Comic Review: Daredevil #16

Storytellers: Mark Waid & Chris Samnee; Colorist: Matthew WilsonI missed issue #15 but the synopsis filled me in, a little bit. The Shroud was definitely the one who kidnapped The Owl and hooked him up to all of those wires. The Shroud was gathering information on Matt and released a slew of malicious information to […]

Comic Review: Daredevil #15.1

“Retrospection” – Storytellers: Mark Waid & Chris Samnee; Colorist: Matthew Wilson; Cover: Ryan Stegman & Marte GraciaFoggy is hard at work ghostwriting Matt’s autobiography. In this issue we ear two anecdotes from the Devil. The first is a tale from when he was new to the vigilante hero game and the second is a tale later […]

Comic Review: Daredevil #14

Storytellers: Mark Waid & Chris Samnee; Colors: Matthew Wilson; Cover: Chris Samnee & Matthew WilsonMatt Murdock has been outed and is fully embracing costume-freedom. Well, he has been ever since moving to San Francisco but in issue #14 he’s fully embracing the spirit of no longer leading two live: one as Matt Murdock killer defense […]

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 […]

Comic Review: Moon Knight #13-17

Writer: Cullen Bunn; Pencils: Ron Ackins; Inker: Tom Palmer (with Walden Wong and Victor Olazaba); Art (15/16): German Peralta; Colors: Dan Brown; Covers: Declan Shalvey and Jordie BellaireI’m not sure if this will be my last post about Moon Knight. Marvel has not announced anything in regards to the title post-Secret Wars but there is always […]

Comic Review: Legendary Star-Lord #12

Writer: Sam Humphries; Artists: Paco Medina & Juan Vlasco w/ Andrea Sorrentino; Colorists: David Curiel w/ Marcelo Maiolo; Cover Artist: Paco MedinaThe final issue of the Legendary Star-Lord contains no Peter Quill, aside from beautiful Andrea Sorrentino art summarizing the Black Vortex Saga. You would think this an odd choice, and it is. But everything […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Storm #10-11

Writer: Greg Pak; Pencils: Victor Ibañez w/ Al Barrionuevo & Neil Edwards; Inkers: Victor Ibañez w/ Ed Tadeo; Colors: Ruth Redmond; Cover Artist: Stephanie HansThings get weird in the last two issues of Storm when Kenji Uedo shows up with techno-organic monsters all over the world. If you remember from last issue there was a […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Nova #29-31

Writer: Gerry Duggan; Artist: David Baldeon; Inker: Terry Pallot; Colors: David Curiel; Cover: Orphans CheepsA SORT OF HOMECOMINGSomehow Nova found Richard Rider’s helmet during the Black Vortex event and I missed it. Maybe it occurred during the two issues I couldn’t find that wasn’t important enough to include in the summaries at the start of […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Iron Fist #12

The grand finale of Kaare Kyle Andrews’ epic Iron Fist story of rage and redemption. The Iron Fist Danny Rand is a mess physically and emotionally. He’s dealt with a lot in this arc: a broken chi, broken fists, broken ego. Now, he can deal with his greatest achievement, defeating Zhu-Rong…a god. He emerges from god-goo after […]

Comic Review: Rocket Raccoon #6-11

Writer: Skottie Young; Artist: Jake Parker (#6, 9-11), Filipe Andrade (#7-8); Colors: Jean-François Beaulieu; Covers: Skottie Young;I had this omega level review for the last 6 issues of Rocket Raccoon. Then my computer got all wonky and it didn’t save. So here are my notes, favorite panels, and little quips about the experience called Rocket […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #3-6

Writers: Kieron Gillen (Marguerite Bennett); Artists: Phil Jimenez (Stephanie Hans); Inks: Le Beau Underwood (w/ Scott Hanna); Colors: Romulo Fajardo; Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans;Angela and Sera are on the run from a contingent of Asgardians hunting them down for kidnapping the newest child of Freyja and Odin. That sounds like a legit reason, right? “Take the […]

All-New X-Factor: (Belated) Comic Review #15-20

Writer: Peter David; Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico; Colors: Lee Loughridge; Cover Artists: Kris Anka & Jared Fletcher So this belated review is way, way, way overdue; I have good reasons though. Namely, I could not locate issues 15 and 16. These were the Axis crossovers, sold out quickly, and were never replenished. I ended up going […]

The Black Vortex Saga: (Belated) Comic Review Artists Edition Part 2 of 2 (Here is the Writer’s 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 […]

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, […]

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 Reviews: Cyclops #10-11

Writer: John Layman; Art: Javier Garrón; Colors: Chris Sotomayor; Cover: Alexander Lozano Corsair and Cyclops are free from their recent burden of the Desolation and its crew but young Scott has some guilt. He’s left behind a crew he has come to know and get along with. He’s most guilty though of leaving behind a woman […]

(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: X-Men #26

The Burning World: Part 4 – ConclusionWriter: G. Willow Wilson; Penciler: Roland Boschi; Colorist: Lee Loughridge; Cover Artists:Rachel and Terry DodsonIt’s Rachel’s turn to narrate in G. Willow Wilson’s conclusion to her X-Men run. The Krakoa is ill, the Inhumans have nothing to do with it, and Rachel unearthed the memoryof the desert and the experiments […]