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Giantkillers #0—Cover A: Bart Sears

Bart Sears & Ron Marz (w) • Bart Sears & Tom Raney (a) • Bart Sears ©
The foundation for the epic Bart Sears GIANTKILLERS saga starts here! This special double-sized issue presents a pair of short stories written and drawn by master storyteller Bart Sears, as well as writer Ron Marz and artist Tom Raney teaming up for the pivotal lead feature. Fantasy and science fiction clash head on as the grizzled warrior Arkon the Giantkiller must protect the young Auoro, destined to battle the evil Dread Lord Omin… if she can survive! More than 40 pages of stunning art and compelling story for the price of a single issue!
FC • 48 pages • $3.99

Giantkillers #0—Cover B: Bart Sears & Matthew Dow Smith

Bart Sears & Ron Marz (w) • Bart Sears & Tom Raney (a) • Bart Sears & Matthew Dow Smith ©
FC • 48 pages • $3.99
Amazing art by Sears and Raney!
Lays the groundwork for Giantkillers #1 in February!
Double the story for a single-issue price!
The Ominous evolution continues!
Variant covers by Aaron Lopresti and Tom Raney!

They totally dropped the Captain Marvel being the Warden of Prison 42 idea. Without any mention whatsoever actually. Probably since Paul Jenkins set up this status quo then didn’t write the character again (weirdly enough, at the same time, Zeb Wells made Noh-Varr the “Warden” of the Cube prison.)

I’m sure there’s an untold story to explain that could be done and I’ve always thought the Skrull had bags of underutilized potential. Plus with the prison being in the Negative Zone, it could be tied into the (then) current DnA Cosmicscape, post-Annihilation. I also wonder who replaced “Mar-Vell” as Warden. We never see in the issues when Blastaar assaults the prison during War of Kings. There’s a few characters that could work; I think I’d like to imagine Blue Shield.

I also wonder if Paul Jenkins ever knew this was a Skrull when he brought him back? Or if that’s the impetus for him not writing anymore stories with him?

Speaking of resurrecting Captain Marvel’s, he had the wimpiest death which would be quite easy to just say “he got better” from.

80′s characters jam piece by

  • He-Man by Ian Churchill & inked by Guillermo Ortego
  • Quicksilver by Jorge Molina
  • Karate-1 by Jeffrey Chamba Cruz
  • Gooseman by Tom Raney
  • Ace McCloud by Stephen Segovia
  • Leroic by Ean Keat Ong
  • Snake Eyes by Robert Atkins
  • Firestorm by Peter Nguyen
  • Lion-O by Freddie Williams II