Review: Uncanny X-Men #535 (Marvel)

Writer: Kieron Gillen Penciler: Terry Dodson Inker: Rachel Dodson Colorist: Justin Ponsor Letterer: Joe Caramagna Cover: Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson Editor: Jordan D. White, Daniel Ketchum, Nick Lowe Publisher: Marvel Comics  Cover Date: June 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 After Colossus and Kitty Pryde have their outdoor meal interrupted by Namor fighting a huge mechanical creature, …

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Great Comic Book Covers #1

This first installment of Great Comic Book Covers presents Fantastic Four #48 (March 1966) “The Coming of Galactus” featuring the fine pencils of Jack Kirby and inks from Joe Sinnott. Uatu the Watcher, the Fantastic Four, and scores of onlookers await the arrival of Galactus! This seminal issue features the first appearance of Galactus and …

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#Whiletheylive Wednesday #1 – Gene Colan

Tom Brevoort, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Publishing, started a Twitter initiative called “While They Live Wednesday” in response to the sudden passing away of comics professional Dwayne McDuffie. McDuffie was a young, talented, and often underappreciated creator in the comics and animation industries. Using the hashtag #whiletheylive on Twitter, fans can celebrate industry professionals …

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Rest in Peace, Dwayne McDuffie

Today, Feb. 22nd 2011, across our twitter feed, came the shocking news of the sudden and unexpected death of Dwayne McDuffie. I first remember him working on Marvel’s Damage Control comic in the early 90’s. He then went on to become a co-founder in Milestone Media, a comic book company owned by African-Americans. A number …

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Name the Artist #1

Some people are good at recognizing a particular writing style while others can tell right away who drew a certain comic. Can you name that pencillers that drew the following pages? I’ve included a full page since some artists’ ‘signature’ is in their layout style as well. Click on the images to enlarge them.


For those of you who run Windows on their PC and either read and/or maintain a collection of eComics, there is one program that I HIGHLY recommend – ComicRack! It’s easily the best eComics reader / organizer that I have ever used.  Not only can you read and maintain your collection of eComics with it, …

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Welcome to Comic Book Critic!

Hi everyone! This site will be up and running shortly. Our goal here at is to provide objective reviews of comics that have been released regardless of format or publisher. Occasionally we will spotlight certain comics or story-arcs that are a “must-read” not only for the burgeoning readers but also for the veterans among …

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