Author Archives: Michael Govan

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Avengers No Road Home 10 Featured Columns
This Month in Comics: April 2019

By | May 7, 2019 | Columns

With a month of blockbusters, crossovers, and silly pranks behind us, it is time to look back on the month that was April 2019. Best Issue: “Avengers: No Road Home” #10 “No Road Home,” the spiritual sequel to “Avengers: No Surrender,” is a more low key affair than its predecessor. Yes, the villain literally blots […]

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine: Lighten Up, Bub

By | May 3, 2019 | Reviews

Critically, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a mediocre film at best. It attempts to be many things and falls flat several times over. It’s too tame a revenge thriller and not that great an origin story. There are action flicks several times better and the villains never reach their full potential. The relationships at the core […]

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“Marvel Comics Presents” #4

By | Apr 26, 2019 | Reviews

As a kid, whenever I got money in my pocket, I immediately blew it all on comic books. I didn’t have a local comic book shop though. The closest thing was the 7-Eleven where they sold Marvel Select ‘double-sized flip magazines’. Basically, Marvel would package two issues in one. For example, on one side you […]

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“War Of The Realms: Punisher” #1

By | Apr 19, 2019 | Reviews

Marvel is host to several outlandish characters, even by comic book standards. Let’s see, we’ve got Galactus, Devourer of Worlds. Howard the Duck. There’s whatever the heck Forbush Man is. Swarm, the Nazi made of bees. Hypno-Hustler in all his funkadelic glory. Yep, some strange customers for sure. You ask me, the Punisher has them […]

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“Go Go Power Rangers” #19

By | Apr 12, 2019 | Reviews

I fell in love with Power Rangers when I was little, just like any other kid. Unlike any other kid…I wasn’t actually allowed to watch it. ‘Too violent’, according to my parents. It was forbidden fruit for me. I remember playing with my Power Rangers In Space walkie-talkies, having no idea who the characters actually […]

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“Heroes in Crisis” #7

By | Mar 28, 2019 | Reviews

Here’s a ‘Flash fact’ for you. For about two decades, Wally West was the definitive Scarlet Speedster. He took on the mantle in the late ’80s after Barry Allen’s untimely passing. Unlike several other legacies (Amadeus Cho, Sam Wilson, Dick Grayson, etc.), the change actually stuck. He was a worthy successor and ‘Uncle Barry’ was […]

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“Sparrowhawk” #5

By | Mar 22, 2019 | Reviews

I hated the ending of Man of Steel. Hated. It. The funny thing is, I enjoyed most of the film. Man of Steel has high stakes, epic action sequences, a solid Superman in Henry Cavill and a compelling villain in Michael Shannon’s Zod. None of that matters though, because it also has Kal-El snapping Zod’s […]

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“Uncanny X-Men: Winter’s End” #1

By | Mar 15, 2019 | Reviews

Who’s your favorite X-Man? I have to go with Cyclops (#CyclopsWasRight) but as a kid, I was all about Iceman. In all fairness to the other gifted youngsters, it had little to do with Bobby and everything to do with his fascinating mutation. Iceman had the, pun very much intended, coolest powers. I used to […]

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