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Comic Reviews: Conan: Serpent War and Annihilation Scourge: Fantastic Four!

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237672_1368359_1003Conan: Serpent War #1 (Marvel Comics)

Marvel has been getting their worth out of the Conan The Barbarian license, but they’re been pretty hesitant to use any of Robert E Howard’s other creations. Until now. Serpent War brings Conan, puritan monster hunter Solomon Kane, the fighter Dark Agnes, and….Moon Knight together in a new story that’s being pitched as a big Conan event. However, there’s a lot of set up in Jim Zub and Scot Eaton’s first issue, and not all of it has to do with the character backstories either. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Killadelphia and John Constantine: Hellblazer!

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killadelphia-1_78a3220325Killadelphia #1 (Image Comics)

Is there a better title for a book than Killadelphia? Rodney Barnes and Jason Shawn Alexander’s new Image title is a pretty solid horror book, but honestly the whole thing could have been garbage and I’d still recommend it based on that killer title. But luckily this is a very solid introduction to the world Barnes and Alexander have created, and the horror meets detective story is a very interesting spin on both Vampire stories and Police Procedurals. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse and Infected: The Scarab!

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STL136861.jpgHe-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #1 (DC Comics)

If DC is known for one thing, it’s their multiverse. From comics to the live action series on CW, the DC Comics Multiverse is a well-known and well-trodden territory for many creative teams, but now it’s time for something a little different. We’ve seen plenty of versions of the DC superheroes and villains pop up in different multiverse tales, but what about a cartoon series, like, well…Masters of The Universe? It’s a weird premise for sure, but Tim Seely and Dan Fraga’s new miniseries He-Man and The Masters of the Multiverse is a big love letter to world of Eternia, and it’s a pretty fun read to boot. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Tales of The Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night and Far Sector!

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STL137312Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night #1 (DC Comics)

It’s time to jump into the Dark Multiverse of DC once more, and this time we’re focusing on an event that’s a little more recent than the others: Blackest Night. Tim Seely and Kyle Hotz’ take on the Green Lantern event is just as dark as the previous specials, but it’s lacking a certain sense of plot and pacing that the others had. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: The Mandalorian!

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Comic Reviews: Doctor Doom and Magnificent Ms. Marvel

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STL136295Doctor Doom #2 (Marvel Comics)

Last month we checked in with Victor Von Doom’s first issue, and while it had potential, I was fairly let down in the characterization of ol’ Vic. However, I’m happy to say that issue two, still from writer Christopher Cantwell and artist Salvador Larrocca, is very much a step in the right direction for the character, and the main plot of the series is now in full force. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Joker: Killer Smile and The Last God!

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STL134174.jpgJoker: Killer Smile #1 (DC Comics)

DC’s Black Label continues to churn out new titles, and this week we get not one, but TWO new titles. One I’ll be covering below, but right now we’re gonna focus on another title starring the Clown Prince of Crime (at this point they could just have him star in his own Black Label line), and the creative team is one that wouldn’t be the first team to put on a book starring the Joker: Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino. That’s right, the creative team behind Green Arrow, Gideon Falls, and Old Man Logan are now turning their sights on the Joker, and the man who wants to try and cure him. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Spider-Man Full Circle and Future Fight: Luna Snow!

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STL133383The Amazing Spider-Man: Full Circle #1 (Marvel Comics)

Tired of Spider-Man comics? Well, Marvel doesn’t care, cause they’re bringing you another Spidey special with Full Circle. But unlike the other Spidey specials that have been released, this one features a veritable who’s who of creators, from Jonathan Hickman, Jason Aaron, Chip Zdarsky, Nick Spencer, Chris Bachalo, Mike Allred, and more crafting this special one shot. As neat as it is though, it doesn’t mean that Full Circle is all that essential. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Tales of The Dark Multiverse and Savage Sword of Conan!

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STL134156Tales of The Dark Multiverse: Knightfall #1 (DC Comics)

DC’s no stranger to alternate reality stories, but their latest series of “What If” tales doesn’t wear their “Elseworlds” moniker. Instead, they’re continuing to lean into the “Dark Multiverse” set up by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Metal with Tales of The Dark Multiverse, a new series of one shot stories highlighting different takes on famous DC stories. Right out of the gate, the series is focusing on one of the biggest DC tales at all: Knighfall, with Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins, and artist Javi Fernandez weaving this new spin on the tale. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Doctor Doom and The Batman’s Grave

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dd1_1Doctor Doom #1 (Marvel Comics)

Villain led comics are typically pretty hard to pull off, but that doesn’t mean that Marvel isn’t going to try with Doctor Doom. From Halt and Catch Fire creator Christopher Cantwell and artist Salvador Larocca, the new series focusing on Victor Von Doom is both intriguing and a little confusing, mainly due to the characterization of Doom himself. Read the rest of this entry