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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

The First Miles Morales SPIDER-MAN Story Post-Bendis Raises Questions

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 #1 & Our New Infinity Watch

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 In Full Force With #10

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.

INFINITY WARS Has Begun!

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.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 – Spencer & Ottley Flex Their Character Muscles

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.

Marvel Still Trying To Fix CAPTAIN MARVEL

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 INFINITY COUNTDOWN Concludes, Time For Cosmic Chaos!

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 #1 Takes Laura, Gabby & The Cuckoos On A Cloning Adventure

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.

A New Era Of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Begins

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.

Rosenberg & Land Give ASTONISHING X-MEN A Major Face-Lift

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.

Coates Brings New Life & Perspective To CAPTAIN AMERICA

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.

MULTIPLE MAN #1 – A Dead Man’s Party

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.

DEADLY CLASS #35 Loaded With Beautiful & Bloody Iconic Moments

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.

AVENGERS Still Not Fully Assembled In Issue #3

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.

Dan Slott’s Goodbye To AMAZING SPIDER-MAN – Short, Sweet, And Heartfelt

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 Continues His Asgardian Legacy With THOR #1

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.

IMMORTAL HULK Offers A Fresh Take On Marvel’s Classic Monster

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 #1’s Space Adventure Struggles On Takeoff

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.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 Opens The Hall’s Doors, Making DC Feel Like Home Again

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.

BLACK PANTHER Makes A Healthy Cosmic Landscape Even Healthier

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.

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