Yes, Carnage, the psychotic, symbiotted, serial-killer offspring of Venom, born in the excess of the 90’s, is back for Marvel’s Axis storyline. You don’t really need to know what’s going on in Axis to enjoy this series, all you need to know is that Cletus Kasady’s morality has been flipped, and now he possesses a desire to do good and save people. The problem is, his warped mind doesn’t really know how to do that. But, he tries anyway, and hilarity ensues. Dark hilarity, but hilarity nonetheless. [Read more…] about Axis: Carnage #2 Review!
Amazing Spider-Man #10 Review!
If I had to describe Amazing Spider-Man #10 in one word, that word would be “abrupt.” This is part two of the multiverse-spanning Spider-Verse event, and after building up some interesting mysteries around a handful of the Spider-Folks over five lead-in issues of Edge of Spider-Verse, two tie-in issues, and a handful of back-up stories this chapter chucks them right out the window and transforms into the fully armed and operational marketing battle-station we all feared this series might be. Is my cynicism showing? [Read more…] about Amazing Spider-Man #10 Review!
Spider-Verse #1 Review!
I didn’t know until this week that Spider-Verse #1 was going to be an anthology. I want to mention up front that I expected for a long time that this book would be a major chapter within the Spider-Verse story. It isn’t that. Instead, it’s six stories of varying shortness that either flesh out a Spider-Person we’ve seen on the edges of the event, introduce us to a new character, or parody some aspect of the Spider-Man mythos. [Read more…] about Spider-Verse #1 Review!
Batman #36 Review! Endgame Part 2 – Jokerized Justice
Last month, we learned that the Joker is back, and that he had somehow Jokerized The Justice League. This issue continues Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s “Endgame” story with part two. If Capullo’s excellently creepy cover didn’t tip you off, Batman is fighting a Joker-crazed Superman, and it’s about as terrifying as you’d imagine. [Read more…] about Batman #36 Review! Endgame Part 2 – Jokerized Justice
The Amazing Spider-Man #9 Review! Spider-Verse Event Begins!
We’ve been to the edge, but this week Spider-Verse finally kicks off in Amazing Spider-Man #9. Promised as “the biggest spider-event in history” and containing “every Spider-Man ever,” this story has a lot to live up to. And it quite literally is big; this issue is a 36-pager with no ads, save a Marvel promotional fold-out. [Read more…] about The Amazing Spider-Man #9 Review! Spider-Verse Event Begins!