joe sabino


Iceman #1 cover by W. Scott Forbes

Iceman #1 Review: A Very Welcome Return

Iceman is back and stopping Hell’s Kitchen from getting lit up by a madman with Molotov Cocktails! After finishing that, Bobby finds a missing persons poster for a Morlock. He takes it to Kitty, who says she’ll get him a team. The team ends up being just Bishop, but that’s enough. Bobby and Bishop go […]

Extermination #2 cover by Mark Brooks

Extermination #2 Review: Waiting for the Plot to Show Up

We see young Cable take another prisoner at a grocery store, and Jean Grey tries to comfort Cyclops about the deaths of Bloodstorm and Cable. The X-Men convene on what to do about Ahab’s return and the missing young Iceman. Kitty thinks it’s best to split the remaining young original X-Men up to make it […]

Hunt for Wolverine: Dead Ends #1 Review – Fun, But Adds Little to the Story

Iron Man and Daredevil are called to the Xavier Institute to talk about what they found with Kitty Pryde of the X-Men. Both Tony and Matt have made some discoveries, but none of them are good. Kitty has similar news from herself and Sabretooth. While they are talking about their next move, three tungsten missiles […]

Black Panther #3 cover by Daniel Acuna

Black Panther #3 Review: Recreating the Legend in the Depths of Space

N’Yami and Nakia discuss the legend of T’Challa, the Black Panther, as N’Yami believes that the true T’Challa is among the Maroons. Later, T’Challa and Nakia go to retrieve a cargo shipment on the top of a mountain on a planet. Before long, the forces of the Wakandan Empire attack this Maroon installation. The Maroons […]


Doctor Strange #4 cover by Jesus Saiz

Doctor Strange #4 Review: A Good Story Needlessly Complicated

Doctor Strange and Kanna are on the run with a Nidavelliran Dwarf named Eoffren. A photon-based species, called the Majesdane, kidnapped Eoffren to force him to create a superweapon for them. Strange and Kanna sprung Eoffren, and the Majesdane are now trying to kill them. Doctor Strange #4 has a straightforward plot, as you could […]

X-Men: Bland Design – Deadpool’s Killing Spree Continues in Despicable Deadpool #295

Oh, you haven’t had enough Deadpool yet? Okay then… Welcome, dear readers, to Deadpool: Bla… er, er mean,  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 changed in the X-Men comics (and superhero comics […]

X-Men: Bland Design – Learning the Names of the Cast in Spider-Man vs. Deadpool #28

If you can’t get enough Deadpool, this is your week! 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 changed in the X-Men comics (and superhero comics in general) since the […]

X-Men: Bland Design – An Unexpected Ending in Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan #5

Welcome to X-Men: Bland Design, the weekly multi-part recap 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 regular-priced X-Books on the stands, which will run you a total of 20 bucks to buy and, thanks to modern comic book […]

X-Men: Bland Design – The Countdown to a Relaunch Continues in Despicable Deadpool #294

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 […]



deadpool vs. Old Man Logan #4

X-Men: Bland Design – Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan #4

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 […]


Iceman #8

Iceman #8 Review: The X-Men Book with the Most Heart Continues

Iceman #8 from Marvel Comics by Sina Grace, Robert Gill, Rachelle Rosenberg, and Joe Sabino continues the look at the adult Iceman’s exploration of his new world as an out and proud gay man with a look at something every gay man (and in honesty, everyone) has had: an awkward family dinner. Of course, this […]