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Spiral Comics June 2018 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | June 16th, 2018

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! As always, reports of the demise of the comic book industry were premature. Even more cool, new series are being offered for the first time this month–mainstream and alternative options galore. The Fantastic Four are back after a 2+ year hiatus with Dan Slott at the writing helm, fresh off an amazing finish with Amazing Spider-Man. Marvel says “because you demanded it…,” but I was always just politely suggesting it. Demanding one of your favorite comics back is just rude. 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 Syndrome, because if everyone collects comics then no […]

First Impression: FRIENDO [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | June 13th, 2018
FRIENDO [2018] #1

Yet another excellent-looking offering from Vault Comics! Check it out! “Leo wasn’t allowed toys as a kid, but now that he’s all grown up he’s going to take yours. He used to play by the rules, but then governments and corporations set fire to the rules and still expected him to behave. He probably would have if it hadn’t been for his new friend Jerry. See, Jerry isn’t human; he’s a personalised marketing VR… and he’s malfunctioning. Unhinged ultraviolence from Alex Paknadel (Arcadia) and Martin Simmonds (Punks Not Dead).” Buy It Now

First Impression: BLACK BADGE [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | June 13th, 2018
BLACK BADGE [2018] #1

Hehe, a top secret, elite branch of boy scouts taking on covert missions. Sounds funny, but apparently will reveal a deeper social commentary. “œ Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins, the team behind Grass Kings , reunite for a new ongoing series about a top-secret, elite branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions. œ Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite; the best of the best. They are feared even by the other badges. The missions they take are dangerous, and they will only get worse as their leaderfs attention is split between their mission objectives and tracking down a lost team member. A team member who disappeared years ago, presumed dead. œ […]

First Impression: EXTERMINATION [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | June 13th, 2018

This is exciting. Finally, the repercussions of the young X-Men in our time must be dealt with! “Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past. Writer Ed Brisson (OLD MAN LOGAN, CABLE) and artist Pepe Larraz (UNCANNY AVENGERS, AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER) answer the biggest question of all: can the fate of the X-Men be changed? Rated T+.” Buy It Now Interested in Getting Started In X-MEN comic books? Check out our guide […]

First Impression: BATMAN: KINGS OF FEAR [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | June 13th, 2018

Here’s a new Batman mini-series that looks like it’ll give the Scarecrow some more clout in Batman’s rogue gallery. “Legendary artist Kelley Jones makes his triumphant return to the Dark Knight in this explosive miniseries written by former BATMAN editor Scott Peterson. Batman’s been overseeing Gotham City for years now and isn’t sure how much of a difference he’s making. Doubt, fear and insecurity are starting to take over. And as all of those negative feelings set in the Scarecrow orchestrates a riot at Arkham Asylum to give the Dark Knight one of his greatest challenges yet. This six-issue miniseries will see the Scarecrow in a horrifying new way that you’ll have to read to believe.” Buy It Now Interested […]

First Impression: PREDATOR: HUNTERS II [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | June 13th, 2018

Sweet! A new Predator mini-series from Dark Horse. This one summons nostalgic remembrances of the early, exciting days of the franchise. “From the islands of the South Pacific to the mountains of Afghanistan, the Hunters go wherever the Predators appear-even it’s in a warzone and into conflict with a mysterious government group hunting the same prey. Despite the casualties suffered during their fist mission, the Predator Hunters are on the prowl again. ‘A true testament to the savagery of the Predator franchise, this series just doesn’t quit…’-Infinite Earths.” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: PREDATOR FRANCHISE

First Impression: RAID [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | June 13th, 2018
RAID [2018] #1

Awesome-looking martial arts mini-series from Titan! I’m continually impressed by Titan’s ceaseless string of quality, short works. “Taking place during the events of the second movie – the Raid movie’s main character Rama is trapped in prison and he has to protect an undercover cop… as well as himself… Meanwhile, Jakarta crime boss Bejo is causing havoc in the outside world as he strives to gain more and more power – and he is ably assisted by two familiar faces: Hammer Girl and Baseball Bat Man…” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: MARTIAL ARTS

First Impression: ROBOTS VS. PRINCESSES [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | June 13th, 2018

Robots versus princesses. Three words say it all. Enjoy. “The comic event of the year has arrived. When plucky Princess Zara stumbles upon the Decimator defector Wheeler, she sets in motion events that will pit the spritely cleverness of fairy tale princesses against the raw power of giant robots. The dream match you never thought you’d see begins here. Don’t miss it.” Buy It Now

First Impression: FANTASTIC FOUR [1961] #1 FACSIMILE EDITION (2018)

by Glenn Snow | June 13th, 2018

Neato! I love when they do these reproductions with the original ads and all. Get one and slab it! “As a fresh era begins for Marvel’s First Family, revisit the original Fantastic Four #1 in this special commemorative edition. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby changed super hero storytelling forever when they introduced Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, and Susan and Johnny Storm. Together, the adventurous quartet blast off on an experimental rocket flight – only to be bombarded by life-altering cosmic rays. Reed becomes the elastic Mister Fantastic. Ben transforms into the rocky Thing. Sue turns into an Invisible Girl. And Johnny flames on as the Human Torch. They’ll use their incredible powers to help mankind – starting by fending off […]


by Glenn Snow | June 13th, 2018

This is a super cool-looking manga-style Batman/Justice League story. “From mangaka Shiori Teshirogi (Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas) comes a new series starring Batman and the Justice League. Currently being serialized in the monthly Japanese anthology Red, the story focuses on a young boy who comes to Gotham City from Japan. He’s trying to solve the mystery of what happened to his scientist parents after their disappearance following a factory explosion a year earlier. As it turns out, the factory was owned by Lex Luthor, who has now teamed with The Joker. Together, they plan on using the research of the boy’s parents to tap into a mystical, all-powerful, worldwide energy source. But for what purpose? It’s a bigger challenge […]