Column: The State of the Marvel Universe

The Plot Thickens: A Secret Wars Special Report

By: Shawn Warner

The machines of war grind on this week with three new number ones including the much anticipated Guardians of Knowhere by the dynamic duo of Brian Bendis and Mike Deodato, Continue reading


Column: State of the Marvel Universe

Life After War Time: A Look at the Changes as a Result of Marvel’s Secret Wars

By: Shawn Warner

Marvel has never been afraid to shake things up but an all-inclusive universal re-boot is one thing that many of us thought we would never see but, here we are two issues into what could be the most massive event in comic book history. Continue reading

Column: The State of the Marvel Universe

By: Shawn Warner

Greetings and salutations True Believers and welcome to another installment of State of the Marvel Universe. For those of you joining us for the first time, I will be acting as your very own Secret Wars correspondent reporting all the latest additions and changes to Marvel’s ever expanding roster of post incursion titles to be included in the status quo obliterating crossover event beginning in May and the resulting fallout of these changes. Sound like a pretty tall order? Well believe me it is. Continue reading

Column: The State of the Marvel Universe

By Shawn Warner

Greetings and salutations fellow True Believers, it’s that time once again when we gather to chart the course to Marvel’s massive Secret Wars, an event so monumental that neither the 616 or the Ultimate Universe will be left standing when all is said and done. This week the masterminds at the House of Ideas announced several more status quo shattering tie-ins and mini-series that you are sure to want to know about; that’s what I am here for, B&B’s own Agent M, to report all the goings on that will ultimately make up the All New Marvel Universe. Continue reading

REVIEW: Avengers World #17

(Marvel Comics, 2015)

Written by Frank Barbiere
Pencils and Inks by Marco Checchetto
Colors by Andres Mossa
Letters by Joe Caramanga

Although writer Frank Barbiere has set this issue in the present it is important to note that the timeline is somewhat fractured in that the narrative running through the series contains plot elements from both the past and the future. Confused yet? Continue reading

‘Lost in the Longbox’ Episode 25: ‘The Thing’ #36 (1986)


The Thing #36: Featuring She-Hulk Vs. The New Ms Marvel
(Marvel Comics, 1986)

Writer – Mike Carlin
Art – Paul Neary and Sam DeLarosa
Letters – John Morelli
Colors – Bob Sharen

Greetings from the Wasteland!

The Thing, to my knowledge, is the only member of the original Fantastic Four to ever have a solo book. This is the last of that run, which started with John Byrne and elaborated Continue reading