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Wednesday, April 22 2015

Cross Culture Convergence in ‘Ms. Marvel #14’

It's easy to root for Kamala Khan, but that also means it's easy to feel the impact when her emotions get the better of her.


Tuesday, April 21 2015

Big Time Fun in ‘Chrononauts #2’

Chrononauts is a thrill ride that embraces the time travel genre while turning it on its head. It is big time fun.


Crossing the Troll Bridge With ‘Marvel Comics in the 1980s’

It’s almost as if Pierre Comtois is trolling the reader, treating the printed page as a message board on which to make fans go crazy.


Monday, April 20 2015

‘Ninjak #1’ is Too Fresh to Fade

Valiant's new Ninjak reboot is remarkably fresh and a lot of fun.


Tuesday, April 14 2015

‘Saga #27’ Characters Are Unforgettable

Saga propels readers into new and unchartered, yet always compelling, spaces. From the horribly exotic to the stunningly beautiful, the characters are impossible to forget.


Monday, April 13 2015

A Confluence of Conflicts in ‘Convergence #1’

The arena for a multiversal clash is set, but lacks theatrics.


Wednesday, April 8 2015

‘The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1’ - Don’t Read This Comic

I should have listened to the cover. After all, the warning was clear: "You must NOT read this comic!"


Tuesday, April 7 2015

Exposing Strengths and Weaknesses in ‘Batman/Superman Annual #2’

Superman's strengths are once again explored, but his weaknesses tell the story.


‘Wayward Volume One: String Theory’ Beautifully Captures Accurate Folkloric Context

The comic series Wayward depicts the struggles of a group of supernatural teens growing up and fighting evil on the streets of modern Tokyo.


Wednesday, April 1 2015

‘New Suicide Squad #8’ Raises More Questions Than Answers

A heated confrontation between Black Manta and Amanda Waller is the highlight of New Suicide Squad #8.


Tuesday, March 31 2015

Overwhelming and Overdue Humility in ‘Uncanny X-men #32’

Cyclops is put in a difficult position that reveals his vulnerabilities, amongst other things.


‘Seraphim 266613336 Wings’ Will Set Your Imagination Afire

This little-known collaboration between, Mamoru Oshii and Satoshi Kon, two giants of anime was never completed. But it’s very much worth reading anyway.


Monday, March 30 2015

Foul Play in ‘Strange Sports Stories #1’

There is plenty of horrible fun to be had in this weird mixture of horror, science fiction and good old fashioned, healthy, wholesome sports.


Wednesday, March 25 2015

In Gotham The Kids Are Alright, Day Two

By incorporating genres as diverse as Harry Potter, Dan Brown and Van Helsing, Gotham Academy #5 is as close to perfect as you can get.


Tuesday, March 24 2015

In Gotham the Kids Are Alright, Day One

It’s when publishers create titles outside the hype of their most recognizable heroes that writers and artists are able take risks that can lead to some of the most innovative and original comic books available. This is where Gotham Academy comes in.


Monday, March 23 2015

Revealing Strengths and Vulnerabilities

Superman reveals his identity and spends a day without his powers, but he still finds a way to be a heroic ideal.


Wednesday, March 18 2015

Detangling the Web

Spider-Woman #5 is a master class in art and is what seems like the beginning of a fantastic story, set at street level, which is exactly what this character needs.


Tuesday, March 17 2015

If It Looks Like a Duck

In Howard the Duck #1, Zdarsky and Quinones get the most important things right. They get Howard right.


Monday, March 16 2015

“All-New X-men #37” Gives Us a Frenemy Indeed

Emma Frost teaches Jean Grey a few important lessons in unorthodox ways that feel oddly fitting.


Wednesday, March 11 2015

‘Arkham Manor #5’ Becomes the New Series’ Penultimate Issue

Arkham Manor #5 brings the series to its Batman-heavy, ass-kicking climax.


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