Marvel’s Biggest Missed Opportunity

It’s kind of shocking how quickly the tables have turned on the big two in the comics industry.  Just a few years ago, while DC was languishing under the “New 52”, Marvel was having a creative boom.  Whether it was Matt Fraction and David Aja bringing a fresh take to Hawkeye, their first headlining Muslim… Continue reading Marvel’s Biggest Missed Opportunity

Comic Book Review – The Vision #8

Creative Team: Writer:  Tom King Art:  Gabriel Hernandez Walta Colors:  Jordie Bellaire Letters:  Clayton Cowles Last month, the cover shown for this issue (shown in part above) seemed to indicate the arrival of the Avengers and the beginning of the final battle.  Well, as usual expectations are twisted.  There IS a new arrival, but it’s… Continue reading Comic Book Review – The Vision #8

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

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 – 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 – 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

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

Comic Book Review – The Vision #1

It’s not surprising in the least that the Vision would get a title in Marvel’s “All-New, All-Different” lineup.  He made his big-screen debut in this summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron after all.  When this sort of thing has happened before, you have often seen changes made to the comic book version of the character or… Continue reading Comic Book Review – The Vision #1