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I don't use my digital memberships for these articles as much as I should. In the past couple of weeks, I've been taking advantage of my DC Universe and Marvel Unlimited subscriptions. I have been on the lookout for issues to review here. It was the latest episode of the Legion of Substitute Heroes podcast that I was reminded of Paul Smith's great run on Uncanny X-Men. Some might view this time as a period where the title began to drop in story quality, but I think that part came shortly afterwards. Here we saw the development of the team after Cyclops leaves for good, but still get to see his path twist back around into his old team's lives. We also got the introduction to the Morlocks, the addition of Rogue, and huge developments for Wolverine. These are some great issues and I chose to review the issue that has one of the best splash pages in X-Men history.
Matthew Rosenberg's writing works on a level that I find relatable. Based on coverage I see, I'm not the only one. He's also demonstrated that he's not afraid to throw in those "Oh, Damn," moments. Of course, he's also getting known for picking up dropped plot threads and making them work. His X-Men team is practically a collection of mutants left behind from the big event, and he works it extremely well. Of course, I'm getting ahead of myself.
It seems like forever since I reviewed a new comic, much less read a new batman comic. It seems like I only show up in Gotham when something big is happening. However, this issue caught my eye because it's an Amanda Conner one. The preview pages had the feeling that Tom King was giving her a script that suited her talents and were much like the work that she and her husband Jimmy Palmiotti have come to be known for. While I like the creators behind this issue, I really dislike the way Batman has been treated in recent years.
In the 1980s, Marvel Comics published a comic that was entirely filled with puzzle and games for younger readers. It was appropriately titled Fun And Games. There would be mazes, puzzles, word searches, pretty much all of the things your parents now do after they retire. Kids developing their cognitive skills also get a thrill out of these, as I'm discovering again with my youngest daughter.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a ripe playground for Internet articles about theories and lists. I've even done my own list in the past of characters I want to see get the MCU treatment. With the merger of Fox and Disney paving the way, we even have Fantastic Four and X-Men to hope to see someday. I also am in need of something to kick start me writing again, as I've had trouble keeping motivated. When I don't see anything new in comics really grabbing my interest, it gets easy to be disillusioned. The Marvel Cinematic Universe routinely impresses me. Therefore, I'm using it for yet another list among the many out there. This one is on characters that I want to see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
With the first season of The Umbrella Academy on Netflix getting fantastic word-of-mouth, it seemed like time I finally read this series that I'd heard so much about. Right after finishing a Netflix binge, I read the first two collections. I loved them! Knowing that there would be differences, I found myself enjoying the parts that differed. What works in the comics doesn't always work on television.
At WonderCon on Friday, there were some major announcements coming from DC's streaming service, DC Universe. In addition to release dates announced for new series, the digital comic feature of the service is getting a major expansion in April.
Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot is a cartoon based on the 1995 comic of the same name. What many people don't realize is that there was a toy line for the cartoon during the time it aired on Fox Kids (1999-2001). Join me as we look back at the Bandai toyline and a surprise bonus.
It's odd for me to get surprised by an old comic book. I tend to remember what comics were good, especially when it comes to legendary artists. I had completely forgotten that World of Krypton was drawn by Mike Mignola. Of course, this was a period in my life when I wasn't buying comics regularly. The books I had been buying before, like John Byrne's Superman were also not the ones that I ended up buying when I started up again. I recall reading Superman #18, where he returns to Krypton and has a vision of a world where all of Krypton evacuated to Earth. However, that was half a year later. Cue to one sleepless night when I was browsing DC Universe and came across World of Krypton, the 1987 mini-series that fleshed out the view of Post-Crisis Krypton we had seen in Man of Steel #1. I read the whole series in one night and to be honest, I enjoyed the first issue much more than the others, especially the last issue. The last issue actually did a lot of retelling from aforementioned Man of Steel #1. The first issue impressed me enough that I felt like I needed to review it.
Superman maintains a secret identity as Clark Kent. Everyone knows about it and the lengths that he goes to maintain it. However, what if his story was written from the beginning to be a mystery to even the reader?
Exciting news coming from DC UNIVERSE, starting this weekend and for a limited time, the first episodes of each exclusive original series: TITANS, DOOM PATROL and YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS will be available for anyone to view without a subscription. For anyone who hasn’t yet subscribed to the one-of-a-kind digital service, now is the chance to
Have you seen the new Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World yet? If not then you are missing something special. This is the 3rd film in the series and we are introduced to some major new characters such as Light Fury. With this release we have new toys and today we are