Comics

Avengers vs X-Men #1 Review/Recap (Brian Michael Bendis/John Romita Jr.)

The war is here! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves and back up a bit. Avengers vs X-Men is Marvel’s latest comic book event of the year. Since its announcement back in December 2011, Marvel has hyped the mini-series event like no other. Unlike other events, this is plotted by 5 writers (Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jason Aaron, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman), each taking a turn writing an issue and penciled by three artists (John Romita Jr., Oliver Coipel, Adam Kubert).

Astonishing X-Men #48 Review/Recap (Marjorie Liu/Mike Perkins)

Astonishing X-Men returned with volume three back in 2004 when Joss Whedon and John Cassaday came on to tell their own, in-continuity-but-still-its-own-series, title in the X-Men corner of the Marvel Universe. Unfortunately, the series has been plagued with delays and having 5 writers between the span of the last 14 issues that included a weird writer/artist change issue-to-issue (Daniel Way & Christos Gage wrote two different stories alternating from #36-42). It seemed the series wouldn’t have any stability. Starting with #48, that all seems to [hopefully] change as a new team has joined the book along with a shift change to the character roster. Marjorie Liu (X-23, NYX, Dark Wolverine) along with Mike Perkins (The Stand, House of M: Avengers) are bringing with them Gambit, Iceman, Northstar, Cecelia Reyes and Warbird as the new team members of the book, and keeping Wolverine.

Batman Issue #1 Review

Who wants the next Bat Bitch slap!?   All across the DC Universe flagship titles are being re-launched; 52 of them to be exact. So of course DC’s greatest super hero (If you said Superman please click the x on the top right hand corner of your browser) would have his numerous comics relaunched as well. Naively, I assumed that issue number one would be somewhat of a fresh start, however that turned out to not exactly be the case. I don’t keep up with Batman comics as much as I used to but I more or less know what’s going on in the life of the caped crusader.