Despite their status as founding Avengers, Ant-Man and Wasp remain the perpetual underdogs of Marvel heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This claim could have gone to the Guardians of the Galaxy, but due to a critically acclaimed modern run (the 2008 to 2010 era written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning), and one of the better MCU franchises, the oddest MCU inclusions remain the size-shifters. [Read more…] about Best Ant-Man & Wasp Comics To Read With The MCU
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DC Comics has maintained their status as comic book retailer and critic’s favorite son throughout 2018. Now approximately two years since the launch of DC Universe: Rebirth #1, the publisher has been hitting a *majority* of the right notes (though far from all given the damn countless number of comics credits that still bear the dark mark of Eddie Berganza). Likewise, the publisher’s major 2018 event, DC Metal, was one of the best superhero crossovers of the decade, setting the stage for a compelling Justice League lineup through the end of the year. [Read more…] about Best DC Comics Of 2018 (So Far)
In many ways, the modern superhero comic book medium is founded on principles of family. Marvel’s entire universe begins with “The First Family,” the cosmic ray induced Fantastic Four. They’re far from the first superpowered family superteam in comics, though, with the likes of the Marvels (now owned, of course, by DC Comics) tapping into the dramatic potential as well. [Read more…] about Best Family Superteams in Comic Books!
Marvel’s been in a hot seat of their own making since the conclusion of Secret Wars (and really before then, considering they illogically launched “All-New All-Different” Marvel *prior* to the universe-shattering event’s conclusion. Despite their ability to reign as the leading market share publisher throughout a turbulent time, there’s no question Marvel *knows* they’re in need of a new perception. The question remains whether they can quite settle in on an answer for how to correct course. [Read more…] about Best Marvel Comics of 2018 (So Far)
While he’s easily one of the most iconic and enduring characters in science fiction (or all of pop culture for that matter), Han Solo is most frequently a part of the larger Star Wars tapestry than (ironically) a solo artist.
There are of course exceptions to the rule, with many of the best examples found in the pages of Star Wars comics throughout history. [Read more…] about Best Han Solo Comics to Read with Solo: A Star Wars Story