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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d folks get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Newsarama – Canadian Town Wants To Erect WOLVERINE Statue (But No, It Won’t Be Adamantium) – Hells yes.

 

Reviews

Comicsverse – Doomsday Clock #2

IGN – Doomsday Clock #2

Newsarama – Doomsday Clock #2

IGN – Hawkman Found #1

Talking Comics – Quantum and Woody (2017) #1

IGN – Star Wars: Storms of Crait #1

Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait #1

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi dominating theaters this December, Marvel is releasing tie-ins over the next few months to expand upon the movie and all of the new characters and locations. First up, learn the secret of the mineral planet Crait! Long before it became a battleground between the Resistance and the First Order, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa led the Rebellion there in search of a new home!

The world of Crait is an interesting one. Its salt fields hiding the blood red underneath presents a striking visual on the big screen. Along with a massive fortress, it’s a striking location that presents something new in the world of Star Wars. But, beyond it being an abandoned Rebel base, we don’t know much of this fortress and world. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait #1 promises to add depth, but beyond learning how the Rebels find it and a little more about the planet, we don’t get much.

Writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker have opportunity to flesh out one of the mysteries of what will be one of the biggest films of the year. Instead, we’re left with even more unanswered questions and a story that straight up leaves us questioning why a Rebel base exists here. This is a one-shot adventure that just doesn’t deliver much of what’s promised. How did the base get built? When did the Rebels use it? Why did they abandon it? All of that is left open. Basically, we get how it was on their radar and that’s it.

The art by Marco Checchetto though is fantastic in that at times it perfectly captures the actors who embodied characters like Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker. While they may have aged in real life, here they’re ageless. The comic does lack in paying off on the red kicked up so interestingly in the films. Instead, its used sparingly as one of the more interesting aspects isn’t forefront and center.

The comic feels like opportunity lost. While the story has some interesting aspects, it doesn’t deliver enough to make the comic feel like it’s needed. Some mysteries are better left is what this comic teaches us. This is one of the few misses in Marvel’s entries into a world far, far, away.

Story: Ben Acker, Ben Blacker Art: Mike Mayhew Cover Art: Marco Checchetto
Story: 6.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 6.35 Recommendation: Pass

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Actions Comics #994 (DC Comics) – Booster Gold and Superman… nuff said.

Batman: Creature of the Night #2 (DC Comics) – The second part of this series which explores the idea that Batman is just a story that inspires.

Bonehead #1 (Image Comics) – Any new Image series has us interested in checking it out.

Chasing Hitler #2 (Red 5 Comics) – Two soldiers are chasing Hitler who didn’t take his life at the end of WWII. An interesting debut and we’re looking forward to the second.

Detective Comics #971 (DC Comics) – The Victim Syndicate is on the move for what feels like a great follow up arc from their debut.

Doomsday Clock #2 (DC Comics) – The epic continues!

Eternity #3 (Valiant Entertainment) – An epic from Matt Kindt continuing from his the amazing concepts from Divinity.

Eugenic #3 (BOOM! Studios) – The final issue of this series which is a fascinating think piece about society.

Hawkman Found #1 (DC Comics) – Get the scoop on the return(ish) of this character with this “Dark Nights” tie-in!

Imaginary Fiends #2 (Vertigo) – The first issue was interesting and had a world where imaginary characters exist and they’re a bit evil.

Scarlett’s Strike Force #1 (IDW Publishing) – The series is already cancelled but we want to see where the next chapter for G.I. Joe goes!

Spider-Men II #5 (Marvel) – The miniseries wraps up and we’re excited to see where it goes from here!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait #1 (Marvel) – Learn more about the mysterious planet!

Tick 2017 #2 (New England Comics) – Enjoying the new Amazon series? Check out this brand new series with Cullen Bunn writing!

X-O Manowar (2017) #10 (Valiant Entertainment) – Writer Matt Kindt has been putting together an epic here. Definitely a series that’s not to be missed.

 

Preview: Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait #1

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait #1

(W) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (A) Mike Mayhew (CA) Marco Checchetto
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 27, 2017
SRP: $4.99

This December, the soon-to-be thrilling Star Wars: The Last Jedi rocks movie screens across the world…and the reverberations are felt all around a galaxy far, far away! First up, learn the secret of the mineral planet Crait! Long before it became a battleground between the Resistance and the First Order, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa led the Rebellion there in search of a new home! From writers Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (Star Wars Join the Resistance) and artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire) comes the backstory to this winter’s biggest adventure!

Journey To A New Planet With Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait #1!

Marvel’s Star Wars comics have pulled back the curtain on fan favorite Captain Phasma, introduced the world to rogue archeologist Doctor Aphra, and crafted stories that have enthralled fans across the galaxy. This December, even more secrets will be revealed when Marvel releases Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait #1. Written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker with art by Mike Mayhew, the new mini-series gives fans a look behind the curtain at one very special planet in the galaxy: the mineral planet Crait.

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it becomes a battleground between the Resistance and the First Order,  but that wasn’t the first time Crait became a place where heroes and villains clashed in their fight for the galaxy. Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa once took up arms on Crait and led the rebellion as they as they searched for a new home – and a new base for the Rebel Alliance. Tying in to the eagerly anticipated December film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait promises to be a new and exciting adventure for all Star Wars fans – and a story that will change the galaxy as we know it.

Find out what mysteries Crait holds for yourself when Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait hits comic shops on December 27th!