One of the best Thanos stories ever told! Involving the Silver Surfer and setting the stage for Infinity Gauntlet! Full review to come – keep reading for the Comic Book Herald overview. [Read more…] about Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos Graphic Novel Review
The complicated and far reaching relationship of Adam Warlock and Thanos the Mad Titan begins here! Full review to come – keep reading for the Comic Book Herald overview. [Read more…] about Marvel Masterworks: Warlock Volume 2 Review – War With Thanos! Cosmic Starlin!
The epic Life of Captain Marvel and the first appearance of Thanos the Mad Titan! Keep reading for the full Comic Book Herald overview. [Read more…] about Essential Captain Marvel Volume 2 Review – Thanos’ First Appearance & Cosmic Cube War
You’ve already read most of the superlatives, and in all likelihood you’ve already seen the film. At this point you get it: Marvel’s The Avengers is a great movie. I won’t sit here and pretend I have anything to add to that discussion outside of “squee!!!” and “Whedon could do anything he wants to me and I wouldn’t even care, man.” The Avengers is constantly exciting, does a great job tying together the entire Marvel Universe, and gets increasingly hilarious as characters are established. Go see it. Review over.
I’d like to spend the rest of the post taking a look at why one particular character had to be the focal hero of The Avengers. Naturally, with a team of super heroes, there are quite a few options Joss Whedon had to choose from. It’s my contention that the primary hero of the film was perfectly chosen. Spoilers follow, so run like blazes away from this post if you haven’t seen the film yet. [Read more…] about How Joss Whedon and Tony Stark brought Marvel’s The Avengers Full Circle
I’ve never been much of a comic book collector. This is, perhaps, odd for an individual so desperately in love with the medium, but I prefer my stories whole (just like my women! wait… well, never mind). Comic books – in there purest form – are serial testaments to a realm of unfinished story. Each issue is merely a component of a greater design and it’s generally not until they’re taken together that they form an arc (40 cubits by 40 cubits). This is why I’m so into collecting trade paperback issues/graphic novels/whatever you want to call them. AT LEAST THEY’RE WHOLE! MOSTLY! A LOT OF THE TIME!
It was with some hesitation, then, that I recently branched out into the the world of comic shops and single issue arcs. The DC New 52 has roped me into buying issues 1-8 of both Animal Man and Action Comics. More on all these particular comics at a later date – for now, I mention this to explain why I felt so suddenly compelled to consume Grant Morrison‘s All-Star Superman, a giant omnibus edition I’ve admired on my shelves for half a year now. Seemed like a fun idea to read All-Star Superman before Morrison’s new take on Supes in Action Comics. Little did I know, All-Star Superman would help me explain the very existence of Action Comics as a comic book trove. [Read more…] about All-Star Superman Review – OR – The Point of Ongoing Superhero Comics