Excitement over the potential of a Jonathan Hickman written run on X-Men swelled to a crescendo this month, and with good reason. Ever since the superstar comics writer’s approximately eight year stint at Marvel came to a triumphant close with 2015’s Secret Wars, fans have clamoring for a return. [Read more…] about How Jonathan Hickman Writes the X-Men
Ask any comic book fan worth their weight in longboxes about “definitive runs” and you will undoubtedly get a list of heavy-hitting collections that they can rattle off in their sleep. It’s sure to include such obvious gold standards as Chris Claremont’s marathon work on X-Men, Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, and the solo writer-artist breakouts of Frank Miller (Daredevil) and Walt Simonson (Thor).
Essentially, it’s a pretty tight club and it doesn’t seem like they take a lot of new members. To be fair, it’s not everyday you get to see that sort of endeavor. However, Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Captain Marvel makes a very strong case to be recognized as a worthy modern day addition. [Read more…] about Kelly Sue Deconnick’s Captain Marvel in Review!
They say you get what you pay for. Sometimes you get a little bit more for your investment; other times, perhaps not so much. That said, this week sees the release of a Marvel yesteryear classic all done up with an attention-grabbing new visual treatment designed to make everyone “ooo”, “ahh” and say: “Hey, look at that!”. But where exactly does this interpretation of Uncanny X-Men #268 land on the “value” scale? [Read more…] about Uncanny X-Men 3D #1 Review!
It’s been over two years since Marvel’s Black Panther relaunched with the fresh creative team of Ta-Nehesi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze. In that time, McCarther Genius Grant winner Coates and associated creators have crafted Marvel’s most stable and thoughtful All-New All-Different era comic. [Read more…] about I Can Legacy Clearly Now #19 — Black Panther #166: Klaw & The New Gods
There are no creative voices more deeply ingrained in Marvel Comics than Brian Michael Bendis. There are creative visions I’ve enjoyed more (Jonathan Hickman’s run from 2008 to 2015), but none are more responsible for my deep love for all things Marvel Comics since the year 2000.
When I started getting into comics, the architecture of Bendis’ work on titles like New Avengers was my guide. I still remember where I was (local library outside my office waiting for rush hour traffic to die down) when I read the revelation that Electro didn’t act alone in “Breakout.” I missed a train to work because I couldn’t put House of M down. When it comes to getting into the modern Marvel Universe, you can’t do it without the work of Brian Michael Bendis. [Read more…] about I Can Legacy Clearly Now #18 — Spider-Man #234: (B)End(is) of An Era