Tag Archives: Marvel Comics

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 »

Marvel’s Daredevil Review Epi 9-13

By | April 22, 2015

The Hindenburg.  The Titanic.  Marvel’s Daredevil.  What do these have in common?  Any guesses?  No?  Okay, here’s the answer:  They all started out with tremendous hype.  They were bigger, better and had what was needed to make a splash.  Unfortunately, the promise only ended in complete and utter disaster. Before I begin my rant, I… Read More »

Frank Cho & Robbi Rodriguez Battle Over The Booty

By | April 11, 2015

Before you read this. If you haven’t already read my post that lead to this follow-up article read it here now. Let me be frank about this Frank Cho/Robbi Rodriguez fiasco regarding the depiction of Spider-Gwen’s booty. Under the surface of this internet blow-out is a bigger issue – men are overly sexualized/portrayed negatively in… Read More »

Convergence #1

By | April 9, 2015

I am not a DC fan-boy. I am not a Marvel fan-boy. I am not an Image fan-boy. I am not (insert comic company) fan-boy. I am a fan of comics – good comics. Keep that in mind as you read this review. I did not give Convergence #0 a glowing review for several reasons. One… Read More »

Star Wars #3

By | April 5, 2015

Star Wars has been good, but not great. I couldn’t help but wonder why. Here are a few of the reasons that popped into my head as to why: 1) It’s a popular property and therefore it’s hard to please everyone 2) the art has been just ok, and 3) the stories haven’t added anything… Read More »

Secret Wars (1984)

By | March 1, 2015

In anticipation of Marvel’s summer blockbuster event, Secret Wars, during which the Marvel 616 Universe and the Ultimate Universe are to be merged creating an All-New Marvel Universe; I read the two Secret Wars mini-series that came before, Secret Wars One and Two. I did this to have an understanding of what inspired the creation… Read More »