Rocket Raccoon is hands down the most fun comic book you can find on the shelves today. The book stars Rocket Raccoon and Groot while perfectly capturing their friendship. It understands what it is and doesn’t take itself too seriously, like so many books out there. From front cover to back the book keeps a consistent tone which is distinctly different from any other Marvel book. The cohesiveness of the book is in part due to the fact that both the writing and art is done by Skottie Young. While Skottie Young also does the cover art, he did need some help from Jean-Francois Beaulieu for coloring and Jeff Eckleberry for lettering. [Read more…] about Rocket Raccoon #2 Review! My Favorite Raccoon Book
The last issue of the first arc since the All-New issue has arrived and now we can finally compare if Jason or Jason writes the series better. (Spoiler Alert: the answer’s Jason) Now I may be speaking for myself here but I felt like Jason Aaron run was a little inconsistent. I hoped with the relaunch and new creative team that would change but, it seem that they kept that along with the tone and cast of the book. I cut him a little slack seeing as he’s never written the X-Men before though. I also did love the ominous glimpses we had into the future. [Read more…] about Wolverine & the X-Men #6 Review! Dark Phoenix vs. Apocalypse!
Ever since I started reading Waid’s run on Daredevil I just can’t get enough and this issue is no exception. Although most Marvel fans are conditioned to run into their panic room at the phrase tie-in, these Original Sin ones feel like they finally got it right. I like getting a small arc focusing on the back stories of the characters I’m already reading. I think it was a smart way to let creators join in without taking a huge left turn away from the ongoing story. [Read more…] about Daredevil #6 Review! (Original Sin Tie-In) Daddy Issues & Rebellious Nuns
A classic Marvel tale: X-Men in the future. As someone who buys almost every single X-Men title currently on the shelves (about 9), and who loves the old Claremont and Morrison runs, I’ll jump on the chance to buy an X-Men future story. I’m also a large fan of the current era of Cyclops (Yes, I own a “Cyclops Was Right” Shirt) and the Uncanny X-Men comic by Brian Michael Bendis is one of my favorites. So when I see a future where Cyclops ends up on top I’m even more excited. [Read more…] about X-Men #1 Review! 100th Anniversary Special – After 51 Years of X-Men
The Marvel summer event book Original Sin continues in this week’s offering Original Sin #6. With only 2 issues left in the series we still have many unanswered question in this mystery thriller and seem to get 2 new ones every time another is answered.
This issue was written by the comic superstar Jason Aaron along with the artistic styling of Mike Deodato. This series is the first event title that Aaron and Deodato have ever headed up and so far they’re doing a great job as far as events go. They do this in collaboration with the coloring of Frank Martin, VC’s Chris Elipoulos lettering and the cover artist Julian Totino Tedesco. [Read more…] about Original Sin #6 Review! Who Pulled the Trigger? (We Still Don’t Know)