Once again, I must apologize for being late with this column. I was in Kansas City for Planet Comicon, which I enjoyed greatly, but con crud caught up with me as I was heaving 40-pound boxes in the bitter cold. I was doomed! Since then, however, Marvel has yet again decided to give their books another new start.
With the recent return of Jean Grey from the proverbial bleedin’ choir invisibule, it seems like an excellent time to look at her FIRST return from the clutches of death… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Fantastic Four #286 awaits!
Marvel is set to release five variant covers for the upcoming Phoenix rises event. When you connect them, they form a giant piece of art by Victor Hugo.
With the Jean Grey tale heating up at Marvel (see what I did there?), the publisher is rereleasing classic stories featuring Phoenix – and best of all, all of the issues will only be one dollar each!
A few weeks ago, Marvel revealed Jean Grey was returning in a new five-issue mini-series titled Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey.
Sometimes it’s a real disadvantage having read comics for as long as I have. You live to see things come back in one form or another.
Marvel has released a first look at the upcoming Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey #1 by Cullen Bunn and R.B. Silva, and the two characters that show up in this sneak peek are a bit of a surprise.
The wonderful thing about comics is that, if you feel like it, you can discuss the depths of human feeling, the universality of heroes and heroic tropes, and the greater questions of individuality versus the greater good. And other times, you can just go “Dude! That’s guy’s entire dome is, like, totally en fuego, maaaan!” Welcome to Ten Things!
Lately, I’ve been thinking (and talking and writing and tweeting) a lot about the names chosen for our favorite superheroes. I firmly believe that Superman-ripoff-Victor is superior to Superman-ripoff-Supreme conceptually, simply because of his more successful name. But what happens when two separate super-dupers each manage to make a name work for them? Welcome to Ten Things!
Or – “Transmute To Fiery Phoenix!” What many expected to be a one-sided beatdown by the Avengers has turned into a world-spanning, game-changing succession to power by Cyclops and his lieutenants. Is even Wanda Maximoff’s power enough to turn the tide for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “Iron Man Vs. Magneto? Not As Cut & Dried As You Might Think…” The Avengers believe Hope is a danger to the world… The X-Men believe Hope is the only chance for their survival… Place yer bets and get’cher scorecard, ya can’t tell the players without a scorecard!