Author Archives: Michael Hale

Review: THOR GOD OF THUNDER #20

Review: THOR GOD OF THUNDER #20

THOR GOD OF THUNDER #20 Written by Jason Aaron Art by Esad Ribic and Ive Svorcina Published by Marvel Comics Release Date: March 19, 2014 When Marvel Now started up, Thor: God of Thunder was one of the better examples of taking a series people had come to expect certain elements in (See Thor. See

THE COMICS CLASSROOM: The Foundation of Heroes, Part 1

Within the American comic-book origins that started with Siegel, Shuster, Kirby, Lee, and Goodman, the ability of their costumed heroes to combat the forces of crime was paramount. The primal element of the superhero’s makeup was his ability (supernaturally or normally) to combat elements within a city or a nation that lead to the emotional

Review: SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #29

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #29 Written by Dan Slott, Christos Gage Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, John Dell, Antonio Fabela Published by Marvel Comics Release Date: March 12, 2014 One of the most defining aspects of Spider-Man as a character occurred during the story arc entitled “The Night Gwen Stacy Died” which ran between June and July of

The Comic Classroom: Re-Birth Part 3

What does it mean to live? What does it mean to die? These two questions are, quite possibly, the penultimate conundrum that bedevils mankind. To answer these questions, we have come to understand the universe through the mechanisms and methodologies of religion. However, few religions offer an identical meaning to those two important questions. While

Review: SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #23

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #23 Written by Dan Slott and Christos Gage Art by Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba, and Edgar Delgado Published by Marvel Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 The ride that has been The Superior Spider-Man thus far has been a spectacular (nay, superior?) one. Slott’s idea for a Peter Parker with the mind of

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