So you want to get to know Marvel Cosmic, the branch of Marvel comics that expands to the spaceways and includes characters like the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thanos, and Pip the Troll (primarily Pip the Troll). Marvel Studios has made a big deal of introducing the cosmic extension of their universe in this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but there’s plenty of excellent reading you can do to familiarize yourself before the film. Yes, I have a comprehensive modern Marvel cosmic reading guide, and I’ve already covered the essential Guardians of the Galaxy reading, so this guide will focus on larger, more all-encompassing cosmic events. [Read more…] about Cosmic Catch-Up: The Beginner’s Guide to Marvel Comics in Space
This past week, in addition to San Diego Comic Con (coincidentally), was Batman Day, the focal point of the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary. Being unable to attend SDCC due to my day job (damn you, bills and responsibility!), I looked book on my love of the Caped Crusader, remembering where I discovered the world of Gotham. [Read more…] about Batman Day: 75 Years of Batman Comics – What’s Your Favorite Issue?
The last issue of the first arc since the All-New issue has arrived and now we can finally compare if Jason or Jason writes the series better. (Spoiler Alert: the answer’s Jason) Now I may be speaking for myself here but I felt like Jason Aaron run was a little inconsistent. I hoped with the relaunch and new creative team that would change but, it seem that they kept that along with the tone and cast of the book. I cut him a little slack seeing as he’s never written the X-Men before though. I also did love the ominous glimpses we had into the future. [Read more…] about Wolverine & the X-Men #6 Review! Dark Phoenix vs. Apocalypse!
Ever since I started reading Waid’s run on Daredevil I just can’t get enough and this issue is no exception. Although most Marvel fans are conditioned to run into their panic room at the phrase tie-in, these Original Sin ones feel like they finally got it right. I like getting a small arc focusing on the back stories of the characters I’m already reading. I think it was a smart way to let creators join in without taking a huge left turn away from the ongoing story. [Read more…] about Daredevil #6 Review! (Original Sin Tie-In) Daddy Issues & Rebellious Nuns
Step right up to the first issue of Storm! Ororo Munroe, Windrider, leader of the Morlocks, Queen of Wakanda, Headmistress of the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning: she has gone by many names and titles. But Storm will always be what her friends call her and what her enemies whisper to each other when she appears. Here begins the journey of this character, shaped by a plethora of adventures, triumphs and hardships. [Read more…] about Storm #1 Review! Epic Mohawks Ensue As Storm Finds Her Place in the Marvel U