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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 [Review]

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Dan Slott had an ambitious and promising Spider-Man idea that started out really fun and then hit a speed bump. Amazing Spider-Man #8 was a decent arc wrap-up – it wasn’t great, but it sufficed because it looked as if Amazing Spider-Man was about to find its focus. I […]

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Comic Review: ORIGINAL SIN #3

Original Sin just might be the weirdest summer crossover Marvel has ever produced. In lieu of blockbuster action and large-scale gatherings of heroes and villains typical of such events, writer Jason Aaron and artist Mike Deodato unfold a slow-boiling superhero noir, filled with rising tension, terse character moments, and a lot of eyeballs. The last […]

Movie Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

[This review contains mild SPOILERS for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER.] Superhero films have become a tentpole of modern cinema. Where The Dark Knight legitimized the genre for those wary of capes and cowls, The Avengers proved fun didn’t need to be sacrificed for intensity or quality. Now, Captain America: The Winter Soldier has raised […]

REVIEW: Ultimate Comics: The Ultimates #10

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN & SAM HUMPHRIES Art by LUKE ROSS Colors by MATTHEW WILSON Letters by VC’S CLAYTON CLOWES After last issue’s jaw dropping conclusion, Jonathan Hickman and new writing partner Sam Humphries pick up the pieces in another strong issue that keeps up the momentum and brings even more players onto a board […]

REVIEW: Avengers Assemble #3

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Art by MARK BAGLEY & DANNY MIKI Colors by PAUL MOUNTS Letters by VC’S CLAYTON COWLES You can almost catch the smell of popcorn wafting off the pages of Avengers Assemble #3, the latest issue in Marvel’s cash grab well-timed book featuring the cast of the blockbuster Avengers movie. The […]

REVIEWS: Ultimate Comics: The Ultimates #9

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Art by ESAD RIBIC Colors by DEAN WHITE / Letters by VC’S CLAYTON COWLES “The boy who killed America.” With those words, Jonathan Hickman has fundamentally changed the Ultimate Universe. It is another bold move from this series and it is one of the most effective jaw dropping cliffhangers in recent […]

REVIEW: Marvel's The Avengers

REVIEW: Marvel’s The Avengers

Directed by JOSS WHEDON Written by JOSS WHEDON & ZAK PENN Starring ROBERT DOWNEY JR, CHRIS EVANS, CHRIS HEMSWORTH, MARK RUFFALO, SAMUEL L JACKSON, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, JEREMY RENNER, TOM HIDDLESTON, CLARK GREGG, COBIE SMULDERS Never before have expectations been so high. Since the post-credits sting in 2008’s Iron Man, when Samuel L Jackson as Nick […]