Archives for Comic Book

Geek Speak: Still Outsiders

In today’s day in age, getting into comics is easier and less stigmatizing than ever. What with quarter yearly film releases of superhero movies. Streaming services. Apps to read comics. Funko Pop figures of every Deadpool variation. And loot crates, so you don’t even have to keep up with your geek culture, it’s processed and itemized for you. So, you’d think that the old issue by issue readers would rejoice in this renaissance, right? No, that is not the case. We are accused of gatekeeping, complaining about change, called racists, sexists, and homophobes. And why? Because we LOVE comics, we
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Comic Review: Tony Stark: Iron Man #2

Tony Stark is back, and after a close call with the almighty Fing Fang Foom last issue, he’s taking this whole second chance at life thing to extreme lengths. Stark Unlimited may be the way to move forward with Starks enormous ambitions but one person who isn’t settling into his “new ” life so to speak is Stark’s best friend Colonel James Rhodes AKA The War Machine. This is, similar to issue #1, a stand-alone story with only a few hints at a larger plot scattered throughout but it is a heartfelt issue which favors a little more emotion rather
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Comic Review – Tony Stark: Iron Man #1

Billionaire, playboy, genius, Tony Stark was kidnapped on a routine weapons test and forced to make weapons of mass destruction by his captors. Instead, he made a powered suit of armor which saved his life and from that day he has been known as the Invincible Avenger Iron Man. Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 is his most recent outing in the suit and gives us a glimpse at Tony both in his younger days and as a hero through the eyes of his ex-schoolmate Andy Bhang. Plot Tony Stark: Iron Man #1, written by Dan Slott with artwork from Valerio
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Comic Review: Marvel Legacy: Loki Sorcerer Supreme (Complete Story)

Doctor Strange is known throughout the multiverse as a great many things. Protector of the Earth realm, Master of the Mystic Arts and last but certainly not least; Sorcerer Supreme. At least, he used to be. The story of how the God of mischief became the Sorcerer Supreme is told throughout Doctor Strange issues #381-#385 in Loki: Sorcerer Supreme. The story follows on from the earlier issues of Doctor Strange involving the  Empirikul and from the Secret Empire storyline but is for the most part completely understandable as its own Stand-alone story. And, its a damn good one. Story Loki:
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Avengers Endgame Theory: Dr. Strange’s Master Strategy

So With arguably the biggest Comic Movie of all time rapidly approaching its about time we dust off the tinfoil hats and start widely speculating about how the Avengers final throw down with the mad titan will go. Whilst we’ll look at all manner of theories from across the internet in the run-up to the film I wanted to kick things off with my own personal theory. I’m going to try and explain not only why Dr. Strange sacrificed the Time Stone but why he did it for Tony and why he and Scott Lang will be crucial to defeating
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Comic Review: Home #1

Gio is an ordinary school kid, who just so happens to live in an extraordinary house which hides dark secrets around every corner. After he is plagued by nightmares he and his best friend Drew experience first hand the horrors that lay in store for them in this chilling tale that does not hold back. A creepy setting which is made all the more frightening because it’s based off true events, and a relatable protagonist make Home a pretty entertaining read, and one you might not want to read at night. Don’t worry, we won’t judge you.   Plot Home
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Comic Review: Honor and Curse #2

Jumping back to 14th century Japan in Honor and Curse Issue #2 we rejoin Genshi Sakagura on his quest to eventually become the shinobi of the Iga Clan. After the bombshell ending of the series debut issue, Honor and Curse #2 continues Genshis night-time troubles with his spiritual tormentor as well as developing his and Akemi’s relationship in some real mature and meaningful ways. Oh yeah, and its got even more kickass action than the first one. Plot Honor and Curse #2 written by Mark London with artwork from Nicolas Salamanca, Tekino, Miguel Angel Zapata, and edited by Giovanna T.
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DC Announces Brand New Comic Event ‘DCeased’

DC Comics has recently announced a brand new event series coming from Tom Taylor, best known for his work on DC’s own Injustice series and his work on Marvels X-Men Red, with artwork from Trevor Hairsine, James Harren, and Stefano Gaudiano. Taylor himself has been dropping teasers for the event for up to a week now, hinting that the comic will be even more intense than his Injustice series, based off the brutal fighting game which shares its name. Here is the event’s official synopsis: “A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them
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