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Comic Reviews: Iron Man 2020 and Low, Low Woods!

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Iron Man 2020 #1 (Marvel Comics) STL142463

We’re officially in the future year of 2020, and that means that the Iron Man of 2020, long thought of a as a far away villain, is now a modern day threat. Or is he? That’s the main crux of Dan Slott, Christos Gage, and Pete Woods’ Iron Man 2020 #1, which finds Arno Stark, not Tony, in the Iron Man armor of the future, taking down the threats that could potentially lead to the destruction of the world around him. Read the rest of this entry

Requiem For An Octopus

Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_3_10_TextlessYears ago, Dan Slott attempted to do the impossible: make a lasting change to Spider-Man by having his body taken over by the mind of Doctor Octopus. It shouldn’t have worked. It couldn’t have worked. But it did. The Superior Spider-Man made a huge impact in the world of Spider-Man, and those results are still felt today in the world of the wall-crawler. Sure, Peter’s been running around back in his body for a few years now, but Doctor Octopus has also been active as the Superior Spider-Man, inhabiting one of the few Peter Parker clone bodies that The Jackal left intact after the events of “Dead No More” (I’d do a full recap, but no one wants to read that). Otto’s been so busy, in fact, that he had his very own ongoing series following his exploits for the past year. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Fantastic Four and Sandman Universe!

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687096._SX360_QL80_TTD_Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel Comics)

It’s been a dark time for Fantastic Four fans. The past few years have seen the team removed from the Marvel publishing slate, and whether that was due to declining sales, a way to build up anticipation for their inevitable return, or because the head publisher didn’t want to be promoting a property that Marvel didn’t have the film rights to, their absence has been felt. But luckily with the team returning with Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli’s Fantastic Four #1, the team is brought back to their glory days, and are ready to take back their title as “Marvel’s First Family”. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Tony Stark, Iron Man and Lost City Explorers!

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APR180665_1024x1024Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 (Marvel Comics)

He’s been dead, then an AI program, but now Tony Stark, the Invincible Iron Man is back in the land of the living, and that mean’s it’s time for a brand new #1 issue! Yes, Tony Stark: Invincible Iron Man is another part of the Marvel “Fresh Start” initiative, but with Dan Slott and Valerio Schiti on the writing and art duties, the time is right for the Iron Avenger to make a new lease on life, and with an opening issue like this one, we’re in good hands. Read the rest of this entry

Marvel’s First Family Returns!

IMG-0289This August, the Fantastic Four finally returns to the Marvel Universe. After an absence that felt longer than it actually was, we’re finally getting Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny back on the comic racks. It’s pretty damn exciting, and really has me excited in a way I haven’t been in a long time when it comes to the FF. But maybe that was Marvel’s plan all along…. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man and Oblivion Song!

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Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_1_797_TextlessAmazing Spider-Man #797 (Marvel Comics)

The time has come. Dan Slott is leaving The Amazing Spider-Man. After years of penning the wall-crawler’s adventures, the writer is prepping one last story, and it’s set to be one hell of a finale for Slott and artist Stuart Immonen. Not only has Norman Osborn returned as the Green Goblin, but he’s got an ace up his sleeve: none other than the Carnage symbiote. As the beginning of “Go Down Swinging”, Amazing Spider-Man #797 is not only a great kick off to what’s sure to be a bombastic event, it’s also a great example of how great Dan Slott is on the book when he’s on his game. Read the rest of this entry

The Amazing Ryan Ottley

asm0012018cov-lrv2-1087143Dan Slott is leaving The Amazing Spider-Man. It was bound to happen one day, but it’s still a shock to realize that a day is coming very soon where Slott’s name won’t be on the title anymore. After being on the book for a decade, the writer is leaving behind a massive legacy on the book that will be very hard for anyone following him to live up to. Luckily though, there’s one name that will be coming to the book that will definitely make an impact: Ryan Ottley. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batman/Ninja Turtles II and Venom, Inc.!

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IMG_1036Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 (of 6) (DC Comics/IDW)

The original Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover was a massive success for DC and IDW, so it’s only natural that the two publishers would want to make a sequel. Bringing back original writer James Tynion IV and artist Freddie Williams II, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II is a welcome return to the worlds of these two mega franchises, but like the original series, it does take a little while to get the plot moving. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man and The Showdown Vol. 2!

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indexThe Amazing Spider-Man #789

Spider-Man’s had it very easy lately. Ever since he became the new Tony Stark of the Marvel universe and went global, Spidey’s been a lot less “friendly neighborhood”. Everything was coming up Parker…until now. Dan Slott had his fun making Spidey a globe-trotting super hero who hangs out with Mockingbird, but we all knew that the shoe would drop on ol’ Peter Parker at some point, and with Amazing Spider-Man #789, it finally does. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Review: Amazing Spider-Man and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_4_29_Textless.jpgAmazing Spider-Man #29 (Marvel Comics)

Not even The Amazing Spider-Man is free from the grasp of Marvel’s Secret Empire event. Unlike most event tie-ins though, Amazing Spider-Man #29 feels like a natural continuation of the stories Dan Slott has been building up in his run that just happens to dovetail nicely into the latest Marvel mega event. In fact, with this issue being the return of Doctor Octopus, I was looking forward more to this storyline than any other aspect of Secret Empire. Luckily writers Dan Slott and Christos Gage, with artist Stuart Immonen, do not disappoint in the slightest. Read the rest of this entry