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Black Panther #1, Hulk #1, and Venom #1 Get New Printings

Three of Marvel’s hottest new #1s will be getting new printings in January! Readers will get a chance to dive into the latest eras of some of comics’ most iconic heroes by picking up these sold-out debut issues of Black Panther, Hulk, and Venom! Complete with two new covers each, these exciting new printing covers will showcase new art, sketches, and more!

Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and artist Juann Cabal take the world of Wakanda into a new age in Black Panther #1. The new run kicks off with an action-packed espionage story that will upend everything in T’Challa’s life and have ramifications for the entire Marvel Universe! Secrets from T’Challa’s past have come back to haunt him! Fresh from his travels in space, Black Panther receives an unexpected and urgent message from a Wakandan secret agent! Now, T’Challa must race the clock not only to save his agent, but also to keep his true agenda under wraps. Because if the truth comes out, it could cost T’Challa everything… BLACK PANTHER #1’s second printing covers will feature the sketch art of Alex Ross’ mesmerizing cover as well as a second printing cover featuring Juann Cabal’s new Black Panther design.

Superstar creative team Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley look to the stars for Bruce Banner’s colossal-sized next era in Hulk #1! Immortal no longer, the Hulk’s uncontrollable rage has reached an all-new level, and nobody – including the Avengers – is prepared to handle it. But is it really the Hulk that people should be afraid of, or is there something missing to this puzzle? Hulk #1’s second printing covers will showcase Hulk and Iron Man’s explosive fight in a wraparound cover as well as a character sketch by Ryan Ottley.

And a new symbiote saga begins in Ram V, Al Ewing, and Bryan Hitch’s Venom #1. This trio is set to take the symbiote mythos to the next level with thrilling new developments for father-son pair Eddie and Dylan Brock. Each writer will lend their talents to a different character, with Ewing taking us beyond the stars with Eddie in his new role as the “King in Black,” and Ram V bringing us back to earth penning Dylan’s beginnings as a Super Hero. Together, the two journeys will intertwine and impact one another to create a singular and epic new vision. Venom #1’s second printing covers will feature all-new artwork from Bryan Hitch as well as a sketch artwork of his main cover.

Preview: Hulk #1

Hulk #1

(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Ottley
RATED T+
In Shops: Nov 24, 2021
SRP: $4.99

“MAD SCIENTIST” PART 1 OF 6
The uncontrollable rage of the Hulk has reached an all-new level, and nobody – including the Avengers – is prepared to handle it. But is it really the Hulk that people should be afraid of, or is there something missing to this puzzle? Join the superstar creative team of Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley as they look to the stars for the next era of HULK!

Hulk #1

Review: Hulk #1

Hulk #1

After a long run that took the Hulk to interesting places and put him in intriguing situations, a new volume is here with Hulk #1! With a brand-new creative team, this is a start that jettisons that character in a direction that’s unexpected. Through the issue the reality of this new status-quo is peeled back and the result is a little mixed.

Written by Donny Cates, hot off his run on Venom, Hulk #1 delivers an interesting opening in concept. With a group of heroes gather, Doctor Strange discusses the current state of the Hulk. His explanation is almost chapter like with each explored as Cates delivers bit by bit to give us the big picture of where things stand. And, that’s a lot of status-quo changing.

When the Hulk is often depicted, we get a Bruce Banner who is scared to unleash what’s inside. The Hulk represents the repressed anger and abuse he’s faced through the years. That’s a very simplified take but it’s been Bruce that has been “captured” inside when the Hulk shows up. The Green Goliath being the dominant personality we should fear getting out.

But, Cates throws out the theory that this might not be true.

SPOILERS

What Cates proposes is that it’s not the Hulk the world should fear but Bruce Banner himself. That Bruce is the one unhinged and with his intellect there’s no telling what he can do and what he can unleash. That in a way, the Hulk is protecting the world from Banner, not the other way around.

It’s an interesting twist on the dynamic and how Cates presents it all is thought-out and rather intriguing. There’s something that feels new and different about it. But, there’s also something that feels like we’ve seen this before. How it’s presented there’s a sniff of Wolverine/Weapon X within, with slight twists to that concept. But, it’s something that’s a little familiar in ways.

END SPOILERS

Ryan Ottley joins Cates on this adventure. His pencils feature color by Frank Martin and lettering by Cory Petit. The results feel a bit mixed for me. There’s moments that are just nailed as we see the Hulk’s latest incarnation. But, there’s also a lot that comes off as comical. Ottley has an exaggerated style and many will know his over-the-top depictions from the series Invincible. Where the comic goes slightly off is Ottley’s depiction of Banner himself. We see a man getting more and more disconnected and “mad”. The way it’s shown isn’t so much scary and twisted as it is funny. It’s more Homer Simpsons “Go crazy. Don’t mind if I do” than disturbing. And that’s generally Ottley’s style. If the comic is meant to be more wild sci-fi ride, then it’ll work and work well. If it’s meant to be more sci-fi horror, then it doesn’t quite connect. With the debut issue, I’m just not sure which it’s supposed to be.

There’s a lot of potential in Hulk #1. It definitely feels like a flip on the script we’ve seen so many times before. The debut introduces some interesting concepts that could absolutely bear fruit. But, as presented, there’s something almost comical about it all. The combo of the writing and art doesn’t hit so much as sci-fi horror as much as it does sci-fi comedy with hints of horror. Whether that’s intentional, I can’t tell. But, for now, this is a series I’m waiting to see where it goes from here.

Story: Donny Cates Art: Ryan Ottley
Color: Frank Martin Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 8.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.85 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Hulk #1

Hulk #1

(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Ottley
RATED T+
In Shops: Nov 24, 2021
SRP: $4.99

“MAD SCIENTIST” PART 1 OF 6
The uncontrollable rage of the Hulk has reached an all-new level, and nobody – including the Avengers – is prepared to handle it. But is it really the Hulk that people should be afraid of, or is there something missing to this puzzle? Join the superstar creative team of Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley as they look to the stars for the next era of HULK!

Hulk #1

The Hulk’s Rage is Unleashed in the Hulk #1 Trailer!

IMMORTAL NO MORE! Later this month, the Hulk returns in an all-new ongoing series by acclaimed writer Donny Cates, known for his revolutionary work on Venom and Thor, and superstar artist Ryan Ottley of Amazing Spider-Man and Invincible! This unstoppable team of some of the industry’s greatest talent are ready to bring readers a bold new Hulk saga that begins when Bruce Banner discovers a radical way to control the monster within. Could this mark the final end of the Green Goliath? Or will the extreme solution create something new—with massive consequences? Prepare to dive deep into the very core of Hulk’s rage in this thrilling epic that will explore this iconic character’s incredible—and destructive—legacy in a way no one has dared to before. Get your first look at this explosive era in the all-new Hulk #1 trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

Be there for Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley’s reinvention of the Hulk when Hulk #1 hits stands on November 24!

Rick Grimes 2000 Gets Collected in June 2022

Image Comics and Skybound announced the first-ever hardcover collection of Rick Grimes 2000, the story that goes beyond The Walking Dead and presents an alternate universe of the worldwide pop culture phenomenon, will be published on June 1, 2022.

Reuniting the superstar Invincible team of Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley, the hardcover will collect the entire Rick Grimes 2000 story originally serialized in the pages of Skybound X #1-5, which continues the unforgettable story first introduced in the now-iconic The Walking Dead #75.

Rick Grimes was a small-town police officer. Then the world fell to the walking dead. But the dead were only the start… and a new tale of alien horror begins here.

Rick Grimes 2000 will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 and everywhere books are sold on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

Rick Grimes 2000

Marvel’s Free Comic Book Launches its Next Great Stories

This Saturday, celebrate Free Comic Book Day by diving into some of the biggest stories to come in Marvel!

Readers can stop by their local comic shop for Free Comic Book Day 2021: Avengers/Hulk and Free Comic Book Day 2021: Spider-Man/Venom, featuring new stories that kick off the upcoming eras of fan-favorite heroes and lay the groundwork for major new storylines.

The new creative team behind Amazing Spider-Man is about to take the Spider-Man mythos beyond your wildest expectations! Get a first look at Ben Reilly as the new Spider-Man in a story by writer Zeb Wells and artist Patrick Gleason. Then, see what’s in store for Venom when Ram V., Al Ewing, and Bryan Hitch take over in a glimpse that will show you just how twisted their upcoming run will be! 

Writer Donny Cates and artist Ryan Ottley’s epic plans for Hulk start here in a story that will reveal the incredible new direction the team will take Bruce Banner! And Jason Aaron teams up with Iban Coello to present the dangerous new threat that the Avengers will face in the next arc of his hit Avengers run!

Don’t miss the chance to pick up these extraordinary one-shots when they arrive at local comic shops nationwide on August 14!

Review: Skybound X #2

Celebrating 10 years of Skybound, this anthology celebrates the past, present, and future. And… will definitely become collectibles due to the debuts.

Story: Robert Kirkman, Joshua Williamson, Tri Vuong, Irma Kniivila, Chip Zdarsky
Art: Ryan Ottley, Andrei Bressan, Tri Vuong, Ramón K. Perez
Ink: Cliff Rathburn
Color: Dave McCaig, Adriano Lucas, Irma Kniivila, Mike Spicer
Letterer: Rus Wooton, Pat Brosseau, Aditya Bidikar

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

comiXology
Amazon
Kindle
Zeus Comics
TFAW


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Skybound X #1 Sells Out and Gets a New Printing

Skybound X, the weekly comic book event of the year, is here… and it’s already sold out!

That’s right, Skybound X#1 from Image Comics and Skybound, featuring the first comic book appearance of Clementine (the star of the bestselling video game series Telltale’s The Walking Dead) and the return of “Rick Grimes 2000 “(which originally debuted in the now iconic The Walking Dead #75), has sold out and will return with a second printing.

Featuring a brand-new cover by Jorge Corona and a rare B&W incentive variant both featuring Clementine, this new printing of Skybound X#1 includes stories from superstar creators Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, Tillie Walden, James HarrenChris Dingess, and Matthew Roberts! Experience can’t-miss adventures from the worlds of The Walking Dead, Ultramega and Manifest Destiny in this celebration of Skybound’s past, present and FUTURE!

Skybound X #1 second printing  will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, August 4.

  • Skybound X #1 second printing Cover A by Jorge Corona (Diamond Code MAY219329)
  • Skybound X #1 second printing Cover B by Jorge Corona B&W 1:25 copy incentive (Diamond Code MAY219330)  

Review: Skybound X #1

Celebrating 10 years of Skybound, Skybound X celebrates the past, present, and future. And… will definitely become collectibles due to the debuts.

Story: Robert Kirkman, James Harren, Chris Dingess, Tillie Walden
Art: Ryan Ottley, James Harren, Matthew Roberts, Tillie Walden
Ink/Tones: Cliff Rathburn
Color: Dave McCaig, Dave Stewart
Letterer: Rus Wooton, Pat Brosseau, Tillie Walden

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

comiXology
Amazon
Kindle
Zeus Comics
TFAW


This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site

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