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    Go for the Gold with X-Men

    Coming in the first week of April for NCBD. We have X-Men Gold, Sovereigns and Shade #7. Check out our other blog articles so see our thoughts on other books. Be sure to comment or share our post on Facebook or Twitter if you like our articles!

    SPOILER ALERT — We try to keep from posting spoilers, but one may sneak through to our reviews now and again. Read with caution, true believers.

    Sovereigns #0
    By: Ray Fawkes, Johnny Desjardins, Stephen Segovia, Mohan, Kyle Higgins, Jorge Fornes, Chris O’Halloran, Chuck Wendig, Alvaro Sarraseca, Triona Farrell, Aubrey Sitterson, Dylan Burnett

    The End of the Golden Age. Sovereigns #0 kick off a new era for the Dynamite heroes. The comic starts off hinting at the end and slowly moves backwards to give us small bits of what’s to come in the series. Not only are we shown what Sovereigns will bring but what the other Dynamite series, like Mangus and Turok, will also bring.

    Sovereigns #0 is split into several sections and timelines, each one giving us a taste of what’s happened and what’s coming next.

    Sovereigns writer Ray Fawkes, along with artist Johnny Desjardins and colorist Mohan, does a great job with the set-up in the first section. Everything looks peaceful and calm until you flip the page and see the truth. [Martin M. at TFAW.com]

    At a Dollar for This Introduction You Can’t Go Wrong!

    X-Men Gold #1
    By: Marc Guggenheim, Ardian Syaf

    After the success of X-Men Prime #1, a great deal of pressure falls on writer Marc Guggenheim to keep the ball rolling with this brand. I’m proud to say he does just that and then some.

    The story in X-Men Gold #1 opens not with large amounts of exposition but with a bang, putting us directly into a fight between the X-Men and Terrax, of all people. By the second page, the book gives us almost everything the X-Men are known for, including teamwork and humor. By the end of the book, everything else the X-Men is missing is now there: prejudice, romance, softball games, and the surprise return of a group of villains that takes the X-Men back to their roots.

    X-Men Gold #1 is a home run and is such a callback to the days of Claremont that you’d almost expect his name on the cover. [Josh P. at TFAW.com]

    CATCH UP ON ALL OF RESSURXION

    Shade: The Changing Girl #7
    By: Cecil Castellucci, Marguerite Sauvage, Becky Cloonan

    Billed as a stand-alone story, Shade: The Changing Girl #7 is a great jumping on point for anyone who has wanted to see what this book is all about. Fair warning: As part of the Young Animal line of comics, this is a book that is intended for mature readers only.

    The story that writer Cecil Castellucii tells is a sad one, and while it involves aliens and other interplanetary forces, the core of the story will resonate with anyone. The story touches on issues such as struggling to fit into society and feeling like an outsider even among friends. It’s a powerful issue with an ending that will truly make you feel for the main character. The art by Marguerite Sauvage is breathtaking and brings the story to life.

    If you’ve yet to check out Shade: The Changing Girl #7, this is the perfect issue to jump right in. The story is well-written, the art is fantastic and it’s story unlike anything else DC is currently putting out. [Josh P. at TFAW.com]

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    Constantine Five-Page Comic Book Preview From DC Comics

    Courtesy of DC Entertainment, we have a five-page preview of the upcoming Constantine #1, part of the DC New 52 initiative! The star of Hellblazer and Justice League Dark is getting his own series, debuting this March. Here’s what DC has to say:

    You may already know this mischievous Brit from the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK or Vertigo’s acclaimed HELLBLAZER series, but come this spring, you’re going to see John Constantine in a dark, gritty, and exciting all-new light.

    Hitting stands on March 13, CONSTANTINE #1 kicks off an ongoing series starring John Constantine within the ever-expanding DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. From the co-writers of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes, and fan-favorite artist Renato Guedes, CONSTANTINE shines a spotlight on the notoriously flawed antihero as he works to protect the world from the darkest corners of the DC Universe.

    “CONSTANTINE is turning into the window through which readers can see the dirtiest side of superpowers in the DC Universe, the nasty magic side,” Fawkes teased about the series.

    “John has a very specific fight he’s actually involved in in this series,” Fawkes continued. “The first issue will reveal what it is he’s after. But he’s the instigator in a lot of the stories that are going to happen. In this book, he’s the one looking for the trouble. Sooner or later trouble starts to find him because of all the things he’s doing . . . John is not your typical hero-type character. He has a lot of vices. You’ll see him indulging in just about all of them. I mean sort of the only thing I can’t do with him in this title is swearing directly. In the book, he drinks, he smokes, he does a lot of other dirty things.”

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