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Brandon J. Griffin - Comic Book Critic

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New Jersey scum who worships comic books like religious literature. Yell at me on Twitter @griffunk

NAMOR: THE BEST DEFENSE #1: Our Favorite Atlantean A**hole

This week we get our first wave of the new era for The Defenders. Namor: The Best Defense #1 brings readers up to speed on the king of Atlantis. IMPERIUS REX!

A Heartfelt Goodbye To Cable In X-MEN: THE EXTERMINATED

The creative team from Marvel Legacy's Cable series reunite to give the big guy one last sendoff. X-Men: The Exterminated #1 acts as a bridge from Extermination to the upcoming X-Force series, but delivers much more.

UNCANNY X-MEN #3 – Take A Breather!

Uncanny X-Men's triumphant return to Marvel Comics is a fast-paced, weekly thrill ride. Strap yourself in and try to keep up because missing a week could be costly.

DEAD MAN LOGAN #1 Review: The Beginning Of The End

It's been a long and enjoyable run with our adamantium-laced, grey-haired grump. Dead Man Logan #1 starts the final leg of his story. With the original Wolverine back in action, it was only a matter of time.

UNCANNY X-MEN #2 – The “ResurreXion” We Were Looking For

Uncanny X-Men is back and on a weekly basis. Everyone's favorite Marvel mutants are back in the proper place. Marvel's previous ResurreXion initiative was just a warm-up, now we're in for a real return to greatness.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 – The Women In Spidey’s Web

Amazing Spider-Man #9 sees Spider-Man and Black Cat work on repairing their complicated friendship while Mary Jane goes on an important journey of her own.

DEATH OF THE INHUMANS Comes To A Quiet Close

Comic book superstar Donny Cates' Death Of The Inhumans story comes to a close with issue #5. With it's conclusion, a new era for Inhumans begins. One that isn't trying to replace the X-Men anymore.

INFINITY WARS #5 Reveals Our True Antagonist

The cosmic crossover epic from writer Gerry Duggan continues. With multiple infinity stones, mashed-up heroes and unlikely team-ups; this easily digestible adventure is an absolute blast.

Advance Review – William Gibson’s ALIEN 3

Dark Horse brings fans of the Alien franchise a unique experience. 20th Century Fox Uncovered presents the unproduced screenplay of Alien 3 in comic book form. William Gibson, Johnnie Christmas and Tamra Bonvillain bring us the Aliens sequel we deserved.

HEROES IN CRISIS #2 – Confessions Of The Trinity

Tom King's PTSD masterpiece marches on with Heroes In Crisis #2. There's a heavy emotional weight to DC's latest event story.

RETURN OF WOLVERINE #2 Debuts The “Hot Claws”

Writer Charles Soule continues his epic story bringing our classic Logan back into the scheme of things with Return Of Wolverine #2. This issue really heats up in the claw department, but not there's not much else going on.

DROWNED EARTH Begins As Snyder’s JUSTICE LEAGUE Starts To Blossom

The first big crossover event of Snyder's Justice League run is here. "Drowned Earth" begins now and comes with some major stakes and new frontiers.

SPIDER-GEDDON #1 Is A Blast

The follow-up event to Dan Slott's epic Spider-Verse gets underway. Christos Gage's Spider-Geddon bursts out of the gate slinging plenty of webs.

Peter & Fred Become BFFs In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7

Peter Parker's supervillain roommate from hell earns himself a bit of trust and friendship. Amazing Spider-Man #7 continues the comedic chaos from last issue and develops Boomerang even further.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6 Delivers All-Time Great Spidey Moment

Writer Nick Spencer takes a break from his usual Amazing Spider-Man collaborator and enlists longtime Spidey artist Humberto Ramos. The resulting issue delivers an all-time great comedic Spidey moment in a flat-out hilarious issue.

HEROES IN CRISIS #1: Heavy Is The Head Of Heroes

Writer Tom King and artist Clay Mann take us on a journey of examination. Heroes In Crisis #1 starts us with a barrage of questions. What is the price that superheroes pay to be our saviors?

RETURN OF WOLVERINE #1: He’s Back, Bub!

Our favorite adamantium-bonded mutant is finally back, and in spectacular fashion. Return Of Wolverine #1 explodes and satisfies, completely drenched in blood.

FANTASTIC FOUR #2: Kids Grow Up So Fast

Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli dive into what the Future Foundation have been up to all this time. Fantastic Four #2 is the reunion we've been waiting for, but is it in a hurry to get somewhere?

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5: Spencer & Ottley Becoming Marvel’s Top Duo

Spencer & Ottley are quickly becoming Marvel's top pairing. Amazing Spider-Man #5 does so much without overexerting itself. This series should drag people back to superhero comics that have moved on from the genre.

ASTONISHING X-MEN #15: What Would You Do For A Summers Brother?

Now that Alex Summers has his team of not-X-Men together, they get caught in the middle of a Reavers war with the O.N.E. organization. Astonishing X-Men continues Havok's haphazard journey to becoming a hero once again.
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