Tag Archives: Marvel Comics

Nick Spencer’s Captain America Didn’t Steal The Ark Of The Covenant

By | June 8, 2017

It wasn’t that long ago that comic book purists were taking to social media to upload pictures and videos of themselves burning copies of the the Free Comic Book Day offering of Secret Empire. Why the outrage? It was believed that author Nick Spencer made Mr. Red, White, and Blue (aka Captain America) into a… Read More »

MARVEL’s Not So Amazing Marketing Scheme

By | January 13, 2017

Marvel Comics made a jaw dropping announcement late last week which was this: starting in February of 2017 their physical comics will include two free digital comic codes in each issue, but there’s a catch (there’s always a catch). The codes can only be found in comics sold at comic book retail shops, not comics… Read More »

Killing Heroes Has Never Been Easier In ‘Hero Killer’

By | January 6, 2017

I hate my commute to work. No, I despise my commute to work because I’m usually stuck behind a line of cars that move by the inches instead of MPH. It’s the absolute worst. However, my bumper-to-bumper drive is always made better when a new episode of 11 O’Clock Comics comes on. The hosts of… Read More »

DC Comics vs Marvel. Who Is Doing It Better?

By | October 30, 2016

Since the dawn of time, the age-old question of:”Who is doing it better, DC Comics or Marvel?” has been asked. Pyramid hieroglyphics prove this. And now, in the year 2016, I think the question can be answered. To me, it appears that one company is excelling at making the comic book movies that the audience wants to… Read More »

ComiXology Unlimited: The Great, The Good, The Not So Good

By | June 6, 2016

Comixology: Unlimited is a unique way to consume digital comics (see what I did there?) for the reasonable price of $6.99 a month. Is the service unlimited? Not exactly, but it’s a service that new readers interested in dipping their toe into the world of comics will find beneficial. Additionally, I think this program will appeal… Read More »

Are Marvel & DC Becoming Comic Book Side Dishes?

By | February 12, 2016

Within the last year or so a lot of food analogies have been used to describe what’s going on in the comic book world. Pizzas smashing together was the analogy used to explain Marvel’s 2015 summer event called Secret Wars. DC’s new direction for 2016 is being described as a meat and potatoes approach to… Read More »

Crisis on Infinite Earths Issue #1

By | June 2, 2015

It’s been years since I read Crisis on Infinite Earths (hereafter Crisis) so I thought I’d revisit it after the way Convergence ended. Crisis is credited as the first mini-series event that resulted in a line wide change to a publisher, in this case, DC comics. Since Crisis, DC and other publishers have tried to… Read More »

Secret Wars #2 (2015)

By | May 14, 2015

He’s done it. Jonathan Hickman has channeled the impossible love child of Grant Morrison and George R. R. Martin. No joke. Hickman was able to use his god-like powers to alter the natural order of the universe to have Morrison and Martin do it, bear child, and then, harness that child’s abilities. The result: issue… Read More »

Secret Wars (2015) #1

By | May 11, 2015

Secret Wars (2015) was described by Marvel Editor-in-Chief Alex Alonso as two pizzas colliding together to create a whole new kind of pizza. Alonso teased that the pizzas (i.e. the Marvel universes),“They’re going to combine toppings, some toppings are going to drop off.” At the time, it was difficult to grasp what Alonso was talking… Read More »

Flame on, Iceman!

By | April 25, 2015

I’m not going to choose my words carefully, so if this offends you, use your superpower of free will to stop reading. This week, in All-New X-Men issue #40, Bobby “Iceman” Drake was revealed to be gay – cue Internet outrage – cue George Takei waving the issue like a rainbow flag – cue…my skepticism.… Read More »