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Darth Vader Annual #2 Review: A Brutal Prequel to Rogue One

Grand Moff Tarkin discovers Darth Vader scouring the data vaults on Scarif. Vader wants to know about Project Stardust, but Tarkin isn’t happy about this intrusion. Tarkin, with the help of the Emperor, informs Lord Vader that he is to assist Tarkin in any way he can, and this leads the Dark Lord to Geonosis, […]

Domino Annual #1

All-Star Cast and All-Star Creators Set for September’s Domino Annual #1

Domino’s new series may have just started, but due to popular demand (according to a Marvel press release), Marvel is giving fans even more with an Annual this September. And they’re pulling out all the stops. Gail Simone, Fabian Nicieza, Dennis Hopeless, and Leah Williams are all writing for the series, along with artists Victor […]


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,” […]

Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of 03/28/18

Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of March 28th, 2018: Dark Doomsday Metal Clock

It’s time for the Comics for Your Pull Box! We actually have a pretty packed lineup this week, so let’s go ahead and get started. Animosity #13 Marguerite Bennett and Rafael de Latorre‘s Animosity has been on of AfterShock’s best series since it started. The current arc is rising to a fever pitch as the farmers, the hive, and […]


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 […]

Black Panther #167 cover by Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin

Black Panther #167 Review: A Complex If Questionable Explanation

Dr. Eliot Franklin, aka Thunderball of the Wrecking Crew, has wound up in jail once more. He receives a lifeline in the form of Shuri, who offers him a tentative task back in Wakanda. Black Panther needs his help in studying and tracking recent attempts to create synthetic Vibranium in the hopes of pinning down […]

Chapterhouse February 2018

Chapterhouse February 2018 Solicits: First Die Kitty Die Collection, Plus More Captain Canuck

Die Kitty Die by Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz is being collected for the first time in trade. Plus, another volume of Captain Canuck by Kalman Andrasofszky and Leonard Kirk, Van Jensen‘s Fallen Suns gets its first collected volume, and issues for Andrew Wheeler‘s Freelance and Ray Fawkes‘s Fantomah. All of this is from Chapterhouse Entertainment in February of 2018. CAPTAIN CANUCK TP VOL 03 HARBINGER (C: 0-0-1) (W) Kalman Andrasofszky (A) […]

Marvel Legacy Black Panther #166 Review: The Sound Of The Klaw

The Klaw takes the stage as we discover his part in the chaos in Wakanda. We see what has been going on in Ulysses Klaw’s headspace and why he is here working alongside Zeke Stane, Doctor Faustus, and Zenzi the Revealer. Ta-Nehisi Coates lays out his version of the Klaw here. It is one that […]

All-New Wolverine #24 Review: The Series Is Really Picking Up

It’s Wolverine and the Guardians of the Galaxy against a horde of Brood on a moon! To make matters worse, Gabby has been infected and turned into the next Brood Queen of this hive. The Guardians are trying to convince Laura that it’s too late, and Gabby is beyond saving. However, Wolverine does not give […]

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All-New Wolverine #23 Review: Tonal Issues And Contrivance Make For A Weak Issue

With Gabby captured by the Brood, Wolverine is flailing to get her back. However, Drax the Destroyer and the Guardians of the Galaxy know even she could not win this confrontation. They regroup and reassess the situation with a team of scientists led by Fang of the Shi’ar Imperial Guard. They learn of the disease […]


All-New Wolverine #22 Review: The Guardians Were In The Neighborhood

In All-New Wolverine #22, with the deadly virus brought by the alien pod contained, Laura has barely managed to recover. She wakes up to Captain Marvel, Deadpool, and her partner and sister-clone Gabby, waiting for her. She soon learns that Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. has discovered the origin point of the alien pod. Fury saddles […]

The X-Men Return To Hope: X-Men Prime Review

With both the X-Men and Inhuman parts of the Marvel Universe coming into ResurrXion after the dark times (for the mutants at least) of Inhumans vs. X-Men, Marvel’s decision to prime the audience for what’s to come with the aptly named Prime issues for both parties seemed a pretty good one. Allow the audience to […]