Go Cyclops go!
AvX – New Avengers #24!
It’s odd that Bendis should write such a middling “first” issue of Marvel’s big event for 2012, and then follow up with an absolutely fantastic tie-in issue that the majority of the AvX audience won’t buy.
But he knocks this out of the park.
He also knocks most of the last eight years of Avengers/New Avengers/Mighty Dark Power Avengers comics out of the way, coming out...
Ends of the Earth, Part Two, appears on the same day as AvX #1. And I can confidently say that ASM #683 has the feel of a unique battle scenario nailed in a way that AvX just doesn’t quite manage.
I think the success of Dan Slott’s run on ASM has to do with how he’s bridging aspects from decades of continuity in a coherent and clever fashion. When you witness Peter Parker using his brain to come up...
HERE. WE. GO!
PREVIOUSLY:The Vision shunned Scarlet Witch attempting to rejoin The Avengers. Cyclops and Hope discussed her being a vessel for The Phoenix.
In the words of everyone’s favourite clown…
The big event of 2012 has started. I say big on the marketing factor, as this is a huge push by Marvel to drum up new readers and increased interest to ride all the momentum that Avengers Assemble (the British title,...
AvX 0!(Aaron. Bendis. Cho. Keith)
Two guns, Witch!
In 2004, Marvel called in Brian Bendis to ‘fix’ The Avengers. Many didn’t consider they needed fixing, but clearly Marvel felt that Bendis would be able to make the book ‘A-List.’ He began fixing it by killing off characters he didn’t like, throwing other characters onto a ‘one-way’ bus, and turning Scarlet Witch even more insane than she already was.
Stick City: Pi Cover!
Stick City: Pi (Brennan Neil!)
Brennan Neil used to write about comic-books on his own blog. Like many journalists in the comic-book world, he aspired to write his own comic. Instead of waiting for an artist, he decided to write AND draw his own comic-book. Stick City is the result… and, amazingly, it is genuinely one of the most inspiring and original comic-book stories I’ve read in… well, I’m going...
Winter Soldier #3!(Brubaker. Guice. Gaudiano. Breitweiser)
Your opinion on this issue will likely be the same as your opinion when it comes to Doctor Doom. Either you find him a truly fantastic antagonist, or you think he’s a cheesy remnant of the 1960s.
I personally find him to be a fantastic antagonist, ableit one who varies in terms of how effective he is. Some stories nail Doom, other stories paint him with broad strokes....
Booster re-enacting Platoon!
JLI #7!(Jurgens. Lopresti. Ryan. Cox. Lanham!)
PREVIOUSLY IN JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONALWith the Signal Men defeated and Earth saved from certain annihilation, the members of Justice League International expected to bask in glory and appreciation. Such is not the case as a new threat, one far more dangerous than anyone dared suspect, emerges and attacks with dire results, forever altering the team and sending...
Damn that Arrow…
Green Arrow. Issue #7!(Nocenti. Talibao. Leigh. Porter. Horie!)
Green Arrow is one of my favourite comic book characters.
It’s such a simple idea, as the best ideas tend to be. Take Robin Hood, move him to the modern day, throw in alliteration, and presto – you have a classic superhero. There’s some people out there who think he’s a Batman rip-off, which seems a tad off. Batman has his roots in classic...
All is Darkseid!
There be spoilers below!
Justice League: Issue Six!(Johns. Lee. Williams)
PREVIOUSLY: Darkseid came, he saw, he…
… got his butt well and truly kicked by Aquaman and Wonder Woman in one of the coolest things I’ve ever read in a comic-book.
Prior to this point, I wasn’t entirely convinced with the new Justice League. It was a good read to be fair, it just never seemed to really be ‘popping’ off the page in the way you’d...
Don’t call her Aquawoman!
Aquaman #6!(Johns. Reis. Prado!)
Since I started reviewing comics here at MCM Buzz, I’ve read a lot of good and a fair few mediocre. Even given some positive reviews. Which makes this difficult, as this comic almost necessitates a complete overhaul of how I grade the material that I read and what criteria I use in terms of analysis.
I mean… it’s just ridiculous.
And by ridiculous, I mean...