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Amazing Spider-Man #4 Review: Humor and Heart with Two Peters

Amazing Spider-Man #4 Review: Humor and Heart with Two Peters

Peter knows he needs to find a way to rejoin Spider-Man, but the Wall-Crawler is reticent to rejoin his joy-killing counterpart.[caption id="attachment_907303" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazing Spider-Man #4 cover by Ryan Ottley and Laura Martin[/caption]Amazing Spider-Man #4 continues the series’ tendency towards rubber-banding quality Where #3 felt a little weak and slow, #4 goes back to[...]

Catwoman #2 Review: Good Lead Vague Plot

Catwoman #2 Review: Good Lead, Vague Plot

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Catwoman has walked into a room full of women dressed like her. They immediately show themselves not to be friendly, so Selina must fight her way out of this one. After the brawl, Selina interrogates one of the false Catwomen and gets a lead. Meanwhile, Creel punishes the false Catwoman that killed the […]

Amazing Spider-Man #3 Review: Spider-Man Two More

Amazing Spider-Man #3 Review: Spider-Man Two More

Peter Parker and the Amazing Spider-Man have been split into two people, and things are also looking up for Peter Parker.[caption id="attachment_899226" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazing Spider-Man #3 cover by Ryan Ottley and Laura Martin[/caption]Amazing Spider-Man #3 brings a different twist on “Spider-Man No More!” Don’t worry, it also makes a line reference to “Spider-Man No[...]

The Amazing Spider-Man #2 Review: Now Im on Board

The Amazing Spider-Man #2 Review: Now I'm on Board

He also looks back on the class he is now attending at Empire State University, which is being taught by Curt Connors, aka the Lizard.[caption id="attachment_893829" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazing Spider-Man #2 cover by Ryan Ottley and Laura Martin[/caption]Amazing Spider-Man #2 is far more engaging than the initial installment The story is more focused, the humor[...]

Amazing Spider-Man #1 Review: A Little too Long a Little not Funny but Alright in the End

Amazing Spider-Man #1 Review: A Little too Long, a Little not Funny, but Alright in the End

That doesn’t stop Peter from reflecting upon his day, which included an impromptu Mayor Wilson Fisk ceremony and a disastrous Empire State University presentation for the Daily Bugle’s science column.In the back-up story, Mysterio has a court date.[caption id="attachment_881162" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazing Spider-Man #1 cover by Ryan Ottley and Laura Martin[/caption]It’s a new era and[...]

Spider-Man #240 Review: Another Heartwarming Bendis Farewell

Spider-Man #240 Review: Another Heartwarming Bendis Farewell

The finale involves Ganke and is downright heartwarming, and it has art from Sara Pichelli and Justin Ponsor (with help from Matt Milla and Pete Pantazis)—which means its visually gorgeous too.[caption id="attachment_842076" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Spider-Man #240 art by Oscar Bazaldua and Laura Martin[/caption]Oscar Bazaldua and Laura Martin handle the art in every other page, and[...]

Black Panther #172 Review: The Arc Ends on a High Note

Black Panther #172 Review: The Arc Ends on a High Note

This issue had a single direction and a single goal, and it succeeded for it.[caption id="attachment_833733" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black Panther #172 art by Leonard Kirk, Marc Deering, Walden Wong, and Laura Martin[/caption]Leonard Kirk brings things to a similarly satisfying conclusion in the visual department There is a flowing and energetic quality to his detailed and[...]

Black Panther #171 Review: TChalla Finally Reaches the Klaw

Black Panther #171 Review: T'Challa Finally Reaches the Klaw

Meanwhile, Black Panther confronts the Klaw and his allies on the field of battle at long last.[caption id="attachment_817588" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black Panther #171 cover by Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin[/caption]Black Panther #171 finally reaches the climax of “Avengers of the New World,” and it is an enjoyable showdown at that T’Challa, joined by the Midnight[...]

Black Panther #170 Review: The Story Grinds Forward with a Climactic Battle

Black Panther #170 Review: The Story Grinds Forward with a Climactic Battle

However, this story’s crumbling beneath its own weight unabashedly continues in this issue.[caption id="attachment_803233" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black Panther #170 art by Leonard Kirk and Laura Martin[/caption]Leonard Kirk provides the art to this issue, and he can do some damn good work in an action scene Unfortunately, the ones presented here are large and chaotic[...]

Five Days of Black Panther- Day 5: Current Series by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Five Days of Black Panther- Day 5: Current Series by Ta-Nehisi Coates

I was only 3 when Priest's run started. It quickly became one of my favorite series and remains one of the best currently-running comic series by Marvel to this day.[caption id="attachment_793537" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black Panther #1 Cover by Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin[/caption]The most notable thing about Coates’ take on T’Challa is how the series began[...]

Black Panther #169 Review: Dont Mess with the Dora Milaje

Black Panther #169 Review: Don't Mess with the Dora Milaje

Aneka may have something else to say about that.[caption id="attachment_783976" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black Panther #169 cover by Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin[/caption]Black Panther #169 plays with a fun gimmick of the Klaw’s powers He absorbs sound energy, and this attempt at resurrecting his sister is using a vast amount of sound energy[...]

Laura Martin Talks Colors While Working On A Spider-Gwen Commission

Laura Martin Talks Colors While Working On A Spider-Gwen Commission

Laura Martin has been a digital colorist for more than a decade, but she had only recently started doing traditional colors In the newest Quickdraw from Marvel, Martin sits down with markers and colors a commission of Spider-Gwen and talks us through the process as she goes The advantages to digital coloring, as she points[...]

Black Panther #14 Review &#8211 The Gods Of Wakanda Are Missing In This Deepening Mystery

Black Panther #14 Review – The Gods Of Wakanda Are Missing In This Deepening Mystery

[rwp-review-recap id='0'] Ta-Nehisi Coates has pulled off the near-impossible with his Black Panther series. Where lengthy story arcs are usually a huge detriment to comic books, Coates made an explosive start in Black Panther through a year-long story of revolution and civil war in T'Challa's homeland of Wakanda. In the aftermath of this long tale, […]

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

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[...]

Liam Sharps Favorite Page From Wonder Woman #11

Liam Sharp's Favorite Page From Wonder Woman #11

Liam Sharp took to his Facebook page and shared his favorite page… or rather favourite page… from Wonder Woman #11, the end of The Lies story arc. A favourite page of mine from WW #11. I like the intense mood of Laura [Martin]'s colours, the sense of place, and the scary Amazon… :-) He then […]

Miles Morales Joins The All-New All-Different Avengers

Miles Morales Joins The All-New, All-Different Avengers?

Written by Mark Waid, drawn by Mahmud Asrar with colours by Laura Martin And posted on 4chan last night.With The Vision, Ms Marvel, Iron Man, Thor, Nova, Captain America.. And upfront that looks like Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man.Which might also indicate, as much speculated, that the character will be joining the ongoing Marvel Universe[...]

Sneak Peek At MegaCons 2015 Gator By Sergio Cariello

Sneak Peek At MegaCon's 2015 Gator By Sergio Cariello

Their mascot, a gator, has been drawn by many people over the years including Frank Cho and George PerezChristine Alger posted on Twitter a sneak peek at the 2015 MegaCon Gator by Sergio Cariello and Laura Martin MegaCon will be April 10th - 12th.Megacon is the Orlando, FL based comic book convention that[...]

A Triumphant Return But A Moment That Doesnt Quite Work In Serenity #1

A Triumphant Return But A Moment That Doesn't Quite Work In Serenity #1

It’s really smart work and meshes perfectly with Laura Martin’s colors, Karl Story’s inks and Mike Heisler’s lettering Everything feels lived in and familiar, but the spacious panel layouts mean nothing every piece of information has room to breathe It’s a clever use of space and art and the whole thing’s as impressive as anyone[...]

Eight Years On Serenity: Leaves On The Wind Delivers New Wrinkles For Fans

Eight Years On, Serenity: Leaves On The Wind Delivers 'New Wrinkles' For Fans

He is assisted ably by the immaculate colors of Laura Martin, who brings some of her best work to the table (and that’s saying something) Whatever the script calls for, no matter how anodyne in words, the art team delivers in spades.However I fear the script is the piece that lets the production down[...]

Nostalgia Without The Time Travel &#8211 X-Men #1

Nostalgia Without The Time Travel – X-Men #1

I did.X-Men #1 by Brian Wood, Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales and Laura Martin is published by Marvel Comics today. When the new X-Men #1 was announced, one of the aspects that people noted was that, just like Uncanny X-Force and Fearless Defenders, it was another Marvel team book that featured just women in the lead[...]