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

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

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

Comic Reviews: Secret Six and Wolf Moon!

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secretsixcover1Secret Six #1 (DC Comics)

 Secret Six is back! Yes, the fan favorite series that was canceled at the start of the DC relaunch is making its New 52 debut, with a brand new team and a new status quo. Original Six writer Gail Simone is back with artist Ken Lashley, and the two deliver a debut issue that’s a good jumping on point for new readers, but may be a little confusing for Secret Six fans of old. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: The Superior Foes of Spider-Man and Batman Eternal!

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 detailThe Superior Foes of Spider-Man #17

 It’s a sad day for me folks, because this week brings the finale of one of my favorite series on the stands: Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber’s Superior Foes of Spider-Man. While I’d love to see this title continue into infinity, the truth of the matter is that it’s amazing that this book even saw the light of day, let alone made it to seventeen issues, and Spencer and Lieber certainly send it off in style. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batman Eternal and All-New Doop!

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 batman_eternal_cover_art_a_pBatman Eternal #1

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

Comic Reviews: Superior Spider-Man, Batman, and The Fuse!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

DEC130648_mSuperior Spider-Man #27.1 (Marvel Comics)

Yes, this is the second Superior Spider-Man review in a row, but with this being the start of the final storyline, I figured you’d all forgive me for allowing a repeat appearance of OckSpidey.  Yes, this is the first part of Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncolli’s “Goblin Nation”, where we will finally see the Superior Spider-Man face off with the Green Goblin (or Goblin King, as he’s taken to calling himself now).

Taking place 31 days after the previous issue, we find Otto trying to understand how his all-seeing Spider-bots could have allowed the Goblin army to ransack New York City.  After uncovering the flaw in his designs, Otto manages to make his way to the Goblin’s underground lair, where….nah I won’t spoil it. All I’ll say is that Dan Slott is clearly having a lot of fun with this final story arc, and I’m glad that we didn’t have to wait too long for Otto and Norman (?) to meet up. There’s also some more time with Peter Parker attempting to piece together his memories, but with only 31 of them left, he’s going to have a pretty rough time trying to rebuild himself so he can get his body back. Read the rest of this entry

2014 Nerd Preview!

2014 is only a few weeks old, and now that we’ve gotten the best and worst of 2013 out of the way, it’s time to look at some of the upcoming nerd events for the coming year. From Ghost Rider’s return to comics to Spider-Man’s new big screen adventure, 2014 looks to be a pretty exciting time for nerds, even though 2015 is going to be the year the big dogs come out to play. But I’m getting way ahead of myself. Let’s take a look at the things that will (hopefully) be awesome this year. Read the rest of this entry