Surprising….no one, really, Marvel has announced a brand new relaunch coming our way in May. Billed as a “fresh start” for the publisher, not much is known about this upcoming initiative, aside from the fact that Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness will helm a new Avengers series, and Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman will be on a new Venom series. And yes, both of them will start over at #1. Read the rest of this entry
A weekly comic series is always a risky endeavor. Storylines could peter out, interest may wane, or, god forbid, the series could be canceled before it even finishes. I’ve never been one to follow them before.
But then I read the first issue of Batman Eternal, the first of three planned weekly series from DC. With a crew of storytellers with the names Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley, and John Layman, and with an opening arc featuring art from the fantastic Jason Fabok, THIS is how you start off a weekly series, and fire up interest. Read the rest of this entry
Moon Knight is back, and writer Warren Ellis and artist Declan Shavey sure bring the crazy for this opening issue. After taking a break after Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev’s run, Marc Spector has returned to New York City with a new costume, a new ride, and a whole new set of problems in that big old brain of his. Read the rest of this entry
Frank Castle is back, and my god, he kicks so much ass. From Black Widow and Who Is Jake Ellis writer Nathan Edmondson and artist Mitch Gerards, The Punisher #1 finds Mr. Castle moving to Los Angeles on the hunt for more scumbags. What follows is a fantastic debut issue that brings the Punisher roaring back into the Marvel universe. Read the rest of this entry
“The Trial of Jean Grey” starts in All-New X-Men #22.NOW, and I gotta say, this opening issue is pretty fantastic. The fantastic Stuart Immonen is back on art, and writer Brian Michael Bendis’ script is an excellent starting point for not only the new storyline, but for new readers as well. The big events of the past 21 issues are quickly recapped in the typical opening “previously in…” Marvel page, and at no point is anything referenced that would cause a new reader to go “wait, I’m confused”. I may hate seeing a giant “#1” on an issue that also has the actual issue number on it, but if it gets people to check this out, I’m okay with it.
After a long and (extremely) winding road, modern comic book fans can finally get the chance to experience Alan Moore’s classic MiracleMan. Often called one of the greatest comic books of all time, the story of Michael Moran’s adult life has a ton of hype surrounding it, and after years of court cases and legal tie-ups, Marvel Comics has reprinted the long awaited tales. But after such a long wait, is it worth the hype?
Well, I’ve gone over my Best Nerd Things of 2013, and now it’s time for the flip side. Instead of saying what I thought was the “Worst” though, I’m going with what disappointed me the most. It’s not Jetpack Comics’ opinions, they’re alllll mine. I’m sure there’s some things that I didn’t like that you all loved (just like I’m sure some of you will voice your displeasure over my “Best” things of 2013), so keep in mind, this is my opinion, and my opinion only. So, without further ado, let’s get this bad boy going. Read the rest of this entry