EARTH’S MIGHTIEST COMIC BOOK BLOG

Here, you will find all my posts about comic books. I read craploads of comics. I have them all over the house in boxes and bags, on the walls and in the sofa cushions.

On this site, the focus is a panel (or two) a day from (just about) every issue of my favorite comic books series:

The Avengers
Batman by Frank Miller
Batman by Grant Morrison
Captain America
Daredevil
Daredevil by Ann Nocenti
Daredevil by Denny O'Neill
Daredevil by Frank Millerl
A Panel from Every Defenders
Fantastic Four
The Flash by Mark Waid
The Joker (1975)
Planetary
The Evolution ofThe Punisher
The Secret Six by Gail Simone
Spider-Man (both Amazing and Peter Parker)
Spider-Man by JMS
Spider-Man by Peter David
Spider-Man by Roger Stern
Suicide Squad
Superman by John Byrne
Superman: For Tomorrow

For the long-running titles I've reviewed, you can see what I thought of specific creators on my rating the runs page.

I also post things like:

5 Panels From A Great Comic (reviews of my favorite runs or issues)
Action Figure of the Day (toys!)
Best Comic Book Runs of All Time
Best of 2011
Best of 2012
Best of 2013
Best of the Decade
Civil War & tie-ins (Marvel)
Top Ten Lists

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SILVER SURFER #35

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Starlin reimagines Thanos’ goals from abstract imperialism (“I will rule the universe!) to his role as a servant of death.  Science has reduced disease and other natural methods of population control, so Thanos will bring death her due.

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SILVER SURFER #34

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This is where things get really good. No, scratch that. Really awesome. The only thing that could have improved Jim Starlin’s return to the character he created would have been if he’d done the art. But Ron Lim did a fine job.

This is the first time Silver Surfer met Thanos, and the arc would be the best-written Surfer story of all time (or at least one of the best).  It had a balance between the tragic self-importance characteristic of all Surfer tales and humor.  Yes, humor.

Keep reading and you’ll see!

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THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL

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Okay, when we last aw Thanos he was a statue.  In “The Death of Captain Marvel,” Marvel’s first original graphic novel and the one that proved that a large-size, long-form comic could not only sell but sell extremely well, we ambiguously see Thanos appear in the bedroom of the dying Captain Marvel.

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Everyone knows by now that Marv-Vell was dying of cancer, and the book is basically his crossing over into death.  It’s fitting that Thanos, Captain Marvel’s greatest opponent, is there to help him across.IMG_7978

If you haven’t read this book, you really should.  Even if you don’t like Thanos (although if you don’t like Thanos, why are you reading this post?)–and even if you don’t like cosmic stories. It’s a powerful tale, and an excellent representation of the comic medium.

Jim Starlin, at the top of his game.

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