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I Hate It When You Guys Fight: Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers, Part Four

June 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers by Jonathan Hickman (duh!) and a Great Many Artists Alright. So this time, we’re gonna finish this bitch. So far, we’ve discussed crisis, betrayal, and set-up (PART ONE); art and foreshadowing (PART TWO); and (in PART THREE) escalation, doppelgangers, and doing the unthinkable. Now we move on to conflict, fascism, and the end of all things. And [...]

To Erase All Our Legacies: Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers, Part Three

May 31, 2015 // 2 Comments

  Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers by Jonathan Hickman (duh!) and a Multitude of Artists And we’re back again to continue our discussion of what I’ve called the defining super hero comic of the decade (and don’t think I’ve forgotten that bold claim, either; I’ll be coming back to it before we’re done). Part One of our discussion can be found HERE, and Part [...]

The Art of Corporate Funnybooks: Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers, Part Two

May 25, 2015 // 3 Comments

So last week, we discussed the first year of Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers run. You can GO HERE to check that out, or just jump in below… Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers by Jonathan Hickman (duh) and A Variety of Artists I believe I left off last time by saying that the first year of Hickman’s run was all set-up. And I spent an awful lot of time discussing that set-up, at the [...]

Evolution, Apocalypse, and the Arrogance of Kings: Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers, Part One

May 20, 2015 // 5 Comments

Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers by Jonathan Hickman (duh) and A Multitude of Artists So I’m finally getting around to the defining super hero comic of the decade: Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers. Modern comics being modern comics, of course, his run’s not confined to just one book, but two: the core Avengers title, and New Avengers. The former book deals in themes of evolution and [...]

Slow News Day: The Slim Pickings of San Diego Comicon

July 22, 2013 // 3 Comments

So… Another San Diego Comicon has come and gone. As a funnybook fan, I’m supposed to be excited and hyped up for this sort of thing, and I guess I did follow the news out of San Diego fairly closely this weekend. There’s always the hope, after all, that someone will announce something really cool and exciting. And I did hear about some upcoming projects that piqued my interest. [...]

Some Assembly Required

December 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

Avengers #1, by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena I’m going to try to keep this one short and sweet. Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers launched this week, and I enjoyed this first issue quite a bit. It has a nice epic feel (Hickman’s stock-in-trade at Marvel), complete with glimpses of the future, a new approach to the Avengers concept that takes the idea of the team [...]