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Preview: Thor #4

Thor #4

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Michael Del Mundo
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $3.99

THOR & THE VALKYRIES TAKE ON THE QUEEN OF CINDERS IN THE WAR FOR HEL!
The Queen of Cinders and her fire goblin army have invaded the land of the dead. To keep the afterlife from going up in flames, Thor and his brothers will have to forge alliances with some of their greatest enemies and seek to unlock the secrets of Valhalla and the mighty Valkyries!

Joe’s Corner: Reviewing Avengers, Batman, Hulk, Thor, Injustice vs. He-Man and More!


This is a weekly comic review show for comics Joe pulls or picks up. This video is for comics that came out the week of July 18th 2018. Joe reviews the books he picked up and gives us his favorite books of the week and at times, a cover of the week. If you’d like, follow Joe @jriddy5000son on Twitter, Instagram, and Mixer.

The comics I buy are bought from Secret Comix Cave, an awesome comic store. Support your local comic shop!

Physical comics featured:

Avengers #5
Batman #51
Cable #159
The Immortal Hulk #3
Infinity Countdown #5
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #30
Runaways #11
Thor #3
Tony Stark: Iron Man #2

Other comics:
Injustice vs He-man: Master of the Universe

Books Of The Week: Cable #159
Cover Of The Week: Thor #3

Joe’s Corner: What to Buy this Wednesday

Joe goes over the comic book and trade paperback releases for the week of July 18th 2018, gives what he is going to read, as well as some the top comic books of the week that others may be reading, and recommends some other series as well. If you’d like, follow Joe @jriddy5000son on Twitter, Instagram, and Mixer.

The comics I buy are bought from Secret Comix Cave, an awesome comic store. Support your local comic shop!

Comics I Pull:

TITLE PUBLISHER
Avengers #5 Marvel Comics
Batman #51 DC Comics
Cable #159 Marvel Comics
The Immortal Hulk #3 Marvel Comics
Infinity Countdown #5 Marvel Comics
Justice League #4 DC Comics
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #307 Marvel Comics
Runaways #11 Marvel Comics
Thor #3 Marvel Comics
Tony Stark: Iron Man #2 Marvel Comics

Other recommended comics:

Gideon Falls #5 Image Comics
Royal City #12 Image Comics
UPDATE: Ether: The Copper Golems #3 Dark Horse Comics
UPDATE: Injustice vs He-Man and Masters of the Universe #1 DC Comics

Big Two Debut Comics Roundup: Soaring with Hawkman and Thor

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s Big Two Comics Roundup where we take a look at a handful of comics from Marvel and/or DC in order to discern just how accessible they are for new readers. 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.

Each comic will receive a both a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly as well as a score out of ten. The former is based upon how easy it was for new readers to pick the issues up; expect miniseries or first issues to be rated as friendly by default. For second or third issues, more consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. The score out of ten is Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale, which is there to help you pick between issues if you only want to check out one or two.

This version of the Roundup will feature exclusively comics from Marvel or DC comics, all of which were provided for review purposes unless otherwise noted.


 

Hawkman #1 (DC) Regardless of whether you’ve read Dark Knights Metal or you’re picking this up because of the shiny new #1 emblazoned upon its cover, Robert Venditti’s first Hawkman comic is an interesting beast. As with the other comics this week, this is a Friendly comic, even as it has a slowly building tension that’s never quite realised in this issue. Still, worth a look. Rating: 7.8

Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 (Marvel) It hasn’t escaped my notice that Dan Slott is writing this comic, and I won’t lie to you; even with his name attached I had a little trepidation when going into this comic because… I don’t really like Iron Man all that much. But, by focusing this story less on Tony Stark and more on the people around him (including new a newly hired robotics specialist through whom we experience most of the story). Whether it’s because of a new writer whose style I am familiar with, osmosis from the movies, or just a well written comic I had no trouble picking this up and loving every page. Friendly Rating: 8.8

Thor #1 (Marvel) The continuation of Jason Aaron’s rather epic run on Thor, spanning more series than I can remember (or be bothered to look up), that only masquerades as a first issue. Unless you’ve read some of, or are more than passingly familiar with the story of the Jane Foster Thor, the Unworthy Odinson Thor, and the general Thor Thoring stuff, then you’ll struggle with this issue. Due to the complexity of the story, and the sparseness of the recap page, you’ll find this a touch Unfriendly. Rating: 7.4

Plastic Man #1 (DC) So Plastic Man is just a poor man’s Reed Richards, right? That was my sole thought, and the sum of my knowledge on the character, when I picked up this first issue. Which was a fantastically inaccurate assumption. This is  a very Friendly comic, and well worth checking out. Rating: 8.2

Multiple Man #1 (Marvel) You’ve got no idea who Multiple Man is, or where he’s been lately? No problem! You can easily read this and not miss a beat. Friendly Rating: 8.8

Around the Tubes

It’s a new week and we’ve got a few early reviews for this week’s comics out this week today! Keep your eye for them on YouTube. While you wait for that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – Harlan Ellison Wrote One of the Best Daredevil Stories Ever – Agree?

Inside Edition – Blake Leibel Gets Life in Prison After Girlfriend’s Murder That Mirrored Plot of His Graphic Novel – Good.

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Bedtime Games #1

Talking Comics – Modern Fantasy #1

Comic Attack – Thor #2

Talking Comics – Thor #2

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.

Charlie’s Angels #1 (Dynamite) – While the publisher can be hit and miss, we’re excited to see this property back in comics and it’s long overdue. Hoping for the best but this is one that’s high on our read pile.

Dodge City #4 (BOOM! Studios) – A comic about dodge ball? It works and it’s a lot of fun to read. So far the comic has focused on interesting characters and has avoided predictable twists to keep readers on their toes.

Final Street #1 (Devil’s Due) – The cover, the logo, it reminds us of the classic beat’em-up side scrolling video games of our youth. That’s enough to get us excited to check this one out.

The Flash #49 (DC Comics) – “The Flash War” has been excellent so far. The story has sped along at breakneck speed (pun intended) and its impact feels like it’s going to be huge.

Man of Steel #5 (DC Comics) – We’ve enjoyed Brian Michael Bendis’ take on Superman so far. The miniseries has been great in its depiction of the character, though the action has been a bit mixed. Still, this is the defining series as to where the character is going for the next few years at least.

Multiple Man #1 (Marvel) – Maddrox is back? Dead. Alive. Dead. We’re honestly not sure the status of Jamie Maddrox so we’re intrigued to see what this series will be about.

Sentry #1 (Marvel) – The Sentry was never a character we cared for in the past but Jeff Lemire taking him on has us really excited.

Shadow Roads #1 (Oni Press) – The follow up to Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s The Sixth Gun has us excited. The fantasy western was fantastic and we’re expecting more of the same.

Thor #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was fun. Lots of fun. Thor is a bit humbled and things are being figured out post major events. Add in a lot of humor and it’s an entertaining series so far and one that’s shot up to the top of our read pile.

X-O Manowar (2017) #16 (Valiant Entertainment) – Everything Valiant has been putting out is quality and this series is one of their best. Just fantastic all around.

Cosmic Ghost Rider Inspires Variant Covers in September

He took the world by storm when he made his debut in last year’s Thanos #13, and now Marvel is celebrating the Cosmic Ghost Rider with a series of special order all variant covers that feature Marvel’s breakout character battling different heroes of the Marvel Universe!

Look for Marvel’s Cosmic Ghost Rider order all variant covers on these select titles:

  1. Amazing Spider-Man #5 by Nick Bradshaw
  2. Amazing Spider-Man #6 by Paul Renaud
  3. Astonishing X-Men #15 by AKCHO
  4. Avengers #7 by Ema Lupacchino
  5. Avengers #8 by Mike McKone
  6. Black Panther #4 by Pasqual Ferry
  7. Captain America #3 by Patrick Zircher
  8. Deadpool #4 by Todd Nauck
  9. Doctor Strange #5 by Julian Totino Tedesco
  10. Fantastic Four #2 by Tom Raney
  11. Immortal Hulk #5 by RAHZZAH
  12. Immortal Hulk #6 by Brent Schoonover
  13. Sentry #4 by Vanesa Del Rey
  14. Thanos Legacy #1 by Dave Johnson
  15. Thor #5 by Ema Lupacchino
  16. Tony Stark: Iron Man #4 by David Nakayama
  17. Venom #6 by Humberto Ramos and Edgar Delgado
  18. Weapon H #7 by Chris Stevens
  19. X-23 #4 by Yasmine Putri
  20. X-Men Red #8 by Jamal Campbell

Don’t miss your chance to collect all 20 order all variant covers, coming to comic shops this September!

Around the Tubes

So who saw Incredibles 2 this weekend? What’d you all think? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Comichron – May 2018 comics sales best in year and a half; Amazing Spider-Man #800 top comic – For those that enjoy the horse race.

Sequart Organization – Why Latinx Superheroes Matter: An Interview with Eisner Nominee Frederick Luis Aldama – They matter a lot.

EurasiaNet – Kazakhstan’s comic-book heroes battle for the marketplace – Interesting and wonder what these comics are like.

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Justice League #1

ICv2 – Smiley’s Dream Book HC

Talking Comics – Thor #1

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you looking forward to? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

CBR – Cloak & Dagger Was Freeform’s Best Series Premiere in Years – Good to hear this. Hopefully we get more seasons.

 

Reviews

ICv2 – The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins TP

The Beat – Portugal

ICv2 – RWBY Official Manga Anthology Vol. 1 Red Like Roses

Newsarama – Thor #1

Comic Attack – The Unexpected #1

Review: Thor #1

This week’s new comic book day sees a new beginning for Thor!

Thor #1 is written by Jason Aaron and features art by Mike Del Mundo and Christian Ward, color from Marco D’Alfonso, lettering by VC’s Joe Sabino, and logo by Jay Bowen.

Get your copy in comic shops starting June 13. 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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