Amazing Spider-Man: Full Circle Review

Amazing Spider-Man: Full Circle Review | Sidetracked Comics

In the foreword to Amazing Spider-Man: Full Circle, Marvel Italia editor Massimiliano Brighel writes: “I have a feeling that Stan Lee would have liked this story”. It’s easy to see where he’s coming from. The concept is disarmingly fun: a telephone game where seven writers took turns to script a chapter before handing the story … Read more

Baron Zemo’s Thunderbolts Explained

Baron Zemo's Thunderbolts Explained | Sidetracked Comics

By late 1997, Marvel Comics needed some new superheroes. The Avengers and Fantastic Four had all seemingly died in battle during the Onslaught event, a company-wide crossover that had spiralled out of the X-Men comics. Of course, this being comics, no-one ever really dies – but Heroes Reborn is definitely an article for another day. … Read more

Spider-Man: Life Story Review

Spider-Man: Life Story | Sidetracked Comics

The problem with reading comics in trade paperback is that the stories are available as single issues for months before the collected version is available. This makes visiting comic book news sites while avoiding spoilers a risky proposition – and that risk increases when it’s a high-profile book that you’re really excited to read. As … Read more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Deviations Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Deviations Review | Sidetracked Comics

Way back in the before-times of March 2016, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles publisher IDW hit upon a unique idea for a company-wide crossover. Given the number of licensed properties the publisher held, a crossover like DC’s Crisis or Marvel’s Civil War was never going to work within the main continuities of each separate book. Instead, … Read more

Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline (Updated for 2022)

Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline (Updated for 2021) | Sidetracked Comics

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become a juggernaut of pop culture since blasting off with Iron Man back in 2008. For comic book fans, this has been pure cinematic nirvana. Under the guidance of studio head Kevin Fiege, the gigantic film-and-TV-series has made global stars out of characters such as the Avengers, the Guardians … Read more