Tag: MARVEL COMICS

Spider-Man: Life Story #2

Written by Chip Zdarsky Art by Mark Bagley Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Spider-Man: Life Story #1 This issue takes place in 1977. As it opens, Peter Parker (now 30 years old) is married to Gwen Stacy and is working as a scientist for Reed Richards’ (Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four) company, the Future…

Ironheart #4

Written by Eve L. Ewing Drawn by Luciano Vecchio Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Ironheart #3 After their encounter last issue, the supervillain Midnight’s Fire returns to confront RiRi in her own mother’s house. As I said in response to the first issue I thought it would be better if Ironheart had a secret identity,…

Spider-Man: Life Story #1

Written by Chip Zdarsky Art by Mark Bagley Published by Marvel Comics I was immediately intrigued when I first heard about this 6-issue miniseries a couple of months ago. It’s similar to what John Byrne did in his Superman and Batman: Generations miniseries (and its sequels), showing the life of a superhero as if it…

Ironheart #3

Written by Eve L. Ewing Drawn by Geoffrey Beaulieu and Luciano Vecchio Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Ironheart #2 RiRi’s back in Chicago, staying with her mother as she investigates the disappearance of her childhood friend Daija, and tries to see if there’s a connection to the gang of children who are stealing electronics around…

Ironheart #2

Written by Eve L. Ewing Drawn by Luciano Vecchio Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Ironheart #1 Eve L. Ewing is definitely not one of those writers who tends toward “decompression” in her stories. She packs a lot of threads in this issue. At school, RiRi deals with more conflicts with Dean Bryant regarding the privacy…

Ironheart #1

Written by Eve L. Ewing Drawn by Kevin Libranda and Luciano Vecchio Published by Marvel Comics Riri Williams is a teenage genius from the mean streets of Chicago who reverse-engineered Tony Stark’s Iron Man design to built her own advanced suit of armor which she now utilized as the superhero called Ironheart, while she’s also…

MOSAIC #6

Written by Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Bruno Oliveira Colored by Emilio Lopez Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: MOSAIC #5 Although last issue capped off the first arc of this serious mostly satisfactorily, there was one pretty large dangling plot-thread. That being the status of Morris’ body. When the Brand Corp. tower blew up, I wasn’t…

SOLO #5

Written by Gerry Duggan and Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Paco Diaz Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: SOLO #4 Much as with Mosaic #5 there’s not too much I can say without spoilers, as this fifth issue concludes the opening arc of the series. We get some new players on the scene, taking this book into…

MOSAIC #5

Written by Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Khary Randolph Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: MOSAIC #4 Okay, what can I say without spoiling all the good stuff? How about…WOW! Seriously, it all (well, for the most part) comes to head in this issue, which is labeled as the end of the opening arc of this series.…

SOLO #4

Written by Gerry Duggan and Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Paco Diaz Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: SOLO #3 First, I’ll note that Marvel tends to begin every issue of each series with a introduction or “recap” page, telling you who the main character(s) is/are, and what happened in the previous issue. Some old school writers…

MOSAIC #4

Written by Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Khary Randolph Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: MOSAIC #3 SPIDER-MAN! In the cliffhanger of the last issue, Morris jumped into SPIDER-MAN! Yeah, that in and of itself is a major spoiler. So if you’ve waiting for the trade on this series and are reading these reviews first, sorry, but…

SOLO #3

Written by Gerry Duggan and Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Paco Diaz Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: SOLO #2 So, picking up from last issue’s dramatic cliffhanger, Solo is stuck in the middle of the Zoo Family’s desert base, with the undercover agent that he was hired to rescue now dead. What’s a mercenary to do?!?…

MOSAIC #3

Written by Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Khary Randolph Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: MOSAIC #2 This book just keeps getting better. I have to say that right off the start. It’s getting tougher not spoiling anything, but just trust me, you want to read this. First, it opens with Kenny, the EMT/Fireman/Former Army Ranger that…

SOLO #2

Written by Gerry Duggan and Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Paco Diaz Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: SOLO #1 Solo prepares for his new mission for S.H.I.E.L.D. Out in some desert there’s a biker gang calling themselves The Zoo Family, who have gotten a hold of a large batch of various high-tech extraterrestrial weapons, which they…

MOSAIC #2

Written by Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Khary Randolph Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: MOSAIC #1 Picking up not too long after the previous one left off. Morris is still in the body of Beto, the Latino thug who tried to rip off some Russians gangster last issue, only to get to bullets in the back…

SOLO #1

Written by Gerry Duggan and Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Paco Diaz Published by Marvel Comics With all of the pre-publicity for the new series MOSAIC, this little series, which is co-written by Geoff Thorne, and is debuting the same day as that series, has been a bit overlooked. I’ll confess that I had never heard…

MOSAIC #1

Written by Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Khary Randolph Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: MOSAIC prelude Alright, so here we are with the first issue of this new ongoing series. We’re introduced to Morris Sackett, pro-basketball player for the New York Stride, in the midst of a championship game where he makes the winning shot. We…

MOSAIC prelude

Written by Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Khary Randolph Published by Marvel Comics In a few months Marvel will be debuting an ongoing title of a new Black superhero. Mosaic is created by Geoffrey Thorne and Khary Randolph, and the idea is that he’s a new Inhuman. For those of you new to the Marvel Universe,…

Empress #1

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Stuart Immonen Publish by Icon/Marvel Comics Mark Millar returns to Marvel Comics for this new series, published under their creator-owned Icon Imprint. I must say that I had high hopes for this title up initially hearing about it. First, because of his collaborator and co-creator Stuart Immonen, whose work…

Hyperion #1

Written by Chuck Wendig Drawn by Nicole Virella Published by Marvel Comics First, if you’re unaware of this character, see my previous review for AVENGERS #34.1, where I go over the character’s backstory, both in terms of creation and publication. And now that you’ve read that, you’ll see how much I enjoyed that portrayal of…

All-New MIRACLEMAN Annual #1

Published by Marvel Comics Okay before I review this I guess I need to do a quick history lesson. Back in the 1940’s a comic-book publisher called Fawcett Comics created a new superhero called Captain Marvel. When young boy Billy Batson said the magic word SHAZAM, he became the adult superhero Captain Marvel who had…

Superman and Elvis Presley

SUPERMAN! ELVIS PRESLEY! Two of my favorite heroes (one fictional, one historical). Y’know, I observed many years ago that these two seemingly disparate characters actually have quite a few similarities. And, no, I don’t mean the fact that they were both known for wearing capes. Elvis got that idea from a different superhero. Seriously. So…

STORM #4

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Victor Ibanez Colored by Ruth Redmond Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: STORM #3 The cover has a banner that says THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE across the top, which had me worried at first that this would be part of a crossover, and since I’m not currently buying any other…

BLACK PANTHER: FOUR THE HARD WAY

Written by Reginald Hudlin Drawn by Francis Portela Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: BLACK PANTHER: CIVIL WAR Following the events of Marvel’s Civil War, Black Panther and Storm remain in America overseeing the rebuilding of the Wakandan Embassy in New York and end up being invited by Mr. Fantastic and The Invisible Woman to take…