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Comic Reviews: Aero and No One Left To Fight!

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AeroAero #1 (Marvel Comics)

Like all major events, War of the Realms set up some new characters in the hopes of giving them their own series. Unlike other events, those new characters have more things in common with popular Manga series than other comics on the shelves, and the latest series Aero, from Zhou Liefen and artist Keng, serves as a pretty intriguing start for a brand new hero in the Marvel universe. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Age of X-Man Alpha and Fight Club 3!

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indexAge of X-Man Alpha #1 (Marvel Comics)

Not content with just relaunching Uncanny X-Men, Marvel has a new X-Men event coming our way with Age of X-Man Alpha, the new starting point for, you guessed it, the Age of X-Man miniseries that will be hitting in the next few months.Fortunately, this event isn’t following in the footsteps of Age of Apocalypse and taking the place of the X-Men series that Marvel currently produces. Unfortunatley, the Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, and Ramon Rosanas special doesn’t do a whole lot to convince you to keep going with this event beyond the miniseries. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Heroes in Crisis and Stranger Things!

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x95nzha8ns311Heroes in Crisis #1 (of 7) (DC Comics)

DC’s latest event Heroes In Crisis is poised to be different from other big storylines. With a focus on the trauma that superheroes and villains endure in their adventures, Tom King and Clay Mann’s new event looks to not only have some big revelations for the DC universe at large, but it could even change the way we look at these heroes and their adventures. 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: 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: Guardians Team-Up and This Damned Band!

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Guardians_Team-Up_Vol_1_9_TextlessGuardians Team-Up #9 (Marvel Comics)

The latest issue of Guardians Team-Up finds the Marvel Universe’s two Peters (Quill and Parker) meeting up and solving a crime. Naturally, the fact that this issue contains two of my favorite Marvel characters definitely caught my eye, but the Javier Pulido written and drawn issue doesn’t really live up to the potential of having Spider-Man and Star-Lord team up. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Old Man Logan and Fight Club 2!

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Old-Man-Logan-1-Cover-9c041Old Man Logan #1 (of 4) (Marvel Comics)

Old Man Logan is widely regarded as not only one of the greatest Wolverine stories of all time, but one of the best Marvel stories as well. The Mark Millar and Steve McNiven storyline is my favorite Wolverine story, and hearing that this version of ol’ Canucklehead would be receiving a Secret Wars spin off filled me with both hope and dread. With Brian Michael Bendis taking over for Millar and Green Arrow artist Andrea Sorrentino stepping in for McNiven, the pieces are there for something special, and as I opened the cover I wasn’t entirely sure what kind of book I’d be getting. Well, after reading this opening issue, I’m relieved to see that this is not only a great opening issue, but also a pretty worthy addition to the Old Man Logan story. Read the rest of this entry