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
Newsarama reported just a few short days ago that Marvel will begin a series of prose novels (like, real books with words!) starting with an adaptation of Civil War. Keep reading to find out: Are prose versions of Marvel comics a good idea? What kind of readers are these books for? Has there ever, in the history of human civilization, been an example of a person advancing their love for the Marvel universe through books without pictures? Is that person writing the post you’re reading? And is he really as handsome as he seems?
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. Is Matt Cherniss’s six issue Sub-Mariner run worth your dollars? Is it at least relevant to the Civil War continuity it follows? What happens when you mix the Thunderbolt’s Venom with Namor’s little footie wings? And most importantly: What’s going to happen to cover art in a digital age? [Read more…] about What’s More Lost? Atlantis or the Importance of Comic Book Covers?