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Spiral Comics April 2018 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | April 15th, 2018

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! Both DC and Marvel are offering relaunches of major titles this month. DC has HAWKMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE and the MAN OF STEEL. Brian Michael Bendis makes his big DC debut with MAN OF STEEL! The Teen Titans and Titans have specials as well this month, presumably before a relaunch next month. A massive shake-up will occur next month with the Previews Catalog itself. DC is moving out of the Previews Catalog into their own self-contained catalog, aptly called DC PREVIEWS. Marvel has been in their own catalog forever. I’ve never understood the attraction of separating from Previews, but there must be some intangible benefit. To fill the void in the premiere publishers section, Dynamite and Boom […]

First Impression: ZINNOBER [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | April 12th, 2018
ZINNOBER [2018] #1

This is a really cool-looking, new, dragon-themed title from Scout Comics. “Twenty years ago dragons returned to Earth and laid waste to human civilization. In the event the surviving humans named ‘Zinnober,’ Claire, then a young girl, lost her parents to the devastating force of these primeval creatures. Today, she’s hell-bent on avenging the death of her family. But will the skills she was taught by her foster-father, the troubled ex-Marine James, be enough to fight an unstoppable enemy older than the Earth itself? Will the knowledge of her newest ally, the young scientist Andrew, bring her even closer to her goal? And what role will the mysterious Followers, a cult of mad dragon worshippers, play in all of this?” […]

First Impression: MULTIPLE MAN [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | April 12th, 2018
MULTIPLE MAN [2018] #1

Jamie Madrox was a third-rate Marvel character until Peter David masterfully explored his potential in X-FACTOR throughout the 90’s and 00’s. If this mini-doesn’t build on those shenanigans, it’s likely a waste of time. “MATTHEW ROSENBERG and ANDY MACDONALD BRING MULTIPLE MAN BACK FROM THE DEAD…SORT OF…MAYBE? A handful of people’s favorite X-Man – Jamie Madrox – was alive for a while. Then he was dead. Now he’s not. But he will be again if he doesn’t kill himself trying to make sure he doesn’t die. It makes sense when you read it. Trust us. In his fight to not die, Jamie has stumbled across a threat even greater than his own death, but fixing it might make it worse. […]

First Impression: STELLAR [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | April 12th, 2018
STELLAR [2018] #1

Here’s an exciting science fantasy wonder that looks like it’s from Heavy Metal. Definitely something to check out. “Stellar was taken as a child and transformed into the ultimate weapon, one that would end an intergalactic war. She succeeded…at everything except finding peace. Reduced to a bounty hunter, she scours the worlds she’s broken, searching for redemption. But there are other weapons loose in the galaxy, who just can’t leave the war behind them. JOSEPH KEATINGE (GLORY, SHUTTER) and legendary artist BRET BLEVINS (New Mutants, Sleepwalker) will transport you to another dimension, filled with crashed spaceships, fast-talking aliens, and ageless wonders.” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: SCI-FI

First Impression: JUSTICE LEAGUE [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | April 12th, 2018

Justice League relaunch! Looks more cosmic-focused with requisite team drama, of course. “‘THE TOTALITY’ part one. A brand-new era begins here. Comics legends Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung launch the Justice League into a cosmos-shaking mystery that will draw out their most terrible foes…in ways our heroes couldn’t possibly imagine. In this debut issue, Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will shatter the world as they know it, while a familiar face strikes out on a dark path…” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: JUSTICE LEAGUE

First Impression: BARACK PANTHER [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | April 12th, 2018

The political satire over at Antarctic Press continues… “Born the heir to an African king, raised an American President, after eight long years of service, Barack Obama has been living a life of luxury. Suddenly he finds all he fought for endangered by the Jaundiced Juggernaut himself, Tremendous Trump. Now he must step into the spotlight and once again become the legendary Barack Panther before his legacy is destroyed and erased from the history books.” Buy It Now

Cool Cover Alert: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP [2018] #1 BLANK VAR

by Glenn Snow | April 12th, 2018

This is one of the coolest ‘blank’ covers yet. See the little, tiny Ant-Man and Wasp smudges in the middle of the stark white page? You could have an artist draw some really cool, big stuff around them for effect. Cool, eh? “A NEW SERIES FROM MARK WAID and JAVIER GARRON. Wasp was just trying to help Ant-Man get home to Earth to see his daughter…but a little problem got in the way. Very little. Subatomic, in fact, as Scott Lang was lost in the vast spaces between atoms. Now, Nadia is his only hope of rescue…if only he would listen long enough for her to save them. From master storyteller Mark Waid (CAPTAIN AMERICA, CHAMPIONS) and Marvel Young Gun […]

First Impression: LAST SIEGE [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | April 12th, 2018
LAST SIEGE [2018] #1

Cool, ‘spaghetti Western storytelling meets Game of Thrones atmosphere in this gritty medieval war story.’ I’m up for that! “A tale of blood, desperation, and loss. New York Times bestselling author LANDRY Q. WALKER joins artist JUSTIN GREENWOOD for an all-new ONGOING SERIES-THE LAST SIEGE. Spaghetti Western storytelling meets Game of Thrones atmosphere in this gritty medieval war story, as a mysterious stranger arrives at a castle overrun with brutal soldiers bent on usurping the throne of the rightful heir-an 11-year-old girl. An action-packed, genre-twisting epic, THE LAST SIEGE begins.” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: MIDDLE AGES/MEDIEVAL PERIOD (5TH – 15TH C. AD)

First Impression: HAWKMAN [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | April 12th, 2018
HAWKMAN [2018] #1

A new Hawkman series spinning out of DARK NIGHTS: METAL. I like Hawkman best when he’s a little more science fiction-y and a little less reincarnation-y. Maybe I just have a really sore spot for the 80’s FLASH GORDON movie. “Spinning out of the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Carter Hall returns to the DC Universe. An explorer of the ancient and unknown, Hawkman finds himself embroiled in a long-standing mission to discover the true purpose of his many reincarnations. Carter races around the globe trying to piece together an ancient prophecy, but will he be able to face down his past lives lurking around every corner?” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: HAWKMAN

First Impression: CHARLIE’S ANGELS [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | April 12th, 2018

This looks like a fun comic series. “The Angels are back, baby. -The original Angels, Jill, Kelly and Sabrina. Travel back to the swingin’ 70s, and revisit the butt-kicking, crime-fighting, mold-breaking lady detectives who took 70s TV by storm, ready to do the same to comics 40 years later. Break out your bell-bottoms, feather your hair, and jump back to a era of peanut-farmer presidents, gargantuan gas-guzzlers and foxy female detectives… for a globe-trotting adventure that’s simply too big and epic for the 70s-era boob tube. Written by elderly Eisner winner and solicitation-writing former-superstar John Layman, and with art by his scrappy but lovable youngster pal, Joe Eisma. This is one comic you DON’T DARE TO MISS.” Buy It Now […]