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Carnage 0

Ultimate Spider-Man #63 was the first ultimate comic I ever bought, and the first ongoing comic that I kept buying in single issues. Years prior I had heard about Ultimate Spider-Man at its launch and how it was going to be important, and then I kept hearing things about it. How it was all drawn by one guy. How it was all written by one guy.  And so one day I walked into a book store and purchased it, right in time for the death of Ultimate Gwen Stacy.I still remember the intensity of of Peter's...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I heard you had a little problem with yellow. 1

 J. Michael Straczynski, like so many comic book writers before him, has of late become almost a parody of himself. JMS once touted that like the Thor stories he had done at Marvel, he would make the Brave and the Bold a top ten selling title. Unfortunately, like The Twelve, Superman, and Wonder Woman, the B&B can counted as another title JMS dropped and abandoned for a more lucrative opportunity, like a hermit crab swapping for a more spacious shell. The nature of experimental anthology sto...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Truly Spectacular 0

One of the best remembered stories of Spider-Man is "The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man" written by Roger Stern.This story by Paul Jenkins explores a similar theme, about a young mute man confined to a wheelchair who witnesses a battle between Spider-Man and Morbius.We're privy to his internal monologue, and aside from a few trademarked quips, Spider-Man remains an elusive, absent figure in the story until the end. Some might find it too solemn or melodramatic, but I thought it was deeply touching....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Best Ant-Man Comic 1

Fred Van Lente's expanded retelling of the original story that introduced Hank Pym as Ant-Man is a lost treasure.It's funny, it's fun, this is the Marvel Adventures series at its best.I consider it to be better than stories with other characters in the line.Janet Van Dyne's appearance as a competent business woman who encourages Hank is a welcome change.The humor falls back on the "mad 50's" science fiction.It has none of the weight or hangups that haunt Pym in the regular Marvel comics.Psycho-M...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Oooh David Bowie ooooh 0

The greatest graphic novel of 2010. An ignored masterpiece.When Marian Churchland strikes it big, maybe with her next upcoming to-be-named comic, Beast will suddenly become the wonderful, personal, genre-defying piece that it is…to everyone figuring out for just how long Ms. Churchland has been talented.Colette is a young sculptor fresh out of art school, hired to sculpt a portrait for an eccentric and mysterious client. What follows is not quite “Through the Looking Glass” or “Beauty and the Be...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

What's Opera, Bub? 0

I got this $1.75. with shipping the total was five dollars. This was the best five bucks Ive ever spent.I’ve done a lot of backtracking over Mike Mignola’s career. He has done a lot of work that goes forgotten amongst comic fans. Cosmic Odyssey with Jim Starlin. Doctor Doom/Doctor Strange: Triumph & Torment. Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. “Gotham by Gaslight” is probably what he’s best known for aside from Hellboy and its spin-offs.This is one of the best Wolverine stories I’ve ever read. Logan...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Orson Welles, eat your heart out. 1

I’ve developed a mild obsession with finding little-known elseworlds or prestige format books from years ago that have been lost in the shuffle of modern comic marketing. Stories that really just damn well tell a story.I missed out on reading comics in the 90’s, and my history with the medium has been playing catchup with older titles.Case in point, Superman: War of the Worlds. Combining the classic by H. G. Welles story with Siegel and Schuster’s original interpretation of their Ubermensch make...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Ross Campbell at his best 0

Sometimes in life a Great White Shark pops out of the blue and bites your leg off. This is the story of Brody, that girl, who decides to go on a road trip after physical therapy. Along the way she has lucid, surreal dreams, usually of being gored to death by great white sharks.I took from it that the Great White was a metaphor for how often in life we skirt the danger of a gruesome bloody death. That if everyone could look back on their life objectively they would remember the time if they had ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Once upon a time, there was a woman who could fly. 0

The story is of Ororo Munroe lamenting the loss of her powers to feel and control weather. She’s taken in by Forge, the man who designed the science-gun which robbed her of her powers. She does not know of this or that Forge’s technology even comes from him being a mutant. He’s a Cheyenne Vietnam veteran and a double (hand, leg) amputee with a touch of post traumatic stress disorder.Barry Windsor-Smith draws all the interior art. And my goodness does Claremont give him stuff to draw. The story t...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.