This week on “Previously On,” I reflect back on all the touchstones that helped shaped me into a lifelong comics fan, and reveal that 99% of them were not actual comics. Oh, and I celebrate the value of reading The Green Lantern with annotations! [Read more…] about Previously On #79: How I Fell In Love With Comics In Chronological Order (Ages 0 to 18), and Loving The Green Lantern Annotations
This week on “Previously On,” I review House of X and Powers of X, fancast comic book creators who could come back to DC or Marvel Comics, and happily shake my damn head at the My Marvelous Year Slack community! [Read more…] about Previously On #78: HoX & PoX #1 Review, Biggest Creators Who Could Make a Triumphant Return to Big 2 Comics, and the My Marvelous Year Slack Community
This week on “Previously On,” I review House of X as an entry point for new readers, consider comics that have even come close to Hickman’s X-Men pre-release approval rating, and accidentally steal comics from awesome creators! [Read more…] about Previously On #77: Can You Read House of X As a Starting Point?, The All Time Pre-Release Hype Rankings, and Being a Fool At a Creator Signing
Looking back, there aren’t many games that meant as much to me as Marvel’s sequence of Ultimate Alliance related video games. There are games I played more – Super Smash Bros, Donkey Kong 64, and Metroid all come to mind – but you know, I didn’t wind up calling this site Banjo Kazooie Herald Dot Com (although… don’t tempt me).
It’s not just that the X-Men Legends franchise (which segues into Ultimate Alliance) was a piece of Marvel Comics lore in my life during the 2000’s, it was *the* primary touchpoint. The first X-Men Legends was released in 2004 when I was in high school, and I wouldn’t really start reading comics with any regularity for another four years. I wouldn’t step into a comic shop for another seven.
I hear the tired cliche that a lot of readers fall out of love with comics in high school as they discover sexy things, but honestly I didn’t really have comics to fall out of love with. I had never started reading, and wouldn’t even have known where to start. [Read more…] about Previously On #76: The Road to Ultimate Alliance 3 – The Black Order
This week on “Previously On,” I review Black Badge from Boom Studios, buy some comics at Walmart, and hold a comic book cover like a tiny treasure. [Read more…] about Previously On #75: Black Badge Review, DC Walmart Comics Revisited, and Comics That *Feel* Good