Jul 172014

Unity #9 cover

Crossovers are a tricky beast in the comic book industry. While it’s fun to see all the characters from across a universe come together, problems often arise as side-titles join the story and may de-rail long-running arcs in order to facilitate a slapdash connection. I’ve been loving Valiant’s “Armor Hunters” crossover since it started, and now I’m going to look at the latest tie-in, Unity #9!

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Jul 112014

With the 75th Anniversary of Marvel Comics well under way, many celebrations and special edition comics are beginning to pour out of the massive comic house. And with all of the confetti flying about, several Marvel writers got a few ideas rolling about their heads. They wondered what Marvel may look like with the release of the 100th anniversary of their company, AND their characters. Now, every week in July, there will be a new release, an issue celebrating the 100th anniversary of various teams and solo characters. And to kick it off, who better to start with than Marvel’s favorite whipping boy SPIDER-MAN!

Spider-man 100th 1-cover

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Jul 102014

Armor Hunters #2 Cover

“Armor Hunters” rolls on as the dangers of the X-O Manowar armor spark conflict. Though Unity survived their first encounter with these alien warriors, Mexico City was not so lucky, lying utterly decimated by the Armor Hunters. Now, it’s up to M.E.R.O. and Aric to protect the planet. It’s time to check out Armor Hunters #2!

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Jul 052014

Last week, we finally reached the end of the most recent Deadpool vs. Carnage mini series. Overall, it was a satisfying read with an interesting twist ending, but now that that series is done, what shall come in to fill in the Deadpool mini series gap? Why, DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE!

Deadpool vs X-Force 1 cover

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Jul 032014

Death of Captain America Cover

Since tomorrow’s the 4th of July, I thought it’d be appropriate to review a Captain America comic this week. Thanks to a suggestion from Elessar, I dug through my box of older comics and pulled out Captain America #25, the famed “Death of Captain America” issue from 2007. How well does this issue hold up seven years later?

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Jun 292014

Tired of the YA rush? Fault in Our Stars just faulty? Divergent too much of the same old crumbling dystopian nation saved by a spunky protagonist? Why not take a step back from the glorious and the glorified, and bring yourself “down to earth” with a refreshingly quick, solid read about a paranormal experience.


Sounds too good to be true to have something so fantastical actually be charming, candid, and incredibly easy to relate to? Just wait until you give Anya’s Ghost a try.

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