2019 Summer Comics Binge

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The Mighty Thor 351 featured Reviews
“The Mighty Thor” #349-355

By | Sep 26, 2019 | Reviews

While Walter Simonson would continue to write “Thor” for another few years, this arc, this final arc, this arc that encompasses everything he had been building toward when he first took on the title, marks the end of his time as the primary writer and artist. Over half a year, he brought together all the […]

“X-Men: Second Coming” and X-Force

By | Sep 21, 2019 | Reviews

“Second Coming” changed everything for the X-Men and that includes “X-Force” being brought into the light. Written by Various Illustrated by Various Colored by Various Lettered by Various The 2010 story “Second Coming” was an all encompassing X-Men crossover, the culmination of threads that started back in 2007 with “Messiah Complex,” that hailed the rebirth […]

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“The Mighty Thor” #346-348

By | Sep 19, 2019 | Reviews

With “The Mighty Thor” #346-348, Walter Simonson introduced one of the most iconic villains Thor has yet faced. Malekith the Accursed zips on to the stage with an energy and zeal that contrasts with the usual power posing we see out of Marvel villains. Written and Illustrated by Walter Simonson Colored by Steve Oliff Lettered […]

“X-Force: Not Forgotten” and Doing it All

By | Sep 14, 2019 | Reviews

“X-Force” is all over the place as it chases the Sapien League, hunts Cable and Bishop, and has to find one of their own. Written by Craig Kyle and Christ Yost Illustrated by Clayton Crain and Mike Choi Colored by Sonia Oback Lettered by Cory Petit Collects X-Force #12-13 & #17-20. Using his assembled mutant-haters […]

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“The Mighty Thor” 341-345

By | Sep 12, 2019 | Reviews

No doubt Walter Simonson’s “Thor” run defined the character. Much of what we know and love about the big ole galumph stemmed from what he turned in with “The Mighty Thor.” In the last sequence, we were given a space-faring adventure, with gods and hammers and cosmic confrontations. It ended with Thor losing his Donald […]

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The Chronicles of Shazam: “Genesis”

By | Sep 4, 2019 | Columns

We’ve reached the next crossover in this big re-read, and let me tell you…I already forgot half of what I read, and I read some of it earlier today. Today’s snoozefest is called “Genesis” and, like “The Final Night,” it was a month-long event that saw most DC books play along, though also like “The […]

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“Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden” – Volume 12

By | Sep 3, 2019 | Reviews

The names of the final three chapters are “Heaven’s Roar,” “The Fallen,” and “Love That Lasts a Hundred Years.” Anyone, even someone deaf to the storytelling tropes and directions up to this point, could still write the correct ending just from those chapter titles. They’re perfectly evocative. The entire final volume is an extended death […]


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