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There are many mysteries heading into Avengers: Infinity War, with one focusing on the role Peter Dinklage will play in the ensemble film. Will he be providing motion capture scenes for a character, or will the Games of Thrones star lend his voice to one of Thanos’ Black Order children?Directors Joe and Anthony Russo are adamant that fans will at least recognize Dinklage from the moment they see (or hear) him on-screen, with Joe Russo promising, “It may take you a beat or two, but you’ll certainly recognize him.” However, a new promo for Infinity War that ran on Good Morning America appears to confirm Dinklage is voicing the leader of the Black Order, Corvus Glaive.RELATED: The Avengers Beat Down Thanos’ Black Order in Infinity War Scene
The clip shows Captain America’s “Secret Avengers” unit of Black Widow and Falcon getting the best of Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glaive, who is already laying defeated on the ground when the action begins. As Proxima Midnight (voiced by Carrie Coon) orders Corvus Glaive to get up, he responds, “I can’t.”
Though it’s only two words, they appear to be uttered in the unmistakable voice of one Mr. Peter Dinklage.
In January, rumors surfaced that Dinklage was “in early talks” to join the cast of Infinity War for a “key role.” Early speculation was a new haircut for Dinklage would lead the actor to play Pip the Troll, the Marvel Comics character that debuted in 1975’s Strange Tales #179. Created by Jim Starlin, who also created or co-created such characters as Thanos, Drax the Destroyer and Gamora, Pip is most often associated with the fan-favorite Adam Warlock, for whom he serves as a comedic foil.RELATED: Infinity War: Here’s Who Plays the Black Order’s Proxima Midnight
However, it was always more likely that Dinklage would round out the voice talent in the Black Order after the filmmakers confirmed that Irish actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor would play Ebony Maw, who’s shown torturing Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange in the latest trailer, while highly regarded motion-capture performer Terry Notary (Kull: Skull Island, War for the Planet of the Apes) is the largely silent Cull Obsidian, better known in the comics as Black Dwarf.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston, and Josh Brolin. The film arrives April 27.KEEP READING: Who Are the Black Order in Avengers: Infinity War?
The post New Infinity War Promo May Confirm Peter Dinklage’s Role appeared first on CBR.

Looking ahead to Fox’s X-Force movie, Rob Liefeld explains that he created the violent X-Men offshoot because he was bored of Charles Xavier’s gifted youngsters.
When X-Force first appeared at the end of New Mutants #100 in 1991, the X-Men had already been established for nearly three decades. Described as having a more militant approach than the classic roster of X-Men heroes, Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza’s team went on to sell more issues than anyone expected.RELATED: Why Jeff Wadlow’s X-Force Movie Never Got Off the Ground
Speaking to Fandango, Liefeld explained that he was tired of the mundane adventures of the X-Men and wanted something with a more violent streak.
“You know, back when I created X-Force, as a fan I was kind of tired with the X-Men. They had become what I would say kind of a mopey group. A mopey bunch of people. They were always drowned in their own sorrows, and I like action — I like kick ass characters.”
After Liefeld revamped the New Mutants title with writer Louise Simonson, he and Nicieza promoted members like Boom-Boom and Warpath to X-Force under the leadership of the mysterious Cable.
“When I transformed the book and turned it into X-Force, I think each of the characters, from Cable to Domino to Deadpool are a kick ass group of badass mutants that don’t take any sh*t. They knock down your wall. They ask questions later. They are very much a more aggressive arm of the X-Men.”
“I took a book that was selling a hundred thousand units, and the last issue that introduces X-Force sold one million units, and that was a 14-month journey,” Liefeld recalls, explaining why he believes it became one of Marvel’s biggest sellers, ever. “It is the second best-selling comic book of all time for a reason. People rallied around it. I mean, my X-Men had weapons. They had attitude. They had aggression. I just felt like somewhere between Xavier’s pacifists views and Magneto’s terrorist views there had to be an activist view. So you had pacifist and terrorist, and I introduced a much more aggressive arm of the X-Men.”RELATED: Deadpool 2 Introduces a New Super-Team – But Who the Heck Are They?
Originally called the X-Terminators, Liefeld still has the fax from 1990 when his plans for the team were originally turned down. He admits that it’s been a hard grind to bring the likes of Deadpool and Cable to life, but reiterates that it was worth the effort, and he hopes the team will get a resurgence in the Foxverse.
Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Julian Dennison in an unknown role, and Jack Kesy as a villain widely thought to be Black Tom Cassidy. The film hits theaters on May 18.
The post Rob Liefeld Explains Why He Created X-Force appeared first on CBR.

New Image Comics series Skyward arrives with not only a unique high concept — a world in which gravity has been greatly depleted, meaning much of normal life is conducting while floating in midair — but also an unexpected creative team. Joe Henderson is a first-time comic book writer, and Lee Garbett is one of the more prolific superhero artists of the past decade, with credits including Batgirl and Loki: Agent of Asgard.
Yet it’s their shared connection with a certain charming devil that helped make this pairing happen: Henderson, a TV writer who’s worked on White Collar, Almost Human and more, is the current showrunner of Fox’s Lucifer, based on the DC/Vertigo character. Garbett illustrated DC’s recent Lucifer comic book series, which was launched to coincide with the success of the TV show. Though they have never actually worked together prior to Skyward, a social media connection between the two provided enough of a spark to make the freshly debuted creator-owned series a reality.RELATED: Image Comics’ Full Image Expo 2018 Announcements
CBR spoke with both Henderson and Garbett about Skyward, which stars Willa Fowler, a young courier who has only known life in a gravity-deficient world, having been born after “G-day” — the day the laws of physics changed. Henderson and Garbett spoke about the origins of their collaboration, building a world mostly sans gravity, their approach to bringing authenticity to diverse characters and the different types of stories they’re looking to tell in the 15-issue run of Skyward.Skyward #1 cover by Lee GarbettCBR: Joe, Lee, I know that you both have a shared history with the character Lucifer, but I’m curious — how did this pairing come about, specifically to make Skyward a reality?Joe Henderson: It’s funny, the tagline for the book is a bit odd: “From the writer and artist of Lucifer! Er, kind of. Because one’s from the TV show, one’s from the comic, and they’ve never worked together before.” Super catchy, right?
I’ve been a longtime fan of Lee’s since Loki: Agent of Asgard. On that book, he did exactly the kind of thing I needed for Skyward — taking big, crazy ideas and imbuing them with humanity. We’d tweeted back and forth a little bit due to the Lucifer connection. So, when I went looking for an artist, I sent him a DM asking if he could recommend anyone. Secretly, I was hoping he’d want to do it. But come on. What were the chances?Lee Garbett: Haha. Yeah, that was a pretty cool day. “The showrunner of TV’s Lucifer has DM’d me!?!” As I read it I hoped the angle was that I’d be interested, too but I was equally aware Joe may have genuinely wanted me to recommend somebody else.
But tough! I’d read it first, fell in love instantly and refused to let anyone else near it. I’m not a believer in fate but this was as near as it gets. It struck such a chord with me. It couldn’t have felt more natural a fit than if we’d collaborated on it from the outset.Joe, this is your first comic book writing credit, but obviously you’ve spent time in the world as the showrunner of a DC-based TV show, and, of course, a comic book fan. Has writing comics always been a goal for you? What was the transition from TV to comics like? Henderson: It has — I’m a longtime reader and have a frighteningly encyclopedic knowledge of late ’80s, early ’90s Marvel comics. (Ask me anything about Darkhawk. I know everything. God help me). My current reading list is a pretty even mix of Marvel, DC and creator-owned.
Writing a comic has been a dream goal. So, when it finally happened, I didn’t want to be one of those writers who comes in and thinks he already knows how to write a comic. It’s such a different medium, and the first thing I wanted to do is respect that. Mike Costa, who is on the Lucifer staff, really helped me learn the ropes early on. And I studied all the scripts I could find online to really learn the craft.
The biggest difference I found was that, in TV, I can write a scene without really knowing what it’s going to look like. I know what the characters will do and say, but I like to leave the rest up to the director. With comics, you need to choose each moment within the panel, but still leave room for the artist to surprise you. I think it’s really strengthened my writing in general to step outside my comfort zone a bit.
In either medium, the most important thing is the character you’re going on the journey with. And I absolutely love Willa Fowler, our protagonist. She’s the perfect character to take us through this low-G world — fearless, infectiously buoyant, almost a reflection on the world itself. And that’s mostly due to how Lee brings her to life in every panel.Lee, this is your first creator-owned comic — after many years in the work-for-hire realm, how has this experience been different for you? Garbett: Yes, this is my first, full-on foray into the creator-owned world. I really enjoy the work-for-hire projects and getting to play with the characters I’ve grown up loving, and still love to this day, but I’d always wanted to get something out there that I had a stake in and that I could help build from the start. It just seemed a sensible move — as long as it was the right project. A few opportunities have presented themselves along the way, but it was Joe and Skyward that really had me feeling confident enough to turn down some very cool work-for-hire offers and to jump in with both feet.
When it came to actually starting, I wasn’t too worried. I’m pretty disciplined when it comes to schedule, so I knew I wouldn’t need a day-to-day editor, chasing me down for pages. I knew I could structure the book as I would any work-for-hire gig and turn in work on a regular basis. That’s proved to be the case, and I’m drawing issue #7 as issue #1 is about to come out, so we’re in very good shape. There’ll be no waiting on issues with this book.
Page 2: Building the world of Skyward, aiming for authenticity in representation
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SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #26 by Kyle Higgins and Daniele Nicuolo, available now.
Last month’s much-discussed start to BOOM! Studios’ “Shattered Grid,” the crossover between the publisher’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Go Go Power Rangers that coincides with the franchises 25th anniversary, rocked not just the Power Rangers to their core, but also radically changed the dynamic of the team.
Coping with the death of their teammate (and perennial fan-favorite character) Tommy at the hands of his future self Lord Drakkon, the remaining Power Rangers find themselves grieving while also facing the arrival of a mysterious new Ranger, Jen Scotts. But while they’re trying to move forward, in this week’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #26, readers finally get a look at Lord Drakkon’s plan for the fragmenting Morphin Grid, and it may radically redefine the power in Power Rangers.RELATED: Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Starts With Franchise-Changing Moment
EVERY RANGER EVER
After a jaunt to another fragmented Earth, that of the team from Power Rangers Samurai, we finally discover what is in store for Ninjor, who Drakkon has captured in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25. By using the Samuraizers stolen from the defeated Samurai team and knowledge stolen from Ninjor, Drakkon’s ally Finster-5 is able to channel the energies of their Morphin Grid into Drakkon. Not only does Drakkon gain an increase in power, his costume also begins to take on aspects of these new powers, with his shield modifying slightly to resemble the Power Rangers Samurai uniform.
Drakkon’s plan is scary enough as it is: traverse the breaking universe and absorb components of the Morphin Grid to make himself stronger. But Finster-5 reveals the ease of it, making the plan all the more terrifying. After working with the Samuraizers, Finster-5 discovers he doesn’t need every morpher from every team to absorb their power as originally believed… he only needs one. Using more than one would actually render Drakkon’s powers unstable, but the extra morphers can be used to create more Sentries similar to those we’ve already seen, granting Drakkon even more soldiers for his world-conquering army.
A NEW PRECEDENT OF POWER
The idea of one person absorbing the powers of the entire Morphin Grid is a new one, so it becomes hard to gauge exactly how strong Drakkon could become. Only one close approximation has existed in the lore of Power Rangers, and for that you have to go back to the last anniversary season, Power Rangers Super Megaforce. The gimmick for this season was a super mode enhanced by special Ranger Keys which allowed the team to summon the powers and gear of past Rangers. Notably, the team included the extraterrestrial Orion as the Silver Ranger, Super Megaforce‘s Sixth Ranger.
Orion favored keys of the series’ Sixth and Extra Rangers, such as Mighty Morphin‘s Green, Time Force‘s Quantum and Zeo‘s Gold Rangers. These Rangers informed his final attack Legendary Final Strike, where Orion would summon the spirits of the Sixth Rangers to attack an enemy. The move is portrayed as inherently devastating, even by the standards of typical Power Rangers final strikes. There have been a lot of devastating final attacks in Power Rangers, but to top Orion’s you’d have to start going into Zord territory, and he was only channeling the power of 15 individual Rangers.
Drakkon stands to absorb the Morphin Grid and the powers of the 25 existing Rangers teams… if not more. After all, Power Rangers Super Megaforce didn’t just feature the previous 20 years of characters, it also featured Super Sentai characters from seasons predating Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as “Rangers from another world.”  If he succeeds, then Drakkon would absolutely be the most powerful character, hero or villain, to appear in the history of Power Rangers.Shattered Grid continues in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1, on sale April 25.KEEP READING: EXCLUSIVE: Shattered Grid Continues With New Power Rangers Variants
The post Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Reveals Why Every Ranger Is In Danger appeared first on CBR.

A new Fantastic Four teaser from Marvel reveals the return of Valeria and Franklin Richards, and hints at a revival of the Future Foundation.
The image comes from an interview with Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and writer Dan Slott on Marvel.com. Val and Franklin appear in what seems to be a revised version of Fantastic Four promo art released in March. The family’s two youngest members look somewhat older than in previous incarnations, and although the rest of the team display a clear “4” on their costumes, Val and Franklin have an “FF” logo, hinting at the return of the Future Foundation.
“Of course it’s going to be Reed, Sue, Johnny and the Ever-Lovin’ Blue-Eyed Thing,” Slott said about the team’s make-up,  “And Franklin! And Val! And Alicia! And who knows? Maybe Willie Lumpkin and Aunt Petunia, too! Wait and see.”
“When the costume designs came up, Tom [Brevoort] and Dan had very specific ideas that date all the way back to the original FF through every incarnation, with specific designs and color schemes that would fit into this story,” Cebulski added.RELATED: Forget Reed & Sue – Marvel Already Has a New Fantastic Four (Sort Of)
Created by Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting, the Future Foundation debuted in 2010’s Fantastic Four #576. Mister Fantastic intended the group to better the future of those on Earth. The team has counted such heroes as Ant-Man, She-Hulk, Medusa and Spider-Man among its members.
Marvel’s First Family hasn’t been seen together since 2016’s  Secret Wars. Last year’s massive Marvel Legacy one-shot featured the return of Franklin and Valeria Richards in a short post-credits scene that all but guaranteed the team’s reunion in 2018. And the first issues of Chip Zdarsky and Jim Cheung’s Marvel 2-In-One series basically paved the way for The Thing and Human Torch to bring Reed and Sue Richards back to the Marvel Universe proper.Fantastic Four #1 from Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli will arrive in August from Marvel Comics.KEEP READING: A History of the Fantastic Four’s Lineups
The post New Fantastic Four Teaser Hints At Another Group’s Marvel Comics Return appeared first on CBR.

After stealing the War Machine armor in his personal battle against the scum of the Marvel Universe, Frank Castle is going back-to-basics in The Punisher #1 from writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Riccardo Burchielli.
“We’re going to get back to Frank Castle with a handgun and a knife, stalking the streets of New York, and getting his hands dirty,” Rosenberg told Marvel.com. “But we’re also going to see a man who has changed from his time in the armor. He developed a taste for bigger game and larger targets, and he’s not going to give that up easily. So in a sense it’s back to basics — but on a bigger scale.”RELATED: Punisher’s War Machine Armor’s Special Ability Is… Pretty Gross
While The Punisher relaunch will see Frank deal with the criminal element that fans have come accustomed to, that doesn’t mean the vigilante won’t get involved with major players and superheroes in the larger Marvel Universe.
Rosenberg added, “I can’t say too much, but I can say that issue #1 has some of the biggest bad guys in the Marvel Universe pop in. And that Frank still has his eyes on shaping nations these days. The classic Marvel villains are getting savvier. They aren’t thugs and gangsters anymore. They’re becoming mayors and CEOs and kings. But Frank is still coming for them.”Punisher #1 from Rosenberg and Burchielli goes on sale August 1 from Marvel Comics.
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WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for Action Comics #1000, which is available now.
There is a lot going on in Action Comics #1000’s 80 pages. It’s not just a four-digit milestone for the DC series that started the age of superheroes, it’s also a celebration of the 80th anniversary of Superman’s first appearance, back in 1938’s Action Comics #1.
As such, multiple different eras of the character are on display in the issue, with decade-spanning creators including Marv Wolfman, Curt Swan, Dan Jurgens, Louise Simonson, Jerry Ordway, Geoff Johns, Richard Donner, Olivier Coipel, Tom King, Clay Mann and more. And the very last story in the issue gives a glimpse of the future of Superman — courtesy of new Action Comics and Superman writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist/DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee.RELATED: DC Celebrates Action Comics #1000 with Bendis, King and More
It’s only the second DC story written by Bendis to date, following 2000’s Batman Chronicles #21. It’s also the superstar writer’s first DC work since November’s announcement that, after 17 years as one of the most prolific writers in Marvel history, he would move to DC in a “multiyear, multi-faceted” exclusive deal. The announcement was such a surprise, some fans legitimately thought DC’s Twitter might have been hacked at the time it broke the news.
So it shouldn’t be a shock that the writer of Avengers Disassembled didn’t just contribute a nostalgic meditation on the character in his Action Comics #1000 story. Instead, it ends with a major revelation that, as seems apt given the issue’s scope, harkens back to the character’s earliest origins: the destruction of his home planet Krypton.
Everyone knows that Kal-El was the last(ish) survivor of Krypton. While it’s not as widely known what caused the planet’s destruction, it’s usually some combination of catastrophic natural causes, depending on the era. It’s one of the most famous parts of the character’s lore — there’s a show on Syfy now titled Krypton, after all — so it’s fitting that it’s something Bendis, a writer who has long distinguished himself for subverting expectations, has chosen to reexamine.RELATED: Action Comics #1000 Reveals What Really Happened After Issue #1’s Iconic Cover
The 12-page story introduces a new alien villain named Rogol Zaar — named after a doctor who worked with Bendis during his life-threatening illness last fall, and intimidatingly illustrated by Lee — who quickly establishes himself as someone with a major grudge against folks from Krpyton. As he puts it in his battle against Superman, “I cleansed the galaxy of the Kryptonian plague. And I am here to finish the job.” (Supergirl shows up during the fight, too, but is easily dispatched — twice.)
That alone sounds pretty threatening, but the big reveal comes at the very end, as he’s plunging a sword into Superman’s chest: “I destroyed the planet Krypton.”
If true, this is a major change to Superman’s origins, and immediately positions Rogol Zaar as one of the greatest existential threats in the Man of Steel’s rogues gallery. There’s no single act as fundamental to Superman’s whole deal as the destruction of Krypton, and to pin that on a single villain rather than some type of scientific mishap is a major status quo change. what’s more, it shows Bendis is not afraid to dramatically shake things up at DC as he so often did at Marvel.RELATED: Bendis’ New Superman Villain Has Ties to Krypton
Of course, there’s a lot yet to be revealed. Comics readers are understandably skeptical, and have plenty of reasons to not take a mysterious new bad guy at his word. The story continues on May 30 with the first issue of the six-part weekly miniseries Man of Steel, where Bendis will be joined by a variety of artists. Then his run on both the Superman and Action Comics ongoing series starts in July, with a new Superman #1 and Action #1001.
Something else apparent from Bendis and Lee’s Action Comics #1000 story: Bendis’ signature style that made him a fan-favorite hasn’t been lost in translation in the journey from Marvel to DC. The ground-level focus — the story is framed by two civilian women who witness Superman and Rogol Zaar’s fight on the streets of Metropolis — the idiosyncratic dialogue (“He doesn’t look like Superman without the shorts”), the self-aware callouts of comic book clichés (“In this language, I believe they call it stalling”); even in a short story, it’s pure Bendis.
Keep reading CBR for more on Action Comics #1000.
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SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for “The Car” in Action Comics #1000 by Geoff Johns, Richard Donner and Olivier Coipel, on sale now.
No one can ever forget Butch Matson, right?
Superman sure didn’t forget the tough guy who tried to muscle in on Clark Kent’s date with Lois Lane before kidnapping her. The Man of Steel responded by rescuing Lois, trashing Butch’s car, and punitively hanging the interfering Butch from the top of a telephone pole.
If that incident sounds familiar, that’s because it was part of Superman’s very first adventure as told 80 years ago by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in Action Comics #1. But it begs the question, whatever happened to Butch – did he live out his remaining days as a decoration, hanging out high above with the pigeons? Action Comics #1000 finally provides the answer to a decades-old question that few ever thought to ask, in a short story by Geoff Johns, Richard Donner and Olivier Coipel simply and appropriately titled “The Car.”
The car, of course, is the DeSoto owned by Butch that falls victim to Superman’s wrath, as seen in the now-iconic cover that served as the Man of Steel’s very first appearance. In “The Car,” Butch has managed to free himself from his perch atop the utility pole, make his way down, and get his inoperable car towed to a nearby collision shop. The disbelieving mechanic dismisses Butch’s explanation of the vehicle’s damage as drunken rambling, adding that the car probably isn’t worth fixing. A dejected Butch leaves the shop, only to find Superman again waiting for him.RELATED: DC Reveals Details for Action Comics #1001 and Superman #1
Superman is looking to put Butch in his place – not back atop a telephone pole (which he had intended to free him from), but instead calling him out as the bully he is. But Supes has also dug up some backstory on Butch, learning that the seeming lowlife has led a difficult life, orphaned at an early age and forced into a life of hardship. Superman also has a challenge for him, telling Butch that he can either fix his life, or continue down the path he’s on – implying that the latter might mean another eventual unpleasant encounter between the two.
Within the span of a few panels, Butch’s decision is revealed to close out this motivational story. Rather than continue down his thuggish path, Butch is seen – with his newly repaired DeSoto – doing right by the children in his old neighborhood.
While likely to soon return to obscurity, Butch Matson will forever hold a notable distinction in the Superman mythos. If nothing else, he remains the Man of Steel’s first named adversary. More importantly, though, is that Butch’s chosen path was one that cemented the persona of Superman as an inspirational role model. Butch was never identified as a villain, per se, but he nonetheless was the first character to be inspired by Superman to change his ways for the better.
For all his superpowers – most of which hadn’t been explored in his first appearance – Johns and Donner’s story shows that Superman’s greatest power isn’t his ability to leap tall buildings or display super strength. His true strength isn’t in his capacity to stop locomotives, it’s in his power to instill good – to make all of us want to be a little better. Or a lot.
After all, had Butch pushed any of us around, most of us probably would have just left him hanging there.
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When Marvel launched Weapon X in April 2017, the lineup consisted of the X-Men’s most lethal warriors who all had a connection to the shadow organization: Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Domino, Warpath and Lady Deathstrike. Come this summer, a longtime feud is renewed between Logan and Sabretooth, with the results leading the alternate reality Wolverine to step down as team leader, and Sabretooth taking his place in Weapon X #20.
Along with a new leader, Weapon X will get an all-new lineup with Omega Red joining the team.RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Old Man Logan Eviscerates Sabretooth in Weapon X #16 Preview
The “all-new” Weapon X looks very similar to the previous one, minus Old Man Logan and Warpath. In their place is Omega Red, with the July solicit for Issue #20 touting a guest-appearance from Russia’s premier super-team, the Winter Guard. With Old Man Logan gone and Sabretooth calling the shots, this team of trained killers is bound to cause major problems for not only the X-Men, but the Marvel Universe at large.
Below is the cover to Weapon X #20 by Rahzzah, along with the issue’s solicitation text.
WEAPON X #20
GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE (W)
RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ (A)
Cover by RAHZZAH
ALL-NEW WEAPON X!
Sabretooth’s team of killers is going to make things right the only way they know how: WITH A BODY COUNT!
Guest-starring Russia’s premier super-team, THE WINTER GUARD!
Special guest artist Ricardo López Ortiz (Hit Girl) crafts our bloodiest issue yet!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
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First seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ climactic space battle, Black Squadron — Poe Dameron’s wingmen — were noticeably absent during the events of The Last Jedi. Now, Charles Soule and Angel Unzueta’s Poe Dameron #29 will reveal where the wayward pilots have been.
The solicit for Poe Dameron #29, which appeared in Marvel’s July solicits, shows the Black Squadron carrying on the good fight against the First Order elsewhere during the events of Episode XIII.RELATED: Charles Soule Brings an Era of Marvel’s Poe Dameron to a Close
Originally taking place before the events of The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Poe Dameron was launched by Soule and artist Phil Noto in April 2016 and showed the Resistance’s ace fighter pilot leading his squadron against the First Order across the galaxy. Over the course of the series, the series has showcased the various pilots of Black Squadron, providing extensive in-continuity backstories for the prominent members of the team.Beginning in issue #26, the Star Wars ongoing series catches up with the movie timeline, with the comic taking place immediately after the final scene of The Last Jedi.Star Wars: Poe Dameron #29 by Charles Soule and Angel Unzueta goes on sale this July. Check out the cover and full solicitation below.
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #29
CHARLES SOULE (W) • Angel Unzueta (A)
Cover by PHIL NOTO
Where were SNAP WEXLEY, JESSIKA PAVA and the rest of BLACK SQUADRON during the events of THE LAST JEDI?
Fighting for the very survival of THE RESISTANCE, of course.
Now, at last, their story can be told…
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Star Wars  Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with the exclusive first look at covers and solicit information for products shipping in July 2018. When you’re through checking out these solicitations, be sure to visit CBR’s Independents Comic Forum and discuss these BOOM!, Archaia and KABOOM! releases with fellow readers.
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JIM HENSON’S BENEATH THE DARK CRYSTAL
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington
Main Cover A: Benjamin Dewey
Subscription Cover B: David Petersen
Incentive Cover C: Ramón K. Pérez
Incentive Cover D: Dave McKean
Writer Adam Smith ( Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special) and artist Alexandria Huntington ( Avengers Origins ) present a new sequel to the hit film! Arriving at the Crystal Castle where he was once a lowly acolyte, Kensho is asked to accept the responsibility as leader of Thra. But he will have to rectify sins of the past before he can decide if he—or anyone—is fit to rule.
Meanwhile, the realm of Mithra is being rebuilt by the newly-crowned Ember Queen Thurma, whose own quest to decide the future of her land is thrown into question when another Fireling makes a claim as the true heir to the throne.
BONE PARISH #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Şerif & Mustafa Karasu
Main Cover: Lee Garbett
Variant Cover: Rod Reis
Cullen Bunn ( Empty Man, The Unsound ) returns to BOOM! Studios with a chilling necromantic horror story.
A new drug is sweeping through the streets of New Orleans—one made from the ashes of the dead. Wars are being fought over who will control the supply, while the demand only rises.
While the crime families wage war, users begin to experience terrifying visions of the dead coming back to life—through them.
RUINWORLD #1
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Derek Laufman
Artist: Derek Laufman
Main Cover: Derek Laufman
Variant Cover: Sean Galloway
Writer/Artist Derek Laufman ( Adventure Time Comics ) brings his new original series to life at BOOM! Studios.
Intrepid adventurers Pogo and Rex are on a quest for fame and fortune. Their discovery of a special map leads them on an epic journey through dangers, demons and old enemies. Just one problem—they’ve already lost the map.
An all-ages comic about fun, friendship and screaming in the face of danger, perfect for fans of Adventure Time and The Adventure Zone.
ALICE: FROM DREAM TO DREAM OGN SC
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Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Giulio Macaione
Artist: Giulio Macaione
Cover Artist: Giulio Macaione
Writer/artist Giulio Macaione makes his comics debut in this breathtaking story about family and friendship.
Alice can enter and share dreams by sleeping near someone, a power utterly outside her own control. After moving back to Cincinnati, Alice is stuck sharing a bedroom with her brother and worse, sharing his dreams. The bright spot in her life is her best friend, Jamie, but there’s more history between their families than Alice realized, and there are secrets buried deep.
PETALS OGN HC
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Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Gustavo Borges
Artist: Gustavo Borges
Cover Artist: Gustavo Borges
The powerful debut graphic novel from Gustavo Borges, who will steal your heart with this silent comic.
During a long winter, a family of foxes struggle to survive the merciless cold. One day, the young cub leaves his house looking for much needed firewood and crosses paths with a tall and peculiar bird wearing a singular top hat.
Perfect for readers of all ages, Petals is a deeply emotional and resonant story about friendship, life and selflessness in a unique format.
TONY MILLIONAIRE’S SEA MONSTERS COLORING BOOK SC
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Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: N/A
Artist: Tony Millionaire
Cover Artist: Tony Millionaire
Step aboard and experience the strange and beautiful world of award-winning cartoonist Tony Millionaire and his most beloved characters in this intricate, irreverent, nautical coloring book.
Featuring over 40 black and white illustrations with spyglass-like detail, you’ll encounter everything imaginable above and below the high seas along with a couple of special guest land-lubbers.
Humor fans and color enthusiasts alike can jump in feet first and bring this madcap, seafaring world to life with the most vivid and ridiculous colors of their imaginations.
THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
Artist: M.J. Erickson
Main Cover: Jonathan Case
Subscription Cover: Natacha Bustos
Writing team Ben Acker and Ben Blacker ( Deadpool, Death Be Damned ) return to The Thrilling Adventure Hour in this new series based on the wildly popular Hollywood stage show and podcast.
Frank and Sadie Doyle are the toast of the upper crust. Headliners on the society pages. And they see ghosts. Follow the Doyles on a night when having a drink (or ten) with friends goes horribly, and perhaps predictably, wrong at a haunted house.
THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR: A SPIRITED ROMANCE SC DISCOVER NOW EDITION
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
Artist: Phil Hester
Cover Artist: Phil Hester
It’s time to send the little ones to dreamland and set your radio’s dial to “spooky.” Steel yourself for mysterious suspense in…BEYOND BELIEF!
Trading quips and tossing back cocktails, the Doyles take what they want and hoodwink their clientele for the rest. Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, even diabolical gingerbread men are nothing but obstacles in the way of the liquor cabinet for our fast-talking, hard-drinking sleuths.
Written by the creators of the wildly popular Hollywood stage show and podcast, Ben Acker and Ben Blacker ( Deadpool, Star Wars Adventures ), and illustrated by Phil Hester ( Batman Beyond ), The Thrilling Adventure Hour: A Spirited Romance is a rip-roaring adventure that harkens back to the heyday of old-time radio entertainment.
Collects The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: Beyond Belief #0-4.
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #29
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Subscription Cover: Jordan Gibson
Incentive Cover: Carlos Villa
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and their allies prepare their final counterattack against Drakkon, as a new ally makes it through their world and Zordon makes a last-ditch call for help.
SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #11
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Dan Mora
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Intermix Cover: Miguel Mercado
Subscription Cover: Natacha Bustos
Homage Incentive Cover: Audrey Mok
While Matt puts his life on the line to get close to the Rangers, Kimberly must face the Ranger Slayer alone.
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS VOL. 6 SC
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Publisher: BOOM! Studios
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Writer: Kyle Higgins, Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Jonas Scharf, Bachan
Cover Artist: Jamal Campbell
The road to SHATTERED GRID begins here! Finster’s monsters have appeared all over the world and no one is safe! But even with Zordon’s return, nothing can prepare the Power Rangers for the secrets that will be revealed…and the dangers on the horizon!
Collects issues #21-24
MECH CADET YU #10
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Cover Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Under the Sharg’s assault, the cadets are forced to put their trust in mankind’s most dangerous creation: Hero Force 2.
CODA #3
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Main Cover A: Matías Bergara
Intermix Cover B: Julian Totino Tedesco
Incentive Cover C: Toni Infante
Hum returns to Ridgetown, only to find the city under siege by Thundervale, a bandit city that rests on the back of the last living giant. Hum manages to get back inside, but when an outerwall is breached by the enemy, all seems lost…
LUCY DREAMING #5
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
When Lucy ripped a hole back to the waking world, she brought all of her villains with her. Even with everything she’s learned across her dreams, Lucy may not be enough to stop them. Not alone.
KLAUS: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS HC
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Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Luminary author Grant Morrison ( All-Star Superman, Happy! ) and Eisner Award-nominated illustrator Dan Mora ( Go Go Power Rangers ) bring their lauded reinvention of Santa Claus fully into the 21st century with two modern tales of Klaus saving Christmas from sinister threats that span dimensions.
Collects Klaus and the Witch of Winter and Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville.
LUCAS STAND: INNER DEMONS SC
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Writer: Kurt Sutter & Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Jesús Hervás
Cover Artist: Adam Gorham (colors by Michael Spicer)
Kurt Sutter ( Sons of Anarchy ), Caitlin Kittredge ( Coffin Hill ) and illustrator Jesús Hervas ( Penny Dreadful ) return with a follow-up to Kurt Sutter’s first original comic book series Lucas Stand.
Military vet Lucas Stand has been forced to hunt demons on the orders of his master Gadrel. Now he has finally managed to break free and strike out on his own.
However, his actions have garnered him a formidable reputation and it’s not just the demons who are after him this time…
Collects all four issues of the limited series.
ROBOCOP: CITIZENS ARREST #4
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Main Cover A: Nimit Malavia
Subscription Cover B: David Rubin
OCP announces their plan to reform the Ruins into a new neighborhood called the Plateau, as well as the devastating methods they plan to use.
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #11
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Main Cover: Brett Parson
Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams & Marco D’Alfonso
Connecting “Jack Through Time” Incentive Cover: Will Robson
Jack must atone for his sins if he’s ever going to be able to stop Lo Pan’s wrath.
WWE #19
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Dennis Hopeless
Artists: Serg Acuña
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches
RAW Connecting Cover: Brent Schoonover
Incentive Variant Cover: Andy Belanger
Sami Zayn has made his decision to stand with Kevin Owens. Together, they plot their course to take over Smackdown Live…and no one will stand in their way!
PLANET OF THE APES ARCHIVE VOL. 4 HC
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Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $59.99
Writer: Doug Moench, Paul Dehn
Artist: Vicente Alcazar, Sonny Trinidad, Alfredo P. Alcala, Yong Montano, Dino Castrillo, Virgil Redondo, Tom Sutton, Ed Hannigan, and Jim Mooney
Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
Experience the legendary 1970s Planet of the Apes originally published by Marvel Comics, collected for the first time ever, and remastered in prestigious hardcover.
The Planet of the Apes Archive includes the screenplay adaptations from acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter for Battle for the Planet of the Apes by Paul Dehn ( Murder on the Orient Express ).
Also collects Future History Chronicles and Evolution’s Nightmare.
JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH SHORTCUTS HC
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Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $29.99
Writers: Jonathan Case, Delilah S. Dawson, Adam Smith and more!
Artists: Katie Cook, Cory Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Jeff Stokely, Daniel Bayliss and more!
Cover Artist: Derek Kirk Kim
Celebrate the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film with stories from inside the magical walls of the labyrinth!
Featuring fan-favorite characters like Ludo, Hoggle, Sir Didymus, and the Goblin King himself, this compilation showcases imaginative tales from critically acclaimed writers and artists alike, including Jonathan Case ( The New Dea l), Delilah S. Dawson ( Journey to Star Wars : The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma ), Gustavo Duarte ( Bizarro ), Roger Langridge ( Snarked ), Katie Cook ( Star Wars : ABC-3PO ), Jeff Stokely ( Six-Gun Gorilla ), and many others.
Collects The Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special, The Labyrinth 2017 Special and two never-before-seen stories!
JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH: CORONATION #5
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Main Cover: Fiona Staples
Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
Maria travels deeper into the Labyrinth in search of her son Jareth, but a strange new influence has changed its shape, making it even more unpredictable…
FRAGGLE ROCK #3
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Art Baltazar
Artist: Art Baltazar
Main Cover A: Art Baltazar
Anniversary Fraggle Spotlight Subscription Cover B: Jake Myler
An all new Fraggle Rock story by fan-favorite creator of all ages comics, Art Baltazar ( Young Justice, Adventure Time )!
BY NIGHT #2
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Christine Larsen
Main Cover: Christine Larsen
Subscription Cover: John Allison
After meeting a friendly new face in the alternate dimension they’ve stumbled upon, Heather (eagerly) and Jane (reluctantly) agree to venture further in. With their trusty camcorder to record what they find and an inhuman new buddy, there’s no turning back now!
GIANT DAYS #40
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artists: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Max Sarin
Ed Gemmel returns to Sheffield after a summer spent healing bones and also his heart. Esther does her best to welcome him back, but neither of them have forgotten his drunken confession.
LUMBERJANES #52
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Dozerdraws
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Dozerdraws
April, Mal, and Ripley break the surface and see the light of day once more—but how will they get back to the Mess Hall without breaking Jen’s rule about setting foot outside? Meanwhile, in the Mess Hall itself, chaos builds across the tabletop world of Panterra, leaving Jo, Diane, and Barney grappling for power.
FENCE #8
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: C.S. Pacat
Artist: Johanna the Mad
Cover Artist: HamletMachine
The last day of tryouts, and Seiji sees something in Nicholas that will change his opinion forever.
SLAM!: THE NEXT JAM SC
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Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Pamela Ribon
Artist: Marina Julia
Cover Artist: Veronica Fish
After breaking one of the biggest rules in derby (not to mention an actual collarbone) Knockout and Can-Can are back on the track! But they have a lot of rehab to do, both on their battered bodies and their reputations in the league…will their friendship survive the dreaded derby drama?
From bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and Los Angeles Derby Doll Pamela Ribon ( Moana , Why Girls Are Weird ) and artist Marina Julia ( Lumberjanes: Faire and Square ) comes the next chapter in SLAM!
Collects all four issues of the complete limited series.
STEVEN UNIVERSE #18
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Grace Kraft
Artist: Rii Abrego
Main Cover: Missy Pena
Subscription Cover: Meg Omac
Amethyst is surprised and delighted when she is asked to help coach Connie and Steven in combat, but she struggles to find her own teaching style.
STEVEN UNIVERSE VOL. 3: FIELD RESEARCHING SC
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Writer: Grace Kraft
Artist: Rii Abrego
Cover Artist: Missy Pena
Fall comes to Beach City as Steven, Connie, and the Crystal Gems find adventure around the boardwalk: from taking painting lessons, studying Beach City’s wildlife, baking for the Taste of Beach City festival, to sleepovers with friends, there’s always something going on to keep Beach City weird!
Collects issues #9-12
ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #25
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $4.99
Writers: Sonny Liew, Morgan Beem
Artists: Sonny Liew, Morgan Beem
Main Cover: Liz Pulido
Subscription Cover: Pius Bak
Incentive Cover: Britney Liu
Finn and Jake are waiting at a bus stop, but they aren’t sure how they got there or who they are waiting for.
ADVENTURE TIME: BEGINNING OF THE END #3
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Ted Anderson
Artists: Marina Julia
Main Cover: Victoria Maderna
Subscription Cover: Diigii Daguna
Title Card Incentive Cover: Corey Booth
As Finn gets pulled deeper towards the Vanishing Point, seeing more and more of his possible futures, Jake becomes more desperate to save his best friend and brother as he launches through the fourth dimension to challenge the Lord of All Time himself.
REGULAR SHOW: 25 YEARS LATER #2
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Chris Hastings
Artists: Anna Johnstone
Main Cover: JK Phan
Subscription Cover: Anna Johnstone
Mordecai and Rigby are young again but it came with a cost—their kids! No one else even remembers the kids ever existed, so it’s up to Mordecai and Rigby to figure out what is going on so that they can get their kids back.
OVER THE GARDEN WALL VOL. 5 SC
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Writer: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien
Artist: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien, Cara McGee, Jim Campbell, Jorge Monlongo
Cover Artist: Diigii Daguna
Travel further into The Unknown than ever before with this collection of tales told from across the journeyed grounds of Wirt and Greg. With Fred the horse as your guide, visit familiar faces and new friends.
Melodious cats, noble turkeys, fishing fish, and more!
Collects issues #17-20.
ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE #6
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Ian McGinty
Main Cover: Jorge Monlongo
Subscription Cover: Cole Closser
Rocko, with the help of Heffer and Filburt, is losing his mind. As they struggle to come up with Spunky’s ransom money, Rocko comes up with a desperate plan—rob a bank.
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL OGN VOL. 5: TUNNEL KINGDOM SC
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Writer: Kate Sherron
Artist: Laura Langston
Cover Artist: Jenna Ayoub
When Gumball sleeps through the delivery of his favorite new toy, it turns up missing! Now it’s up to him, Darwin, and Anais to follow the clues to a mysterious underground system beneath Elmore and uncover a truth they never thought possible.
From writer Megan Brennan ( Steven Universe, Pencil Pup ) and artist Kate Sherron ( Regular Show ) comes Elmore’s greatest detective caper yet as Gumball and Darwin channel their favorite fictional heroes to unravel the mystery of the Tunnel Kingdom!
GARFIELD: HOMECOMING #2
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Scott Nickel
Artists: Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch with Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
On the next stop in his cross-country travels, Garfield meets a young bearded hipster who lives in a tiny house and works in an Italian restaurant. Writer Scott Nickel is joined by guest-artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (Adventure Time).
GARFIELD: TROUBLE IN PARADISE OGN SC
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Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $9.99
Writer: Scott Nickel, Mark Evanier
Artist: Antonio Alfaro, Dave Alvarez, Kyle Smart
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch
When Jon wins a free vacation, he heads to the beach with Liz, Garfield, Odie, and Nermal for two weeks of fun in the sun. But will a super storm, a scary shark sighting—and an even scarier snack shortage —ruin the trip?
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Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca will launch a new era for Marvel’s Star Wars comics in July with Issue 50, the beginning the ominously titled story arc “Hope Dies.”
“When I was asked to take over the book, having a big story for the magical Issue 50 was very much in my goals,” Gillen said in a statement. “As such, I’ve spent the first twelve issues building up to this, which is basically the biggest story I’ve told in Star Wars. It’s an event-level tragedy on an epic scale, and it’s designed as the key bridging piece between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. I also haven’t written Darth Vader in ages, so now’s the time to start having my lightsaber fun again!”RELATED: Marvel’s Darth Vader Just Introduced a New, Secret Jedi Order
The landmark 50th issue of the series sees the Rebels complete the assembly of their fleet in complete secrecy — or so they think.
To celebrate this publishing milestone, Marvel has released covers for the upcoming issue with David Marquez delivering a foreboding image of Darth Vader, and Mike Mayhew depicting a stylized Princess Leia with schematics of various vehicle designs overlaid on the image.Star Wars #50, by Mike Mayhew
This volume of Marvel’s Star Wars comic launched in January 2015 to record sales and critical acclaim, with writer Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday telling new stories following Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and other beloved characters set in the period between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Gillen and Larroca began their tenure last fall, following a run on Darth Vader, set in the same period.Star Wars #50, written by Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Salvador Larroca, goes on sale July 4.Star Wars #50, by David Marquez
STAR WARS #50
KIERON GILLEN (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA (A)
Cover by MIKE MAYHEW
Variant Cover by PHIL NOTO
Variant Cover by David Marquez
Variant Cover by TERRy DODSON
VIRGIN VARIANT Cover by TERRy DODSON
Galactic Icon Variant Cover by ROD REIS
Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
IN THIS ISSUE…HOPE DIES.
The REBEL FLEET is completed. It’s magnificent. It’s beautiful. It’s secret.
But no secret is kept for long from DARTH VADER.
The most epic story yet done in a STAR WARS comic begins here. Prepare to witness the Empire TRULY strike back.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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James Rhodes, also known as War Machine, died early into Marvel Comics’ 2016 crossover Civil War II during a confrontation with Thanos. However, people joke about death in comics for a reason: It’s rarely permanent. The new solicitation text for Dan Slott and Valerio Schiti’s Tony Stark: Iron Man #2 teases the possibility of Rhodey returning to life.
You can read the solicit for Tony Stark: Iron Man #2 and see Alexander Lozano’s cover for the issue below.RELATED: INTERVIEW: Slott Explains Why Tony Stark: Iron Man Isn’t ‘Invincible’ Any Longer
TONY STARK: IRON MAN #2
DAN SLOTT (W) • VALERIO SCHITI (A)
Cover by ALEXANDER LOZANO
VARIANT COVER BY MARK BROOKS
STARK REALITIES!
• Tony has been holding back an enormous secret since his return, and there’s only one person on Earth he’d trust it with: James Rhodes. This will change everything.
• A strange new development for Jocasta, the return of the Gauntlet and the arrival of Tony Stark’s new rival, Sunset Bain. All this and the power of the Manticore, the most powerful assault vehicle in the Marvel Universe!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
There’s a good chance that Rhodey won’t return to life in this particular issue, so expect his resurrection — if it does happen — to take a while. It’s also entirely possible that this arc won’t end with Rhodey’s return or that the character will reappear in some as of yet unknown form. Rhodey’s return will also likely have an effect on Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, as she was engaged in a romantic relationship with him at the time of his death.
Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 will arrive in June, with Tony Stark: Iron Man #2 likely hitting shelves in July.KEEP READING: Tony Stark: Iron Man Welcomes Back Two Missing Marvel Heroes
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Last month, Marvel Comics teased the beginning of the end for the Inhumans in the ominously titled Death of the Inhumans by writer Donny Cates (Thanos, Doctor Strange) and artist Ariel Olivetti (Venom). However, while details surrounding the story remain scarce, a variant cover by artist Kaare Andrews hints at the arrival of a dangerous new foe.
The character, who’s apparently named Vox, sports a retractable cape comprised of black feathers and carries an imposing energy scythe. It’s also worth noting the pattern on Vox’s costume bears a striking resemblance to the tuning fork on Black Bolt’s cowl.RELATED: The Inhumans’ Black Bolt Deals With His New Situation – And New Powers
Here is Marvel’s official solicitation for Death of the Inhumans #1:
DEATH OF THE INHUMANS #1 (of 5)
DONNY CATES (W) • ARIEL OLIVETTI (A)
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Variant Cover by GREG HILDEBRANDT
YOUNG GUNS VARIANT COVER BY JAVIER GARRÓN (1 of 6)
YOUNG GUNS VARIANT COVER BY RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (2 of 6)
DESIGN VARIANT COVER BY KAARE ANDREWS
THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL – HERE LIE THE INHUMANS.
The Kree have gone murdering, leaving behind a message: Join or die. Thousands of Inhumans have already made their choice — the evidence floats bleeding in space. Black Bolt and his family are next. Rising star Donny Cates and PUNISHER: WAR JOURNAL artist Ariel Olivetti bring their brutal talents to the Inhumans!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
ON SALE 7/4/18
Death of the Inhumans #1, by Donny Cates and Ariel Olivetti, goes on sale July 4.KEEP READING: How Did Karnak Avoid Terrigenesis?
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As Marvel’s “Fresh Start” initiative rolls into the summer, the publisher is teasing a classified X-Men comic for July. There is no creative team and title attached to the project, but it does have the ominous title of X Classified #1, variant covers by J. Scott Campbell and Skottie Young, and a release date of July 25.
For Marvel to keep any and all information regarding this X-Men comic a secret must mean it will have a tremendous impact on the X-franchise. It’s also not clear if X Classified will be a new ongoing series, miniseries or event, and if this encompasses the entire X-Men line of comics or individual titles.RELATED: Marvel Teases the Extermination of the X-Men Blue Team
However, earlier this month Marvel released cover art for Extermination, a new comic debuting in August 2018 from the creative team of writer Ed Brisson and artist Pepe Larraz, with covers by Mark Brooks. While the teaser doesn’t include any story details, Brooks’ artwork shows the classic X-Men team apparently re-merging with their time-displaced X-Men Blue counterparts.
Another possibility is this comic could spin out of The Hunt for Wolverine. An infographic for the event ended with a mysterious classified image, which could be alluding to a new ongoing series for the resurrected Wolverine.
X CLASSIFIED #1
CLASSIFIED (W) • CLASSIFIED (A)
Cover by CLASSIFIED
VARIANT A COVER BY J SCOTT CAMPBELL
VIRGIN VARIANT A COVER BY J SCOTT CAMPBELL
VARIANT B COVER BY J SCOTT CAMPBELL
VIRGIN VARIANT B COVER BY J SCOTT CAMPBELL
VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
CLASSIFIED!
ON SALE 07/25/18
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
KEEP READING: Marvel’s Hunt For Wolverine Infographic Teases a New Series
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A little more than three weeks ahead of the debut of DC’s Justice League: No Justice, the creators behind the weekly miniseries have unveiled sneak peeks at the cosmic threats facing each of the four teams of heroes.
The event spins out of the conclusion of Dark Knights: Metal, in which the Justice League inadvertently broke the Source Wall, unleashing four cosmic beings — Mystery, Wonder, Wisdom and Entropy — into the DC Universe. To sustain themselves, they must feed on planets, and Brainiac’s home world, Colu, is next on the menu. To prevent its destruction, Brainiac recruits heroes and villains from across the DC Universe and divides them into four teams.

Today is the Final Order Cut-Off for JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #1… Which Team Are You? #teammystery #justiceleaguenojustice pic.twitter.com/02nxxZQqrs
— Joshua Williamson (@Williamson_Josh) April 16, 2018
Writer Joshua Williamson’s tease focuses on Mystery with the Jack Kirby-esque entity facing down an all extraterrestrial team formed by Superman, the Martian Manhunter, Starfire, Starro and Sinestro.

Today is the final order cut off for JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #1… Which Team Are You? #teamwonder #justiceleaguenojustice pic.twitter.com/u8sEwp3z3Y
— James Tynion IV (@JamesTheFourth) April 16, 2018
Writer James Tynion IV offered a glimpse at Wonder, with a team comprised of the more magically inclined heroes of the DCU: Wonder Woman, Zatanna, Doctor Fate, Etrigan and Raven.
Today's the final order cut off for No Justice! Be sure to preorder with your local comic store! #dcnojustice
A post shared by Francis Manapul (@francis_manapul) on Apr 16, 2018 at 7:28am PDT

Artist Francis Manapul posted an image of Team Wisdom, consisting of The Flash, Cyborg, Harley Quinn and Robin.

Today is the final order cut off for JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #1! Which Team Are You? #teamentropy #justiceleaguenojustice pic.twitter.com/BWXSp8twWI
— Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) April 16, 2018
Finally, writer Scott Snyder tweeted an image of Team Entropy, with Batman leading an ensemble of Lobo, Lex Luthor, Deathstroke and Beast Boy.
Written by Scott Snyder, Joshua Williamson and James Tynion IV, with art by Francis Manapul and Marcus To, Justice League: No Justice debuts May 9 from DC.KEEP READING: Justice League: No Justice #1 Breaks the DC Universe
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Thief of Thieves will return in July from Skybound Entertainment and Image Comics for its final arc.
Created by Robert Kirkman, the series launched in 2012 with writer Nick Spencer and artist Shawn Martinbrough, telling the story of Conrad Paulson, a master thief who decides to change careers, and instead steal from other thieves. The comic has been on hiatus since late 2016.
When it returns with Issue 38, Brett Lewis (The Winter Men, Bulletproof Monk) will take the reins as the writer for the final storyline. You can see a preview of the issue, with art by Martinbrough and colorist Adriano Lucas, below.
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Thief of Thieves #38
Release date: July 5
Final order cutoff: June 11
Created by: Robert Kirkman
Written By: Brett Lewis
Artist: Shawn Martinbrough
Colorist: Adriano Lucas
Letterer: Rus Wooton
Editor: Jon Moisan
Associate Editor: Arielle Basich
Synopsis:
THE FINAL ARC!
Thief of Thieves returns to kick off its final job! Conrad Paulson is dead—or is he? What does a notorious Russian prison have to do with the master thief known as Redmond?
AMC, home to The Walking Dead, optioned the television rights to Thief of Thieves in 2012, but there’s been little public movement on the adaptation since then. The property is also serving of the basis for a video game from Rival Games, centering on Conrad Paulson’s apprentice, Celia.
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When it came time for Brian Michael Bendis to begin work on his final Spider-Man story featuring Miles Morales, the prolific writer was diagnosed with an MRSA infection, which nearly took his life. Thankfully, Bendis made a full recovery, and has decided to have Miles undergo a similar near-death experience in Spider-Man #240, which will be his last issue before becoming an exclusive writer for DC Comics.
The reveal came from a New York Times article on Bendis, with its closing moments focusing on the writer’s time at a Portland hospital battling the MSRA infection. During his stay, Bendis would fall in and out of consciousness, only to be greeted each time by a different member of the Portland comic book community by his side. The article goes on to say that once Bendis recovered, he rewrote Miles’ story to have different heroes in the Marvel Universe come check on the young hero, mirroring his own road to recovery.RELATED: Marvel Teases Bendis’ Final Miles Morales Story
That said, Mr. Bendis came perilously close to losing this chance to reboot his own career. Last December, he nearly died of a MRSA infection, admitted to intensive care at a Portland hospital three times. For most of the month, he said, he could not see. Drifting in and out of consciousness, he would wake, often to find a member of Portland’s comic book community sitting by his bedside. That led him to rewrite his final Spider-Man story for Marvel, one in which Mr. Bendis’s version of the character — the half-black, half-Latino Miles Morales — has a similar experience, finding different heroes of the Marvel universe there for him when he needed them most.
Spider-Man #239 found Miles teaming up with his Champions teammates as they followed the Sinister Six to Latveria. It was there that the villainous group’s mysterious benefactor was revealed to be Lucia von Bardas, who is making another play to become the nation’s dictator. The Sinister Six’s new leader — the Iron Spider, who is also Miles’ resurrected uncle Aaron Davis — and Spider-Man tumbled off the floating S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, leaving their fates open for the time being.
It’s possible Miles suffers a severe injury during his fall, which would then set up the superhero community to check on him in a flurry of cameo guest-appearances.RELATED: Spider-Man #239 Has a Surprising Crossover with Bendis’ Invincible Iron Man
Bendis’ farewell will bring his multi-year run as Miles’ primary storyteller to a close, while also setting the web-slinger up for a future post-Bendis. The most recent issues of Spider-Man, the Spider-Men II miniseries and the Generations: Miles Morales Spider-Man and Peter Parker Spider-Man one-shot have seen Miles begin to question whether or not he should continue being Spider-Man, which Bendis may give a definitive answer to in Issue #240.
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