REVIEW: “Iron Fist #1” Reads Like a High Schooler’s Suicide Note

REVIEW: “Iron Fist #1” Reads Like a High Schooler’s Suicide Note

I did not like this comic. I have a deeper, more detailed opinion on why, but when I finished this book, it took me several minutes just to stop thinking about how much I didn’t like it. So I’ll just put that out on the table right away. I’ll also start by saying how disappointing this is to me. This was probably the All-New Marvel NOW! title I was most looking forward to, because Danny Rand is…

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Heroes Returns to NBC with Heroes Reborn Miniseries

Heroes Returns to NBC with Heroes Reborn Miniseries

NBC has used some of its Olympic ad time to reveal that they will be reviving the television series Heroes. NBC shortly released a press release, in which President Jennifer Salke had the following to say: The enormous impact Heroes had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening. Shows with that kind of resonance don’t come around often and we thought it was time for another installment. We’re thrilled that visionary creator…

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Review: “Ms. Marvel #1”

Review: “Ms. Marvel #1”

Part of me hates Marvel for how good their stable of creators is. I had nothing against the concept of Ms. Marvel, but I was more than ready to pass on it because I buy too many books, and I’m generally not too interested in the Captain Marvel family of characters outside of the Avengers. Then they got Adrian Alphona to do art chores. Alphona is one of my favorites and has done almost nothing since Runaways…

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All-New Marvel NOW! Reviews

All-New Marvel NOW! Reviews

This week saw the real first push of Marvel’s All-New Marvel NOW! titles, and before we begin, let’s take a moment to acknowledge just how truly stupid that name is. Let’s also take a moment to acknowledge that Marvel’s numbering system is now less system and more collage of gimmicks. Anyways, this week saw three high-profile new series: Avengers World, Black Widow, and All-New X-Factor. Ok, so honestly, it was two high profile series and…

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REVIEW: “Sex Criminals #3”

REVIEW: “Sex Criminals #3”

Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals is on its third issue this week, and it continues to be one of the oddest beasts on my pull list. The characters have a power based on orgasms. There are sex gags abound. People are banging, like, ten times an issue, and Apple actually banned it on iTunes because of its no porn policy. Three issues in, and they haven’t justified any of this beyond “Heehee, sex! Sex…

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Matt Smith Should Be Doctor Strange (And 6 Reasons Why)

Matt Smith Should Be Doctor Strange (And 6 Reasons Why)

Marvel has said that they want Doctor Strange to be the Iron Man of Phase 3. This is a tall order to fill, because they need someone with acting chops and name value, and they also need someone who can commit to a large number of films but at a cost that allows them to appear in team movies. My proposal, and the one that Josh and I are throwing our support behind is current…

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Movie Review: Iron Man 3

Movie Review: Iron Man 3

In case you missed the ads at the bottom of every Marvel comic the last two months, don’t watch TV, or somehow just stumbled upon this site by accident, you know Iron Man 3 came out today, beginning the string of movies Marvel is calling “Phase 2.” I got to catch it at midnight, and the bad news is I got too busy and/or drunk to finish off this review yesterday. The good news is Phase…

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Wait, There’s Seriously an “M-Word” Controversy?

Wait, There’s Seriously an “M-Word” Controversy?

Last week I read “Uncanny Avengers #5.”  It was a good issue. Being the first after the book’s inaugural story arc, it was a largely quiet issue, dedicated to establishing the status quo. In between the addition of three new cast members, we get a bunch of nice little character moments. Scarlet Witch has a problem with the chain-of-command. Sunfire actually seems interesting for once. Havok gives his obligatory “I lead the Avengers now” speech. Stuff…

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The Return of Marvel’s Cosmic Line: Nova #1 and Guardians of the Galaxy #0.1

The Return of Marvel’s Cosmic Line: Nova #1 and Guardians of the Galaxy #0.1

One of my favorite runs in comic book history was the semi-recent saga of Marvel’s cosmic characters, starting with Annihilation and ending with The Thanos Imperative.  Written almost entirely by the team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, the epic ran through numerous mini-series and was anchored by two ongoing books, Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy.  The Thanos Imperative is one of the most perfect mini-series to come out of superhero comics, and it was damn sad when both…

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“Young Avengers #1”

“Young Avengers #1”

Out of all of the new Marvel NOW! titles, Young Avengers may be the one I was most curious about. The original Young Avengers by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung holds a dear place in my heart. This is the first attempt at an ongoing since that original run, and I was hesitant to accept a new writer. I loved Kieron Gillen’s Phonogram a few years back, but his recent Marvel output has been a…

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