Jun 222015
 

Silverwolf: Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Silverwolf Suggests! I’m joined today by Starshine to talk about the first volume of my favorite horror comic series, Locke & Key. Starshine, could you please give our readers a brief summary of Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft?

Starshine: Sure! We first meet the Locke family on arguably the worst day of their lives. While Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode are out of the house, Sam Lesser kills their father and beats their mother on the search for a key. However, Sam ultimately fails and is incarcerated and what remains of the Locke family heads to the island of Lovecraft to live with their paternal uncle. However, as they begin to rebuild their lives, sinister forces are at work to unlock some truly dark magic.

Locke & Key Volume 1

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Jun 182015
 

Spider Verse team up cover

Spider-man is arguably the most popular comic book character worldwide. Thus, when Marvel announced 2014’s Spider-verse event, which promised to bring together every Spider-person ever, hype ensued. Over the course of several months and a few dozen issues, event architect Dan Slott and company pushed the Spider-family through a wild ride that showcased just how varied and enduring a character Spider-man truly is.

Recently, I got my hands on the Spider-verse hardcover, which collects the majority of the event (for some reason they left out Edge of Spider-verse which features the origin of the popular Spider-Gwen, but I digress). With this massive tome now fully finished, I decided to share my thoughts on Spider-verse.

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Jun 112015
 

Rage of Ultron Cover

Marvel’s line of original graphic novels (OGNs) saw their most recent release a few months ago with Avengers: Rage of Ultron. While the title does resemble the comic book event (and the more recent movie which had nothing to do with said event), Rage of Ultron is a story in its own right.

I was intrigued when Rick Remender and Jerome Opena were announced as the team behind the project, as I have a great deal of respect for the work both men have produced. Still, I’ve never been that interested in Ultron as a character, and the last Marvel OGN I read (Avengers: Endless Wartime) was a major let down. Did this graphic novel impress me, or is it best left buried in the annals of comic history?

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Jun 052015
 

transformers-combiner-hunters-special-edition-1

Hasbro will be offering an exclusive Combiner Hunters figure set featuring three female Transformers at this year’s SDCC. The three Deluxe Scale figures include Windblade, Arcee, and Chromia, each featuring unique paint schemes and Combiner Hunter weapons. An exclusive Devastator will also be offered. These sets will be available at Hasbro’s booth, with a limited number being available on HasbroToyShop.com after SDCC. Continue reading »

Jun 042015
 

Marvel_1602_cover

In general, Elseworlds stories are the purview of DC Comics. For those not familiar with the term, Elseworlds refers to taking established comic book characters and placing them in a new situation, such as Superman in Soviet Russia. Still, Marvel occasionally dabbles in the proverbial alternate universe pond, evidenced by the widely heralded Marvel 1602. 

I first read 1602 back in 2011, and it was the volume that got me back into comics; for that, I am forever grateful. Still, with four years of hindsight, and a lot of comics read in between, I decided to return to this comic to see if it holds up to my now more discerning (read: not-that-much-more-informed) taste. With that in mind, let’s take a look at Marvel 1602.

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Jun 012015
 

Samurai Jack #20 cover

A review copy was provided courtesy of Jim Zub.

Samurai Jack was a cartoon series that I’m sure I’m not alone in saying had a major impact on me during my youth. From the amazing animation style, to the wildly creative stories, it was one of the best series created during the early 2000s. Sadly, like many great series, it ended far too soon.

Luckily, IDW brought Samurai Jack back in comic book form thanks to the creative team of Jim Zub and Andy Suriano. Though the comic did embody the feeling of the series and received accolades from a significant number of fans, it too sadly comes to an end with Issue #20. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the finale of the Samurai Jack comic series.

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