Clayton Cowles


Quicksilver: No Surrender #5 cover by Martin Simmonds

Quicksilver: No Surrender #5 Review – Sprinting Across Finish Line

Quicksilver centers himself, and his shades finally disappear. However, one remains. It talks and looks even more like Pietro than the others. It taunts Quicksilver and promises to kill everyone he loves. It somehow tears through the barrier and enters our world with Pietro shortly behind. Time is finally moving again for our hero, but […]

Death of the Inhumans #3 cover by Kaare Andrews

Death of the Inhumans #3: A Gloriously Depressing Dirge

Black Bolt hasn’t come back from his meeting with the Kree, and Medusa is becoming restless. She gathers Karnak, Crystal, and Gorgon to seek aid against the Kree’s Inhuman genocide. Meanwhile, Black Bolt himself has had his voice decimated and can only let out small yet still dangerous whispers. He breaks free of Kree bondage […]

Batman #54 cover by Matt and Brennan Wagner

Batman #54 Review: Treating a Vulnerable Batman

Nightwing teams up with Batman to take down Crazy Quilt in a Gotham museum. Batman insists that he needs no help, but Nightwing sticks around anyway. Dick is staying at Wayne Manor to help Bruce to get over being left by Catwoman. They later team up again to stop the Condiment King. All the while, […]

Thanos Legacy #1 cover by Geoff Shaw and Antonio Fabela

Thanos Legacy #1 Review: Half of a Great Comic

We go back to Thanos returning from meeting with his future self. What will be his legacy? What is next for the Mad Titan? Inevitably, Requiem comes for Thanos, and death comes with it. However, even after the Titan’s death, he has visitors concerned with his body. In the second tale, young Gamora is assigned […]

The New World #2 cover by Tradd and Heather Moore

The New World #2 Review: Dystopian Romeo and Juliet

The New California government and the Guardians have tracked down Kirby’s residence. Logan Maximus and the police are using Kirby’s friends to get an in to Kirby’s house. President Herod tells Stella that this is her kill, and he is planning on retiring soon and appointing Stella Maris as his replacement. All she needs to […]

Daredevil Annual #1 cover by Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki, and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Daredevil Annual #1 Review: The World Needs More Misty Knight Stories

We go back to the earlier days of Daredevil, when the Man Without Fear was still a fledgling hero and Misty Knight was still Detective Mercedes Knight. Detective Knight and her partner, Carmen Torres, have their night interrupted by a body falling out of a window onto the hood of Misty’s car. Upon investigation, Knight […]

Venom #5 cover by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin

Venom #5 Review: Venom Has Wings Now!

Venom and Spider-Man (Miles Morales) are in free fall. Spider-Man freed himself and Eddie from Knull, but he’s out of web and without a means of slowing their descent. Somehow, Eddie’s symbiote sprouts wings, leaves Miles on a rooftop, and Venom has a very confused conversation with himself. The symbiote reveals how it gained this […]

Daredevil #607 cover by Phil Noto

Daredevil #607 Review: The Return of Mike Murdock

Daredevil has met Matt Murdock’s twin brother, Mike Murdock. Unfortunately, Mike Murdock never truly existed; he was a cover for Matt Murdock to keep people from knowing that he was Daredevil. The Man Without Fear interrogates Mike but is interrupted when Trapster, Speed Demon, White Rabbit, and Overdrive enter the bar. After that brawl, Daredevil […]


The Dead Hand #1 cover by Stephen Mooney and Jordie Bellaire

The Dead Hand #1 Review: Brubaker-Esque Cold War Action and Intrigue

Carter Carlson was a special ops agent during the Cold War. He performed many top-secret wet work missions, and, at the end of the war, he was sent after a group of Soviet scientists allegedly responsible for creating many of the most dangerous weapons of the war. However, he finds a facility abandoned, scientists left […]

X-Men: Bland Design – A Familiar Foe Returns in Astonishing X-Men #8

Welcome to X-Men: Bland Design, the weekly multi-part recap column that answers the question: “What if Ed Piskor had no art skills, a juvenile sense of humor, and less classic material to work with?” This week there are five regular-priced X-Books on the stands, which will run you a total of 20 bucks to buy and, thanks to modern comic book […]

X-Men: Bland Design – All Good Things Must End, Like Generation X #87

Welcome to X-Men: Bland Design, the weekly multi-part recap column that answers the question: “What if Ed Piskor had no art skills, a juvenile sense of humor, and less classic material to work with?” This week there are five regular-priced X-Books on the stands, which will run you a total of twenty bucks to buy and, thanks to modern comic book […]

X-Men: Bland Design – Burn, Baby, Burn in Generation X #86 [Spoilers]

Welcome to Week 2 of our new ongoing column answering the question “What if Ed Piskor had no art skills, a juvenile sense of humor, and less classic material to work with?” That’s right, it’s, X-Men: Bland Design! This week there are five X-Books on the stands, which will cost you a total of $20 […]


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Batman #36 Review: The Dark Knight Does Meet-Cute and Friendship Well

Batman #36 from DC Comics by Tom King, Clay Mann, Seth Mann, Jordie Bellaire, and Clayton Cowles starts a new arc — one that actually makes for a fun jumping-on point for new readers, too. Exploring how Batman and Superman view their friendship, urged on with the news of Batman’s engagement to Catwoman, the issue […]


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The Wicked + The Divine #31 Review: Bringing The Beauty In The Breakdown

The Wicked + The Divine #31 is a game changer. This issue has the next big events that really change the direction for the series, and it brings some shockers, believe you me. What’s especially wonderful here is these shockers are delivered incredibly beautifully in the issue. Jamie McKelvie is really bringing his A-game this […]

Redlands

Redlands #1 Review: The End Is The Beginning For Modern Horror Series

Redlands #1 by Jordie Bellaire and Vanesa Del Rey from Image Comics is an interesting start for a brand new series to follow, because it very much feels like an ending. This issue is set in the town of Redlands, Florida in 1977, as a police station stands under siege after just trying to commit […]

Justice League of America

Justice League of America #10 Review: The Social Justice League

Justice League of America #10 is probably more important than people realise. Not because it contains the next step in the Rebirth mystery, or because ties into summer event Dark Nights: Metal, or because it has a major character death or resurrection. No, JLA #10 is important because it tells a story that reflects the […]

A Comic with a Beat: The Wicked + The Divine #27 Review

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie‘s love and admiration of music is well documented. Hell, both came to the audiences awareness through a comic about the very magic of music in Phonogram. And The Wicked + The Divine, their latest masterpiece theatre of a series, is literally about popstars as gods. This latest issue perhaps illustrates […]