W.B. Xavier

W.B. Xavier

A black, gay genderqueer nerd from New York who loves filmmaking and writing about comics and sci-fi.
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 Review

      Ever since I heard about Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, it’s been on my “must-read” list. I really loved Amy Reeder’s art on Batwoman, and the idea of a young black girl protagonist greatly appealed to me. Plus, who doesn’t love dinosaurs? Right off the bat we’re introduced...
  • Captain America Sam Wilson #3 Review

    Misty Knight takes the center stage at the beginning of this issue. After the events of last month’s installment, Sam has gone off to find Doctor Mallus, a mad scientist who has been experimenting on live subjects. He apparently got into a bit of trouble, and Misty now has...
  • Agents of SHIELD: 3.8 Many Heads, One Tale Review

    We start tonight’s episode of Agents of SHIELD with Gideon giving Ward a creepy speech about the octopus, HYDRA’s symbol. He compares Ward to the animal, pointing out how both of them are ruthless and adaptable. Gideon tells Ward that he knows he is after something called the Von...
  • Ultimates #1 Review

    Confession: Since his debut a few years ago, Al Ewing has become one of my favorite writers in comics. His work on Mighty Avengers won me over instantly, as he has a keen knack for balancing big, classic superhero action with personal drama in a way I’ve rarely seen....
  • Web Warriors #1 Review

    I previously reviewed the Spider-Verse mini-series during the (UGH STILL NOT OVER) Secret Wars event, and had some mixed, but mostly positive views. To my surprise, it turned out that the book was essentially a backdoor pilot for a new ongoing series as part of the All New, All...
  • Agents of SHIELD: 3.7 Chaos Theory Review

    After last week’s shocking (but not really) revelation, this week’s episode of Agents of SHIELD starts with a flashback. We see Andrew and Melinda on vacation a few months prior to the start of the season, clearly enjoying each other’s company. At the office, Andrew is looking over some...
  • Nova #1Review

    Our first issue begins like all of the new books in Marvel’s All-New, All-Different (and All Badly Scheduled) relaunch, with an eight month time skip. The new volume continues the ending of the previous one. Our hero, Sam, is now partnered with his father Jesse, who was previously a...
  • Agents of SHIELD: 3.6 Among Us Hide Review

    After last week’s quiet, more subdued whole-episode flashback, we return to the present. May’s ex-husband Andrew has been severely injured after an attack by HYDRA, yet he somehow managed to survive. A SHIELD tail Coulson had on him managed to save Andrew before being killed himself in the explosion....
  • Agents of SHIELD: 3.5 “4,722 Hours”

    Tonight’s episode kicks off with a flashback to last season, six months ago. We see for the first time what happened to Jemma after she was transported to the alien world (where apparently everything is filmed in a blue filter). After an understandable freak-out, she calms herself down and...