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Preview: Mann’s World #4

Mann’s World #4

(W) Victor Gischler (A) Niko Walter (CA) Rahzzah
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99

A weekend getaway on a resort planet goes south when four friends run afoul of the planet’s working class. Stranded in the wilderness of a strange planet, surrounded by danger on all sides and relentlessly pursued by vengeful locals, they must test their bonds of friendship in order to survive. In this concluding issue, the last remaining pair find themselves in an all-out race to the finish line.

Mann's World #4

Preview: Mann’s World #3

Mann’s World #3

(W) Victor Gischler (A) Niko Walter (CA) Rahzzah
In Shops: Mar 31, 2021
SRP: $3.99

A weekend getaway on a resort planet goes south when four friends run afoul of the planet’s working class. Stranded in the wilderness of a strange planet, surrounded by danger on all sides and relentlessly pursued by vengeful locals, they must test their bonds of friendship in order to survive.

Mann's World #3

Preview: Mann’s World #1

Mann’s World #1

(W) Victor Gischler (A) Niko Walter (CA) Rahzzah
In Shops: Jan 13, 2021
SRP: $3.99

A weekend getaway on a resort planet goes south when four friends run afoul of the planet’s working class. Stranded in the wilderness of a strange planet, surrounded by danger on all sides and relentlessly pursued by vengeful locals, they must test their bonds of friendship in order to survive.

Mann's World #1

Review: Mann’s World #1

Mann's World #1

Mann’s World #1 is an interesting concept of a comic. It dances around its potential, never quite dipping into its underlying themes and concepts. But, those themes and concepts and present and there. The story revolves around a group of friends who head to a vacation planet. There, they leave their resort only to piss of the local residents who decide to get their revenge.

Victor Gischler sets up an interesting world and concept. Mann’s World #1 dips its toes into privilege and the exploitation of indigenous individuals though it never quite commits to making that front and center. It’s what the four main characters represent. It’s never outright stated but these are four fairly well-to-do characters. One is a professional fighter who’s well known. One is a burger restaurant owner who owns hundreds of locations. The one grounded character is a recently divorced character who is clearly the one we the reader are supposed to like. He’s the voice of reason generally going along with the more alpha members of the group, though with some trepidation.

Gischler has an opportunity with the series to really explore wealth and exploitation. The four individuals are rude and harass the female staff. They pick fights with the local people who live in the area. They also treat people’s everyday lives like it’s some tourist stop there for their enjoyment. There’s something there that’s very worth exploring. But, Gischler takes the comic in a familiar direction by its end.

The art by Niko Walter is interesting. The characters all have personality and you can tell who they are by their looks. The world traveled to feels like a vacation paradise. But, the local town visited doesn’t quite have enough personality. There’s definitely a clear line between the haves and have-nots but at the same time there’s something missing there and the comic might have been stronger really defining and drawing a line between the two worlds.

Mann’s World #1 is a good start that has me want to read more. There’s a lot of potential and I want to see where it all goes. Hopefully, the comic doesn’t just devolve into a story we’ve seen so many times before. There’s a lot of space to really discuss the ideas and concepts set up in the debut and I’m hoping the comic embraces its worthy discussion instead of just leaning into the action.

Story: Victor Gischler Art: Niko Walter
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Spirits of Vengeance #5

Spirits of Vengeance #5

(W) Victor Gischler (A) David Baldeon (CA) Dan Mora
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WAR AT THE GATES OF HELL PART 5
• NECRODAMUS’ forces have disrupted the covenant and there’s HELL to pay…
• DAIMON HELLSTROM and SATANA are forced to cross a line they vowed never to again…
• Don’t miss the stunning climax to MARVEL LEGACY’S #1 limited series!

SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #5

Preview: Spirits of Vengeance #4

Spirits of Vengeance #4

(W) Victor Gischler (A) David Baldeon (CA) Dan Mora
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 17, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WAR AT THE GATES OF HELL PART 4
• Necrodamus’ forces mean to upset the balance and cause a deicidal rampage not seen since the Old Testament!
• The drums of war beat louder and louder, and the Spirits of Vengeance are the only thing standing between the armies of heaven and hell!

Preview: Spirits of Vengeance #3

Spirits of Vengeance #3

(W) Victor Gischler (A) David Baldeon (CA) Dan Mora
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 06, 2017
SRP: $3.99

WAR AT THE GATES OF HELL Part 3
• The Covenant, an ancient summit between the forces of Heaven and Hell, draws near, and the tensions between both factions are at an all-time high.
• When the grandest betrayal in history is weaponized, only Ghost Rider, Blade, Hellstorm, and Satana are in a position to stop it!

Preview: Spirits of Vengeance #2

Spirits of Vengeance #2

(W) Victor Gischler (A) David Baldeon (CA) Dan Mora
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99

WAR AT THE GATES OF HELL Part 2
• Someone’s unearthed a weapon that can the tip scales in the war between Heaven and Hell…
• And an ancient summit known as the Covenant is the perfect place to use it!
• Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider, joins forces with Blade, Satana and Hellstorm to unravel the plot against God himself.
• The supernatural corners of the Marvel U will never be the same again!

Preview: Independence Day: Dark Fathom

INDEPENDENCE DAY: DARK FATHOM

WRITER: Victor Gischler
ARTIST:  Steve Scott, Alex Shibao, Tazio Bettin, Rodney Ramos, Ivan Rodriguez
FC – 128pp – $14.99 – On sale: June 15

As our world unites against invaders from beyond the stars, beneath the Atlantic Ocean, another extraterrestrial craft prompts a top-secret investigation by the US military, one which could prove the key to humanity’s survival… or its ultimate destruction.

From celebrated comics writer, Victor Gischler (Angel & Faith, Deadpool), and featuring artwork from Steve Scott (Batman, X-men Forever) and Alex Shibao (Batman/Superman), comes this brand new chapter inspired by Roland Emmerich/Dean Devlin’s original sci-fi blockbuster, paving the way for its anticipated sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence.

Independence DayDark Fathom

Review: Independence Day #5

ID#5 (1)As Adams and his team make a last ditch attempt at preventing a global catastrope, back on the sub, chaos ensues as a renegade extraterrestrial takes control of the crew. Could this spell disaster for all? Find out in this harrowing final issue!

Independence Day #5 is the final issue before Independence Day: Resurgence hits theaters. Judging from the ending of the comic, the new movie has great potential to be a classic like the original. I won’t spoil the ending, but I will admit I’m curious to see if anyone from the comic will appear in the movie. Like the previous issues, the final doesn’t skip on the action, and occasional humor, writer Victor Gischler has made sure of that.

This issue does reveal more of the interior of the alien’s undersea ship. Artist Tazio Bettin manages to show more details, as two marines explore the ship with a shared hope to move the ship away from the fault. Honestly the ship’s entire looks eerily alien, as more and more of it is revealed. The art manages to showcase the alien’s strange physical form as well, as the once dead corpses returns to life.

Story: Victor Gischler Art: Tazio Bettin
Story:8 Art:8.5 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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