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X-Men: Gold #35 Review: A Perfectly Average Comic

X-Men: Gold #35 Review: A Perfectly Average Comic

Once the X-Men arrive, it feels like the plot has already wrapped up and what remains is just the obligatory.[caption id="attachment_914595" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-Men: Gold #35 art by Simone Buofantino and Erick Arciniega[/caption]Simone Buonfantino and Giovanni Valletta split this issue, and both artists provide solid visuals Buonfantino contributes a more cartoonish and lightly-detailed style similar[...]

X-Men Gold #34 Review: When the Story Moves Too Fast for Its Own Good

X-Men Gold #34 Review: When the Story Moves Too Fast for Its Own Good

It scores points for prefacing this with a painful scene of young Ororo witnessing her parents’ deaths, but it’s not enough buildup for what this comic wants to pull off.[caption id="attachment_907932" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-Men Gold #34 art by Michele Bandini and Erick Arciniega[/caption]Michele Bandini bolsters the comic with solid artwork, but even that is soured[...]

X-Men: Gold #33 Review: Going Nowhere Slowly

X-Men: Gold #33 Review: Going Nowhere Slowly

Even if the comic didn’t have more than a few moments of yikes, it would still be wildly mediocre.[caption id="attachment_898144" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-Men: Gold #33 art by Michele Bandini and Erick Arciniega[/caption]Michele Bandini does some good work on the visuals, giving the book a sleek and deceivingly simplistic aesthetic A couple of panel framings mess[...]

X-Men: Wakanda Forever #1 Review &#8211 Doubling Down on Malice

X-Men: Wakanda Forever #1 Review – Doubling Down on Malice

Oddly enough, Nightcrawler isn’t given any bad lines despite his sometimes role as an X-Men comic relief.The Dora Milaje take a weirdly long time to arrive on the scene, which means that the selling point of the book isn’t even present for half of the runtime.Also, the Mimic-27 is given something of a personality in[...]

Amazing Spider-Man: Wakanda Forever #1 Review &#8211 Wishing Better for the Dora Milaje

Amazing Spider-Man: Wakanda Forever #1 Review – Wishing Better for the Dora Milaje

He makes an odd quip and sort of helps in the A.I.M underwater lab, but that is stretching the term “helps” pretty far.[caption id="attachment_894750" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazing Spider-Man: Wakanda Forever #1 art by Alberto Albuquerque and Erick Arciniega[/caption]The artwork leaves a lot to be desired too Malice is supposed to be sick, but the artwork[...]

Astonishing X-Men #12 Review: A Good-Enough Ending to Charles Soules Story

Astonishing X-Men #12 Review: A Good-Enough Ending to Charles Soule's Story

Plus, Hummingbird from Christopher Yost’s Scarlet Spider and New Warriors is shown in a splash page of all the world’s psychics, so that means someone else remembers that awesome character exists.[caption id="attachment_863383" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Astonishing X-Men #12 art by Gerardo Sandoval and Erick Arciniega[/caption]Gerardo Sandoval provides some solid artwork to the comic[...]


Captain Marvel #129 Review: Lack of Action and an Uninteresting Narrative Make for an Underwhelming Finale

Captain Marvel #129 Review: Lack of Action and an Uninteresting Narrative Make for an Underwhelming Finale

The only time this comic really connected with me is the instance where Carol finally interacts with Bean, and that is a short-lived moment.[caption id="attachment_804087" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Captain Marvel #129 art by Michele Bandini and Erick Arciniega[/caption]Michele Bandini’s art continues to hold steady throughout this issue The style has an appealing smoothness to it, and[...]

Amazing Spider-Man #796 Review: Better but Still Not Good

Amazing Spider-Man #796 Review: Better, but Still Not Good

It’s just that this series has been of dubious quality at best in recent years.[caption id="attachment_798999" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazing Spider-Man #796 art by Mike Hawthorne, Cam Smith, Terry Pallot, and Erick Arciniega[/caption]Mike Hawthorne’s artwork is still a good fit for the book There is a satisfying sleekness and sheen to Spider-Man and Anti-Venom’s costumes[...]

Venom #161 Review: A Nice One-Off Before the Next Crossover

Venom #161 Review: A Nice One-Off Before the Next Crossover

It plays up the symbiote as its own (quite charming) character, and it pushes the idea that the symbiote may not communicate everything to Eddie for one reason or another.[caption id="attachment_789571" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Venom #161 art by Javier Garron, Dono Sanchez-Almara, and Erick Arciniega[/caption]On top of that, Javier Garron’s art is absolutely gorgeous[...]

Captain Marvel #128 Review: The One Where Thanos is a Hero

Captain Marvel #128 Review: The One Where Thanos is a Hero

It’s far from charmless; it just feels pointless.[caption id="attachment_785845" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Captain Marvel #128 art by Michele Bandini and Erick Arciniega[/caption]Michele Bandini’s artwork continues to do the job The comic looks good, Carol gets a sweet darker suit, and Thanos looks as regal as ever, though it would have been cool to see him get[...]