Mar 082015
 

Two series down, and two to go. The Star Wars comics produced by Marvel have been a ROUSING success, in both quality and sales for Marvel these past 2 months. Between the personal tales of the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader, and the continuing tales of the crew of the Millennium Falcon, these two books have offered great stories and insight into these beloved characters.

Marvel continues this trend by delving into the mindset of Princess Leia Organa, and her perceptions and reactions to the events which unfolded in Star Wars Episode IV. In A New Hope, Leia’s home planet of Alderaan was destroyed by the Empire’s Death Star, completely wiped clean from the universe. Losing one’s home planet is OBVIOUSLY more than likely to upset one’s mindset and cause them to break down, but we never saw this in the movie, in fact she remains rather calm even after she sees her planet destroyed. This new title delves into her thoughts and give a back story to how Leia comes to grips with her loss. How does she do it? LETS FIND OUT!

Princess Leia-1-cover

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Mar 062015
 

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The Humble Bundle is possibly one of the greatest ideas ever conceived when it comes to online distribution. And if you’re a Transformers fan, this bundle might be for you. The Humble Transformers Bundle 2 presented by IDW Publishing is offering 37 issues of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye for pay-what-you-want. If you pay more than the average price, you’ll get volumes 1-6 of Transformers: Robots in Disguise and Transformers: Dark Cybertron Vol. 1 . If you pay at least $5 above the average price, you’ll also unlock Transformers: Days of Deception #35-37, Transformers: Robots in Disguise #33-34 and Transformers: Dark Cybertron Vol. 2.

All the comics will be available in multiple formats, including CBZ, PDF and ePub, with a portion of proceeds going to the Hasbro Children’s Fund.

The offer ends Wednesday, March 11, at 11 a.m. PST.

Mar 052015
 

Conan Red Sonja #1

Review copies for both issues were provided courtesy of Jim Zub.

It’s been awhile since I reviewed a Sword & Sorcery comic, which is a shame since it’s one of my favorites genres. Nevertheless, I’m glad the wait is over, as I recently read the first two issues of Conan/Red Sonja from a writing team of Gail Simone and Jim Zub, with artwork by Dan Panosian and colors by Dave Stewart.

Though once they shared the pages of barbarian comics, Conan the Barbarian and Red Sonja have not been in a comic together in two decades. Rights to make comics about the two characters are held by Dark Horse Comics and Dynamite Entertainment, respectively. Luckily, these two exceptional comic publishers came together to develop this long awaited crossover.

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Mar 032015
 

The Spider-verse event has finally come to a close, our heroes have prevailed and now rest in their own respective worlds. The inheritors are vanquished, the multi-verse is safe, and the Spider’s are free to roam across the web of life and destiny. But where does that leave our heroine, Gwen Stacey? What state is her world in after being forced into recruitment by the Spider-army? Apparently, things have not been going very well.

In Gwen Stacey’s Spider themed world, some aspects of the world are quite similar, in that J. Jonah Jameson is the mayor of NYC and a Kingpin rules the criminal underground. Some things, however, allow this world to stand on its own: the Kingpin is not the obese Wilson Fisk, but instead that title is Given to the blind man MATT MURDOCK!

Another interesting twist is that after Police Chief Stacey is relieved of duty and he is replaced by a hard-nose loose cannon cop who doesn’t play by the rules named FRANK CASTLE! What’s more, Castle is a dirty cop who is in the mayor’s pocket, trying to find evidence linking Spider-woman (Gwen Stacey) to a string of crimes. Lets see what Gwen has to deal with in the premiere issue of SPIDER-GWEN!

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Feb 262015
 

I never gave a damn about the Green Hornet. Probably my first exposure to character was as a child playing recreational soccer, where every team had its own name “voted on” by the team (and, usually in reality, chosen by the coach and other parents). One year, our team played against another named The Green Hornets; as an eight year old born at the tail end of the 1980s, I didn’t understand the reference, and had it explained by my parents.

That said, I never really pursued the Green Hornet. Even after hearing about his background, I never tracked down the TV series that saw Bruce Lee’s explosion into American media, nor did I even realize that pulp stories starring the character existed. With the advent of the critically panned film a few years back, my interest in the character couldn’t have been more minimal.

And then Bleeding Cool featured the first issue of The Green Hornet by Mark Waid and Daniel Indro for free on the site. And after that, I was hooked.

The Green Hornet #1

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Feb 232015
 

Hello everyone and welcome to another exciting edition of Silverwolf Suggests! Each month, I select three different comics for a friend that I think she or he will like. The friend then selects one of the three, and, if they like, I’ll purchase it for him or her. Later, we discuss the comic, the results of which are shared here!

This month, I’m joined by Vidasoy as we discuss Runaways, a popular comic series from the early 2000s written by Brian K. Vaughan (Saga) and drawn by Adrian Alphona (Ms. Marvel). We checked out Volume 1: Pride and Joy, which features the introduction of these characters. Check out our thoughts after the jump!

Runaways Vol 1

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