Did we just get a spoiler from today’s Funko release (or at least a confirmation of a fan theory)?Read More
We take a look at the movie we’re most looking forward to each month in 2019.Read More
I was able to read quite a few comics this week. I previously posted about Edge of Venomverse (https://www.thefresnerd.com/home/2017/6/29/edge-of-venomverse-1-review) and Secret Weapons (https://www.thefresnerd.com/home/2017/6/28/secret-weapons-1-review).
Jean Grey #3 - After being visited by the Phoenix, Jean is continuing her journey to seek out other hosts of the Phoenix, this time heading underwater to spend some time with Namor. I'm really enjoying this series, and seeing the young Jean Grey show her powers.
Mighty Captain Marvel #6 - I love Captain Marvel. I really do. But the last couple of issues have been tedious, and Secret Empire is largely to blame. Obviously they can't ignore the fact that Captain Marvel is trapped in space unable to get past Earth's shield, but the last couple of issues feel like not much is happening. As much as I'm enjoying Secret Empire I really am looking forward to the series wrapping up, or at least the shield coming down so Captain Marvel can do something other than worry about the Chitauri wave.
Batwoman - I've been catching up on the New 52 release of Batwoman lately. Recently I've been in volumes three through five. Batwoman has been enlisted to help unmask Batman! This really was a fascinating tale, as the government blackmails her and her family. Unfortunately, the writers and artists changed right at the last issue. Of course Batman protects his identity, but it felt rushed and very different from the starting issues. I wish I had loved how it ended, but I just don't.
What's on the horizon for this week? New issues of All New Guardians of the Galaxy and some X-Men are due this week. But I'll be spending lots of time reading up on and preparing for San Diego Comic Con as well!
This week's edition of "Reading Things" with Saga, X-O Manowar, X-Men, Batman and more!Read More
If you've spent any time on the internet in the last few days, you may have heard about that interview where Marvel VP of sales blamed women and diversity for the slump in sales of Marvel comics. Let's talk about that a bit.Read More
I recently wrapped up a re-read of Neil Gaiman's "American Gods," (still great the second time around) so I've actually been reading a lot of comic books this last week.
Monsters Unleashed #4 - We're nearing the end of this series. Although it is a bit scattered because there are so many battles going on, it's still a blast to watch all of these heroes come together to fight giant monsters from space. I do enjoy that there are the various tie ins where we can watch individual heroes like Doctor Strange do their thing.
Wytches - This is a creepy book and would make a great movie. Lots of twists as the main character, Sail, attempts to escape the terrifying events unfolding around her.
Civil War II - All new Wolverine, Captain Marvel, and Invincible Iron Man tie-ins - I was a bit disappoint in Iron Man. The first two books were great, this one got a bit heavier and had a lot more soul searching for Tony Stark as part of the Civil War II tie in. All new Wolverine was great. I love the addition of Gabby and her interactions with everyone. Overall I really enjoy all of the new Captain Marvel stuff with Alpha Flight, but this book was very reliant on the Civil War II tie in. Glad we're getting past that and we can just have Captain Marvel doing her thing. Bonus points for the big battle and massacre happening in North Fork, just outside of Fresno!
Rocket Raccoon: A Chasing Tail - I'm really enjoying all of the current iterations of Rocket and Groot. They're fun and a bit silly.
Batman Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth - The art in this volume is great. It's quite a difference from what we normally see in a comic, but this is not your typical comic. The are matches the madness of the tail, which I love.
The week ahead - I've never read Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" series before, so I've been making my way through that. I've got volumes 9 and 10 so I should make it through at least one of those.
Also looks like there is a new Guardians of the Galaxy tie in with Monsters Unleashed.