Where would the Marvel Universe be without its seedy underbelly of evil scientists bent on world domination? Today, we are going to focus on a specific group of criminal scientists: Advanced Idea Mechanics aka A.I.M. and its leader, MODOK.
Batman is dead, and friends and foes alike are attending his funeral, telling stories about him, how he lived and how he died as Bruce watches from the "afterlife." Are Neil Gaiman's "Batman" stories worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Look out, Gotham, there's a new Batman and Robin in town to fight crime. Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne take up the mantle of Batman and Robin, but so are Red Hood and Scarlet. Which team will protect Gotham from criminals? Is this graphic novel worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Dick Grayson is "fired" from being Robin by Batman. Now he has to discover what he's going to do with his life and how he's going to continue helping others by fighting crime. Is this classic "Nightwing" story worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Batman, Jim Gordon, and Harvey Dent take on the mob in Gotham while a mysterious serial killer murders mobsters on holidays. This is the origin story of Harvey Dent/Two-Face and shows how he came to be. Is this graphic novel worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Matt Kindt's new Dark Horse comic book series features an unreliable protagonist/narrator who may or may not be hunting her father's killer. It's a trippy start to what looks to be another winning series from Kindt and artist Matt Lesniewski.
The new comic book series from writer Zac Thompson is an indictment of social media platforms that he claims "engender and profit from" a vitriolic environment.
This comic book series from AfterShock kicks off with an exciting, intriguing first chapter. Spoilers follow.
How do villains pick their foes? What thoughts pass through their minds when they decide to rob a bank in Metropolis or Gotham? Which hero would you try to best with your dastardly schemes?
Best known for their run on Dark Horse Comics' "Clone War Adventures," Matthew and Shawn Fillbach have also produced a number of creator-owned projects, mostly for 1First Comics. Their most recent Shotgun to Sugarland is a gut-punch to the psyche.
Dick Grayson once again dons his "Nightwing" costume as he attempts to sabotage the Court of Owls from the inside. He is partnered with the mysterious vigilante Raptor, but Raptor has his own agenda. And what is Raptor's connection to Dick? is this graphic novel worth your time? Let's find out!
Dick Grayson has grown tired of performing the same acrobatic routine for small crowds. He wants to find his own way in the world outside of being a "Flying Grayson." He stumbles onto a mysterious Lost Carnival and meets a mysterious girl named Lucina. Is this YA graphic novel worth your time?
The Marvel Universe has kept the spirit of vampires alive through new stories using classic monsters as well as making new kinds of vampires based in science. Here we learn more about these blood-sucking monsters like Dracula and Morbius.
Some comics portray a muscled, manly, straight, cis superhero swooping in to save the city from bad guys, but semi-recently, as of the '90s and on, LGBTQ+ superheroes have become a topic of immense interest.
Clean your mess because Seth Tomko reviews the final volume of Black Science.
Tragic pasts may have far greater consequences than we can fathom, especially for comic characters.
While superheroes do their best to not only save the world and fight crime, one of the few nuisances in their lives is the plague of omniscient imps, thunderbolts and djinns. Here's more about the ones from DC.
One of the many epic potential character lines to come from the mind of Jack Kirby was The Eternals. Within that mythology, he works in Celestials, Eternals, and Deviants. Here's your primer.
Stan Lee co-created Spider-Man in 1962 and wrote the first 100 issues of "The Amazing Spider-Man." Steve Ditko helped invent the hero and provided stellar artwork on the first 38 issues of ASM. I'll be pulling out five of the best stories that Lee and Ditko created about the web-slinging superhero.
First appearing in 1961, the Fantastic Four graced the pages of their own comic in both human and superhuman ways. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's classic comic book tale is discussed at length here.
Doctor Bruce Banner, bathed in gamma radiation, becomes the gray giant known as the Hulk in this inaugural issue. How does the Hulk's origin follow the path Propp's morphology dictates?
Robots and androids play an important role in the Marvel Universe. Artificial intelligence does not necessarily mean artificial life. Learn more about these synthetic super beings who are not human.
Shirou tries to stop Rider and take down the Boundary Field around the school. Saber arrives to rescue her Master. What will he do when Rin Tohsaka offers to make an alliance with him? Is the manga adaptation of Fate/Stay Night worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Don’t open that door because Seth Tomko reviews the second volume of The Immortal Hulk.
The name Captain Marvel has been taken by at least 15 heroes. Here's the skinny on six of them.
Spidey's second adventure sees him go up against nemesis the Vulture... but how does this classic confrontation follow Propp's systematic story structure?
Spidey's first issue following his origin sees him battling against the costumed communist criminal known only as the Chameleon! Add in cameos by the FF, and you get a yarn for the ages.
The Hellsing Organization continues to battle Nazi vampires as they invade London. Alexander Anderson pursues Alucard as he makes his return to London aboard a ship. Is this potentially offensive, over-the-top adult manga worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Shirou Emiya, a survivor of a mysterious fire in the city of Fuyuki, Japan, is dragged into a battle royale between mages, fighting to the death for the all-powerful wish-granting device, the Holy Grail. Is this manga adaptation of the 2006 anime worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Saber and Lancer begin their duel to the death in the Fourth Holy Grail War. Unbeknownst to her, Kiritsugu is plotting his next move to attack Lancer's Master; will Saber defeat Lancer or will he manage to kill her? Is this manga worth your time and money? Let's find out!
The power your character has (or doesn't have) is a key part of your story that needs to be figured out early because it will shape the past, present, and future of your superhero or supervillain.