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Astonishing X-Men #14 cover by Greg Land and Frank D'Armata

Astonishing X-Men #14 Review: Emotionally and Visually Disconnected

Maybe that’s where this is headed, but the constant sniping and bad jokes make this book hard to enjoy.[caption id="attachment_898163" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Astonishing X-Men #14 art by Greg Land, Jay Leisten, and Frank D'Armata[/caption]The Greg Land art doesn’t help either It adds to this overall sense of artifice and insincerity when this book really needs[...]

Astonishing X-Men #13 cover by Greg Land and Frank D'Armata

Astonishing X-Men #13 Review: What if All the X-Men Hated One Another?

This has become part and parcel of a new X-Men book, and it's becoming stale very quickly.[caption id="attachment_878963" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Astonishing X-Men #13 art by Greg Land, Jay Leisten, and Frank D'Armata[/caption]Greg Land’s artwork isn’t that bad in this issue It’s not great; I’m not sure it’s even good[...]

Avengers #3 cover by Ed McGuinness, Mark Morales, and Justin Ponsor

Avengers #3 Review: Good, but Slightly Less Good

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Ghost Rider and She-Hulk have slain the swarm of giant bugs while, elsewhere, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Thor, and Iron Man are at the mercy of Loki and the Final Host. Loki intends to use the teleporter grenades Carol acquired, but Steve uses his shield to disrupt Loki's plans, teleporting Steve, Loki, and […]

Avengers #2 cover by Ed McGuinness,Mark Morales, and David Curiel

The Avengers #2 Review: The Avengers Have Truly Assembled

It’s very obvious.[caption id="attachment_849875" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Avengers #2 art by Ed McGuinness, Mark Morales, Jay Leisten, and David Curiel[/caption]Ed McGuinness has more than a few good panels in this issue, especially the one pictured above containing the Big Three assembling to fight the Final Host His cartoonish and exaggerated style works well for the more[...]

X-Men Wedding Special #1 cover by J. Scott Campbell

X-Men Wedding Special #1 Review: A Middling Prenup

Jay Leisten and Jason Keith are unfortunately unable to salvage the visuals That said, there are some decent moments and lines that keep this section from being outright bad.The final story is my choice of the three, and it’s solid I wouldn’t call it great, but the premise of all the X-Ladies going to a[...]

Marvel Legacy

Marvel Legacy #1 Review: Almost Perfect Refresh For The Marvel Universe…Almost

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Marvel Legacy #1 from Marvel Comics, written by Jason Aaron and featuring art by Esad Ribic, Steve McNiven, Chris Samnee, Russell Dauterman, Alex Maleev, Ed McGuiness, Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger, Pepe Larraz, Jim Cheung, Daniel Acuna, Greg Land, Jay Leisten, Mike Deodato Jr., David Marquez and Matthew Wilson (damn, that's a lotta dudes),[...]

Marvel Legacy

Marvel Legacy #1 Review: A Lackluster Tease For Upcoming Titles

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] So, here we are at last. The long-awaited Marvel Legacy #1 is out. I'm going to go ahead and throw a spoiler warning here. Much of this comic has already been spoiled by numerous sources, but the plot itself was even hinted at in the marketing. I mean, the name Marvel Legacy doesn't […]

A Beautiful Garbage Fire – Secret Empire #1 Review

One hopes that it will be the case, but perhaps it would have been handy to have some sort of suggestion of this in this issue instead of having a Romani woman joining up with a group that employs the use of internment camps.Moving aside for a moment...the art by Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten and[...]

A Good But Tame Start: Weapon X #1 Review

[rwp-review-recap id="0"][caption id="attachment_587177" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cover by Greg Land, Jay Leisten and Frank D'Armata[/caption]Continuing the ResurrXion X-Men relaunch, we have Weapon X from Greg Pak, Greg Land, Jay Leisten and Frank D'Armata I'm generally not overall a fan of the darker, 'team of killers' X-books, but there have been some exceptions[...]

The Past Is Prologue: X-Men Gold #1 Review

[rwp-review-recap id="0"][caption id="attachment_600251" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cover Art by Ardian Syaf, Jay Leisten & Laura Martin[/caption]Last week may have been the primer, but this week the ResurrXion truly begins ResurrXion is definitely an apt title, given this issues preoccupation about old being new again, and not to mention what seems to be several literal character resurrections[...]