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Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man and X-23!

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208209_1192996_1003The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (2018)

Easily one of my most anticipated comics of the year is the relaunch of Amazing Spider-Man. Despite Nick Spencer’s involvement (no, I’m still not over Secret Empire), the fact that Invincible artist Ryan Ottley is making this his first comic since the end of the Image series is more than enough to get me to stand up and pay attention. With an artist known for big, bombastic art like Ottley, it’s easy to expect that this opening issue will be a good showcase for him, but I’m more surprised by the fact that Amazing Spider-Man #1 seems to indicate that the Nick Spencer that wrote Superior Foes of Spider-Man is back as well. Read the rest of this entry

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The Amazing Ryan Ottley

asm0012018cov-lrv2-1087143Dan Slott is leaving The Amazing Spider-Man. It was bound to happen one day, but it’s still a shock to realize that a day is coming very soon where Slott’s name won’t be on the title anymore. After being on the book for a decade, the writer is leaving behind a massive legacy on the book that will be very hard for anyone following him to live up to. Luckily though, there’s one name that will be coming to the book that will definitely make an impact: Ryan Ottley. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Sideways and Invincible!

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indexSideways #1 (DC Comics)

DC’s “Age of Heroes” has had a pretty rough start. After being delayed due to its ties to Metal, the first two titles in the line, Damage and The Silencer, weren’t exactly the best examples of creating new and exciting characters that the publisher was promising. Thankfully though, it looks like the third time is the charm for this new launch with Sideways, the new character (and ongoing series) from Kenneth Rocafort, Dan Didio, and Justin Jordan. With an intriguing set of powers and a somewhat similar back story to a certain wall-crawler from the competition, I’m hopeful that this is the book to really show off DC’s intentions for their Age of Heroes. Read the rest of this entry

So Long, Invincible…..

Invincible_Vol_1_79_002One of the best comics on the stands is reaching the final act. It was announced early last week that Invincible, the other Image series written by Robert Kirkman, would be coming to a close with issue 144. Invincible has been running just as long as The Walking Dead, but has a fraction of the popularity, which is a real shame, because it’s easily one of the best superhero universes on the shelves. Originally featuring art by Kirkman collaborator Cory Walker, who was then replaced by the mighty Ryan Ottley, Invincible is a book that’s not afraid to not pull any punches. Characters were killed, maimed, and scarred both physically and mentally. Like Walking Dead, there’s a long list of characters that were favorites of mine from Invincible that have either died or changed so much over the course of the story that they’re no longer favorites. It’s well above the usual indie comic takes on Super Heroes. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Justice League and Invincible!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

Justice LeagueJustice League #46

The grand superhero epic is alive and well in Johns’ Justice League #46, and the wait for this issue was certainly worth it. Accompanied by artist Francis Manapul, the latest chapter of “The Darkseid War” continues to entertain, and amazingly Johns keeps the story moving while introducing new characters along the way. Read the rest of this entry