The story focuses on Spider-Man’s sort of girlfriend and definitely thief, the Black Cat, and introduces her crime team, as they get themselves involved in stealing from and for Spider-Man’s enemy, Kraven. The tale is ok, as it attempts to give depth to both the character and background of Felicia Hardy. I can’t say that …
Category Archive: Comic Review
May 20 2013
May 14 2013
This collection of tales involve the wall crawling vigilante during his time either wearing the black costume that was really an alien, or fighting against it when it found a new host and called itself Venom. I was pretty impressed with most of the stories and their various artists. I will point out that there …
May 07 2013
A couple of fun little stories about the wall crawling vigilante in alternate worlds such as where Spider-Man is Spider-Ham! Don’t take it seriously and you’ll probably enjoy it.
May 02 2013
This is a short collection of adventures teaming up the wall crawler and the super-powered family as they deal (mainly) with the master of technology and sorcery: Dr. Doom (or is it?). Not bad, although it is really annoying that a third of the collecting is just old repeats.
Apr 30 2013
Huh? Ok, Asgard is lies in a heap of rubble and extra dimensional monsters are invading. So far so good. But out of nowhere Thor decides to resurrect his evil half brother, Loki, you know, the god who helped cause all this death and destruction; bring back Odin, you know the king god who could …
Apr 24 2013
Odin is gone, Thor is in charge, nobody is happy, there is some She-Thor, then there is Mr I kill gods for a living, then there was a cool bit about Thor verse everyone, then reality stuck its head out (you can’t really destroy the Marvel universe, can you?), and finally I was disappointed.
Apr 19 2013
Sean Murphy explores a not-too-distant future in which the Son of God (or is He?) is cloned and turned into a reality star hero until He goes off the rails and attacks the society that created Him. Punk Rock Jesus is a wonderful mess, pinballing from crises of faith to social media critique to the …
Apr 17 2013
Beautifully illustrated by Simone Bianchi, the story is of an Asgard without Odin. Thor attempts to keep the peace between the various realms but forces of evil and chaos are at work. While it isn’t the best story every, it is very enjoyable.
Apr 11 2013
Three tales from different authors about, well, Thor. Not very memorable.
Apr 02 2013
So many great elements. The super secret spy agency has been around throughout history defending humanity with the catchphrase “this is not how the world ends.” Hickman has a lot of fun by providing lots of, well, if not Marvel characters, the relatives of people we know in Marvel, as well as historical figures. Sadly, …
Mar 25 2013
This was not a good comic. The two frienemies are bouncing around in time and fighting The Orb and two very funny (although very stereotyped) black guys and even a couple of surprise guests. Despite it all, I had a great deal of fun reading this. Go figure.
Mar 17 2013
What a great idea! Take the trio from Thor, give them a back-story, pit them against the Fenris Wolf, and throw in the terrorist organization A.I.M. Sadly, the ending doesn’t do the work justice. Plus, there needs to be some more editing. It was Fandral’s horse that gets killed first, despite what Hogun says, and …
Mar 09 2013
This anthology of stories about the far too many superheroes that make up the now popular team was surprisingly good. While there are always levels of quality in any collection (the weakest being the last in this case), I was seriously impressed how much I enjoyed the whole work. Well done!
Mar 02 2013
By any standards this is a depressing tale. A young Chinese girl’s thoughts are on suicide and the only one she hopes will understand her is an alcoholic artist. Yeah, you know this has to end well. I’m not sure why I didn’t care much for the comic. I like depressing stories about suicide (in …
Feb 26 2013
I usually don’t care for Kuper’s work, but I feel he did a fine job turning the classic short story of Franz Kafka’s into a short comic. Kuper’s stark B/W and bold lines lent themselves well to this stark and bizarre tale. Great summary for those wishing to supplement their reading of the work.
Feb 17 2013
In Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, Shigeru Mizuki presents a fictionalized version of one of the last battles of the Second World War. A Japanese army division is tasked with holding a South Pacific island from the oncoming Allies. In a last ditch effort, the men are required to perform a suicide attack. The Japanese …
Feb 14 2013
Monsters, fighting, explosions, now do it again! Well, that sums it up. Frankenstein’s monster (that’s right, not Frankenstein!) fights for the forces of good along with some other pathetically undeveloped monsters. When I’m saying a comic about ass-kicking monsters is uninteresting you know to watch out.
Feb 08 2013
This version of the classic novel of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is designed for young students, complete with guides to history, story structure and vocabulary. I thought it was a good take on the tale of a scientists who creates life and then shuns it, leading to a life-long enmity between them.
Feb 01 2013
The superhero King of the super-high-tech African nation of Wakanda goes with his new wife, the mutant Storm, on a tour of various super powered nations and then decided to interfere in the American superhero civil war. Not horrible, but I only really enjoyed the couple’s running around to visit other monarchies.
Jan 30 2013
Hitman has always been one of those books that’s right on the edge for me. It’s just good enough that I keep picking up the trades when I find them (cheap or in a swap). Ennis (writer) does a decent job of characterization of the roguish Tommy (the titular hitman) and his buddy/partner Nat. Their …