The Marvel Universe is no more, and everything did, in fact, end as promised…but, something DID end up taking its place in the great vastness of the multiverse, and that something is turning out to be one of the funnest and most compelling event stories to hit comic shop shelves in recent memory. I’m, of course, speaking of Secret Wars and its full range of tie-in comics that can be defined as anything from utter ridiculousness to must-read graphic literature and everything in between. But a good event just isn’t about the scores of tie-ins and is only as good as the main title. Through 2 issues, however, Secret Wars has certainly lived up to its promotional hype and has the potential of being one of the greatest events in the storied history of the publisher. But it’s that ish #3 that makes or breaks an 8 issue series, and Secret Wars#3 is chock full of some of the best event story-telling I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.
Warning: This review may contain spoilers for Secret Wars #3.
Secret Wars #1 left my jaw on the ground and the hairs on the back of my neck permanently in the air. Secret Wars #2 begins with a rite of passage for a young man to join a force of THORS. Thors who guard the entirety of Doom’s kingdom. After the collapse of existence it would seem Doom has created his prefect world, in his perfect vision. City States governed by Barons who answer to the Sheriff Strange and to the almighty Doom. Secret Wars #1 was the end of all we knew of Marvel. Secret Wars #2 is the first glimpse of a fantastical world Doom has put on stage for us, many of the inhabitants have come to call….read the issue. Continue reading Review: Secret Wars #2→
Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Esad Ribic Cover: Alex Ross
Everything Ends. The haunting phrase Jonathan Hickman has been trying to get me to wrap my head around since his Avengers run started in 2012. The Multiverse is collapsing. The Beyonders have found existence to be a waste of an experiment. There are only two universes remaining: Earth 616 and Earth 1610. The Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Universe. This is it. The Legendary Heroes of the 616 going toe to toe with the honest husks left of the Ultimate Universe. Prepare for what’s to come. Prepare for the Real Secret Wars. Continue reading Review: Secret Wars #1→
It’s that time of year again, dear readers: time to ring in the new year by taking stock of the old. With this in mind, those of us here at OG have been busy looking back at all that 2014 had to offer and separating the good from the best. And since comics are kind of our bread and butter, we’ve got quite few opinions on those. This is true for me as well, so it’s time for me to put in my two cents by ranking the best of the best from our favorite medium. So without further ado, let’s take a look at my picks for the Top 5 comics of 2014! Continue reading Taylor’s Top 5 Comics of 2014→
You’ve seen Alex Ross’ spectacular promo image. You’ve seen the teasers. You’ve learned the first secrets of Battleworld, the strange, patchwork realm playing host to countless separate realities. Now, Marvel is pleased to present the first cover to next year’s game-changing SECRET WARS #1! From the chart-topping creative team of Jonathan Hickman (Avengers, New Avengers) and Esad Ribic (Thor: God of Thunder) with covers by legendary painter Alex Ross, this 8-issue event brings together a legion of Marvel super heroes for an epic story the scope of which you’ve never seen before!
Ivan Brandon ART BY Nic Klein COVER BY
A: Nic Klein
B: Esad Ribic
C: Cliff Chiang PUBLISHER Image Comics COVER PRICE $3.50 RELEASE DATE NOVEMBER 12, 2014
FROM THE CREATORS OF VIKING: Writer IVAN BRANDON (Wolverine, Men of War) and artist NIC KLEIN (Captain America, Thor) reunite to bring you a sci-fi ONGOING SERIES joining the dark revenge themes of Unforgiven with the mind-bending sci-fi universe-building of Dune.
In its frantic rush to survive itself, mankind has spread across the universe, colonizing and strip-mining countless planets. Abram Pollux barely survives a crash landing on Ouro, a lawless backwater world where life is cheap. What starts as a struggle for survival quickly becomes a journey to the very edges of what it means to be human.