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First Impressions Featuring: A Marvelous Selection!

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s First Impressions where we take a look at a handful of comics in order to discern just how accessible they are for new readers, because every comic could be somebody’s first – and that’s the first question that’ll be answered with this feature. The second is whether you should  start there because sometimes a book could be accessible to new readers but the quality could be less than average, and so each comic will receive a score out of ten based upon Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale.

Where possible we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in, assuming we’ve read any part of the story thus far. All comics were provided for review purposes unless otherwise noted.


 

X-Men Black: Magneto #1 (Marvel)
Can you start here?
Yes
Recap & Review:
I’ve been terribly lax with my X-Men reading over the last few years, and as such I really have no idea what Magneto has been up too lately. However, that’s ultimately irrelevant as this comic contains one of the most powerful and timely stories you’ll read in a long time. Bonus, the back up story (that contnues across the X-Men Black series is also well worth reading).
Score: 9.1

Cosmic Ghost Rider #4 (Marvel)
Can you start here?
Yes
Recap & Review: 
So Frank Castle is the Cosmic Ghost Rider? What rock have I been living under that I didn’t know that? A big one obviously. Without recapping the entire comic, because I can’t, this is still an awesome read. And one that’s good enough for me to want to read the previous three issues.
Score: 9.0

Superior Octopus #1 (Marvel)
Can you start here?
Yes
Recap & Review: 
There’s a lot happening in the Spider-Verse lately, and this is just another comic that could get lost in the shuffle. Which would be a shame for any who enjoyed the Superior Spider-Man series. Yes, there’s a lot of Secret Empire references here, but you don’t need to have read that series to be able to enjoy thi. I didn’t.
Score: 8.9

Shatterstar #1 (Marvel)
Can you start here?
Yes
Recap & Review: 
Eh, it wasn’t bad. A lot of words and narration in this issue which actually serves very well in setting the stage for what’s next, but it didn’t really strike my fancy.
Score: 7.2

What If? Spider-Man #1 (Marvel)
Can you start here?
Yes
Recap & Review: 
As with all What If? stories, the only prerequisite here is you know Spider-Man’s origin. That way you can enoy this otherwise largely forgettable story.
Score: 6.2

What If? X-Men #1 (Marvel)
Can you start here?
Yes
Recap & Review: 
As with all What If? stories… yeah. This isn’t worth your time. It’s kinda like the Matrix, but not as fun as the sequels.
Score: 5.2

Review: The Superior Spider-Man The Complete Collection Vol. 2

Out now is The Superior Spider-Man The Complete Collection Vol. 2 which collects issues #17-31 and Annual #1-2, the adventures of Doc Ock in the body of Peter Parker!

The Superior Spider-Man The Complete Collection Vol. 2 is by Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman, Livesay, Edgar Delgado, Chris Eliopoulos, Jason Howard, Humberto Ramons, Javier Rodriguez, Marcos Martin, Victor Olazaba, Alvaro Lopez, Giuseppe Camuncoli, John Dell, Antonio Fabela, Terry Pallot, Alvaro Lopez, J.G. Jones, Laura Martin, Christos Gage, Will Sliney, Philip Briones, Clayton Cowles, Mike Del Mundo, Ellie Pule, Stephen Wacker, and Nick Lowe.

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

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Now and Forever… Superior Spider-Man!

This December, Otto Octavius will leave the moniker of Doctor Octopus behind…and forever become THE SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN! The new ongoing series will be penned by Christos Gage with art by Mike Hawthorne, a collaboration that will also mark a renewal of Hawthorne’s Marvel exclusive.

Under the spectacular storytelling of Gage and Hawthorne, Otto will prove (one way or the other) that he’s the most effective Super Hero in the world! And if you think you’ve already read the most intense Superior Spider-Man story? Think again. This is a tale like none other!

With writing by Gage, art by Hawthorne, and a cover by Travis Charest, Superior Spider-Man #1 is out December 26, 2018.

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It’s a new week! The year is rushing to its end, and New York Comic Con (the last major convention) is only a few weeks away. We’ve got lots of original posts to come over the next days and weeks, and a very special post later today!

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Kotaku – Disney Infinity 2.0‘s Intro Reminds Us It’s Not All Marvel – Still debating on getting this.

 

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Talking Comics – The Delinquents #2

Talking Comics – Edge of Spider-Verse #2

ICv2 – The Juice Squeezers Vol. 1: The Great Bug Elevator

Talking Comics – The Superior Spider-Man #33

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It was new comic day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What did you like?

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Graphic Novel Reporter – Alison Bechdel wins MacArthur “Genius Grant” – Congrats!

Publishers Weekly – Bookscan: Graphic Novels Up 10% In 2014 So Far – This is good news.

 

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Comic Vine – All-New X-Men #32

The Spire – Batgirl: Futures End #1

Comic Vine – Batman and Robin: Futures End #1

Comic Vine – Daredevil #8

Comic Vine – Deadpool Bi-Annual #1

Comic Vine – Edge of Spider-Verse #2

CBR – Edge of Spider-Verse #2

Comic Vine – Elektra #6

Comic Vine – The Life After #3

Comic Vine – Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #4

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man #33

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #4

Comic Vine – Thor: God of Thunder #25

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for?

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Kotaku – Batman: Arkham Knight Will Be Out On June 2 – Looks so nice.

The Comichron – August 2014 comics sales estimates — and a comic from the crypt charts! – I love stats!

 

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CBR – Black Widow #1

The Spire – Earth 2: Future’s End #1

CBR – God Hates Astronauts #1

CBR – Grayson: Future’s End #1

The Spire – Green Arrow: Future’s End #1

CBR – She-Hulk #8

Whatever a Spider Can – Superior Spider-Man #32

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The weekend is almost here! We’re heading to Otakon, kicking off a crazy month of conventions. So follow us on Twitter to keep up with some live updates.

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ArtsBeat – Fun Home Will Reach Broadway Just Before Tonys Deadline – I really want to see this.

BMI Elite – Some Brands Turning to Graphic Novels to Reach Millennials – Um, duh.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Batwing #34

ICv2 – The Graveyard Book Vol. 1 HC

The Herts Advertiser – Mighty Avengers: Family Bonding

CBR – Superior Spider-Man #32

Talking Comics – Superior Spider-Man #32

CBR – Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1

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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What have you read so far and what do you think?

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Bleeding Cool – Mark Millar Explains How All The Millarworld Books Tie-In Together – Wanted, Kick Ass, Jupiter’s Legacy, Superior, Nemesis, MPH, Supercrooks And More – But No News Yet On The Unfunnies – Good, because I’ve been wondering about this.

Publishers Weekly – Japanese Manga, Anime Firms Debut Latest Antipiracy Project – I’m biting my tongue.

 

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Comic Vine – Action Comics #34

Comic Vine – Big Trouble in Little China #3

Comic Vine – Black Widow #9

Pop Matters – Bodies #1

Comic Vine – The Bunker #5

Comic Vine – Clone #19

Comic Vine – Earth 2 #26

Comic Vine – Green Arrow #34

Comic Vine – Green Lantern #34

Comic Vine – Harbinger: Omegas #1

Comic Vine – Imperial #1

Comic Vine – Kick-Ass 3 #8

Comic Vine – Lazarus #10

Comic Vine – Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #4

Comic Vine – New Avengers #22

Comic Vine – RoboCop #2

Comic Vine – She-Hulk #7

Comic Vine – Spread #2

Comic Vine – Superior Foes of Spider-Man #14

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man #32

ICv2 – Thanos: The Infinity Revelation

The Beat – Thanos: The Infinity Revelation

He’s Back! Your First Look at Superior Spider-Man #32!

You just can’t keep Otto Octavius down! Marvel has released a first look at July’s Superior Spider-Man #32 from the blockbuster creative team of Dan Slott, Christos Gage, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Adam Kubert! Be there when the fan-favorite series that took the industry by storm returns for not one, but two issues kicking off the Edge of Spider-Verse – the exciting lead-up to November’s explosive Spider-Man event featuring ever Spider-Man in history!  But how is the Superior Spider-Man still around? Find out for yourself as the Superior Spider-Man finds himself trapped in the year 2099 with no way home! Stranded in an unknown future, he’ll unearth a mystery that will have fans on the edge of their seat and guessing until the release of Spider-Verse in November!

How was Otto flung into the future? How will he return? And what happened while he was there? Find out as the blockbuster series that kept fans talking until the very end returns for a senses-shattering encore this fall in Superior Spider-Man #32!

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32 (JUN140643)
Written by DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & ADAM KUBERT
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Interlocking Variant A by SKOTTIE YOUNG (JUN140644)
FOC – 07/14/14, On-Sale – 08/06/14

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Go Back to the Future This Fall in Superior Spider-Man #32-33!

Because YOU demanded it! The fan-favorite series returns for a limited time in Superior Spider-Man#32 and #33! But how is the Superior Spider-Man still around? Otto Octavius ceded control of Peter Parker‘s brain back to Peter and erased all remnants of himself, didn’t he? Find out for yourself as the explosive creative team of Dan Slott, Christos Gage, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Adam Kubert take the Superior Spider-Man on a journey into the far future!

As Otto Octavius finds himself stranded in the year 2099 with no way home, he’ll unearth a mystery that will have fans guessing all the way until the epic Spider-Verse event kicks off this November! A mystery that stretches all the way back to the classic Superior Spider-Man #19! We did say Spider-Verse would feature “every Spider-Man ever” after all – and the Superior Spider-Man is no exception as you can see in the fully revealed variant cover poster!

How was Otto flung into the future? How will he return? And what happened while he was there? Find out as the blockbuster series that kept fans talking until the very end returns for a senses-shattering encore this fall in Superior Spider-Man #32 and #33!

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32
Written by DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & ADAM KUBERT
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Coming This August!

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Coming this September!

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