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Surprisingly Interesting 0

World War Hulk, as most big events now, has a bunch of tie ins. Probably the least looked at is Gamma Corps because of the lack of recognizable characters. That was probably the biggest problem with the first issue as most of the Corps were unknown and it was almost impossible for the reader to care either way what happens to these characters. The fact that most of the WWH tie ins have very little impact on the main series just adds to the disinterest of this series.This issue actually reads mor...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Surprising Fill-In Issue 0

I think the last memorable story arc in the pages of Wolverine was when Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. took over the title for a year. With those two names attached how could it not be memorable right? The last arc was suppose to be something special. A huge event in the Wolverine mythos written by superstar scribe Jeph Loeb and illustrated by a great artist in Simone Bianchi. To say that it was disappointing would be putting it mildly. It was suppose to clear up the relationship between Wolver...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Best Annihilation: Conquest Mini Hands Down. 0

This is easily the goofiest thing linked to Annihilation: Conquest, and maybe in all of Marvel for that matter. Star-Lord's team is basically comprised of either forgotten characters, or characters that no one can do anything with. I don't think their was any sort of outcry from the fans to bring back Rocket Raccoon, but here he is in all his furry glory. As hard as it might be to believe, all these characters existed before this mini series, everyone from Bug to Groot (look it up if you don't b...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Britney Spears?! 0

Matt Fraction has proven he's a capable writer on Punisher War Journal and Immortal Iron Fist, but here he has the chance to really prove himself by handling a team book full of unknown characters. The first issue introduced us to The Order and by the end of the issue almost the entire team got kicked out for "breaking the rules", those rules being getting drunk in public after celebrating their first successful mission. It showed us up front that no team member is safe. Now Fraction has the dub...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Mortal Kombat!!! Umm... I mean Iron Fist!!! 0

Iron Fist started out as a character to cash in on the Martial Arts craze of the 1970s. As that died down so did the popularity of the character. He was then thrown into Power Man's book to create the original Heroes for Hire. Eventually that was canceled too in the 1980s, and attempts to revive the duo in another Heroes for Hire in the 1990s failed. Since then Danny Rand appeared in a few mini series and was reduced to guest appearances every now and then. With a less then stellar history in co...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Great Story With Confusing Art 0

I wasn't a huge fan when Mike Carey and Humberto Ramos took over the X-Men. I thought Carey's chosen team was an interesting choice, but didn't find it worked well, and Ramos' art style was too exaggerated for my taste. After a story arc or two they slowly won me over. Carey's characterization and team dynamic greatly improved in a short period of time, and I found that Ramos' style, although still exaggerated, was toned down a bit. When it came apparent that all these story arcs were actually l...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Character Driven Story 0

The Back in Black storyline finally comes to a close. Some people didn't like the idea because it was obviously trying to tie in to the Spider-Man 3 movie, while others where disappointed that the black costume was just a costume, and not the alien symbiote. After a few issues the black costume was no longer a factor for the story. Although it did fit the "darker" Peter Parker as he was driven to the breaking point, it was hardly the focal point of the arc. Issue #542 seemed to have a logical co...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Weakest Link to Conquest 0

Annihilation: Conquest, like it's predecessor, has a few mini-series going into the event. I must say that these work a lot better then the usual event tie-ins that we get with major events (Civil War, World War Hulk, ect..). The only problem lies in the fact that Marvel seems to want to force these stories into a 4 part mini series. That's all well and good when you have enough story to fill four issues, but it can cause problems if there just isn't enough there. With each individual character ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Enter Stuart Immonen 0

When Ultimate Spider-Man was first announced 7 years ago, fans wanted to lynch Marvel. People complained that this was an awful idea and compared it to Marvel's failed experiment of the 2099 universe. Well 112 issues later, no one can argue that the Ultimate Universe is a success. Ultimate Spider-Man in particular has enjoyed the same creative team for 111 issues. That is unheard of in today's Marvel where readers are lucky if they get the same writer for 12 straight issues, never mind keeping t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Who the %$#& is Terror? 0

The MAX line doesn't exactly have a huge catalog of titles to choose from, so when something new does come out it gets my attention. Sometimes it'll be obvious why a mini series is coming out like last year's Zombie featuring the original Marvel zombie Simon Garth, and sometimes not so obvious like Wisdom. This mini series features Terror, an obscure Marvel character that first debuted in the late 1980s (as Shreck) in Marvel's original Epic imprint. He was later brought into the main Marvel Univ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Better then the first issue 0

It's hard to tell if this mini-series was ever suppose to be taken seriously. The first issue was ok, with the art greatly out shinning the story. MODOK's 11 is obviously a play on Ocean's 11, and gives you what info you need right off the bat: this is a heist story. The characters being brought together wasn't nearly as interesting as what happens in this issue. The problem was that these are all the bottom of the barrel when it comes to Super-Villains, and no one really cares what they were do...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Is there any hope left? 0

There is no denying that the last story arc of Wolverine: Origins was awful. The character of Daken was poorly conceived, and inconsistent. It would be impossible to describe what his character is like since he acted differently from issue to issue. If there was one highlight of that arc it was the ending. We got a glimpse of the origins of Department H and it was actually a little bit intriguing... not only that but something that caught everyone by surprise is that issue #15 and the Annual act...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Does any of this matter? 0

Namor has always been a tough character to pull off. A lot of writers simply resort to making him into a very unlikable character with no redeeming qualities to speak of. Cherniss and Johnson have managed to find a great way of showing why Namor acts the way he does with the outside world, while making the reader understand his motivations. He isn't simply being a pompous jackass for the sake of it. They've put him in a situation that has no easy solution. It's hard to tell if this story is goin...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great Build Up 0

While I'm always praising Ed Brubaker's writing skills in the crime noir genre, he is hardly a one trick pony. Captain America has turned into one of the best espionage stories I've ever read. Each issue feels like the world these characters inhabit is on the verge of total chaos and they're desperately trying to find answers before it happens. While the purists wanted to hang Brubaker for bringing back Bucky, the Winter Soldier has easily turned out to be one of Marvel's best new characters (if...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Fate of Illyana Rasputin 0

I think the only reason New X-Men isn't out selling all the other X-Titles is because the roster is probably unknown to the casual fan. No other X-Title has enjoyed the consistent quality for as long as the New X-Men has. The worst issues of New X-Men are still worth picking up, and that can't be said about all comic books. I say this at a time that almost all X-Men comic books are actually good right now, but that's because all the writers have been on the book for over a year. Yost and Kyle ha...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Front Line the best tie in again. 0

The Front Line series was great during Civil War, it managed to explore all sorts of angles that the main series just didn't have the space for. When it came to World War Hulk however, I didn't think it was going to be a necessary title. The story behind this cross over doesn't have all the secrets and conspiracies that Civil War was filled with. It's a pretty simple story... Hulk's mad and he wants the people responsible to pay. I thought maybe Paul Jenkins would invent a few conspiracies to ma...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Something Different? 0

Ghost Rider has always had it's up and downs when it comes to an ongoing series. Either the character was kept to simple, or a writer would complicate his origins to the point of it being impossible for future writers to keep anything straight. Daniel Way can't be accused of complicating anything. For over a year now the plot of this series has been Ghost Rider tracking down Lucifer's 666 parts that have possessed recently deceased humans on Earth. With that one phrase you have been caught up on...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

New direction? 0

When Judd Winick first started Exiles he created a team with one character that we had previously seen, and the rest of the roster was filled with different versions of characters we already knew. Some people thought that even though Blink had somewhat of a following, the character wouldn't be popular enough to support a team book. What happened next surprised some. These altered characters ended up being good... and even if the character was popular it didn't guarantee they were safe. As we lea...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Back on track... 0

Issue #108 felt like a waste of time, and that feeling is only further cemented when you read this issue. You could read 107 and 109 and feel like you didn't miss anything. I still question how important this series is to World War Hulk because Amadeus Cho, Hercules and the rest of the group play a very little part in the main mini series. If I recall correctly I think they only show up in one panel. Either way it's an interesting story as Cho manipulates just about everyone, and it's hard to te...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

So... when is Paul Cornell taking over? 0

New Excalibur was one of the few series to be spun out of House of M. Surprisingly the plot of the series has had little to do with the aftermath of M Day, instead just using it as an excuse to bring back Captain Britain to the regular Marvel Universe. The reasoning for his return actually made sense, but was never explored further after the series launch. The series has been mainly written by the legendary X-Men scribe Chris Claremont with Frank Tieri temporally scripting the series while Clare...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

That "different" X-Title 0

While most people think that the big 3 books for the X-Men have been Uncanny X-Men, X-Men and Astonishing X-Men they might be missing a real gem in X-Factor. There's no argument that X-Factor doesn't have the huge battles and epic storylines that the other 3 books have, but it works because it dares to be different. It's like street level X-Men mixed with crime noir fiction and comedy... and it all works perfectly together. Although the comedic elements are always present, it never takes away fr...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Brubaker's best work. 0

If Marvel's Icon imprint was only publishing Criminal, it would be reason enough for the imprint to exist. The Coward story arc was just brilliant. While Brubaker's love for crime noir fiction was very apparent, he showed us that he is incredibly skilled at writing it as well. He introduced us to the world of Criminal where every character has secrets and a sordid past. Each member of the cast is always much more complex then we first believe. With the Lawless arc we get a new leading character,...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The new Nova 0

If you would have told me 5 years ago that Nova would have a great solo series again, and would actually be one of the better relaunches in recent memory I would have laughed in your face. Of course having it come out of the Annihilation event helped it a great deal, but the fact is: this is a very good comic book. So far the series is only at issue #5 and it's proving to be one of the more interesting reads on the racks today. You can't define it's "status quo" either, because the story thus fa...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Murdock's life being ruined again... 0

Ed Brubaker might not be as well known to the average comic book reader as Brian Bendis or Mark Miller, but that's not going to last very long. Everything Brubaker writes is entertaining. He's currently writing Captain America, Uncanny X-Men, Criminal and co-writing Immortal Iron Fist... and each of those titles deliver every month. Daredevil is no exception. You could read Brian Bendis' phenomenal run on The Man Without Fear and go right into Brubaker's run and you'd have a hard time guessing w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Omega Flight's first adventure comes to an end... 0

I'd really like to know if the script for this series was changed in any way after it was announced that Omega Flight was going from ongoing series to mini series. The fact of the matter is this doesn't read like a mini-series, and when you're done reading the final issue it feels like nothing has been resolved. In fact if any other writer wants to use any of these characters, they're going to have to either ignore the situations this series has left them in, or have to write them out of they're...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Not meeting it's potential. 0

I've had a love hate relationship with this title since it's relaunch. While I love the character of the Punisher and the possibilities of having a monthly title set in the regular Marvel Universe, I haven't loved the execution of it thus far. Punisher was given a great reintroduction in the pages of the Civil War mini series and it feels like this title has not lived up to that great moment. In the pages of Civil War, Frank Castle seemed to be the old Punisher that everyone knew... while in thi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Enter NYC's new crime-lord 0

New Avengers has been a slow read ever since Civil War. I'm not sure if finding out Elektra was a Skrull at the end of issue #31 was worth the wait. I won't deny that the reveal caught me completely off guard, and the possibilities are interesting. While that story arc was extremely slow to give us something, it seems that this story arc is throwing something new at us with every issue.With the team now realizing that the Skrulls are on Earth, they know this means anyone could be a Skrull and te...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

My 100th Review 0

I think that World War Hulk might be Marvel's way of making it up to everyone that was disappointed in Civil War. Personally I liked Civil War and I'm greatly enjoying World War Hulk thus far. They are two different beasts and I really don't think you can compare them. With that said WWH seems to have delivered with every issue thus far, and is giving fans exactly what they were expecting. The fact that there's no signs of delays is something else to cheer about as well. Could John Romita Jr. be...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Spider-Man Vs Kingpin 0

When the Back in Black storyline started most of us just figured this is a gimmick to tie in with the Spider-Man 3 movie that was coming out, to think otherwise would have been foolish. The thing is... J. Michael Straczynski actually made it work. At no time while reading this issue did I think of the movie, in fact I was totally engrossed in the story. There's no similarities between the story being told here, and what was seen in the film (except for Spidey being in black). I should have known...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An origin is told 0

I can't say it enough... more people need to be reading Iron Fist. Brubaker and Fraction's first 6 issues are the best thing to happen to the Iron Fist character in decades. Yes I think the convoluted history of Danny Rand from the 90s is best left forgotten. Instead of trying to change the character to make him more appealing to today's readers, they just kept what worked for the character, kept it simple, and then introduced us to the Iron Fists of the past. The idea made perfect sense really....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

S.H.I.E.L.D. without Iron Man 0

While Marvel didn't lie about not having to read the World War Hulk tie ins, this is probably one of the better crafted ones. While the events in this issue don't really effect the main WWH mini series, it's the other way around that it works so well. We see how World War Hulk is effecting the world of Tony Stark. With Iron Man captured by the Hulk and his Warbound, the focus shifts to Dum Dum Dugan as he has to take charge of S.H.I.E.L.D. and we get to see what he really thinks of Stark's leade...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The series gets derailed. 0

Wow... I do not remember the last time I was let down like this by a title. I'm not saying this is the worst comic I've read recently, but the biggest let down when I was expecting something good. While some people might not have been enjoying the storyline with Amadeus Cho and the various super heroes that he had assembled to help the Hulk... I was greatly enjoying it. It was interesting to see this genius teenager manipulate just about everyone to do exactly what he needed. Sure we had very li...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Old School Storytelling 0

With most Marvel titles being grittier after the Civil War cross over, it's nice to come back to the Fantastic Four for a good old school adventure story. Dwayne McDuffie's approach to this has been to bring in various characters from the Fantastic Four's past. He's done a good job thus far, but he's also plagued by following to great runs on the book by Mark Waid and J. Michael Straczynski. So far his work can't really be compared.While the last story arc was very entertaining with the FF going...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Best issue thus far 0

It seems most people either hate or love the Mighty Avengers. A lot of readers were turned off by the weather controlling female Ultron. Why Ultron looks like a female was already explained, and it added a new creepiness to the character.This issue we find out just how Ultron is controlling the weather and what it wants. This is probably the best issue of Mighty Avengers thus far. Considering how little happened in the first 3 issues, this one has quite a fast paste. Surprisingly enough, there's...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Garth Ennis does it again... 0

Too often a milestone issue # is hyped beyond belief, and then when you finally read it, the issue doesn't live up to expectations. Something is pulled out of thin air to try and make a "moment" in the book, and it's usually mediocre and not well thought out. After reading Punisher #50, it actually feels like Frank Castle's past actions have led him to the final moments of this issue.Garth Ennis has once again gone into the mind of the Punisher and it works very well. It would be easy to continu...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Something needs to change... soon. 0

For the first time in it's launch, Brian Reed has actually written entertaining dialog in this book. The only problem is that the dialog doesn't come from Carol Danvers, but Machine Man... in his first appearance in this series. Having only one character with entertaining dialog isn't all that good however. Notice I said "entertaining" dialog, and not "good" dialog. Although it's not horrible, it's nothing great by any stretch of the imagination. You're not going to read an issue of Ms. Marvel a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Unusual Heroes 0

Let's face it, one thing that Marvel is not missing out on right now is team books. The Avengers have multiple titles, X-Men as well and several other mainstays like the Fantastic Four and Thunderbolts. That's not even mentioning the new books that have come out of Civil War. Now we also have the New Warriors, another book that is being launched by a Hollywood screenwriter. What is truly amazing however is that most of these books are actually good, some are just plain great and must reads. It s...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Thor goes to Oklahoma 0

I've never been a huge fan of Thor, but I've always liked the character. There was just something about having this Norse God interacting with humans and being so far out of his element he doesn't understand them most of the time, but trying to help them anyways. It was never a secret that Thor was coming back, but it was a surprise (to me at least) that it took Marvel this long to bring him back.When we finally saw Mjolnir show up in Fantastic Four right before Civil War I loved it. It was myst...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Craziness Continues... 0

I honestly think this is one of the most satisfying cross over events in recent memory. Maybe I was just tired of all the overly complicated stories that have been told lately and was ready for an old fashioned slug fest between the heroes with little plot. If all 5 issues are nothing more then a huge fight, then maybe it'll get old before the last issue finds it's way in my hands, but so far I'm enjoying the ride.Sure there isn't much plot in this issue, but we get to see some of Marvel's bigge...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The new Quasar 0

When a character is "replaced",or reinvented, or whatever you want to call it... it usually doesn't work very well. I must say that Quasar is one of the rare exceptions that it actually works. The character of Phyla-Vell was interesting and had potential before becoming Quasar so that helps immensely. The plot of the hero trying to meet their potential and learn new powers has been done to death, but Gage manages to not beat the issue to death, and make it part of the bigger picture instead.The ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.