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Nebula Gets a Six-Issue Series Starting in February from Vita Ayala and Claire Roe

This February, follow the exploits of one of the most feared women in the galaxy in Nebula, an all-new six-issue series from rising Marvel star Vita Ayala with art by Claire Roe!

In Nebula, the daughter of Thanos and sister of Gamora will finally get her time in the spotlight — and she has her eye on a very secret device. But will one of the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunters get to it first? Marvel fans know that Nebula rarely lets anyone get in her way…

Nebula #1 by Vita Ayala and Claire Roe is on sale this February! The first issue features a cover by Jen Bartel.

Nebula #1

Review: Morbius: The Living Vampire #1

Morbius wants nothing but to cure himself. While he attempts that, who’s the mysterious person hunting him?

Story: Vita Ayala
Art: Marcelo Ferreira
Ink: Roberto Poggi
Color: Dono Sánchez-Almara
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

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Preview: Morbius #1

Morbius #1

(W) Vita Ayala (A) Marcelo Ferreira (CA) Ryan Brown
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

MORBIUS IS THE LIVING VAMPIRE…OR IS HE MORE?

ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES!

For years, Nobel Prize winning biologist Michael Morbius has been struggling to cure himself of his vampirism, and now, for the first time in years, one may be within reach! But the path to it is littered with dangers and worse!

Morbius #1

Preview: Marvel Action: Black Panther #5

Marvel Action: Black Panther #5

(W) Vita Ayala (A/CA) Arianna Florean
In Shops: Nov 06, 2019
SRP: $3.99

When one of the Black Panther’s advisers suffers an injury during an attack, the adviser requests the aid of a traditional healer over modern medicine. Shuri scoffs at the idea, but soon a curse forces her on an epic quest, but nothing is as it seems. All-new action in the Mighty Marvel Manner! A new arc continues with rising star Vita Ayala onboard as writer!

Marvel Action: Black Panther #5

Review: Livewire #12

Livewire #12

“Hero” reaches its thrilling endgame in Livewire #12!

With the whole country watching, Livewire is targeted by a trusted confidant, will she remain America’s Most Wanted?

The climactic final chapter building since Secret Weapons and through Harbinger Wars 2 is finally here!

With Livewire #12 Vita Ayala makes the bold decision to have the finale be a much more cerebral affair than your typical run of the mill finales. While there is tension within the comic, it’s not of the physical kind; instead, Ayala weaves a level of intensity through Livewire’s internal narration and the dialogue that borders on thriller level as the machinations of certain characters are teased.

Initially, the ending might seem somewhat underwhelming, and I understand that point of view, but I found it more interesting than reading about Livewire fighting her way through security defenses and the like. The wrapping up of the story in this way is immensely satisfying; there are very few loose ends left after twelve issues, and Livewire is positioned very well for the next person to take on the character.

Although Ayala has scripted an interesting and compelling tale about Livewire, there’s no denying that they were left with an… interesting place to begin after the events of Harbinger Wars II. While Livewire’s actions were extreme in that story, it’s refreshing that they weren’t just swept away as the world moved on (while there may be some who choose to ignore Harbinger Wars II, this series will at the very least serve as the epilogue).

I’ve enjoyed the political spin of this comic. When I say that, I’m not saying that no other comics are political, but rather that I enjoyed the way this comic treats politics, politicians and the process of an election. It’s probably not utterly accurate, but at least from my understanding, it’s pretty close (the huge caveat there is that I am an Englishman living in Canada, so I’m not all that familiar with the way senate elections actually work).

This series has served in many ways to recenter Amanda McKee and deal with how her actions have impacted the general public, as well as the psiot herself. With the political background of the final arc, Ayala’s taken an interesting path to Livewire’s redemption – and it’s well worth reading if you like a little bit of the political process with your comics.

Livewire #12 specifically, though, is a strong book. Both as the finale and as a standalone comic. Ayala comes out of this series on a high note, and I am sure that their star will continue to shine in comics.

Story: Vita Ayala Art: Tana Ford
Colorist: Kelly Fitzpatrick Letterer: Saida Temofonte
Story: 8.6 Art: 7.1 Overall: 8.3 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Livewire #12

LIVEWIRE #12

Written by VITA AYALA
Art by TANA FORD, BRUNO OLIVIERA
Cover A by STACEY LEE
Cover B by HELEN CHEN
Cover C by KEVIN WADA
On sale NOVEMBER 6 | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

“Hero” reaches its thrilling endgame!

With the whole country watching, Livewire is targeted by a trusted confidant, will she remain America’s Most Wanted?

The climactic final chapter building since Secret Weapons and through Harbinger Wars 2 is finally here!

LIVEWIRE #12

Preview: Aquaman Annual #2

Aquaman Annual #2

(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick, Vita Ayala (A/CA) Victor Ibanez
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $4.99

A “Year of the Villain” tie-in issue! When an assassination attempt on Aquaman tears through Amnesty Bay’s Founders Day festival, tensions between Aquaman and the people of his city reach an all-time high. Worse, Aquaman’s dog Salty has gone missing! Can Aquaman save the festival and find his dog before Amnesty Bay tears itself apart?

Aquaman Annual #2

Wonder Woman Celebrates 750 Issues this January with a 96 Page All-Star Collection

Longtime favorite DC storytellers team up with acclaimed new voices in a celebration of the Amazon Princess Diana as the publisher revealed details today for Wonder Woman #750, scheduled to hit comic book stores and participating online retailers on January 22, 2020.

Wonder Woman #750 is a 96-page tribute to one of pop culture’s most enduring heroes, containing stories from writers such as legendary Wonder Woman writers Greg Rucka and Gail Simone, as well as fan-favorite scribes Vita Ayala, Marguerite Bennett, Jeff Loveness, and current Wonder Woman writer Steve Orlando. They’ll be joined by a variety of new WW storytellers, including Kami Garcia (Teen Titans: Raven, Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity), Shannon and Dean Hale (the upcoming Diana: Princess of the Amazons), and Mariko Tamaki (Supergirl: Being Super, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass).

Featuring a stunning cover from Catwoman writer/artist Joëlle Jones, artists include Colleen Doran, Jesus MerinoWonder Woman Rebirth’s Nicola Scott, Elena Casagrade, and Gabriel Picolo, with more artist announcements to follow.

Participating comic book retailers will have something extra special for hardcore collectors and ardent Wonder Woman fans alike. A collection of comics’ most popular and talented artists will render a series of variant covers for this momentous issue, depicting the Amazon Princess in different eras from the 1940s to present day:

  • 1940s variant cover by Joshua Middleton
  • 1950s variant cover by Jenny Frison
  • 1960s variant cover by J. Scott Campbell
  • 1970s variant cover by Olivier Coipel
  • 1980s variant cover by George Pérez
  • 1990s variant cover by Brian Bolland
  • 2000s variant cover by Adam Hughes
  • 2010s variant cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

Wonder Woman #750 is a 96-page prestige format one-shot comic book, debuting in comic book stores and participating online retailers January 22, 2020, for $9.99.

Wonder Woman #750

Preview: Marvel Action: Black Panther #4

Marvel Action: Black Panther #4

Vita Ayala (w) • Arianna Florean (a & c)

Every 25 years, Wakanda’s ruler trades places with one of their subjects to gain perspective on their kingdom. T’Challa’s turn has come, and while working in a Vibranium refinery, he uncovers a plot to sell the priceless metal on the black market. All-new action in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Marvel Action: Black Panther #4

Review: Livewire #11

Livewire #11

Amanda McKee—aka “Livewire”—continues the fight to clear her name in Livewire #11.

Teamed up with politician John Wright, Amanda learns there’s more to superhero-ing than just punching bad guys.  When masked men hold a charity rally hostage, Livewire is ready to show the world she can be a hero in the spotlight!

With Vita Ayala placing Livewire in a situation that finds her caught in the middle of a political battle being used as a pawn in an election battle between an incumbent senator and his challenger, we’ve been treated to a unique and interesting story that has a focus away from what we’ve been used to seeing; Livewire’s reputation being repaired through political means.

It’s a fascinating concept, and I’ve really enjoyed how Ayala has allowed this to play out while giving us an at first subtle subplot to the arc, as well.

There’s a touch less subtly this issue as Livewire attends a charity ball/event/whatever-it-is, which (as you may have guessed from the above preview text) leads to her having a very quick and very real impact on the lives of the party goers. Whether this furthers the agenda of the politician looking to make a career based on taking a stand for psiots. That there’s an underlying motive goes without saying, and it’s how both plots weave in and out of focus as the story progresses that has struck me.

Yes, Livewire’s redemption is a secondary concern to the councilman, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t playing the game to the best of his ability (and we still don’t know what his end game is, I’m enjoying the tidbits we’re getting).

Tana Ford‘s art still isn’t my cup of tea, but I still think that I just need time to adjust to the thicker lines and a style that gives me a rough pop art feel. I can understand the appeal, but I’m not there yet (and I say yet, because I wasn’t fond of Raul Allen and Patricia Martin’s style until after I spent a good few issues absorbing it).

Livewire #11 is, on the whole, a really solid comic with an interesting angle on the way politicians and public figures manipulate the general public’s perception and thoughts.

Story: Vita Ayala Art: Tana Ford
Colorist: Kelly Fitzpatrick Letterer: Saida Temofonte
Story: 8.4 Art: 7.1 Overall: 8.2 Recommendation: Buy

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