Time for a slew of #1’s under the new Marvel NOW! 2.0 lineup with everyone skipping past the end of the delayed Civil War II; which by the writing of this, still isn’t over. I’ve read a few great new #1’s with Unworthy Thor and Thanos being my favourite, but now the one I’ve been waiting for is finally here, Venom #1. After Venom’s brief tenure as an Agent of the Cosmos, Flash and Venom found themselves on Earth dealing with their Civil War II Tie-in and helping their lost pupil Mania. I’m ecstatic that we’ve made it through Venom: Space Knight and into a new era for the recently redeemed symbiote; as you can read on my previous review of Venom: Space Knight #9, I didn’t much care for that series as a whole but finally we’re in new and nearly familiar territory.
We’ve now passed the precipice of Civil War II, we have all the post civil war storylines starting to reveal themselves and tiptoe around the fact that the last issue of Civil War or it’s tie-ins have yet to be released. This issue paints a very clear picture of what happened at the end of the Civil War II books without actually saying it aloud. I won’t be going into the thick of it, but when the event started you could see where it was going and your suspicions are most likely right. With that being said, I still want to read the last issue of Civil War II just for the closure, just to know where everything shakes out and what I can be expecting for the new Marvel NOW! 2016 fall stories. I really should stop talking about Civil War II so much, which is another reason why I want it to be over, so I can stop prefacing my reviews with it. For this issue, as always, I’ll be avoiding spoilers as deftly as possible because it isn’t fair to the creators or to the readers. I’ll also avoid them because I want a Doctor Doom focused book to sell so I can continue reading this new chapter in Doom’s tragic and redeeming life. Continue reading “A History of Doom: Infamous Iron Man #1”
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.