Age of Ultron Review "Book One" The Age of Ultron mini-series from Marvel and the mind of Brian Michael Bendis is a hype machine, pumping out some of the most gripping previews I've seen in a while. I'll admit that I was impatiently waiting for this series, and attempting to come into the series with an unbiased opinion. Thankfully, the book backs up the hype. Oh, and … [Read more...]
Why is S.H.I.E.L.D. so Shady?
Secret Avengers #1 "Budapest" For a super secret organization sworn to protect Earth, S.H.I.E.L.D. is one shady m-effer. They trick their agents into suicide missions, then try to kill them when they succeed. Is nothing sacred? Let's grab the two most vulnerable Avengers we can find, and blackmail them into working for us. Dick move S.H.I.E.L.D., dick move. I assume … [Read more...]
Young Avengers, The Newest Hit Teen Drama
Young Avengers #1 Review "Style > Substance" Marvel NOW!'s newest Avengers book from Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Mike Norton isn't short on drama. In fact, I'd say it's on par with many teen drama's on television right now. One night stands, gay lovers, a young Asgardian god, a Hispanic Miss America (not the pageant), and a Maximoff who unsurprisingly can't … [Read more...]
Superior Spider-Man is a Pompous A-Hole.
Superior Spider-Man #1 Review "Hero or Menace?" After the tragic and unfortunate end of The Amazing Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man was born,with the body of Spider-Man, but the mind and temperament of one Otto Octavius. To be, or not to be Peter Parker, that is the question: Whether it's nobler in the brilliant mind to suffer, the slinging of webs of outrageous … [Read more...]
Wanted: Cable and X-Force
Cable and X-Force #1 Review "Wanted" This week Marvel NOW! brings you an X-Force book, and to not get it confused with January's Uncanny X-Force, they added Cable to the title. Pretty sneaky them guys there. If you've been reading Marvel at all, you know there was some kind of battle royale between the Avengers and X-Men, some girl named Hope tried to contain the … [Read more...]
Avengers Wake the World
Avengers #1 Review "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" "Avengers World" "Wake the World" Have you ever felt like you just have to try? You don't want to fail, but you know deep down you have no choice but to fail. The Avengers are "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" and they're going against a power much greater than anything they've ever seen before. Earth has been attacked, well, if making … [Read more...]
Uncanny Avengers. Life From Death.
Uncanny Avengers #1 Review Marvel NOW! starts...now, with Uncanny Avengers among other well known titles getting a few polishing touches. Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force) and John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men) join forces as they attempt to assemble two powerhouse teams into one cohesive unit. The Phoenix force has been dealt with for now, Scott Summers is imprisoned, … [Read more...]