Bento Review: The Mighty Avengers The Ultron Initiative

In the wake of the first Superhero Civil War, Iron Man assembles a group of Avengers just as Ultron returns.

Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars 50 (Civil War Edition)

Way back in the middle of July I reviewed Civil War #1.  Six months and 4 issues later I’ll finally look at Civil War #2-5 after the break.  The series was a … Read More

Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case File #48: The Sentry

Writer Paul Jenkins and artist Jae Lee had a surprise hit with an Inhumans mini-series when the “Marvel Knights” line launched, so there was some anticipation for their follow-up. That … Read More

How Things Can Be Different: The Death And Life Of Captain Mar-vell

I wrote last week in my unofficial “comic book character who died and sometimes got better” weekly column about Drax the Destoryer.  I mentioned that Drax died in a place … Read More

Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case File #10: She-Thing

OK, so, Jenny did not like my suggestion from a couple weeks ago that Phantom Lady could have been a good fit for her criteria on Iconic Female Heroes That … Read More

(Over)Kill Of A God: Marvel Comics And Ares, Greek God Of War

Marvel Comics has famously mined Norse mythology for a few of its better known superheroes.  However, Marvel has also mined Greek myth, using Hercules as a sometime rival, often good … Read More

So, Did She Actually Die Or What?: The Death Of The Wasp That No One Seemed To Care About

It is not uncommon for a major comics crossover to end in the death of a character.  Marvel’s Secret Invasion was no exception.  A so-so crossover written by Brian Michael Bendis … Read More

Do Mega-Crossovers Really Matter?

Want to cause a dispute among comics fans?  Ask them about big blockbuster crossovers.  Most fans claim to hate the dang things, and yet they still shell out good money … Read More