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Comic Reviews: Old Man Logan and Southern Bastards!

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Old-Man-Logan-1-Cover-847afOld Man Logan #1 (Marvel Comics)

Marvel’s “All New, All Different” relaunch has done a lot of strange things. In fact, some might accuse them of just throwing ideas at the wall to see if they’ll stick, which may be the reason for Old Man Logan, the new ongoing series that places the former Wolverine who starred in Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s fantastic original series into the main Marvel 616 (sorry, Marvel PRIME) universe. It seems like a gimmick, and it is. But with writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino on the series, it’s able to transcend the gimmickiness of its premise and plant the seeds for a pretty intriguing tale. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Amazing Spider-Man!

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BatmanTMNT03 Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (of 6) (DC Comics/IDW)

IDW and DC continue their crossover series with two characters that I never expected to ever cross paths: Batman and The Ninja Turtles. While both are ninjas and primarily stick to the shadows, there’s not as much in common as say, Star Trek and Green Lantern. However, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ first issue is a blast to read, and James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II have a ton of fun bringing these two franchises together. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Dark Knight 3: The Master Race and Venom Space Knight!

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ANDY-KLAUS promo_559c0e4f16b9b0.23516031Dark Knight 3: The Master Race #1 (DC Comics)

MINOR SPOILERS

At long last, Dark Knight 3: The Master Race has arrived. The Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello penned series has a metric ton of hype around it, but many (myself included) are wary after Miller’s The Dark Knight Strikes Again. Sure, with Azzarello helping on the scripts and Andy Kubert on art, it’s a good chance we won’t be getting DKSA again, but there’s always the possibility that we could get something even worse as well. While Dark Knight 3 isn’t a complete mess, it’s merely a solid opening issue, not the spectacular groundbreaking first issue it’s been hyped as. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Extraordinary X-Men and Citizen Jack!

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extraoxmn2015001-mock-358c0-141888Extraordinary X-Men #1 (Marvel Comics)

Given Marvel’s current “let’s try to make the Inhumans a thing” policy, it’s surprising that the X-Men are still getting a huge push in All New All Different Marvel. Of course they’re still immensely popular (and profitable), but no one would be blamed for thinking that Marvel would start churning out garbage featuring the merry mutants in order to try and get X fans to check out Uncanny Inhumans. Thankfully this is not the case, as superhot writer Jeff Lemire and Marvel megastar Humberto Ramos are on the roster for Extraordinary X=Men, the new flagship X-Men book in the All New, All Different Marvel relaunch. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Howling Commandos of SHIELD and Black Magick!

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559d3dc375357Howling Commandos of SHIELD #1 (Marvel Comics)

The Marvel Monsters have always had a special place in my heart, so it’s pretty great to see them get another crack at an ongoing with Howling Commandos of SHIELD. Frank Barbiere and Brent Schoonover’s new series finds Man-Thing, Manphibian, and even Hit-Monkey as officially sanctioned SHIELD special agents for STAKE, their task force designed for supernatural situations. Lead by Dum Dum Dugan’s Life Model Decoy jumping consciousness,the team enters into the action right away. This first issue of Howling is a lot of fun, if a little too goofy at times. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Uncanny Inhumans and Back To The Future!

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Uncanny-Inhumans-1-2Uncanny Inhumans #1 (Marvel)

Yes, the Inhumans are back, and they’re getting a brand new title as part of All New All Different Marvel. Picking up where May’s Uncanny Inhumans #0 left off, the new #1 from Charles Soule and Steve McNiven is a pretty fun ride, but it’s not going to help out new readers who want to know anything about Black Bolt and Co. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Uncanny Avengers and I Hate Fairyland!

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4806935-uncanny_avengers_1_coverUncanny Avengers #1

Of all of the Avengers titles in All New All Different Marvel’s line up, Uncanny Avengers was the one that piqued my interest the most. A diverse team, including Spider-Man? Check. Written by Gerry Duggan and drawn by Ryan Stegman? Another check. Deadpool’s in it too? If it’s anything like his tenure on Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force, it should be a blast. There’s a lot of goodwill toward this series in my eyes, but unfortunately all of these different pieces don’t add up to a satisfying debut issue. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Doctor Strange and Batman & Robin: Eternal!

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doctor-strange (1)Doctor Strange #1 (Marvel Comics)

All New All Different Marvel has begun, and with it comes Doctor Strange, which brings the Sorcerer Supreme back to a monthly series. With the team of Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo (and the fact that there’s a movie coming out in a about a year) there’s a lot riding on this first issue of Doctor Strange. Thankfully, Aaron and Bachalo’s debut issue is a lot of fun., and the perfect book for people who are looking to be introduced to the character. Read the rest of this entry

Tony Hits The Jackpot?

55f2ee5f5fb32-151034Marvel has been saying since the announcement of the “All-New, All-Different” relaunch that things were going to be a little different. And after Friday’s announcement that Mary Jane Watson is joining the cast of Brian Michael Bendis’ Invincible Iron Man, Marvel’s definitely living up to the “Different” aspect of the name. Of course, being the huge Spider-Man fan that I am, I have a few opinions on this news. Read the rest of this entry

All-New, All-Different!

allnewalldifferentmarvel-138578-ede6fAs expected, Marvel has started to reveal what their universe will look like after Secret Wars wraps, and while it would be nice to finally get through an event without having what’s coming next spoiled, that’s clearly not the name of the game for the House of Ideas. However, the two images Marvel has released for their “All-New, All-Different Marvel” not-a-reboot do bring up a lot of questions, and actually lives up the title of “All-Different”. Read the rest of this entry