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Spiral Comic September 2019 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | September 14th, 2019
DEADPOOL [2020] #1

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! The latest DC Previews explains their new age-based branding system, and they go all in with it on the offerings this month. It wasn’t as clear last month, especially since the Black Label had a short, earlier start as an actual imprint, not just as an age-based branding now. I think this stuff matters, and it should make sense…and publishers should stick with whatever they come up with. Fans are not particularly picky about these kinds of categorizations, beyond a general dislike of rapid-fire change-after-change. Dissolving Vertigo is a big move, and it will not fade from comic book history or memory any time soon. I dare say, it’s so entrenched, it’ll probably be back. On […]

First Impression: MACHINE GIRL [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | September 12th, 2019
MACHINE GIRL [2019] #1

Oh, this one looks pretty cool! “In a galaxy far, far away… There is a planet full of exotic interplanetary people. All of them living together in a dangerous multicultural world. And right there in the middle there is Megan. A young human girl fighting her way up on the deadly arena of the Intergalactic Mixed Battling Arts as she searches for her origins and other beings like her while she is obsessed with a mysterious, long forgotten planet: Earth.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: SCI-FI

First Impression: STAR WARS [2015] #75

by Glenn Snow | September 12th, 2019
STAR WARS [2015] #75

Wait!? What?! Final issue? But, but…what’s next?! “FINAL ISSUE. IT’S A TRAP. The epic REBELS AND ROGUES storyline reaches its explosive end. Can THREEPIO save the rock people of K43? Is WARBA the master or the student? Which Champion falls? And how much of LUKE’S desperate plan has DARTH VADER foreseen from the beginning? The search for a new rebel base continues. Rated T.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In STAR WARS comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: STAR WARS, STAR WARS (NEW CANON) [2014]

First Impression: FALLEN ANGELS [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | September 12th, 2019

This X-title has some of the coolest X-Men…should be killer! “THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL. Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it… but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind. Rated T+.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: DAWN OF X [2019], X-MEN FAMILY TITLES

First Impression: JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | September 12th, 2019

Si Spurrier relaunches Hellblazer…John Constantine! “John Constantine is back in London, back to his old tricks-and just in time, as things have become very dark indeed in his old stomping grounds. A small-time gang lord has found himself dealing with a big-time outbreak of supernatural weirdness…and without any allies to call on and nothing left to call his own, John doesn’t have much choice about taking a paycheck from one of London’s worst, or accepting the help of one of the gang lord’s would-be foot soldiers. But what should be an open-and-shut exorcism turns out to be nothing but…and the author of this madness may just be getting started on their terrible masterpiece. The original Constantine is back in this […]

First Impression: CRONE [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | September 12th, 2019
CRONE [2019] #1

This cool-looking mini-series from Dark Horse is worth checking out for sword and sorcery fans! “The Sword Saviour and Champion of Men once known as BLOODY BLISS is now nothing more than a reclusive old CRONE. Does she have the strength to answer the call for one last adventure? Only Dennis Culver (Burnouts, E is for Extinction) and Justin Greenwood (Stumptown, The Last Siege) know for sure in this story that is equal parts Unforgiven and Xena: Warrior Princess. From Burnouts creator Dennis Culver and acclaimed artist Justin Greenwood. One more battle for Bloody Bliss.” Pre-Order Now

First Impression: ANGELA DELLA MORTE [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | September 12th, 2019

If you’re always on the lookout for fresh independent series like I am, take a look at this sci-fi horror series from Red 5 Comics. “Angela Della Morte works for Dr. Sibelius, the most brilliant mind of the century. Using a new technology, Sibelius Labs are capable of separate soul from body. Using this tech Angela’s soul can get into other dead host and take control of their bodies in undercover missions. But as the souls travels the void to get into their new receptacles, they must elude a tenebrous lifeform. This creature feeds with the substance of which the soul is made. It is the most dangerous predator in this new ecosystem, and its name is: Death.” Pre-Order Now

First Impression: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM: DOUBLE TROUBLE [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | September 12th, 2019

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ mind-swap story? Especially with Gurihiru’s stylized art! “You’ve seen ’em duke it out in the Marvel Universe for years, but prepare to see Spidey and Venom as you never have before: as begrudging… buddies? It’s fun of the freaky variety this time around, as an unexpected mind-swap sets Spidey and Venom in each other’s bodies. But WHO swapped them, and why? From Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru comes an all-new take on your favorite arch-Frienemies in the MU – and now they’ve gotta work together to set things right. Rated T.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In SPIDER-MAN (PETER PARKER) comic books? Check out our guide here. Interested in Getting Started In VENOM comic […]

First Impression: X-FORCE [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | September 12th, 2019
X-FORCE [2020] #1

This is an interesting take on X-Force–it’s the traditional mission, but it’s got several traditional X-Men members, like Beast, Jean Grey and Wolverine! “THE HIGH PRICE OF A NEW DAWN. X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We’re not there…yet. Rated T+.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In X-MEN comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: DAWN OF X [2019], X-MEN, X-MEN FAMILY TITLES


by Glenn Snow | September 12th, 2019

What a super-cool concept! “The scourge of Anti-Eternia is unleashed on the Multiverse. Blazing a trail across the dimensions, he’s devastating each version of Eternia and stealing its power. Now it’s up to a ragtag team of surviving He-Men to recruit the one man in existence who might save them: Prince Keldor, the man who would be Skeletor. This all-new miniseries features the most iconic eras and beloved takes on the Masters of the Universe.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: HE-MAN