Apr 032014

Aquaman and the Others #1

Aquaman has long been considered the biggest joke superhero in existence. Thanks to his stint on Super Friends, the character is often relegated to a humorous roles in parodies of comic story lines. Though public perception of Arthur Curry may still be mostly negative, Aquaman has never enjoyed a greater fan following and greater acclaim than during the past three years as Geoff Johns revitalized the character. Crafting a new mythology for Aquaman and Atlantis was one of Johns’s greatest accomplishments, and one of the most popular concepts involves a super team Aquaman led prior to joining the Justice League known as The Others.

Now, thanks to Aquaman’s rising popularity, Aquaman and the Others is a proper ongoing series. Did this series float to the surface or sink with the flotsam? Let’s dive into Aquaman and the Others #1!

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Mar 272014

A few weeks ago, I got quite a scare when I heard a rumor that my beloved All-Star Western was cancelled. Luckily, this rumor turned out to be untrue, and I’m glad to see more issues coming out starring the lovable scoundrel Jonah Hex. Now that Hex, and his new girlfriend Gina, have finally returned to the past, we’re in for some more classic Western shenanigans. How did this issue rate? Let’s saddle up for All-Star Western #29!

All-Star Western #29

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Mar 202014

X-O Manowar #23

“Armor Hunters,” Valiant Entertainment’s upcoming crossover, is nearly here. Aric of Dacia, owner of the X-O Manowar Armor, is poised to be the target of these alien warriors. Before that, however, our hero has enough problems to deal with as he begins his work for the covert organization M.E.R.O. Let’s dive into X-O Manowar #23. 

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Mar 152014

Carol Danvers has recently become one of the most recognizable superheroes in the Marvel Universe, alongside one of the most recognizable cosplay costumes at comic cons. Second only to the Deadpool Corps that flood convention halls, the Carol Corps is quickly growing. This may have had something to do with Ms. Marvel’s recent re-invention as the spectacular CAPTAIN MARVEL back in 2012.

I myself was one of the many readers who became enthralled in the Carol craze. Her book’s artwork was stylistic and her stories were touching. It was an amazing book…until they changed the artist. With the art switch from artist Dexter Soy to Filipe Andrade, the book suffered heavy losses in sales. I was one of the many people who dropped this book with the artist change, and while I have heard GREAT things about the book after that point, I could never get past the honestly atrocious artwork. Will Marvel repeat their mistake and allow a good book to die? Or is the ALL NEW Marvel NOW relaunch a chance for them to get a fresh start with everyone’s favorite superheroine? THIS is Captain Marvel #1!

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Mar 132014

300 Rise of an Empire poster

I had planned on letting this one slip past unnoticed, but then a friend of mine pointed out that this movie is, technically a comic book movie. And as a movie reviewer for a comics focused website, I figured it was my duty to give it a review, so away I go with the early front runner for 2014′s Least Necessary Sequel Award.

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Mar 132014

Unity #5

Valiant’s super-team, Unity, survived their first outing against X-O Manowar, and have even recruited him to their team! A new enemy, Dr. Silk, has arisen and now Livewire, Gilad, Ninjak, and Aric need to assemble to stop this madman. Given how much I loved both the previous arcs of Unity and X-O Manowar, I went into this issue with high hopes. Did this next outing for Unity live up to my expectations?

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