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Comic Reviews: Dark Days: The Casting and Spider-Men II!

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0qj7k1c13cqyDark Days: The Casting #1 (DC Comics)

Dark Days: The Forge brought up a whole lot of questions for the upcoming Metal event from DC. From showing a new back-story for Hawkman, to revealing that Batman has one of the “tuning forks” the Monitor used to try and reconcile the multiple universes in Crisis on the Infinite Earths, The Forge had a lot of crazy reveals, but not a lot of context for them. With The Casting, it falls on Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and their trio of artists (Jim Lee, John Romita Jr, and Andy Kubert) to maybe, just maybe start making some connections to the upcoming Metal event. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Civil War II and All-Star Batman!

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portrait_incredible.jpgCivil War II #8 (of 8) (Marvel Comics)

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After a long and very delayed road, Civil War II has come to an end. I wish I could tell you that the Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez event bucks the trend of lame final issues for Marvel events, but unfortunately that is not the case. In fact, Civil War II’s final issue ranks as not only one of the worst final issues of a Marvel event, but also one of the worst comics of the year. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: All-Star Batman and The Accused!

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AllStarRebirthBats-854f7All-Star Batman #1 (DC Comics)  

After months away from the Dark Knight, superstar writer Scott Snyder has returned with All-Star Batman. Teaming Snyder with a rotating superstar artist, this series has all of the makings for something truly special. I’m a huge fan of Snyder’s run on Batman, but that run really only scratched the surface of the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery. With All-Star, Snyder’s putting the focus on Two-Face, the man who was once Harvey Dent, and with John Romita Jr. on the art for this arc, All-Star is a great return for the writer that goes into some pretty interesting places you wouldn’t expect. Read the rest of this entry

The Worst of 2015!

Fantastic-Four-Miles-Teller-Kate-Mara-Jamie-BellIt’s that time of year again folks, the annual rundown of the best and worst of 2015. We’ve seen a lot of really cool things this year, but at the same time, we’ve also had a LOT of crap. And speaking of that crap, we’ve gotta get through the bad before we get to the good stuff, so without further ado, here’s my list on the worst stuff of 2015! Read the rest of this entry

New York Comic Con Wrap Up!

new-york-comic-conNew York Comic Con has wrapped up for another year, and unlike San Diego Comic Con there was actually a good amount of comic book related news to come out of the con. From Dark Horse announcing comics based on James Cameron’s Avatar to Mark Hamill returning to the The Flash, there were a lot of really cool announcements for both comics and comic book based media. So without further ado, here’s a rundown of all of the big news to come out of this year’s NYCC! Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Superman and Ghost Racers!

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superman 44Superman #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

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

Comic Reviews: Free Comic Book Day Special!

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STK666507All-New, All-Different Avengers #1 (Marvel)

Marvel’s first Free Comic Book Day offering is a glimpse into the post-Secret Wars Marvel Universe. All-New, All-Different Avengers follows the newest incarnation of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, featuring mainstays like Captain America, Vision, Thor, and Iron Man (albeit in different forms), and newcomers Nova, Ms. Marvel, and Miles Morales, the ultimate universe Spider-Man. Writer Mark Waid and artist Mahmud Asrar’s one in done adventure is a really fun look into what’s ahead for Marvel, even if it doesn’t answer any questions. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men Black Vortex and Superman!

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 guardians-of-the-galaxy-x-men-the-black-vortex-alpha-111576Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men Black Vortex Alpha #1 (Marvel Comics)

 The X-Men and the Guardians of the Galaxy team up again for Black Vortex. Seeing as how their last team up (for the “Trial of Jean Grey”) was a pretty big hit for Marvel, it makes sense that the House of Ideas would want to pair these two teams up again. However, this first chapter by Legendary Star-Lord writer Sam Humphries and drawn by Ed McGuinness leaves a lot to be desired. In fact, it reads less like a sequel to the previous crossover and more like another issue of Peter Quill’s solo book. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Superman and Outcast!

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Superman-32-Spoilers-DC-Comics-New-52-Ulysses-John-Romita-Jr-0 Superman #32 (DC Comics)

 Arguably the character that has been in the most dire need of a solid creative team since the New 52 relaunch has been Superman. Since Grant Morrison finished his Action Comics run with issue #18, the main Superman books have been in a constant state of flux creatively (Superman Unchained aside, of course).

Well, along comes Mr. Geoff Johns to take over the main Superman title. And who does he bring with him? John Romita Jr., in his first official monthly DC Comics work. There’s a lot of hype surrounding Marvel’s former golden boy making the jump to DC (and Johns returning to Superman after a stellar pre-52 Action Comics run), so, how does Superman #32 stack up? Read the rest of this entry