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Lando: Double or Nothing #1 Review &#8211 Smooth but Rough at the Same Time

Lando: Double or Nothing #1 Review – Smooth but Rough at the Same Time

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] In an Imperial mining facility on a planet called Kullgroon, the Petrusian people are looking to get out from under the heel of the Empire. One Petrusian named Kristiss oversees getting weapons to the enslaved miners. She seeks the help of Lando Calrissian, who, with L3-37, is always looking to gather credits to […]

Falcon #8 Review: A Disappointing Ending to a Promising Solo Series

Falcon #8 Review: A Disappointing Ending to a Promising Solo Series

The Patriot himself has managed a daring escape, but Deacon Frost is hard to avoid.[caption id="attachment_851395" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Falcon #8 cover by Jay Anacleto and Romulo Fajardo Jr.[/caption]This is the final issue of Rodney Barnes and Joshua Cassara’s Falcon title, and this finale leaves me more heartbroken than I expected[...]

Falcon #7 Review: The Series Seems to Have Lost Its Way

Falcon #7 Review: The Series Seems to Have Lost Its Way

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The Falcon is ambushed by a horde of vampires, one of which has the Patriot's mask. In the morgue, Misty Knight is attacked by the would-be corpses located within. Thankfully, Blade arrives to save Misty. The Falcon discovers that Patriot is being held by Deacon Frost, and Misty and Blade search the hives […]

Falcon and Miles Morales Spider-Man Cancelled in June

'Falcon' and Miles Morales' 'Spider-Man' Cancelled in June

With Marvel's June solicits breaking today, two titles are notably absent from the lineup. Rodney Barnes' Falcon and the departing Brian Michael Bendis' Spider-Man (Miles Morales' book) are nowhere to be seen in the June output from the House of Ideas.[caption id="attachment_729348" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Falcon #1 cover by Jesus Saiz[/caption]Unfortunately, neither is especially surprising[...]

Falcon #6 Review: Superhero Romance Done Right

Falcon #6 Review: Superhero Romance Done Right

Misty is back and as badass as ever, Falcon is still a great lead, and the art is gorgeous. Rodney Barnes continues to kill it with this series. This one comes highly recommended Give it a read.[rwp-review-ratings id="0"] [rwp-review-form id="0"] [rwp-review-recap id="0"]Falcon is late for a meet-up with Misty Knight due to an attempted robbery of an armored car[...]

Comics for Your Pull Box Week of March 14th 2018: New Mutants Return and Vampironica Strikes Back

Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of March 14th, 2018: New Mutants Return and Vampironica Strikes Back

You should buy it. Rodney Barnes is still killing it. Sebastian Cabrol joins up for this one Misty Knight rejoins Sam Wilson You should read it Listen to Josh Read the Falcon.[caption id="attachment_810015" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Marvel Two-in-One #4 cover by Nick Bradshaw[/caption]Marvel Two-in-One #4This issue of Fantastic 2/4 begins the Thing and Human Torch's search for the rest of their[...]

Falcon #5 Review: An Uplifting Finale to a Strange Story

Falcon #5 Review: An Uplifting Finale to a Strange Story

That’s not entirely the case; the Falcon does confront Blackheart once more in this comic, and it is pretty awesome.Rodney Barnes’ script is mostly quite good, but he does still have the occasional problem of making what should be subtext into plain text instead For example, Blackheart announces his personal anxieties to Daimon openly and[...]


The Falcon #4 Review: Good Character Study Wrapped in a Plot Tangent

The Falcon #4 Review: Good Character Study Wrapped in a Plot Tangent

It still disappoints me that this comic pivoted away from a nuanced look at gang violence and its socioeconomic causes to an occult story with the son of Mephisto trying to make a bid for world domination.That being said, Rodney Barnes manages to justify this digression into Hell by having the Falcon forced into deciding[...]

Top Marvel Comics of 2017 #2: The Falcon #1 by Rodney Barnes and Joshua Cassara

Top Marvel Comics of 2017 #2: The Falcon #1 by Rodney Barnes and Joshua Cassara

This is the premise for the new Falcon comic by Rodney Barnes and Joshua Cassara.While I've been a big fan of the series so far, Falcon #1 stands out for its status as a powerful mission statement and focus on humanity While it does have its kickass moments of Sam Wilson flying in to stop criminals, it also shows him trying peaceful[...]

Falcon #2 Review: The Winged Avenger Versus The Son Of Mephisto

Falcon #2 Review: The Winged Avenger Versus The Son Of Mephisto

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Chicago is burning. With the death of Ortiz at the hands of rival gang leader Drey, the gangs, the citizens, and the law enforcement have turned the town into a warzone. Falcon and Patriot work to calm things down while the police stand back and watch their city crumble. However, they are only […]

Marvel Legacy Falcon #1 Review: Hes Still My Captain America

Marvel Legacy Falcon #1 Review: He's Still My Captain America

As someone who knows there is not partisan-neutral path to the future and the myth of an apolitical comic about a man wearing a damn American flag is just that, a myth, he is the one many, myself included, desperately need right now.At the risk of resurrecting the overused Dark Knight quote, he is the[...]

Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends Panel At NYCC: The No Tongue Rule Broken

Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends Panel At NYCC: The No Tongue Rule Broken

Deadpool) and artist Will Sliney (Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider), Rodney Barnes (Falcon) and Venom editor Devin Lewis.[caption id="attachment_725830" align="aligncenter" width="600"] NYCC 2017 Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends panel[/caption] Lowe started off by engaging the crowd in a sing-along of Spider-Man’s '60s cartoon theme tune.Chip Zdarsky talked about his story in Spectacular Spider-Man #297 — its “Die Hard in[...]


Secret Empire: Brave New World #2 Review: Half A Good Book

Secret Empire: Brave New World #2 Review: Half A Good Book

The two end up meeting the leader of this rebellion and are offered membership to it.The first story, written by Rodney Barnes with art by Juan M Frigeri and Erick Arciniega, is by far the best part It has the young and strong-headed optimist Rayshaun taking up arms against oppression, even if it is on[...]