Axel-In-Charge: Navigating the "Civil War II" Landscape, Bringing DMC to Marvel
I first discovered the joy of comics in 1980 when some girls on my school bus brought in their father's copies of Wendy and Richard Pini's "Elfquest" and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, I've written freelance interviews and articles for "Wizard" (going all the way back to the first issue), headed up the Small Press Expo and the Ignatz Awards, served as an Eisner judge and written reviews regularly since 1999 (first for iComics.com, then moving to my own site Read About Comics).
I moved to the Washington DC area in 1974 and have yet to leave. I design and develop training for the Federal government during the day, and I've had both fiction and non-fiction professionally published. In my spare time I train for marathons and triathlons. I've promised my friends one of these days I'll run a race dressed as the Flash.
FIRST COMIC: "Elfquest" #5
FAVORITE CHARACTER: Fone Bone, Captain Britain, Rachel Summers Grey
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Let's face it, this is really "Justice League Medieval."
"Huntress" brings a solid hero-versus-crime- family story to life.
This might be familiar ground for the Penguin, but it's so enjoyable I can't complain.
"Batgirl" is all over the place, but not in a good way.
This issue is more "Robin and Batman" than "Batman and Robin," and I like it.
"Batwing" isn't bad, but it's losing a bit of steam.
"Men of War" loses a bit of what made the first two issues more interesting, but at least the back-up story concludes.
It's the flashback within a flashback that will grab your attention.
"The Strange Talent of Luther Strode" is strange and disturbing, and its creators are talented. There's even someone called Luther Strode.
Never mind that this is part 2 of 3, "American Vampire" #20 stands on its own wonderfully.
"All-Star Western" adds an El Diablo backup to the mix, and it's devilishly fun.
The Legion's early days get re-examined and slightly tweaked in this new mini-series.
It's a good thing "Firestorm" fans are so patient, because they're going to need to wait a while longer.
I'm still not sure how this fits into the rest of the DC Universe, but "I, Vampire" is good enough that I ultimately don't care.
Reading "Voodoo" makes me feel like we're getting a comic adaptation of a hot new action thriller film.
"FF" #11 leads into next month's "Fantastic Four" #600 with a remarkably low-energy issue.
It's the little touches in "The Flash" that make this issue stand out.
"Justice League Dark" might have a cheesy title, but this is the clear winner of the books with "Justice" in their title.
Deadman helps his latest host, and breaks into a mystical stronghold. The former is easier than the latter.
Peter David knows how to woo a new audience, and this issue attempts to gently ease new readers into this title.