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Spiral Comics April 2019 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | April 15th, 2019

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! Spring has sprung and cabin feverish humans are emerging from their caves to see what awesome comic book offerings are available this month, and the prognosis is good! It’s never a dull month when you look at the cool comic books offered for pre-order that tie in to popular cultural icons. This month, we have…FROZEN, HELLBOY, SUPERMAN, USAGI YOJIMBO, TRANSFORMERS, GHOSTBUSTERS, CROW, HACK/SLASH, BLACK CAT, SILVER SURFER, PETER PORKER, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, HOWARD THE DUCK, STAR WARS, RED SONJA, WARLORD OF MARS, MARS ATTACKS, POWER RANGERS, SOULFIRE, and RICK AND MORTY. Chances are, even if you don’t collect/read comic books, you’ve heard of many of these characters before. Well, there’s a new #1 issue for […]

First Impression: PSI-LORDS [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | April 13th, 2019
PSI-LORDS [2019] #1

Ooo, Valiant launches a new Psi-Lords series! I was bummed that X-O stopped, but this is the next best thing! “Who are the cosmic beings known only as the Psi-Lords? And how will they change the course of the Universe in this brand-new ongoing series? Four astronauts awake in an otherworldly prison with no memory of how they got there. What is their connection to the Psi-Lords? And how will they escape? Fred Van Lente is crafting a lively sci-fi mystery, and Renato Guedes’ art is (literally) out of this world.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: VALIANT NEW UNIVERSE

First Impression: TRANSFORMERS/GHOSTBUSTERS [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | April 13th, 2019

The cross-property crossover you’ve been yearning for… “‘GHOSTS OF CYBERTRON’ PART 1. After years of civil war, the Autobots fled Cyberton, leaving their home planet in the evil clutches of Megatron and his Decepticons. Years later and millions of miles away, the Autobots pick up a Cybertronian distress signal from a mysterious planet called Earth. The ghostly signal shouldn’t exist, and it’ll bring Optimus Prime and his team-including brand-new Autobot ECTOTRON-face-to-face with… the GHOSTBUSTERS. Crossing the streams after 35 years. Written and illustrated by the long-time fan-favorite Ghostbusters creative team of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Antonio Delgado. Five action-packed interconnecting covers from series artist Dan Schoening. The series will also include covers from superstar artists like Nick Roche, […]

First Impression: SAMURAI GRANDPA [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | April 13th, 2019

A cool-looking, new samurai series from Source Point Press! “After retiring the blade and putting the way of the samurai behind him, Ojichan returns home from the mountains to find his family visited by disaster, and his granddaughter kidnapped by one of his greatest foes from the past. Now Ojichan must set out one last time into a mysterious and magical world and face enemies new and old, in order to bring his granddaughter back.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: SAMURAI

First Impression: USAGI YOJIMBO [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | April 13th, 2019

Usagi Yojimbo is easily one of my top 5 favorite comic book series. For reasons I’m not privy to, Stan is relaunching his creator-owned property at IDW. The Dark Horse era has been amazing. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for the IDW era! “Follow the adventures of rabbit r?nin Miyamoto Usagi as he wanders Edo period Japan on his warrior’s journey. In the start of this three-part story, Usagi becomes embroiled in a puppet drama where the players are not quite what they seem. Written, drawn, and lettered by comics legend Stan Sakai. Colors by Tom Luth (Groo the Wanderer). The start of an exciting new chapter in the epic ongoing saga of Usagi, now published by IDW. […]

First Impression: RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: MR. MEESEEKS [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | April 13th, 2019

Another in the line of Rick & Morty Presents one-shots! Keep ’em comin’! “A message from Mr. Meeseeks: You ASKED for it, and we’re obligated to deliver. That’s what Meeseeks DO, after all. But WAIT… who the asked us to find the MEANING OF LIFE? If you make this hard for us, things are gonna get reeeaaal ugly for YOU….” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In RICK AND MORTY comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: RICK AND MORTY

First Impression: SUPERMAN YEAR ONE [2019-SC] #1

by Glenn Snow | April 13th, 2019

Frank Miller pens a Superman year one story for DC’s Black Label imprint. Monumental, to be sure. But his “definitive” origin? We’ll see about that. I can reasonably guess that this volume won’t be as “revealing” as Azzarello’s first Batman Black Label softcover. “From the burning world of Krypton to the bucolic fields of Kansas, the first chapter of SUPERMAN YEAR ONE tracks Clark Kent’s youth in Kansas, as he comes to terms with his strange powers and struggles to find his place in our world. DC BLACK LABEL is proud to present the definitive origin of Superman as rendered by the legendary comics creators Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. PRESTIGE FORMAT MATURE READERS.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: […]

First Impression: KONNICHIWA, KAIJU-KUN [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | April 13th, 2019

This is a very intriguing mini-series from Antarctic Press. The one image has some amazing art! “Prepare for a J-Popzilla blend of retro-manga delight. Japan, the early 1970s: The idol phenomenon has begun, and the competition between talents in the industry is very intense. One top group, a trio of sisters, is eager for promised fame and fortune, but first must follow an odd order from their CEO: Join the Earth Defense Force and titanic hero Ultra38 to protect Earth from giant monsters.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: KAIJU

First Impression: DISNEY FROZEN: THE HERO WITHIN [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | April 13th, 2019

Another small mini-series from Dark Horse capitalizing on the forthcoming FROZEN 2 movie in theaters Fall 2019! “Olaf’s friend from the orphanage, Hedda, receives a personal invitation to Arendelle Castle. Although she has an amazing imagination, this is something she never dreamed would happen, especially with the way some of the other kids treat her. But as Kristoff knows and tells, life at an orphanage can be unpredictable and full of surprises…Meet Hedda, a new character in the Frozen comic book series, who has a wild imagination. Hear a story from Kristoff’s past. Frozen 2 in theaters fall 2019.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In FROZEN comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: DISNEY, DISNEY PRINCESS, […]


by Glenn Snow | April 13th, 2019

Can never get enough DARTH VADER stories! “YOUR HUMBLE SERVANT VADER. DARTH VADER may be the most feared man in the galaxy. But to the proud Grand Moffs of THE EMPIRE, he’s just the Emperor’s apprentice – below them in the hierarchy. But what fury burns in the heart of a SITH with such overwhelming rage when a mere Moff dares command him? And at what point does Darth Vader show them his true power? Rated T.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In DARTH VADER comic books? Check out our guide here. Interested in Getting Started In STAR WARS comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: DARTH VADER, STAR WARS, STAR WARS (NEW CANON) [2014], TERRY/RACHEL […]