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Comic Reviews: The Punisher and Suicide Squad!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

516363._SX1280_QL80_TTD_Punisher #14 (Marvel Comics)

Frank Castle’s adventures in the Marvel NOW era have been a little more comic booky than I typically like, but recent issues have definitely improved on the original storyline. Becky Cloonan’s ongoing tale of Frank Castle going after Mutant Growth Hormone drug dealers had been a tiring slow burn, but there’s been a new jolt of electricity to the series in recent months, and there’s no better example of that than in Punisher #14. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: The Punisher and Renato Jones, The One Percent!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!!

56e35d72f229fThe Punisher #1 (Marvel Comics) 

For those of you looking for a Punisher series to start reading after binging all of season 2 of Daredevil, Marvel has finally answered your call. After a few Punisher-less months since Secret Wars wrapped, Frank Castle is brought back into the Marvel fold in Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon’s aptly named The Punisher #1. A throwback to older Punisher tales, this issue sets the stage for the upcoming story arc pretty well, but probably could’ve used a bit more action or forward momentum to really make it stand out. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Thor and Gotham Academy!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

 portrait_uncannyThor #1 (Marvel Comics)

 Excited for the new female Thor? Well, I’ll tell you right now: she’s only in two pages of Thor #1, the new jumping on point by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman. This fact makes it a little tough to believe that this change is going to last, as does the fact that this brand new #1 reads more like Thor: God of Thunder #26. The focus is entirely on the former Thor (who we’re now told to call “Odinson”), which will most likely lead to a lot of angry customers. Read the rest of this entry

Too Many Batbooks?

Batman3Last week, Entertainment Weekly of all places announced two new titles that will be appearing on DC’s publishing slate in October: Arkham Manor and Gotham Academy. As a surprise to pretty much no one, both of these titles are, you guessed it, Batman related. Naturally the internet got into a tizzy about there being even more Batman books being released on the nerd buying public, but is it really that big of a deal? Read the rest of this entry