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First Impression: ROGUE PLANET [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | February 17th, 2020
ROGUE PLANET [2020] #1

An exciting-looking, new, sci-fi, horror series from Cullen Bunn! “Salvage vessel Cortes tracks the Lonely Orphan, a planet with no star system to call its own. Somewhere on this hostile rock is a payload fit for a king. To attain it, though, the crew of the Cortes must brave razor rock, poisonous vapors, treacherous footing, and… the most mind-numbing horrors imaginable. Something nightmarish is at work on Lonely Orphan. Something cruel. Something hungry.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: CULLEN BUNN (W), SCI-FI

First Impression: BOYS: DEAR BECKY [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | February 17th, 2020
BOYS: DEAR BECKY [2020] #1

This should be well received. “Twelve years after the events of The Boys, Hughie finds himself back home in Scotland where he intends to finally marry Annie in the company of friends and family. But the sudden appearance of a peculiar document sends our hero into a tailspin and threatens to bring the events of his nightmarish past crashing down on him in the worst possible way. There was one story about The Boys that Hughie never knew. Now, whether he likes it or not, he’s going to.” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: BOYS, THE, GARTH ENNIS (W)

First Impression: STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | February 17th, 2020
DOCTOR APHRA [2020] #1

New crew. New mission. Can’t miss. “NEW CREW, NEW MISSION. With the Rebel Alliance back on the run after their defeat at the Battle of Hoth, it’s never been a more dangerous time for outlaws, scoundrels and the errant rogue archaeologist to make their way in the galaxy. But after a string of bad luck and near escapes, DOCTOR APHRA is back on the job. She’s been keeping a low profile – jobs are scarce and credits scarcer. But the promise of the score of a lifetime is a chance too good for her to pass up. And to find the cursed RINGS OF VAALE, Aphra will need a crew of treasure hunters the likes of which the galaxy has […]

First Impression: ADVENTUREMAN [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | February 17th, 2020
ADVENTUREMAN [2020] #1

This one looks pretty good. I like both Matt Fraction and the artists Dodson. “SERIES PREMIERE. A CATACLYSMIC ADVENTURE DECADES IN THE MAKING. In this WILDLY AFFORDABLE TRIPLE-LENGTH FIRST ISSUE, revisit how the legend of the greatest pulp hero of them all, ADVENTUREMAN, ended in a heartbreaking CLIFFHANGER with our hero facing execution at the vile hand of his ultra-nemesis BARON BIZARRE on the eve of the MACABRAPOCALYPSE…or did it? Eighty years after his apparent demise, single mother Claire and her Adventurefan son Tommy seem to be the only two people alive that remember the thrilling ADVENTUREMAN sagas…but from that memory burns THE SPARK OF RESURRECTION. WHERE HIS STORY ENDED…HER STORY BEGINS. This sense-obliterating, earth-shaking, imagination-quaking adventure that spans generations […]

First Impression: STAR WARS: THE LEGENDS OF LUKE SKYWALKER [2020-DIG]

by Glenn Snow | January 15th, 2020
STAR WARS: THE LEGENDS OF LUKE SKYWALKER [2020-DIG]

Another great-looking Star Wars manga adaptation! “Luke Skywalker? I thought he was a myth. – Rey Who is Luke Skywalker? Across the galaxies many have heard his name, but few have met the legendary Jedi. There are those who call him a merciless war criminal, others say he’s not even a human, but a droid. Whether he is myth or man, those who claim they’ve encountered the elusive Luke Skywalker all have an unforgettable adventure to share. For older teen audiences.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In STAR WARS comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: NOVEL TIE-IN, STAR WARS, STAR WARS (NEW CANON) [2014], STAR WARS MANGA

First Impression: RESISTANCE [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | January 15th, 2020
RESISTANCE [2020] #1

If you’ve been wondering where JMS has been, wonder no longer! “J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5 and writer of beloved runs on The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, and Superman: Earth One, returns to comics teaming with Mike Deodato Jr., the blockbuster artist of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Infinity Wars. Together they plant the flag for a new universe of heroes and villains. A global disaster leaves hundreds of millions dead in its wake. Shortly after, a few thousand suddenly manifest superhuman powers. Are they harbingers of more perils to come…or Earth’s last hope?” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI (W)

First Impression: TRANSFORMERS VS. TERMINATOR [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | January 15th, 2020
TRANSFORMERS VS. TERMINATOR [2020] #1

This could be the most exciting crossover since AvP! ” It’s Skynet vs. Cybertron in a crossover for the ages. 1984: When a deadly race of machines emerge from another time, will a robotic guardian be able to protect the Earth from a dire future… or will the T-800 fail in his mission to prevent the world from becoming a plaything to the Decepticons?” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: CROSS-PROPERTY CROSSOVERS, TERMINATOR, TRANSFORMERS

First Impression: DECORUM [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | January 15th, 2020
DECORUM [2020] #1

Hot off the heels of his smash hit X-title relaunch, Jonathan Hickman writes a new sci-fi, action/adventure series for Image! “SERIES PREMIERE. There are many assassins in the known universe. This is the story of the most well-mannered one. ‘Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what knife you use.’” Pre-Order Now Related shopping tags: JONATHAN HICKMAN (W), SCI-FI

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
FALCON AND WINTER SOLDIER [2020] #1

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)