In the last issue of Jonathan Hickman’s Infinity, one of Marvel Comics’ current ongoing crossover events, we were promised that the mighty Thor, founding Avenger and Norse god of thunder, would have a reckoning against The Builders. Let’s just say, promises have been fulfilled. The details, and my thoughts on Infinity #4 and more, after the jump.
Marvel Comics’ ten-issue maxi-series Age of Ultron is over by a few weeks. The massive time travel epic that had the Avengers’ greatest enemy finally winning has come and gone – but what has really changed? And will there really be any change? You can read my thoughts after the jump.
I have had the ComiXology application since I got an iPhone years ago, but let’s face it, reading comics on an iPhone is a game for people who have a future as a LASIK eye surgery patient. Once I got an iPad however, portable digital comics became a whole new frontier. Learn about two of my first acquisitions – Batman ’66 and Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted – after the jump.
How did the Justice League get together the first time? Was it to stop an invasion from space? By whom? Did it have something to do with Mars? Apokalips? Appellax? Appa-what? Ask different people and you’ll get different answers. How many origins of the Justice League have there been anyway? That’s what we’re going to find out here, as we explore the many origins of the Justice League.
Looking for some stellar stories for the comic book geek in your life? Our friends at BOOM! Studios have a few solid suggestions that should make it easy for you to find something – from kids stuff like Word Girl: Coalition of Malice to Stan Lee’s latest creations, Starborn, The Traveler and Soldier Zero. But of all the titles from BOOM! Studios you should be reading, there’s none I recommend higher than the brilliant Irredeemable.
The name Minck Oosterveer is probably not particularly familiar to you. It sure wasn’t to me. Which is why I didn’t clue in when I was on the Comixology App last night and saw that BOOM! Studios was offering free downloads of not one, but two collections of their series, The Unknown. When I saw that Mark Waid was the creator, I immediately downloaded the two titles. In my opinion, Waid has been doing the best work of his career at BOOM! with his two stellar series, Irredeemable and Incorruptible. Regardless of the subject matter, I was interested.
Something clued in, though,when I saw the name of artist Oosterveer, and a quick Google search informed me that he was a Dutch artist that had only just started working in North America and who had passed away this past Monday after a motorcycle accident. What I can tell you about his work in The Unknown is that is is absolutely great, pulpy yet detailed, and really very fun to look at. Meanwhile, the story of private investigator Catherine Allingham is immediately engaging. I have so much on my plate right now to read, but all I want to do is finish The Unknown. That’s the sign of a great story.
Visit Comixology to download The Unknown for free right now – a wonderful tribute to Minck Oosterveer, an artist that most of us probably will wish we got to know more of. You can also read a tribute from BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief, Matt Gagnon, here.