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Spiral Comics November 2018 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | November 14th, 2018
Get Started In Wolverine

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! There are so many great, new series launching out of the November pre-order catalog, my head almost exploded. In fact, Marvel alone has–by my count–14 new #1’s this month. Some are pretty cool-looking one-shots celebrating their 80th Anniversary next year, but there are big-name series launching too: CONAN THE BARBARIAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, CAPTAIN MARVEL, BLACK WIDOW, CHAMPIONS, MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS and FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN. I’m calling it the “Unbranded 2019 Explosion” (trademark pending). Not to be completely outdone, DC has their new Bendis-curated imprint, Wonder Comics, launching with their first two titles: YOUNG JUSTICE and NAOMI. Need more new stuff? Boom! Studios is launching a new BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER series, and Dark Horse […]

First Look at STAR WARS McKone Puzzle Piece Variant Covers

by Glenn Snow | November 13th, 2018

Diamond put up the first two images (finally) of a new Star Wars variant cover collection–the McKone Puzzle Piece variants. There will be 27 of these, and since there are three “ages” and the first Age of Republic has 9 one-shots, I’m guessing they will be arranged in three 3 x 3 grids. But this is just speculation until we see a few more. I was initially thinking they would have some sort of puzzle piece shape or design to them, but these designs are much better than what I imagined. You can see there is some huge background symbol in red. But the coolest part is all the ships zooming around. Can’t wait to see them all put together! […]


by Glenn Snow | November 13th, 2018

I will never get enough Star Wars comic books. Obi-Wan tops my list of characters I’d love to read stories about! “THE EARLY DAYS OF OBI-WAN KENOBI, JEDI KNIGHT. Following the wishes of his master, OBI-WAN has taken on ANAKIN SKYWALKER as an apprentice. Will his mission alongside his young Padawan bring them closer together, or sow the seeds that will drive them apart? And who else is after the ancient holocron that they seek? Rated T.” Buy It Now Interested in Getting Started In STAR WARS comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: STAR WARS, STAR WARS (NEW CANON) [2014]

First Impression: WAR IS HELL [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 13th, 2018
WAR IS HELL [2019] #1

Marvel is celebrating it’s 80th anniversary all year long with tons of cool projects…including one-shots like this! “ALL-NEW WAR STORY. In honor of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary and history with War Comics comes a brand new edition of WAR IS HELL with two fascinating and soul-crushing tales of War. ‘In the Mood’ by Howard Chaykin takes you to the skies as the Luftwaffe and RAF battle over the English Channel for a battle tale of bitter irony and ‘War Glammer’ by Phillip Kennedy Johnson brings you back to Earth in modern day Afghanistan with a story that will chill you to the bone. Rated T+.” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: HOWARD CHAYKIN (A), HOWARD CHAYKIN (W), WAR

First Impression: CAPTAIN MARVEL [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 13th, 2018

A new CAPTAIN MARVEL series relaunch just in time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film, which–by the way–looks pretty awesome. Can’t wait. Carol Danvers’ future in the Marvel Universe seems bright. “ALL THE STARS ALIGN AS KELLY THOMPSON AND CARMEN CARNERO TAKE ON MARVEL’S PREMIER FEMALE SUPER HERO. As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has spent months in space protecting Earth from alien threats big and small, but now it’s time for Earth’s mightiest hero to come home. New York City has never looked so good. But every re-entry comes with the unexpected, and Carol is about to hit a whole lot of unexpected. It’s a fresh start and an oversized, star-studded welcome home for a hero who’s been punching […]

First Impression: NAOMI [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 13th, 2018
NAOMI [2019] #1

This series actually sounds pretty darn interesting. I really want to know her last name right now! “DC’s biggest, newest mystery starts here. When a fight between Superman and Mongul crashes into a small Northwestern town, Naomi (last name?) begins a quest to uncover the last time a super-powered person visited her home-and how that might tie into her own origins and adoption. Follow Naomi’s journey on a quest that will take her to the heart of the DC Universe and unfold a universe of ideas and stories that have never been seen before. Join writers Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker and breakout artist Jamal Campbell in Wonder Comics’ massively ambitious new series and star… NAOMI.” Buy It Now Related […]

First Impression: STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC SPECIAL [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 13th, 2018

This cool-looking special has short stories about Asajj Ventress, Captain Rex and Mace Windu, so that should balance out one about Jar Jar Binks. “THE GREATEST HEROES OF THE REPUBLIC, THE DEADLIEST VILLAINS – AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN. Four creative teams. Four stories featuring your favorite Star Wars characters. The baddest Jedi in the galaxy has a score to settle – MACE WINDU returns in an action-packed adventure from OLD MAN HAWKEYE’S Ethan Sacks. You can run, but can you hide from the twin lightsabers of Sith assassin ASAJJ VENTRESS? Feel her fury in a tale expertly woven by veteran STAR WARS comic scribe Jody Houser (THRAWN, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS). And is JAR JAR BINKS’ role in […]

First Impression: JOURNEY INTO UNKNOWN WORLDS [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 13th, 2018

Marvel is celebrating it’s 80th anniversary all year long with tons of cool projects…including one-shots like this! “ALL-NEW SCI-FI STORY. In celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary and the comic books that captivated hearts and minds across generations, join us for two scintillating sci-fi stories – the first an extraterrestrial adventure by Cullen Bunn the likes of which haven’t been seen in this or any other decade, and the second a tale of terror by Clay McLeod Chapman that could take place in your very own back yard. The secrets of the the universe lie waiting to be discovered, True-Believers, on a JOURNEY TO UNKOWN WORLDS. Rated T+.” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: SCI-FI

First Impression: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 13th, 2018

Featuring every cosmic superhero in the known universe? Yeah, that’s worth a look. New Guardians of the Galaxy series from Donny Cates/Geoff Shaw. “WHO WILL STAND The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead…or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy…but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? Featuring every cosmic super hero in the known universe by the THANOS WINS creative team of Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw. Rated T+.” Buy It Now Related shopping tags: GUARDIANS OF THE […]

First Impression: YOUNG JUSTICE [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 13th, 2018

An amazing jumping-on point for the beloved YOUNG JUSTICE team! Plenty of old favorites and a couple brand new young DC heroes: Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex! “Superboy. Wonder Girl. Robin. Impulse. Amethyst. They’re all united in YOUNG JUSTICE #1, the debut issue of a brand-new series that also introduces new heroes Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex. When the nightmare dimension known as Gemworld invades Metropolis, these teen heroes reunite to deal with the situation-but they’re shocked to discover the battle may be the key to the return of Conner Kent, a.k.a. Superboy. This mix of fan favorites and new legacy heroes will be the center point for some of the biggest goings-on at DC. As if that weren’t enough, […]