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Infinity Wars #3 Review: What if Captain America but Also Doctor Strange

Infinity Wars #3 Review: What if Captain America but Also Doctor Strange?

and Frank Martin[/caption]Mike Deodato Jr continues to provide good art that feels like it comes with a Faustian cost The paneling is still distracting and baffling There are moments where body posture and facial expression make little sense for the scene they inhabit That said, he’s still a great artist that brings some positives to[...]

Venom #5 Review: Venom Has Wings Now

Venom #5 Review: Venom Has Wings Now!

The symbiote reveals how it gained this new ability, and the two pay another visit to Rex.[caption id="attachment_907948" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Venom #5 cover by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin[/caption]Venom #5 has the least going on out of all of Donny Cates’s issues so far It sets up a new status quo for Venom’s[...]

Infinity Wars #2 Review: Gamora Against the World

Infinity Wars #2 Review: Gamora Against the World

and Frank Martin[/caption]While reading Infinity Wars #2, I remembered that Gamora is also known as the Most Dangerous Woman in the Galaxy This comic definitely adheres to that identity.It’s an action-heavy issue, with the Infinity Watch and the Avengers coming together to try and corral Gamora Consequently, it flows quite quickly too[...]

Infinity Wars #1 Review: A Promising Start

Infinity Wars #1 Review: A Promising "Start"

and Frank Martin[/caption]Meanwhile, Loki and Flowa seek the Quarry of Creation and meet an unexpected yet familiar face there.Infinity Wars #1 continues the uphill trend of Gerry Duggans’ new Infinity stories Countdown got better with its final issue, Infinity Wars Prime was also quite solid, and this one impressed me too.There is a sense of[...]

Venom #4 Review: The Origins of Knull and the Symbiotes

Venom #4 Review: The Origins of Knull and the Symbiotes

Eddie Brock and his other are helpless but to listen as this transpires.[caption id="attachment_894682" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Venom #4 cover by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin[/caption]So, this issue is a big backstory issue for Knull, and, consequently, it lacks the flair and excitement of the previous installment That’s not to say that this issue[...]

Infinity Wars Prime #1 Review: Could This One Turn Out Good

Infinity Wars Prime #1 Review: Could This One Turn Out Good?

and Frank Martin[/caption]Infinity Wars Prime #1 sets out the opening plot threads for the upcoming story These threads connect well enough to Infinity Countdown, though Loki stopped appearing after the first couple of issues, Doctor Strange didn’t come in the main story until the end, and Thanos barely appeared at all.That said, I did find[...]

Venom #3 Review: Gold Standard for Creature Feature

Venom #3 Review: Gold Standard for Creature Feature

He and Miles agree to a truce so that they can take on the Symbiote Dragon ravaging New York City.[caption id="attachment_872985" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Venom #3 cover by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin[/caption]Venom #3 sets a new high point for the series already, surpassing the prior two excellent issues This comic does so much[...]

Venom #2 Review: Staring into the Inky Black Face of God

Venom #2 Review: Staring into the Inky Black Face of God

As they’re talking, the “Symbiote Dragon” attacks New York.[caption id="attachment_865871" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Venom #2 cover by Ryan Stegman and Frank Martin[/caption]Donny Cates may just have been the perfect choice for Venom This second issue is lighter on action and fast motion than the first installment, but it is more than made up in character development[...]

Infinity Countdown #4 Review: A Low Point in an Unexciting Series

Infinity Countdown #4 Review: A Low Point in an Unexciting Series

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Silver Surfer approaches Galactus the Lifebringer for help with the dawning Ultron crisis. Adam Warlock faces Ultron Prime on his own. The Guardians of the Galaxy and the Nova Corps reconnoiter on Knowhere. The Nova want to look after the Power Stone, but Gamora is reluctant to allow them to have it. Richard […]

Marvel Two-in-One #6 Review: A Smart Fantastic Four Epic

Marvel Two-in-One #6 Review: A Smart Fantastic Four Epic

Can what’s left of this world’s heroes stop this nightmarish fate from coming to pass?[caption id="attachment_857906" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Marvel Two-in-One #6 cover by Jim Cheung and Frank Martin[/caption]I won’t mince words; this comic is awesome Marvel Two-in-One #6 starts with a simplistically brilliant threat with the Doctor Doom/Galactus attack and just does the coolest things[...]

Venom #1 Review: Fresh and Familiar in All the Right Ways

Venom #1 Review: Fresh and Familiar in All the Right Ways

There, Eddie and his symbiote meet someone who knows more about the Klyntars than even Eddie.[caption id="attachment_843734" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Venom #1 cover by Ryan Stegman and Frank Martin[/caption]Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman put their best foot forward with this first issue to Venom’s new run Like Mike Costa’s work, it focuses on the relationship between[...]

Infinity Countdown #3 Review: Sax the Destroyer or the Draxophone

Infinity Countdown #3 Review: Sax the Destroyer, or the Draxophone

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Adam Warlock confronts Ultron, whom sends a possessed Silver Surfer to kill Warlock. Adam Warlock manages to free Surfer, but the herald flees immediately. Now it's just Adam and Ultron, and things aren't looking good. Across the universe, the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Nova Corps try to hold their own against […]

Infinity Countdown #2 Review: Fun Pretty but Not Substantial

Infinity Countdown #2 Review: Fun, Pretty, but Not Substantial

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The forge dwarf continues his mysterious work as the repowered group swiftly brings down the massive Scar. Afterwards, this contingent of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord, Ant-Man, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Nova Richard Rider, rejoins Drax the Destroyer and Eve at the Power Stone in the hopes of halting the Chitauri […]

Comic Book Wins and Losses Week of April 4th 2018: Great New Image Titles and More Praise for Priests Justice League

Comic Book Wins and Losses, Week of April 4th, 2018: Great New Image Titles and More Praise for Priest's Justice League

Sometimes a "loss" isn't a bad book; it's a book that made glaring mistakes that prevented the comic from being genuinely good.[caption id="attachment_824758" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Marvel Two-in-One #5 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell[/caption]Win: Marvel Two-in-One #5 is Downright AmazingChip Zdarsky, Valerio Schiti, and Frank Martin continue to kill it on this half-FF-now-sorta-full-FF title by bringing together[...]

Marvel Two-in-One #5 Review: The Series Just Continues to Get Better

Marvel Two-in-One #5 Review: The Series Just Continues to Get Better

Plus, the threat of a Galactic Doom brings an immensely dangerous threat that is all at once familiar and new (apart from the original Secret Wars technically).[caption id="attachment_824760" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Marvel Two-in-One #5 art by Valerio Schiti and Frank Martin[/caption]Valerio Schiti is given room to get creative with the visuals in this issue, and it[...]


Marvel Two-in-One #4 Review: The Series Hits Its Stride

Marvel Two-in-One #4 Review: The Series Hits Its Stride

However, these don’t hurt the book too badly.[caption id="attachment_811055" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Marvel Two-in-One #4 art by Valerio Schiti and Frank Martin[/caption]Velerio Schiti’s artwork captures the emotional weight of the book well, with many solemn scenes of a moist-eyed Ben Grimm or hurting Johnny Storm The scene between the multiverses is gorgeous[...]

Infinity Countdown #1 Review: A Fun Continuation to Guardians of the Galaxys Finale

Infinity Countdown #1 Review: A Fun Continuation to Guardians of the Galaxy's Finale

and Frank Martin It looks good I mean, it is Deodato.Infinity Countdown #1 was a genuinely fun read The opening page foreshadows some potentially interesting developments The main conflict is entertaining, even if it would be confusing to those who haven’t been keeping up with Guardians Even then, it’s far from the first crossover to[...]

X-Men: Bland Design &#8211 A Familiar Foe Returns in Astonishing X-Men #8

X-Men: Bland Design – A Familiar Foe Returns in Astonishing X-Men #8

and Frank MartinWe're joining the storyline A Man Called X in progress here, which sees Professor Xavier return as a dashing young man, replacing Fantomex in Fantomex's body.. sort of Professor X was trapped on the astral plane and locked in a battle with the Shadow King, who caused a bunch of damage to London[...]