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Review: Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #3

Games Workshop’s world of Warhammer 40,000 comes to Marvel comics! Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #3 continue to balance action, setting this series apart from the previous, and delivering more details about the world of the Sisters of Battle.

Story: Torunn Grønbekk
Art: Edgar Salazar
Color: Arif Prianto
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

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Exclusive Preview: Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #3 (of 5)

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #3 (of 5)

(W) Torunn Gronbekk (A) Edgar Salazar (CA) Dave Wilkins (VCA) Games Workshop
PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: Oct 13, 2021
SRP: $4.99

DAYS OF DEATH AND MIRACLES!
• A death in VERIDYAN’S ranks sends shock waves through the squad!
• Still, they travel deeper into the tunnels of Siscia…and only a miracle can save them now.
• But the Sisters’ faith in the Emperor is never shaken – even in the face of CHAOS!

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #3 (of 5)

Review: Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #2

Games Workshop’s world of Warhammer 40,000 comes to Marvel comics! Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #2 continue to balance action, setting this series apart from the previous, and delivering more details about the world of the Sisters of Battle.

Story: Torunn Grønbekk
Art: Edgar Salazar
Color: Arif Prianto
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

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Review: Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #2

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #2

The battle against the cult of Chaos continues in Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #2 that adds some depth to characters and delivers some tragedy. It’s a solid second issue that really shows off why the Sisters of Battle are a bit different than their Space Marine brethren.

Torunn Grønbekk gives us a deeper look at this squad of Sisters as they attempt to complete their mission while surrounded by the stench of Chaos. Unlike other members of the Imperium, this team is much more a knife used to slice carefully as opposed to a blunt instrument just blowing things up. Grønbekk makes it a point to show us this distinction in the team’s choices in how they proceed to complete their mission. It’s a very interesting and clear choice that creates a different reading experience from those who read the first Warhammer 40,000 series from Marvel. There was little that was subtle with that. Instead we get debates on how best to not have Chaos cultists descending from all around.

Grønbekk also gives us some more history of one of the Sisters using the opportunity to not just teach us more about the planet but also the process of joining the Sisters of Battle as well. It’s a really smart way to add depth to the characters and teach those who might not know the details of the world of Warhammer 40,000.

Edgar Salazar‘s art continues to be solid. Arif Prianto handles the colors and lettering is by Clayton Cowles. There’s a solid amount of detail in the comic which is something that stands out about the Sisters of Battle in the miniature game the comic is based on. The characters all have such individual personalities and the world itself feels like it’s fallen into the taint of Chaos. There’s something underlying throughout the images that makes it all feel a little off. A little evil.

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #2 is a really solid issue with some good action. It’s the details that really makes it all stand out in both the visual and the story itself. The comic too delivers some emotion among the action keeping readers on their toes as to what to expect from the series. As a follow up volume, this is a solid second entry in Marvel’s entry in the world of Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000.

Story: Torunn Grønbekk Art: Edgar Salazar
Color: Arif Prianto Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Return to the Wastelands of Old Man Logan in Wastelanders

This December, return to the post-apocalyptic Wastelands of Old Man Logan in five all-new stories set in the Marvel future where heroes have fallen, villains have won, and your favorite characters defy all odds to survive. Brought to you by all-star creators including writers Steven S. DeKnight, Ethan Sacks, Rich Douek, and Torunn Grønbekk, these five one-shots will focus on Wolverine, Hawkeye, Doctor Doom, Star-Lord, and making their first appearance in the Wastelands, Black Widow.

DeKnight, known for his work on Netflix’s Daredevil and Wolverine: Black, White & Blood, will lead the return alongside artist Ibrahim Moustafa in Wastelanders: Wolverine, an all-new story set in the days after the conclusion of the original Old Man Logan, as he fights once again to save the people of the Wastelands who have been crushed under the heel of the Red Skull and Bruce Banner! The super villains united and took out most of the world’s super heroes decades ago, and while the man known as Logn attempted to live a life of peace, he had to pop the claws once again to do what he does best! But saving the day looks different with the Baby Hulk under his care. Is Logan doing the right thing by protecting the progeny of the HULK or dooming what’s left of the war-torn world? Logan may not have long to ponder if he is crushed by the adamantium armor of his newfound enemy Downfall! Featuring a main cover by Josemaria Casanovas and connecting variant by Steve McNiven.

Wastelanders mastermind Ethan Sacks, writer of both Old Man Hawkeye and Old Man Quill, is also back with artist Ibraim Roberson to bring you a never-before-told story of Hawkeye’s training with Stick—the man formerly known as Daredevil—in Wastelanders: Hawkeye! Clint Barton’s sight may be gone, but his will to avenge is stronger than ever, and with the training and expert guidance of Matt Murdock, arrows will fly again! But what is Murdock’s actual target? And how will this change Hawkeye’s path in the Wastelands? This is one issue YOU can’t afford to miss! Featuring covers by Casanovas and McNiven.

The Mighty Valkyries writer Torunn Grønbekk and rising star Julius Ohta explore the complex nature of everyone’s favorite tyrant in Wastelanders: Doom! Doctor Doom helped wipe out the heroes on the Day the Villains Won, but even as he rules his domain in the Wastelands, a greater destiny calls to him. When a mysterious power blocks his oversight of a particular region, what he discovers will have ripple effects across the Wastelanders stories! With a cover by Casanovas.

Writer Rich Douek makes his Marvel Comics debut alongside artist Brent Peeples in Wastelanders: Star-Lord! The legendary Star-Lord has fallen on hard times. With the Guardians of the Galaxy disbanded, Peter Quill returned to Earth to find it a wasteland unlike anything he’s seen across the stars – heroes dead, villains in power. While he’s taken out one threat, others remain in the Wastelands, and Star-Lord’s own desire to assuage his guilt for being off-world during the calamity will land him right in the middle of another! Will Quill overcome the mysterious force waiting for him at the site of his lost love’s death? Or is she not really dead at all? With a cover by Casanovas.

Bookending the saga, DeKnight will team up with artist Well-Bee to introduce the Wastelander’s take on Natasha Romanoff in Wastelanders: Black Widow. The Lizard King has grown monstrous and deadlier than ever as the lord of his southern domain. But when rumor breaks that critical information is believed to be stored in his impenetrable fortress, only the greatest spy of all is up to the infiltration: the deadly Black Widow! But who is she, and how has she survived this many decades in the Wastelands undetected? With a cover by Casanovas.

Don’t miss the latest evolution of this fascinating saga when this all-new group of Wastelanders adventures hit stands in December!

Preview: The Mighty Valkyries #5 (of 5)

The Mighty Valkyries #5 (of 5)

(W) Jason Aaron, Torunn Gronbekk (A/CA) Mattia De Iulis
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 15, 2021
SRP: $3.99

NEW GODS BRING FRESH HEL TO THE VALKYRIES!
A new pantheon emerges from the dusty gates of Hel – one that Queen Karnilla thought she could control. She was wrong…and now all the realms must pay the price. Jane and R na fight to save the gods and restore the mortal world! Don’t miss the conclusion to Jason Aaron, Torunn Gr nbekk and Mattia de Iulis’ realm-shaking epic!

The Mighty Valkyries #5 (of 5)

Review: Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1

Games Workshop’s world of Warhammer 40,000 comes to Marvel comics! Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 kicks off the second series for the publisher focused on the Sisters of Battle!

Story: Torunn Grønbekk
Art: Edgar Salazar
Ink: Guillermo Ortego
Color: Arif Prianto
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Exclusive Preview: Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #2 (of 5)

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #2 (of 5)

(W) Torunn Gronbekk (A) Edgar Salazar (CA) Dave Wilkins (VCA) Games Workshop
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Sep 15, 2021
SRP: $4.99

DAEMON-TOUCHED!
• Novitiate GHITA steps up and guides the SISTERS OF BATTLE deeper into the mystery of SISCIA. But how will her past impact the future of the mission?
• If they can’t fight their way through the unexpected appearance of a DAEMON in the tunnels, it may not matter!
• And – a shocking development within the Sisters’ ranks!

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #2 (of 5)

Review: Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1

In Marvel’s debut comic series based on Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe, major revelations were dropped. This wasn’t just some generic army force going to battle, the series rewrote what we knew about one of the major characters in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 kicks off the second series to debut under Marvel and it’s clear in this first issue, we’re in store for a shift in focus.

The Sisters of Battle are an army but one focused on religion and prayer. Its focus is to lead the charge against those that stand against the Emperor, the living corpse that is revered in god-like ways. Torunn Grønbekk takes us into this world with a new story that gives us something similar, but different enough, from the first volume by Marvel. While the comic does have a “named” character in Canoness Veridyan, it’s not Veridyan’s story. So far, this isn’t some earth-shaking revelation about the character. Instead, its most interesting aspect is the Sisters surrounding her.

Sent to a planet in the middle of an uprising, the Sisters of Battle must figure out what’s going on while retrieving an asset. We’re given hints as to the evil behind everything but overall, the first issue is a general mystery. What we do know is the corruption is everywhere. The squad is up against numbers they weren’t expecting. We get reactions from the average Sister. We experience their fear and their faith. You get the sisterhood between them and the sadness when one is lost.

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 also delivers some interesting thematic aspects that reflect the real world. We’re seeing the masses fall under the spell of something. It could be the leader. It could be something else. But, these are individuals turning on their fellow citizens corrupted by a force. To say it doesn’t hit home a bit would be a lie.

Edgar Salazar‘s art is solid. The issue has a lot of detail, something the Sisters of Battle are known for. Instead of smooth armor repeated over and over in the Space Marines, the Sisters have rather intricate looks in the armor including small rivets, skulls, and more. It’s a more ornate look and Salazar nails it. Arif Prianto handles the color while Clayton Cowles does the lettering and the color and lettering help nail down the feel of the world and issue. There’s a “dirtiness” about it. The world features browns and dark colors. The Sister’s ship is blues and whites.

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 might lean a bit more towards fans of Games Workshop but the issue should be accessible for those who know nothing about the world. It delivers solid hints in the details as to what the Sisters of Battle are about and the world of Warhammer 40,000. It gives us the next chapter for that world in the hands of Marvel comics and shows they’re willing to shake up the formula a bit with each new series.

Story: Torunn Grønbekk Art: Edgar Salazar
Color: Arif Prianto Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 (of 5)

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 (of 5)

(W) Torunn Gronbekk (A) Edgar Salazar (CA) Dave Wilkins (VCA) Games Workshop
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Aug 18, 2021
SRP: $4.99

SURVIVE THE GRIM DARKNESS OF THE FUTURE WITH THE SISTERS OF BATTLE!

A squad of Adepta Sororitas, led by CANONESS VERIDYAN arrive on planet Siscia to retrieve a lost Inquisitorial acolyte and put down a heretical uprising. As Novitiate GHITA’S first mission with her Order gets underway, what should be an easy mission turns into something much worse, as an unknown force deep within the subterranean city of the planet rears its ugly head!

It’s no-holds-barred action, mystery, and daemons galore as the all-female military force lets bolters blaze and flamers scorch in this all-new saga! Show your faith and fervor to the Emperor by joining us for the start of the next phase of WARHAMMER comics at Marvel!

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 (of 5)
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