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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

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Strange Times Ahead For Marvel

allnewalldifferentmarvel-138579We’ve all been waiting for Marvel to announce their books post-Secret Wars, and now with the release of the All-New All-Different Marvel preview book, we’ve gotten a look at some of the new titles coming our way this fall. And boy, Marvel sure is living up to the All-Different part of the initiative. From a Howling Commandos book to a series starring Carnage, there’s lots of new offbeat series to come. But with so many to choose from, which ones should you look out for? Well, I can’t make that decision for you, but I can at least tell you which ones I’m interested in: Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Darth Vader and Amazing Spider-Man!

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 VaderDarth Vader #1 (Marvel Comics)

 From the moment it was announced, I was very interested in Marvel’s Darth Vader series. Thankfully the Keiron Gillen and Salvador Larocca series not only met my expectations, it exceeded them. Darth Vader is one badass comic, and filled with some pretty memorable moments. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man and Superman Unchained!

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 Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_3_9_TextlessAmazing Spider-Man #9 (Marvel Comics)

 It’s here, the event that Dan Slott has been building to since he first brought Peter Parker back to the Marvel Universe in April: “Spider-Verse”: the Spider-Man event to end all Spider-Man events. After months of build up, including an Edge of Spider-Verse prelude miniseries and two special issues of Superior Spider-Man, the main event is finally here with Amazing Spider-Man #9. So, how does it stack up? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: The Amazing Spider-Man and The Walking Dead!

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images The Amazing Spider-Man #5 (Marvel Comics)

 Spidey’s “Original Sin” tie-in continues with Amazing Spider-Man #5, which picks up right where writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos left Spidey last month: on top of a rooftop, making out with Silk, the mysterious Spider-Woman that Peter Parker found last issue. However, before things get really hot and heavy, Peter puts the stop on things once he realizes that Silk knows his secret identity. After asking her questions about her family, Peter brings Silk back to his apartment so they can look for them, but they end up making out again. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: The Amazing Spider-Man and Southern Bastards!

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 3567561-spiderman12n-1-webAmazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel Comics)

Peter Parker is officially BACK in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man #1. Written by longtime Spidey writer Dan Slott and drawn by Humberto Ramos, the new start for Spidey finally brings us some insight into Peter’s feelings about the world around him, even though the main story doesn’t offer us quite as much information as I would’ve liked. Read the rest of this entry

Welcome Back Mr. Parker

spider-man 1Surprise, surprise, Peter Parker is coming back to the land of the living. Of course, anyone with a brain should’ve been able to figure this out once the release date for Amazing Spider-man 2 was announced.  Yes, Peter’s finally going to be placed back in his own body in the newly announced Amazing Spider-Man #1 arriving in April. Marvel is hoping to attract that mythical “new reader” who has been intrigued by the trailers for Spidey’s next cinematic adventure.  Of course I’m excited. My all time favorite superhero is coming back!

But I’m not ready.  In the 25 issues that he’s inhabited Peter’s body, I’ve come to actually enjoy Otto Octavius’ attempts to become a hero. Read the rest of this entry