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Spiral Comics September 2017 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | September 15th, 2017
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WELCOME Hello, again, from Spiral Comics. This month, we’re still excited about Marvel Legacy rolling on. Even more titles are reverting to their legacy numbering, but we also get a few one-shots: DARKHAWK #51, NOT BRAND ECHH #14, POWER PACK #63, MASTER OF KUNG FU #126, and SILVER SABLE AND THE WILD PACK #36. Before I read the fine print and realized these were just one-shots, I fully believed Marvel was launching new, ongoing series for these legacy titles. And that’s the exciting thing about Marvel Legacy. To be clear–I don’t think they’ll be doing this, but Marvel could offer five one-shots connecting to legacy titles every month for years and not run out of series for the stunt. That […]

First Impression: EVOLUTION [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | September 14th, 2017
EVOLUTION [2017] #1

This is one of my favorite sub-genres of science fiction–the sweeping metamorphosis of humanity. This kind of plot cannot sustain a story alone, however. It needs compelling characters to really engage with readers. We’ll see…(fingers crossed). “Human evolution has taken millions of years to get to this stage. But next week, we become something new. Around the world, humanity is undergoing rapid and unpredictable changes, and only three individuals seem to notice that their world is being reborn. But what can they do about it? Skybound unites writers JAMES ASMUS, JOSEPH KEATINGE, CHRISTOPHER SEBELA and JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and artists JOE INFURNARI and JORDAN BOYD to create a new global phenomenon in this oversized debut issue.” Buy It Now Related shopping […]

First Impression: NO. 1 WITH A BULLET [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | September 14th, 2017
NO. 1 WITH A BULLET [2017] #1

A cautionary tale of technology and social media? “‘A sublime piece of futurism that is both entertaining in its absurdity and terrifying in its predictions.’–Clive Barker Her social media, strong. Her variety show segments, a hit. Nash Huang is at the top of her game. But when the iRis Shutter contact lens hits the market, Nash’s life is personally invaded. The latest leap forward in ‘technological progress,’ these contacts not only play video or augment reality…but also record footage. Fighting to keep her life together after a leaked sex tape goes viral, a clingy super-fan is the last thing on Nash’s mind…but that’s exactly when the bodies pile up and the terror begins. From the bestselling team that brought you […]


by Glenn Snow | September 14th, 2017

The original cyberpunk action classic from 1990 returns in hardcover format. James Cameron’s live-action film adaptation is scheduled for release next year, Jul 2018. Guaranteed to rock. “After more than a decade out of print, the original cyberpunk action classic returns in glorious 400-page hardcover deluxe editions, featuring an all-new translation, color pages, and new cover designs. In a dump in the lawless settlement of Scrapyard, far beneath the mysterious space city of Zalem, disgraced cyber-doctor Daisuke Ido makes a strange find: the detached head of a cyborg woman who has lost all her memories. He names her Alita and equips her with a powerful new body, the Berserker. While Alita remembers no details of her former life, a moment […]

First Impression: DARK FANG [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | September 14th, 2017
DARK FANG [2017] #1

This one is a vampire tale on the surface, but underneath it’s an ‘action-horror middle finger to the politicians and propagandists who choose to deny the reality of climate change.’ Hehe. “‘EARTH CALLING,’ Part One Her name is Valla. In life she was a fisherwoman. In death she is a vampire residing peacefully on the bottom of the ocean. When a mysterious dark plague descends upon her aquatic paradise, she must venture to the surface in search of answers. What she finds is a world headed towards an environmental collapse that will eventually wipe out her food supply. If Valla is to continue to have the blood she needs to survive, then she must stop the fossil fuel industries from […]

First Impression: GIANTKILLERS [2017] #0

by Glenn Snow | September 14th, 2017

Another great-looking series from Bart Sears combines fantasy and science fiction. This combination seems to be a trend. But I don’t mind one bit. “The foundation for the epic Bart Sears GIANTKILLERS saga starts here. This special double-sized issue presents a pair of short stories written and drawn by master storyteller Bart Sears, as well as writer Ron Marz and artist Tom Raney teaming up for the pivotal lead feature. Fantasy and science fiction clash head on as the grizzled warrior Arkon the Giantkiller must protect the young Auoro, destined to battle the evil Dread Lord Omin… if she can survive. More than 40 pages of stunning art and compelling story for the price of a single issue. Bullet points: […]

First Impression: BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | September 14th, 2017

Scott Snyder instates another Batman sidekick…The Signal. Cool name. Slick costume. Let’s see what he can do… “Batman may own the night, but with new villains emerging during the day he needs an ally to defend the city when he can’t. Only one teen is up to the challenge, Duke Thomas. After months of training, he’s ready to step out of the shadow of the bat to become his own kind of hero. Meet Gotham City’s newest protector: The Signal. Spinning out of adventures in ALL-STAR BATMAN and WE ARE ROBIN, comics superstar Scott Snyder and newcomer Tony Patrick take our young hero to new heights in this exciting miniseries with artwork by Cully Hamner.” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: […]

First Impression: LONG LOST [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | September 14th, 2017
LONG LOST [2017] #1

This new series from Scout Comics is worth a look. It could be a sleeper hit. “Stranger Things meets Ghost World in Long Lost, the haunting story of two estranged sisters who find themselves drawn back to their small southern hometown to unlock the disturbing mysteries that are hidden there, with all roads leading back to their enigmatic, secretive mother. Join Scout Comics as they proudly debut this compelling, harrowing journey through family relationships, childhood trauma, and southern gothic horror.” Buy It Now

First Impression: PUNISHER [2018] #218

by Glenn Snow | September 14th, 2017
PUNISHER [2018] #218

This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen…Punisher wearing the War Machine armor with the white skull painted on the chest plate. Pure genius. I don’t know how he got it or why, but I’m sure there will be a destructive mayhem unlike we’ve ever seen from Frank Castle! And MARVEL LEGACY numbering is applied, so this jumping on point is actually issue #218 of the Punisher’s long publication history. “FRANK CASTLE: WAR MACHINE Part 1 For years, Frank Castle has been fighting a one-man war against criminals who endanger the innocent, but when a certain one-eyed operative offers him the tools to take his fight global…how could he say no? Find out how Frank found his way […]

First Impression: PORT OF EARTH [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | September 13th, 2017
PORT OF EARTH [2017] #1

Here’s a real cool-looking science fiction series. In exchange for technology, an alien race wants to use Earth as a spaceport. But, some alien individuals are breaking port restrictions and wreaking havoc among our cities. Enter: the smackdown team…Earth Security Agents. Sounds a little like Men In Black, but without all the humor. “Imagine if aliens came to Earth not in war or peace, but with a business deal: open up a spaceport here on Earth in exchange for advanced technology. But when our alien visitors break Port restrictions and wreak havoc in our cities, it falls to the newly formed Earth Security Agents to hunt down and safely deport the dangerous rogue aliens back to the Port of Earth. […]