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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 4/2/22

I think I’m running out of comics that I actually read. A ton of new comics come out each week, but it seems my actual buy/read/review pile keeps getting smaller. We’ve only got a couple of Marvel comics this week!

Comic Book of the Week goes to Immortal X-Men #1. Not necessarily because I enjoyed it the most, but because it’s probably the most important comic I read this week.

X-Men 1919 when?

Meanwhile, I enjoyed the first episode of Moon Knight. Plenty of good stuff. Nothing I would rave about just yet, though. I also finished Our Flag Means Death on HBO Max and that show was a hoot. So it definitely gets my recommendation.

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #93, Immortal X-Men #1 and X-Cellent #2.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 2/5/22

Welcome to another wonderful week of comic book reviews! It’s also been a week of a big snowstorm in the Northeast, but let’s not worry about that when we’ve got some Amazing Spider-Man, some One-Star Squadron and some excellent X-Cellent.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Batman #120, and not just for the Robin back-up story this time! The actual Batman comic was really good, with a pretty fun twist! But then the Maps Mizoguchi as Robin story is also amazing again.

The perfect Robin

Meanwhile, I have come to the realization that the Star Wars TV shows might not actually be trying to be the best shows on TV, and I’m perfectly fine with that. It’s made me start questioning what the point is of TV shows, you know? Obviously the people involved want to make a good show…but what qualifies as good? Does it need to be some epic drama worthy of awards? Or can it just be an episode filled with so much awesome fan service that it’s just plain fun? Suffice to say, I’m enjoying the last couple episodes of The Book of Boba Fett.

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #88, Batman #120, Dark Knights of Steel #4, One-Star Squadron #3, Sabretooth #1 and X-Cellent #1.

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6 Marvel Legends Action Figures I’m Still Waiting For

Marvel Legends are the be-all, end-all of superhero action figures. I wish I had figures this awesome when I was a kid — though, to be fair, I’m making fine use of them as an adult. There have been more than 1,000 Marvel Legends figures over the past few decades, highlighting some of Marvel’s greatest characters and a lot of their very obscure characters.

So why haven’t there been any Marvel Legends figures of my personal favorite obscure characters?!

What If…? is getting its own line!

I’ve been a comic book fan for my entire life, and while I like Spider-Man and the X-Men as much as the next person, most of my favorite characters are B, C and D-list guys and gals who don’t get the respect they deserve. Heck, Marvel Legends only got around to a Multiple Man figure a couple of years ago. They’ve made guys like Skullbuster, Living Laser, Darkhawk, the female Beetle and a bunch of members of the Serpent Society. These are some deep cuts…and yet a ton of my favorite Marvel characters have yet to receive a Marvel Legends figure!

Join me after the jump for six(ish) characters I hope to see as Marvel Legends some day. And feel free to share your own character hopes and drams in the comments!

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 7/13/19

Welcome, to the world of comics! Buncha fun reads this week, from Batman to the new era of Go Go Power Rangers. Most monumental is the temporary return of X-Statix! Against all odds! I’m excited to see where that book goes, but for now it’s just a simple reintroduction.

Comic Book of the Week goes to the final issue of Wonder Twins for a really enjoyable, meaningful ending to this short but sweet mini-series. Thankfully, we’ll be getting more from this comic in a couple of months!

Wonder Twins Lesson 01

Being a teenage superhero isn’t always fun and games

Meanwhile, the War of the Realms is over and now is the time for aftermath stories! I skipped the Omega issue out this week, because it was just short advertisements for upcoming series. I might check out the new Valkyrie. We’ll see. The new issue of the regular Thor series was a fun coda. We finally get that nice Thor/Odin moment we’ve all been waiting for, so that’s nice.

And the second issue of Event Leviathan was actually really well done. I’m legit excited for that comic now, thanks to issue #2.

Comic Reviews: Batman #74, Black Cat #2, Giant-Sized X-Statix #1, Go Go Power Rangers #21 and Wonder Twins #6.

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X-Statix is Coming Back!

Because true genius never dies, X-Statix are going to return for a special one-shot in July! Giant-Sized X-Statix #1 will reunite original creators Peter Milligan and Mike and Laura Allred! And some of the classic team members will be back too — even though most of them are dead!

XStatix Returns 02

There’s not too much information out just yet. Newsarama has an interview with Mike Allred, and they claim to have an interview with Milligan coming soon.

Bleeding Cool also revealed some sketch designs for potentially new characters.

XStatix Return 01

Those look pretty cool!

Whatever the case may be, I’m excited. I was a slow convert to X-Statix when they originally came out, but once I was in, I was really in and read through to the end. So I’m excited to see this revival, even if it’s short.

They’re back and more alive than ever for this special one-shot! But what new threat is so grave that only the most famous mutant celebrities can fight it? And who is the new U-Go-Girl? Only the original X-Statix creative team Peter Milligan, Michael Allred and Laura Allred know for sure!

I also hope we’ll finally see the return of long-lost character Lacuna, one of my favorite characters from X-Statix. She’s also one of the few to survive the end of the series, and I’ve been waiting forever to see if Marvel ever uses her again.

Of course, knowing my luck lately, she’ll probably come back and be killed immediately.

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