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Marvel Drops “Stan Lee’s” Venus, More on Marvel Unlimited for Valentines Day

Marvel has added some new classic comics to Marvel Unlimited this week, ones which weren’t advertised in their February press release. Included are issues #2-9 of Venus, the 1948 Timely series which ran for 19 issues. Marvel was apparently spotty with their credits at that time. None of the issues have the creators credited on […]

Champions #23 Review: Burning at the Touch of the Man-Thing

Viv Vision has been taken out by the Man-Thing. Snowguard fights to protect Viv, and the rest of the Champions follow soon behind. They manage to pacify the beast, but Viv is still comatose. Wasp can’t wake her up without risking damage. The Man-Thing is kept in containment as he feeds off the emotions of […]

Wong and the Midnight Sons make their final stand against the hordes of Hell and the demonically-possessed Avengers. Before long, Mephisto himself arrives to gloat over having killed Johnny Blaze. However, Mephisto does not know that the Ghost Rider has become the king of Hell, and the tides may soon turn in favor of Wong. Doctor Strange: Damnation ends better than it began. While some of the deliberate lack of repentance on the part of Stephen Strange and the lack of focus on the members of the Midnight Sons that aren’t Wong and Strange does bother me, this final installment didn’t really get on my nerves as much as the first. Don’t get me wrong, this issue still has a myriad of problems that keep it from being required reading. This story was stretched to breaking point, and a good portion of what matters happened in the Ghost Rider issue. This book is a protracted third act. As far as plot-relevance goes, Blade, Doctor Voodoo, Bloodstone, Man-Thing, Scarlet Spider, Moon Knight, and Iron Fist may as well not be here. Even in their own tie-ins, Iron Fist and Scarlet Spider don’t really do anything important to the story. The follow-up story promises more with the Midnight Sons though, and that will hopefully come to something. Rod Reis’ artwork is a welcome presence in this book. His style lends itself to the ethereal and surreal nature of this setting and plot. The color gradience adds a unique atmosphere and generally looks quite good. Szymon Kudranski and Dan Brown handle the epilogue with the Midnight Sons and Doc Strange. The more realistic aesthetic does contrast Reis’ work in an odd manner, but it looks good too. Doctor Strange: Damnation #4 is a decent enough read. If you liked the rest of the story, you’ll like this one too. The fact that the story at least acknowledges that Strange’s idea was terrible from the start and ties it to personal problems helps a lot. Reis, Kudranksi, and Brown provide good visuals. Feel free to check it out.

Doctor Strange Damnation #4 Review: Finishes Better than it Started

Wong and the Midnight Sons make their final stand against the hordes of Hell and the demonically-possessed Avengers. Before long, Mephisto himself arrives to gloat over having killed Johnny Blaze. However, Mephisto does not know that the Ghost Rider has become the king of Hell, and the tides may soon turn in favor of Wong. […]

Doctor Strange: Damnation #3 cover by Rod Reis

Doctor Strange Damnation #3 Review: Time to Tease the Spinoffs

Wong has an almost-heart-to-heart with Ghost Rider in a flashback. In the present, Wong’s team try to remove the flaming Mjolnir off Blade. Wong and Bats try to fend off the possessed Doctor Strange. Once the hammer returns to the possessed Thor, Wong’s team enters heated battle against the possessed Avengers. Meanwhile, the Ghost Rider […]

Doctor Strange #387 cover by Mike del Mundo

Doctor Strange #387 Review: Getting Back on Track

Doctor Strange has been broken, beaten, and left to bleed out within Mephisto’s Hotel Inferno in the Las Vegas hellscape. All hope seems lost when he gets an astral message from his closest friend, Wong. He tells Stephen of the team he’s put together to save both Las Vegas and the Sorcerer Supreme. Then, something […]

Doctor Strange: Damnation #2 cover by Rod Reis

Doctor Strange Damnation #2 Review: More Good Stuff to Balance Out the Problems

Mephisto and his corrupted Avengers are holding Doctor Strange. This leaves it up to Wong and Bats to put together a team to save the Sorcerer Supreme. This team consists of Iron Fist, Blade, Elsa Bloodstone, Doctor Voodoo, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, and the Man-Thing. With this motley crew, Wong lays out his plan, and […]

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Brian Michael Bendis’s List Of All The People He Says Can Beat Batman

Now that the second-longest continuous writer at Marvel Comics, Brian Michael Bendis, has signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics, everything he ever said anywhere on the internet about DC Comics is up for discussion. Including this great post on his Tumblr from earlier in the year, when asked about the comparative fighting abilities of Batman […]

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #12 cover by Francesco Mattina

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #12 Review: The New Guardian Revealed (Again)

The Guardians of the Galaxy return to Earth in their search for the Infinity Stones. They have gone missing from the universe, and the team calls upon the expertise of Doctor Strange, Cable, Victor von Doom, Black Panther, and Man-Thing for aid in finding them. The search comes up dry, but they do collect a […]

Hasbro Marvel Knights Legends Wave Coming…Including Jessica Jones

Hasbro went ahead and reveled their upcoming wave of Marvel Legends figures based on the Marvel Netflix run of shows. And boy what a wave it is going to be. Up above there you will see the completed build a figure for the wave, Man-Thing. That is an incredible looking sculpt, and to be honest […]

R.L. Stine to Write Man-Thing Series for Marvel

R. L. Stine Talks About His Man-Thing

Marvel takes us behind-the-scenes of their new Man-Thing #1 comic that is out today. They’ve taken one of their famous monsters and given it to horror master R. L. Stine to play with. In the video below Stine, along with Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, editor Mark Paniccia and assistant editor Christina Harrington talk about the […]


[Updated] 12 Images From Marvel’s Venom Variant Month March 2017

Marvel released four of their Venom variants for their “Venom Variant Month” in March 2017 to CBR, quickly then distributing the images over a few sites and which we’ve collected here.   Well you didn’t see that when I published it yesterday (01:00 today my time!), because (like the total newbie that I am) I didn’t publish […]

10 Years In The Making, Swampmen: Muck-Monsters And Their Makers

After 10 years, TwoMorrow’s long-awaited Swampmen book finally sees print. Originally planned for 2005, Swampmen: Muck-Monsters And Their Makers suffered from a series of logistical problems delaying its release for a decade. The book tells about all of the strange creatures who crawled up out of the mud during the 1970s including Swamp Thing, Man-Thing, […]


How Frank Cho Grew His Man Thing

Step by step, how Frank Cho grew his Man Thing for Savage Wolverine; This is a double page spread in my upcoming Savage Wolverine #4 book, coming out in April. Here’s the step-by-step process in drawing that monster double page spread. As you can see, most of the vegetation and figure work were no more […]

Marvel To Launch Infernal Man-Thing

Whatever knows fear burns at the Man-Thing’s touch, wrote Steve Gerber. But what lights up Man Thing? Marvel are going one more time to their muck-monster-in-resident for a new comic series in June. And this time they are giving it a rather flammable title. Infernal Man-Thing. What has got him all heated up? Is there […]