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Extermination #2 Review: Waiting for the Plot to Show Up

Extermination #2 Review: Waiting for the Plot to Show Up

When the plot literally comes crashing through the X-Mansion walls in the final part of the comic, you’re left hoping someone will finally explain what is going on.Also, the whole "they're treating us like kids" moment with Cyclops is tired.[caption id="attachment_910070" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Extermination #2 art by Pepe Larraz and Marte Gracia[/caption]Pepe Larraz does some[...]

Extermination #1 Advance Review: A Pretty Generic Setup

Extermination #1 Advance Review: A Pretty Generic Setup

Marte Gracia supports him with a colorful and often-moody palette that plays off the emotions of many scenes well.Extermination #1 is an intro comic That’s all there really is to say It’s not exciting, but it’s not bad It gets this story started, but it doesn’t energize the reader to read on[...]

Fantastic Four #1 Review: Return of the Worlds Greatest Comic Magazine

Fantastic Four #1 Review: Return of the World's Greatest Comic Magazine

This was a good primer for the reunion, and, hopefully, next month can deliver that FF issue we’ve waited years for now.[caption id="attachment_899017" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fantastic Four #1 art by Sara Pichelli and Marte Gracia[/caption]Sara Pichelli was a name that did genuinely excite me though, and she certainly delivers in this issue[...]

Amazing Spider-Man #800 Review: A Hard Comic to Recommend

Amazing Spider-Man #800 Review: A Hard Comic to Recommend?

Color artists Edgar Delgado, Java Tartaglia, Marte Gracia, Muntsa Vicente, and Jordie Bellaire deliver some consistently solid color work throughout.[caption id="attachment_857610" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazing Spider-Man #800 art by Nick Bradshaw and Edgar Delgado[/caption]Amazing Spider-Man #800 is hard to recommend at the price point I can say that I enjoyed a lot of it, but this[...]


The Invincible Iron Man #599 Review: Dramatic Reveals are for Everyone

The Invincible Iron Man #599 Review: Dramatic Reveals are for Everyone!

Elsewhere, Ironheart finally meets the person who is behind the new clandestine organization of which she has become a part.[caption id="attachment_835726" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Invincible Iron Man #599 cover by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, and Marte Gracia[/caption]The “Tony Stark is back” angle of this issue is a bit superfluous considering that he’s been in recent[...]

Amazing Spider-Man #799 Review: The Amazing Friends VS the Red Goblin

Amazing Spider-Man #799 Review: The Amazing Friends VS the Red Goblin

Red Goblin saying, “My, Grandma, what big lies you have.” Almost sent the book in the trash.Just kidding, I’d never do that to a comic book.[caption id="attachment_833696" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazing Spider-Man #799 art by Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger, and Marte Gracia[/caption]Stuart Immonen’s artwork continues to look good, but the action scenes are a part[...]

Amazing Spider-Man #798 Review: Gobby vs Spidey- Plus That Thing Youve Been Waiting For

Amazing Spider-Man #798 Review: Gobby vs Spidey- Plus, That Thing You've Been Waiting For

That seems like it would ruin his life far worse than just threatening him with it.That aside, most of the battle is fun, and Dan Slott gives the Green Goblin some funny dialogue throughout most of the book.[caption id="attachment_824025" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazing Spider-Man #798 art by Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger, and Marte Gracia[/caption]Stuart Immonen’s[...]

The Invincible Iron Man #598 Review: The Sweet Peanut-Buttery Taste of Bendis

The Invincible Iron Man #598 Review: The Sweet Peanut-Buttery Taste of Bendis

Doom is entertaining.[caption id="attachment_820410" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Invincible Iron Man #598 art by Stefano Caselli and Marte Gracia[/caption]Stefano Caselli and Alex Maleev once more split the art for the book, with the former taking the Riri segments and the latter portraying Doom’s story They don’t meld well from an aesthetic standpoint despite each writer doing[...]

Amazing Spider-Man #797 Review: No Red Goblin Yet but a Solid Comic Lies Inside

Amazing Spider-Man #797 Review: No Red Goblin Yet, but a Solid Comic Lies Inside

We have Flash Thompson! No first appearance, but Agent Anti-Venom is the bomb.[caption id="attachment_807256" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazing Spider-Man #797 art by Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger, and Marte Gracia[/caption]Stuart Immonen joins up as the artist for this issue, and it’s a good addition Immonen is a good artist who has his own unique realistic style[...]

Amazing Spider-Man #795 Review: The Plot Padding of the Gods

Amazing Spider-Man #795 Review: The Plot Padding of the Gods

He almost never seems to be in control of whatever situation he’s in, and even the meaningless conflict involving Loki is caused by the Trickster God banking on Peter being witless and reckless.[caption id="attachment_789023" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazing Spider-Man #795 art by Mike Hawthorne, Terry Pallot, and Marte Gracia[/caption]At least the art is quite good[...]

Invincible Iron Man #596 Review: A Solid Story With an (Iron)Heart

Invincible Iron Man #596 Review: A Solid Story With an (Iron)Heart

The Doom segment does bring an epic showdown, and that does add a nice shot of excitement to the proceedings.[caption id="attachment_785827" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Invincible Iron Man #596 art by Stefano Caselli (pictured), Alex Maleev, and Marte Gracia (pictured)[/caption]Stefano Caselli and Alex Maleev do a great job of splitting the art of the comic again, even[...]