There are few things I loved growing up more than Marvel’s annual crossovers. They were perfect. The stories didn’t strictly matter because they took place in annuals and those were always a mixed bag. But the crossovers made them feel important. These weren’t event books, though, which meant they were limited to just a handful…… Continue reading Marvel’s Annual Crossover, 1990: The Terminus Factor!
I love 90’s comics. It’s not nostalgia. No, the vast majority of my nostalgia with regards to comics comes from the 80’s, which is when I started reading them. In fact, 90’s superhero comics actually drove me away from comics all together, but 90’s indie comics brought me back. But this post isn’t about those,…… Continue reading Top 5 90’s Superhero Events
For many, Fabian Nicieza is the New Warriors. If it weren’t for the great work done by Darick Robertson, I think fans would have felt the same way about Mark Bagley. But while the book thrived after Bagley left, the same could not be said after Nicieza moved on. Let’s be honest here: Evan Skolnik…… Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 4: Can’t Fight Change
Where do you go after a two year story line finally reaches its climax? And after your superstar artist leaves, to boot? New Warriors 2.0 Aside from the incredible good fortune in landing Darick Robertson to replace Mark Bagley, the next era of the New Warriors was impacted in a big way by what initially…… Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 3: That time there was almost a 2nd book
Back in the early 90’s, I had a subscription to the Comics Buyers’ Guide. This was before we all had the internet, so it was my main source of information regarding the medium I loved so much. One of the best parts of the newspaper (besides it arriving in my mailbox every week) was a…… Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 1: A (Cult) Legend is Born
Ah, the 90s. It was a simpler time. Nevermind the costumes or the art, it was a time of words, words like “night” and “blood” and “black” and “dark” and “hell.” Superhero names didn’t need a to exist for a reason anymore, they just needed to sound cool. And any superhero who was popular naturally…… Continue reading Night Blood Dark Hell: Rise of the Midnight Sons