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Comic Reviews: War of the Realms: Punisher and Daredevil!

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downloadWar of the Realms: Punisher #1 (of 3)

Ever since the Punisher MAX run, it’s been hard to put Frank Castle in the main Marvel universe. With the exception of Matthew Rosenberg’s current Punisher run, any time that Frank Castle is put into the main Marvel universe it puts the character in a difficult position. But Punisher is a popular character, and isn’t immune to big sweeping line-wide events, so the War of the Realms is coming for Frank Castle, and surprisingly Gerry Duggan and Marcelo Feirrera’s War of the Realms: Punisher tie-in miniseries is a blast to read, and doesn’t try to force the character into an area that he’s not comfortable in. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Fairlady and Web of Venom: Cult of Carnage!

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fairlady-1_8a97f58344Fairlady #1 (Image Comics)

We’ve all seen the stories of a big war in a fantasy realm, but what happens when the war is over? That’s the main crux of Fairlady, a new fantasy series from Brian Schirmer and Claudia Balboni that plays a little like Lord Of the Rings, a little like Magnum P.I, and ends up being a whole lot of fun. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Sabrina The Teenage Witch and Dial H for Hero!

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archie-comic-publications-sabrina-teenage-witch-1-of-5-cvr-a-fish-20181231Sabrina The Teenage Witch #1 (Archie Comics)

Is it really any surprise that this comic is being featured this week? Sabrina Spellman is one of my all time favorite characters in fiction, and while her Netflix show has been a huge success, her comic adventures have been all but nonexistent. Aside from her new supporting role in Archie, the comic that started Sabrina’s resurgence, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, is all but gone from Archie Comics’ publishing schedule, with no new issues in sight. With her popularity back to where it was in the late 90’s, Archie comics finally catches up with a new Sabrina The Teenage Witch series, from writer Kelly Thompson and artist Veronica Fish. While it doesn’t have the dark magic thrills of The Chilling Adventures, there’s still a lot of magical charm in this book’s pages. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Spider-Man: Life Story and the Life and Death of Toyo Harada!

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indexSpider-Man: Life Story #1 (of 6) (Marvel)

Unlike other Spider-Man events, Spider-Man: Life Story is telling the tale of Peter Parker in real time, allowing the character to grow and evolve over the decades. This gives writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Mark Bagley the chance to show readers something that rarely happens in comics: a character that grows and changes as the years go on. While Life Story #1 only touches on Peter Parker as a teenager in the 60’s, it paints a much different picture on the wall-crawler than the ones we read from Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Assassin Nation and Buffy The Vampire Slayer!

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assassin-nation-1_979175ee27Assassin Nation #1 (Image Comics)

What happens when a bunch of the world’s top assassins are put into a room together? It might look something like Assassin Nation, the new Image title from Ryan Starks and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl artist Erica Henderson. Unlike that Marvel title though, Assassin is very much an M-rated title, and it’s all the better for it, as Henderson’s talents aren’t hindered in the slightest by removing the restrictions of Marvel. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Meet The Skrulls and Domino: Hot Shots!

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indexMeet The Skrulls #1 (Marvel Comics)

As the big bads for the upcoming Captain Marvel film, The Skrulls are due for the spotlight again, and with Meet The Skrulls, they get it. But surprisingly Robbie Thompson and Niko Henrichon’s debut issue isn’t the start of a big event, but a smaller, character focused miniseries that feels an awful lot like Tom King’s Vision series from a few years ago. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Review Special: The Sixth Gun Vol 1: Cold Dead Fingers

the-sixth-gun-vol-1-9781620104200_lg.jpgThe Sixth Gun, Vol 1: Cold Dead Hands (Oni Press)

To mix it up a little, this week I want to shine the spotlight on a title that I always meant to check out, but didn’t get around to until recently: The Sixth Gun. Written by Cullen Bunn and drawn by Brian Hurtt, The Sixth Gun is a Western/Horror hybrid that mixes both genres in new and clever ways, and it grabbed my attention unlike any other series has in a long time. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: High Level and Amazing Nightcrawler!

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HLVL_01_300-001_HD_5c59ce461e41b0.82110085High Level #1 (Vertigo Comics)

What would the world look like a hundred years after an apocalyptic event? That’s the main driving force behind High Level, a new Vertigo series from Rob Sheridan (the artistic director behind Nine Inch Nails’ awesome live shows) and artists Barnaby Bagenda and Romulo Farjardo. While High Level certainly looks like a lot of the post-apocalyptic fiction we’ve seen in recent years, there’s also a strong underlying theme througt the first issue that hints at some larger things to come from the series. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Avengers: No Road Home and Amazing Spider-Man!

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736532._SX360_QL80_TTD_Avengers: No Road Home #1 (Marvel Comics)

Last year’s Avengers: No Surrender was an entertaining, if a little over long, success for Marvel. Naturally, that means the publisher has set up a sequel with Avengers: No Road Home. But unlike Surrender, this event won’t be taking the place of the main Avengers title during it’s run. Instead, it’ll serve as it’s own series that’ll run alongside the current Avengers title (probably because it’s selling better than when No Surrender came out). However, as good as this opening issue is, I’m not quite sure that the combined forces of Mark Waid, Jim Zub, Al Ewing, and Paco Medina are enough to convince readers to buy another Avengers title. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Female Furies and Vindication!

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FEMALE_FURIES_Cv1_GeradsFemale Furies #1 (DC Comics)

After making a brief appearance in Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ Mister Miracle miniseries, the Female Furies of Apokolips get their very own miniseries from Cecil Castellucci and artist Adriano Mello. But instead of an ass-kicking adventure starring Granny Goodness’ powerhouse team, Female Furies instead flashes back to the early days of the Furies, and their attempt to be seen as a legitimate part of Darkseid’s forces. Read the rest of this entry