Author: Stan Ford

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Revisiting What If?

With Marvel Studios releasing a little bit of footage for the upcoming What If? series on Disney+, I wanted to draw attention to the original series that started it all. Well, there were "imaginary stories" from DC Comics in the Silver Age, but this was the first time that Marvel crafted a series around the concept of alternate earths. We highlighted a cover gallery some time back, but this time I thought we'd go a little more in depth on why these stories matter. Essentially, these are mini-reviews of old comics. I'll acknowledge that, but feel like most of these individual issues may not get a proper review.

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Marauders #2 Reveals The Red Queen

Before I talk about the Red Queen, I need to say one thing first. I'm not going to do this as a standard review of Marauders #2. It's not that it's a bad issue, because it's not. Everything in the issue pales beyond the reveal of the Red Queen on the last page. That being said, there are definitely going to be spoilers.

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Five Mysteries In The New Legion Of Super-Heroes

The new Legion of Super-Heroes by Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook has set itself apart from previous versions of the titular team. With the first issue and a cast of almost three dozen, there are some questions that Bendis needs to answer.

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OMAC: One Man Army Corps #1 – Reviews Of Old Comics

I’ve been meaning to do this one for a while. First, my pointless boycott of John Byrne’s work got in the way, but now that we’re past that, I think I can review a John Byrne comic that’s out of print. I had actually been hoping for it to be included on DC Universe. They’ve

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Catalyst Prime: Seven Days #2 – Review

Before I get started with this very carefully worded review of Catalyst Prime: Seven Days, I need to preface it with something. It's always surprising whenever we get notified of a comic that we haven't heard of, but should have. Usually these come from the smaller publishers, but when they come through, it's refreshing.

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Achewood Gets Omnibus Editions From Oni Press

I remember the years right after I graduated from college and when my friends turned me onto Achewood. The wonderfully irreverent webcomic just seemed to sum up everything good with publishing comics directly to the web. I probably wouldn't be far off in guessing that Chris Onstad influenced a lot of other cartoonists to launch their own webcomics.

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Marvel Super Heroes RPG Secret Wars – Shall We Play A Game?

When I wrote my last article on a Role-Playing Game, I enjoyed it so much that I decided to do another one. This time, I went to the other major super-hero RPG, Marvel Super Heroes, by TSR. One Module that I really loved was Secret Wars.

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New Mutants #1 – Review

New Mutants was one of two new titles debuting this week in the Dawn of X. It was actually the one that I was looking forward to the most. Like a lot of people, I have a fondness for the original New Mutants. While X-Force pleasantly surprised me, New Mutants gave me what I wanted. Did it give me more?

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Legion Lost #1 – Reviews Of Old Comics

With a new Legion of Super-Heroes series launching the week that I'm writing this, it seems like a perfect time to revisit one of my favorite Legion stories of all time, Legion Lost. I like it so much that it would be my pick for a Legion film adaptation. I'll come back to that. As the millennium came to a close, Legion of Super-Heroes was in dire need of a new direction. They were referred to as the "Archie Legion" due to the more light-hearted and innocent nature of the stories. Of course, this was stark contrast to the last major new direction for the Legion with the start of the "Five Years Later." This version kept up two series, which probably didn't help in the late 1990s when the tone of comics went darker and grimmer. As the series came to an end, the Legion faced a terrible threat that apparently killed several members. 

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X-Force #1 – Review

Wow. X-Force #1 really set out to make an impact this week. Let's take a look at this comic, one of two Dawn of X titles to arrive in shops this week.

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Legion Of Super-Heroes #1 – Review

It has been six years and one month since the last issue of Legion Of Super-Heroes hit comic book shops. Thanks to Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook, we have a new Legion, complete with Superboy. As promised, this is a new Legion, free from six decades of history. Is the wait worth it?

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Legion 2995 Sourcebook – Shall We Play A Game?

With this week seeing the debut of a new Legion of Super-Heroes series, it seemed appropriate to look at the old Legion Sourcebook 2995. This was part of the Mayfair Games DC Heroes Role-Playing Game. It updated the stats of the Legion of Super-Heroes to match the adventures being published at the time.

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