Frank Martin


Infinity Wars #3 cover by Mike Deodato Jr. and Rain Beredo

Infinity Wars #3 Review: What if Captain America but Also Doctor Strange?

Loki and Flowa arrive in the aftermath of the bloodbath perpetrated by Gamora on Earth. The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy have been dispatched with ease by Gamora armed with the Infinity Stones. She is ready to slay Loki, but, in true Trickster God fashion, Loki Laufeyson talks his way out of death. […]

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 […]

Infinity Wars #2 cover by Mike Deodato Jr. and Frank Martin

Infinity Wars #2 Review: Gamora Against the World

Spoilers Ahead We look back to Gamora killing Thanos under the guise of Requiem. This wasn’t the last she heard from Thanos, though, as Gamora still hears the voice of the Mad Titan. Whether this is his revenant spirit or her hallucination is unclear. In the present (sorta) Doctor Strange uses the Time Stone to […]

Infinity Wars #1 cover by Mike Deodato Jr. and Frank Martin

Infinity Wars #1 Review: A Promising “Start”

Gamora returns to ask Star-Lord on more time to help her on her quest into the Soul Gem. He turns her down, and she leaves. On Earth, Doctor Strange has called a meeting of the new Infinity Watch. It includes the current possessors of the Infinity Stones and their allies. Star-Lord, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon […]

Venom #4 cover by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin

Venom #4 Review: The Origins of Knull and the Symbiotes

Knull explains his history and the history of his creations tracking back to the beginning of time. Knull was born in the darkness of space, and he waged war against the early Celestials. He killed many, and he created they symbiotes, initially, as weapons. When he was finally defeated on his first excursion to Earth, […]

Infinity Wars Prime #1 cover by Mike Deodato Jr. and Frank Martin

Infinity Wars Prime #1 Review: Could This One Turn Out Good?

Loki is searching through Asgardian tomes in the hopes of understanding why those stories are different than he remembers. The search, as well as an angry librarian, lead him to the God Quarry, also known as the Quarry of Creation. On Earth, Adam Warlock visits Doctor Strange to aid in his exploration of the Soul […]

Venom #3 cover by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin

Venom #3 Review: Gold Standard for Creature Feature

Eddie Brock finds himself no longer in control of Venom and in the process of attacking Spider-Man Miles Morales. With the help of Spider-Man, Eddie gains control of Venom once again. He and Miles agree to a truce so that they can take on the Symbiote Dragon ravaging New York City. Venom #3 sets a […]

Venom #2 cover by Ryan Stegman and Frank Martin

Venom #2 Review: Staring into the Inky Black Face of God

Venom has barely survived his first experience with this new symbiote monster — and only because the symbiote was able to graft his wounds. He returns to Rex, and the old war dog explains how he came to be grafted to his own symbiote in years past. As they’re talking, the “Symbiote Dragon” attacks New […]

Infinity Countdown #4 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Infinity Countdown #4 Review: A Low Point in an Unexciting Series

Silver Surfer approaches Galactus the Lifebringer for help with the dawning Ultron crisis. Adam Warlock faces Ultron Prime on his own. The Guardians of the Galaxy and the Nova Corps reconnoiter on Knowhere. The Nova want to look after the Power Stone, but Gamora is reluctant to allow them to have it. Richard Rider is […]

Marvel Two-in-One #6 cover by Jim Cheung and Frank Martin

Marvel Two-in-One #6 Review: A Smart Fantastic Four Epic

Our Thing, Human Torch, and Victor von Doom with the Sue Storm and Reed Richards of this other Earth have put together their last and best defense against the approaching Doom/Galactus hybrid of this world. He has consumed the rest of the universe, and this Earth is the last item on the menu. Can what’s […]

Venom #1 cover by Ryan Stegman

Venom #1 Review: Fresh and Familiar in All the Right Ways

Eddie Brock and Venom have begun having nightmares of a symbiote attacking Norse warriors from a long time ago. Eddie has begun taking anti-psychotics to suppress Venom’s voice, as the creature has become more violent as of late. The two go out to take pictures from the arrest of a costumed criminal, but Venom gets […]

Infinity Countdown #3 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Infinity Countdown #3 Review: Sax the Destroyer, or the Draxophone

Adam Warlock confronts Ultron, whom sends a possessed Silver Surfer to kill Warlock. Adam Warlock manages to free Surfer, but the herald flees immediately. Now it’s just Adam and Ultron, and things aren’t looking good. Across the universe, the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Nova Corps try to hold their own against the Chitauri […]

Infinity Countdown #2 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Infinity Countdown #2 Review: Fun, Pretty, but Not Substantial

The forge dwarf continues his mysterious work as the repowered group swiftly brings down the massive Scar. Afterwards, this contingent of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord, Ant-Man, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Nova Richard Rider, rejoins Drax the Destroyer and Eve at the Power Stone in the hopes of halting the Chitauri horde and […]


Marvel Two-in-One #5 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Marvel Two-in-One #5 Review: The Series Just Continues to Get Better

The Thing takes issue with the Mr. Fantastic of the alternate Earth. Before things go too far, Invisible Woman, head of S.H.I.E.L.D on this Earth, arrives on the scene, and we get a Fantastic Four reunion of sorts. It may be cut short, as the hybrid Doctor Doom/Galactus is on his way back to Earth […]


Marvel Two-in-One #4 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Marvel Two-in-One #4 Review: The Series Hits Its Stride

The Thing, the Human Torch, and Dr. Rachna Koul begin their mutliversal expedition to locate the rest of the Fantastic Four. They arrive on a world very much like their own, but they are soon attacked by She-Hulk and Wolverine in SHIELD-branded uniforms. What is different here? Why are their friends trying to kill them? […]


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 […]