Corey Patterson

155 Articles written
A comic book nerd and reviewer with a special interest in the underlying themes of superhero, sci-fi and fantasy stories. He enjoys writing for Monkeys Fighting Robots, Pop Culture and Theology and other publications.

What It Means To Be A Family In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS (2015) #1

There were many highly anticipated spin-off stories to come out of Marvel's 2015 Secret Wars event, but AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS (2015) #1...

Review: A Darkseid Controlled Azrael Attacks In JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #20

JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #20, on sale Tuesday, May 12th, is the long-waited follow-up to issues #19's surprising death. After learning Darkseid seized complete control...

SPIDEY #10 (2016): When A Hero Knows Your Name

SPIDEY #10, released in September 2016, was a monumental addition to Robbie Thompson's take on Spider-Man. His initial issues focused on establishing Peter Parker...

Longbox Legends: Why FALCON #1 (1983) Was A Step Forward In Social Commentary

FALCON #1, released in November 1983, was the first comic dedicated to Captain America's high flying superhero partner. Readers in the past only saw...

Longbox Legends: How THE FLASH (2011) #1 Reminded Us Why We Love Barry Allen

THE FLASH (2011) #1, released in 2011, signaled the first solo story for Barry Allen after his return to the DC landscape. It was...

Longbox Legends: SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #14 Showed Us Spidey At His Limit

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #14, published back in February 2017, takes place in the midst of writer Joe Kelly's Itsy Bitsy storyline. But unlike most mid-act story...

Longbox Legends: How THE BOOKS OF MAGIC #1 (1990) Revolutionized The Hero’s Journey

We had the pleasure of revisiting legendary writer Neil Gaiman's work THE BOOKS OF MAGIC #1 recently, and we want to share some of...

Why NOVA ANNUAL (2008) #1 Was The Character’s Most Sobering Story

NOVA ANNUAL (2008) #1, written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, was an enlightening celebration of Richard Rider. For decades the character fell into...

Longbox Legends: Why AVENGERS (2016) #1 Was A Perfect Blend Of Old And New

Avengers comic tittles have undergone too many changes to count in its long history. But of the modern reboots, Mark Waid's AVENGERS #1 is...

Longbox Legends: Remembering The Awe-Inspiring Battle In STAR WARS: VADER DOWN #1

VADER DOWN #1 was one of many new titles to come out of Marvel to celebrate its revitalization of the Star Wars franchise in...

What Was The Funniest Part Of SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1?

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1, originally released on January 06, 2016, began one of the best team-up series in recent comic history. Written by Joe Kelley and...

JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH: #1—Why Do You Think Clark Came Back?

JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH #1 was one of the first major books to come out of the DC Comics Rebirth event in 2016. The events...