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Secret Wars Spin Off Series Mini Reviews

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With Marvel’s Secret Wars event wrapping up soon (hopefully), I thought I’d take some time to look at some of the spin off miniseries published during it. Secret Wars allowed for their stable of writers to really let loose and get to write some fun and interesting parallel universe stories revisiting fan favorite storylines while giving the readers a possible taste of things to come. With the majority of the regular monthly series on hold there was an insane amount of books that came out in the interim to replace them. I’m only going to focus on the four miniseries that I read in completion. For better or for worse here they are:

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All New, All Different Marvel Mini Reviews (Part 1)

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Marvel is still in the midst of the massive company wide crossover Secret Wars. Numerous delays have pushed the ending from October 7th until December along with adding an issue (or more accurately splitting a larger issue into two). Because of this, the new relaunch of Marvel titles with the line wide branding of All New, All Different Marvel has started rolling out prior to the conclusion of the event they spawned out of. Story wise, they were smart enough to position all the new books as happening 8 months after the conclusion of Secret Wars. This allows for new readers to jump on without much of a problem and the season veterans to know there is still some mystery left to figure out how the characters got there. It’s interesting marketing, but delays in this medium drive me crazy and with such a coordinated event it becomes a clusterfuck. Secret Wars spin off series that were launched during the early days of the main title now have significant delays because of not being able to reveal things in their series until they happen in the main event book. I’m not sure how issue #5 of Where Monsters Dwell (the seemingly most tangentially connected spin off book) is relevant to say issue #7 of Secret Wars but I know I’ve had to wait a few months to find out.

All that aside, the first wave of Marvel’s All New, All Different initiative has started to be released and I’m going to take a look at a few those new series. I’m only reviewing the titles I have an interest in so keep in mind you won’t be seeing everything.

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Free Comic Book Day 2015 Reviews – Part Four (Pokémon Edition)

Hey friends! Undiesofwondy here again with another round of FCBD goodness for you. When I saw a Pokémon comic was up for grabs as part of the FCBD comics, I knew I had to review it. Pokémon was such an instrumental part of my childhood, and yes, still important in my adulthood, because Pokémon Shuffle is literally addicting.

Since I’m such a huge fan of all things Pokémon, I decided to see what the little pocket monsters were up to! The FCBD issue gives us previews of a bunch of different Pokémon titles, including ‘Pokémon XY’ (Volume 1), ‘Pokémon Adventures: Emerald (Volume 26) and ‘Pokémon Adventures: Black &White’. 

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Free Comic Book Day 2015 Reviews – Part Three (Kodansha Comics Edition)

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What’s up Evil Geeks? It’s your friendly neighborhood Undiesofwondy here with some FCBD goodness. I chose to do the Kodansha Comics FCBD Title because I figured none of the other Evil Geeks would willingly review a manga, so without further ado, here are all the samples that existed within the Kodansha Comics FCBD book!

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Free Comic Book Day 2015 Reviews – Part Two

Free Comic Book Day is right around the corner. With a staggering amount of releases and with some vanishing in practically no time we thought we’d give you the advanced scoop on what to grab and what to avoid. Yesterday Martian Luthor Kang checked in with his haul, today I’ll be reviewing what I was able to get my grubby little paws on.

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By clicking below you will acknowledge that you have entered spoiler territory.

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Free Comic Book Day 2015 Reviews – Part One

A warning.

There are undoubtedly spoilers to be found within these writeups, but the same spoilers will be readily available to anyone with access to a comic store and $0 on this coming Saturday, Free Comic Book Day (!) .

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But if you’re unsure what book should be top priority, which ones are safe for kids, or what you’d be getting yourself into, take a look at the following reviews. Free Comic Book Day can get a bit intense at the right store, and to be forewarned is to be forearmed.

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