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Spandex and Realpolitik: Jonathan Hickman’s New Avengers

January 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

New Avengers #1 & 2, by Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting I already declared that I wouldn’t be following Jonathan Hickman’s run on Avengers due to its four-dollar price tag and bi-weekly publication schedule. It would take a truly spectacular run to make me shell out eight bucks a month for corporate spandex, I declared, and Avengers‘ first issue, while entertaining, definitely wasn’t that. And I had pretty much decided that New Avengers, though only shipping [...]

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 “Assembling” to heart, and some ridiculously awesome new god-villains that feel somewhere in-between [...]

Nazi Ant Circuses, and the Funnybooks That Love Them

September 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Alright. After a relatively fallow month, I think it’s finally time to get back to some serious nerd farming. I’ll have new installments of Star Wars Machete Order and Wrestling With Tolkien coming up soon, but first a warm-up with the last couple weeks’ worth of comics… FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!! Hawkeye #2, by Matt Fraction and David Aja Make no mistake: this is one cool-ass funnybook. From cover art that actually has some design sense behind it… …to a [...]