Saga #6, or If There's A Rocket, Tie Me To It

Saga is not like other comics. These aren't issues, so much as chapters. There is no supervillain who gets thrown in jail, only to break out to swear revenge in a few issues (at least, that hasn't happened yet). If you miss a chapter, you might lose the thread of the story... which is half the reason for these recaps.… » 7/31/14 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

Uncanny Avengers #22 Ends One Story, But Will There Be Another?…

Wheels have been set in motion since the beginning of Uncanny Avengers, twenty-one chapters ago. Kang's goal— seizing enough power to conquer the universe— came to fruition last month. But as he learns in this chapter, seizing power and holding onto it are two different things. (Spoilers ensue.) » 7/30/14 2:42pm Wednesday 2:42pm

Things To Do On Cleave When You're Dead, or Saga #3 (Spoilers)

When last we left our heroes, Marko was bleeding out, and Alana & Hazel were face to face with half a dozen corpsey apparitions. Pleasant introductions, they weren't. After landing our beloved new family squarely up $#!t creek, the beneficent Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples deigned to offer them a blood-soaked,… » 7/30/14 10:00am Wednesday 10:00am

Spider Vixen Bounty Hunter A-Go-Go, or Saga #2 (Spoilers)

One thing there's no shortage of in Saga: creativity. Also, danger (obviously). But I wanted to lull you in with that bit about creativity. There's crap-tons of danger. But as we enter chapter two, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples break out a solid cask of what-the-f*ckery. Join me, won't you? (Spoilers below.) » 7/29/14 10:00am Tuesday 10:00am

This show is captivating. The more I see of the Guilty Remnant, the more I despise them. They do nothing constructive, they antagonize, the stand around looking smug, judgmental, and basically try to negatively people who are already confused and mourning. » 7/28/14 4:05pm Monday 4:05pm

Daredevil #6 Takes A Darker Turn (Spoilers)

After a considerable run with Chris Samnee (since 2012), Mark Waid's now sharing Daredevil duties with Javier Rodriguez, formerly the team's colorist. Whether this is permanent or a brief changing of the guard is beyond me. Regardless, the narrative shift is a serious one, that at least nods at Frank Miller… » 7/24/14 12:25am 7/24/14 12:25am

Storm #1 Makes An Amazing Debut

It can take a while for new comics to find their footing, sometimes. They feel the need to set the stage for later, bigger movements. Others retread backstory to help reintroduce a character that's been gone a while. Then there's Storm #1, which just hits the ground running, and it is outstanding. (Spoilers below.) » 7/23/14 6:23pm 7/23/14 6:23pm