For the last five months or so, Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers-focused mega-event Infinity has been the talk of the Marvel Comics Universe. This week it comes to an end as the Avengers fight Thanos and his Black Order, and the winner takes the Earth. Get ready, and meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Infinity #6 and New Avengers #12.
We have been waiting for this for a long time, since the beginning of Jonathan Hickman’s Infinity actually, this is it – the Avengers vs. the forces of Thanos to take back the Earth! First, however, they must break through the blockade that surrounds their home, and The Peak, the armed space station the enemy has made their own. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Avengers #23!
Last week’s episode was a shocker! I’m a die-hard fan of a show that habitually eliminates show runners and cast members as quickly as Lady GaGa switches outfits at concerts. Most of the time, it’s for the good of the show but, sometimes, I’m left wondering. Why did Rick banish a woman who could play teacher, mother, nurse, and zombie slayer without batting an eyelash? Just saying, Rick; Carol had better leadership traits; she did what had to be done. How will Team Prison react when they learn Carol is gone? Daryl? Find out after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
This weekend at Fan Expo, Marvel Comics historian Jason Shayer was able to sit in on a panel featuring comics legends Walt and Louis Simonson. Here’s Jason’s report!
Spotlight on the Simon sons
Fan Expo 2013
Friday, Aug 23 – 12:30pm
Unfortunately, for some unknown reason, this panel was scheduled for only half an hour. The moderator wisely skipped any introduction or spotlight material and immediately opened the floor to questions.
The first question was about Beta Ray Bill (first appearance in Thor #337, Nov. 1983) which was punctuated by a cosplayer donning an impressive homemade Bill costume. Walt explained that he had carte blanche with the title and wanted to create a new hero who was worthy of the inscription on Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer. Read the rest of this entry
Jonathan Hickman’s mega-epic in the Marvel Universe, Infinity, continues this week in the main, and adjective-less Avengers title. The galaxy’s various empires are uniting against a common enemy, The Builders, and Earth’s Avengers have taken the battle to them. Join me, after the jump, for my review of Avengers #18.
Change just for the sake of change. I hate it. I’ll counter it with another cliché. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This is why “Avengers Assemble” irritates me so much. The source material is terrific. The source material produced a bestselling comic book franchise, and a billion dollar movie blockbuster – why muck with it? Those were my very thoughts when I first saw the teenaged Molecule Man in this newest episode of “Avengers Assemble,” but things are not always what they seem, as you’ll see in my review of “Molecule Kid,” after the jump.
Hyperion. He is to the Squadron Supreme what Superman is to the Justice League. If we’re being straight here, the Squadron is Marvel’s left-handed version of the JLA, a backdoor way for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to fight the World’s Greatest Superheroes, without two teams of lawyers having screaming matches. So, for all purposes, Hyperion is Superman, and for decades, he and his team, in various versions, have been a thorn in the side of the Avengers. Now, Hyperion comes to “Avengers Assemble,” check out my review, after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
Ever since DC Comics implemented their “New 52” initiative wherein they rebooted all of their monthly titles as new first issues, nearly two years ago (God, “New” is not so new anymore is it?), a select group of hard-core fans have patiently been waiting for only one thing:
The return of the DC Comics Fourth World.
It seems that the Fourth World has been teased, periodically, within the pages of the Wonder Woman title. But today, those teases triumphantly end. Today, the Fourth World is finally in the here and the now, an integral part of the new and ongoing Wonder Woman mythos and part and parcel with DC’s (somewhat) “New 52”!
But what is the Fourth World, you ask?
Oh, it’s something special. Something with lots of history…