X-Men Gold #1 (Marvel Comics)
At long last, the X-Men have returned to their rightful place as a premiere Marvel team. Our first look at the new “ResurrXion” direction of the X-Men was glimpsed in the X-Men Prime special last week, but now we’ve got the official start of X-Men Gold, the team that features long time favorites like Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, Kitty Pryde, and Old Man Logan. Gold is being set up as the flagship book for the X-Men going forward, and writer Marc Guggenheim and artist Ardian Syaf definitely have a clear vision for the mutants going forward, one that’s more in the super hero mode than recent takes on the characters. Read the rest of this entry
Last week had the typical “Best Nerd Things of 2014”, so now, it’s time for the real fun: the WORST nerd things of 2014. Yes, these are the movies, TV shows, video games, and comics that made my blood boil to molten lava, my head feel like it wanted to implode, and my nerd rage levels to reach almost Berserker. So, without further ado, we might as well get the biggest offender out of the way, the worst comic book movie of the year (in my opinion)… Read the rest of this entry
The latest story line for Marvel’s hit galactic heroes kicks off with Guardians of the Galaxy #21. Brian Michael Bendis’ recent stories have been…drawn out to say the least, but with this latest issue (which features art by Marvel “Young Gun” Valerio Schiti), it seems like the pace is finally starting to pick up.
This issue focuses primarily on Flash Thompson, also known as Venom. Flash’s time as the Avenger’s Earth liaison with the Guardians hasn’t really been fleshed out (or explained, for that matter). Other than last May’s Free Comic Book Day issue, there’s barely been any mention for why Venom is on the team, or what purpose he serves. Thankfully, it looks like we’re starting to get some answers. Read the rest of this entry
After taking “Forever” to come out (sorry, I couldn’t resist), we’ve finally got the double sized final issue of Forever Evil, the big DC event that started back in…September. Holy crap.
Unlike other big events, Forever Evil #7 is actually worth the wait, and filled with non stop action, awesome moments to showcase our heroic villains, and plenty of jaw-dropping reveals. Writer Geoff Johns and artist David Finch have crafted a surprisingly fantastic ending to this event that, for the first time in a while, makes me extremely excited to see what’s in store for the heroes of the DC universe. Read the rest of this entry
When I first heard of the announcement of Origin II, I have to admit, my first reaction was “why”? Now that I’ve read it, I still feel that way, but do like the story within the shiny new Acetate cover. Read the rest of this entry