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X-23 #3 Review: Not Enough Gabby but Some Solid Action

X-23 #3 Review: Not Enough Gabby, but Some Solid Action

Mariko Tamaki still writes a compelling X-23, and Juann Cabal’s artwork is gorgeous.[caption id="attachment_910562" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-23 #3 art by Juann Cabal and Nolan Woodard[/caption]The chase scene owes much of its intensity to the art of Cabal He is very skilled at depicting action sequences, and the comic derides much of its overall quality from[...]

X-23 #2 Review: The New Best Dynamic Duo in Comic

X-23 #2 Review: The New Best Dynamic Duo in Comic

Also, Jonathan is amazing, but he needs to get back to talking with Rocket Raccoon’s speech device.Mariko Tamaki is already on the way to surpassing the brilliance of All-New Wolverine, and I hope the book keeps down this path.[caption id="attachment_894719" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-23 #2 art by Juann Cabal and Nolan Woodard[/caption]Juann Cabal, who worked many[...]

Darth Vader Annual #2 Review: A Brutal Prequel to Rogue One

Darth Vader Annual #2 Review: A Brutal Prequel to Rogue One

This is not an Annual that overstays its welcome.[caption id="attachment_891487" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Darth Vader Annual #2 art by Leonard Kirk, Walden Wong, Scott Hanna, and Nolan Woodard[/caption]Leonard Kirk is the artist on this comic, and he brings a sleekness and expression to the comic that does the story justice There are moments where Vader looks[...]

Star Wars: Thrawn #6 [Late] Review &#8211 A Conniving Conclusion

Star Wars: Thrawn #6 [Late] Review – A Conniving Conclusion

It said what needed saying, and little more than that.[caption id="attachment_891492" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Star Wars: Thrawn #6 art by Luke Ross and Nolan Woodard[/caption]Luke Ross’ work holds steady though this conclusion, giving Thrawn that same unnerving and otherworldly look that has been present in prior issues The detailing is immaculate, and the shading adds a[...]

X-23 #1 Review: Gabby and Laura Are Still a Wonderful Team

X-23 #1 Review: Gabby and Laura Are Still a Wonderful Team

Plus, Logan is technically back, so that would explain it in part.[caption id="attachment_882175" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-23 #1 art by Juann Cabal and Nolan Woodard[/caption]Juann Cabal did some great work on All-New Wolverine with Laura and Gabby already, and he continues that streak here There is a pragmatism in the style that keeps the page from[...]

Star Wars: Thrawn #5 Review &#8211 Hunting the Nightswan

Star Wars: Thrawn #5 Review – Hunting the Nightswan

That’s fun in its own way.[caption id="attachment_867493" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Star Wars: Thrawn #5 art by Luke Ross and Nolan Woodard[/caption]Luke Ross continues to show his artistic prowess with a well-detailed and generally appealing art style Shading is played with to give many scenes a foreboding aesthetic, and Thrawn himself continues to be striking and intimidating[...]

All-New Wolverine #35 Review: A Warm Finish to a Solid Series

All-New Wolverine #35 Review: A Warm Finish to a Solid Series

That’s a relatively small complaint, but it did stick out.[caption id="attachment_849970" align="aligncenter" width="600"] All-New Wolverine #35 art by Ramon Rosanas and Nolan Woodard[/caption]Ramon Rosanas’s artwork succeeds in crafting a finale that looks as good as it reads The photorealistic yet simple style looks great, and it has a softness to it that fits the more upbeat[...]

Star Wars: Thrawn #4 Review &#8211 ASMR Imperial Procedure Roleplay

Star Wars: Thrawn #4 Review – ASMR Imperial Procedure Roleplay

I am aware that they may have been included in one of Timothy Zahn’s novels, but it could have made for a good final few pages instead of cliff-hanging for the next issue.[caption id="attachment_845466" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Star Wars: Thrawn #4 art by Luke Ross and Nolan Woodard[/caption]Luke Ross doesn’t disappoint in this installment[...]

Star Wars Thrawn #3 Review: Backstabbing Promotions and Mines

Star Wars Thrawn #3 Review: Backstabbing, Promotions, and Mines

You don’t realize how far she’s gone until the meeting with Tarkin in the last few pages of the book.[caption id="attachment_828673" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Star Wars: Thrawn #3 art by Luke Ross and Nolan Woodard[/caption]Luke Ross’s artwork is gorgeous and renders this world in impeccable detail Each character is easy to distinguish, even the all green-garbed and[...]

All-New Wolverine #33 Review: A Bright Future that Raises Some Questions

All-New Wolverine #33 Review: A Bright Future that Raises Some Questions

Kamala Khan is the president of the United States, which is amazing on its own.[caption id="attachment_823944" align="aligncenter" width="600"] All-New Wolverine #33 art by Ramon Rosanas and Nolan Woodard[/caption]Ramon Rosanas’s artwork is appealing and fluid in this comic His style is clean and focuses on the details we need, and that allows for the important parts to[...]

Star Wars Thrawn #2 Review: Wordy yet Interesting with a Great Lead

Star Wars Thrawn #2 Review: Wordy yet Interesting, with a Great Lead

He is a great lead.[caption id="attachment_811500" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Star Wars: Thrawn #2 art by Luke Ross and Nolan Woodard[/caption]Luke Ross’s artwork is still of a highly detailed and pseudo-realistic style, and it looks great for it It errs towards less detailing and cartoonish at a longer draw distance, but it doesn’t look incongruous[...]

All-New Wolverine #32 Review: Nazi-Stomping Group Therapy

All-New Wolverine #32 Review: Nazi-Stomping Group Therapy

This is just a really good comic.[caption id="attachment_811420" align="aligncenter" width="600"] All-New Wolverine #32 art by Djibril Morissette-Phan and Nolan Woodard[/caption]Morissette-Phan’s artwork can play to both the darker moments and the more fun ones There is a shadowy grimness in the first part that can play up the intentional ridiculousness in the final portion[...]

X-23 Replaces All-New Wolverine in July from Mariko Tamaki Juann Cabal

X-23 Replaces All-New Wolverine in July from Mariko Tamaki, Juann Cabal

But we're still sad to see it go.Don't think of it as losing an All-New Wolverine, however! Instead, think of it as gaining an X-23! In July, Laura Kinney is getting both a name change and a new #1 issue as Mariko Tamaki, Jaunn Cabal, and Nolan Woodard launch X-23 #1."I am so psyched to[...]

All-New Wolverine #31 Review: Ridiculous Silly and a Lot of Fun

All-New Wolverine #31 Review: Ridiculous, Silly, and a Lot of Fun

To its benefit, the utter ludicrous fun of the remainder of the comic more than cover up any failings in its one serious moment.[caption id="attachment_804654" align="aligncenter" width="600"] All-New Wolverine #31 art by Marco Failla and Nolan Woodard[/caption]Marco Failla’s artwork brings the kind of fun, expressiveness, and kinetic energy a story like this needs[...]

X-Men: Bland Design &#8211 Deadpool Guest-Stars in All-New Wolverine #31

X-Men: Bland Design – Deadpool Guest-Stars in All-New Wolverine #31

But if that sounds like too little Deadpool for you, fear not! Deadpool also shows up in this week's issue of...All-New Wolverine #31 Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Marco Failla Colorist: Nolan Woodard Letterer: Cory Petit Cover: David LopezWe're kicking off a new story arc in All-New Wolverine, ahead of the upcoming Old Woman Laura storyline which could be the book's[...]

Star Wars Thrawn #1 Review: Rediscover the Classic Star Wars Villain

Star Wars Thrawn #1 Review: Rediscover the Classic Star Wars Villain

That’s a simplistic answer for what is always a complex problem, but it is at least something.[caption id="attachment_795406" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Star Wars: Thrawn #1 art by Luke Ross and Nolan Woodard[/caption]Ross and Woodard’s artwork is stellar The world is highly detailed and brightly colored Thrawn himself is given an otherworldly texturing that makes him stand[...]

X-Men: Bland Design &#8211 A New Status Quo Emerges in X-Men Gold #21

X-Men: Bland Design – A New Status Quo Emerges in X-Men Gold #21

and Nolan WoodardWe were pretty hard on the previous issue of X-Men Gold, which saw Kitty propose to Peter in a moment that should have been highly emotional, but fell flat due to the generally poor, storyboard-like pacing of this series But it's a new story arc, so let's try to keep an open mind.This[...]

All-New Wolverine #30 Review: Orphans of X Sticks the Landing

All-New Wolverine #30 Review: Orphans of X Sticks the Landing

It does give the kind of people the Orphans are meant to represent a little too much benefit of the doubt though.[caption id="attachment_786031" align="aligncenter" width="600"] All-New Wolverine #30 art by Juann Cabal and Nolan Woodard[/caption]Juann Cabal’s artwork continues work very well for All-New Wolverine His work is detailed and generally visually appealing[...]

X-Men: Bland Design &#8211 Laura Captain Americas in All-New Wolverine #30

X-Men: Bland Design – Laura Captain Americas in All-New Wolverine #30

We make no promises about the use of your time, however.This week we’ve got Phoenix Resurrection #5, All-New Wolverine #30, Despicable Deadpool #293, Old Man Logan #34, and Jean Grey #11. Let's check out All-New Wolverine...All-New Wolverine #30 Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Juann Cabal Colorist: Nolan Woodard Letterer: Cory PetitIn the previous issue of All-New Wolverine, Daken allowed himself to be killed by the Orphans[...]

All-New Wolverine #29 Review: Contrived But Still Fun

All-New Wolverine #29 Review: Contrived But Still Fun

It’s just another contrivance that characters can contrive their way around.[caption id="attachment_779293" align="aligncenter" width="600"] All-New Wolverine #29 art by Juann Cabal and Nolan Woodard[/caption]All this aside, All-New Wolverine #29 is at least a fun read It’s great watching Wolverine, Gabby (aka Honey Badger), and Daken tear into Hand ninjas, and Juann Cabal puts together a[...]