Its not too often we get a look at the other side. Sure DC recently had “Penguin Pain and Prejudice” which was (to me) one of the few bright spots in their New 52, and I know Magneto, perhaps a bit more of an anti-hero than straight out villain, gets his fair share at staring in his own comics. Even so, comics that focus on villains tend to be few and far between. More so are comics that focus on the (potential) fall into becoming one. Something that Hopeless has been doing wonderfully through these first six issues.
Finally catching up on comics. Still a bit behind, but figured I’d jump in to list off some thoughts on various things happening in the X-Men world.
WARNING! There will be spoilers if you aren’t up to date.
WARNING! This will probably not have much coherency in terms of order.
WARNING! Expect mild language.
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.
Read on at the Comical Librarian…
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!
Cover by Paolo Rivera
After about a year, and a very strong nod to the first issue’s cover art, Avenger’s Arena comes to an end.
Mighty Avengers proves that it can be fun even when it’s boring.
TO BE SPOILED BELOW
Writing a great first issue is hard. With “#1 With A Bullet”, I wanted to examine some debut issues that worked – or didn’t – in an attempt to figure out just what makes a great first issue… and what common mistakes creators occasionally make. Today, I look at Mark Waid’s fantastic Daredevil #1 and the art of revitalizing a character who has been stuck in something of a rut. Continue reading