Comic Book Review: House of X and Powers of X

Above is a short interview with the author, Jonathan Hickman.

Details: More information can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/72991/powers_of_x_2019_1 https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/72984/house_of_x_2019_1

Score: 8.7/10

Powers of X just published its sixth and last issue, thus ending the twelve issue miniseries that was House of X and Powers of X. Marvel recently got the movie rights to X-Men back, which means that they can freely write good X-Men stories again without worrying about promoting a movie franchise they don’t own. As a result, Jonathan Hickman (wrote Avengers, Fantastic Four, Secret Wars) was enlisted to relaunch the X-Men franchise and tell some new stories. The resulting X-Men stories are some of the most revolutionary in the history of the X-Men franchise. House of X and Powers of X add massive changes and new ideas to the franchise while reminding us of the classic themes of what the X-Men have always been about. When you read these two miniseries, you get the sense that they were written by a longtime X-Men fan with a wide ranging knowledge of the details of the franchise, and who also wants to make a statement about what the X-Men are really about.

There will be spoilers ahead.

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Comic Book Review: Silver Surfer: Requiem

Details: More information can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/13446/silver_surfer_requiem_2007_1

Score: 7.5/10

Silver Surfer: Requiem is a nice little miniseries that tells a what if story: what if the Silver Surfer was dying? It’s written by the titular J. Michael Straczynski.

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Comic Book Review: Vision

Details: More information can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/series/20897/vision_2015_-_2016

Score: 7.8/10

Vision is one of the most revered comic books in recent memory. Lots of people call it a masterpiece. I think it even won and Eisner Award, which is like the Oscars for comic books. After finally reading through it, I can see why they’d say that.

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Movie Review: Batman: Hush

Details: More information can be found at https://www.dccomics.com/blog/2018/07/20/batman-hush-is-getting-an-animated-movie and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8752440/

Score: 7/10

Batman: Hush was surprisingly good considering how crappy the past few DC Comics animated movies have been in my opinion. Most amazingly is how the movie offers something new-ish for people already familiar with the comic book.

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Manga Review: A Wild Last Boss Appeared!

Details: More information can be found at https://myanimelist.net/manga/109032/Yasei_no_Last_Boss_ga_Arawareta

I think this is the official site, it’s in Japanese though: https://www.comic-earthstar.jp/detail/wildlastboss/

Score: 7/10

A Wild Last Boss Appeared! is another cookie cutter isekai story. It doesn’t do anything new, but if you like the genre, you’ll likely enjoy this.

The story is about a video game player who gets transported into the video game he plays. He turns into his character, which is a female, so he gets gender bent. In this world, the character he inhabits was an overpowered villain, so now he’s coming to terms with that.

It’s not an original story. There’s a lot of fighting. A lot of anime tropes. The art is pretty good.

Overall, this manga was just okay. Feel free to skip it.