ETERNALS – THANOS RISES / KING SPAWN [Comics Reviews]: A Winning, Royal Hand.

Kieron Gillén and Esad Ribic wrapped up their Eternal series with more questions than answers. When I began the more recent 6 issue run, I was excited to gaze at all the lovely Pages by Ribic. Then I was annoyed to find out it was Eternals pitched to the general audience with Thanos...I guessed he …

M.O.D.O.K. / HELLIONS / X OF SWORDS / JUSTICE LEAGUE [Reviews]: Endless Winter.

I think it’s safe to say that M.O.D.O.K. wasn’t dominating the favorite marvel character charts over the years, but that is about to change! M.O.D.O.K. stands for M.ental O.rganism D.esigned O.nly for K.illing, and is a creation of Advanced Idea Mechanics, an organization that M.O.D.O.K. himself takes control of, thanks to his superior intellect. Sure, …

TMNT – THE LAST RONIN / THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH / X OF SWORDS STASIS [Reviews]: Calm Before The Storm..

Dark future stories where a once-hopeful, determined hero has become disillusioned, angry, and vengeful like the one in The Last Ronin are fairly commonplace in comics, the most famous example being The Dark Knight Returns, which is why it's actually somewhat shocking that it's taken this long to get one from the Teenage Mutant Ninja …

AMERICAN VAMPIRE 1976 / BATMAN #100 / THE DOOMED AND THE DAMNED [Reviews]: Two Bats Are Better Than One.

Just in time for Halloween, DC Comics released the newest chapter in the American Vampire series. Writer Scott Snyder and artist Rafael Albuquerque return to the series and bring the same energy from the Vertigo line into the Black Label family. DC Black Label made the right choice finding a home for American Vampire 1976, …

AVENGERS / MARAUDERS / VENOM / SPIDER-MAN / BIRDS OF PREY – SIRENS OF JUSTICE [Comics Reviews]: About Dang Time!

The Herculean task of scripting an Avengers run after Jonathan Hickman befell poor Jason Aaron. At first I was happy with the team he brought in. I like Robbie Reyes and Blade and “Thingee”. I even dug the Vampire arc until the end. I scratched my head as to why Superion wasn’t an Avenger but …

X-O MANOWAR / ROAD TO EMPYRE – THE KREE v SKRULL WAR / JUDGE DREDD – FALSE WITNESS [Reviews]: Comics Quaran-Time, Part Deux.

XO-Manowar #1 is a surprising comic. Firstly, being Valiant's flagship character, they don't reboot and change volumes as often as with Archer and Armstrong, Quantum and Woody, or the Harbinger characters, so an issue 1 is worth remarking upon in itself; but secondly, I haven't read a Valiant comic in a couple of years, so …