Author Archives: Patrick Brusnahan

  • New Avengers #59-60 Reviews

    New Avengers #59-60 reviewed AFTER Siege #1! What’s going on? It’s a bit like the Captain America scandal, it all being revealed before Reborn #6 was even released. Bit of satire towards the industry, eh? In all seriousness, it is my fault that these reviews are so late. No…

  • Dark Avengers #11 Review

    Web of Norman Osborn? Norman Osborn: The Spectacular Norman Osborn? None of these really have a ring to them, so I guess the cover will have to go onto Dark Avengers or something. DARK AVENGERS #11 WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis ARTIST: Mike Deodato Jr. and Greg Horn COLOURS: Rain…

  • New Avengers #58 Review

    Catch-up is my favorite game. I always seem to play it. Sorry for the delay on the reviews, gang. NEW AVENGERS #58 WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis ARTIST: Stuart Immonen INKS: Wade von Grawbadger COLOURS: Dave McCaig LETTERS: Albert Deschesne PLOT: Luke Cage surrenders himself to the Dark Avengers and…

  • Dark Avengers #10 Review

    In a dark, dark city, there was a dark, dark tower and in the dark, dark tower there were some dark, dark stairs. Up the dark, dark stairs, there was a dark, dark table and around the dark, dark table there were some dark, dark Avengers. Having a conversation.…

  • Web of Spider-Man #1 Review

    I’ll admit, I’m not the most knowledgeable about the stories told in this issue. I have never read the Clone Saga, but there’s a Kaine story in here. I’ve read (in total) three issues of Spider-Girl and we have Spectacular Spider-Girl in here. HOWEVER, I have read the issue…

  • New Avengers #57 Review

    The Wrecking Crew and Jonas Harrow have just used their power drainer to drain the powers of those who have powers. Now, let’s continue… NEW AVENGERS #57 WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis ARTIST: Stuart Immonen INKS: Wade von Grawbadger COLOURS: Dave McCaig LETTERS: Albert Deschesne PLOT: The Avengers (both New…

  • Dark Avengers #9 Review

    After a Fraction-full two issues, we get back to the normal creative team of Bendis and Deodato on Dark Avengers. The crossover with X-Men is over, so now we get a crossover with the Secret Warriors! Don’t worry fans, this is still very firmly Bendis’ Dark Avengers. After all,…

  • Dark Reign – The List: Avengers Review

     QUICK RECAP: · Norman Osborn is the media darling. · Clint Barton feels that he needs to kill the aforementioned darling. · As leader of H.A.M.M.E.R., Osborn has a whole list of things to do. DARK REIGN – THE LIST: AVENGERS WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis ARTIST: Marko Djurdjevic INKS:…

  • Dark Reign: The Sinister Spider-Man #2 Review

    Reign’s World! Reign’s World! Party time! Excellent! (The puns don’t get any better, folks.) DARK REIGN: THE SINISTER SPIDER-MAN #2 We Need A Hero WRITER: Brian Reed ARTIST: Chris Bachalo with Rob Disalvo INKS: Townsend, Mendoza, Disalvo & Sibal COLOURS: Bachalo with Mossa & Fabela LETTERS: Jared K. Fletcher…

  • Dark Reign: Mr. Negative #2 Review

    Chocolate Reign! DARK REIGN: MR. NEGATIVE #2 WRITER: Fred van Lente ARTIST: Gianluca Gugliotta COLOURS: Ronda Pattison LETTERS: Dave Lanphear PLOT: Nega-Spidey is beating seven shades of silver out of the Hood’s goons, which include classic villains such as The Squid and Scorcher. The villains are surprised by Spider-Man’s…

  • Timestorm 2009/2099 #3 Review

    Sorry about the extreme lateness of this review. Illness and going abroad straight after got in the way. I’ll try to make sure it doesn’t happen again. TIMESTORM 2009-2099 #3 WRITER: Brian Reed ARTIST: Eric Battle INKER: Drew Hennessey LETTERS: Dave Sharpe PLOT: We start by seeing why Jake…

  • The Sinister Spider-Man #1 Review

    Purple Reign! DARK REIGN: THE SINISTER SPIDER-MAN #1 Women Love Him, Men Want to be Him WRITER:Brian Reed ARTIST: Chris Bachalo INKS: Tim Townsend LETTERS: Jared K. Fletcher PLOT: Mac Gargan (now known as Spider-Man) stops General Wolfram (no idea, sorry) from robbing a bank, but takes the money…

  • Dark Reign: Mr. Negative #1 Review

    When it Reigns, it pours.   DARK REIGN: MR. NEGATIVE #1 WRITER: Fred Van Lente ARTIST: Gianluca Gugliotta INKS: Lanning & Justice LETTERS: Dave Lanphear PLOT: White Dragon confronts Mr. Negative on behalf of The Hood, but then gets negativised (controlled by Mr. Negative) and sent to battle Z-List…

  • Spider-Man: The Short Halloween Review

    WEEKEND UPDATE! With Patrick Brusnahan! Sorry, I couldn’t resist, not when I’m reviewing a book written by Seth Meyers and Bill Hader of SNL. Whatever your opinion on the current state of SNL, I think these two are pretty cool, especially Bill Hader. Let’s not forget the art is…

  • Timestorm 2009/2099 #2 Review

    It’s been a while since we had a mini-series review, exams took a priority I’m afraid. Never mind that there hasn’t been any Spider-man mini-series lately, who ever thought that could happen?! Anyways, let’s get to the shocking review already… TIMESTORM 2009-2099 #2 WRITER: Brian Reed ARTISTS: Eric Battle…

  • Timestorm 2009/2099 #1 Review

    1992 saw the origin of a series known as Spider-Man 2099. This was a beloved series to many (including myself), but in recent years, you’re more likely to see the Invisible Man than the World of Tomorrow. Now, we have this series to comfort us, written by Brian Reed!…

  • Spider-Man: Noir #4 Review

    Will Spider-Man save Felicia Hardy and J. Jonah Jameson from the clutches of the Goblin? Will Aunt May survive the menacing Vulture? Has this series actually been worth reading? For answers, see below. SPIDER-MAN: NOIR #4 WRITERS: David Hine with Fabrice Sapolsky ARTIST: Carmine Di Giandomenico LETTERS: Artmonkeys Studios…

  • X-Men/Spider-Man #4 Review

    I apologise about the lateness of this review, I’ll make sure it never happens again. Speaking of reviews… X-MEN/SPIDER-MAN #4 The Mutant Hunter WRITER: Christos Gage ARTIST: Marco Alberti LETTERS: Jared K. Fletcher PLOT: Morlocks are being hunter by someone who looks suspiciously like Kraven the Hunter. When the…

  • X-Men/Spider-Man #3 Review

    Well, the issue that we’ve all been waiting for. A huge spider-favourite returns in this issue. No, not Carnage. Somebody who has more fans than even Carnage, if you can believe it. Ladies and gentlemen…BEN REILLY! Did somebody say TEAM-UP? (With BEN REILLY!) X-MEN/SPIDER-MAN #3 Clone Sagas WRITER: Christos…

  • ¡BAHIA DE LOS MUERTOS! Review

    Spidey teaming up with his best pal, the Human Torch! This day can’t be ruined, can it? How about a haunted island off the coast of Puerto Rico? ¿Alguien dijo TEAM-UP? SPIDER-MAN AND THE HUMAN TORCH in ¡BAHIA DE LOS MUERTOS! WRITER: Tom Beland ARTIST: Juan Doe LETTERS: Nate…

  • Spider-Man Noir #3 Review

    In a land, noir, noir away, young Peter Parker has just gained his spider powers. However, in a land corrupted by the mob, run by the Goblin, what is a young hero to do? KICK SOME 1930s BUTT! SPIDER-MAN NOIR #3 WRITERS: David Hine and Fabrice Sapolsky ARTIST: Carmine…

  • Spider-Man Noir #2 Review

    Catch-up time! Sorry about the delay once again. Let’s do this! By the posted the variant cover this time, just because it looks so damn cool! SPIDER-MAN: NOIR #2 WRITERS: David Hine and Fabrice Sapolsky ARTIST: Carmine Di Giandomenico PLOT: Ben Urich, investigative reporter, and his sidekick, Peter Parker…

  • Venom: Dark Origin #5 Review

    Have you read Amazing Spider-Man #300? Or read any story with Venom? Or seen Spider-Man 3?! You have? Good. No need for this issue or series then. VENOM: DARK ORIGIN #5 Chapter 5 WRITER: Zeb Wells ARTIST: Angel Medina INKS: Scott Hanna COLOURS: Matt Milla LETTERS: Joe Caramagna PLOT:…

  • Venom: Dark Origin #4 Review

    Another issue of Venom: Dark Origin, another cover with loads of spit drawn on it. Lovely. VENOM: DARK ORIGIN #4 Chapter 4 WRITER: Zeb Wells ARTIST: Angel Medina INKS: Scott Hanna COLORS: Matt Milla & Ian Hannin LETTERS: Joe Caramagna PLOT: Brock has a weird psychotic nightmare, which tells…

  • Venom: Dark Origin #3 Review

    Sorry about the infrequency of the reviews, gang. I’ll try to have one up each day until I’ve caught up. VENOM: DARK ORIGIN #3 Chapter 3 WRITER: ZEB WELLS ARTIST: Angel Medina INKS: Scott Hanna COLOURS: Matt Milla LETTERS: Joe Caramagna PLOT: Eddie Brock goes to church, asking for…

  • Spider-Man/Man-Thing: Fear Itself Review

    A Spider-Man/Man-Thing team up…I could go on about this issue wasn’t really necessary but instead I decided to list some things that make more sense than a Spider-Man/Man-Thing team up; A solar powered torch An inflatable dartboard A submarine made out of wood A D-Man/Tigra team up SPIDER-MAN/MAN-THING: FEAR…

  • Venom: Dark Origin #2 Review

    The second instalment of Venom: Year One (as I like to call it) starts to interact with well known Spider-Man stories. In this case, the Sin-Eater (The Death of Jean DeWolff) is seen through Eddie Brock’s eyes. Let’s dive right in shall we? VENOM: DARK ORIGIN #2 Chapter 2…

  • Venom: Dark Origin #1 Review

    No time for witty banter today. I’ve got to steal something, then give them back and pretend that I’m a hero.  I call it the Eddie Brock syndrome. Comments below please! VENOM: DARK ORIGIN #1 Chapter 1 WRITER: Zeb Wells ARTIST: Paco Medina INKS: Scott Hanna COLOURS: Matt Milla…

  • What If? Back In Black Review

    Here we have an out of continuity tale, therefore not affecting the main Marvel Universe in any way. A “What If?” tale concerning Back in Black, an arc which was in fact to cash in on Spider-Man 3 by bringing back the black costume. Written by Steven Grant (best…