I remember the first time I picked up a Marvel Zombies trade, with very little background in comics, and I was blown away at the sheer audacity and commitment of the series. Continue reading “Marvel Zombies Reading Order”
Darth Vader is without question one of the most iconic villains in fiction, and arguably the most iconic villain in science fiction. Continue reading “Darth Vader Reading Order”
When Iron Fist was announced, I had exceedingly high hopes for the Kung-Fu mastery of Danny Rand on the prestige Netflix stage. From Winter Soldier’s paranoid spy thriller to Ant Man’s miniature heist, Marvel has proven skillful at genre-smashing superheroes, and the mystical Kung-Fu of Iron Fist offered endlessly fertile visual territory.
Depressingly, Iron Fist, a book steeped in Kung-Fu since its 70s origins, resolutely refuses to become an off the wall martial arts showcase set inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Instead, Iron Fist is a boardroom drama masquerading as set-up for The Hand’s villainous role in Defenders, a slow burn in which Marvel simply forgets to light the candle.
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Comic books can be intimidating. The easy solution to learning to love comics is quite clearly “read some,” but it can be a challenge to know where to start. The first time I walked into a comic book shop, I walked out with a “Flash” issue that tied into an event I knew nothing about, and focused exclusively on a Flash rogue (Boomerang) without hardly any mention of the hero. Continue reading “How To Start Reading Comics In 2017: A Beginner’s Guide”
While modern superheroic successes like Deadpool and Guardians of the Galaxy might seem obscure to the casual comics observer, everybody’s Mom knows good ol’ Archie Comics. Continue reading “Where To Start With Archie Comics?”