100 Days, 100 Comics #100: ‘Captain America’ #641

I’m happy that #100 gets to be a Captain America book. Yes, maybe I should have selected something riskier to end this review series, but issue #614 by Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice allows me to bow out of “100 Days, 100 Comics” with a pleasant taste in my mouth. From Dr. Faustus’ courtroom escapades … Read more100 Days, 100 Comics #100: ‘Captain America’ #641

100 Days, 100 Comics #99: ‘T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents’ #1

Nick Spencer has really skyrocketed up my list of writers to follow the last few months. Existence 2.0 never did it for me back in 2009, but Morning Glories made me a believer, and the owner of Evil Squirrel Comics up in Rogers Park recommended that I pick up his first issue of this new … Read more100 Days, 100 Comics #99: ‘T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents’ #1

100 Days, 100 Comics #98: ‘Wolverine and Jubilee’ #1

At their worst, X-Men stories completely glaze over their characters’ uniqueness and let the mutant class issues that Uncanny X-Men was built on dissolve into bland, sanitized adventures that stare down “God Loves, Man Kills” from an opposite corner of the storytelling spectrum. When writers really understand what they’re doing, as Kathryn Immonen and Phil … Read more100 Days, 100 Comics #98: ‘Wolverine and Jubilee’ #1

100 Days, 100 Comics #97: ‘Fantastic Four’ #587

SPOILERS IN HERE, FAIR WARNING: Well, marketing-wise this issue did everything Marvel wanted it to for me. The 11th-hour pre-release hype about the death of the Human Torch made me want to know how Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting were going to dispose of him, and I stained my fingers black stretching and wrestling with … Read more100 Days, 100 Comics #97: ‘Fantastic Four’ #587