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Comic Reviews: Kingsman: The Red Diamond and Scales & Scoundrels!

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KingsmanTheRedDiamond_01-1Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1 (Image Comics)

With Kingsman: The Golden Circle arriving in theaters in just a few weeks, it’s no surprise that there’s a sequel to the original series, Kingsman: The Secret Service (formerly called Secret Service), ready to hit comic shelves. But what is surprising is the fact that Kingsman: The Red Diamond isn’t written by Mark Millar or illustrated by Dave Gibbons. In their place is Rob Williams of Suicide Squad fame and Simon Fraser handling the art, marking this the first time outside of the Millarworld Annual specials that a Millar property isn’t written by Millar himself. Unfortunately for Red Diamond, it shows. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Ghost Rider and Suicide Squad!

ghostrider1covermarcochecchettoGhost 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

Comic Reviews: Clone Conspiracy and Reborn!

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the-clone-conspiracy-1-main-coverThe Clone Conspiracy #1 (Marvel Comics)

Like all of Dan Slott’s major Spider-Man stories, there’s been quite the build up to Clone Conspiracy. After initially being marketed as “Dead No More”, the new Spidey epic is actually about the return of the Jackal, and his use of clones to seemingly bring Spider-Man’s loved ones and enemies back from the dead. Now, before you go running for the hills, remember that Slott has an incredible ability to make really dumb concepts work (remember how we all thought Superior Spider-Man was going to suck?). But even with that in mind, I’m always leery whenever the word “Clones” shows up in association with Spider-Man. Luckily though, Slott and Jim Cheung’s Clone Conspiracy #1 gets things off on the right track. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Review: Spider-Man/Deadpool and Jupiter’s Legacy Vol. 2!

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Spider-Man_Deadpool_Vol_1_6_TextlessSpider-Man/Deadpool #6 (Marvel Comics)

Of all of Marvel’s recent output, Spider-Man/Deadpool is easily the best. Like a buddy cop movie bitten by an irradiated spider and then given a ton of caffeine, the combination of the web-slinger and the Merc With A Mouth has lead to an extremely entertaining series, much in part to the work of writer Joe Kelly and artist Ed McGuinness. However, they’re not on this issue. BUT, the fill in team of Scott Aukerman and artist Reilly Brown are here with a premise that’s just as good one from Kelly and McGuinness: Deadpool takes his “buddy” Spider-Man to visit the set of his movie. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Invincible and Huck!

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STL002262Invincible #127 (Image Comics)

After an extended break, Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley’s Invincible has returned, and man, does it deliver. After having Mark Grayson travel back in time, relive and change his past, and giving us a cliffhanger leaving us at the moment he returns to Eve and his daughter (who’s now MUCH older than the infant he left behind), Kirkman and guest artist Cory Walker waste no time getting us back into the story. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Star Wars: Vader Down and Huck!

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download Star Wars: Vader Down #1 (Marvel)

For being the first big Marvel Star Wars event, “Vader Down” has a pretty small-scale plot: Darth Vader is marooned on a planet housing a Rebel fueling facility. With Rebel forces surrounding him, the Dark Lord of the Sith has to fight his way off the planet, and while we KNOW he’ll be fine, that doesn’t mean that Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato’s kick off special issue isn’t a blast to read. 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: 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: Chrononauts and The Punisher!

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 chrononauts-01-cvr-col-720-2734bChrononauts #1 (Image Comics)

 Mark Millar has been having a pretty damn good 2015. His Image titles Starlight, MPH, and Jupiter’s Legacy have been huge hits, Kingman: Secret Service, the movie based on his comic with Dave Gibbons, has been cleaning house at the box office, and his other film based on his comic Nemesis is going to have some major news hitting this week. To add to Millar’s mojo, this week sees the release of Chrononauts, his new Image series with The Wake artist Sean Murphy. Like Starlight before it, Chrononauts has Millar working in a new area of storytelling, and the results are pretty damn awesome. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: MPH and Edge of Spider-Verse!

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 mph_03MPH #3 (Image Comics)

 MPH #3 from Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo finds Roscoe and his pals doing what a lot of young people would do if they discovered they could gain superpowers from a pill: they rob banks.

To be fair, they don’t rob banks because evil. They do it to get back at the bureaucrats and big businesses that have screwed over Detroit. In the course of a few days, they hit up 47 banks and amass such a large fortune that they decide to give away 10 million of it to the people of Detroit. While their supply of MPH may be gone in a few days, Roscoe and his pals are enjoying their time with it. Except for Baseball, who thinks that the White House holds the key to more stashes of MPH. He breaks in after taking a hit of cocaine, which messes with the MPH speed effect. Of course, the secret service finds him, which leads to a panicked Baseball taking the remainder of his pills, which causes his powers to become a bit more intense than his buddies. Read the rest of this entry