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AVENGERS WORLD #1 PREVIEW

Take a peek at a new Marvel Now #1 Avengers World courtesy of CBR STORY BY Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer ART BY Stefano Caselli COVER BY John Cassaday, Arthur Adams, Milo Manara “TROUBLE MAP” Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have returned from the stars– but on the world they left behind, new threats have emerged, and The Avengers will be tested like never before. In

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Reviews of Old Comics: Power Pack #1

POWER PACK #1 August 1984 Once I decided to review old comics, I grabbed a handful of unsorted comics and looked for one to review. There were a few comics that were more recent, and I felt like revisiting my childhood. Ah-ha! Power Pack fits the bill nicely. SUMMARY There's a battle in space, just outside the Earth's atmosphere, and it's several ships attacking a lone, white starship. It's observed by Katie, the youngest of the four Power children, whose father is desuigning a new energy source for the government. Their parents let them spend the night in their sleeping bags on the back deck of their beach house. Katie sees the attacked spaceship in the surf on the beach. She wakes up her siblings and they investigate. The oldest child, Alex waits by the ship with Katie while younger brother Jack goes with his older sister Julie to wake their father. As they near the house, one of the ships that attacked the downed ship lands by their house. Alex and Katie are greeted by the ship's pilot, an alien nick-named Whitey, who then rescues Julie and Jack, but is too late to keep the attacking aliens, lizard-like beings named Snarks from abducting their parents. Whitey is injured in the rescue and as the Snarks leave with the Power kids' parents, he teleports himself and the children to his ship, Friday.

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Reviews of Old Comics: Star Wars #38

STAR WARS #38 August 1980 I remember waiting for the comic book adaption of The Empire Strikes Back to show up in the next issue of Star Wars, and when I saw it on the spinner rack, I was so excited that I started to read it when I got home. Imagine my surprise when it wasn't the start of the film adaptation. However, if my expectations aren't going to be met, there's no better way than by giving the nine-year-old version of me a fill-in issue drawn by Mike Golden. I hadn't yet really paid attention to the artists drawing comics, but was really disappointed in the quality of the artwork on Star Wars (done by Carmine Infantino, whom I now really appreciate), but with this issue, I realized that there was a difference and that Mike Golden was one of the artists I liked best. When he started doing covers for G.I. Joe and Saga of Crystar, I was really excited, and over the years, seeing his artwork on a book makes me give it a second look. SYNOPSIS: Luke and Leia are being attacked by an Imperial Star Destroyer while transporting medical supplies for the Rebel Alliance. The smugglers that sold them the supplies must've double-crossed them. Just as the Imperial attack is about to overwhelm them, Luke makes the jump to hyperspace, but they find themselves outside the galaxy, lost in the black void of space in a crippled ship.

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OPEÑA, YU’S VARIANTS FOR “KICK-ASS 3” #6!!

CBR posted the exclusive debut of superstar artists  Leinil Francis Yu and Jerome Opeña’s variant covers for the double-sized Issue #6 of Kick Ass 3. The two variant covers pay homage to J.C. Leyendecker’s “Saturday Evening Post” covers and both look fantastic! Check out the full release and solicitation information at the bottom. With Mark Millar and John Romita Jr’s “Kick-Ass 3” hurtling towards its

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All New X-Factor #1 Preview

CBR broke this story today concerning the All New X-Factor Marvel Now book. I used to be a huge X-Factor reader and I am hoping this brings me back into the fold. Peter David is a master at crafting stories so I will definitely check it out. In fact this is becoming my most anticipated

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Reviews of Old Comics: Cloak and Dagger #1

CLOAK AND DAGGER #1 October 1983 As I remember, in 1983, there was a lot of buzz around Cloak and Dagger. They had appeared  a handful of times in Peter Parker, Spider-Man and seemed to be on the fast track to a series of their own. Now it might just have been my friends, but looking back, they had only appeared a few times before, and were already getting a mini-series. Like I said, this could just be what it seemed like at the time, but it certainly seemed like they had a buzz. SYNOPSIS: A priest walks through the New York Port Authority and is hassled by pimps, drug dealers and prostitutes that get chased away by the police. He goes to his church on 42nd Street to pray for guidance but is greeted by the sudden appearance of Cloak and Dagger They are looking for a place to rest, explaining that they were once runaways that gained their powers after being abducted and given experimental drugs. They now wage a war on those that would prey on the innocent, but are growing weary and need a place to rest.

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What’s Shipping For Marvel This Week!

Marvel looks like they are going to have a stellar week! All New X-Men, Deadpool Annual, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN, Infinity Hunt and so much more will rock this week! Check out the full below! MARVEL COMICS SEP130752 ALL NEW X-MEN #19 $3.99 SEP130680 AVENGERS ARENA #18 $2.99 SEP130683 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #21 INF $3.99 SEP130816 AVENGERS TP BOOK

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X-23 Returns In The All New X-Men #20!

I see the clone of Wolverine messing up some X-Men in the near future. This has some promise and this gives readers another reason to check out this killer book! 

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Reviews of Old Comics: Avengers Annual #10

AVENGERS ANNUAL #10 August 1981 I've had a habit of reviewing overlooked comics, but when I came across this one, I just had to include it. It's also one of the most expensive back issues that I've ever reviewed. The fact that it's a key issue also makes for a unique experience. This comic is the first appearance of Rogue, the X-Men character that has become a fan favorite over the thirty years she's been with the team, being one of the first members to join the second X-Men team that stuck around, almost becoming synonymous with the franchise, to the point of being in the first three films and the upcoming film that's supposed to tie together the franchise. SYNOPSIS: Spider-Woman catches an unconscious woman falling from the Golden Gate Bridge. At the hospital it's discovered that she's Carol Danvers, but her mind is completely gone. She also completely vanished six months earlier. Needing someone who can get inside her mind to find out what happened, Spider-Woman calls Professor X of the X-Men, who comes to San Fransisco as quick as he can. The police have also uncovered a connection Carol Danvers has with the Avengers and the super-hero known as Ms. Marvel. Professor X telepathically lets Spider-Woman know that Carol's mind was wiped clean by an assailant named Rogue.

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Marvel Comics Group Solicits February 2014

WOLVERINE #1 & 2 PAUL CORNELL (W) • RYAN STEGMAN (A/C) Variant Cover by Jerome Opeña Animal Variant by Katie Cook Design Variant by TBA Blank Variant Also Available Issue #2 – Variant Cover by TBA WOLVERINE NO MORE? After the events of KILLABLE, Wolverine has something to prove. Before he can take on Sabretooth

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All New X-Men! Black n White and Color!

Okay this came in our Twitter feed and we felt the need to share. This, to me, is an amazing piece of work and I for one like to see more of what goes into our books. I am indeed fascinated with the whole coloring process so any chance I get to show the before

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Marvel Comics Sneak Peak 10/30/2013

New comic book day is fast approaching and we wanted to give all you Marvel fans a heads up on what’s shipping. Included is all the regular releases and trades for this coming Wednesday. What will you be reading? AUG130747 AVENGERS #22 INF $3.99 AUG130771 AVENGERS AI #5 $2.99 AUG130883 CABLE AND X-FORCE TP VOL

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