An X-Men Legends #2 Micro-Review – Wolverine vs. Beast…?

***This is where we keep it nice and simple. Comic book reviews in 100 words or less. Straight, concise, and to the point.***

X-Men Legends 2, cover, 2022, Kaare AndrewsTITLE: X-Men Legends #2
AUTHOR: Roy Thomas
ARTISTS:
Dave Wachter, Edgar Delgado (Colorist), Joe Caramagna (Letterer). Cover by Kaare Andrews.

RELEASED: September 21, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

This issue doesn’t exactly deliver on the cover-promised fight between Wolverine and Beast. That kind of thing is a pet peeve of mine. So this issue left a sour taste in my mouth in that respect.

Still, there’s plenty to like here. Especially for old school Marvel fans. This issue and its predecessor serve as a bridge between Wolverine’s debut in 1974’s The Incredible Hulk #181 and 1975’s Giant-Size X-Men #1. And Dave Wachter and Edgar Delgado once again make it all look beautiful. So X-Men Legends #2 has a pretty big silver lining.

Email Rob at primaryignition@yahoo.com, or check us out on Twitter.

An X-Terminators #1 Micro-Review – “…if Barbie Was a Sex Addict.”

***This is where we keep it nice and simple. Comic book reviews in 100 words or less. Straight, concise, and to the point.***

X-Terminators 1, cover, 2022, Federico Vicentini, Matt MillaTITLE: X-Terminators #1 (of 5)
AUTHOR: Leah Williams
ARTISTS:
Carlos Gomez, Bryan Valenza (Colorist), Travis Lanham (Letterer). Cover by Federico Vicentini & Matt Milla.

RELEASED: September 21, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

Picture what movies like Bridesmaids or Rough Night would be like in the Marvel Universe, and you’ve basically got X-Terminators. That’s a compliment. This first issue is a lot of fun, with our three girls (Dazzler, Jubilee, and Boom-Boom) having fun and getting into trouble.

Early in the issue, Jubilee gets a triad of awesome zingers on Boom-Boom. The best of which being: “You look like if Barbie was a sex addict.”

And yes, there is a sexy dimension to this book. So if that’s something you enjoy in your comic books, you’ll be satisfied here.

Email Rob at primaryignition@yahoo.com, or check us out on Twitter.

Epic Covers: Venom and Batman by Clayton Crain

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

Venom as a patriotic, flag-waving hero? Stranger things have happened, I suppose. At the very least, Clayton Crain juxtaposed the black and white of the Venom character with the bright colors of Old Glory for this C2E2 exclusive variant cover for 2020’s Venom: The End #1.

This cover is pretty epic on its own. But what brought it to my attention this week was the recent revision Crain did for it on his Instagram page, featuring yet another “dark” hero in the same pose with the American Flag…

Who wore it better? You make the call.

Email Rob at primaryignition@yahoo.com, or check us out on Twitter.

A Ms. Marvel & Venom #1 – Ending on a High Note

***This is where we keep it nice and simple. Comic book reviews in 100 words or less. Straight, concise, and to the point.***

Ms Marvel and Venom 1, cover, 2022, Sara Pichelli, Federico BleeTITLE: Ms. Marvel & Venom #1
AUTHOR: Jody Houser
ARTISTS:
Dave Wachter, Erick Arciniega (Colorist), Travis Lanham (Letterer). Cover by Sara Pichelli & Federico Blee.
RELEASED:
September 14, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

I’m a big Dave Wachter fan from his days on TMNT. So seeing him work on Ms. Marvel and Venom (along with a couple other select heroes) is a treat. Not surprisingly, he and Erick Arciniega turn in great work here. Great closing page, too.

This is also the best of these Ms. Marvel team-up issues we’ve been getting. I like the way Jody Houser writes Dylan Brock as Venom, and his interplay with Kamala is fun.

Email Rob at primaryignition@yahoo.com, or check us out on Twitter.

A Star Wars: Obi-Wan #5 Micro-Review – Doing the Best with the Least

***This is where we keep it nice and simple. Comic book reviews in 100 words or less. Straight, concise, and to the point.***

Star Wars Obi-Wan 5, cover, 2022, Phil NotoTITLE: Star Wars: Obi-Wan #5 (of 5)
AUTHOR: Christopher Cantwell
ARTISTS:
Adriana Melo, Wayne Faucher (Inker), Dono Sanchez-Almara (Colorist), Joe Caramagna (Letterer). Cover by Phil Noto.
RELEASED:
September 14, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

This final issue is the best one to come out of this Obi-Wan mini, and yet it’s the one where the least actually happens. It’s simply a tale of our hero showing compassion to an injured stormtrooper.

On the cover, Phil Noto looks like he’s channeling a little bit of Mike Mayhew’s take on the character.

All in all, this mini-series wasn’t mind-blowing. But it did make for a nice companion to the Obi-Wan Kenobi show on Disney+.

Email Rob at primaryignition@yahoo.com, or check us out on Twitter.

The Amazing Spider-Man #9 Micro-Review – Cut Me a Slice of that!

***This is where we keep it nice and simple. Comic book reviews in 100 words or less. Straight, concise, and to the point.***

The Amazing Spider-Man 9, cover, 2022, John Romita Jr., Scott Hanna, Marcio MenyzTITLE: The Amazing Spider-Man #9
AUTHOR: Zeb Wells
ARTISTS:
Patrick Gleason, Marcio Menyz (Colorist), Joe Caramagna (Letterer). Cover by John Romita Jr., Scott Hanna, & Menyz.
RELEASED:
September 14, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

Patrick Gleason drawing both Spidey and Wolverine? Cut me a slice of that!

I wasn’t overly thrilled to see the X-Men in this issue, as I find their line of books is as impenetrable as ever for me as a novice to the mutant world. But still, having Spidey and MJ attend Krakoa’s Hellfire Gala is a fine way to bring them together.

Spidey wears a red and black suit to the affair, which apparently doubles as his equivalent to formal wear? I never knew he had a “black tie” costume…

Email Rob at primaryignition@yahoo.com, or check us out on Twitter.

A Daredevil #3 Micro-Review – Why the Hoodie?

***This is where we keep it nice and simple. Comic book reviews in 100 words or less. Straight, concise, and to the point.***

Daredevil 3, cover, 2022, Marco ChecchettoTITLE: Daredevil #3
AUTHOR: Chip Zdarsky
ARTISTS:
Rafael De Latorre, Matthew Wilson (Colorist), Clayton Cowles (Letterer). Cover by Marco Checchetto & Wilson.
RELEASED:
September 14, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

This opening scene has Daredevil in a coffee shop, talking to a cop while wearing a gray hoodie over his superhero outfit. Here’s my question: Why even bother with the hoodie? People can see you’re wearing a red mask. They can see your red Daredevil pants. Who does he think he’s fooling with that hoodie?

It looks like Daredevil is going to be a nexus point for a few different Marvel heroes. We’re already seeing a good amount of Luke Cage. And then we’ve got the man revealed as leader of the Hand…

Email Rob at primaryignition@yahoo.com, or check us out on Twitter.

Epic Covers: Daredevil #3 by Marco Checchetto

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

I hopped aboard the recent Daredevil relaunch a couple months ago, and have thus far enjoyed the ride. This cover was a nice little bonus.

What sealed the deal for me on this one was the whole blood drops/puppet strings motif. I can’t recall if I’ve seen that done before. But if I have, it wasn’t executed this well. It fits Daredevil and his world to a T. Plus, the blood red color goes with his costume.

Daredevil 3, cover, 2022, Marco Checchetto

Email Rob at primaryignition@yahoo.com, or check us out on Twitter.

A Star Wars #27 Micro-Review – Small Characters, Big Universe

***This is where we keep it nice and simple. Comic book reviews in 100 words or less. Straight, concise, and to the point.***

Star Wars 27, cover, 2022, E.M. GistTITLE: Star Wars #27
AUTHOR: Charles Soule
ARTISTS:
Andrés Genolet, Rachelle Rosenberg (Colorist), Clayton Cowles (Letterer). Cover by E.M. Gist.
RELEASED:
September 7, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

Another gorgeous cover by E.M. Gist. He’s definitely a keeper.

These last two issues have been largely about a couple of spies within the Empire, and their attempts to flee and get their children to safety. I like that. Sometimes I think this series, or perhaps another series altogether, should be about “smaller” stories and characters in the Star Wars universe that aren’t bound to Luke, Leia, etc. The galaxy is a big place, after all. There’s lots to explore…

Email Rob at primaryignition@yahoo.com, or check us out on Twitter.

A She-Hulk #6 Micro-Review – “Who Cares About Jack of Hearts?”

***This is where we keep it nice and simple. Comic book reviews in 100 words or less. Straight, concise, and to the point.***

She-Hulk 6, cover, 2022, Jen BartelTITLE: She-Hulk #6
AUTHOR: Rainbow Rowell
ARTISTS:
Luca Maresca, Rico Renzi (Colorist), Joe Caramagna (Letterer). Cover by Jen Bartel.
RELEASED:
September 7, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

Early in this issue, someone asks the question, “Who cares about Jack of Hearts?” Unfortunately, I’m finding the answer is, “Not me.”

The issue isn’t without intrigue, though. As we can see from Nightcrawler being on the cover, Jen is about to take a step into the world of the X-Men. That could be fun.

Maresca also draws a hell of a She-Hulk. So at least Jen looks good through all of this.

Email Rob at primaryignition@yahoo.com, or check us out on Twitter.