Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1 (DC Comics)
For being around for more than 80 years, Superman has sure been through a lot of different takes and interpretations. Throughout the decades he’s had numerous titles, and even his side characters like Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen have received their own series, both of whom are currently starring in their own miniseries events right now. While Lois Lane has Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen has an even higher pedigree on the title, as none other than Hawkeye‘s Matt Fraction and The Fix‘s Steve Lieber are bringing their own very unique spin on the Man of Steel’s best pal. Read the rest of this entry
Hawkeye #22 (Marvel Comics)
Well, look who we have here. After months, and months, and months of delays (and the start of a NEW Hawkeye series), we finally have the conclusion of Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye. There’s been such a long delay on this series that I honestly don’t even remember what happened in the last issue. But, Hawkeye is here, and it’s time to check out how this final issue stacks up. Read the rest of this entry
Last week had the typical “Best Nerd Things of 2014”, so now, it’s time for the real fun: the WORST nerd things of 2014. Yes, these are the movies, TV shows, video games, and comics that made my blood boil to molten lava, my head feel like it wanted to implode, and my nerd rage levels to reach almost Berserker. So, without further ado, we might as well get the biggest offender out of the way, the worst comic book movie of the year (in my opinion)… Read the rest of this entry
Well, well, well, look who finally showed up. Yes, the habitually tardy Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye. I’ll be honest; I don’t even remember when the last issue of this series came out. Blame it on me not paying attention or reading too many comics, but I honestly don’t remember the last issue or what happened in it (was it the Christmas one that came out in February)?
Anyways, this latest issue of Hawkeye focuses on Clint Barton, who’s dealing with a case of deafness after the failed assassination attempt on his life 2 (?) issues ago. The way Clint’s condition is presented in this issue is really interesting and neat…if this book was coming out on time. Read the rest of this entry
Hot off the heels of Infinity comes the NEXT big Marvel event, Inhumanity. However, unlike the previous universe-wide crossover, the latest Marvel super heroes extravaganza doesn’t have a six-issue series to tell the main story. Instead, we have this one shot by Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel to set up the event, which will then be carried over into various miniseries and tie-in issues of books like New Avengers and Uncanny X-Men.
Inhumanity essentially serves as a way to give new and lapsed readers background on the Inhumans, the race of super-powered beings that have long remained hidden from the rest of the Marvel Universe. Following Black Bolt’s destruction of their home, Attilan, the fallout of the explosion released the Terrigen Mists, the vapor that gives the Inhumans their powers. Unknown to anyone else in the world, that mist has found the Inhumans who have secretly been living among humans and given them superpowers. The entire story of Inhumanity has the Avengers finding the Inhuman known as Karnak, and him telling them the entire story behind the fall of Attilan (the Avengers missed this because they were off-world during Infinity). Read the rest of this entry