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Spiral Comics December 2019 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | December 15th, 2019
Locke and Key Comic Book Cover

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! We finally made the improvements to the Brand New Series page algorithm that I’ve been itching to make. It’s pretty great, if I do say so myself! But, I’ll let you be the judge. In other comic news, Superman outed his secret identity this month. Can’t say I saw that coming, but I’m not as surprised as you might imagine. Didn’t Spider-Man do that already back in the original Secret Wars? And wasn’t it subsequently undone? Or was that his marriage? Hey, weren’t Superman and Lois Lane married back before the New 52 too? Are they still married now? It’s hard to keep track…but it’s a pleasure to experience the ongoing storylines of these iconic superheroes! […]

First Impression: DARTH VADER [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 12th, 2019
DARTH VADER [2020] #1

All hail, another ongoing Darth Vader series! Let’s hope this one goes for at least 25 issues as well! “‘JOIN ME, AND TOGETHER, WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY AS FATHER AND SON.’ THE TRAGEDY OF DARTH VADER CONTINUES. In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader infamously reveals his true relationship to Luke Skywalker and invites his son to rule the galaxy at his side. But Luke refuses — plunging into the abyss beneath Cloud City rather than turn to the Dark Side. We all remember Luke’s utter horror in this life-altering moment. But what about Vader? In this new epic chapter in the Darth Vader saga, the dark lord grapples with Luke’s unthinkable refusal and embarks […]

First Impression: FALCON AND WINTER SOLDIER [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 12th, 2019

Get some Falcon and Winter Soldier love before their Disney+ series sometime next year! “An office of dead government agents. A gifted new killer. Two ex-Captain Americas… When a dramatic attempt on the life of Bucky Barnes reunites him with Sam Wilson, the two old friends are plunged headlong into a race to uncover the new leader of Hydra before a mass casualty event announces the terror group’s resurgence to the world. The clock is ticking… Derek Landy (BLACK ORDER, SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING) and Federico Vicentini (ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: MILES MORALES) team up for a pulse-pounding action spectacular. Rated T+.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: FALCON (SAM WILSON), WINTER SOLDIER (BUCKY BARNES)

First Impression: WOLVERINE [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 12th, 2019
WOLVERINE [2020] #1

If you were wondering how Wolverine will fit in the new DAWN OF X relaunch, wonder no longer…get the new ongoing series starring the one and only–WOLVERINE! “THE BEST IS BACK. Wolverine been through a lot. He’s been a loner. He’s been a killer. He’s been a hero. He’s been an Avenger. He’s been to hell and back. Now, as the nation of Krakoa brings together all Mutantkind, he can finally be… happy? With his family all together and safe, Wolverine has everything he ever wanted… and everything to lose. Writer Benjamin Percy (X-FORCE, WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT) and legendary artist Adam Kubert (X-MEN, AVENGERS) bring the best there is to his new home. PLUS: The return of OMEGA RED. […]

First Impression: MARVEL ACTION: AVENGERS [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 12th, 2019

IDW relaunches their all-ages Avengers title in a team-up style story format. “Year two of Marvel Action: Avengers begins here. Grab your favorite teammate and strap in for adventure, Avengers-style. Every issue of this humorous, fun-filled series will find an Avenger paired up with an unlikely fellow super hero to thwart the plans of outrageous villains. First up, Thor and Ant-Man go…antiquing? Anything to stop Loki’s newest scheme.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In AVENGERS comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: AVENGERS, AVENGERS FAMILY TITLES, IDW MARVEL ACTION

First Impression: BANG! [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 12th, 2019
BANG! [2020] #1

If you’re a fan of Matt Kindt’s works–or even if you’ve never heard of him–his looks like another winner. “A best-of-the-best secret agent with memories he couldn’t possibly possess, a mystery writer in her 60s who spends her retirement solving crimes, a man of action with mysterious drugs that keep him ahead of a constant string of targeted disasters, a seemingly omnipotent terrorist organization that might be behind it all… And they’re all connected to one man: a science-fiction author with more information than seems possible, whose books may hold the key to either saving reality or destroying it. A mind-bending story that ties in with past Kindt works (Revolver). Action, mystery, and altered reality.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: […]

First Impression: TARTARUS [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 12th, 2019
TARTARUS [2020] #1

I really like the look of this new science fiction series from Image. With a description like “all the sci-fi drama of Breaking Bad set in Mos Eisley,” who wouldn’t? “SERIES PREMIERE. A new adventure series with all the sci-fi drama of Breaking Bad set in Mos Eisley. Promising young cadet Tilde is framed for crimes against the empire after discovering her mother was the ruthless warlord of the deadly colony Tartarus, a vital player in the galactic war. Now, Tilde’s only way home may be to reclaim her mother’s dark crown. #1 New York Times bestseller JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS (Alien 3) and artistic phenom JACK T. COLE (The Unsound) kick off this ongoing series with 44 big pages of story.” […]