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Comic Reviews: Marvel Legacy and Detective Comics!

COMIC REVIEWS!

Marvel-Legacy-1-featuredMarvel Legacy #1 (Marvel Comics)

MINOR SPOILERS

Well, it’s finally here. After the usual Marvel hype, Marvel Legacy has released, and with it, the promise that the Marvel Universe will “never be the same again”. With waning interest in their books and major events like Secret Empire, Marvel’s “non-Rebirth” launch is being met with a lot of anticipation and skepticism, and as someone who’s been getting more and more tired of Marvel’s hype and promotions every week, I have to admit that the Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic Marvel Legacy #1 actually has piqued my interest in a way that Marvel hasn’t done in a very long time. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Secret Wars and The Walking Dead!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

Secret_Wars_9_Cover-696x1057Secret Wars #9 (of 9) (Marvel Comics)

MILD SPOILERS

At long last, the finale of Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic’s Secret Wars has arrived. The long delayed concluding chapter has the inenviable task of wrapping up a major event and setting up the status quo that Marvel fans have been aware of since October. And for the most part, Secret Wars succeeds. It definitely feels a little rushed, but when compared to other Marvel events (Age of Ultron, I’m looking at you), Secret Wars is one of the better event stories that Marvel has published recently. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Secret Wars and Convergence!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

secret-wars-1-112759Secret Wars #1 (of 8) (Marvel Comics)

The latest big Marvel event is here: Secret Wars. Jonathan Hickman’s mega event has been years in the making; we just didn’t know it until now. Teamed up with Thor: God of Thunder artist Esad Ribic, the first installment of the eight-issue event contains an insane amount of action and tragedy for the heroes of both the 616 (Regular Marvel) universe and the Ultimate Universe, and is an extremely entertaining debut issue. Read the rest of this entry

The Marvel Press Event to End All Press Events?

MarvelSecretWarsThis Tuesday, Marvel had their “announcement to end all announcements” (their words, not mine). Many people were wondering what it could possibly be: getting the movie rights to Spider-Man back? Rebooting the universe? Relaunching Rom: SpaceKnight? The Internet was abuzz with speculation, and now, we can finally talk about it, because the announcement is….

That the Marvel “616” Universe and the Ultimate Universe will combine together for Secret Wars, and that Battleworld is going to be the new Marvel Universe, with each alternate reality being a different “country”. Read the rest of this entry