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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New artist Nick Runge joins Brian Lynch on the official “Season 6” comic. Angel reunites the gang and defeats the bad guys - but what’s Gunn’s big plan?
Wood and Kelly bring Megan’s life full circle as she returns home after years away, an emotional ending to a fantastic series.
Captain Britain is dead, and the rest of MI-13 have to pick up the pieces in the midst of a Skrull invasion.
A Skrull-themed anthology title plugs continuity holes and picks up dangling threads, but does it offer anything to people who aren’t "Secret Invasion" completists?
Yet another "Wolverine" one-shot fails to justify the high price point, this time with a lead by "Gutsville"’s Simon Spurrier and a backup by Rick Remender.
In this wake of last issue’s success, Dave has become a hero, but Millar and Romita go to great lengths to show that the first victory isn’t even remotely the end of it.
Adam Pollina returns to comics and threatens to show everyone how it’s done, teaming with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to retell Angel’s origin story.
Kyle, Yost and Crain ensure that blood flies (again) as Wolfsbane gets her claws into a few characters, and Angel finds that his connection to Apocalypse might not be as severed as he thought.
Brian Bendis is joined by artist Butch Guice to expose the wider conspiracy behind the Ultimate Universe’s superhumans.
Ms. Marvel continues her search for answers in a "Secret Invasion" tie-in that places a little too much emphasis on soap rather than superheroics.
Stuart Moore steps in as writer while the Knaufs take a breather, beginning a new four part story that retains the established tone and style of the title nicely.
Captain America comes back from the dead! Well, one of them does, anyway. Brubaker and Epting continue a legendary run on the title.
While an improvement over the opening issue due to a decreased focus on the “New X-Men” cast, "Divided We Stand" still feels largely skippable except for hardcore mutant completists.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa returns to the Fantastic Four and, at the same time, grabs hold of a decade-old dangling thread with the return of occasional "F4" supporting character, Lyja, in this Secret Invasion tie-in.
Dan Slott returns as main writer, with Marcos Martin guesting on art as Peter becomes a paparazzo and two new villainesses debut.
David Lapham's one shot doesn't live up to his other critically-acclaimed books. This collection of shorts is ultimately underwhelming.
Chris Claremont and Patrick Scherberger introduce another potential new generation of X-Men -- this time they’re the children of the original teams.
Guggenheim and Paquette bring us the adventures of the next, possibly last generation of mutants, although all might not be as it seems as the Young X-Men try to take down the former New Mutants.
Christos Gage delivers another entertaining one-shot to fill gaps in the “Thunderbolts” schedule, this time focussing on two classic Marvel villains �" the Green Goblin and Mac “Venom/Scorpion” Gargan.
Duane Swierczynski and Ariel Olivetti continue what might just be the most important story to come out of Messiah Complex -- it’s just a pity there’s not a little more story in the issue.