Author Archives: ryan3178

  • Champions #4-5 Review

    Champions #4-5 Review

      I review issues numbers 4 and 5 of Champions by Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos. While I enjoyed both issues, I feel issue 4 was a stronger issue of the two. I also take a moment to talk about why my reviews have been delayed the last month.

  • A Special Spider-Man Video Review

    A Special Spider-Man Video Review

    I take a trip back in time to review Peter Parker:Spider-man #33 by Paul Jenkins and Mark Buckingham. The book has special meaning to me as it reminds of my relationship with my grandfather and why I’m a Chicago Cubs fan.

  • Ryan's Review of Champions #1

    Ryan’s Review of Champions #1

      I review Champions #1 by Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos and give it a very high grade. The book is much cleaner and a better setup than ANAD Avengers was over a year ago. Mark Waid’s characterization on all the teen heroes from Miles Morals to Kamala Khan…

  • The Spider-Man K-Mart exclusive Tank Top

    The Spider-Man K-Mart exclusive Tank Top

    Back in 1981, K-Mart had a few exclusive Spider-Man outfits and one was this little piece that sported a John Romita Sr. Spider-Man. Pretty much to coincide with the 1980 animated series. These tank tops were a hit with kids, my friend had one and how I came across…

  • Perler Bead Spider-Man Civil War

    Perler Bead Spider-Man Civil War

    Hey Everyone.  See what I did there? Yeah, it was a bad pun, but seriously everyone. This weekend, I created my own Spider-Man from Captain America: Civil War with Cap’s famous shield in hand. After two hours and made out of 2,259 Perler Beads and measuring at 12 X…

  • Amazing Spider-Man #15 Ryan's vidcast Review

    Amazing Spider-Man #15 Ryan’s vidcast Review

        I review Amazing Spider-Man #15, the conclusion to Power Play. While I point out a few nice things about the issue, its a conclusion riddled with bad transitions and characterization. Also, just because the final issue says that the characters have been acting like teenaged brats, doesn’t…

  • Free Comic Book Day 2016 Ryan's Reviews

    Free Comic Book Day 2016 Ryan’s Reviews

     Its Free Comic Book Day once again and with it comes a slew of stories to review and at the top of the list is the Dead No More Prelude by Dan Slott. Does the story hold up? How does it compare to the introduction of Civil War II?…

  • All-New, All-Different Avengers #8 Ryan’s Review

    The All-New, All-Different Avengers find themselves in Pleasant Hill with their bodies altered and with a whole set of Super Villains ready to take them apart. But don’t worry, Miles and Deadpool have a plan WRITER: Mark Waid ARTIST: Adam Kubert COLOR ARTIST: Sonia Oback with Dono Sanchez Almara…

  • All-New, All-Different Avengers #7 Ryan’s Review

    The All-New, All-Different Avengers get caught up in the Standoff Crossover and tricked into fighting the Unity Squad and Miles and Ms. Marvel are the only ones who see this fight as ridiculous. WRITER: Mark Waid ARTIST: Adam Kubert COLOR ARTIST: Sonia Oback with Dono Sanchez Almara LETTERER: VC’s…

  • All-new, All-different Avengers #6 Ryan’s Review

    Kang the Conqueror has the Avengers on the ropes thanks to the Vision, but Miles Morales, saves the day. No really! WRITER: Mark Waid ARTIST: Mahmud Asrar COLOR ARTIST: Sonia Oback LETTERER: VC’s Cory Petit COVER ARTIST: Alex Ross EDITOR: Axel Alonso STORY: With the Vision revealed to be…

  • All-new, All-different Avengers #5 Ryan’s Review

    Ms. Marvel and Nova are kicked off the team and only Miles Morales seems to care. Also, the villain behind everything from the last few issues is revealed and the Vision ends up being the real traitor. WRITER: Mark Waid ARTIST: Mahmud Asrar COLOR ARTIST: Sonia Oback LETTERER: VC’s…

  • Ryan’s All-new, All-different Avengers #4 Review

    The now assemble All-new, All-Different Avengers jump into their first mission against an old foe and Jarvis arrives to begin his duties of the team’s new “base of operation”. Meanwhile, the Vision starts creeping out the newer members even more and Thor and Captain America kiss. News at 10!…

  • All-New, All-Different Avengers #1-3 Ryan’s Review

    A new team of Avengers, Post Secret Wars Assembles to handle a threat no single hero could. Well, one did and he made a mess of it. WRITER: Mark Waid ARTIST: Adam Kubert COLOR ARTIST: Sonia Oback LETTERER: Cory Petit COVER ARTIST: Alex Ross EDITOR: Axel Alonso STORY: As…

  • Marvel Releases Teaser for All-New, All-Different Marvel

    Reported by Mashable: Marvel Comics is planning a massive, publishing line-wide reboot this fall that will see all of its comic books revert back to No. 1s, introduce all-new superheroes and significantly alter others, including a new Spider-Man, a new Hulk and new team-ups. Some of the highlights mentioned…

  • All-new All-different Avengers #1 Ryan’s Review

    I review the Free Comic Book Day issue of Avengers that will launch after Secret Wars this fall and will feature Miles Morales as one of the main characters. The book is very refreshing and well written and illustrated. I give it very high marks.

  • Spider-Man News from C2E2

    The large comic book and entertainment convention known as the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) has revealed some very interesting Spider news for both Spider-Man and his alternate titles. Revealed at C2E2 by writer Jason Latour, our favorite alternate universe Gwen Stacy’s series will be ending in June for…

  • Marvel Executive Editor Mike Marts leaves for Aftershock Comics

    Reported by Deadline Mike Marts has left Marvel Comics as executive editor to join with industry veteran and former Marvel writer Joe Pruett to start AfterShock comics. AfterShock Comics co-CEOs are Facebook’s former Chief Privacy Officer Michael Richter, and Jon Kramer who has a background in Hollywood. Lee Kramer…

  • Spider-Man Secret Wars Variants

    Mike McKone J. Scott Campbell – Pencil Mike McKone Holo Gabriele Dell’Otto J. Scott Campbell Time to get the wallets open as Marvel begins their Secret Wars Variants starting with these great covers by Mike McKone, J. Scott Campbell and Gabriele Dell’Otto.

  • Small Hope my second book is on Kickstarter

    Small Hope book CoverHello Everyone, Ryan here to talk about something very special. When I achieved my dream of seeing my first book, My Life as a Comic Book Reader to become published last year the dream soon becomes bigger and you want to give more to those who…

  • Steve Ditko responds to my Fan Letter

    Just after New Year’s I decided I would write a letter to legendary artist and Spider-Man Co-creator, Steve Ditko. I wrote out the letter in February and mailed it out and today I received a reply. My Original Letter was: Dear Steve Ditko, How are you? I am writing…