Billy Batson, aka Shazam, aka Captain Marvel (but, no, not that Captain Marvel) is one of the more beleaguered heroes in all of superhero comics. Lawsuits, alleged infringement (with the Man of Steel himself!), and copyright issues have kept the world’s mightiest mortal from never quite reclaiming his title as the most popular hero of the 1940’s (or so I’m told). [Read more…] about Shazam! (DC’s Captain Marvel & The Marvel Family) Reading Order
I review and dissect Ant-Man & The Wasp with my Dad and brothers!
About halfway through Ant-Man and the Wasp I started thinking about Lebron James. The brand new Los Angeles Laker has been so good at basketball, for such a sustained period that it’s easy to take his talents (to South Beach) for granted. An average Lebron game last season – a tumultuous one for his Cavs – saw him nearly put up a triple double: 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 9.1 assists. That’s so darn good (and so stupifyingly in line with his career averages), that if you saw Lebron put up a conventionally *excellent* 25, 5 and 6, it would feel mundane. While those numbers might be all-star caliber for nearly anyone else, for Lebron, that’s a below average night. He’s simply capable of so much more. [Read more…] about Ant-Man & The Wasp Review! Small Stakes
Of all Jack Kirby’s creations, the Eternals sure are one of them. The King of Comics, and co-creator of a nearly incalculable majority of the Marvel Universe as we know it, Kirby attempted to put a light spin on his New Gods with the late 70’s creation of Marvel’s Eternals. [Read more…] about Marvel’s Eternals Reading Order
Thanks to reader support on Patreon, every week I put together weekly recaps and analysis of the biggest comics and trends impacting the medium. [Read more…] about The Month In Comic Book Herald: June 2018