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Spiral Comics June 2019 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | June 17th, 2019

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! The summer is blazing away and comics continue to be hot as well. Tons of cool-looking brand new series being offered in this month’s catalog. Check it out…I won’t bother to list them all here. The summer convention calendar is in full swing as well. Hope your cosplay malfunctions are minimized and those $1 bins are full of hidden gems. As always, let us know if we can search our stacks for something…we try to cater to regular, normal newbies…crazy, intense collectors…and everyone in between (except for the Dark Phoenix when she’s in one of her universe-destroying moods). –Glenn P.S. Spiral Comics offers a free Recommendations Service for upcoming comic books. Learn more here ANNOUNCEMENT You’re […]

First Impression: GHOST-SPIDER [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | June 15th, 2019
GHOST-SPIDER [2019] #1

Finally, Spider-Gwen is making her way (almost) permanently to the main Marvel Universe proper. This series replaces SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER [2018], and she’s splitting her time between her universe and the main Marvel U. It’s okay, I’ll accept partial custody over none. “GWEN STACY MAKES HER WAY TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE. With a cloud of infamy hanging over her head on Earth-65, GWEN STACY now travels to Earth-616 for super hero action… and school? The newest student at ESU is about to get a crash course in multiversity as she splits her time between the world she loves and the world she’s just getting to know. But what devious villain has eyes on Gwen’s travels? Is Gwen ready for what comes […]

First Impression: BATMAN [1940] #232 FACSIMILE EDITION (2019)

by Glenn Snow | June 15th, 2019

I love these facsimile editions. Can’t beat the modest price for a piece of history! “The story that introduced Ra’s al Ghul is reprinted in the first of DC’s new line of facsimile edition comics. In ‘Daughter of the Demon,’ Ra’s reveals that he knows Batman’s secret identity-and that he needs the Caped Crusader’s help to save his daughter, Talia. It’s a tale that established Ra’s al Ghul as one of Batman’s most cunning and unpredictable foes.” Buy It Now Interested in Getting Started In BATMAN comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: BATMAN, BATMAN FAMILY TITLES

First Impression: MARVEL ACTION: CAPTAIN MARVEL [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | June 15th, 2019

If you need more Flerkens in your life, this is the mini-series for you! “Go higher, further, and faster with Captain Marvel in this brand-new, all-ages adventure. Carol Danvers’ quiet night with BFF Jessica Drew (a.k.a. Spider-Woman) takes a cat-astrophic turn when Manhattan’s bodegas are suddenly overrun by a host of angry felines. And not just any felines-Flerkens, the most terrifying, pocket-dimension-holding, tentacle-devouring kitty-look-alikes in the entire universe. Carol’s paw-sitive she can handle the situation on her own, but questions remain: can she overcome the fur-midible foes before it’s too late? How well does the ‘Find My Phone’ function actually work? And will there be more cat puns? It’s a Flerken invasion in the latest addition to the mighty Marvel […]

First Impression: BATMAN VS. RA’S AL GHUL [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | June 15th, 2019

If you only read one Batman limited series this year, Neal Adams is not a bad bet for high quality. Written and drawn by the legend himself. “Gotham City is under siege by terrorists, and Batman is determined to find the source. But when Boston Brand tries to intervene, he discovers an even more disturbing and deadly truth: the terrorists are led by an inhuman monster. Ra’s al Ghul has volunteered his own private security force to aid the GCPD, and now they are the only thing standing between nuclear terror and the townspeople. But al Ghul’s true goal is hidden from everyone’s eyes. He will destroy the city and kill Batman-this time for good. Watching in horror is… Bruce […]

First Impression: WILDCATS [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | June 15th, 2019
WILDCATS [2019] #1

Warren Ellis continues his Wildstorm Universe story with the Wildcats team. This team has been around in comics since 1992! Keep. It. Going. “They have one job: to save the human race from the human race. And it’s going to kill them. From the pages of THE WILD STORM, the piratical covert team made up of rogue specialists, extraterrestrial soldiers and a mad astronaut, run by a tech mogul and disguised alien king, all here to stop us from destroying ourselves. Case in point: the secret space program Skywatch has been performing medical experiments on abducted innocents for decades. One of those experiments is about to explode-revealing whole new worlds in the battle for sanity that the wild CAT has […]

First Impression: BATMAN/SUPERMAN [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | June 15th, 2019

This team-up duo has historically been a great read. Definitely worth checking out! “Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one-for the Secret Six walk among us. Spinning out of the devastating events of the Batman Who Laughs, Superman and Batman are together once more in an all-new monthly series-and they’re facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey into the depths of Gotham City to learn which of their fellow heroes has been transformed into the horrifying horseman of their most dangerous and deranged foe ever. Our heroes will need to fight to survive, but an even more dangerous question lurks in […]

First Impression: FUTURE FOUNDATION [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | June 15th, 2019

This kind of series is what’s best about the Marvel Universe. You can group some minor characters together and craft a compelling story. Yeah, maybe it won’t last past 10 or 12 issues, but it still gives readers the impression that the Marvel U is unexpectedly large. “A BRAND-NEW SERIES STRAIGHT FROM THE PAGES OF FANTASTIC FOUR. When the Richards family is called back to Earth to be the Fantastic Four again, they left behind the Future Foundation – a think tank of the most brilliant young minds in the universe – with one mission: to find the pieces of and rebuild their friend Molecule Man. But that’s proved harder than imagined as this crew of young geniuses, Atlanteans, Mutants, […]

First Impression: PRETTY VIOLENT [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | June 15th, 2019

This new series from Image may be worth a peek, if only for the shock value. “SERIES PREMIERE. Gamma Rae wants to be a superhero, and why shouldn’t she? She’s been strong since she was a baby. The only problem is, all her siblings are notorious hero-murdering criminals. Join artist DEREK HUNTER (DuckTales, Adventure Time), and writer JASON YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND) for this all-new ongoing, gore-filled, laugh-out-loud comedy for mature readers that explores one girl’s journey through the rift between personal and family identity.” Pre-Order Now

First Impression: GWENPOOL STRIKES BACK [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | June 15th, 2019

If you thought this girl’s story was over, think again…! “POOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER. That’s right – everyone’s favorite comics-fan-turned-comics character is back, and this time, she’s playing for keeps. Gwen Poole is desperate not to disappear into comic book limbo, so she’s going to make an impact on the Marvel Universe. First up: Unmask Spider-Man. And heck, maybe see if she can get some real super-powers while she’s at it.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: GWENPOOL, TERRY/RACHEL DODSON (CA)