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Domino #4 cover by Greg Land and Frank D'Armata

Domino #4 Review: The Battle of Humor, Stakes, and Sincerity

We get another scene from the past when Domino was a subject of Project Armageddon. We meet a boy named Dominic who seems to suffer every time Neena’s powers activate. He has only one friend in the facility: Topaz. In the present, Domino has met and is in the process of training with Shang-Chi, the […]

Domino #3 cover by Greg Land and Frank D'Armata

Domino #3 Review: Unearned Moments Helped by Solid Dialogue

Domino, hurt and barely conscious, reminisces on the experiments and the people that created her. Upon awaking, she realizes that all her friends, her team, are dead. This pisses Neena off, and she beelines for Topaz with the intent of putting the woman in the ground. Domino #3 continues the book’s descent into the saccharine, […]

Captain America #702 cover by Michael Cho

Captain America #702 Review: The Story Improves on the Previous Issue

Jack Rogers is now on the run from his government, and he goes to a safehouse known as the Way Back. It is a hideout for historians where all talk from the outside world is kept out. There, a strange man called Old Vic points Jack in the direction of a possible solution beneath New […]

Domino #2 cover by Greg Land and Frank D'Armata

Domino #2 Review: Subordinate Chaos

Domino barely survives being thrown out the window of her apartment thanks to the return of her luck powers. The perpetrators escape thanks to their own good fortune. Domino must now figure out how these two were able to ambush her so easily, and the only possibility is that one of her two close friends, […]

Hunt for Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda #1 cover by Greg Land, Jay Leisten, and Marte Gracia

Hunt for Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda #1 Review – A Mission for a Friend

We are given a flashback with Wolverine, Spider-Man, Jessica Jones, Iron Man, and Luke Cage during their New Avengers years. In the present, Iron Man, Luke, Spidey, and Jessica reunite to look for the now-missing body of Wolverine. Tony Stark knows of genetic material belonging to a hero that is going on sale on the […]

Avengers #684 cover by Mark Brooks

Avengers #684 Review: The Hulk Returns to a Complete Mess

We are shown the origins of the Incredible Hulk as well as all the times he has faced death over the year (more than you would think, also Avengers: Ultron Forever). He then returns in the present, looking confused but just as angry as ever. We return to the game between the Grandmaster and the […]

X-Men: Bland Design – Don’t Lose Your Head! It’s Cable #154

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 […]

X-Men: Bland Design – The 90s are Alive and Well in Cable #153

Welcome back to X-Men: Bland Design, the column where we rip off Ed Piskor’s X-Men: Grand Design, except instead of recapping the good old issues of X-Men, we’ll recap the new ones that come out each week. This week, there are six X-issues on the stands, if you count The Despicable Deadpool as an X-book, […]

U.S.Avengers #12

U.S.Avengers #12 Review: a Wonderfully Multilayered Issue with Great Commentary

U.S.Avengers #12 from Marvel Comics by Al Ewing, Paco Diaz, Jesus Aburtov, and Joe Caramagna is a great example of when Marvel Comics can do really well, with a fun superhero adventure story that also has a layered commentary on the world outside our window. This particular issue takes a very specific focus on the […]

secret empire #10

Secret Empire #10 Review: A Better Ending Than This Series Earned

This is it. This is the big one. In the wise words of Red Foxx: “I’m coming, Elizabeth.” Or at least, I would be if this were nearly as bad as I feared it would be. With Secret Empire #10, for the first time, Secret Empire actually surprised me. Considering this is the ending, that is […]