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The Sneakiest of Peeks Ahead at Marvel Comics #1001

Marvel Comics #1001 is out in three weeks. The sequel to Marvel Comics #1000, it continues the same overarching idea of an ongoing story by Al Ewing threaded through a litany one one page stories by the good and the great from Marvel Comics’ history. Currently that includes writers Al Ewing, Audrey Loeb, Jimmy Palmiotti, […]


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Four Mark Bagley Absolute Carnage Sketches Found – Are They Worth $20,000 Each?

Four of the Willy Wonka Golden Tickets Mark Bagley Absolute Carnage Sketch Editions appear to be found, out of twenty hidden away, disguises as regular-looking Absolute Carnage #1 issue published last week. Odds are, about one-in-a-thousand. We’ve found images of four of them so far, posted to social media, sketch numbers 1, 6, 14, 20. […]

Now Spider-Man: Life Story is an Unauthorised Sequel to Watchmen

Now Spider-Man: Life Story #3 is an Unauthorised Sequel to Watchmen (Spoilers)

DC Comics are publishing one unauthorised sequel to Watchmen in Doomsday Clock by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. Dynamite is publishing one with Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt by Kieron Gillen and Caspar Wijngaard. Heavy Metal is publishing one in Soft Wood, Watchmensch by me, Simon Rohrmuller and John Higgins. Out in a couple of weeks, apparently. […]

Mark Bagley and Chip Zdarsky Launch a Mini-Series Where Spider-Man Ages in Real Time

Giving us a glimpse of a world where Marvel’s storytelling didn’t play second-fiddle to Disney’s desire to keep its valuable intellectual property in pristine condition, Marvel announced plans to launch a new mini-series featuring Spider-Man from the creative team of Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley. Spider-Man: Life Story is a six-issue mini that launches in […]

Marvel Gives Dave Cockrum a Wraparound, Plus More Uncanny X-Men #1 Ch-Ch-Changes

You would think a dozen-person creative team would be enough to handle the relaunch of a classic comic book franchise, but Marvel feels that a little extra was needed, it seems. Uncanny X-Men #1 will now officially feature interior art by Mark Bagley and Mirko Cloak, in addition to the interior art it was already going […]

Venom: First Host #1 cover by Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy, and Dono Sanchez-Almara

Venom: First Host #1 Advance Review – Fleshing Out Venom’s History

We travel back to when the Venom symbiote was first discovered and taken from its planet. Later, we find its first host caught in a war between two alien species (not spoiling who here). Finally, we return to the present, where Venom as Eddie Brock is stopping a robbery. He then returns to Alchemax to […]

Spider-Man Annual #1 cover by Kris Anka

Spider-Man Annual #1 Review: Where Was Miles During Secret Invasion?

Spider-Man Miles Morales is locked in combat with Michael Morbius, the Living Vampire. Things don’t seem to be going well for the Ultimates Spider-Man, and we jump back a few years to before Miles took on the name of Spider-Man. It’s Miles’s birthday, and he goes to the grand opening of a new clothing store […]


Venom #165 cover by Ryan Stegman and Morry Hollowell

Venom #165 Review: I Wanna See a Recreation of this Nativity Scene

Venom has been taken Dixon and her task force. They want to handle the symbiote’s upcoming offspring, and they’ve enlisted the Scorpion to help them do it. Thankfully, Spider Woman is here to save the day, and she and Venom are intent on keeping the likes of the Scorpion away from the symbiote and its […]


Venom #164 cover by Ryan Stegman and Morry Hollowell

Venom #164 Review: What’s Eating Eddie Brock?

Eddie Brock is waking up nauseas from intense nightmares that seem connected to the Venom symbiote. Things complicate when the symbiote gets flighty and abandons Eddie during a fight with the Shocker. Finally, Claire Dixon pops up alive and well, and she and her men try to capture Venom. Venom #164 plays off like something […]

Top Marvel Comics of 2017 #5: Venom #156 by Mike Costa and Mark Bagley

So, VICE said they couldn’t find 10 comics to put on their list for 2017. I get that 2017 has been a bit of a crap PR year for comics, especially the Big Two, but that is extremely reductive and disingenuous. There are plenty of talented creators who have done some phenomenal work this year […]

A Major Unexpected Return in Today’s Spider-Men II #5

Spider-Men II #5 has hit the shelves, and as well as the continued story of the relationship between Miles Morales and Peter Parker, and the legacy of Spider-Man, which we talked about earlier, writer Brian Michael Bendis leaves fans with a surprise return that has huge potential consequences for the Marvel Universe. Spoiler warnings set […]

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The Controversial Fate of Miles Morales in Spider-Men II Revealed

Spider-Men II #5 by Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli, Mark Bagley, Elisabetta D’Amico, John Dell, Justin Ponsor, and Cory Petit is the final issue of the crossover series with the two Spider-Men now living in the 616 Universe (or whatever it is Marvel wants to call it now), Peter Parker and Miles Morales. As one of […]

Venom #158 art by Mark Bagley, John Dell, and John Rauch

Venom #158 Review: Not As Much Action As You’d Think

Kraven is slaughtering the underground dinosaur people whom Venom swore to protect. Eddie himself is stuck underneath the portion of street brought down by Shriek’s attack. With his symbiote going feral, Venom is running low on time and options. Can he escape and stop Kraven’s bloody rampage? Eddie finds himself reminiscing on old times thanks […]

Venom #157 cover by Mark Bagley, John Dell, and John Rauch

Venom #157 Review: The War Of Hunters Continues

Mayor Wilson Fisk has verified the existence of the dinosaur people beneath New York City, and he has charged Kraven the Hunter with putting them down. Kraven is now officially sanctioned to hunt in the catacombs, but Venom is still determined to stop him. Kraven has warned the city of Venom’s presence. Unfortunately, the symbiote’s […]

Venom #156 Review: Venom Versus Kraven The Hunter; Fight!

Kraven the Hunter is back in town, and the underground dinosaur colony that’s heralded Venom as their savior is in his crosshairs. He badly wounded one dinosaur woman, and she goes to Eddie for help, which Kraven did not expect. Eddie goes to investigate, and this leads to an epic battle between Venom, the Lethal […]

Venom #154 Review: Life Through Flat Eyes

Let’s travel back in time to before Venom #155 to Venom #154, which hit store shelves this past week. Alright, we are back in time. Boy, I hope Marvel: Legacy is good, and Mark Bagley returning to do the art for Venom has me full of excitement! Oh no! We went too far back! There are […]

Marvel Legacy – Venom #155 Review: Bagley And Brains

Venom becomes the Lethal Protector once again! Trying to start again in New York and being the “savior” of a race of underground dinosaur people have put Eddie Brock in an awkward position of responsibility and restraint. Is he going to be able to continue his course of vigilantism, or is he just delaying the […]