Review: Captain Marvel #1

CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (KELLY SUE DeCONNICK: WRITER, DEXTER SOY: ARTIST) Let me start off by saying if you are looking for a new book, this is a fantastic one to pick up. You don’t have to know anything about the previous Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel a.k.a. Carol Danvers, or any other current Marvel comics either. This story is full of heart, humor, and a bunch of action. We are introduced to our titular hero in the opening panel, while she is in mid-battle fighting alongside Captain America. A short while later Ms. Marvel is exchanging quips with Spider-Man. In just a few pages DeConnick has...

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This is just a quick update to my very small reader base. I initially tried to write reviews for each book I read. That is really tough, and I feel the quality of the review suffers. Instead, I’ll be picking a few comics each week....

Review: Bandette #1

BANDETTE #1 (PAUL TOBIN: WRITER, COLLEEN COOVER: ARTIST) Bandette is one of the first titles to be released by creator-owned comics imprint, MonkeyBrain Comics. If you are not a reader of digital comics, then you might have to wait some time for a print release. MonkeyBrain Comics are all exclusively released through Comixology. Bandette #1 is only 99 cents and you get 13 pages of content. Not a bad deal when compared to physical comic prices and page count. To start, I love the art in this book. Coover’s use of subdued tones for the backgrounds really helps to make the focus of each panel...

The Amazing Spider-Man is Spectacular

Review for The Amazing Spider-Man It’s not everyday that a movie makes its way to theaters in Japan before the US release. The Amazing Spider-Man is an exception, and it is certainly an exceptional movie. The film stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker / Spider-Man and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy with a support cast including Sally Field, Martin Sheen, and Denis Leary. The casting decisions made were excellent, and the on screen chemistry between Garfield and Stone is amazing (cheap pun)! The two really sell it in the awkward yet humorous bumbling that follows when Peter Parker tries to ask...

DC Comic Reviews for June 27th Releases

DC Comic Reviews – June 27th As this is my first week of reviews, I’ll lay out a few things. I am just one guy, and I don’t read every book that comes out. I pick up a few Marvel Books, but I mostly read DC, Valiant, and some random titles from other publishers. I’ll be posting reviews for each in separate threads for easier readability. I’ll be looking at 4 things when I do my reviews: Story, Characters (and development), Art, and Accessibility. By ‘accessibility’ I am looking at the book from a new reader perspective. Is the book a good jumping on point? Should a new reader pick...

Doctor Who / Star Tr...

STAR TREK TNG / DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION² (SCOTT & DAVID TIPTON with TONY LEE: WRITERS, J.K. WOODWARD: ART) ****MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS**** The crossover of these two amazing franchises is a sci-fi geek’s wet dream. It’s not the...