So before I begin, let’s get this out of the way. No, this has absolutely nothing to do with those god awful Nicholas Cage movies. In fact those movies might be a major reason why Marvel is introducing a new Ghost Rider (or even why they introduced the last new Ghost Rider). Also, this book is not titled Ghost Driver because you know no one would even glance at this book if it was titled Ghost Driver. So with that off my chest, now with the trade. [Read more…] about All New Ghost Rider Vol 1 Review! Engines of Vengence
Now, we reach the end of Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost’s first arc on Amazing X-Men. Over the previous four issues, I have not been particularly impressed with this arc. It sets up some really cool things, but then seems to hold off on actually showing really cool scenes to build up suspense for the next issue. A very good example would be when Wolverine is turned into a Wendigo, but doesn’t actually do anything, and in fact the writers go out of their way to make sure he doesn’t. They continued this trend all the way to the final issue, putting a lot on this issue’s shoulders. So while my title might have given a way my opinions of this issue, let’s just ignore that and ask, does this issue make World War Wendigo worth it? [Read more…] about Amazing X-Men #12 Review! Just Misses Making The Arc Worth It
So one day, Marvel decided to release a book about a young, time traveling Cyclops going into space with his space pirate father (who he thought was dead) to reconnect. I thought it was a rather goofy premise, and that it wouldn’t be for me, but I would still have appreciated the fact that Marvel was publishing it for varieties sake. Then I learned that it would be written by Greg Rucka. I bought the first issue the day it came out. For five issues, Greg Rucka took Cyclops and his father on a kind of space road trip so the two could have some personal time with one another. Things of course went bad for them, but they persevered, and overall Greg Rucka’s run was a very enjoyable and satisfying read. Now John Layman (of Chew fame) takes the rains. So, how does this first issue stack up to what’s come before?
Here we are, 9 issues in following the adventures of Kamala as she continues to combat against the power of the inventor and his crazy machinery and monsters. Surprisingly enough, we’ve gone this far without Kamala getting bogged down in some form of crossover or event tie-in. Even Inhumanity, the event you would think this title would have been attached to. And subtracting the issues with Wolverine, this title has also remained free of constantly rotating guest stars to boast (though I’m still waiting for the inevitable crossover/guest-star-appearance-issues with Captain Marvel). So is this ninth issue just as good as the rest?
Two issues in, and we already get a giant battle between a demon Nazi with two giant robots and a large percentage of Marvel’s biggest characters. Apparently Rick Remender didn’t get the message that Marvel events are supposed to hold back on anything exciting until the last issue (or maybe last two), and the rest of the event is meant to promise that something cool is coming like they’re dangling a shiny object in front of our faces. Anyway, Axis began on a good if not spectacular note, but how does the second issue continue the tale of Red Onslaught’s rampage? [Read more…] about Avengers & X-Men: Axis #2 Review! It’s All Your Fault Tony Stark