Author Archives: Jacob Hill

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“Spidergeddon” #3

By | Nov 9, 2018 | Reviews

“Spider-Verse” was so novel and over-the-top, it seems unimaginable that anyone could ever top it. And try as it might, “Spidergeddon” doesn’t look likely to. With an almost identical premise, it ends up retreading a lot of the same ground as the first inter-dimensional crossover event. Fortunately, “Spider-Verse” was an insane cacophony of comic book […]

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Columns
Wicked Intervention: The Goths

By | Nov 7, 2018 | Columns

Once again, we return… to Wicked Intervention, your best source for deep dives into “The Wicked + the Divine.” As we near the final arc of the series, we’re going to take a look at all the major characters, what they’ve been up to, and some of the ideas that went into making them (so […]

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“West Coast Avengers” #3

By | Nov 2, 2018 | Reviews

I want to make it official: Kelly Thompson is a treasure. She’s a superstar. Every book she touches transcends its component parts, and we don’t give her enough credit. Take her latest Marvel series “West Coast Avengers.” It’s a light and breezy superhero romp, but deeply, desperately readable. And underneath its surface it has real […]

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“Locke & Key”

By | Oct 31, 2018 | Reviews

Rendell Locke has been murdered and he leaves behind his wife Nina and their three kids, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode. The family is shattered, but Rendell always mysteriously told his wife that if anything were ever to happen to him, she should take the family and move them to his ancestral home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. […]

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Wicked Intervention: Inanna + Tara

By | Oct 31, 2018 | Columns

Once again, we return… to Wicked Intervention, your best source for deep dives into “The Wicked + the Divine.” As we near the final arc of the series, we’re going to take a look at all the major characters, what they’ve been up to, and some of the ideas that went into making them (so […]

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Ghost-Spider-Featured Reviews
“Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider” #1

By | Oct 25, 2018 | Reviews

Never have I seen a comic character catch on quite like Spider-Gwen. Before she even debuted in the pages of ‘Spider-Verse’ people fell in love. Now she’s had an ongoing series, a prominent role in a cartoon show, and is about to debut on the big screen. All of this in as little as four […]

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Wicked Intervention: Lucifer + Amaterasu

By | Oct 24, 2018 | Columns

Once again, we return… to Wicked Intervention, your best source for deep dives into “The Wicked + the Divine.” As we near the final arc of the series, we’re going to take a look at all the major characters, what they’ve been up to, and some of the ideas that went into making them. We’re […]

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What If? Ghost Rider #1 Featured Reviews
“What If? Ghost Rider” #1

By | Oct 19, 2018 | Reviews

There was a time when “What If?” was a popular Marvel ongoing series, but since the second volume ended in 1998, “What If?” has only made sporadic returns. Usually as one-shots or miniseries, none of these “What If?” revivals have had staying power. That’s too bad. As “What If? Ghost Rider” #1 proves, the series […]

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“Exiles” #9

By | Oct 12, 2018 | Reviews

I won’t bury the lede: “Exiles” is exactly the comic it should be. It’s immensely appealing to all sorts of readers. It features deep cuts that will thrill and delight comic book nerds everywhere, but it’s also an entirely self-contained story. It wastes no time concerning itself with the larger Marvel universe, and yet it […]

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“Tony Stark: Iron Man” #4

By | Oct 5, 2018 | Reviews

Most of the time, a superhero is only as good as their villain. But the superhero genre is wide-encompassing, and a good ongoing series can get into all sorts of genre territory. Case in point- “Tony Stark: Iron Man” #4. Sure, there’s a “bad guy” in this story, but the issue mostly concerns itself with […]

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #6

By | Sep 28, 2018 | Reviews

It always made sense that Nick Spencer would take on Spider-Man. After all, the most celebrated superhero comic of his career was about five B-list to Z-list Spidey villains living out their loser lives. Spencer’s first arc ‘Back to Basics’ showed a lot of promise but inexplicably focused on Peter Parker dealing with a not-clone. […]

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