Tag: Comics: Marvel


Review: Rocket Raccoon: A Chasing Tail (vol. 1)

Posted 9 March, 2016 by Lianne in Comics / 2 Comments

Rocket Raccoon: A Chasing Tail (Volume 1)
By: Skottie Young
Format/Source: Paperback; my copy

Rocket Raccoon has been a hero to the weak, a champion of good, a heartthrob to many intergalactic females…but his high-flying life of adventure may be a thing of the past when he’s framed for murder – and the authorities aren’t the only one on his tail! (Get it? Tail?) The real killer is an imposter who seems to be one step ahead of Rocket at every turn…now, it’s up to our hero and his best pal Groot to find the truth! With Macho Gomez and the Ex-Terminators tracking him, can Rocket make it out alive and clear his name?

Superstar creator Skottie Young brings his A-game as writer and artist on the series we’ve been waiting decades for. Because really, this is the only Guardian of the Galaxy you actually care about, right? COLLECTING: Rocket Raccoon 1-6

Err, okay, I’m using the cover for the first issue of the comic series here but they used the same cover for the collected paperback soooooo…

Anyway, I have been waiting for the first collected volume of this series to hit paperback ever since I heard of the series and read the first issue. I love Skottie Young’s artwork–his baby variant covers are so cute & cool–and there was of course his work that he did for Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately, the Milk (review). I thought it was really cool that he decided to head up his own series under Marvel, and Rocket Raccoon seemed perfect for his kind of artwork, and of course the fact that Rocket Raccoon is one of Marvel’s popular characters.

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Review: Hawkeye: Rio Bravo (vol. 4)

Posted 2 October, 2015 by Lianne in Comics / 4 Comments

Hakweye: Rio Bravo, vol. 4
By: Matt Fraction (writer)
Format/Source: Paperback; my copy

Reeling from recent events, even Hawkeye wants to know his new status quo. Who’s with him? Who’s against him? Who’s trying to kill him, and why? And just when Clint’s rock bottom couldn’t arrive fast enough, his brother shows up. After a lifetime of bad decisions, Clint and Barney Barton have to realize that they are brothers — and, ultimately, they’re the only ones who can save one another. If they don’t kill each other first. Now, the brothers Barton double down as the Clown and the Tracksuit Draculas lay siege to their building. Can Hawkguy keep everyone safe? Deafened and bloodied, will the Bartons make easy pickings for the Tracksuits? Ever seen Rio Bravo? It’s the final chapter of Matt Fraction and David Aja’s critically acclaimed reinvention of the arrowed Avenger! Don’t miss it, bro.

Collecting HAWKEYE (2012) #17, #12-13, #15, #19, #21 and #22.

Guys, I have been waiting for this collected trade paperback to be released for ages. I was expecting it earlier this year but the date was pushed back to August so I totally forgot about it until I received an email telling me my preorder of this comic had shipped (hurray!). Anyway, boo that we’ve come to the end of Matt Fraction’s run with Hawkeye because I’ve really enjoyed it, definitely up there as one of my favourite Marvel runs.

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Review: Hawkeye: L.A. Woman (vol. 3)

Posted 27 October, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Hakweye: L.A. Woman, vol. 3
By: Matt Fraction (writer)
Format/Source: Paperback; my copy

Kate Bishop heads to Los Angeles to get away from New York, life, and Clint Barton – but not away from trouble! Because Madame Masque is hanging out at poolside with the rich and famous as well! As Kate helps a reclusive and Sixties-damaged pop music genius find his lost masterpiece, Madame Masque finds Kate. By which we mean starts trying to kill her again. This one has it all! Characters! Plot! Story! Dialogue! Theme! Meaning! Message! Action! A little exposition! Fire! Arrows! Criminals! Neighbors! Large bodies of water! Clients! Cops who don’t care! A system that victimizes the victims! The dog! In a broken town where cynicism and apathy has its claws around the throat of the good and decent, Lady Hawkguy is the only hero you can trust!

Collecting: Hawkeye Annual 1, Hawkeye 14, 16-18, 20.

I have really been enjoying Matt Fraction’s run on Hawkeye, having read volume 1 (review) and volume 2 (review). I wasn’t in any particular rush to check out volume 3, but after having heard that Fraction’s run was ending with volume 4, I bumped it up the reading list 😉

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (vol. 1)

Posted 3 September, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers
By: Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Steve McNiven (Illustrator), Yves Bigerel (Illustrator), Michael Avon Oeming (Illustrator), Sara Pichelli (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Paperback; my copy

There’s a new rule in the galaxy: No one touches Earth! But why has Earth suddenly become the most important planet in the galaxy? That’s what the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to find out! Join Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and — wait for it — the Invincible Iron Man as they embark upon one of the most explosive and eye-opening chapters of Marvel NOW! The secrets these galactic Avengers discover will rattle Marvel readers for years to come! But while London deals with a brutal invasion by the Badoon, the fate of the Guardians may have already been decided millions of miles away! Why wait for the movie? It all starts here!

Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2013) #1-3 and #0.1, and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY INFINITE COMIC #1.

Leading up to the release of the movie (which I haven’t seen yet, so no spoilers please! *even though I was already slightly and unlooked-for spoiled thanks to the internet, but that’s beside the point*), Guardians of the Galaxy was just all over the place. I had been curious about the comics thanks to the free comic that was included in our package on Free Comic Book Day earlier this year and lo and behold before the movie came out Chapters Indigo had a promo where this comic & the prelude volume were on sale. So naturally I took advantage of this deal. And here we are 😉 Contains some spoilers ahead!

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Comics: Other Titles I’ve Checked Out

Posted 9 July, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 2 Comments

At the end of May I posted up a list of comics that are currently on my pull list. Today I’ll be focusing on the other comics that I’ve checked out or previously followed but later dropped (or put on hold to pick up at a later date via collected paperback):

Captain America (Marvel NOW!)
By: Rick Remender (writer), John Romita Jr. (art)

Thrust into a bizarre, inhospitable world far from home, the all-new, high-adventure, mind-melting, tough-as-nails, sci-fi, pulp-fantasy era of Captain America is NOW! With no country and no allies, what’s left for the Sentinel of Liberty to protect? The Saga of Dimension Z begins here!

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This was one of the first comic books that I started collecting on my pull list; I had reviewed the Dimension Z storyline last year (review) and found it very interesting. It dragged a little bit towards the end of that arc, but after Captain America got out of Dimension Z, I was optimistic that the story would pick up. This was not the case. The story arc with Nuke was promising but it was over too quickly, and the prologue with the new bad guy (whose group I don’t even remember–suffice to say the parallels with present day politics continues) was too slow and uninteresting for me to bother continuing with the series. So sadly I dropped this title from the pull list.

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