REVIEW: Superior Iron Man #1

(Marvel Comics, 2014)

Writer – Tom Taylor
Artist – Yildiray Cinar
Colors – Guru eFX

The inversion effects of the events taking place in Axis continue to wreak havoc upon the Marvel Universe turning heroes into villains and vice versa. Perhaps no other hero’s personality has been quite so adversely altered as Tony Stark; the once bright shining knight in high tech armor has pulled up stakes on his east coast digs and relocated to San Francisco, but that is the least of the changes that have turned Stark from hero to heel.

Tony has unleashed his perfection inducing Extremis 3.0 App on the populace of his new hometown, however, unfortunately for him Daredevil has made the exodus to the west ahead of him and DD does not like what Stark has planned for his city. With the even more arrogant and far more devious aspects of Tony’s personality coming to the forefront, profit has become his motivation over any of the altruistic ideals he had previously held in such high regard. Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘In The Dark: A Horror Anthology’

(Tiny Behemoth Press & IDW Publishing, 2014)

Edited by Rachel Deering

Writers – (in order of appearance) Cullen Bunn, Justin Jordan, Rachel Deering, Michael Moreci, Steve Seeley, Mike Oliveri, Steve Niles, Tim Seeley, Christopher Sebella, Tom Taylor, James Tynion IV, Duane Swiercynski, Matthew Down Smith, F. Paul Wilson, Scott Snyder, Sean E. Williams, Brian Keene, Jody Leheup, Nate Southard, Thomas Boatwright, Ed Brisson, Paul Tobin, Valerie D’Orazio, and Marguerite Bennett Continue reading

REVIEW: “Earth 2” #17

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

Written by: Tom Taylor
Pencils by: Nicola Scott
Inks by: Trevor Scott
Color Art by: Peter Pantazis

There is a lot going on in Tom Taylor’s first issue of Earth 2 as he follows prolific writer James Robinson on the series. Over the past few issues the creative team has taken a decidedly darker approach and that seems to have carried over with Taylor’s arrival. Continue reading

REVIEW: “Injustice: Gods Among Us” Chapter #13

(DC Comics – Digital Firsts, 2013)

Review by Cory Thrall

WRITTEN BY:  Tom Taylor
ARTWORK BY:  Tom Derenick
COLOR ARTWORK:  Andrew Elder
LETTERING:  Wes Abbott

The idea of comic books based on video games has always held a slight interest for me, much like the novels.  The only comics I’ve actually collected that are based on games were the Mass Effect and Dragon Age titles (yes, I’m a huge BioWare dork), and while some of the series for those universes have been great, a few have fallen short of my expectations.  Comics along the lines of “Injustice: Gods Among Us”, such as the series released as a lead up to the game “Batman: Arkham City”, are in a world all their own, however. Continue reading