Axel-In-Charge: Navigating the "Civil War II" Landscape, Bringing DMC to Marvel
I am an adult male human who makes a living by writing things down in such a way that they appear to be worth paying for. I used to work as a software developer for Yahoo!, but a man can only take so much computer programming before he goes mad, and that's pretty much what happened. When I woke up, I had somehow become a freelance writer, so I decided to stick with it and see where I ended up. And where I ended up is here.
As well being a reviewer for CBR, I've written for such media outlets as Film4, Wired UK and Comic Heroes Magazine - sometimes about comics, sometimes about other things, but always with the knowledge that even writing about the most boring subject is considerably more fun than actually working for a living. Just to prove I'm a well-rounded individual, my interests outside of comics include stand-up comedy, F1 racing and cosmology, and my favourite novelists are Douglas Coupland, Will Self and Chuck Palahniuk.
FIRST COMIC: Probably some random issue of "The Beano," but the first US comic I ever bought was "Weapon X" #3 (the 1995 "Age of Apocalypse" series).
FAVORITE CHARACTER: The X-Men (specifically Rogue, Gambit, Psylocke and Wolverine)
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"Age of Ultron" by Brian Bendis and Brandon Peterson plunges Wolverine and Sue Richards into a world they never made with uninspiring results.
"X-Factor" #256 by Peter David and Leonard Kirk brings to a close the "Hell on Earth" war storyline as the book takes one more step towards its now-announced conclusion.
"Wolverine #3" by Paul Cornell and Alan Davis pits Wolverine against an unfamiliar extraterrestrial influence.
"Avengers Arena" #9 by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker introduces a new character and dispatches an old one.
"Uncanny X-Men" #5 by Brian Bendis and Frazer Irving finally reveals the truth about Magik's changing powers.
Brian Bendis and Steve McNiven pile on the action in "Guardians of the Galaxy" #2 as Earth's fate hangs in the balance.
"Wolverine and the X-Men" #27AU finds Wolverine and the Invisible Woman stuck in the past, accidentally stepping on butterflies.
Not content with having one of the best ongoings on the stands, "Daredevil: End of Days #7" by Bendis, Mack, Janson and Sienkiewicz shows why Daredevil might just have the best miniseries, too.
"Secret Avengers" #3 by Nick Spencer and Luke Ross continues the espionage-filled adventures of S.H.I.E.L.D. and company as the Iron Patriot armor goes on the market.
"Uncanny Avengers" #6 heads back in time for Rick Remender and Daniel Acuna to present an early meeting between Apocalypse and Thor.
"Thanos Rising" #1 by Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi unveils the early years of Marvel's cosmic warlord.
Christos Gage and Dexter Soy throw Spidey into the world of "Age of Ultron" in "Superior Spider-Man" #6AU
"Wolverine and the X-Men" #27 by Jason Aaron and Ramon Perez sees Wolverine's students fight in the Savage Land against the book's craziest villain yet: Wolverine's Brother, Dog.
Dennis Hopeless and Salvador Larroca send Colossus to jail in "Cable & X-Force" #6.
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Christopher Sebela and Filipe Andrade turn in some fantastically-executed superheroics in "Captain Marvel" #11.
"Age of Ultron" #2 by Brian Bendis and Bryan Hitch takes readers further into the post-disaster world as Black Widow and Moon Knight take center stage.
"Uncanny X-Men" #3 by Brian Bendis and Chris Bachalo continues the upward trend in quality for the series as the Avengers come a-knocking.
"Powers Bureau" #2 by Brian Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming sees Deena and Walker investigating powers-related pregnancies.
"Dial H" #10 sees Roxie and Nelson finally get their hands on a new dial -- but are they prepared for what it does to their minds?
"Star Trek The Next Generation: Hive" #4 brings to a close the miniseries from the mind of Trek mainstay Brannon Braga as the Enterprise crew face the Borg -- maybe for the final time.