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The Perfect Mini-Series

The Perfect Mini-Series

By Vince

In comics, a miniseries is actually a pretty difficult thing to pull off well. Sure, there are plenty successful ones out there, but it takes a little something special to go from “good” to “great.” It takes even more to be Perfect. There are three ways to pull off a miniseries. First, you can go completely Original. This style is best seen in works like Kick Ass and just about everything worth me... Read More »

Episode 001: Comic-Con Coverage

Episode 001: Comic-Con Coverage

By CBI

For our first episode of Bow Down To Us: The Comic Edition podcast, we cover all of the Comic-Con worth talking about. Read More »

Scarlet Issue 1

Scarlet Issue 1

By Vince

Scarlet is the latest creator-owned series from Marvel’s big gun, Brian Michael Bendis. Say what you will about Bendis’ writing (and there’s a lot to say), but the guy is a great character writer. The best parts of New Avengers and Dark Avengers were when the teams were just sitting around talking, being themselves instead of heroes. And that’s where Scarlet really shines. We’re introduced to the ... Read More »

Shadowland Issue 1 of 5

Shadowland Issue 1 of 5

By Vince

“Shadowland” is a Marvel mini-event running this summer. In recent issues of Daredevil, Matt Murdock has become the leader of The Hand, the group of ninja assassins that have long been his enemies. He has set up a fortress in the middle of Hell’s Kitchen named Shadowland and has been using them to protect the people of New York. Elements within the Hand are attempting to corrupt Murdock to further... Read More »

Avengers: The Children’s Crusade Issue 1 of 9

Avengers: The Children’s Crusade Issue 1 of 9

By Vince

First of all, this book SHOULD have been called YOUNG Avengers: The Children’s Crusade as that’s the team it focuses on. The actual Avengers only make small appearances, and even those are a bit awkward. There’s a disclaimer at the beginning of the book stating that there would be some continuity discrepancies due to its long production cycle. The story takes place after “Siege,” and I can deal wi... Read More »

X-Men Issue 1: Curse of the Mutants, Part 1

X-Men Issue 1: Curse of the Mutants, Part 1

By Vince

I’m a bit conflicted on the necessity of this title. To be honest, the X-Men family of books is big enough as it is. Comparing it to Marvel’s other big super-team, it’s surpassing the Avengers franchise in terms of monthly publications. However, many of the Avengers have their own solo titles for character development, leaving the team books for larger stories. With the exception of Wolverine, non... Read More »

The 5 Greatest Comic Storylines of All Time

The 5 Greatest Comic Storylines of All Time

By Vince

Comics get a bad rap. I find it interesting that people who play video games, long considered a “kids” hobby, will discount comics as being immature. Proponents of traditional books find the medium completely without merit. That’s not how things work here at BDTU. Each work should be judged on its own merit. Personally, I’ll go anywhere for a story, and as a medium, comics can deliver a story that... Read More »

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