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Comic Reviews: Dark Days: The Casting and Spider-Men II!

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0qj7k1c13cqyDark Days: The Casting #1 (DC Comics)

Dark Days: The Forge brought up a whole lot of questions for the upcoming Metal event from DC. From showing a new back-story for Hawkman, to revealing that Batman has one of the “tuning forks” the Monitor used to try and reconcile the multiple universes in Crisis on the Infinite Earths, The Forge had a lot of crazy reveals, but not a lot of context for them. With The Casting, it falls on Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and their trio of artists (Jim Lee, John Romita Jr, and Andy Kubert) to maybe, just maybe start making some connections to the upcoming Metal event. Read the rest of this entry

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

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

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: Secret Wars and Convergence!

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secret-wars-1-112759Secret Wars #1 (of 8) (Marvel Comics)

The latest big Marvel event is here: Secret Wars. Jonathan Hickman’s mega event has been years in the making; we just didn’t know it until now. Teamed up with Thor: God of Thunder artist Esad Ribic, the first installment of the eight-issue event contains an insane amount of action and tragedy for the heroes of both the 616 (Regular Marvel) universe and the Ultimate Universe, and is an extremely entertaining debut issue. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Avengers & X-Men: AXIS and Robin Rises Alpha!

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 Avengers_&_X-Men_AXIS_Vol_1_9_SolicitAvengers & X-Men: AXIS #9 (of 9) (Marvel Comics)

 MILD SPOILERS

 Avengers & X-Men: AXIS has come to an end, and has once again “changed the face of the Marvel Universe as we know it”.

Except, it kinda didn’t. Sure, events happen in the finale of Rick Remender’s story, but none of the moments hit as hard as they could, and the whole thing feels very rushed, especially with four credited artists on the issue (Terry Dodsen, Jamie Cheung, Adam Kubert, and Lienil Francis Yu). Read the rest of this entry