Author Archives: Michael Govan

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“Meet The Skrulls” #1

By | Mar 8, 2019 | Reviews

Today, Captain Marvel soars into theaters. This is truly a momentous occasion and I think we all know why. That’s right, everybody. It’s long overdue, but the Skrulls are finally making their big screen debut! It’s great to see the MCU give these fierce warriors their own film. It’s important for hatchlings to have positive […]

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“Fantastic Four” #7

By | Mar 1, 2019 | Reviews

If it weren’t for the Fantastic Four, Marvel might not be around today. There was a time when Stan “The Man” Lee couldn’t see his comics career panning out and was about to hang up his cape. His wife, Joan Lee, suggested he write one last comic his way. Stan Lee wrote about a brilliant […]

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“Love Romances” #1

By | Feb 22, 2019 | Reviews

This year marks Marvel Comics’s eightieth anniversary. That’s a mind blowing accomplishment when you really think about it. Eighty years. Marvel was founded the same year World War II started! For many people, the comic publisher has been present for their entire lifetime. The moon landing? Marvel was there. The Civil Rights Era? Marvel was […]

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“Age Of X-Man: NextGen” #1

By | Feb 15, 2019 | Reviews

I bought my very first comic book back in fifth grade, a Marvel Select ‘double-sized flip magazine’ from the 7-Eleven. On one side was Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s “Astonishing X-Men” #11. On the other was my favorite story of the two, “New X-Men: Academy X” #11 by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir. After that […]

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“Archie 1941” #5

By | Feb 8, 2019 | Reviews

In all stories, it’s imperative to stick the landing. A tale’s ending can make or break it. Some novels have fantastic twist endings. Some television shows have had crappy finales. People say it’s all about the journey…well, the destination’s pretty darn important too. “Archie 1941” #5 is the end of this mini-series. Does it stick […]

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“Oliver” #1

By | Jan 24, 2019 | Reviews

Sometimes, I’m a little jealous of people who go see superhero movies but don’t read the comics. When I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier in theaters, there were some surprised gasps and murmurs when Bucky Barnes was revealed to be Hydra’s brainwashed assassin. While this was old news to a comic fan like me, […]

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“Black Widow” #1

By | Jan 18, 2019 | Reviews

The Marvel universe is full of spies and assassins. Anybody can throw on a wig and go undercover but only a few are actually noteworthy. Black Widow is one of those few, one of the best. Trained since childhood in assassination and espionage. Taught by Wolverine and the Winter Soldier. She’s so good, she fights […]

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“Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man” #1

By | Jan 11, 2019 | Reviews

Spider-Man is probably (if not definitely) Marvel’s most popular superhero. Sure, over the past decade, the likes of Iron Man and Captain America have had surges in mainstream popularity but the webhead’s been an American icon for generations. It’s no wonder that Sony has been so reluctant to share. Since he’s so well-known and beloved, […]

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“Heroes in Crisis” #4

By | Jan 4, 2019 | Reviews

When the title was first announced, I had no doubt that I would love “Heroes in Crisis.” Not to knock his ongoing work, but Tom King seems to really shine when writing a limited series. “The Sheriff of Babylon” and “The Omega Men” were both met with critical acclaim. The 2017 Eisner Award for Best […]

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“Freedom Fighters” #1

By | Dec 21, 2018 | Reviews

It’s always nice to see obscure characters get their time to shine. You can read about Superman anytime. The Dark Knight’s not going anywhere. Come read the adventures of the Freedom Fighters! Doll Woman! Human Bomb! Phantom Lady! Black Condor! Not to mention the Yankee Doodle Dandy himself, Uncle Sam! Written by Robert Venditti Penciled […]

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