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First Impression: DARTH VADER [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 12th, 2019
DARTH VADER [2020] #1

All hail, another ongoing Darth Vader series! Let’s hope this one goes for at least 25 issues as well! “‘JOIN ME, AND TOGETHER, WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY AS FATHER AND SON.’ THE TRAGEDY OF DARTH VADER CONTINUES. In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader infamously reveals his true relationship to Luke Skywalker and invites his son to rule the galaxy at his side. But Luke refuses — plunging into the abyss beneath Cloud City rather than turn to the Dark Side. We all remember Luke’s utter horror in this life-altering moment. But what about Vader? In this new epic chapter in the Darth Vader saga, the dark lord grapples with Luke’s unthinkable refusal and embarks […]

First Impression: FALCON AND WINTER SOLDIER [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 12th, 2019
FALCON AND WINTER SOLDIER [2020] #1

Get some Falcon and Winter Soldier love before their Disney+ series sometime next year! “An office of dead government agents. A gifted new killer. Two ex-Captain Americas… When a dramatic attempt on the life of Bucky Barnes reunites him with Sam Wilson, the two old friends are plunged headlong into a race to uncover the new leader of Hydra before a mass casualty event announces the terror group’s resurgence to the world. The clock is ticking… Derek Landy (BLACK ORDER, SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING) and Federico Vicentini (ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: MILES MORALES) team up for a pulse-pounding action spectacular. Rated T+.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: FALCON (SAM WILSON), WINTER SOLDIER (BUCKY BARNES)

First Impression: WOLVERINE [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 12th, 2019
WOLVERINE [2020] #1

If you were wondering how Wolverine will fit in the new DAWN OF X relaunch, wonder no longer…get the new ongoing series starring the one and only–WOLVERINE! “THE BEST IS BACK. Wolverine been through a lot. He’s been a loner. He’s been a killer. He’s been a hero. He’s been an Avenger. He’s been to hell and back. Now, as the nation of Krakoa brings together all Mutantkind, he can finally be… happy? With his family all together and safe, Wolverine has everything he ever wanted… and everything to lose. Writer Benjamin Percy (X-FORCE, WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT) and legendary artist Adam Kubert (X-MEN, AVENGERS) bring the best there is to his new home. PLUS: The return of OMEGA RED. […]

First Impression: MARVEL ACTION: AVENGERS [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 12th, 2019
MARVEL ACTION: AVENGERS [2020] #1

IDW relaunches their all-ages Avengers title in a team-up style story format. “Year two of Marvel Action: Avengers begins here. Grab your favorite teammate and strap in for adventure, Avengers-style. Every issue of this humorous, fun-filled series will find an Avenger paired up with an unlikely fellow super hero to thwart the plans of outrageous villains. First up, Thor and Ant-Man go…antiquing? Anything to stop Loki’s newest scheme.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In AVENGERS comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: AVENGERS, AVENGERS FAMILY TITLES, IDW MARVEL ACTION

First Impression: BANG! [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 12th, 2019
BANG! [2020] #1

If you’re a fan of Matt Kindt’s works–or even if you’ve never heard of him–his looks like another winner. “A best-of-the-best secret agent with memories he couldn’t possibly possess, a mystery writer in her 60s who spends her retirement solving crimes, a man of action with mysterious drugs that keep him ahead of a constant string of targeted disasters, a seemingly omnipotent terrorist organization that might be behind it all… And they’re all connected to one man: a science-fiction author with more information than seems possible, whose books may hold the key to either saving reality or destroying it. A mind-bending story that ties in with past Kindt works (Revolver). Action, mystery, and altered reality.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: […]

First Impression: TARTARUS [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 12th, 2019
TARTARUS [2020] #1

I really like the look of this new science fiction series from Image. With a description like “all the sci-fi drama of Breaking Bad set in Mos Eisley,” who wouldn’t? “SERIES PREMIERE. A new adventure series with all the sci-fi drama of Breaking Bad set in Mos Eisley. Promising young cadet Tilde is framed for crimes against the empire after discovering her mother was the ruthless warlord of the deadly colony Tartarus, a vital player in the galactic war. Now, Tilde’s only way home may be to reclaim her mother’s dark crown. #1 New York Times bestseller JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS (Alien 3) and artistic phenom JACK T. COLE (The Unsound) kick off this ongoing series with 44 big pages of story.” […]

Spiral Comics November 2019 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | November 16th, 2019

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! IMPORTANT ORDERING INFO: Marvel and Image have a bunch of comics that will be released on New Year’s Day. These items are not in the monthly November catalog, but can be found on our “LIMITED TIME” page. The specific Marvel items all have an order cutoff of November 24th. The Image item order cutoff is December 1st. Be sure to check them out when you’re putting your regular monthly order together on our site! In fact, one of the more exciting offerings–STAR WARS [2020] #1–is in there. Marvel is relaunching the ongoing Star Wars title…this time in the period between ESB and ROTJ…so, we’re talking about the hunt for carbonite Solo, for one thing. There’s tons […]

First Impression: FIREFLY: THE OUTLAW MA REYNOLDS [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 16th, 2019
FIREFLY: THE OUTLAW MA REYNOLDS [2020] #1

Another can’t miss one-shot expanding the Firefly ‘verse! “After the shocking conclusion of Mal’s journey with Boss Moon, Mal hands himself into the Alliance…but it turns out its not him they want. The infamous Ma Reynolds is at the top of the Alliance’s Most Wanted, and if Mal doesn’t get to her first, the Alliance will. Kicking off a new year of Firefly, discover the secret history of Mal and his mother, and what that will mean for the rest of the ‘verse…and a new brewing war to end all wars.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In SERENITY (FIREFLY) comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: SERENITY (FIREFLY)

First Impression: MARVEL’S BLACK WIDOW PRELUDE [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 16th, 2019
MARVEL'S BLACK WIDOW PRELUDE [2020] #1

Oh, this one is highly likely not-to-be-missed! An original story set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)! “TRACE THE BLACK WIDOW’S HISTORY IN THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE. From spy to Avenger, the enigmatic BLACK WIDOW has lived many secret lives. But how do these disparate episodes add up to the life of the heroic Avenger, and what is the thread that connects her past to her future? Get ready for MARVEL STUDIOS’ BLACK WIDOW solo film with this glimpse into the storied history of NATASHA ROMANOFF in this tale set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: AVENGERS FAMILY TITLES, BLACK WIDOW, MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE (MCU), MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE (MCU) – CONTINUITY

First Impression: IMMORTAL HULK: GREAT POWER [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 16th, 2019
IMMORTAL HULK: GREAT POWER [2020] #1

This is a fairly new twist in the comics genre. We’ve seen other Hulks, to be sure. But have we seen *the* Hulk in another hero’s body?!? “THE HULK FINDS A NEW HOST: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. When Bruce Banner wakes up in the middle of the night without the Hulk, he thinks he’s finally free. But the Hulk is immortal – and the night’s not over yet. If you thought he was dangerous in the body of mild-mannered Bruce Banner, wait till you see him now. Peter Parker is a man with the proportional strength and agility of a spider, capable of lifting trains on his bad days. And he’s about to get a big, green power-up – with a […]