Comic Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #4

Guardians of the Galaxy #4 is essentially an interlude issue. Now that the first storyline is over and the team have escaped captivity they’ve decided to do a bit of celebrating. But as usual it’s not long before trouble finds them. The opening scenes of the team relaxing in a bar are filled with surprising realism, to say the majority of the team are freakish aliens. The team feel like a real group of friends, they’re laughing...

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What Was Captain America’s Vision?
Jun23

What Was Captain America’s Vision?

Way back in Captain America Reborn, over 3 years ago now, Steve Rogers was given a vision of the future. If you’ve forgotten, or you didn’t see it at the time, here’s the sequence in question: For one page there’s quite a few things of note here. First, there’s obviously been quite the battle as there are a few characters out of action and New York is wrecked. Then there’s somebody wielding what...

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Comic Review: Age of Ultron #10

The final issue of the controversial crossover, Age of Ultron, is now out. The series has been incredibly hit and miss overall. After starting out with one premise the story completely changed gears half way through. Does the final issue manage to capture some of that excitement back? Not really. In my review for issue #9 I commented how the next step of the story felt like it’d be fairly obvious. I was hoping writer Brian Michael...

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Who Is Blue Marvel?
Jun08

Who Is Blue Marvel?

Marvel have just announced the return of Mighty Avengers. Set to launch during the Infinity crossover the new team’s members are: Spider-Man, She-Hulk, Luke Cage, Power Man, White Tiger, Falcon, Ronin, Monica Rambeau (as Spectrum) and Blue Marvel. I noticed a couple of people on Twitter had never come across Blue Marvel, which is no surprise. The character was introduced in Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel a mini-series that...

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Comic Review: Age of Ultron #9

Age of Ultron has been a strange series. I can’t faithfully review this title without reflecting on the perplexing fact that, despite the name, this is not a series about Ultron. As we close in on the final issues of the series things have turned quite predictable. Obviously everything will return to normal, it has to. So what remains is the question of can writer Brian Michael Bendis do it in a way that’s enjoyable? The issue opens...

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