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Another War for Nick Fury

The following first appeared on Blastoff Comic's website If soldiers and thieves have one thing in common, it is the allure of one last job. For fifty years, Col. Nick Fury has been both a soldier and a thief as the leader of the Howling Commandos and as THE Agent [...]

By | July 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Dell’s Ducks

Dell Comics released The Funnies in 1929, which is credited as one of the first publications of a comic book with original material. The book was published in tabloid-size, as opposed to the traditional comic book format, which would become standard in 1933 with the release of Famous Funnies (and setting up the long [...]

By | December 16th, 2014|0 Comments

The Death of Wolverine

"Tepid." That is the best word to describe Charles Soule and Steve McNiven’s The Death of Wolverine, the final (for now) story of Marvel's premier mutant. I got it from CBR's The Buy Pile and I find the word "tepid" to be so perfect. Never has a blaze of glory [...]

By | October 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Days of Marvel Present (Part 2 of 3)

The following first appeared in the June edition of Culture Counter Magazine. But I wrote it (and totally spaced on re-posting it), so we're also gonna post it on the blog too. Enjoy! Part 2: Cracks in the Mark 42 Armor The “Amazing Spider-Man 2″ is basically the first post-”Avengers” superhero film. [...]

By | August 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Days of Marvel Past (Part 1 of 3)

The following first appeared in the April edition of Culture Counter Magazine. But I wrote it, so we're also gonna post it on the blog too. Enjoy! Part 1: Nothing Lasts Forever The first issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, in fact Spidey’s first tussle with a super villain, features the Fantastic [...]

By | April 6th, 2014|0 Comments

The BIG Debate of “Man of Steel”

THERE ARE SPOILERS FOR MAN OF STEEL. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK! I saw Man of Steel last weekend. After failing to see the midnight showing (my theater only offered it in 3D and I wisely decided against that), I wanted to wait and get some distance from the film's initial outrage and [...]

By | July 8th, 2013|0 Comments

SUPERMAN & THE NEW 52 REVEAL ALTERNATE HISTORY TO WORLD WAR 2!

Yesterday, DC Comics released the first few pages of their new Superman comic book, Superman Unchained, written by current DC wonderkind Scott Snyder with pencils from the legendary Jim Lee. The book opens with on a frightened Japanese town, reeling from a recent, horrific attack on a nearby city. A [...]

By | June 11th, 2013|0 Comments

More Man than Iron – Comic Film Reviews

What does the world look like after "The Avengers?" In our world and Marvel's, that is the question facing the characters in "Iron Man 3." Following the huge success of Marvel's "The Avengers," how can these films return to their original, stand alone nature? Is that even possible? And, for [...]

By | May 6th, 2013|0 Comments

Four Colors. Season 4

Every great comic book character has a resurrection story and now, so does Four Colors. I debated back and forth with how I was going to start the blog back up. Initially, I was going to just skirt past the elephant in the room, which is the fact that there have [...]

By | May 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Make Mine Miles

If you read this blog, you are hopefully aware of two things: 1) Spider-Man (specifically Ultimate Spider-Man) is my favorite superhero 2) He died. In the past couple of weeks though, just after I wrote Peter Parker's obituary, Marvel revealed who would succeed him as Spider-Man in the Ultimate Universe, [...]

By | August 26th, 2011|2 Comments