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Spiral Comics August 2017 Newsletter

by Nicki | August 16th, 2017
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WELCOME There are so many exciting new comics offered for preorder in this month’s Previews catalog, it’s hard to play favorites. But, Marvel Legacy is tops. I’ll admit I was skeptical…until I saw the catalog this month. I’m so hopeful for this latest “relaunch” mainly because the return to legacy numbering pays homage to us collectors who have been collecting for decades. We’ve known all along that a new #1 every other year is just a gimmick. And we want to feel the weight of all the continuity that’s come before, even if half of it is ignored half the time. The new, accommodating stories, as I read the descriptions, seem excellent as well. Hey, also, I can’t help but […]

First Impression: GAO [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | August 11th, 2017
GAO [2017] #1 Comic Book Cover

Hehe, this actually looks pretty funny. I can totally see this giant, cute monster stumbling all around innocently…making everyone crazy mad. At it’s core, I hope it’s a comical backlash against everything cutesy and schmoopy. “Cower at the presence of Gao, colossal kaiju of cuteness. This lovable leviathan spends his days under the sea until visiting aliens convince him to make friends on the surface. Gao thus leaves the ocean depths, only to spread shock and d’awww in his wake. This adorable mountain of menace unleashes destruction with every step…but how can you be mad at a face like that?” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: KAIJU

First Impression: MAESTROS [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | August 11th, 2017
MAESTROS [2017] #1

I’d check this one out. It’s got a weird Sandman vibe and gets high praise from Brian K. Vaughn. Sure to be a good read. “The Maestro and his entire royal family have been murdered. Now, his banished son from Earth will inherit the Wizard King’s throne along with a spell that turns its user into GOD. With enemies everywhere, will this Orlando-born millennial be able to keep his new magic kingdom? From STEVE SKROCE, the storyboard artist of The Matrix trilogy, the artist and co-creator of WE STAND ON GUARD and Doc Frankenstein, the writer / artist of Wolverine, and the artist of Amazing Spider-Man and ALAN MOORE’s YOUNGBLOOD. ‘MAESTROS is a masterpiece, with one of the best first […]

First Impression: X-MEN: BLUE [2017] #13

by Glenn Snow | August 11th, 2017
X-MEN: BLUE [2017] #13

Hey, Marvel Fans, it’s X-MEN: BLUE #13! Wait…wha?!? How come no legacy UNCANNY X-MEN numbering?!? Legacy launches with a bang this month, as Marvel returns to legacy numbering with all of their long-running titles. This is a major jumping-on point for fans, both new and old. “MOJO WORLDWIDE, Part 2. The X-Men may have bitten off more than they can chew when the Mojoverse continues its bizarre invasion of MANHATTAN. JEAN GREY and her team fight side by side with KITTY PRYDE and her team…but can MOJO be defeated when he’s got the X-Men’s greatest hits weaponized against them? Or will an unlikely alley come to the rescue? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES. Story by Robbie Thompson and […]

First Impression: 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK [2016] TPB

by Glenn Snow | August 11th, 2017

Hey, this looks very good. I was immediately intrigued by the title and the story concept. Then, Kieron Gillen and Brian K. Vaughn give it high praise. I’ll be this one will be a gem for a long time. “4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK is the darkly comedic story of four burgeoning child criminals and their elaborate plans. When a group of bumbling criminals show up in her father’s life looking to pull one last job, young Paige has two choices – let her father get caught up in their criminal hijinks or enlist her three best friends to do the job first. Paige picks the bad one. 180ish pages of full color comic-booking about friendship, family, growing up, […]

First Impression: KID LOBOTOMY [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | August 11th, 2017
KID LOBOTOMY [2017] #1

Whoa, this one looks like it might be a genre-bender. Peter Milligan is known for some whacky stuff, but this one from him and Tess Fowler feels way out there. This title kicks off IDW’s new imprint, Black Crown. It has a Vertigo-ish feel. “Kafka meets King Lear by way of Young Frankenstein in KID LOBOTOMY, a dark, demented, monthly satire that follows a dysfunctional family of hoteliers. Will sibling rivalry, seduction, and shapeshifting eventually lead to sanity or salvation? Big Daddy is a rich hotelier who, in a cracked echo of King Lear, appoints his youngest descendant to manage The Suites, a peculiar hotel located behind the Black Crown Pub. Affectionately known as Kid, his good looks and swagger […]

First Impression: MIGHTY THOR [2017] #700

by Glenn Snow | August 11th, 2017
MIGHTY THOR [2017] #700 Comic Book Cover

Hey, Marvel Fans, it’s MIGHTY THOR #700! The death of the Mighty Thor? Oh no, where’s this plotline going? Legacy launches with a bang this month, as Marvel returns to legacy numbering with all of their long-running titles. This is a major jumping-on point for fans, both new and old. “DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR, Part 1. The final judgement comes as the Mangog arrives. The War Thor will meet the beast head on. But even the bloodthirst of this Ultimate Thor may pale in comparison to the might of the Mangog. The battle rages as Jane’s cancer takes a turn for the worse, and she might not have to wait for the final judgment at all. The clock is […]

First Impression: WARFRAME [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | August 11th, 2017
WARFRAME [2017] #1 Comic Book Cover

Another cool-looking–and cooler-sounding–science fiction comic. This one is from Matt Hawkins and is based on the critically acclaimed free-to-play cooperative shooter game. I’m having Starcraft flashbacks from my former life. “The critically acclaimed free-to-play cooperative shooter comes to comics. In the far future, humanity’s descendants scramble to survive in a galaxy rife with conflict, scavenging for ancient technology and long-forgotten secrets. Only the Tenno, powerful warriors, battle to preserve peace and keep the technological masterpieces of the long-dead Orokin out of the wrong hands. Now, a faction of enhanced Grineer soldiers, under the tactician Captain Vor, scour the Earth for a hidden artifact, and only a lone Tenno and a blinded girl can stop them…” Buy It Now Related shopping […]

First Impression: MARVEL’S BLACK PANTHER PRELUDE [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | August 11th, 2017

Here’s another tie-in mini-series to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Can’t get enough of this stuff!! If you’re enjoying the movies as much as the next person, you should be picking up these in-continuity comic books. Just sayin’. “Wakanda. The most technologically advanced nation in the world – and protected by the mighty BLACK PANTHER. Learn how T’CHALLA became the legendary hero of Wakanda in this ALL-NEW, NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD tale set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. See how the mantle was passed to the future king, in a time when super heroes were just emerging in the larger world, before this winter’s BLACK PANTHER film hits theaters. Rated T” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: BLACK PANTHER, MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE (MCU), MARVEL […]

First Impression: VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | August 11th, 2017

Here it is! Finally, volume two of the hugely popular Voltron Legendary Defender comic series. The wait is over! Unfortunately you can’t binge on the comic book issues, like you can Netflix episodes. “Voltron Legendary Defender returns. Voltron responds to a distress call, and discovers a group of alien settlers on a mining planet under attack by the Galra. But the attempted rescue is only the beginning of more exciting Voltron adventures from Tim Hedrick and Mitch Iverson, writers on the hit DreamWorks series on Netflix.” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: VOLTRON