Wolverine & Blade Will FIGHT To Decide Who’s Deadliest

Wolverine and Blade the vampire hunter just might be the two deadliest killers in Marvel Comics history. So it’s about time they finally fight to decide the winner.

On the surface, there’s no actual sales pitch needed for the recently announced Wolverine vs. Blade Special #1, a one-shot comic book that will pit the antiheroes against eachother in what looks to be a truly brutal battle of blades, blood, and superhuman healing factors. That’s judging by the cover art for the issue, which is almost all the information Marvel has let slip. But let’s be honest: hardly any fans will need more convincing, since the winner is going to have bragging rights unparalleled in the world of Marvel Comics.

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The single issue (for obvious reasons) story will be penned by former Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim, who has experience writing the comic adventures of both Blade and Wolverine in the past. Dave Wilkins supplies the art for both cover and interiors (with a variant cover by Matteo Scalera) which Guggenheim is already hyping as the real reason fans should pick up the issue when it arrives in July. And no offense to the story Guggenheim has crafted to bring this fight to life, but if a prospective buyer isn’t interested in seeing page after page of Logan vs. Daywalker bloodsport alone… this story probably isn’t for you.

While Guggenheim isn’t giving up any details about the actual storyline, or why Wolverine is wearing his decade-old X-Force uniform in the cover art, he did explain to Monkeys Fighting Robots that the Special “is a book that’s been — not kidding — ten years in the making. I couldn’t possibly be more excited for it to finally see publication. I think it’s worth the wait.”

The synopsis for this Wolverine vs Blade Special only promises “two of the deadliest hunters ever to have stalked the night face off! Wolverine vs. Blade — ’nuff said!” But the uniform choice we mentioned before may frame this Special as a trip down memory lane–to a fight that absolutely happened, but which Marvel readers never got the chance to see for themselves. The anticipation would have been worse had fans even known what they had missed, but the suggestion of a flashback helps keep this fight from interfering with the recent rise to the heights of the Marvel Universe enjoyed by both Wolverine and Blade.

After Wolverine returned from the dead and had his memories fully restored, he was thrown immediately into a cosmic adventure, taking a role as the next master of Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet in Wolverine: Infinity Watch. The only thing less predictable than Logan teaming up with Loki to form a one man Infinity Watch… is for Blade to become an Avenger, leading the team into battle against a global vampire civil war.

But as entertaining as both heroes have been to follow in recent months, the appeal of seeing them cross blades to decide what’s harder to kill–a half-vampire with all their strengths and none of their weaknesses, or a wild man with unbreakable bones, unrend-able flesh, and a bad temper–is impossible to deny. Now the only question is: who ya got?

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2019-04-14 10:04:43

Andrew Dyce

Exclusive: DC/Vertigo’s American Carnage #6 Preview

The American Carnage comic series from DC/Vertigo hasn’t pulled any punches in its harrowing tale of undercover conspiracy and white supremacist infighting, but the gloves are coming off of its villain in Issue #6, making the stakes clear for what comes next.

The story of Richard King, a mixed race former lawman (who can pass as white) sent into the operation of a billionaire industrialist with political aspirations makes its politics known from the start. And so far, Bryan Hill and Leandro Fernandez’s story hasn’t disappointed. With the lines between justice and revenge getting blurred, and the old-fashioned “proud boy” white supremacy coming to open conflict with the newer, more sophisticated brand of Klan mentality, our exclusive preview of American Carnage #6 hits the ground running.

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Until now the billionaire Wynn Morgan–whose connections to white supremacy and money laundering were being investigated when the FBI agent on the job turned up dead–has stayed out of the spotlight. But with the first pages of Issue #6, there is no doubt that Richard has been shown the door into the heart of Morgan’s grand plan. But before he lets Richard walk through it, he’s got a white supremacist manifesto to unfurl one egomaniacal talking point at a time.

Take a look at Wynn’s political view of the world in our preview pages below, and believe us when we tell you that Richard’s description of Wynn’s outlook as a “dramatic way of looking at things” doesn’t cover the half of it.

That’s a heck of a tease to end on, considering how much Wynn has already asked of Richard. The previous issue had Richard sent on a mission to murder one of the chief “inbred jethro” ringleaders complicating Wynn’s political campaign. And while he didn’t actually commit the murder, readers can assume that restraint is going to cost him. But fans will have to wait for the full issue arriving this Wednesday to see how Richard’s story gets even more dangerous, charged, and violent. But for now, read on for the full synopsis and details below:

  • AMERICAN CARNAGE (2019) #6
  • Published: April 17th, 2019
  • Writer: Bryan Hill
  • Art: Leandro Fernandez
  • Cover: Ben Oliver
  • Richard is trapped. What began as a routine undercover mission for his next paycheck has devolved into a nightmare of mortal consequences. Having disrupted Wynn’s inner network and catapulted well past the point of no return, Richard fears he must sever himself from Sheila’s original assignment in order to survive—but before he can implement their final plan, a revelation from Jennifer forces him to accept his ultimate function within Wynn’s white nationalist empire.

American Carnage #6 will be available from your local comic book store on April 17th, or direct from DC/Vertigo.

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2019-04-14 08:04:41

Andrew Dyce

Even Marvel Admits Spider-Man’s Worst Story Was a Mistake

WARNING: The Following Contains SPOILERS For Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #5.

Marvel Comics may have finally admitted that one of the most controversial Spider-Man stories of all time was a mistake. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man accomplished this by broadly recreating the circumstances of that earlier story… before spinning the tale in an entirely different direction.

The first issue of Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man ended with a short story showing Peter Parker’s Aunt May writing a letter in a doctor’s office waiting room, trying to find the right words to tell Peter that she had been diagnosed with cancer. It took four issues for May Parker to finally catch up with her nephew, tell him the bad news, and ask him to come with her to her first chemotherapy session. While Aunt May’s ill-health has been a recurring plot-point since the days of Stan Lee, it was quite rare for her illnesses to be defined this specifically or treated with the gravity that writer Tom Taylor handles the announcement here.

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Afterward, Peter took to the streets as Spider-Man, hoping to find some situation that would distract him from things for a time and help him to clear his head. The action of the issue sees Spidey helping one of Peter’s neighbors escape from a bad situation and eventually ends with him taking the troubled teen to Doctor Strange to treat his broken wrist. While Doctor Strange is willing to help, he is also quick to point out that there are trauma centers that Spider-Man could have gone to just as easily and Peter finally admits that he had another reason for visiting the Sorcerer Supreme.

Despite Doctor Strange knowing his secret identity, Peter just refers generally to someone he knows being very sick and wondering if Doctor Strange could do anything to help her with his magic. Doctor Strange says there are things they could do, but they’d involve making “a deal with an inter-dimensional demon” and that could lead to “an eternity of torment.” Both heroes quickly agree that’s not a realistic option.

This reference to making a literal deal with a devil to heal a loved one is a pretty clear reference to “One More Day” – a 2007 Spider-Man storyline considered by many to be the worst Spider-Man story of all time, if not the worst thing ever published by Marvel Comics. The plot of “One More Day” saw Peter  making a bargain with the inter-dimensional demon Mephisto to rewrite reality and erase his marriage to Mary Jane Watson in exchange for healing his dying Aunt May, who had been fatally wounded by hired guns shortly after Peter revealed his secret identity to the world. The story was blasted by many readers for many reasons; from the idea that Peter would ever try to dodge the consequences of his actions with a satanic bargain to the notion that everyone in the Marvel Universe, from Doctor Strange to the many mutants with healing-touch powers, said there was no way they could save Aunt May from a couple of common bullets.

Unfortunately, while Taylor may have been allowed to making a teasing jab at the most controversial storyline in Spider-Man history, that does not mean that the events of “One More Day” are going to be undone anytime soon. Indeed, a recent storyline in the new Champions series saw Miles Morales strike a bargain with Mephisto to save the lives of his teammates. Given that, it seems unlikely that The Powers That Be at Marvel Comics have learned their lesson regarding having the heroes meant to exemplify responsible behavior taking the easy way out with Faustian pacts.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #5 is now available from Marvel Comics.

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2019-04-13 04:04:27

Matt Morrison

Star Wars: TIE FIGHTER Comic Makes The Empire Heroes

The Rebellion and their Jedi friends may get all the press, but it’s the hero pilots of the Imperial Navy who are finally getting their chance to shine, as the stars of the upcoming Star Wars: Tie Fighter comic book. And we’ve got your exclusive preview of the first issue.

The times are a-changing in the galaxy far, far away, as every news story from Star Wars Celebration unveils a brand new chapter in the world os TV, movies, comic books, and novels. So it only seems right to dive back into the beloved properties of the past. In this case, a time when fans were willing to see the epic war between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance… from a different point of view. By putting readers into the cockpit with the Empire’s greatest pilots, the Tie Fighter series is telling a story that simply couldn’t be told anywhere else. But prepare yourselves: our exclusive preview of Star Wars: Tie Fighter #1 proves the Rebels aren’t going to know what hit them.

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As the Star Wars universe continues to grow into the future beyond the original films, and other Star Wars prequels dig into the past, Tie Fighter is splitting the difference. Set after Return of the Jedi, the five-issue comic series from writer Jody Houser (Star Wars: Age of Republic) will be using “the brutal fallout during the fall of the Empire” as the backdrop for its story. Get to know the stars of Shadow Wing in our preview of Issue #1, and remember to mark your calendars for the release of Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed, a novel detailing some of the same events from the Rebel side of things, arriving on June 4th. Take a look at the preview pages embedded below:

Fans will have to wait for the full issue arriving this Wednesday to see how the Imperials kept their mission intact as the Empire crumbled around them, but for now read on for the full synopsis and details below:

  • STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER (2019) #1
  • Published: April 17th, 2019
  • Writer: Jody Houser
  • Art: Rogê Antônio, Michael Dowling
  • Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli & Elia Bonetti
  • ENTER SHADOW WING! THE EMPIRE’S SALVATION! THE REBELLION’S DOOM! As the war against the REBELLION stretches on, it is the innocent people of the GALACTIC EMPIRE who are most at risk. An elite squadron of TIE fighter pilots is assembled to help protect Imperial interests and hammer the Emperor’s fury down upon the treasonous and violent Rebel Alliance. But how far is this untested team willing to go to preserve law and order? And are the pilots of SHADOW WING as loyal to the Empire as they seem?
  • This April, JODY HOUSER (THRAWN, AGE OF REPUBLIC) and ROGÊ ANTÔNIO’s (X-MEN RED) TIE fighter tale chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the heroes of the Empire in the last days of civil war — but what about the heroes of the Rebellion? Be sure to pick up the first book of TIE FIGHTER’s sister novel series, STAR WARS: ALPHABET SQUAD by Alexander Freed. From Del Rey Books, on sale this June.

Star Wars: Tie Fighter #1 will be available from your local comic book store on April 17th, or direct from Marvel Comics.

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2019-04-12 07:04:06

Andrew Dyce

Loki Will Return From The DEAD For His Own Comic

Warning: SPOILERS for War of The Realms #1

Loki may be dead in Marvel’s movie universe, but in the comics he’s returning from the grave to star in his very own series, Mjolnir in hand.

Fans already knew that Loki of Asgard could find a way out of almost any defeat–such are the benefits of being the God of Trickery. Few would have guessed, however, that his skills extended into deceiving death itself. Yet just days after Loki’s death, eaten alive by his father Laufey King of the Frost Giants, Marvel has announced his new comic series beginning in July. If only a Loki resurrection in Avengers: Endgame were so easy!

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For those fans who may have missed the shockingly grisly death of Thor’s brother, believe us when we tell you that it was a powerful way to begin Marvel’s epic War of The Realms comic event, promising to descend the entire comic universe into all-out pandemonium. Killing not only Loki, but Odin in the first issue fired a shot across the bow of every Marvel Comic and its hero or heroine. Yet the cover art for the upcoming Loki #1 shows the Asgardian in perfectly fine spirits… and without any sign that he was crunched to death by gigantic jaws. Have a look for yourselves:

There are plenty of questions to be raised in response to this reveal, and Marvel obviously intends to have fans asking how Loki is alive again, how Mjolnir is restored to its former glory, and how the completely destroyed Bifrost is seemingly operating just fine. For the comic itself, there is reason to expect a fun, entertaining, and surprising tale. With writer Daniel Kibblesmith hot off of Black Panther vs. Deadpool–where he gave Deadpool his own Black Panther suit, and Wade Wilson replace his arm with a zebra’s head, among other memorable moments–it’s impossible to know what adventures Loki will encounter.

For the larger Marvel slate as it pertains to War of The Realms, it’s undeniably underwhelming to see Loki, Mjolnir, and Bifrost renewed (since the loss of all three is a key element to the story). But such is the reality of comic books, as fans must now accept that Malekith won’t actually succeed in slaughtering all of Marvel’s heroes across Creation. Oh well. Check out the full synopsis and details for Loki #1 below:

EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HERO! ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! After dying a grisly death in THE WAR OF THE REALMS, Loki learned a valuable lesson in warmongering: Don’t get caught. But now he has a whole new set of responsibilities — and his brother Thor is not about to let him walk away from them this time. Late Show and BLACK PANTHER VS. DEADPOOL writer Daniel Kibblesmith takes the god of mischief in a thrilling new direction!

Loki #1 will be available from your local comic book store this July, or direct from Marvel Comics.

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Source: Marvel

2019-04-09 12:04:42

Andrew Dyce

Star Wars Explains How General Grievous Killed So Many Jedi

Warning: SPOILERS for Star Wars: Age of Republic – General Grievous

General Grievous may not be a Sith Lord, but he’s as legendary for killing Jedi as any Star Wars villain. And now, the real reason he was able to slaughter Jedi so easily may have finally been revealed.

In hindsight, General Grievous may only be rivaled by Darth Maul as the best Star Wars villain to get only a few minutes of screen time (appearing only in Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith). But his reputation for killing Jedi, then using their lightsabers to kill even more made a lasting impression. The same will likely be true of his new story told in Star Wars: Age of Republic – General Grievous, a comic book exploring his unique connection to The Force.

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While the movies and Star Wars: The Clone Wars showed General Grievous to be a victim of his own emotions, there is no denying his talent for murdering Jedi Knights, regardless of their experience. Until now, that killer instinct was explained by being trained in lightsaber combat by Count Dooku, not to mention the effectiveness of facing down one lightsaber with six. But there may be another reason…

In the pages of Star Wars: Age of Republic – General Grievous by writer Jody Houser and artist Luke Ross, the Supreme commander of the Droid Army allows his ego and arrogance to challenge even The Force itself. First slaughtering two new Jedi Knights (leaving them in total shock as to how he vanquished them so swiftly) General Grievous communes with The Force locus point they sought. He intends only to merge with it so that he may destroy it through brute force–the type of fight his artificial, replaced body is designed for–but gets more than he bargained for.

Seeing General Grievous’ original face revealed by the strange voices or inhabitants of The Force is a historic moment of its own. But as Grievous dismisses the restoration of his body, boasting that he has ‘upgraded’ his physical form, the Force voices offer an alternative perspective. In seeking simple, physical, artificial power, he has sacrificed something greater. By cutting away parts of his living body, General Grievous has simultaneously “carved away” his connection to The Force.

The takeaway isn’t that General Grievous would have been a Force User, or even Force-sensitive had he remained in his natural, organic body. The point is that in reducing his true body until only eyes, a spine, and some organs remain (a haunting visual on its own) Grievous has made himself almost non-existent to The Force. And THAT is what may finally explain his legendary ability to take even the most skilled and experienced Jedi Knights by surprise in hand-to-hand lightsaber combat.

The lore surrounding the kyber crystals that power lightsabers has been changed in the new Star Wars canon, but most of the mythology remains the same: the gems are connected to The Force directly, channeling its energy, embodying an aspect of it, and even forming a sentient bond with both The Force and the Jedi whose lightsaber it calls home. In a lightsaber duel, it stands to reason that a Jedi or Sith senses both fighter and weapon through The Force. But with General Grievous essentially invisible to The Force, and using lightsabers as a tool that can’t share or emit any of their telltale bond or energy whatsoever, he’s the last opponent a Jedi Knight could ever prepare to battle.

You can’t call it cheating, per se, but it’s not exactly a fair fight either. No matter what, even General Grievous doesn’t grasp the cost of his tragic advantage, believing himself to simply be ‘a better fighter.’ Now the Star Wars fans know better.

Star Wars: Age of Republic – General Grievous #1 is available now from your local comic book store, or direct from Marvel Comics.

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2019-04-09 03:04:52

Andrew Dyce

Deadpool Welcomes The Fantastic Four BACK To Marvel

Deadpool may be the biggest blockbuster hit to come out of the X-Men movie universe, but now that he’s been returned to Marvel Studios he’s showing some love to one of Fox’s biggest failures: the Fantastic Four.

Hot off the heels of fighting Marvel’s version of Batman in his standalone comic, Deadpool is now taking it upon himself to welcome The Fantastic Four back into the fray of everything Marvel. It’s been a rough few years for the team, too. In the comics, the Fantastic Four have been MIA since 2015’s Secret Wars, after seemingly sacrificing themselves in a battle with Dr. Doom to restore Earth. Thankfully the Fantastic Four have returned, revealing they were actually just busy recreating the Marvel Multiverse. But the movies… are a different story.

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Explaining their absence may be complicated by comic standards, but Fox’s movie reboot killed the franchise completely. The Fantastic Four movie rights had left Marvel back in the 1980s, up until the announcement that Disney was buying back Fox’s Marvel properties. With the acquisition officially taking place on March 20, 2019, it’s time for Deadpool to officially welcome the Fantastic Four home in the latest issue of Spider-Man/Deadpool #49.

In the latest run of Spider-Man/Deadpool, Wade Wilson has lost his ability to break the fourth wall; but that doesn’t keep him from cracking some meta-humor. Thanks to Marvel’s preview of Issue #49, fans can see him erase the line between the worlds of Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios.

In the latest issue of the team-up series, Spider-Man and Deadpool were imprisoned in a mysterious dimension with a group of heroes, similarly captured by a villain named The Manipulator. After Deadpool escaped with the help of Gwenpool hiding out in “gutter space” (don’t ask), she sent him back dressed to the nines (and armed to the teeth) to help free the heroes he left behind. The Fantastic Four jump into the fight against the Manipulator after being freed, thanking him in the process.

Deadpool can’t pass up the chance to return to his ‘meta’ ways, stating how they are “finally on the same team. All together under the same banner.” The joke is a clear reference to not only the Fantastic Four being reunited after the events of Secret Wars, but Disney recently closing the deal on acquiring Fox’s assets. A joke so meta that Deadpool then references it himself, frustrated at his current inability to break the fourth wall and see if the reader appreciated one of his better fiction-breaking jokes in recent months.

Don’t worry Deadpool. Whether you know it or not, fans are guaranteed to get the reference–and they’re just as excited that a Deadpool/Avengers/Fantastic Four team-up in the MCU is finally a possibility. And with Disney’s apparent willingness to keep making Deadpool movies, we can only hope to see this interaction in live action in the near future.

Spider-Man/Deadpool #49 will be available from your local comic book store on April 10th, or direct from Marvel Comics.

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2019-04-08 03:04:50

Kirk Smith

Wonder Woman is Taking On DC’s BIGGEST Titan Ever

Wonder Woman‘s fans will tell you that no enemy is too big for her to handles. But when the opponent in question is the biggest Titan that the DC Universe has ever seen? Diana is going to need some gigantic backup.

Even in the realm of DC Comics, a mountain-sized, ancient being tends to stand out. But such is the strange status quo, now that Themyscira, Mount Olympus, and every other part of the Greek Gods’ realm has crashed down to Earth, turning DC’s magical beings into refugees. Aphrodite, Ares, and other gods and goddesses are easy enough to deal with… but gigantic elemental colossi can’t be talked down.

In our exclusive preview of Wonder Woman #68 Diana finally understands what the ongoing “Giants War” is building towards, but that won’t make her next fight any easier.

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Since the beginning of writer G. Willow Wilson’s run on Wonder Woman, the narrative has been split: between Diana struggling to make sense of the fall of the gods, and a collection of magical creatures trying to make their way in a human’s world. But in the previous issue, it was the refugees who stumbled upon the real meat of the story. As Wonder Woman tries to talk sense into massive Titans violently patrolling a national park, the outcast creatures (and their human companion) have discovered what the Titans may be protecting.

Before we spoil the unexpected twist on the tale of King Arthur, take a look at the preview pages embedded below:

Leave it to Giganta to bring Wonder Woman down to Earth, when Diana was mainly recruiting her for her fighting prowess–and her ability to help close the gap in size between Amazonian and Titan. They’ve proven an effective team so far, but that was only up against normal, mountain-sized rock monsters. What’s coming next, now that the sword they were protecting has been plucked, is going to guarantee a gigantic finale. Fans will have to wait for the full issue arriving this Wednesday to enjoy that spectacle, but for now read on for the full synopsis and details below:

  • WONDER WOMAN (2019) #68
  • Published: April 10th, 2019
  • Writer: G. Willow Wilson
  • Art: Mick Gray, Cary Nord
  • Cover: Rachel Dodson, Terry Dodson
  • Variant Cover: Kaare Andrews
  • Wonder Woman and Giganta must stare down the largest Titan that Olympus and the Earth have ever seen…but even if they defeat him, they must answer the question: Can Giganta ever be trusted to use her powers for good? Can Diana get through to her—or do some big bads just get bigger and badder?

Wonder Woman #68 will be available from your local comic book store on April 10th, or direct from DC Comics.

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2019-04-07 12:04:46

Andrew Dyce

Thor’s Sister is Coming to Save Marvel’s Earth

Warning: This article contains SPOILERS for War of The Realms #1

The Marvel Universe has exploded into their massive War of The Realms comic event… and Thor’s sister Angela just got drafted, with her Asgardians of the Galaxy team behind her.

We’ve got the exclusive preview of that recruitment, coming next week in Asgardians of the Galaxy #8. Up until the previous issue, Angela and the team had been hunting down Nebula to prevent her from unleashing a nightmare army of the army upon the universe. But when Heimdall comes calling with word of a cosmic war breaking out on Earth, Angela won’t have any time to rest up. That will suit her just fine. The rest of the Asgardians team? We’re… not so sure.

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Technically we’re assuming that Angela will agree to accompany Heimdall, and join the defense of Midgard. But if the all-seeing watchman of Asgard has seen all of the War of The Realms so far, as he claims, then he’s going to have some terrible news to break. And once Angela finds out that Malekith’s attack has already killed Loki and her father Odin, the Dark Elf’s forces won’t be able to flee her sword fast enough. We don’t know if Angela will actually be able to turn the tide of the battle, and keep Midgard from being the tenth, and final realm to fall to Malekith. But if it’s the last fight there will ever be, she’s sure not going to sit it out.

Take a look at the preview pages embedded below:

Heimdall’s discovery of the Naglfar Beacon shouldn’t be dismissed just yet, since an army of every dead god would sure help in the coming fight (like… a lot). The Avengers and heroes of Earth can be counted on to fight until the end, and even Marvel’s version of the Justice League will be slaying the forces of darkness to keep Midgard and its many refugees safe. Angela and her Asgardians of the Galaxy could help to tip the scales… but will it be enough?

The rest of the issue will hopefully shed some light on her coming mission, but until then, read on for the full synopsis and details below:

  • Published: April 10th, 2019
  • Writer: Cullen Bunn
  • Art: Matteo Lolli
  • Cover: Gerardo Sandoval
  • WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! Bit by bit, the Dark Elf King Malekith has been taking over the Ten Realms. Now at last every realm has fallen save one: Midgard. The invasion has begun, and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will need all the help they can get. The Asgardians of the Galaxy join the battle for the Tenth Realm!

Asgardians of the Galaxy #8 will be available on April 10th, from Marvel Comics.

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2019-04-04 10:04:13

Andrew Dyce

Suicide Squad’s Enchantress Returns To DC Comics

Harley Quinn completes her next trial in this week’s DC Comics universe… but she’s got a more powerful adversary coming next: the former Suicide Squad star Enchantress, returned from the dead. Harley has been working her way through a series of trials to become DC’s new cosmic goddess – and in Harley Quinn #60, she’s up against an army of alien bugs!

She’s trapped in S.T.A.R. Labs with the creatures, but (as with her other trials so far), she learns that there is more to the bugs than meets the eye. Instead of simply having to stomp her way through these latest enemies, she learns that they are being created by an alien that is held out of its own dimension, and what it really wants is to be returned home. Lesson learned, next jewel on her belt earned… but Harley’s trials aren’t over yet. The final panels of Harley Quinn #60 reveal something massive – that Enchantress is back, and she’s got big plans for Ms Quinn.

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As Harley wonders ‘what’s next’ (silly Harley – hasn’t she learned not to jinx these things yet?), the comic reveals a familiar, hooded-and-caped shape bursting up from the ground in flames. The Enchantress is back – and she is definitely packing some rage. She reveals “I burned in Hell, and they never came for me. June Moone burned away, but I survived. Now there is only The Enchantress. I will have my revenge on mankind, and my secret weapon will be Harley Quinn!” Looks like this next challenge is going to be a doozy.

DC fans will remember that Enchantress has been missing from the pages of DC Comics for the past year, since Suicide Squad #39. She, along with the rest of the Suicide Squad, was battling Amanda Waller when she met her end. This issue revealed that Amanda Waller’s files on her Task Force X included how to kill them, and that includes how to create an interdimensional portal to send Enchantress ‘back where she came from.’ As a horrified Killer Croc watched, the woman he loved was ripped apart and dragged through the portal to Hell. Since then, Croc and the Squad have definitely been feeling her loss. But somehow, it doesn’t seem like this return is going to make them any happier.

Enchantress’ opening words reveal that while she is back, with all her powers, June Moone didn’t survive… which means that all the power of the Enchantress is back in DC, without any mitigating, human, side to balance that out. That could be incredibly dangerous for all of DC – but it seems like Enchantress won’t be unleashing her full powers right away. Instead, she’s got a plan for Harley, and it’s likely that this plan is going to involve pretended to still have June within her, to manipulate Harley into committing some kind of evil scheme. And we may even see Killer Croc return to get his scaly heart broken again. However, given the theme of the challenges so far, there may be a twist at the end of the next issue… we’ll have to wait and see.

Harley Quinn #60 is available now from DC Comics.

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2019-04-04 03:04:09

Rose Moore