Do Your Homework – Doctor Strange: Season One

Marvel recently released the first teaser trailer for Doctor Strange, the movie which comes out this November.  Unlike Captain America: Civil War which is filled with recognizable characters for the most part, Doctor Strange is a relative unknown to the average movie-goer.  If you’ve watched the teaser, you’ll already know that things are…well, stranger than… Continue reading Do Your Homework – Doctor Strange: Season One

Comic Book Review – The Vision #6

Creative Team: Writer:  Tom King Art:  Gabriel Hernandez Walta Colors:  Jordie Bellaire Letters:  Clayton Cowles Much of the unease and tension in The Vision thus far has come from what we haven’t seen as much as what we have.  Tom King and company pulls that trick again here in The Vision #6.  Again, we get… Continue reading Comic Book Review – The Vision #6

Comic Book Review – Black Panther #1

Creative Team: Writer:  Ta-Nehisi Coates Art:  Brian Stelfreeze Colors:  Laura Martin Letters:  Joe Sabino Over the years with my sporadic obsession with comics, I mostly missed comics featuring Black Panther.  It was the same way with a lot of important characters – I think they only exposure to Hank Pym was in his ‘Dr. Pym’… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Black Panther #1

Comic Book Review – The Vision #5

There was a discussion on Twitter the other day by some comic creators, about how the phrase that got them to ignore a review the quickest was “nothing happened”.  I would not be surprised if some of those comments were made about this issue of The Vision…but they’d be completely wrong. Now, there’s little action,… Continue reading Comic Book Review – The Vision #5

Comic Book Review – Black Widow #1 (2016)

The best description I’ve seen for this new Black Widow comic is it’s the cold open to a new James Bond movie, but starring our favorite super-spy.  It’s pure action.  Seriously all we learn is, Widow steals *something* from SHIELD and busts out of a helicarrier.  That’s all we know, but it’s A-OK because that… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Black Widow #1 (2016)

Comic Book Review – Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat #1

So I grabbed Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat because I enjoy reading Kate Leth’s commentary on comics and her perspective, and I have to admit it’s more fun than I thought.  Plus, I got a solid sampling of Brittney L. Williams’s art, which works for me (she’ll be doing a Legend of Korra comic in the future).… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat #1

Should I Read It? Secret Wars (1984)

I know what you are thinking – didn’t we just leave this party?  And the answer to that is…complicated.  I am talking about the original Secret Wars from 1984-1985 today, one of the very first big crossover events at the big publishers.  It debuted 32 years ago, though you can’t tell from the May date… Continue reading Should I Read It? Secret Wars (1984)

Comic Book Review – The Vision #4

The fourth issue of The Vision is one of contrasts, something Tom King and the team have mastered so far.  We see the ideal for what Vision was hoping for when all this started.  The kids playing football in the yard (with humorous synthezoid banter reminiscent of Charlie Brown and Lucy), his wife in the… Continue reading Comic Book Review – The Vision #4

Should I Read It? – Marvel’s Civil War

This is the first in a recurring series where I look at an older set of comics (either an event or a series) and decide whether it’s worth tracking down. Mentioning the Civil War comics among comics fans is sure to elicit a strong response – usually negative.  Having heard of that for years, when… Continue reading Should I Read It? – Marvel’s Civil War

Comic Book Review – Secret Wars 2015

Sometimes, the heroes can get a happy ending. That’s my takeaway after reading Secret Wars #9.  Sure, they saved the multiverse, put things back the way they are supposed to be, but Secret Wars really felt like a love letter to Marvel’s first family.  At the end of all things, we get Reed and Doom… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Secret Wars 2015

Comic Book Review – The Vision #3

What weirds out Tony Stark?  It’s not the sight of a female synthezoid in lingerie, though that DOES happen in The Vision #3.  No, what shocks Tony is the lengths Vision is going to in order to bring back his daughter.  Vizh explains that some of her nerves went incorporeal to dodge the Grim Reaper’s… Continue reading Comic Book Review – The Vision #3

Comic Book Review – The Vision #2

King, Walta, and Bellaire do it again, as the second issue of their new series following the Vision’s attempts at family life continues with another dynamite issue.  There’s a lot to take in – Vin nearly strangles a kid at school asking about his sister (who nearly died after the Grim Reaper’s attack in issue… Continue reading Comic Book Review – The Vision #2