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Archive for August, 2006

Everybody Loves USM #99!

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

There are few things in the world cooler than reading an awesome comic…and then finding that everyone else agrees with you that it’s awesome! Here’s some folks who loved Bendis and Bagley’s Ultimate Spider-Man #99 almost as much as I did… IGN http://comics.ign.com/articles/728/728075p1.html SilverBulletComicbooks.com http://www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com/reviews/115688260225216.htm ComiXtreme http://www.comixtreme.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30005 Scoop http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/scoop_article.asp?ai=13082&si=129

Ultimate Spider-Man – Volume 16

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Remember how positive I was about USM #99 and how I thought maybe the issues before it had been somewhat… lacking? Well, I was right. Only it’s worse than I remembered. I just picked up the trade paperback (it was sort of a slow week for me, though I did pick up a few other […]

Bendis Interviews Meltzer

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

I haven’t really read a lot of Brad Meltzer’s work because he’s mainly an old school DC guy and all of that continuity gives me a headache. But this week, The Man — BMB — interviewed Meltzer on Wizard Universe and the two of them talked a lot about the creative process and stuff like […]

Review: New Avengers #23

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Jessica Drew is Spider-Woman and she’s one messed up chick. We saw why in Spider-Woman: Origin, but rather than make her tiresome it makes her very, very compelling. (Man, I hope that doesn’t say something about my preference in women. That would suck.) Anyhow, back to the matter at hand: This issue of New Avengers […]

Review: Ultimate Spider-Man #99

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

I didn’t love the last couple storylines in Ultimate Spider-Man. Of course BMB’s “average” story is better than most creators’ best work. The last few have just left me wanting his best work. Then he decided he was going to take on “The Clone Sage,” which in the regular Marvel universe stunk on ice. It’s […]

Civil War Delayed?!?

Monday, August 21st, 2006

In the words of too many word balloons to ever count, “Noooooooooooooooooooooo!” More like “@#*%!!!” Okay, so I’ve been sitting here for a couple days wondering what I was going to say about Marvel’s Civil War being delayed. I’m not crazy about all of these big deal universe-altering uber-events that Marvel and DC keep throwing […]

Spider-Woman: Origin HC

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Here’s a review of the new hardcover collecting the Spider-Woman: Origin hardcover. From SCOOP: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/scoop_article.asp?ai=12983&si=129 Brian Michael Bendis (New Avengers) and Brian Reed (Ultimate Spider-Man video game) teamed up to write the mini-series collected in this new hard cover. Their objective was to somehow weave together the sometimes highly contradictory different versions of Spider-Woman’s origin. […]

Bendis Link-o-Rama!

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Yow! BMB is all OVER the web! Clicky-clicky and see what he has to say… Ed Brubaker talks about following Bendis on Daredevil (poor guy!) in some paper from Salt Lake City Ooh, pretty: The Ultimate Spider-Man #100 Variant Cover News about Ultimate Power from Wizard World Chicago BMB talks about the new Illuminati book! […]

Whassup with “Mighty Avengers?”

Monday, August 14th, 2006

OK, so I was gone for a couple weeks on the Dreaded Family Vacation (complete with Annoying Reunion), but now I’m back and I’m reading about this series MIGHTY AVENGERS. It took me a minute, but I gather it’s a new series, not just a re-titled NEW AVENGERS. Now that Luke Cage is with Captain […]

Alan Moore Collaborator in the States!

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Have you heard that David Lloyd, co-creator of V for Vendetta, is touring the U.S. for his new Dark Horse GN, Kickback? Man, I didn’t know anything about this, but my cousin actually met him at Comic-Con in San Diego. He’s apparently going to be at the Baltimore show? It’s September 9 – 10. Do […]

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