Avengers: Infinity War Theory

Quick little theory on where the Avengers and the Marvel Cinematic Universe goes after “Avengers: Infinity War,” which comes out in theaters in May 2018. Advertisements

A conversation with a local comic shop

Nearly a decade ago, two friends, who had worked in other comic book stores, grew tired of following others’ rules. They wanted to build a store that allowed them to interact with their customers in one-on-one conversations and create a community within a store of their own. In 2008—the same year “Iron Man,” the movie…

Where/How to Start Reading Comic Books

This may sound weird–maybe laughable–to those unfamiliar, but begging the venture of becoming a comic book reader is a challenging and intimidating task. There are millions of issues and a plethora of different series, genres, and publishers. Not to mention the most recognizable heroes have decades of backstory. Delving into the medium is no easy…

Can the comic book industry survive?

It’s no secret that the digital age has taken its toll at every category of the print publication industry. Newspapers have fallen victim to the internet and its plethora of social media websites that are used as news/information sharing platforms. In 2016, the U.S. daily newspaper had its 28th consecutive year of decline, according to…

X-Men Gold: Vol. 1 Review

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artists: Ardian Syaf & R.B. Silva Colorist: Frank Martin Inkers: Jay Leisten & Adriano Di Benedetto Letterers: Corey Petit Publisher: Marvel Comics The X-Men have moved the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters to Central Park in New York City. Leg by Kitty Pryde, she takes the reins and assembles a squad of some…

Chicago Comic and Anime Conventions

One of the best attributes for comic book, anime, and just overall nerd junkies about living in or around a large metropolitan city like Chicago is the plethora of annually hosted, local conventions. C2E2, Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo:   Hosted in either March and April, the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo, more commonly called…

Chicago Comic Book Store Tour

Live in Chicago and want to start reading comic books but don’t know where or how to start? Overwhelmed or intimidated by the plethora of information and continuity available online? Need someone to talk one-on-one with to grasp this world? Maybe you’re in town for a week and don’t want to risk your local comic…

Why are comic book character rundowns popular?

A trend that’s been prevalent for years has been nagging at me lately—as well as since it started—comic book character and story run-down videos on YouTube. Ask yourself: Would I rather watch a movie or be told what happened? The correct answer—from my perspective—is watch. So, why have hundreds, maybe thousands, of YouTube channels popped up…

Top Five Current Ongoing Image Comics

5. The Wicked + The Divine: Greek mythology, reincarnation, fashion, and music fans should be driving to this comic in droves. Written by Kieron Gillen with art by Jamie McKelvie, The Wicked + The Divine experiments with a world where gods and goddesses are incarnated every nine years as humans. The populous is drawn to them and…

Superman vs. American ideals?

Action Comics #987 Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Viktor Bogdanovic  Colorist: Michael Spicer Inkers: Viktor Bogdanovic and Jonathan Glapion Cover: Nicholas Bradshaw Publisher: DC Comics Confronted with a crazed man with a gun and nowhere to go, a group of men are saved when Superman swoops in at the nick of time. The latest issue of Action Comics…

Retro Reviews: Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1

Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1 Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley Inker: Art Thibert Colorist: Steve Buccellato Letterer: Richard Starkings Cover Artist: Joe Quesada Editor: Ralph Macchio Publisher: Marvel Comics A welcome return home to Spider-Man’s roots, and a modern revisit and retelling origin story of one of Marvel’s finest. If an individual were to…

Taking a Hiatus

Hello loyal followers and newcomers. My apologies for not posting any reviews or editorials in the last couple months.  I felt the need to let you know that I’m currently back in school and have recently started a new job as a reporter for my college newspaper.  Needless to say, I’m extremely busy at the…