Tag Archive for Marvel Comics

Iron Man, Vol. 1: Believe

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The grand irony of Tony Stark’s former life was that he was a futurist who lived for the moment. Born into power and privilege, Tony’s only thoughts of tomorrow involved the technological marvels he could create to increase his family fortune and personal glory. Everything changed when a…

Interview: Jonathan Maberry

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Jonathan Maberry may be best known in recent years to many librarians for his runaway hit in the YA field, the gripping Rot and Ruin series, but this year he’s gone back to another favorite monster, the vampire, in his…

Avengers Vs. X-Men: Vs.

When I wrote my review of the original Avengers Vs. X-Men trade paperback collection, I commented that we didn’t really get to see any of the one-on-one matches promised by the series’ concept and book covers. What few battles we…

Avengers Vs. X-Men

It all begins as a fiery figure falls from the sky toward downtown Manhattan. Stopping this sort of thing is all in a day’s work for The Avengers, but even they are surprised to find the fiery figure is a…

Meet the Marvel Super Heroes

Don’t know your Gambit from your Gamora? Need a book that collects all your favorite Marvel characters, encyclopedia style? Well, lucky for you, Marvel has released Meet the Marvel Super Heroes, featuring over a hundred of their most popular and…

Daredevil, vol. 2

The second volume of Daredevil continues the trend set when Mark Waid first took over the book and made it his own. Sick of the increasing amount of melodrama and tragedy in the life of lawyer/vigilante Matt Murdock, Waid only…

Daredevil, vol. 1

Even before Frank Miller put his personal stamp on Daredevil in the late 1970s and introduced many of the elements that made Daredevil one of the darkest books in mainstream superhero history, Daredevil was a character born of tragedy. His…

Ozma of Oz

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There are some titles that I don’t want to review. I just want to tell you to go buy them, read them, and come back here so we can celebrate them together. Ozma of Oz is definitely one of those…

Wolverine: an Origin Story

If you want to know the back story of how Wolverine became, well, Wolverine, Marvel has recently released Logan’s origin story in this new picture book/graphic novel hybrid. From the very beginning, we learn about James, Rose, and a boy…

Uncanny X-Men: Quarantine

You know what’s awesome? Superpowers. I’m serious. If someone could bottle and sell superpowers, I would cut off my left arm to get some. And I’d bet money that I’m not the only one who feels this way. Because who…

New Avengers, volume 2

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Because the Avengers are a group of people with amazing powers, it’s easy to forget these characters are, at their core, people (I’d say human, but not all Avengers are). New Avengers, volume 2 does a fantastic job at reminding…

X-Men: Schism

Mutants – those beings born with natural super powers – once represented the future of humanity. But as a wise man once said, “the future isn’t what it used to be,” and various circumstances have reduced the number of mutants…