Review: Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1 from Marvel Comics

Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1 is a tale of Laura and Logan that offers a nice glimpse of our classic character returned.

Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1 coverTitle: Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1
Price: $4.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Story: Tom Taylor
Art Team: Ramon Rosanas, Nolan Woodard, Cory Petit, Jorge Molina
Editor: Mark Paniccia
On Comic Racks: August, 2017

Solicitation: In Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1, the death of Wolverine shook the Marvel Universe, and the ascension of the All-New Wolverine re-imagined what a healing factor and some adamantium claws can do! But the amazing combination of Logan and Laura is the duo you’ve been waiting for and a double-Wolverine team-up for the ages!

Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1 Review

Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1 begins in Tokyo, Japan as Wolverine (Logan) is fighting ninjas of the Hand. Wolverine’s adopted daughter – Akiko – has been kidnapped, and he is attempting to rescue her.

Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine 01 detailRight when the Hand start to overwhelm Wolverine, Laura, the All-New Wolverine, shows up and fights along side of him.

In the Generations titles, future characters become displaced in time and meet up with their earlier counterparts.

Laura says that when she found out where and when she was, she went to search Logan out and aid him in finding Akiko.

This leads Laura and Logan into a direct confrontation with the man behind it all, Sabretooth.

Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine was a great classic Wolverine title. Wolverine use to be all over the place in almost every marvel title, but now that this version of him has been gone for awhile, it’s nice to get a glimpse of the classic character.

Verdict: Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine
My rating is a 4.5 out of 5 for Wolverine stabby-stabby action!

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Review: X-Men Blue #9 from Marvel Comics

X-Men Blue #9 lays the groundwork for some interesting plot points as Marvel’s Secret Empire reaches Cullen Bunn’s Original X-Men.

X-Men Blue #9 coverTitle: X-Men Blue #9
Price: $3.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Story: Cullen Bunn
Art Team: Cory Smith, Thony Silas, Matt Milla, Irma, Knivila, Joe Caramagna, Arthur Adams, Peter Steigerwald
Editor: Mark Paniccia
On Comic Racks: August, 2017

Solicitation: Jean and Jimmy continue their assault on Emma’s stronghold, trying to free their teammates. Meanwhile – Cyclops must fight to free himself from a particularly hellish mindscape. Can the X-Men win against Hydra when all hope is lost?

Review: X-Men Blue #9

It is worth noting that the cover art for X-Men: Blue #9 is by Art Adams and Peter Steigerwald, and is an homage to X-Men #50 – the first appearance of Polaris.

X-Men: Blue #9 follows the story of the original X-Men during the Secret Empire Event. They have come to the mutant nation of New Tian, and have been captured, all save for Jean Grey, Jimmy Hudson, and Danger.

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Polaris arrives at the behest of Magneto – as back-up to Jean and Jimmy as they go to free the other X-Men – and reunites with her former love, Havok – fighting him on the battlefield.

The X-Men break free, then search for Cyclops – who was last seen in the clutches of Emma Frost at the end of the last issue. Much to their surprise, they find him as a mindless puppet, controlled by the White Queen herself.

X-Men Blue #9 detailWe find out that she means to re-write Cyclops’ mind to make him more like the original Scott Summers – who is now dead – and that she has been so powerful because she has a cosmic cube fragment.

This story comes down to a great fight between the White Queen and Jean Grey, resulting in the X-Men’s escape from New Tian.

An interesting development is that the psi-battle between jean and Emma (with Cyclops in tow) resulted in a psychic link being formed between Scott and Jean.

This is not the first time this have happened between the pair, but does this mean that their relationship will evolve past that of being teammates?

Verdict: This comic was an enjoyable read. There was interesting artwork, good story development for it being a tie-in issue of Secret Empire, and it lays the groundwork for some interesting plot points in the future.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars!

Review: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17 from Marvel Comics

Marvel’s “Freaky Friday” continues as Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder Hadley call in the X-Men in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17!

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17Title: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17
Price: $3.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Story: Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder Hadley
Art Team: Natacha Bustos, Tamra Bonvillain, Amy Reeder Hadley, Travis Lanham
Editor: Mark Paniccia
On Comic Racks: March 22, 2017

Solicitation: Storm and her extraordinary X-Men come to Yancy Street – hope they survive the experience! Lunella Lafayette, a.k.a. Moon Girl, is finally getting the attention she deserves as the smartest in the world… but not all of it’s good, especially when it comes from Victor Von Doom!

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17 Review

Normally, I am not a fan of the Moon Girl comic, but I wanted to give issue #17 a try for one reason alone – it guest stars the X-Men.

Art from Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17For those not familiar, Moon Girl, AKA Lunella Lafayette, is an Inhuman with the power to switch consciousnesses with Devil Dinosaur; it’s the Freaky Friday of the Marvel Universe!

Lunella has a genius level intellect and has been said to be the smartest person in the Marvel U. Also, she is an inventor on the level of Forge, although most of her inventions look like they came from Data of the Goonies.

In Issue #17, The X-men and Moon Girl travel to one of Forge’s abandoned hideouts (in a record store in a mall of all places) to find an older, duplicate version of Cerebro – which Forge is going to give to Moon Girl. Moon Girl’s trying to track down Dr. Doom and wants to combine her Omni-Wave Projector with Cerebro to track him down.

After combining the two, she accidentally transfers the X-Men back to the 80’s. Not only have they been transported in time, but their costumes and overall looks also change to that of the time period, with Wolverine in his brown costume and Storm in leather and a mohawk.

Verdict: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17

As an X-Man fan, then this will be a treat for you. Its a fun blast from the past with a little nostalgia. But, as a series, I have yet to be sold on it.

Review: Daredevil (2015) #18 from Marvel Comics

All things Purple rain down on Matt Murdock as Charles Soule and team deliver another entertaining chapter in Daredevil (2015) #18 from Marvel Comics.

Daredevil (2015) #18Title: Daredevil (2015) #18
Price: $3.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Story: Charles Soule
Art Team: Ron Garney, Matt Milla, Clayton Cowles
Editor: Mark Paniccia
On Comic Racks: March 15, 2017

Solicitation: Daredevil’s identity hasn’t always been a secret like it is now. In fact, there’s one MAN to thank for that…

Daredevil (2015) #18 Review

There has been a big mystery hovering over the Daredevil comic ever since the debut of this newest volume, and that is: how did Daredevil’s secret identity become secret again? In the past volume, everyone knew Matt Murdock was Daredevil. So how did he do it?

Daredevil #18The answer, although not truly revealed yet… may lie with Zebediah Killgrave – the Purple Man. If you’ve watched Jessica Jones on Netflix, then you know the Purple Man has the power of persuasion – and through the use pf pheromones, can control people with the sound of his voice.

We see the back story of how he escapes imprisonment and is not out causing trouble again. We also learn of the Purple Children – remnants of many love affairs left unattended. Also, when the Purple Children are around, the Purple Man’s powers increase.

Daredevil #18Two of these Purple Children run to Daredevil for help because they believe that their father has captured the rest of their purple brethren. Daredevil finds Killgrave in the midst of a machine that incorporates the purple children’s powers into his, and the comic ends on a cliffhanger – with Daredevil under his thrall.

What is next for the man without fear? I don’t know, but I am looking forward to it!

Verdict: Daredevil (2015) #18

4.5 out of 5 stars.