X-Men Legacy NOW! – The Story of Legion (Don’t Call Him Legion)

X-Men Legacy NOW! – The Story of Legion (Don’t Call Him Legion)

In almost every way, X-Men Legacy is one of the least likely and riskiest books of the Marvel NOW! relaunch. For starters, the book is really just a Legion solo series, which is a bit wild in and of itself because there are even plenty of X-fans who would look around and wonder, “Who’s Legion?” To be honest, if not for the wild and crazy lead-in to Age of Apocalyse, I’m not sure I’d have any concept of Legion, aka David Haller, aka the son of Charles Xavier, myself. So why X-Men Legacy, then? What’s so special about Legion that he gets his own ongoing series? (more…)

Uncanny Avengers NOW!: Avengers for Unity

Uncanny Avengers NOW!: Avengers for Unity

Of all the Marvel NOW! titles to launch in the wake of Avengers vs. X-Men, Uncanny Avengers is undoubtedly the lynchpin. While All-New X-Men embraces the plight of the X-Men following the events of AvX, and Uncanny X-Men continues the struggle of Cyclops and his fellow outlaws, nothing touches on mutant/human relations like Uncanny Avengers. Following the tyrannical (albeit well-intentioned) world takeover from the mutant Phoenix Five, anti-mutant sentiment is at all time high, meaning if the Avengers and X-Men can’t come together there will be a riot goin’ on. (more…)

Ms. Marvel #8 Review! Teleporting Mustachioed Dogs

Ms. Marvel #8 Review! Teleporting Mustachioed Dogs

G. Willow Wilson continues to inject Ms. Marvel with more of the Marvel Universe, while at the same time keeping the title its own distinct entity separate from the rest of the universe. Adrian Alphona returns for art duties after Jake Wyatt filled in for the last two issues. After the first five issues introduced us to Kamala and her world, issues 6 and 7 injected the X-Men (or Wolverine) into her title, and now this arc begins to insert the Inhumans (she doesn’t know she is one). This is being done one step at a time by introducing an adorable magic animal (I know he’s not “magical”) in the form of Lockjaw as Kamala’s new pet. (more…)

Magneto #9 Review! The March to Axis has begun

Magneto #9 Review! The March to Axis has begun

The first issue in the March to Axis comes in the form of the latest issue of Magneto. Magneto has been one of my favorite new Marvel comics of the year and has given us one of the best anti-hero stories that I’ve found in the comics medium. It’s also one of my favorite iterations of the Magneto character out of everything that I’ve read. I’ve been trying to tell everyone I know to check this one out. As I said earlier this is a prelude of sorts for Marvel’s fall event, Axis, combing one of my favorite comics with one of my most anticipated comics of the year. I enjoyed this issue and am excited to see how the rest of this arc will play out. (more…)

Avengers Undercover #10 Review! It all… ends… HERE

Avengers Undercover #10 Review! It all… ends… HERE

SPOILERS        SPOILERS        SPOILERS

Seriously!

So we’ve finally reached the end to the journey that began in Avengers Arena. What began as a transparent Hunger Games knock off when it was announced turned out to be a well written, character driven tale that was an exciting read from start to end. The survivors of that book continued their adventures in Avengers Undercover which posited whether or not the experiences these characters dealt with would result in them turning to the dark side and joining up with Baron Zemo’s organization. (more…)

Riddle Me This?: Detective Comics- Future’s End #1 Review!

Riddle Me This?: Detective Comics- Future’s End #1 Review!

For me, the “Future’s End” storyline has been a swing and a miss. Though I was very happy to see Terry McGinnis become part of the Batman canon, there seems to be too much going on. With Brother Eye’s assimilation of everything, Brainiac’s imminent return, and a masked Superman revealed to be Captain Marvel, I was craving something far more simple. Thus, I was very pleased when I read this one shot “Future’s End” issue in “Detective Comics.” (more…)

Amazing Spider-Man #6 Review! “Business As Usual”

Amazing Spider-Man #6 Review! “Business As Usual”

Here we go again kiddos! Spider-Man, and more importantly, Peter Parker, has been dealing with a lot of ‘stuff’ since his return to his own body with his own brain, after defeating Doctor Octopus. (See all of Superior Spider-Man). Can he hold it all together and get his life back to the crazy normalcy it once was? (more…)

DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2 Review! “Poison”

DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2 Review! “Poison”

Fresh on the heels of the first issue, DEATH OF WOLVERINE 2 hit the shelves this week. Marvel plans on pumping out all four issues in this month, so the beloved character will be good and buried by October. Smart play on their part, because drawing out this event at this point would be tedious and lose momentum. (more…)

Generation Hope Overview & History!

Generation Hope Overview & History!

INTRODUCTION To Generation Hope

Spilling out of ‘The Five Lights‘, Kieron Gillen was tasked with writing the short-lived Generation Hope series.  Always suspecting his run would only last a year, Gillen had the responsibility of fleshing out the character of Hope Summers and the other Lights, and he made every issue an exploration of the characters.  Under Gillen’s pen, Hope interacted with her Lights and learned what it meant to be the Mutant Messiah. (more…)