Category Archives: 2008 Mini Series

  • Cobwebs #28: Shark vs. Vampire

    Cobwebs #28: Shark vs. Vampire

    This column is dedicated to Kevin.  Any fan of the podcast knows that there are certain comments that are frequently referenced.  One favorite is the Morbius versus sharks story.  Familiar with the joke but not the issue?  Well read on and look at one of What If’s greatest moments.…

  • 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…

  • Avengers/Invaders #4

    Interesting Tidbit Volume 1 #4:  WHAT?!?!  I’VE BEEN GONE FOR HOW LONG?!?!?  Yea, I’m sorry about that…didn’t I tell you all how stressful the Architecture program is?  Instead of the usual factoid that I offer, here’s a chance for one of you to gain some extra points towards being…

  • Secret Invasion #8 Review

    Okay, this is the final part of the Skrull goodness also known as Secret Invasion. After six issues of filler and fight scenes, we finally get to the conclusion which leads into Dark Reign, apparently a major storyline which will change the Marvel Universe forever! Pfft. I’ll believe it…

  • Secret Invasion #7 Review

    We’re now in the final act of this major summer event, and a lot has happened since the beginning* so here is a short recap. Skrulls = Bad Avengers/Thunderbolts/Hood’s Crew/Secret Warriors = Good OK, now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s get right back in there *Not a lot…

  • Secret Invasion: Spider-Man #3 Review

    Can Jackpot survive the danger of Menace and defeat the SSS, all by her lonesome? Will Rocket Robertson’s street racing skills save the DB! crew from peril? Where’s Spider-Man disappeared to and will he be back? Does Dexter Bennet actually have a human side? All this and more answered…

  • Secret Invasion: Spider-Man #2 Review

    Here I am going to review Secret Invasion: Spider-Man #2. I will discuss the plot, my likes and dislikes with overall thoughts. Eventually, I will get to my worst lines of the issue and give an overall grade to the issue, this will be marked out of five webheads.…

  • Secret Invasion #6 Review

    Wow, look at that cover. Gorgeous. Gotta give that credit. Looks like the boys are back in town! But are they Skrulls?? Probably not. Will the plot move along for once and can we go for an entire issue without seeing the Savage Land? Probably not. SECRET INVASION #6…

  • Secret Invasion: Spider-Man #1 Review

    Well, believe it or not, I was all for this mini-series. I actually can’t stand tie-ins ruining the flow of a series, so this is a way for it not to interfere with the series, but we can still see the reaction of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. So sue…

  • Secret Invasion #5 Review

    5 issues in now…and we’re still in the Savage Land. Can’t last much longer…can it? Anyways, let’s jump right in, shall we? SECRET INVASION #5 WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis PENCILS: Leinil Yu INKS: Mark Morales COLORS: Laura Martin and Emily Warren LETTERS: Chris Eliopoulos PLOT: We arrive with our…

  • Avengers/Invaders #3

    Interesting Tidbit Vol. 1 #3: While this may be the first time the Invaders have time-traveled to the 21st century and faced the Avengers, it is not the first time the Invaders and the Avengers have met and fought. In AVENGERS (Volume 1) #71, Captain America and the Avengers…

  • King Size Spider-Man Summer Special #1 in Review

    “Hey Kids! This Doesn’t Suck!” Now that I’ve covered Amazing Spider-Man Family #1 all up-close n’ personal, let’s turn our beady fan eyes towards the beefy opus that is King Size Spider-Man Summer Special #1. And as before, I won’t be holding back with the hot button Spider-Man opinions.…

  • Secret Invasion #4 Review

    Secret Invasion #4 (of 8 ) Writer:Brian Michael Bendis Pencils: Leinil Francis Yu Inks: Mark Morales Colors: Laura Martin Plot: The world has turned upside down! The Skrulls have taken the Earth as part of their empire, the Avengers and Initiative are scattered…but there are two people who want…

  • Secret Invasion #3 Review

    Secret Invasion #3 (of 8 ) Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Pencils: Leinil Francis Yu Inks: Mark Morales Colors: Laura Martin Plot: THE BLOCKBUSTER EVENT continues. Its Avenger versus Avenger. Hero versus hero! Norman Osborn versus Captain Marvel?? The Initiative versus an army of Super-Skrulls? Is Tony Stark really a-…

  • Secret Invasion #2 Review

    Secret Invasion #2 (of 8 ) Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Pencils: Leinil Francis Yu Inks: Mark Morales Colors: Laura Martin Plot: The Invasion is here!! The Marvel Universe is in shambles. The Skrull Empire’s plan has birthed itself into perfection. It is hero versus hero!! Resurrections and reunions!! Is…

  • Secret Invasion #1 Review

    Hey Guys, I know it’s been a while since I’ve done a review but I’ve decided to make up for it by tackling the Secret Invasion mini series. I’ll be doing both this and the BND mini as well. Wish me luck and I promise I’ll have as few…

  • Avengers/Invaders #2 Review

    Interesting Tidbit #2: While mini-series with four to six issues seem the best investment for comic publishers, twelve issue maxi-series were quite popular during the 1980s.  Many unforgettable and influential series came out during this decade such as SECRET WARS, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, WATCHMEN, AMETHYST, PRINCESS OF GEM…

  • Avengers/Invaders #1 Review

        Here’s an interesting tidbit for you:  The first miniseries ever was DC Comics’ World of Kryptonin 1979.  This new format, which actually evolved from the regular back-up stories that appeared in each comic, allowed writers to tell stories that would not necessarily fit into a monthly title, and would…