Pondering Guardians of Infinity and The Handling of The Collections

Guardians of Infinity Marvel Comics Cover

In surprise library finds, I saw Guardians of Infinity on the shelf and since I wanted to read it, I grabbed it. Then I saw another collection of Guardians of the Galaxy called, Tales of the Cosmos. I wondered what it was and noticed they were back-up stories from Guardians of Infinity. Now this was strange to me as I wondered why they weren’t collected together as one book. Since they were both there I decided to grab them both. Now this piece will be part review at points and a brain dump too. Consider this casual blog time. Enjoy … Continue reading

The Punisher #218: Frank Castle with War Machine Armor, Oh Yeah

The Punisher #218 Marvel Legacy Comics

With The Punisher’s entry into Marvel Legacy the hook is Frank Castle now has War Machine armor. After seeing the preview covers, we get to see how The Punisher gets the armor. Now the responses to this have either been excitement or extreme unhappiness. It’s The Punisher and opinions about him are all over the map. Frank Castle is a polarizing figure at the best of times. Every writer has a different take on him with mixed to critically acclaimed results. There’s no ambiguity about Frank Castle, he is who he is and he believes what he believes. Now we … Continue reading

Wes Reads Extreme: Bloodpool #1: Surprise Youngblood Spinoff!

Bloodpool #1 Youngblood Pat Lee Extreme Studios

In yet another comic from my collection I have never read, welcome to the Youngblood spinoff Bloodpool #1. All I initially knew of this comic was it was where Pat Lee got his start as a penciler and as a colorist too. Yes, that Pat Lee of Dreamwave Productions fame and the entire history that comes with it. I had no idea until reading it that this was a spinoff of Youngblood. Heck, I had no idea who the writer even was! Talk about your blind readthrough. Yet as I read it I found myself pleasantly surprised and also not … Continue reading

Clickbait Comic Adventures: DC Movies vs. Marvel Movies? No One Cares

With any month that has a Marvel movie hit at the same time as a DC one, the clickbait flows freely. Most websites have a listicle (list article), hot take, or whatever the case may be with DC vs. Marvel movies. I went on a slight rant about clickbait on my twitter and feel I have more to say on this. Heck I even say clickbait in the title so you know my snark level is on overdrive here. Now I love genuine conversation and people saying what they like or don’t like, that’s fine. What I am diving into … Continue reading

Wes Reads: Adventures in the DC Universe #7: Hello Shazam Family!

Adventures in the DC Universe #7 Shazam DC Comics

Adventures in the DC Universe #7 is the perfect way to revive the Wes Reads series. Wes Reads is part random comic book reading and part whatever the heck I want it to be. I’d never read it before today but since Zachary Levi was cast as Captain Marvel/Shazam, the timing is great. If you’re not familiar with it, Adventures in the DC Universe was a series that was around from April of 1997 to October 1998.  In the 19 issues it was around it took characters from the DCU and adapted them into the DC animated style. This is … Continue reading

Captain America #695: Getting Back to Basics in Marvel Legacy

Captain America #695 Cover Marvel Comics

How do you go forward with Captain America in the aftermath of Secret Empire? Well Marvel did it in the best way they could and for the most part it worked. Not saying as much about the event itself, that’s a story for another day, but it did work. Now we get to see Steve Rogers as Captain America re-establishing himself once more. Our Steve Rogers took out Hydra Cap and now he is taking it to the road. Mark Waid was the man who revitalized Captain America back in the 90’s and once more for Heroes Return, now he … Continue reading

Cable #150: Marvel Legacy’s Nod to The 90’s with Newer Mutants

Cable #150 Marvel Legacy

Take note of my title for Cable #150 here, the nod to the 90’s is not meant as an insult at all. As I was reading this one I was pondering how to explain my thoughts on this issue and 90’s aesthetic fits here. It’s a brand new creative team for Marvel Legacy and I haven’t read anything of the new Cable series yet. In this situation I am the perfect reader for this as I have no connection to this series. I like Ed Brisson’s writing and Jon Malin‘s art but outside of that I have no real expectations. … Continue reading

GWL Reborn 9/26/17: That’s The Issue #17: Talking Maxwell’s Demons with Deniz Camp

Maxwell's Demons That's the Issue

This episode of That’s the Issue is one of my favorites. No over exaggeration at all, this episode is a good one. Possibly the best one Matt and I have done. It shows in the episode that we had a great time recording with Deniz Camp of the upcoming Maxwell’s Demons from Vault Comics coming your way October 11th. If you haven’t heard any of our episodes yet I’m going to recommend this one. Matt and I enjoyed Maxwell’s Demons and Deniz Camp is just a cool dude to talk with. I know it seems like I am putting the … Continue reading

By Request: Thoughts on Batman: The Dark Knight III: Master Race

Batman: Dark Knight III Master Race Feature Image

My podcast partner in crime Matt Lune asked me to write a thing on Batman: The Dark Knight: Master Race, so here you go buddy. You could also call this DK3 as it is the third one in the Frank Miller Dark Knight saga. To say I was less than optimistic about this was an understatement. Batman: The Dark Knight is a solid read while Batman: The Dark Knight Returns/DK2 is downright strange. Trying to explain DK2 to people is tough as nails as that sucker goes all over the map story wise. That’s not to say anything about Frank … Continue reading

GWL Reborn 9/19/17: That’s the Issue Episode 16

Curio That's the Issue

Describing this episode of That’s the Issue is tough, we wander around a lot. The main focus is talking about Ian Mondrick’s Curio Kickstarter and it bounces around from there. We talk about everything and anything, mostly action movies and Secret Empire: Omega though. By the way, this podcast is also the only time I will really dive into Secret Empire: Omega. More to come later when the trade is released but this episode puts a nice bow on Secret Empire for me. It’s a fun episode that does go all over the place yet finds a focus in the … Continue reading