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Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1 Gets a Digital Director’s Cut

Ms. Marvel is BACK! But it’s not business as usual in Jersey City. Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala’s corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in Ms. Marvel…and her family. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed and rising star Minkyu Jung take the reins of one of Marvel’s most beloved new characters! And, for a limited time, you can get a behind-the-scenes peek at Kamala’s groundbreaking ongoing!

Those who have preordered or purchased a digital copy of Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1 before 3/26, 11:59 PM ET, will instead receive the Director’s Cut edition of Magnificent Ms. Marvel (2019-) #1!*

This exclusive content will feature a draft of #1’s script, inked pages, color pages, a variant cover gallery, never-before-seen character designs and MORE! Not only will you receive this landmark issue – you’ll get to see the building blocks of its creation! Limited time offer, act now!

Offer Details

* Limited time offer. You must purchase or pre-order a digital copy of Magnificent Ms. Marvel (2019-) #1 before 11:59 p.m. ET March 26, 2019 to receive the Magnificent Ms. Marvel (2019-) #1 Director’s Cut. On March 27, 2019, 12:01 a.m. the Director’s Cut is available for purchase at $7.99.  Those who subscribe to the series will receive the standard edition of Magnificent Ms. Marvel (2019-) #1. Offer is limited to one per person. The offer expires on 11:59 p.m. ET, March 26, 2019. Marvel and ComiXology reserve the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time. Offer is valid for one-time use only, is non-transferable and may not be resold. If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies. If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.

Preview: Miles Morales: Spider-Man #4

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #4

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javi Garron (CA) Marco D’Alfonso
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

MILES MORALES’ DAY OFF!
• Vice Principal Drutcher is fed up with Miles’ excuses for his tardiness and absences. Young Mr. Morales is up to something, and Drutcher will figure it out if it’s the last thing he does!
• So Miles, Judge and Barbara have to keep one step ahead of their administrator while they play hooky, and Miles has to keep his Spider-identity a secret from ALL of them.
• Can he do it?

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #4

Review: The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1

The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1

It’s not business as usual in Jersey City. Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala’s corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in Ms. Marvel…and her family.

It’s a brand new era for Ms. Marvel as a new creative team has taken on the character. Writer Saladin Ahmed takes over for G. Willow Wilson and right away differentiates his take with an interesting framing for the story.

Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1 is told from two perspectives. One is a bedtime story told by an alien to their child about the “Destined One,” who is Ms. Marvel. Ahmed though also focuses on Kamala and her attempt to balance her personal and superhero lives. What Ahmed does that’s good is that the comic acts as a really solid introduction for new readers. There’s an explanation of Kamala’s origin and sets up her world for those who might not know.

The alien aspect is an odd one that judgement is reserved to see where it all goes. The story has a lot of potential and it feels like something different but with the framing and the threat faced, plus that last page, the story is a lot of setup and mystery. That’s not bad but it’s hard to judge overall. The mystery is good. What’s presented different. But, it also feels a bit different than the more grounded expectations for the character.

The art by Minkyu Jung with ink by Juan Vlasco, color by Ian Herring, and lettering by Joe Caramagna is good. There’s some solid action sequences and they’re balanced well with the “quieter” moments of the issue. The style also continues what we’d expect from the series giving Ms. Marvel fans a consistent look. The aliens are interesting in their concept but their look isn’t anything special in that they look like things we’ve seen before elsewhere.

The issue isn’t bad but also doesn’t quite pop. There’s some solid mysteries set up and there’s more than enough to want to see where the comic goes but as is, this feels like an issue that may read better as part of a trade than on its own.

Story: Saladin Ahmed Art: Minkyu Jung
Ink: Juan Vlasco Color: Ian Herring Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1

The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Eduard Petrovich
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

MS. MARVEL IS BACK!

ALL-New ongoing series from Eisner Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed!

But it’s not business as usual in Jersey City. Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala’s corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in Ms. Marvel…and her family. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, EXILES) and rising star Minkyu Jung (Batgirl, Nightwing) take the reigns of one of Marvel’s most beloved new characters! You won’t want to miss this shocking start of a new era!

The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1

Preview: Miles Morales: Spider-Man #3

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #3

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javi Garron (CA) Marco D’Alfonso
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• CAPTAIN AMERICA guest-stars!
• Miles and Cap try to get to the bottom of the mystery of the missing kids, but it’s not quite that simple.
• A new villain has our heroes’ number, and you won’t believe how they get out of this jam!

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #3

It’s Spider-Man and Venom from Marvel for Free Comic Book Day 2019

Free Comic Book Day 2019 is the perfect chance to swing into the Marvel Universe with all-new stories and exciting adventures alongside some of Marvel’s most acclaimed creators! Marvel has revealed the creative team for FCBD Spider-Man/Venom #1 – the story that might just become the most ordered and most sought out single issue in the entire history of FCBD!

Everyone knows Miles Morales, who rose to fame in Marvel’s acclaimed animated sensation Into The Spider-Verse – and with a second feature film arriving this year, Peter Parker will once again suit up to save the world with his web-slinging super powers! In a special FCBD story, creators Tom Taylor, Saladin Ahmed, and Cory Smith take these superstar heroes of the Spider-Verse in a shocking new direction, with a story that will build to one of Marvel’s most fantastic and epic tales later this year!

And prepare for absolute terror within the pages of FCBD, as the Venom story by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman sets the stage for what will become one of the most fearsome events in the Marvel Universe…

Nearly a year after the epic red-hot arc of the Red Goblin, Venom’s dynamic creative team is bringing you a story that’s been brewing since classic Spider-Man tales like Amazing Spider-Man #252The Spectacular Spider-Man #90Marvel Team-Up #141 – a saga so big and so absolutely action-packed, it will deliver the most dramatic story in all of FCBD history! Fans will be well aware by the summer of 2019 that “everyone is a target”…and this May, Marvel invites you to experience the threat for yourself!

FCBD Spider-Man/Venom #1

Preview: Mysteries of Love in Space #1

Mysteries of Love in Space #1

(W) James Tynion IV, Saladin Ahmed, Cecil Castellucci, Kyle Higgins, Jeff Loveness, Others (A) Tom Grummett, Kyle Hotz, Elena Casagrande, Max Dunbar, Others (CA) Joelle Jones
In Shops: Jan 30, 2019
SRP: $9.99

Sometimes love can make you feel like you’re from another planet…but what if you actually were? Join Superman, The New Gods, Green Lantern, Starro, Hawkgirl and even the Teen Titans’ new sensation Crush for eight tales of romance that will whisk you to the moon and back!

Mysteries of Love in Space #1

Review: Miles Morales: Spider-Man #2

Miles is getting closer to solving the mystery of the thievery ring plaguing Brooklyn, but the Rhino has complicated matters quite a lot. Rhino doesn’t usually have minions preferring to charge alone. What’s behind this change of methodology? Plus, meet a new antagonist who may just become Miles’ most dangerous foe!

Okay, permit me to give you a bit of context regarding where my head was at when opening this comic. I’d not had the best of days. To put it mildly (professionally – thankfully all my loved ones are okay). It was the kind of day where the absolute last thing I wanted to do was come home and write about comics. The last thing. Then I read this comic, and for ten minutes I lost myself; because of Miles Morales, I forgot what was bothering me. Because of the Rhino, my shoulders felt a lot lighter.

And suddenly, I wanted to write about comics. Specifically, Miles Morales: Spider-Man #2. Now I understand that not everybody will be in the same place as me when reading this comic, and I know that technically I should remain objective and logically look at the merits of this book, but that’s not going to happen. Whenever one reads a book or comic, listens to music or watches a movie then then one will have, on some scale, an emotional reaction. And I had one with this comic; I had fun while reading it. For the fifteen minutes it took me to read this, I had forgotten my troubles and I didn’t care about tomorrow. I was happy and lost within the pages of a comic book.

At this point, you’re probably wondering when I’ll start talking about the book itself. I appreciate your patience, dear reader, and will let you know that while the first issue was fun, this was amazing. Sensational, even. The first issue found Spider-Man battling the Rhino over a misunderstanding (and without giving too much away, it’s a pretty hilarious issue), but this issue took everything that worked and runs with it. Saladin Ahmed has such a wonderful grasp of the characters within this book that each page’s dialogue a vibrantly natural feeling. The pacing is spot on; relentless, exhausting. A day in the life of Miles Morales is not for the faint of heart. Although it makes an awesome comic.

But as good as the writing is, Javier Garron and David Curiel match every beat. Garron’s layouts, choreography and kinetic figures carry remarkable weight on the page (especially Rhino). Curiel adds the cherry on top of a pretty fantastic pie with his colouring. Artistically the book is solid. Very, very solid.

Objectively, this may not be the best Spider-Man comic you’ll ever read, but it was exactly the comic I needed to read today. It doesn’t hurt that it’s also very good, but the impact for me was immeasurable. Sometimes the right comic (or song or whatever) can lift you, and Miles Morales: Spider-Man #2 has done that for me. So thank you, Saladin Ahmed. Thank you Javier Garron. Thank you David Curiel. Thank you for being the bright spot in a day that was, up until the opening of this comic, pretty shitty.

Story: Saladin Ahmed Art: Javier Garron Colours: David Curiel
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Miles Morales: Spider-Man #2

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #2

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javi Garron (CA) Marco D’Alfonso
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• Miles is getting closer to solving the mystery of the thievery ring plaguing Brooklyn, but the Rhino has complicated matters quite a lot.
• Rhino doesn’t usually have minions preferring to charge alone. What’s behind this change of methodology?
• Plus, meet a new antagonist who may just become Miles’ most dangerous foe!

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #2

Review: Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1

Miles Morales is back in his own series just in time for Into the Spider-Verse. How does a new creative team of writer Saladin Ahmed, artist Javier Garron, colorist David Curiel, and letterer Cory Petit stack up?

I review and show off the new Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1 from Marvel, check it out!

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