BACK ISSUES: The Working-Class Villains of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

BACK ISSUES: The Working-Class Villains of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine characters, concepts or themes making waves in comics today through issues from the past. When Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theatres today, audiences will watch Tom Holland‘s wall-crawler face off against the Michael Keaton‘s Vulture. But those might not be the only Spider-Rogues popping up in the film. This edition is going to look at the comic book history of the Vulture as well as three…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: X-O Manowar #1 – A Soldier Reluctantly Reenlists

ADVANCE REVIEW: X-O Manowar #1 – A Soldier Reluctantly Reenlists

When the most recent and critically acclaimed run of “X-O Manowar” concluded last year (created by writer Robert Venditti over a remarkable 50 issue run), the closing pages of its finale served as a prologue for a new direction for series protagonist Aric. It showed the time-tossed Visigoth solider sitting atop a throne on an alien world, grizzled and scarred and surrounded by corpses and blood. Now, a new volume of Aric’s adventures by writer…

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BACK ISSUES: Pymworld – Marvel’s Artificially Intelligent Family

BACK ISSUES: Pymworld – Marvel’s Artificially Intelligent Family

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Earlier this week, HBO’s latest culturally omnipresent TV hit “Westworld” wrapped up its inaugural season. For the myriad of fans out there missing its trippy and unsettling exploration of sentience, free will and exploitation of the other, not to worry, comic books have got you covered! This…

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