Today on Comic Book Herald, I’ll be offering a guided tour through Wolverine Origins #11-20. Before we begin, I should note that this tour is off-limits to those who grow squeamish at the mere sight of a disemboweling, as well as those who have not read Wolverine Origins #1-10. For a look at where these comics fit into the grand scheme of Marvel continuity, check out my Marvel reading order list! [Read more…] about Herald Guided Tour: Wolverine Origins #11-20 and Annual #1
X-Men: Emperor Vulcan picks up where The Rise and Fall of the Shi’Ar Empire left off. How do Havoc and his ragtag group of Uncanny X-ladies fit in as Starjammers? What’s Emperor Vulcan, aka Gabriel Summers, going to do with the keys to the Shi’Ar Empire? Is this mini-series a worthy follow up to Rise and Fall? Find out after the jump! [Read more…] about Emperor Vulcan: The Uncanny X-Starjammers in Shi’Ar Space
In today’s Marvel Review, Comic Book Herald takes a look at the Uncanny X-Men: Rise and Fall of the Shi’Ar Empire. Is this really the end of the Shi’Ar? Should we even care about one of Marvel’s longest running space civilizations? Does Ed Brubaker own the Uncanny X-Men the same way he did Iron Fist and Captain America? What’s up with powerless Professor X? And just how much X-Men will you have needed to read before this arc makes any sense? Find out after the jump! [Read more…] about What Does it Sound Like When an Empire Crashes? The Uncanny X-Men Find Out
In today’s Marvel Review, Comic Book Herald dives into the funnest of laughfests: Death of Icons! What does it mean for readers today when a major hero like Captain America is killed? Can it affect us emotionally anymore? Should it? How has the predictable and mockable cycle of death and rebirth in comics sabotaged the impact of the “death story”? Would it be better if dead heroes stayed dead? Is death even the end? Can what-is-not be and can what-can-not-be is? Keep reading to find out!
In today’s Marvel Review, Comic Book Herald takes a look at a few pressing issues. Just how immortal is the Immortal Iron Fist? How did the character of Danny Rand make it out of the 70’s Kung Fu craze in tact? Just how stunning are Kim Kardashian’s curves? And most importantly: What makes for truly timeless art? [Read more…] about Iron Fist: Second-Rate Kung Fu Reject Or Immortal Icon?