Marvel Knights #1 (Marvel Comics)
Twenty years ago, Marvel launched the Marvel Knights imprint, and changed the publisher forever. Naturally with a big anniversary coming up, Marvel wants to capitalize on that nostalgia, and hiring Donny Cates and Travel Foreman to create the new Marvel Knights #1 is certainly a good way to celebrate. Focusing on an intriguing mystery that revolves around our favorite street-level heroes forgetting their true selves, this opening issue is really interesting, even if it doesn’t quite match up with what is happening in the other characters’ solo books. Read the rest of this entry
All New Miracleman Annual #1 (Marvel Comics)
There’s a lot of hype around All New Miracleman Annual #1. There’s a “long lost” script by legendary author Grant Morrison, interior pages by Marvel head honcho Joe Quesada, and all of the pedigree that comes with a comic book called Miracleman. Ever since Marvel got the publishing rights to the character that arguably made Alan Moore famous, the publisher has been putting out reprints of the classic “Marvelman” sorties of the 1950s, and only recently begun republishing the Alan Moore series (aka the ones people really wanted). Annual is the first “original” Miracleman book published by Marvel. So, is it worth the $5 cover price? Read the rest of this entry
The wait is over: Grant Morrison’s magnum opus, Multiversity, is finally on the shelf. This alternate universe-spanning tale has been building in Morrison’s brain for ten years, and now, it’s finally out. Multiversity #1, drawn by Ivan Reis, is the first in a series of one-shots that will tell the whole Multiversesity tale. But with so much hype around this issue, is it any good? Hell, is it even readable? Read the rest of this entry
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With Battle of the Atom #2, the X-Men’s latest crossover has reached its end, and of course, nothing will ever be the same! ……Until the next one.
Seriously though, as far as events go, “Battle of the Atom” has been great, and one of the best X-events of the past decade. I was a little apprehensive that Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, and the other members of the X-Men writing stable wouldn’t be able to stick the landing, but I’m pleased to report that they do a great job wrapping up the main story and teasing what’s to come.
The X-Men of past, present, and future have all come to battle the Brotherhood of Mutants from the future, and what follows is a tremendous battle that ranks as one of the mutant team’s best. There are some causalities (all are future X-Men), and while the battle doesn’t end quite like I wanted it to, I still found it satisfying. Read the rest of this entry