Marvel comics of 1988. Captain America & Iron Man Armor Wars!
I tend to keep it pretty darn positive here on Comic Book Herald, but let’s face it, not all comics hit the mark. And some are huge letdowns, failing to live up to hopes and expectations and proving just how special a thing it is when a creative team fully clicks on a story.
Keep in mind this is not a “worst of 2020,” as with one notable exception (come on down, Three Joooooookers!), I don’t really hate-read anything (and if I’m not feeling it, there are way too many good comics to explore to waste that kind of time!). Instead, these are the comics that I (and critic Sean Dillon, who graciously joined me!) thought would be good, even contenders for my favorites of the year, and instead fell into the category of comics I like to call “I wonder if the library will take these as donations?” [Read more…] about The 10 Most Disappointing Comics of 2020!
Welcome to Comic Book Herald’s favorite comic books of 2020. This list was updated quarterly throughout the year, until this final year-end consensus!
As usual, it’s worth a reminder that I’m only one stunning package of beefcake, and have not read every good comic. But I read a lot of them, and have picked all my favorites here for you! And just in case, I’ve also included picks from esteemed Comic Book Herald writers. Below you’ll find the best comics of 2020.
Zack & Dave cover your holiday questions and share their year-end favorites from 2020![Read more…] about 2020 MMY Year-End Holiday Special!
In late 1988 and 1989, Marvel’s X-Men line built to a decade in the making universe-wide crossover event, Inferno! The world outside your window became infested with a demonic takeover, literalizing Hell on Earth, and arguably the first and largest all-hands-on-deck Marvel Comics invasion, in what has now become an event staple, from Secret Invasion to Empyre to King in Black. While conceptually this may sounds simple, Inferno is anything but, with years of X-Men storylines and continuity woven into the saga that in so many ways marks the end of both the Chris Claremont and Louis Simonson corners of the X-Men Universe that dominate Marvel’s 1980s.
Today I’ll answer:
- What is Inferno and what’s it’s legacy in X-comics today?
- What happens in Mister Sinister’s true debut and his obsession with the Summers/Grey bloodline?
- Is Inferno satisfying as the unofficial END of Chris Claremont’s time of X-Men? It all builds to this – does it work?
- A theory for how Inferno connects to Sinister’s secrets from House and Powers of X
- Much, much more
Get the Inferno Omnibus Here (affiliate link): https://geni.us/x-men-inferno[Read more…] about Krakin’ Krakoa #133: X-Men Inferno Event Legacy!