With Civil War II (nearly) over, it’s time for every other event to start setting itself up. We had the Death of X X-Men story start last week, which I reviewed, that will lead into the next big event Inhumans Vs X-Men. With Dead No More, we see the return of Miles Warren aka The Jackel, who absolutely loves making clones of Spider-Man, his villains, and his closest friends. I’ll avoid spoilers for the most part, this is a longer issue with 2 stories inside coming in at 30 or so pages but I’ll only review the first story since the second story is a spoiler of the end of the first. Continue reading “Bringing Back The Classics: Dead No More – The Clone Conspiracy #1 Review”
Here we go, time for another X-Men event that will shake their position in the Marvel Universe. Taking place before the still ongoing Civil War II event, Death of X is going to tell the story of what is obviously stated in the title, the death of the X-Men; or maybe just the tying up of a few loose ends. Before we get into this issue, you should know about the effect the Terrigen mist has on mutants. It afflicts the mutant race with a disease called M-Pox, which is lethal to mutants. In a few books we’ve already seen it’s effects on Rogue in Uncanny Avengers and at the beginning of this book, the effect on our Uncanny X-Men. Like most of my reviews, I try and steer away from spoiler territory but some plot points will need to be discussed briefly. You’ve been warned. Continue reading “Is This The End?: Death Of X 1 of 4 Review”
Batman Beyond, created originally as a continuation of Batman: The Animated Series by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini in 1999, told the story of Terry McGinnis becoming the new Batman in Neo-Gotham. I grew up watching re-runs of this show on Canadian TV, never caring that I’d seen the episodes over and over, it was just that great. After it had stopped being shown, sadly I’d forgotten about it, not completely but still enough that I hadn’t attempted to follow-up with it. They published a short run of comics while the show was on the air, but not till 14 years after the show’s end did DC comics begin publishing a new ongoing series within the mainstream DCU. With many of the Rebirth titles as of late, there is a little story that is helpful to know, but they’re built to be able to go in fresh and not worry too much about the previous issues. Continue reading “Taking Rebirth Literally: Batman Beyond Rebirth #1 Review”
Every Wednesday I’m on the lookout for new #1’s and new series to pick up and find that next great book. This week I picked up Eclipse #1, which I believe to be the first book by Zack Kaplan to be published by one of the major publishers, Image/Top Cow. This book takes an interesting setting and puts it alongside a classic murder plot with some fantastic art and writing. As always be avoiding spoilers but we may have to go over some of the plot points and visual notes to give you a good idea of what’s happening in this book.
Here we are, halfway through Civil War II, wading through all the different tie-in issues and short series including Spider-Man, X-Men, and our favourite red, white and blue newly made fascist, Captain America. Just as the title says, Steve Rogers is still a secret hydra agent and in this tie-in we get some good, but sort of obvious, idea of what he is planning. I’ve seen a few posts on CBR and other websites straight up spoiling the end of the book, I won’t be doing that here.
Looking at the last few reviews I’ve done, I realized I haven’t done an Image book in a while. I looked through my collection and saw Horizon #1, a monthly series written by Brandon Thomas with art by Juan Gedeon and Frank Martin. Going over this book again I realized it keeps a lot of the plot to itself in this issue, after I finished the afterword by Brandon Thomas I had a better idea of where this book is going. That being said, I’ll avoid talking about what is included in the afterword and spoilers as much as possible, but just to warn you, there may be some.
I haven’t read any previous Deathstroke Books, I’ve only had exposure to him through the Batman Arkham games, animated TV shows, and in Arrow on the CW but there is one thing I’ve gleaned from all that, Deathstroke is an asshole. This book immediately shows you that yup, he’s still an asshole, but maybe he’s not all that bad. I’ll be trying to avoid spoilers, but since this is a Rebirth issue there isn’t very much active plot to spoil, only enough to catch you up to where Deathstroke is and what he’s doing now.