DOCTOR STRANGE #1 with Kate (and Dan)

Marvel Comics Cover Date: December 2015   ::Dan stares at a kitchen mess of cosmic proportions. Yes, it’s a normal evening: Kate has left a wake of destruction after making an amazing dinner:: K: How did you like dinner? D: ::stares:: How…? How did you…? Is that an axle from a ‘59 Plymouth Fury? What purpose does an axle serve in making dinner? Where did you get that? And how did you get it in the kitchen? Is that cake batter on it? WE DIDN’T HAVE CAKE WITH DINNER?! K: So, you didn’t like dinner? D: AAAAHHH THE MESS! ::weeps:: K: Seriously. I need to know if you liked dinner, so I know if I should flag this meal as a go-to in my recipe...

Mockingbird by Chelsea Cain and Joelle Jones Sep10

Mockingbird by Chelsea Cain and Joelle Jones

Mockingbird #1 Chelsea Can and Joelle Jones Marvel Comics This new series opens with a nice murder mystery as we get in glimpse into who Bobbie Morse is now and who she was. Bobbi’s college mentor and the woman who got her into S.H.I.E.L.D. is murdered and Bobbi comes in to find out who and why. Through her investigation we get a look at what brought her to be an agent and who she is now. Who she is includes being someone who can kick ass, has a great sense of humor and can lie easily when she needs to. I love the way Cain writes her with a dry sense of humor. She hasn’t ignored the past with Hawkeye and if you know Mockingbird at all you...

THORS #1 with Kate (and Dan) Jun18

THORS #1 with Kate (and Dan)

::Dan is hard at work hanging various pictures in the office. The wall is a mishmash of crooked frames and crumbling plaster. Dan is horrible at this.:: Dan: ::mumbles:: All these pictures are crooked. Dang hammer must be broken. I need a new hammer. Maybe a nice ball peen, or possibly a sledge. I bet I could hang the crap out of these pictures with a nice sledge. Kate: Oh god, my poor walls. ::plaster crumbles to the floor:: ::Kate weeps:: D: Stupid hammer! K: It’s a poor carpenter that blames his tools. And you sir, are a tool. D: If I had a better hammer, I would be the freaking God of Picture Hanging! K: You could have a whole crew of...

Spider-Verse Hardcover Collection Reviewed

    SPIDER-VERSE Marvel Comics I’ve been reading comics now for at least 45 years. When I started I would pick comics based on cool covers and Spider-Man always had cool covers. Soon I started reading favorite characters and while I leaned more towards the DC family of superheroes, I liked my share of Marvel as well. As I grew older it would go back and forth but there were always two constants in my comic book reading. Batman and Spider-Man. Going back to the 70’s I’ve seen a lot of versions and variations of Spider-Man and read a lot of different writers and artists take on the wallcrawler. Of late Dan Slott has been at the helm...

Ms. Marvel with Kate (and Dan) Mar12

Ms. Marvel with Kate (and Dan)

Dan and Kate are relaxing in leather wing-backed chairs in the library at the Asylum in St. Paul. A large globe sits to the left of Dan, a decanter of ginger ale rests on the table next to Kate. The walls are lined with fancy looking books that neither of them have ever opened. Kate: ::swirls snifter of ginger ale:: Dan, do you remember your first comic book? Your gateway book to graphic novels and men wearing capes? Dan: ::leisurely spins globe:: Why, yes I do. I was on holiday with my family to scenic Brainerd, Minnesota. I had a few moments to myself in between boating excursions and relaxing near the pool so I stole away to the resort...