It's Spidey and Spidey versus Spidey in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #25 ! In the aftermath of Miles' clone abducting a scientist, Miles' support network has questions. Brooklyn's Spider-Man attempts to get the drop on his villainous clone, leading to a clash with the OG Spider-Man. But Miles has more to worry about than just one clone… Miles Morales: Spider-Man #25 credits Written by Saladin Ahmed and Cody Ziglar Writer Saladin Ahmed examines Miles' worsening predilection for violence in the face of stolen identity and misplaced jealousy, while Cody Ziglar celebrates the 25th issue of Miles' current run with a light-hearted backup tale of ruined birthday cake and honey-themed villainy. Saladin Ahmed tells a competent story of paranoia here, layering Miles' clone hi-jinks with his worsening temper. Frustration and confusion are rife in this classic case of mistaken identity, worsened when Peter Parker rushes into the fray. There's a solid dash of soap opera in Miles' … [Read more...] about Best Shots review – Miles Morales: Spider-Man #25 is a milestone moment for the character
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There's a very sci-fi haunting at the heart of The Signifier: Director's Cut. Instead of pursuing spirits in dark houses to find out what happened to them; you're playing back AI-constructed brain scans and exploring the memories they contain for much the same reason. The two might not sound that much alike but both involve watching echoes of people long gone and trying to fill in the gaps. Who was this digital spirit? Why did they die? Spiritual artifacts It's the way that these memories are articulated that really make The Signifier feel special though. The AI reconstructions of the dead woman's memories are glitchy and warped in recognizable ways and feel like bad 3D scans full of low res textures and geometry, that undulate based on the detail of the recollection. The more vivid or important the moment, the higher the fidelity, while some unimportant room corner might be little more than a picture of a room corner if it wasn't a big focus of an event. The idea might be pure … [Read more...] about Have you tried…playing The Matrix meets The Haunting of Bly Manor in The Signifier: Director’s Cut?
Daredevil, Vol. 3 and 4 For years, Matt Murdock’s life was mired in despair. Through hundreds of comic books, writers and artists consistently put Daredevil and those closest to him through the wringer – it was less of a trend, and more of a constant status quo, that for Daredevil, bleakness was just another word for destiny. But in 2011, something strange happened – Matt Murdock started to smile again. This change came with the arrival of writer Mark Waid, who, along with a cadre of talented artists, was tasked with bringing Daredevil back to shelves after his lowest point, both personally and creatively. What followed was four years of fun, emotional and genuinely thrilling comics that completely revitalized a character simply by turning him toward the light. Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, Marcos Martin, Khoi Pham, Kano, Marco Checchetto, Michael and Laura Allred, and Chris Samnee – the artist that became synonymous with Matt Murdock throughout this run – took Daredevil back to … [Read more...] about Best Shots Review: Mark Waid’s Daredevil with Paolo Rivera, Marcos Martin, Chris Samnee, and others
When DC and Marvel Comics issue press releases to introduce the latest 'hot' new hero or villain (like DC did for the new Batman "villain" Miracle Molly a couple of months back), you tend to take it with a grain of salt. "Nothing will ever be the same" the publishers like to tell us … a lot … but the punchline is, mainstream comic books almost always eventually go back to exactly how they were before (DC's cross country rivals Marvel Comics have practically mastered the concept ). So it wasn't without a hint of skepticism that I perused an advance copy of May 4's Batman #108 the other day, the full-fledged debut of Miracle Molly after a cameo first appearance in March's Batman #106 . And as I read through her quite lengthy, and what I found to be very thoughtful introduction, it slowly began to dawn on me that not only did I like Molly as a character, but that she reminded me of another new high-profile comic book supervillain many of us met recently. And in … [Read more...] about New Batman villain Miracle Molly is the anti-Joker … and that is a good thing