Comic Book Review: House of X #2 Retcons the History of the X-Men

Details: More information can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/72985/house_of_x_2019_2

Score: 8/10

After the end of the Batman Who Laughs, I was worried about what my next must read book would be. I didn’t have much to worry about because that new book is this one. House of X is a companion book with Power of X, but I feel like this book is the true main book.

House of X #2 takes one of the primary characters in the X-Men franchise and rectons her history, thereby retconning a lot of the X-Men’s history. It’s quite the trip as we not only explore this characters history, but we get to explore the intricacies of her powers, which is one of my favorite kinds of stories when it comes to superpowers. There will be spoilers ahead.

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Comic Book Review: Walking Dead #193 (the Final Issue) and Thoughts on the Whole Series

The video below has some spoilers, but they warn you before showing them.

Details: More information can be found at https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/the-walking-dead-1

Score: 7/10 for issue #193, 8/10 for the series as a whole

Much like his past series Invincible, Robert Kirkman has suddenly ended his Walking Dead comic book series, a series that spawned the television show and who knows how much merchandising money. Again, like in Invincible, the Walking Dead comic book has felt stagnant for a while. As a series that depended largely on shock plot twists, this sudden ending at least offers some final surprise to a series that seemed to be dying a slow death.

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Comic Book Review: The Batman Who Laughs

Details: More information can be found here: https://www.dccomics.com/comics/the-batman-who-laughs-2018/the-batman-who-laughs-1

Score: 8/10

There is only one western comic book that I need to read each time it’s released and that is this book. The Batman Who Laughs is a character who originally appeared in the Dark Metal miniseries and has gone on to be one of DC Comics most popular characters. Though there be haters, I love this character. I love this character because I love character development and you cannot have this character without exploring the Batman mythos (which I also love) and questioning again what it truly means to be Batman.

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Comic Book Review: House of X #1

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

Score: 7/10

The hottest comic released this week is undoubtedly House of X, issue one. House of X is a series reboot, which means it does not disavow the X-Men canon, but seeks to create a jumping on point for readers unfamiliar with the lengthy history of the franchise. What’s most attractive about this book is that it is being written by Jonathan Hickman. I’m a big fan of Hickman as the only Fantastic Four stories I’ve ever given a damn about have all been written by Hickman. After reading this first issue, I think it is safe to say that we are in for another epic Hickman book with all the recognizable Hickman tropes that we’ve seen from his past books.

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Comic Book Review: Silver Surfer: Black, Issue #1

Details: More information can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/74840/silver_surfer_black_2019_1

Score: 7.4/10

Silver Surfer: Black has some of the best art I’ve seen in recent memory. It’s unique, fluid and frenetic. For the art alone, this is a book you must read.

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