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Category Archives: Marvel

Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 10/21/17

Ever have one of those weeks where work gets really, really busy and you just can’t read as many comics as you’d like? That’s me this week…and next week. And then it’s Halloween! At least we had some really good comics this week, from another stellar issue of Tom King’s Batman to a nifty Harley Quinn, drawing us ever close to the end.

Comic Book of the Week goes to the oversized Mighty Thor #700, which uses its anniversary status to tell some really neato tales!

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Everything should be a job for the Frog of Thunder

It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I’m throwing in the towel with The Wild Storm. I really wanted to stick with the comic for the entire duration and really provide an outsider’s eye to the experience, but with the latest issue this week, every reserve of energy I had left to care has been exhausted. This isn’t the comic for me. I’m sorry if I’m disappointing anyone and I hope you’re all still enjoying The Wild Storm.

Meanwhile, I’m super enjoying Saban’s Go, Go Power Rangers. I didn’t get around to writing up a review for the new issue, but the series is spectacular!

Comic Reviews: Batman #33, Harley Quinn #30, Mighty Thor #700 and Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #5. 

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How Spider-Man: Homecoming Should Have Ended

It’s pretty funny this time! Probably because it’s written by the fans!

Sometimes the good people at How It Should Have Ended can be pretty funny! I need to get around to rewatching Spider-Man: Homecoming. It’s such a good movie.

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New Black Panther Trailer is Neat!

Marvel surprised us with a new trailer for the Black Panther movie, and it’s pretty neat!

If I’m being honest, though, I think I liked the first one better. And they should have re-used that car flip moment. It’s a cool moment, but if it’s the action centerpiece of two trailers, it’s gonna lose some of its energy.

Still, cool trailer, cool look at the movie and I can’t wait to see it in theaters in February!

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 10/14/17

Have you heard the horrible news?! After many long years, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti are leaving Harley Quinn! Say it ain’t so, you guys! I’m going to miss you! Don’t worry, I’ll stick with you all the way to the end!

Unfortunately, we don’t have a new issue of Harley Quinn this week! Instead we’ve got some truly awesome issues of Amazing Spider-Man, Detective Comics, Mister Miracle, Runaways and more! And I’m very pleased to award Comic Book of the Week to the latest issue of Ms. Marvel, which settles back into basics and delvers a super fun issue!

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Whatevs

DC released a new issue of their Metal Event this week and it’s OK, but I’m not particularly liking it. There’s an artifice to the whole thing that’s turning me off. Like, Scott Snyder and DC are trying too hard to fit this into old bits of DC continuity, and that falls flat when the story is so basic. It’s just a bunch of evil alternate reality Batmans, and we’re told that the world has been completely conquered. I think the scope is just too big for what they’re giving this story and too much is being hammered into place just to be clever. No thank you.

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #789, Detective Comics #966, Mister Miracle #3, Ms. Marvel #23, Runaways #2 and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #25.

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New Mutants is Apparently Going to Be Terrifying!

The New Mutants movie is happening, which I find to be partially insane. Like, surely nobody outside of comics cares about or even knows about The New Mutants. It’s a weird name, when you think about it. And what does the movie have to gain by sticking to the original character roster of The New Mutants in the first place?

And for that matter, why make it a horror movie?!

Looks neat! I would almost be surprised if anybody in the movie actually used their powers. Like, it would practically ruin the tone of the film if Cannonball went all cannonball on the horror, right?!

Anyway, The New Mutants is going to be a movie! It comes out on April 13!

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