There’s a lot of hate and politics in comics, and we’re looking at X-Men Red: The Hate Machine this week to prove it! Also, Go Go Power Rangers #17, Young Justice #2, and The Amazing World of Gumball: Spring Break Special One-Shot!

NEWS

Howard the Duck gets animated treatment

‘Howard the Duck’ Among Four Marvel Animated Shows Ordered at Hulu

Hulu and Marvel Television have partnered to produce four adult animated series, Variety has learned. The shows will be based on the following Marvel characters: Howard the Duck, M.O.D.O.K, Hit-Monkey, and Tigra and Dazzler. Like the Marvel-Netflix “Defenders” shows before them, the four characters will then team up in the animated special “The Offenders.”

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: SPRING BREAK SMASH #1
Writer: Mirka Andolfo, Lucie Ebrey, Chelsey Furedi, Caleb Goellner, Julia Prescott
Artist: Lucie Ebrey, Chelsey Furedi, George Mager, Mattia Di Meo
Publisher: KaBOOM, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $7.99
Release Date: February 13, 2019
It’s spring break in Elmore. Let the vacations begin! Tobias is planning an epic house party, Hot Dog Guy is looking for love, the Watterson’s turn their house into a resort, and more!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

MATTHEW
GO GO POWER RANGERS #17
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Eleonora Carlini
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 13, 2019

Rita needs the Green Power Coin to create a Ranger of her own, but in order to move forward she must first go back to the home she left behind?

Rating: ★★★☆☆

ASHLEY
YOUNG JUSTICE #2
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Patrick Gleason & Emmanuella Lupacino
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: 2/6/2019
The new teen super-team unites as Robin (Tim Drake), Wonder Girl, Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex join forces to help Amethyst free Gemworld from those who control it. In another section of the strange dimension, Connor Kent and Impulse find themselves taken captive—but if this is really Superboy, why isn’t he putting up a fight with his friend and former teammate against the bad guys?

Rating: ★★★½☆

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week: Best of the Worst Edition – Major Spoilers – Comic Book Reviews, News, Previews, and Podcasts

The World of Sid and Marty Krofft is a mixed bag of some very interesting shows, and a bunch of stuff you would just as soon pull the covers over your head and skip Saturday morning completely. However, there may be a favorite of the “puppet shows” that made those LSD trips worth it.


DISCUSSION

X-Men Red Volume One: The Hate Machine
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Mahmud Asrar
Publisher: Marvel
Cover Price: 10.99
Collects X-Men Red #1-5 and Annual #1.

Jean Grey is back — and recruiting her own team of X-Men! Reborn into a world very different than she remembers, Jean gathers allies including Nightcrawler, Namor and the All-New Wolverine to combat a growing anti-mutant movement that threatens to tear down Xavier’s dream! Jean has a vision and a plan — but first her Red squad must infiltrate a top-secret compound to save a mysterious new mutant. Avoiding guards with high-tech weapons, protestors with burning hate and gigantic mutant-killing Sentinel robots is all in a day’s work for the X-Men! But Jean’s newest recruit will be the key to the whole team’s survival as battles break out across India! Gambit finds himself caught up in the intensifying global frenzy of mutant hate as well — but could one of Jean’s oldest friends become a deadly foe?
CLOSE
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1 Comment

  1. In regards to the politics in comics discussion; I’m generally of the opinion that the people who are complaining about politics in any media will praise political media they agree with. That’s based on everyone I’ve ever heard complain about politics in media turn right around and vote for a reality tv star.

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