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Spiral Comics October 2018 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | October 14th, 2018

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! Last month I was excited to see where Netflix’s Iron Fist season 3 would go. Well, it’s unexpectedly canceled, so I will get no more martial arts mayhem from that show. But Daredevil season 3 is on deck for the end of this month, so I’ll be busy binging that when it comes out! In other news, IDW has launched a line of Marvel comics targeted at the all-ages niche that they’re so good at. I think it’s interesting and wise that Marvel is outsourcing these projects and concentrating on what they do best. Not a month goes by without something new and cool to look forward to in comics. Here’s a short list of some […]

First Impression: STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC–DARTH MAUL [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | October 10th, 2018

Here’s a cool ‘series’ for die-hard Star Wars fans. This is a series of one-shots featuring four different heroes and four different villains from the three different trilogy eras. I don’t have any reason to believe the stories are tied together like Dark Horse did with their VECTOR storyline a while back (now Legends). But these should be seriously cool anyway. “RISE OF THE SITH. A living weapon of rage and bloodthirst, DARTH MAUL has stayed in the shadows of CORUSCANT waiting for his chance to strike against the JEDI ORDER. However, since tasting his first blood, the SITH lord struggles to contain his desire for destruction and questions the wishes of his methodically plotting master. Could Maul have had […]

First Impression: X-FORCE [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | October 10th, 2018
X-FORCE [2019] #1

X-Force is always hunting down someone, out for blood. This new series is no exception, but looks exceptional nonetheless! “FROM THE ASHES OF EXTERMINATION. Cable is dead…and now, the original X-Force team of Domino, Cannonball, Shatterstar, Boom Boom and Warpath. must hunt down the murderer of their former leader. The mutant militia are hot for blood…but when their target is the time-traveling younger version of their fallen mentor, is there a line they absolutely cannot cross? And what does Deathlok have to do with all of it? From Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION, OLD MAN LOGAN) and Dylan Burnett (COSMIC GHOST RIDER), comes an all-new, high-octane mutant adventure. A reckoning will come. Parental Advisory.” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: X-MEN FAMILY […]

First Impression: MARTIAN MANHUNTER [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | October 10th, 2018

The Martian Manhunter has had a long and twisted publishing history already, but this maxi-series re-imagining could be a good read. “No matter what you know about J’onn J’onnz, you’re not prepared for this. The acclaimed team of writer Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo (BATMAN/ THE SHADOW, BATMAN: NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN) reteam for a reinvention of the Manhunter from Mars in this twisted, unexpected series. Back on Mars, J’onn was about as corrupt as a law officer can be, and when a reckoning comes for his entire society, he’ll get a second chance he doesn’t want or deserve. One shocking murder, and an unexpected fragment of the Mars he lost, will change his life-and the course of […]


by Glenn Snow | October 10th, 2018

The solicitation paragraph is not explicit about this, but this mini-series is really the comic book adaptation of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. The adaptations of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films haven’t been as popular as the original stories, but still worth a read. “A COSMIC CALAMITY. From the dawn of the universe came six INFINITY STONES, each in control of an essential aspect of existence: space, reality, power, soul, mind and time. Now, THANOS strives to collect them all to further his mad plan of wiping out half the universe’s population. Standing between him and his goal: the AVENGERS, the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, SPIDER-MAN, and more. But with one Infinity Stone already in Thanos’ possession, will even the combined might […]

First Impression: FANTASTIC FOUR WEDDING SPECIAL [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | October 10th, 2018

Marvel puts out another wedding special for another couple tying the know. “Come and celebrate the impending nuptials of the Thing and Alicia Masters with a Ladies Night Out as only the First Family of Comics can do it. Guest-starring She-Hulk, Medusa, Crystal and more, it’s the bachelorette party Alicia never expected-and one whose ribaldry will be interrupted by the arrival of a Surprise Super Villain. (And no, we don’t mean Johnny Storm.) Meanwhile, the Thing has an unexpected meeting with his future father-in-law, the Puppet Master. Plus, Hembeck. The Fantastic Four family tree. And more. R.S.V.P. at your local comics retailer this December, and don’t forget to kiss the bride. Rated T.” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: FANTASTIC […]

First Impression: FREEDOM FIGHTERS [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | October 10th, 2018

A DC maxi-series set on Earth-X (Two). I know…the DC Multi-Verse can be confusing. On this Earth, Nazi Germany won WWII and the Freedom Fighters travelled from Earth-Two to defeat it. Is this a new timeline offshoot? “Line up for this all-new maxiseries set on Earth X, where the Nazis won World War II. Twenty years after invading and occupying America, Germany wiped out all metahuman resistance, including the original Freedom Fighters. Fast-forward to the present day, and a new team of Freedom Fighters emerges to challenge the Nazi occupation once again. But if they’re to have any chance of victory, they’re going to need Uncle Sam-who disappeared after his original team was killed. The 12-part epic ‘Death of a […]

First Impression: MERRY X-MEN HOLIDAY SPECIAL [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | October 10th, 2018

Man, the list of creators on this one is looooong. Good times. “Twenty-five holiday tales of merry mutants, one for each day of December 1 through December 25. What does Magneto do for Hanukkah? What’s Rogue and Gambit’s first married Christmas like? Is Jubilee truly the master of navigating malls during the holidays? These questions and more are answered as all your favorite X-Men and more creators than you can shake a jingle bell at come together for a holiday celebration to last all month long. Rated T+.” Buy It Now Interested in Getting Started In X-MEN comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: X-MEN, X-MEN FAMILY TITLES

First Impression: TRANSFORMERS: HISTORIA [2018]

by Glenn Snow | October 10th, 2018

This awesome retrospective is perfect for any level of Transformers enthusiast. “: The year was 2005. The treacherous Decepticons and their heroic Autobot counterparts descended upon the Earth and unleashed a new era of Transformers comics through IDW Publishing. Thirteen years and hundreds of issues later, that universe has come to a close. Join Transformers historian Chris McFeely on a guide distilling the past 13 years of publishing history and remember the masterful storytelling of the first IDW Transformers run. Written and compiled by Chris McFeely, host of the popular and accessible Transformers: The Basics on YouTube. The perfect book for new readers to discover what they’ve been missing, lapsed readers to catch up, and old readers to remember all […]

First Impression: BATMAN WHO LAUGHS [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | October 10th, 2018

This is not a complete surprise. I’m sure the METAL villains will resurface periodically, now that they’ve been created. “Left rattled by the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Bruce Wayne must come face to face with the nightmares spawned from the Dark Multiverse. But even though evil devoured evil in the collapse of Challengers Mountain, the Dark Knight still has his doubts. He discovers that the Batman Who Laughs not only survived the fight with The Joker at the end of METAL, but now he is enacting a sinister plan across the Multiverse-something both terrifying and oddly familiar. But when Bruce Wayne realizes the only way to stop this madman is to kill him, he must consider violating the very […]