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Spiral Comics July 2017 Newsletter

by Nicki | July 16th, 2017

WELCOME We’re excited to present our first newsletter! We’ve been working hard in the last year to bring improved functionality to our website, and we’ve had a huge breakthrough with our web-based subscription service. We’d love to get your feedback after you check it out. We’d really love to make you a subscription customer! But we’re not resting with that service. We’ve also implemented a page to view comic book subject Tags, but have even bigger plans to incorporate them into our existing pages. Also, we intend to display everything from the Previews Catalog to give you even more pre-ordering options. As always, let us know if we can help you build your collection in any way! –Glenn ANNOUNCEMENTS New […]

First Impression: LAZARETTO [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 14th, 2017
LAZARETTO #1 Comic Book Cover

This looks like a fascinating story…Lord of the Flies on a college campus. “After a pandemic strikes, a dorm complex at a small American college is quarantined with all of the students trapped within. What first starts out as youthful freedom from authority soon devolves into a violent new society-it’s Lord of the Flies on a college campus. From writer Clay McLeod Chapman (Spider-Verse, Ultimate Spider-Man, American Vampire, Vertigo Quarterly), whose most recent play, ‘Stump Speeches,’ was a New York Times Critics’ Pick; and introducing artist Jey Levang.”

First Impression: FALLEN SUNS [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 14th, 2017
FALLEN SUNS #1 Comic Book Cover

This looks like a cool sci-fi epic. The writer, Van Jensen, has previous credits on Green Lantern Corps and The Flash, so even though it’s a smaller publisher, I expect it has more potential than usual. “The alien warrior called Pharos came to our world to deliver a warning: The Borealis are coming. Instead he has wreaked havoc across the Earth and left death and destruction in his wake. Now, he awaits execution for his crimes deep in a H.A.L.O. facility. Can brilliant young Equilibrium agent Parminder Patel unravel Pharos’ history and uncover the secrets behind his dire warning, opening the way to his redemption? Can she convince him to rejoin the fight and save Earth? Find out in Chapterhouse’s […]

First Impression: GRAVELAND [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 14th, 2017
Gravelend #1 Comic Book Cover

Hmmm, yeah, I’d read this story about four superhumans created to fight giant creatures which have emerged from the San Andreas Fault. “The San Andreas Fault finally has ‘the Big One,’ but not from natural occurrences. From the depths of the fault something emerges. Something of myth and legend that was mentioned in hushed tone by every ancient culture – giants, huge creatures from another time, awakened from the slumber and seeking to resume their conquest that has been delayed for a millennium. To mount a counteroffensive, the US government creates super-humans with an experimental serum. These four individuals may be the last chance for humanity as they are all the stands between civilization and the Giants.”

First Impression: SON OF SHAOLIN [2017] OGN

by Glenn Snow | July 14th, 2017

Sweet, I’m always up for some martial arts mayhem. Especially if it involves the last living descendant of a secret sect, because you know those kinds of sects usually have the best Kung Fu. “A kung-fu epic set in the back alleys and subway tunnels of Harlem, New York. Kyrie, an aspiring street artist who is struggling to make ends meet, learns that he is the last living descendant of a secret sect of ancient Shaolin elders. Confused and unsure of where to turn, he finds a father figure in the mysterious Master Fong. Fong trains Kyrie in martial arts in anticipation of an attack from Red Fist, a relentless killer who has already murdered the rest of Kyrie’s bloodline. […]

First Impression: LIBRARIANS [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 14th, 2017
LIBRARIANS #1 Comic Book Cover

Based on the TNT TV series. An interesting premise that is sure to reveal surprises along the way. “Way back in the swinging ’70s, movie producer Sol Schick was the guy behind such cheesy classics as Quarry: Bigfoot., Noah’s Ark: Found at Last. and Heavenly Visitors from the Hell Above. But when he’s murdered–at a film festival.–with a piece of Noah’s Ark.–THE LIBRARIANS are drawn into the mystery. Can their combination of special skills, obsessive curiosity and knowledge of forgotten lore figure out who–or what–spelled doom for Schick? And as they delve deeper into his past, is it possible that things are not as they seem and that all his crazy, wild movies…were telling the truth?” Buy It Now


by Glenn Snow | July 14th, 2017

Kevin Smith writes a comic book! Fans will enjoy this tie-in to the latest film in his True North trilogy. “Smodcomics proudly presents the official prequel to Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers, starring Johnny Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, and Lily-Rose Depp. Since the remarkably charismatic duo of Colleen C. and Colleen M. debuted in the horror-comedy film Tusk, fans have been clamoring for more of these 15-year-old yoga nuts…and with Yoga Hosers: A Sundance Super Special, True North Trilogy devotees will finally see the continuation of their story. What is the secret ‘eh-rigin’ of these convenience store clerks destined to face the monsters of Manitoba? How did fate bring two Colleens together to survive all the craziness that Winnipeg could throw […]

First Impression: JOHN WICK [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 14th, 2017
JOHN WICK #1 Comic book Cover

Fans of the hit movie will be interested in this comic book series. “JOHN WICK: BOOK OF RULES PART ONE When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first, epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guides their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became the Baba Yaga? Here for the first time, read the thrilling origin story of John Wick, from ‘Planet Hulk’ writer Greg Pak and ‘Dark Horse Presents’ artist Giovanni Valletta.” Buy It Now


by Glenn Snow | July 14th, 2017

Holy what the now?!? You’ve got to read the solicitation description yourself because you won’t believe me if I tell you. “In a post-apocalyptic world gone medieval, the Church sends their top monk warrior to infiltrate a renegade scientist’s enclave and kidnap the J-Clone, the Lord’s vat-born twin. Saving the holy clone from the cross forces, the monk must confront the truth of his own (very immaculate) birth. Clones of Marilyn Monroe, Hitler, Gandhi, and Jesus…oh my. Misbegotten is cyberpunk religion gone mad.”

First Impression: STAR WARS ANNUAL [2016] #3

by Glenn Snow | July 14th, 2017

This plot was THE main plotline of the original 1977 Marvel Star Wars comic book series…the rebel heroes trying to find a new secret base. It was really one of the the only plotlines they could tell between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back. I won’t say it got ‘old.’ Instead I’ll just say it got ‘familiar.’ So, I can’t wait to read a more modern interpretation in the new Star Wars canon! “The Rebel Alliance is on the lookout for a new secret base. Rebellion leader Princess Leia goes with Han Solo to scope out a secret hideout only he knows…as well as the group of killers who want him dead.” Buy It Now Get Started In… Star […]