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Deadly Class #6
Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Wesley Craig
Pick off where the last issue left off. Our sorta hero is Las Vegas tripping on bad acid. Having just killed a school friend’s terrible father for him. Now being beaten to a pulp by a Mexican Gangster/Classmate for trying to score with his woman. Yes this issue is super intense. Cops get involved at first and it doesn’t go so well. The the other kids from school on the trip get involved to try to help and well it doesn’t go so well then either! Just as things get really heated it goes even further south when a mysterious stranger from Marcus’ past shows up!
Rick Remender is just spot on when it comes to giving you honest story telling in the midst of the strange. This issue is a great example how when you are outmatched in a fight you don’t exact find strength from your ancestors or your mysterious gifts. It usually means you are getting your butt kicked all over the place. Wesley Craig’s art is just absolutely spectacular. This has become one of the titles I just stare because the character designs while may be a lil more on the cartoony side are very captivating and simply are perfect for the story. I just spent every page waiting nervously to see how this issue was gonna end, and believe me I really didn’t see the ending coming. I was sweating bullets in fear for these characters I’ve grown very attached to. This title is just a ton of fun.
Holy dire moments! This issue was almost too much of a nail-biter. One thing Remender tends to overdo is is gritty dire moments! The issue is def not for the faint of heart. A page turner that keeps you gasping. The last page of the issue lets you know Deadly Class won’t be back till September?! WHY?! I want more now. Why the wait? I understand Remender is heading the next big event at Marvel, and has a new indie title debuting in July, but come on!
Once again if you haven’t touched this title yet I ask, what is your problem?! This title is awesome. Wes Craig and Rick Remender have just created the kind of story that is gritty, funny, and entertaining. Every issue seems to somehow outdo the issue prior. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this title. I’m a lil upset that the next issue won’t drop till September which gives you plenty of time to catch up on this wonderful title!
The Story 4 out of 5 The Art 4 out of 5 Overall 4 out of 5
Jules: Hulk #2
The last issue left my jaw on the floor. Just where is Mark Waid going to take his next chapter of his stellar Hulk run. Suffice to say Mark Bagley’s art alone has me ready to purchase this issue. I’m just dying to know who shot Bruce Banner? And how do you handle a brain dead Banner with Hulk? A direction I would have never expected Waid to go. After Indestructible Hulk where everything seem to be going Hulks way, now a title where the status quo has been seriously changed! I’m ready for this one!
MARK WAID (WRITER) • MARK BAGLEY (ARTIST)
Cover by JEROME OPENA
ALL-NEW DIRECTION! THE EPIC “BANNER D.O.A.” BEGINS NOW!!!
Following the shocking events of last month’s INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK finale, Bruce Banner lies at death’s door! If he survives, it WON’T be as the Bruce Banner we’ve known! How will the Hulk wreak vengeance on Banner’s assailant? How CAN he?
32 PGS.(each)./Rated T+ …$3.99 (each)
Taylor: Amazing Spider-Man #1
Peter Parker is back, and I am happy to see him. The Superior run had its merits, but the Marvel U always runs better when it has the original Web Head to serve as its heart and soul. And it’s coming to us from the creative team of Slott and Ramos, which has delivered strong work in the past. Can’t wait to see what they cook up.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1
Dan Slott (WRITER) • Humberto Ramos (ARTIST)
Variant Cover by Marcos Martin
VARIANT cover by Ed McGuinness
VARIANT cover by Pop Mhan
VARIANT cover by JEROME OPEñA
75TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
75TH ANNIVERSARY SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
Young variant cover by Skottie Young
Blank Cover Variant Also Available
The Greatest Super Hero of All Time RETURNS!
The world may have changed since Spidey’s been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he’s not wasting a moment of it. Same Parker Luck, new Parker attitude. Putting the “friendly” back in the neighborhood, the “hero” back into “super hero,” and the “amazing” back into “Spider-Man!” Also returning: The recharged and reenergized ELECTRO!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99
Christian: Forever Evil: Batman vs. Bane #1
I could really easily choose Batman Eternal #3 this week, but that would be three weeks in a row of that comic, and although it deserves it, there are other Bats in Gotham, namely: Bane. The Arkham War story that sprang out of Forever Evil was really good, and now’s the time for Batman and Bane to settle the score, decide who is the hero Gotham needs, and who is the one it deserves.
FOREVER EVIL AFTERMATH: BATMAN VS. BANE #1
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by SCOT EATON and JAIME MENDOZA
1:25 Variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
ONE-SHOT • On sale APRIL 30 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The title says it all! FOREVER EVIL is over! Now, Batman has returned to take Gotham City back – by force! The only thing standing in his way? BANE! Get ready for the grudge match of the year!
Gaumer: All-New X-Men #26
The Trial of Jean Grey is over, and I’m thankful. It wasn’t a bad story, just not all that interesting. Since the other book that made up that event, Guardians of the Galaxy, had such a great return to normalcy in its last ish, I’m expecting the same thing from All-New X-Men, and it should be fun. The future Brotherhood from The Battle of the Atom return and that’s just fine by me.
ALL-NEW X-MEN #26
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (WRITER)
STUART IMMONEN (ARTIST)
• THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE FUTURE IS BACK! And it doesn’t mean good things for the X-Men of the past!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Jesse: Deadly Class #4/ Black Science #6
Rick Remender is just on fire right now. Dropping Uncanny Avengers last week that was awesome. This week his two very eclectic indie titles drop and I’m picking them up. Deadly Class has been the gritting tale of a school of assassins in the 80s and has been absolutely a wonderful read. Wes Craig’s art has been unbelievably captivating. Black Science is reminiscent of a sort of pulpy lost in space if Quentin Tarentino directed it. Matteo Scalera depicts Aaron’s series of worlds that blow away the one before. This has certainly been a standout title since issue one. It has a feel that both Remender and Scalera are collaboration perfectly with what they want out of every page!
DEADLY CLASS #4
story: RICK REMENDER
art / cover: WESLEY CRAIG & LEE LOUGHRIDGE
APRIL 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Class trip! Marcus, Willie, and Saya tear through a neon-soaked Las Vegas, high on life…oh, and a bunch of acid too. And when you’re a teenage killer-on-the-run, stalked by a mutilated psycho with a raging hard-on for revenge, you’re in for one baaad trip.
BLACK SCIENCE #6
story: RICK REMENDER
art / cover: MATTEO SCALERA & DEAN WHITE
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Stranded in the most dangerous dimension yet, Grant McKay’s rage at his onetime boss boils over. Ignoring the chaos all around them, the two finally come to blows! Only one thing is certain: before the Pillar makes its next jump…one of them must die!
Don’t miss the conclusion to the first arc of the world’s most mind-melting sci-fi comic!
Those are our picks, what’s on the top of your stack this Wednesday?
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