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Category: Comic Book Reviews

Last Week’s Highlights: ‘Batman #80’ Comic Review

Except for its first chapter, which had lots of pages and very little story, City of Bane has been a captivating read – and the latest installment is no exception. Tom King’s script is largely action oriented, with Batman making quick work of Bane’s brainwashed police force of Gotham hoodlums. After two issues focused on ...

‘Boondocks’ Writer Rodney Barnes Teams with ‘Spawn’ Artist Jason Shawn Alexander For new Horror Comic ‘Killadelphia’

The Boondocks and American Gods writer Rodney Barnes is officially heading back to the world of comics as he teams with Spawn artist Jason Shawn Alexander for a new horror/vampire series, Killadelphia. The comic follows a small-town beat cop who comes home to bury his murdered father—the revered Philadelphia detective James Sangster Sr. Upon his ...

Jonathan Hickman Responds to ‘House of X’ #2 Plagiarism Accusations

When Marvel decided that it was time to reshape the X-Men, the called on famed writer Jonathan Hickman to lead the charge. Hickman, along with Pepe Larraz crafted House of X, a series that not only flips the entire team on its head, it takes one of the franchise's most storied character's and retcons her ...

‘Powers of X’ #1 Review

Writer Jonathan Hickman put forth some bold new ideas in House of X #1, but Powers of X #1 takes his ideas to a whole new level. Structurally and thematically, this may be the writer’s most complex Marvel comic yet. Powers of X takes place in four different time frames, one of which is the ...

‘House of X’ #1 Review

After having epic runs on the Avengers and Fantastic Four, Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men relaunch was eagerly anticipated by comic book readers (yours truly included). House of X #1, the beginning of Hickman’s multi-year plan for Marvel’s mutants, does not disappoint. House of X #1 establishes a brand new status quo for Marvel’s mutants -- and ...

Marvel Entertainment Announces 2019 San Diego Comic-Con Marvel Booth and Signing Schedules

Marvel Entertainment revealed its full booth event and signing schedules featuring a can’t-miss lineup of autographs, giveaways, exclusive previews, meetups, and more! Fans who stop by the Marvel Booth (#2329) will be a part of an unforgettable experience with some of their favorite stars and creators – all starting Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21. ...

‘Batman: Universe’ #1 Review

I have to admit, Bendis’ first Batman series at DC surprised me. Rather than the urban noir style that he approached similar properties like Daredevil and Moon Knight with, Bendis’ first Batman comic is more in line with The Brave and the Bold cartoon than any current version of Batman. The result is an absolute wonder ...

‘Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds’ #1 Review

After a brief (but not that brief) interruption, Gerard Way’s Doom Patrol series has returned to publication with a new number one. While the numbering may have changed, Weight of the Worlds #1 is both a perfect continuation, and fresh jumping on point for the series. The Easiest way to summarize Weight of the Worlds ...

DC Comics Retiring Vertigo Imprint; Announces Plans to Re-Brand as Single Banner

The age of Vertigo is officially coming to an end. Today, DC Comics announced the company will re-brand in 2020, bringing all of its publishing content together to be organized and marketed under the DC brand. The comic brand will now operate with three labels under it: DC Kids, DC and DC Black Label. The ...

Marvel Announces New Spider-Man Comic from J.J Abrams and his Son Henry Abrams

Just when you thought Marvel was out of surprises, they go and announce that J.J Abrams will be at the helm of a new Spider-Man comic! That's right folks, J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, is writing a new Spider-Man mini-series for Marvel alongside his son Henry. The comic will feature ...

All the Comics Coming to Marvel Unlimited This June

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 25,000 issues of Marvel's classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app. With classic and newer issues added every week, here is the latest batch of comics hitting the online service this month! Week ...

Tom King Leaving Batman By Year’s End

Earlier today, an article on the website Bleeding Cool put forth a rumor that comics writer Tom King was being forced to exit DC Comics' Batman title after issue 85, rather than his intended exit point of issue 105. Since then, pop-culture site CBR has confirmed King's departure from the core Batman title by the ...

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