Rod Reis



Winter Soldier #1 Review: Bucky’s Got a Brand New (Boring) Bag

SUMMARY: Writer: Kyle Higgins, Artist: Rod Reis, Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles,Associate Editor: Alanna Smith, Editor Tom Brevoort, Varant Covers: Bill Sienkiewicz; Butch Guice & Frank D’Armata, Publisher: Marvel Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $3.99. This new Winter Soldier mini (by my count the sixth WS series in the last 7 years) seems focused on […]

A New Winter Soldier Comic Launches in December by Kyle Higgins and Rod Reis

Bucky Barnes is returning in his own 5-issue mini-series this holiday season from the superstar creative team of Kyle Higgins and Rod Reis. Marvel revealed the news in a press release, which starts off pretty presumptuously: You know his name. You know the things he’s done. What if this is our first time reading a […]

Exiles #7 cover by Mike McKone

Exiles #7 Review: Old West Superheroics in a Genuinely Fun Comic

The Exiles have been approached by a man called the King, the T’Challa of this strange Old West dimension in which the team has found themselves. With the King and equipment supplied by Moira MacTaggert, Blink, Valkyrie, and Wolvie go to stop the Magnus Gang and save Iron Lad. Unfortunately, Magnus isn’t the head of […]

Exiles #6 cover by Mike McKone

Exiles #6 Review: One of Marvel’s Most Charming Books

The Exiles are resting up in the Bahamas after their conflict with the Time-Eater, revealed to be Kang the Conqueror. They are still stinging from the loss of Khan, and Blink is eager to find her former teammates out in the Multiverse. While tinkering with the Tallus, Blink, Wolvie, Valkyrie, and Iron Lad are teleported […]

Captain America #702 cover by Michael Cho

Captain America #702 Review: The Story Improves on the Previous Issue

Jack Rogers is now on the run from his government, and he goes to a safehouse known as the Way Back. It is a hideout for historians where all talk from the outside world is kept out. There, a strange man called Old Vic points Jack in the direction of a possible solution beneath New […]

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 #1 cover by Rod Reis

Doctor Strange Damnation #1 Review: Your Favorite Heroes Are Terrible People

With the Avengers helping mourn and honor the fallen in Las Vegas from Secret Empire, Doctor Strange arrives to offer a ray of hope. He has regained his expansive powers and resurrects the parts of Las Vegas that fell, its citizens included. Joyous celebration quickly turns to shock and horror when the Hotel Inferno, a […]



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 […]

Secret Empire #10 Review: The Destination Was Not Worth The Journey

Secret Empire #10 is finally here, and the behemoth steamroller of an event from Marvel and writer Nick Spencer is finally over. And after the writer and publishers’ constant calls to wait and see, to read every issue no matter what your initial reaction is, and ideally spend hundreds of dollars on the various spinoffs and […]

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Secret Empire #10 Review: A Better Ending Than This Series Earned

This is it. This is the big one. In the wise words of Red Foxx: “I’m coming, Elizabeth.” Or at least, I would be if this were nearly as bad as I feared it would be. With Secret Empire #10, for the first time, Secret Empire actually surprised me. Considering this is the ending, that is […]


Secret Empire #5 Review – Just Not Good Super Hero Fiction

Now, even though I am Bleeding Cool’s “Secret Empire is actually pretty good” guy, doesn’t mean I think the series is perfect. It has its flaws, and one of my first two articles for BC was my review of #2, which was a comic that could basically be summed up with “Hey, don’t forget to […]

Secret Empire #4 Review: Ditches Fascism, Becomes Enjoyable Read

With the latest issue of Secret Empire by Nick Spencer, Leinil Francis Yu, Rod Reis and Joshua Cassara, we get quite a change of pace from the series thus far. The story largely focuses on the opposing Avengers teams, the underground rebel Avengers led by the AI of Tony Stark, and the Hydr-Avengers, led in […]

The Penny Drops – Secret Empire #2 Reviewed (SPOILERS)

The Hydra Cap storyline has been going on for over a year. Secret Empire will see it’s culmination. In the whole period, writer Nick Spencer and various editors at Marvel have assured that this isn’t a clone, this isn’t an alternate reality Steve Rogers, this isn’t mind control. This is the ‘true’ Steve Rogers, a […]

Cap’s Betrayal Begins: Secret Empire #0 Review

This whole event is going to be controversial. This issue in particular will be controversial, and certainly there are aspects and plot elements that will be up for a great deal of discussion – but for the purposes of this article, this will just present a review of the comic itself. I won’t discuss spoilers […]

Improbable Previews: Civil War 2 Limps To The Finish Line With The Oath #1

Every so often, comic book publishers send out previews of upcoming comics without any of the lettering finished. The result, while pretty to look at, leaves readers wondering just what the hell is going on in those pages. Well, wonder no more. Here at Bleeding Cool, we have combined decades of experience in reading comic […]