Peter 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
All New All Different Avengers #1 (Marvel Comics)
Arguably the flagship title of the All New All Different Marvel Relaunch, All New All Different Avengers faces a lot of hype. It features two comic legends writing and drawing the title (Mark Waid and Adam Kubert, respectively), and has the most diverse roster that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have ever seen, featuring Sam Wilson’s Captain America, Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel. Miles Morales’ Spider-Man, and Jane Foster’s Thor. With so much hype around it, it would be nearly impossible for ANAD Avengers to live up to the hype, and it doesn’t. But while this opening issue doesn’t exactly blow you away, it sets the stage for some pretty fun things to come. Read the rest of this entry
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 (of 4) (Marvel Comics)
Remember how I said last week that Old Man Logan was my “most anticipated Secret Wars tie-in”? I lied.
Like many children of the 90’s, I have a soft spot for the Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson marriage. For most of my comic book reading life, Spider-Man was a married man. While the events of One More Day lead to resurgence in the stories that Marvel was able to tell with the webslinger, I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a part of me that longs for the return of the status quo that I grew up with. Thankfully, Secret Wars has me in mind, and this week sees the return of the Spider-Man marriage with Dan Slott and Adam Kubert’s Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1. Read the rest of this entry
We finally know the story behind the Spider-Man Secret Wars tie-in “Renew Your Vows”. Now, it’s pretty much what we expected from the original teaser we saw, which had Spider-Man, Mary Jane, and their young daughter displayed pretty prominently. It’s going to feature a Peter Parker who’s reality is that of the pre-“One More Day” continuity, which means that he’s still happily married to Mary Jane, and even has a family. It’s also being drawn by Adam Kubert and written by current Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott, because who else would be bringing you this story? Read the rest of this entry
Last week had the typical “Best Nerd Things of 2014”, so now, it’s time for the real fun: the WORST nerd things of 2014. Yes, these are the movies, TV shows, video games, and comics that made my blood boil to molten lava, my head feel like it wanted to implode, and my nerd rage levels to reach almost Berserker. So, without further ado, we might as well get the biggest offender out of the way, the worst comic book movie of the year (in my opinion)… Read the rest of this entry
The latest Marvel event is here, and it’s off to a pretty rocky start.
Wait, I should be clearer. Avengers & X-Men: AXIS is a good start to an event comic. It builds on writer Rick Remender’s stories from not only Uncanny Avengers, but Uncanny X-Force as well. However, the place this book really falters in is in the art, which was not what I was expecting from someone as well known in the industry as Adam Kubert. Read the rest of this entry
When I first heard of the announcement of Origin II, I have to admit, my first reaction was “why”? Now that I’ve read it, I still feel that way, but do like the story within the shiny new Acetate cover. Read the rest of this entry