Author: Cat Meier

Monthly Marvel Muster: Ring Out the Dead Year

Hello, I’m back with a backward-looking edition of Monthly Marvel Muster. This month I have a look at how Marvel chose to close out 2017, as well as a note about some of what to expect in 2018. It continues to be a slow turnover period for Marvel’s ongoing series right now. December brought one new ongoing series: Marvel Two-In-One by Chip Zdarsky and Mark Cheung, which is almost certainly leading into the return of the full Fantastic Four. Marvel Two-In-One is joined by three new miniseries. Tales of Suspense by Matthew Rosenberg and Travel Foreman has Bucky Barnes...

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Monthly Marvel Muster: Building A Legacy

Welcome once again to Monthly Marvel Muster… or bi-monthly Marvel Muster, as the case may be. My November was a trash fire, but I’m back now with two months of Marvel news and reviews all at once [Thank goodness! —Ed.]. A lot happened in the last two months. Marvel Legacy is now in full swing, inspiring new plot lines in almost every ongoing book. Charles Xavier is returning from the dead. Tony Stark appears to have woken from his coma and then gone missing. Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson are both finally free of the blight that is Nick...

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Monthly Marvel Muster: From Generations to Legacy

Welcome back to Monthly Marvel Muster, my roundup of everything I thought was interesting in Marvel Comics last month! September featured the last dying gasps of Secret Empire, the second round of Generations one-shots, and the much-hyped Marvel Legacy one-shot introducing Marvel’s latest line-wide rebranding. Marvel launched one new series in September, the so-far fantastic new Runaways ongoing by Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka. In addition two new mini-series began: Venomverse, a weekly event series by Cullen Bunn and Iben Coello, and Journey To Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma by Kelly Thompson and Marco Checchetto, which...

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Monthly Marvel Muster: Endings and Beginnings

Welcome back to the August edition Monthly Marvel Muster! Where I discuss the goings-on of the Marvel comics universe. August saw the long-awaited end of Secret Empire, and the first of the Generations one-shots featuring time-tossed team-ups between characters who’ve used the same code names at different times. No new ongoing series launched in August, but three new miniseries started, all highlighting different corners of the Marvel universe: Inhumans: Once and Future Kings, Zombies Assemble 2 and Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu. Inhumans: Once and Future Kings is a story about the brothers Black Bolt...

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Monthly Marvel Muster: Flux!

Welcome to Monthly Marvel Muster! It’s a new column where I’ll be taking a monthly look at some of what’s going on in the Marvel Comics universe – both the big events and the smaller stories – and highlighting some of my favourite series and creators. Let’s catch up. July was something of a transitionary month for Marvel. With the Secret Empire event heading towards it’s conclusion, the futures of a lot of characters are somewhat in flux. There was only one new ongoing – the highly-hyped Astonishing X-Men #1 and two cancellations – Occupy Avengers and Spider-Man 2099....

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