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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 2/9/19

Woohoo! Good news everybody, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is awesome! Maybe not as surprisingly magical as the first film, but no less funny, touching, colorful and just plain fun. I need more comics to be exactly like the LEGO movies.

Instead, we get comics that are fun in their own rights, like Champions, X-23 and Young Justice. Comic Book of the Week goes to another stellar issue of The Green Lantern, a comic that is definitely living up to the hype.

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Spoken like a true wildcard

Meanwhile, I read the first proper issue of the Age of X-Man and it was fine. It was about the basic X-Men team and it was about what I expected. The twist of the universe has already been revealed, and we know these are our regular main characters living in a made-up fantasy. So there’s no real sense of permanence and stakes, as far as I’m concerned. They’ll tell whatever story they need to tell, and then we’ll move on.

Comic Reviews: Champions #2, The Green Lantern #4, Tony Stark – Iron Man #8, Uncanny X-Men #11, X-23 #9 and Young Justice #2.

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X-Cow is Probably Dead

X-Cow is the mutant cow that writer Mariko Tamaki created as a background joke in one of her X-23 issues. Or maybe it was artist Juann Cabal who slipped her into a background of a panel. I don’t know, but I thought it was funny!

Then X-Cow went and returned to the pages of X-23 this week! And she’s a Dungeon Master!

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Oh Anole, what hath you wrought?!

Neat!

I’m glad to see that X-Cow’s mutation has not stopped her from having hobbies and making friends!

What has stopped her, though, is the fact that she’s probably dead.

As we learned in the new issue of Uncanny X-Men this week, most mutants have either been killed, locked up, deported or disappeared.

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Why couldn’t X-Cow have gone to the Age of X-Man?

I can’t imagine anything good happened to X-Cow now that the entire world has turned against mutants to such a wild degree. That might have been the last game of Dungeons & Dragons she ever played…

Apologies for assuming X-Cow’s gender.

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Super Bowl Teases Avengers: Endgame and Captain Mavel

Thank the universe that we live in a world where all Super Bowl ads show up online almost immediately, so that I don’t have to watch the Super Bowl to get my fix of Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel teaser spots.

Both are pretty good!

Captain Marvel comes out at the beginning of March and Avengers: Endgame comes out at the end of April. I like how the Endgame trailers aren’t revealing too much about the plot. Everybody gets together, there are some dire warnings and concerns, but we have no clue yet what’s actually going to happen. I like that.

Also, I think I’ve asked this before, but is anybody seeing the Captain Marvel trailers in front of movies? I go to the movies a lot, especially superhero movies, but I haven’t seen the Captain Marvel trailers play in front of anything. Not Aquaman. Not Into the Spider-Verse. What is going on? Why is nobody playing that trailer?

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 2/2/19

Last week was a wasteland of new comics I like to read, and this week drops a bunch! How do you like them apples, eh? Suffice to say, I had a lot to read and enjoy this week.

Action Comics and Wonder Woman are both enjoyable out of DC, and my opinion starts to change for the better on Heroes in Crisis. Then we’ve got Marvel dropping a solid Ms. Marvel and West Coast Avengers. But the real standout, a true gem of a comic, is the new issue of Unstoppable Wasp. This is a rare game-changer of an issue and easily wins Comic Book of the Week.

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This is fine. Everything is fine.

Could be a standout for Comic Book of the Year.

Meanwhile, I read the Alpha issue for Age of X-Man and it looks fine. Pretty bare bones, with more than a few obvious glitches in the manufactured reality. I still haven’t decided how I’ll cover the event. I’m not about to buy and read every single issue…but maybe I won’t buy or review any of them. All I know for sure is that I’m excited to see what Leah Williams does with the Blob.

Comic Reviews: Action Comics #1007, Captain America #7, Heroes in Crisis #5, Ms. Marvel #37, Unstoppable Wasp #4, West Coast Avengers #7 and Wonder Woman #63.

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6 Marvel/DC Crossovers I Want to Read

Longtime comic book artist George Perez announced his retirement the other day, and it got me thinking about Marvel and DC crossovers. Perez is a legend in the industry, and he single-handedly drew every issue of the JLA/Avengers crossover a few years ago, in which Perez drew pretty much every superhero who had ever been a member of either team. The man was prolific and awesome.

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Needs more Darkclaw

Marvel and DC have had a bunch of crossovers over the years, and I’ve read my fair share. I was big into Marvel vs. DC back in the 90s, especially the Amalgam Comics crossover that resulted. There are also plenty of stand alone crossovers, like that one story where Batman and Captain America team up in the 1940s, or the Silver Surfer meets Kyle Rayner comic from back in the day, or the X-Men meet the Teen Titans. There’s plenty of crossovers, and I’ve got some of my own I’d like to see!

Join me after the jump for six Marvel/DC crossovers that would make for some pretty fun comics.

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