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Comic Reviews: Falcon and Winter Soldier and Amethyst!

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21d08308-falcws2019001_preview-page-001-scaledFalcon & Winter Soldier #1 (Marvel Comics)

Seeing as how they have a shiny new Disney+ series on the way, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes are due for new comic series. While not in the MCU, the Derek Landry and Federico Vincentini new series delves straight into the espionage side of the Marvel Comic universe, and the results are an engaging and thrilling new entry for the two former Captain Americas. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Green Lantern Season Two and Gwen Stacy!

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STL146181Green Lantern Season Two #1 (DC Comics)

Grant Morrison’s run on Green Lantern hasn’t been the mega hit that his work is used to, and I’m not entirely sure why. It’s not like it’s any weirder than his run on Batman or Transmetropolitan, and it features stellar artwork from Liam Sharp. But for some reason, it’s not the surefire hit that DC was expecting. Despite that, the publisher is giving Green Lantern and Grant Morrison a shiny new #1 with Green Lantern Season Two, which hits the right balance between weird and accessible Grant Morrison. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Darth Vader and Justice League!

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cleanStar Wars: Darth Vader #1 (Marvel Comics)

Since Star Wars is back with a new volume, it only makes sense that big bad Darth Vader should get a new volume as well. The third volume in the Dark Lord of the Sith’s untold comic book story fills in the time between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, and finds Vader attempting to discover how Luke Skywalker’s existence could have been hidden from him. After some truly stunning runs from creative teams Keiron Gillen and Salvador Larocca and Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli, there’s a high bar for any new series bearing the name Darth Vader. Luckily for us, new writer Greg Pak and artist Raffaele Lenco deliver a truly great opening issue that adds new layers to not only the original trilogy, but the Prequels as well. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Thor and Avengers of the Wastelands!

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815353._SX1280_QL80_TTD_Thor #2 (Marvel Comics)

Just when I thought Donny Cates couldn’t get any crazier, along comes Thor #2. The second issue in the rising star’s run on the God of Thunder has artist Nic Klein still along for the ride, and man oh man is it a huge adrenaline rush of comic. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Guardians of The Galaxy and Batman!

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815113._SX1600_QL80_TTD_Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (Marvel Comics)

You can’t keep the Guardians of the Galaxy down, and that’s pretty apparent with the comic side of the team, which has another new #1 (their fourth by my count) that has a new creative team, a new roster of heroes, and a new threat. The Al Ewing and Juann Cabal series is intending to be just as grand and epic as the previous run from Donny Cates, but as it stands right now, it’s simply too soon to get all that excited about another crack on the team that will probably be rebooted in about twenty issues. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Iron Man 2020 and Low, Low Woods!

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Iron Man 2020 #1 (Marvel Comics) STL142463

We’re officially in the future year of 2020, and that means that the Iron Man of 2020, long thought of a as a far away villain, is now a modern day threat. Or is he? That’s the main crux of Dan Slott, Christos Gage, and Pete Woods’ Iron Man 2020 #1, which finds Arno Stark, not Tony, in the Iron Man armor of the future, taking down the threats that could potentially lead to the destruction of the world around him. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Thor and Hawkeye: Free Fall!

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STL143287Thor #1 (Marvel Comics)

Not content when putting his stamp on Thanos, Venom, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, Donny Cates has set his sights on the God of Thunder next, relaunching Thor with artist Nic Klein. After a career-defining run from Jason Aaron, it would be difficult for any creative team to wield Mjolnir, but like his other series, Cates comes right out of the gate swinging with a debut issue that’s truly something else. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Annihilation Scourge: Beta Ray Bill and Ocean Master!

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ANNIHILATION-SCOURGE-Beta-Ray-Bill-1-Cover-AAnnihilation Scourge: Beta Ray Bill #1 (Marvel Comics)

The new Annihilation event continues to barrel its way through the Marvel universe, and now it’s coming for Beta Ray Bill. Easily the most exciting and intense of the Scourge specials, Annihilation Scourge: Beta Ray Bill is the highlight of the event so far, and Michael Moreci and Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque’s special should absolutely lead to an ongoing for the Norse Horse. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Conan: Serpent War and Annihilation Scourge: Fantastic Four!

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237672_1368359_1003Conan: Serpent War #1 (Marvel Comics)

Marvel has been getting their worth out of the Conan The Barbarian license, but they’re been pretty hesitant to use any of Robert E Howard’s other creations. Until now. Serpent War brings Conan, puritan monster hunter Solomon Kane, the fighter Dark Agnes, and….Moon Knight together in a new story that’s being pitched as a big Conan event. However, there’s a lot of set up in Jim Zub and Scot Eaton’s first issue, and not all of it has to do with the character backstories either. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Doctor Doom and Magnificent Ms. Marvel

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STL136295Doctor Doom #2 (Marvel Comics)

Last month we checked in with Victor Von Doom’s first issue, and while it had potential, I was fairly let down in the characterization of ol’ Vic. However, I’m happy to say that issue two, still from writer Christopher Cantwell and artist Salvador Larrocca, is very much a step in the right direction for the character, and the main plot of the series is now in full force. Read the rest of this entry