Off the Comic Rack

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I am currently taking the class Comic Books and Graphic Novels taught by Professor William Ruskin of the University of Colorado on Coursera.org. Our final project was to create our own four page comic book. I have read thousands of comic books but never tried to make my own, so I was a little excited …

Avengers Now!

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I have now read all the recent issues of Avengers and New Avengers by Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opena, and Steve Epting. I don’t get it. I enjoyed the characters in Avengers but the villains in both are not interesting or frightening. The solutions are simplistic and a little annoying because they just end with no …

All New X-Men 1-3

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Previously…Cyclops, possessed by the Phoenix, killed Professor Xavier. Wolverine runs a school. People are afraid of mutants again and there are more and more appearing after a few “years” of No More Mutants. All New X-Men starts on a strange note. Like the last book called New X-Men, something is happening to Beast. But Stuart …