COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! EP. #397!!

We've got a very special episode this week as Howard fills in for Morgan and the Professor, adding a bit of all ages action to the usually adult skewed taste of CSSG. Lots of great stuff this week including the launch of Vertigo alum Shelly Bond's new imprint, the spooky super villain world of Sherlock Frankenstein and the magical realms of Maestros by master illustrator Steve Skroce! This is also week three of the Marvel Legacy initiative which includes the most massive issue of Mighty Thor #700!! By Odin, this mag is monstrous!! So stop in and pick up your new shinies to keep you company on this gloriously rainy Wednesday here in Seattle.

MARVEL LEGACY COMICS SHIPPING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH!

The rebirth of the Marvel Universe is here and we’ve got 7 exciting new books this week that follow directly on the heels of the stunning events of Marvel Legacy #1!! Since there are SOOOO many new books, we’ve asked our professor of Marvel, Will Harris of Comicsblend to provide his expert analysis on the new titles each week as they roll out over the next few months. Here are the new releases for Wednesday, October 11th!!

All of the books will ship with fancy lenticular covers as well as regular (flat) ones and a plethora of variants. We will have pretty much every cover available, though quantities of some will be less than others. In addition, the Marvel Value Stamps will ONLY be in the regular, non-lenticular covers so for those collecting the stamps, make sure you snag a regular cover.

Finally, don’t forget to watch our special “Comics Should Smell Good: Marvel Legacy” episode for more info on the biggest comic book event of 2017!

CABLE #150

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Jon Malin

THE NEWER MUTANTS Part 1
The time-traveling mutant known as Cable has made it his one-man mission to preserve all of time itself. But when a disturbance in the timestream sends Cable back to the recent past, he'll find a mutant killer he won't be able to handle alone. Cable's led teams of X-Men before and he'll have to turn to some old allies and new friends to stop this deadly threat. Get ready for the newer New Mutants! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!
Rated T+

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CHAMPIONS #13

(W) Mark Waid (A) Humberto Ramos

WORLDS COLLIDE Part 2
The titanic clash between the Champions and the Avengers continues! Since they were old enough to say the word "Avengers," the Champions have idolized Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Now the two teams are on equal footing - and the Champs must walk the walk alongside their former mentors! Will their experiences in GENERATIONS help them - or tear the two teams apart? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T+

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INCREDIBLE HULK #709

(W) Greg Pak (A) Greg Land

RETURN TO PLANET HULK Part 1
When Amadeus Cho picks up a distress signal from a distant planet he's shocked to find out it's from SAKAAR. As the Totally Awesome Hulk, he's been trying to avert the curse of anger that haunted Bruce Banner. But SAKAAR is a place for warriors and gladiators...a place where the Hulk fought brutally in the Imperial Arena...who is calling Cho for help? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T

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INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #593

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Stefano Caselli

THE SEARCH FOR TONY STARK Part 1
Tony Stark has vanished! The mystery deepens as Stark friends and foes must decide, finally, who will wield the power of Iron Man! All the contenders are in position, and all the armor is polished. There can only be one Armored Avenger! The path to the most startling Iron Man story ever begins here! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T+

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MIGHTY THOR #700

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman & Various

DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 1
The final judgement comes as the Mangog arrives! The War Thor will meet the beast head on. But even the bloodthirst of this Ultimate Thor may pale in comparison to the might of the Mangog! The battle rages as Jane's cancer takes a turn for the worse, and she might not have to wait for the final judgment at all. The clock is ticking, and no hammer can save her this time. It's the beginning of the end that will lead to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe!
PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T+

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MONSTERS UNLEASHED #7

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Andrea Broccardo

AND LO THERE CAME...A POISON! Part 1
In a secluded realm hidden amongst the snowy fissures of Antarctica, a dangerous world that time as forgotten continues to thrive -- one where beastly giants of colossal size still roam the Earth and where the lines of man and monster blur. Enter Marvel's newest hero, KID KAIJU, with the power to summon an all-new team of monstrous Marvel heroes - AEGIS, SLIZZIK, SCRAGG, HI-VO and MEKARA. But in a world already controlled by fiendish beasts, can KID KAIJU call an army powerful enough to protect the boarders of the Savage Land that threatens the very safety of the entire planet? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T

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SPIDER-GWEN #25

(W) Jason Latour (A) Robbi Rodriguez

GWENOM Part 1
Gwen's life irrevocably changes as she bonds with her universe's version of the Venom symbiote. What does it mean for her relationship with crime kingpin MATT MURDOCK? With her father? With THE OSBORNS?! Is any relationship in Gwen's life safe? It's SPIDER-GWEN like you've never seen her before, and this time, there's no easy fix for her troubles! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!
Rated T

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MAESTROS #1

(W/A/CA) Steve Skroce

The Maestro and his entire royal family have been murdered. Now, his banished son from Earth will inherit the Wizard King's throne along with a spell that turns its user into GOD. With enemies everywhere, will this Orlando-born millennial be able to keep his new magic kingdom?

From STEVE SKROCE, the storyboard artist of The Matrix trilogy, the artist and co-creator of WE STAND ON GUARD and Doc Frankenstein, the writer / artist of Wolverine, and the artist of Amazing Spider-Man and ALAN MOORE's YOUNGBLOOD.

"MAESTROS is a masterpiece, with one of the best first issues I've ever read. Steve is somehow an even greater writer than he is an artist. Get ready for your new favorite comic." -BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!

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RASHOMON: A COMMISSIONER HEIGO KOBAYASHI CASE HC

(W/A/CA) Victor Santos

When the body of a skilled samurai is found along the road to Yamashina in feudal Japan, the search begins for his killer. Detective Heigo Kobayashi takes the case but finds only dead-end clues and no firsthand witnesses.

Victor Santos (Polar, Violent Love) writes and illustrates a crime and mystery story inspired by Ryunosuke Akutagawa's tales featuring the heroic commissioner Heigo Kobayashi.

o Part 1 was originally only published in Spain; this volume collects both parts in one complete hardcover.

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!

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MR. HIGGINS COMES HOME HC

(W) Mike Mignola (A) Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (CA) Mike Mignola

Preparations begin at Castle Golga for the annual festival of the undead, as a pair of fearless vampire killers question a man hidden away in a monastery on the Baltic Sea. The mysterious Mr. Higgins wants nothing more than to avoid the scene of his wife's death, and the truth about what happened to him in that castle. However, these heroic men sworn to rid the world of the vampire scourge inspire Higgins to venture out and to end the only suffering he really cares about-his own.

This sendup of classic vampire stories sees Mignola teaming with British artist Warwick Johnson Cadwell (Solid State Tank Girl, No. 1 Car Spotter) for an original graphic novel as outlandish as The Amazing Screw-On Head.

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!

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MIGHTY THOR #700

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman & Various (CA) Russell Dauterman

DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 1
The final judgement comes as the Mangog arrives! The War Thor will meet the beast head on. But even the bloodthirst of this Ultimate Thor may pale in comparison to the might of the Mangog! The battle rages as Jane's cancer takes a turn for the worse, and she might not have to wait for the final judgment at all. The clock is ticking, and no hammer can save her this time. It's the beginning of the end that will lead to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe!
PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T+

RECOMMENDED BY WILL OF COMICSBLEND.COM!

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KID LOBOTOMY #1

(W) Peter Milligan (A) Tess Fowler (CA) Frank Quitely

Kafka meets King Lear by way of Young Frankenstein in KID LOBOTOMY, a dark, demented, monthly satire that follows a dysfunctional family of hoteliers. Will sibling rivalry, seduction, and shapeshifting eventually lead to sanity or salvation?
Big Daddy is a rich hotelier who, in a cracked echo of King Lear, appoints his youngest descendant to manage The Suites, a peculiar hotel located behind the Black Crown Pub. Affectionately known as Kid, his good looks and swagger can't hide a rough childhood of strange therapies and brain operations that have awakened inner demons and psychodramas. This of course makes him eminently qualified to perform lobotomies. A failed rockstar/successful madman gets one last change to prove his worth-and regain his sanity-by turning the hotel that was once his childhood sanctuary into a lucrative business, despite a host of obstacles-including his own sister-who would love nothing more than to see him fail miserably.
Kid Lobotomy is co-created/written by Peter Milligan (Shade, the Changing Man, Brittania, Hellblazer) and illustrated by Tess Fowler (Rat Queens) with "A" covers by Fowler, a "B" cover by Frank Quitely, and a retailer incentive cover by comics superstar Frank Quitely (Jupiter's Legacy, We3)

Bullet points:
• Grab your cockroach! Black Crown debuts here!
• Special 23 pages of story in the first issue!
• Letter columns, creator interviews, process pages & more!
• Previews for upcoming Black Crown series!

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THE WILD STORM TP VOL 01

(W) Warren Ellis (A) Jon Davis-Hunt (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams

New York Times best-selling writer Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, RED, THE AUTHORITY) returns to reset the WildStorm universe with new iterations of Grifter, Voodoo, the Engineer, Jenny Sparks and more in this volume collecting issues #1-6 of the hit series. Everyone is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of a skyscraper. Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants she's buried in her own body - is the only person who can save him.
What she doesn't know is that the act of saving that one man will tip over a vast and secret house of cards that encloses the entire world, if not the inner solar system. This is how the Wild Storm begins, and it may destroy covert power structures, secret space programs and even all of human history.

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THE WILD STORM #8

(W) Warren Ellis (A) Jon Davis-Hunt (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams

Jacob Marlowe told Angie Spica that he isn't from around here. He is, in fact, from a long way away. And the story of how he and his friends got here is probably the oldest secret on Earth. The Wild Storm cosmology begins here.
Also, nobody has stopped trying to kill Angie Spica, and I.O. Chief Analyst Jacklyn King just had the worst and most brilliant idea of her life.
RATED T+

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!

MARVEL LEGACY TRAILERS!

The Marvel hype machine keeps on trucking with these excellent trailers for the new Legacy relaunch! These are great for those still on the fence about the new initiative and will hopefully sway you into picking up some of this new shiny nonsense from the House of Ideas! We still have ALL the lenticular covers in stock for the first 2 weeks of the relaunch, so stop in and "Make Mine Marvel!!"

First up--

IRON FIST

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Mike Perkins

SABRETOOTH ROUND TWO Part 1
SABRETOOTH first slashed his way into the pages of Marvel comics back in IRON FIST #14 and never looked back. But now Danny Rand, the legendary Iron Fist, has a problem only Sabretooth can help him solve. Something is threatening the very existence of K'un-Lun, and the Iron Fist must do whatever he can to protect it, even if it means convincing his old enemy to fight by his side. Will mutant claws and crane kicks be enough to save K'un-Lun? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!
Rated T+

Click link to watch!

https://www.facebook.com/Marvel/videos/10155676158282488/

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COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep. #396!

It's double double vision again this week as your favorite comic monkey duo bring you the double dose of smelly good new episodes of Comics Should Smell good!! First, join Morgan and Casey on a trip through the multiverse of wonders from DC, Image, Fantagraphics and more, then stay tuned for Prof Marvel and Casey as they bring you the second edition of the Marvel Legacy weekly report! Soooo many good comics, soooo little time! So make some time to stop into Zanadu and take a break from the harsh reality that is the outside world!

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! - MARVEL LEGACY WEEKLY REPORT #2

Comics Should Smell Good! - Marvel Legacy Weekly Report #2 The rebirth of the Marvel Universe is here and we’ve got eight exciting new books this week that follow directly on the heels of the stunning events of Marvel Legacy #1!! Since there are SOOOO many new books, we’re doing special Legacy videos for each week to highlight the newest and brightest comics of the Marvel Universe! Join Professor Marvel and Casey for a look inside the House of Ideas and be sure to check out our regular CSSG episode featuring all the other great picks we have for you on this wonderful Wednesday!

MARVEL LEGACY COMICS SHIPPING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH!

The rebirth of the Marvel Universe is here and we’ve got 8 exciting new books this week that follow directly on the heels of the stunning events of Marvel Legacy #1!! Since there are SOOOO many new books, we’ve asked our professor of Marvel, Will Harris of Comicsblend to provide his expert analysis on the new titles each week as they roll out over the next few months. Here are the new releases for Wednesday, October 11th!!

All of the books will ship with fancy lenticular covers as well as regular (flat) ones and a plethora of variants. We will have pretty much every cover available, though quantities of some will be less than others. In addition, the Marvel Value Stamps will ONLY be in the regular, non-lenticular covers so for those collecting the stamps, make sure you snag a regular cover.

Finally, don’t forget to watch our special “Comics Should Smell Good: Marvel Legacy” episode for more info on the biggest comic book event of 2017!

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #25

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Juan Cabal (CA) Kris Anka

ORPHANS OF X Part 1
DAKEN, the enigmatic son of Logan, has been kidnapped and it's up to the ALL-NEW WOLVERINE to find him. But when the trail leads Laura, a genetic clone of the original Wolverine, back to the FACILITY where she was created and tortured, she will find new horrors waiting for her.  Who are the ORPHANS OF X and what do they have in store for the children of Logan? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!
Rated T+

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #789

(W) Dan Slott (A) Stuart Immonen (CA) Alex Ross

THE FALL OF PARKER Part 1
Down on your luck Peter Parker is back, for good or ill. New York has changed, and so has Peter - but entering a new phase of his Spider-Man life isn't easy; neither are new relationships OR new foes. Peter Parker is not the Spider-Man you remember, but why is he taking his fight to THE DAILY BUGLE? And what happened to PARKER INDUSTRIES?
PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!
Rated T

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DEFENDERS #6

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Szymon Kudranski

KINGPINS OF NEW YORK Part 1
The Defenders: Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Daredevil, protectors of the people, are in a desperate struggle to keep New York City safe in the wake of the power vacuum caused by the Kingpin's absence and the all-out street war that results!  So what could make things even worse for our team of harried heroes? Would you believe - Deadpool? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T+

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DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #287

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Scott Koblish (CA) Salva Espin

DEADPOOL KILLS CABLE Part 1
Deadpool's going back to his vile beginnings as a mercenary and wanted killer.  No more being a hero.  No more X-Men.  No more Avengers.  And if he wants to break bad again, what's more despicable than killing your best friend? Cable better get ready because his old friend Wade has him in the crosshairs. PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Parental Advisory

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FALCON #1

(W) Rodney Barnes (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Jesus Saiz

TAKE FLIGHT Part 1
Sam Wilson - winged warrior, avian Avenger and one-time sentinel of liberty - takes to the skies again, reborn and recommitted as the fighter for freedom, THE FALCON! Engaged in an all-new assignment while training his new partner THE PATRIOT, Sam Wilson soars high and sees all. But Sam's new mission finds him on a collision course with an enemy way out of his weight class-the demonic BLACKHEART! Writer Rodney Barnes (THE BOONDOCKS) joins artist Joshua Cassara (SECRET EMPIRE: UNDERGROUND) to challenge Sam Wilson as never before! From the stratosphere to the streets, the Marvel Universe now has a high-flying hero circling above them ready to strike! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!
Rated T+

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GWENPOOL #21

(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Irene Strychalsk (CA) Paulina Ganucheau

DOOM SEES YOU Part 1
Since arriving in the Marvel Universe from the real world, Gwenpool has made a name for herself as one of its most exciting heroes.  From teaming up with Spider-Man and the Mighty Thor to tackling villains like M.O.D.O.K. and Arcade, no one can top her combination of demolition and off-the-wall adventure.  But now Gwenpool's looking for the biggest and baddest foes she can think of and she's going right to the top of the list with...DR. DOOM! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T+

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UNCANNY AVENGERS #28

(W) Jim Zub (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) R. B. Silva

STARS AND GARTERS Part 1
Part Avengers and part X-Men.  Two of Earth's mightiest heroes and two of Earth's mightiest friends. And when it comes to super-heroics, Wonder Man and the Beast have seen it, done it, and they got the T-shirt. When the world throws you cosmic conflict, global calamity, death, rebirth and heartache aplenty, it's important to remember where your friends are. Join us for "A Pint or Two," won't you? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T+

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X-MEN BLUE #13

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Jorge Molina (CA) Arthur Adams

MOJO WORLDWIDE Part 2
The X-Men may have bitten off more than they can chew when the Mojoverse continues its bizarre invasion of MANHATTAN! JEAN GREY and her team fight side by side with KITTY PRYDE and her team...but can MOJO be defeated when he's got the X-Men's greatest hits weaponized against them? Or will an unlikely alley come to the rescue? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!
Rated T+

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AN EVENING WITH G WILLOW WILSON

Ms Marvel author, G. Willow Wilson will be the guest of Humanities Washington at "An Evening with G. Willow Wilson" on Monday Oct 23rd. Don't miss this opportunity to hear one of the most fascinating people we have had the pleasure of meeting.
https://www.facebook.com/events/108874809850344/

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“Writer and journalist G. Willow Wilson lies at the epicenter of multiple fault lines of American identity. Originally a self-described ‘upper-middle-class American White girl with bland politics and polite beliefs,’ she converted to Islam while in college, worked as a journalist in Mubarak’s Egypt, and now writes the hugely successful comic series Ms. Marvel, featuring a Pakistani-American teenage girl from Jersey City named Kamala Khan. Join Humanities Washington for an event with one of America’s most fascinating writers." The event will be moderated by KUOW’s Jamala Henderson. Ticket link on the event page.

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LUTHER STRODE COMPLETE SERIES HC

(W) Justin Jordan, Tradd Moore (A/CA) Tradd Moore

Luther Strode is an average teenage nerd until he sends away for The Hercules Method, a bodybuilding course that promises to give him the body of his dreams. But the powers he unleashes make him a target for a murder cult as old as mankind, cost him almost everything, and take him across the world in the fight to take back his life. The complete series collected for the first time in one edition. Collects THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6, THE LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6, and THE LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6.

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!

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COADY & THE CREEPIES TP

(W) Liz Prince (A) Amanda Kirk (CA) Kat Leyh

Sisters Coady, Corey, and Criss are The Creepies, a trio of punk rockers determined to play every gig in Pinmageddon. They're heading out on their first tour since a freak accident left Coady eerily unscathed...and, well, technically dead. It may prove a little difficult to be the greatest band that ever lived when your drummer is a ghost!

Collects the complete limited series.

RECOMMENDED BY HOWARD!

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DEMON BY JACK KIRBY TP

(W) Jack Kirby (A/CA) Jack Kirby, Mike Royer

Jack Kirby's legendary creation, Etrigan the Demon, is back in a new title collecting his entire original 16-issue series. From the streets of Gotham City, demonologist Jason Blood battles occult evil as the Demon, taking on the menaces of Morgaine le Fey, Klarion the Witchboy and his familiar, Teekl, and much more!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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X-MEN BLUE #13

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Jorge Molina (CA) Arthur Adams

MOJO WORLDWIDE Part 2
The X-Men may have bitten off more than they can chew when the Mojoverse continues its bizarre invasion of MANHATTAN! JEAN GREY and her team fight side by side with KITTY PRYDE and her team...but can MOJO be defeated when he's got the X-Men's greatest hits weaponized against them? Or will an unlikely alley come to the rescue? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!
Rated T+

RECOMMENDED BY WILL OF COMICSBLEND.COM!