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Comic Reviews: The Flash and Curse Words!

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FLS_Cv22_non-lenticular[10]_590d2e22ac7773.69640683The Flash #22 (DC Comics)

It’s all come to this. With the hype of the entire DC universe and comic fans behind it, “The Button” has reached its conclusion. But now that we know the next installment in the Rebirth mystery is coming in November, has the wind been taken out of The Flash #22 sails? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: IvX and Man-Thing!

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indexIVX #6 (of 6) (Marvel Comics)

After six issues and multiple tie-ins, the war between the Inhumans and the X-Men draws to a close in IvX #6. While Marvel’s made no secret of hyping up the next installment of the X-Men franchise, ResurrXion, that doesn’t mean that there still aren’t any loose ends to tie up in Jeff Lemire and Charles Soule’s event.  Thankfully for us, Soule and Lemire are able to buck the trend of every Marvel event and give us a truly satisfying ending that sets up interesting stakes for not only the X-Men, but the Inhumans as well. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Monsters Unleashed and Curse Words!

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monsters_unleashed_1_coverMonsters Unleashed #1 (of 5) (Marvel Comics)

Well, here we go, another Marvel event. While it doesn’t have the scale of Civil War II or Secret Wars, Monsters Unleashed is here, with the promotional drive one would expect from the “House of Ideas”. Each issue features a different artist (this opening one featuring art by Steve McNiven), and it’s written by Cullen Bunn, a writer who’s known for Marvel work like Magneto and Venom, as well as writing a pretty successful Godzilla run for IDW. While I have little interest in the giant monsters of the Marvel universe attacking en masse, I have to admit, Monsters Unleashed is a fun throwback to a time when Marvel didn’t have their heroes fighting one another or universe shaking events every 3 months. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Inhumans vs X-Men and The Flash!

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ivx_1_coverInhumans vs. X-Men #1 (of 6) (Marvel Comics)

The throw down Marvel fans have been waiting for is here: Inhumans vs. X-Men (or IvX if you want to be picky). The past few years have been quite a ride for both franchises, as Marvel has made a pretty obvious ploy to play up the Inhumans while distancing themselves from the X-Men. It hasn’t worked, but IvX is the latest attempt by Marvel to try and get people to care as much about the Inhumans as they do about the X-Men. With Charles Soule and Jeff Lemire writing, and Leinil Yu drawing, it’s clear that Marvel really wants this one to work (especially because it’ll lead into their RessurXion event), but does it all add up to a readable event? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Obi-Wan and Anakin and Spidey!

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Note: These titles may have already been on comic shelves due to a shipping error. They were scheduled for this week.

Obi-Wan_and_Anakin_1_CoverStar Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin #1 (Marvel Comics)

My thoughts on the Star Wars prequels are….complicated. So when Obi-Wan and Anakin, the latest Marvel Star Wars miniseries was announced, I was hesitant. However, once I saw that Lando writer Charles Soule and Shattered Empire artist Marco Checchetto were on the book, my interest went up considerably. And while this opening issue is pretty light in the plot department, the character work more than makes up for it. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Daredevil and Harley’s Little Black Book!

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Daredevil-1-Cover-1e977Daredevil #1 (Marvel Comics)

The Man Without Fear is back in a monthly book, and it’s definitely got more in common with his recent Netflix series than Mark Waid’s run. Charles Soule and Ron Garney’s Daredevil is darker in both tone and style, and it’s one of the more impressive debuts in the All New All Different Marvel line up. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Uncanny Inhumans and Back To The Future!

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Uncanny-Inhumans-1-2Uncanny Inhumans #1 (Marvel)

Yes, the Inhumans are back, and they’re getting a brand new title as part of All New All Different Marvel. Picking up where May’s Uncanny Inhumans #0 left off, the new #1 from Charles Soule and Steve McNiven is a pretty fun ride, but it’s not going to help out new readers who want to know anything about Black Bolt and Co. Read the rest of this entry

New York Comic Con Wrap Up!

new-york-comic-conNew York Comic Con has wrapped up for another year, and unlike San Diego Comic Con there was actually a good amount of comic book related news to come out of the con. From Dark Horse announcing comics based on James Cameron’s Avatar to Mark Hamill returning to the The Flash, there were a lot of really cool announcements for both comics and comic book based media. So without further ado, here’s a rundown of all of the big news to come out of this year’s NYCC! Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Lando and Star Trek/Green Lantern!

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Landocover1pgversionStar Wars: Lando #1 (of 5) (Marvel)

I won’t lie, I wasn’t expecting much from Star Wars: Lando, but after giving everything else Marvel’s done with Star Wars a try, I figured I’d give it a shot. And I’m glad I did, because this opening issue of the five issue miniseries from writer Charles Soule and artist Alex Maleev is one of the most entertaining first issues of the year. The two creators place Lando Calrissian front and center in a story that has more in common with heist flicks like The Italian Job than the original Star Wars trilogy, a twist that makes for one awesome comic book. Read the rest of this entry

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