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Preview: Killers #3 (of 5)

KILLERS #3 (of 5)

Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Colors by JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA
Letters by JEFF POWELL
Cover A by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover B by LARRY STROMAN with ROB STULL and ULISES ARREOLA
Cover C by YANNICK CORBOZ
Cover D by CULLY HAMNER
Preorder Edition by WHILCE PORTACIO with RAYMUND LEE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 18th

The unstoppable marksman, Sights, joins the carnage! But where does his allegiance lie?

Can you trust a superninja with a mind broken by MI6? Just ask the Undisciple.

The high-octane battle royale continues as the Killers tear each other apart in a competition like no other!

KILLERS #3 (of 5)

Preview: Killers #2 (of 5)

KILLERS #2 (of 5)

Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Colors by JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA
Letters by JEFF POWELL
Cover Aby JONBOY MEYERS
Cover Bby SANFORD GREENE
Cover C by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Cover D by JOHN K. SNYDER III
Pre-Order Editionby WHILCE PORTACIO with RAYMUND LEE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 28th

What’s mightier, the superninja or the rocket launcher?

Ninjas are virtually fearless, but what can cut straight to their core and make them tremble? Enter: Ninja-F!

Featuring the first appearance of the mysterious woman named Snapdragon!

KILLERS #2 (of 5)

Preview: Killers #1

KILLERS #1 (of 5)

Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Colors by JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA
Letters by JEFF POWELL
Cover A by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover C by KEN LASHLEY
Pre-Order Edition by WHILCE PORTACIO
Blank Variant Cover also available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 31st

Five deadly assassins are recruited into a game of cat and mouse by their former sensei, the mysterious Jonin!

But what does the Jonin want from them, and what do they gain out of helping him?

Each of these assassins can channel their ki—the spiritual energy within all beings—in different ways, granting them incredible powers, essentially making them “superninjas”!

KILLERS #1 (of 5)

Preview: Uncanny X-Men #22

Uncanny X-Men #22

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Whilce Portacio
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $4.99

It all ends here. This is forever! As Cyclops’ cleanup mission nears its close, all the problems the X-Men face come together. The truth behind the Hellfire Club’s intentions, the culmination of the O.N.E.’s assaults on mutantkind and even the inner struggles within the team… It all ends here. This is forever.

Uncanny X-Men #22

Preview: Killers #1 (of 5)

KILLERS #1 (of 5)

Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Colors by JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA
Letters by JEFF POWELL
Cover A by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover C by KEN LASHLEY
Pre-Order Edition by WHILCE PORTACIO
Blank Variant Cover also available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 31st

Five deadly assassins are recruited into a game of cat and mouse by their former sensei, the mysterious Jonin!

But what does the Jonin want from them, and what do they gain out of helping him?

Each of these assassins can channel their ki—the spiritual energy within all beings—in different ways, granting them incredible powers, essentially making them “superninjas”!

KILLERS #1 (of 5)

Preview: Uncanny X-Men #21

Uncanny X-Men #21

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Whilce Portacio
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99

It all ends here. This is forever! As Cyclops’ cleanup mission nears its close, all the problems the X-Men face come together. The truth behind the Hellfire Club’s intentions, the culmination of the O.N.E.’s assaults on mutantkind and even the inner struggles within the team… It all ends here. This is forever.

Uncanny X-Men #21

Preview: Uncanny X-Men #20

Uncanny X-Men #20

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Whilce Portacio
Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 19, 2019
SRP: $3.99

First – learn the truth about the Hellfire Club’s involvement in the X-Men’s quest. Then, the mutant race faces elimination at the hands of a vaccine erasing the X-Gene from future generations…

Uncanny X-Men #20

Early Preview: Killers #1 (of 5)

KILLERS #1 (of 5)

Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Colors by JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA
Letters by JEFF POWELL
Cover A by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover C by KEN LASHLEY
Pre-Order Edition Cover by WHILCE PORTACIO
Blank Cover Also Available 
On sale July 31st, 2019 (FOC July 8th, 2019) (FOC July 8, 2019)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | Full Color

Five deadly assassins are recruited into a game of cat and mouse by their former sensei, the mysterious Jonin!

But what does the Jonin want from them, and what do they gain out of helping him?

Each of these assassins can channel their ki—the spiritual energy within all beings—in different ways, granting them incredible powers, essentially making them “superninjas”!

KILLERS #1 (of 5)

Killers Gets Whilce Portacio Covers for its Pre-Order Bundle

Valiant has announced the Killers #1-5 Pre-Order Edition Bundle, the latest in the publisher’s initiative to allow readers to order a complete story arc or an entire run of a limited series in advance. Each Killers Pre-Order Edition issue will feature a cover rendered by comics luminary Whilce Portacio and contain an extra eight pages of bonus material. 

Written by B. Clay Moore and drawn by Fernando Dagnino, the Bundle is available to pre-order now at local comic book shops by the final order cutoff (FOC) date of Monday, July 8th. Issue #1 is set to debut on Wednesday, July 31st.

In Killers, five elite assassins are recruited by their former sensei to perform a deadly task for him, but what does he want from them, and what do they gain from helping him? 

Released monthly from July 2019 through November 2019, each 40-page Pre-Order Edition issue comes packed with cool extras—including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, character designs, and cover galleries—that can’t be found anywhere else. Each issue is priced at $3.99, the same price as the regular-edition copies!

Review: Major X #3

Major X #3

With the X-Istence threatened, Major X has no choice but to leap through time to save it. With a little help from Cable and Wolverine, can even the Major overcome the terrible threat of an infamous killer with the initials DP?

The most exciting thing about Major X #3 is the art by Whilce Portacio who teams up with writer Rob Liefeld, colorist Romulo Fajardo, Jr., and letterer Joe Sabino. If it was 25 years ago and I again was my teenage comic collecting self, I’d be all over this series for it’s “awesome” concepts and action. Like the first two issues, the third is all action and splash and little else. The storytelling itself is plodding, dragging, and makes so very little sense the more you read. It’s focus is more on building mysteries and being cute with time it feels distracted from telling the main story of saving its mutant paradise.

The issue has Cable and Major X suffering a bit of defeat but gaining bodyslide tech for Major X to use in his mission. There’s also fights between M’koy with lots of dancing around questions about who M’koy is and if he’s not really the actual Beast. There’s winks and nods about time travel and all those concepts that were prevalent and overused during the 90s. Liefeld focuses on his success of creating mysteries to be answered years down the line. But, what there isn’t is much of a compelling story with characters I care about. Major X and M’koy are on a mission to save the founder of their world but that’s just thrown out there and where that all goes is rather predictable with a crazy cast of characters that I’m sure will become wildly popular.

Portacio’s art too seems a bit worn and aged. His art is still amazing but it just doesn’t have the excitement it once had. The characters are inconsistent at times and the use of panels, and lack of them, at times is the most interesting thing about the art. White space is used for characters with blasts seemingly coming off the page to hit them. Visually at times it’s great but bouncing between that and more traditional panels creates an inconsistent flow of the comic.

Major X for three issues is about concepts and ideas over story and narrative. It’s not bad in any way and if you enjoy this type of story, more power to you. But, in this day and age I expect something a bit more from my storytelling. This one is all big guns and action and little else.

Story: Rob Liefeld Art: Whilce Portacio
Color: Romulo Fajardo, Jr. Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 6.75 Art: 7.5 Overall: 6.85 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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