• The Wedding Issue: Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters

    The Wedding Issue: Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters0

    Aside from “Who would win in a fight?” no debate gets comic fans more heated than the question of whether or not superheroes should marry. In this mini-feature, former Bride Rebecca Henely-Weiss and Bride-to-Be Kayleigh Hearn take a trip to today’s spinner racks and look at the most recent times comic companies took the plunge

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  • All I Want For Christmas is a Spider-Man Holiday Special

    All I Want For Christmas is a Spider-Man Holiday Special1

    If there’s one thing I love in comic books, it’s a holiday special, and if there are two comic book series I love above all others, it’s Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four. Lucky for me, those two things overlap a lot. Marvel loves a holiday special, and Fantastic Four’s family nature and Spider-Man’s traditional Parker

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  • The Wedding Issue: Johnny Storm and “Alicia Masters”

    The Wedding Issue: Johnny Storm and “Alicia Masters”0

    Aside from “Who would win in a fight?” no debate gets comic fans more heated than the question of whether or not superheroes should marry. In this mini-feature, former Bride Rebecca Henely-Weiss and Bride-to-Be Kayleigh Hearn take a trip down memory lane to the most significant times comic companies took the plunge and got their

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  • Recovering What Is Lost: Fantastic Four #1

    Recovering What Is Lost: Fantastic Four #10

    Fantastic Four #1 Simone Bianchi (artist, “Our Day of Doom and Victory”), Joe Caramagna (letterer), Elisabetta d’Amico (inker, “Signal in the Sky”), Marte Gracia (color artist, “Signal in the Sky”), Sara Pichelli (artist and inker, “Signal in the Sky”), Marco Russo (color artist, “Our Day of Doom and Victory”), Dan Slott (writer, “Signal in the

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  • Monthly Marvel Muster: Ring Out the Dead Year

    Monthly Marvel Muster: Ring Out the Dead Year1

    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

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  • Year of the Knockoff: 2018 in Theme

    Year of the Knockoff: 2018 in Theme0

    I’m not saying it’s a new thing, I am saying it’s a now thing. Knockoffs! Bootlegs. But ones that are done legally, right there in your face, by the big boys. Maybe we should call them pastiches but “pastiche” feels like a sustained study rather than the premise-snatch-&-run-your-own-way I feel like I’m seeing a lot

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