Deconstructed: What If… Vol. 2 #23

The appeal of Marvel’s What If… series has never worn off on me. The parallel world books launched in the 70’s when the big question was: What If… Spider-Man joined the Fantastic Four? Which supplied the obvious answer that they would be the Fantastic Five… Growing up during the 90’s the What If… books were…

Deconstructed: Flash Vol. 2 #23

New York Comic Con is in full swing this weekend, and I couldn’t be more jealous of 200,000 people. The largest comic convention in North America is expected to drop some big announcements this year. More importantly may be the big trailers expected like Thor, and Star Wars. But, probably already dropped by the time…

Deconstructed: NFL SuperPro #1

I have a special treat in store for todays Deconstructed. A book that has been referred to as the worst comic ever created. I recently wrote about a panel at Edmonton Expo that featured legendary creator Bob Budiansky. During a recap of his all-star career, he brought up SuperPro as one of his most silly…

Deconstructed: Sub-Mariner #26

For this weeks Deconstructed we are going back to look at one of Marvel Comics most underrated (or overrated, depends how you look at it) characters. Namor the Sub-Mariner is an importants piece to Marvel Universe cannon. Sometimes the hero, often the villain, the first comic book anti-hero. The king of Atlantis has aligned with…

Deconstructed: Justice League of America #62

Justice League, Justice League, holy heck they have been promoting that film hard. What ever happened to letting films speak for themselves. I am excited to see the epic superhero team on the big screen. I do wish they took their time and released more movies leading up to this event. A Flash movie is…

Deconstructed: Fantastic Four #551

To decide on todays Deconstructed, I went to you, the people. I held a poll of 4 options simultaneously on Twitter (@greenonionblog) and on Books Amino (my old stomping grounds). In a surprising twist of events, the winner was one I thought least likely, and put up simply for my own selfish wants. I want…

Deconstructed: Alf #23

The Deconstructed series has been all fun and games since I started writing it with this little post. Today, I would like to get more serious. I want to talk about a very powerful and influential issue that will forever hold a place in comic-nerd hearts. Totally just kidding, we’re doing Alf! Come with me…

Deconstructed: Uncanny X-Men #161

If there is any time more fitting for a good X-Men story, let me know. With last weekends horrible events in Charlottesville, VA, and hate, bigotry, and racism playing a major part in political discussions currently, some comfort can be found in the pages of the Uncanny X-Men. The main underline theme of Xavier’s School…

Deconstructed: Plastic Man Vol.4 #1

Once again Plastic Man is making his return to mainstream DC comics. Despite having his own television series, and being a reoccurring member of the Justice League, ol’ Patrick ‘Eel’ O’Brian’s superhero career has fluctuated from nobody to notoriety countless times. Now, with comic guru, Jeff Lemire at the helm, Plastic Man is about to…

Deconstructed: Defenders #52

All of Marvel Studios investment in Netflix is about to culminate with the heroes joining together to form the Defenders. As exciting as it is to see Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist join forces, I thought this would be a great opportunity to take a look back at one of the original…

Deconstructed: Amazing Spider-Man #244

With all the hype after Ned Leeds appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the potential of that leading into a Hobgoblin storyline, I thought a throwback to some classic Hobgoblin comics was in order. Unfortunately, I do not have a copy of Hobgoblins first appearance in #238. The mystery of who Hobgoblin truly was/is one of…

Deconstructed: Robin, Vol.4 #85

As my son, Zyler, began his summer reading I picked through my old comics to find ones that would appeal to him. Teen Titans being popular as they are currently, Robin is one of Zyler’s favourites. It was a score when I discovered a run of a dozen or so of Robin’s own title from…