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The Wal-Tor Weekly Review

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This week on the Wal-Tor Weekly Review, we take a look at two of the biggest comics coming out of DC and Marvel this week. On the DC side of things we take a look at Batman #49, a pivotal chapter in the fan favourite series. From Marvel we take a look at the best Avengers book on the market in All-New, All-Different Avengers. Batman #49 Mister Bloom’s grasp on Gotham … Read More →

The Wal-Tor Weekly Review

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This week on the Wal-Tor Weekly Review, we’ve got a sampling from your three biggest comic publishers.  We take a peek at the dramatic conclusion of Secret Wars from Marvel Comics, the new adventures of the Green Lantern Corps in Green Lantern Corps: Edge Of Oblivion from DC, and a surprisingly human tale in The Violent from Image Comics.   Secret Wars #9 It all comes down to this, as … Read More →

The Wal-tor Weekly Review!

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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)

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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 →

Spider-Man Blue – 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Jeph Loeb (Part 2)

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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. Jeph Loeb One creator who has become synonymous with Jeph Loeb is his frequent collaborator, Tim Sale.  Together the two men have produced countless bestselling series, especially under the … Read More →

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

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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 →

The Wal-Tor Weekly Review

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This week on the Wal-Tor Weekly Review, we take a look at the second issues of We Stand On Guard and Civil War, as well as the Justice League: Gods And Monsters Wonder Woman one-shot.   We Stand On Guard #2 Following the discovery of the Canadian free fighter group, the Two-Fours, Amber joins the team as they continue their small resistance against the American forces.  Amber is lead back … Read More →

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

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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 →

Superior Spider-Man – 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Dan Slott (Part 1)

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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. Dan Slott As a comic reader, when you hear the name Dan Slott the first thing you think about is “Spider-Man”.  The longtime Spider-Man scribe has been writing Spider-Man … Read More →

Make Mine Miles Morales: The NEW Spider-Man

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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

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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 →

Wal-Tor Weekly Review – Secret Wars #1

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Events called Incursions, the collision of two Earths from alternate universes, have plagued the primary Marvel Earth (otherwise known as Earth-616) for the last few years now, all coming to a headway with Secret Wars. The final Incursion has commenced, with Earth-616 set to collide with Earth-1610, otherwise known as the Ultimate Universe Read More →

Secret Wars Reading Guide

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With summertime fast approaching that can only mean one thing, Marvel’s latest and greatest blockbuster comic event! This year promises to bring forth the BIGGEST event in Marvel history: Secret Wars. Now I know what you’re thinking. “Didn’t Marvel already do Secret Wars year ago?”. Yes, they did but this one is different and today I’ll whip together a little guide that will hopefully help you get caught up so you can navigate Secret Wars this May! Read More →

Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows

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One of the most recent Secret Wars mini-series announced was The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows. Written by Super Spider-Scribe Dan Slott and with art by Adam Kubert, the series teases the return of a married Peter Parker with child that I think everyone will believe is Mayday Parker (AKA Spider-Girl), the retconned baby from back in the Clone Saga of the 1990s. Read More →