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Review: Absolute Carnage: Symbiote Spider-Man

Carnage is hunting down everyone who wore a symbiote in “Absolute Carnage.” What about the person who wore the “black suit” briefly before Peter Parker got it? Absolute Carnage: Symbiote Spider-Man is his story.

Story: Peter David
Art: Francesco Mobili
Color: Java Tartaglia, Rain Beredo
Letterer: Travis Lanham

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #99 & 100 pages by Al Milgrom, Herb Trimpe, Jim Mooney, Geof Isherwood, Bob Sharen, A. Kaotic, Joe Rosen, and Diana Albers.

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Review: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #1

Marvel’s Spider-Man Velocity #1 kicks off the latest entry into Marvel’s “Gamerverse.” It’s an original story, so how does this new universe stand without a video game to adapt? Find out!

Story: Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum
Art: Emilio Laiso
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer: Travis Lanham

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Review: Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety

Absolute Carnage spreads and the call to the symbiotes is too strong. Even innocent families are being called to Knull.

Story: Clay McLeod Chapman
Art: Brian Level
Color: Jordan Boyd
Letterer: Travis Lanham

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Review: Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1

Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1

Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1 is everything you’d hope for in a tie-in to the Carnage focused event. The comic is a follow-up in a way to Deadpool vs. Carnage. At the end of that series, four of the five Life Foundation Symbiotes – Riot, Phage, Agony, and Lasher – bonded to a stray dog, wandering the Midwest. But with Carnage descending on New York, the call to join him is too great.

Written by Clay McLeod Chapman, Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1 is horror done right. The comic revolves around an abusive family who is paid a visit by the symbiotes. From there, it’s a descent into destruction and murder as the family is consumed.

The comic is rather simple in a way taking the trapped in a house while hunted horror setting. But, it works really well. Chapman leaves it open as to who will and won’t escape and you can feel the tension build as the comic progresses. Sure, there’s a lot of tropes here but that’s also partially what makes horror enjoyable.

The one negative to the comic is, if you’ve never read Deadpool vs. Carnage, the symbiotes aren’t really explained. The dog is a mystery. I haven’t read that previous series but I still enjoyed this for the spiral into death that it is.

Part of that enjoyment is due to Brian Level‘s art. Along with color by Jordan Boyd and lettering by Travis Lanham, the art emphasizes the terror. There are literal spirals that play off the Knull motif and the out of control nature of it all. Lanham’s lettering provides a disturbing “tone” to the dialogue. Boyd’s colors at times add a sickly palette. The art and lettering come together to build on and emphasize the scariness of it all.

The comic absolutely delivers horror tropes but there’s something to it that makes it all enjoyable. There’s an unknown aspect to the comic that makes its story all the more scary and disturbing. Add in just enough macabre and it comes together to create the perfect tone for a comic tied into Carnage.

Story: Clay McLeod Chapman Art: Brian Level
Color: Jordan Boyd Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 8.35 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Death’s Head #1

Death’s Head has been taken apart, his system is failing, and he’s been turned into an amp!? The bounty hunter is out for revenge and to find out who did it!

Story: Tini Howard
Art: Kei Zama
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Color: Felipe Sobreiro

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Review: Sword Master #1

Packed with two stories, Sword Master is a brand new series introducing us to this Chinese superhero.

Story: Shuizhu, Greg Pak
Art: Gunji, Ario Anindito
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg

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Review: Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Vol. 1 Secrets and Rumors

Spider-Man swings in to a brand new series that keeps things a bit more grounded and local. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Vol. 1 Secrets and Rumors collects issues #1-6 of the series.

Story: Tom Taylor
Art: Juann Cabal, Yildiray Cinar, Marcelo Ferreira
Color: Nolan Woodard, Federico Blee, Jim Campbell
Ink: Douglas Franchin, Roberto Poggi
Letterer: Travis Lanham

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Review: Conan the Barbarian #7

Conan the Barbarian #7 is a perfect comic to jump in to and see what the hype is all about. This works as a continuation of the greater story as well as a one-shot anyone can enjoy!

Story: Jason Aaron
Art: Mahmud Asrar
Color: Matthew Wilson
Letters: Travis Lanham

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Review: Star Wars: Age of Rebellion – Luke Skywalker #1

Discover an untold story about Luke Skywalker set around Return of the Jedi! Star Wars: Age of Rebellion – Luke Skywalker #1 is by:

Story: Greg Pak
Art: Chris Sprouse, Scott Koblish, Stefano Landini
Inks: Karl Story, Marc Deering
Color: Tamra Bonvillain
Letterer: Travis Lanham

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Review: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #2

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge #2

If you asked me to guess the quality of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #2, I’d have been way off. I’ll admit I was a bit biased going in to reading the issue as it’s a tie-in to a theme park. Those types of comics don’t exactly do well. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge though, is a bit different. The comics are focused on the Star Wars aspect first and theme park second. It also brilliantly balances a meta-story while also being an anthology.

Dok-Ondar is surrounded by the First Order who’s not too happy with him. With a Jedi lightsaber present, Dok-Ondar recounts how he came across the Jedi artifact. That story? It’d involve Greedo and the notorious gangster Jabba the Hutt!

Writer Ethan Sacks brilliantly mixes the various eras of Star Wars in this comic. The lightsaber is from the prequels. Greedo we know, and the flashback takes place, during the original trilogy. This series’ main story is during the sequel trilogy. Sacks works all three together and does so in a seamless way.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #2 also balances humor and action. With Greedo as the main star of the story, at times you feel like it’s a Han Solo adventure. Greedo has the attempted swagger of Solo but is an utter failure in what he does. That combination creates a lot of comedy delivering a fun read that’ll get you to laugh or at least enjoy the pulp like feel of it all.

Will Sliney‘s art helps as well. Again, with theme-park tie-ins, I don’t recall the art being all that good. Sliney, with colorist Dono Sanchez-Almara and Protobunker along with letterer Travis Lanham have broken that stereotype. Along with Sacks’ writing, the art has a fun quality element to it all. It’s clear the team is channeling Solo with Greedo. His body language will remind you of the hero. But, that helps, as Greedo is such a screw up, the positive memory is twisted by Greedo’s failures. The art is a driver of the humor.

The issue is a solid one as this series feels like it’s improving. The ability to blend together so many eras of Star Wars is impressive. At the same time the issue really drives home it’s writing its own new addition to that history. This is becoming a surprisingly fun series that’s a perfect summer read.

Story: Ethan Sacks Art: Will Sliney
Color: Dono Sanchez-Almara with Protobunker

Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 8.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 8.45 Recommendation: Buy

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