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Alpha Flight 0.1 Review 0

I've always wanted to read Alpha Flight. It's not that any of the characters were particularly cool or eye-catching, it's not that I love Canada, and it's not that I had heard good things. In fact, none of these applied. I just always enjoyed the idea of diversity in comics. I liked that Marvel didn't forget about other countries and remembered to give our neighbors a team of their own. Only problem is, I'm kind of too young to have gotten any real Alpha Flight comics. Sure, it was around when I...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Amazing Spider-Man 654.1 0

       Okay, I would just like to start this review by saying one thing. This is not an issue of Spider-Man. This is Venom, straight up. The cover to a comic can often mislead, but none mislead as much as this, because you don't even see an appearance from Spider-Man and you barely see Peter Parker. That being said, it's still a very good comic, the latest in the long line of Slott masterpieces we've been seeing lately. Enough jibber-jabber though, let's jump into Venom 654.1... I mean Amazing S...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Teen Titans Issue 91 0

       The Teen Titans are officially back! After a dark period that I don't like to talk about, J. T. Krul and Nicola Scott have successfully brought back the Teen Titans in full force, making the team fun and functional again. I for one couldn't be happier, because now the team that helped bring me into comics is my favorite team to read once more! But enough small talk, let's open up Teen Titans issue 91 and see where the party's at!         The issue opens up with a flashback to the youth of...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Amazing Spider-Man 654 0

       THIS ISSUE IS IMPORTANT! THIS ISSUE MATTERS! EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE FROM HERE ON OUT!!! Or at least, that's what Marvel says. With a build up like that, it's actually quite easy for a comic book to fall flat on it's face and disappoint readers. Hopefully the guiding hands of Dan Slott can maneuver Spidey through this hype and keep the comic surprisingly fun. With Stefano Caselli on board, chances are pretty good, so let's dive into issue 654 of the Amazing Spider-Man to find out!         ...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

She-Hulks Issue 4 0

       And so comes the end of She-Hulks, a great mini-series that managed to completely change my outlook on two characters Marvel made the wise decision to spotlight. With a great premise, clean execution, and a clear endpoint in sight, She-Hulks has been one of the more surprising mini-series' to come out of Marvel in the last year. Harrison Wilcox and Ryan Stegman craft a fun story for us here, but enough small talk, let's jump head first into the conclusion of She-Hulks!         Our issue o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Superboy v4 Issue 4 0

       So, I've come to realize something gradually over the course of the last few months. I'm actually quite fond of Superboy. Over the course of this title's run, I've realized that there is a lot about Superboy that I can truly get behind and that he's a fun character to watch. He's had one heck of a characters journey since his first Superboy series, and seeing the character handled so well regularly by Jeff Lemire and Pier Gallo. I'm really glad these guys keep this book so consistently go...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Invincible Iron Man 500.1 Review 0

       So a funny thing happened today. I'm sitting in my room, getting ready to visit my girlfriend, and my roommate asked me who my favorite superhero is. I told him "The one that I have 5 figures of on my desk". That would be the Flash. But my roommate looked at my other figures too, seeing Captain America, Thor, and lastly, Iron Man. I said they were favorites too, except Iron Man. I just like the outfit that figure has. Well, issue 500.1 here has changed my mind. Matt Fraction and Salvador ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Amazing Spider-Man 653 0

       When we last left our hero, he was stuck on the side of a rocket fighting a giant man in a scorpion suit! Only in Spider-Man could this be the lead in to a serious issue that deals with a mans family and friends being hunted down. Brought to us by the creative team of Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli, you know that at the very least, this will be good, if not great, like the two have to potential to bring us. So enough small talk! Let's jump into Amazing Spider-Man 653, Revenge of the Spider...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Age of X Alpha Review 0

       Enter the Age of X! It's been a while since we've had a good alternate reality X-Men story and Mike Carey is here to change that! A world of mystery and intrigue is brought before us from Carey and a team of artists, leading into a crossover between New Mutants and X-Men Legacy. Just what makes this world so unique? What has happened to our favorite heroes? Why should we care? Let's jump head first into Age of X Alpha and find out!         Our issue opens up with a group of mutants bottle...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Fantastic Four Issue 587 Review 0

        The Fantastic Four changed the comic book industry. They are one of Marvel's most respected teams and have saved not only the world, but WORLDS and heck, even the universe a time or two. For nearly 50 years, Marvel's First Family of comics have remained virtually unchanged, unshaken, and have proven to be classics. However in a sea of new comics, new teams, and extreme changes to comics, it seems that many find the Fantastic Four to be stale. With the same characters for 50 years, h...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Invincible Iron Man 500 Review 0

       I was never a huge Iron Man fan. I knew a lot about him though, since my best friend considered him to be his favorite super-hero. As a result, I was always in the know on what he was doing and saw the movies and what-not. Then came Invincible Iron Man, the critically acclaimed Iron Man book that I could start reading in an instant. But I didn't. I never read an Iron Man comic in fact. Not until last week when I decided to read it all before this issue came out. So I did. I read Invincibl...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Amazing Spider-Man 652 0

       BigGER Time! Okay, well maybe it's just as big as before but still, Amazing Spider-Man continues the Big Time story line and moves forward with part 2, the Revenge of the Spider-Slayer! What sounds like an amazing (hehe) B-Movie title is in actuality Mac Gargan and Alistair Smythe out for vengeance against J. Jonah Jameson, the man who has wronged them so many times before! It's up to Spidey to save the day. So with that on your mind, let's see what Dan Slott and new story artist Stefano ...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

She-Hulks Issue 3 0

       Woo! More She-Hulk goodness! I must say, for being a book about characters I never really cared about before, She-Hulks has been a really good read. Three issues in and I can safely say this is one of the best surprises of 2010. Harrison Wilcox and Ryan Stegman have crafted a great little mini-series here and I couldn't be happier with how this book turned out. But don't just take my word for it, let's dive into She-Hulks issue three to see what's going on!         Issue three opens with ...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Avengers Children's Crusade Issue 4 0

       It's so nice to have the Young Avengers back, you know? I mean, they're really a great cast of characters that are pretty much the only young guns Marvel ever seems to expose. I know it's risky to throw new characters out there on their own, look what has happened with the Young Allies. But given the right attention, new characters can truly prove their worth. That's why Children's Crusade is worth picking up, even without a knowledge of the group or the creative team on the book. To give...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Carnage Issue 2 0

       Man, bi-monthly books can really throw you off. Sure, there's the obvious issue of readers having to wait two months for a new issue. Then there are the extra problems, such as sustaining their attention well enough that they still want to come back after two months. Imagine having to write a story that after one issue, has to be remembered two months later. That's rough stuff. Given the just decent quality of Carnage issue 1, Carnage issue 2 has a lot of work ahead of itself to keep this...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Green Hornet Movie Review 0

       So I'm no Green Hornet expert. Just putting that out there. I mean, I never even knew that Bruce Lee did any of the TV shows. Heck, I didn't know there had ever been any comics or serials or anything of the character. A few months ago though, something changed. My grandma sent me a copy of Green Hornet Year One for halloween (I guess she figured I hadn't read it?). So I read it, and the concept worked for me. Maybe it was the simpler era, maybe it was the simpler world, but something abou...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Wonder Girl 2011 One-Shot Review 0

       I don't really like Wonder Girl. Yeah, I know, weird way to start off a review for a comic centered on her. It's true though, she's never been my favorite. She just seems to be a bit bland a lot of the time and the other times she's just trying to be in control because she feels like she has to be. I don't really dislike her either though, she just doesn't have enough going for her to allow me to ever say more than "I like her alright". J. T. Krul and Adriana Melo look to change that thou...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Teen Titans Issue 90 0

       Teen Titans got lucky man. I mean, the book was in one of the worst slump I've seen in a long while when J. T. Krul came on board with Nicola Scott. These two have pretty much saved a great book and have managed to make me practically forget of the year of issues that sucked. With strong action, great characters, and a horizon that couldn't look brighter if they tried (Get it? Solstice is joining hehe), Teen Titans is one of the top books to keep an eye on. With that being said, let's div...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Heroes for Hire v3 Issue 2 0

       Hello hero. This is Control. Are you for hire tonight? Those three sentences make a great impact as the calling card of the new Heroes for Hire. Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning bring Brad Walker along for what looks to be a great new set of characters to elevate to new heights. A simple concept and a flawed group of characters seems to make for the best books and here's hoping Heroes for Hire can do it. So how does it turn out? Let's open up issue two of Heroes for Hire to find out!         O...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Amazing Spider-Man 651 0

       And the biggest name in Marvel Comics is back! It feels like an eternity since the last issue of Spider-Man (So it's been a few weeks, so what. I missed it). With the new tricks a new suit brings and a gaggle of goons to beat up, Spidey and Black Cat have their work cut out for them if they're going to take back the stolen Reverbium from the Kingpin. But Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos have plenty of tricks up their sleeves and the finale to the first story of big time is sure to be explosiv...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Superboy v4 Issue 3 0

       Oh, where do I begin. An issue with time travel, identity reveals, and the fallout from issues past should be about as crazy as they get, but something didn't vibe right for me, and I'm not talking just the cover (Never been a Phil Noto fan). Maybe it's the lack of action so early in the series, but this issue disappoints. That being said, we still have one of the better books on the stands right here, and Superboy continues to be a great read. Let's jump head first into the issue to expl...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Hulk Issue 28 0

       Hulk Team-Up continues! I mean, just uh, Hulk. Really though, it's Hulk Team-Up. The silly notion of having Hulk team-up with a different hero for every issue of this arc surprisingly works and will hopefully read well when put together in trade paperback. Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman are making a simple story work wonders for good ol' Rulky, but don't just take me word for it. Let's dive into Hulk issue 28 so I can show you why!         Our issue opens with the end of the Namor/Rulk t...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Black Widow 2010 Issue 5 Review 0

       And so the all to brief run of Marjorie Liu and Daniel  Acuña on Black Widow ends with a bang. This book actually managed to grow on me quite a bit, and it's sad to see the team depart so soon. I knew this was coming though and will have to learn to deal. Lucky me, I got the balls to the wall action I was hoping for, in more ways than one. So how did Liu and  Acuña end it? Let's dive headfirst into the finale of the Name of the Rose, Black Widow issue 5!     Logan on the toilet, lovely ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Black Widow 2010 Issue 4 0

       Finally! YES! The pieces have come together in this little Black Widow series and now I enjoy it soooo much more! For three issues I felt like something was missing from this book, like something wasn't quite right. Issue 4 manages to quickly fix this problem and in an issue where there is almost no action I feel more exhilerated than ever to see what happens next! What ever could have done this to me? Well let's jump headfirst into Black Widow issue 4 by Marjorie Liu and Daniel  Acuña to...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Black Widow 2010 Issue 3 Review 0

       Cat fight! If the premise of Marvels two deadliest female leads fighting each other doesn't intrigue you, well something is wrong with you. Knowing how well-trained each character is, I found it impossible not to find myself at least a little excited about this issue. With Marjorie Liu and Daniel  Acuña on top of it all this though, well you gotta admit something'll click. Luckily, this issue went a long way in reviving my interest in the title and hopefully this standard'll stick around ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Batman: The Dark Knight Issue 1 Review 0

       If one thing has come from the relaunching of Batman (again) this year, it's the plethora of new Batman titles filling shelves every month. With Batman: The Dark Knight, the last of these titles hits, bringing the complete total up to an astounding 5 that focus on just Batman, with his reach extending to an additional 5 that I can think of off the top of my head. With so many Batman books, a new title has to do a lot to establish its own voice. Throw in a first time writer and you have an...

7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Black Widow 2010 Issue 2 Review 0

        Black Widow to me always seemed like one of those characters that never worked as well as Marvel wanted her too. She's a character from an age gone by, when spies were all the rage, but I just get the feeling that even if I read some of the old Avengers work, she'd stick out as an oddity. Regardless though, Marvel likes to push her character since she is one of the few recognizable female characters they have that isn't an X-Man. Marjorie Liu and Daniel  Acuña have been given the task to...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Black Widow 2010 Issue 1 Review 0

       Black Widow. The Soviet spy who defected to the American way. Natasha Romanoff is one of those classic Marvel characters who has gradually evolved from a villain to a well respected hero, along the lines of Hawkeye. That being said, Natasha isn't as light as Hawkeye, still showing shades of grey with her spy work on the side. This series looks to highlight this aspect of Black Widow. The super-spy that is supposed to be the best of the best. To be honest, I never really cared. I'm not a h...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Secret Avengers Issue 8 0

       Everybody was kung-fu fighting! HIYA! Sorry, just had to do it. With the way this story is unfolding, it's becoming more and more apparent that Ed Brubaker needs to write more kung-fu comics. Remember Iron Fist? Well this is right up there with that gem, and I mean that in the best way possible. This book is showing what can be done with the right storytelling, even if you work with no name characters. During a time where Marvel is throwing every big name character onto the Avengers, Secr...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Secret Avengers Issue 7 0

       SHH! Don't tell anybody but this right here, this right there, this is the best Avengers book right now. Months ago when I met Ed Brubaker he said that things would get really good in Secret Avengers and to keep an eye out for it. At the time, I wasn't in love with the book though. I mainly read it because it had a cast of characters that I loved including Beast and Ant-Man. That was back in June. Now, five issues later, Secret Avengers has worked its way to the top of my stack and has be...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Batman Inc. 2 0

       Well, it would seem as though Grant Morrison is slowly redeeming himself to me. Never a big supporter, the end of the Return of Bruce Wayne made me jump back on Batman to see what Batman Inc. would be like. Two issues into the main book I think it's shaping up quite well and looks like it could potentially become a top book for me, if Morrison plays his cards right. Two issues is much too early to judge everything on though. Still, with Yanick Paquette at his side Grant Morrison brings us...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Amazing Spider-Man 650 0

        With a great cliff-hanger last issue, Amazing Spider-Man 650 couldn't come fast enough for me. With it's great storytelling and top notch talent, Amazing Spider-Man has officially gravitated higher and higher in my stack since the start of Big Time. Now perched safely in my top titles, Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos have nearly executed the perfect story arc. Why do I say this you ask? Well, let's swing right into Amazing Spider-Man issue 650 and find out!          Our issue starts with ou...

8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Ultimate X-Men Issue 2- My 100th Review 0

Alright, before I say anything else about this comic let me say this. This is my favorite single issue of any comic of all time. This is the comic that got me into comics. When I was in 5th grade, on the heels of X-2: X-Men United coming out in theatre's, the New York Post ran a free reprint of this comic book. For whatever reason, my mom bought this newspaper, gave me the comic, and thus began my journey into comics. That was over seven years ago, and to this day I have still never read as good...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Hawkeye & Mockingbird Issue 6 Review 0

OH NOOOOO! NOT THIS! TELL ME THIS ISN'T.... THE END?!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!   Unfortunately though, it is true. My favorite comic, my absolute must have... has been canceled. Low sales have put this title to rest, but luckily with Widowmaker coming up followed by a Hawkeye mini-series, the adventures of our heroes will continue! Lucky for us, the magnificent team of Jim McCann and David Lopez are here to give us a fantastic send off to what has been a world-class series!   Our issue opens with Hawk...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Hawkeye & Mockingbird Issue 5 Review 0

And so, the first arc of Hawkeye & Mockingbird draws to a close, although in many ways the second arc, what with Avengers: The Reuninion and all. That being said, this series has consistently shown that it has a strong team and a strong direction, with a nice and simple premise with twists and turns on the road ahead. Described by many as the "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" of the Marvel Universe, Hawkeye and Mockingbird show that they are far superior and has vastly more potential than those two wanna...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Superboy v4 Issue 2 0

After one issue, I described this book as one of my favorites to my friend. I quickly stepped back to say it was a bit early to judge the book as such, but then I read this issue, and I must say, this series is now one of my favorites. It's so weird to me, seeing how I've never been a huge Superboy fan, but looking back I now see that Superboy is one of the few teenage heroes that really thrives in a solo series. Jeff Lemire and Pier Gallo have something great going here and I look forward to re...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Amazing Spider-Man 649 0

VIOLENCE AND MAYHEM ENSUE! Proving that Spider-Man isn't always family friendly, Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos unleash a darker and more twisted opening than anything I've ever seen in a Spidey comic. That being said, leave the kiddies at home, because Spidey isn't just fighting the costumed cooks this time around, he's got gangs and psychopathic killers to combat, and it's going to be a bloody, bloody fight.   Our issue opens weeks ago, where we see Roderick Kingsley, aka the HobGoblin, fightin...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

She-Hulks Issue 2 0

In a world full of Hulks, some of them had to be She. These are there stories. And I'll be honest, I was excited. She-Hulks is currently on top of my Hulks list. Not because it's necessarily the best, but just because it's fun and accessible. You don't need to know a whole lot to jump into this and honestly the recap page'll tell you all you need, so why not dive into She-Hulks issue 2?   This issue opens with Jen questioning Wizard, having captured him last issue. It seems he'll talk, but only...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Heroes for Hire v3 Issue 1 0

I'm way too divided on this book for my own good. See, I love me some Luke Cage and I love me some Iron Fist. In that same vain, I feel a bit odd whenever Heroes for Hire doesn't include Luke Cage, so even if Danny is there, Luke needs a presence. It's his gig after all. Regardless, Marvel feels the needs to make a new Heroes for Hire book and here it is, without Luke. Let the adventures begin!   Our issue opens up with Falcon receiving a package from "Control", an ear piece, and he swings into...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Teen Titans Issue 89 0

    T-E-E-N, T-I-T-A-N-S, Teen Titans, Let's GOOOOO! Sorry, I really didn't know how else to start this review off. I mean, the theme is just so darn catchy and as I read this issue it kept popping into my head. This is a good sign though, because it means that as I read this comic it feels right. It feels like Teen Titans should feel. Lots of energy, lots of clashing characters, lots of fun. And if nothing else, J.T. Krul is making the Teen Titans fun again.   The issue opens with Barney, the ...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.