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Crowdfunded Comics Bestsellers: Are They Exploitive?

Crowdfunded Comics are quickly gaining attention across the comics community. Even here on MFR, there is an entire section of reviews in dedication to...

Review: GIANT-SIZE X-MEN NIGHTCRAWLER Visits A “Haunted” X-Mansion

GIANT-SIZE X-MEN NIGHTCRAWLER, available from Marvel on March 25th, takes the reader on a mutant adventure away from the shores of Krakoa. Magik, Nightcrawler,...

How To Reinvent A Character In SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING

Everything runs its course, and even the best of ideas can become stale if they are not given the chance to be re-born. In...

SUPERMAN: RED SON Provides Entertainment Years Later

Long Live President Superman Since 1938, Superman has been one of Comic’s examples of America’s greatest myths. Not because of his powers, but because of...

Review: NOCTURNAL COMMISSIONS #1 Is More Bite Than Bark

NOCTURNAL COMMISSIONS #1, available on Kickstarter, is the latest crowd-sourced comic from Jason McNamara and Greg Hinkle. Three monsters, heading a newly-formed detective agency,...

What Did Spider-Man Do After His Secret Identity Was Revealed?

During the end-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker discovers that Mysterio informed the world of the true identity of Spider-Man. The...

NEXTWAVE: The Surreal Life of Marvel’s D-Listers

Nextwave is the perfect way to kick back and enjoy anything when life turns sour. From the time of its creation to the ever...

BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #1 is a Careful Continuation

Written by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, with art by Ty Templeton, colors by Monica Kubina and letters by Joshua Reed, Batman: The Adventures...

Why You Should Revisit BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS #1

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS #1, published in 1986 by DC Comics, is considered part of one of the greatest comic book masterpieces of...

Marvel’s CIVIL WAR #1 — Remembering The Great Debate That Split The World

CIVIL WAR #1, a Marvel Comics Event, rocked the comic book world when it was released on May 3rd, 2006. Written by Mark Millar...

OPED: Tom Taylor Is The Master Of Tragedy Through Levity

For more than a decade now, Tom Taylor has been bringing us to tears with his comics. He writes the kind of scripts that...

Longbox Legends: SWEET TOOTH – Innocence in the Time of the Apocalypse

"This is a Story." In the time surrounding the year 2010, the post-apocalypse story setting was near beaten to death by the mainstream horde of...

SPAWN: The Retroactive Redemption of Todd McFarlane

Spawn is a character that needs very little introduction. He's the character who puts Image Comics on the public radar thanks to the cultural...

Review: STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #2 Sees The Hunters Converge

STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #2 jumps right into the action with the competing bounty hunters racing to be the first to find Nakano Lash....

Review: MARVELS SNAPSHOTS FANTASTIC FOUR Brings A New Twist

MARVELS SNAPSHOTS FANTASTIC FOUR, available from Marvel Comics on March 25th, is part of a series of one-shots that looks at a slice of...

SOLE SURVIVORS: Sneaky Science Fiction Critique

At a time when comics were becoming cleaner and more defined, Sole Survivors challenged the notion by resembling self published comics.

How X-FACTOR #87 (1993) Changed My Concept Of What A Comic Book Could Be

Comics from the '90s gets a bad rep; rightly so in some cases. Much like any era, it has its fair share of hits...

Reading Comics Can Give You Comfort; Here Are Just A Few Choices

A lot of us are in need of a little comfort and escape right now, which is hard for some with social isolation. But...

Review: Look Beyond the Surface of FIRE POWER

Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee has an unfortunate pre-release reputation as an Iron Fist rip-off, but Robert Kirkman makes a strong point that...

What Will A Post-Crisis Comic Book Industry Look Like?

With COVID-19 shutting down Diamond Comics Distributors and comic book shops around the world for an indefinite period, the question needs to be asked...