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Comic Reviews: Avengers & X-Men: AXIS and Robin Rises Alpha!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

 Avengers_&_X-Men_AXIS_Vol_1_9_SolicitAvengers & X-Men: AXIS #9 (of 9) (Marvel Comics)

 MILD SPOILERS

 Avengers & X-Men: AXIS has come to an end, and has once again “changed the face of the Marvel Universe as we know it”.

Except, it kinda didn’t. Sure, events happen in the finale of Rick Remender’s story, but none of the moments hit as hard as they could, and the whole thing feels very rushed, especially with four credited artists on the issue (Terry Dodsen, Jamie Cheung, Adam Kubert, and Lienil Francis Yu). Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Batman and Batman & Robin!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!!!!

BM-Cv33-8c31d Batman #33 (DC Comics)

 This is it! The finale to “Zero Year”, the year long reimagining of the Dark Knight’s origin story from Batman writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo! After months and months of build up, we finally have the showdown between Batman and the Riddler, with the fate of Gotham City at stake. Obviously there’s a lot of hype around this final installment (so much so that I broke my “no more Batman reviews” rule). Hell, it’s even being released on the 75th anniversary of the Batman! So, does it live up to the hype? Read the rest of this entry