X-Men #9

REVIEW: X-Men #9 — "Big Scale Science Fiction Ideas"

(Marvel Comics, creative team: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu, Sunny Gho, Clayton Cowles) This issue starts off with big scale science fiction ideas, galactic warfare between competing empires on a nearly unimaginable scale. That's interesting. Unfortunately, it gets significantly less interesting when the title characters show up, all energy blasts and limited intent. You could […]

Venom #163 cover by Will Robson and Morry Hollowell

Venom #163 Review: Enough Good Action to Make a Solid Issue

Jean Grey and Killer Thrill have been taken over by the Poisons. They are joined by a third Poison whom appears to be Kraven the Hunter. Cyclops hopes to save Jean, but Venom tells him that the Poisons kill the Klyntar hosts. Knowing that the symbiotes are now a liability, the X-Men, Venom, and the […]

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

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

The X-Men and Venom finally arrive on the ship of Killer thrill and her symbiote-enhanced mercenary crew. After taking out their non-powered grunts, the team splits up. Cyclops goes to save the Starjammers, and the rest go after Killer Thrill's crew. Unfortunately, there may be another unexpected visitor to further complicate things. X-Men: Blue #22 […]

Venom #162 cover by Will Robson and Edgar Salazar

Venom #162 Review: Another Issue of X-Men Blue

With the X-Men now armed with their own Klyntar symbiotes, the team plus Venom fight Haze Mancer and his symbiote-wrangling robots. After this confrontation, the team is ready to pursuit the symbiote-enhanced mercenaries that took Corsair and the Starjammers. While writing that summary, I had to stop and look back to see if anything happened […]

X-Men Blue #21 cover by Arthur Adams and Federico Blee

X-Men Blue #21 Review: Weird Faces and Symbiotes as Far as the Eye Can See

The symbiote-garbed mercenaries that grabbed the Starjammers find the X-Men and Venom. A fight ensues that ends with Cyclops being badly hurt, forcing the X-Men to retreat. Venom continues working the angles to find out who and what these mercenaries are and where they're holding the Starjammers. Eddie finds out where their supplier is, and […]

X-Men Blue Annual #1 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Federico Blee

X-Men Blue Annual #1 Review: Venom Crossover Marathon

We are given a scene of a hunter capturing Klyntar symbiotes. Then we see Corsair and his Starjammers in contact with Cyclops. Suddenly, a group of symbiotes attack the pirate crew, and Cyclops gathers the X-Men save his father and his crew. Given that they are symbiotes, the X-Men think it best to find an […]