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Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut in a New Series From Fabian Nicieza

Fabian Nicieza will be launching a new Juggernaut series this May with artist Ron Garney! Amidst all the smashing, Juggernaut will be trying to find his new place in the Marvel Universe and the series will explore his outlook towards mutantkind’s new status quo that Jonathan Hickman introduced last year in House of X and Powers of X.

In an interview announcing the series, Nicieza said:

That basically instigates the entire story. Having been X and lost, what does Cain become now? After years of back and forth and madness and sadness, he had become a member in good standing of the X-Men, and then while he’s away dancing in Limbo, mutantkind gets everything they could have ever hoped for… and Cain can’t be a part of that. How he reacts to that rejection becomes the exploration of who he is going to become without the one thing that — for good and bad — has defined him for most of his life.

Juggernaut #1 when it smashes into stores in May with a cover by Geoff Shaw!

Juggernaut #1

Preview: Savage Avengers Annual #1

Savage Avengers Annual #1

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Ron Garney (CA) Mike Deodato
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Oct 30, 2019
SRP: $4.99

A barbarian walks into a brothel and thus begins another adventure in the life of Conan of Cimmeria. Human traffickers finally meet an immovable human. Black Widow is drawn into the intrigue by following the trail of bodies left by Kulan Gath’s henchman, and a last prayer from one of the trafficked women summons an unexpected angel, the Son Of Satan himself, Daimon Hellstrom. It’s the Marvel team-up you didn’t know you needed until now. Pre-order Savage Avengers Annual # 1 or go to hell.

Savage Avengers Annual #1

Review: War of the Realms Omega #1

War of the Realms Omega #1

War of the Realms: Omega #1 is not so much a full epilogue story to the “War of the Realms” event as a tasting menu for the various spinoffs that come after it. Kudos to Marvel for putting these in their own comic instead of stepping on Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson’s literal thunder as they hit the high point of Aaron’s Thor epic. With one last omniscient conversation between Daredevil and Heimdall as a framing narrative, Omega #1 tells the story of Jane Foster, Loki, and Punisher while setting up Jane Foster Valkyrie #1, Loki #1, and Punisher Kill Krew #1.

Even if it’s mostly just a conversation between Daredevil and Heimdall, the framing narrative of Omega #1 is a fantastic conclusion to Daredevil’s struggles with godhood that Jason Aaron penned in War Scrolls. It’s also reunion of one of my favorite recent Daredevil art teams of Ron Garney and Matt Milla, who transform the look of their framing narrative from fantasy to street level as Daredevil goes from talking about gods, prayers, and Valhalla to stopping a mugger with the help of some Yggdrasil forged fighting sticks. Aaron also brings up some interesting ideas like Daredevil’s guilt about his own faith and beliefs making him a good God of Fear that protected Midgard in their direst need. It connects to his recent writing of Thor that the best god isn’t one that fights for the mantle, but acknowledges the responsibility that is thrust upon him.

The first story in Omega #1 features Jane Foster and the Valkyries in a morgue where she hopes to help find them some peace and is written by Aaron and Al Ewing with art from Cafu and Jesus Aburtov. Jane interacts with Lisa, who used to date the superhero America Chavez, and they both can empathize on what it’s like to be connected to someone with so much power and be ordinary. It’s a nice human interaction before a beautiful transformation sequence where Jane takes on the responsibility of reopening Valhalla and finding rest for the Asgardians. Cafu’s art is clean and photorealistic, but not too stiff while Aburtov’s colors are bright, glossy, but a little sad. Jane played a major role in “War of the Realms”, and it’ll be nice to see her as headliner for a little bit in her own series that looks to continue to play on Aaron’s themes of faith and belief that he has explored throughout his Thor comics.

On the more mischievous side, there is a story starring Loki and his undersized Frost Giant buddy Drrf from Daniel Kibblesmith, Oscar Bazaldua, and David Curiel. As evidenced by his work on Valiant High, Lockjaw, and Deadpool vs. Black Panther, Kibblesmith excels at combining comics continuity with funny and genuinely heartfelt moments. And there are a few of those in this short story as Loki takes a young Frost Giant under his wing after he spots the little guy using a stew pot lid as a sled. Bazaldua’s cartoon-y style visuals are a good fit for this book and capture Loki’s every smirk and glint of mischief in his eye. He earned the role of king of Frost Giants by killing his father, but it will be difficult to keep the respect of this murderous and cannibalistic realm. However, adding Drrf to the equation keeps the tone of the story light and not super serious in a Game of Thrones kind of way.

The final Omega #1 short story is a Punisher one, from Gerry Duggan and the fantastic Juan Ferreyra that shows that the War of the Realms never really ended for one person: Frank Castle. Castle is barbecuing stray Helhounds with a flamethrower, breaking up Asgardian revelry with semi-automatic gun fire, and making sure the inhabitants of Midgard don’t loot in the post-War chaos. His mission of vengeance towards criminals has expanded from mortals to fantasy beings thanks to the losses suffered by the people, and especially the children of New York, during the War. However, the real star of the Punisher story isn’t the brooding revenge or monster becomes monster hunter narrative book, but Ferreyra’s art, which he colors himself and has a Steve Dillon meets Heavy Metal vibe. The combination of melodramatic dialogue and captions and over the top violence is a winner.

War of the Realms Omega #1 accomplished what it set out do, which is to pique my interest in the upcoming Jane Foster, Loki, and Punisher comic book series that are spinning out of the event. The artists for these books are especially well-cast, and Cafu’s beautiful take on Jane Foster’s transformation from mortal to Valkyrie was the highlight of this entire one-shot. Also, Juan Ferreyra is such an underrated artist, and I’m excited to see his take on creative fantasy monster executions.

Story: Jason Aaron, Al Ewing, Daniel Kibblesmith, Gerry Duggan
 Art: Ron Garney, Cafu, Oscar Bazaldua, Juan Ferreyra
 Colors: Matt Milla, Jesus Aburtov, David Curiel
Letters: Joe Sabino, Clayton Cowles, Cory Petit
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Savage Sword of Conan #5

Savage Sword of Conan #5

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Ron Garney (CA) Alex Ross
Parental Advisory
In Shops: May 08, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• The mystery of the magical treasure finally revealed!
• It’s now or never, and CONAN must make a choice that will determine the fate of Stygia!
• Either way, KOGA THUN will not let the Barbarian go without a fight!
• Plus: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella, “The Shadow of Vengeance”!

Savage Sword of Conan #5

Conan Reigns In Savage Sword of Conan: The Cult of Koga Thun Black and White TPB

By Crom! This October, Marvel is proud to bring you the saga of the death cult of Koga Thun, presented for the first time in stunning black and white! Bringing the famed sword-and sorcery epic to life through brutally sharp storytelling, Ron Garney’s epic inked pages take an extra-special spotlight in this brand-new trade paperback that collects the opening arc of the most recent run of Savage Sword of Conan #1, “The Cult of Koga Thun,” written by Gerry Duggan.

The black and white presentation is a throwback to the original black and white Conan comics showcasing Garney’s talent. Savage Sword of Conan: The Cult of Koga Thun Black and White TPB is out October 2019.

Exclusive Preview: Savage Sword of Conan #4

Savage Sword of Conan #4

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Ron Garney (CA) Alex Ross
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE BATTLE FOR STYGIA!
• CONAN descends into a hidden labyrinth protected by an undead army and does battle with the forces of KOGA THUN!
• At stake – the fate of Stygia!
• Conan’s friend SUTY begins a shocking transformation as he discovers what MENES has been hiding about the mysterious treasure they’ve been hunting…
• PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella “THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE”, begun in issue #1 of SAVAGE SWORD!

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #4

Preview: Savage Sword of Conan #3

Savage Sword of Conan #3

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Ron Garney (CA) Alex Ross
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE DEADLY CATACOMBS OF KOGA THUN!
• CONAN descends into Stygian catacombs in search of a mystical treasure…
• But what secrets does the trove hold, and can Conan trust his compatriots?
• No matter–the undead forces of KOGA THUN have other plans for the barbarian!
• PLUS: The next chapter in an all-new CONAN novella, running through the SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN series!

Savage Sword of Conan #3

Preview: Savage Sword of Conan #2

Savage Sword of Conan #2

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Ron Garney (CA) Alex Ross
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE DEATH CULT OF KOGA THUN STRIKES! Back on the shores of STYGIA, a magical guide directs CONAN toward dreaded civilization…and the promise of a mysterious fortune! It’ll take all of Conan’s strength – and wits – to make his way through the ruined city… But to get there, he’ll have to survive the death cult of sorcerer KOGA THUN!

Savage Sword of Conan #2

Preview: Savage Sword of Conan #1

Savage Sword of Conan #1

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Ron Garney (CA) Alex Ross
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Feb 13, 2019
SRP: $4.99

THE ANCIENT CULT OF KOGA THUN. A MYSTICAL TREASURE.

AND THE ONLY MAN WHO CAN SAVE THE HYBORIAN AGE!

Adrift at sea. No food. No weapons. Death surely awaits him. But the lionhearted CONAN is not so easily subdued, by Crom! When Conan finds himself captured, he unleashes his might on an unsuspecting pirate crew…one whose dark secrets will plunge Conan on the trail of an ancient treasure that may prove to be his undoing!

An all-new age of SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN begins with a five-part tale of swords and sorcery by Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, INFINITY WARS) and illustrated by legendary artist Ron Garney (DAREDEVIL, THOR: GOD OF THUNDER) with covers by the incomparable Alex Ross, and breathtaking variant covers by Garney, Rahzzah, comics legend George Perez, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman!

Welcome to the deadly Hyborian Age-hope you survive the experience!

Savage Sword of Conan #1

Preview: Defenders: The Best Defense #1

Defenders: The Best Defense #1

(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Ron Garney
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $4.99

“THE BEST DEFENSE” FINALE!
• The lost Atlanteans. The Train. The bedsheet man. Dead Steve. The Stock Exchange of Souls. Trust us, it all makes sense.
• In fact, it makes enough sense to destroy our entire solar system… Unless four very different heroes can come together to stop it.

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