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Spiral Comics November 2019 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | November 16th, 2019

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! IMPORTANT ORDERING INFO: Marvel and Image have a bunch of comics that will be released on New Year’s Day. These items are not in the monthly November catalog, but can be found on our “LIMITED TIME” page. The specific Marvel items all have an order cutoff of November 24th. The Image item order cutoff is December 1st. Be sure to check them out when you’re putting your regular monthly order together on our site! In fact, one of the more exciting offerings–STAR WARS [2020] #1–is in there. Marvel is relaunching the ongoing Star Wars title…this time in the period between ESB and ROTJ…so, we’re talking about the hunt for carbonite Solo, for one thing. There’s tons […]

First Impression: FIREFLY: THE OUTLAW MA REYNOLDS [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 16th, 2019

Another can’t miss one-shot expanding the Firefly ‘verse! “After the shocking conclusion of Mal’s journey with Boss Moon, Mal hands himself into the Alliance…but it turns out its not him they want. The infamous Ma Reynolds is at the top of the Alliance’s Most Wanted, and if Mal doesn’t get to her first, the Alliance will. Kicking off a new year of Firefly, discover the secret history of Mal and his mother, and what that will mean for the rest of the ‘verse…and a new brewing war to end all wars.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In SERENITY (FIREFLY) comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: SERENITY (FIREFLY)

First Impression: MARVEL’S BLACK WIDOW PRELUDE [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 16th, 2019

Oh, this one is highly likely not-to-be-missed! An original story set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)! “TRACE THE BLACK WIDOW’S HISTORY IN THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE. From spy to Avenger, the enigmatic BLACK WIDOW has lived many secret lives. But how do these disparate episodes add up to the life of the heroic Avenger, and what is the thread that connects her past to her future? Get ready for MARVEL STUDIOS’ BLACK WIDOW solo film with this glimpse into the storied history of NATASHA ROMANOFF in this tale set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: AVENGERS FAMILY TITLES, BLACK WIDOW, MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE (MCU), MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE (MCU) – CONTINUITY

First Impression: IMMORTAL HULK: GREAT POWER [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 16th, 2019

This is a fairly new twist in the comics genre. We’ve seen other Hulks, to be sure. But have we seen *the* Hulk in another hero’s body?!? “THE HULK FINDS A NEW HOST: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. When Bruce Banner wakes up in the middle of the night without the Hulk, he thinks he’s finally free. But the Hulk is immortal – and the night’s not over yet. If you thought he was dangerous in the body of mild-mannered Bruce Banner, wait till you see him now. Peter Parker is a man with the proportional strength and agility of a spider, capable of lifting trains on his bad days. And he’s about to get a big, green power-up – with a […]

First Impression: STAR [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 16th, 2019
STAR [2020] #1

The latest Kree-Human hybrid gets her own mini-series! “BORN OF THE REALITY STONE, THE BREAKOUT CHARACTER FROM CAPTAIN MARVEL FLIES SOLO. Ambitious reporter Ripley Ryan rocked New York City when she became the hero STAR, adored by everyone. But in truth she was Dr. Minerva’s attempt at a Kree-human Super-Soldier. Desperate for the strength to control her own destiny, she tried to kill Captain Marvel – and failed. Ripley was left, defeated and powerless, in the Raft…or so she thought. The Reality Stone has found her, and now no prison can hold her. You thought you knew what the Infinity Stones were capable of. Think again.” Pre-Order Now

First Impression: MARVEL ACTION: SPIDER-MAN [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 16th, 2019

IDW relaunches their MARVEL ACTION: SPIDER-MAN series! “Readers ages 8-12 can get tangled up in these all-new adventures of Spider-Man and his amazing friends. Peter, Miles, and Gwen have completed their internships at the Daily Bugle-now they’re all shook up over their latest foe. A Marvelous new era continues.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In SPIDER-MAN (PETER PARKER) comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: IDW MARVEL ACTION, SPIDER-MAN, SPIDER-MAN (PETER PARKER), SPIDER-MAN FAMILY TITLES

First Impression: USAGI YOJIMBO COLOR CLASSICS [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 16th, 2019

If you need your fix of early issues of Usagi Yojimbo, IDW’s got you covered! “This series collects the original early issues of the acclaimed long-running series, NOW IN FULL COLOR. Every issue will also feature new behind-the-scenes material and art. Whether you’re a long-term Usagi fan or brand new to the adventures of the ronin rabbit, this series will be the perfect addition to your comic library.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In USAGI YOJIMBO comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: USAGI YOJIMBO

First Impression: DAPHNE BYRNE [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 16th, 2019
DAPHNE BYRNE [2020] #1

Another great-looking mini-series from DC’s Hill House imprint! “In the gaslit splendor of late 19th-century New York, rage builds inside 14-year-old Daphne. The sudden death of her father has left her alone with her irresponsible, grief-stricken mother-who becomes easy prey for a group of occultists promising to contact her dead husband. While fighting to disentangle her mother from these charlatans, Daphne begins to sense a strange, insidious presence in her own body…an entity with unspeakable appetites. What does ‘Brother’ want? And could she even stop him if she tried? Writer Laura Marks (TV’s Ray Donovan, The Expanse, and The Good Fight) and horror-art legend Kelley Jones (The Sandman, Batman: Red Rain) join forces to unleash spirits from beyond into the […]

First Impression: WONDER WOMAN [2020] #750

by Glenn Snow | November 16th, 2019
WONDER WOMAN [2020] #750

Wonder Woman returns to legacy numbering with a cavalcade of creators on a 96-page prestige format milestone issue! “An all-star 96-page celebration of the Amazon Princess by longtime favorites and acclaimed new voices. In the lead story, Wonder Woman’s epic ‘Year of the Villain’ battle comes to a close, leading the way to new challenges ahead. Additionally, this oversized gem tells tales from Diana’s past, present and future by some of the greatest storytellers in the business- including Colleen Doran, Mariko Tamaki, the Teen Titans: Raven team of writer Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo, and legendary Wonder Woman creators returning to the character, including Gail Simone and Greg Rucka.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: WONDER WOMAN

First Impression: STRANGER THINGS: INTO THE FIRE [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 16th, 2019

Another new Stranger Things mini-series that expands on that wonderful world! “Years after escaping Hawkins Lab, two of Dr. Brenner’s former subjects seek to live normal lives. When news reaches them that the lab was shut down, they go on a harrowing search for Nine, a powerful pyrokinetic whose shattered psyche threatens to burn them all to ashes if they can’t find her and free her from her own malevolent imagination. * A pyrokinetic Hawkins Lab subject. * See the true effects of Dr. Brenner’s meddling experiments.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In STRANGER THINGS comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: STRANGER THINGS