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Get a Look at Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 with a New Trailer

Black Panther. Storm. Blade. Falcon. Ironheart. Spectrum. And so many more. Marvel’s incredible legacy of Black heroes will be celebrated tomorrow in Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1!

Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 will consist of seven thrilling tales brought to life by an amazing lineup of both new and established creators. Academy Award winning screenwriter John Ridley kicks things off with a poignant look at the impact of Miles Morales. Award-winning novelist Mohale Mashigo pens an action-packed teamup of Marvel’s most promising young heroes—Ironheart, Ms. Marvel, and Shuri. Singer/songwriter Saint Bodhi shares her take on Storm in an emotional story grounded in tragedy and acceptance. Author Tochi Onyebuchi makes his Marvel Comics debut with a high-octane tale of a wild night in Madripoor starring Domino. Writer Stephanie Williams highlights family in a light-hearted Monica Rambeau story. Writer Danny Lore explores Blade’s legacy—both vampiric and heroic. Finally, Eisner Award-winning writer Nnedi Okorafor explains the importance of heroes in fights for justice and reform in an unforgettable Venom story.

Readers can get their first look at this historic one-shot in a new trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork by an incredible collection of artists including Olivier Coipel, Valentine De Landro, Natacha Bustos, Alitha Martinez, Ken Lashley, Chris Allen, ChrisCross.

Preview: Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1

Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1

(W) Ho Che Anderson, Danny Lore, More (A) Sean Hill, Valentine De Landro, More (CA) Taurin Clarke
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 24, 2021
SRP: $4.99

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN MIGHTY MARVEL STYLE!
Black Panther. Storm. Blade. Falcon. Ironheart. Luke Cage. Spectrum. And so many more. Marvel’s incredible legacy of black heroes gets the star treatment in this action-packed special! New and established creators take on their favorite heroes in a dizzying array of stories designed to inspire and uplift! The Marvel’s Voices program is your #1 stop for “the world outside your window” – don’t sleep on this one!

Marvel's Voices: Legacy #1

Preview: Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #2

Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #2

Written by: Jeremy Adams, Brandon Easton, Michael Conrad, Becky Cloonan, Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Art by: Michael Avon Oeming, Siya Oum, Gleb Melnikov, Valentine De Landro, Mikel Janin

Meet the rising champion of the gladiatorial pits of Warworld: Superman! The Man of Steel is still down in the pits duking it out with Mongul’s hordes and working his way up to the big boss himself. But since it’s Superman, there has to be more to this than a simple determination to win the title belt, right? Yes, because he’s also got Midnighter out there on a mission to chase down a dangerous new power source…but the man standing in his way is all too familiar.

Plus, the Black Racer smashes her way to freedom and Mister Miracle, now trapped on Warworld himself, has to find his way back to the bottle city of Metropolis—and his only mode of transportation is a busted Boom Tube!

Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #2

Shilo Norman Escapes from Future State to Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom in May

Currently, writer Brandon Easton and artist Valentine De Landro are guiding Mister Miracle (Shilo Norman) through the terrors of Warworld in Future State: Superman: Worlds at War. Easton and artist Fico Ossio return Shilo to the present DC universe and reveal his journey to becoming the “Super Escape Artist” of tomorrow, in Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom. The six-issue monthly miniseries from DC begins on May 4.

The “Mister Miracle” show used to be the hottest ticket in town, whether you caught him onstage escaping from perilous traps or spotted him on the streets of Metropolis taking out bad guys. What Shilo Norman forgot is the first rule of both show business and being a superhero: always leave them wanting more. Now it’s time to start showing the world what a miracle man can really do.

Showbiz/superhero rule #2: Timing is everything. There’s a new performer in town who wants to knock Mister Miracle off his pedestal and stake a claim to his famous moniker! Can Shilo break free of this trap?

The debut 32-page issue of this miniseries features a stunning cover by Yanick Paquette, with a card stock variant cover by Valentine De Landro. Each issue sells for $3.99, with the card stock variant at $4.99.

Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom

Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 Gets Covers by Natacha Bustos, Olivier Coipel, Edge, Ken Lashley, and Ernanda Souza

Marvel Comics celebrates Black History Month with Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1. In addition to the all-star list of creators contributing to the issue, Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 will also have a stunning collection of variant covers by some of the industry’s biggest talents. Natacha Bustos, Olivier Coipel, Ejiwa “Edge” Ebenebe, Ken Lashley, and Ernanda Souza honor Marvel’s legacy of Black heroes in incredible depictions of iconic characters such as Storm, Shuri, Black Panther, Monica Rambeau, and many more.

Featuring a dazzling array of stories by both new and established creators, Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 will consist of seven thrilling tales plus an introduction by New York Times best-selling author Nic Stone. Eisner Award-winning writer Nnedi Okorafor pens a Venom story highlighting the importance of heroes who fight for the downtrodden. Explore Blade’s legacy – vampiric and heroic – in a story by writer Danny Lore. And in their exciting Marvel Comics debuts, Ho Che Anderson brings Luke Cage fans an old-school story about the choices that make a hero, author Tochi Onyebuchi tells an action-packed tale of a wild night in Madripoor with Domino, writer Stephanie Williams highlights family in a light-hearted Monica Rambeau story, and Marvel’s most promising young heroes—Ironheart, Ms. Marvel, and Shuri— team up for an adventure by award-winning novelist Mohale Mashigo! Lastly, Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley closes out this epic issue with a poignant look at the impact of Miles Morales. See these outstanding writers take on their favorite heroes in tales designed to inspire and uplift, featuring interior art by ChrisCrossValentine De LandroSean Damien HillKen LashleyNatacha BustosChris Allen, and Olivier Coipel.

Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 hits stands on February 24th!

Preview: Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2

Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2

Written by: Brandon Easton, Sean Lewis
Art by: Valentine De Landro, Cully Hamner, John Timms

Braincells, the advanced offshoot of the diabolical Brainiac, continues to lure Jonathan Kent down the wrong path-but things go from bad to this can’t get any worse when it appears it has also taken some manner of control over Supergirl! If the Kryptonians clash, nothing will be able to protect the bottled city of Metropolis! Meanwhile, inside the bottle itself, the Guardian is doing everything he can to stop the city from destroying itself from within, while Mister Miracle has discovered the trail of a strange signal that he doesn’t realize will take him to Warworld.

Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2

The Old Guard Recruits a New Army in the Tales Through Time Anthology

The bestselling series The Old Guard by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández will build upon its immortal universe with an anthology story arc in The Old Guard: Tales Through Time. The six-issue chapter begins on the heels of the top-ranking Netflix Original film adaptation’s success and will launch from Image Comics this April and feature an exciting lineup of talent.

The star-studded anthology event will include new stories from series co-creators Rucka and  Fernández, joined by such contributors as: Vita Ayala, Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue Deconnick, Matt Fraction, David F. Walker, Horacio Altuna, Rick Burchett, Valentine De Landro, Justin Greenwood, Kano, Nicola Scott, and more.

Andromache the Scythian—a warrior over six thousand years old, who has fought more battles than she cares to remember—has kept one constant companion through her long lifetime of combat…her labrys. Andy’s battle axe takes many forms, and many lives, in its centuries at her side, a story told by The Old Guard creators Greg Rucka & Leandro Fernández. 

Meanwhile, Nicolo “Nicky” di Genova and Yusuf “Joe” al-Kaysani, lovers since they tried (and failed) to kill each other in the First Crusade, spend an evening at Berlin’s famed Eldorado nightclub in the twilight era of 1932, sharing drinks with drag queens and fistfighting Nazis in an all-new story by writer Andrew Wheeler (Another Castle: Grimoire) and Jacopo Camagni (Nomen Omen)!

The Old Guard: Tales Through Time #1 Cover A by Fernández (Diamond Code FEB210016), The Old Guard: Tales Through Time #1 Cover B by Jacopo Camagni (Diamond Code FEB210017), and The Old Guard: Tales Through Time #1 Cover C Interconnecting “Battlefield” Variant by Leandro Fernández (Diamond Code FEB210018) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 21.

Preview: Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #1

Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #1

Written by: Jeremy Adams, Brandon Easton, Michael Conrad, Becky Cloonan, Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Art by: Siya Oum, Mikel Janin, Gleb Melnikov, Valentine De Landro

This monumental Future State title features four big stories! First, Clark Kent is gone, leaving a Superman-shaped hole behind. People gather in Smallville to celebrate their hero, little realizing that he is across the galaxy helping others. Superman has gone to Warworld, where he fights as a gladiator in the deadly pits of Mongul. But this is Superman we’re talking about-and his idea of a victory does not line up with the expectations of Mongul’s hordes! Meanwhile, on the other side of Warworld, other agents are at work, struggling for a better life. Shilo Norman, the man known as Mister Miracle, has ridden a Boom Tube across the cosmos from Metropolis to finds himself at odds with an entire planet! At the same time, Midnighter, the greatest fighter from Earth, is punching his way through a whole mess of trouble. He’s on the hunt for a new energy source deadlier than Kryptonite. His goal: to shut it down before it gets unleashed on an unsuspecting universe. On top of that, the Black Racer, a girl raised in the slums of Warworld to be one of its top competitors, turns betrayal into a crusade to fight for the freedom of others like her.

Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #1

Review: Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1

Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1

One of the extended “Future State” issues, Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1 takes us to a future Metropolis protected by a new Superman, Jonathan Kent. His father is off somewhere (we’ll get that in another story) and it’s up to Jon to fill in the gap. Joining him is Supergirl who spends the issue mostly as an obstacle for this new Superman to battle.

In this Metropolis a tech company has low-jacked individuals with technology built from Brainiac. In the story, the villain, Brain Cells, are using the people for something leaving Jonathan to make a difficult decision to save the city and its people and attempt to not escalate things further. Which of course escalates things.

Writer Sean Lewis gives us a nice take on the character and world putting Jonathan in a difficult situation. The idea of a fairly new hero who’s not getting it right is a good spin to it all. It’s a hero who makes mistakes and whose decisions might have good intentions but the process to get there isn’t the best. It’s a hero who isn’t quite trusted, a rookie who makes mistakes. This is a Superman who has powers and fumbles something can ponder what would likely happen if any of us were to gain similar powers with similar responsibilites. It’s easier to relate to the character in this way.

The art by John Timms with color by Gabe Eltaeb, and lettering by Dave Sharpe is fantastic. The designs are really interesting though at times it takes a bit to make out exactly what everything is. There is a dynamic aspect to it all though and the battles and confrontations are full of excitement and tension. Sharpe’s lettering especially stands out with his take on Brain Cells’ unique world balloons. It’s a small detail that adds so much to the character.

The issue features so much more…

The Metropolis Menagerie” is written by Brandon Easton with art by Valentine de Landro, colors by Marissa Louise, and lettering by Sharpe. Shilo Norman is Mister Miracle in a fairly straightforward tale of a hero battling against odds and their powered suit failing. There’s something rather interesting and charming about it all. There’s a pulp sense about it all with the concept feeling like it’s something out of the era of Flash Gordon.

“The Guardian in Future State” is also written by Lewis with art by Cully Hamner and Michael Avon Oeming, color by Laura Martin, and lettering by AndWorld Design. We get to see a bit of a different aspect to the main story. The story focuses on The Guardian and some of the impact of Jonathan/Superman’s decision. It’s an interesting idea of having a shorter story that ties into the main one but I wish it was a bit clearer this was the case and maybe have taken a slightly different aspect with it all. I’m trying to not spoil it but showing more of the impact of Jonathan’s decision or the moments after would have possibly made for a more engaging story. The use of Hamner and Oeming is also a noticeable shift as the two style don’t quite match enough creating a jarring experience for the reader.

Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1 is a decent read but doesn’t quite have the excitement I was hoping for. As an arc for an ongoing series, it’d all be very interesting but as a two issue story it feels like we’re dropped into something well underway.

Story: Sean Lewis, Brandon Easton Art: John Timms, Valentine de Landro, Cully Hamner, Michael Avon Oeming
Color: Gabe Eltaeb, Marissa Louise, Laura Martin Letter: Dave Sharpe, AndWorld Design
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.95 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1

Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1

Written by: Brandon Easton, Sean Lewis
Art by: Valentine De Landro, Cully Hamner, John Timms, Michael Avon Oeming

Before leaving for parts unknown, Clark Kent entrusted Earth’s safety to his son. Now, Jonathan Kent is Superman! Top priority for this new Superman: to protect Metropolis. When a new version of Brainiac attacks, Jon takes drastic measures-which result in the Bottle City of Metropolis! But watch out, Jon, because Supergirl is on her way, and she is not happy with your decision. Meanwhile, in the new bottle city, a new hero has risen. Jake Jordan, the former Manhattan Guardian, came to the City of Tomorrow to start over. But he’s not the only one who wants a new beginning. An anarchist calling herself Honest Mary sees this time of trouble as an opportunity for rebirth-and she’ll tear down the entire city to prove her point. Does Jake have what it takes to save his new home from disasters both inside and out of the bottle? Superman’s former pal Jimmy Olsen is going to make sure he does! Finally, the current Mister Miracle, Shilo Norman, is also in the bottle, and he’s looking for a way out! He’d better be careful, though, or he may end up someplace unexpected. It’s a story that continues in Superman: Worlds of War #1!

Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1
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