Comic Rants

Whatever Happened To….

In my latest rant I’ve decided to talk about a subject that bugs many fanboys: unfinished stories. Now there will be some of you that brush it off and don’t really care and there’ll be some that are furious to the point of exploding but one thing is for certain you’ve probably suffered this fate […]

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SPIDER-MAN is ALWAYS AMAZING

Dan Slott and his cohorts at Marvel with a somewhat superior plan had their fair share of detractors but the time has come to take a moment and recognize the odyssey that got Peter Parker out of the attic and back into a brand new day. I was one of many that finished Amazing Spider-Man #700 with a good deal of […]

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WOLVERINE: Evolve or DIE

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months your bound to have heard that Wolverine is set to die come September. Whether we like it or not we’ll all have to live with this decision even though it’s one that happens in comics too often. Having been a huge fan of the […]

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Better Not SUCK!

POSITIVITY at the beginning! I’m proud that we live in a time where a rather obscure property like Guardians of the Galaxy could be considered blockbuster material. In less than two short months audiences around the world are going to do something plenty of comic fans have avoided for many years: give this motley crew a […]

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Awesomeness Ensues, My trip to C2E2

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending one of Chicago’s biggest comic book and entertainment conventions, C2E2. Let me say, walking into the convention was like being invited to Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, it was exciting and I felt totally accepted, which was awesome. It was everything that I wanted and more. COSPLAY […]

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COMIC BOOKS: My Comfort Food

We’ve all, at one point or another, faced situations in life that seemed massive and near impossible to deal with. In those moments we failed or succeeded because we took a chance to cope the best way we knew how. We leaned on something to keep us going, namely our own unique comfort food. THE WONDER […]

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Sam Alexander = Best NOVA Ever!

No you didn’t read that wrong. Let me state something right off the bat, I love Richard Rider. The previous Nova was without a doubt a staple character that the House of Ideas pushed forward in big ways during and after the cosmic crossover Annihilation. But after the dust settled from the Thanos Imperative the […]

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CIVIL WAR: Did it Matter?

For my second Comic Book Rant I thought I’d talk about one of Marvel’s best crossover events: Civil War. This epic story has had a huge impact on the Marvel Universe over the years, with both the build-up to war and the aftermath changing the landscape of the characters involved. For me it’s also particularly […]

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Why DARK CYBERTRON was just AWFUL

Some things are hard to screw up and Transformers is one of them. If you have robots fighting robots and other cool stuff, how can you go wrong? Robots in Disguise and More Than Meets The Eye were fine titles – so what the f*ck was Dark Cybertron about? (If you haven’t read it yet, […]

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WAR! Wonder Woman in the NEW 52

Sit back and prepare because there will be SPOILERS ahead! THE LAST AMAZON This character and her current volume are a stand out. Why? Because we have a creative force that’s striving to send Wonder Woman into new and exciting directions. From dealing with family drama to tackling her role as the new Goddess of War, Zeus’ daughter has […]

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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

You’ve heard it, “I won’t read anything but Marvel!” “I won’t touch anything DC!” “I only read Indie publishers, the big 2 are sellouts and hacks!” I manage a fairly large comic book and gaming shop and the close mindedness of supposedly very open minded people is astounding to me. This not only holds true […]

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