Frank Martin


X-Men: Bland Design – Sad Wolverine is Sad in Old Man Logan #35

Welcome to X-Men: Bland Design, the weekly 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 X-Books on the stands, which will cost you a total of $20 to buy and, thanks to modern decompression techniques, take roughly ten minutes to […]

Black Panther Ultimates #1 cover by Kenneth Rocafort

5 Days of Black Panther, Day 5: New Avengers, Ultimates, and Secret Wars

Before arriving at the current Black Panther series, we are going to take a look back at a couple of teams he enjoyed before the newest series under Ta-Nehisi Coates. From my personal experience, I had actually become more interested in T’Challa after reading about him in Al Ewing’s Ultimates and Ultimates Squared. Jonathan Hickman’s […]

Marvel Two-in-One #3 cover by Jim Cheung and Frank Martin

Marvel Two-in-One #3 Review: A Decent if Inconsequential Story

The Mad Thinker is paid a visit by Doctor Doom. Meanwhile the Thing brings the Human Torch to an old friend whom Ben hopes can help Johnny with his power problems. That old friend is none other than Hercules, Avenger and Prince of Power. He takes our Two-in-One team to a person who helped him […]

Marvel Two-in-One #2 cover by Jim Cheung and Justin Ponsor

Marvel Two-in-One #2 Review: Return to Monster Island

The Thing has convinced the Human Torch that Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Franklin, and Valeria are still alive in another dimension, and the two go on an excursion to Monster Island, the site of the Fantastic Four’s first adventure. As is often the case with Monster Island, things get messy quickly, and an unexpected associate […]


X-Men Gold

X-Men Gold #7 Review: A Very ’90s Feel, And Great Tie-In Comic

X-Men Gold #7 is the comic series’ first Secret Empire tie-in. Thankfully, it avoids all the troubling and perhaps negative aspects of the event it’s tied to by locking itself in the New York/Manhattan location that is of course in the event trapped in the Darkforce Dimension. As a result, they are able to tell […]

The Past Is Prologue: X-Men Gold #1 Review

Last week may have been the primer, but this week the ResurrXion truly begins. ResurrXion is definitely an apt title, given this issues preoccupation about old being new again, and not to mention what seems to be several literal character resurrections in the issue (possibly). But as the series writer Marc Guggenheim has promised for […]

The Transporter Refueled Gets A Trailer

The reboot of the Transporter franchise is moving right along and we get the first trailer with Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones) having replaced Jason Statham as Frank Martin. Frank Martin is the most highly-skilled transporter money can buy. The stakes are greater and technology better, but the same three simple rules apply: never change […]

Image Watch – Jonathan Hickman On East of West: Year One And The World Cup

By David Dissanayake  East of West is my favorite series currently being published.  Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta and Frank Martin have quickly become one of the most tremendous powerhouse teams in all of comics, and if you’ve been reading the series you know why. If you haven’t checked out the series yet, I obviously cannot […]