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Falcon #8 cover by Jay Anacleto and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Falcon #8 Review: A Disappointing Ending to a Promising Solo Series

Falcon is overrun by Deacon Frost's vampiric hordes as he tries to fight his way to Patriot. Elsewhere, Misty Knight and Blade finish their business in the sewers and make their way towards Falcon and Patriot. The Patriot himself has managed a daring escape, but Deacon Frost is hard to avoid. This is the final […]

Iron Fist #80 cover by Jeff Dekal

Iron Fist #80 Review: Punching Demons from Here to Eternity

Iron Fist and Fat Cobra interrupt the fight between Orson Randall and Miranda Rand. Danny and Cobra have a new agreement with D'Kay. Orson, Miranda, and Fat Cobra's mother can be free from Hell if the five can defeat the remaining 12 demons at D'Kay's disposal at once. Let the final round of the tournament […]

Daredevil #600 cover by Dan Mora and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Daredevil #600 Review: A Climactic Twist to 'Mayor Fisk'

Daredevil and his allies assemble to spy on Mayor Fisk's criminal allies in the hopes of gaining enough information to depose the Kingpin. Things don't go quite as planned, and Daredevil leaves to confront Wilson Fisk once again. Elsewhere, Blindspot's battle with Muse is complicated by Sam's connection with the Hand returning to haunt him. […]

Iron Fist #78 cover by Jeff Dekal

Iron Fist #78 Review: Retreading the Origin Story

Iron Fist is reliving the most painful moments of his life. He witnesses the death of his parents, his sister, and the moment when he spared Harold Meachum. This is due to receiving the penance stare from the Ghost Rider-Hawkeye. He soon awakens in the hellscape which Las Vegas has become, and he encounters an […]

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Separated at Birth: Suicide Squad and Heroes for Hire

Suicide Squad #37, out this week, with a cover by Jorge Jimenez. And Heroes For Hire #5 from 11 years ago, by Billy Tucci. Separated at birth? Or strangled at birth? Separated at Birth used to be called Swipe File, in which we presented two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They […]

Defenders #10 cover by David Marquez and Justin Ponsor

Defenders #10 Review: A Heartfelt Farewell from Bendis

The Hood meets up with the former Kingpin and current Mayor of New York City, Wilson Fisk, on how to best be a Kingpin of Crime. The Defenders deal with the idea of being local heroes. Black Cat appears to be turning over a new leaf as she tries to help Misty Knight and the […]

Iron fist #77 cover by Jeff Dekal

Iron Fist #77 Review: The Epic Finale to Sabretooth Round Two

The Sparrow continues her bitter duel with Choshin, as Sabretooth and the Rat of Twelve Plagues maul one another. Things begin to look truly grim for K'un-Lun until the Iron Fist returns with more ferocious back-up. With Iron Fist #77, we conclude "Sabretooth: Round Two," and it's a bombastic conclusion to the arc. Though this […]

Luke Cage #169 cover by Rahzzah

Luke Cage #169 Review: A Joyous Ass-Kicking Parade

The mine has caved in around Luke Cage and Gonzo Acosta. Thankfully, with Luke holding up half of the cave, he and Gonzo now remember who they are. Meanwhile, Ringmaster is ardently trying to make sure that Luke Cage is dead, as his guards keep telling him. It's a recipe for an ass-kicking, as Luke […]

Iron Fist #76 cover by Jeff Dekal

Iron Fist #76 Review: The Battle of K'un-Lun

Iron Fist and Sabretooth have arrived at K'un-Lun to find the city under siege by Choshin and the forces of Liu-Shi. The two dive into the chaos and the new Yu-Ti of K'un-Lun, Sparrow, engages Choshin in fierce battle. The climax to "Sabretooth: Round Two" begins with this issue, with Danny and Sabretooth stopping the […]

Luke Cage #168 cover by Rahzzah

Luke Cage #168 Review: Weak Issue in a Great Series

The prison has been built upon an A.I.M toxic waste dump. This is what gave the Ringmaster his increased powers, and he has had the prisoners excavate the materials to maintain his increased abilities. It's also been killing the prisoners, and Luke Cage is now working them along with his friend, Acosta. I have to […]

Iron Fist #75 cover by Jeff Dekal

Iron Fist #75 Review: The New Serpent Society Strikes

It's mayhem between the three factions of Iron Fist and Sabretooth, Choshin's forces, and the new Serpent Society. Sabretooth has his eyes set on the replacement Constrictor, whose predecessor was a close friend and associate of Victor Creed. Danny is more concerned with keeping the Book of the Iron Fist out the hands of Choshin. […]

Luke Cage #167 cover by Rahzzah

Luke Cage #167 Review: Fun, If Not Especially Deep

Luke Cage awakens in a prison, not knowing his own name, life, or abilities. He doesn't know how he got there; all he knows is the bells ring and make it hard to think. The Ringmaster runs this prison, and he has designs on keeping Luke Cage there for a very long time. "Caged!" brings […]

Iron Fist #74 cover by Jeff Dekal

Iron Fist #74 Review: Aww, Sabretooth Does Care!

Upon searching his grave, Sabretooth and Iron Fist learn that the Constrictor is indeed still dead. This means that the Constrictor that stole the Book of the Iron Fist is someone who took the costume and identity. To learn who, the two go to the Bar with No Name, a notorious hideout for lowlifes and […]

Defenders #6 cover by David Marquez and Justin Ponsor

Marvel Legacy Defenders #6 Review: Deadpool Sucks, But This Comic Doesn't

Firstly, fellow Bleeding Cool writer and awesome person Joe Glass reviewed Defenders #6 a while back, so check that out too! Diamondback is out on the streets again, and Black Cat is half-dead because of him. The Defenders have returned to meet him on the streets and put him back behind bars and save the […]

'Marvel's Luke Cage' Season 2: Iron Fist Danny Rand Comes Visiting

If this "first look" of them sharing screen time together in Season 2 of Marvel's Luke Cage is any indication, it might not be long before we see Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) putting out cheesy late-night public access commercials for their new Heroes for Hire business. Though details on […]

Marvel Legacy Luke Cage #166 Review: A Man In The Wrong Small Town

After the events in New Orleans with Doctor Burstein, Luke Cage has decided to take a road trip on the way back to New York. He passes through a small Mississippi town where things seem just a little…off. He is hassled by the police, and a woman in a diner asks him for help. The […]

Marvel Legacy – Iron Fist #73 Review: Fists, Claws, And Tentacles

Liu-Shi continues their relentless hunt of Daniel Rand, wielder of the Iron Fist of K'un Lun. Meanwhile, the Iron Fist himself plans his return to the immortal city of his power's origin. Unfortunately, a bump in the road towards that goal arises, and he must turn to an unexpected source for help… Much like Marvel […]