There is a whole lot to be excited about in the world of comic books right now, but there are still issues in this little corner of the universe that we love so much.
[WARNING – This review of X-Men: Apocalypse contains SPOILERS.] The year is 1973. Following his assault on President Richard Nixon, ferromancer Erik Lehnsherr became Public Enemy Number One. Shapeshifter Raven Darkholme inadvertently became the face of a movement and a hero to thousands of young people after stopping the assassination attempt. And Charles Xavier, the world’s […]
Since this week was a light week for me, I decided to follow Brandon Griffin’s example and move outside of my usual comfort zone. I am not as anti-Marvel as Brandon seems to be pro-Marvel, but I am of the opinion that the House of Ideas has been out of ideas for some time. And […]
I don’t know about you, but Marvel’s Age of Apocalypse mega-event from the 1995 stands as one of my favorite events ever. Sure it was super-long, spanning nine different tie-in series over an entire year, but the alternate reality where Charles Xavier’s death ushered in the dominance of Apocalypse was exciting and entertaining. Writers like Mark […]
Just when you thought there were enough great mutants in the world, Brian Michael Bendis throws a together a whole new team of great mutants. Writers like Bendis are what allow 20th Century Fox to feel so confident in having enough characters to populate a whole movie universe with just one comic book franchise. With […]
When you open the book you begin to hear it. Familiar electric chords. The opening notes to a familiar melody of Saturday morning. It is the sound of your childhood returning. I had not realized the full scope of the Secret Wars event until reading X-Men ‘92. Marvel has taken the old comic trope of […]
Combining the X-Men and Avengers into teams is a concept Marvel has been feeding us for a while now. Through many different lineups and tons of drama, these unity squads provide plenty of interesting plot and show no sign of stopping. This team in particular features Vision, Captain America, Sabretooth, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Rogue, and […]
When one thinks about cosmic stories and Marvel Comics, it’s hard not to call upon crossovers like the Infinity Trilogy (Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity War, and Infinity Crusade), Secret Wars (the first), Annihilation, The Kree/Skrull War, The Dark Phoenix Saga, or Jonathan Hickman’s Infinity. That’s a pretty serious list of classic and modern cosmic tales. Sam Humphries, however, has added another crossover worthy […]