Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Devil Comics Review | Marvel Legacy #1 [2017]

The Avengers of One Million BC unite to fend Earth against a Celestial which later rises in the present with Loki. Robbie Reyes has visions of the past and ends up in Cape Town, South Africa until he faces Starbrand who wants something ancient to stay buried and will kill anyone to tries to unearth it. In Jotunheim Loki gathers the Frost Giants to steal something from a Shield storage facility on Midgard. The Avengers stop them however one of the Frost Giants steals the crate and ends up facing a resurrected Wolverine. 

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – 3 OUT OF 5

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Devil Comics Review | Dark Nights [2017] Metal | Gotham Resistance

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – 3 OUT OF 5

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Devil Comics Review | Dark Nights [2017] Metal

Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo bring their Batman run to a peak building upon their previous run on the series. Mysterious metals were hinted throughout the series and now the source seems to have come from the Dark Multiverse. Snyder has told us that Metal is the opposite of Rebirth, which was built on the Legacy of characters. Metal is the introduction of something new and mysterious that has always been lurking throughout the DC Universe. 

Metal begins when Challengers Mountain pops up in Gotham City and the Justice League investigate and discover there is a full scale invasion from the Dark Multiverse. Batman decides to use baby Darkseid to stop the invasion however he was lured into a trap to open a portal to the Dark Multiverse by the Court of Owls. Now the Dark Knights lead by Barbatos are unleashed on Earth and Batman is lost in the Dark Multiverse. 

The Red Death originated from Earth -52 where Batman stole the Speed Force from the Flash to stop the Crisis on Infinite Earths but fails. The Batman who laughs offers the Red Death salvation on another Earth with his master Barbatos. The Red Death heads to Central City however he is confronted by the Flash who disappears with Dr. Fate. 

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – 3 OUT OF 5

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Devil Comics Review | Superman [2017] The Oz Effect

Mr. Oz was introduced before the end of the New 52 and the beginning of Rebirth. He has imprisoned Doomsday, Tim Drake, and ripped Kryptonite from the heart of Metallo. Now the identity of Mr. Oz is revealed to be Superman’s father Jor-El.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – 3 OUT OF 5

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Devil Comics Review | Dark Days [2017] The Road to Metal

Dark Days: The Forge and The Casting were preludes to Dark Nights: Metal, which is the first event following Rebirth in 2016. Batman discovers something terrifying is coming and gathers heroes like Plastic Man and the Joker. Nightwing #17 sees Dick Grayson have different versions of himself from other worlds. Detective Comics #950 Tim Drake confronts Batman on why he is preparing his family for war. 

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – 3 OUT OF 5

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Devil Comics Review | Secret Empire [2017] Nick Spencer

Secret Empire began during the Welcome to Pleasant Hill when an older Steve Rogers is restored to his youth thanks to the living Cosmic Cube called the Kobik belonging to the Red Skull. However the Cosmic Cube rewrote the origin of Captain America by making him a Hydra Agent. Now Hydra asserts itself to take over the world while the heroes are divided by an invasion by the Chitauri, Graviton attacking in New York, and Hydra forces in Russia. 

While the remaining heroes are hidden away at a base outside of Vegas, Steve Rogers executes Rick Jones for relaying information to the heroes while laying waste to Vegas. However the remaining heroes receives the message that Captain America was changed by the Cosmic Cube. They have to unite the shards to return Steve Rogers back to normal. 

Both sides needs to tangle with Ultron to get the first shard. Iron Man claims the first two shards while Captain America is on his tail with a resurrected Bruce Banner. Emma Frost has another shard to rule the mutant nation of New Tian and Black Panther and Wakanda has another shard. 

Captain America regains the shards from the Underground at the cost of Madame Hydra who sacrificed her life. Black Widow goes for the kill as Miles Morales faces Steve Rogers face-to-face. Rogers kills the Black Widow as Morales beats him however stops short from killing him. Morales is arrested and Sam Wilson takes up Captain America's shield. Sam builds up the resistance while Captain America captures the Black Panther and the residents of New Tian. However the mutants rebelled and Black Panther is saved by the Winter Soldier. Now the heroes face off against Captain Hydra until he is stopped by Kobik who brings back the original untainted Steve Rogers. Captain America returns and stops Hydra from using the Cosmic Cube to rewrite the world.  

Steve Rogers confronts Hydra Cap in prison on his choices and consequences. Hydra Cap believes in the reality which was created for him by Kobik. Now Rogers deals with the aftermath of distrust which was created by Captain Hydra. 

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – 3 OUT OF 5

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Devil Comics Review | The Walking Dead: Here's Negan

The origin of Negan begins as a foul-mouth gym teacher and his wife Lucille who has cancer. As his wife passed away the zombie apocalypse erupted and the virus turned her into a walker. The hospital is soon overrun by walkers and Negan helps a teenager who is in trouble. However a short time later the teenager is consumed by another walker. Soon Negan joins a group of survivors who were also later eaten by walkers. This is the first time Negan gets the bat.


Negan quickly outlives companions who join him until he meets Dwight who takes him back to his camp. Negan teaches the group to fight and survive. Another group joins him but they feel it’s a new world and anything goes. Negan beats their leader with a bat and takes charge. He shares the story of Lucille and all the other companions who died early on. Now Negan wants to protect them and the Saviors are born.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – 3 OUT OF 5

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

San Diego Comic Con 2017 Highlights

DC and Marvel Comics September and October 2017 Solicitations


DC Comics September and October 2017 Solicitations begins with Dark Nights: Metal which is the invasion of the DC Universe by the Dark Multiverse. The series will introduce new characters and concepts never seen before. Action Comics begins a storyline revealing the identity of Mr. Oz which will lead into November’s Doomsday Clock and ending with Action Comics #1000

Marvel Comics September and October 2017 Solicitations begins with Marvel Legacy One Shot where the issues revert back to their original numbering however the stories remain the same. Not much progress from a publishing point of view but it’s a step in the right direction. 

Last year comic sales grew by 6% to $1 Billion which means the industry is nearing a sustainable marketplace where creators can be able to make a living. That’s an increase of $55 Million from 2015 to 2016.

Spider-Man: Homecoming and War of the Planet of the Apes Reviews



Movie Review Spider-Man Homecoming is the sixth film from Sony however the first film connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Currently this version of Spider-Man is a five movie arc which began last year with Captain America: Civil War, continues with HomecomingAvengers 3 and 4 and Homecoming 2 which takes place immediately after Avengers 4. 

After the disaster of Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sony teamed up with Marvel where Sony pays for the film and distributes it while Marvel provides the story. The budget for Amazing Spider-Man 2 was $293 Million compared to $175 Million for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Sony was definitely hedging their risks with their collaboration with Marvel. Overall the end product was a worthy film which incorporated lots of elements from the comics that made the Spider-Man character appealing. There was no rehash of his origin story, Uncle Ben, or the Osborns which gave the movie a fresh start. 

Spider-Man: Homecoming continues from Captain America: Civil War with Peter Parker still in High School at Midtown School of Science and Technology. The film consists of a diverse cast set in QueensNew York. Adrian Toomes is a blue collar salvaging company that cleans up after all the Avengers battles. Now Tony Stark has stepped in to replace him and Toomes is out for revenge by using Shocker and the Tinker to scavenge alien artifacts and sell it to criminals. The sequels are following each year of Peter Parker's schooling similar to the Harry Potter series.

Movie Review War for the Planet of the Apes is the third film of the recent reboot consisting of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. These movies are a contemporary prequels to the 1968 Planet of the Apes film. It lays the foundations for the civilization we see in the 1968 film. There is a fourth film planned where we actually see the character of Taylor returning from space and discovering the Planet of the Apes. 

DC and Marvel Comics August 2017 Solicitations

Comic Books in the Asia Market

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review


We will be reviewing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Weekly Roundup | Marvel Legacy


Marvel is releasing a 50 page one shot titled Marvel Legacy by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic in September which will revert long-running titles into Legacy numbering. Apparently Marvel Legacy is born out of the Generations event running between August and September 2017. Artist Esad Ribic has worked with Jason Aaron before on Thor and also with Jonathan Hickman on Secret Wars in 2015 where the Fantastic Four began mapping the Marvel Multiverse. Most likely Marvel Legacy is the return of the Fantastic Four as well as a threat discovered while mapping the Marvel Multiverse. 


Comic Book Buy-Ins, Diversity and the Ardian Syaf Controversy


This week on the Rebel Devil Podcast we will be discussing comic book buy-ins, diversity, and the Ardian Syaf Controversy. Retailers stock what sells and if Marvel replaces a Fantastic Four title with Squirrel Girl and Spider-Gwen then expect sales to crumble. Marvel would rather blame customers not wanting diversity than rather accepting what customers really want. People are already prepared to purchase the trade as the first issue of a new comic rolls at Marvel. Training their customers to be trade paperback readers instead of a monthly one which allows them to be apart of a community. They need to commit and engage with an audience to build diversity and inclusion through their product line. When DC Rebirth came out people were willing to experiment with their new titles because of the quality and the buy-in which was already established. They have built the monthly readership well to avoid sales attrition which Marvel is suffering from.