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Fantastic Four Issue 583: “Three, Part 1: In Latveria, the Flowers Bloom in Winter”

Fantastic Four Issue 583: “Three, Part 1: In Latveria, the Flowers Bloom in Winter”

By Vince

It’s been impossible to read a Marvel comic over the past couple months and not know about this storyline. The ads have been everywhere and definitely sparked my interest. You tell me a long-standing fixture of the Marvel Universe is going to die, and I’m there. I’ve heard good things about Jonathan Hickman’s work on Fantastic Four going back to Issue 570, so I figured there was no better time tha... Read More »

Thor Issue 615

Thor Issue 615

By Vince

Thor has long been one of my favorite heroes. His sheer power backed by his sense of honor and duty have told some very entertaining stories over the years. The juxtaposition of ancient myth with the modern world gives the writers a tremendous amount of possibilities. When Thor was relaunched in 2007, J. Michael Straczynski chose to focus mostly on the myth, establishing Thor as the new Lord of As... Read More »

X-Men Issue 3: “Curse of the Mutants, Part 3”

X-Men Issue 3: “Curse of the Mutants, Part 3”

By Vince

Issue 2 of the new X-Men took the story to an interesting place. Jubilee finally gave in to the vampire corruption spreading through her body and left Utopia. Additionally, Cyclops came up with the most insane plan ever; to resurrect Dracula and use him as a weapon against the other vampires. Normally, I don’t like tie-in comics, but this is one of the few occasions where it works. The search and ... Read More »

Amazing Spider-Man Issue 641 “One Moment in Time, Part 4”

Amazing Spider-Man Issue 641 “One Moment in Time, Part 4”

By Vince

I’m actually getting tired of talking about this storyline. It started off quite well in Issue 638, but has been experiencing a steady decline in quality. It’s now absolutely clear that Quesada had no solid plan for how to execute this story. Well, maybe he had a plan and it just sucked. Over the past decade, Quesada has been an integral part of Marvel as Editor-in-Chief. He’s been a good decision... Read More »

Avengers: The Children’s Crusade Issue 2 of 9

Avengers: The Children’s Crusade Issue 2 of 9

By Vince

This issue turns out to be even more fun than the first. It picks up right where Issue 1 leaves off, with Magneto finding his “grandsons.” He tries to take off with Wiccan and Speed, and chaos ensues. The other Young Avengers aren’t about to let a known terrorist take off with their friends, and the actual Avengers aren’t letting the kids go anywhere, with or without Magneto. After some fighting a... Read More »

Shadowland Issue 3 of 5

Shadowland Issue 3 of 5

By Vince

I can’t believe I ever doubted this miniseries. Diggle, Tann and the rest of the creative team just seem to get better with each issue. Shadowland 3 brings about some interesting developments. On the bright side, we no longer have to worry about Matt Murdock’s soul. Apparently, it’s his damn mind that he’s lost, going so far as to order his ninja to kill his former friends. The ensuing battle rapi... Read More »

Shadowland Issue 2 of 5

Shadowland Issue 2 of 5

By Vince

Shadowland #1 did a very good job of setting up this miniseries. Daredevil killed Bullseye, the Hand are slowly taking over New York and Matt Murdock’s friends and allies are trying to bring things to a peaceful conclusion. After his fight with Bullseye last issue, Daredevil shows surprisingly little emotion. If he’s not upset at actually killing someone, then at least he should be happy to have f... Read More »

X-Men Issue 2: “Curse of the Mutants, Part 2”

X-Men Issue 2: “Curse of the Mutants, Part 2”

By Vince

Victor Gischler, where have you been hiding? There are plenty of great writers in the comic industry lately, and Marvel and DC both seem to be trying to get as much mileage out of them as possible. Some just seem to be perfect for their respective titles, like Geoff Johns on Green Lantern or Matt Fraction on Invincible Iron Man. When it comes to X-Men, Gischler just gets it. With such a large cast... 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 »

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