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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 […]

Catwoman #2 cover by Joelle Jones and Laura Allred

Catwoman #2 Review: Good Lead, Vague Plot

Catwoman has walked into a room full of women dressed like her. They immediately show themselves not to be friendly, so Selina must fight her way out of this one. After the brawl, Selina interrogates one of the false Catwomen and gets a lead. Meanwhile, Creel punishes the false Catwoman that killed the police officers. […]

Amazing Spider-Man #3 cover by Ryan Ottley and Laura Martin

Amazing Spider-Man #3 Review: Spider-Man Two More

Peter Parker is enjoying a night of bowling with his girlfriend, Mary Jane Watson, and friends, Randy Robertson and Norah Winters. The Tri-Sentinel appears from nowhere and attacks New York. Thankfully, the Amazing Spider-Man arrives to fight the Tri-Sentinel. However, Peter Parker hasn’t left the bowling alley. How did this happen? No, it’s not Miles […]

The Amazing Spider-Man #2 Review: Now I’m on Board

The Amazing Spider-Man is fighting Man Mountain Marco and the Ringer at a book fair, because that’s where these villains are at in their life right now. While dealing with this situation, Peter Parker reflects on how good things are going with Mary Jane, whom he has dating once again. He also looks back on […]


Spider-Man #240 cover by David Marquez and Justin Ponsor

Spider-Man #240 Review: Another Heartwarming Bendis Farewell

Spider-Man awakens in a hospital bed having lost time and feeling unwell. His mom informs him that he’s been unconscious for days. Dr. Claire Temple arrives to tell him that he has a viral infection, and his spider-powers make it more difficult to treat him properly. As we are given flashbacks to the conflict atop […]

Black Panther #172 cover by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, and Matt Milla

Black Panther #172 Review: The Arc Ends on a High Note

The Adversary has arrived in Wakanda, and it’s up to a coordinated effort from Wakanda’s greatest warriors, led by Black Panther, Shuri, and Storm, to save the nation from this great and ancient evil. Will their best be enough to win the day? This arc of Black Panther succeeds in delivering a satisfying finale despite […]

Black Panther #171 cover by Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin

Black Panther #171 Review: T’Challa Finally Reaches the Klaw

Okoye interrogates Asira for what she knows about the Klaw and the Originators. She’s willing and feels guilt over what she has done to Wakanda. Meanwhile, Black Panther confronts the Klaw and his allies on the field of battle at long last. Black Panther #171 finally reaches the climax of “Avengers of the New World,” […]

Black Panther #170 cover by Phil Noto

Black Panther #170 Review: The Story Grinds Forward with a Climactic Battle

Black Panther, Shuri, Thunderball, Zawavari the mystic, and the Hatut Zeraze have confronted Ras the Exhorter and his hordes of Originators and the powers of the Lost-Forgotten God. Reinforcements are on the way, but Ras’ powers may be too great for even them. Elsewhere, Changamire confronts the incarcerated Tetu. Black Panther is starting to wrap […]

Black Panther #1 Cover by Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin

Five Days of Black Panther- Day 5: Current Series by Ta-Nehisi Coates

We arrive at the conclusion of Bleeding Cool’s Five Days of Black Panther with the current Black Panther series by writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artists such as Chris Sprouse, Brian Stelfreeze, and Leonard Kirk. This was my first Black Panther solo series, as I was turned onto the character primarily by Al Ewing’s Ultimates. I […]

Black Panther #169 cover by Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin

Black Panther #169 Review: Don’t Mess with the Dora Milaje

The Klaw, Ezekiel Stane, Doctor Faustus, and Zenzi are working to bring back the Klaw’s sister in a living sound form. They’re using Ayo for the process somehow, and Aneka is being taken into a holding cell. The Black Panther is elsewhere fighting some of the Klaw’s invading monsters, so all should be at peace […]

Laura Martin Talks Colors While Working On A Spider-Gwen Commission

Laura Martin has been a digital colorist for more than a decade, but she had only recently started doing traditional colors. In the newest Quickdraw from Marvel, Martin sits down with markers and colors a commission of Spider-Gwen and talks us through the process as she goes. The advantages to digital coloring, as she points […]


The Past Is Prologue: X-Men Gold #1 Review

Last week may have been the primer, but this week the ResurrXion truly begins. ResurrXion is definitely an apt title, given this issues preoccupation about old being new again, and not to mention what seems to be several literal character resurrections in the issue (possibly). But as the series writer Marc Guggenheim has promised for […]

Liam Sharp’s Favorite Page From Wonder Woman #11

Liam Sharp took to his Facebook page and shared his favorite page… or rather favourite page… from Wonder Woman #11, the end of The Lies story arc. A favourite page of mine from WW #11. I like the intense mood of Laura [Martin]’s colours, the sense of place, and the scary Amazon… :-) He then […]

Miles Morales Joins The All-New, All-Different Avengers?

Here is it folks. The full creative line up and character count of the All-New All-Different Avengers. Written by Mark Waid, drawn by Mahmud Asrar with colours by Laura Martin. And posted on 4chan last night. With The Vision, Ms. Marvel, Iron Man, Thor, Nova, Captain America… And upfront that looks like Miles Morales, the […]

Sneak Peek At MegaCon’s 2015 Gator By Sergio Cariello

Megacon is the Orlando, FL based comic book convention that takes place in the spring. Their mascot, a gator, has been drawn by many people over the years including Frank Cho and George Perez Christine Alger posted on Twitter a sneak peek at the 2015 MegaCon Gator by Sergio Cariello and Laura Martin. MegaCon will […]

A Triumphant Return But A Moment That Doesn’t Quite Work In Serenity #1

By Alasdair Stuart The first issue of Serenity: Leaves On The Wind raised quite a storm of response. This is the long awaited continuation of Serenity, which was itself the long awaited continuation of the Joss Whedon sci-fi western, Firefly. Firefly is that rare thing; a show whose central concept maps perfectly onto its fandom. […]

Eight Years On, Serenity: Leaves On The Wind Delivers ‘New Wrinkles’ For Fans

By Tom Huxley It was just over eight years ago when we last saw the crew of Serenity on the big screen. Originating from Joss Whedon’s well-loved but little-watched TV series, Firefly, the film presented the exploits of a small gang of unruly space pirates in a refreshingly old fashioned Western style. The film was […]

Nostalgia Without The Time Travel – X-Men #1

When the new X-Men #1 was announced, one of the aspects that people noted was that, just like Uncanny X-Force and Fearless Defenders, it was another Marvel team book that featured just women in the lead roles. The actual issue takes that and runs with it. Because not only do we have all female good […]