Rick Remender’s run on Captain America has been an interesting, but sometimes frustrating read since it began. The first arc, a ten issue story that put Steve Rogers into a hellish plane called Dimension Z, was fantastic from start to finish. Making Rogers an adoptive father while at the same time trying to survive in a hostile environment that is continuously under attack by Arnim Zola’s mutant army made for a fun read. However, the rather depressing ending was only the beginning of what would become a running theme in this run, making Steve Roger’s life absolute hell. During the second and third arcs, things continued to get worse and worse for Steve as his reputation takes a big hit, he is blamed for harming America’s standing with the rest of world, and his faith in S.H.I.E.L.D. is all but shattered. [Read more…] about Captain America #23 Review! A Glimpse of Hope From the Darkness
This issue is the true beginning of the end for Wolverine. With only one issue left in the series, and then the ‘Death of Wolverine’ mini-series to follow right on its heels, things are starting to really get final for the feral mutant. [Read more…] about Wolverine #11 Review! One Month to Die – Death of Wolverine Imminent
Before I get to this issue specifically, a brief overview of how this series has progressed. When Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness began this book last year, it quickly became one of the most fun and enjoyable books being published by Marvel. Even if the only real point of that story arc was meant to bring back Nightcrawler (HEY! It’s in the title), I highly recommend the trade. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end and Jason Aaron left the title at issue 6 (with a different artist) capping off a great run on the X-men in general. [Read more…] about Amazing X-Men #10 Review! And the War Goes On
I’ll admit I was not a fan of “Batman: Eternal” when it first came out. I knew it was another ploy to get me to pay $3.99 a week for a rushed comic. For those of you who don’t know, the storyline for this weekly (one year) series is horribly generic. Commissioner Gordon is framed for causing the death of several hundred people on a subway while gang wars break out throughout Gotham. Batman must race against the clock with the help of Jay Bard (a new addition to GCPD) to save his friend and protect the city. To me, it sounded like a revamp of the Batman: Animated Series episode “Shadow of the Bat” where Two-Face and Lt. Gil Mason frame Gordon for bribery. While I did pick up the issues every week (being a loyal Bat-fan), I found them dull, the characters boring, all in all a lackluster project. [Read more…] about “Batman Eternal #18” Review! A Blast of Social Commentary
There are a handful of no-brainer purchases in the comic book world. Warren Ellis is writing a new ongoing comic? Ok, gotta check that out. Los Bros Hernandez are writing more Love & Rockets? Ok, gotta check that out. Jim Starlin is returning to Thanos, the Marvel villain he created in 1973, for the first time in 10 years?
Will you accept cash, credit, or just all my money? [Read more…] about Thanos: The Infinity Revelation Review! Jim Starlin Returns to Marvel’s Mad Titan