What’s New on Marvel Unlimited – May 11, 2016

Every week, Marvel adds new comics to their Marvel Unlimited service.  Sometimes it’s new stuff – most series they publish get issues added about 6 months after they are released in shops – and others it’s older comics.  But there’s always something interesting and I will point them out weekly. First thing to check out… Continue reading What’s New on Marvel Unlimited – May 11, 2016

Comic Book Review – Black Panther #2

Creative Team: Writer:  Ta-Nehisi Coates Art:  Brian Stelfreeze Colors:  Laura Martin Letters:  Joe Sabino Black Panther #2 continues to juggle the various stories established in the first issue, and does it well.  We get a bit more information in each, developing the various threats facing T’Challa and Wakanda while deepening a few of the mysteries.… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Black Panther #2

Comic Book Review – The Vision #7

Creative Team: Writer:  Tom King Art:  Michael Walsh Colors:  Jordie Bellaire Letters:  Clayton Cowles The Vision #7, as usual, plays with expectations.  You might think, considering the big tease at the end of the last issue, with Agatha Harkness warning a bunch of heroes about the Visions going off the rails, that you’d see some… Continue reading Comic Book Review – The Vision #7

What’s New on Marvel Unlimited – May 4, 2016

Every week, Marvel adds new comics to their Marvel Unlimited service.  Sometimes it’s new stuff – most series they publish get issues added about 6 months after they are released in shops – and others it’s older comics.  But there’s always something interesting and I will point them out weekly. First up is Marvel Spotlight… Continue reading What’s New on Marvel Unlimited – May 4, 2016

Comic Book Review – I Hate Fairyland Volume 1

Creative Team: Writer: Skottie Young Art: Skottie Young Colors: Jean-Francois Beaulieu Letters: Nate Piekos What would happen if Dorothy never left Oz?  If she was looking for those damn ruby slippers for the rest of her life?  That’s the premise of Skottie Young’s I Hate Fairyland, which follows Gert, and young girl who makes a… Continue reading Comic Book Review – I Hate Fairyland Volume 1

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

Stop making Batman v Superman about Marvel versus DC

If there’s a thing in comics fandom I hate right now it’s this adversarial tone a lot of the chatter takes on nowadays.  A spirited debate is fun, no doubt, but this isn’t that, it’s just angry people shouting at each other.  It’s there in sports now, video games, even politics.  There are certain groups… Continue reading Stop making Batman v Superman about Marvel versus DC

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)

Agent Carter – A Missed Opportunity

note: spoilers abound for Agent Carter season 2 Agent Carter’s second season just ended, and I’m sad.  There was a lot of fun to be had – Howard’s always good for a laugh, Jarvis is perfect, and their take on Whitney Frost as a villainous Hedy Lamarr was interesting.  One thing that didn’t help was… Continue reading Agent Carter – A Missed Opportunity