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Preview: Magic #17

Magic #17

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Ig Guara (CA) Miguel Mercado
In Shops: Aug 03, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Despite Ravnica seemingly unreachable, Niko Aris, the Fatescorn, arrives with the help of an ally.

But Niko still has to find a way to Kaya, Vraska, and Ral, all while remaining hidden from a masterful enemy, one who will crush the entire multiverse if their terrible goals are realized.

Magic #17

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Ravenloft – Orphan of Agony Isle #1

Dungeons & Dragons: Ravenloft – Orphan of Agony Isle #1

(W) Casey Gilly (A) Vincenzo Riccardi (A/CA) Bayleigh Underwood
In Shops: Jul 27, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Miranda’s curiosity intensifies the longer she stays at Schloss Mordenheim, growing more troubled at who she used to be. As Dr. Viktra Mordenheim continues her experiments on Miranda, she herself begins to question her own stability, knowing her nemesis, Elise, could be inching ever closer.

Dungeons & Dragons: Ravenloft – Orphan of Agony Isle #1

Review: Magic: Master of Metal #1

Magic: Master of Metal #1 is a one-shot spin-off of BOOM! StudiosMagic: The Gathering comic series. We get to see Tezzeret’s machinations behind the scenes that ties into the current storyline in the main series and teases what’s to come in 2022!

Story: Mairghread Scott
Art: Fench Carlomagno, Jorge Coelho, Jacques Salomon
Color: Fench Carlomagno, Francesco Segala
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Kindle
Zeus Comics
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Review: Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #4 (of 5)

Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #4

What does it take to be a Space Marine in the Warhammer 40,000 universe? Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #4 answers that question in a comic that focuses more on the warrior’s growth than the battle currently waging. The series has been an interesting one doing a solid job of mixing two eras for its main character Marneus Calgar. Through his battles in the present, he reflects on what it took for him to become the leader he is today. And through the past, we get to see more of the world and his difficult journey.

In the past Tacitan, now Marneus, has helped defeat a Chaos cult and is going through the trails to join the ranks of the Ultramarines Space Marine chapter. writer Kieron Gillen does an excellent job showing how difficult a task it is as the bodies pile up and Marneus goes through a torturous transformation. It’s been years since I read up on all of the specifics of the augments that go into being a Space Marine, but Gillen takes us step-by-step. It feels like an update to the rather dry spec-readouts I remember reading as a fan of the Warhammer 40K miniature game. Organs are added and training is done and through it all we get to see Marneus grow, literally.

Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #4 does an impressive job of taking what has been told so many times before and making it interesting. There’s been a lot written as to the various upgrades in Space Marines but Gillen breaks it down as to what those upgrades are, when they’re given, why they’re given, and what the gains are. He does that through Marneus’ training in the field. For new readers, some of it might be surprising as things like acid spit and the ability to gain memories through the consumption of others are presented. And it all just flows without a hint of silliness.

In the present, Marneus battles the Chaos forces. The blood flows with somewhat comedic effect. The art by Jacen Burrows works well this issue delivering an over the top experience. The training scenes, especially towards the beginning are full of chaos at times as the numbers dwindle due to death. The present battle we see heads up and bodies crushed under tanks. Whether it’s meant as a comedic spin, I don’t know. But, it’s over the top and hard to not enjoy it in that way. Java Tartaglia‘s colors deliver some of the fun in rather bright colors and Clayton Cowles‘ lettering the right touch for the calls of Chaos warriors.

Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #4 is a fun comic that feels like a nice updated take on a “field guide”. We get to see what it takes to be a Space Marine step by step. And we get a lot action in both the past and present. It works really well to educate people about this new new world and property and entertain at the same time.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Jacen Burrows
Ink: Guillermo Ortego Color: Java Tartaglia Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Exclusive Preview: Warhammer 40K: Marneus Calgar #3 (of 5)

Warhammer 40K: Marneus Calgar #3 (of 5)

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Jacen Burrows (CA) James Stokoe
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $4.99

BLOODSHED ON NOVA THULIUM!
• The young TACITAN takes drastic action as the secret hidden on Nova Thulium’s moon comes to light!
• In the 41st millennium, heretics invade the homeworld of MARNEUS CALGAR – and only he and his ULTRAMARINES can stop them!
• But will Calgar’s perilous battle plan save the Imperium or doom it to the corruption of chaos?

Warhammer 40K: Marneus Calgar #3

Warhammer 40K: Marneus Calgar #2 (of 5) Exclusive Preview

Warhammer 40K: Marneus Calgar #2 (of 5)

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Jacen Burrows (C) Java Tartaglia (L) Clayton Cowles (CA) James Stokoe
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Nov 11, 2020
SRP: $4.99

DESCENT INTO CHAOS!

The untold origin of MARNEUS CALGAR continues as a startling discovery is made on the moon of NOVA THULIUM!

But will the young Marneus face his first triumph…or a soul-shattering loss?

A shocking revelation in the history of the legendary Chapter Master of the Ultramarines that will forever change what you thought you knew!

Warhammer 40K: Marneus Calgar #2 (of 5)

Source Point Press Enters the World of Gloomhaven with a Comic Series

Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion

The popular board game Gloomhaven is coming to comics! Source Point Press and Cephalofair Games have revealed Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion.

The City of Gloomhaven can be a tough place to make it as an adventurer and being in the right party is key to survival. The Jaws of the Lion are the top of the mountain in the hierarchy of the city, but their latest job goes sideways, and Anaphi, the mindthief, is to blame! Get ready for Quatryll punk bands, drug dealing Inox street gangs, and a dark God sleeping beneath the surface, eager to destroy the world.

Gloomhaven is a fantasy-themed, campaign-based tactical board game for 1 to 4 players designed by Isaac Childres and published by Cephalofair Games in 2017. It is the No. 1 rated board game of all time by BoardGameGeek, which has also given it six Golden Geek awards in 2017 for best game of the year, best strategy game, best cooperative game, most innovative game, best solo game, and best thematic game, and the Gloomhaven franchise has been backed by over 100,000 people on Kickstarter.

The comic series will explore the world even more giving readers a better idea about the city of Gloomhaven itself as well as the characters of the game.

Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion will be in stores Wednesday, Dec. 30th. Welcome to the City!

The World of DC’s The Last God Comes to RPGs this Tuesday

The Last God Sourcebook

To look upon the Book of Ages is to know the world of Cain Anuun’s past, present, and perhaps even its future. Long believed to be the first text ever recorded, the Book of Ages contains the most complete history of Cain Anuun’s peoples and their gods.

The Last God Sourcebook brings the DC Black Label comic series to tabletop role-playing games with a release that details the rich history of its peoples, locations, schools of magic, a bestiary of the creatures found throughout Cain Anuun, and much more.

In this “Book of Ages, you’ll find everything to provide readers with a deeper understanding of the world of Cain Anuun, while also giving tabletop gamers everything they need to build campaigns and adventures within The Last God.

Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson joins forces with Dan Telfer (dungeon master of the Nerd Poker podcast) to bring you 5E compatible content for playable races, subclasses, magic items, monsters, and more that you can use in your favorite tabletop role-playing game, accompanied by epic illustrations by Riccardo Federici and Kai Carpenter, as well as new maps and illustrations from master cartographer Jared Blando.

Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish #4 (of 5) Preview

Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish #4 (of 5)

(W) B Dave Walters (A/CA) Tess Fowler
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

When war threatens the Moonshae Isles, legendary heroes return to defeat the forces of an unthinkable foe.

In the shadow of Hoondarrh’s mountain, something even darker is revealed as the death of a friend sends Helene into a rage!

Creators B. Dave Walters (Stream of Many Eyes, Geek & Sundry, The Rundown) and Tess Fowler (Kid Lobotomy, Critter) join forces to bring you an all-new D&D adventure of epic scope and flair!

Dungeons & Dragons established the roleplaying game category with great storytelling for both tabletop and video game audiences. It continues to be a cultural force in bookstores and online!

Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish #4 (of 5)

Dungeons & Dragons: Baldur’s Gate 100-Pager Preview

Dungeons & Dragons: Baldur’s Gate 100-Pager

(W) Jim Zub (A) Various (A/CA) Max Dunbar
In Shops: Nov 06, 2019
SRP: $5.99

Join Minsc, Delina, Krydle, Shandie, and Boo the Miniature Giant Space Hamster on their original adventures in this oversized, value-priced, introductory issue! Dungeons & Dragons is more popular than ever-now is the perfect time to join the fun, and this is the perfect place to start!

Dungeons & Dragons: Baldur's Gate 100-Pager
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