An X-Terminators #3 Micro-Review – Boom-Boom’s Boob-Boob

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TITLE: X-Terminators #3 (of 5)
AUTHOR: Leah Williams
ARTISTS:
Carlos Gomez, Bryan Valenza (Colorist), Travis Lanham (Letterer). Cover by Federico Vicentini & Matt Milla.

RELEASED: November 30, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

There’s a panel in this issue where Jubilee punches Boom-Boom in the boob. (Boom-Boom’s boob-boob?) Shortly thereafter, they start complimenting Dazzler’s ass. We even get a striptease from Boom-Boom (sorta…).

*Googles Leah Williams* Just checking to make sure X-Terminators isn’t being written by a horny dude.

Don’t mistake that as an insult. This book continues to be a treat, expertly mixing the popcorn fun with the occasional bit of cheesecake. As someone who isn’t well-versed in current X-Men stuff, it’s also fairly accessible. There’s not a lot to complain about here.

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An X-Terminators #2 Micro-Review – The Sharpshooter Applied!

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X-Terminators 2, cover, 2022, Federico Vicentini, Matt MillaTITLE: X-Terminators #2 (of 5)
AUTHOR: Leah Williams
ARTISTS:
Carlos Gomez, Bryan Valenza (Colorist), Travis Lanham (Letterer). Cover by Federico Vincentini & Matt Milla.

RELEASED: October 26, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

X-Terminators continues to be fun. Even sexy, albeit in a low-brow sort of way.

This issue has a little bit of a pro wrestling flavor to it, to the point that Dazzler gets the Sharpshooter submission hold placed on her. That move hurts. I know from experience.

I also genuinely laughed at an exchange between Jubilee and Boom-Boom. The former mentions hubris, and the latter asks how she can be talking about circumcision at a time like this…

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

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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.

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

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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.

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A Ms. Marvel & Moon Knight #1 Micro-Review – A Robotic Rat Pack

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TITLE: Ms. Marvel & Moon Knight #1
AUTHOR: Jody Houser
ARTISTS:
Ibraim Roberson, Erick Arcineiga (Colorist), Travis Lanham. Cover by Sara Pichelli & Federico Blee.
RELEASED:
August 17, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

The trouble with this story so far is that Ms. Marvel only has one issue with each different hero. So there isn’t necessarily time to do any substantive character work. And that’s the big selling point of a story like this, right? To see the characters rub up against one another…figuratively speaking.

Still, Ibraim Roberson and Erick Arcineiga give us some really fun, dynamic art. So at least our title characters look good as they take on a massive pack of robotic rats.

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A Ms. Marvel & Wolverine #1 Micro-Review – Swatting Flies

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Ms. Marvel & Wolverine 1, cover, 2022, Sara Pichelli, Federico BleeTITLE: Ms. Marvel & Wolverine #1
AUTHOR: Jody Houser
ARTISTS:
Ze Carlos, Erick Arciniega (Colorist), Travis Lanham (Letterer). Cover by Sara Pichelli & Federico Blee.
RELEASED:
August 10, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

As the cover kind of indicates, this issue is more like Ms. Marvel & X-Men, as opposed to just Ms. Marvel & Wolverine. That’s a little disappointing for me, as I was hoping to see more of their personalities clashing.

What’s more, all these heroes don’t really do anything other than swat flies. Sure, they’re big robotic flies. And there a lot of them. But still.

It looks like this is the first installment of a multi-parter that sees Ms. Marvel work with a variety of Marvel heroes. So maybe they’re playing the long game with this one.

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A Ghost Rider #1 Micro-Review – Hellishly Satisfying

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Ghost Rider 1, cover, 2022, Kael NguTITLE: Ghost Rider #1
AUTHOR: Benjamin Percy
ARTISTS:
Cory Smith, Bryan Valenza (Colorist), Travis Lanham (Letterer). Cover by Kael Ngu.

RELEASED: February 23, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

I can’t bring myself to complain much about this one. This issue looks like the total package. Cory Smith’s art is fittingly demonic and hellishly awesome. Meanwhile, Benjamin Percy gives us a tortured hero trying his best to live with his demons. Literally.

I’m not sure if I’m enough of a Ghost Rider fan to come back for issue #2. But for my money, regular Ghost Rider readers should be more than satisfied with what they get here.

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A Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #2 Micro-Review – The Importance of Han Solo

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By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

Star Wars War of the Bounty Hunters 2, cover, 2021, Steve McNivenTITLE: Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #2
AUTHOR: Charles Soule
ARTISTS: Luke Ross, Neeraj Menon (Colorist), Travis Lanham (Letterer). Cover by Steve McNiven & Frank D’Armata.
RELEASED: July 14, 2021

Is it just me, or does this story inflate Han Solo’s importance to the Star Wars Universe? Early on, we see just how many beings have gathered at the behest of Crimson Dawn to try and gain possession of Han’s frozen body. It seems highly overblown. Even for a smuggler as renowned as the great Han Solo.

Hell, even the Empire wants him, and they were the ones who froze him and shipped him off in the first place!

Still, the art here is on point. Ross seems to be having fun. That’s a gorgeous cover by McNiven and D’Armata.

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Weekly Comic 100s: Children of the Atom #2

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By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

TITLE: Children of the Atom #2
AUTHOR: Vita Ayala
ARTISTS: Bernard Chang, Marcelo Maiolo (Colorist), Travis Lanham (Letterer). Cover by R.B. Silva & Erick Arciniega.
RELEASED: April 14, 2021

For whatever reason, Marvel’s teenage superhero books have historically had an authenticity to them that DC’s simply don’t. That’s the case with Champions, and it’s the case here too. For instance, early on we have Gabe, a black teenager, narrating about how people “assume they know who I am.” Even as someone who’s never experienced racism, it felt powerful.

On an entirely different note, Gabe has a line about action figures that hit home for me as a toy geek. Multiple levels, people. The series is working on multiple levels!

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Weekly Comic 100s: Children of the Atom #1

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By Rob Siebert
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TITLE: Children of the Atom #1
AUTHOR: Vita Ayala
ARTISTS: Bernard Chang, Marcelo Maiolo (Colorist), Travis Lanham (Letterer). Cover by R.B. Silva and Jesus Aburtov.
RELEASED: March 10, 2021

What this issue needed to do, for my money, is distinguish itself from Marvel’s prominent teenage superhero book, Champions. It starts to do that by focusing in on the friendship between two of its characters, Buddy and Carmen. Also, it portrays its heroes as upstarts and X-Men superfans.

But oddly enough, Children of the Atom #1 spends a little too much time with Wolverine, Storm, and some of the classic X-Men as they talk about what to do about this new group of teens. Let’s hope we learn more about our main characters next time.

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