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ICv2 – Comic Sales Get the ‘Deep Freeze’ in February – One wonders how the weather played into it?

The Mary Sue –Kevin Feige Continues to Say Infuriating Things About a Solo Black Widow Movie, Teases Captain Marvel Instead – It’d be interesting to see how contracts play into this.

Kotaku – Bumblebee Takes Command In The Next Transformers Animated Series – Optimus returns in 3…2…1…

The Verge – YouTube has an elite group that hunts and kills content – Such a bad idea.


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CBR – Superior Foes of Spider-Man #9

CBR – X-Men Legacy #300

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It was new comic book day yesterday. What got everyone excited? What did you enjoy reading?

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Greg Pak – Love Rocket Raccoon? Please consider donating to writer Bill Mantlo’s ongoing care! – Please help folks!

Kotaku – Lucasarts’ Star Wars Creations Return For X-Wing Tabletop Game – Very cool!

The Beat – Con Wars: Denver Comic Con co-founder La Greca pens open letter following removal – Sad to see this.

Kotaku – Japan’s Transformers Hotel Room Is More Than Meets the Eye – Well ok then.

CBR – She Has No Head! – “Johnny Come Lately” Has Another Name – Amen.

ICv2 – Caliber Comics Returns – Nice to see the return.

The Mary Sue – Jada Pinkett Smith Joins The Cast Of Fox’s Gotham – Interesting.


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Comic Vine – Avengers World #3

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Comic Vine – Night of the Living Deadpool #3

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #10

Comic Vine – Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy #1

Comic Vine – Uncanny X-Men #17

Amy’s Marathon of Books – War Brothers: The Graphic Novel

Talking Comics – X-Men: Legacy #24

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I didn’t get a chance for this post yesterday, so here’s an extra long edition.

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Market Wire – Top Comics Industry Talent Agent Joins Red Giant Entertainment Congrats!

Robot 6 – Superman legal battle isn’t over yet: Siegels try a new strategy Huh.


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IGN – Age of Ultron #1

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ICv2 – Barrage Vol. 1

ICv2 – Btooom! Vol. 1

The Beat – Lost Vegas #1

The Fandom Post – The Massive Vol. #1

Bleeding Cool – Sex #1

Talking Comics – Talon #5

Detroit News – Terra Tempo

The Beat – X-Men Legacy #6

CBR – Young Avengers #2

The Future of X-Men Legacy Is Marvel NOW!

Superstars Simon Spurrier & Tan Eng Huat Introduce The Future Of Mutantkind!

This November, prepare for an all new chapter of the X-Men mythos in X-Men Legacy #1, kicking offthe all-new ongoing series from acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier and Eisner Award Winning artist Tan Eng Huat! Legion, the most powerful and unstable mutant in the world and son to Professor Charles Xavier, has killed gods and reshaped the face of the universe. NOW! in the aftermath of Avengers vs. X-Men, Legion will finally attempt to conquer his demons and establish his place among mutantkind!

An all-new direction! All-new threats! All-new vision! This is X-Men Legacy NOW!

This November, Simon Spurrier and Tan Eng Huat redefine what it means to be an X-Man in X-Men Legacy #1!

For more on Marvel NOW!, please visit now.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter using #MarvelNOW


Review – Marvel NOW! Fantastic Four #1, Iron Man #1, Thor: God of Thunder #1, X-Men Legacy #1, Uncanny Avengers #1

Fantastic Four #1

Doctor Who much? Matt Fraction seems to be going back to the fantastic in this title’s name, and keeping up with the space adventures that the previous creative team left off. Marvel’s first family is going for a road trip through time and space, hence my opening as it sounds familiar to the type of adventures that show brings us each episode. That’s a good thing as that’s the type of stories I’d expect from the Fantastic Four. They got their powers in space, are a very science based comic, so should be exploring fantastical worlds.

Out of all of the new comics, this one seems like the smoothest of the transitions. The focus, characters, and look of the series seems to be little different than what we’ve seen before. This isn’t a bad thing. Jonathan Hickman brought long running and complicated story lines, Fraction has set up some stuff here, but I don’t expect the years long stories like Hickman.

I’ve been reading Fantastic Four for years, in it’s ups and downs, and so far in this one issue, it’s looking up for this latest iteration.

Story: Matt Fraction Art: Mark Baley

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy


Iron Man #1

Tony Stark has gone through a lot recently, hitting the bottle again, being captured and forced to build weapons for the Mandarin and also having the remove his Extremis armor. But, what was once his armor and his alone is now out in the open. Extremis is up for sale to the highest bidder, and what will a world look like with terrorists containing the power of Iron Man?

There’s a lot of Tony’s thoughts throughout the comic, really diving in to what he’s thinking as well as his personality, and it’s all good. Writer Kieron Gillen has this story down and knows exactly where we’re going with it. There’s some great hints as to what this first story arc is building off of as far as classic tales. Gillen has done his research in the lead up to this.

The issue I have is Greg Land’s art, which I’ve had more and more issues with. Land has a habit of making his characters look the same, especially when it comes to women. This issue is no exception. The art isn’t enough to turn me off, and Land I’m sure will be ok in the long run, but it’s a slight issue that to me stands out.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Greg Land

Story: 8.25 Art: 7 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Thor: God of Thunder #1

Thor has always been a character I’ve had trouble with. The idea of Gods on Earth and the whole different worlds thing was never something I really enjoyed. Over the last two volumes though, I’ve gotten more into the character. This first issue dives straight into that issue I had, Gods amongst man (and aliens).

The issue really looks at that, setting up the Gods as mortals themselves with a threat greater than themselves. The issue is a great reflection of that, with solid art that fits the universe quite well.

Seeing Jason Aaron taking on the writing duty, this is one of the series I’ve been looking forward to reading and see what he does with it and with art by Esad Ribic, you know it’d look awesome no matter what’s written. Aaron has given us a more somber version of the character, one not quite as brash, and befits his Viking like heritage.

The biggest payoff is those last few pages. The flash forward is amazing and may my jaw drop. The build up is slow in this issue, and boy does it pay off at the end.

Story: Jason Aaron Art: Esad Ribic

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

X-Men Legacy #1

Legion is an interesting character in the Marvel U. At times he’s utterly godlike, becoming more so over the years. With that being the case, it’s hard to get a grasp of a character like that and make him become relate-able or go against some threat that seems to be on his level. It’s a character that can do anything, so what can you do with him that’s interesting?

Writer Simon Spurrier is tackling this very tough task with a series that’s started with it’s best foot forward. We’re shown Legion’s mind in a way that’s consistent with the work we’ve seen in previous issues, but where has he been this entire time? We know where he’s been dumped, but there’s some missing time that needs to be answered eventually.

Also, with the death of Professor X, where does Legion stand and what happens if he loses it again? All that I’m sure will be addressed, but we’re finally seeing a character made WAY too powerful being brought down to relate-able levels and interesting, a difficult task and so far as good.

Story: Simon Spurrier Art: Tan Eng Huat

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Uncanny Avengers #1

The highest profile comic to launch from Marvel NOW!, Uncanny Avengers merges the X-Men and Avengers into a super team of sorts, taking some of the highest characters from each and combining them into Marvel’s Beatles. The first issue is that gathering.

Captain America has come to the realization he hasn’t done enough for mutantkind and decides to reach out to Wolverine to put together a team of some of the best out there. This story is choppy though, with smaller vignettes looking at the players that’ll be joining the team as well as fallout from Avengers Vs. X-Men.

Rick Remender can write, bringing us some of Marvel’s best comics of the past few years, but there’s something seriously off here and that includes the art by John Cassaday. There’s the funeral of Charles Xavier, which gives us more of where Wolverine stands. Captain America and Thor recruit Havok, then have to fight Avalanche, needlessly attempting to bridge the mutant and non-mutant world. Rogue talks to Scarlet Witch and get attacked, which is so random. Then there’s the ending which feels more like a bad C-movie than A-list comic this should be.

The comic isn’t at the point where I give up, but this isn’t what I expected from what was supposed to be one of the biggest comics of the year.

Story: Rick Remender Art: John Cassaday

Story: 6.75 Art: 6.75 Overall: 6.75 Recommendation: Pass

Pick of the Week – The Massive #6

Brian Wood‘s The Massive is THE best series you’re not reading, seriously. This comic series follows the crew of a boat as they search for their sister ship the Massive in a world devastated by environmental disasters. The characters are beyond interesting, being layered and not the stereotypical one dimensional characters you see in so many comics.

The world itself is fascinating as we know “what happened” but we have no idea “why.” The series is tense as is the world the characters inhabit. You never know where each issue will take you, as we keep on finding out more about what’s going on, but the events depicted are movie worthy. I’ve found myself digging my toes into my shoes while reading.

Do yourself a favor and get this comic and start reading this series!

  • The Massive #6 – see above
  • Point of Impact #2 – This is Law & Order in comic form, except it focuses more on the characters within the pages. The first issue blew me away and I expect no less from this second issue.
  • Great Pacific #1 – There’s lots of buzz about this series which takes place on the big garbage heap in the ocean, a popular setting nowadays. We’ll see how this “environmental” series does.
  • The Marvel #1’s, All-New X-Men #1, Fantastic Four #1, Thor: God of Thunder #1, X-Men: Legacy #1 –How can you not include all of Marvel’s reboots/relaunch/continuations this week? If you’ve wanted to check out a Marvel comic, here’s your chance.
  • Locke & Key: Omega #1 – Joe Hill’s series is poised to blow up and this newest volume will hopefully kick the buzz up to the next level. You can see you were reading the series before it was cool.

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The weekend is almost here, yay! But more importantly, the election is almost here and we can be done with all of these ads! Yay!

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The Beat – Publishers Weekly Announces Best Graphic Novels (and Best Books) of 2012There’s two months to go with some great releases, a bit early?


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Talking Comics – American Vampire #32

Talking Comics – Ghosts #1

CBR – Swamp Thing Annual #1

CBR – Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #16.1

Talking Comics – X-Men Legacy #275

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The weekend is almost here and I’ll be spending it trying to catch up and get ahead on my comic book reading and drinking, lots of drinking.

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CBLDF – ComicsPRO Retailers Celebrate Banned Books Week!We’ll be celebrating!

The Mary Sue – New York Artist Paints Portraits of Every Single Congresswoman -Pretty cool.

Comicvine – Mark Millar to consult on Fox’s Marvel movies -Hmmm, very interesting.


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CBR – American Vampire #31

Book Sake – The City of Ember

Talking Comics – The Goon #42

CBR – The Punisher #16

Talking Comics – Rachel Rising #11

Ely Standard – Ultimate Comics X-Men Vol 2: His Will Be Done

Talking Comics – X-Men Legacy #274

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Back from Baltimore Comic Con and expect a recap over the next few days, but as always it’s a great show where you can actually meet and talk to creators and not feel rushed at tables. If you’re a comic book fan, this is a show you should get to. While we were away, here’s the news you might have missed.

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Bleeding Cool – DC At Baltimore – New 52 Writers Told To “Write As If They Were Writing Fan Fiction” -And in some cases, fan fiction would have been an improvement.

Jakarta Globe – Superheroes Come to Life In Jakarta Comic Studio -Interesting read…


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Bleeding Cool – The Creep #1

Stranger Than Fiction – The Crow

Bleeding Cool – Fairest #7

Bleeding Cool – Hawkeye #2

Bleeding Cool – Planet Of The Apes: Cataclysm #1

Bleeding Cool – Winter City

Battle Hymns – Wonton Soup & Wonton Soup 2

Flayrah – Three comic book reviews: Pull List #2 (‘TMNT’, ‘X-Men Legacy’)

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