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Preview: Dejah Thoris (2018) #7

Dejah Thoris (2018) #7

writer: Amy Chu
artist: Pasquale Qualano & Vincenzo Federici
covers: Mike McKone (A), Stephane Roux (B), Sean Chen (C)
Mike McKone (RI-B/W), Stephane Roux (RI-Virgin), Sean Chen (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

A straightforward scientific mission becomes an entanglement of intrigue, as Dejah Thoris uncovers a Zodangan plot to destroy the Helium naval fleet. Can she identify the spy in their midst before it’s too late?

Preview: Red Sonja Vol. 4 #19

Red Sonja Vol. 4 #19

Writer: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
Art: Carlos Gomez
Covers: Sean Chen (A), Tom Mandrake (B), Jan Duursema (C), Cosplay (D), John Royale (E-Subscription)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Still seeking Lord Skath, Sonja finally reaches his castle in the Cimmerian mountains — and it’s not what she expected! Castle Skath is now something of an attraction for wealthy visitors from across Hyborea; and its new owner, Rusa Sandak, has sinister plans to keep the gold flowing…

Preview: Dejah Thoris #5

Dejah Thoris #5

writer: Amy Chu
artist: Pasquale Qualano
covers: Mike McKone (A), Sean Chen (B), Sergio Davila (C)
Mike McKone (RI-B/W), Sergio Davila (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Water, water, everywhere… The Princess of Mars discovers the hard way what it means to be a Jeddak as she faces an unthinkable situation on the barren planet of Barsoom, death by drowning…

Preview: Green Hornet #2

Green Hornet #2

writer: Amy Chu
artist: German Erramouspe
covers: Mike McKone (A), Sean Chen (B), Mike McKone (RI-B/W), Sean Chen (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

The new Green Hornet embarks on her journey to become a hero and faces a threat unlike any she’s ever faced before!

Review: Avengers Academy the Complete Collection Vol. 1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the students of Avengers Academy

Avengers Academy the Complete Collection Vol. 1 collects issues #1-12, Avengers Academy Giant Size #1, Thunderbolts (1997) #147, and material from Enter the Heroic Age #1 by Christos Gage, Paul Tobin, Jeff Parker, Mike McKone, Jorge Molina, Sean Chen, Tom Raney, David Baldeon, and Kev Walker.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores March 13. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFW

 

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Marvel Teams with Northrop Grumman for Custom Propaganda (Updated)

Earlier today, Marvel tweeted out a promotion this Saturday at New York Comic Con involving weapons manufacturer Northrop Grumman.

Under their “Custom Edition” printing arm, the company will see N.G.E.N. (Northrop Grumman Elite Nexus) meet the Avengers in a story called “Start Your N.G.E.N.S.!“. The comic is marked as “all ages” and written by Fabian Nicieza with art by Sean Chen.

Marvel’s “Custom Edition” allows the company to work on special comics like this for instance they’ve produced a comic for a pharmaceutical company to promote their drugs to treat IBD.

In this comic:

When RED RONIN emerges from the Hudson, the Avengers assemble to stop his destructive march toward New York City. But when the mechanical behemoth proves to be a match with seriously upgraded technology, a call for assistance goes out to a new super group. Northrop Grumman’s Elite Nexus is a team of scientists who specialize in cutting edge, hi-tech adventures. The new squad of heavy hitters, known as N.G.E.N. rushes in to assist the Avengers. But who could be behind Red Ronin’s mysterious attack?

Why doesn’t this sit well?

Northrop Grumman is a leading U.S. military contractor and aerospace company known as the producer of the B-2 Stealth bomber and fighter jets like the F-14 Tomcat (a competing company to Lockheed Martin) and also been fined for hundreds of millions of dollars for charges such as bribery, fraud, workplace safety issues, wages, and more.

There’s numerous reasons this corporate team-up is disappointing including it goes directly against Marvel’s “progressive” claims. It’s a help to mainstream part of the military industrial complex through comic propaganda.

The company is no saint and unlike Tony Stark has not seen the light when it comes to their death merchant ways.

In the 1970s the company was embroiled in controversies over illegal campaign contributions as well as $30 million in bribes it paid to foreign governments to win contracts.

During the 1980s there was numerous investigations about mismanagement over their work on the MX Missile and B-2 Stealth Bomber (defrauding upwards of $2 billion in this case alone) and in 1989 they were indicted on criminal charges of falsifying test results. Instead of a trial the company plead guilty to 34 fraud charges and paid a fine of $17 million. In 1992 the company paid $4.2 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit over padding invoices regarding the MX missile system.

The company then paid $1.4 million in 2000 to settle another whistleblower case about overcharging the Air Force. 2003 saw a $111 million settlement about overcharging the Pentagon for work on several programs. 2003 also included an $80 million settlement regarding two False Claims Cases. 2004 saw a settlement of $1.8 million over a whistleblower case from the 80s involving cruise missiles. 2005 saw $62 million paid to settle claims about overcharging for the B-2 bomber program.

The company was awarded a contract after the U.S. invasion of Iraq for $48 million to train the new Iraqi army. They did such a horrible job the Jordanian Army was brought in to take over.

In 2007 the Justice Department said Northrop would pay $8 million to resolve allegations about improperly testing equipment used in night vision goggles and sniper scopes sold to the Pentagon. 2008 saw a whistleblower bring a lawsuit about overcharges regarded the Joint STARS radar aircraft program.

The 00s weren’t done as the company then paid $325 million to settle charges that it failyed to test out parts for spy satellites. They wound up being defective.

They kicked off the 10s with a $12.5 million settlement that they neglected to test electronic parts it supplied for military aircraft and submarines.

Beyond fraud they’ve also destroyed the environment. A former complex in Bethpage, New York was contaminated with carcinogenic solvent and named a superfund site in 1983. The cleanup didn’t work.

There’s also labor abuses that led to strikes and in 2007 guest workers employed by a contractor were being held against their will.

A subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, Litton Industries, provided parts of source code for guidance and navigation systems aboard Air Force One to a company in Russia in 1998. They paid $15 million in fines for 110 violations of the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulation. They also failed to notify the U.S. State Department about guidance systems transfers to Angola, Indonesia, Israel, China, Ukraine, and Yemen.

Northrop Grumman also owns the Vinnell Corporation, a defense contractor who’s also a mercenary outfit that’s worked in fifty countries and allows US support with “official” United States involvement. Vinnell has trained other military organizations and in the case of training in Saudi Arabia it was used to crush unrest in Bahrain regarding the Arab Spring. This is the subsidiary that failed to train the Iraqi army.

The company has also been in a legal dispute with the city of Richmond, Virginia over IT infrastructure, showing off even more deplorable business actions.

We’ll of course have a full review of the comic as soon as possible.

Update: Marvel has cancelled the NYCC event and pulled the comic from Marvel Unlimited. References to Marvel have been removed from Northrop’s end. It’s unknown if the entire partnership has been dissolved.

Preview: Adventure Time Comics #13

Adventure Time Comics #13

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Jai Nitz, Max Davidson, David Degrand
Artists: Antonio Sandoval, Devmalya Pramanik, Luca Claretti, David Degrand
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kim Myatt
Subscription Cover: Jorge Monlongo
Incentive Cover: Sean Chen
Price: $3.99

During a game of hide and seek, Finn finds himself lost in the land of the Forgotten. In another tale, we find the unlikeliest of heroes united to save Finn and Jake: Magic Man and Tiny Manticore!

Preview: Bloodshot Reborn #16

BLOODSHOT REBORN #16 (“BLOODSHOT ISLAND” – PART 3)

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by TOMÁS GIORELLO (JUN161930)
Cover B by BEN OLIVER (JUN161931)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (JUN161932)
Interlocking Variant Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUN161933)
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON (JUN161934)
Variant Cover by SEAN CHEN (JUN161935)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 31 (FOC – 8/8/16)

Die and die again on…BLOODSHOT ISLAND!

As the endless process of life, death, and rebirth plagues Bloodshot and his fellow prisoners of Bloodshot Island, the being that hunts them – the ruthlessly efficient killer called Deathmate – grows stronger with each agonizing day. But as Bloodshot momentarily gains the upper hand on the shadowy organization that created him and its enigmatic instrument of destruction, he may stumble upon the greatest secrets of the island…and his own haunted past!

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Old Man Logan) and superstar artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) open fire on the most controversial chapter of BLOODSHOT ISLAND yet, sending shockwaves through the Valiant Universe that will be felt for years to come!

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Preview: (Classic) Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck TP

(Classic) Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck TP

writer: Tony Lee
artist: Eman Casallos
cover: Sean Chen
FC l 96 pages l $14.99 l Teen+ l 4/20 (C:0-1-2)
COLLECTS ISSUES 1-4!

Finally, the origin of Lt. Starbuck can be told! Battlestar Galactica’s roguish Viper pilot, unbeatable gambler, and notorious womanizer has always been a mystery. How did he wind up a feral child on the planet Umbra, and when did he first fight Cylons alongside Commander Adama? What early adventures solidified his friendship with Apollo, and how will Starbuck react once he discovers the identity of the traitor responsible for destroying his family? It’s the world-shaking origin story that fans have been begging over thirty years for, as revealed by #1 New York Times best-selling author Tony Lee and artist Eman Casallos.

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Preview: Bionic Woman: Season Four TP

Bionic Woman: Season Four TP

writer: Brandon Jerwa
artist: David T. Cabrera
cover: Sean Chen
FC • 104 pages • $14.99 • Teen+
COLLECTS ISSUES 1-4!

The Bionic Woman returns! Jaime Sommers, the iconic heroine of the wildly popular television series which ran from 1976 to 1978, is back in action in an all-new adventure that features guest appearances by fan favorites Oscar Goldman and Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man!
Finally coming to terms with her life as a bionic woman, Jaime Sommers balances her personal life with the occasional mission as a top agent for the OSI. Recently upgraded with new bionic components and software, she is deployed to Mexico on a routine assignment… and discovers herself the target of Maureo Morales, a rogue general formerly of the Air Force. The machinations of this new enemy – and his obsession with cyborgs and Fembots – will lead her to North Eden, a picturesque community billed as being “just a little bit closer to Heaven.” What is the bizarre secret of North Eden, and how will Sommers survive the general’s master plan?

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