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Exiles #5 cover by David Marquez and Tamra Bonvillain

Exiles #5 Review: A Glorious Conclusion to the First Arc

It’s down to Blink, Khan, Valkyrie, Wolvie, Iron Lad, and Nick Fury to beat the odds and save every universe from being consumed.[caption id="attachment_881164" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Exiles #5 cover by David Marquez and Tamra Bonvillain[/caption]This is the bombastic finale to the first Exiles arc under Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez, and it is a hell[...]

Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of July 11th, 2018: Superman Begins Anew

Wednesday draws near, and that means it's time for another installment of Comics for Your Pull Box. We have a ton of major releases this week, but here at Bleeding Cool we are going to try and narrow it down to the absolute must-haves and must-tries. Here is the link to the full Comic List […]

Exiles #4 cover by David Marquez and Matthew Wilson

Exiles #4 Review: Walks the Tone Tight-Rope and the Genre Plank

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,[...]

Comic Book Wins and Losses, Week of May 9th, 2018: No Justice for Deadpool

Welcome to the next installment of Comic Book Wins and Losses! This week, we're going to try something a little different. To limit myself and to, honestly, make these a little easier to construct, there will only be five wins and five losses. This may fluctuate depending on circumstances, but that will be the template […]

Exiles #3 cover by David Marquez and Justin Ponsor

Exiles #3 Review: Li'l Wolvie and Valkyrie, Friends Forever

He plans to drop an atomic bomb on New York City.[caption id="attachment_843732" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Exiles #3 cover by David Marquez and Justin Ponsor[/caption]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[...]

Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of May 9th, 2018: No Justice and Freddy's Dead

Wednesday approaches at last, and with it, Bleeding Cool is here to deliver the list of comics worthy of your pull box for the week of May 9th, 2018. Hopefully, you'll find something worthy of your time and money here, and here is a link to ComicsList for the full catalogue. Backways #5 Backways is among […]

Exiles #2 cover by David Marquez and Matthew Wilson

Exiles #2 Review: An Explosive Second Installment

The Exiles aid Valkyrie against Surtur and his monstrous horde.[caption id="attachment_835838" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Exiles #2 cover by David Marquez and Matthew Wilson[/caption]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[...]

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![caption id="attachment_830295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Exiles #1 cover by David Marquez and Matthew Wilson[/caption]Win: Exiles #1 Explodes onto the SceneSaladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez killed it this week with a fresh and energetic start to their[...]

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

Exiles #1 Review: A Bright, Colorful, and Exciting New Start

The leader of the survivors is a familiar face on our world.[caption id="attachment_826340" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Exiles #1 cover by David Marquez and Matthew Wilson[/caption]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[...]

Brothers Dracul #1 cover by Mirko Colak and Maria Santaolalla

Comics for Your Pull Box April 11th, 2018: Domino and Exiles Finally Begin!

Don't skip this comic.[caption id="attachment_826340" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Exiles #1 cover by David Marquez[/caption]Exiles #1Your 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.[caption id="attachment_826342" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Star Wars: Thrawn #3 cover by[...]

Royals #12 cover by Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez

Royals #12 Review: Decent Read, but with an Underwhelming Finale for the Series

What does Maximus the Mad learn from Maximus the Mage?[caption id="attachment_760900" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Royals #12 cover by Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez[/caption]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[...]

Royals #11 cover by Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez

Royals #11 Review: Last Stand Against The Progenitors

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.[caption id="attachment_751055" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Royals #11 cover by Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez[/caption]Royals #11 continues to deliver on the bold promises made at the beginning of the[...]

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.[caption id="attachment_743129" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Royals #10 cover by Javier Rodriguez[/caption]While the trip and arrival at the World[...]

Royals #9 cover by Javier Rodriguez

Marvel Legacy Royals #9 Review: It Finally Clicks

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] [caption id="attachment_728772" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Royals #9 cover by Javier Rodriguez[/caption]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[...]

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[...]