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Spider-Man turned 60 years old this month, with a history of many stand-out stories: his origin in Amazing Fantasy #15, the first appearance of Mary Jane Watson, the first appearance of The Punisher, the black costume origin of Venom, the break-up of the marriage in One More Day. Left off this list are stories that were groundbreaking not only for the character, but for the comic book industry as a whole. These stories - in their purest, unaltered form - are included in the new IDW softcover book, Gil Kane’s Amazing Spider-Man Artisan Edition.

Here we are, eight weeks into the cataclysmic event that brought genies into the lives of every single person on Earth, granting them each one wish. With those wishes has come an incredible amount of destruction, death, and bonding, as a small group of people inside a dive bar called the Lampwick have found themselves protected thanks to a wish from the owner. In the eight weeks since things began, the world population has decreased significantly with the granting of wishes. People have become whatvever they wanted, helped others, hurt others, and made generally selfish wishes. But with time comes clarity, and, finally, this issue begins to unravel not just what is happening outside the Lampwick, but why it's happening, as well.

Interrupting a human press conference, WOL-421313’s trainers announce he has undergone illegal upgrades.

What happens when soldiers of war return home, only to find that they no longer fit in? This is a question that every generation must answer, with no easy solution. Image Comics’ The Dead Lucky tackles this subject head-on in a unique and surprising way.

Previously: With the passing of Galahad, despite her best efforts to save her son, Mary has had it with this story and better the devil you know than the devil you don’t. While teaming up with her mother may not have been in her plans before, a Mary and Bridgette coalition could be pretty terrifying.

Visitations #7 is split into two stories: Prisoners and Slaughter at the Stockyards.  The first looks at the consequences of the mayor’s death on Blackwood and his supernatural team, while the second provides insight into the headless vaudevillian, The Entertainer. While they are loosely linked by The Entertainer’s presence in both, Slaughter at the Stockyards stands alone in examining a sad part of Chicago’s past without tying it directly to the Blackwood storyline.  

After a short jaunt away to focus mostly on Xander, this issue brings the focus back to our Slayers… all three-ish of them. Just in case a refresher is needed, we previously learned that Willow became the Slayer after a spell to ease Buffy’s burden went wrong, stripping Buffy’s mantle from her. A side-effect to all that is that another Slayer was also Called. Enter Faith.

Previously, Jayne found that being a dad is not easy, especially when he never really had any sort of role model to base his attempts on. Meanwhile, the crew grappled with yet another emergency after the monastery was attacked again.

Nazis! Saboteurs! Airplane dog fights!  Although these things can most likely be found in any number of 1940s serials, they can also be found in IDW’s The Rockteer: The Great Race. Dave Stevens’ famous character returns to wrap up his new 4-issue mini-series with style.

Previously on Angel: With Angel overseas in Romania to shoot a feature film, the gang is sorta figuring out their new dynamic. With Spike negotiating a pretty ambitious deal for himself to hop onto Cordi’s show, a werewolf on the loose, and murderous alterna-selves siring up an army, things sound pretty dire.  

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