Guys… I haven’t been the biggest fan of Ed Brubaker‘s run on Daredevil. It’s a shame, and I love Brubaker’s work on a number of characters, from Captain America to Iron Fist, but it’s been a questionable run since The Devil In Cell Block D. A lot of this is unfair because Daredevil has been one of Marvel’s most consistently enjoyable arcs of the 2000’s. Ever since Kevin Smith got the ball rolling, and Brian Michael Bendis put together one of the finest ongoing superhero arcs I’ve ever read, Daredevil has been a highlight. So expectations are higher than Method Man at a Bob Marley tribute concert. This is the major reason why a new arc titled “Lady Bullseye” is a little tough to stomach. And possibly also the reason it’s so refreshing to see Brubaker bring Daredevil back to the level of creativity the arc deserves. [Read more…] about Daredevil: Lady Bullseye #111 – #115 Review
Much like Robert Pollard’s catalogue of albums, or Kim Kardashian’s curves, the X-Men have what I’d call an “abundance-problem.” Because of the depth and volume of characters within their ranks, it is nearly impossible to know where to focus your time. Comic Book Herald’s reading order guide attempts to solve some of these issues, but it should not go unnoticed that with Messiah CompleX, Marvel’s major X-event in late 2007, Marvel comics attempted a similar bridging of the gap. As I’ll get into, the comic book run holds up – but does the whole “crossover event” shtick? [Read more…] about Herald Guided Tour: X-Men Messiah CompleX
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?