Why Do Marvel and DC Love Legacy Characters?

With the announcement of a female Thor and a black Captain America, I thought this might be a good time to talk about legacy characters. First, let me say what a legacy character is: a character whose name/title has been passed down, sometimes for generations. For example, Buffy Summers is a legacy character because… » 7/17/14 3:00am 7/17/14 3:00am

I believe they were referring to the fact that Thor has one of the best writer/artist teams at Marvel right now (Jason Aaron is the writer and he has done awesome things with Thor). However, as per your other question, they are putting top talent on minority solo titles - Ms. Marvel has G. Willow Wilson and Adrian… » 7/16/14 10:16pm 7/16/14 10:16pm

In The United States of Murder Inc #3, Things Go Crazy (Spoilers)

The United States of Murder, Inc. is a new alternate history crime noir comic from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Basically: five powerful crime families took over most of the East Coast in the '60s and seceded from the US. They are now called the "Territories." Valentine Gallo grew up in the… » 7/11/14 1:28am 7/11/14 1:28am

In Trees #2, Warren Ellis Takes It Slow (Spoilers)

I've noticed that caseyjonescaseyjones reviews a lot of Marvel comics, but no indie ones. So I will try my hand at reviewing the ones I read. Trees is the new science fiction comic written by Warren Ellis and penciled/inked/colored by Jason Howard. The plot is...well, at once simple and complicated. (Spoilers Below) » 7/11/14 12:52am 7/11/14 12:52am

I think it's only the climax where Moffat falls down - "The Time of the Doctor" was great except for the parts where he tried to explain everything from before in, like, twenty seconds (the Kovarian chapter! the Silence are priests!). "The Angels Take Manhattan" was emotionally well written, but logically, it was… » 7/08/14 10:20pm 7/08/14 10:20pm

The thing is, though, that the curse has a pretty big "get-out" clause: a moment of true happiness breaks the curse. Which is kind of different for every person, so Buffy and Co. did go through with the whole "resoul every vamp," they would then have to worry about a population that may or may not go evil if they ever… » 7/08/14 7:00pm 7/08/14 7:00pm