and Frank Martin 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[...]
Frank Martin Archives
The symbiote reveals how it gained this new ability, and the two pay another visit to Rex. Venom #5 cover by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin 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 powers, but it doesn't[...]
and Frank Martin 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 There isn't a[...]
and Frank Martin 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[...]
Eddie Brock and his other are helpless but to listen as this transpires. Venom #4 cover by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin 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 is anywhere close to[...]
and Frank Martin 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[...]
He and Miles agree to a truce so that they can take on the Symbiote Dragon ravaging New York City. Venom #3 cover by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin Venom #3 sets a new high point for the series already, surpassing the prior two excellent issues This comic does so much right, and it had[...]
As they're talking, the "Symbiote Dragon" attacks New York. Venom #2 cover by Ryan Stegman and Frank Martin 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 and expansion. We receive a[...]
Infinity Countdown continues to run as the Guardians and Nova return to Knowhere while Silver Surfer asks Galactus to fight Ultron. Is it a good read?
Can what's left of this world's heroes stop this nightmarish fate from coming to pass? Marvel Two-in-One #6 cover by Jim Cheung and Frank Martin 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 one could think of[...]
There, Eddie and his symbiote meet someone who knows more about the Klyntars than even Eddie. Venom #1 cover by Ryan Stegman and Frank Martin 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 Eddie and the symbiote[...]
Infinity Countdown rolls on as Adam Warlock battles Ultron and an enslaved Silver Surfer while the Guardians and Nova Corps make their final stand against the Talons and the Chitauri. Is it a good read?
Infinity Countdown continues onwards as the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Nova Corps make a final stand at the Power Stone. Is it a good read?
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. Marvel Two-in-One #5 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell Win: Marvel Two-in-One #5 is Downright Amazing Chip Zdarsky, Valerio Schiti, and Frank Martin continue to kill it on this half-FF-now-sorta-full-FF title by bringing together two broken Fantastic Four[...]
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). Marvel Two-in-One #5 art by Valerio Schiti and Frank Martin Valerio Schiti is given room to get creative with the visuals in this issue, and it makes for some memorable[...]