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Moon Knight #198 cover by Becky Cloonan

Moon Knight #198 Review: Marc vs. a Rabid Dolphin

I can’t say I was expecting the opening scene to be Marc fighting and eating a rabid dolphin over a span of days.Max Bemis has mastered a balance of uncomfortable and awkward humor cast against pitch-black themes, which is among the most suiting ways to write Moon Knight I’ve ever seen, on part with excellent[...]

X-Men: Blue #34 cover by R.B. Silva and Rain Beredo

X-Men Blue #34 Review: The Master of Magnetism Reigns

Needless to say, I look forward to Magneto’s future in X-Men titles.The future version of the X-Men doesn’t imply much about the team beyond the possibility of them sticking around outside of their own time.[caption id="attachment_910196" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-Men Blue #34 art by Marcus To and Matt Milla[/caption]Marcus To once again provides great artwork to[...]

X-Men: Blue #33 cover by R.B. Silva and Rain Beredo

X-Men: Blue #33 Review – The State of the Magneto Address [Edited]

That said, this book seems to be all-but abandoning its headlining team.[caption id="attachment_899729" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-Men: Blue #33 art by Marcus To and Matt Milla[/caption]Marcus To provides excellent artwork to this comic He captures the quiet rage and sorrow of Erik excellently, and, as I said already, the new costume looks amazing[...]

X-Men Blue #32 cover by R.B. Silva and Rain Beredo

X-Men Blue #32 Review: Blue vs. Magneto for the Fate of Emma Frost

Also, there’s a random moment where Cyclops thinks Beast is dead that serves no purpose other than the briefest of shocks and raised stakes that immediately dissipates when Erik somehow instinctively knows that Hank isn’t dead.[caption id="attachment_893915" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-Men Blue #32 art by Andres Genolet and Matt Milla[/caption]Andres Genolet’s work has its ups and[...]

Daredevil #605 cover by Chris Sprouse and Marte Gracia

Daredevil #605 Review: The Over-the-Top Battle of City Hall

That’s the only part of the comic that doesn’t quite click.[caption id="attachment_882702" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Daredevil #605 art by Mike Henderson and Matt Milla[/caption]Mike Henderson and Matt Milla deliver another great-looking issue, with Henderson’s more stylized and semi-cartoonish work fitting the over-the-top nature of the story The big action scene in front of city hall is[...]

X-Men Blue #31 cover by R.B. Silva and Rain Beredo

X-Men Blue #31 Review: The Rage and Anguish of Magneto

Plus, he now feels abandoned by his team and like he has nothing left to lose.[caption id="attachment_882556" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-Men Blue #31 art by Jorge Molina and Matt Milla[/caption]Jorge Molina does excellent work here There are many great scenes of Magneto busting into rooms and floating menacingly Molina knows how to construct an imposing Master[...]

X-Men: Gold #31 cover by Phil Noto

X-Men Gold #31 Review: I Too Have Read 'Days of Future Past'

It is intended to show what a certain character is seeing, but you can’t help but wonder why this vision is so extensive and what some of it actually adds to the story.[caption id="attachment_879525" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-Men Gold #31 art by Pere Perez, Jay David Ramos, and Matt Milla[/caption]Pere Perez’s artwork is solid, giving something[...]

X-Men: Blue #30 cover by R.B. Silva and Rain Beredo

X-Men Blue #30 Review – Melodramatic but with an Excellent Fight Sequence

The pseudo-sibling rivalry between Daken and Jimmy is interesting, especially given the bizarre and extenuating circumstances under which it exists.[caption id="attachment_875643" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-Men Blue #30 art by Nathan Stockman and Matt Milla[/caption]The artwork is something else that doesn’t gel that well in the comic The fight scenes look decent enough, but the facial detailing[...]

Daredevil #604 cover by Chris Sprouse and Marte Gracia

Daredevil #604 Review: No One Expects the Order of the Dragons

The ending twist adds an interesting yet not unexpected monkey wrench into the proceedings too.[caption id="attachment_871954" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Daredevil #604 art by Mike Henderson and Matt Milla[/caption]Mike Henderson doesn’t disappoint with the art in this installment The cartoonish hyperbolic style bears the ridiculousness of the plot twist well, and it still gives a lot of[...]

Daredevil #603 cover by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, and Marte Gracia

Daredevil #603 Review: Slower but Still Full of Personality

This is the cocky mayor Matt Murdock we are dealing with here, Blindspot’s role still seems mysterious and mercurial, and Foggy is still one lovable beleaguered support character.[caption id="attachment_857929" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Daredevil #603 art by Mike Henderson and Matt Milla[/caption]Mike Henderson adds a lot of visual personality to the comic too[...]

Daredevil #602 cover by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, and Marte Gracia

Daredevil #602 Review: Mayor Murdock and Chief of Staff Foggy

He’s so amazing, and Matt can be so dumb.[caption id="attachment_849962" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Daredevil #602 art by Mike Henderson and Matt Milla[/caption]Mike Henderson proves skilled at depicting cocky Matt Murdock His style focuses on exaggerated facial expressions and infuses a bit of cartoonish comic book fun into the visual identity of the book[...]

Spider-Man #240 cover by David Marquez and Justin Ponsor

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[...]

Astonishing X-Men #11 cover by Grag Land and Frank D'Armata

Astonishing X-Men #11 Review: The Team Comes Together, in Time for the End

Psylocke is a good choice for the leader, and not only because she is one of the best X-Men of all time (don’t @ me).The issue has a lot of creative action sequences, and they make for what is an overall fun comic.[caption id="attachment_840926" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Astonishing X-Men #11 art by Ron Garney and Matt[...]

Daredevil #601 cover by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, and Jordie Bellaire

Daredevil #601 Review: The Rise of Mayor Matt Murdock

The comic just works.[caption id="attachment_834063" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Daredevil #601 art by Mike Henderson and Matt Milla[/caption]Another thing that works very well in this comic is the art of Mike Henderson He brings another stylized aesthetic to the book, but it still gives the noir-esque vibe that is often used for DD[...]

X-Men Blue #24 cover by Jorge Molina

X-Men Blue #24 Review: This One's Actually Really Good

Molina, Matt Milla and Jay David Ramos do a damn good job of bringing the battle to life.The parallel stories of Polaris battling the Rakshak team and Jimmy, Bloodstorm, and Briar building a new X-Men team is fairly enjoyable.Even the dialogue gels better than in prior issues of X-Men: Blue There’s only one real groaner[...]

Daredevil #600 cover by Dan Mora and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Daredevil #600 Review: A Climactic Twist to 'Mayor Fisk'

As always, Perkins and Troy make it look quite awesome.[caption id="attachment_819886" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Daredevil #600 art by Ron Garney and Matt Milla[/caption]Ron Garney and Matt Milla make the A-story look as gorgeously noir-esque as ever The gritty roughness of the world and its characters perfectly fit Daredevil Some pages look oddly faded, both in terms[...]

X-Men: Blue #22 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Federico Blee

X-Men Blue #22 Review: An Improvement but Could Still be Better

Cyclops’ upgraded powers are especially enjoyable to watch.[caption id="attachment_804622" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-Men: Blue #22 art by Jacopo Camagni and Matt Milla[/caption]Jacopo Camigni’s artwork holds together well whenever depicting symbiote-enhanced characters and muscular dudes Whenever the comic turns to Jean or Killer Thrill without the symbiotes, they look like younger anime characters, which especially makes no[...]

X-Men: Bland Design – The Poisons are Fashionably Late in X-Men Blue #22

We'll start things off with X-Men Blue, which is a crossover with Venom as part of the Poison X storyline...X-Men: Blue #22 Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Jacopo Camagni Colorist: Matt Milla Letterer: Joe Caramagna Cover: Nick Bradshaw and Federico BleeCan you believe we're already four issues into the Poison X crossover with Venom? It's got to be almost over, right?[...]

Daredevil #599 cover by Dan Mora and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Daredevil #599 Review: Compelling Character Building and Gritty Art

Charles Soule, Ron Garney, and Matt Milla deserve high praise for constructing these moments It is uniquely compelling character work, and it just looks great.The issue sets up well for the anticipated #600 beyond just biding time Fisk’s building aggression and frustration with both DD and Muse is shown Blindspot’s animosity towards Matt as well[...]

Black Panther Annual #1 cover by Daniel Acuna

Black Panther Annual #1 Review: A Celebration of King T'Challa

Reginald Hudlin, Ken Lashley, and Matt Milla’s tale was the more thought-provoking part.From here, we’ll discuss each story.Priest, Perkins, and Troy’s work feels incomplete, yet it does accomplish a solid ending You don’t figure out the specifics of the mystery, even that’s the consequence of Ross’s perspective.[caption id="attachment_799023" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black Panther Annual #1 art[...]