It’s always tough for the big two to introduce new characters and have them stick. However, Marvel’s had some pretty big success, starting with Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel, Spider-Gwen, and (unfortunately) Gwenpool. But for my money, the coolest new character they’ve introduced in some years is none other than the Cosmic Ghost Rider. Read the rest of this entry
Ghost Rider #1 (Marvel Comics)
I’ll be honest; I wasn’t the biggest fan of All-New Ghost Rider. While I admired the art by Tradd Moore, the series that introduced Robbie Reyes to the world just didn’t do much for me. Maybe it was because Johnny Blaze will always be my favorite Ghost Rider, or maybe it was the fact that this time the Rider drove a muscle car instead of motorcycle, but something just didn’t click with me. Despite this, the Robbie Reyes version of the character has a pretty devoted following, and he’s returned with a brand new series written by Reyes create Felipe Smith, with art from Danillo Beyruth. Unfortunately this new series doesn’t do much to convince me to keep following this Rider’s adventures. Read the rest of this entry
Superman #44 (DC Comics)
The current “Truth” storyline in Gene Luen Yang and John Romita Jr’s Superman has been pretty slow going, but all that changes this month with Superman #44. Now that Clark’s secret has been let out, the latest installment in the game-changing storyline finds some of Clark’s most dangerous enemies striking out at his closest friends, an act that pushes the Man of Steel to his limits and causes him to lose some friends in the process. Read the rest of this entry
To me, a Ghost Rider book needs to fill certain requirements: He needs to be on a badass bike, not be written like a redneck, and most importantly, be Johnny Blaze. For a book that doesn’t feature any of this, All-New Ghost Rider had to do a lot for me to pick up the second issue. So imagine my surprise when I opened the pages of writer Felipe Smith and artist Tradd Moore’s Marvel Comics debut and ended up really enjoying it. It’s not a perfect debut issue of a series, but it’s a hell of a lot of fun, with a very engaging main character.
After a long and (extremely) winding road, modern comic book fans can finally get the chance to experience Alan Moore’s classic MiracleMan. Often called one of the greatest comic books of all time, the story of Michael Moran’s adult life has a ton of hype surrounding it, and after years of court cases and legal tie-ups, Marvel Comics has reprinted the long awaited tales. But after such a long wait, is it worth the hype?
2014 is only a few weeks old, and now that we’ve gotten the best and worst of 2013 out of the way, it’s time to look at some of the upcoming nerd events for the coming year. From Ghost Rider’s return to comics to Spider-Man’s new big screen adventure, 2014 looks to be a pretty exciting time for nerds, even though 2015 is going to be the year the big dogs come out to play. But I’m getting way ahead of myself. Let’s take a look at the things that will (hopefully) be awesome this year. Read the rest of this entry