A talking van is the Avengers’ last hope in this Occupy Avengers exclusive

Occupy Avengers has been Marvel’s strongest Avengers series this year, so it’s a pity that the book has struggled to gain an audience. Much of the blame can be placed on the title, which ties the book to a social movement that lost steam years ago. But it didn’t help that the book spun out of Civil War II, a messy…

Chicago’s protector continues his deadly mission in this Nighthawk #3 exclusive

David F. Walker’s big break in the comics industry was his Shaft miniseries at Dynamite, showing that he has a strong talent for telling street-level stories that don’t shy away from major social and political issues. Walker wasn’t able to use those writing muscles when he was working on DC’s Cyborg, and jumping over…

Power Man And Iron Fist is an outstanding reunion for superhero partners

If ever there was a book made for David F. Walker to write, it was Power Man And Iron Fist #1 (Marvel). Well versed in the history of both blaxploitation and kung fu movies, as discussed in his interview from last year, Walker first worked for Marvel in the excellent “50 years of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Fury one-shot issue. He…

Marvel’s “All-New, All-Different” Invincible Iron Man offers more of the same

Even though Secret Wars still isn’t over, Marvel can’t simply put the line on hold until Jonathan Hickman’s oft-delayed cosmic epic concludes. So, welcome to the “All-New All-Different” Marvel Universe. There’s an eight-month gap in-story between the ending of Secret Wars and the first page of Iron Man #1, and in that…

Cyborg tackles unlikely superhero subjects of race and disability

French comics scribe Fabien Vehlmann continues his run of penning a slate of varied and interesting comics, highlighted by the quality of his artistic collaborators. In The Marquis Of Anaon: The Isle Of Brac, U.K. publishers Cinebook bring to English-language audiences the first book in Vehlmann and Matthieu…