Civil War II #2 (Marvel) – Event Comics. Do you really NEED to read?

Civil War II #2 (Marvel Comics) STORY: Brian Michael Bendis ART: David Marquez (art), Justin Ponsor (colours) SO! We have another big event from one of the Big-2 comic publishers, this one feeling by default like an attempt to get … Continue reading Civil War II #2 (Marvel) – Event Comics. Do you really NEED to read?

DC Rebirth Reviewed: Batman, Superman, Green Arrow

So the much hyped and mixedly anticipated DC: Rebirth has gotten underway.

I don’t know what your background with all this is but here’s mine: I’m a DC fan since I was a kid, long before I was a Marvel fan or read any other comics besides Lee Falks Phantom, Tintin, Asterix and stuff like Amar Chitra Katha. I’ve had my ups and downs but I admit that the last 5 years have steadily seen me go from ardent DC follower to reading less and less and less until I had only 3 or 4 DC comics in my pull-list the past year or so. Continue reading “DC Rebirth Reviewed: Batman, Superman, Green Arrow”

REVIEW: Black Panther #1 (Marvel Comics, 2016)

black-panther-2016-01cvrBlack Panther #1 (Marvel Comics)

STORY : Ta-Nehisi Coates

ART : Brian Stelfreeze (artist), Laura Martin (colours) & VC’s Joe Sabino (letters)

As the mighty Marvel engines roll on, both on-screen and on the page, so too does the effort to diversify – something that has been a recurring issue for years and has been gaining ground more recently. On a personal note, I feel it’s also been a great deal more successfully done and better managed at Marvel than by many of their peers.
One of the most prominent amongst the non-caucasian characters in the MU has been The Black Panther. King, Avenger, Defender and even member of the FF and the superhero Illuminati (of the MU), T’Challa has been a powerful force in this world over the years – but after an intense but rocky few years, we’re back with him once again and here’s hoping it’s a positive step.
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