The Marvel Reviews For The Week Of March 06, 2019 – Meet The Reviews!

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The Marvel Reviews Week Of 03-06-19

Join us as the Marvel Reporters turn into the Marvel Reviewers our weekly review roundup. This is where we have assembled to give our thoughts on various issues that are released each week. This week we have Jay, Josh, Louis, and Tatiana giving reviews for books for the week of March 06, 2019. Check out the reviews below and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Twitter. Welcome to the MARVEL REVIEWS, hope you enjoy the experience!

CHAMPIONS #3
Written By: Jim Zub
Art By: Steven Cummings
Colors By: Marcio Menyz With Erick Arciniega
Letters By: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Cover By: Kim Jacinto & Rain Beredo
Variant Cover By: Pepe Larraz & David Curiel
Price: $3.99

After a shaky and divisive previous run, Jim Zub’s take on Champions is shaping up to be one of the strongest Marvel comics of the year. While Champions #3’s longevity relies partially on how the current story arc ends, it’s one heck of a journey thus far. Despite Miles still grappling with his deal with the devil from #1, and Sam now dealing with the loss of his Nova helmet, Zub still finds time to incorporate the classic Champions bits like training and battles that keep the whole team active. Not to mention a nice guest appearance by Dust – one that hopefully turns into more down the line. Steven Cummings’ artwork also brings out the best in the individual characters, with designs that are realistic yet heightened for the purpose of the story. And the color palette is full of bright and bold shades that leap off the page but don’t detract from the important emotions in any given scene. For now, it’s a must-read, but hindsight is 20/20 so we’ll have to circle back in a few months. ~ Tatiana @myrcellasear

Verdict: 4 Stars

COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY #1
Written By: Paul Scheer & Nick Giovannetti
Pencils By: Gerardo Sandoval
Inks By: Victor Nava
Colors By: Antonio Fabela
Letters By: VC’s Travis Lanham
Cover By: Gerardo Zaffino
Variant Covers By: Various Artists
Price: $3.99

It’s really hard for me to find a book involving Frank Castle that I don’t like and this book will not be the exception to that rule. Writers Nick Giovetti and Paul Scheer pick up where Donny Cates left off with the character. Artist Gerardo Sandoval picks up for Nick Burnett, but the aesthetic and the feel of the character doesn’t change much, if at all. If you liked Cosmic Ghost Rider the first time around, it only makes sense to keep reading. ~ Josh @FightOnTwist

Verdict: 4 Stars

DOMINO: HOTSHOTS #1
Written By: Gail Simone
Art By: David Baldeon
Colors By: Jim Charalampidis
Letters By: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Cover By: R.B. Silva & Nolan Woodard
Variant Covers By: Rian Gonzales; J. Scott Campbell
Price: $3.99

I was overjoyed for the return of Domino under the stewardship of writer Gail Simone and artist David Baldéon. The two reunite to bring a tale to the pages of Domino that includes Alpha Flight and another guest star. I shan’t ruin the fun of arriving toward the end of this book, it’s like we never left Domino. Simone picks up right where she left off and Baldéon adds a flavor to Domino that is most definitely my aesthetic. Be sure to pick this book up if you love seeing Neena in action, this series won’t disappoint. ~ Josh
@FightOnTwist

Verdict: 4 Stars

MEET THE SKRULLS #1
“Family Unit”
Written By: Robbie Thompson
Art By: Niko Henrichon
Colors By: Laurent Grossat
Letters By: V.C.’s Travis Lanham
Cover By: Marcos Martin
Variant Covers By: Niko Henrichon; Declan Shalvey; Skottie Young
Price: $3.99

“Project Blossom” is a top secret project that will prevent the Skrulls from hiding amongst us and it is up to the Warners to stop the project from being completed. This was a great first issue! Robbie Thompson sets up this issue perfectly! Right away we know who the Warners are, what their mission is and we get a feel of the threat they face. This has that cold war sleeper agent vibe while exploring the family unit, and I was shocked by the depth they had, especially the loss of a member of their family. Niko Henrichon does a great job on the art, we get this great nuclear family era art style that right away puts us into this setting and this world which doing nice emotional scenes played out with the faces. ~ Jay @ComicBookTheate

Verdict: 5 Stars

UNCANNY X-MEN #13
Written By: Matthew Rosenberg
Art By: Salvador Larroca
Colors By: Guru-eFX
Letters By: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover By: Salvador Larroca and Rachelle Rosenberg
Variant Covers By: Bengal, Scott Williams, and Brad Anderson, Mike Mckone and Rachelle Rosenberg
Price: $3.99

The book puts Marvel’s merry band of mutants in a new but familiar direction. Cyclops makes it clear that his new mission is getting rid of the X-Men’s major foes. This will remind fans of Cyclops’s version of X-Force from 2006. However this time they won’t be killing. Also without their resources, Logan brought the team some salvaged uniforms from the X-Mansion’s ruins. Logan’s back in his tan and brown suit and Scott returns to his Jim Lee 90’s costume. Scott’s costume is a great choice because it’s his most iconic suit. Also, it’s an impressive way for Marvel to tell fans that Scott isn’t ready to repeat the same mistakes he’s made over the last few years of publication. Plus this lineup is very interesting, half the team is founding members of the New Mutants. This shows that these characters have grown beyond their initial labels as X-Men: the New Class. Also, it helps promote the upcoming New Mutants movie (if it’s still coming out this summer). While the direction of taking out their biggest foes isn’t groundbreaking, it does get Cyclops and Wolverine working together again which makes this book worth checking out. ~ Louis @spiderman1991

Rating: 3 ½ Stars

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