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Review: Infinity Wars

It’s the latest chapter of the Infinity Stones as they come to Earth and a new war for them takes place. Who wants to control them and why? Find out in Infinity Wars!

Infinity Wars collects Infinity Wars #1-6, Fallen Guardian #1, Infinity #1, and material from Thanos Legacy #1 by Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Martin, Andy MacDonald, Chris O’Halloran, Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy, Guru-eFX, Cory Smith, and Ruth Redmond.

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Review: Venom Vol. 1 Rex

Venom and Eddie Brock are one again and an acient, primordial evil has awakened. This first volume adds depth to the history of Venom and symbiotes and open up a whole new world for the character.

Venom Vol. 1 Rex collects issues #1-6 by Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin.

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Review: Infinity Wars #4

Requiem is victorious. Infinity has been warped. Reality only has one hope.

The world is warped and what will those who know the truth do to stop Gamora? This is the issue where the heroes gather and reality unveiled before the attack begins.

Writer Gerry Duggan gives us a story that’s needed, I’m just left wondering if it needed an entire issue. Infinity Wars #4 isn’t bad, it’s just a transition issue for the greater story. It’s exactly that moment when the heroes gather. It’s just it’s the entire issue. What could happen in a few pages instead is dragged out.

But, what is a very decompressed segment, is still pretty engaging. A lot of that is due to Duggan who adds a dash of humor as the heroes discover they’ve been mashed together. There’s also some fun to see combinations as they’re revealed one at a time.

That’s the highlight of the issue, the reader getting to see what crazy combos the creative team has come up with. What heroes go with whom and if you can guess the combination before they’re split apart. That’s the real draw and honestly not a whole lot else. Most of the issue could easily have been wrapped up and included in other issues, maybe having expanded them a bit. It’s not bad, it’s just a lack of the excitement other issues have been filled with.

The issue also becomes flawed in what Requiem has allowed. There’s massive flaws and for someone who can control everything and do anything, it feels a bit like when the villain goes on and on or tells the hero their plan. It’s a bit eye rolling to be honest.

Mike Deodato, Jr.‘s art along with the color of Frank Martin and lettering of Cory Petit is fantastic and the real draw. The designs for these new characters are great. And, the page layouts are something different as well. There’s some solid work that keeps a story that’d otherwise feel slow moving. The details are what kept me interested

The issue is fine as part of the greater story but on its own, it lacks a bit. The art is solid and a draw but the issue feels like it’s filler before we get back to the good stuff. What happens is important, it just didn’t need to take an entire issue.

Story: Gerry Duggan Art: Mike Deodato Jr.
Color: Frank Martin Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Story: 6.75 Art: 8.15 Overall: 6.95 Recommendation: Read

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Review: Avengers Arena: The Complete Collection

Out now is Avengers Arena: The Complete Collection which brings all 18 issues together for one handy read. The series features the Runaways, Avengers Academy, X-23, the Braddock Academy, and more on an island where they must battle it out to the death. Yes, it’s teenage superheroes meets Battle Royale!

Avengers Arena is by Dennis Hopeless, Christos Gage, Kev Walker, Alessandro Vitti, Jason Gorder, Riccardo Burchielli, Karl Moline, Mark Pennington, Rick Magyar, Frank Martin, Rain Beredo, Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Joe Caramagna, Dave Johnson, Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Greg Horn, Mike Del Mundo, Kaiman Adrasofszky, Mike Deodato, Jr., Francesco Francavilla, Jon Moisan, and Bill Rosemann.

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Review: Infinity Countdown

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Infinity Countdown!

Infinity Countdown collects Infinity Countdown Prime #1, Infinity Countdown #1-5, Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1, and some of Free Comic Book Day 2018 by Gerry Duggan, Michael Allred, Laura Allred, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Martin, Aaron Kuder, Jordie Bellaire, Nick Bradshaw, Morry Hollowell, Mike Hawthorne, Terry Pallot, Jose Marzan, Jr., and Jordie Bellaire.

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Review: Infinity Wars #2

As the Infinity Stones come to Earth, so too comes the war for control over them. But none who wield the stones know the truth about the power they contain…or what it would take to bring them to their END. The nature of the universe itself hangs in the balance.

Infinity Wars #1 kicked things off with a bang revealing who Requiem is and having her begin to kick some butt. Writer Gerry Duggan keeps up the pace for Infinity Wars #2 which shows the chaos as everyone attempts to deal with what’s going on. Duggan keeps in mind, and really focuses the issue on the fact that there’s wielders of Infinity Stones. They use them in their own ways, some more effectively than others. It’s something that never really made sense in the past and here we see some movement in better use of the Stones. The issue too begins to bring things together that Marvel has teased that are part of the event. We’ve got upcoming amalgam characters and this issue is the first steps to that. It’s a lot of action and by end, you’re not quite sure what’s next for everyone beyond the teasers Marvel has released, and even then, not sure how they fit in from here.

Duggan is helped by Mike Deodato, Jr. whose art looks fantastic. There’s a lot of characters covered and each scene does every one of them justice. This is helped by the colors of Frank Martin. The two together knock it out of the park visually. As I said, there’s a lot covered here with so many characters and locations and it flows easily between them all. Nothing is out of place and the action is done in a way that makes you believe Requiem can do what she does.

The issue continues the action packed pace of the latter half of the first issue and sets up a lot of what’s been teased to come. It’s a solid issue full of action and twists and is paying off as a solid “Infinity” event.

Story: Gerry Duggan Art: Mike Deodato Jr.
Color: Frank Martin Lettering: VC’s Cory Petit
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Joe’s Corner: This Week’s Reviews, Spider-Man, Flash, Infinity War, Justice League Dark and More!

This is a weekly comic review show for comics Joe pulls or picks up. This video is for comics coming out the week of July 25th 2018. Joe reviews the books he picked up and gives us his favorite books of the week and at times, a cover of the week. If you’d like, follow Joe @jriddy5000son on Twitter, Instagram, and Mixer.

The comics I buy are bought from Secret Comix Cave, an awesome comic store. Support your local comic shop!

Physical comics featured:

The Amazing Spider-Man #2 Marvel Comics
The Flash #51 DC Comics
Infinity Wars: Prime #1 Marvel Comics
Justice League Dark #1 DC Comics
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #33 Marvel Comics
The Punisher #228 Marvel Comics
The Sentry #2 Marvel Comics
Venom #4 Marvel Comics
Wonder Woman #51 DC Comics

Other comics:
Saga #54
Action Comics #1001

Books Of The Week:
Justice League Dark #1

Covers Of The Week:
Venom #4 by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin

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