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THIS WEEK's REVIEWS

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TERMINATOR: SECTOR WAR #1

(W) Brian Wood

(A) Jeff Stokely 

Reviewed by Kevin Healy


Terminators have history on their side. They know who will successfully remove them from power AND time travel. Go back, kill John Connor, bloop! Humans lose.


Following up on the best idea in the underrated Terminator 3, Brian Wood sets out with the idea that there are other members of the resistance that could be killed to weaken Connor's support staff. With that in mind, meet Lucy Castro, NYC cop...with a secret! Du-Du-Dun!! Cue the musical sting, some Brad Fiedel, and we're off.


Drawn with a very manga-esque style by Jeff Stokely, this is a perfectly serviceable start to a Terminator story, just one w/out the inspired hook for Wood's recent Robocop series from Boom. 


6/10

DARK HORSE

$3.99

PEARL #1

(W) Brian Michael Bendis

(A) Michael Gaydos

Reviewed by Kevin Healy


Bendis!(tm) first new creator owned title debuts via DC and its ok!(tm) at best. Strong art by Michael Gaydos is dampened and doured by his colorist...Michael Gaydos?!? As for Bendis himself, he's a words guy, so how are the words? They are many, and specifically chosen, but don't add up to much yet for Pearl, a Yakuza tattoo artist, her boss, her contact, and a potential new beau.


This feels like a 'read the first arc' sort of a thing. Let's all do that and see where we land. It is at least different in the overall comic landscape if not differentiating itself in the Bendis corner. 

6/10

DC

$3.99

MUTLIPLE MAN #3

(W) Matthew Rosenberg

(A) Andy MacDonald 

Reviewed by Kevin Healy


Matt 'Multiple Murder Multiple Men' Rosenberg leaves a trail of corpses that's about warehouse wide and waist deep in issue #3 of his extremely enjoyable Multiple Man series. What had been just fun starts to have some consequences (see aforementioned corpses) mixed with the fun (see Beast as a bearskin rug), all with the pre determined Deus Ex Machina of time travel hanging heavy since issue one.


This series has been very well received, and it has earned it. 


8/10

MARVEL

$3.99

EXTERMINATION #1

(W) Ed Brisson

(A) Pepe Larraz 

Reviewed by Kevin Healy


Did you read Bendis' 'All New X-Men'? It was mostly awesome, bringing the original teen X-Men to the future to have them learn from their future mistakes, send them back knowing more than they should so they can avoid them. It was also drawn by some great people (Stuart Immonen among them) at the height of their skill.


Then Bendis left, and we got something different as 'All New X-Men'. You'd be forgiven if you walked away.


After that came 'X-Men Blue', a sort of all new all old young X-Men book that has also undergone some 'maybe let's just not read ANY of this' sort of business during its publishing life.


Now we have 'Extermination', the book that seems to be based on the idea that it is the 'All New Dead X-Men'. We have some X-Corpses in this issue, one of them a biggie, with an even bigger reveal at the end.


How much you care might be based on your feelings about that original series. Ed Brisson and Pepe Larraz (he's awesome!) bring back some X-flavor while Marte Garcia provides a color pallete that needs to be about 1.5 shade values higher than it is so we can see that nice work clearly. 


7/10

MARVEL

$4.99

VOLITION #1

(W) Matt Kindt

(A) Tyler Jenkins 

Reviewed by Shawn Spurlock


 Part Detective drama, part anti-Skynet Sci-Fi, part Robot Heist, this owes a larger debt to Asimov than it does to the fever dreams of a young James Cameron. Pretty enough to be in Heavy Metal, but breezy enough not to get bogged down in it's future-ness, even the caption heavy introduction was a pleasure to read. Highly recommended for fans of B-9, Robby, Wall-E, the Jetsons maid, Maria, Gort, Herbie, and the Stepford Wives. But not Mr. Roboto, domo very much. 


9/10

AFTERSHOCK

$3.99

PETER PARKER: SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #308

(W) Chip Zdarsky

(A) Chris Bachalo

Reviewed by Shawn Spurlock


 What If? The Kraven's Last Hunt of Sandman stories was happening right now? You should read it, that's what. Chip Zdarsky, the man who should be writing F.F., has made this the bright center of a very big 'verse. Highly recommended for anybody who likes Spider-Man, those whom Nick Spencer has unfriended, and owners of metal detectors. 


8/10

MARVEL

$3.99

ICE CREAM MAN #6

(W) W. Maxwell Prince

(A) Martin Morazzo, Chris O'Halloran

Reviewed by Shawn Spurlock


 Yeah, I'd like to stop mentioning it too, but it keeps getting better. You might want to google neapolitan ice cream if you're unfamiliar. Don't worry, you'll have some extra time as the issue only has 4 words in it. You know that feeling you get about two-thirds of the way into an episode of Black Mirror? It's like that on paper. 


10/10

IMAGE

$3.99

DISNEY PIXAR's INCREDIBLES 2 #2

(W) Christos Gage, Landry Walker

(A) Gurihiru & Various 

Reviewed by Doc Schaeffer


 3 Tales of Titanic Fun for All Ages. But the third take featuring Jack Jack is of course the scene stealer. If you though Ant Man was great wait until you see what happens when Jack Jack goes micro. Elsewhere, Can Mr. Incredible be any more annoying in his training with Violet and Dash? Can the kids handle tales of their parents' romance (or will they hurl?)All these tales are yours in issue #2. 


7/10

DARK HORSE

$3.99

WALT DISNEY SHOWCASE #6

(W) Tito Faraci, Joe Torcivia

(A) Giorgio Cavazzano

Reviewed by Doc Schaeffer


 One of my favorite Disney villains takes the spotlight as the Phantom Blot is back and an evil as ever! And I'm excited that the Phantom Blot has been given a cast of characters of his very own. Back in the 70's, the mysterious Blot would show up from time to time to aggravate Mickey and Goofy. Thanks to the continued interest in Italy, the Phantom Blot developed more and graduated to a more first tier character. The only real problem I have is when the Blot unmasks. My poor childhood memory seems to tell me that back then, we never knew who the Phantom Blot was. That was part of the mystery. Oh well. 


8/10

IDW

$3.99

MILLENNIUM SAGA: THE GIRL WHO DANCED WITH DEATH #1

(W) Sylvain Runberg

(A) Belen Ortega 

Reviewed by Doc Schaeffer


 Wow! I read this one from cover to cover, then sat back and took a few deep breaths. Stieg Larsson is no stranger to the plots and themes developing here. And one could say that Stieg is a master at them. What I found most disturbing was that I was reading a comic. Only this wasn't a comic. It was a fictional look at the real world that not only disturbed me but actually made my stomach knot up. Lisbeth and Mikael are wonderfully likable characters but what they are up against hits too close to home. And while this title is written and drawn in a certain movie style and pacing, it would never be made as it is in this form. As I am sure 1/3 of it would be left on the cutting room floor for being too controversial. If you like looking into the reality of life hoping not to blink, then this one is for you. Any book that evokes this kind of emotional response from me deserves to get the high score. 


10/10

TITAN

$3.99    

NEXT WEEK's RELEASES!

Available in-store 08-22-2018, or pre-order online now!

MARVEL
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (2018) second print
Amazing Spider-Man #4 (2018)
Amazing Spider-Man #4 (2016) sprouse return of fantastic four variant
Avengers #6 (2016) return of fantastic four variant
Avengers #6 (2018)
Black Panther #3 (2018)
Black Panther #3 (2018) campbell
Daredevil #607
Darth Vader #20 (2017)
Hunt For Wolverine Mystery Madripoor #4
Hunt For Wolverine Mystery Madripoor #4 variant
Hunt For Wolverine Mystery Madripoor #4 spoiler variant
Immortal Hulk #3 second print
Infinity Wars #2 second print
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #34
Mr and Mrs X #2
Mr and Mrs X #2 variant
Old Man Hawkeye #8
Old Man Logan #46 (2016)
Punisher #1 (2018)
Punisher #1 (2018) cho variant
Punisher #1 (2018) crain variant
Punisher #1 (2018) return of fantastic four variant
Punisher #1 (2018) zeck remastered variant
Sentry #3
Sentry #3 return of fantastic four variant
Star Wars Doctor Aphra #23
Star Wars Doctor Aphra #23 galactic icon variant
The Life of Captain Marvel #2 (2018)
The Life of Captain Marvel #2 (2018) dodson variant
The Life of Captain Marvel #2 (2018) kubert variant
The Life of Captain Marvel #2 (2018) Return of the Fantastic Four variant
Tony Stark Iron Man #2 second print
Venom #5 (2018)
Venom #5 return of fantastic four variant (2018)
Wakanda Forever Avengers #1
Wakanda Forever Avengers #1 connecting variant
Wakanda Forever Avengers #1 del ray variant
West Coast Avengers #1 vol 3
West Coast Avengers #1 vol 3 dodson variant
West Coast Avengers #1 vol 3 mckone variant
West Coast Avengers #1 vol 3 renaud variant
West Coast Avengers #1 vol 3 tsai variant
X-Men Gold #34
X-Men Red #7
X-Men Red #7 return of fantastic four variant
X-Men Red #7 headshot variant

DC
Action Comics #1002
Action Comics #1002 mack variant
Action Comics #1002 manapul variant
Batman Beyond #23 (2016)
Batman Beyond #23 (2016)variant
Batman Kings Of Fear #1
Batman Kings Of Fear #1 variant
Damage Annual #1
Detective Comics #987
Detective Comics #987 variant
Flash #53 (2018)
Flash #53 (2018) variant
Justice League Dark #2 (2018)
Justice League Dark #2 (2018) variant
Mother Panic Gotham A D #6
Raven Daughter Of Darkness #7
Silencer #8
Suicide Squad Annual #1
Teen Titans #21 (2016 Series)
Teen Titans #21 (2016 Series) variant
Terrifics #7
Wonder Woman #53 (2016)
Wonder Woman #53 (2016) variant

INDEPENDENT
Aberrant #3 cover a
Aphrodite V #2
Artifact One #0 cover a
Artifact One #0 cover b
Barbarella #9 cover a
Barbarella #9 cover b
Barbarella #9 cover c
Barbarella #9 cover d
Barbarella #9 cover e
Barbarella #9 cover f marrion b&w variant
Barbarella #9 cover g virgin variant
Barbarella #9 cover h bullock b&w variant
Beasts Of Burden Wise Dogs & Eldritch Men #1
Beasts Of Burden Wise Dogs & Eldritch Men #1 variant
Bedtime Games #3
Betty And Veronica Vixens #9 cover a
Betty And Veronica Vixens #9 cover b
Betty And Veronica Vixens #9 cover c
Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack #12
Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack #12 subscription
Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack #12 variant
Black Hammer Age Of Doom #4
Black Hammer Age Of Doom #4 variant
Black Hops USA Gi #2
Britannia Lost Eagles Of Rome #2 cover a
Britannia Lost Eagles Of Rome #2 cover b
Britannia Lost Eagles Of Rome #2 cover c variant
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12 The Reckoning #3
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12 The Reckoning #3 ultra variant
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12 The Reckoning #3 variant
Catalyst Prime Incidentals #11
Cold Spots #1
Curse Words Summer Special #1 cover a
Curse Words Summer Special #1 cover b
Days Of Hate #7
Die Die Die #2
Double Jumpers Full Circle Jerks #1 cover a
Double Jumpers Full Circle Jerks #1 cover b
Executive Assistant Iris Vol 5 #4 cover a
Executive Assistant Iris Vol 5 #4 cover b
Gasolina #11
Gold Digger Summer Fun Special One-Shot
Grimm Fairy Tales #19 (2016) cover a
Grimm Fairy Tales #19 (2016) cover b
Grimm Fairy Tales #19 (2016) cover c
Grimm Fairy Tales #19 (2016) cover d
Hack Slash Resurrection #10 cover a
Hack Slash Resurrection #10 cover b
Hellicious #1
Hit-Girl #7 (2018) cover a
Hit-Girl #7 (2018) cover b
Hit-Girl #7 (2018) cover c
Jim Henson Labyrinth Coronation #6
Jim Henson Labyrinth Coronation #6 subscription
Jughead The Hunger #8 cover a
Jughead The Hunger #8 cover b
Jughead The Hunger #8 cover c
Lumberjanes #53
Lumberjanes #53 subscription
Mike Hammer #3 cover a
Mike Hammer #3 cover b
Obliv18N #1
Quantum & Woody #9 (2017) cover a
Quantum & Woody #9 (2017) cover b
Quantum & Woody #9 (2017) cover c variant
Quantum & Woody #9 (2017) cover d variant
Real Science Adventures Nicodemus Job #2 cover a
Real Science Adventures Nicodemus Job #2 cover b
Red Sonja Tarzan #4 cover a
Red Sonja Tarzan #4 cover b
Red Sonja Tarzan #4 cover c
Red Sonja Tarzan #4 cover d
Red Sonja Tarzan #4 cover e geovani b&w variant
Red Sonja Tarzan #4 cover f divila b&w variant
Red Sonja Tarzan #4 cover g lopestri b&w variant
Redneck #14
Redneck #14 virgin
Regular Show 25 Years Later #3
Regular Show 25 Years Later #3 subscription
Royal City #14 cover a
Royal City #14 cover b
Royal City #14 cover c
Saga #54 second print
Shadowman #6 (2018) cover a
Shadowman #6 (2018) cover b
Shadowman #6 (2018) cover c
Shadowman #6 (2018) cover d
Shanghai Red #3 cover a
Shanghai Red #3 cover b
Soulfire Vol 7 #2 cover a
Soulfire Vol 7 #2 cover b
Soulfire Vol 7 #2 variant
Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #111 litho
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Bebop Rocksteady Hit The Road #4 cover a
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Bebop Rocksteady Hit The Road #4 cover b
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Bebop Rocksteady Hit The Road #4 variant
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ongoing #85 cover a
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ongoing #85 cover b
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ongoing #85 variant
The Troop #3 cover a
The Troop #3 cover b
Thrilling Adventure Hour #2 cover a
Thrilling Adventure Hour #2 subscription
Titan #3
Twelve Devils Dancing #2
Wasted Space #1 third print
Wasted Space #2 second print
Wasted Space #4 cover a
Wasted Space #4 cover b
Witchblade #7 vol 2

ALL AGES
Amazing World Of Gumball Grab Bag 2018
Beatles Yellow Submarine HC
Casper The Friendly Ghost Classics TPB Vol 01
Ducktales #11 (2017) cover a
Ducktales #11 (2017) cover b
Ducktales #11 (2017) variant
How To Train Your Dragon Dragonvine TPB
Mega Man Mastermix #3 cover a
Mega Man Mastermix #3 cover b
Mega Man Mastermix #3 cover c variant
Moomins & Great Flood HC
Peanuts TPB Vol 10
Pink Panther Presents The Ant & The Aardvark #1 blue hippy
Pink Panther Presents The Ant & The Aardvark #1 flashback
Pink Panther Presents The Ant & The Aardvark #1 scherer Ant
Sonic The Hedgehog Vol 01 Fallout TPB
Marvel Super Hero Adventures Inferno #1
Scooby Doo Team Up #41

TRADES & HARDCOVERS
Avengers Back To Basics MGN TPB
Batman And The Signal TPB
Bram Stokers Dracula HC
Cloak And Dagger TPB Predator And Prey
Coyote Doggirl HC
Deadly Class TPB Vol 07 Love Like Blood
Death Of Love TPB
Destroyer By Robert Kirkman TPB
Exit Stage Left The Snagglepuss Chronicles TPB
Fantastic Four By Hickman Complete Collection TPB Vol 01
Fantastic Four TPB Worlds Greatest Comics Magazine
Flash Rogues Captain Cold TPB
Gantz Omnibus TPB Vol 01
Giant Days TPB Vol 08
How To Train Your Dragon Dragonvine TPB
Hulk By Waid And Duggan TPB Complete Collection
Jimmys Bastards TPB Vol 02
Justice League 100 Greatest Moments HC
Legion Of Super Heroes The Silver Age TPB Vol 01
Lil Donnie HC Vol 01 Executive Privilege
Lockjaw TPB Whos A Good Boy
Mammon HC
Moomins & Great Flood HC
Planet Of Apes Visionaries Rod Serling Original HC
Postal TPB Vol 07
Prince Valiant HC Vol 17 1969-1970
Rasl Color Ed TPB Vol 02 Romance At Speed Of Light (Mr
$ex Criminals TPB Vol 05 Five-Fingered Discount
Stabbity Bunny TPB
Star Wars Build Your Own Millennium Falcon HC
Star Wars Classic Newspaper Comics HC Vol 03
Superman Action Comics TPB Vol 05 Booster Shot Rebirth
Tales Of The Batman Gerry Conway HC Vol 02
Venom TPB Along Came A Spider
Venom TPB Dark Origin New Ptg
Warlock TPB Second Coming
Zombie Tramp TPB Vol 14 Redeemer Born

MAGAZINES
Alter Ego #154
Back Issue #107
Comic Shop News
Star Wars Insider #183 newsstand
Star Wars Insider #183 px

TOYS & STATUES
Teen Titans Robin Multi Part Statue