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BLACK CROWN QUARTERLY #1 FALL 2017
BLACK PANTHER #166 CRAIG LH VAR LEG
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BLACK SABLE #2 (OF 6) CVR C CASAS
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BLUE BEETLE #14
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CAPTAIN MARVEL #125 ZDARSKY HOW TO DRAW VAR LEG
CATALYST PRIME INCIDENTALS #3
CAVEWOMAN CARRIES OASIS DIARY #1 CVR E ROOT  (A) (C: 1-
COPPERHEAD #15 CVR A GODLEWSKI & RILEY
COPPERHEAD #15 CVR B WALKING DEAD #58 TRIBUTE VAR
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DAREDEVIL #28
DARK ARK #2
DC HOUSE OF HORROR #1
DEADLY CLASS #31 CVR A CRAIG & BOYD
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DESCENDER #25 CVR B INTERLOCKING LEMIRE & NGUYEN
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #288 LEG
DETECTIVE COMICS #967
DETECTIVE COMICS #967 VAR ED
DOCTOR WHO 11TH YEAR THREE #11 CVR A DIAZ
ETERNITY #1 CVR A DJURDJEVIC
ETERNITY #1 CVR B MULLER
ETERNITY #1 CVR C BLANK
FIRST STRIKE #6 CVR A WILLIAMS II
FLASH #33 METAL
FLASH #33 VAR ED METAL
FU JITSU #2
GASOLINA #2 CVR A WALTER & LOPES
GASOLINA #2 CVR B WALKING DEAD #111 TRIBUTE VAR
GFT 2017 HALLOWEEN ED CVR B GOH
GFT 2017 HALLOWEEN ED CVR C MELONI
GHOSTBUSTERS ANSWER THE CALL #1 CVR A HOWELL
GHOSTBUSTERS ANSWER THE CALL #1 CVR B PINTO
GLITTERBOMB FAME GAME #2 CVR A MORISSETTE-PHAN
GLITTERBOMB FAME GAME #2 CVR B IZAAKSE & RUSSELL
GOLD DIGGER #247
GOOSEBUMPS MONSTERS AT MIDNIGHT #1 (OF 3) CVR A FENOGLIO
GOOSEBUMPS MONSTERS AT MIDNIGHT #1 (OF 3) CVR B WILSON III
GOTHAM CITY GARAGE #2
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TELLTALE SERIES #4 (OF 5)
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TELLTALE SERIES #4 (OF 5) GAME VAR
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HACK SLASH RESURRECTION #1 CVR B CASELLI
HACK SLASH RESURRECTION #1 CVR C WALKING DEAD #23 TRIBUTE VA
HACK SLASH RESURRECTION #1 CVR D B&W WALKING DEAD #23 TRIBUT
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #31
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HARD PLACE #3 (OF 5) CVR A STELFREEZE
HARD PLACE #3 (OF 5) CVR B RUMMEL
HARD PLACE #3 (OF 5) CVR D WALKING DEAD #116 TRIBUTE VAR (MR
HAUNTED HORROR #30
HEAD LOPPER #2 CVR A MACLEAN
HEAD LOPPER #4 CVR A MACLEAN
HEAD LOPPER #4 CVR B BA
HEAD LOPPER #5 CVR B SANDOVAL
HEAD LOPPER #6 CVR B MARRA
HEAD LOPPER #7 CVR B OTTLEY & FAIRBAIRN
HELLBLAZER #15
HELLBLAZER #15 VAR ED
HI-FI FIGHT CLUB #3 (OF 4)
HILLBILLY #8
JEAN GREY #8 LEG
JEAN GREY #8 MAYHEW LH VAR LEG
JEAN GREY #8 MCKONE LEGACY HEADSHOT VAR LEG
JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #8 (OF 12)
JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #8 (OF 12) SUBSCRIPTION TAK
JOHN CARPENTER TALES OF SCI FI VORTEX #1 (OF 8)
JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #1 CVR A REG FRANCAVILLA
JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #1 CVR B HACK
JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #1 CVR C WALSH
JUNGLE FANTASY IVORY #6 WRAP CVR
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #17
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #17 VAR ED
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #10 (OF 12)
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #10 (OF 12) VAR ED
KIM AND KIM LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD #4
LADY MECHANIKA CLOCKWORK ASSASSIN #3 (OF 3)
LADY MECHANIKA CLOCKWORK ASSASSIN #3 (OF 3) 10 COPY INCV (NE
LARKS KILLER #3 (OF 7) CVR A THOMPSON
LARKS KILLER #3 (OF 7) CVR B HA
LARKS KILLER #3 (OF 7) CVR C WILLINGHAM
LOOKERS EMBER #3 LUSCIOUS
LOOKERS EMBER #3 UNDERCOVER EVENING
LOOKERS EMBER #3 WORKOUT
MASS EFFECT DISCOVERY #4
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #20
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #20 20 COPY MORRIS INCV  (
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #20 UNLOCKABLE MCDONALD VAR (C:
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #24
MOTHER PANIC #12
MOTHER PANIC #12 VAR ED
NIGHTS DOMINION SEASON 2 #3
NIGHTWING THE NEW ORDER #3 (OF 6)
NORMALS #5
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #31
OVER GARDEN WALL ONGOING #19
OVER GARDEN WALL ONGOING #19 SUBSCRIPTION DAGUNA VAR (C: 1-0
PIERCE BROWN RED RISING #6 (OF 6) CVR A CYPRESS
PIERCE BROWN RED RISING #6 (OF 6) CVR B POWELL
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #63
PUNISHER #17
PUNISHER PLATOON #2 (OF 6)
PUNISHER PLATOON #2 (OF 6) HEPBURN VAR
REBELS THESE FREE & INDEPENDENT STATES #8 (OF 8)
RENATO JONES SEASON TWO #4 (OF 5)
RICK & MORTY #31
RICK & MORTY #31 INCV VAR VASQUEZ
RUFF & REDDY SHOW #1 (OF 6)
RUFF & REDDY SHOW #1 (OF 6) VAR ED
SAGA #48
SAGA #48
SAMURAI JACK QUANTUM JACK #2 (OF 5) CVR A OEMING
SAMURAI JACK QUANTUM JACK #2 (OF 5) CVR B CADWELL JOHNSON
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #31
SHADOW #3 CVR A KIRKHAM
SHADOW #3 CVR B KALUTA
SHADOW #3 CVR C WILSON
SILVER SURFER #14
SISTERS OF SORROW #4 (OF 4) MAIN & MIX
SKULL ISLAND BIRTH OF KONG #1
SOUTHERN CROSS #13
SOUTHERN CROSS #13 CVR B WALKING DEAD #9 TRIBUTE VAR
SOUTHERN CROSS #13 CVR C B&W WALKING DEAD #9 TRIBUTE VAR (MR
SPAWN #279 B&W WALKING DEAD TRIBUTE #115
SPAWN #279 CVR A ALEXANDER
SPAWN #279 CVR B
SPAWN #279 WALKING DEAD TRIBUTE #115
STAR TREK BOLDLY GO #13 CVR A SHASTEEN
STAR TREK BOLDLY GO #13 CVR B FORD
STAR WARS JEDI REPUBLIC MACE WINDU #3 (OF 5)
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #9
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #9 SUBSCRIPTION MEYNET VAR (C: 1-0-0
STRANGE CEREBUS #1 (OF 1)
STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #6 (OF 8) CVR A HUANG
STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #6 (OF 8) CVR B WHALEN
SUICIDE SQUAD #28
SUICIDE SQUAD #28 VAR ED
TEEN TITANS #13
TEEN TITANS #13 VAR ED
THANOS #12
THE BEAUTIFUL DEATH (STATIX) #2 (OF 5)
THOR WHERE WALK THE FROST GIANTS #1
THOR WHERE WALK THE FROST GIANTS #1 HOWARD VAR
TMNT ONGOING #75 10 COPY INCV 
TMNT ONGOING #75 CVR A SMITH
TMNT ONGOING #75 CVR B EASTMAN
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #19 2ND PTG SEOK VAR
TUROK #3 CVR A LOPRESTI
TUROK #3 CVR B SARRASECA
UNDERWINTER FIELD OF FEATHERS #1 B&W WALKING DEAD #85 TRIBUT
UNDERWINTER FIELD OF FEATHERS #1 CVR A FAWKES
UNDERWINTER FIELD OF FEATHERS #1 WALKING DEAD #85 TRIBUTE VA
UNSOUND #5 (OF 6)
US AVENGERS #11 LEG
US AVENGERS #11 MCKONE LEGACY HEADSHOT VAR LEG
US AVENGERS #11 WARD LH VAR LEG
VIOLENT LOVE #9
WAYWARD #24 CVR A CUMMINGS & BONVILLAIN
WAYWARD #24 CVR B KIM
WAYWARD #24 CVR C WALKING DEAD #47 TRIBUTE VAR
WAYWARD #24 CVR D B&W WALKING DEAD #47 TRIBUTE VAR
WEAPON X #10
WONDER WOMAN #33
WONDER WOMAN #33 VAR ED
WWE #10
X-FILES JFK DISCLOSURE #1 (OF 2) CVR A MENTON3
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X-MEN BLUE #14 LEG
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #8 CVR A LAROSA
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ART OF OVERWATCH HC
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CIVIL WAR II TP
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POKEMON CARDS UNOFF ULT COLLECTORS GUIDE HC
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ROAD RAGE TP
SCIENCE COMICS DOGS GN
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TANGLED THE SERIES ADVENTURE IS CALLING TP
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UNDERWINTER TP VOL 01 SYMPHONY
UNQUOTABLE TRUMP GN
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ASH VS EVIL DEAD ULTIMATE ASH 7IN AF (C: 1-1-1)
DARK NIGHTS JLA BY CAPULLO T/S LG
DC WONDER WOMAN MOVIE SHIELD PEWTER KEYRING 6PC BAG (APR1781
GAME OF THRONES VALYRIAN STEEL T/C BOX 
GM/GM 1/144 GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS MDL KIT 
HCF 2017 POP MARVEL EMMA FROST DIAMOND FORM PX VINYL FIGURE
HGBF GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS 1/144 EXTRA BUILD MDL KIT  (
HGBF GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS HYPER GYANKO 1/444 MDL KIT
JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE CYBORG STATUE
LEGEND OF ZELDA TRIFORCE YELLOW GRIP DISH DIVIDED PLATE (C:
LEGEND ZELDA FIGURE BREATH OF WILD LINK
MARVEL GRAPHIC COMIC BOXES VENOMVERSE (BUNDLE OF 5)
MARVEL SELECT NETFLIX DAREDEVIL AF
MARVEL THANOS HEAD PX MOLDED MUG
MYSTERY MINIS THOR RAGNAROK 12PC BMB DISP (C: 1-1-1)
NBX BARREL MASK PEWTER LAPEL PIN
NBX JACK SKELLINGTON PEWTER KEY RING (MAY178274)
NBX LOCK MASK PEWTER LAPEL PIN
NBX SHOCK MASK PEWTER LAPEL PIN
NBX ZERO PEWTER LAPEL PIN
NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET FREDDY KRUEGER PVC BUST BANK (C: 1-1
POCKET POP DISNEY SERIES 1 FIG KEYCHAIN 24PC BMB DISP (C: 1-
POP DISNEY DUCKTALES SCROOGE MCDUCK VINYL FIGURE
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POP INHUMANS LOCKJAW VINYL FIGURE
POP LORD OF THE RINGS BALROG 6IN VINYL FIG (MAR178153) (C: 1
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POP MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 TOM SERVO VINYL FIG (C: 1-1
POP SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING SPIDER-MAN W/HEADPHONE VIN FIG (C:
RICK & MORTY MEDIUM FIGURE (OCT169007)
ROCK CANDY BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WILLOW FIG
SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING ADULT FABRIC COWL MASK
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WHAT CAME IN LATE IN THE WEEK
AMERICA #4
BLACK MAGICK #8 CVR A SCOTT
BLACK PANTHER #18
BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA #3
BOMBSHELLS UNITED #2
CHARMED #4 CVR A CORRONEY
CHARMED #5 (OF 5) CVR A CORRONEY
CROW HC GN
DANGER DOLL SQUAD #1 CVR A CELOR
DEFENDERS #3
DETECTIVE COMICS #966
DISNEY GRAVITY FALLS CINESTORY #2 SHORTS
DRAGON AGE KNIGHT ERRANT #4
DUCKTALES #1 CVR A GHIGLIONE
GFT TAROT #2 CVR A VITORINO
GHOST MONEY #3 (OF 10)
GODSHAPER #6 (OF 6)
HELLBOY TP VOL 08 DARKNESS CALLS
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR ONE COMPLETE COL TP
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO COMPLETE COLL TP
IT SECRET WORLD OF MODERN BANKING 2 #1 (OF 5)
JAMES BOND KILL CHAIN #3 (OF 6) CVR A SMALLWOOD
JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #7 (OF 12)
JIMMYS BASTARDS #4
JOHN CARPENTER TALES OF SCI FI VAULT #3 (OF 3)
LAZARUS X PLUS 66 #3 (OF 6)
LUTHER STRODE COMP SERIES HC
MICRONAUTS FIRST STRIKE #1 CVR A DANIEL
NICK FURY #6
NIMONA GN NEW PTG
NINJAK #0 CVR B HENRY
ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01
ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 02
ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 03
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 04
OVER GARDEN WALL ONGOING #18
PAKLIS #5
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS HERO KILLERS #5 (OF 5) CVR A WOODS
RAT QUEENS TP VOL 02 FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF NRYGOTH
RAT QUEENS TP VOL 03 DEMONS
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 02
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 03 
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 05
ROCKSTARS #7
ROM VS TRANSFORMERS SHINING ARMOR #3 CVR A MILNE
ROYAL CITY #6 CVR A LEMIRE
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #30
STAR WARS HAN SOLO TP
STAR WARS TP VOL 04 LAST FLIGHT OF THE HARBINGER
SUNSTONE OGN VOL 01
SUNSTONE OGN VOL 03
SUNSTONE OGN VOL 04
TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #106
TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 01
TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 01
UNSOUND #4 (OF 4)
WARHAMMER 40000 FALLEN #1 (OF 4) CVR B BETTIN
WICKED & DIVINE #32 CVR A MCKELVIE & WILSON
WICKED & DIVINE #32 CVR B STEVENSON
WICKED & DIVINE #32 CVR C WALKING DEAD #150 TRIBUTE VAR
WONDER WOMAN #32
WONDER WOMAN #32 VAR ED
X-FILES ORIGINS II DOG DAYS OF SUMMER #2 (OF 4) CVR A
X-FILES ORIGINS II DOG DAYS OF SUMMER #4 (OF 4) CVR A

Jon's Righteous Comic Reviews (or you name this column chum)

Comic Review: Mighty Thor #700

 

MTQ5OTg2OTE5NA==The Mighty Thor #700

Part of Marvel’s “Legacy” rebranding is a chance to go back to the classic numbering for a majority of their titles, and lucky for them The Mighty Thor was at issue 700. With that comes the start of Jason Aaron’s “The Death Of The Mighty Thor”, which is a pretty ominous title for a lot of reasons. Will this storyline kill off the Jane Foster Thor, who’s been the welder of Mjolnir for the past few years now? Or will Thor Odinson go down? OR will all of the Thors featured in this issue, from Jane Foster to Odinson to War Thor, go down in flames? We don’t get any real clues, but we do get a whole lot of story in this special, double sized issue.

Bouncing between the many Thors of the Marvel Universe, Mighty Thor #700  is a pretty dense issue. Thor Odinson is investigating an impending invasion that threatens the Norn, Jane Foster battles the new Hulk (who’s Jennifer Walters), which also brings in the Frog Thor to help, and Volstagg encounters his cursed Mjolnir and turns into the War Thor once again. It’s a lot of plot to unpack, and the book jumps around a lot to set the pieces in motion for this upcoming storyline. While each of these individual storylines are interesting and will certainly play a major role in Aaron’s long Thor storyline, the constant jumping between settings and characters makes for a pretty jarring reading experience.

Adding to that jarring reading experience is the art, which changes depending on the story being told. Russell Dautermann, Olivier Coipel, Chris Burnham, Headlopper’s Andrew Maclean, Becky Cloonan, and a whole mess of other artists that I’m probably forgetting all handle the different parts of the story in this issue, and while they are all great artists, the constant changes in style is pretty distracting. It’s not a bad problem having these artists on this issue, but a little more care should’ve been brought to the book to make sure everything flowed smoother.

Mighty Thor #700 doesn’t ruin the story Jason Aaron has been telling since Thor: God of Thunder #1, but it’s not the slam dunk epic I was hoping it would be. Part of that comes from the disjointed story that bounces around time and space of the Thunder God, and part of it comes from the fact that that art is so different from page to page. Despite that, it’s still a necessary read for those following Aaron’s Thor saga.

Comic Review: Incredible Hulk #709

 

The Incredible Hulk #709 portrait_incredible

It’s been over ten years since Planet Hulk was released, and now with the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok using ideas and themes from that story, it seems only fitting that Marvel would start a sequel story starring the current Hulk, Amadeus Cho. As part of the Marvel “Legacy” rebranding, the newly numbered Incredible Hulk #709 allows original “Planet Hulk” writer Greg Pak the chance to revisit his classic story and show us what’s happened on Sakaar since the Hulk freed the enslaved races on that planet. With artist Greg Land, Incredible Hulk #709 sets up a very promising start for this new storyline, and should interest fans of the original story.

Amadeus Cho has been floating through space, hoping that through an isolation study he can figure out why he’s been losing control over the Hulk. However, he quickly receives a distress call from the planet Sakaar, which explicitly asks for the “Green Scar”, the name bestowed on the original Hulk when he was there. Knowing that he can’t leave these people who need him behind, Cho takes it upon himself to answer the call.

Greg Pak has a lot of fun playing in the world of “Planet Hulk” again, and it shows with this script. While Amadeus Cho’s Hulk wasn’t the Hulk that visited Sakaar, the story makes a lot of sense for the character, as he’s been recently looking for a way to prove that he can be just as much a hero as the original Hulk. Cho’s interactions with the residents of Sakaar are really entertaining, and Pak even finds time to add to the growing subplot of the Hulk that remains dormant inside of Cho’s body, just waiting for the time to explode out of him.

Greg Land is a pretty controversial artist these days, but I’m happy to report that his art in Incredible Hulk #709 actually looks like comic book art, and not just traced figures. Land’s action sequences and look for Sakaar are all really interesting, and he brings a nice sense of time moving onward and technology changing on Sakaar since the original Hulk left that world. There’s still some of the same problems that Land’s art has had before, mainly in the stiff character work and weird facial expressions, but this some of the artist’s stronger work than we’ve seen in the past.

All in all, Incredible Hulk #709 is a pretty solid return to the “Planet Hulk” saga, and while I’m not sure we need to revisit this storyline, the end result could’ve also been a lot worse than this. The hook will be seeing Amadeus Cho’s journey as a hero for the people of Sakaar, and so far that’s enough to get me interested in this story line.

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Waugh's Bag Volume 6, Issue 41!

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Volume Six, Issue 41!

“Pedal to the Metal

Event comics aren’t supposed to be fun anymore. The past few years have seen countless tie-ins and additional issues with prices jacked up so you “have to find out what happens” regardless of the comic costing you almost triple the usual cover price. After Secret Empire, Civil War II, Convergence, and a host of other events, you wouldn’t be surprised to hear long time comic readers say that they “needed a break” from the world of mainstream comics. But then Dark Nights: Metal came along, and bucked the trend completely. Here’s an event that’s not only selling well, but a massive hit with readers. Lately I’ve seen fans request not only the main Metal series, but the tie in issues too, which is one of the biggest signs of a successful event for any publisher. From the one shots detailing the different demonic Batmans that appeared at the end of the second issue to the ”Gotham Resistance” storyline that ran thought Teen Titans, Nightwing, Suicide Squad, and Green Arrow, it’s been difficult to keep up with the growing demand for this series. So what’s the difference?

Well, for one, Metal reunites Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, the creative team that created a monumental run on Batman at the start of the New 52 relaunch.  With that kind of pedigree involved in this event, it’s no surprise that fans have been turning out in droves for it. But it also helps that Metal is one of the strongest events in the past few years. With Snyder and Capullo’s names attached, this isn’t a big surprise, but Metal also stands as a very unique event as well. While it follows the standard event story telling tropes (a new, giant enemy has arrived that will take out our heroes before someone figures out their weakness), Metal also has a very distinctive look that makes it stand out from previous events from Marvel and DC. Every cover and panel looks like it should be airbrushed onto the side of a van that would be sitting outside of a Judas Priest concert in the 80’s, and that awesome vibe carries over into the book’s writing as well. Regardless of the fact that Metal uses the same event comic template that they all do, it also finds ways to surprise you with new revelations and twists each issue.

For Marvel, it’s gotta be a little embarrassing for the company to see how well Metal is doing for DC in the wake of the failure of Secret Empire. From the misguided story decisions to the confusion over the reading order, Secret Empire was nowhere near the highs of previous Marvel events, yet the company still tried to paint the picture of Secret Empire being a massive hit. While the sales were there, they pale in comparison to previous Marvel events, and the event as a whole has really hurt Marvel’s creative output, whereas Metal has only strengthened DC’s line up. When people saw a “Secret Empire” logo above a Marvel series they were collecting, they groaned. When they see a “Metal” logo above a series they collect, they seek out the other issues that tie into it.

Perhaps the biggest reason for Metal’s success is also the simplest: it’s just a good story. Metal is definitely the most unique event I’ve ever seen from the big two publishers, and it’s really taken the comic industry by storm. DC has been doing everything right with this event: they took their time with the story; made sure the tie in issues didn’t hit all at once, and put the talent behind the book. It’s an example that every comic company should follow from here on out.

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