Avengers


Avengers: Marvels Snapshot #1 Review: Remarkably Well Put-Together

Avengers: Marvels Snapshot #1 Review: Remarkably Well Put-Together

This is a remarkably well put-together comic book, a done-in-one that swings the camera around to ground level and shows lives affected in real-time by the gigantic events of Marvel's history. Using a letter home as a framing device, the protagonist Kerry is a relatively new transplant to the Big Apple from Ohio working as […]

Savage Avengers #14 Review: Just Short Of Greatness

Savage Avengers #14 Review: Just Short Of Greatness

Conan and Magik, two sword-wielding heroes with no mind for prevarication, are on a quest to acquire one of the Eyes of Agamotto (apparently there are three, each with a different function). This one is in the grasp of Sadurang, an Asgardian red dragon with a bad temper and an inconvenient location. The two of […]

This Weeks Avengers #38 Shows Whats Happening At Marvel In 2021

This Week's Avengers #38 Shows What's Happening At Marvel In 2021

That was a fast Rich Twitch. Bleeding Cool pointed out the reported upcoming importance of this week's Avengers #38 and suddenly Marvel sends out the following: THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE COLLIDE IN AVENGERS #38! AVENGERS #38 Written by JASON AARON Art by ED MCGUINNESS Inks by MARK MORALES Colors by […]

Avengers #38 Will Be A Very Important Marvel Comic Apparently

Avengers #38 Will Be A Very Important Marvel Comic, Apparently

Marvel has been hyping the big storylines in Avengers: Age of Khonshu and then the upcoming Avengers: Enter the Phoenix arc for their popular team title. But sandwiched inbetween is Avengers #38, on sale this Wednesday. And, apparently, it is big news. "The Fly That Laid A Billion Maggots" by Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness […]

Obscure Comics: Marvel Universe LIVE Age of Heroes Prequel #2

Obscure Comics: Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes Prequel #2

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks.  What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Avengers #36 Review: This Book is Baffling

Avengers #36 Review: This Book is Baffling

The escalation of Moon Knight into some kind of world-ending power continues in its baffling inexorability, despite any logic or sanity that might hope to stop it. Most of this issue, Marc Spector (Moon Knight's legal name, for anyone who missed it) trades punches with T'Challa, which on its surface sounds insane (T'Challa the Black […]

Obscure Comics: Marvel Universe Live Prelude #1

Obscure Comics: Marvel Universe Live! Prelude #1

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks.  What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

The Back Order List 8/5/20: Empyre G.I. Joe Horizon Zero &#038 Gutt

The Back Order List 8/5/20: Empyre, G.I. Joe, Horizon Zero, & Gutt

Every week your Local Comic Book Shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond. Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need more. […]

The Back Order List 7/29/20: Firefly Spawn Empyre &#038 Darth Vader

The Back Order List 7/29/20: Firefly, Spawn, Empyre & Darth Vader

Every week your Local Comic Book Shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond. Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need more. […]

Empyre: Savage Avengers #1 Review: A Conan and Venom Team-Up

Empyre: Savage Avengers #1 Review: A Conan and Venom Team-Up

The invasion that began in the pages of Marvel's current Empyre event is touching every corner of their expansive shared universe… which now includes Conan the Barbarian. Built on decades of pulp stories, thousands of pages of lore, and the recent addition of the tears of Dark Horse investors, Marvel has pulled Conan into their universe […]

Empyre: The Avengers #1: Non-stop Frenetic Global Action

Empyre: The Avengers #1: Non-stop Frenetic, Global Action

Empyre: Avengers #1 is tasked with the unenviable goal of creating something for the Avengers, who have been the core players in the main Empyre title, to do that adds to the overall title enough to make it feel worth the read, but not enough that those only reading the core book won't understand the narrative without […]

Avengers #34 Review: #DefundTheAvengers

Avengers #34 Review: #DefundTheAvengers

In this issue, there are a significant number of increasingly impractical conceptual mountains to climb. The mooring of this tale in any kind of continuity makes it nearly impossible to enjoy it as its premises become more and more ridiculous with every turning page. Let's start with the premise: the Egyptian god of the moon, Khonshu, has […]

Empyre #1 Review: Prepare For The Trees [MAJOR SPOILERS]

Empyre #1 Review: Prepare For The Trees [MAJOR SPOILERS]

Marvel has become over the years the House of Events, more than the House of Ideas that it once claimed to be.  There are usually at least four to five Event Crossovers (series that are significant "event storylines" that are separate from regular ongoings and serve as the "backbone" of the story, which then has […]

The Back Order List 7/1/20: Fourth World Berserk &#038 Monster Planet

The Back Order List 7/1/20: Fourth World, Berserk & Monster Planet

Every week your Local Comic Book Shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond.  Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need more.  Or […]

What To Read Before Empyre #1 [Spoilers]

What To Read Before Empyre #1 [Spoilers]

Empyre #1 launches next week. With the Kree and Skrulls united behind one leader, the Kree/Skrull hybrid Hulkling (son of the original Captain Marvel) and on their way to fight the Cotati on Earth's Blue Area of the Moon, there is a lot of Marvel history that lead here, A LOT. Going all the way […]

Empyre Fantastic Four #0 Review: A Pointless Detour [SPOILERS]

Empyre Fantastic Four #0 Review: A Pointless Detour [SPOILERS]

Marvel has become over the years the House of Events, more than the House of Ideas that it once claimed to be.  There are usually at least four to five Event Crossovers (series that are significant "event storylines" that are separate from regular ongoings and serve as the "backbone" of the story, which then has […]

Empyre #0: Avengers Review: A Solid Beginning [SPOILERS]

Empyre #0: Avengers Review: A Solid Beginning [SPOILERS]

Marvel has become over the years the House of Events, more than the House of Ideas that it once claimed to be.  There are usually at least four to five Event Crossovers (series that are significant "event storylines" that are separate from regular ongoings and serve as the "backbone" of the story, which then has […]

Has Walmart Become a Dumping Ground for Marvel Variant Covers

Has Walmart Become a Dumping Ground for Marvel Variant Covers?

The current nature of the direct comic book market is kind of in flux right now, for lots of reasons.  The nature of ordering comic books, though, is always a beast, particularly when ordering from many of the big publishers. Marvel, Dynamite, and the rest like DC, Image, IDW, and Boom (to a lesser degree), […]

Walmart Adds Dawn Of X to Marvel Variant 3-Packs

Walmart Adds Dawn Of X to Marvel Variant 3-Packs

So with no new comics in shops for a bit, those who are experiencing a need to buy comics can go pick up Walmart's new Variant sets. Walmart started putting out Marvel 3 Packs in stores a few years ago, and then last year started doing "variant covers" for certain Marvel books.  Some of these […]