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Matt Rosenberg & Joshua Williamson Launch Substack Pro Subscriptions
Substack is a newsletter subscription publishing programme initially focused on journalists but for the last year including a brace of comic book creators offering attractive deals to publish their comics first on Substack. Matthew Rosenberg will be kinda-relaunching his own publishing company but not really, under his Ashcan Press banner, and publishing a mix of his[...]
Al Ewing, Sise-Negging The Defenders Back To Reality's Sixth Iteration
And likely to conclude in Immortal Hulk #50 in October. And with The Defenders #1 launching today from Al Ewing and Javier Rodriguez, with Doctor Strange creating a new team that includes The Masked Raider – another of Al Ewing's things… …as well as Marvel's first genderfluid character, Cloud of the early eighties Defenders… …that's where the team[...]
Exiles #5 cover by David Marquez and Tamra Bonvillain
It's down to Blink, Khan, Valkyrie, Wolvie, Iron Lad, and Nick Fury to beat the odds and save every universe from being consumed. Exiles #5 cover by David Marquez and Tamra Bonvillain This is the bombastic finale to the first Exiles arc under Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez, and it is a hell of a showing. The issue[...]
Exiles #4 cover by David Marquez and Matthew Wilson
While there is something to be said about pairing a classic film genre (Ben even namechecks Errol Flynn) with the harsh realities of slavery a la Django Unchained, it's hard to keep a smile on your face when you know how this atrocity went down. This issue's a bit wordier than previous installments too. Those criticisms considered,[...]
Exiles #3 cover by David Marquez and Justin Ponsor
He plans to drop an atomic bomb on New York City. Exiles #3 cover by David Marquez and Justin Ponsor Exiles continues its saga in this walking tour of some of the fantastic and bizarre realities that Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez can conjure to mind This results in some strange tableaus that are nonetheless entertaining to[...]
Exiles #2 cover by David Marquez and Matthew Wilson
The Exiles aid Valkyrie against Surtur and his monstrous horde. Exiles #2 cover by David Marquez and Matthew Wilson Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez's Exiles continues to impress with a stellar second issue detailing the continued formation of Blink's new team The pacing of the story continues to be quick, with wild turns and strange new worlds[...]
Comic Book Wins and Losses April 11th, 2018: Sorting Out the New Series'
Also, expect a retrospect on Marvel's Infinity War comic miniseries from 1992 tomorrow. Anyway, without further ado, let's get started with the Wins and Losses of the week! Exiles #1 cover by David Marquez and Matthew Wilson Win: Exiles #1 Explodes onto the Scene Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez killed it this week with a fresh and energetic start to their new Exiles series[...]
Bleeding Cool Comics Chatter, Week of April 11th, 2018: Read Terrifics Instead of Immortal Men
As usual, Jeremy Konrad and I are here to discuss which ones are worthy of your time and money and which ones to avoid like the plague. Immortal Men #1 by James Tynion IV and Jim Lee, Domino by Gail Simone and David Baldeon, Exiles by Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez, Crude by Steve Orlando and Garry Brown, and The Dead Hand by Kyle Higgins and Steve Mooney are the focuses of discussion this week[...]
Exiles #1 cover by David Marquez and Matthew Wilson
The leader of the survivors is a familiar face on our world. Exiles #1 cover by David Marquez and Matthew Wilson Exiles #1 sets itself up as a more light-hearted continuation to the at-times brutal series, helped by the appealing and upbeat artwork of Javier Rodriguez and brilliant color work of Jordie Bellaire. It also reads like an[...]
Brothers Dracul #1 cover by Mirko Colak and Maria Santaolalla
Don't skip this comic. Exiles #1 cover by David Marquez Exiles #1 Your favorite dimension-hopping superteam of mutans and misfits returns under Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez This time, it consists of Age of Apocalypse Blink, Iron Lad, the Valkyrie, a tiny and adorable Wolverine, and Old Woman Kamala Khan. Star Wars: Thrawn #3 cover by Paul Renaud Star Wars: Thrawn #3 Jody Houser and Luke Ross' retelling[...]
Royals #12 cover by Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez
What does Maximus the Mad learn from Maximus the Mage? Royals #12 cover by Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez While this comic is an interesting read with some dramatic reveals about the intentions of the Progenitors, it is quite an underwhelming finale to a comic book series. Yes, Al Ewing is writing a follow-up mini with Inhumans: Judgement[...]
Royals #11 cover by Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez
However, the Progenitors will not allow the Inhumans to abscond with these powerful crystals so easily, and it will be an intense fight to escape with the Prima Materia. Royals #11 cover by Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez Royals #11 continues to deliver on the bold promises made at the beginning of the series We have come[...]
Royals #10 Review: Picking A Fight With The Gods
However, even if they arrive on the World Farm, even then there are systems in place to protect the planets themselves. Meanwhile, Flint is undergoing a dramatic transformation, and none of the Inhuman Royals know what to make of it. Royals #10 cover by Javier Rodriguez While the trip and arrival at the World Farm of the Progenitors,[...]
Royals #9 cover by Javier Rodriguez
[rwp-review-recap id="0"]   Royals #9 cover by Javier Rodriguez The future Maximus and Noh-Varr arrive at a Skyspear while something is happening to Flint in the present Medusa and Gorgon's relationship develops, and present Maximus explains the Prima Materia to his fellow Inhumans. At long last, the Inhuman Royal Family arrives at the home of the Progenitors, the World[...]
Royals #8 Review: Wrath Of Gorgon
Javier Rodriguez covers the art in these sections, and they look pretty damn good The style is nostalgic of older comic book art in a manner somewhat akin to Art Adams. Flint actually gets some panel time in the second half of the comic, as well, which hasn't really happened much since that one issue where[...]