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Comic Reviews: Hawkeye and Black Science!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

 3927862-hawkeye_vol_4_18_textlessHawkeye #19 (Marvel Comics)

 Well, well, well, look who finally showed up. Yes, the habitually tardy Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye. I’ll be honest; I don’t even remember when the last issue of this series came out. Blame it on me not paying attention or reading too many comics, but I honestly don’t remember the last issue or what happened in it (was it the Christmas one that came out in February)?

Anyways, this latest issue of Hawkeye focuses on Clint Barton, who’s dealing with a case of deafness after the failed assassination attempt on his life 2 (?) issues ago. The way Clint’s condition is presented in this issue is really interesting and neat…if this book was coming out on time. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Superior Spider-Man and Black Science!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

Superior_Spider-Man_Vol_1_26_TextlessSuperior Spider-Man #26 (Marvel Comics)

We’re one step closer to “Goblin Nation”, but first, Dan Slott brings us the showdown we’ve been waiting for: no, not Peter Parker vs. Otto Octavius, Green Goblin vs. Hobgoblin!

That’s right, Superior Spider-Man #26 brings the two major Goblins head to head, and it takes quite a few different twists and turns throughout the course of the match. Slott’s script for these pages is packed to the brim of possible revelations and great dialogue, even if it is hard to follow in some parts.  Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Infinity and Black Science!

Comic Reviews!

imagesInfinity #6 (of 6)

Last week, in my review of Avengers #23, I mentioned my concern with the finale of Infinity not having enough time to properly showcase the battle between the Avengers and Thanos. Thankfully, I was proven wrong. The final issue of Infinity is a break-neck battle for the fate of Earth that surprisingly teases very little things to come in its final pages. Unlike Age of Ultron, which had ads for the follow-up series every few pages, Infinity has a very clear and set ending that gives us a single tease for the upcoming series Inhumanity.

Much like with last week’s issue of Avengers, Writer Jonathan Hickman tones down a lot of his “Hickman-speak” for this finale, and instead focuses entirely on the battle with Thanos and his army in Wakanda. The seemingly separate plot threads between Avengers and New Avengers come together in a great way, and there are a lot of fantastic battles here in this issue. However, it’s Hickman’s great characterization of Thanos that stands out.  His response when the Avengers arrive to help Hulk is awesome, and right on point with how the mad Titan typically responds to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Even the use of Thanos’ son Thane is handled well, which is surprising considering how little time he’s in the story. Read the rest of this entry