Rick Remender began in animation, then switched over to penciling and inking comics before making the switch to the big league comics. He grew up in the 80s punk/skater subculture in Phoenix and as a result has a real love for the underdog and the damaged. [Read more…] about Rick Remender Creator Profile – The Essential Reading List
What’s the defining Ultron story of the last 15 years? It’s a deceptively tricky question to answer, especially when you realize Kurt Busiek and George Perez’s “Ultron Unlimited” (from Avengers #19 to #22) was 16 years ago. Rage of Ultron attempts to fill the void, but can this Marvel OGN do one of the Avengers greatest villains (in)justice? [Read more…] about Rage of Ultron Review!: Does ‘The Killing Joke’ For Ultron Live Up To The Hype?
As writer Rick Remender’s Marvel event story crosses the halfway mark, issue 5 yields a surprisingly uneven reading experience. Opening and closing on a couple of high-impact beats, it also mechanically carves a wheel-spinning valley right down the middle. [Read more…] about “AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #5: This Side Up”
While this isn’t the first issue to set up Marvel’s next event, Uncanny Avengers #24 marks the first issue that officially places one of Rick Remender’s titles (who is going to write the event) on the path towards Axis. This is the first issue not directly involved with the excellent Apocalypse Twins/Kang arc that Remender has been writing for over two years. Still picking up the pieces from the major fallout of that story, we revert back to the Red Skull plot point introduced during the first arc of this title (which was great by the way). So how does this title do picking up where the last arc left off and set things up for Marvel’s next event. [Read more…] about Uncanny Avengers #24 Review! The Road to Axis Continues
Of all the Marvel NOW! titles to launch in the wake of Avengers vs. X-Men, Uncanny Avengers is undoubtedly the lynchpin. While All-New X-Men embraces the plight of the X-Men following the events of AvX, and Uncanny X-Men continues the struggle of Cyclops and his fellow outlaws, nothing touches on mutant/human relations like Uncanny Avengers. Following the tyrannical (albeit well-intentioned) world takeover from the mutant Phoenix Five, anti-mutant sentiment is at all time high, meaning if the Avengers and X-Men can’t come together there will be a riot goin’ on. [Read more…] about Uncanny Avengers NOW!: Avengers for Unity