So one day, Marvel decided to release a book about a young, time traveling Cyclops going into space with his space pirate father (who he thought was dead) to reconnect. I thought it was a rather goofy premise, and that it wouldn’t be for me, but I would still have appreciated the fact that Marvel was publishing it for varieties sake. Then I learned that it would be written by Greg Rucka. I bought the first issue the day it came out. For five issues, Greg Rucka took Cyclops and his father on a kind of space road trip so the two could have some personal time with one another. Things of course went bad for them, but they persevered, and overall Greg Rucka’s run was a very enjoyable and satisfying read. Now John Layman (of Chew fame) takes the rains. So, how does this first issue stack up to what’s come before?
Guardians 3000 #1 Review! Live, Die, Repeat
They’re baaaaack! The original Guardians of Galaxy created by Arnold Drake and Gene Colan back in 1969, are the 31st century cosmic superhero team from Earth-691. This particular team got its own solo series back in the early 1990s, which was written and drawn by Jim Valentino. After its cancelation, this team drifted around in almost total obscurity unless you were a hardcore old-school Marvel Cosmic fan, until Dan Abnett and Andy Landing introduced several members as guest-stars in their acclaimed Guardians of the Galaxy reboot. So now with the success of the Guardians of Galaxy film, writer Dan Abnett and artist Gerardo Sandoval return to the 31st century to continue the adventures of the original Guardians. So how does this issue do introducing audiences to a Guardians team that doesn’t have a talking raccoon? [Read more…] about Guardians 3000 #1 Review! Live, Die, Repeat
Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1 Review! Style Over Substance, This Time
After the announcement that the second Captain America film was going to feature The Winter Soldier, first everyone went onto Wikipedia to look up who he was; and second, everyone knew he would be getting his own title to capitalize on the film. At first Marvel published Winter Soldier: The Bitter March written by Rick Remender, which was great and I highly recommend checking it out, around the time the film was released. Now, following the events of Original Sin, Bucky has been given his very own ongoing title written by Ales Kot and drawn by Marco Rudy, but IN SPACE! So how does the first issue of a series that Marvel released to capitalize on the success of the films, which is also spinning off a Marvel event no one talked about, pan out? [Read more…] about Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1 Review! Style Over Substance, This Time