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Psi-Lords Returns to Valiant, by Fred Van Lente and Renato Guedes

Fred Van Lente and Renato Guedes will launch a new Psi-Lords series at Valiant in May, the company revealed in a press release Wednesday alongside a teaser image by Rod Reis. In said press release, here’s what Van Lente compared the series to Lost and Game of Thrones, potentially winning comic pitch bingo for somebody. […]

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Weapon X #23 Review: Deadpool is a Comic-Killer

Deadpool is working for Mentallo and attacks Weapon X. Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike, Domino, Mystique, and Omega Red struggle to contain him. Deathstrike injects him with nanites to combat Mentallo’s control, but it turns out that Wade is working for money willingly. That means that Weapon X must take him down the old-fashioned way. Maybe Frail […]

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Weapon X #22 Review: The Beginning of Weapon X-Force

Weapon X is reborn with a new lineup and a new goal: get paid. Sabretooth is still the leader, and, in addition to Domino and Lady Deathstrike, he is joined by Omega Red and Mystique. Their first mission finds them robbing warriors from Breakworld. After this, Victor Creed lays out a plan to rob a […]

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Weapon X #21 Review: It Could Be So Much More

Warpath is finally trying to take down Sabretooth while the Winter Guard tries to bring down Weapon X and Omega Red. Red is more interested in killing his brother, Vassily. The Winter Guard won’t let that happen, and the fight intensifies as a result. Meanwhile, Old Man Logan isn’t doing so well in the Blackbird, […]

Top and Bottom 5 Comics, Week of July 4th, 2018: From Hulk to Inhumans

It’s a bit late again, and I didn’t get around to doing it last week. However, the Top and Bottom 5 Comics is back again this week. What soared? What fell on its face? Let’s find out together now! Best Comics of the Week 1. Immortal Hulk #2 Immortal Hulk kicked off with a hell of […]

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Weapon X #20 Review: Dialogue Crashing into a Weakening Tone

Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike, and Domino are helping Omega Red take the fight back to S.I.C.K.L.E and Red’s brother. S.I.C.K.L.E is hunting mutants, and Sabretooth has control of the team in Logan’s absence. However, Warpath objects, and he is working to bring down the Weapon X team before it goes too far out of Logan’s vision. […]

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Dynamite Announces ‘The Art of Troma’ Written by Fred Van Lente

Dynamite has partnered with Troma Entertainment to deliver an art book focused on the history of the independent film company. The Art of Troma is written by New York Times Bestselling author and Troma aficionado Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong, Cowboys and Aliens), the 256-page collection features never-before-seen film stills, rare posters, candid interviews, […]

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Weapon X #19 Review: Consistent, Goofy, and Bloody Fun

Lady Deathstrike and Domino work to track down Sabretooth and Omega Red. Meanwhile, Victor and Red arrive at the latter’s intended target, with the tiger cub still in tow. The target is a Russian general and mutant advocate currently training a future brigade of Titanium Men. Sabretooth wants Omega Red to spare the general, but […]

Improbable Previews: Bill Watterson Returns to Comics in Weapon X #19?!

Every so often (but seemingly less so since we started this column), comic book publishers accidentally send out unlettered previews, showing us what the characters are doing but not what they’re saying. What a boner! In Improbable Previews, we correct this mistake by putting the words back in, using our best guess at what they are […]

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Weapon X #18 Review: Sabretooth Feeds a Tiger Cub

Sabretooth, the acting leader of Weapon X, has been taken by Omega Red and is being dragged through the Siberian tundra as rations. Warpath, Lady Deathstrike, and Domino continue to battle the mind-controlled mutant prisoners at the gulag Red just escaped. Sabretooth thinks he can get through to Omega Red, who is weakened in both […]

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Weapon X #17 Review: Funny Dialogue, Tense Action, and Great Art

Team Weapon X is now under the control of Sabretooth. Old Man Logan is out of commission, and Victor Creed just might be the best man for the job. There are protests from Warpath and Domino, but there’s no time to second guess. Reports are coming out of Russia that a mutant gulag holding Omega […]

Bleeding Cool – an Element in Fred Van Lente’s Murder Mystery, The Con Artist

It’s not the first time I’ve found myself in a novel. The first was The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult, a novel about date rape and the father/daughter relationship, tangentially set in and around in the comics industry. Picoult replicated the Lying in the Gutters column I wrote for CBR perfectly. I felt a little like a […]


Armstrong And The Vault Of Secrets By Fred Van Lente: Valiant February 2018 Solicits

Valiant is bringing out a new series by writer Fred Van Lente called Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits. Van Lente’s War Mother is also being offered in a trade paperback collection. Plus, the popular Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Quantum and Woody, and Ninja-K series continue their runs. BLOODSHOT SALVATION #6 (W) Jeff Lemire (A) Renato Guedes (CA) Kenneth Rocafort ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE […]





When Titans Tussle – Green Hornet ’66 Meets Will Eisner’s The Spirit

The TV version of the Green Hornet from 1966 is making a new friend. The characters played in the classic television series by Van Williams and Bruce Lee will be another masked hero in Will Eisner’s The Spirit. The Green Hornet ’66 Meets the Spirit is being written by Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong, Cowboys and […]