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Let’s Take a Look at the Walgreens Exclusive Marvel Legends Mystique

Marvel Legends mutant collectors: it is never going to get better than this. For the last couple years, Hasbro has made it a point to push out as many X-Men-related figures as possible, to mostly glowing results. They still have a ways to go to cross off some big names, but the latest Walgreens exclusive […]

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #3 cover by Skan

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #3 Review – The Ascension of Darkhawk

A Kree ship, pinned down by the Badoon, is suddenly saved by a cosmic force that dispatches the Badoon instantaneously. That force is the new Talon, the Starhawk. Back on Arcturus, Darkhawk is barely clinging to life. His wounds may take him, but he is suddenly visited by a hooded figure and a bird. The […]

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: Darkhawk #1 cover by Skan

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1 Review – A Flawed but Promising Return

The Fraternity of Raptors, led by Robbie Rider aka Talon-R, have found a way to bring the old Raptors back into our dimension. Things don’t go as planned for them, however. On Earth, Chris Powell, aka Darkhawk, is still getting used to the return of his own Talon armor and the absence of Razor. He […]

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 […]



Guardians of the Galaxy #149 cover by Aaron Kuder and Jordie Bellaire

Guardians of the Galaxy #149 Review: Rocket Raccoon, the Champion of Justice

Ant-Man, Gamora, Groot, and Drax respond to a distress call from Cosmo at Knowhere. Many of Groot’s kin are attacking the station, and it’s up to the Guardians of the Galaxy to beat back the thought-to-be-extinct species. Back at Nova Corps HQ, Rocket Raccoon helps 30 Rock star and current Nova Commander Scott Adsit weed […]

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All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #11 Review: The Return Of Nova

Richard Rider, AKA Nova the Human Rocket, has found evidence that his brother, Robbie, may still be alive. Robbie returned to Xandar, the former homeworld of the Nova Corps. Richard follows him there, and we see what happened to Robbie during and after the events of the Cancerverse Incursion from The Thanos Imperative. It was […]

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Marvel Legacy U.S.Avengers #11 Review: Cannonball Meets Archie

Cannonball has disappeared, and the U.S.Avengers have ridden out into space to find him. The weird thing is, Sam Guthrie has awoken in a place that very much resembles a middle-American town frozen in time from the 1950s called Glenbrook. Its leader is a so-called teenager named Richie Redwood. He also has friends named Biff, […]

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All-New Wolverine #23 Review: Tonal Issues And Contrivance Make For A Weak Issue

With Gabby captured by the Brood, Wolverine is flailing to get her back. However, Drax the Destroyer and the Guardians of the Galaxy know even she could not win this confrontation. They regroup and reassess the situation with a team of scientists led by Fang of the Shi’ar Imperial Guard. They learn of the disease […]

When Kitty Pryde Picked Up The Idiot Ball

There’s a phrase I’ve mostly heard screenwriters for television use, the “idiot ball“, where in order to make a plot work in the the time you have, one of your characters, previously established as being intelligent, has to be an idiot for a few pages. They have to hold the “idiot ball”, before dropping it […]