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Review: Deadpool #2

There’s something really awesome about Skottie Young leaving the fate of known, and some unknown, world in the hands of Deadpool. Deadpool #2 is just as fun as, well almost every other Deadpool comic. It’s s guilty pleasure that gives you the warm and fuzzies on a hot summer day. This issue finds our reluctant hero getting hit with Captain America’s shield, having lunch with some of his mall coworkers, getting sassed by Negasonic , going d-bag to d-bag with Iron Man, trying to save the world solo as a merc for hire and getting into a shootout with Avengers. Young serves up some peak Deadpool awesomeness and even with so much going on, there’s nothing unnecessary to the story or that seems disingenuous to the character.

I’m not a huge fan of what Nic Klein does with the art here most of the time. Most of the time. Panels that take place away from Pool are a bit murky, washed out and lack detail or design, while the panels with him are full of focus which would be hella jarring and disorientating if you’re just thumbing through it a comic store. I think that it would have made more sense to have the world not involving Deadpool be the one that was crisp and the world/panels he exists in be disorientated to showcase his frame of mind. If a reader is going to be pulled out of the story it makes more sense to have them pulled out when our fave anti-hero is already doing exactly that already. It’s an odd artistic choice because it takes some time to get back in when Deadpool’s not on a page. It pulls you from the story .

Overall the writing saves the day, it’s a classic Deadpool story complete with him, and his unicorn, running off half cocked to save the world for cash, because Iron Man is loaded. It’s a quick fun read that stays true to cannon and ends on the perfect panel to get us ready for the next issue.

Story: Skottie Young Art: Nic Klein
Story: 8.9 Art: 8.3 Overall: 8.7 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

X-Classified Revealed As….

For months, Marvel has been teasing a project known only as “X-Classified.” The cover has been blacked out and creative team involved not listed. While there’s been some speculation that the series revolved around the upcoming Extermination storyline/event, we now know it’s something different.

WARNING SPOILERS BELOW

Today’s X-Men: Gold #30 features the wedding of Colossus and Kitty Pryde but, as spoiled by Marvel itself, we know that wedding doesn’t happen. Instead, Rogue and Gambit tie the knot and get married. This is what this ongoing series is about.

Mr. & Mrs. X is written by Kelly Thompson with pencils by Oscar Bazaldua. The main cover is by Terry Dodson with variants for the first three issues by J. Scott Campbell, Humberto Ramos, Skottie Young, Jen Bartel, and Phil Noto.

In January, Rogue and Gambit starred in a mini-series also written by Thompson.

To the surprise of everyone, the Marvel Universe’s hottest couple has tied the knot!

But there’s no time to enjoy wedded bliss when Rogue and Gambit find themselves tasked with protecting a mysterious package that just about everyone in the galaxy is trying to steal. What secrets does this package hold that everyone from the Imperial Guard and the Starjammers to Technet and Deathbirth (with an entire Shi’ar rebellion in tow!) will risk everything for?! Perhaps more importantly, is there anything worse than Deadpool crashing your honeymoon?

Skottie Young abd Aaron Conley Rule the School this September with Bully Wars

I Hate Fairyland and Deadpool writer Skottie Young teams up with artist Aaron Conley for the hilarious, all-new ongoing series Bully Wars.

In Bully Wars, Rufus, the biggest bully in Rottenville since kindergarten, suddenly goes from bully to bullied on the first day of high school. He’s forced to make a shaky pact with his favorite geeks: Spencer and his twin sibling besties, Edith and Ernie. Together they’ll have to find a way to survive the Hunger Games-like contest known simply as the BULLY WARS—where the winner will rule the school!

Bully Wars #1 Cover A by Conley (Diamond Code JUL180096), BULLY WARS #1 Cover B by Young (Diamond Code JUL180097), and Bully Wars #1 Cover C by Brown (Diamond Code JUL180098) hits stores on Wednesday, September 5th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, August 13th.

Review: Deadpool #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 new beginning for Deadpool!

Deadpool #1 is by Skottie Young, Nic Klein, Scott Hepburn, Ian Hearing, and Jeff Eckleberry.

Get your copy in comic shops today. 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 TFAW

 

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Image Comics’ #WeBelieve Focuses on Artists with Wraparound Covers

Image Comics has revealed the first seven of 14 exclusive virgin wraparound covers in celebration of artists and the importance and impact they have in defining the comics medium. We Believe in Artists will be the first of many initiatives throughout Image’s planned #WeBelieve 2018 campaign highlighting the important, lately overlooked components of the comics industry.

Comics is a visual storytelling medium with artwork as the driving force behind the narrative, tone, and spirit of a comic book’s sequential narrative. Image Comics hopes to cast a spotlight for fans and members of the comic book community on the momentous significance a piece of artwork can have to sell these stories to readers.

Without titles, endorsement quotes, names, logos, or jacket copy, these wraparound covers feature solely the masterpiece artwork that fans won’t want to miss out on experiencing.

The following bestselling series will feature one of these exclusive, undressed, breathtaking collectors’ covers.

Available on Wednesday, March 7th, final order cutoff deadline on Monday, February 12th:

  • Extremity #12 (Diamond Code JAN180743) by Daniel Warren Johnson
  • I Hate Fairyland #17 (Diamond Code JAN180756) by Skottie Young
  • The Wicked + The Divine #34 (Diamond Code JAN180654) by Jamie McKelvie
  • Witchblade #4 (Diamond Code JAN180875) by Roberta Ingranata

Available on Wednesday, March 14th, final order cutoff deadline on Monday, February 19th:

  • Curse Words #12 (Diamond Code JAN180722) by Ryan Browne
  • Deadly Class #32 (Diamond Code JAN180624) by Wes Craig
  • Maestros #6 (Diamond Code JAN180797) by Nicholas Pitarra
  • VS #2 (Diamond Code JAN180842) by Esad Ribić

Available on Wednesday, March 21st, final order cutoff deadline on Monday, February 26th:

  • Kill or be Killed #17 (Diamond Code JAN180793) by Sean Phillips
  • Monstress #15 (Diamond Code JAN180801) by Yoshi Yoshitani
  • Rumble #4 (Diamond Code JAN180820) by David Rubín

Available on Wednesday, March 28th, final order cutoff deadline on Monday, March 5th:

  • Beauty #21 (Diamond Code JAN180700) by Jeremy Haun
  • Spawn #284 (Diamond Code JAN180831) by Todd McFarlane
  • East of West #37 (Diamond Code DEC178255) by Nick Dragotta

Josh Vann and Simone D’Armini’s The Spider King Debuts in February

In the year 956 AD an unlikely group of Viking warriors in northern Europe face an even more unlikely adversary in the form of… Aliens! The debut graphic novel from Australian author Josh Vann and Italian illustrator Simone D’ArminiThe Spider King, introduces a vicious and violent world of survival to an extra terrestrial threat unlike any mankind has faced before.

Originally self-published in 2016 and funded with Kickstarter, The Spider King will make its serialized debut this February as IDW Publishing will release the international hit to a whole new audience. Garnering early praise upon its release, The Spider King was nominated for Best Graphic Novel at the 2016 Aurealis Awards and went on to win Bronze at the 2016 Ledgers, which acknowledges excellence in Australian comic art and publishing.

Joining Vann and D’Armini are colorist Adrian Bloch and letterer Nic J. Shaw.

Launching in February the four issue series will feature an impressive array of variant covers including Skottie YoungAfu Chan, and Jakub RebelkaThe Spider King is available for pre-order now through your local comic shop.

Dark Horse Comics Announces “Black Hammer: Age of Doom” by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston

Dark Horse Comics has announced that writer Jeff Lemire and artist Dean Ormston’s creator owned Black Hammer superhero saga will return in 2018 with a new ongoing series titled Black Hammer: Age of Doom. The new ongoing series will continue to chronicle the adventures of the forgotten champions of Spiral City, following the events of the cliffhanger ending of issue thirteen of Black Hammer.

The series plays around with the concept of superhero universes being rebooted, relaunched, and rebirthed every year. The series is the next chapter in the story of Golden Gail, Abraham Slam, Barbalien and the rest of the gang.

Meanwhile fans won’t have to wait long for new Black Hammer universe stories. On October 18, Dark Horse Comics will publish the first issue of Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil, written by Lemire and illustrated by artist David Rubín. The highly anticipated four issue series follows Lucy Weber—the daughter of the Black Hammer and an investigative reporter for the Global Planet—as she uncovers the dark secret origins of some of her father’s greatest foes. Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil is the first of several high profile Black Hammer mini-series, all of which will feature different artists.

When Black Hammer: Age of Doom debuts in April 2018, each issue of the ongoing series will featuring a variant cover by an acclaimed artist, including an issue 1 cover by Skottie Young and an issue 2 variant cover by Fábio Moon that is an homage to Frank Miller’s icon Batman: The Dark Knight Returns cover.

I Hate Fairyland: I Hate Image Special Edition is Back With More Pages

Skottie Young is back with I Hate Fairyland: I Hate Image Special Edition, an all-new edition of the Free Comic Book Day spin-off hit which will feature four additional pages of story as Gert slices and dices her way through even more of your Image favorites. It also boasts a behind-the-scenes look at Young’s script, layouts, and black and white artwork—all wrapped in a brand-new cover.

Gertrude has been stuck in Fairyland for decades when she finally hears of a secret passage that may be her way back home. But reaching it is easier said than done, as she crosses the border into Image where she’ll have to chop her way through your favorite characters from Saga, The Walking Dead, Savage Dragon, Spawn, Descender, Black Science, Souther Bastards, and many more!

I Hate Fairyland: I Hate Image Special Edition (Diamond Code AUG170567) will be available in stores on Wednesday, October 4th. The final order cutoff from retailers is Monday, September 11th.

I Hate Fairyland: I Hate Image Special Edition

The First Order Strikes Back! Your First Look at Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma #1!

It’s the galaxy’s big mystery: How did Captain Phasma survive the destruction of the Starkiller Base in the final moments of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? All will be revealed this September, when superstar writer Kelly Thompson teams with blockbuster artist Marco Checchetto to bring you Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma #1, a four-part miniseries bridging the events between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

Captain Phasma’s fate seemed like it was sealed when she was cornered by the Resistance and thrown into a garbage compactor before the Starkiller Base was destroyed. But it’s going to take much more than that to keep this chrome-armored warrior down!

 

As you prepare up to welcome Captain Phasma back into your life in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, don’t miss the thrilling and epic story of the First Order’s most formidable stormtrooper!

Featuring covers by Paul Renaud, Mark Brooks, Diego Olortegui, Todd Nauck, Paulina Ganucheau, and Skottie Young.

 

 

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