The Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business OGN Review

April 15, 2014

At The Comical Librarian, I review Marvel’s latest OGN, The Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business, in which the stupidest part of Peter Parker’s backstory returns to send him on a globe-trotting adventure.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Game of Thrones Review: “The Lion and the Rose”

April 14, 2014

Over at my other blog, The Comical Librarian, I review the newest episode of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES and take in yet another, uh, eventful wedding.

Game of Thrones: "The Lion and the Rose"

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Game of Thrones Review: “Two Swords”

April 7, 2014

At my other blog, the Comical Librarian, I take a look at the Game of Thrones fourth season premiere, “Two Swords,” the series’ best

Game of Thrones Season 4 Review

Opening to the mournful strains of “The Rains of Castamere,” a song that now seems destined to be etched into our national consciousness for years to come, Game of Thrones got its fourth season off to an appropriately grim beginning.  Tywin Lannister melted down Ice, the Valyrian steel greatsword once carried by Ned Stark, to craft two new Valyrian swords for the Lannister house.  A gesture for his newly returned son – a son changed by the world in ways Tywin cannot predict or control.  A son who, like so much of Tywin’s family, ends up disowned by those he thought he could trust as soon as he stopped letting himself get pushed around.

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Review: Magneto #1

March 7, 2014

Ongoing books from a villain’s point-of-view are notoriously tricky propositions, but Cullen Bunn is off to a solid – if rougher than I’d like – start in Magneto #1.  Check out the read/RANT review today!

Magneto #1 cover

Cover by Paolo Rivera

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Review: She-Hulk #2 (2014)

March 6, 2014

She-Hulk #2 continues to put forth a strong argument this character-driven superhero/legal drama is one of the best new books on the shelves as Charles Soule and Javier Pulido follow up an excellent debut with an equally strong second issue.

She Hulk #2 Review

A great second issue is one of the hardest things in all of comicdom to write.  If the first issue is all about setting up the core themes or conflicts of your story, then the second has the much harder job of reiterating those ideas while simultaneously building upon them.  The first is “What is this story going to be about?” and the second, “How?”

read the rest of my review at Comic Booked

Avengers Arena: Graduation!

December 26, 2013

Avengers_Arena_Vol_1_18After about a year, and a very strong nod to the first issue’s cover art, Avenger’s Arena comes to an end.

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Review: Kings Watch #3

December 14, 2013


Some significant details about the end of this issue are going to be SPOILED like old milk below

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