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Review: Spider-Gwen Vol. 4 Predators

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Spider-Gwen!

Spider-Gwen Vol. 4 Predators collects issues #19-23 by Jason Latour, Hannah Blumenreich, Robbi Rodriguez, Jorge Coelho, Jordan Gibson, Rico Renzi, and Lauren Affe.

Get your copy in comic shops today and bookstores on October 31. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Spider-Gwen Vol. 4 Predators
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Review: The Wild Storm Vol. 1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the first volume of The Wild Storm!

The Wild Storm Vol. 1 collects issues #1-6 by Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt.

Get your copy in comic shops today and bookstores on October 24. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

The Wild Storm Vol. 1
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Review: Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider Vol. 1 Back in the Hood

It’s Tuesday which means comics are hitting book stores all across the world. This week from Marvel is a trade dedicated to Ben Reilly, the clone folks love to hate!

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider Vol. 1 Back in the Hood collects issues #1-5 and material from Clone Conspiracy: Omega #1 by Peter David, Mark Bagley, John Dell and Jason Keith.

Get your copy at comic at comic shops now and bookstores on October 24. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider Vol. 1 Back in the Hood
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Preview: Archie and Me Digest #1

ARCHIE AND ME DIGEST #1

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/18
128-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

BRAND NEW DIGEST SERIES! In “Sick Day,” everyone’s caught the flu that’s been going around, except for Jughead. He decides to help out the Andrews family—but his unconventional methods don’t go over too well!

Comic Bento Delivers Creatures of the Night

Comic Bento is a blind box service that delivers a box of trades and graphic novels to your doorstep every month. This month, Creepies and Crawlies come to you with CREATURES OF THE NIGHT!

The code CREATURES20 will save you 20% on a new subscription.

A Bento so creepy, it will make your skin crawl- in a good way!

You have until Midnight on Halloween to get spooked with CREATURES OF THE NIGHT!

 

 

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Preview: Marvel Comics Digest #3 Thor

MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #3 THOR

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Olivier Coipel
On Sale Date: 10/11
224-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

Marvel Comics’ best-selling heroes are back in the ever-popular digest format! This third issue spotlights THOR, just in time for Thor: Ragnarok! This is a can’t-miss collector’s item that will only be printed once!

  • Thor (1966) #154
  • Thor (1966) #155
  • Thor (1966) #156
  • Thor (1966) #157
  • Thor Annual (1966) #6
  • Marvel Age Spider-Man Team-Up (2004) #4
  • Marvel Adventures Super Heroes (2010) #6
  • Marvel Adventures Super Heroes (2010) #19
  • Marvel Universe Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2012) #9
  • Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble (2013) #4

Review: Batman/The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the Batman and Flash crossover event!

Batman/The Flash: The Button collects Batman #21-22 and The Flash #21-22 by Joshua Williamson, Tom King, Jason Fabok, and Howard Porter.

Get your copy in comic shops today and bookstores on October 17. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Batman/The Flash: The Button
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Review: Star Wars: Screaming Citadel

It’s Wednesday which means comics are hitting comic stores all across the world. This week from Marvel is a trade dedicated to Star Wars!

Star Wars: Screaming Citadel collects Star Wars: Screaming Citadel #1, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #7-8, and Star Wars #31-32 by Kieron Gillen, Jason Aaron, Andrea Broccardo, Salvador Larroca, Marco Checchetto, Antonio Fabela, Edgar Delgado, and Andres Mossa.

Get your copy at comic at comic shops now and bookstores on October 24. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Star Wars: Screaming Citadel
Amazon

 

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Preview: Northstars Vol. 1: Welcome to Snowville HC

NORTHSTARS VOL. 1: WELCOME TO SNOWVILLE HC

Writer(s): Jim & Haigen Shelley
Artist Name(s): Anna Liisa Jones
Cover Artist(s): Anna Liisa Jones
48 pgs./ E / FC
$14.99

Join us for the magical adventures of Holly, the daughter of Santa Claus, and Frostina, a Yeti Princess, as they explore the mystical wonders of the land of Polaris. In this first volume in a series of oversized keepsake hardcovers, Holly and Frostina journey to the subterranean city of Undertown to investigate trouble in Troggie Town. There is an evil force scheming right below Snowville, and it threatens Christmas itself!

Review: Hero Cats Of Skyworld (Issues 16-18)

The concept behind Hero Cats is relatively simple: it’s cats, but in a fantasy setting. They’re heroic–putting their lives on the line for human and feline companions alike. The latest issues expand the Hero Cats world from Stellar City to a brand new, mysterious planet; the titual “Skyworld” which, as it turns out, exists at the core of Jupiter.

Hero Cats is firmly in the middle of the road, quality-wise. The book is an easy introduction to comics for younger readers without over-simplifying. While the main cast leans on archetypes to fill in a classic fantasy quest party, the character development is engaging and exciting. Combine that with a plot just shy of formulaic and the book remains fun without becoming remarkable.

Writer Kyle Puttkammer makes up for stock character design with interesting relationships between cats, humans, and the supernatural realm of creatures. Lead Hero Cat Bandit is out of his element, and must navigate a literal new world of challenges in order to save both Sky World and his home Stellar City from annihilation. Puttkammer skips over chunks of time that may, in a book for older readers, be spent on “side quest” type stories or more complex character studies. For simplicity’s sake, though, when the solution to a Hero Cat problem is discovered, it is often executed off-screen. A perfect example is Maddie, the kitten haunted by angels and demons alike, who learns to control these supernatural voices in between issues.

Another element that keeps Hero Cats from landing completely in a “skip” pile is Omaka Schultz’s art work, particularly with the cats themselves. They are illustrated in such a way that blends both realistically feline and supernaturally powerful movements. Battle scenes practically jump off the page. For comic book vets, this is par for the course. The illustration style overall is remniscent of webcomics like Looking For Group—there is something sterile or digital about the art that makes it an easy “in” for new readers.

Overall, Hero Cats is a fun romp in a simple universe that can sometimes read like a marketing ploy. Each planet in the solar system is ostensibly protected by a different team of Hero Cats. Each trade reveals a different “realm”—one for each planet of the solar system. The formulaic format does, however, make it an easy comic to pick up from almost anywhere.

Story: Kyle Puttkammer Artist: Omaka Schultz Colorist: Julie Barclay
Story: 5.0 Art: 6.5 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Read (for kids), otherwise skip

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