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Comic Reviews: Secret Empire and Justice League Of America!

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SECRET_EMPIRE_10Secret Empire #10 (of 10) (Marvel Comics)

SPOILERS (But it’s not like Marvel didn’t already do that for you)

My lack of interest in Secret Empire has been going on since before the series was initially announced, so now that we’re at the end (well, almost the end, there’s still an “Omega” issue coming to wrap everything up), I should be pretty pumped to see it end and move on. But even without the usual mainstream media spoilers, Nick Spencer’s big Marvel event feels like it’s just checking off the boxes of what you need to do in a major comic book event, and doesn’t really set up anything new or exciting for the post-Hydra Cap Marvel universe. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Secret Empire and Bane Conquest!

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HT-secret-empire1-cf-170209_2_8x13_992.jpgSecret Empire #1 (of 9) (Marvel Comics)

To say that Marvel’s Secret Empire has been controversial would be the understatement of the year. Fans have been voicing their displeasure over the “Hydra Cap” storyline for a year now, so much so that Marvel had to issue a special press release that asked them to hold judgment until they read the new event to completion (and that SPOILER ALERT Captain America will be back to normal by the time it’s over). Now the storyline that Nick Spencer has been building to since last year’s Steve Rogers Captain America is here. With Cap’s “true allegiance” now in the open, the battle begins for the soul of Marvel’s greatest hero. But removed from all the hype and headlines, how does Secret Empire stack up as the latest in the long line of Marvel events? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Monsters Unleashed and Curse Words!

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monsters_unleashed_1_coverMonsters Unleashed #1 (of 5) (Marvel Comics)

Well, here we go, another Marvel event. While it doesn’t have the scale of Civil War II or Secret Wars, Monsters Unleashed is here, with the promotional drive one would expect from the “House of Ideas”. Each issue features a different artist (this opening one featuring art by Steve McNiven), and it’s written by Cullen Bunn, a writer who’s known for Marvel work like Magneto and Venom, as well as writing a pretty successful Godzilla run for IDW. While I have little interest in the giant monsters of the Marvel universe attacking en masse, I have to admit, Monsters Unleashed is a fun throwback to a time when Marvel didn’t have their heroes fighting one another or universe shaking events every 3 months. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Uncanny Inhumans and Back To The Future!

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Uncanny-Inhumans-1-2Uncanny Inhumans #1 (Marvel)

Yes, the Inhumans are back, and they’re getting a brand new title as part of All New All Different Marvel. Picking up where May’s Uncanny Inhumans #0 left off, the new #1 from Charles Soule and Steve McNiven is a pretty fun ride, but it’s not going to help out new readers who want to know anything about Black Bolt and Co. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Uncanny Inhumans and Convergence!

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 UNC_INHUMANS_0-720x1092Uncanny Inhumans #0

 Marvel REALLY wants you to care about the Inhumans. So much so that they’re putting Charles Soule and Steve McNiven, the creative team behind last year’s hit Death of Wolverine, on a brand new zero issue designed to catch you up to speed in time for the new Uncanny Inhumans series….that’s launching in about 3 months after Secret Wars. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Death of Wolverine and Sleepy Hollow!

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Death_of_Wolverine_Vol_1_4_TextlessDeath of Wolverine #4 (of 4) (Marvel Comics)

MILD SPOILERS

 After some delays, it’s now time to put the man known as Logan to rest. Charles Soule and Steve McNiven’s Death of Wolverine comes to a close this week, and while I’ll try to keep this review spoiler free, that’ll be easier said than done.

Much of this issue focuses on Wolverine’s final battle with the man who created him, Cornelius. Yes, the crazy professor from Weapon X is back, and given a name.   Apparently he wants to try and perfect the experiment that gave Wolverine his adamantium skeleton, albeit with more stable test subjects (ones that aren’t “animals”). It’s during his attempt to defeat Cornelius that brings about Wolverine’s demise, and… Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: The Death of Wolverine and Original Sin!

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 Death-of-Wolverine-McNiven-coverThe Death of Wolverine #1 (of 4) (Marvel Comics)

 MINOR SPOILERS

Marvel’s definitely pulling out all the stops for The Death of Wolverine; The first issue of the weekly event features an impressive chrome cover, Steve McNiven as the artist, and a ton of “bonus features”. Unfortunately those bonus features make up more than the actual story within the issue, and don’t really justify the $4.99 cover price. Read the rest of this entry