Comic Review: Uncanny X-Men #35

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Art: Valerio Schiti; Colors: Richard Isanove; Cover: Kris Anka;While I read this issue I kept thinking, “This is a dream sequence. It’s a big dream sequence of Fabio’s and he’s gonna wake up in the old Weapon X facility as he and the rest of the team lay around twiddling their […]

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: All-New X-Men #40-41

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Artist: Mahmud Asrar; Colorist: Rain Beredo; Cover Artists: Andrea Sorrentino & Marcelo Maiolo“Tyke-lops”The final two issues of All-New X-Men until Secret Wars and it’s post-Secret Wars volume 2. We are welcomed to Utopia with a group of pickers that look like the Renegades from G.I. Joe (I’m looking at you Taurus). They’re in […]

The Black Vortex Saga: (Belated) Comic Review Writers Edition

In commemoration of the collection release here is my review. Note: I was not able to get my hands on Guardians Team-Up #3 or Captain Marvel #14. Those titles flew off the shelves and were never refilled by Marvel, according to my LCSWriters: Sam Humphries, Brian Michael Bendis, Gerry Duggan, John Layman, Kelly Sue DeConnickNow […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Uncanny X-Men #33-34

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Art: Kris Anka; Colors: Antonio Fabela; Cover Art: Kris AnkaSo I was a bit confused last time and thought that the Uncanny X-Men were involved with the Black Vortex…my bad. Issue one of this set, we get to see what happened after Ilyana zapped away with Kitty Pryde. The second issue deals with […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #23

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Artist: Valerio Schiti; Colors: Jason KeithWriter: Brian Michael Bendis; Artist: Valerio Schiti; Colors: Jason KeithWe left last issue with Drax Venom ready to strike. Pretty scary thought when you think about it. Drax is a little off his rocker and then Venom is a dangerous and unstable being. No one knows […]

(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: All-New X-Men #35-36

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Artist: Mahmud Asrar; Colors: Marte GraciaMr. Bendis brings the All-New X-Men back from the Ultimate universe and down a path towards redemption. The Jeans interact very well without just being a gimmick. They understand each other on a deep level, and not just because they are the “same” person. They like each other, […]

(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: Guardians of the Galaxy #22

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Artists: Valerio Schiti & David LopezQuill for President is becoming a thing. Spartax delegates are figuring out who to endorse for their next president. Anti-Earth sentiment isn’t working and they need someone whom the citizens will rally around. Togth comes up with the self-proclaimed “brash” and “glocksy” idea of the Legendary […]

(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: Uncanny X-Men #27

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Pencils: Chris Bachalo; Inks: Tim Townsend, Mark Irwin, Jaime Mendoza, Victor Olazaba, Al Vey; Colors: Jose Villarrubia, Rain BeredoThis issue is MAJOR.This alternating between Kris Anka and Chris Bachalo has allowed both of them to ramp up the awesomeness in their artwork. It was hard to find a favorite panel in this […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Uncanny X-Men #26

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Artist: Kris Anka Matthew Malloy used to have suppressed mutant powers. Now they’re back and he’s becoming a major threat to humanity. The Charles Xavier Will-ogram charged them with finding him and securing him to help everyone. S.H.I.E.L.D. and Commander Hill are already on the case though so we’ll have to see what happens […]

(Belated) Comic Review: All-New X-Men #33

I think this my favorite recent iteration of Bobby Drake. Kudos to Mahmud Asrar for this melting effect. If they kept this look it would help show some evolution of young Bobby. We already see evidence he is learning from his new experiences with making ice hulks. I’m not sure of the creature he ends […]

(Belated) Comic Review: All-New X-Men #32

Last issue Jean ended up in New York but it was not the NYC of her dimension. She’s in the Ultimates universe and has come face to face with the Ultimate Spider-Man, Miles Morales.  Status check: Warren Worthington, III, Angel, is in the Savage Land with our first post-Wolverine sighting of a clawed male character. […]

Comic Review: All-New X-Men #30

Now THIS is what I’ve been wanting from an X-Men issue: some nice character development and good old relationship building. AND who can forget the amazing Sara Pichelli on pencils (plus an Immonen cover). Marte Gracia was expert on coloring this issue as well. The panels really jumped out to me.  This issue is (sort […]

Comic Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #17

So the ladies Angela and Gamora have fought their way clear of the Badoon, Star-Lord and his new gal-pal Captain Marvel created some chaos on Spartax, and Rocket has been put back together and his memory erased from the recent events with the Supreme Intelligence. Drax is recovered in space in a scene similar to […]