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Spiral Comics July 2018 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | July 15th, 2018
Batman Damned #1

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! Sometimes, the summer months can be slow in comic. But not this month! Wow, there are a few exciting gems being offered this month. There’s a STRANGER THINGS mini-series that is *not* an adaptation and tells the story of how Will survived when he was trapped in the Upside Down. MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 is appearing in comics for the first time. DC launches their Black Label imprint with BATMAN: DAMNED. And finally, Wolverine’s back! There are tons of other new series worth mentioning as well, if I had the space here. (See our announcements for a new, easy way to see all the new series being offered each month.) As always, let us know if […]

First Impression: MOTH AND WHISPER [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 12th, 2018

Just another teenager trying to make her way in a hostile cyberpunk dystopia. Must be another very interesting series from Aftershock! “NEW SERIES. Everyone knows that the two greatest thieves in the city are the Moth and the Whisper. Very few know that the Moth and the Whisper disappeared six months ago. And what nobody knows is that the new Moth and Whisper are actually one person pretending to be both of them. One supremely skilled but uncertain young genderfluid thief: Niki, the child of the Moth and the Whisper. Niki has been trained by their parents in the arts of stealth and infiltration, but they’re still just a teenager, and now they’re alone, searching for their parents in a […]

First Impression: RETURN OF WOLVERINE [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 12th, 2018

Aaaaaand he’s back….! Just like that. “HE’S BACK, BUB. Parental Advisory.” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: WOLVERINE, WOLVERINE (JAMES ‘LOGAN’ HOWLETT), X-MEN FAMILY TITLES

First Impression: BATMAN/THE MAXX [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 12th, 2018

A surreal, quirky cross-property crossover between Batman and the Maxx! “Batman must face the strangest and most bizarre adventure of his career, as he meets comics’ strangest and most bizarre hero… THE MAXX. IDW and DC Comics proudly present the most surreal, quirky, and wonderful crossover of all time. A devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum is conducting unconventional experiments into the human psyche, and he kicks off a chain reaction of disaster when he experiments on Arkham’s newest patient, The Maxx. The city of Gotham is starting to merge with The Maxx’s psychedelic mental landscape, known as the Outback, blurring the line between real and unreal. It’s up to Batman to save not just Gotham, but all of reality, […]

First Impression: MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 12th, 2018

Another Dark Horse licensing stroke of genius: MST3K! Perfect. “The riffing hilarity of Mystery Science Theater 3000 comes to comics when Kinga Forrester pairs her Kingachrome Liquid Medium with her latest invention-the Bubbulat-R. Jonah Heston, Crow T. Robot, and Tom Servo find themselves thrust into the 2-D world of public domain comics, with riffing as their only defense. Created for comics by Joel Hodgson. The hit Netflix show has come to comics. Variant cover by longtime MST3K DVD artist Steve Vance.” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

First Impression: PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 12th, 2018

This new series from Aftershock looks highly entertaining! “NEW SERIES. Disregarded, disrespected and dismissed, Renny has a chip on his shoulder. Once an equal partner in a criminal syndicate that rules Las Vegas, he now finds himself living in a shack in the desert. But the shack has a workshop, and Renny’s been busy. It’s time to march his robot army into the neon hell of a cyberpunk Vegas and retake his seat at the table. Or take the wood from the table and build enough caskets for the whole syndicate. Old friends better run, because Operation PATIENCE. CONVICTION. REVENGE. is underway. Like an Elmore Leonard novel set in the world of Blade Runner, PATIENCE. CONVICTION. REVENGE. is offbeat and […]

First Impression: IMPOSSIBLE, INCORPORATED [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 12th, 2018

A very cool-looking, all-ages exploration of parallel universes from industry giant J.M. DeMatteis. Definitely worth checking out! “Join 17-year-old Number Horowitz as she and her team board a cosmic train called the Non-Local Express, riding across the quantum sea and into the Infinite Spiral that leads to other worlds, new dimensions, parallel universes and through time itself. Impossible, Incorporated is the tale of a teenage girl with extraordinary abilities, seeking the truth about the universe-and her own mysterious past. *Retailers: See your order form for incentive information. Written by Eisner-winner J.M. DeMatteis (JLA, The Amazing Spider-Man) With art by Mike Cavallaro (Ben 10 Omniverse, Cartoon Network Action Pack).” Buy It Now

First Impression: STAR TREK VS. TRANSFORMERS [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 12th, 2018

A super-cool cross-property crossover beams me back to the good ol’ Saturday morning cartoon days! “The Transformers ’80s cartoon series meets Star Trek: The Animated Series in a no-holds-barred Saturday Morning mash-up for the ages. At the edge of Klingon space, the starship Enterprise finds there’s more to the final frontier than meets the eye, when Kirk and his crew come face to face with the strangest life forms of all: Cybertronians. This unprecedented crossover brings together two of the greatest science fiction universes of all time-in the style of their classic animated series. A five-year mission meets a four-million-year war. Written by two titans of their respective properties, John Barber (Optimus Prime, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Transformers: Bumblebee Movie […]

First Impression: STRANGER THINGS [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 12th, 2018

Exciting! An original Stranger Things tale that fits into continuity! Must read!! “The nostalgia igniting hit Netflix original series comes to comic shelves. Follow Will Byers into a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down. Written by award winning comics veteran Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black, Mother Panic) Based on Will’s unseen journey during season 1 of hit Netflix show Stranger Things.” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: STRANGER THINGS

First Impression: JAMES BOND ORIGIN [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 12th, 2018

Fans of Bond will definitely want to check out this new series detailing his exploits during WWII! “‘CHAPTER ONE: THE GREATEST DAYS’ At last, the definitive account of James Bond’s exploits during World War II. MARCH, 1941: Seventeen-year-old James Bond is a restless student in Scotland, an orphan, eager to strike out and make his mark on the world. But a visit by an old family friend coincides with THE CLYDEBANK BLITZ, the most devastating German attack on Scotland during the War. James will fight through hell to survive, coming out the other side determined to make a difference. He’ll find his calling in a new British government service, secret in nature… The ongoing epic kicks off, by JEFF PARKER […]