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Siege #4 Reviewed at Avengers Forever

“Loki the Avenger” – my comic book review of Siege #4, by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel, is now online at Avengers Forever.

As the Sentry transforms into the demonic Void in the ruins of Asgard, it turns out Hank Pym was right about Loki, and then it’s the Avengers vs. the Angel of Death, with a far too tidy ending – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=648

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Mighty Avengers #35 Reviewed at Avengers Forever

“Ultron Lives…” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #35, by Dan Slott and Khoi Pham, is now online at Avengers Forever.

Alone in Infinite Avengers Mansion, Henry Pym and Codename Blackjack face off against the Avengers’ greatest enemy Utron and his ten billion brides – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=642

Also at the AF website, check this out:

“Avengers Assemble… Briefly” – my comic book review of Siege #3, by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel, is now online at Avengers Forever.

The real Captain America emerges and assembles a force of Avengers to take on Norman Osborn’s forces in the battle for Asgard, and Thor versus Sentry – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=641

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Siege #2 Reviewed at Avengers Forever

“Bendis’ Greatest Triumph” – my comic book review of Siege #2, by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel, is now online at Avengers Forever.

Death, mayhem, carnage, evisceration, Thor, Sentry, Osborn, Ares and the Avengers assembled – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=640

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Catching Up with the Mighty Avengers

“The Secret Return of Nick Fury” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #12, by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, is also now online at Avengers Forever.

Where has Nick Fury been since the Secret War and what’s he been up to, and why can’t he trust anyone any more? Find out all this and more – and check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=607

“New Howling Commandos #1” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #13, by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, is also now online at Avengers Forever.

Where are the Avengers? Not a one in sight as Nick Fury gathers a new team to fight the Skrulls’ Secret Invasion in this seeming pilot for a new series – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=609

“Skrulls, Secrets, and the Sentry” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #14, by Brian Michael Bendis and Khoi Pham, is also now online at Avengers Forever.

Young Gun artist Khoi Pham begins his run on Mighty Avengers and rocks the house with this Sentry solo spotlight – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=610

“Personal Worst” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #15, by Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr., is now online as well at Avengers Forever.

Whatever happened to Henry Pym? Trust me, you don’t want to know… another of Pym’s darkest hours at the hands of Bendis – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=612

“Eulogy for the Wasp” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #20, by Brian Michael Bendis and various artists, is now online at Avengers Forever.

After the final battle of the Secret Invasion, the Avengers mourn one of their own – all this and more – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=615

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Wizard World Philly – Friday

FRIDAY

Well, I will say this right off the bat, getting in was a hell of a lot easier this time than previous years. I might even go so far as to say it was a pleasure. One hopes it goes as well tomorrow and Sunday when it tends to be much busier.

Upon entering the show floor that Wizard seemed to be so proud to fill earlier in the week, the one thing I noticed is that it seemed both empty and sparse. I’m sure that will change. Or not. I did learn later in the day that the place was so empty because hundreds of folks were still waiting in the VIP lines. Many were there for an extended amount of time apparently.

At the DC booth I saw that they were giving away copies of DC Universe #0. That’s right, for free. The book that originally sold for fifty cents and will be sold in reprint for a dollar, was free. I’ll leave you to formulate your own opinion on that.

The Mondo Marvel panel was first and included Joe Quesada, Tom Brevoort, Dan Slott, Greg Pak, C.B. Cebulski, Brian Reed, Duane Swierczynski, Fred Van Lente and was hosted by Joe Quesada. Immediately they threw out the new ideas coming from the House of Ideas. There’s a new X-Men miniseries called Manifest Destiny, a new Deadpool series, Greg Pak’s new origin of Magneto, yawn. Then they brought up Age of the Sentry, a limited series by Jeff Parker featuring a retro look at the Sentry’s Silver Age adventures.

Other than the Sentry deal, there is a noticeable lack of Avengers, Fantastic Four and Spider-Man news. And a sparse showing as well, due to the VIP thing, but then again it is the first panel of the day. Many things were discussed in an extended question and answer session, including one fact from the lips of editor Tom Brevoort, “Mary Jane (Watson-Parker) is not a Skrull.”

A fan who didn’t like the new FF by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch inspired an intriguing response from Brevoort in that not every comic will click with every reader, and that he was sorry it wasn’t working for the fan. Wow. I wonder if that kind of honesty could have come from, say, Dan DiDio?

Speak of the devil, after hanging out a bit with some friends, I attended the DC Nation panel. This panel was mostly held in dim light as host, DC Senior Editor Ian Sattler, didn’t want to be blinded by the spotlights used in previous panels. It should be noted that he never told us who was on the panel, but it did include J.G. Jones, Jimmy Palmiotti, Shane Davis, Art Baltazar and possibly Ethan Van Sciver among others. Like I said, who knows who was there – we were never told.

And although the panel was without introductions, the audience response to the slide show was very positive. It was noted that Final Crisis: Superman Beyond would be partially in 3-D. And of course the Power Girl slide couldn’t pass by without at least one inferred boob joke. Sigh. There are just to many men in comics. Too bad Amanda Conner wasn’t there. And from Palmiotti’s description of the series, I hate to say because I’m really looking forward to it, it sounds an awful lot like the way Brian Reed describes his Ms. Marvel.

And then the questions and some answers followed. A fan question regarding “Batman R.I.P.,” brought up that no one has said that the caped crusader is going to die. No one knows what’s really going to happen, including a few of the folks on the mystery panel.

Another fan, who said he was a DC reader for more than four decades, brought up how dumb a villain Libra was – an opinion I personally don’t agree with by the way, and like him I also read the original Libra story when it first hit the stands. He asked specifically what is the reaction when someone says for the biggest story of the year, here’s Libra, an obscure lame villain. The answer – it depends on who suggests it.

An unnamed artist on the panel, possibly Shane Davis or maybe Ethan Van Sciver, said he’s been begging to do an Aquaman revival. He said he asks once a week, and that he walks into DiDio’s office holding a trident sometimes he wants it so bad.

Other questions yielded the following answers. Sue Dibny will be seen in the upcoming Final Crisis: Reign in Hell miniseries. Despite rumors to the contrary, Jim Shooter is still writing Legion of Super-Heroes, Rich Johnston be damned apparently. J.G. Jones verified that his script for Final Crisis #1 says that “Libra spears the Martian Manhunter through the chest and kills him.” Bastards.

Also today I got to hang with some folks I don’t usually get to hang with as often as I like. Good friends and fellow Comic Widows staffers Anthony and Andrea were both on hand. I also hung with Abraham of the Avengers Forever Forum, and I also got to say hello to Michelle who I haven’t seen in ages and finally got to meet her husband Joe. Good times.

I’ll leave you folks with a quote for today, overheard on the convention floor. There were two older women browsing one of the t-shirt walls of an exhibitor and one said to the other, “Look, another Wonder Woman! I had no idea she was so popular!” Gotta love it.

Mighty Avengers #10 Reviewed at Avengers Forever

“Retro Sentry” – my comic book review of the Mighty Avengers #10, by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, is now online at Avengers Forever.

Iron Man, Doctor Doom and the Sentry are blown back to the 1980s in a time travel accident, can they work together enough to get back home or will they just destroy one another? – but as usual, it’s never as good as it sounds – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=595

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Mighty Avengers #6 Reviewed

“The Waiting” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #6, by Brian Michael Bendis and Frank Cho, is now online at Avengers Forever.

The Sentry beats on Ultron, Ms. Marvel beats on Sentry, Bendis beats on Hank Pym, Ares saves the day, Black Widow watches and Frank Cho makes it all look amazing – check out my review here: http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=561.

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