Apr 032014
 
A lot of these people aren't actually involved.

A lot of these people aren’t actually involved.

Silverwolf:  Hello everyone and welcome to another awesome comic discussion! I’m Silverwolf!

Elessar: I’m Elessar and I think you and I have met before…

Silverwolf: Yes…probably somewhere? Anyway down to business! Today we’re here to talk about what is, arguably, the best run X-Men has ever had: Astonishing X-Men by a sort-of kind-of famous guy Joss Whedon. I think he directed some successful movie at some point?

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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 232014
 

Even if you don’t read comics, you probably know about Spider-Man. Peter Parker’s story, initially developed by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, set a revolutionary precedent for a story about a young, down-on-his-luck hero who still managed to save the day. Nevertheless, even if you are the world’s biggest Spider-Man fan, you still probably know very little about the lives of his enemies when they’re not fighting the wall-crawler.

Last Summer, Marvel launched The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, a humor comic that focuses on the escapades of the new Sinister Six, including Boomerang, Shocker, Speed Demon, the new Beetle, and Overdrive (yes, you counted correctly; there are only five of them). This series has flown under the radar of most comic readers, evidence by its sadly low sales figures, but has received acclaim and a strong fanbase nevertheless. Today I’m here to convince you to check out The Superior Foes of Spider-Man!

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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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