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First Impression: SECRET EMPIRE #1

by Glenn Snow | February 17th, 2017

The Marvel Previews magazine gives you no idea what this new “classified” series from Marvel is about…because the description is, well, “classified.” ┬áBut Marvel has subsequently released the description below with these images. Have they taken this whole evil Captain America thing too far? It was a shock to learn that Cap was a Hydra sleeper agent, but I thought they were extricating themselves from it with the old “he was just brainwashed” trick. This series seems to be going in the other direction. Will you read it? ” What if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy? What if the most trustworthy, stalwart hero history has ever known has been planning in secret a massive betrayal? That time […]

First Impression: BEN REILLY: THE SCARLET SPIDER #1

by Glenn Snow | February 15th, 2017

Peter Parker’s clone is back with his own ongoing series! Is there room in the Spider-Family for him? He’s been disavowed almost since he first appeared in 1975, but each time Marvel reboots its Universe, he seems to get a slightly surer foothold in mainstream continuity. The Spider-Verse has blown open the doors on alternate Spider-Men and -Women, but this one clone has had a tough time keeping traction. I’m interested to see where this series leads. “One of the most controversial characters in comics has returned – and the controversy has only BEGUN! In the aftermath of THE CLONE CONSPIRACY, Ben has a new take on life…and he’s not the same Scarlet Spider he was before. Come witness what […]

First Impression: WEAPON X [2017] #1

by Glenn Snow | February 14th, 2017

I’m always excited to read more about the Weapon X program. The promise of a new WEAPON X series (offered for pre-order in this month’s Preveiews Catalog) is the promise of more super killers from the same program that produced fan favorites such as Wolverine and Deadpool. How long the new players last against the originals is another matter. The role of the Weapon X program has expanded and deepened over time in the Marvel Universe. What began as the simple mention of Wolverine’s code name–Weapon X–in his first cameo appearance in THE INCREDIBLE HULK #180 from 1974 has blossomed into an program within a larger program (the Weapon Plus Program) that produced several other agents. We’ll see what this […]