"U.S.Avengers": A Guide to Marvel's New Patriotic Superhero Team
It started with the Vault Keeper. It was resparked by Rick Grimes years later. In between and all around has been Matt Murdock.
I write in my spare time, so I set up my site to feature some writing. To promote the writing, I joined Twitter. I met a stack of people on Twitter which landed me the gig writing comic gonzo at The Weekly Crisis (weeklycrisis.com). Through all of that, I started thoughtballoons (thought-balloons.com), a comic scripting exercise site. Soon after, I slipped my foot in the CBR door. It’s been a long journey from fictional to factual writer but I still wear both hats, at times.
I’m the bronzed Aussie of the CBR experience. If you think that means I look like Chris Hemsworth then feel free to ignore the image posted here. I’ve lived in one of the poorest areas of Australia and now live in the capital. To experience the rest of the world I utilise the Internet. I pay the bills by primary school teaching and my wife and very young son thank me for periodically dedicating time to being an Assistant Principal. One day writing will give me enough money to retire, at the moment it pays for all my comics with change.
FIRST COMIC: "Vault of Horror" #1 Reprint
FAVORITE CHARACTER: Matt Murdock, Yorick Brown
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Jake Ellis might just be my favorite new character of this year. He’s creepy, intriguing, and a great comic delight.
Proof is distracted by Mecha-Zoidberg while Ginger gets an inverted “Kill Bill” mission forced on her.
Matt Murdock as played by Earl Hickey’s idea of what Chuck Norris does in Texas.
This is a female “Punisher” by way of “Mad Men.” While the violence is kinetic, it’s the internal mystery that intrigues.
Zack Overkill inches one step closer to…a confrontation or revelation or…something.
Rick’s life gets better as the state of the community gets worse. There be no synergy in this curs’d land.
Iron Fist is back on the page, finally, and this is old school fun.
Strange’s first night in the Sanctum Sanctorum is plagued by some demon magic. Par for the course, really.
Cap punches zombie-Bucky in the face. That’s a metaphor for the quality of this issue.
Borrowing preserved dongs and killing with car radiators full of holy water. Buckle up, son!
It’s like a gauntlet of cryptids to be run and you get the very real feeling someone might just die.
“The Boys” isn’t producing good spin-off minis, which makes it harder when one good, extended, scene is hidden in these six issues.
Vader is a bad ass, always. That’s the rule, but I kind of wish they’d break it.
Pearl stresses over the love of her husband and Hattie can’t find her old friend, this week on a very special issue of “American Vampire.”
Alien suits fight a lot but, apart from the very last page, it’s all very pedestrian.
The real origin of the real Butcher. Be warned, then be afraid. And entertained.
Black Panther finds an adversary who matches him in wits and ruthlessness.
Hawkeye nails a brothel and we find out who Ronin is, this time. Globe-trotting spy-fu fun.
Pak’s visionary tale of technology and its place in society, as well as society’s place in technology.
Ben Warner gets barraged with information about everything, and this issue feels like a guide and not a narrative. Such a shame.