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Comic Reviews: American Gods: Shadows and The Amazing Spider-Man!

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STL035995American Gods: Shadows #1 (Dark Horse Comics)

With the upcoming TV adaptation coming our way, it was only a matter of time until someone decided to adapt Neil Gaiman’s American Gods in comic book form. Picking up the adaptation torch is Dark Horse Comics, who’ve had a long relationship with Gaiman’s work in the past. With longtime Gaiman collaborator P Craig Russell and artist Scott Hampton pitching in, American Gods: Shadows is a good adaptation for those who have never read the original novel before, but if you have, there’s not a lot of new things brought to the table. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Clone Conspiracy and Reborn!

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the-clone-conspiracy-1-main-coverThe Clone Conspiracy #1 (Marvel Comics)

Like all of Dan Slott’s major Spider-Man stories, there’s been quite the build up to Clone Conspiracy. After initially being marketed as “Dead No More”, the new Spidey epic is actually about the return of the Jackal, and his use of clones to seemingly bring Spider-Man’s loved ones and enemies back from the dead. Now, before you go running for the hills, remember that Slott has an incredible ability to make really dumb concepts work (remember how we all thought Superior Spider-Man was going to suck?). But even with that in mind, I’m always leery whenever the word “Clones” shows up in association with Spider-Man. Luckily though, Slott and Jim Cheung’s Clone Conspiracy #1 gets things off on the right track. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Seven To Eternity and Amazing Spider-Man!

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seventoeternity01_cvraSeven To Eternity #1 (Image Comics)

Rick Remender has made quite a name for himself in comics the past few years. After successful runs on Uncanny X-Force and Uncanny Avengers for Marvel, as well as Black Science, Tokyo Ghost, and Deadly Class for Image Comics, he’s now at the level of creator that brings in readers simply from his name appearing on the cover. With his latest release with artist Jerome Opena from Image, Seven To Eternity, that name appeal is only going to get stronger. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Amazing Spider-Man!

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BatmanTMNT03 Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (of 6) (DC Comics/IDW)

IDW and DC continue their crossover series with two characters that I never expected to ever cross paths: Batman and The Ninja Turtles. While both are ninjas and primarily stick to the shadows, there’s not as much in common as say, Star Trek and Green Lantern. However, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ first issue is a blast to read, and James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II have a ton of fun bringing these two franchises together. 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

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man: Renew You Vows and Batman Beyond!

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 amazing-spider-man-renew-your-vows-1Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 (of 4) (Marvel Comics)

Remember how I said last week that Old Man Logan was my “most anticipated Secret Wars tie-in”? I lied.

Like many children of the 90’s, I have a soft spot for the Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson marriage. For most of my comic book reading life, Spider-Man was a married man. While the events of One More Day lead to resurgence in the stories that Marvel was able to tell with the webslinger, I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a part of me that longs for the return of the status quo that I grew up with. Thankfully, Secret Wars has me in mind, and this week sees the return of the Spider-Man marriage with Dan Slott and Adam Kubert’s Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1. Read the rest of this entry

The Tangled Web of Spider-Man Post Secret Wars!

Amazing-Spider-Man-Renew-Your-Vows-2015-a906cWe finally know the story behind the Spider-Man Secret Wars tie-in “Renew Your Vows”. Now, it’s pretty much what we expected from the original teaser we saw, which had Spider-Man, Mary Jane, and their young daughter displayed pretty prominently. It’s going to feature a Peter Parker who’s reality is that of the pre-“One More Day” continuity, which means that he’s still happily married to Mary Jane, and even has a family. It’s also being drawn by Adam Kubert and written by current Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott, because who else would be bringing you this story? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Darth Vader and Amazing Spider-Man!

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 VaderDarth Vader #1 (Marvel Comics)

 From the moment it was announced, I was very interested in Marvel’s Darth Vader series. Thankfully the Keiron Gillen and Salvador Larocca series not only met my expectations, it exceeded them. Darth Vader is one badass comic, and filled with some pretty memorable moments. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man and Superman Unchained!

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 Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_3_9_TextlessAmazing Spider-Man #9 (Marvel Comics)

 It’s here, the event that Dan Slott has been building to since he first brought Peter Parker back to the Marvel Universe in April: “Spider-Verse”: the Spider-Man event to end all Spider-Man events. After months of build up, including an Edge of Spider-Verse prelude miniseries and two special issues of Superior Spider-Man, the main event is finally here with Amazing Spider-Man #9. So, how does it stack up? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: The Amazing Spider-Man and The Walking Dead!

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images The Amazing Spider-Man #5 (Marvel Comics)

 Spidey’s “Original Sin” tie-in continues with Amazing Spider-Man #5, which picks up right where writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos left Spidey last month: on top of a rooftop, making out with Silk, the mysterious Spider-Woman that Peter Parker found last issue. However, before things get really hot and heavy, Peter puts the stop on things once he realizes that Silk knows his secret identity. After asking her questions about her family, Peter brings Silk back to his apartment so they can look for them, but they end up making out again. Read the rest of this entry