Category Archives: First Impressions

Where I give my thoughts on a new property, or one I just found.

First Impressions – CAPTAIN MARVEL (2014) #1

Fan favorite CAPTAIN MARVEL returns in her new solo series, as part of Marvel NOW! What’s Carol Danvers’ new deal? What nigh insurmountable forces will she find a way to surmount? Where is she living since she got kicked out … Continue reading

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First Impressions – THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #1 (of 6)

For as long as the powers that be have been, they’ve attempted to justify their rule. The most flagrant and presumptuous of these has been the Divine Right; that Heaven ordains a Noble’s or King’s or Emperor’s rule. That they … Continue reading

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First Impressions – NEW WARRIORS #1

Another new series for 2014 coming from Marvel, and it’s another revival of an old book with (some) new characters. NEW WARRIORS #1 introduces a new generation to an ensemble cast of young superheroes (and Kaine). Can these heroes, old … Continue reading

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First Impressions – THE PUNISHER (2014) #1

Another new year, and another round of new series. Marvel is having its Marvel NOW initiative, and among the characters getting new or renumbered series is everyone’s favorite deliverer of lethal justice. Frank Castle is back to his old tricks, … Continue reading

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First Impressions – MS. MARVEL #1

Once upon a time, Air Force officer Carol Danvers gained superpowers. She donned a costume and became the distaff counterpart to Captain Marvel. Years later, Carol would become so respected (both in universe and in real life), that she took … Continue reading

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First Impressions – FURIOUS #1

One would think becoming a superhero would lead to immediate fame. But press and people are fickle, just as willing to demonize as to praise, as likely to twist even the purest intentions into something that validates their own individual … Continue reading

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First Impressions – BAD ASS #1

Because sometimes, readers don’t want morally gray anti-heroes. Sometimes they want unrepentant bastards. Dead End headlines Dynamite’s BAD ASS #1, doing his due diligence as criminal scum, all with skill, a foul mouth, and smooth executions. Can he properly live up … Continue reading

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First Impressions – BLACK DYNAMITE #1

He’s a powder keg of black fury that’s about to explode! IDW brings the smoothest, baddest mother to ever hit the screen to the printed page with BLACK DYNAMITE #1. After clearing the dope off the street, avenging the death … Continue reading

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First Impressions – MIRACLEMAN #1

From the heights of the Golden Age to the depths of the Bronze and Dark ages, comes a hero with two names, two origins, and a history more confusing than Hawkman. The grandfather of all deconstructive superhero stories is back … Continue reading

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First Impressions – ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #1

Unfortunately I’m unable to format the text on WordPress to account for the backwards logo. Nevertheless, new miniseries starring Jake The Dog, Finn The Human, and BMO The Weird Sapient Game Console Robot. ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #1 sends … Continue reading

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