Friday, October 28, 2011

8 Comic Scribes to Put on Your Radar

by Joey Esposito & Joshua Yehl

There's nobody on the planet that doesn't get some sort of kick out of being able to tell their friends that they liked something before it got insanely popular. You better believe there are boatloads of people saying that about things like The Walking Dead, Geoff Johns, or hell, even Twilight.

That's why IGN Comics is giving you the advantage; we're spotlighting 8 writers that are set to blow up in the coming years. Some might be completely new names to you, and some you might already love, but one thing is for sure: their stars are rising quickly.  Check it out on IGN!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My Reviews on IGN! 10/27/11

Green Lantern: The New Guardians #2
Written by Tony Bedard | Art by Tyler Kirkham & Harvey Talibao


I, Vampire #2
Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov | Art by Andrea Sorrentino

The Amazing Spider-Man #672
Written by Dan Slott | Art by Humberto Ramos

Ultimate Comics: Ultimates #3
Written by Jonathan Hickman | Art by Esad Ribic

FF #11
Written by Jonathan Hickman | Art by Barry Kitson

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

NYCC 2011 Recap: A Great Deal of Fun and Entertainment

NYCC 2011 Recap: A Great Deal of Fun and Entertainment

This weekend’s New York Comic Con was a blaze of announcements, celebrities, and video games. In terms of booths, there was not much difference compared to July’s San Diego Comic Con, so it fell on each exhibitor to make up for it with new content, and I am happy to report most of them succeeded. Hear about the rest of my trip at Broken Frontier!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #3

Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #3

Miles attempts to come to grips with his newfound spider-powers and is forced into action when he sees a building on fire. Brian Michael Bendis puts his rookie hero into his first hot spot and while his actions do prove to be sufficiently heroic, the pressure of his father’s approval weighs down on him more than a super-villain ever could. Despite the brief scene of danger, this is a slower moving issue that highlights drama over standard comic book fare. Keep reading at Broken Frontier!

Review: Ultimate Comics: X-Men #2

Ultimate Comics: X-Men #2

All mutants are being hunted for the crimes Magneto committed against the world, and while this takes place in the separate Ultimate universe, it feels like the most genuine X-Men story in years. Instead of living in a state-of-the-art school and getting experience in advanced training rooms with powerful, seasoned heroes watching over, Kitty, Bobby, and Johnny are living in sewers and battling against superior foes, desperately trying to save their dwindling numbers. Nick Spencer has given this rag-tag team of mutants a real cause to fight for, and it rocks. Keep reading at Broken Frontier!

My Reviews on IGN! 10/12/11

Green Lantern #2

FF #10

Uncanny X-Force #16

Orchid #1

Morning Glories #13


The Cape #2

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Review: Stormwatch #2

Stormwatch #2

Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! The first issue may have stumbled out of the gate, but this one leaps ahead of the pack. The moon is attacking Earth, which is a big enough ordeal, but what makes this issue so great is how the characters are always at each other’s throats. Seeing the team going through its initial growing pains is as chaotic and awkward as it is awesome. Read the rest at Broken Frontier!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

X-Men: Schism #5

Schism has thus far been the best X-Men event in years, and possibly one of the best Marvel events, too. The deteriorating relationship between Cyclops and Wolverine has been brewing in the background for a long time, and in this final issue they are pushed to their breaking point. While a bloody brawl does ensue, the actual split feels more like divorce proceedings: Wolverine can’t be with Cyclops anymore, and he’s taking the kids. Read the rest at Broken Frontier!

Green Lantern New DCU Mythos Primer

With the last of the New 52 hitting shelves last week, the landscape for the new DC Universe has been laid out for all to see, and as far as this nerd is concerned, the path has been established for the continuation of the Green Lantern mythos!

Unlike most titles, Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps pick up right where they left off after the events of the 9-part War of the Green Lanterns. Even the new Red Lanterns book starts off with Atrocitus dealing with the fallout of that event. Green Lantern: New Guardians instead references the initial destruction of the Guardians of the Universe in order to tell Kyle Rayner’s origin story, but that’s not a bad thing. Each book acknowledges the past, yet they all offer a distinctly different take on the Lantern universe.

Read the rest at Broken Frontier!

My Reviews on IGN! 10/5/11

Red Lanterns #2

Mystic #3

Thunderbolts #164

X-Men #19

The Infinite #3

The Strange Talents of Luther Strode #1