mike hawthorne


Infinity Countdown #5 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Infinity Countdown #5 Review: Good Enough

Hank Pym is in the Soul World with the elderly Gamora, and, against all odds, Hank is intent on escaping the Soul World. Black Widow arrives at the Sanctum Santorum with the Space Stone, and she asks Doctor Strange for help. He has the Time Stone. He uses his methods to locate the Mind Stone, […]


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 […]

Amazing Spider-Man #800 cover by Alex Ross

Amazing Spider-Man #800 Review: A Hard Comic to Recommend?

All Spider-Man’s allies are down thanks to the Red Goblin… or at least they both think. Now Osborn is going after those close to Peter Parker, starting with Aunt May and Mary Jane Watson. Thankfully, Venom and Doctor Octopus have stakes in this fight, and Mary Jane and May are far from helpless. Plus, Harry […]


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 – Deadpool’s Killing Spree Continues in Despicable Deadpool #295

Oh, you haven’t had enough Deadpool yet? Okay then… Welcome, dear readers, to Deadpool: Bla… er, er mean,  X-Men: Bland Design, the weekly multi-part recap column that strives to answer the question: “What if Ed Piskor had no art skills, a juvenile sense of humor, and less classic material to work with?” Things have changed in the X-Men comics (and superhero comics […]

Amazing Spider-Man #796 cover by Alex Ross

Amazing Spider-Man #796 Review: Better, but Still Not Good

Agent Anti-Venom is becoming a beloved hero across New York City, and Liz Allen of Alchemax hires/vaguely threatens Flash Thompson into working security at a demonstration for the company. Meanwhile, Peter Parker convinces the Daily Bugle to report on the demonstration after receiving an invite from Liz Allen as well. Mary Jane Watson also arrives […]

X-Men: Bland Design – The Countdown to a Relaunch Continues in Despicable Deadpool #294

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 […]

Amazing Spider-Man #795 cover by Alex Ross

Amazing Spider-Man #795 Review: The Plot Padding of the Gods

Spider-Man is getting used to his new apartment and his new-old job. Meanwhile, Aunt May calls Bobbi Morse for lunch with her and Peter not knowing that they have broken up. Elsewhere, Loki looks to summon Spider-Man to settle an old debt. Yes, I’m back on this one. I’ve expressed my displeasure with the current […]


Mike Hawthorne Redeems Captain America For Venomverse

It’s been a rough year for Marvel superhero Captain America. Revealed as a secret longtime Hydra Agent in Nick Spencer’s Captain America comics, taking over the country as the leader of a fascist regime in Spencer’s Secret Empire, and coopted as a symbol of Nazis and white supremacists, one could say there’s been a little bit […]

Mike Hawthorne And Deadpool Make It Rain

Marvel put out a preview for Deadpool #8 today, the first part of the Deadpool vs Sabertooth storyline, and it included a cover by artist Mike Hawthorne. The cover seen below shows Deadpool ‘making it rain’ with unique faces on each bill. Hawthorne took to his twitter account and posted the original pencils for the […]

Mike Hawthorne Teases His All-New All-Different Marvel Comic

Taken from the Twitter… Marvel is starting to announce new books? Wonder if they’ll dare to announce the sly devil they have me drawing? ;-) — Mike Hawthorne (@MikeHawthorne) June 6, 2015 Naturally everyone dived in on Daredevil. Or Shanna The She Devil. Or Hellstorm, Son Of Satan. Or L’il Mephisto… Anyway, here’s an example […]

Mike Hawthorne Shares His Process On Quantum And Woody

Over on his blog, artist Mike Hawthorne shared many steps along the way for creating his most recent Quantum And Woody Must Die cover. This cover was for issue #4 and the finished product was colored by Jordie Bellaire.



Is That The Birth Of Thanos In April?

From Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi in April from Marvel. Something involving a birth. And something involving someone purple. My best guess is a Thanos Origin series, the like of which was cancelled last year before publication. Could this be what it was cancelled for? Or, you know, it could be Psylocke. Oh and Comics […]