While 2019’s Dawn of X ended on a middling, muddled note, 2020 is off to an improved start, beginning with the energizing X-Men #4 by Jonathan Hickman and Lionel Francis Yu.[Read more…] about Krakin’ Krakoa #27: X-Men #4 Is Hickman’s Best In The Run To Date!
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Incoming is Marvel’s 2019 year-end spectacular, simultaneously summarizing much of the publisher’s 2019 while building suspense for storylines and comics to come in 2020. [Read more…] about Previously On #95: Marvel Incoming! #1 Review – What’s to Come in 2020
With East of West wrapping up its seven year journey into the Apocalypse, John and I are taking a look back at the Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta, Frank Martin, and Rus Wooten series from Image Comics!
In addition to the CBH Deep Dive podcast, I’ve also included our “Journals From Armageddon,” an email conversation John and I had prior to this conversation. Check out part one here covering East of West #1 to #29 (the first two in-universe years of the Apocalypse), and we’ll be back in January 2020 with part two covering East of West #30 to #45, the final year of the Apocalypse![Read more…] about Deep Dives #5: Journals From Armageddon – East of West Review Pt. 1 (#1 to #29)
I definitely would not have predicted Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli’s Marauders would be my favorite “Dawn of X” X-Men comic in 2019 – particularly ahead of two Jonathan Hickman written series with X-Men and New Mutants, but it very much has held steady as the comic most clearly filled with purpose, humor, and vision. Marauders feels like a book that knows where it wants to go, and how it wants to utilize the new status quo of Krakoa and House of X for a successful long run.
Today I’ll answer:
+ What the last two issues tell us about Marauders vision
+ Who the heck is Shinobi Shaw
+ Who the heck are those kids claiming to be ex Hellfire Club![Read more…] about Krakin’ Krakoa #26: My Favorite 2019 X-Men Dawn of X Comic!
The third issue of New Mutants is the first solely written by Ed Brisson with art by Flaviano, and it’s a trip back from space to Krakoa and a whole new gang of youthful mutants.
I’ve gathered the shift from the Hickman-driven classic New Mutants in space story is relatively divisive for some readers, but I honestly enjoyed the return to Krakoa with a new crop of youngsters.[Read more…] about Krakin’ Krakoa #25: New Mutants #3 Review – Who Are The (New) New Mutants?