Comic Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #26-27

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Artist: Valerio Schiti; Colors: Jason Keith; Cover: Schiti & KeithPolitical intrigue and turmoil threaten the galaxy and it’s Guardians. We are finally paying off Peter’s election to the presidency. We also see some residual effects of the Black Vortex saga in Groot’s dreadlocked appearance and Gamora’s new digs. There’s always time for comedy. The […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Thor #7-8

Writer: Jason Aaron; Artist: Russell Dauterman; Colors: Matthew WilsonOh, hel yes! It’s a showdown of epic proportions when Thor meets the Destroyer. This uru-cast war machine is under the control of Cul Borson, the serpent, brother of Odin, and on a mission from the All-Father as well. He is the spirit behind the Destroyer and […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Nova #24-25

Writer: Gerry Duggan; Artist: David Baldeon; Inker: Terry Pallot & Juan Vlasco (#25); Colorist: David Curiel; Cover: Zachary MontoyaWhat I’ve enjoyed about reading Nova is seeing a character, new with his powers, experience the bumps and bruises, the ups and downs of learning his or her new trade. Sam Alexander is learning, and that’s awesome. Last […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Wild Blue Yonder #6

Story and Writer: Mike Raicht; Story and Art: Zach Howard; Story: Austin Harrison; Colors: Nelson Daniel The art and writing of WBY operate on a playing field that soars high above most other titles on the rack right now. You can tell everyone is on the same page throughout development. Plus, Zach Howard has some mad […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Legendary Star-Lord #7-8

Writer: Sam Humphries; Artist: Freddie Williams & Paco Diaz (#8); Colorist: David Curiel; Cover: Paco MedinaWe’re headed into The Black Vortex Saga as Kitty and Quill decide to stick it to J’Son and his Slaughter Squad. They took awhile to get to this revelation for their relationship’s direction.Before they can do that though, Kitty needs to […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Angela #1-2

Main Writer: Kieron Gillen; Pencils: Phil Jimenez; Inks: Tom Palmer; Colors: Romulo Fajardo / Substory Writer: Marguerite Bennett & Kieron Gillen; Art: Stephanie Hans“No matter what we angels want, we balance.”I know it was just a few posts ago with Storm where I talked about the art of Stephanie Hans and that she should have more […]

(Belated) Comic Review: All-New X-Men #37

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Artist and Colors: Mike Del Mundo; Additional Colors: Marco d’AlfonsoThis issue could be seen as filler afer all of the adventures in the Ultimate universe we just experienced. But we see some tremendous personal development for Jean Grey through her on-the-job training in Madripoor, courtesy of Emma Frost. She has to […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Uncanny X-Men #30-32

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Pencils: Chris Bachalo; Inks: Tim Townsend, Mark Irwin, Jaime Mendoza, Victor Olazara, Al Vey; Colors: Chris Bachalo and Antonio Fabela This series of issues dealing with the time paradox through Eva’s mutant ability presents some questions, answers, and aww moments that ripple through the X-Men both of the Jean Grey and […]

(Belated) Comic Review: X-Men #23-25

The Burning World: Parts 1-3Writer: G. Willow Wilson; Penciler: Roland Boschi and Javi Fernandez (#24); Inker: Jay Leisten and Mark Pennington (#24-25) and Julien Hugonnard-Bert (#25); Colorist: Lee Loughridge; Cover Artists: Rachel and Terry Dodson (#23-24) & Jorge Molina (#25)Yay for a new writing team. I have never read G. Willow WIlson before so I […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Storm #5-#7

Writer: Greg Pak; Pencils: Victor Ibañez; Inks: Victor Ibañez & Craig Yeung; Colors: Ruth Redmond; Art Issues 6-7: Al Barrionuevo;Ororo Munroe competes for Yukio as her champion and completes some of Wolverine’s unfinished business. Apparently, he would he Yukio’s representative in this gangland fight club that settles any and all disputes. Storm isn’t exactly happy about it […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Thor #6

Writer: Jason Aaron; Art: Russell Dauterman; Colors: Matthew WilsonYes this is more recent than when I usually get to review issues but Thor is Thor even if he’s a woman [weird sentence there] and I love it.The Odinson continues his quest to find out the true identity of the Goddess of Thunder. The All-Father is […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Iron Fist #7-#8

Writer and Artist: Kaare Kyle AndrewsDanny Rand has starts his road to REDEMPTION in this continuation of the Andrews run on Iron Fist. There is some rebuilding and reconciliation, and it is all to set Iron Fist back on course with his “Iron Fist-edness” to face The One.We are treated to a trip to Hell […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Daredevil #8-#10

Storytellers: Mark Waid & Chris Samnee; Colors: Matthew WilsonThere are some creepy kids with a man named Zeb. They invade a home and he convinces the woman named Lahni, who he once knew, to take a walk…off the roof.Flash over to Daredevil and Kirsten who go out on a boat with her estranged father. He […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Legendary Star-Lord #6

Writer: Sam Humphries; Pencils: Paco Medina; Inks: Juan Vlasco; Colors: David CurielHolo-date bad:Holo-date good:Benefit of this issue is not seeing Star-Lord in his movie getup. I really liked the spacesuit he wore at the beginning of the series. Somehow a trenchcoat and t-shirt don’t seem plausible, at least not all the time.How do a galactic […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Legendary Star-Lord #5

Writer: Sam Humphries; Pencils: Paco Medina; Inks: Juan Vlasco; Colors: David CurielThis flashback heavy issue starts with Lucien telling Peter about The Slaughter Squad and their leader Mister Knife. The Slaughter Squad, a mix of a Snark, Centaurion, Shi’ar, Badoon, Skrull, and a priest from Planet X, sounds like the makings of a nice joke. The go […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Legendary Star-Lord #3

Writer: Sam Humphries; Pencils: Paco Medina; Inks: Juan Vlasco; Colors: David CurielPeter has left Victoria to enjoy the spoils of their double cross and winds up back where he usually does: in someone’s crosshairs. He’s been captured and imprisoned by Badoon. Locked in a jail cell with the mysterious Carmody and a little Badoon boy […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #21

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Artist: Valerio SchitiJedi Venom is in a bar on Tattooine (not really) with a holoscreen showing some politiciain dropping his hat into the ring for President of Spartax. He overhears a guy boasting of his interactions on Earth and Flash seeks to return to Earth. His symbiote is becoming more powerful […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Uncanny X-Men #29

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Art: Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Mark Irwin, Jaime Mendoza, Victor Olazaba, Al Vey, Antonio Fabela & Jose VillarrubiaIlyana Rasputin’s time travel comes in handy, if but for a moment.Magik consults with Dr. Strange from the past on how to contain/defeat Matthew Malloy and they devise this plan with the Eye of […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Uncanny X-Men #28

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Art: Kris AnkaWe’re dealing with the aftermath of the event in Newberry, SC this issue and pick up where we left off: with Cyclops convincing Matthew Malloy to go have breakfast?? Yes, that’s real and it’s great that if the other X-Men had just listened to him in the first place […]

(Belated) Comic Review: X-Men #21-22

Exogenous, Parts 4 & 5; Writer: Marc Guggenheim; Pencils: Harvey Tolibao & Dexter Soy Issue #21: Manifold Tyger has gone full on baddie now that he is found out. He’s ripping women to shreds, namely Cecilia Reyes and Storm. According to the S.W.O.R.D. computers, they are flat-lined.  Sharada unveils her Broodskrulls and plans to attack The Peak. And the […]