After a few installments of fairly straightforward exposition and gripping apocalyptic drama, the captain is once again flashing the overhead “spoiler alert” as Jonathan Hickman turns over one of his major cards this week. Entitled “Rabum Alal”, the latest New Avengers spotlights Doctor Strange uncovering the identity of one of the mystery power-players in the upcoming Secret Wars. The captain is also advising that exposing the Great Oz, err.. Destroyer will lead to thorough gobsmackery for all and medium-grade digging into the back issue bins for those inclined. [Read more…] about NEW AVENGERS #31 Review: “The Man Behind the Curtain”
Hot on the heels of last week’s comprehensive round-the-horn update-fest, writer Jonathan Hickman’s ongoing Marvel saga returns with yet another issue of New Avengers. Entitled “Triage” and arriving with very little advanced fanfare, this chapter offers a few surprises and is both literally and figuratively what the doctor ordered. [Read more…] about NEW AVENGERS #27 Review: “Pre-Gaming in the Nothing Space of Destroyed Universes!”
“Cages”, the latest New Avengers comic, serves as an integral puzzle piece to writer Jonathan Hickman’s near-literal Marvel epic to end all epics. Not only does it re-establish key characters as the story skips ahead “Eight Months Later” but it also makes several subtle nods toward how the upcoming Secret Wars endgame may ultimately present itself. [Read more…] about NEW AVENGERS #26 Review: Total Drama Wakanda!
And so continues the fall of the Illuminati, as what began as a group of men trying to save the universe from an unknown threat, has spiraled out of control and left a group of monsters to hold the world hostage while they have their fun exterminating planet after planet. This is the second issue in the “Time Runs Out” story arc taking place between Avengers and New Avengers, and specifically picks up after the bombshell of a last page from New Avengers #23. Shaping up to be an event story without officially being an event book itself, how does this issue continue the story about the death of the all things? [Read more…] about New Avengers #24 Review! The Countdown to the End Continues
As the Comic Book Herald audience has grown from my cats (and only then under duress; I’m not proud of the threats I made) to a multi-pronged legion of fanatical comic fans, I’ve been getting more and more questions.
What’s up with this specific aspect of your Infinity reading order? I’m new to comics, where should I start with the Avengers? You seem like an omega-level intellect – how would you handle the crisis in the Ukraine? [Read more…] about Question of the Week: Where Do I Start With Avengers Trade Collections?