Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Review: Spider-Gwen #1 – The Spider-Character We Didn't Realize We Needed

It's one of those ideas that, once you hear it, you're forced to wonder, Why the hell hadn't anyone done this before? An alternate reality take on the Spider-Man story in which it's Gwen Stacy – the first, great, and ultimately tragic love of Peter Parker's life – who gets bit by the fateful spider. Brilliant. Add to that a simple, but stunning, character design and Marvel had a sure-fire hit on its hands.

Now, Spider-Gwen #1, spinning out the ultra-popular Spider-Verse story, has arrived, giving readers a further look into the world of Gwen Stacy, Spider-Woman.

Read more, with one minor, but marked, spoiler after the jump.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Review: Uncanny X-Men #31 – How Scott Summers (Potentially) Gets His Groove Back

Uncanny X-Men hit the shelves today, and if you follow Brian Michael Bendis on Tumblr (as you should), you know there’s a jaw-dropping ending to this issue. I won’t spoil it here, or after the jump, but suffice it to say it marks a serious turning point for the book.

Read more about it, spoiler-free, after the jump.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Video: The Comic Book Tag

I'm experimenting with some other forms of media, so here is the first episode of what I intend to be a weekly video addition to this site. In this first installment, I answer 10 questions about comics in response to a video posted by Movie Pilot writer/YouTuber/comics fan, Catrina Dennis.

Check it out after the jump.

Friday, February 13, 2015

3 Reasons Miles Morales should be the MCU Spider-Man

Last week the bomb dropped that Marvel Studios had finally negotiated a deal with Sony Pictures that would allow Marvel to use Spider-Man in their shared cinematic universe. There was at the time of the announcement, however, some suspiciously absent details. Spider-Man was mentioned. Peter Parker was not. Nor was Amazing Spider-Man star, Andrew Garfield. What did this mean? Was Garfield out? If the role of Peter Parker was to be recast, who would take over the webs?

Or could Marvel have something completely different in mind? There was a very vocal contingent, including myself, who speculated, or perhaps we simply hoped, that Marvel would bring in a Spider-Man we haven't seen before – Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man. It has since come out that Marvel is indeed sticking with Peter Parker, but without Andrew Garfield. Those of us who cried out for a bold, new direction can only lament what could have been.

After the jump, read three reasons why Marvel should have chosen Miles Morales to be the MCU Spider-Man.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Review: Darth Vader #1 is a pitch perfect start to Marvel's new Star Wars on-going.

Today Marvel has released the first issue of their second Star Wars title, an ongoing Darth Vader series written by Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers) and Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man). This is far from the first time the Dark Lord of the Sith has appeared in a comic, nor is it the first time he's appeared in his very own series. Dark Horse had been publishing stories featuring the character for over 20 years until Disney, which now owns both Lucasfilm and Marvel, made the decision last year to move the rights to their own comic book publisher.

It should be noted that this is not Marvel's first time publishing stories featuring Vader, either. It was Marvel who first acquired the rights to publish Star Wars titles in the 70s, and published all kinds of wild stories set in the Star Wars universe. What makes Marvel's new collection of Star Wars titles so intriguing is that Lucasfilm as stated that all stories published by Marvel will be considered canon. That's a pretty big deal. It's not something that Dark Horse could ever boast.

So, how does Marvel's first Darth Vader comic hold up? Find out after the jump.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Marvel Announces "A-Force," First All-Female Avengers Team

It has been quite an amazing few days for representation in the world of comics as Marvel announced today their plans to launch a brand-new, all-female team of Avengers in a new title, "A-Force." The book will be co-written by G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) and Marguerite K. Bennett (Angela: Asgard's Assassin) with pencils by Jorge Molina. The book, which ties into the company's massive "Secret Wars" summer event, will launch in May.

Read more about this new team, which includes not only a number of fan-favorites, but a very important new character as well, after the jump.