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“Iron Man: Extremis” by Warren Ellis (W) and Adi Granov (A)

I feel like everything has been already said about Ellis’ Extremis run on Iron Man. How it reintroduced the character to the new generation, paved the way for the cinematic reimagining of Tony Stark and is an overall masterfully crafted story. So since we established the obvious allow me some subjective nonsense. Continue reading ““Iron Man: Extremis” by Warren Ellis (W) and Adi Granov (A)”

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“Batman: Detective Comics: Volume 7: Anarky” by Francis Manapul (W) and Brian Buccellato (A)

Now, that was a mixed bag. Continue reading ““Batman: Detective Comics: Volume 7: Anarky” by Francis Manapul (W) and Brian Buccellato (A)”

“Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 6: Icarus” by Francis Manapul (W) and Brian Buccellato (A)

Before we start, let’s take a moment and appreciate a Batman comic book drawn with pastel colors! Continue reading ““Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 6: Icarus” by Francis Manapul (W) and Brian Buccellato (A)”

“The History of Bees” by Maja Lunde

I know well enough not to judge a book by its cover, but I really love this one! Continue reading ““The History of Bees” by Maja Lunde”

“X-men: Gold, Vol. 1: Back to the Basics” by Marc Guggenheim (W)

Ladies and Gentlemen, please stand up for the anthem!

Continue reading ““X-men: Gold, Vol. 1: Back to the Basics” by Marc Guggenheim (W)”

“Childhood’s End” by Arthur C. Clark

I watch a lot of movies, both artsy ones and the summer blockbusters, however I never managed to power through the 2001 Space Odyssey. I did not know who’s fault it is: Kubrick’s, Clark’s or mine. With that in mind I was cautious to start reading Childhood’s End even though it was a well though-through gift from a friend. Continue reading ““Childhood’s End” by Arthur C. Clark”

“Young Avengers, Vol. 3: Mic-Drop at the Edge of Time and Space” by Kieron Gillen (W) and Jamie McKelvie (A)

Sadly, this is a conclusion of Gillen’s and McKelvie’s stellar run on Young Avengers. Our adolescent heroes finally confront the Mother and establish themselves as more than mere legacy characters in a metaphorical and literal battle of the generations. Continue reading ““Young Avengers, Vol. 3: Mic-Drop at the Edge of Time and Space” by Kieron Gillen (W) and Jamie McKelvie (A)”

“Young Avengers, Vol.2: Alternative Culture” by Kieron Gillen (W), Kate Brown (A), Jamie McKelvie (A) and Mike Norton (A)

In a nutshell: if you liked the previous one, welcome friend, come and have some more, at times it is even better. If you didn’t, there is plenty of other great books out there too.

Warning! Some medium-rare spoilers. Continue reading ““Young Avengers, Vol.2: Alternative Culture” by Kieron Gillen (W), Kate Brown (A), Jamie McKelvie (A) and Mike Norton (A)”

“Young Avengers, Vol.1: Style>Substance” by Kieron Gillen (W), Jamie McKelvie (A) and Mike Norton (A)

I would probably never read this if not for an article on Comic Books Resources last month. Reading abut teenage drama is not really my cup of tea and classical super-hero “should I use my power for good or not?” dilemma is already a boring cliche. When a friend gave me a promo code for Marvel Unlimited I decided to check it out. I am happy to say that my worries were unfounded, but it is not to say that this book doesn’t have its own set of problems. Continue reading ““Young Avengers, Vol.1: Style>Substance” by Kieron Gillen (W), Jamie McKelvie (A) and Mike Norton (A)”

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