Marvel parties like it’s 1995

Remember the bad old days, the low water mark of the comics industry? Image had just launched, igniting the speculator market. Marvel, meanwhile, was greedily overprinting everything—QUASAR had his own ongoing series, for cryin’ out loud!—in an attempt to put all the smaller presses out of business. They largely succeeded, but managed to drive themselves… Continue reading Marvel parties like it’s 1995

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Iron Doom!

Marvel is like Crack, man. Or a case of poison ivy. You think you’re done with it, you think you’re over it, but it lures you back. The addiction comes back, and you start itching all over again. When I heard that Tony Stark was going to be replaced as Iron Man—AGAIN!—and that his replacement… Continue reading Iron Doom!

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Bucky Speaks—But the Morons Don’t Listen

Hey, look, everybody. I’ve found this week’s imbecile extraordinaire. You all may recall that nonsense last month where people, non-fans, or transient fans, people who watch the movies, maybe, but who have never picked up a comic book in their sheltered, shallow lives, were petitioning Marvel to make Captain America and Bucky a gay couple.… Continue reading Bucky Speaks—But the Morons Don’t Listen

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Man and Superman(s)

It’s interesting, how DC chose to deal with their failed “New 52” problem and their return to the “real” DC Universe, and with no character have things become more interesting—I won’t say it is anything more than “interesting” until later, as it’s too early to tell just yet whether the storyline will turn out awesome… Continue reading Man and Superman(s)

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#mutantlivesmatter

And somebody will probably get their knickers in a twist because of the title of this article, too, thinking it disparages the blacklivesmatter movement. I was originally going to title this post bluelivesmatter, but then realized that this phrase coupled with a pound sign already exists, as part of the pro-police reactionary movement AGAINST the… Continue reading #mutantlivesmatter

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The REBIRTH Reveal

So many potential topics to discuss this week. The new X-Men movie (A-, by the way), and how its successful but hardly robust performance at the weekend box office might offer a glimmer of hope for fans who want to see Disney and Fox reach some kind of agreement in regards to sharing the characters,… Continue reading The REBIRTH Reveal

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