New 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
Star 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
We’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
Uncanny Inhumans #0
Marvel REALLY wants you to care about the Inhumans. So much so that they’re putting Charles Soule and Steve McNiven, the creative team behind last year’s hit Death of Wolverine, on a brand new zero issue designed to catch you up to speed in time for the new Uncanny Inhumans series….that’s launching in about 3 months after Secret Wars. Read the rest of this entry
After some delays, it’s now time to put the man known as Logan to rest. Charles Soule and Steve McNiven’s Death of Wolverine comes to a close this week, and while I’ll try to keep this review spoiler free, that’ll be easier said than done.
Much of this issue focuses on Wolverine’s final battle with the man who created him, Cornelius. Yes, the crazy professor from Weapon X is back, and given a name. Apparently he wants to try and perfect the experiment that gave Wolverine his adamantium skeleton, albeit with more stable test subjects (ones that aren’t “animals”). It’s during his attempt to defeat Cornelius that brings about Wolverine’s demise, and… Read the rest of this entry
Marvel’s definitely pulling out all the stops for The Death of Wolverine; The first issue of the weekly event features an impressive chrome cover, Steve McNiven as the artist, and a ton of “bonus features”. Unfortunately those bonus features make up more than the actual story within the issue, and don’t really justify the $4.99 cover price. Read the rest of this entry
Superman: Doomed #1 (DC Comics)
The big Superman event of the summer starts off with this week’s Superman: Doomed. Written by Charles Soule, Scott Lobdell, and Greg Pak (aka the guys writing Superman/Wonder Woman, Superman, and Action Comics respectively) with art by Ken Lashley, this one-shot finds Superman going to battle with a new and improved version of Doomsday, the creature that killed him years ago.
Or did he? This issue never gives us a clear “yes” or “no” as to if the “Death of Superman” storyline happened in the “New 52” DC universe. They do mention that Superman has met Doomsday before and show the Doomsday we’re all used to, but never come out and say if Superman was killed or not in the new rebooted universe. Despite this, I found this issue to be pretty cool, and I love this new take on Doomsday. No longer just a really strong monster, this new Doomsday is a true embodiment of death that literally sucks the life out of everything around him. When he first appears in the Bahamas at the beginning of this issue, he’s surrounded by burning grass and forests, and has already killed thousands of people. Read the rest of this entry
Inhuman #1 is the long delayed start of Marvel’s “next big thing”, and when I say it’s been delayed, I mean it’s been delayed. At times it seemed like the book would never come out, and for once, it has nothing to do with Joe Madureira handling the art duties. After original writer Matt Fraction jumped ship over “creative differences”, new writer Charles Soule was brought on board to shed more light on the fallout from Black Bolt’s Terrigen bomb that blew up waaay back in Infinity. However this caused the book (which was originally scheduled for January) to be pushed back 3 months so Soule could get a start on writing. After such a long wait, is Inhuman worth it?
General Zod’s plans come to fruition in the latest issue of Superman/Wonder Woman, a comic book that’s way better than it should be. Written by Charles Soule and drawn by Tony S. Daniel, Superman/Wonder Woman continues the ongoing story that introduces Zod and Faora into the New 52, and while it’s not entirely the best introduction to the series, it’s still a hell of a lot of fun.
Picking up from last issue’s knock down drag out fight, Wonder Woman and Superman travel to MT. Olympus in hopes of getting some new firepower from Hephaestus, Wonder Woman’s brother. (SPOILER: Wonder Woman is Zeus’ daughter now). After receiving some pretty bitchin’ power armor, the two track down Zod and Faora, hoping to stop them from creating a portal into the Phantom Zone, which would release the monstrous Doomsday. Read the rest of this entry
After a long and (extremely) winding road, modern comic book fans can finally get the chance to experience Alan Moore’s classic MiracleMan. Often called one of the greatest comic books of all time, the story of Michael Moran’s adult life has a ton of hype surrounding it, and after years of court cases and legal tie-ups, Marvel Comics has reprinted the long awaited tales. But after such a long wait, is it worth the hype?