The Big Ones: Comics with One Million Issues Sold


After reviewing Marvel’s Star Wars Box Set and celebrating their successful relaunch of Star Wars, the first comic of the 21st Century to cross the million mark in sales, I recalled that the ’77 Star Wars series also crossed the seven figure threshold. That begged the question: “How many other comics became million sellers?” It… Read More The Big Ones: Comics with One Million Issues Sold

Avengers Vibranium Edition Titanic Collection


The Avengers Vibranium Slipcase front by Alex Ross in homage to Jack Kirby’s Avengers 4 cover. The Vibranium Edition is similar to the X-men Adamantium Edition and slightly different height and width than the King-Size Kirby or Taschen 75 years of Marvel. These are huge books that some people might find difficult to handle. Personally,… Read More Avengers Vibranium Edition Titanic Collection

Jessica Jones: Alias Volume 1 Review


This review is from: Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1 (AKA Jessica Jones) (Paperback) This trade collected Alias #1-9 just before the Netflix series “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” was released in November. There are two extra pages of sketches and an introduction by Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer on each of the announced Netflix series.… Read More Jessica Jones: Alias Volume 1 Review

Sub-Mariner: Imperius Rex, the First Flying Hero


  Marvel’s first character debuted in a special promotional called Motion Picture Funnies in April 1939. Creator Bill Everett repackaged the story and added new pages to fit the format Martin Goodman had in mind for Marvel Comics #1 in October 1939.   He was Marvel’s first hero (technically,  the original versions of The Human Torch,… Read More Sub-Mariner: Imperius Rex, the First Flying Hero

Golden Age Captain America Omnibus: A foundational work towards the modern Marvel Comics


This review is from: Golden Age Captain America Omnibus Volume 1 (Marvel Omnibus) (Hardcover) Kirby’s inventiveness is on display out of the gate on a cornerstone character of the modern Marvel. In addition, some of Stan Lee’s earliest comic writing is contained here, 21 stories in all, including text stories. Two decades before Martin Goodman… Read More Golden Age Captain America Omnibus: A foundational work towards the modern Marvel Comics

#3 Black Widow: Top Ten Hardest-hitting Female Heroes


The Golden Age “Black Widow” Black Widow scored high on our Hardest-hitting Female Heroes post for a reason. She’s much better known for her prominence in the Marvel Cinema movies to most people, but the name “Black Widow” has one of the coolest (albeit weird) backstories in comics. In Mystic Comics #4, August 1940, she was… Read More #3 Black Widow: Top Ten Hardest-hitting Female Heroes

#2 Peggy Carter: Top Ten Hardest-hitting Female Heroes


The votes were in from our panel and Peggy Carter came in second. She first appeared in Tales of Suspense #77, May 1966. Hayley Atwell first portrayed Peggy Carter in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU) in Captain America: the First Avenger in 2011. Though she doesn’t have many appearances in the comics, her original appearance in the… Read More #2 Peggy Carter: Top Ten Hardest-hitting Female Heroes

Operation S.I.N. Agent Carter isn’t the Peggy we’re looking for


I usually give fairly positive reviews. Be forewarned, this is not one of them. Also be forewarned that there may be some spoilers. My whole family loved the Agent Carter mini-series on ABC this past year. She vaulted to the top to be one of our favorite women of Marvel. We are passionate about our… Read More Operation S.I.N. Agent Carter isn’t the Peggy we’re looking for