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SAGA #9 Review

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SAGA #9

Rating: 5/5
Publisher Name: Image
Writer: Brian K. Vaughn
Pencils: Fiona Staples
Inks: Fiona Staples
Colors: Fiona Staples
Number of Pages: 24
Price: 3.99
Color: Color
Safety Content Label: MAX – EXPLICIT CONTENT – 18 years old.

Publisher’s Blurb:
The Will finally has a good day.

Reviewer’s Comments:
The intergalatic SAGA continues with issue nine. Last time, the parents of Hazel were attempting to get along with their child’s grandparents. Meanwhile, the enemy had hired another bounty hunter and it’s Marko’s ex!

This issue takes the focus off of Hazel’s family and the spotlight shines on The Will and his Lying Cat. He’s given up his bounty, he’s distraught about losing the love of his life The Stalk, and he’s desperately trying to figure out how to help the little girl he left in Sextillion. Without spoiling this issue for you, all I’m going to say is that The Will finally has a good day.

I can’t say more than what I have said before when I’ve reviewed issues of this series. The creative team of Vaughn and Staples is magic and they bring us each month an amazing kick-ass story that happens in a messed up galaxy far, far, away. It’s visually beautiful, the colors just are vivid. The scripting is excellent and I love the characters. I’m also excited because I definitely want to cosplay as Gwendolyn now!

All I can say is get this book and if you haven’t read this series, what are you waiting for?




The Future of INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK Is SMASH!

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The Future of INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK Is SMASH!

New York. NY—January 15th, 2013— This April, prepare for a new brand of unbridled rage as Indestructible Hulk #6 kicks off the all-new epic from the blockbuster creative team of Eisner Award Winning writer Mark Waid & legendary artist Walter Simonson! As part of Marvel NOW!, Indestructible Hulk breaks new ground, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

It’s off to Jotunheim, the land of the Frost Giants as Bruce Banner and his lab team embark on an all-new secret mission for S.H.I.E.L.D! Caught trespassing by the local natives, they’re going to need the help of the mighty Avenger, Thor!

“The Marvel Universe’s two most powerful heroes — the Hulk and Thor — join forces to quell a centuries-old war between Godlike forces,” says Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “But first, they’ll throw down in a slugfest to prove who’s more worthy to wield that pesky hammer. It’s an epic tale featuring two of Marvel’s most popular characters, told by two creators at the top of their craft.”

Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With Indestructible Hulk, Marvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective on the Jade Giant.

“Banner claims that he’s taking his crew to Jotunheim in search of a specific element that exists only at Frost Giant temperatures,” said writer Mark Waid in an interview with Marvel.com. “But Bruce has a hidden motive, as well. The real fun of it is how Bruce and his team get to Jotunheim in the first place; it’s a nifty piece of applied science, if I do say so myself.”

Each issue of Indestructible Hulk includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue of Indestructible Hulk features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

An all-new direction! All-new threats! All-new piles of rubble! This is Hulk NOW!

This April, Mark Waid and Walter Simonson bring a brand new perspective to the phrase “HULK SMASH” in Indestructible Hulk #6!

For more on Marvel NOW!, please visit now.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter using #MarvelNOW.

*Retailers should keep an eye on the Marvel Mailer and Diamond daily for special announcements concerning Marvel NOW!

INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #6
Written by MARK WAID
Art & Cover by WALTER SIMONSON
ON SALE APRIL 2013!




HARBINGER WARS Unites HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT with Interlocking PULLBOX COVERS!

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HARBINGER WARS Unites HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT with Interlocking PULLBOX COVERS!

This April, Valiant’s first family crossover, Harbinger Wars, kicks off with three all-new jumping-on points in Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4), Harbinger #11 and Bloodshot #10! To herald the brutal first collision of Harbinger and Bloodshot, each of these three entry points into the Valiant Universe will feature an interlocking Pullbox Exclusive Variant cover by Harbinger Wars artist and New York Times best-selling creator Clayton Henry!

“Valiant’s Pullbox cover program is designed to give our dedicated fans something special for supporting our ongoing series. Now, with Harbinger Wars gearing up to launch not only a standalone mini-series, but new story arcs in Harbinger and Bloodshot too, the time was right to try another first for Valiant – three interlocking Pullbox covers showcasing the true scope of the first crossover event for the new Valiant Universe,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce.

On April 3rd, pick up the first interlocking Harbinger Wars Pullbox Exclusive Variant as Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4) by Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczysnki, & Clayton Henry slams into stores! Two dozen highly volatile, untested and untrained teenage “harbingers” are breaking out of Project Rising Spirt and into the world. Now, with no guidance and no place to turn, these super-powered children have decided to forge their own future – and they’ll take it by any means necessary. But when they terrorize a major American metropolis, the children of GENERATION ZERO will find themselves in the middle of three-way firefight for the fate of the Valiant Universe. Bloodshot wants to train them. Toyo Harada wants to use them. And Peter Stanchek wants to set them free. Who will reach them first? And can anyone survive the all-out fury of the Harbinger Wars?

Then, follow the fallout with new standalone story arcs on April 10th in Harbinger #11 by Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans, and on April 17th in Bloodshot #10 by Duane Swierczynski & Barry Kitson. Contact your local retailer to reserve your Pullbox Exclusive Variants for each of these milestone issues today!

Fans and retailers take note – Valiant’s printings of Pullbox Exclusive Variant covers are strictly limited, so please remember to submit your pre-orders by the Final Order Cut-Off Date.

For more information on Harbinger Wars or to follow the next great happenings in the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Twitter, on Facebook, or at ValiantUniverse.com.

HARBINGER WARS #1 (OF 4)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Pullbox Exclusive Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
$3.99/T+/32pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 3rd (FOC – 3/11/13)

HARBINGER #11 (HARBINGER WARS)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Pullbox Exclusive Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
$3.99/T+/32pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 10th (FOC – 3/18/13)

BLOODSHOT #10 (HARBINGER WARS)
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Pullbox Exclusive Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Wraparound Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
$3.99/T+/32pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 17th (FOC – 3/25/13)




TANK GIRL CO-CREATOR, ALAN MARTIN TEAMS UP WITH DEBUT ARTIST FOR ALL-NEW SERIES!

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TANK GIRL CO-CREATOR, ALAN MARTIN TEAMS UP WITH DEBUT ARTIST FOR ALL-NEW SERIES!

It’s Tank Girl Vs Anti-Tank Girl as Tank Girl faces her ultimate nemesis… Herself!

Titan Comics is pleased to announce the launch of Solid State Tank Girl, a brand-new four-part series by creator Alan Martin and stellar new artist, Warwick Johnson Cadwell!

Tank Girl is back and more puerile than ever!

Originally created by Martin and one half of the critically-acclaimed virtual band Gorillaz, Jamie Hewlett, Tank Girl remains one of the greatest counter-culture comics anti-heroines, driving her attitude-laden tank straight into the face of bland, spandex-wearing simpletons!

Hitting stores on May 15, 2013, Solid State Tank Girl sees the post-modern princess of punk return to face her nastiest nemesis: ANTI-TANK GIRL!

Tank Girl, Jet Girl, Booga and Barney are back and on a mission to save their favourite little radio store. Things are going according to plan, too, but somewhere along the line Booga manages to electronically summon the gang’s evil counterparts, fronted by the darkest bitch on the planet – ANTI-TANK GIRL! The fight is to the death, as each gang member draws on their deepest, most screwed-up powers to eliminate their own personal nemesis. Things are about to get very dark, very bloody… and very stupid!

The new series has Martin teaming up with debut artist, Warwick Johnson Cadwell. Cadwell was forced to hand-wash eighty-six pairs of Tank Girl’s soiled underpants, scour Jet-Girl’s air-intake and lick Booga’s salty bollocks while dressed as a Glaswegian nun before he was even allowed to submit his art samples. Imagine what he had to do in order to gain Alan Martin’s approval and become the new official Tank Girl artist! We’ll give you a hint: it involved a plunger, an oxygen tank, seven mini-tubs of quick-drying hair-gel, the cogs of an antique watch, the spleen of a goat, and four kilos of body-chocolate.

Steve White, Senior Comics Editor says, “The new Titan Comics imprint is all about taking a chance on new creators and new talent, and pairing Warwick’s street-art energy to Alan’s potty-mouthed imagination has refreshed Tank Girl once again. The results are blindingly good!”

Solid State Tank Girl #1 hits comic stores on May 15, 2013. The series will also be available to read day and date on the iPad, iPhone, Web, Android and Kindle Fire, exclusively through the comiXology app and comiXology.com

Retailers can order Solid State Tank Girl #1 from the February 2013 edition of Diamond PREVIEWS. For updates retailers can sign-up to the Titan Comics retail newsletter, hereor follow @TitanRetail on Twitter.




The Bounce in April

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The Bounce in April

The Bounce in April – Preview




The Future of X-MEN Is Marvel NOW!

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The Future of X-MEN Is Marvel NOW!

New York. NY—January 14th, 2013— This April, Storm, Rogue, Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey, Rogue & Psylocke redefine what it means to be a Child of the Arom in X-Men #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series by the blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Wood (Ultimate Comics X-Men) and artist Oliver Coipel (Avengers VS. X-Men)! As part of Marvel NOW!, X-Men joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

An old enemy shows up at the X-Men’s door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to Earth. Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she’s brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the Earth’s survival…or its destruction! With an imminent alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister around the corner, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life in the Marvel Universe!

“This April, double X marks the spot,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “The most popular and powerful female mutants will band together to form a team that’s much more than the sum of its parts, battling for stakes that couldn’t be higher. It’s a mind-bending, heart-pumping, thought-provoking saga that only Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel could tell.”

Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With X-Men, Marvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective in the adventures of a brand new team.

“How perfect is this? A phenomenal cast of iconic women, powerful, beautiful, multi-faceted characters… this is the X-Men to me, and I’m writing a series to match,” said writer Brian Wood. “ This is an action comic with classic villains like Mark 1 Sentinels, as well as new twists on others (Sublime has a sister?). I love the X-Men – I have since my time on Generation X twelve years ago – and this is kind of as good as it gets for me. And if I do my job right, it’ll be the same for X-Men fans. And wait ’till the last page of #1, when ****** ********* shows up.”

Each issue of X-Men includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices). Additionally, each issue of X-Men features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

“Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners,” explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment.. “We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing for Marvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.”

An all-new direction! All-new threats! All-new team! This is X-Men NOW!

This April, Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel usher in a new age for Mutantkind in X-Men #1!




PREVIEW OF B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #23

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PREVIEW OF B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #23

B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #231
Veronica and her parents are off to Hawaii and Veronica is told she can bring a friend, but who will she choose? In typical Veronica fashion, she pits three of her best friends against each other in a competition to help her decide. Whoever treats Veronica the best gets a free trip to the Aloha State, but are the girls willing to sell each other out for a tropical vacation? See who wins in “The Testy Trip,” just one of many outrageous stories this double digest has to offer!

Script: Barbara Slate
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Allison Flood, Tito Pena
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/16
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.






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