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Review: Weapon H #1

The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H!

It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain?

I’ll admit, I was skeptical going into Weapon H #1 but the fact Greg Pak is writing the series had me intrigued full of some hope. Pak is an excellent writer and his Mech Cadet Yu is one of my favorite current series. While he’s made kids with mechas awesome and the Hulk interesting, what about Hulkverine? While the series feels like one no one asked for and one we don’t really need, Pak has delivered a first issue that has an old school feel about it all. Like the character himself, Weapon H is a blend of the Hulk and Wolverine. We have a loner whose trying to hide from the military and keep the beast within and a loner in the woods hiding out trying to keep the beast within. Whether Pak has done this on purpose is unknown but what he’s delivered is a surprisingly good comic.

Where Pak’s story stands out is the details and how he builds on the story. The story is most interesting when he has his character hide out within a bunch of day laborers hiding his ability to speak English and keeping his head low. That Pak uses this situation is an interesting one, especially where that goes. Not only does he highlight this real world slave labor situation but also the pitfalls that comes with it. It also helps build sympathy for the monster and at the same time reiterates the monster.

And “the monster” is a key focus. That’s down to the first major villain that’ll be be an obstacle Wendigo. Not only does the character have history with both Wolverine and Hulk it’s also a creature that Pak can work off of with juxtaposing monsters. Add in an evil corporation and there’s clearly thought as to why Pak has chosen this as the first obstacle for he series. That evil corporation is reiterated in a back-up story which adds to the world Pak is creating. It’s a smart way to add to the greater story without interrupting it and emphasizes some of the villains Pak is setting up.

The art by Cory Smith and Marcus To with color from Morry Hollowell and lettering by Joe Caramagna is good. There’s good detail and they use angles and perspectives so that we don’t always see the monster. It’s a trope in a way but one that works really well. Reactions, especially towards the beginning helps build the mystery and horror of it all and the artists help build towards the big reveal later. The lettering too helps emphasize the chaos of the monster emerging bringing together the dialogue and art.

The team has done a solid one here with a story that gives us some tropes and a blending of what we’ve seen before but does it all in such a way that it’s still entertaining. It feels like a story that honors what has come before in many ways. This may be a comic that felt like no one was asking for but what has been delivered is something I want to see where it goes.

Story: Greg Pak Art: Cory Smith, Marcus To
Color: Morry Hollowell Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Leinil Yu, Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Variant Covers: Gustavo Duarte; Dale Keown and Val Staples; Adam Kubert and Matthew Wilson; Skan
Story: 7.85 Art: 7.85 Overall: 7.85 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Weapon H #1

Weapon H #1

Story: Greg Pak Art: Cory Smith, Marcus To
Color: Morry Hollowell Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Leinil Yu, Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Variant Covers: Gustavo Duarte; Dale Keown and Val Staples; Adam Kubert and Matthew Wilson; Skan
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018
SRP: $4.99

AWOL Part 1
The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H!

It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain? Only the creative team of Greg Pak (INCREDIBLE HULK) and Cory Smith (X-MEN BLUE) can give you the answers!

Captain Marvel, Daredevil and Darkhawk Control The Stones?!

The race to wield infinite power kicks into high gear across the Marvel Universe with Infinity Countdown (Prime and Adam Warlock) from mastermind writer Gerry Duggan! And starting in May, you cannot miss the newly announced Infinity Countdown Tie-In titles: brand new, can’t-miss one-shots and limited series from all-star creative teams that will reveal the fate of the stones —  and who possesses them!

First up, Gerry Duggan and Black Panther artist Chris Sprouse bring their streetwise expertise to Hell’s Kitchen in Daredevil #1, as Matt Murdock encounters the Mind Stone in the New York underworld. Of course, the stone is bound to fall into mysterious yet unlikely hands…but can Daredevil keep an Infinity Stone’s power from wreaking havoc on the city?

In Captain Marvel #1, don’t miss the story from Jim McCann and Diego Olortegui as they help Carol Danvers cross the borders of reality for a mind-bending, cross-time adventure into Infinity Stone lore! Continuing the journey that’s taken her to another dimension into the clutches of Thanos and Nebula, Captain Marvel – in the possession of the Reality Stone – returns to Earth, having contacted the Marvels of many worlds along the way…

And finally, following the event of Darkhawk #51, we see the return of Darkhawk in a four-issue series from Chris Sims, Chad Bowers and Gang Hyuk Lim! Spinning out of the war with the Fraternity of Raptors for the Power Stone, “The Hawk” is back to fight for justice for both New York and the world!

Don’t miss the first wave of INFINITY COUNTDOWN TIE-INS coming to comic shops in May!

INFINITY COUNTDOWN: DAREDEVIL #1
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by CHRIS SPROUSE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

INFINITY COUNTDOWN: CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
Written by JIM MCCANN
Art by DIEGO OLORTEGUI
Cover by INHYUK LEE

INFINITY COUNTDOWN: DARKHAWK #1 (of 4)
Written by CHRIS SIMS & CHAD BOWERS
Art by GANG HYUK LIM
Cover by SKAN

Review: W.M.D.: Weapons of Mutant Destruction

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 Hulk, Old Man Logan, Sabretooth and more!

W.M.D.: Weapons of Mutant Destruction collects Weapons of Mutant Destruction: Alpha #1, Weapon X #5-6, and The Totally Awesome Hulk #20-22 by Greg Pak, Mahmud A. Asrar, Marcelo Borstelmann, Robert Gill, and Skan.

Get your copy in comic shops today and bookstores on November 7. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

W.M.D.: Weapons of Mutant Destruction
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFW

 

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Preview: Weapon X #8

Weapon X #8

(W) Fred Van Lente, Greg Pak (A) Marc Borstel, Ibraim Roberson (CA) Skan
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99

THE HUNT FOR WEAPON H: PART 2
o Doctor Alba’s macabre experiments for the Weapon X program turned one of America’s Finest into a behemoth imbued with genetics gifts of the Hulk and Wolverine.
o Despite countless iterations, only he survived… What made him the perfect vessel for the curse? And how far will Doctor Alba go to recover her success story?

Preview: Generations: Iron Man & Ironheart #1

Generations: Iron Man & Ironheart #1

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Marco Rudy (CA) Skan
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 06, 2017
SRP: $4.99

• Riri Williams is given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet Tony Stark…Sorcerer Supreme!
• Join Ironheart as she discovers things about the Iron Man legacy that will change her forever.
• IRON MAN writer and Riri co-creator Bendis teams up with the award-winning multimedia artist Marco Rudy to give you a beautiful, unique look at the first step into a new era of Iron Man!

Preview: Weapon X #6

Weapon X #6

(W) Greg Pak (A) Marcelo Borstelmann (CA) Skan
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION” PART FIVE!
• BATCH H is finally ready for a test drive… Its targets? Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike, Domino, Warpath and the Hulk!
• With a genetic cocktail of the most powerful enhanced beings on the planet coursing through its veins, how can anyone stand a chance?!

Preview: Weapon X #5

Weapon X #5

(W) Greg Pak (A) Marcelo Borstelmann (CA) Skan
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION” PART THREE!
• The mysterious new director of the reformed Weapon X program has assessed the data from their latest Adamantium cyborg attack and the results look good… They are ready for the next stage of their plan to eradicate all of mutantkind!
• Warpath and Domino follow leads into a remote part of the Midwest…but what vicious secrets will they find hidden in a sleepy gated community?

Marvel Comics and Dustin Bates of Starset Debut an Original Graphic Novel, The Prox Transmissions

Marvel Comics has announced a unique collaboration with Dustin Bates, lead singer and founder of the multi-media, modern rock band Starset, along with fan-favorite writer, Peter David for an all-new original 88-page graphic novel, The Prox Transmissions.

Inspired by the likes of Nikola Tesla and Carl Sagan, Starset’s albums, along with videos, websites, novels and one-of-a-kind live performances, were created as part of the over-arching concept, The Starset Society. Where science and fiction collide, The Starset Society is dedicated to publicizing emerging, near-future technologies and investigating their inevitable social, economic, political, and philosophical impact on society. Through this enlightening exploration, The Starset Society has teamed up with Marvel Comics to produce a one-of-a-kind adventure like nothing seen before.

A secret transmission from the far reaches of the galaxy falls into the hands of SETI radio astronomer Dr. Stephen Browning. His world begins to unravel as he discovers the cryptic message including information of advanced technology and a dire warning from the future. After Browning seeks aid of brilliant-yet-impetuous playboy Dr. Aston Wise, the two set off on an epic journey to discover the meaning of the transmission, only to discover that they are pawns in a much bigger game.  Humanity hangs in the balance as powerful forces vie for control of the future, with only Wise and Browning to stop them.

Presenting an entirely unique and original graphic novel, The Prox Transmissions delivers a powerful scientifically-charged allegory in the form of a new literary movement this September.

Featuring artwork by Mirko Colak and more, and a cover by Skan.

 

Marvel’s Iceman Stop Villains Cold in their Tracks. Check Out this First Look.

This June, Bobby Drake steps out into the cold with an all-new solo X-Men series written by Sina Grace coupled with artwork by Alessandro Vitti with Marvel Comics’ Iceman #1.

Bobby Drake has been in the Super Hero game longer than most – one of the original X-Men, a founding member of the Champions, and discovered to be an Omega-level mutant, but while reflecting on all he’s accomplished over the years, he realizes that the legacy he’s built can be so much more!

Also added to the mix, a younger version of himself has emerged from the timestream and he’s more put together than Bobby ever was: already a world-class hero in his own right, but also totally comfortable in his own skin, complete with a relationship with a handsome Inhuman to boot.

In this new ongoing series it’s time for Bobby Drake to realizes that it’s now or never, and sets out to build a life and legacy he can be proud of…and be the best ICEMAN he can be!

Featuring covers by Kevin Wada, Damion Scott, Skottie Young, Leonard Kirk, and Skan.