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Rapture #1

Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Cafu
Colors: Andrew Dalhouse
Publisher: Valiant

In the Deadside, a dimension of great magical power that serves as the afterlife for many, an ancient power is gathering strength, ready to pierce a hole in the heavens and unleash catastrophe on Earth. The Geomancer Tama has discovered the plans of Babel, and recruits MI-6 Agents Ninjak, Punk Mambo, and Shadowman to come to the Deadside and do battle against the armies of Babel to prevent the rapture.

Rapture #1 by writer Matt Kindt and artist Cafu throws readers headfirst into a unique magical world of demons and magic that sets up a cast of characters and apocalyptic stakes in just a few short pages...

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Eternal Warrior Awakening #1

It is a time before civilization…On the brink of carving out victory in the most violent battle of his life, Gilad Anni-Padda suffers a devastating injury. He awakens weeks later in a strange land, nursed back to health but with no memory of his past. A tribe has shown him compassion in an age of cruelty, and he will return their gift in kind. Now the real violence will begin…

While you could say it for any comic, a one-shot in particular is more of a crapshoot than usual. Sometimes you’ll run into one that can truly stand on its own, sometimes not. As for the Eternal Warrior Awakening, it was a shaky start but closed out just strong enough.

At first, the (re?)introduction of Gilad Anni-Padda aka the Eternal Warrior could be confusing for those who don’t know him, like me...

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Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight #1

Archer and Armstrong! The Eternal Warrior! Ivar, Timewalker! (And a very brief appearance by Faith!)
In the great Armstrong tradition of telling history as it really happened, join the immortal Anni-Padda brothers for a journey to King Arthur’s court, where the true history of the monstrous GREEN KNIGHT is revealed!
It’s winter at King Arthur’s court in Camelot, when the monstrous GREEN KNIGHT appears at the Round Table wearing no armor and bearing a gigantic axe. Eager for a challenge suitable for the weaker knights, he insists that they participate in a friendly “winter’s game”. Anyone can strike him once with his axe, but on the condition that the Green Knight may return the exact blow in one year’s time...

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Faith (2016 Ongoing) #10

“THE FAITHLESS” are here! The villains are coming! Faith’s most fearsome foes and ruthless rogues—including Chris Chriswell, Murder Mouse, Dark Star, and Sydney—have finally united, creating an unstoppable coalition of evil with one goal in mind: Destroy Faith Herbert! Together, they are The Faithless…and if Los Angeles’ greatest hero doesn’t think fast and fly even faster, they’re going to ground the sky-soaring psiot for good!

Every superhero has a nemesis, often even a handful of supervillains they have to manage. It’s not always the case that they’re unlucky enough to have supervillains teaming up against them. The tenth issue of Faith sets the stage for this newest and possible toughest situation for our hero.

Loosely following Faith in her daily life both civilian a...

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Divinity III: Stalinverse #4

The Stalinverse endures!

The world has gone red, and now the epic final confrontation begins as Divinity, Ninjak, Shadowman, Komandar Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and the Red Brigade all choose their side on the lines of the coming battle… Wait, you think we’ll tell you how this one ends? Nyet, comrade! The universe as we know it hinges on this, so make sure you read this one first, Valianteers!

Well, should’ve seen this coming.

We end Divinity III – one of the most innovative superhero stories in recent memory – with the sort of dull, sluggy talk-fest one might expect of Batman…even Aquaman, for that matter. The art’s still great, naturally, but the writing just feels like it expended all its wind quite a while back; it doesn’t have any of the power we’ve come to expect from the series...

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