Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain #5 writer: F. Wesley Schneider artist: Tom Garcia covers: Carlos Gomez (a), Sebastian Cichon (b) subscription cover: James Boyle Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice! FC • 32 pages • $4.99 • Teen+ The thrilling conclusion of Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain! With their weapons supercharged by the power of an ancient artifact, it’s time for both heroes and villains to band together and destroy the demonic Castellan. Yet even when everyone’s lives are on the line, can Seltyiel and his band of mercenaries truly be trusted? Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain comes to a thrilling conclusion in this issue, written by Pathfinder co-creator James L. Sutter (Pathfinder Origins, The Redemption Engine) and drawn by rising star Tom Garcia (Mercy Thompson)! Contains pull-out poster map and official Pathfinder RPG bonus encounter!
Dejah Thoris #3 writer: Frank J. Barbiere artist: Francesco Manna cover: NEN incentive cover: NEN (B/W art) FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ She’s been exiled from her home and is searching for answers, but now Dejah has a new destiny — leading a platoon in the army of Barsoom! Dejah ventures into the badlands on her first military operation, and there’s danger lurking around every corner. See Dejah as you’ve never seen her before, as she unravels the mystery of her past in DEJAH THORIS #3 from Frank J. Barbiere and Francesco Manna!
A Train Called Love #7 writer: Garth Ennis artist: Mark Dos Santos cover: Russ Braun incentive cover: Russ Braun (B/W art) FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature Marv shows his true colors as bullets fly and lives are snatched, while Marcy and Penny come up against another brick wall. Meanwhile, Myles and Valerie seek inspiration from above – or, at least, the next best thing.
Doc Savage: Spider’s Web #5 writer: Chris Roberson artist: Cezar Razek cover: Wilfredo Torres incentive cover: Wilfredo Torres (B/W art) FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ Doc Savage and his companions have discovered that a number of closed cases that they’ve dealt with over the decades and considered to be isolated threats were instead interconnected, all part of a larger web of crime. And now Doc finds himself at the center of that web, face to face with the man behind it all!
Xena #1 writer: Genevieve Valentine artist: Ariel Medel covers: Greg Land (a 50%), Jenny Frison (b 50%) incentive cover: Greg Land (B/W art), Jenny Frison (“virgin art”) Fans & retailers, 2 covers ship in equal (50/50) ratios! FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ After the Twilight of the Gods, the world is precariously uncertain – and Xena and Gabrielle have been missing from it for twenty-five years. Even without Livia, the power of Rome is growing: Caesar is determined to conquer by lies what he can’t conquer by force, and the people at its edges know what’s coming. (All roads lead to Rome, and Rome is hunting.) Xena and Gabrielle scramble to stop him before they have to wage war against a man they once called a friend. But along the way, Xena will have to confront her past against a rogue band of women warriors, and Gabrielle, whose secret visions are becoming prophecy, will have to protect Xena – at any cost.
THUNDERBOLTS #1 (MAR160736) Written by JIM ZUB Art & Cover by JON MALIN Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY (MAR160737) Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAR160738) Age of Apocalypse Variant by CHRIS STEVENS (MAR160739) Hip-Hop Variant by TONY PIPER (MAR160740) FOC – 04/11/16, On-Sale – 05/04/15
Plot concept: Hot off her highly anticipated first appearance on Free Comic Book Day, this mysterious new character makes a bee line for the center of the Marvel Universe. Her first stop? Colliding head on with the All-New, All-Different Avengers! But is she friend or foe? And what does she plan to do about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? The answers begin as she buzzes her way into comic shops this May in ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #9!
ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #9 (MAR160762) Written by MARK WAID Art by MAHMUD ASRAR Cover by ALEX ROSS Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS (MAR160763) Age of Apocalypse Variant by KHOI PHAM (MAR160764) FOC – 04/18/16, On-Sale – 05/11/15
NIGHTHAWK #1 (MAR160741) Written by DAVID WALKER Art by RAMON VILLALOBOS Colors by TAMARA BONVILLAIN Cover by DENYS COWAN & BILL SIENKIEWICZ Variant Covers by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE (MAR160742) And SKOTTIE YOUNG (MAR160745) Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAR160743) Hip Hop Variant by BILL SIENKIEWICZ (MAR160744) PARENTAL ADVISORY FOC – 05/02/16, On-Sale – 05/25/16
Plot: He is Chicago’s lethal vigilante – dispensing swift and vicious justice to those who truly deserve it. But when the city’s shadiest power brokers begin turning up dead – each murdered more gruesomely than the last – Nighthawk must ask himself the hard questions. Does this killer deserve to be caught? What does he want? More importantly, what does the killer have to do with Nighthawk? To answer those questions – Nighthawk might have to look in the mirror first.
Plot: The thrilling conclusion of Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain! With their weapons supercharged by the power of an ancient artifact, it’s time for both heroes and villains to band together and destroy the demonic Castellan. Yet even when everyone’s lives are on the line, can Seltyiel and his band of mercenaries truly be trusted?Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain comes to a thrilling conclusion in this issue, written by Pathfinder co-creator James L. Sutter (Pathfinder Origins, The Redemption Engine) and drawn by rising star Tom Garcia (Mercy Thompson)! Contains pull-out poster map and official Pathfinder RPG bonus encounter!
writer: James L. Sutter artist: Tom Garcia covers: Carlos Gomez (a), Sebastian Cichon (b) subscription cover: James Boyle Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice! FC • 32 pages • $4.99 • Teen+
75-year-old artist Milo Manara is a comic legend, best known for his erotic works. He got a bit involved with Marvel's superheroes over the last decade including 2009's X-Men one-shot "X-Women" and a series of four variant covers in 2013. Part of the latter project, a cover featuring Spider-Woman, proved quite controversial. Frank Cho, an American comic artist known for his busty woman, isn't a stranger to heated discussion either. Nor is Street Fighter for that matter. Well, the three have met in a Cammy comic cover on which Frank Cho paid tribute to the Manara Spider-Woman.
From Udon comes Street Fighter Legends: Cammy issue 1 of 4, with special variant by Cho for shops that order 10 copies
STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS CAMMY #1 (OF 4) CVR D 10 COPY INCV Publisher: UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC (W) Jim Zub (A) Omar Dogan (CA) Frank Cho It's Cammy White, the stinging bee of Street Fighter, in her own action-packed comic series! Cammy now leads the all-new special ops team "Delta Blue", as they keep England and the world safe from destructive forces. Whether its art thieves, cyber assaults, or would-be world conquerors, Cammy and Delta Blue are ready to face the enemies of freedom and justice everywhere! Plus, Chun-li faces a mysterious opponent in a special bonus story. Item Code: MAY161842 In Shops: 7/27/2016 SRP: $3.99
Leave it to top sculptor and designer Takayuki Takeya to take Spider-Man back to Feudal Japan in full, web-like Samurai warrior armor. True to the feudal spirit, Samurai Spider-Man’s ninja kaginawa-style grappling web hook is crafted as chain-like firing mechanism. Like the preceding Meisho Movie Realization products before it, Samurai Spider-Man is crafted with semi-soft materials that allow for superior articulations and dynamic posing. Set includes interchangeable hands (x3), Japanese katana set, and kaginawa web hook set (left and right wrist parts).
Collectors also can enjoy several notable figures from the Tamashii Nations Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars product line – available now from Bluefin – that include the “Ronin” Boba Fett, “Ashigaru” Stormtrooper, and the Samurai General “Taisho” Darth Vader and Samurai General “Daisho” Darth Vader. Each is clad in a unique set of armor and comes with an array of weapons and other accessories. Additional new figures will be announced in coming months. For more information on the Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars figures distributed by Bluefin, please visit: www.bluefincorp.com/catalog/tamashii-nations/meisho-movie-realization.html.
Plot: In the beginning there was only chaos. Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, sees a better future—and eventually, her daughter is destined to bring that new world to life. Follow Diana’s adventures from her youth on Themyscira through scary times in Man’s World and beyond!
STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 (of 5) (APR161034) Written by MARJORIE LIU Art by MARK BROOKS Cover by LEE BERMEJO Variant Covers by JOHN CASSADAY (APR161035) and MIKE ALLRED (APR161037) Millennium Falcon Variant by SCOTT KOBLISH (FEB168681) Movie Variant Available (APR161040) Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (APR161038) Cassaday Sketch Variant Also Available (APR161036) Blank Variant Also Available (APR161039) FOC – 05/23/16, On Sale – 06/15/16
Plot: Han Solo has finally entered his ship into the Dragon Void Run – an infamous high-stakes race across the stars. You know, the race Han has dreamt of winning. Only there’s a catch – his entry into this legendary race is a top-secret undercover mission for Princess Leia and the Rebellion! Will he keep his mind on the mission? More importantly – can he manage to pull it off while still maintaining his lead in the race?!
CIVIL WAR II: GODS OF WAR #1 (APR160880) Written by DAN ABNETT Art by EMILIO LAISO Cover by JAY ANACLETO Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (APR160882) Variant Cover by JAY ANACLETO (APR160883) Thor Character Variant by PHIL NOTO (APR160881) FOC – 05/16/16, On-Sale – 06/08/16
Plot: As war grips the Marvel Universe, Hercules will ask himself – what role should a God play in the conflict of mortals? Is he responsible for a larger role in the potential destruction of the Marvel Universe? Or should he intervene and change history? Joined by fellow Gods Gilgamesh, Sigurd, Lorelei, Beowulf and Theseus – Hercules and his pantheon of ancient comrades charge headlong into battle. With the heart and soul of the Marvel Universe at stake – these immortal warriors could turn the tide for either team. But which side are they on?
Yeah, I don't think the Hydra twist is a permanent change either. It's a bit crazy seeing how people are reacting to this online. As a Cap fan I was shocked too, but I figure there is something else at play within the story.
HungryWorld: Came back from my vacation. Took a present with me: sickness
Jan 7, 2020 13:49:59 GMT
Taka: Sorry to hear that Hungryworld. Dream Been mostly PC. I did use MAC a lot because that one school class had MAC. Not sure what DIO is. I have to say PC since that is I'm mainly using. I'll be present in the weekends.
Jan 7, 2020 21:57:05 GMT
Taka: My hometown is affected by MLK fever. We celebrate him every Sunday of this month. That's why I'm absent. I wished I get time.
Jan 7, 2020 21:57:42 GMT
Dream: Taka: Looks like you didn't click on the link in my last comment. You'll get the DIO nod when you click on it.
Jan 7, 2020 22:15:55 GMT
Master Menos: Dream: I've always been a PC guy anyways. (Yeah, that was funny!)
Jan 8, 2020 4:09:50 GMT
Master Menos: Sidebar updated! Taka: My turn to scratch your back, Taka. 2019 me got really messed up with the job. @_@
Jan 8, 2020 4:53:59 GMT
Taka: Thanks Master Menos! I'll work on finishing the Winter 2020 guide.
Jan 9, 2020 4:50:29 GMT
Dream: My second Funi poll is done. Titles I will be watching and reviewing will include Chobits, Samurai Champloo, Spice and Wolf, Gankutsuou, and Dance in the Vampire Bund. Will let folks know which one I start off tomorrow at some point.
Jan 11, 2020 5:39:30 GMT
Dream: First anime I will sample among the Funi titles is Chobits. As a heads up, the series on Funi's Youtube channel is missing the two recap episodes the series aired. Not that I'll be missing those however.
Jan 11, 2020 15:13:09 GMT
Dream: Wow, never knew Shinbo was Gil, Sousuke, and Domon. More you know.
Jan 11, 2020 17:52:00 GMT
Dream: Just completed Chobits. Will get a review up for it at some point this afternoon.
Jan 18, 2020 18:37:22 GMT
Dream: Will post a little later what the next voted anime will be that I will watch and review.
Jan 18, 2020 19:48:38 GMT
Dream: Next anime up to cover will be Dance in the Vampire Bund. Suppose a short anime will do for now following Chobits.
Jan 18, 2020 21:32:36 GMT
Dream: Concluding things at episode 2 with Vampire Bund for the night. Hoping to get back to Basquatch tomorrow, as long as I'm not swamped with anything.
Jan 19, 2020 3:00:33 GMT
Dream: Geez, it's really quiet. No activity in the forums since I posted my review from yesterday.
Jan 19, 2020 15:57:41 GMT
Taka: I'll email the receipts. The best anime and manga of 2019 will be extended to Wed. I don't get time off for Mon because of community service. Please vote if you haven't yet. Thank you!
Jan 19, 2020 20:44:07 GMT
Dream: Hmmmm... looks like the version of Vampire Bund I'm seeing on Funi's YouTube channel's an edited version. A couple minutes of episode 2 were clearly removed with Mina in nothing but underwear battling human assassins. Then again, recall there was a good...
Jan 19, 2020 22:49:15 GMT
Dream: ...deal of controversy with the series a decade earlier thanks to the seemingly underaged nudity of Mina while in her younger form.
Jan 19, 2020 22:50:13 GMT