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The Reread Reviews — Seven ‘Dark’ What Ifs

Back in 1996, What If…? switched its focus from simple alternate reality stories to darker, edgier, more twisted stories. It began with What If…? #87 by Warren Ellis (scripted by someone else, I believe) and Frank Teran, telling a story about Sabretooth killing all of the X-Men and Jubilee as the only one left. Sadly, I don’t have that issue anymore, parts of my collection traded away to friends back then (hey, swapping comics was a fun thing to do), but I do have seven issues from that era still and want to run through them. Spoilers, of course.

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The Reread Reviews — Eternals (Neil Gaiman & John Romita, Jr.)

After doing Earth X last week, I wanted to explore some more of Jack Kirby’s Celestials and Eternals, so I settled upon the Neil Gaiman/John Romita, Jr. seven-issue revamp of Eternals that they did for Marvel in 2006 and 2007. So, let’s get on with it below the cut. As always, there will be spoilers.

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The Reread Reviews — Earth X

The reread reviews return after a long hiatus with the book the most people said they wanted to read about when I asked in a random thoughts post a few weeks back: Earth X. It’s Marvel’s Kingdom Come and it began as a free book included in a year-end issue of Wizard. But, it’s got John Paul Leon art, so there must be something cool about it. Maybe. Click the link and see for yourself — and beware of spoilers.

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The Reread Reviews — J. Michael Straczynski’s Thor

With J. Michael Straczynski’s run on Thor ending a few weeks ago with Thor Giant-Size Finale #1, I thought I would take the opportunity to finally reread the 17-issue run on the book and do a write-up here. So, click on the link and beware spoilers.

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The Reread Reviews — Marvel 2099: The Fall of the Hammer

Another reread review/Nostalgia November crossover post as I discuss the first Marvel 2099 crossover, “The Fall of the Hammer,” which had the line’s five titles come together to tell one story over one month (plus the prologue issue of Spider-Man 2099 since I own it as well). Spoilers on, of course.

The Nostalgia November archive can be found here

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The Reread Reviews — Reign of the Supermen (Part Two)

In this post, I conclude my four-week look at the death and return of Superman trilogy with a discussion of the second half of Reign of the Supermen, the story that had four different men claim the mantle of Superman and featured the return of the true Superman. I rather liked the first half, but would I like the second half? Click the link to continue and, remember, spoilers are a must. Then again, you probably know how it ends: Superman comes back. Big surprise.

The Nostalgia November archive can be found here

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The Reread Reviews — Reign of the Supermen (Part One)

We continue our look back at the death and return of Superman with the first half of his return. For all those dismayed at my distaste for the first two parts of this trilogy, don’t worry, because it’s mostly love this time around. For those who hate it when I bring up morality and the use of superpowers, don’t worry, because that only plays a small role this time. Spoilers on, of course.

The Nostalgia November archive can be found here

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The Reread Reviews — World Without a Superman

Continuing the four-week reread of the death and return of Superman, this week is part two, World Without a Superman. Spoilers below the cut, of course.

The Nostalgia November archive can be found here

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The Reread Reviews — The Death of Superman

Kicking off four week of rereading and discussing the death and return of Superman, we begin with the story that rocked the world. But — is it any good? Spoilers, of course (though, I suspect most people know how this one ends…)

The Nostalgia November archive can be found here

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The Reread Reviews — Solar, Man of the Atom: Hell on Earth

And, so we continue our look back at Acclaim Comics’s reinvention of Solar, which began with Warren Ellis, continued through Jim Krueger, and ends here with a four-issue mini-series. Spoilers, of course. There are always spoilers.

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The Reread Reviews — Man of the Atom and Revelations

This post is a day late, but I’ll make that up to you by discussing two works that pretty much everyone have forgotten from a company that pretty much everyone has forgotten (except as a joke more often than not… and the publisher of Quantum and Woody). That’s right, we’re talking Acclaim Comics and two of its quarterly event books, and spoilers will pop up.

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The Reread Reviews — Hicksville

And now for something completely different… at least, different from the usual reread review material that I’ve been doing for a while. Spoilers, of course.

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The Reread Reviews — Wolverine/Doop

Today, we take a trip back to 2003 with a two-issue mini-series that replaced X-Statix on the schedule between issues 10 and 11. It’s a fun little story that I’m going to spoil. Join me.

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The Reread Reviews — The Last Heroes

This week, I bring you a somewhat forgotten deconstruction of superheroes that was meant to be the first book in a trilogy before three deaths (one of a person, the other two of publishers — only one of which is actually important, of course) got in the way. But, it’s a good read and I’ll tell you why below the break where, of course, there will be spoilers.

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The Reread Reviews — The Ultimate Galactus Trilogy

And we come to the end of August, which has turned into Ultimate month here at the reread reviews. That wasn’t done on purpose, but once I’d done three weeks of Mark Millar Ultimate stuff, I figured why not finish it with two weeks of Warren Ellis? After all, I like Ellis’s work more — and it’s discussed/remembered/read less. So I will educated you all! Oh yes. And to conclude things, we get an odd one. Spoilers as always.

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