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
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!
It’s been an excellent year for Thor. Besides appearing in what is now the highest grossing film of all time as well as being on the roster in the first AAA Avengers video game, Thor was the headliner of the year’s biggest comic book event book, War of the Realms. Like any good comic book event, War of the Realms follows a bombastic battle for the fate of Earth as all of the other Nine Realms of the Asgardian mythos fight against the machinations of Malekith the Accursed.
On top of that however it also pulls double-duty as the finale to writer Jason Aaron’s acclaimed 7 year run on the Thor books starting with 2012’s Thor: God of Thunder through to Jane Foster’s tenure as Thor all while the war slowly built to its crescendo. As the year winds down and Jason Aaron closes off his time with a future-set epilogue over in the pages of King Thor, it’s time now for us to take a look back at War of the Realms and see how it all came together. [Read more…] about A Look Back At 2019’s War of the Realms!
Through three issues X-Force continues to improve and build on the promise of House of X. It’s one of my favorite Dawn of X titles, and issue three by Benjamin Percy and Joshua Cassarra did not disappoint!
Today on Krakin’ Krakoa #24 I’ll answer:
- How X-Force is the X-Men Dawn of X title most consistently fulfilling the promise of House of X
- What we’ve learned about the Death of Professor X
- The mystery of the 5th assassin!
November 27 2019 – the day before Thanksgiving – was the first new comic book day in approximately 4 months with at least three new X-Men comics released on the same day.
Appropriately, my varying reactions to the releases are a healthy reminder that more is not always better, and that one of House of X and Dawn of X’s greatest strengths has been a healthy sense of curation (Marvel as a whole is otherwise comically overproducing books these days). Big picture, New Mutants is a book I expected to enjoy, and lo and behold, nothing has changed, whereas X-Force had a make-or-break second issue actually sell me on many of the comic’s bolder first issue choices.
And then there’s Fallen Angels #2, which I’m increasingly convinced is the only absolute dud of the Dawn of X.[Read more…] about Krakin’ Krakoa #23: Fallen Angels #2 Review – The Regression of Laura Kinney By The Coward Fallen Angels