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Weapon X #23 cover by Rahzzah

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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Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Annual #2 Review- The Cutest Couple in the Outer Rim

Nokk and Winloss are a pair of galactic beast hunters on a remote planet beyond the Outer Rim. They’ve been hired by Doctor Aphra to hunt down an ancient mythical beast protecting a treasure in an ancient temple. Aphra is working on behalf of a crime lord who wants their own giant monster pet (think […]

Ant-Man and the Wasp #5 cover by David Nakayama

Ant-Man and the Wasp #5 Review: A Solid if Unexciting Finale

Ant-Man and the Wasp have returned to Earth…or so they think. They’re larger than the planet, but they’re not suffocating in space. They are still in the Microverse, and they’re still entangled. Scott nor Nadia can shrink or grow without the other willing it. Their memories are becoming muddled, and it’s only a matter of […]

Captain America #3 cover by Alex Ross

Captain America #3 Review: A Solid Story Low on Personality

Sharon Carter is on a mysterious ride with men claiming to work for Thunderbolt Ross. Things take a turn when she discovers the truth. Meanwhile, Captain America investigates the town where the Nuke soldiers are being created. It was a once-impoverished town revitalized by Hydra, and Zeke Stane is now creating a Nuke army in […]

Exiles #7 cover by Mike McKone

Exiles #7 Review: Old West Superheroics in a Genuinely Fun Comic

The Exiles have been approached by a man called the King, the T’Challa of this strange Old West dimension in which the team has found themselves. With the King and equipment supplied by Moira MacTaggert, Blink, Valkyrie, and Wolvie go to stop the Magnus Gang and save Iron Lad. Unfortunately, Magnus isn’t the head of […]

X-Men: Blue #34 cover by R.B. Silva and Rain Beredo

X-Men Blue #34 Review: The Master of Magnetism Reigns

Magneto is confronted by the future incarnations of his X-Men Blue team. They blame him for the death and destruction that surrounds them. However, the other surviving mutants laud Erik as a savior. The question is the same as it always has been: is Magneto a devil or a savior? Magneto intends to make it […]

Amazing Spider-Man #4 cover by Ryan Ottley and Laura Martin

Amazing Spider-Man #4 Review: Humor and Heart with Two Peters

Peter Parker and the Amazing Spider-Man are still separated! Without his responsible half, Spider-Man is wrecking half of New York with his new Tri-Sentinel. Without his powers and fun-loving half, Peter is left to help in small ways that have derailed his life even further. Peter knows he needs to find a way to rejoin […]

Weapon X #22 cover by Rahzzah

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 […]

X-Men: Bland Design – The Poisons are Fashionably Late in X-Men Blue #22

Another week, another Venom crossover sliding into our recap DMs! When will it end? Oh god, when will it end?! Welcome, dear readers, to X-Men: Bland Design, the weekly multi-part recap column that strives to answer the question: “What if Ed Piskor had no art skills, a juvenile sense of humor, and less classic material to work with?” Things have […]

X-Men: Bland Design – It’s Wolverines vs. Nukes and Everyone is High in Weapon X #14

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 Blue #21

X-Men: Bland Design – Everyone is a Venom in X-Men Blue #21

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 […]



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X-Men: Bland Design – Making Santo Marco Great Again in Weapon X #13

Welcome to Week 2 of our new ongoing column answering the question “What if Ed Piskor had no art skills, a juvenile sense of humor, and less classic material to work with?” That’s right, it’s X-Men: Bland Design! This week there are five X-Books on the stands, which will cost you a total of $20 to […]

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 […]

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Runaways #3 Review: Feels Just Like Runaways At Its Best

Runaways #3 from Marvel Comics by Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka, Matthew Wilson, and Joe Caramagna continues the new series of Marvel’s teenage (and now older) runaways, and it keeps its streak as one of the best Marvel books out there right now. Following Nico, Chase, Old Lace, and the resurrected Gert as they try to […]

Darth Vader #1 Review – Do You Like Stories About Lightsabers?

  The first Darth Vader series from Marvel Comics’ Star Wars line is a tough act to follow. Kieron Gillen had such an amazing handle on how to write not only Vader himself, but also the Emperor, and his wonderful creations Doctor Aphra, Triple-Zero and Beetee, Cylo, and many more. It felt like a natural ending when […]



Rocket Raccoon Gets In On Free Comic Book Day

Marvel announced on CBR today that there will be a second Free Comic Book Day release in 2014. To go with the already announced Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel and Venom story by Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Bradshaw… there will be a Rocket Raccoon book by Joe Caramagna and Adam Archer. The book is […]