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Is Sony Drafting A Silver Sable Script?

by Glenn Snow | June 27th, 2016
Silver Sable #1 Comic Cover

Sony, the keeper of the Spider-Man movie license from Marvel, may be drafting a Silver Sable script. “Who,” you say? Silver Sable is a fairly obscure Spider-Man character. She was introduced in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN [1963] #265 in Jun 1985, has had only sporadic guest appearances since then, but starred in her own series, SILVER SABLE AND THE WILD PACK [1992] for 35 issues from 1992-95. (You may remember the #1 issue of that series with the silver embossed cardstock cover from the depths of the 90’s gimmick cover craze. Today it’s a variant cover glut. Back then it was embossed, holofoil, hologram, and die-cut covers galore.) As an antihero mercenary, she was cast opposite Spider-Man in moral juxtaposition, similar to […]

First Impression: ARCHANGEL #1

by Glenn Snow | June 22nd, 2016
Archangel #1 Comic Cover

The science fiction author, William Gibson, effectively coined the term “cyberspace” in his 80’s cyberpunk writings, a genre he is largely credited with creating. The prescient author is writing a new comic series, Archangel, with artist Butch Guice, from IDW Entertainment. About American politicians leaving the planet to create a new reality they can equally control…and corrupt. If this sounds interesting to you, let us know!

Weapon X Appears in X-Men: Apocalypse

by Glenn Snow | June 19th, 2016
Wolverine Weapon X #1 Variant Cover

There was an awesome Wolverine scene in X-Men: Apocalypse, where we get to see his escape from the Weapon X program in that iconic test gear. This outfit was introduced in Barry Windsor-Smith’s run of Marvel Comics Presents #72-84 from 1991 which finally told the story of Logan’s time in the Weapon X program. (Weapon X was the code name for Wolverine from his very first appearance way back in Hulk #181.) In 2002, Grant Morrison would expound further on the Weapon X program in his run on New X-Men #142-145, revealing the X was actually the Roman numeral ten, with nine previous experiments before Wolverine. (Weapon I was rumored to be the super soldier serum that produced Captain America.) […]


by Glenn Snow | June 17th, 2016
Jim Henson's Labyrinth Special Comic Cover

Wait…what? It’s been 30 years since Jim Henson’s Labyrinth movie came out? Although it was considered a commercial failure at the time, it’s accumulated a fair cult following since. If you need more stories from that fantastic world, JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 collects all the previously published Free Comic Book Day stories with a couple new tales. You’ll find short stories based on some of the ancillary characters of the world: Sir Didymus, Ludo, Ambrosius, Hoggle, some of the iconic figures that Sarah came across in her journey through the labyrinth. This comic book is offered in this month’s Previews catalog.

First Impression: SUPERGIRL: REBIRTH #1 and SUPERWOMAN #1

by Glenn Snow | June 9th, 2016
Supergirl Rebirth #1 Comic Cover

DC Universe continues its Rebirth this month with a handful of #1’s offered in the Previews catalog. The SUPERGIRL: REBIRTH #1 description mentions the DEO, so it looks to be borrowing from the popular TV series incarnation. SUPERWOMAN #1 reveals a Lois Lane with the powers of Superman. This kind of gender role reversal is proving popular, so something tells me this trend of giving the female lead the male superhero’s powers won’t stop until they’ve all been done.

First Impression: ALL-STAR BATMAN #1

by Glenn Snow | June 8th, 2016
All Star Batman #1 Comic Cover

Scott Snyder’s New 52 Batman from 2011 is some of the best Batman in existence. So, his ALL-STAR BATMAN #1 is a solid recommendation. The Court of Owls and their tie to Gotham’s and the Wayne’s past was riveting. This time around, Snyder looks to be exploring Batman’s rogues gallery. ALL-STAR BATMAN #1 is offered in this month’s Previews catalog.

First Impression: DARTH VADER #24-25

by Glenn Snow | June 7th, 2016
Darth Vader Comic Cover

I’m saddened to see the Darth Vader series ending with DARTH VADER #24 and #25, both offered in this month’s Marvel Previews catalog. I expect the finale will be spectacular, as this series has been top-notch, exploring how Vader regained the Emperor’s trust after the destruction of the first Death Star. If only he had recovered those stolen battlestation plans before they got into the Alliance’s hands. Now that he knows his position is precarious, I can only hope there will be more of Vader’s own secret machinations in Marvel’s future.


by Glenn Snow | June 6th, 2016
Battle Star Galactica #1

   At the top of my most highly anticipated list from this month’s Previews catalog is BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (CLASSIC) #1 from Dynamite. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2004 reimagined TV series, but the 1978 series was a cornerstone of sci-fi in my childhood. Set back in this original continuity, my only worry is this relaunch may go too far ‘beyond the limits of known reality and into cosmic mystery.’