“The Cartoonist’s Calamity” from Venus no.15


“The Catoonist’s Calamity” by Bill Everett from Venus no.15 from pre-Marvel Timely. This Golden Age classic of an artist’s fevered dream showcases Everett’s imagination and rendering skills. Timely’s Venus is one of the more unusual titles in comic history, evolving through each wave of comic fads from Teenage humor to sci-fi, from romance to horror. … Read More “The Cartoonist’s Calamity” from Venus no.15

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

Black Knight/Yellow Claw Two of the Best Atlas Era Titles from Marvel


This review is from: Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Black Knight / Yellow Claw Collects Black Knight 1-5 and The Yellow Claw 1-4. Extras include a lavish 12-page tribute to Joe Maneely by Dr Michael J. Vassallo and a great 4-page introduction by Roy Thomas.  The tribute piece has 14 pieces of artwork at thumbnail size… Read More Black Knight/Yellow Claw Two of the Best Atlas Era Titles from Marvel

S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete Collection Omnibus Review


This review is from: S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete Collection Omnibus (Hardcover) Amazing omnibus with Strange Tales 135-168, Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD 1-15, Fantastic Four 21, Tales of Suspense 78, The Avengers 72, and Marvel Spotlight 31. This collects all the material from Agent of SHIELD Masterworks 1-3 at the larger omnibus size and then some.… Read More S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete Collection Omnibus Review

#7 Ms. Marvel: Top Ten Hardest-hitting Female Heroes


When Captain Marvel vacated the alias “Ms. Marvel,” Kamala Khan took the name. This isn’t Marvel’s replacement for Ms. Marvel (like what they’re doing with Captain America and Thor). Captain Marvel still exists in their universe, they’ve simply added a new hero to the mix. I would prefer that they used this method (building a… Read More #7 Ms. Marvel: Top Ten Hardest-hitting Female Heroes