2019 Summer Comics Binge

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Wizard #55 – The Time Marvel Contracted Image Studios to Create Comics for Them

By | Jul 18, 2019 | Reviews

Way back in March 1996, the biggest news of the month was the arrangement between Marvel and Image founders Rob Liefeld and Jim Lee. Surely hindsight will show this short-lived and ill-remembered run isn’t the most noteworthy thing covered that month… The cover After the unsuccessful Marvelution (see last week’s review of “Wizard” #54), Marvel […]

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“One Piece” Volume 6

By | Jul 16, 2019 | Reviews

Ahoy, mateys! For this year’s Summer Comics Binge, I’ll be tackling a huge gap in my manga library; the gargantuan “One Piece,” written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. Over the next few weeks I’ll be journaling my way through the first 100 chapters, making up the East Blue Saga. This week we’re at our halfway […]

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“X-Factor” #207-219

By | Jul 15, 2019 | Reviews

Last time, we got to see what would happen if X-Factor teamed up with the Fantastic Four, and it was great. So great, that Peter David and company go back to that well twice. Not with the First Family, but with a couple of other corners of the Marvel Universe. We get a Las Vegas […]

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“Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred” #6

By | Jul 14, 2019 | Reviews

This is the end. My only friend. The end. Written by David Hine, illustrated by Shaky Kane, lettered by Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt “HOLE” Amelia is an overweight housebreaker in search of her lost daughter. Oswald Kiss tortures dolls in his basement. Henry likes insects. Deacon went into his bedroom eight years ago […]

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“Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor” #9 and #10

By | Jul 13, 2019 | Reviews

When the Doctor confronts the corporate offices of SERVEYOUInc., it ends up transforming him in such a way that it’s Alice, John, and ARC to the rescue to save their friend’s soul. Written by Al Ewing Illustrated by Boo Cook Colored by Hi-Fi Lettered by Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt “I DISLIKED MY ENEMY […]

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“Moon Knight” #5

By | Jul 12, 2019 | Reviews

In recent years, Moon Knight has been a recurring character at Marvel Comics, with different iterations of the character being frequent but short-lived. The most recent run of the series, by Max Bemis and Jacen Burrows, ended last October and the title has yet to be relaunched. For the next 12 weeks, in this summer […]

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Wizard #54 – Not everything lives up to the hype

By | Jul 11, 2019 | Reviews

Last week, I started my summer binge reviews of “Wizard: The Guide To Comics”. Today, I continue my look back at the mid 1990s with issue 54, cover dated February 1996. The Cover This triple-wide monstrosity by Bart Sears was celebrating the “Marvel vs DC” miniseries that let fans vote on the outcomes of fights […]

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