Tag Archive for Marvel Comics

The Death of Captain America, vol. 1-3

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The Civil War, where superhero fought superhero over the right to not register their secret identities with the US Government, has ended. In order to stop the fighting and the continued endangerment of civilians, Resistance-leader Steve Rogers (a.k.a. Captain America)…

X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills

Since the death of his wife and infant son, soldier turned preacher William Stryker has been convinced that mutants – those rare human beings naturally born with unusual powers – are the secret servants of Satan. Secretly financing a vigilante army…

Avengers: the Origin

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I’m a newcomer to the world of Avengers comics. Like approximately every other person alive, I loved the recent Avengers movie; I also enjoyed the individual heroes’ movies leading up to it. Aaand that’s all the background knowledge I brought…

Jubilee

Jubilee, short for Jubilation Lee, is one of my favorite characters in the X-Men series. I love her attitude and spunk…I will also admit to wanting her yellow trench. An orphaned mallrat from LA, she is a mutant who can…

Captain America: Forever Allies

Get ready, True Believers – Captain America is back, with Bucky Barnes carrying the shield and the legend of Steve Rogers with him. Bucky is feeling nostalgic in this trade paperback, Forever Allies, and takes readers on a journey through…

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

It is possible that more people in this world are familiar with the 1939 film version of The Wizard of Oz than are the original 1900 novel that inspired it. The imagery, characters, and story of the film are so…

Thor: The World Eaters

Thor comics are tough. More than just about any other mainstream superhero series I can think of, getting into Thor is an uphill battle for new readers. Because of the way it mixes Norse mythology with science fiction concepts, untangling…

Daredevil: Reborn

Blinded as a child by an accident that exposed him to radioactive chemicals, Matt Murdock was empowered by those same chemicals and gifted with enhancements to his other four senses that more than made up for the loss of his…

Spider-Man: Torment

I appreciate a little more why Todd McFarlane is a name that people don’t sneeze at. I’ve heard it batted around, read a couple Spawn issues, but I wasn’t a comics reader in the 90s, so I didn’t get the…

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers

From the families of the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Spider-Man and more come the awesome Pet Avengers! With abilities far beyond that of mortal animal, Pet Avengers Lockjaw, Throg, Lockheed, Hairball, Ms. Lion, Redwing, and Zabu are entrusted with a very…

Takio

In the recent hubbub over the rebooted DC titles, much has been made over the lack of and/or portrayal of female characters and their appropriateness for young readers. What perfect timing then for this little gem, a new creator-owned collaboration…