Pak writes a convincing story supported by historical fact. His Johann Schmidt had some hurdles to overcome on his ascent to power. The methods Schmidt chooses to overcome those hurdles shapes the future of the Nazi party and the grander Marvel Universe. Read Full Review
Greg Pak had some big shoes to fill (his own) when tackling Red Skull after Magneto: Testament. When I heard he was writing another origin of a famous Marvel supervillain, I balked. I just couldn't fathom him catching lightning in a bottle twice. But now we're here, Red Skull: Incarnate is complete, and there's Greg holding up two separate jars of captured lightning, waving both in my face and shouting "na-na-na-na." OK, so he isn't doing that, but he has every right to. Red Skull: Incarnate has been a resounding success. Read Full Review
It's not always easy to follow, but the long trail down the slippery slope rarely is. Is every villain the hero of his own story? Somehow, I doubt that Johann Schmidt sees himself that way. He's ice-cold, power-driven, and he's not afraid to spill blood to get there. Red Skull: Incarnate isn't a loud book, but it is a scary one. Perhaps that's even more telling: you'll never see it coming. Read Full Review
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