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Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand (Comic Files)

Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand

Preamble The rumor was that Galactus might eat the Earth of Marvel’s Ultimate universe.  Well, he did not. In Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand, Galactus does leave a deep scar on the Ultimate universe and plenty of unanswered questions.  But as we see with continuing titles, Galactus failed to get a full meal!   Situation […]

Secret Avengers Vol. 3 #7 (Comic Files)

Secret Avengers Vol. 3 #7

Preamble Seriously, do you know how hard it was to not tell you that Deadpool was the big reveal in Secret Avengers #6?.  Seriously I was pumped, but since the Tradd Moore and Matthew Wilson cover of Secret Avengers #7 lets the cat out of the bag, and is brilliant, I can now tell you […]

Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art (Book Files)

Marvel Comics 75 Years

  Writer Alan Cowsill should add curator to his resume.  Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Comic Art is more than a book, it is a mobile art museum.  Between the book’s two covers is a treasure chest of art developed by some of Marvel’s finest artists from the Golden to the Modern age.   Marvel Comics: […]

Red She-Hulk: Route 616 (Comic Files)

Red She-Hulk: Route 616

Preamble I have to admit there is something different about this one, Red She-Hulk: Route 616. First, it is written by Jeff Parker whom Agents Daniel and Ben enjoy over at the distinguished competition with Aquaman. Second, this volume mostly paints S.H.I.E.L.D. as somewhat the bad guys as they hunt the title character. And finally, […]

Original Sin #7 (Comic Files)

Original Sin 7

Preamble In the last issue of Original Sin, Nick Fury suited up for what could have been the last time. Fury is under attack from every corner as villains and Avengers look to make Fury pay. And Jason Aaron gives us a big clue to who might have killed The Watcher!   Situation Report Nick […]

Secret Warriors: Wheels Within Wheels (Comic Files)

Secret Warriors: Wheels within Wheels

Preamble Jonathan Hickman’s and Alessandro Vitti’s Secret Warriors: Wheels Within Wheels brings this series to an end.  The series has been S.H.I.E.L.D. fantasticness, despite the fact that Fury has at times been an agent of nothing.  Would Hickman give his readers a satisfying end to this saga?   Situation Report The volume opens in 1961 […]

Indestructible Hulk: Humanity Bomb (Comic Files)

Indestructible Hulk: Humanity Bomb

  Preamble Life is tough for Bruce Banner.  There is of course the whole smash thing, but his genius has always been overshadowed by others with more self-control like Tony Stark and Hank Pym.  Okay, maybe self-control means not turning green!  Mark Waid’s Indestructible Hulk: Humanity Bomb puts Bruce Banner under additional pressure as he […]

Avengers Assemble: The Forgeries of Jealousy (Comic Files)

Avengers Assemble: The Forgeries of Jealousy

Preamble What’s it like to be young, confidant, super-powered and in trouble in the Marvel 616?  Kelly Sue DeConnick and Warren Ellis give us a glimpse to this world through the eyes of young Spider-Girl in Avengers Assemble: The Forgeries of Jealousy.  Can Spider-Girl and the reader learn what it’s like to be a real […]