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Marvel Sets The Stage With Their Prelude to Civil War II

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We’ve all heard the hype about Marvel Comics next big event, a sequel to the acclaimed mini-series that inspired the biggest movie of the year so far, yeah, I’m talking about Marvel’s Civil War II. It began at the start of this month with a Free Comic Book Day special, and then this past week with a zero issue. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on the prelude to Civil War II.

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The Battle Begins – Your First Look at CIVIL WAR II #0!

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The time is almost here, the event we’ve been waiting for, CIVIL WAR II is coming. You’ll be able to get your first taste on Free Comic Book Day, and then shortly thereafter Civil War II #0 is released, and here’s your sneak preview of that, right after the jump.

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Choose Your Side! Your Look Inside CIVIL WAR II #1!

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We’ve been hearing about CIVIL WAR II for months now, and finally the details are here. Everything you need to know about Marvel Comics’ upcoming summer crossover event can be found right after the jump, check it out!

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Preview: Marvel has Civil War II + Captain America for FCBD

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The biggest heroes, the biggest creators and the biggest stories in comics are coming to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! But before that exciting Saturday in May, get your first look at the covers to both of Marvel’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY offerings right now!

First, FCBD CIVIL WAR II #1 peels back the curtain of the biggest event of 2016. Be there for the opening shots of CIVIL WAR II as Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Cheung give you the first taste of the conflict that will ignite the Marvel Universe later this year! Plus, this issue also features the highly anticipated debut of the All-New Wasp! Be there as she makes her debut, courtesy of All-New, All-Different Avengers writer Mark Waid and legendary artist Alan Davis! But is this mysterious character friend or foe?

Then, FCBD CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 brings you the titanic return of Steve Rogers as Captain America! Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz bring you one of Steve’s first adventures since his dramatic return in the pages of AVENGERS: STANDOFF. Just in time for their new series Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 later that month! Then, go deeper into DEAD NO MORE, a top secret storyline coming later in 2016! If you got the chance to bring someone back, would you?

There’s no better time to jump into the Marvel Universe than Free Comic Book Day. Don’t miss out on these 4 can’t miss stories, available at participating comic shops nationwide on May 7th!

FCBD CAPTAIN AMERICA (JAN160037)
Written by NICK SPENCER & DAN SLOTT
Art by JESUS SAIZ & JAVIER GARRON
Cover by JESUS SAIZ
Coming Free Comic Book Day!

FCBD CIVIL WAR II (JAN160009)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & MARK WAID
Art by JIM CHEUNG & ALAN DAVIS
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Coming Free Comic Book Day!

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Here Ends NEW AVENGERS #33 On The Wednesday Run

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That’s what happened two weeks ago in this very column, when I anxiously suggested that Avengers #44, the last issue of the acclaimed series, was the one comic book you had to run out and get!

Problem is, that issue got pushed back by Marvel Comics to…today’s date.

I still stand by that issue – and that you should make the run today to pick it up. You can read all about why you should do that right here. But today it’s joined by its sister comic book: New Avengers #33 – also the last issue of the series! You see, everything’s leading to a cataclysmic conclusion – for both our heroes and the entire Marvel universe!

Follow me after the jump for some not-so-secret but still great news!

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Secret Wars – The End of the Marvel Universe

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There’s a Crisis on the horizon of near-Infinite proportions in the comics world, but not the way you might be thinking. Today Marvel Comics, represented by editors Tom Brevoort and Axel Alonzo, officially announced the end of the Marvel Universe. And it’s not just the end of the Marvel Universe proper, but also the Ultimate Universe as well, and possibly the end of Marvel Comics, as we know it. Meet me after the jump for what we now know about the new Secret Wars

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Life and Death with Archie

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This past week Life with Archie #36 came out, and if you’ve been paying attention to various news outlets, and the comics press for the last few months, you know it’s the death of Archie Andrews. But that’s not the end of it, it’s not even the tip of the iceberg. We’ll get a bit of background, and learn all about life and death with Archie, after the jump.

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Free Comic Book Day At Comics And More With Archaia, Andy Burns And His Princess

Today is Free Comic Book Day around the world, along with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival in downtown T.O. at the Reference Library. My plan was to hit my local comic book shop, make my way down to TCAF and then a trip to the Royal Ontario Museum, all with my little Princess beside me. However, today I feel like crap, a cold having caught up to me, clogging my ears and causing constant coughing. So out was TCAF* and the ROM and plans cancelled with the friends I was hoping to meet up with. However, the Princess and I did make the 15 minute walk from our house to our local shop, Comics and More to see what books I could pick up for Free Comic Book Day.

 

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