They say you get what you pay for. Sometimes you get a little bit more for your investment; other times, perhaps not so much. That said, this week sees the release of a Marvel yesteryear classic all done up with an attention-grabbing new visual treatment designed to make everyone “ooo”, “ahh” and say: “Hey, look at that!”. But where exactly does this interpretation of Uncanny X-Men #268 land on the “value” scale? [Read more…] about Uncanny X-Men 3D #1 Review!
“X-Man”. Singular. To the uninitiated, it’s a frequent misnomer for Wolverine- the mutant franchise’s most popular and recognizable member. Sometimes the eye-blasting Cyclops gets tagged with this handle and, okay, maybe even occasionally bald mentalist founder Professor Charles Xavier is mistaken. But really who we’re talking about is the character Nate Grey. [Read more…] about X-Man (Nate Grey) Comics Reading Order!
“What’s your conceptual continuity?” — Frank Zappa
“Continuity is the devil…” — Matt Fraction
Ever wonder how your favorite hero is often up to their eyes in some ongoing situation in their solo title and then later that same month is off having some other unrelated adventure in a team book? [Read more…] about What’s Up With Wolverine In 2019?
Anticipation! Dread! An overriding desire to just see it finally over and done! It’s not so much that the long-awaited conclusion to Marvel’s 2015 mega-event succeeds in pressing the obvious buttons (it does) but where it truly excels is in its Fantastic propensity for the inventively subtle and delightfully unexpected. Capital “F” for a reason. [Read more…] about SECRET WARS #9 Review: “All. The. Marbles.”
There’s something to be said about losing mystique once insight is gained into a process. Let’s face it- upon seeing the man behind the curtain pull his levers, the show is basically over. Here, it’s the public foreknowledge that this issue and its immediate predecessor were once intended as one giant forty-something-page monster offering. Although the current installment’s got the “monster” part down no problem, it just doesn’t stack up the same. [Read more…] about SECRET WARS #8 Review: “Still Doing That, Huh?”