If you're one of the original five X-Men and your name isn't Jean Grey or Scott Summers, chances are you've got a bum deal. Angel is mostly known for having his wings torn off and replaced by cybernetic ones as one of Apocalypse's Four Horsemen. Beast was arguably most popular during his stint with the … Continue reading Iceman, Vol. 1: Thawing Out (Review)
The runaway success of last year's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse raised the profile of Miles Morales in a big way. Created by Brian Michael Bendis in 2011, Miles became the second Spider-Man of an alternate Marvel universe after a cataclysm took the life of that reality's Peter Parker. It's been an eventful eight years for … Continue reading (Review) Miles Morales, Vol. 1: Straight Out of Brooklyn
I'm a huge fan of Marvel's X-Men, who have been having a rough time of it lately. The mutant corner of the Marvel comics universe has been consistently pared down as Xavier's students, allies and enemies have been consistently brought to the brink of extinction. Supposedly, the new status-quo will be starting up in a … Continue reading (Fiction Friday) X-Men: The Mutant Era, Part 1 – Control The Changes
(Continuing my little snippets of fiction imagining Beast settling in at the Jean Grey School, because the news from Marvel coming out of Comic-Con sounded really really bad for our merry band of mutants. While the X-Men line has...maybe seven titles out right now, many of them will be taking a hiatus once Civil War … Continue reading (Friday Fiction) X-Men: A Tale of Two Kitties
The Hulk has been one of those characters where it's been impossible for him to settle down for very long. Every writer has a wild idea with him that they'd like to try out, and that means over the past several years he's had wildly different status quos. After Greg Pak's legendary run with Planet … Continue reading (Comic Review) The Totally Awesome Hulk #1-4
I've had superheroes on the brain for a while now, and there are a number of reasons for this. However, Beast of the X-Men is someone I just can't get out of my head -- also for a number of reasons. Ever since All-New Marvel Now!, when Brian Michael Bendis took over as the guiding … Continue reading (Friday Fiction) The Job Interview of Dr. Henry McCoy
When Marvel resumed their regular universe in the wake of Secret Wars last November, they released a really great line-up of diverse comics under the "All-New, All-Different Marvel" banner. I wrote a little about the titles I was most interested in here, and it's taken me a little time to get to most of the … Continue reading (Review) Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1-6
Sam Wilson has not had an easy time of it during his short stint with the shield. He's basically operating on a shoestring budget out of the basement of a neighborhood church, with only two (testy) people on his staff and no resources. He's on the "wrong" side of an ideological difference with his best … Continue reading (Comics) A Wolf for the People: Sam Wilson’s First 100 Days as Captain America
Now that January has been put to bed, it's time to look ahead into the next month. What does a successful February look like for me? For one thing, I'm glad that this month should be a lot quieter than the last one. It gives me time to take a breath, regroup and figure out … Continue reading (Personal) What’s Up in February?
January 2016 was an extraordinarily busy month; everything just took off like a rocket, and it was all that I could do to hold on. Most of the work was anticipated, but I think I under-estimated the effect of a lot of it, and of course my still-developing organizational skills weren't quite up to the … Continue reading (Personal) What Happened in January?