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Eric Powell Plans Some “Major Consequences” for the Goon in 2015

by Matthew Meylikhov

You know what’s a great series? “The Goon,” Eric Powell’s seminal series about a particular bruiser and his adventures. Some of the stories are hilarious, some are quite tragic, but it never the less remains one of the most consistent books in comics — and with this year’s re-launch of the series, it’s actually one I’m surprised doesn’t get talked about more (which is, admittedly, perhaps partially our fault, as we should talk about it more).

Well, it looks like Powell has big plans in store for the Goon as next year sees the release of ‘Once Upon a Hard Time,’ the second of the new connected minis that will hopefully bring back the Goon to the forefront of comics. Following up ‘Occasion of Revenge’, the book is teased as a huge moment for the Goon that will have massive ramifications for fans of the series based on fallout of ‘Revenge.’ While I’ll avoid going into it to avoid spoilers, it’s perhaps easy to note that a book called ‘Occasion of Revenge’ has been relatively dark overall, if not still full of Powell’s penchant for off-brand humor, and it’s been a great revitalization of “The Goon” overall. Whatever comes in ‘Once’ is certainly building off some nice hype.

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Copra’s Third Arc Finale Arrives, and Zegas Returns

by Matthew Meylikhov

This feels like one of those things that should always use a good signal booster, so here it is: fans of Michel Fiffe’s fantastic creator-owned and self-published book “Copra” should be pleased to find out that the 18th issue is now available for order. Focusing on Xenia, Fiffe describes it as “the magic issue, the losing your grip on reality which is inconvenient for everybody because of your godlike powers issue,” and man oh man am I excited to get my copy. Fiffe also notes that there will be a bit of a break until issue #19, so get your “Copra” in while you can.

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Our Five Favorite Announcements from New York Comic Con

by David Harper

Comic cons have gotten bigger and bigger as the years have went along, and with that, you’d think the announcements are matching them in increased size. But in that you’d be at least partially wrong, as many publishers have went away from unveiling major news at the biggest cons like San Diego and New York for fear of getting overwhelmed by the hoopla surrounding the major motion pictures and TV shows that are now fighting them for attention at those events.

Which is what makes this year’s New York Comic Con such a surprise, as it was actually filled with not just big comic news, but exciting comic news. There were multiple major announcements every day, and that doesn’t even count things like Valiant Next, which was announced on Monday. But what were my favorites? What stood out the most to me? Well, you can find out below in this week’s Countdown, and please, share your favorites from the con in the comments.

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Five Thoughts on The Walking Dead’s “No Sanctuary” [Review]

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by David Harper

It’s October, so you know what that means: “The Walking Dead” is back, and so am I with my five thoughts reviews on the show. After a very up and down relationship with the show, season four – especially its splintered second half – actually was something I enjoyed greatly. Sure, there were occasional faults, but it was overall the season that I think was by far the best we’ve seen so far.

And now, the crew is in a train car in Terminus and they very well may be dinner. What’s going to happen? Will Rick unleash his unholy wrath on those not so kind folks? Who are these people exactly? Where is Beth? Does anyone care where Beth is? If Beth sings in a forest and no one hears it, did she really sing? Answers to all of that and more in my five thoughts review below.

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Vertigo Comics Announces New Books from Simone, Seeley and more

by David Harper

As if they have to perpetually battle the longform opinion piece I did about their potential demise, Vertigo Comics announced yet another two new books from exciting creators today at NYCC. Both of them sound supremely awesome, and have me very excited about the future of the imprint.

The first is “Clean Room”, a new horror series from fan favorite writer Gail Simone and 2000 AD veteran Jonathan Davis-Hunt that sounds super creepy and intensely psychological, telling the story of the twisted fates of people surrounding one room that cures all mental ills a person may have. It’s a fascinating sounding tale, and one that can be noted as being written by maybe comic’s preeminent woman writer and feature two leads who are women. Plus, covers from Jenny Frison and art from the extremely promising Davis-Hunt? Be still my beating heart.

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“No More Mutants” in January 2015, But More Specifically, No More Maximoff Siblings

by David Harper

Revealed today at NYCC, there’s some sort of event type thing coming in January 2015 at Marvel – presumably involving the X-Men – titled “No More Mutants”. Or maybe it’s just the title of the teaser you can see above, as it seems that the Maximoff siblings of Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch are in the targets of everyone else. That makes sense given that, once upon a time, those words became famous when she uttered those words at the end of “House of M”, eradicating the mutant powers of all but 198 mutants (almost all of whom were particularly commercially viable).

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“Spider-Gwen” Gets an Ongoing Series from Latour and Rodriguez

by David Harper

Your wish is Marvel’s command, as it was announced today at New York Comic Con that that Spider-Gwen – aka Gwen Stacy from the universe depicted in “Edge of Spider-Verse” #2 – will be getting her own ongoing series in February 2015. Whatever the context for that story is (is it in 616? is it on her own world?) is uncertain, but this is certainly going to be enormously popular news.

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Wrapping Wednesday: Micro Reviews for the Week of 10/8/14

by the Multiversity Comics Staff

There is a lot to cover on Wednesdays. We should know, as collectively, we read an insane amount of comics. Even with a large review staff, it’s hard to get to everything. With that in mind, we’re back with Wrapping Wednesday, where we look at some of the books we missed in what was another great week of comics.

Let’s get this party started.

Axistential Crisis: “Avengers & X-Men: AXIS” #1 [Review/Recap]

by James Johnston

Only weeks after the conclusion to “Original Sin”, “Avengers & X-Men: AXIS” #1 lands on shelves. We called “Original Sin” the craziest event comic Marvel ever published and after reading the first issue of “AXIS” we think we’re going to need to make a retraction. As with “Original Sin”, we’ll be doing a spoiler-free review followed by a spoiler-filled recap!

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