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X-23 #3 cover by Mike Choi and Jesus Aburtov

X-23 #3 Review: Not Enough Gabby, but Some Solid Action

Gabby has been kidnapped by the Stepford Cuckoos. Laura is on their trail, but the Cuckoos are masters of mental manipulation. X-23 can’t be sure whether she can trust her senses. However, Laura is tenacious and will do anything necessary to see her sister again. She also needs to find the geneticist they kidnapped, as […]

X-23 #2 cover by Mike Choi and Jesus Aburtov

X-23 #2 Review: The New Best Dynamic Duo in Comic

The Stepford Cuckoos have found their fallen sister, and this pushes them to advance their plan more quickly. They abandon the X-Men and the Xavier Institute. Meanwhile, Gabby still wants to know the date of X-23’s birthday. Laura evades and goes to investigate the workplace of the missing geneticist. She finds a lead that takes […]

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, […]

Star Wars: Thrawn #6 cover by Paul Renaud

Star Wars: Thrawn #6 [Late] Review – A Conniving Conclusion

Admiral Thrawn meets with the Nightswan on Batonn, giving the legendary smuggler an offer of partnership. Nightswan is helping resistance movements throughout the galaxy, and Thrawn believes the two can benefit one another. Meanwhile, Arihnda Pryce is going through whatever means necessary to get her family off Batonn before the Empire continues their siege against […]

X-23 #1 cover by Mike Choi

X-23 #1 Review: Gabby and Laura Are Still a Wonderful Team

X-23 and Honey Badger are chasing down people who have been stealing mutant genetic material. After stopping one such set of criminals, they are called back to the Xavier Institute to meet up with Beast, who has information on a geneticist who has gone missing. There, they meet another set of clones, the Stepford Cuckoos. […]

Star Wars: Thrawn #5 Cover by Paul Renaud

Star Wars: Thrawn #5 Review – Hunting the Nightswan

The Empire is laying siege to Batonn, but Admiral Thrawn and Eli Vanto have their sights set on the criminal known as Nightswan. The siege goes disastrously, but Thrawn and Vanto manage to gather information on Nightswan. The admiral is put in charge of the Batonn siege, and Governor Pryce returns to provide aid in […]

All-New Wolverine #35 cover by David Lopez

All-New Wolverine #35 Review: A Warm Finish to a Solid Series

Maria Hill has fallen, but Wolverine, Honey Badger, Wasp, Hawkeye, and Captain Marvel must press on. World peace is at hand; there is only one more obstacle to overcome: Doctor Doom. The only question is whether Laura can live long enough to reach Doom. Tom Taylor is quite skilled at subverting expectations with his more […]

Star Wars: Thrawn #4 cover by Paul Renaud

Star Wars: Thrawn #4 Review – ASMR Imperial Procedure Roleplay

Commander Thrawn and Ensign Eli Vanto are called out to handle a dispute between human colonists and the local population on the planet, Cyphar. Human colonists are raiding Cyphari crops, and it is believed that a criminal known as “Nightswan” is responsible for the conflict. It’s up to Thrawn to discover the truth. While Thrawn […]

Star Wars: Thrawn #3 cover by Paul Renaud

Star Wars Thrawn #3 Review: Backstabbing, Promotions, and Mines

Arihnda Pryce’s family owned a small mine on an Outer Rim world called Lothal. Doonium, a highly valuable resource, was recently discovered in the Pryce family mine, and the powers that be swiftly moved in on the opportunity. The Pryce family lost their mine, and, in an attempt to salvage her career, Pryce became an […]

All-New Wolverine #33 cover by David Lopez

All-New Wolverine #33 Review: A Bright Future that Raises Some Questions

It’s the somewhat near future, and the world is a utopia. The heroes have finally won, and Laura Kinney was made the queen of Madripoor. Gabby is Wolverine now and makes sure that the peace is kept. We join her busting up a gun-runner fresh from Latveria when she gets a call from Queen Laura […]

Star Wars: Thrawn #2 cover by Paul Renaud

Star Wars Thrawn #2 Review: Wordy yet Interesting, with a Great Lead

Lieutenant Thrawn and Ensign Vanto have been assigned too Captain Rossi on the Blood Crow. They are responding to a derelict cruiser carrying Tibana Gas. While the crew is investigating, the Blood Crow is called to another situation, but Thrawn elects to stay with Vanto and others to try to get the Tibana Gas cruiser […]

All-New Wolverine #32 cover by David Lopez

All-New Wolverine #32 Review: Nazi-Stomping Group Therapy

Still wanting to help the Orphans of X, Wolverine has been hunting for the man who hired Laura out to kill the father of Amber, the woman who heads the Orphans. Laura is willing to go out and handle it alone, but Amber wants to come with her. This leads them to a beach resort […]

X-23 cover july 2018

X-23 Replaces All-New Wolverine in July from Mariko Tamaki, Juann Cabal

Sometimes, we don’t want our own rumors to be true. That’s the case when Bleeding Cool predicted that we could soon see the end of All-New Wolverine, despite the book selling relatively well and being well received by fans. Writer Tom Taylor recently launched a new core X-Book, X-Men Red, and that book contains the […]

All-New Wolverine #31 cover by David Lopez

All-New Wolverine #31 Review: Ridiculous, Silly, and a Lot of Fun

Back home after the conflict with the Orphans of X, Gabby aka Honey Badger takes Jonathan the now-talking Actual Wolverine out for a walk. At least, that’s what Laura thinks Gabby is doing. In reality, the Honey Badger and the Actual Wolverine are tracking down the people who were experimenting on Jonathan when Laura and […]

X-Men: Bland Design – Deadpool Guest-Stars in All-New Wolverine #31

Because Deadpool doesn’t have enough books of his own, now he’s going to guest-star in All-New Wolverine?! Welcome, dear readers, to 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 […]

Star Wars: Thrawn #1 cover by Paul Renaud

Star Wars Thrawn #1 Review: Rediscover the Classic Star Wars Villain

On a planet in unexplored space, an Imperial contingency discovers a mysterious alien believed to be a member of the mythical race known as the Chiss. This Chiss, named Thrawn, is able to infiltrate their starship with ease, but he is captured shortly after. With help from the translation and kindness of a cadet named […]

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 […]

All-New Wolverine #30 cover by Dan Mora and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

All-New Wolverine #30 Review: Orphans of X Sticks the Landing

Wolverine and Gabby wake up Daken, Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, and Lady Deathstrike. They ready themselves to bring the Orphans of X down, but they discover what the group really is. They’re not the monsters that Laura feared, and she tries a different approach. The waylaying and sidetracking of the “Orphans of X” arc had […]

All-New Wolverine #30

X-Men: Bland Design – Laura Captain Americas in All-New Wolverine #30

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 $21 to buy and, thanks to modern decompression techniques, take roughly ten […]

All-New Wolverine #29 Cover by Elizabeth Torque

All-New Wolverine #29 Review: Contrived But Still Fun

With Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, and Lady Deathstrike possible killed by the Orphans of X, Wolverine, Gabby, and Daken are partaking in a ritual with Muramasa to create a shield and armor that can deflect the creations of the Muramasa Blade being used by the Orphans. Unfortunately, this lays the three mutants up for a […]