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Spiral Comics May 2019 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | May 14th, 2019
Paper Girls #1 Comic Book Cover

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! Well, Marvel has hit a new low in my opinion in the variant cover bubble we are currently inhabiting. Now, they’re issuing 1-in-25 variants for second printings! So, follow me here…there’s a regular second printing of FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN [2019] #6 and WAR OF THE REALMS: AGENTS OF ATLAS #1, but also 1-in-25 variants of the second printings. This isn’t the very first time they’ve done this. As far as I can tell, last month’s IMMORTAL HULK #16 second printing also had a 1-in-25 variant and could be the first one. I thought it might be a fluke last month, but here we are with a couple more this month. I’ve been collecting comic books since […]

First Impression: STAR WARS: TARGET VADER [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | May 10th, 2019

Vader vs. Valance the Hunter! This will be epic, for sure. “THE HUNTER. DARTH VADER is on the hunt for a mysterious criminal syndicate operating outside of THE EMPIRE’s rule. But little does he know he’s being hunted by a group of the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters, hired by the syndicate to take out Vader once and for all. Led by fallen Imperial Officer BEILERT VALANCE, this ragtag group of assassins will stop at nothing to kill the biggest bounty of their lives.” 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, […]

Cool Cover Alert: LOIS LANE [2019] #1 VAR ED

by Glenn Snow | May 10th, 2019
LOIS LANE [2019] #1 VAR ED

Jenny Frison does some amazing covers! “On the road and out of Metropolis-and carrying a secret that could disrupt Superman’s life-Lois Lane embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a threat to her husband and a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Greg Rucka and master storyteller Mike Perkins team up for a tale of conspiracy, intrigue and murder that pushes even Lois to her limits.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: GREG RUCKA (W), SUPERMAN FAMILY TITLES

First Impression: STAR WARS [2015] #68

by Glenn Snow | May 10th, 2019
STAR WARS [2015] #68

New creative team! New story arc! Set just before ESB! Yes! “REBELS AND ROGUES. ‘The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space…’ That’s right – you remember the opening titles of The Empire Strikes Back. Now find out what happened just before, as Luke and his friends launch a desperate, three-pronged mission of deception to keep the Empire from finding their new rebel base in a brand-new epic from the new ongoing team of Greg ‘PLANET HULK’ Pak and Phil ‘POE DAMERON’ Noto. Featuring Han and Leia undercover in a noir world of romance and danger. Luke and R2 facing off against the Executor in a […]

First Impression: JIMMY OLSEN [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | May 10th, 2019
JIMMY OLSEN [2019] #1

Superman’s pal, Jimmy Olsen, gets his own maxi-series from Matt Fraction! This could be so cool. “Jimmy Olsen must die. Wait, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Jimmy Olsen lives. Superman’s best friend and Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen tours the bizarre underbelly of the DC Universe in this new miniseries featuring death, destruction, giant turtles and more. It’s a centuries-spanning whirlwind of weird that starts in Metropolis and ends in Gotham City. And then we kill Jimmy.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: MATT FRACTION (W), SUPERMAN FAMILY TITLES


by Glenn Snow | May 10th, 2019

Even if you think you know everything about Wolverine and Cap’s origins, there’s about to be some more to know in this unassuming one-shot. Required reading! “THE SECRET HISTORY BEHIND THEIR ORIGINS REVEALED. In 1940, scientists attempted to make a man into the perfect weapon, a Super-Soldier. They failed and made him a legend instead. Before the turn of the century, they tried again for the tenth time. They failed, making a man into death incarnate. At long last, ETHAN SACKS (OLD MAN HAWKEYE, STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE) and DIOGENES NEVES (GREEN ARROW, DEATHSTROKE) reveals the shadowy connections between Captain America, Wolverine and many more of the Marvel U’s Super-Soldiers… including some surprises. The conspiracy begins here.” Pre-Order Now Interested […]

First Impression: DOOM PATROL: WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | May 10th, 2019

If you enjoyed Netflix’s UMBRELLA ACADEMY, you should check out this new series from DC’s Young Animal imprint and writer Gerard Way! “All hail the Supreme Shape. Gerard Way and the World’s Strangest Superheroes return in an all-new series that takes them beyond the borders of time and space. Featuring artwork by acclaimed cartoonist James Harvey, this issue finds the Doom Patrol facing off against the fanatical fitness fiends of planet Orbius and the Marathon Eternal. Meanwhile, Cliff Steele, formerly known as Robotman, must come to terms with his new body of flesh and bone…yet the real test turns out to be something far more frightening: his mom.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: DC’S YOUNG ANIMAL (DCYA)

First Impression: SWORD MASTER [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | May 10th, 2019

Another strong-looking, manga-inspired, ongoing title from Marvel, spinning out of War of the Realms. “MIGHTY MARVEL MARTIAL ARTS DOUBLE TROUBLE. ALL NEW ONGOING SERIES. You saw him tear through Fire Goblins in WAR OF THE REALMS with his big, damn magic sword. Now learn the mysterious origins of LIN LIE, A.K.A. SWORD MASTER, Marvel’s newest Chinese superhero, in the English language debut of the original series written by Shuizhu and drawn by Gunji. Haunted by dreams of demons, Lin Lie hunts for his missing archeologist father – and for the secret of the black sword he left behind. And in a brand new story written by Greg Pak (NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS), Sword Master teams up with SHANG-CHI. What happens […]

First Impression: ORVILLE: NEW BEGINNINGS [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | May 10th, 2019

Here’s a cool little mini-series featuring Orville. If you love the show as much as any other science fiction television fan, you’ll love this little gem. “On their way to a fleet conference via shuttle, Ed and Gordon pick up a distress signal from a century-old buoy belonging to a Union ship and decide to investigate. Meanwhile, back on the Orville, Kelly tries to mediate when Bortus insists on enrolling Topa into school even though he is only a few months old. Picks up where season one left off. Written by The Orville Executive Producer David A. Goodman.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: SCI-FI, TELEVISION TIE-IN

First Impression: AERO [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | May 10th, 2019
AERO [2019] #1

This character from the War of the Realms event looks pretty exciting. “CATCH THE WAVE. ALL NEW ONGOING SERIES. The breakout stars of WAR OF THE REALMS: AGENTS OF ATLAS debut in an oversized team-up book. Get ready for the English language debut of the first appearance of AERO, the high-flying Shanghaiese superheroine created for Marvel by Zhou Liefen and Keng. And in a brand new story written by PLANET HULK writer Greg Pak, Aero teams up with WAVE, Marvel’s newest Filipina superheroine. What strange forces have turned the buildings of Shanghai into monstrous golems? And what is the SECRET ORIGIN OF WAVE?” Pre-Order Now