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Spiral Comics July 2019 Newsletter

by Nicki | July 15th, 2019
Dark Crystal Comic Book Cover

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! So, there’s a real beginning trend in comic book these days with “surprise” series beginnings and endings. Image maybe started the whole thing with their DIE!DIE!DIE! series, which just showed up without being offered for pre-order, but their pièce de résistance in this “surprise” trend has be the abrupt ending to THE WALKING DEAD with issue #193. Gotta hand it to them for actually offering issues above #193 for pre-order that were never going to be published. What a great run on a truly monumental comic book series. Boom! Studios also pulled a series out of their hat with the surprise ANGEL series set in the New Buffyverse. These surprise events sure do make headlines and […]

First Impression: RELICS OF YOUTH [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 15th, 2019

Another very intriguing, new series from Vault! “Nat Rodrigues keeps dreaming of an island. Soon, the dreams become waking visions. Alone and concerned, Nat manages to locate other teenagers across the globe who share her intense obsession with the unmapped enclave. And then, the strangest part: Every one of them wakes one morning with a mysterious tattoo. A tattoo only the six of them can see. Now, each of them knows-no matter the obstacles in their way… they must discover this unknown paradise.” Pre-Order Now

First Impression: DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 15th, 2019

If you are as excited as I am about the upcoming Dark Crystal series on Netflix, this comic book series from Boom! is a must-read!! “+ AN OFFICIAL PREQUEL TO THE HIT NETFLIX SERIES. + Return to another world, another time, Before the Age of Wonder. The Skesis rein over Thra, but there are distant echoes of rebellion. Gelfling and unlikely heroes emerge to champion what is good and just, but their paths to legend started long ago. Epic tales of adventure, magic, and mystery send us back in time to the Age of Resistance to witness the untold histories that forged these protectors of Thra. + Based on a story by Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance series […]


by Glenn Snow | July 15th, 2019

Well, here’s a bit of revisionist history for you…the symbiote we all know and love bonded with some random guy before Peter Parker. “During its first visit to New York City, the alien symbiote that would come to be known as Venom bonded to a host that wasn’t Spider-Man or Eddie Brock. Face front, True Believers, as this mysterious man meets his destiny…at the hands of Carnage.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: ABSOLUTE CARNAGE [2019], GREG LAND (CA), PETER DAVID (W), SPIDER-MAN, SPIDER-MAN FAMILY TITLES

First Impression: PLOT [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 15th, 2019
PLOT [2019] #1

Spectacular-looking new series from Vault Comics–the first with their new “Nightfall” icon! “In order to receive… First you must give. When Chase Blaine’s estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to McKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows. Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta… which overlooks a deep, black bogland teeming with family secrets.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: HORROR, VAULT NIGHTFALL

First Impression: VAMPIRELLA/RED SONJA [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 15th, 2019

Wow, this new series from Dynamite is reportedly and ongoing title!?! Dynamite usually does these cross-property crossovers as mini-series. Standby for a host of gorgeous covers for this one. “The first ONGOING series, co-starring The Daughter Of Drakulon and The She-Devil With A Sword. From Eisner winner JORDIE BELLAIRE (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Redlands) and DREW MOSS (Star Wars) comes a saga spanning space and time, filled with horror, adventure, mystery and murder.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: CROSS-PROPERTY CROSSOVERS, RED SONJA, TERRY/RACHEL DODSON (CA), VAMPIRELLA

First Impression: STRIKEFORCE [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 15th, 2019

A dark and gritty collection of some of the lesser-known Marvel ‘heroes’ can make for some fine storytelling. Just sayin’. “NO COMPROMISE. NO MERCY. ALL NEW, ONGOING SERIES. From the dark minds of rising stars Tini Howard and Germán Peralta comes a tale of the underside of the Marvel Universe. A new threat is secretly taking over the planet — and the more people who know about it, the more powerful the threat becomes. Blade dealt with this threat once before, and hoped to never have to again. He can’t bring the Avengers in on this — not just for their own safety, but for the safety of everyone on Earth. So he must recruit a team of heroes accustomed […]


by Glenn Snow | July 15th, 2019

Another must-read Rick and Morty one-shot! “Learn the true origins of THE FLESH CURTAINS, Rick’s rock band with Bird Person and Squanchy. Booed off of every stage, they consider giving up… until Rick invents a machine capable of writing songs people can’t resist. But when their multi-dimensional concert goes awry, Rick suddenly finds himself in massive debt to a ruthless alien loan shark. Will Rick do the safe thing and play the music guaranteed to make the band a success, or do the insane thing and play the music guaranteed to alienate almost everyone in order to impress his favorite musician?” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In RICK AND MORTY comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping […]


by Glenn Snow | July 15th, 2019

I don’t play video games, but I love these tie-in series! “IN THE GLORY DAYS OF THE REPUBLIC, TWO JEDI WILL GET CAUGHT UP IN A BATTLE THEY CAN’T UNDERSTAND – A BATTLE FOR THEIR LIVES. Leading into Jedi: Fallen Order™ the upcoming third-person action-adventure Star Wars™ title from Lucasfilm and Respawn Entertainment, DARK TEMPLE follows the Jedi Master ENO CORDOVA and his impulsive Padawan CERE JUNDA on their most dangerous mission yet. The Jedi Council has sent them to the remote planet Ontotho to oversee the peaceful excavation of a mysterious temple that has been uncovered. But they will come to find that what surrounds the temple may be even more dangerous than the mysteries within it. Clandestine local […]

First Impression: SPIDER-MAN [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 15th, 2019
SPIDER-MAN [2019] #1

This I did not see coming…a Spider-Man mini-series from J.J. Abrams and his son. Definitely worth checking out! “CLASSIFIED.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In SPIDER-MAN (PETER PARKER) comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: SPIDER-MAN, SPIDER-MAN (PETER PARKER), SPIDER-MAN FAMILY TITLES