I have had a letter printed in this week’s Fantastic Four #5AU. (The “AU” indicates that this is an extra issue as part of the Age of Ultron event, rather than interrupt the series proper.) You will notice that this is the same letter I had in Fantastic Four #5 - in fact, it is the same letters page, re-printed. I [...]
For a long time I’ve wanted to post about various comic characters and what I think of them. There hasn’t been much of a chance to segue into it, but I realised earlier today that with the recruitment system in Marvel: Avengers Alliance there is a chance to consider each character individually and think about how I [...]
Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: Steffano Raffaele Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Note: This review covers the limited series The Blackburne Covenant #s 1-4. I am an enormous fan of Fabian Nicieza. He is the only comic-book writer whose work I will seek out purely because it is his work, so the second I heard of this title I tracked down a copy [...]
It isn’t a big secret that I’m not a fan of the work of Brian Michael Bendis… generally. I liked Ultimate Spider-Man, but did feel it was a little slow. I also liked a handful of issues during his run on Daredevil. But I haven’t enjoyed any of his creator-owned stuff, or Alias, and I have downright hated his [...]
I have had a letter printed in last week’s Fantastic Four #5. I really enjoyed the first issue, but issues two through four didn’t appeal to me a great deal. Issue five, though… wowzer. Great stuff. I remain confused about Franklin Richards’ age, though. In FF, Alex Power’s age is confirmed as 19 or 21. Here, Franklin’s age is [...]
Writers: Christos Gage (#1) and Jay Faerber (#2) Pencillers: Mahmud Asrar and Carlos Magno (#1) and Adriana Melo and Ramon Perez (#2) Publisher: Marvel Comics Note: This review covers the limited series War of Kings: Warriors #s 1-2. If ever a limited series was a mixed bag… Each issue in this series is broken into two parts, each dealing with a [...]
I have had a letter printed in last week’s Avengers Arena #6. Be warned, as it does detail a spoiler! This series is really, really, really good – but the covers have little to no connection to what happens inside. In fact, sometimes the covers are flat-out lies!
Who is that robed fellow?!
I had a letter printed in last week’s Captain America #4. My words apply to issue one – issues two through four really let them down, so don’t use my comments to sell you on the series beyond that first issue. Also, what the hell, why are comic stores near me selling out of Captain America? Three stores [...]
For the benefit of those who don’t follow me on Facebook, here’s an image I posted yesterday. It is unfinished, and is likely to stay that way as I no longer plan to use it. You may recognise the guy in these panels from a certain book cover, if nowhere else.