A Trekkie’s Take on Marvel’s New Star Wars Series

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(If you search in Google for Marvels’ 2015 Star Wars, you will get many reviews of the new Star Wars comics.  Most of theses reviews are for the first issue or other individual floppies; this review is of the first six issues of the new Marvel Star Wars series.) I was born in the late 70’s and was too young to go to the theater and watch the original Star Wars films.  Because of that and my personal interests, I liked them, but loved more the Star Trek TV series. I tend to prefer my entertainment on a weekly serialized way (TV episodes) rather than a long, spaced out (no pun … Continue reading

Staff Picks – What To Get This Week, Wednesday March 4

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Another Wednesday, so you know what’s up. Here are a few titles we suggest you look at when you visit your local comic shop.     TOP OF THE STACK Hawkeye #1 from Marvel Comics Writer: Jeff Lemire Art: Perez – Herring What Marvel says: THE AVENGING ARCHERS ARE BACK! • Hawkeye returns in an all-new series featuring superstar writer Jeff Lemire in his Marvel debut and Eisner Award-winning artist Ramon Perez, as they bring you a fresh new look into the life of everyone’s favorite Avenger. With Kate Bishop, his trusted ward and protégé back at his side (not … Continue reading

Valiant Previews – Imperium #2 & X-O Manowar #34

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Valiant’s flagship and longest running title, X-O Manowar, and one of its newest hits, Imperium both have issues coming out the first week of March, and we have the previews for each right here for you!  (And don’t forget NINJAK #1 is also coming out this March!) First up, X-O Manowar #34. This issue starts a brand new story arc, Dead Hand! He survived ENTER: NINJAK. He waged war on PLANET DEATH. And now he must defend the Earth from an unholy reckoning…and the doomsday protocol codenamed: DEAD HAND! This is it…X-O Manowar…face-to-face with a ROBOT ARMY HELLBENT ON THE DESTRUCTION … Continue reading

Timewalking with Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry

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  2015 sees the critically acclaimed publish launch the next phase, aptly named Valiant Next.   The first new ongoing series Ivar, Timewalker arrives in stores this week, from creative team Fred Van Lente (writer) and Clayton Henry (artist). The series stars the third and oldest immortal Anni-Padda brother, Ivar. As the series title might suggest, he can also travel in time. I recently sat down with both Van Lente and Henry to talk about their new series, time travel, the collaborative process, and epic nature of comic book story telling. Van Lente and Henry were responsible for the Archer & … Continue reading

Staff Picks – What’s New for August 13, 2014

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  It’s Wednesday.  You know what that means.     There are over 450 different items headed to your local comic shop this week (when you include all the variant covers, re-solicitations, magazines and collectables. Here is what we think will be the best of the best.   TOP OF THE STACK Archer & Armstrong #23 – Valiant Comics Writers: Fred Van Lente Art: Pere Perez What Valiant says: THE END IS NEAR HERE! Archer & Armstrong have been dragged down and knocked out, left at the mercy of the Lizard King and his plot to unleash total annihilation. But, … Continue reading