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Review and Preview: Transformers – More Than Meets the Eye #51

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Review and Preview: Transformers – More Than Meets the Eye #51

“If you want to break someone — mentally, physically, emotionally — wait until they’re happy. Let them live and love and thrive. Once they recognize the value of a life well lived… THAT’S when you move in for the kill. Because you can’t take anything from someone who has nothing to lose.” –Tarn

The Decepticon Justice Division has the crew of the Lost Light pinned down (except for the crew back on the shop who are busy staging a mutiny) and Megatron’s acting very strange. Click the jump for preview pages and a review of Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #51.

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WonderCon 2016 – DC Rebirth Event Highlights

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WonderCon 2016 – DC Rebirth Event Highlights

This weekend DC Comics announced all the details of the upcoming Rebirth event at a highly-anticipated panel at WonderCon 2016.

The atmosphere in the packed-to-capacity room was surprisingly optimistic, despite fans having some serious problems with New 52 and Convergence. The DC higher ups took the right tone: when talking about DC’s recent history Dan Didio even said “sometimes you lose your way a little.” He said “something was missing” from New 52. The direction of Rebirth (on paper anyway, I’m a skeptical person) seems to be one of legacy characters, a re-commitment to fans, twice-monthly titles, and all books dropping to 2.99.

See below for more highlights, photos, artist lineups, and the full video of the panel.

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Marvel releases Civil War II teasers

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Marvel releases Civil War II teasers

Coming this June, the new Civil War begins in the Marvel Universe. Once I found out it was a Brian Bendis/David Marquez book I was ready to spend all the money on it (check out the first few issues of Invincible Iron Man if you want to see what I mean.)

Now Marvel’s released two new teaser images from Jim Cheung, letting us know a little more about who’s on whose side. Click the jump for the teaser images and a few words from Marvel about Civil War II.

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Preview: Black Panther #1

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Preview: Black Panther #1

A new era dawns for Wakanda and its ruler, T’Challa! Marvel is proud to offer your new look at BLACK PANTHER #1 written by national correspondent for The Atlantic, MacArthur Genius, and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend Brian Stelfreeze, Black Panther “A Nation Under Our Feet” is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther’s struggle to do right by his people as their ruler.

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Preview: Spider-Woman, Silk and Spider-Gwen in SPIDER-WOMEN ALPHA #1!

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Preview: Spider-Woman, Silk and Spider-Gwen in SPIDER-WOMEN ALPHA #1!

The Spider-Event of 2016 is here! This April, Silk, Spider-Woman and Spider-Gwen unite for a story too big for any one of their titles to contain! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at SPIDER-WOMEN ALPHA #1 – kicking off the epic 8-part universe hopping crossover! Blockbuster writers Jason Latour, Dennis Hopeless and Robbie Thompson are joined by a dazzling array of artists, including Vanesa Del Rey, Bengal, Javier Rodriguez, Tana Ford and more to bring you a story you won’t want to miss!
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Review: Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #50

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Review: Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #50

The Dying of the Light – Part 1! Since joining the Lost Light, Megatron has rejected everything that once made him the most feared and hated Cybertronian of all time. But penitence has a price, and before the ex-Decepticon can find true redemption he must first confront his darkest legacy—the Decepticon Justice Division.

Click the jump for preview page and a review of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #50!

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Review: Lucifer

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Review: Lucifer

I was going to rant for a bit about all the ways that the Lucifer TV series is different from the source material (originally from Neil Gaiman, and then spun off very capably by Mike Carey), but I’ve decided that’s not a very productive discussion. There’s no point to making a carbon copy of the original stories in a new format, and even if you could it wouldn’t guarantee that the results will be good. The TV show is going to have to succeed or fail on its own merits.

Besides, there are some positive things that have come out of the interest generated by the show. Like the fact that bookstores have started carrying the Lucifer graphic novels again, or Vertigo’s brand new comic book series written by Holly Black, continuing the story of the fallen angel and former ruler of Hell. So let’s talk about those, because Mike Carey’s series is one of my all-time favorites, and Holly Black’s continuation is growing on me with every issue.

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STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 in stores this June

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STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 in stores this June

Everyone’s favorite scoundrel – now starring in his very own series! Marvel has announced STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 – the newest Star Warslimited series coming to a galaxy far, far away and comic shops this June. A-list creators Marjorie Liu and Mark Brooks hop in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon to present a swashbuckling tale of high adventure in deep space.

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DC reveals first details of “Rebirth” at Comics Pro 2016

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DC reveals first details of “Rebirth” at Comics Pro 2016

New $2.99 Price Point Beginning in June, 80-Page DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH Special by Geoff Johns May 25, Titles to Ship Twice Monthly

Before a packed house of comics retailers at the ComicsPRO Annual Membership meeting in Portland, DC Entertainment Co-Publishers  Dan DiDio and Jim Lee provided a first look at the company’s plans for its massive “REBIRTH” title relaunch scheduled for June.

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