Rebel Without a Cause After the dissolution of Force Works and a brief stint fighting alongside the Avengers when they returned to the Marvel universe proper, U.S. Agent next appeared as leader of a group known as The Jury. They were a group of mercenaries originally formed to kill Venom. Walker joined them as they…… Continue reading Johnnie Walker Blues Part 2: A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Johnnie Walker Blues Part 1: The Story of the U.S. Agent
A few years before Superboy, Steel, Cybrog Superman, and Eradicator, before Az-bats, Kyle Rayner, Ben Reilly, or teenage Tony Stark, Steve Rogers stepped down as Catpain America, replaced by a character who had been introduced just a year earlier. This wasn’t the first time that Steve Rogers had put down the shield, but it was…… Continue reading Johnnie Walker Blues Part 1: The Story of the U.S. Agent
The Ewingverse Avengers, Part 3: Ultimate
Ultimate We saw in New Avengers where White Tiger and Power Man ended up after Mighty Avengers, but what about the rest of the team? Well, Blue Marvel and Spectrum join the Ultimates, the first version of this team to exist in the mainstream Marvel U. They are joined by Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and…… Continue reading The Ewingverse Avengers, Part 3: Ultimate
The Ewingverse Avengers, Part 1: The Mighty
Al Ewing should write the New Warriors. Ewing excels at touching multiple corners of the Marvel U in a single series, something that hasn’t been done well for an extended period of time since the original run of the New Warriors. While I might focus on the Mighty Avengers being a ground level team of…… Continue reading The Ewingverse Avengers, Part 1: The Mighty
Marvel’s Annual Crossover, 1990: The Terminus Factor!
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’d Buy That For a Dollar: Marvel’s Mostly Forgotten 99 Cents Line
In the fall of 1995 (and for some reason again in the fall of 1996), Marvel decided to counter the increase in the cost of their monthly books by publishing a handful of titles at the low, low price of 99 cents. They were, by and large, awful, mostly because these weren’t regular, monthly comics…… Continue reading I’d Buy That For a Dollar: Marvel’s Mostly Forgotten 99 Cents Line
Avengers (v1) #319-324, “The Crossing Line” is one of the best Avengers stories of all time.
I had only dabbled in Avengers comics when Avengers #319 was released. I jumped in with issue #300 and the formation of a new and, to be honest, god awful team. I stuck around for a bit after that because the line-up evolved to include not just Captain America, who I liked, but also Quasar,…… Continue reading Avengers (v1) #319-324, “The Crossing Line” is one of the best Avengers stories of all time.
Mighty Marvel Crossover: House of M, House of Cards
It’s easy to forget what a turning point House of M was for Marvel as we know it. Prior to House of M, the last crossover that spanned the entire Marvel Universe was Maximum Security, and not only did that last just one month, but it also had no real lasting impact on the shared…… Continue reading Mighty Marvel Crossover: House of M, House of Cards
Avengers: Infinity War was pretty okay, I guess.
There are a shit ton of spoilers below. I’ll put some nice Avengers art here as a break. I think that’s enough space. No? More? Okay then. Okay, that should be enough. I really liked Avengers: Infinity War but I didn’t love it and I wanted to love it. That Ending The ending is problematic…… Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War was pretty okay, I guess.
The Best Avengers Team
Funny enough, the first Avengers comic I read/bought wasn’t an Avengers comic, but a West Coast Avengers comic. It was, in fact, volume 2, #17, of West Coast Avengers, and it featured a group of characters that were more or less foreign to me. I had some idea of who Iron Man was because I’d read enough…… Continue reading The Best Avengers Team