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Spiral Comics January 2019 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | January 13th, 2019

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! I can’t wait because 2019 looks to be another banner year in comic book movies and television shows, and the publishers are always eager to get accompanying comic books out to eager fans like us. In addition to all the great stuff that’s ongoing, many new series are launching this month with pre-order availability. Image has: LITTLE BIRD, ASSASSINATION NATION and a new LAZARUS ongoing. Dark Horse has: INVISIBLE KINGDOM, ASTRO HUSTLE, BAD LUCK CHUCK and CALAMITY KATE. DC has a GRIMM KNIGHT one-shot, DIAL H FOR HERO and SECOND COMING. IDW has TRANSFORMERS, GLOW and GOOSEBUMPS. Marvel has WAR OF THE REALMS major event kicking off, AGE OF CONAN: BELIT, SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY, MAGNIFICENT MS. […]

First Impression: QUEEN OF BAD DREAMS [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | January 13th, 2019

Hey, this looks pretty cool. Vault has had some surprisingly good series, so it’s worth checking out if you’re looking to add something new. “When a dream entity known as a figment emerges from a dreamer’s mind, it’s Daher’s job as an IJ to track them down and make the call: reinsert the figment, or grant them agency in our world. After an especially powerful figment escapes the dreams of an even more powerful politician’s son, Daher is pulled headlong into an investigation that traces all the way back to the incident that sent dreams, even nightmares, spilling into our reality.” Pre-Order Now

First Impression: RONIN ISLAND [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | January 13th, 2019
RONIN ISLAND [2019] #1

Oh, I love samurai stories, and Greg Pak is a great writer. This will be awesome. “After a mysterious attack wipes out the major cities of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society. Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean peasants, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for the other. But these young warriors will have to work together when an army invades the island with shocking news: there is a new Shogun and the Island is expected to pay fealty in exchange for protection from a new enemy…a mutated horde that threatens to wipe […]


by Glenn Snow | January 13th, 2019

Every one of Alex Ross’ covers is spectacular, but this one takes your breath away… “Dr. Leonard Samson is a gamma mutate and part-time super hero who recently came back from the dead. He’s been wanting to discuss that with an old patient of his… But he’s not here to see Bruce Banner. Take a seat on the couch, IMMORTAL HULK. It’s going to be quite a session. Rated T+.” Related shopping tags: ALEX ROSS (CA), HULK, HULK (BRUCE BANNER), HULK FAMILY TITLES, MARVEL MARVELS 25TH ANNIVERSARY COVER VARIANTS [2019]

First Impression: DIAL H FOR HERO [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | January 13th, 2019
DIAL H FOR HERO [2019] #1

Here’s an exciting new DIAL H FOR HERO mini-series, offered as part of DC’s WONDER COMICS imprint. I always had a soft spot for this concept–a normal person gets the chance to try out super powers with unexpected results and consequences. “Miguel, a teen daredevil, becomes the newest wielder of the Hero Dial-a rotary phone-like device that grants the user superpowers for one hour when they dial H-E-R-O. Will he rise as a new hero in the DC Universe or crumble under the weight of responsibility the dial thrusts upon him? This blistering new six-issue miniseries joins the Wonder Comics lineup with stories by award-winning fan favorite Sam Humphries (HARLEY QUINN) and art by Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck).” Pre-Order […]

First Impression: LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | January 13th, 2019

The main man of the Valiant New Universe gets a monumental mini-series. “Eisner Award-winning writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER, HARBINGER WARS) returns to the Valiant Universe to continue crafting Toyo Harada’s controversial mission to save humanity from itself. Presented in an oversized format and featuring a lineup of all-star artists, including Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT SALVATION), CAFU (RAI), and more, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA will place the planet’s most powerful man in the spotlight as he strives to control the course of history. But with the menacing mastermind’s resources dwindling after the downfall of the Harbinger Foundation and a target on his head, will the formidable psiot re-emerge as humanity’s greatest hero…or its most dangerous villain?” Pre-Order Now Related […]

First Impression: FIREFLY BAD: COMPANY [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | January 13th, 2019

We only saw her in two episodes of the all-too-short-lived-but-immeasurably-loved television series, but holy awesome! You, go, Boom! Studios! “In this 40 page celebration, take a look into the never-before-seen history of one of the most beloved Firefly characters in the ‘Verse-SAFFRON. Journey through the early days of Saffron’s life, from before her fateful meeting/marriage to Mal. This is an origin story no Firefly fan is sure to forget.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In SERENITY (FIREFLY) comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: SERENITY (FIREFLY)

First Impression: MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: CITY AT WAR [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | January 13th, 2019

The Spider-Man/Peter Parker from the highly popular video game gets his own mini-series in the comic book world. Welcome to the Multi-verse! “PRESS START ON A BRAND-NEW MARVEL UNIVERSE. Showered with worldwide acclaim, the blockbuster Marvel’s Spider-Man has everyone’s spider-sense buzzing. Now you can experience the emotional and shock-filled story that takes favorite characters (including Mary Jane, Aunt May, Norman Osborn, Otto Octavius and Miles Morales) and spins them into an all-new and unexpected web of drama, spectacle, and classic Spidey action in the Mighty Marvel Manner…with more original stories to come. After years of seeing Wilson Fisk escape criminal prosecution, the wise-cracking web-slinger finally has the opportunity to team with the PDNY to help them arrest his fearsome foe. […]

First Impression: UNDER THE MOON: A CATWOMAN TALE [2019-SC]

by Glenn Snow | January 13th, 2019

This looks great…the latest ‘young’ Catwoman tale from DC’s INK imprint. “She rejects human cruelty, but sometimes it seems as though brute force is the only way to ‘win.’ And if Selina is to survive on the streets, she must be tough. Can she find her humanity and reconcile toughness with her desire for community … and love? From Lauren Myracle, the New York Times best-selling author of books like ttfn and ttyl, comes the story of a teenage Catwoman, as she struggles to find her own identity while living on the streets of Gotham.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: BATMAN FAMILY TITLES, DC INK [2019]

First Impression: RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: JERRY [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | January 13th, 2019

Another in what we hope is an endless string of RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS one-shots! “Rick and MortyTM Presents is back by popular demand. Jerry’s wisely blaming all his marital issues on his Dad-bod. When he goes to Rick for a quick fix, things go so poorly, it’s…demonic. Written by Ryan Ferrier (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Regular Show, D4VE, and more.),with series artists CJ Cannon and Joshua Perez.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In RICK AND MORTY comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: RICK AND MORTY