Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 1/14/23
My friends, this has been a week. I had to take my car in for some repairs and that cost me an arm and a leg. And then the repair shop messed up my automatic seat adjuster, which was already pretty fragile. So I’m not only out a lot of money this week, but now my seat is stuck in a somewhat uncomfortable way! I need to buy a new car, but in this economy? In this market? Ugh. Anyway, this is all to say I didn’t get to too many comics this week out of sheer sadness.
Comic Book of the Week goes to X-Men #18 because it was the better of the two I actually managed to read and review this week. It’s an OK story.
Meanwhile, I haven’t played with my new Playstation 5 yet, because I want to finish Pokemon Violet before moving on to a new game. So that’s just collecting dust. And I finished Wednesday, which was really good. Basically trying to find anything to lessen the pain of this past week.
Comic Reviews: Monica Rambeau: Photon #2 and X-Men #18.Read the rest of this entry
Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews 12/3/22
Christmas Time is here! Magic is in the air. It’s cold out. Life moves on. And we got some really good comics this week. Granted, it was a fifth week, so that usually leads to some smaller offerings. But I was pleased with stuff like Strange Academy and X-Terminators.
Comic Book of the Week goes to Justice Society of America #1 for a strong, if potentially confusing, first issue. Everybody had better have done their homework ahead of this one.
Meanwhile, I’m enjoying Pokemon Violet, though I can never seem to find time to play it. That’s on me. But then there’s no harm in taking it slowly. I loved the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. It was so heartwarming! And I got to see Glass Onion in theaters, which was marvelous. So things are going rather well for me in pop culture land.
Comic Reviews: Justice Society of America #1, Strange Academy: Finals #2 and X-Terminators #3.Read the rest of this entry
Behold the New Hellfire Gala Outfits from Russell Dauterman!
The Hellfire Gala is going to be an annual event for X-Men comics — at least for now — and I’m very excited. I really enjoyed last year’s event, and I think it is an amazing addition to the narrative. It’s also, apparently, a chance for god-tier artist Russell Dauterman to just go hog wild designing high fashion X-Men outfits. These are just so darn gorgeous!
That Doctor Doom outfit is the most perfect thing I’ve possibly ever seen in my entire life.
There are a couple more outfits available here. They’re all wonderful and perfect and I hope Marvel keeps Dauterman fully employed for years to come for each and every Hellfire Gala. Also, why isn’t he doing interiors for an ongoing comic? He was amazing on Mighty Thor. Where’s his X-Men ongoing?!
Leah Williams is Getting a Fun New Comic: X-Terminators
I am a big fan of Leah Williams and am excited to pass along the news that she’s getting a new X-Men-esque mini-series this summer. She killed it on X-Factor before Marvel shuffled her and the series off to cancellation land. So hopefully this new series, X-Terminators, will provide some quality time for her writing.
I absolutely want to see more comics like X-Terminators in the Krakoa Era. Every single mutant character who has ever lived is available to use, both heroes and villains. And in this day and age, when Marvel is all about the 5-issue mini-series, just let some writers go nuts and have some wild fun with them.
In typical X-Men fashion, what starts as a wild night out gets even crazier when Jubilee, Boom-Boom, and Dazzler are kidnapped and put into elaborate death traps by a mysterious new army of enemies. What are three fierce mutants with the power to blow things up to do? Expect a hardcore, neon-fueled, down and dirty type of adventure unlike any seen before in X-Men history with all the light blasts, fireworks, time bombs, and brawling you can possibly hope for!
The art will be by Carlos Gomez, and the pair of them promise a really fun romp of adventure and chaos. That sounds good to me!
X-Terminators arrives in July!
Strong Guy Watch: Wolverine Team-Up
This blog, the one you’re reading right now, remains the #1 place on the internet to track where Strong Guy shows up in comics. I’ve been doing it for a couple of years now and am still having fun. People actually pay attention. And Strong Guy remains both cool and used in random appearances.
The latest continues to be the Marvel Unlimited X-Men comic. Last issue Strong Guy showed up in an awesome adventure with his best pal, Madrox the Multiple Man. In the newest issue, released last week, Strong Guy has a team-up with Mr. X-Man himself, Wolverine!
I won’t spoil what the duo get up to in this issue, but how cool is it that Guido gets to be written and drawn by Declan Shalvey? And he gets a team-up with Wolverine? Krakoa has been really good to our boy Strong Guy, and I look forward to pointing out more of his random awesome appearances.
Keep watching the comics, Strong Guy Watchers!