All in Political Commentary
If the theme of Kamala's journey thus far has been growth and development, then this issue shows the often-overlooked consequences of these phenomenons. Saladin Ahmed writes about topics like corporate expansion and workers rights through the lens of a superhero/supervillain power struggle. Artists Joey Vazquez and Alex Arizmendi, colorist Ian Herring, and letterer VC's Joe Caramagna lend their talents to this very topical story.
SFSX does a great job at intentionally overlapping sex and social commentary without being heavy-handed.
Second Coming remains clever enough, which goes a long way in this otherwise unfocused third issue.
The sharper edge of Cain’s satire is dulled a bit.
“The greatest temptation in the world isn’t to do evil,” Jesus tells his new roommate, the superhero Sunstar, in the second issue of Ahoy Comics’ Second Coming, “but the need to be seen doing good.”
Both a fun, mindless action adventure with a simple premise AND a deeply biting socio-political satire.
An awkwardly expository moment as a rather large crossover event crumbles towards its final issue.
The hard edge of the satire suffers a bit as the series switches gears to a much more confrontational dynamic.
A story of rising tension of political drama peppered by strikingly hilarious bits of humor.
A promising, new story with twinges of political commentary scratching out around the edges of current events.
The mood for the entire series is nothing if not consistent.
Somewhere in the 1970s, writer Roy Thomas decided that it might be cool to create a team for Marvel that was based on the Justice League. Years later, the team returns again in the latest issue of The Avengers.
A complete departure from a comic book format altogether that launches itself into 32 pages of fully-playable micro games.
While the flashbacks do some work providing details about Apocalypse in the dystopian utopia of The Age of X-Man, they seem unnecessarily tacked-on to an issue that isn’t doing a whole heck of a lot else.
Comedy finds more cleverly inventive off-center narrative as the mystery deepens.
Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley take Spidey back to the ‘60s with this bold-yet-familiar What If?-style tale (Spoiler Free)
Seanan McGuire is steering the title right into, “The Age of X-Man’s” greatest flaw.
Thompson and Nadler compose the story pretty well, but there isn’t a whole lot going on.
Cain’s humor is brilliant around the corners of a very emotionally engaging mystery.