Category Archives: Comic reviews

I’m Back!

Well, it’s been a wild ride lately, hasn’t it? We’re all indoors for the most part, which means plenty of time to get through those watch lists and piles of books and comics that have been piling up for a time like today. That includes yours truly, who’s dusting off the cobwebs to do a little check in and talk about some of the cool stuff I’ve watched, read, and played while hunkering indoors and waiting for the return to some sort of normalcy. So, without further ado, let’s get into things!

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Comic Review Quarantine Special

e3bbb9d4c9006c238b5f7b9256c08350COMIC REVIEWS QUARANTINE SPECIAL!!!

You’re probably thinking that “no new comics from Diamond = no comic reviews”. Well, you’re kind of right. But one of the great things about comics is that you don’t have to have brand new stories to read! In fact, there’s tons of awesome titles waiting or you in this social distancing life, and I’m here to give you a run down on the titles you can read while you sequester yourself in doors. Some of these are well-known, others not so much, but they’re all fantastic series that have plenty of material for you to dive into. Read the rest of this entry

So, What Do We Do Now?

21e638-spiderman_post_master-6It’s no secret that things are pretty stressful and hectic right now. As the Coronavirus makes it’s way through the country, people are being to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the virus, and that’s lead to a lot of changes in our little nerd world. And in addition to those changes, this is the last one of my columns that I’ll be writing for you all. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and X-O Manowar

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indexTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #104 (IDW Comics)

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have gone through a lot of changes in the past few months. Splinter has died, the brothers have gone their separate ways, a small community of mutants have carved out a living space in New York City, and the Turtles have a new ally with Jennika, the former human now humanoid turtle that is trying to understand her new life as a giant walking shelled mutant. Since the bombastic events of the “City At War” storyline that culminated in issue 100, IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been given a bit of a subdued storyline from writer/artist Sophie Campbell (who’s working with story outlines from Tom Waltz and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman), and that’s served as as surprisingly welcome change of pace for the heroes in a half-shell. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Outlawed and Iron Age 2020!

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STL148064Outlawed #1 (Marvel Comics)

Marvel’s Champions series has quietly been one of the publisher’s most long-running team books (outlasting even the original 1975 series), and serving as a good place to put some of the newest heroes in the Marvel universe who maybe can’t support their own titles just yet. Nova, Ironheart, Miles Morales, and Ms. Marvel have all made a name for themselves as the new Champions, but it’s all going to come crashing down in Outlawed. This kickoff to the mini-event from writer Eve Ewing and artist Kim Jacinto reveals the event that causes the US government pumping the breaks on underage super-heroics, and in the end finds these young heroes in desperate straits. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Stealth and Decorum!

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stealth-1-of-6_e7da5345dcStealth #1 (Image Comics)

Image hasn’t produced a lot of great superhero comics for a while now. Ever since the end of Invincible, the publisher has shied away from superhero fare, focusing more on titles that don’t fit in with the tights and capes crowd. But Stealth, the new series from Mike Costa and Nate Bellegrade (based on an idea from Robert Kirkman and Mark Silvestri) looks to change that, with a pretty neat hook that will leave readers surprised by the end of the first issue. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Strange Adventures and Batman!

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STL148029Strange Adventures #1 (DC Comics)

The dynamic duo of Tom King and Mitch Gerads are back with Strange Adventures, a new miniseries event that looks at the life of another smaller DC hero: Adam Strange. With secondary artist Evan “Doc” Shaner along for the ride, King and Gerads’ new series feels exactly like the spiritual sequel to their stunning Mister Miracle series, and like that series, is a must read for comic fans. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Falcon and Winter Soldier and Amethyst!

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21d08308-falcws2019001_preview-page-001-scaledFalcon & Winter Soldier #1 (Marvel Comics)

Seeing as how they have a shiny new Disney+ series on the way, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes are due for new comic series. While not in the MCU, the Derek Landry and Federico Vincentini new series delves straight into the espionage side of the Marvel Comic universe, and the results are an engaging and thrilling new entry for the two former Captain Americas. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Plunge and DCeased: Unkillables!

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indexPlunge #1 (DC Comics)

The Hill House imprint from DC keeps growing by the month, and we’ve finally got another title written by the imprint’s head Joe Hill with Plunge. A mix of The Abyss and classic John Carpenter tales like The Fog and The Thing, Plunge finds a marine biologist and a salvage crew investigating a distress signal from a survey ship. The only problem? That ship sank forty years ago, and shouldn’t be sending any kind of signal at all. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Green Lantern Season Two and Gwen Stacy!

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STL146181Green Lantern Season Two #1 (DC Comics)

Grant Morrison’s run on Green Lantern hasn’t been the mega hit that his work is used to, and I’m not entirely sure why. It’s not like it’s any weirder than his run on Batman or Transmetropolitan, and it features stellar artwork from Liam Sharp. But for some reason, it’s not the surefire hit that DC was expecting. Despite that, the publisher is giving Green Lantern and Grant Morrison a shiny new #1 with Green Lantern Season Two, which hits the right balance between weird and accessible Grant Morrison. Read the rest of this entry