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Spiral Comics December 2017 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | December 17th, 2017
Deadpool Comic Book Cover

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! Spiral Comics is working on some exciting improvements to our website, but you’ll have to wait to hear about them! Otherwise, our every waking thought has been on the new Star Wars movie. You should definitely check out the new Thrawn comic series from Marvel this month. The novel was outstanding. As always, let us know if there is something we can track down for you…we try to cater to regular, normal newbies…crazy, intense collectors…and everyone in between (except Bor Gullet, it already knows the truth) –Glenn GET STARTED IN COMIC BOOKS Focus This Month: Get Started In… Deadpool The Merc with a Mouth! Think you know everything about this absurdly humorous anit-hero from villainous beginnings […]

First Impression: GREEN LANTERN: EARTH ONE [2018] VOL 01

by Glenn Snow | December 15th, 2017

Very cool! Another entry in DC’s ‘Earth One’ hardcover line and pocket ‘universe.’ This Hal Jordan is an astronaut for Ferris Galactic who must rebuild the Green Lantern Corps after all the emerald guardians were slaughtered by Manhunters. These are really cool modern takes on classic heroes. “The newest Earth One original graphic novel presents an all-new origin for the Emerald Warrior. Hal Jordan yearns for the thrill of discovery, but the days when astronaut and adventure were synonymous are long gone. His gig prospecting asteroids for Ferris Galactic is less than fulfilling-but at least he’s not on Earth, where technology and culture have stagnated. When Jordan finds a powerful ring, he also finds a destiny to live up to. […]

First Impression: HIGHEST HOUSE [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 15th, 2017

Whoa! Another wonderful–as in ‘full of wonder’–series from the creators of THE UNWRITTEN. I expect this one to be outstanding too! “The creators behind the Hugo Award-nominated The Unwritten, Mike Carey and Peter Gross, invite you into The Highest House, the story of a slave boy named Moth, who makes friends with a powerful entity called Obsidian that promises advancement and happiness. Clearly, Obsidian has a hidden agenda, but Moth has ambitions and plans of his own… Series covers by award-winning illustrator Yuko Shimizu.” Buy It Now


by Glenn Snow | December 15th, 2017

Go back to the beginning of the phenomenon! Volumes 2-4 all released the same day as well! “This month marks 10 YEARS OF KICK-ASS-the greatest superhero comic of all time. It’s been a decade since teen comic book nerd Dave Lizewski donned his homemade Kick-Ass costume and took to the streets of NYC to fight the city’s hardest criminals. This New York Times bestseller became a worldwide phenomenon overnight, spending three months at the top spot on the Diamond Direct Market chart and spawning the KICK-ASS movie that opened at No.1 in the box office. To celebrate the launch of the NEW KICK-ASS series, all four volumes of KICK-ASS: THE DAVE LIZEWSKI YEARS are being released through Image Comics. Relive […]

First Impression: VS [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 15th, 2017
VS [2018] #1 Comic Book Cover

This one looks super-cool. Is it a dark metaphor for where humanity is headed? “War has become a spectator sport. Privately funded armies of superstar soldiers march into battle for fame, profit, and the glory of their sponsor nations. When a new generation of soldiers arrive, top gladiator Satta Flynn is about to discover how fleeting the limelight can be. From writer IVAN BRANDON (BLACK CLOUD, DRIFTER) and superstar artist ESAD RIBIC (Secret Wars, Uncanny X-Force) in his creator-owned Image debut, with painted color by NIC KLEIN (DRIFTER, VIKING) and graphic design by TOM MULLER, VS delivers spectacular action, darkly humorous satire, and explores our hunger for fame and our penchant for self-destruction.” Buy It Now

First Impression: PUNKS NOT DEAD [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 15th, 2017
PUNKS NOT DEAD [2018] #1 Comic Book Cover

A cool new offering from IDW’s Black Crown imprint. Looks like a cross between ‘The Sixth Sense’ and ‘The Cat In The Hat,’ but a lot more crude. “As if being an awkward, bullied 15-year-old isn’t bad enough, ‘Fergie’ Ferguson suddenly discovers he can see dead people. Well, one dead person specifically-the ghost of a certain punk rocker named Sid. Sid’s spirit was trapped in London’s Heathrow Airport for 40 years until the day he met Fergie. Sid’s ghost is now stuck to Fergie-as if Fergie doesn’t have enough on his plate, being raised by a single mum whose idea of parenting is strictly fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants. Now Fergie has to contend with an unruly ghost sidekick and some weird, uncontrollable new […]

First Impression: ACTION COMICS NO. 1000: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN [2018-HC]

by Glenn Snow | December 15th, 2017

Action Comics No. 1000 is coming. Soon. This hardcover looks like an awesome survey of eighty years of Superman, and it has some pretty cool contents…including an unpublished Golden Age tale probably from Siegel and Shuster! If you’re a Superman fan, this is must-have. “Join us for the 80th anniversary celebration of the most important comic book in American history: ACTION COMICS #1, featuring the first appearance of Superman. It’s an extraordinary party as we revisit stories from across the decades, featuring the debuts of not just the Man of Tomorrow, but also Supergirl, Brainiac, the Fortress of Solitude and more. See the work of generations of top writers and artists on the original superhero. Enjoy sparkling essays from literary […]

First Impression: DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 15th, 2017

A new Doctor Strange mini-series pits Strange against Mephisto! “The city of sin gets its biggest sinner yet. When Doctor Strange raises Las Vegas up from its destruction during SECRET EMPIRE, he inadvertently opens a big door for the embodiment of evil, MEPHISTO. The devilish villain takes the city for himself and sets his sights on the rest of the world. It’s going to take heroes from all over the Marvel Universe to defeat him, but there’s nothing simple about fighting the lord of Hell. Rated T+” Buy It Now Interested in Getting Started In DOCTOR STRANGE comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: DOCTOR STRANGE, MARVEL LEGACY (2017)

First Impression: WILDS [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 15th, 2017
WILDS [2018] #1 Comic Book Cover

This is a cool-looking post-apocalyptic genre entry. “After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety. Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. It is a Runner’s job to ferry items and people between settlements, and on occasion scavenge through the ruins of the old world. Daisy is the best there is at what she does. Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers: feral animals, crumbling structures, and Abominations – those that were touched by the plague and became something other. After a decade of surviving, Daisy isn’t phased by any of it – until her lover, another Runner named […]

First Impression: PUMPKINHEAD [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 15th, 2017
PUMPKINHEAD [2018] #1 Comic Book Cover

The cult favorite movie franchise gets a new comic story extension from Dynamite written by Cullen Bunn! “‘For each of Man’s evils, a special demon exists.’ For thirty years, the demon of vengeance has been still, its corpse buried in a pumpkin patch graveyard in the hills. But when a reckless driver accidentally kills a pair of children, the creature is called up once more. This time, though, the monster’s intended target is protected by a cruel backwoods crime family. They hatch their own supernatural plans for dealing with Pumpkinhead. For each of man’s sins, a special demon exists, and when seven infernal creatures roam the hills and the hollows, no one – guilty or otherwise – is safe.” Buy […]