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The Wicked + The Divine

Review: The Wicked + The Divine #2

There’s a question that’s been running through my mind as a quasi-professional critic as of late: where is the creativity coming from in the superhero/cape comic section of the industry? I’m not saying they’re not exciting, and I’m also not [...]

July 16, 2014 Reviews
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Review: Young Avengers #15

Spoiler free review of Young Avengers #15 I’m pretty sure I’ve written about final issues before. I’m also pretty sure I’ve written about comics and music before. What I don’t think I’ve touched upon is how the two work in [...]

January 13, 2014 Reviews
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Review: Young Avengers #11

Change is one of the biggest buzzwords in comics, and “changing the status quo” is an even bigger buzz-phrase. The comics community is not as accepting of change as say, a music fan is of a band’s sound. The music [...]

October 24, 2013 Reviews
Young Avengers #3 Cover

Review: Young Avengers #3

What’s kind of funny about Young Avengers: it’s the only Avengers series whose title would rightly elicit eye-rolling (“Skew younger!”), yet it’s the only one of the 8 billion Avengers titles clogging up the arteries of comic shops actually worth [...]

April 2, 2013 Reviews
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First Look: Young Avengers #3

Young Avengers is a title that is destined to get better. Although the initial reviews were fairly negative I think Young Avengers will find its way. Having Loki help someone stop manipulating people is hilarious, well that is exactly what happens in [...]

March 1, 2013 Reviews
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Review: Young Avengers #2

Since the original series ended, I feel like I’ve been hearing endlessly about how the Young Avengers have been mishandled, being trotted out for the occasional event tie-in and then quietly shelved again once they’ve served their purpose. And then [...]

March 1, 2013 Reviews
Young Avengers Marvel NOW!

The Future of YOUNG AVENGERS Is Marvel NOW!

I’ve missed the Young Avengers. Granted, they seem to pop up all over the Marvel Universe in the most unlikely of places but it’s been quite some time since they’ve had their own series. But at least I can say [...]

October 10, 2012 Reviews
Marvel Now! Teaser Savage

More Teases From Marvel Now!

As usual, Marvel has released a few new teases for what I can only assume is Avengers Academy and Wolverine.  If I’m right then it looks like Wolverine will be done by Frank Cho.  That is a book that might [...]

October 4, 2012 Reviews
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Marvel Now! is…NOW!

Tease after tease after tease.  Why do we let Marvel do this to us?   Do we enjoy this sick twisted game Marvel is constantly playing with us?   Like it or not Marvel is going to be changing very [...]

September 19, 2012 Reviews
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It Starts NOW! – MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE!

It’s that time again. You knew it was coming! It’s that moment where Marvel tries to squeeze a few extra dollars out of you in anticipation of their new event and/or series. This time, of course it’s Marvel NOW! which [...]

September 18, 2012 Reviews
The Guild Fawkes Cover

Review: The Guild: Fawkes

This doesn’t happen very often, but I knew the moment I looked at the cover that I needed to review this comic. Yes, I’m a fan of The Guild (and of series creator Felicia Day, though who isn’t?), so it was a [...]

May 24, 2012 Reviews
Dennis Hopeless and Jamie McKelvie bring the mutants to the modern times

Review: X-Men Season One

One of the downfalls to having characters that have spanned nearly fifty years, accumulating a library of stories within that time, is that their early adventures seem dated. The references become obscured, the lingo old-fashioned; it gets to a point [...]

March 21, 2012 Reviews
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So Many Exciting New Comic Titles Announced at Image Expo!

The Image Expo has kicked off in Oakland, and there is certainly no shortage of big and exciting comic announcements. As many creators have been hinting at for months, 2012 is indeed shaping up to be the year of creator-owned [...]

February 25, 2012 Reviews
By Kaare Andrews

Marvel Continues Free Digital Giveaway in 2012

Hot on the news of Marvel’s inclusion of codes for free digital copies of the first three issues of Avenging Spider-Man, Marvel has announced the freebies will extend to other books in their library. January’s Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #6 will [...]

November 13, 2011 Reviews
Marvel's Season One line of books coming early 2012

Marvel’s Season One Trade Dress Revealed

Marvel is making a few new moves to bring in new readership. Their most recent push, called Season One, will showcase most of their flagship characters, like Spider-Man and the X-Men, in a new line of graphic novels. While not [...]

September 7, 2011 Reviews