REVIEW: "DC Universe: Rebirth" #1 Makes the Future of DC Comics Look Genuinely Bright
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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"It Came!" #1 by Dan Boultwood is an attempt to recreate the kind of sci-fi that fans used to laugh at. It succeeds, but isn't as in on the joke as it wishes it were.
"Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #1 from Brian Michael Bendis and Dave Marquez drops us one year into the future with Miles Morales having given up being Spider-Man.
"Wolverine and the X-Men" #29 from Jason Aaron and Ramon Perez sees one Wolverine bury a time capsule and another one dig it up 25 years later.
"Battlestar Galactica" #1 from Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Cezar Razek takes fans back to the original show and plays with temporal weapons, but it won't give readers time back.
"Fearless Defenders" #4 from Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney has Valkyrie fight against the Doom Maidens and uncover a secret from her past.
"Thor: God of Thunder" #8 from Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic is a rousing pulp slave tale as young Thor struggles against all odds and against the God Butcher on his weaponized world.
"Infinity" from Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung, with snippets from Scott Edelman, Mike Zeck, Warren Ellis and Mike McKone on other projects, is a free tease into Marvel's future and how it ties into Marvel's past.
"Winter Soldier" #18 from Jason Latour and Nic Klein is the origin tale of Tesla Tarasova, the Electric Ghost.
"Age of Ultron" #1 from Brian Michael Bendis, Brandon Peterson and Carlos Pacheco is has Wolverine and Sue Richards return to a future where things have changed and their need to survive against new threats.
"The Black Bat" #1 from Brian Buccellato and Ronan Cliquet is a false start as the creative team fractures the origin tale of Black Bat, keep the tale too simple and throw in a curve ball at the end.
"Gambit" #11 by James Asmus, Clay Mann and Paco Medina brings Rogue into the series as she joins forces with Gambit and Joelle in the snow against Tombstone’s henchmen.
"Avengers Arena" #8 from Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker is an issue where every character gets a little bit of action, but nothing major occurs.
In "Uncanny Avengers" #7 by Rick Remender and Daniel Acuna, the villains take on a Celestial while Havok struggles to keep the unity of the team and give off a good impression to the public.
"Nova" #3 from Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness pushes the new Nova one beat forward in the story -- but it's not a lot and certainly not enough.
"Cable and X-Force" #7 from Dennis Hopeless and Salvador Larocca is an action movie comic with the team stealing both an alien craft and the aliens themselves.
"Daredevil" #25 from Mark Waid and Chris Samnee pits daredevil against a worthy adversary who steps up to deliver a message through action.
"Avenging Spider-Man" #19 from Christopher Yost and Marco Checchetto is a character study of the new Superior Spider-Man as he battles alongside Sleepwalker against a fearworm.
"X" #0 from Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen is a brutally violent and terse revenge vigilante story of X killing off a series of mob men.
"Superior Spider-Man" #7 from Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos pits the new Spider-Man against Cardiac, which leads to our hero facing opponents closer to home.