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Freeze Frame 9/18/2015

From Bucky Barnes The Winter Soldier #11 by Marco Rudy
From Bucky Barnes The Winter Soldier #11 by Marco Rudy

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Freeze Frame 8/21/2015

From Birthright #10 by Andrei Bressan & Andriano Lucas
From Birthright #10 by Andrei Bressan & Andriano Lucas

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Updated: All The New October 2015 Marvel Series Via Bleeding Cool

635689708958153536-marvelIn addition to the Warren Ellis project, Bleeding Cool is announcing several new Marvel series & creative teams. They are as follows:

Update: Newsarama confirms The Vision series by King & Walta

Sean Ryan & Cory Smith will be taking over Nova

Writer Nick Spencer & artist Daniel Acuna will be taking over Captain America from Rick Remender & Stuart Immonem

Jeff Lemire & Humbert Ramos Extraordinary X-Men is confirmed from this interview on CBR

New Avengers title relaunching with writer Al Ewing & artist Gerardo Sandoval

S.H.I.E.L.D will be relaunched as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D with writer Marc Guggenheim taking over on writing duties and artist Mike Norton becoming the full time series artist

Writer Gerry Duggan & artist Ryan Stegman will be taking over Uncanny Avengers from Rick Remender & Daniel Acuna

Scarlet Witch series written by James Robinson

Carnage series from Gerry Conway & Mike Perkins

Ultimates comic in the mainline Marvel continuity by Al Ewing & Kenneth Rocafort 

New Illuminati series by Joshua Williamson & Shawn Crystal

New Vision series from Tom King & Gabriel H Walta

Mike Costa will be continuing Spider-Verse as Web Warriors with artist David Baldeon

Daredevil by Charles Soule & Ron Garney

Uncanny X-Men by Cullen Bunn & Greg Land

Extraordinary X-Men by Jeff Lemire & Humberto Ramos

All New X-Men by Dennis Hopeless & Marc Bagley

New X-23/Wolverine by Tom Taylor & David Lopez

Venom: Spaceknight by Robbie Thomas & Ariel Olivetti

Howling Comandos of S.H.I.E.L.D by Frank Barbiere & Brent Schoonover

Angela Relaunch With Marguerite Bennett remaining as the main writer on the series and art from Stephanie Hans & Kim Jacinto

Deadpool relaunch by Gerry Duggan & Mike Hawthorne

Writing duties on Old Man Logan will be taken over by Jeff Lemire with Andrea Sorrentino remaining on art.

Thor, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Ms Marvel, Amazing Spiderman, Legendary Star Lord, Howard The Duck, Spider-Woman, Hawkeye, Spiderman 2099 & Silk will also feature the same creative teams that are currently writing the books.

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Review of Spider-Verse #5

Spider-Verse 5 Andre AraujoBy Mike Costa and Andre Araujo

I have been very impressed with Marvel’s Secret Wars event. I am surprised with how many of the tie ins I enjoy. I dealt out a lot of high grades a couple weeks ago in the Secret Report Card. Sitting amongst the bright spots in the class is Mike Costa and Andre Araujo’s Spider-Verse, with a grade of A-. We are nearing closer to the conclusion of Secret Wars and so some of the early released titles are coming to a close. There has already been a few disappointing conclusion to some books that I was really enjoying. The thought began to creep into my mind that all of these tie ins were going to end in some lame, uneventful way. It is hard to fit a cool “else” world story into 4 or 5 issues with such high profile characters and really nail the landing. Some of the endings have felt a little rushed, like Red Skull for example, a book I was a huge supporter of.

Well, issue #5 of Spider-Verse marks the concluding issue of a story that has been tons of fun and very cool. This time I have good news, Costa and Araujo completely stick the landing in this concluding chapter.  They make sure their lead characters (Gwen, Peter and Ham) get enough feature time in the issue while also making sure there is a seriously evil scheme which needs an act of heroism to thwart. The spider team is funny, charismatic and dynamic as usual.  This issue and really the whole series had it all. A confused Gwen that isn’t sure whether she wants to be a part of this spider gang and a Peter Parker who has no spider powers but still manages to be a hero. Oh, did I forget to mention Ham who can get hit really hard without feeling it.

A major part of why this book was a success is the art by Andre Araujo. His illustrations, much like the story, is light and fun. He set the tone and the scene to allow for Costa to really have a good time with all these interesting iterations of Spider-Man. Araujo was able to keep the book comical at all times, while still getting a few intense action sequences into a short run.

This series was surprisingly very good and one of Battleworld’s best. This is definitely a book that can survive beyond the walls of Battleworld. If you skipped this mini series, make sure you check out Web Warriors. I have high hopes.

  • Dean