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Comic Reviews: Spectacular Spider-Man and Dark Fang!

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indexPeter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #297 (Marvel Comics)

While I’ve enjoyed Chip Zdarsky and Adam Kubert’s Spectacular Spider-Man series, there hasn’t been a lot done with it to make it stand out from its bigger brother, Amazing Spider-Man. However, all that’s set to change now that Marvel Legacy has set in, and the rebranded Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #297 raises the stakes and the action in this series considerably. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Port of Earth and Coyotes!

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POE01_Fullsize_356_540Port of Earth #1 (Image Comics)

What if Earth finally made contact with an alien race, and was turned into a glorified truck stop? That’s the premise of Point of Earth, the new Image series from Zack Kaplan and Andrea Mutti. An interesting mix of District 9 and cop dramas like Edge of Watch, Port of Earth has a great set up and hook, but the second half falls a little short of it’s potential. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Captain America and Gravedigger’s Union!

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Captain_America_Vol_1_695_TextlessCaptain America #695 (Marvel Comics)

Cap has a had a rough few years. His reputation has been tarnished in both the Marvel Universe and with comic book fans, so Marvel’s Legacy relaunch event serves as a great way to rehabilitate the character after Secret Empire. Fewer creators have a better pedigree together than Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, and hopes are high that the two can work the same magic on the Sentinel of Liberty as they did with previous series Daredevil and Black Widow. After reading Captain America #695, it’s clear that Samnee and Waid are doing the same witchcraft that made those previous series so compelling. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Jughead: The Hunger and 1985: Black Hole Repo!

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JugheadtheHunger1Walsh-325x500Jughead: The Hunger #1 (Archie Comics)

The Archie Horror line has had some great series, but the one area they’ve been lacking in is consistency when it comes to release dates. As great as Afterlife with Archie and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina are, the fact that their publishing schedule is pretty lax (to put it mildly) makes for a pretty frustrating experience as a fan. With the arrival of Jughead: The Hunger, a new monthly series spun out of the one-shot released a few months ago, I’m hopeful that the Archie Horror brand, now called Árchie’s Madhouse, can get the scheduling train back on track, especially because this opening issue is pretty spectacular. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Mighty Thor and Incredible Hulk!

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MTQ5OTg2OTE5NA==The Mighty Thor #700

Part of Marvel’s “Legacy” rebranding is a chance to go back to the classic numbering for a majority of their titles, and lucky for them The Mighty Thor was at issue 700. With that comes the start of Jason Aaron’s “The Death Of The Mighty Thor”, which is a pretty ominous title for a lot of reasons. Will this storyline kill off the Jane Foster Thor, who’s been the welder of Mjolnir for the past few years now? Or will Thor Odinson go down? OR will all of the Thors featured in this issue, from Jane Foster to Odinson to War Thor, go down in flames? We don’t get any real clues, but we do get a whole lot of story in this special, double sized issue. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man and The Showdown Vol. 2!

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indexThe Amazing Spider-Man #789

Spider-Man’s had it very easy lately. Ever since he became the new Tony Stark of the Marvel universe and went global, Spidey’s been a lot less “friendly neighborhood”. Everything was coming up Parker…until now. Dan Slott had his fun making Spidey a globe-trotting super hero who hangs out with Mockingbird, but we all knew that the shoe would drop on ol’ Peter Parker at some point, and with Amazing Spider-Man #789, it finally does. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Marvel Legacy and Detective Comics!

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Marvel-Legacy-1-featuredMarvel Legacy #1 (Marvel Comics)

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Well, it’s finally here. After the usual Marvel hype, Marvel Legacy has released, and with it, the promise that the Marvel Universe will “never be the same again”. With waning interest in their books and major events like Secret Empire, Marvel’s “non-Rebirth” launch is being met with a lot of anticipation and skepticism, and as someone who’s been getting more and more tired of Marvel’s hype and promotions every week, I have to admit that the Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic Marvel Legacy #1 actually has piqued my interest in a way that Marvel hasn’t done in a very long time. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Dark Ark and Gasolina!

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dark-ark-1-preview-01-1002883Dark Ark #1 (Aftershock Comics)

We all know the story of Noah’s Ark, but what if there was another ark that carried the worst kinds of monsters into the new world? That’s the gist of Dark Ark, the latest comic series from Cullen Bunn and Juan Doe. A concept so good that you can’t believe you haven’t seen it before, Dark Ark has to set up a lot of story, but the potential for another great comic is definitely here in this opening issue. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Realm and Runaways!

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indexRealm #1 (Image Comics)

Post apocalyptic fiction is a dime a dozen these days, especially at Image comics, the home of The Walking Dead. But while Seth Peck and Jeremy Haun’s series Realm definitely has some similarities to other stories, the reason for the apocalypse in this world is what makes it stand out. Instead of zombies, a plague, or nuclear disaster, in the world of Realm, its dragons, orcs, and other fantasy creatures that cause the demise of the world we know around us. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Kingsman: The Red Diamond and Scales & Scoundrels!

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KingsmanTheRedDiamond_01-1Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1 (Image Comics)

With Kingsman: The Golden Circle arriving in theaters in just a few weeks, it’s no surprise that there’s a sequel to the original series, Kingsman: The Secret Service (formerly called Secret Service), ready to hit comic shelves. But what is surprising is the fact that Kingsman: The Red Diamond isn’t written by Mark Millar or illustrated by Dave Gibbons. In their place is Rob Williams of Suicide Squad fame and Simon Fraser handling the art, marking this the first time outside of the Millarworld Annual specials that a Millar property isn’t written by Millar himself. Unfortunately for Red Diamond, it shows. Read the rest of this entry