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Brandon J. Griffin - Comic Book Critic
Our beloved Spider-Teen, Miles Morales, is in a strange place right now when it comes to comics. We're in the first post-Bendis era of his existence and he's without an ongoing title. This Spider-Man Annual #1 is a good sign of life for Miles fans.
Infinity Wars is here! The cosmic crossover story that Gerry Duggan has been building towards begins with our new Infinity Watch assembling.
Seven To Eternity comes back from it's break in a big way with issue #10. Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña take us back to the Land of Zhal.
Gerry Duggan's big cosmic crossover officially kicks off in Infinity Wars Prime. Mike Deodato and Frank Martin come aboard to set the table for an epic that'll last the rest of the summer.
More Amazing Spider-Man already? You bet! Sometimes the double-shipping efforts of a comic book publisher can be appreciated. Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley's second issue keeps the good vibes going in Amazing Spider-Man #2.
Ever since the tragically awful Civil War II, Marvel has had a major Captain Marvel problem. This event ruined Carol Danvers and no creator has been able to reel her back in since. The Life Of Captain Marvel goes back to Carol's origin, trying to get our beloved Captain Danvers back on track.
The clock for Gerry Duggan's cosmic Marvel event, Infinity Countdown, reaches zero. It's final chapter sets up next week's Infinity Wars Prime #1. One thing is clear with this issue, we're ready for the damn thing to start already!
X-23 picks up where Tom Taylor's All-New Wolverine left off. Laura and Gabby continue their lovable and bizarre partnership in an all-new adventure featuring ten adamantium claws and three Stepford Cuckoos.
With Amazing Spider-Man #1, we enter a brand new chapter in Peter Parker's life. This is the first new creative team to helm the title in ten years, following an impressively long run by Dan Slott. Writer Nick Spencer and artist Ryan Ottley step up to the plate and absolutely knock it out of the park.
Astonishing X-Men gets a face-lift in the form of a new creative team. Lead by writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Greg Land, this new lineup and direction is a very promising one.
Can you think of a better way for comic book fans to celebrate The 4th Of July than a monumental Captain America debut? Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Leinil Francis Yu kickstart a new era for our favorite red, white, and blue soldier boy when we need him most.
Marvel's hotshot writer Matthew Rosenberg continues his recent hot streak with Multiple Man #1, bringing back our favorite multiplying mutant, Jamie Madrox! The former X-Factor leader is resurrected and re-purposed in spectacular fashion.
Rick Remender and Wes Craig’s punk rock masterpiece of violence goes into overdrive heading into a break. Deadly Class #35 is so loaded up with chaos and drama, it’s impossible to take your eyes off of.
Jason Aaron, Paco Medina, and Ed McGuinness' Avengers #3 sees the team get closer to fully forming, but still not there yet. The mysteries of Marvel Legacy #1 are still unraveling as Loki takes Captain America for a ride.
Longtime Amazing Spider-Man writer, Dan Slott, hangs em' up. Issue #801 is a touching final goodbye to the character and fans before the veteran creator web-swings off into the sunset.
Jason Aaron's mighty run with Odinson and his Asgardian adventures continues. Thor #1 debuts for Marvel's "Fresh Start" initiative with the original God Of Thunder back in the driver seat. Aaron's superb era of Jane Foster's worthiness is going to be a tough act to follow.
Writer Al Ewing has been a Marvel fan-favorite for a number of years. His work on Ultimates, Royals, U.S.Avengers, and Avengers: No Surrender has landed him plenty of gigs in the internet community fantasy-casting. Immortal Hulk could potentially be the series to finally push him into the next level of comic book writing super-stardom.
Doctor Strange comics have been on an impressive run through a handful of creators. Starting with Jason Aaron's inventive tenure, to Donny Cates' recent short and monumentally sweet run, and a little bit from Dennis Hopeless in between. Doctor Strange has been a crucial book for Marvel. The torch is now passed on to Mark Waid.
DC's Rebirth era has been more hit than miss, but with a major Achilles Heal. The publisher's flagship title, Justice League had been an inconsistent snooze-fest. Enter one of DC's top talents, hot off of Dark Knights: Metal and Justice League: No Justice, Scott Snyder.
The cosmic frontier of Marvel’s 616 comic book universe has been having a slow-moving renaissance. Gerry Duggan’s Guardians Of The Galaxy and Infinity Countdown, along with Black Bolt and The Mighty Thor, have been leading the charge in making the cosmic side matter again. The new Black Panther series takes to the stars as well, Ta-Nehisi Coates looks to make a healthy landscape even healthier.