Two issues in, and we already get a giant battle between a demon Nazi with two giant robots and a large percentage of Marvel’s biggest characters. Apparently Rick Remender didn’t get the message that Marvel events are supposed to hold back on anything exciting until the last issue (or maybe last two), and the rest of the event is meant to promise that something cool is coming like they’re dangling a shiny object in front of our faces. Anyway, Axis began on a good if not spectacular note, but how does the second issue continue the tale of Red Onslaught’s rampage? [Read more…] about Avengers & X-Men: Axis #2 Review! It’s All Your Fault Tony Stark
The event that Rick Remender has been hinting at since the beginning of Marvel Now! The story that he has been setting up throughout both his Uncanny Avengers and Captain America runs is finally here! The event that will change…ah screw it that joke’s not funny anymore. So yes, Marvel’s latest event, Avengers & X-Men: Axis has begun, and boy has it been a while since Marvel’s last event (for the record, Original Sin ended a grand total of five weeks ago). Who wants to bet that Marvel is going to announce its next “Game-changing” event halfway through this one? I mean they announced Axis before Original Sin even began. Anyway, event-fatigue aside, I have been looking forward to this book since it was announced, and now that I finally got to read issue one, how does this book begin the next event? [Read more…] about Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1 Review! World War Hate Begins!
The fiftieth anniversary of the X-Men was, of course, an event to be celebrated! In 2013, the current stable of main X-Men writers – Jason Aaron, Brian Bendis, and Brian Wood – got together to write up the celebratory event. The original concept was Jason Aaron’s, building on concepts he’d played with before in his popular ‘Wolverine and the X-Men’ (most notably in #29). [Read more…] about Battle of the Atom Overview
I admit, there’s something about the last ‘Nightcrawler’ run that gives it a firm place in my heart; and so, as I run through my X-Men chronology, I simply can’t resist it! [Read more…] about Nightcrawler 2002-2004 Series Overview