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Marvelette Missives – Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan

Marvelette Missives – Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan

If you keep up with comics, especially those of the mutant variety, you know there’s a new miniseries on shelves that pits two of Marvel’s most popular mutants against each other. And, of course, it’s well worth a look for fans of either. That book is Deadpool vs. Old Man LoganMore

Marvelette Missives – Mercy Sparx

Marvelette Missives – Mercy Sparx

If your comic reading leans toward the “big two”, but you want a change of pace that doesn’t involve your typical hero types you need to check out Devil’s Due Publishing. The company has been around since 2000 and one of their best original characters is Mercy Sparx. She first appeared in 2008 and was created by Devil’s Due founder Josh Blaylock.  More

Marvelette Missives – Rat Queens

Marvelette Missives – Rat Queens

Anyone who’s a fan of the high fantasy genre of fiction, encompassing everything from Lord of the Rings to Dungeons and Dragons and beyond, is familiar with the band of rowdy adventurers who travel from village to village, get into scrapes and then drinking it all off in the local pub. Of course, the less enlightened probably picture the entire group (or at least the majority of it) being male. Well then let me introduce you to Hannah, Violet, Dee and Betty, the philandering, foul-mouthed foursome known as the Rat QueensMore

Marvelette Missives – The Punisher

Marvelette Missives – The Punisher

If you’re into comics, especially of the street level, not necessarily super hero variety, you’ve heard of Punisher. You may even have watched some (or all) of the new Netflix series. Everyone knows the storyline is dark and full of violence, but not everyone knows the character or motivations that, even though in a comic book setting, make some kind of sense.  More

Marvelette Missives – Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special

Marvelette Missives – Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special

Of course we’ve all watched holiday specials on television. But for years, even comic books have come out with special editions in December. And this year Valiant brings us Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special, starring one of their most popular heroes, Faith.  More

Marvelette Missives – Infinity War/Infinity Gauntlet

Marvelette Missives – Infinity War/Infinity Gauntlet

Now that we’ve finally seen the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War and geeked out about the sheer number of heroes we’ll be seeing on the big screen, it’s time to step back and see where the plot comes from. The Infinity War comic was a six-issue series published by Marvel in 1992. So the movie is based on that series, right? Well no, not really.  More

Marvelette Missives – Slugfest

Whether you’re a fan of the tv shows, the movies or the comic books themselves, you know about the decades-long rivalry between Marvel and DC. Yes, they are obviously competitors in the same market, but it’s always been a little bit more than that. The products they sell may be the same on a basic level, but there’s always been a “mine is better than yours” attitude between the companies and the fans of their work. And for the fans who, like me, love finding out about behind the scenes details, there’s a great new book on the history of these two comic book giants.  More

Marvelette Missives – Eternity

Marvelette Missives – Eternity

The exploration of our known universe and beyond is nothing new for comics. In Marvel and DC, the cosmos is littered with all manner of heroes and villains attempting to take over or save entire galaxies. And now Valiant is stepping into that realm with the new series Eternity. Written by Matt Kindt with art from Trevor Hairsine – the team behind Divinity – this short-run series is expanding the Valiant universe into the cosmos with not only new locales, but also new characters on the level of gods and mythology.  More

Marvelette Missives – Jessica Jones: Avenger

Marvelette Missives – Jessica Jones: Avenger

It’s been almost a year since we last talked about Jessica Jones. In that post, we looked at the then-new comic book series Jessica Jones (which is still going strong and has some fantastic writing and artwork). But if you’re reading that series or have watched the Netflix shows she’s on, you may be wondering about Jessica’s early days as a hero and her connection to the Avengers. The collection Jessica Jones: Avenger is the book you need.  More

Marvelette Missives – Lockjaw

Marvelette Missives – Lockjaw

Even if you don’t know much about the Inhumans, one member you are likely already familiar with is Lockjaw. You may not know him by name or what his status or powers are, but if nothing else, you know he’s the giant dog. If that’s the case or if you want a refresher on the best dog in the Marvel universe, the Lockjaw: Dog Days collection is what you need.  More