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Review: Marvel Tales Featuring: Black Widow

Marvel continues to celebrate 80 years with the latest Marvel Tales, this one featuring Black Widow!

Marvel Tales Featuring Black Widow features Mystic Comics #4, Tales of Suspense #52, Amazing Spider-Man #86, Amazing Adventures #1, Marvel Fanfare #10, and Red Widow: First Strike by George Kapitan, Harry Sahle, Stan Lee, Don Rico, Don Heck, Sam Rosen, John Romita, Jim Mooney, Gary Friedrich, John Buscema, John Verpoorten, Art Simek, Ralph Macchio, George Perez, Brett Breeding, Petra Scotese, Tom Orzechowski, Margaret Stohl, Nico Leon, Andres Mossa, and Travis Lanham.

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Preview: Tales of Suspense #104

Tales of Suspense #104

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Yasmine Putri
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 18, 2018
SRP: $3.99

RED LEDGER CONCLUSION!
• It ends here, one way or another. BUCKY and HAWKEYE are closing in on the new Red Room. But what happens when they finally find the BLACK WIDOW?
• Will she stand with them and turn on the people who made her? Or are some bonds too strong to break?
• The tragic tale of an Archer, an Assassin, a Widow and a woman caught between two worlds concludes here!

Preview: Tales of Suspense #103

Tales of Suspense #103

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Yasmine Putri
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

The whole world was watching when Black Widow died. Hawkeye was there when her body was buried. There’s no chance in the world that Natasha Romanoff survived.
Unless…

Preview: Tales of Suspense #102

Tales of Suspense #102

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Yasmine Putri
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• BUCKY and HAWKEYE find the answers they’ve been looking for, but something feels off.
• An assassin with no motives, an old ally with no memories and a trail of clues no spy would ever leave can only mean one thing – they’re being played. But if THE BLACK WIDOW isn’t doing it, who is?
• The exciting epic of teamwork, treason, brainwashing and buried black sites continues here!

Preview: Tales of Suspense #101

Tales of Suspense #101

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Andrea Sorrentino
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 31, 2018
SRP: $3.99

RED LEDGER PART 2
• HAWKEYE and BUCKY are forced to work together to track down the mystery assassin.
• The style and choice of targets have all led them to believe THE BLACK WIDOW is somehow alive and on the warpath…until now.
• When their latest victim surfaces, everything our heroes think they know is about to get blown to pieces!
• The titillating tale of Avengers, assassins, perilous plots and past mistakes continues here!

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here and some of the GP is enjoying a long one. We’ll still have lots of news and reviews to come all weekend and into the new year! We’re not slowing down!!!

While you wait for the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Afropunk – Geek Consumerism: How Nerds Are Pressured to Constantly Spend Money – A really good read.

Journalism.co.uk – How ABC News is experimenting with comic book style storytelling – Rather interesting.

Newsarama – David Brothers Leaves Image Comics – Well that’s unexpected.

Newsarama – Marvel’s Ben Morse Leaving After 10 Years – So, a job opening?

 

Reviews

Comicosity – Batman #37

Adventures in Poor Taste – Comic Book History of Comics: Comics for All #1

Nothing But Comics – Dark Fang #2

Nothing But Comics – Evolution #2

ICv2 – The Forever War

Bam! Smack! Pow! – She-Hulk #160

Talking Comics – Tales of Suspense #100

Review: Tales of Suspense #100

The Black Widow is dead…but someone is killing her enemies. With a broken heart and a bloody trail to follow, Hawkeye is looking for answers. And the only person alive who may have them is Natasha Romanoff’s OTHER ex-boyfriend, The Winter Soldier. Can they trust each other long enough to unravel the web of mysteries that Black Widow left behind?

When I think of the classic Tales of Suspense, I think of crazy sci-fi and fantastical tales involving aliens and larger than life characters. For Tales of Suspense #100, writer Matthew Rosenberg delivers a comic that’s not so much the fantastical but instead delivers suspense in the start of a spy thriller that feels like a big budget action film.

Someone is killing off Hydra leadership post Secret Empire (good) and Rosenberg is one of the few writers at Marvel that seems to be taking on the ruins that were left in the wake of the ill conceived 2017 event. Is it the Black Widow, not really dead? Is it someone else? Focusing on Hawkeye, aka Clint Barton, we’re taken through a trail as he attempts to figure out what’s going on and reminds us he’s not so much a spy as much a blunt instrument of screw-up. He’s also heading straight into a confrontation with the Winter Soldier, aka Bucky Barnes, Captain America’s former partner and also a deadly assassin. Is he killing folks? By the end of the action packed first issue we know.

And action packed it is with set ups that feel grand and movie like the comic is full of moments that entertain and deliver adding to the 70s espionage feel infused in the comic.

That’s helped by Travel Foreman whose art is absolutely fantastic and delivers detail and sequences that flow. From a funeral home to an Eastern European country each setting is excellent in the detail and enhancing the story Rosenberg has come up with. The pencils, color, and ink, come together to create an aesthetic that feels like it’d be perfect for 70s spy thrillers.

A fantastic debut and one of Marvel’s strongest in their “Marvel Legacy” line, the first issue kicks off a mystery that feels like a hard boiled spy action thriller. I’m strapped in for the ride because as a start this promises a good one.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg Art: Travel Foreman Cover Art: Marco Checchetto
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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.

30 Days of Night #1 (IDW Publishing) – A reimagining of the classic horror series.

Assassinistas #1 (IDW Publishing) – Mom’s an assassin who spent her sons’ tuition on new guns. Guess the son needs to get a job helping mom! Quirky concept, sounds like a lot of fun.

Backways #1 (AfterShock) – Writer Justin Jordan does Harry Potter… which is intriguing.

Catalyst Prime: Accell Vol. 2 #2 (Lion Forge Comics) – Lion Forge continues to entertain and their speedster is full of excitement and energy.

Catalyst Prime: Summit #1 (Lion Forge Comics) – A new entry in Lion Forge’s Catalyst Prime universe. Any new release, we’re intrigued and must check it out.

Curse Words: Holiday Special (Image Comics) – Have you been reading Curse Words? If not, you’re missing out.

Dark Ark #4 (AfterShock) – A new take on Noah’s ark, but this is the other arc, with all of the monsters. The last issue pivoted the series and we’re excited to see what’s next.

Dark Nights: Metal #4 (DC Comics) – Holy crap, holy crap, holy crap.

Fence #2 (BOOM! Studios) – The first issue was amazing. The series is a western take on sports manga. It’s so good!

Hellboy: Krampusnacht #1 (Dark Horse) – Hellboy does Christmas. Nuff said.

Marvel Two-In-One #1 (Marvel) – If you’ve never read an issue of this classic series, it’s a lot of fun. Here’s hoping this new one captures that of the original.

Rom & the Micronauts #1 (IDW Publishing) – Two properties coming together. We’re intrigued.

Sink #3 (ComixTribe) – Maybe the most disturbing comic series of the year?

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #15 (Marvel) – If you don’t know Aphra, you’re missing out. Think Indiana Jones but in Star Wars.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #22 (Marvel) – Filling in the gaps of the Star Wars universe.

Tales of Suspense #100 (Marvel) – Another classic Marvel title returns! This one’s exploring the “death” of the Black Widow.

Transformers: Optimus Prime #14 (IDW Publishing) – Optimus vs. Dinobots.

Transformers: Till All Are One Annual 2017 (IDW Publishing) – Wrapping up this series, one that’s been full of political intrigue and giant robots.

Quantum and Woody (2017) #1 (Valiant Entertainment) – If you’ve never read Quantum and Wody, you’re missing out. A new series that’ll get you to laugh.

X-Men: Grand Design #1 (Marvel) – Ed Piskor takes on the X-Men.

 

Preview: Tales of Suspense #100

Tales of Suspense #100

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Marco Checchetto
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 20, 2017
SRP: $3.99

RED LEDGER Part 1 (OF 5)
SPRINGING FROM THE PAGES OF SECRET EMPIRE!
THE BLACK WIDOW is dead…but someone is killing her enemies. With a broken heart and a bloody trail to follow, HAWKEYE is looking for answers. And the only person alive who may have them is Natasha Romanoff’s OTHER ex-boyfriend, THE WINTER SOLDIER. Can they trust each other long enough to unravel the web of mysteries that Black Widow left behind?