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The Sneakiest of Peeks Ahead at Marvel Comics #1001

Marvel Comics #1001 is out in three weeks. The sequel to Marvel Comics #1000, it continues the same overarching idea of an ongoing story by Al Ewing threaded through a litany one one page stories by the good and the great from Marvel Comics' history. Currently that includes writers Al Ewing, Audrey Loeb, Jimmy Palmiotti, […]

Archie Will Be Relaunched as Archie and Sabrina in May

Archie Comics has announced that their ongoing Archie series, which only recently returned to its legacy numbering after being rebooted as a sexy teen drama in 2015, will relaunch once again as Archie and Sabrina in honor of the new relationship between the titular characters that kicked off when Secret Empire writer Nick Spencer took […]

Nick Spencer Finally Makes Spidey a Nazi in Next Week's Amazing Spider-Man #10

Nick Spencer sparked months of fierce debate in the online comics community with Secret Empire, a Marvel super-mega-crossover event that revealed that Captain America was a Nazi… and that was just on Spencer's own Twitter feed. Across the wider community, the controversy raged even harder. Spencer has been doing his best to make up for […]

Archie #700 Preview Teases Secrets That Could "Change Everything" About Riverdale

In what can only be recognized as a Johnstonian move, the new Archie creative team including Secret Empire writer Nick Spencer has claimed that the town of Riverdale is harboring secrets that could change the Archie Universe forever! No, really. Look: Wait a minute, did we say "Secret Empire writer Nick Spencer?" Please don't let the […]

The Hulk Still Hasn't Gotten Over Secret Empire (Immortal Hulk #7 Preview)

Secret Empire. Nick Spencer's magnum opus is still a sore spot for many Marvel fans, one of the few events in recent comics history that seemed to equally offend those on both the left and the right for turning Captain America into a Nazi. Spencer has moved on to what we're forced to admit is […]

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A Very Special Preview of Archie #700 Before New York Comic Con

Ahead of New York Comic Con, Archie Comics has released a preview of Archie #700, the first issue in a bold new era for the series that seems like it wasn't rebooted to a new #1 too long ago. Along with a shiny new legacy number, Archie is getting a new creative team: writer Nick […]

Speculation: How Will Marvel Respond to the Batpenis?

Earlier today, DC Comics, for better or for worse, changed the landscape of comics forever by revealing Batman's penis in Batman: Damned #1. But bold, trendsetting moves like this are often measured, excuse the pun, not by the size of the boat, but by the motion of the ocean, by which we mean the impact […]

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Amazing Spider-Man #4 Review: Humor and Heart with Two Peters

Peter Parker and the Amazing Spider-Man are still separated! Without his responsible half, Spider-Man is wrecking half of New York with his new Tri-Sentinel. Without his powers and fun-loving half, Peter is left to help in small ways that have derailed his life even further. Peter knows he needs to find a way to rejoin […]

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Amazing Spider-Man #3 Review: Spider-Man Two More

Peter Parker is enjoying a night of bowling with his girlfriend, Mary Jane Watson, and friends, Randy Robertson and Norah Winters. The Tri-Sentinel appears from nowhere and attacks New York. Thankfully, the Amazing Spider-Man arrives to fight the Tri-Sentinel. However, Peter Parker hasn't left the bowling alley. How did this happen? No, it's not Miles […]

The Amazing Spider-Man #2 Review: Now I'm on Board

The Amazing Spider-Man is fighting Man Mountain Marco and the Ringer at a book fair, because that's where these villains are at in their life right now. While dealing with this situation, Peter Parker reflects on how good things are going with Mary Jane, whom he has dating once again. He also looks back on […]

Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of July 11th, 2018: Superman Begins Anew

Wednesday draws near, and that means it's time for another installment of Comics for Your Pull Box. We have a ton of major releases this week, but here at Bleeding Cool we are going to try and narrow it down to the absolute must-haves and must-tries. Here is the link to the full Comic List […]

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Improbable Previews: The Spectacular Spencer-Man Debuts in Amazing Spider-Man #1

Every so often (but seemingly less so since we started this column), comic book publishers accidentally send out unlettered previews, showing us what the characters are doing but not what they're saying. What a boner! In Improbable Previews, we correct this mistake by putting the words back in, using our best guess at what they are […]

Wong and the Midnight Sons make their final stand against the hordes of Hell and the demonically-possessed Avengers. Before long, Mephisto himself arrives to gloat over having killed Johnny Blaze. However, Mephisto does not know that the Ghost Rider has become the king of Hell, and the tides may soon turn in favor of Wong. Doctor Strange: Damnation ends better than it began. While some of the deliberate lack of repentance on the part of Stephen Strange and the lack of focus on the members of the Midnight Sons that aren’t Wong and Strange does bother me, this final installment didn’t really get on my nerves as much as the first. Don’t get me wrong, this issue still has a myriad of problems that keep it from being required reading. This story was stretched to breaking point, and a good portion of what matters happened in the Ghost Rider issue. This book is a protracted third act. As far as plot-relevance goes, Blade, Doctor Voodoo, Bloodstone, Man-Thing, Scarlet Spider, Moon Knight, and Iron Fist may as well not be here. Even in their own tie-ins, Iron Fist and Scarlet Spider don’t really do anything important to the story. The follow-up story promises more with the Midnight Sons though, and that will hopefully come to something. Rod Reis’ artwork is a welcome presence in this book. His style lends itself to the ethereal and surreal nature of this setting and plot. The color gradience adds a unique atmosphere and generally looks quite good. Szymon Kudranski and Dan Brown handle the epilogue with the Midnight Sons and Doc Strange. The more realistic aesthetic does contrast Reis’ work in an odd manner, but it looks good too. Doctor Strange: Damnation #4 is a decent enough read. If you liked the rest of the story, you’ll like this one too. The fact that the story at least acknowledges that Strange’s idea was terrible from the start and ties it to personal problems helps a lot. Reis, Kudranksi, and Brown provide good visuals. Feel free to check it out.

Doctor Strange Damnation #4 Review: Finishes Better than it Started

Wong and the Midnight Sons make their final stand against the hordes of Hell and the demonically-possessed Avengers. Before long, Mephisto himself arrives to gloat over having killed Johnny Blaze. However, Mephisto does not know that the Ghost Rider has become the king of Hell, and the tides may soon turn in favor of Wong. […]

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To Prepare for Amazing Spider-Man Run, Nick Spencer Read Every Spider-Man Comic

2016 and 2017 were rough years for Nick Spencer, maybe the worst in a decade since he was driven from Cincinnati after losing his City Council bids. First, despite dedicating most of his waking hours to tweeting, sometimes hundreds of times per day, about Hillary Clinton, she was still defeated by Donald Trump in the 2016 […]

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Bonus or Typo? Amazing Spider-Man #1 Solicited for 356 Pages with 9 Variant Covers

Marvel has released their July solicitations, which means it's time for the comic book media to scramble to break those solicitations into multiple observational articles for extra clicks. The first thing that jumped out at us, looking through the solicits, was the one for Amazing Spider-Man #1 and #2: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 & #2 NICK […]

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Doctor Strange Damnation #3 Review: Time to Tease the Spinoffs

Wong has an almost-heart-to-heart with Ghost Rider in a flashback. In the present, Wong's team try to remove the flaming Mjolnir off Blade. Wong and Bats try to fend off the possessed Doctor Strange. Once the hammer returns to the possessed Thor, Wong's team enters heated battle against the possessed Avengers. Meanwhile, the Ghost Rider […]