I’m a Contributor for Bleeding Cool now!

I’m a Contributor for Bleeding Cool now!

Hey guys, sorry for going MIA again over the weekend. I wanted to post about this sooner, but I felt it unwise to talk about it before things were more concrete.

But now I feel comfortable in talking about it: I’m a contributor for Bleeding Cool now!

I know the reviews were missing this weekend for this site, but, fear not, I did write some reviews. They’re just on Bleeding Cool now! I reviewed the new Black Panther, Deathstroke, Jean Grey, and X-Men: Blue for them, all just in the past couple of days. I’ll put links to these articles below this post.

So, that leads us to the question of what will happen to the site?

Frankly, I’m not entirely sure. I’m not going to quit on this site. I love working on it. It’s my baby. However, I won’t be able to do everything I usually do for it given by obligations to Bleeding Cool now.

I hate to say it, but another hiatus will probably be coming while I figure it out. However, the good news is you can still read my content on bleedingcool.com

I’ll let you guys know as soon as I decide what kind of content I want to make for the B-List Defender. I will also start posting on here every time one of my articles is published on Bleeding Cool.

I’m really excited about this. Bleeding Cool is one of the biggest comic news and reviews sites around, and I’m honored to be working with them. The cool thing is, my work here sort of served as a resume of sorts that helped me get picked up by them. My passion here has managed to land me a job. That’s so cool.

And on that note, remember, keep reading comics!

Deathstroke Review

Black Panther Review

X-Men: Blue Review

Jean Grey Review

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Another Short Hiatus and a Bunch of Hot Take Reviews

Another Short Hiatus and a Bunch of Hot Take Reviews

I’m sorry I’ve been off the grid for over a week now. What you may have guessed is true; school is dominating my time. I am in the waning weeks of the semester. As a result, a lot of work is piling up constantly. And, if I’m being honest, I’m not wanting to do a lot of writing between my massive writing assignments.

I have 2 weeks of regular classes and 1-2 weeks of finals after that. As finals weeks approaches, I’ll have a lot more essays, but I won’t be in class as much. Hopefully, I’ll be able to start posting again then.

I haven’t forgotten my designs to write more Marvel editorials discussing my perception of the ins and outs of the company and its products.

There are a some comics that came out in the recent weeks that I want to give my opinions upon, and I may discuss them further beyond these on-the-fly review scores (especially Black Panther and the Crew, because it’s quite awesome and intelligently written).

All-New Wolverine #19: Quite good, a lot of fun. I hoped for a little more though: 6/10

Royals: I’m done caring that much about the Inhumans, but I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t a pretty good book: 6/10

Iron Fist #2: The series justifies my faith in it with incredible artwork, and it really hits its stride in its second issue. It becomes one of those classic Bruce Lee Kung Fu films that Iron Fist was always meant to be: 9/10

Weapon X: Visually stunted at times due to Greg Land’s…methods, but Greg Pak puts together a good script and an intriguing tale. It’s worth a read: 8/10

X-Men Blue: A really fun book with the original team and the Master of Magnetism. They throw down with the Juggernaut in one of the best super-powered brawls I’ve seen in recent comics. Definitely read this: 9/10

X-Men Gold: Overshadowed by the controversy with the artist’s asshat moves, this is still a solid read worthy of your time. Get the reprints though, both for the obvious reason as well as the price tag on original prints: 8/10

Black Panther and the Crew: A fantastic book that starts off with an intriguing tale both relevant to our modern times and an enthralling read in its own right. I highly recommend this, and, like Sam Wilson: Captain America #20, I think it’s an important comic book: 10/10

And that’s it for now. I’m sorry about the absence, and I hope to get back into the swing of things in two weeks. Until then, keep reading comics!!

Why There Won’t Be Reviews This Weekend

So I’m presenting at an Undergraduate Scholar’s Day at my college this week…twice! So I need to write and practice my presentations this weekend. Consequently, there won’t be any reviews this weekend so that these presentations are actually well, presentable.

I’ll hopefully have more lists for the coming week, but the semester is coming to a close and due dates are piling up. So no promises there.

Until next time, keep reading comics!

Still Sick

Though I was able to power through the week, I have crashed at the end of this week. I will continue the Top 10 Worst Marvel and DC Characters List next week, and it will conclude next Friday. I will definitely be reviewing Justice League of America: Rebirth #1 this weekend since I made such a big deal out of that book. Whether or not that is the only review I will be doing this weekend is dependent on how I feel in the next two days.

I apologize for the return of delays. I do want to do this stuff, but my mental and physical faculties have been impaired by this bug. Hopefully it will go away soon.

Until next time, keep reading comics!

On the Sunday Review and Today’s List Item (Champions #5 and Monsters Unleashed #2 Mini-Review)

Apologies for not making an announcement sooner. I honestly thought I was going to be able to make a list entry today, and I could explain the lack of a review yesterday then.

I am feeling pretty sick. That, the restricted mental faculties that come with it, and the fact that I still have homework to do regardless are the compounding factors that kept me from making a review yesterday or continuing the Top 10 Worst Marvel and DC Comics Characters list today. I will make a list entry for it Wednesday if able.

As far as the reviews go, I’m going to do a quick and dirty review of two comic books I did read over the weekend.

Champions #5 is excellent. It might be the best issue of the series so far, definitely the best since its fantastic #1. I dreaded the advertised presence of Gwenpool, but she actually served an interesting function in the story that only she, as far as I know, could have provided.

Final Score: 10/10

Monsters Unleashed #2 did not win my interest in this story and only served to make me hate it more. Still, nothing is happening. Furthermore, it’s a comic that has no respect for its readers, providing big empty action that reminds me all too much of a Michael Bay film. The fact that they brought in Greg Land added ugly insult to grievous injury. Also I’m pretty sure he used a woman’s Oh-face in one of his traces of Moon Girl in this issue. This character is an elementary schooler for God’s sake. That’s really freaking creepy.

Final Score: 3/10 Monstrosity