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…the writer is the only one who must pull his contribution out of the ether, drag it kicking and screaming from the recesses of his mind and put it down on paper so that everyone else can do his job.

Writing for Comics with Peter David
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The Black Vortex Saga: (Belated) Comic Review Artists Edition Part 1 of 2 (here’s the Writers Edition)
Artists: Ed McGuinness, Kris Anka, Valerio Schiti, Paco Medina, Andrea Sorrentino, David Baldeon, Javier Garron; Inkers: Kris Anka, Mark Farmer, Jay Leisten, Mark Morales, Juan Vlasco, Terry Pallot, Javier Garron, Ed McGuinness; Colorists: Marte Gracia, Marcelo Maiolo, Jason Keith, David Curiel, Chris Sotomayor; Cover Artists: Ed McGuinness/Justin Ponsor, Valerio Schiti/Jason Keith, Paco Medina, Andrea Sorrentino/Marcelo Maiolo, Orphans Cheeps, Alexander Lozano, Ed McGuinness/Mark Farmer/Marte Gracia

Just check out this amazing art collected from the entire Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex saga.

Collected: Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha #1, Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #24-25, Legendary Star-Lord #9-11, All-New X-Men #38-39, Guardians Team-Up #3, Nova (2013) #28, Cyclops (2014) #12, Captain Marvel (2014) #14, Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Omega #1

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The secret identity of Jason Aaron’s Thor is revealed today. Here’s my sketch and ink in commemoration of the mysterious wielded of Mjolnir. It sucks I have to wait a week due to the Marvel subscription to find out who it is. Oh well it’ll be worth the wait.

Critiques are welcome btw. Always looking to improve.

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Thor by Jorge Molina

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Thor by Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson.

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Thor by Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson

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Thor by Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson

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Secret Wars Concerns

So I subscribe to comics like some of you do. I have some coming up for renewal right before Marvel’s new “we’re blowing up everything event” Secret Wars. Should I halt the auto renewal until after the event of just go with it and hope for the best?How long is Secret Wars going to last?

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(Belated) Comic Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #22

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Artists: Valerio Schiti & David Lopez

Quill 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 Star-Lord. 

At the end of last issue we were treated with some “I AM VENOM!” Now the rest of the crew gets to have some fun with ginormous tree Venom. The symbiote is stripped of Groot finally only to have it latch onto a certain non-raccoon. It gets on someone else at the end of the issue but I’ll leave that to you to find out. 

Captain Marvel pops up in the middle of the issue fighting some Creature from the Black Lagoon looking aliens. I was wondering what she was doing after the breaking Peter Quill out of jail. She just disappeared. And here she is again…ok.

This is a middle issue of an arc with a “Part 1 of 2” Mockingjay feel. The story is developing but not complete but subplots are coming together. Art great again. I enjoyed the little 80’s references when the ship (are they calling it the Milano in the comics?) loses it’s gravitational functions.

Until next time..

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Handicap spot outside of Borderlands Comics and Games in Greenville, SC