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NYCC: AWA Studios’ “Upshot Now #0” Comic Now Available at Midtown Comics

AWA Studios’ “Upshot Now #0” Comic Now Available at Midtown Comics

As we wrote before, AWA Studios’ Upshot Now #0 anthology was the giveaway to get at New York Comic Con this year. It’s a 140-page black and white paperback comic full of gorgeous writing and artwork. It featured three full first issues of upcoming comics and the opening pages of five other series. You get […]



Infinity Wars #3 cover by Mike Deodato Jr. and Rain Beredo

Infinity Wars #3 Review: What if Captain America but Also Doctor Strange?

Loki and Flowa arrive in the aftermath of the bloodbath perpetrated by Gamora on Earth. The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy have been dispatched with ease by Gamora armed with the Infinity Stones. She is ready to slay Loki, but, in true Trickster God fashion, Loki Laufeyson talks his way out of death. […]

Infinity Wars #1 cover by Mike Deodato Jr. and Frank Martin

Infinity Wars #1 Review: A Promising “Start”

Gamora returns to ask Star-Lord on more time to help her on her quest into the Soul Gem. He turns her down, and she leaves. On Earth, Doctor Strange has called a meeting of the new Infinity Watch. It includes the current possessors of the Infinity Stones and their allies. Star-Lord, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon […]

Infinity Wars Prime #1 cover by Mike Deodato Jr. and Frank Martin

Infinity Wars Prime #1 Review: Could This One Turn Out Good?

Loki is searching through Asgardian tomes in the hopes of understanding why those stories are different than he remembers. The search, as well as an angry librarian, lead him to the God Quarry, also known as the Quarry of Creation. On Earth, Adam Warlock visits Doctor Strange to aid in his exploration of the Soul […]

Infinity Countdown #4 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Infinity Countdown #4 Review: A Low Point in an Unexciting Series

Silver Surfer approaches Galactus the Lifebringer for help with the dawning Ultron crisis. Adam Warlock faces Ultron Prime on his own. The Guardians of the Galaxy and the Nova Corps reconnoiter on Knowhere. The Nova want to look after the Power Stone, but Gamora is reluctant to allow them to have it. Richard Rider is […]


Infinity Countdown #3 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Infinity Countdown #3 Review: Sax the Destroyer, or the Draxophone

Adam Warlock confronts Ultron, whom sends a possessed Silver Surfer to kill Warlock. Adam Warlock manages to free Surfer, but the herald flees immediately. Now it’s just Adam and Ultron, and things aren’t looking good. Across the universe, the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Nova Corps try to hold their own against the Chitauri […]

Infinity Countdown #2 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Infinity Countdown #2 Review: Fun, Pretty, but Not Substantial

The forge dwarf continues his mysterious work as the repowered group swiftly brings down the massive Scar. Afterwards, this contingent of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord, Ant-Man, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Nova Richard Rider, rejoins Drax the Destroyer and Eve at the Power Stone in the hopes of halting the Chitauri horde and […]



X-Men: Bland Design – A Familiar Foe Returns in Astonishing X-Men #8

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 – Sad Wolverine is Sad in Old Man Logan #35

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 […]

Black Panther Ultimates #1 cover by Kenneth Rocafort

5 Days of Black Panther, Day 5: New Avengers, Ultimates, and Secret Wars

Before arriving at the current Black Panther series, we are going to take a look back at a couple of teams he enjoyed before the newest series under Ta-Nehisi Coates. From my personal experience, I had actually become more interested in T’Challa after reading about him in Al Ewing’s Ultimates and Ultimates Squared. Jonathan Hickman’s […]

X-Men: Bland Design – A New Status Quo Emerges in X-Men Gold #21

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 six five X-Books on the stands, which will cost you a total of $25 $21 to buy and, thanks to modern decompression techniques, take […]


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 […]

Old Man Logan #31 cover by Mukesh Singh

Marvel Legacy Old Man Logan #31 Review: A Gory if Unremarkable Read

Old Man Logan has returned to Tokyo, Japan with the intent of losing himself in the city. Unfortunately, wherever Logan goes, trouble is always around somewhere. This time, it is in the form of thugs who are able to heal from any damage the former Wolverine puts out. Elsewhere, the Yashida Corporation (not quite the […]