Seven To Eternity #1 (Image Comics)
Rick Remender has made quite a name for himself in comics the past few years. After successful runs on Uncanny X-Force and Uncanny Avengers for Marvel, as well as Black Science, Tokyo Ghost, and Deadly Class for Image Comics, he’s now at the level of creator that brings in readers simply from his name appearing on the cover. With his latest release with artist Jerome Opena from Image, Seven To Eternity, that name appeal is only going to get stronger. Read the rest of this entry
Guardians of the Galaxy #11 (Marvel Comics)
Guardians of the Galaxy has been an interesting book. While the team has had a huge impact on pop culture thanks to their movie, the Brian Michael Bendis written comic hasn’t had the best track record. Sure, there have been some great moments, but by and large it’s been one of the lesser works of Bendis’ large bibliography. However, The latest issue of Brian Michael Bendis and Valerio Schiti’s Guardians saga is certainly more focused than the previous storyline, and actually seems to be setting up some cool interplay for the Guardians in the Civil War 2 event. Read the rest of this entry
Captain America: White #1 (of 5) (Marvel Comics)
Aside from All-Star Batman & Robin, there’s arguably been no longer delayed comic than Captain America: White. The latest installment in Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s award winning “color” line of miniseries following famous Marvel characters, White had a special “zero issue” released in 2008, and then….nothing. Putting the focus on the Sentinel of Liberty right after he’s woken up in modern times, this first issue is an extremely poignant and great look into the mind of Steve Rogers, and more importantly, it reminds you that yes, Jeph Loeb CAN still write good comics. Read the rest of this entry
Batman #38 (DC Comics)
At this point it’s moot to point out how stellar Batman is. You know it. I know it. But the latest issue of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s “Endgame” certainly pulls out all of the stops, and leaves you breathless. It also changes the status quo of the Joker/Batman relationship in a huge way (that I won’t spoil here).
This issue deals with the fallout of Joker’s “jokerization” of the citizens of Gotham City, which gives this book a very creepy “last man on Earth” feel. As he desperately tries to find a way to save the city, Batman is lead to the laboratory of Paul Dekker, whom longtime Bat-fans may recognize is the alter ego of Crazy Quilt. While in Dekker’s lab, Batman learns some shocking information about the Clown Prince of Crime that rocks him to his very core, and possibly show that the man that Batman thought he knew is something else entirely. And in order to stop him, Batman will have to seek assistance from the most unlikely of places…. 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
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
The Iron Avenger has a new series hitting the stands this week, and it’s not just a new armor that Tony Stark is sporting. Superior Iron Man #1 doesn’t feature a villain mind swapping with Tony Stark, but it does feature the after effects of AXIS’s “inversion”, which has somehow permanently done something to Tony’s outlook on life. I say “somehow” because AXIS is barely at the halfway point, and we are given no explanation for Stark’s behavior in Superior Iron Man #1. Would it really have hurt Marvel to hold off on this series for another month? Thankfully Tom Taylor and Yildray Cinar ‘s opening issue is extremely entertaining, and sets up a lot of pretty interesting stuff. Read the rest of this entry
The latest Marvel event is here, and it’s off to a pretty rocky start.
Wait, I should be clearer. Avengers & X-Men: AXIS is a good start to an event comic. It builds on writer Rick Remender’s stories from not only Uncanny Avengers, but Uncanny X-Force as well. However, the place this book really falters in is in the art, which was not what I was expecting from someone as well known in the industry as Adam Kubert. 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
We’re one step closer to “Goblin Nation”, but first, Dan Slott brings us the showdown we’ve been waiting for: no, not Peter Parker vs. Otto Octavius, Green Goblin vs. Hobgoblin!
That’s right, Superior Spider-Man #26 brings the two major Goblins head to head, and it takes quite a few different twists and turns throughout the course of the match. Slott’s script for these pages is packed to the brim of possible revelations and great dialogue, even if it is hard to follow in some parts. Read the rest of this entry