Comic of the Week

Comic of the Week (3/16/11) – Grab Bag #2

Comic of the Week (3/16/11) – Grab Bag #2

By Vince

It’s another “Grab Bag” week, this time focusing on SIX comics that I recommend for anyone looking for something new to read: Xombi #1 by John Rozum & Frazer Irving, Morning Glories #8 by Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma, 5 Ronin #3 by Peter Milligan & Laurence Campbell, Amazing Spider-Man #656 by Dan Slott & Marcos Martin, Avengers Academy #11 by Christos Gage &... Read More »

Comic of the Week (3/9/11) – Justice League: Generation Lost #21

Comic of the Week (3/9/11) – Justice League: Generation Lost #21

By Vince

Max Lord, one of the most dangerous villains in the DC Universe, has made the entire world forget he exists. The only heroes left to stop him are his former Justice League International teammates: Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Fire and Ice, along with the new Rocket Red and Blue Beetle. In this issue, Booster and team have suffered a string of crushing defeats and have to deal with the tremendous lo... Read More »

Comic of the Week (3/2/11) – 5 Ronin #1

Comic of the Week (3/2/11) – 5 Ronin #1

By Vince

5 Ronin is a miniseries where five of Marvel’s most dangerous heroes (Wolverine, Hulk, Punisher, Psylocke and Deadpool) have been re-imagined as part of an epic samurai story. The first issue focuses on Wolverine, who now wanders the countryside as a ronin, a masterless samurai. What follows is a bloody tale of honor and revenge. Mind you, this is not Weapon X Wolverine transplanted 400 year... Read More »

Comic of the Week (2/23/11) – Fantastic Four #588

Comic of the Week (2/23/11) – Fantastic Four #588

By Vince

If you haven’t read Issue 587 yet, there’s some serious spoilers here. This issue picks up directly where the previous one left off, with one of the Fantastic Four dead. This issue focuses on how the rest of the family deals with the loss, as well as setting the story on the oath to the future. The “Three” storyline opened a lot of doors, and the remainder of the Four are g... Read More »

Comic of the Week (2/16/11) – Avengers Academy #9

Comic of the Week (2/16/11) – Avengers Academy #9

By Vince

Avengers Academy follows the next generation of super heroes (or villains?) under the instruction of Hank Pym and a staff of Avengers All-Stars. In the previous issue, some of the students assaulted villain the Hood, in an attempt to gain revenge for one of their instructors, Tigra. Tigra is not pleased with their actions and kicks them out of the Academy. Meanwhile, student Finesse uses this oppo... Read More »

Comic of the Week (2/9/11) – X-Factor #215

Comic of the Week (2/9/11) – X-Factor #215

By Vince

In this issue of X-Factor, Peter David manages to tell a self-contained, single-issue story, while still advancing the overall plot of the series. X-Factor Investigations is hired to investigate a murder possibly involving vampires. Things quickly become even stranger, and it’s only through a combination of quick thinking and Layla Miller’s ability to “know stuff” that sees... Read More »

Comic of the Week (2/4/11) – Grab Bag #1

Comic of the Week (2/4/11) – Grab Bag #1

By Vince

This week, it was difficult to pick a single comic of the week. Several good comics, but nothing GREAT. So, I’ve selected a “Grab Bag” of three really good ones this week: Invincible Iron Man #500.1 by Matt Fraction and Salvador LaRocca, Secret Six #30 by Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore and Ultimate Thor #4 by Jonathan Hickman and Carlos Pacheco. Read More »

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