Spidey’s long-awaited confrontation with Kingpin in an explosive new arc titled “King’s Ransom.” Kicking off next month in Amazing Spider-Man #61, “King’s Ransom” will be an arc so momentous, it will conclude in a special, giant-sized finale issue in May.

Find out Kingpin’s goal and how it violates all natural law. Learn more about the years’ old enmity between Tombstone and Robbie Robertson. And discover what’s next for the fan-favorite frenemy, Boomerang. All this and more as Spider-Man’s whole status quo is turned upside down in one explosive showdown! Don’t miss Giant-Size Amazing Spider-Man: King’s Ransom #1 by Nick Spencer and Rogê Antônio, with a cover by Mark Bagley when it arrives in May!

Giant-Size Amazing Spider-Man: King's Ransom #1

Review: Conan the Barbarian #15

Conan the Barbarian #15

I’m a bit of a Jim Zub fan and when I found out he was working on Conan, I had to grab Conan the Barbarian #15 for a review. I’ve loved what he’s done with IDW’s Dungeons & Dragons comics and Dynamite’s Pathfinder. He knows this type of fantasy world really well and I was curious to see what he brings to the Cimmerian, even if this was chapter 3 of the storyline.

Conan and his small party are trapped underground maze known as the Crucible, all for those who worship the God of Many-Deaths. Sadly, they awake to one member murdered while they all slept. As there are no answers at first to the killing, they make their way through the Crucible, dining on rats and all the other expected things that happen when trapped in a death maze. After Conan slays a great underwater beast, they find their way out of the Crucible and into an arena, where Conan will once again have to do battle to save what remains of his compatriots.

This was the third issue in the story but Zub does a splendid job with catching the reader up on what has happened earlier. The narration that accompanies this issue really sends me back to reading Conan when I was younger and it’s an element that I miss a lot with newer books. There was a couple of great action sequences inside this issue, one adorned with a pretty rad splash page. Look, it’s straight-forward and it’s not like the wheel was reinvented but I just thought this was a fun issue to read.

Let’s talk the art of Conan for a moment. Rogé António is a fine artist for this book. I liked the look of this issue very much. Not too much detail but not lacking in any areas. I’m pretty easy to please. With Israel Silva coloring his art, I thought the both of them made for a good art team. Travis Lanham deserves a lot of credit on lettering because not only is he having to work on word balloon placement but Conan has its fair share of narration boxes to place and the art isn’t obscured by anything.

I thought Conan the Barbarian #15 was an easy issue to follow and I wasn’t confused much at all picking this one up in the middle of the storyline. It brought me back to how I felt as a kid reading Conan’s adventures. I’m glad that I continue to enjoy Jim Zub’s work as much as I do. He’s an underrated writer in comics and doesn’t get the credit he deserves. With a quality art team, this issue is definitely worth a read for someone looking to venture out to something different in comics.

Story: Jim Zub Art: Rogé António
Colors: Israel Silva Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 8.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Injustice: Year Zero Chapter One

Injustice: Year Zero Chapter One

Written by Tom Taylor
Pencils Roge Antonio
Inks Roge Antonio
Colored by Rain Beredo
Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco
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The Justice League throw a celebration honoring the heroes who came before them—the JSA! Batman finds himself in an unexpected spar with Wild Cat for old time’s sake while Wonder Woman, Alan Scott and the Spectre contemplate their actions in WWII. Meanwhile, Joker finds exactly who he’s looking for that will come back to haunt the JSA.

Injustice: Year Zero is Here

DC has launched its newest Digital First series, Injustice: Year Zero! Publishing twice monthly and spanning 14 chapters, the first three chapters are available to read immediately as a bundle for $2.49 when purchased at readDC and comixology.com, or individually for $0.99 on all participating digital platforms!

Injustice: Year Zero returns fans to the world of DC’s bestselling Injustice: Gods Among Us; back to a time before Superman punched the Joker through the heart and became the fascist ruler of Injustice!

Taylor’s prequel story in Injustice: Year Zero, “Fall of the Old Gods,” focuses the action around the Justice League and the discovery of how their predecessors covertly fought within WWII to bring down a tyrant. When the Joker finds a way to control DC’s Super Heroes, he uses his leverage to sabotage the Justice League—and the JSA—from the inside!

Injustice: Year Zero Chapters One through Three, written by Tom Taylor with Rogê Antônio, Cian Tormey, Rain Beredo, and Wes Abbott on art, are available for purchase now on participating digital platforms, including readdc.com, Comixology, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and more. Injustice: Year Zero Chapter Four will publish on Tuesday August 18.

Injustice: Year Zero cover art is by Julian Totino Tedesco.

Injustice: Year Zero Chapter One

Marvel’s Pull List Shows off New Champions, King in Black, Werewolf By Night, X of Swords, and more!

Today, Marvel released its special edition of The Pull List, unveiling exclusive information for the hottest books coming to comic shops this October!

Tucker Markus took the reins of this special previews announcement solo, presenting the first look at a few bleeding-edge Marvel comics, with info all about new series, art, and creative teams heading to your local comic shop in three months! This special previews announcement gave viewers a first look at the highly anticipated X-Men crossover, X of Swords and the celebration of 50 years of Conan the Barbarian’s Marvel Comics legacy in Conan the Barbarian #15 and The Official Handbook of the Conan Universe Anniversary Edition. This latest episode also teased new eras for both the Fantastic Four in Fantastic Four #25 and Captain Marvel in Captain Marvel #25 and exciting starts for the brand new Werewolf By Night and the new Champions. The Pull List also shed light on King in Black, the next chapter in Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s landmark run on Venom coming in December!

X OF SWORDS: STASIS #1

Written by TINI HOWARD & JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by PEPE LARRAZ & MAHMUD ASRAR
Cover by PEPE LARRAZ

X OF SWORDS: STASIS #1

THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE CONAN UNIVERSE ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Written by ALAN ZELENETZ
Cover by MICHAEL KALUTA

THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE CONAN UNIVERSE ANNIVERSARY EDITION

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #15

Written by JIM ZUB
Art by ROGÊ ANTÔNIO
Cover by E.M. GIST

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #15

FANTASTIC FOUR #25

Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by R.B. SILVA
Cover by MARK BROOKS

FANTASTIC FOUR #25

CAPTAIN MARVEL #22

Written by KELLY THOMPSON
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by JORGE MOLINA

CAPTAIN MARVEL #22

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT #1

Written by TABOO & BENJAMIN JACKENDOFF
Art by SCOT EATON
COVER by MIKE MCKONE

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT #1

CHAMPIONS #1

Written by EVE L. EWING
Art by SIMONE DI MEO
Cover by TONI INFANTE

CHAMPIONS #1

KING IN BLACK #1

Written by DONNY CATES
Art and Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

KING IN BLACK #1

Review: Conan the Barbarian #13

Conan the Barbarian #13 marks the perfect jumping on point for those that have been missing out on this solid series! Conan’s off to a new town and somehow wound up its champion who has to fight through a death maze!

Story: Jim Zub
Art: Rogê Antônio
Color: Israel Silva
Lettering: Travis Lanham

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Review: Conan 2099 #1

Travel to the year 2099 where the immortal Conan the Barbarian has to decide what to do to allow the survival of his people and take care of the voice in his head.

Story: Gerry Duggan
Art: Rogê Antônio
Color: Erick Arciniega
Letterer: Travis Lanham

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