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Comic Reviews: Venom and Justice League: No Justice!

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654176._SX360_QL80_TTD_Venom #1 (Marvel Comics)

The Marvel relaunch train is gearing up, and after last week’s Avengers #1, we’ve now got the Lethal Protector himself, Venom, getting a brand new shiny #1. But like Earth’s Mightiest Heroes before him, the appeal of the creative team helps offset any quibbles one would have over the renumbering. Rising star Donny Cates is at the writing table, and Marvel artist supreme Ryan Stegman is handling the art, which means that we’re in for a very different, and very cool, new take on Venom. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Batman/Ninja Turtles II and Venom, Inc.!

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IMG_1036Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 (of 6) (DC Comics/IDW)

The original Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover was a massive success for DC and IDW, so it’s only natural that the two publishers would want to make a sequel. Bringing back original writer James Tynion IV and artist Freddie Williams II, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II is a welcome return to the worlds of these two mega franchises, but like the original series, it does take a little while to get the plot moving. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows and Batman TMNT Adventures!

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indexThe Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 (Marvel Comics)

The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows was one of the more successful Secret Wars tie-in series from last year, so it’s no surprise that Marvel would spin that series off into an ongoing. While this isn’t the return of the Peter Parker/Mary Jane marriage that many longtime Spidey fans have wanted (myself included), it does present a fun “What If” universe that isn’t that far off from what we currently get in the regular Marvel Universe. Under Gerry Conway and Ryan Stegman, Renew Your Vows has been hyped as Marvel’s answer to DC’s former Lois & Clark series, and while it has a lot of that series’ same charms, it’s also a pretty great debut for a new Spider-Man series as well. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Uncanny Avengers and I Hate Fairyland!

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4806935-uncanny_avengers_1_coverUncanny Avengers #1

Of all of the Avengers titles in All New All Different Marvel’s line up, Uncanny Avengers was the one that piqued my interest the most. A diverse team, including Spider-Man? Check. Written by Gerry Duggan and drawn by Ryan Stegman? Another check. Deadpool’s in it too? If it’s anything like his tenure on Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force, it should be a blast. There’s a lot of goodwill toward this series in my eyes, but unfortunately all of these different pieces don’t add up to a satisfying debut issue. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: The Punisher, Loki: Agent of Asgard, and Wolverine!

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 PunisherPunisher #1

Frank Castle is back, and my god, he kicks so much ass.  From Black Widow and Who Is Jake Ellis writer Nathan Edmondson and artist Mitch Gerards, The Punisher #1 finds Mr. Castle moving to Los Angeles on the hunt for more scumbags. What follows is a fantastic debut issue that brings the Punisher roaring back into the Marvel universe. Read the rest of this entry