For a readership obsessed with origin stories and continuity, it’s somewhat remarkable just how inarticulate the history of Marvel Comics can be. Show up to Marvel Comics in the 2000’s, and everything tells you this is the house that Stan Lee built. It doesn’t take much digging, though, to figure out there’s more to the tale than that. [Read more…] about Should You Read Sean Howe’s Marvel Comics: The Untold Story?
How Do You Unlock The Code On The Back of Issues #1 Through #6 Of Mind MGMT?
Mind MGMT by Matt Kindt is quite probably my favorite ongoing comic of 2012. Right up there with Saga. This is not the full review, but if you like espionage, mystery, psychological ethics and an illuminati that spans centuries, Mind MGMT is for you. If you already know Mind MGMT is for you and want some help with the super secret code included in issues #1-6, this is the post for you. [Read more…] about How Do You Unlock The Code On The Back of Issues #1 Through #6 Of Mind MGMT?
Brian K. Vaughn Takes Us to Space in Saga – Should We Follow?
At this point in his career, Brian K. Vaughn has a level of comic book credibility that is very hard to come by. [Read more…] about Brian K. Vaughn Takes Us to Space in Saga – Should We Follow?
Marvel Comics The Untold Story Rewind Review: Fantastic Four Number One
Through my usual series of suave and gentlemenly maneuvers (lucky, I just got lucky), I managed to get my hands on an advance copy of Sean Howe’s Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. The insanely detailed biography covers the complete insider history of Marvel, from Captain America punching Hitler to present. I’m still making my way through the book (Jim Starlin and Steve Gerber are wreaking havoc on Marvel’s 70’s comics at the moment), but as I do so I’m finding that the book is providing a ton of inspiration to go back and enjoy early, iconic marvel story-lines. And you don’t get much earlier or more iconic than Fantastic Four #1. [Read more…] about Marvel Comics The Untold Story Rewind Review: Fantastic Four Number One