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Comic Reviews: X-Men ’92 and Superman!

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downloadX-Men ’92 #1

The 90’s X-Men cartoon served as an entry point for numerous comic fans. It had a team ripped straight from the comics, current storylines adapted for TV, and of course, hundreds and hundreds of characters that became toys. It seems strange that Marvel hasn’t done a series set in the world of the cartoon until now, with this version of the team as part of the larger Battleworld of Secret Wars. Written by Chris Sims and Chad Bowers and featuring art by Scott Koblish, X-Men ’92 nails the characters and tone of the original cartoon, but it’s a little too bogged down in exposition in parts. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Southern Bastards and JLA: Justice League of America!

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STK674550Southern Bastards #9 (Image Comics)

Jasons Aaron and Latour bring their dark Southern epic back to the comic shops this week with Southern Bastards #9. The start of a new story arc, the latest trip to Craw County introduces us to Sheriff Hardy, who’s investigating the death of Coach Big from last issue. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Chrononauts and Constantine: The Hellblazer!

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STK674262Chrononauts #4 (of 4) (Image Comics)

Mark Millar and Sean Murphy’s time-travelling tale reaches its climax this week, and it’s a doozy. If you’ve been following the adventures of Danny and Corbin then you already know about all of the insane time stream hijinks they’ve been pulling, and just how bad off they are right now. At the start of this issue, I was worried that Millar and Murphy wouldn’t be able to pull off a satisfying confusing. Amazingly though, the two pull off a thrilling and heartfelt conclusion that surprises you at every turn. 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