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DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #300

(W) Gerry Duggan

(A) Mike Hawthorne & Various 

Reviewed by Shawn Spurlock


 This Deadpool Legaversary issue sets the stage for an all new, all different, noncanny version of Wade Wilson! Gone are all other pages of Deadpool that have come before! Everything that you thought you knew is wrong! This issue neatly wraps up the previous 299 stories with good ol' amnesia! Yep, that's the way Mom did it, that's the way General Hospital did it, that's the way America does it, and it's worked out pretty well so far. Highly recommended for fans of Deathstroke, and value seekers who might have paid $9.99 for this comic six months ago. 


7/10

MARVEL

$5.99

BARRIER #2

(W) Brian K. Vaughan

(A) Marcos Martin, Muntsa Vicente 

Reviewed by Shawn Spurlock


 The author of Saga and Paper Girls looks to have another hit on his hands, as this issue was even better than #1, a book you may have picked up on Free Comic Book Day. The use of different languages, some really really different, is a contributing factor to the storytelling, not just an annoyance. like it is in Paper Girls. Also try to relax about the format. Sure, it's a little bit odd and off-putting, maybe even a little bit alien. I typed that last bit slower for the kids in the back of the class... Highly recommended for fans of Saga, Sideways, Paper Girls, that one weird issue of Fantastic Four that Byrne did.


8/10

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$3.99

MEDIEVAL SPAWN/WITCHBLADE #1

(W) Brian Holguin, Brian Haberlin

(A) Brian Haberlin

Reviewed by Shawn Spurlock


 Hey Kids! Are you tired of being in your LCS and the only references to Titanic that you ever hear are all about "rearranging the deck chairs"? Well, you can travel back to the heady days of 1998, Deep Impact, and a president getting in trouble for not completely understanding the meaning of the word "is"! How can I Delorean myself back, you might ask? The answer: get some Medieval Spawn all up in your Witchblade. Back together again for the very first time this century, this book was comfort food for those who remember a time when seeing Demi Moore was less...alarming. This was easily as good as the previous series you don't really remember, so it's exactly that good. Highly recommended for the Spawn and Witchblade fan who has everything, because it just came out today! 


7/10

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$2.99

SOUTHERN BASTARDS #20

(W) Jason Aaron

(A) Jason Latour

Reviewed by Kevin Healy


Revenge stories that are based on incredibly elaborate plans that end with the subject of the effort broken as their world falls around them are incredibly satisfying.


Revenge plans as simple as 'You killed mine. I'ma kill you.' are also satisfying, especially if you identify with the wronged party.


Changing from plan 2 to plan 1 at the end of plan 2 is not, it turns out. A solid issue that leaves a mega criminal alive who'd be better off in the ground. Ain't no changing the minds of the cult that cheers for the Runnin' Rebs. Craw County is broke in a way that don't allow fixing.


7/10

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$3.99

VENOM #1

(W) Donny Cates

(A) Ryan Stegman

Reviewed by Kevin Healy


Donnie Cates has been a spectacular addition to Marvel.


Venom (unless written by David Micheline and fighting Spider-Man) has not.


Put 'em together and what have you got? Drippity Boppity....BOO! Another Donnie Cates book worth reading. Ryan Stegman's art is a solid fit for this title, moody and detailed, and none too realistic. There's a mystery. The Venom symbiote is having nightmares. His nightmares come to life. Good for them. If I have a complaint, and I'm whiny so I do, its that this is a tame start for the writer who made Loki the sorcerer supreme and had Thanos fight against himself in a battle to the death for Death.


It is a Venom book worth reading though. Small victories. 



7/10

MARVEL

$4.99

ROBOCOP: CITIZEN's ARREST #2

(W) Brian Wood

(A) Jorge Coelho 

Reviewed by Kevin Healy


 Corporate satire continues to ride high in Brian Wood's Robocop. If you're depressed that things said to make you laugh in the book are being said in real life, I'm pretty sure that's the point. 


8/10

BOOM!

$3.99

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: ADAMANTIUM AGENDA #1

(W) Tom Taylor

(A) R. B. Silva

Reviewed by Kevin Healy


The Hunt for BenVereen continues. There are a group of heroes who owe him a debt. Since they're a married chunk of the current Defenders team, Spider-Man, and Iron Man, and since they're written by Tom Taylor (Injustice GAU), it is surprisingly entertaining.


Really.


No joke.


They do keep calling Mr. Vereen 'Logan' instead of 'Ben', but no one is perfect.


Are these Tom Taylor's tryout pages to take over Jessica Jones? If so, not bad at all. 


7/10

MARVEL

$3.99

BPRD: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW #6

(W) Mike Mignola, Scott Allie

(A) Sebastian Fiumara

Reviewed by Kevin Healy


After the fall of the Ogdru Hem, the BPRD have found Hellboy, alive, in a marked grave. How can this be?


We don't know yet. Simple as that. The 3 opening pages are drawn by Mignola and have a cryptic feel that makes it seem his time on Earth will be worse than being in Hell. That should be enough to bring you up to speed, just in time for...well, that would be telling, wouldn't it? Not quite a jumping on point, but worth jumping on for. 


9/10

DARK HORSE

$3.99

CODA #1

(W) Simon Spurrier

(A) Matias Bergara

Reviewed by Rick Berg


 I think Simon Spurrier and Matias Bergara have a time machine and "borrowed" an unpublished comic book from 1984. The story, artwork, coloring, lettering, EVERYTHING hits me right in the nostalgia feels bone. Hits me hard. It reads and looks like an early to mid 1980s comic that I would see under the stairs in the old downtown Naperville Graham Crackers Comics. I LOVE IT. It perfectly combines Michael Moorcock, Fritz Leiber, Neil Gaiman, P Craig Russell, George Miller, Ridley Scott, Jim Henson and everything I loved about Pacific Comics and First Comics into a thing of sequential beauty. If you read one comic this week make sure it is Coda #1! Then read Death or Glory! 


10/10

BOOM!

$3.99

NEXT WEEK's RELEASES!

Available in-store 05-16-2018, or pre-order online now!

MARVEL
All New Wolverine #35
All New Wolverine #35 deadpool variant
Avengers #2 vol 8
Avengers #2 vol 8 marquez variant
Avengers #2 vol 8 mcguinness virgin variant
Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #18 Leg
Cable #157
Cable #157 burnham variant
Captain America #702
Captain America #702 larrazy young guns variant
Captain America #702 Tedesco Connecting variant
Daredevil #602
Daredevil #602 deadpool variant
Hunt For Wolverine Claws Of Killer #1
Hunt For Wolverine Claws Of Killer #1 Guice variant
Hunt For Wolverine Claws Of Killer #1 wheres Wolverine
Infinity Countdown Daredevil #1
Infinity Countdown Daredevil #1 lim variant
Mighty Thor Gates Of Valhalla #1
Mighty Thor Gates Of Valhalla #1 garney variant
Punisher #224
Quicksilver No Surrender #1
Quicksilver No Surrender #1 land deadpool variant
Quicksilver No Surrender #1 larraz variant
Star Wars Poe Dameron #27
True Believers Wolverine Dying Game #1
True Believers Wolverine Fatal Attractions #1
Weapon H #3
Weapon H #3 variant
X-Men Red #4
X-Men Red #4 deadpool variant
X-Men Red #4 headshot variant
X-Men Wedding Special #1
X-Men Wedding Special #1 dodson variant
You Are Deadpool #3
You Are Deadpool #3 espin rpg variant

DC
Aquaman #36 vol 6
Aquaman #36 vol 6 variant
Batman #45 second print
Batman #47 vol 3
Batman #47 vol 3 variant
Batman Sins Of The Father #4
Batwoman #15 vol 3
Batwoman #15 vol 3 variant
Bombshells United #18
Brave & The Bold Batman & Wonder Woman #4
Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye #3
Damage #5 vol 2
Deathbed #4
Future Quest Presents #10
Future Quest Presents #10 variant
Green Lanterns #47
Green Lanterns #47 variant
Harley Loves Joker #2
Harley Loves Joker #2 variant
Injustice 2 #26
Justice League No Justice #2
New Challengers #1
Superman Special #1
Wild Storm #13
Wild Storm #13 variant

INDEPENDENT
Archies #7 cover a
Archies #7 cover b
Archies #7 cover c
Assassinistas #5 cover a
Assassinistas #5 cover b
Assassinistas #5 variant
Assassins Creed Origins #3 cover a
Assassins Creed Origins #3 cover b
Athena Voltaire 2018 Ongoing #4
Ballad Of Sang #3
Barrier #3
Bloodshot Salvation #9 cover a
Bloodshot Salvation #9 cover b
Bloodshot Salvation #9 cover c
Bloodshot Salvation #9 cover d variant
Bloodshot Salvation #9 cover e variant
Bloodshot Salvation #9 cover f variant
Bsg Vs Bsg #5 cover a
Bsg Vs Bsg #5 cover b
Bsg Vs Bsg #5 cover c
Bsg Vs Bsg #5 cover d
Bsg Vs Bsg #5 cover e variant
Bsg Vs Bsg #5 cover f variant
Bsg Vs Bsg #5 cover g variant
Bubba Ho-Tep & Cosmic Blood-Suckers #1 cover a
Bubba Ho-Tep & Cosmic Blood-Suckers #1 cover b
Bubba Ho-Tep & Cosmic Blood-Suckers #1 variant a
Bubba Ho-Tep & Cosmic Blood-Suckers #1 variant b
Catalyst Prime Summit #5
Cavewoman Lycan Run #1 cover a
Cavewoman Lycan Run #1 cover b
Cavewoman Lycan Run #1 cover c
Cavewoman Lycan Run #1 cover d
Cavewoman Lycan Run #1 cover e
Cavewoman Lycan Run #1 cover f
Cavewoman Lycan Run #1 cover g
Cinema Purgatorio #14
Cinema Purgatorio #14 perfect union cover
Cold War #4
Crossed Plus 100 Mimic #1
Crossed Plus 100 Mimic #1 american history x
Crossed Plus 100 Mimic #1 fatal fantasy
Crossed Plus 100 Mimic #1 hellish homage
Crossed Plus 100 Mimic #1 history x wrap
Crossed Plus 100 Mimic #1 ms mayhem
Crude #2
Curse Words #14 cover a
Curse Words #14 cover b
Danger Doll Squad Galactic Gladiators #2 cover a
Danger Doll Squad Galactic Gladiators #2 cover b
Danger Doll Squad Galactic Gladiators #2 cover c
Danger Doll Squad Galactic Gladiators #2 cover d
Danger Doll Squad Galactic Gladiators #2 cover e
Danger Doll Squad Galactic Gladiators #2 cover f
Dead Hand #2
Dead Hand #2 variant
Death Of Love #4
Dodge City #3
Dry County #3
Encounter #3
Ether Copper Golems #1
Ether Copper Golems #1 variant
Fence #6
Flavor #1
Fractured Mind #2
Gideon Falls #1 third print
Gideon Falls #2 second print
Gideon Falls #3 cover a
Gideon Falls #3 cover b
Gingerdead Man Meets Evil Bong #2 cover a
Gingerdead Man Meets Evil Bong #2 cover b
Goosebumps Download & Die #3 cover a
Goosebumps Download & Die #3 cover b
Goosebumps Download & Die #3 variant
Grimm Fairy Tales #15 vol 2 cover a
Grimm Fairy Tales #15 vol 2 cover b
Grimm Fairy Tales #15 vol 2 cover c
Grimm Fairy Tales #15 vol 2 cover d
Grimm Fairy Tales Tales Of Terror #2 vol 4 cover a
Grimm Fairy Tales Tales Of Terror #2 vol 4 cover b
Grimm Fairy Tales Tales Of Terror #2 vol 4 cover c
Heavenly Blues #6
Infidel #3 cover a
Infidel #3 cover b Urusov
Infinity 8 #3
James Bond The Body #5 cover a
James Bond The Body #5 cover b variant
Jimmys Bastards #8
Jirni Volume 3 #3 cover a
Jirni Volume 3 #3 cover b
Kick-@ss #4 vol 2 cover a
Kick-@ss #4 vol 4 cover b
Kick-@ss #4 vol 4 cover c
Knights Of The Dinner Table #254
Land That Time Forgot See-Ta Savage #2 cover a
Lucy Dreaming #3
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #26 second print
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27 subscription
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27 variant
Moonshine #10 cover a
Moonshine #10 cover b
Neil Gaiman American Gods My Ainsel #3
Neil Gaiman American Gods My Ainsel #3 variant
Ninja-K #7 cover a
Ninja-K #7 cover b
Ninja-K #7 cover c variant
Ninja-K #7 cover d variant
Ninja-K #7 cover e
Rat Queens #9 vol 2 cover a
Rat Queens #9 vol 2 cover b
Riverdale #12 vol 2 cover a
Riverdale #12 vol 2 cover b
Rot #1
Ruin Of Thieves Brigands #1 cover a
Ruin Of Thieves Brigands #1 cover b
Star Trek The Next Generation Through The Mirror #3 cover a
Star Trek The Next Generation Through The Mirror #3 cover b
Star Trek The Next Generation Through The Mirror #3 variant a
Star Trek The Next Generation Through The Mirror #3 variant b
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #82 cover a
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #82 cover b
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #82 variant a
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #22 cover a
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #22 cover b
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #22 variant a
Usagi Yojimbo The Hidden #3
Walk Through Hell #1 cover a
Walk Through Hell #1 cover b
Wicked & Divine #36 cover a
Wicked & Divine #36 cover b
Wrapped Up #7
Wrapped Up #7 variant

ALL AGES
Garfield 2018 Vacation Time Blues #1
Mighty Moe Szyslak #1
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #66 cover a
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #66 cover b
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #66 variant
Rugrats TPB Vol 01
Sonic The Hedgehog #1 vol 3 third print
Sonic The Hedgehog #2 vol 3 second print
Steven Universe Ongoing #16
Steven Universe Ongoing #16 subscription
Three Stooges Slaptastic Special #1
Three Stooges Slaptastic Special #1 b&w photo
Three Stooges Slaptastic Special #1 photo

TRADES & HARDCOVERS
Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Spider-Man No More TPB
Batman Ghosts TPB
Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider TPB Vol 03 Slingers Return
Black Magick TP Vol 02 Awakenings Part Two
Black Science Vol 1 Premiere HC
Catalyst Prime Summit TPB Vol 01
Dark Days The Road To Metal HC
Deadpool Classic TPB Vol 22 Murder Most Fowl
Hulk Return To Planet Hulk TPB
Infinite Loop TP Vol 02
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Gn Vol 06 Glory Of The Losers
Moon Knight Legacy TPB Vol 01 Crazy Runs In Family
Nightwing Rebirth Dlx Coll HC Book 02
Paradiso TPB Vol 01 Essential Singularity
Persephone Original Gn HC
Punisher Invades The Nam TPB New Ptg
Rick & Morty TPB Vol 07
Star Wars Lost Stars Gn Vol 01
Star Wars Poe Dameron Vol 4 Legend Found TPB
Superman Reborn TPB Rebirth
Unsound Gn

MAGAZINES
Comic Shop News
Star Wars The Last Jedi Interview Newstand
Star Wars The Last Jedi Interview px cover