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Spiral Comics March 2020 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | March 16th, 2020
Star Wars #1 Comic Book Cover

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! May you live in interesting times, is how the apocryphal saying goes. If you’re like me, you’ve been hoarding comics your whole life, so you always have a pile of comics that need to be read if you get trapped in your home. In fact, I used to read comics during the down times when I was on nuclear alert in Montana and had a dozen or so on hand the morning of 9/11. I remember turbulent and uncertain times back then, but life eventually returned to normal. Here’s wishing for a speedy return to less interesting times. As always, let us know if we can search our stacks for something…we try to cater to regular, […]

First Impression: SHADOWMAN [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | March 14th, 2020
SHADOWMAN [2020] #1

A new SHADOWMAN series from Valiant and Cullen Bunn! I might have to check this one out! “A BRAND-NEW HORROR SERIES. From the bestselling master of horror Cullen Bunn (Venom) and bone-chilling artist Jon Davis-Hunt (Clean Room) comes a shocking supernatural odyssey. The forces of darkness are awakening and they are hungry for life. Will Jack Boniface, feared by the forces of evil as the protector Shadowman be able to save us all?” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: CULLEN BUNN (W), HORROR, VALIANT NEW UNIVERSE

Cool Cover Alert: STAR WARS [2020] #6 SPROUSE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK VAR

by Glenn Snow | March 14th, 2020
STAR WARS [2020] #6 SPROUSE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK VAR

Cool Cover Alert! I’d just as soon kiss a Wookie! “THE PATH TO JEDI WISDOM…OR A DEADLY TRAP OF THE DARK SIDE? THE FORCE led LUKE SKYWALKER to someone who can provide him with great insight into the path to JEDI wisdom… But their meeting will change Skywalker FOREVER. Luke thought his duel against his father, Darth Vader, was the ultimate test. But Luke’s trials have only just begun. The galaxy needs Luke Skywalker. And a Jedi needs a weapon. Meanwhile, Vader continues his search for his long-lost son, and the REBEL ALLIANCE finds itself on the verge of a losing all hope. Rated T.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In STAR WARS comic books? Check out our guide […]

Cool Cover Alert: DEADPOOL [2020] #7

by Glenn Snow | March 14th, 2020
DEADPOOL [2020] #7

Cool cover alert! “IT’S A LOVE STORY, DEADPOOL, JUST SAY YES. Elsa Bloodstone is dying, and the only one who can save her is Deadpool. What’s wrong with the mystical, magical Bloodstone gem? And what can Deadpool possibly do about it? The answers will shock you. The implications will astound you. The jokes will…well, we won’t make any promises about the jokes. Parental Advisory.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In DEADPOOL comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: DEADPOOL

First Impression: JUGGERNAUT [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | March 14th, 2020
JUGGERNAUT [2020] #1

Bold new direction? But, nothing can redirect the Juggernaut!? “READY OR ‘NAUT, HERE HE COMES. A mystic gem. A force of overwhelming power. Nothing can stop the Juggernaut. Except himself. Another building falls. Cain Marko is done letting others pick up the pieces of the things he’s destroyed. Renowned X-scribe Fabian Nicieza (X-FORCE, DEADPOOL) and celebrated artist Ron Garney (CAPTAIN AMERICA, DAREDEVIL) team up to take the unstoppable in a new bold new direction. Rated T+.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: DAWN OF X [2019], X-MEN FAMILY TITLES

First Impression: BERMUDA [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | March 14th, 2020
BERMUDA [2020] #1

Nick Bradshaw’s art on this IDW mini-series looks amazing!! “Presenting a fantastic new adventure by New York Times best selling and multiple-Eisner award winning writer John Layman (CHEW, DETECTIVE) and gorgeous art by Nick Bradshaw (SPIDER-MAN, WOLVERINE). There’s a region in the Pacific Ocean where planes disappear, ships are lost, and traveling souls go missing… never to be heard from again. And there’s an island within this place, mysterious and uncharted, an island untouched by time and civilization, where all who are lost end up. Bermuda lives here. She’s 16, scrappy, and a survivor, and this has been the only life she has ever known… until today. She’s discovered something on her Island that will either open a doorway between […]

First Impression: STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | March 12th, 2020
STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2020] #1

IDW relaunches their STAR WARS ADVENTURES series with a story that takes place between THE LAST JEDI and THE RISE OF SKYWALKER?!? Must read. “An exciting new era begins! Each issue in this monthly series will feature two stories starring all your favorite Star Wars characters! Between the events of The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, Poe and Finn have taken Rey to a remote planet to continue her Jedi training. But they’re surprised to find that the First Order’s reach extends far and wide. Plus, an all-new tale of the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader!” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In STAR WARS comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: […]

First Impression: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER [2020-SC]

by Glenn Snow | March 12th, 2020
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER [2020-SC]

Continuing IDW’s all-ages graphic novel movie adaptations! “Faithfully bringing events from the film to the comics page. Read along in The Rise of Skywalker as Poe faces the challenges of leadership, Finn and Rose make impossible decisions for the greater good, and Rey finally confronts her destiny. The true threat to the galaxy is revealed as the third Star Wars trilogy reaches its epic conclusion. Capturing the galaxy-spanning action of The Rise of Skywalker, experience Episode IX as a beautiful graphic novel combining the epic wonder of Star Wars with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In STAR WARS comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: IDW STAR WARS ADVENTURES, STAR WARS, STAR […]

First Impression: DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | March 12th, 2020
DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL [2020] #1

Let the head banging begin! “Get ready for the earth-shattering encore. The legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth take center stage and reunite for one last tour. When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond recognition, while Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman have all been separated and fight to survive. Unleash the beast and let the head banging begin.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: SCOTT SNYDER (W)

Spiral Comics February 2020 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | February 17th, 2020

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! The tide of comic-related television and film productions continues most recently with the release of OCTOBER FACTION and LOCKE & KEY. There’ll be so many more this year, I’m afraid–for me–the personal time commitment to properly watch them all won’t leave enough time left over to raise my children. (Who am I kidding, there’s probably plenty of YouTube videos they can watch to raise themselves.) The catalog this month is heavy on BLACK WIDOW and WONDER WOMAN offerings, as those two movies are only a couple months out. Both look to be spectacular, to be sure. But, my first love has always been the comic books themselves. (Don’t tell my wife.) As always, let us know […]