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Review: Infinity Wars

It’s the latest chapter of the Infinity Stones as they come to Earth and a new war for them takes place. Who wants to control them and why? Find out in Infinity Wars!

Infinity Wars collects Infinity Wars #1-6, Fallen Guardian #1, Infinity #1, and material from Thanos Legacy #1 by Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Martin, Andy MacDonald, Chris O’Halloran, Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy, Guru-eFX, Cory Smith, and Ruth Redmond.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on February 26! 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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Review: Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost

Wolverine is back!? But, where’s his body? Daredevil puts a team together including Frank McGee, Misty Knight, and Cypher to try to find out where Wolverine is.

Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost collects Hunt for Wolverine #1 and Weapon Lost #1-4 by Charles Soule, David Marquez, Rachelle Rosenberg, Paulo Siqueira, Walden Wong, Ruth Redmond, Matteo Buffagni, and Jim Charalampidis.

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores December 18! 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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Review: Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor

Wolverine is back? His body is missing and a team of X-Men including Storm, Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Jubilee, Psylocke, and Domino are off to Madripoor to confront Magneto who they think stole the body!

Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor collects Hunt for Wolverine #1 and Mystery in Madripoor #1-4 by Charles Soule, Jim Zub, David Marquez, Paulo Siqueira, Thony Silas, Leonard Kirk, Walden Wong, Rachelle Rosenberg, Ruth Redmond, Felipe Sobreiro, and Andrew Crossley.

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores December 18! 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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Review: Hunt for Wolverine: The Claws of a Killer

Wolverine is back? His body is missing and Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike, and Daken are on a mission to find him and put him back in the ground.

Hunt for Wolverine: The Claws of a Killer collects Hunt for Wolverine #1 as well as Claws of a Killer #1-4 by Charles Soule, Mariko Tamaki, David Marquez, Rachelle Rosenberg, Paulo Siqueira, Walden Wong, Ruth Redmond, Butch Guice, Mack Chater, Cam Smith, Dan Brown, and Jordan Boyd.

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores December 18! 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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Review: Thanos Legacy #1

Rising star Donny Cates returns to the Mad Titan to bring the story bridging the gap between his best-selling “Thanos Wins” and the world-shattering Infinity Wars! How did Thanos’ journey back from the future lead to the events of Infinity Wars Prime? Now it can be told!

A video review of Thanos Legacy #1 (SOME SPOILERS, BUT MARVEL ALREADY SPOILED!)

Story: Donny Cates, Gerry Duggan Art: Brian Level, Cory Smith
Cover Art: Geoff Shaw
Color: Jordan Boyd, Ruth Redmond Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Review: Thanos Legacy #1

Rising star Donny Cates returns to the Mad Titan to bring the story bridging the gap between his best-selling “Thanos Wins” and the world-shattering Infinity Wars! How did Thanos’ journey back from the future lead to the events of Infinity Wars Prime? Now it can be told!

Thanos Legacy #1 features two stories each dealing with the Mad Titan. The first, written by Donny Cates is the main driver here focused on the events of Cates’ recent run on Thanos as well as the events of Infinity Wars Prime. Thanos wants to prevent the future self he saw and Gamora seems to have answered that call but where do things go from here? This series seems to be filling in that piece of the puzzle with what comes next now that Thanos’ head is no longer attached to his body.

The first issue does a decent job of catching up the reader as to the events leading up to things and then takes it steps further with setting up the focus of the series. It’s a good comic that serves as a chance for new readers to catch up. While there are some gaps, the issue is a jumping on point for the Marvel cosmic epic currently being weaved. At least, it’s a jumping on point for this one aspect of it.

The art by Brian Level and colorist Jordan Boyd is good. There’s some solid shots of Thanos that gets me to rethink the events of Infinity Wars Prime revealing small details I missed when reading it. Along with Cates’ story, the two combine to peal back and reveal more about Thanos and those final moments. What went from a murder has evolved into a being accepting their fate and embracing it. A close up of a smirk adds to that layer.

There’s also a back-up story by Gerry Duggan with art by Cory Smith and color from Ruth Redmond. This tale of Gamora and Thanos focuses on a brutal lesson taught by father to daughter. Without words, the impetuous is on the art to convey everything and every detail matters. From the body language to a facial expression, Smith and Redmond deliver emotion throughout. Every moment we can tell what Gamora is thinking and going through.

The issue is a solid start and it’s the back-up story from Duggan, Smith, and Redmond that really stand out. Overall, it feels like a chapter in Marvel’s cosmic grand plan and one that if you’re into that side of the Marvel Universe you’ll want to check out. The fact it’s also a good starting point makes it stand out as a comic to check out this week.

Story: Donny Cates, Gerry Duggan Art: Brian Level, Cory Smith
Cover Art: Geoff Shaw
Color: Jordan Boyd, Ruth Redmond Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 7.95 Art: 7.85 Overall: 7.90 Recommendation: Read

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Review: Thanos Legacy #1

Out this Wednesday is the next chapter in Marvel’s cosmic adventure, Thanos Legacy! Bridging the gap of what was to what will be, the issue picks up after the shocking events of Infinity Wars.

Thanos Legacy #1 features Donny Cates, Brian Level, Jordan Boyd, Clayton Cowles, Gerry Duggan, Cory Smith, Ruth Redmond, Geoff Shaw, Antonio Fabela, Stonehouse, Ron Lim, and Israel Silva.

The issue comes to shelves September 5th. 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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Review: The Despicable Deadpool #300

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**POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELOW**

It cannot be an easy thing to write a character for a long time and consistently come up with unique things, especially when it’s a superhero, but I am happy to say that Gerry Duggan did just that with Deadpool. Wade Wilson has always been a mouthy, hard to kill, merc who has given us stories that are dark but filled with humor, but Duggan took that to a new level with his run. From fighting Dead Presidents, the Uncanny Avengers, the Mercs for Money, to the original way Duggan told stories during Secret Empire, there was always something refreshing and new.

The Despicable Deadpool #300 continues the theme of super violent cartoons, which is basically an adult Looney Tunes (as I have said before adults can watch Looney Tunes too!). It marries violence with dark humor. It’s the jokes you cringe at sometimes, but still laugh. It’s like Family Guy, South Park, but in a comic book with basically an invincible superhero. So often superhero titles are filled with serious plots, and that is fine, and sure others have some humor, especially Marvel titles, but it leaves room for things like Harley Quinn and Deadpool. Titles like these go for the uber-silly, and all bets are off for breaking the fourth wall, and going into territory many of the other titles just can’t.

This comic brings a lot of the running themes and jokes in Duggan’s run to a close in what you can expect in this title. There’s plenty of gross, plenty of ridiculousness, plenty of violence, and plenty of comedy. Even if the jokes don’t always land, it almost seems intentional. Wade isn’t some top level stand up comic, he’s more like a hacky amateur at open mic night throwing out everything that is in his head. It’s also his coping mechanism, as this arc and issue show us Wade wishing to die, by putting a price on his own head. He’s a sad character, but he is also funny. This is reflective of many people we may know in pop culture, and in our own personal lives. These clowns that we watch perform for us, just trying to make us and themselves laugh, while dealing with real pain.

You can’t do a comic book without art, and this oversized issue gives us quite a bit of great varying style pencils Scott Koblish, Matteo Lolli, and Mike Hawthorne. The first part of the book deals with the gross, but it still found a way to make me laugh. The way many Marvel characters we know and love show up to deal with Deadpool, but for reasons I wont spoil, vomit all over the place, was creative, and so stupid in that perfect Deadpool way. Miss Marvel’s cheeks growing to a massive size has to be the highlight. The panel work showing all of it was creative and funny. The car chase sequence was also awesome, and quite classic Deadpool. This part of the book was the most traditional for the series, with it bringing a more cartoon style, which fit the action perfectly. For the final sequence, we get some really off the wall sequences as we prepare to wrap the issue up. There’s some really fantastic panel work here as well, showing Wade hook an IV up for himself, all inside of little panels while you see the main “shot” taking up the full page below the panels.

The inks by Scott Koblish, Matteo Lolli, and Mike Hawthorne are all as equally varied as the pencils. Each section of the book (which the art is cut into a section by three artists) gives us sharp lines, great shadows, and good depth to our characters. Much like the pencils and colors, there is a lot of inking done in this oversized issue, and the quality never dips. The colors by Nick Filardi, Ruth Redmond, and Jordie Bellaire all range from a more muted tone approach in the first section of the book, where we see everyone vomiting orange and yellow, and as gross as this scene intentionally is, the colors work to not make it as gross as it could have been. The next section gives the brighter colored cartoon approach as I mentioned earlier, and gives us brighter reds, blues, and makes the superhero costumes we know and love pop. In the final section, it is more muted tones again, and gives us a nice colored pencil look to the artwork. The hell sequence in particular is awesome and the fire looks like it could come off of the page.

I would recommend this book to Deadpool fans old and new, and there’s really something special for you if you’ve followed this run. But even if you haven’t, and you want something so dumb, but in a good way, this is the comic for you. Deadpool is about taking your brain off and having a blast, and every once in awhile it gives you a touching moment, but after that, it may give you a fart joke, and I love it for that. Congratulations to all of the talented writers and artists that worked on this run and helped make it so fun and interesting. Now let’s see what the next run brings us for the Merc with the Mouth!

Story: Gerry Duggan Pencils: Scott Koblish, Matteo Lolli & Mike Hawthorne Inks: Scott Koblish, Matteo Lolli, Terry Pallot, Craig Young & Mike Hawthorne Colors: Nick Filardi, Ruth Redmond & Jordie Bellaire Letterer: Joe Sabino Cover: Mike Hawthorne & Nathan Fairbairn
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Hunt for Wolverine #1

Hunt for Wolverine #1

Story: Charles Soule
Art: David Marquez, Paulo Siqueira
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg, Walden Wong, Ruth Redmond
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Cover Art: Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten, Laura Martin
Variant Covers: Marco Checcetto, Elizabeth Torque, Nolan Woodard, Adam Kubert, Dan Brown, Mike Deodato, Morry Hollowell
Editors: Jordan D. White, Mark Paniccia
Assistant Editors: Annalise Bissa, Christina Harringnton
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 25, 2018
SRP: $5.99

The RETURN OF WOLVERINE begins here, providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan’s death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be re-opened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverine’s return are laid down here… who will solve it first?

Review: Deadpool vs Punisher #2

STL040903.jpgWhen the premiere issue of Fred Van Lente’s funtastic Deadpool vs Punisher comic finished, I found myself on the edge of my couch frantically flipping the back cover hoping that more pages would mysteriously appear so I could keep going. They didn’t but, luckily Deadpool vs. Punisher #2 showed up just in time for me to get my awesomeness fix. If you missed the first issue, it’s not too late to jump in on the action, much like your favorite action based TV shows, there’s a sweet one-page recap at the beginning of this issue. Long story short, Castle wants justice with a whole lot of blood on the side, even if that blood is Deadpool’s and Deadpool wants vengeance for the death of his accountants family and maybe some chimichangas.

In the second issue Van Lente starts things off with a not dead Deadpool tied up in Castle’s battle van with no recollection of what preceded his current predicament. Things get way more interesting from there. This issue has fake deaths, psycho crime bosses, Castle sulking in dark corners, and Deadpool cracking wise and kicking ass. Almost everything you could ever want from these two anti-heroes combining forces. It’s like Lethal Weapon and Tango & Cash had a baby and it exploded on the pages of a really good comic book. As I predicted in my review of the first issue, this arc really is looking like it is going to be the buddy anti-hero road trip extravaganza of my dreams but with murder and intrigue.

Pere Perez and Ruth Redmond have been tasked with providing the art element to this action packed, quip heavy extravaganza and they do an amazing job. Perez is a master at providing so much detail that you can see every scar line and hole in the rare instances where we see under Deadpool’s mask. Redmond uses her killer color skills to make sure that we see blood and bruises so fresh and real that we have a guttural reaction. There are several pages that are pure action and none of the art seems contrived, repetitive, or boring. Each panel and page are full of detail, realism, as far as some of these kills can be real, and is filled with movement and purpose.

Van Lente provides a great story and the Perez and Redmond artwork complements his words perfectly. There are no wasted bubbles or panels and everything that is done is done deliberately and serves its purpose of moving the story along keeping the reader engaged and leaving us wanting more. Round 2 of Deadpool vs Punisher is just as intense and fun as the first issue and, if Van Lente keeps this momentum up I’m sure the finale of this arc will make your head explode in the best possible way.

Story: Fred Van Lente Art: Ruth Redmond and Pere Perez
Story: 8.9 Art: 8.8 Overall: 8.9 Recommendation: Buy

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