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Avengers: Infinity War Review – The Epic We All Wanted [Spoiler-Free]

Do not worry — there will be no spoilers here. I couldn't do that to you. Avengers: Infinity War is this generation's most-anticipated film. For someone to ruin that for the audience is irresponsible and reprehensible. After 10 years, 18 films, television shows, shorts, trailers, and everything else — we have arrived. The War is […]

Wong and the Midnight Sons make their final stand against the hordes of Hell and the demonically-possessed Avengers. Before long, Mephisto himself arrives to gloat over having killed Johnny Blaze. However, Mephisto does not know that the Ghost Rider has become the king of Hell, and the tides may soon turn in favor of Wong. Doctor Strange: Damnation ends better than it began. While some of the deliberate lack of repentance on the part of Stephen Strange and the lack of focus on the members of the Midnight Sons that aren’t Wong and Strange does bother me, this final installment didn’t really get on my nerves as much as the first. Don’t get me wrong, this issue still has a myriad of problems that keep it from being required reading. This story was stretched to breaking point, and a good portion of what matters happened in the Ghost Rider issue. This book is a protracted third act. As far as plot-relevance goes, Blade, Doctor Voodoo, Bloodstone, Man-Thing, Scarlet Spider, Moon Knight, and Iron Fist may as well not be here. Even in their own tie-ins, Iron Fist and Scarlet Spider don’t really do anything important to the story. The follow-up story promises more with the Midnight Sons though, and that will hopefully come to something. Rod Reis’ artwork is a welcome presence in this book. His style lends itself to the ethereal and surreal nature of this setting and plot. The color gradience adds a unique atmosphere and generally looks quite good. Szymon Kudranski and Dan Brown handle the epilogue with the Midnight Sons and Doc Strange. The more realistic aesthetic does contrast Reis’ work in an odd manner, but it looks good too. Doctor Strange: Damnation #4 is a decent enough read. If you liked the rest of the story, you’ll like this one too. The fact that the story at least acknowledges that Strange’s idea was terrible from the start and ties it to personal problems helps a lot. Reis, Kudranksi, and Brown provide good visuals. Feel free to check it out.

Doctor Strange Damnation #4 Review: Finishes Better than it Started

Wong and the Midnight Sons make their final stand against the hordes of Hell and the demonically-possessed Avengers. Before long, Mephisto himself arrives to gloat over having killed Johnny Blaze. However, Mephisto does not know that the Ghost Rider has become the king of Hell, and the tides may soon turn in favor of Wong. […]

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LEGO Celebrates the MCU's 10th Anniversary with a Poster

LEGO and Marvel have released a cool new poster celebrating the 10th anniversary of the MCU. Featuring the LEGO versions of the heroes (and Loki) from the films, it spoofs the original poster they released a couple months back. From Left to right: Loki, Vision, Mantis, Hulk, Hawkeye (see! there he is!), Gamora, Ant-Man (haha, […]

Comic Book Wins and Losses April 11th, 2018: Sorting Out the New Series'

We're going to start this installment with a bit of housekeeping for those who, for whatever reason, follow my exploits here on Bleeding Cool. For those not interested, which is completely understandable, you can just start at the list below. I've been working on getting into a schedule–practically since I started on here about 10 […]

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Falcon #7 Review: The Series Seems to Have Lost Its Way

The Falcon is ambushed by a horde of vampires, one of which has the Patriot's mask. In the morgue, Misty Knight is attacked by the would-be corpses located within. Thankfully, Blade arrives to save Misty. The Falcon discovers that Patriot is being held by Deacon Frost, and Misty and Blade search the hives located in […]

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Doctor Strange #388 Review: I Have No Jaw, but I Must Bark

We relive Bats hopping into Doctor Strange's possessed body, and he shakes the Sorcerer Supreme of Mephisto's delusion. Bats tries to shake Stephen loose of the possession, but neither are sure how to do it. Worse yet, Strange keeps seeing a specter of Clea, and he keeps trying to chase her down. Despite the unnecessary […]

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Avengers Shards of Infinity #1 Review: Straightforward, a Little Cheesy, but Fun

When new authoritarian terrorist organization going by the name of L.U.N.A.R in control of a Cosmic Cube shard and Vibranium, with which they have created a moon-based superweapon, it's up to Avengers Black Widow, Black Panther, Captain America, and the Falcon to bring them down and save the world from the threat L.U.N.A.R poses. Like […]

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Doctor Strange Damnation #3 Review: Time to Tease the Spinoffs

Wong has an almost-heart-to-heart with Ghost Rider in a flashback. In the present, Wong's team try to remove the flaming Mjolnir off Blade. Wong and Bats try to fend off the possessed Doctor Strange. Once the hammer returns to the possessed Thor, Wong's team enters heated battle against the possessed Avengers. Meanwhile, the Ghost Rider […]

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'Falcon' and Miles Morales' 'Spider-Man' Cancelled in June

With Marvel's June solicits breaking today, two titles are notably absent from the lineup. Rodney Barnes' Falcon and the departing Brian Michael Bendis' Spider-Man (Miles Morales' book) are nowhere to be seen in the June output from the House of Ideas. Unfortunately, neither is especially surprising. The fan of the Falcon and Barnes' take on the character that I am, this book […]

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Falcon #6 Review: Superhero Romance Done Right

Falcon is late for a meet-up with Misty Knight due to an attempted robbery of an armored car. Misty is losing patience for this, but the Patriot is too busy to cover for Sam. Little does the Falcon know that someone is working against him from the shadows. I'm so happy that Misty Knight is […]

Doctor Strange: Damnation #2 cover by Rod Reis

Doctor Strange Damnation #2 Review: More Good Stuff to Balance Out the Problems

Mephisto and his corrupted Avengers are holding Doctor Strange. This leaves it up to Wong and Bats to put together a team to save the Sorcerer Supreme. This team consists of Iron Fist, Blade, Elsa Bloodstone, Doctor Voodoo, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, and the Man-Thing. With this motley crew, Wong lays out his plan, and […]

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The Mighty Thor #704 Review: Heart-Wrenching Reflection and Brutal Battle

Jane Foster reflects on the great losses of her life—losing her mother to cancer, losing her father later on, and the death of her ex-husband and son—while sitting in the hospital. On Asgardia, the Odinson and Odin himself battle the Mangog with all of their might. However, all of their power isn't even staggering the […]

Doctor Strange: Damnation #1 cover by Rod Reis

Doctor Strange Damnation #1 Review: Your Favorite Heroes Are Terrible People

With the Avengers helping mourn and honor the fallen in Las Vegas from Secret Empire, Doctor Strange arrives to offer a ray of hope. He has regained his expansive powers and resurrects the parts of Las Vegas that fell, its citizens included. Joyous celebration quickly turns to shock and horror when the Hotel Inferno, a […]

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Falcon #5 Review: An Uplifting Finale to a Strange Story

The Falcon touches base with Rayshaun and Joaquin about his experiences and where he plans on going forward. They will be covering crowd control. Meanwhile, Doctor Voodoo and Daimon Hellstrom will be taking the fight to Dray and Blackheart respectively. This finale to "Take Flight" prioritizes contextualizing where the Falcon is right now on his […]

The Falcon #4 Review: Good Character Study Wrapped in a Plot Tangent

The Falcon's soul has been stolen by Blackheart. The Patriot must look after Chicago in his absence, and Doctor Voodoo reaches out to a mystical contact in the hopes of rescuing Sam Wilson. The Falcon himself is trapped in the underworld due to Blackheart's machinations and runs into the last Avenger you'd ever expect to […]

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Top Marvel Comics of 2017 #2: The Falcon #1 by Rodney Barnes and Joshua Cassara

After giving up the shield of Captain America, the Falcon and his new partner, the Patriot, took off for Chicago, where the two hoped they could do some good in a city on hard times. This is the premise for the new Falcon comic by Rodney Barnes and Joshua Cassara. While I've been a big fan of the series so […]

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Marvel Titan Hero Series Collection is Perfect for Certain Collectors

Marvel Titan Heroes figures from Hasbro are now available as a huge box set in time for the holiday gift-giving season. Featuring 12 figures in all, the set is a great way to get these characters into the hands of little ones that enjoy the MCU and Disney XD Marvel cartoons. Hasbro was nice enough […]

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Falcon #2 Review: The Winged Avenger Versus The Son Of Mephisto

Chicago is burning. With the death of Ortiz at the hands of rival gang leader Drey, the gangs, the citizens, and the law enforcement have turned the town into a warzone. Falcon and Patriot work to calm things down while the police stand back and watch their city crumble. However, they are only two men […]

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Brian Michael Bendis's List Of All The People He Says Can Beat Batman

Now that the second-longest continuous writer at Marvel Comics, Brian Michael Bendis, has signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics, everything he ever said anywhere on the internet about DC Comics is up for discussion. Including this great post on his Tumblr from earlier in the year, when asked about the comparative fighting abilities of Batman […]

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Marvel Unveils First 10 Of The Phoenix Variant Covers Coming In December

We mentioned there'd be a Phoenix variant cover scheme coming in December to tie in with the release of Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey (you know, the adult one), written by now Marvel Exclusive Matthew Rosenberg and with art by Leinil Francis Yu. Well, Marvel have decided to show off the first 10 […]