Review: The Flash: “Power Outage”

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on November 27, 2014. Last night’s episode of The Flash was the most packed episode of the season thus far. Even compared to the pilot, it featured more character work, more action, and more plot advancement. A lot happened and it made for a thrilling hour of television. The episode […]

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #17 is the Ending the Series Deserves (Review)

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on November 27, 2014. The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #17 is simultaneously the ending that everyone and no one saw coming. The series has been on the chopping block since day one; even its solicits made sure to announce that it wasn’t cancelled yet. Looking back it’s a miracle […]

CM Punk Writes Farewell To Superior Foes Of Spider-Man

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on November 25, 2014. Tomorrow is the final issue of The Superior Foes of Spider-Man. It’s a title that didn’t receive nearly as much attention as it deserved, but one that we at ComicBook.Com loved dearly. I mean, we loved this title a lot and I mean a lot. Steve Lieber and […]

Pax Americana: The Infinite Spiral of Violence

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on November 25, 2014. The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1 is an infinitely complex comic book composed of intricate panels and pages that function both independently and together. The comic even provides instructions within its text about how to read it, offering explanations for panel transitions and directing readers […]

Advance Review: Ody-C #1 is a Truly Epic Adaptation

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on November 25, 2014. Adapting a classic piece of literature is a momentous task. The very act of adaptation demands comparison and there is an inherent level of hubris required to address a true classic and try to improve upon it. There are few better examples of a […]

Review: The Flash: “The Flash is Born”

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on November 24, 2014. One of the things I was most concerned about coming into The Flash was the inclusion of Eddie Thawne (played by Rick Cosnett). On paper he appeared to be a stereotypical rival. Not only was he the new boyfriend of Barry Allen’s primary romantic interest and […]

Sunday Slugfest: Zero #12

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on November 23, 2014. It shares a byline with Chris Wunderlich, Michael Bettendorf, and Jason Sacks. Who are you and why are you reading this? It’s a valid question, I think. Are you an avid reader of Zero, interested in knowing the quality of this latest issue? […]

Sunday Slugfest: Pax Americana #1

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on November 23, 2014. It shares a byline with Kyle Garrett. There’s a lot to be said about The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1. So much so that I want to keep this short. Once you start to dig into Pax Americana it becomes difficult to stop. It […]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One is Half of a Great Movie

  This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on November 21, 2014. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One marks the beginning of the end for the popular series as it opens in theaters this weekend. Its positioning as the first half of a final installment works simultaneously as a strength and weakness. The film builds […]

Four Black Panels

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on November 21, 2014. It’s often stunning how differently the same exact tools can be applied in comics. This Wednesday Marvel Comics published two issues with pages that are almost identical in design: Avengers and X-Men: Axis #6 and Daredevil #10. Each issue contains a page composed […]