Review: Hulk vs. Thanos #1

(Marvel Comics, 2015)

Writer/Pencils- Jim Starlin
Inks- Andy Smith
Colors- Frank D’Armata

At this point even the casual comic book reader is familiar with the Infinity Gauntlet, at least by name; due mostly to its alluded to inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Certainly there is no other writer more closely connected to that story and perhaps even the cosmic corner of the Marvel Universe than Jim Starlin. Starlin has dedicated more of his career to Thanos than any other character; beyond the various Infinity titles Starlin has penned several one shots, minis and even an original graphic novel featuring the exploits of the Mad Titan. So with that being the case I have to wonder why the big bad purple skinned villain occupies so few pages of this introductory issue allowing Pip the Troll to all but steal the show.

The idea of this story first came to light around the time Savage Hulk was launched. Marvel teased the concept of pitting these two Goliaths against one another with Starlin at the helm which would most likely mean the story would be set in the cosmic landscape of the Marvel U. Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

*WARNING: Spoilers!*

Guardians of the Galaxy blasted open the month of August with an exceptional space adventure filled with a perfect blend of comedy, drama, and action.

The comic book team, Guardians of the Galaxy was originally introduced in Marvel Super Heroes 18. Since the team’s creation Continue reading

REVIEW: “Infinity” #6

(Marvel Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

Written by Jonathan Hickman
Pencils by Jim Cheung w/ Dustin Weaver
Inking by Mark Morales w/ Dustin Weaver, Guillermo Ortego,
Dave Meikis, Jim Cheung and John Livesay
Color Artwork by Justin Ponsor w/ Ive Svorcina

Jonathan Hickman has done what many thought impossible just a few issues ago, he has flawlessly brought together all of the numerous varied plot threads introduced over the past seventeen issues that have comprised the Infinity Event Continue reading

REVIEW: “Infinity” #1

(Marvel Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

WRITTEN BY:  Jonathan Hickman
PENCILS BY:  Jim Cheung
INKING BY:  Mark Morales, John Livesay, David Meikis, Jim Cheung
COLOR ARTWORK BY:  Justin Ponsor

Now this is how an event is kicked off.  Just two short months after Age of Ultron ended with a whimper more than a bang, Jonathan Hickman delivers his stunning first issue of Infinity. Continue reading