I'm really glad that I picked Savage Dragon up again. It's obvious that Erik Larsen loves comics. It's also very good to see a creator into slow storytelling. I miss the days when a subplot would run for months, sometimes over a year. Erik Larsen seems to have been a fan of that, too.
Before I review Marauders #1, I don't know if we're going to be reviewing every first issue of this latest X-Men relaunch, but it seems like we probably should. Nevertheless, I personally have been looking forward to this issue. I like Kitty Pryde, as I'm certain other people here at Needless Essentials Online. Also, I'm intrigued at what exactly Emma Frost's plan is with this new mutant nation.
There are some comics that are just right for the time. Superman Smashes the Klan is one of those books.
It’s the Dawn of X. Now we can see how this new direction for Marvel’s mutants evolves. I really liked the twelve issues that led into this line-wide relaunch of the mutant titles. Is this momentum going to hold, especially with the flagship title written by Jonathan Hickman? Oh, yeah, there may be some spoilers.
When I saw that The Mask: I pledge Allegiance To The Mask had hit stores, I wanted to review it. I really want Dark Horse to survive and thrive. I've worried about the publisher since they lost the Star Wars license to Marvel Comics. Then they lost Buffy and Angel licenses as well. They are capable of putting out some wonderful, unlicensed comics, and have been for many years. One of the legendary comics they have put out has been the Mask.
First, I have to say that I love when we refer to him as "The Batman." I also love when high-profile writers, known for different takes on characters try on one of the iconic characters. Warren Ellis is amazing on his own, but pairing him once again with Bryan Hitch, well, you know I'm gonna read it.
NOW we now have the blueprint for Jonathan Hickman’s new direction for the X-Men. Nothing terribly new is revealed about the present plans for the X-Men, but we do have a clear explanation for the why of it all. Oh, I will be spoiling the story for people. Powers of X #6 Writer: Jonathan Hickman
To be honest, I gave up on Spawn sometime around issue #21. Even then, I wasn't particularly into Spawn. It was the type of hero that I really didn't care for. I was also drawn into the full potential of comics being introduced to alternative and independent comics. However, when there's a big book hyped by its publisher, I feel the need to review it.
Doomsday Clock was reportedly going to signal the return of the JSA and the Legion of Super-Heroes. Both those teams returned elsewhere this month. That means the purpose of the series now remains to explain how the DC Universe was altered by Dr. Manhattan and essentially be a sequel for Watchmen.
So, after a long wait Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium is here! This is where the return of the Legion of Super-Heroes begins. Yes, I know that they showed up last week in Superman #14. This, however, is what gets us us from here to there. I do need to warn you before you go on, that there are going to be spoilers.
I really wasn't looking forward to this issue. I've really fallen in love with these characters. I'm going to miss reading about them. One of the things about non-mainstream comics is that the stories can end. There's no corporate desire to keep a character published so the merchandising can continue. I'm going to expand on this int he review, so let's get started.
There's absolutely no way to review this comic without spoiling it. Before I read it, I had it spoiled for me. I really recommend that you read this issue before proceeding with what I think about it. It's actually pretty fortunate that my day job and other pressing matters prevented me from finishing this until a week after it hit shops.