Category Archives: 2012 Mini Series

  • Spider-Men 2 #1 Review (Spoilers)

    Spider-Men 2 #1 Review (Spoilers)

    Back in 2012, I reviewed the original Spider-Men series. Some people hailed it as the sign Marvel had jumped the ship (largely because Joe Quesada said that such a crossover would be a sign Marvel was out of ideas) but I remember that first mini-series being some incredible. It…

  • Venom’s Journey: Guardians of the Galaxy Hype-Up

    “Underneath this fragile frameLives a battle between pride and shameBut I’ve misplaced that sense of fright This crown of thorns is perched atop my spine” (Neon Cathedrals- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, this song always reminds me of Flash) First, I’d like to thank George Berryman for letting me continue…

  • Nick Fury: Racist?

    In another attempt to propagate discussion on social issues in the comic book community, I present this scene from issue #4 of the Spider-Men miniseries where 616 Peter Parker meets Miles Morales. Some have remarked that Nick Fury’s response to the knowledge that he’s Caucasian in the regular universe…

  • Secret Avengers #32 Review and FREE CODE GIVEAWAY

    A Hail Mary pass refers to any very long forward pass made in desperation with only a small chance of success, especially at or near the end of a half.  It’s also the only pass Flash Thompson can apparently talk about. Secret Avengers #32 “To Hold Back a Black…

  • Secret Avengers #31 Review and FREE CODE GIVEAWAY

    Hey.  You.  Read this review.  That’s called a super-liminal message. Secret Avengers #31 “Into The Void” Writer:  Rick Remender Artist:  Matteo Scalera Color Art:  Matthew Wilson Letterer:  VC’s Clayton Cowles Cover Art:  Arthur Adams & Peter Steigerwald The Secret Avengers:  Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff), Beast (Dr.…

  • Secret Avengers #30 Review and FREE CODE GIVEAWAY

    *sees cover*  Ah, good ol’ fashioned Venom.  BRAAAAAINS!!! Secret Avengers #30 “Something Wicked This Way Comes” Writer:  Rick Remender Artist:  Matteo Scalera Color Art:  Matthew Wilson Letterer:  VC’s Clayton Cowles Cover Art:  Arthur Adams & Peter Steigerwald The Secret Avengers:  Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff), Beast (Dr.…

  • Secret Avengers #29 Review and FREE CODE GIVEAWAY

    Hey, remember when Venom joined the Secret Avengers?  Yeah, that’s still a thing.  Okay, so here’s what happened: after that initial arc, the Secret Avengers title got caught up in that whole “AvX” deal, and the following three-part tie-in had the team fight in Hala as the Phoenix Force…

  • Avengers vs. X-Men #12 – Review

    Going, going, gone! The game is over and the winner may surprise you… or maybe not if you are aware of my bias towards a certain visor-sporting mutant. Find out how the game ended in epic fashion down below, but before that I’ll share the MVPs of our game…

  • Spider-Men #5 & Series Review (Spoilers)

    After a fantastic fourth issue, does Bendis manage to stick the landing? Well, Kind of…. Not really… Well I guess. Also, the identity of 616 Miles Morales can be found inside! Spider-Men #5 Story by Brian Michael Bendis Art by Sara Pichelli Colors by Justin Ponsor Letters by Cory…

  • Avengers vs. X-Men #11 – Review

    Position: Closer. The anchor of the bullpen. This is the pitcher who thrives under the pressure of a close game. This pitcher comes in to secure the win for his team, a lot of the times it’s with an explosive fastball or with guile and a great command of…

  • Avengers vs. X-Men #10 – Review

    Position: Designated Hitter. Not the most well-received rule change in baseball, the designated hitter gives the pitcher a respite from the offensive side of the game, at least in the American League. With all the heavy hitters in the Marvel Universe, it just makes sense to try to fit…

  • We’re All Spider-Men (Spider-Men 1-3 reviews)

    We’re All Spider-Men, I wish I could take credit for the line but I think it was Brian Bradley who coined it in the group. The idea was that everyone here: everyone that was a a part of this site, contributed to it, defended it, and came to it could be…

  • Avengers vs. X-Men #9 – Review

    Position: Right Field. It’s typically considered that the right fielder sees the least amount of action compared to the other outfield positions, but the right fielder is usually thought to have the strongest arm due to their distance from third base. The Avengers have one of the strongest arms…

  • Avengers vs. X-Men #8 – Review

    Position: Center Field. The Center Fielder is the leader of the outfield crew. They help coordinate the positioning of their teammates and tend to cover the most ground in the outfield. It seems only natural the X-Men would use their resident regal, mutant, Namor, as the leader of the…

  • Avengers vs. X-Men #7 – Review

    Position: Left Field. Outfielders are expected to cover a great deal of distance, and in this super-powered version of baseball, that includes covering the sky as well. There’s no shortage of high-fliers on both rosters in this game. The left fielder gets a lot of action, so the X-Men…

  • Spider-Men #4 (Spoilers)

    Hey folks, how’s it going? It’s been awhile, I feel like I’m missing something… like three months worth of reviews for this site but I’m sure it’s not important. Seriously though there was a big plan for these reviews that sadly didn’t pan out over the last couple months,…

  • Avengers vs. X-Men #6 – Review

    Position: Shortstop. The shortstop position is primarily a defensive role, but over the last two decades or so, shortstops have also become a viable offensive threat as well. They have a lot of ground to cover behind the pitcher so being able to get to the ball quickly is…

  • Avengers vs. X-Men #5 – Review

    Position: Third Base. The hot corner! One of the most pivotal positions in the infield. The third basemen is expected to have solid defensive skills in order to prevent any balls hit down the line from ending up in the outfield. Who better to man the hot corner than the coolest…

  • Avengers vs. X-Men #4 – Review

    Position: Second Baseman. The short and gritty player on the diamond a lot of the times. Some of the best have been known for their determination and willingness to get dirty in order to make a play. For the Avengers, I went with Daredevil, whose radar senses should help…

  • Avengers vs. X-Men #3 – Review

    Position: First Baseman. This position tends to go to the big bopper a lot of the time. The home run hitter. Guys that don’t always need to be the best on defense, so long as they can catch and scoop a ball. Of course there are always first basemen capable…

  • Secret Avengers #25 Review

    The exciting conclusion to Venom’s first (and, for a while, only) mission with the Secret Avengers! Secret Avengers #25 “Grandfather Clause” Writer:  Rick Remender Artist:  Gabriel Hardman Color Art:  Bettie Breitweiser Letterer:  Chris Eliopoulos Cover Art:  Arthur Adams & Peter Steigerwald The Secret Avengers:  Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Black Widow…

  • Avengers vs. X-Men #2 – Review

    Position: Catcher. The catcher is usually the pitcher’s most trusted teammate. A rapport between the battery mates is crucial to rhythm of the game. On defense, they need to be a brick wall, blocking home plate preventing any runs from getting across. The Avengers have a good game caller and plate blocker in…

  • Carnage USA #5 & Event Review

    In the following review you will find Symbiotic Gorilla Warfare, Loyal Fanboys, Implied Death, Angry White Captains, SMD (Symbiotic Mass Destruction), and Cripple Fights. You have been warned. The Dawn’s Early Fight: Carnage USA Finale Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Clayton Crain Letters: Clayton Cowles Editors: Tom Brennan and Stephen Wacker…

  • Secret Avengers #24 Review

    The opening quote for our issue is as follows: “There’s no such thing as paranoia; the real situation is always much worse than you imagine.” ~Hunter S. Thompson Thompson (1937-2005) is the author of The Rum Diary, published in 1998 but written in the ‘50s and recently adapted into…

  • Avengers vs. X-Men #1 – Review

    …and the hoooome of the mutants! Play ball! It has started, and no time is wasted before tempers flare and tensions between Marvel’s greatest superhero teams get heated.  Since this is more of an X-Men story in my opinion, and Captain America brings the fight to Utopia, the X-Men…

  • Avengers vs. X-Men #0 – Review

    It’s coming! Well technically it’s already here. But the time we all look forward to has finally arrived.  No, I’m not talking about the annual Marvel comic crossover event. I’m talking about the start of a new Major League Baseball season. So to celebrate both the return of baseball,…

  • Avengers X-Sanction #4 – Review

    What a place for an ending, huh? It’s like that movie ‘Goldeneye’! I decided to go back to the Cable Guy theme for the ending of this mini-series. But we should all know this isn’t so much an ending, as it is a beginning to the next great Marvel…

  • Secret Avengers #23 Review

    Wazzup!  Oh, what?  Were you expecting someone else?  Someone… “crazy” perhaps?  Well, tough.  The only crazy you’ll get today is your old pal Two-Bit.  But if you recall the review for Venom #14, at the end of that issue, Flash Thompson/Venom is accepted into the Secret Avengers, and writer…

  • Carnage USA #4 Review

     Once again I was teased with Symbiotic Zoo Animals and no delivery. It seems very unlikely we’ll get them in the final issue, but did the rest of this issue deliver?  Carnage USA #4: Oh Say Can You Scream Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Clayton Crain Letter: Clayton Cowles Editors:…