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Comic Reviews: Extermination and Pearl!

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It’s been a while since we’ve had an X-Men event, but all that is changing now with Extermination. Serving as the catalyst for the next big refresh of Marvel’s Mutants, Extermination, from Ed Brisson and Pepe Larraz, is chock full of what makes the X-Men, well, the X-Men. No, not mutants fighting one another (although that’s certainly here in this opening issue), time travel! Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Action Comics and DC Bad Guys Summer Special!

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ACT_1001_CVR_fnl_5acd480ba4dca4.41390433Action Comics #1001

Now that the dust has settled in Man of Steel, Brian Michael Bendis has started his runs on Superman and Action Comics. While Superman will focus on the Man of Steel’s personal life, Bendis’ Action Comics, which begins with issue 1001 (no renumbering here), focuses on the heroic adventures of Superman. Teamed up with artist Patrick Gleason, the first issue of Bendis’ run isn’t as action-packed as described, but still seems to be setting up some pretty intriguing things. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Man of Steel and Blackwood!

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Man-of-Steel-1-CoverMan of Steel #1 (DC Comics)

After months of build up, the time has finally come for Brian Michael Bendis’ Man of Steel. A weekly miniseries, this new start marks the beginning of Bendis’ run on the Man of Steel, and boasts a pretty impressive roster of rotating artists, with the first being Ivan Reis. Promised as the start of a mystery that has ties to Superman’s past, this opening issue serves as a good indication of how Bendis fits into the DC universe, and it’s the shot in the arm that this writer has needed for quite some time. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Avengers and DC Nation!

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Avengers2018_001_Cvr-1-600x891Avengers #1 (Marvel Comics)

You may have heard that the Avengers have a new movie out, so unsurprisingly Marvel is putting out a brand new #1 of Avengers with a new creative team in the hopes of catching that elusive “new reader” who’s interested in checking out the comics after watching Infinity War. While a new #1 is par for the course when it comes to Marvel, the fact that Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness are the creative team for Avengers #1 is enough to make you pause and take notice, and with a team roster that includes the original “Big Three” as well as Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and Ghost Rider, well, that’s just weird enough to make this title stand out. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: The Terrifics and Jessica Jones!

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TTERR_Cv1_5a05ec2fa4e9a7.58719275The Terrifics #1 (DC Comics)

With the Fantastic Four still in hiding at Marvel, it’s only natural for DC to try and fill that void with The Terrifics. The latest in the line of the “New Age of Heroes” books, The Terrifics features a rag tag team of heroes ranging from Mr. Terrific to Metamorpho to Plastic Man. Everything about this book, from the team line up to the name, is pretty weird, but with creators like Jeff Lemire and Ivan Reis on the book, it’s hard not to take notice and see the potential for a fun adventure comic. Read the rest of this entry

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

Comic Reviews: Civil War II and All-Star Batman!

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portrait_incredible.jpgCivil War II #8 (of 8) (Marvel Comics)

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After a long and very delayed road, Civil War II has come to an end. I wish I could tell you that the Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez event bucks the trend of lame final issues for Marvel events, but unfortunately that is not the case. In fact, Civil War II’s final issue ranks as not only one of the worst final issues of a Marvel event, but also one of the worst comics of the year. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Infamous Iron Man and Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye!

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doomInfamous Iron Man #1 (Marvel Comics)

Once again, a major Marvel event has been delayed. But it’s still business as usual for Marvel, as they’re releasing Infamous Iron Man this week. The first of two series spinning out of the end of Civil War II, this series finds Victor Von Doom taking the mantle of the Armored Avenger and dishing out his own brand of justice. Yes, it’s a pain that the Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev series is going to spoil the events of Civil War II, but at this point it’s not even that surprising that Marvel would let this be released before the event wrapped up. In fact, it would be more surprising if they actually finished the event first. Despite being a victim of Civil War II’s near constant delays, Infamous Iron Man serves as a solid, if slow, look into the new Victor Von Doom. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Moonshine and Jessica Jones!

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moonshine-coverMoonshine #1 (Image Comics)

Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso made quite the team when they created 100 Bullets, and now with their new Image series Moonshine they’re hoping to recapture some of that magic again. A Prohibition era werewolf series, Moonshine’s debut issue has what it takes for another cool ongoing series, even if it takes a little too long to get the plot moving. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy and Tokyo Ghost!

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portrait_incredibleGuardians of the Galaxy #11 (Marvel Comics)

Guardians of the Galaxy has been an interesting book. While the team has had a huge impact on pop culture thanks to their movie, the Brian Michael Bendis written comic hasn’t had the best track record. Sure, there have been some great moments, but by and large it’s been one of the lesser works of Bendis’ large bibliography. However, The latest issue of Brian Michael Bendis and Valerio Schiti’s Guardians saga is certainly more focused than the previous storyline, and actually seems to be setting up some cool interplay for the Guardians in the Civil War 2 event. Read the rest of this entry