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How New? How Different? Marvel Under the Lens

September 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Okay, so last week I intended to play catch-up on my funnybook reviews, but got side-tracked discussing the apparent failure of the DCYou publishing initiative. This week, though… This week, I’m focused and on-track, and– Oooo, what’s this shiny thing…? Why, it’s the All-New, All-Different Marvel! A publishing initiative at least (at least!) as worthy of mockery as DCYou. Even if the comics are likely to be a little bit better. But why do I care enough about [...]

Flagship Down: The End of the Fantastic Four

October 5, 2014 // 2 Comments

So Rich Johnston’s reporting, over at Bleeding Cool, that Marvel Comics is cancelling The Fantastic Four sometime next year. And they’re cancelling it not because sales are in the crapper, but because Ike Perlmutter’s pissed that they don’t own the movie rights, and so doesn’t want to give “free advertising” to whichever studio does. I don’t remember what studio that is, and don’t care. Because let’s focus on what’s [...]

Heavy, Man, Heavy: Jim Starlin’s Thanos Saga, Part Two

December 10, 2013 // 11 Comments

Warlock, by Jim Starlin and Friends Last time, we looked at Jim Starlin’s Thanos Saga, or at least the portion of it that ran in Captain Marvel. That story introduced the Mad Titan in love with Death, and… Actually, you know what? Starlin himself gave us a recap heading into the grand finale of that story, so why not just take a gander at that? It’s fully embiggenable, after all, and I know how much you like embiggening things… Heh. The good thing about that particular [...]