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

#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

Doctor Strange: a truly unique character with mind-bending art from the start


With the Marvel Cinematic Universe expanding into the mystic realms, buzz is high for Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and heavily rumored to also star Rachel McAdam,Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Tilda Swinton. Already news from the production is that this film will be very different from the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “It has a… Read More Doctor Strange: a truly unique character with mind-bending art from the start

The Original Ant-man and Wasp in Marvel Masterworks


Marvel Masterworks Ant-Man/Giant-Man Volume 1 collects material from Tales to Astonish #27, 35-52. Extras include an introduction from Dick Ayers from 2006, house ad from Fantastic Four #14 (May 63) promoting Marvel’s line of heroes: Thor, Spider-man, Iron Man, Ant-man and the Human Torch, Original art from Tales to Astonish #40 page 5 (Jack Kirby… Read More The Original Ant-man and Wasp in Marvel Masterworks

Latest Fantastic Four Omnibus makes Silver Age Trifecta


Fantastic Four Omnibus 3 (Stan Lee & Jack Kirby) collects Fantastic Four 61-93, Annuals 5-7 (from April 1967 to December 1969). This one has a ton of extras, including FF stories from Not Brand Ecch 5-7 from 1968. By my count, 79 pages of extras: Besides letters pages for every issue, the three introductions from Masterworks… Read More Latest Fantastic Four Omnibus makes Silver Age Trifecta

Epic after epic in this titanic tome! Back to press and looking fantastic!


Fantastic Four Omnibus 2 (Stan Lee & Jack Kirby) collects Fantastic Four 31-60 and Annuals 2-4 in 832 pages of oversized Omnibus format. Extras include Fantastic Four spoof from Not Brand Ecch (with Doctor Bloom and the Silver Burper). All three introductions to Masterworks 4-6, and additional essays: “Fantastic Four’s Golden Years” by Roy Thomas… Read More Epic after epic in this titanic tome! Back to press and looking fantastic!

Back to Press Omnibus puts the Fantastic in World’s Greatest Comic Magazine


With the movie coming out this weekend, we thought taking a look at the stories that started it all would be a good idea. Marvel went back to press with Omnibus 1 in October 2013, using a new restoration process and new source images. The image quality is similar to the softcover Masterworks, only at the… Read More Back to Press Omnibus puts the Fantastic in World’s Greatest Comic Magazine