Comics are our life, and life is good!

The Wal-tor Weekly Review!

waltor_review_20161_Featured

Back by unpopular demand, it’s the Wal-Tor Weekly Review.  This week we start the year off right by looking at three Marvel Comics from this week.  We’ve got the team up book that everyone’s been dying for in Spider-Man/Deadpool, an all-new villainous X-Men team in Uncanny X-Men, and perhaps the weirdest comic about a robot you’ll ever get the pleasure of reading in The Vision.

The Amazing Spider-Man – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: J. Michael Strazynski (Part 2)

Wal-Tor_Title_Image_featured_JMS

52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week. Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. J. Michael Straczynski In 2001, J. Michael Straczynski received a major break in the comic book world when he signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics.  His first, and … Read More →

The Hobgoblin Lives! – 2015 Writer Challenge: Roger Stern (Part 2)

Wal-Tor_Title_Image_featured_Stern

52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week.  Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. Roger Stern Roger Stern introduced the world to the Hobgoblin back in the 80’s with his introduction in Amazing Spider-Man #238.  It’s perhaps what Stern is most well-known for, … Read More →

Origin Of The Hobgoblin – 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Roger Stern (Part 1)

Wal-Tor_Title_Image_featured_Stern

52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week.  Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. Roger Stern Roger Stern is a man who broke into comics with Marvel during the mid-70’s, right around the time that Frank Miller began to surge at the company … Read More →

Make Mine Miles Morales: The NEW Spider-Man

miles_morales_1

Announced in the late evening on Saturday June 20th 2015 was something that many comic fans had already anticipated to hear from Marvel Comics.  In their forthcoming Fall “relaunch” Miles Morales, the current Ultimate Spider-Man of African American and Hispanic descent, would be getting his own series.  In this announcement though, there was something that caught a few people off guard, with Marvel declaring that Miles Morales’ series will simply … Read More →

The Wal-Tor Weekly Review

waltor_weekly_review201528_featured

This week on the Wal-Tor Weekly Review, Spider-Man gets his “happily ever after” as a result of Secret Wars, Batman Beyond makes his post Future’s End debut, and Groot kicks off his own solo series! Read More →

The Wal-Tor Weekly Review

Waltor_Weekly_Review_20157_Featured

This week on the Wal-Tor Weekly Review we get the start of the new Silk series, the conclusion to Justice League’s “Amazo Virus” arc and a stand alone issue of Bitch Planet starring Penny Rolle. Read More →

Amazing Spider-Man #13

asm_13_Featured

There’s plenty at play in the penultimate Spider-Verse issue of this massive, multiversal event but one can’t help but feel like it’s much of the same, which is truly disappointing for an event of this magnitude. Read More →

Amazing Spider-Man #12

Amazing_Spider_man_12_Featured

Although this issue ups some of the stakes in this all out war for survival, Amazing Spider-Man #12 just falls flat on many levels. There are some reveals that further jeopardize the future safety of the characters but that isn’t enough to salvage a sloppy comic that just feels all over the place. Read More →