Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Art: Jung Choi and Matt Wagner Release Date: April 2001 Price: $2.99 There is only a handful of characters who work best with someone and work best-being solo. Two characters I can think of on the top of my head are Spider-Man and Wolverine. Now imagine those two A-List characters in a team-up book together, your mind is simply blown. And … Continue reading Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #1 (2001) Review
Frank Miller makes his debut in his critically acclaimed Daredevil run. Let’s start at the beginning, and see where it leads us! Continue reading Daredevil #158 Retro Review (1979) Frank Miller’s Daredevil debut!!
Machine Man #1 (1984) Retro Review: I wanted to see where this Marvel 2020 storyline originated. It all starts here! Hope you follow a long each week as I give you a Retro review. Continue reading Machine Man #1 (vol. 2 1984) Retro REVIEW
Left behind, can Drax survive in this week’s all-new ANNIHILATION #4 by Keith Giffen. While Thanos seizes action and Nova fixes his course on a suicide mission, will this be enough to quell the Annihilation Wave? Bottom line, no Marvel Cosmic fan will forgive themselves for missing this issue! Let’s jump into the fourth installment of this epic event.
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Nova’s United Front is divided In this week’s all-new ANNIHILATION #3 by Keith Giffen as he sets off on a desperate mission to save whoever he can before it’s too late. Ronan wants to heads to Hala to free the Kree race while everyone else is just trying to survive! But, can they hold off the Annihilation Wave? And what’s Drax’s secret agenda, anyway? Let’s dive in a find out! Continue reading Annihilation #3 (2006) Review
As the last issue ended, readers saw Annihilus team up with Thanos and ultimately bring down one of the strongest entities in the universe, Galactus, as well as the Silver Surfer. How will Nova, Ronan, Quill, and the entire Kree military forces halt the Annihilation Wave from stretching across the universe… especially if it’s capable of apprehending the Devourer of Worlds? Let’s jump into this week’s ANNIHILATION #2 by Keith Giffen and detect if our warriors have any hope of survival. Continue reading Annihilation #2 (2006) Review
One empire has fallen. Two heroes are dead and it all comes together here in this opening issue of ANNIHILATION #1 by Keith Giffen. Individually, the Silver Surfer, Super-Skrull, Ronan, and Nova have already faced down parts of the Annihilation Wave. However, to this date, they’ve lost. Now, they must unite themselves, as well as those left to fight in the universe… or die trying. Let’s vault into this initial issue of the epic ANNIHILATION event! Continue reading Annihilation #1 (2006) Review
As Frank, Rachel and Taj continue their chase of Dracula, another creature is among them lurking in the mists and fog. Is it a man or monster, good or evil? Let’s find out! Continue reading Tomb of Dracula #6 Review (1972)
Secret Wars #9 concludes the way the event began, as a meta-commentary for something deeper, personal, emotional, and more volatile than fans ever expected. Jonathan Hickman finally wraps up this magnificent tale that has felt psychological, heavy and truly enterprising for the Marvel Universe moving forward while concluding his NEW AVENGERS and FANTASTIC FOUR narratives in the process. Readers will leave this issue with almost all of the essential questions answered, which is what every fan ultimately wants at the end of any series. Let’s dive in and see how this culminating issue wraps up!
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We pick up right where we left off in the last issue as Taj and Dracula are falling through the black mirror. Where will they end up, and what will Frank and Rachel do now to try and stop Dracula? Let’s find out! Continue reading Tomb of Dracula #5 Review (1972)
Chartbusting creators Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic march toward the end of their grand saga as the final battle against God Doom rages on in SECRET WARS #8! Battleworld teeters on the brink, the Shield has fallen, and armies march on Doomstadt. As Battleworld gives way to a new Marvel Universe…no one will come out the other side unscathed, if they come out at all. Who lives? Who dies? Let’s jump in and find out! Continue reading Secret Wars #8 Review (2015)
Isla Strangway’s quest for eternal beauty have led her to do the unthinkable, invite Dracula into her home! This can’t end well, can it? Let’s find out…. Continue reading Tomb of Dracula #4 Review (1972)
Readers may have been a bit down after the last issue. The previous edition was centered more around background information, recap, and behind the scenes surmising to the narrative. It clarified more of how, when, where, and why. To be honest, in virtually every story, there appears to be one issue set up to replenish the gaps, tie up some loose ends, and usher in the culmination to the narrative. Now that fans have moved past the climatic issue, does this installment prove to be more action-packed? Is this issue more exciting than the last? Are fans finally going to see the beginning of the end of God-Doom? Let’s Continue reading Secret Wars #7 Review (2015)
Frank Drake is filled with guilt and despair. After seeing his girlfriend turned into a vampire, he was the one that drove a stake through her heart and watched her turn to dust. Now on the brink of suicide, let’s travel to the fog-filled streets of London and see how this tale unfolds. Continue reading Tomb of Dracula (1972) #3 Retro Review
Writer: Gerry Conway Art: Gene Colan, Vince Colletta, and John Costanza Price: .12 cents Release Date: May 1st, 1972 If you liked issue 1, this one won’t disappoint! As Frank’s girlfriend has been turned into a vampire, and his castle is in ruins, Frank is out for revenge! Let’s see how this plays out… Frank Drake has returned to Castle Dracula with a new friend … Continue reading Tomb of Dracula – (1972) #2 Retro Review
When readers last left Doom World, fans saw a creation story, conflict, questioning amongst Valeria and the Future Foundation, and approximations as to where several of the residing life raft heroes (or should I say villains) were scattered. God-Doom is pissed and wants to curb this uprising. However, he can’t find the scattered heroes from the original universe. So, will God-Doom locate our heroes? And, how will Reed, T’Challa, and the others from the life rafts find a means to restore their universe and defeat God-Doom? Let’s dive into the issue and take a look! Continue reading Secret Wars #6 (2015) Retro Review
My retro reviews will take a slight detour in the fall months and take a look at a run I’ve never read before, but always wanted to – Tomb of Dracula! Let’s head to Transylvania and check out the goings on at Castle Dracula! Continue reading The Tomb of Dracula (1972) #1 Retro Reviews
After last issues epic finale, will God-Doom find our heroes and villains that survived from the old reality? And, did Doctor Strange actually die by the hands of his God? This and so much more in this week’s all-new SECRET WARS #5 by the great Jonathan Hickman. Let’s jump in and see what’s cookin’! Continue reading Secret Wars #5 Review (2015)
Was God once a man? You know… before being God. Like the last issue, this reviewer brought up the parallel to the creation story in the Bible to Jonathan Hickman’s SECRET WARS and noticed a few similarities. However, the Bible only speaks of the creation of “our” universe. So, and this critic poses the question, was God once a man? Let’s dive into SECRET WARS #4 by Jonathan Hickman and explore what comes out on the other side! Continue reading Secret Wars #4 Review (2015)
The truth begins to surface as to what happened and who was involved. New players join the game and fans will be shocked to find out what they really know. Let’s dive into this week’s SECRET WARS and find out! Continue reading SECRET WARS #3 Review (2015)