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Review: Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #1

AGE OF X-MAN: THE MARVELOUS X-MEN #1 COMIC REVIEW – Mango Sentinel!

ENTER THE AGE OF X-MAN! The perfect heroes for a perfect world! The X-Men have helped make the world into a utopia where living in fear and hatred is a thing of the past. All people are united under the banner of mutantkind, and all of mutantkind idolizes the X-Men. Jean Grey! Colossus! Storm! X-23! X-Man! Nature Girl! Magneto! And of course, the amazing Nightcrawler! When danger threatens the world, the Marvelous X-Men set things right for the good of all. And no one dares say otherwise.

Review: Age of X-Man: Marvelous X-Men #1

Enter the Age of X-Man with the Marvelous X-Men who still fight the good fight in a world where everyone is a mutant and evil mutants have been taken care of. Is this world crafted by X-Man as much of a utopia as it seems?

Marvelous X-Men #1 is by Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, Marco Failla, Matt Milla, and Joe Caramagna.

Get your copy in comic shops February 6! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Age of X-Man: Marvelous X-Men #1

Age of X-Man: Marvelous X-Men #1

(W) Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson (A) Marco Failla (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 06, 2019
SRP: $3.99

ENTER THE AGE OF X-MAN!

The perfect heroes for a perfect world! The X-Men have helped make the world into a utopia where living in fear and hatred is a thing of the past. All people are united under the banner of mutantkind, and all of mutantkind idolizes the X-Men. Jean Grey! Colossus! Storm! X-23! X-Man! Nature Girl! Magneto! And of course, the amazing Nightcrawler! When danger threatens the world, the Marvelous X-Men set things right for the good of all. And no one dares say otherwise.

Age of X-Man: Marvelous X-Men #1

Review: Age of X-Man: Alpha

Age of X-Man: Alpha

The age of X-Man dawns… and the X-Men cannot stop it.

For months new, we’ve been teased about the “Age of X-Man” a shift in the status-quo for the X-comics. Its echoes of the “Age of Apocalypse” had expectations the story would be similar but in reality is it is and it isn’t.

Written by Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler, Age of X-Man: Alpha is our first real introduction to this new world which has the X-Men whisked away to a new world where everyone is a mutant. But, it’s not everyone, there are mutants still on the Marvel Prime universe and their stories are being told in Uncanny X-Men and X-Force.

We find out the “Age of X-Man” is one where some event has made everyone a mutant. The villains have been dealt with. It’s a world of peace. But is it really as good as it seems?

Through various short stories that flow from one to another, we get introductions to the various mini-series that will spin out of this event. And it’s a solid introduction to it all. There’s just enough touched upon and teased to get readers to see what comes next. It also feels just different enough to be intriguing as well. This isn’t the “positive” to the “Age of Apocalypse’s” negative, there’s something more going on here and it hints there’s an exploration of something a bit more sinister.

The art by Ramon Rosanas with color by Triona Farrell and lettering by Clayton Cowles is good. The style is interesting and leads to a feel of an almost dreamlike state of it all. The design of the characters are interesting and the flow of the story works well as the art transitions from one story to another.

The comic is one that’s a good introduction to the world and it’s our first look as to what’s going on. It’s a primer to get readers interested in what’s to come and what’s show is interesting. It’s a great way for those intrigued by this event to see what’s coming and for those who want to see what’s going on, this is a good way to do exactly that.

Story: Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler Art: Ramon Rosanas
Color: Triona Farrell Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Age of X-Man: Alpha

Enter the Age of X-Man! It’s a world of harmony where everyone is a mutant but is it as good as it seems? And what lead to its existance?

Age of X-Man: Alpha is your primer for the upcoming event miniseries from Marvel in a world of peace.

Age of X-Man: Alpha is by Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, Ramon Rosanas, Triona Farrel, and Clayton Cowles.

Get your copy in comic shops January 30! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Zac Thompson and Arjuna Susini Deliver The Replacer from AfterShock in April

The 1990’s. Tragedy strikes the Beharrell family in the form of a debilitating stroke. Now the youngest child in the family is convinced his paralyzed father didn’t truly fall ill but is possessed by something sinister. He believes a demon, The Replacer, has come to take away his jolly, agreeable, tech-obsessed Dad. But no one seems to see the monster — and with every passing day, his father falls deeper into the clutches of evil.

Based on Zac Thompson’s true story of coming to terms with a disabled parent, The Replacer is a complete 64-page graphic meditation on loss, tragedy and fear told through the eyes of a nine-year-old — a horror tale about learning to walk again, even if a demon has to teach you how to do it. A bizarre mashup of IT, The Exorcist and The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, with stunning visuals by Arjuna Susini, The Replacer is not for the faint of heart.

The Replacer features colors by Dee Cunniffe and a cover by Susini. It’s out April 24 from AfterShock.

Review: Edge of Spider-Geddon

Spider-Geddon is coming but before that event get to know Spider-people from around the multiverse in this trade paperback collecting the four issue series and Superior Octopus #1.

Edge of Spider-Geddon is by Jed McKay, Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, Gerard Way, Jason Latour, Aaron Kuder, Christos Gage, Gerardo Sandoval, Alberto Alburquerque, Tonci Zonjic, Will Robson, Mike Hawthorne, Mark Bagley, Brahm Revel, Craig Yeung, Wade Von Grawbadger, Brian Reber, Triona Farrell, Ian Herring, Andres Mossa, Jordie Bellaire, and Dono Sanchez-Almara.

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores January 15th! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: X-Men: The Exterminated #1

In the aftermath of Extermination, the X-Men mourn for their fallen brother, Cable. But no one is taking it harder than his adopted daughter, Hope Summers. Will Hope be able to cope with the loss, or will she be led down a dark path that she won’t be able to return from? Only Jean Grey can save Hope from herself! Plus, celebrate the life of Nathan Summers with a story from his past by Chris Claremont!

Cable is dead, sort of, during the events of “Extermination” having been killed by his younger self. And, not surprising, “post event” (the last issue of Extermination hasn’t been released yet) we get an issue mourning the loss of the character. Broken into two stories, X-Men: The Exterminated is an ok follow up but lacks, something. Having read it, I walked away having just spent the 15 minutes of my time and instantly the comic was pretty forgettable. It’s not that it’s bad, it’s just not memorable in any way. There’s no revelation. There’s not even much emotion. It’s just a safe comic that feels like a box checked off more than anything.

The first story follows Hope and Jean Grey as they set off to close down Cables various hideouts. Hope of course has a mission of her own that’s very predictable. The two go back and forth about what Cable meant to Hope and the banter feels like it’s more about Hope’s absence from comics more than her time with Cable. There’s much left on the table such as Hope sort of being Jean Grey’s granddaughter in a way and where Hope has been. Jean shows little emotion in the mourning and Hope comes off a bit cold beyond the anger she shows at Bishop and Deadpool, two characters who have a lot of history with Cable as well. Out of it all, Deadpool is the one who delivers the most emotional bit laying his cards on the table in a way. Writers Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler seem to not shake the tree much in an way and the script is fairly predictable in its end. It’s a story that’s both emotionless and without much point beyond answering the question about what happened to all of Cable’s technology and weapons?

The art by Neil Edwards with color by David Ramos and lettering by Joe Sabino too is forgettable. Again, it’s not bad but much like the story itself nothing stands out. The settings are generic sci-fi. There’s a mention of Cable enjoying cyberpunk but what’s presented doesn’t feel much like that. The environments have the minimal detail at no point emphasizing how much there really is or at least how much could get out and do some damage.

The second story reflects on a bit after Cable, Nathan, is born where his parents head to Alaska for some relaxation. It rewrites some of the comic history but it’s interesting mostly for the return of classic X-Men scribe Chris Claremont. The story itself has its touching moments but again misses any real interest. What’s most fascinating is the perspective of the narrative of the story being told. Nothing said or shown is vital and it all feels like its been included because it deals with baby Cable and fits the first story’s theme of parents and their kids (on a couple of levels).

The art by Ramon Rosanas with color by Nolan Woodard and lettering by Joe Sabino is ok with a throwback quality to it all. The comic feels like it could have fit into the late 80s or early 90s as far as style and would have fit being a backup story then.

The comic as a whole is ok. It never feels like it really honors Cable and by the end you’re left with muttering “that’s it?”. Nothing is vital and again this feels more like a checking of the box than anything else. There isn’t some deep thought about who Cable is or his impact on X history, instead it’s a very surface level experience that lacks any real emotion or depth.

Story: Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, Chris Claremont
Art: Neil Edwards, Ramon Rosanas
Color: Jay David Ramos, Nolan Woodard Lettering: Joe Sabino
Story: 6.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Pass

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Preview: X-Men: The Exterminated #1

X-Men: The Exterminated #1

(W) Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, Chris Claremont (A) Neil Edwards, Ramon Rosanas (CA) Geoff Shaw
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 05, 2018
SRP: $4.99

EXTERMINATION AFTERMATH!

A Death in the Family!

In the aftermath of Extermination, the X-Men mourn for their fallen brother, Cable. But no one is taking it harder than his adopted daughter, Hope Summers. Will Hope be able to cope with the loss, or will she be led down a dark path that she won’t be able to return from? Only Jean Grey can save Hope from herself! Plus, celebrate the life of Nathan Summers with a story from his past by Chris Claremont!

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