The Mighty Thor #706

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Colors: Matt Wilson Cover: Russell Dauterman Published: April 25, 2018 It’s no use tiptoeing around what happens in this issue as it needs to be discussed because it’s important and wonderful and a big surprise (I was not expecting it al all). The review for The Mighty Thor #705 signed off with “goodbye Dr. Foster, and may you find … Continue reading The Mighty Thor #706

Black Panther #172

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Leonard Kirk Colors: Laura Martin + Matt Milla Cover: Chris Sprouse + Matt Milla + Karl Story Published: April 18, 2018 The Wakandan pantheon of gods (the Orisha) locked away the originators (the original persons/creatures who occupied the land) in another dimension which secured the territory that is now called Wakanda for future generations and gave rise to the first Black … Continue reading Black Panther #172

Runaways #8

Writer: Rainbow Rowell Artist: Kris Anka Colors: Triona Farrell Cover: Kris Anka Published: April 4, 2018 In the review of the previous issue of Runaways there was a lot of discussion/appreciation for the depiction of the state of the Runaways. They’ve come back together, they faced a baddie, and they’ve sort acknowledged how they all need each other, but things still aren’t great. Each of … Continue reading Runaways #8

Runaways #7

Writer: Rainbow Rowell Artist: Kris Anka Colors: Matt Wilson Cover: Kris Anka Published: March 21, 2018 Moments of perfection/inspiration/development aren’t permanent. That’s not entirely an easy thing to wrap your head around, especially if (like mine) your ideas about inspiration and genius and personal growth are largely influenced by what you see in the movies (or on TV) and read on the internet. This is … Continue reading Runaways #7

The Black Panther #171

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Leonard Kirk Colors: Laura Martin Cover: Brian Stelfreese + Laura Martin Published: March 28, 2018 What can lingering resentment and hate be used to accomplish? This is some of the subtext running through issue #171 of Black Panther in regard to the Asira as Ras the Exhorter plot line. In the final pages of the previous issue it was revealed that … Continue reading The Black Panther #171

Mister Miracle #7

Writer: Tom King Artists: Mitch Gerads Colors: Mitch Gerads Cover: Clayton Cowles Published: March 14, 2018 There were two massive developments at the end of the previous issue of Mister Miracle, and this issue deals exclusively with one of them, but maybe not the one you expect (I absolutely didn’t). Right before Scott and Barda enter Orion’s throne-room, after making their way through his funhouse … Continue reading Mister Miracle #7

Black Panther #170

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Leonard Kirk Colors: Laura Martin Cover: Phil Noto Published: February 28, 2018 After the conclusion of the A Nation Under Our Feet storyline the next threat facing Wakanda has been the apparent absence of their protecting deities. This problem has been occupying T’Challa’s attention since before the Legacy event and the return of Klaw. Implicit in the story to this point … Continue reading Black Panther #170

The Mighty Thor #705

The Death of the Mighty Thor Part 6 Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Colors: Matt Wilson Cover: Russell Dauterman + Matt Wilson Published: March 21, 2018 Would it have been better for Jane Foster if she never picked up the hammer? It’s undoubtedly too late to ask this question twenty some odd issues (twenty-nine to be exact) into the series and after having read … Continue reading The Mighty Thor #705

All-New Wolverine #32

All-New Wolverine #32 Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Djibril Morissette-Phan Colors: Nolan Woodard Cover: David Lopez Published: March 14, 2018 The fallout from Laura’s interactions with the Orphans of X continue in issue #32 as Laura teams up with Amber to hunt down the man responsible for ordering the hit in  which Laura killed Amber’s father. This is more of a stand alone issue than a … Continue reading All-New Wolverine #32

All-New Wolverine #31

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Marco Failla Colors: Nolan Woodard Cover Artist: David Lopez Published: February 28, 2018 After a fantastic conclusion to the “Orphans of X” storyline, issue #31 seems to be a bit of a breather before the next arc begins. This is the third or fourth time that All-New Wolverine has taken a ‘break’ with these much more lighthearted one-shots (in a previous … Continue reading All-New Wolverine #31

The Mighty Thor #704

The Death of the Mighty Thor Part 5 Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Colors: Matthew Wilson Cover: Russell Dauterman + Matthew Wilson Published: February 21, 2018 The history of all things, or of a single human, is understand in a linear fashion. As a thing that started and and then proceeded in some sort of ‘direct’ fashion to an end point. But human experience … Continue reading The Mighty Thor #704

Play Nice: A Games Journal

3/11/2018 I’ve begun writing about Horizon (HZD) a couple of times over the last three weeks, and gotten maybe half way each time before I decide to finish it later. Then, between starting and finishing what I’ve written I’ll go play a bit more, which changes what I want to say. Even after playing for just a couple of hours there will be a new … Continue reading Play Nice: A Games Journal

Paper Girls #20

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Cliff Chiang Colors: Matt Wilson Cover: Cliff Chiang Published: February 7, 2018 After having some of the plot clarified slightly in the previous couple of issues, the opening pages of issue #20 complicated what we thought we new. The issue opens on the Grand Father (the older version, last scene seven or eight issue ago) staring at a picture of … Continue reading Paper Girls #20