The Comic Review Round-up, 1.29.14 Edition

Welcome back to the round-up! This week it’s a battle between Avengers books as we’ve got reviews of both Uncanny Avengers and Avengers Assemble. But first! Firefly returns (sort of) with Dark Horse’s Serenity: Leaves on the Wind. SERENITY: LEAVES ON THE WIND #1/ Written by ZACK WHEDON/ Art by GEORGES JEANTY/ Inks by KARL […]

REVIEW: Ultimate Comics: The Ultimates #12

Written by SAM HUMPHRIES with JONATHAN HICKMAN Art by LUKE ROSS, RON GARNEY & BUTCH GUICE Colors by MATT MILLA Letters by VC’S CLAYTON COWLES Well after 11 issues of build-up, we are at the conclusion of Reed Richards tenure as the main villain of this title. The creative team has gone to painstaking lengths […]

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: Secret Avengers #27

Written by RICK REMENDER Art by RENTO GUEDES Colors by BETTIE BREITWEISER & MATTHEW WILSON Letters by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS The team continues their jaunt in space as they come under attack by former comrade Captain Marvel. If nothing else Rick Remender at least infuses this issue with some half decent characterization for the previously deceased […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tales from Counter-Earth: Selling What You'll Buy

Tales from Counter-Earth: Selling What You’ll Buy

(Editor’s Note: Ron Cacace is a lot of things; Captain Marvel aficionado, lactose intolerant, general do-gooder and perhaps most importantly for our purposes here, a comic book retailer in New Jersey. Tales from Counter-Earth will feature Ramblin’ Ron rambling on about the day-to-day grind of the comic book retail world and sometimes the generally good […]