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Comic Reviews: Hawkman and Stellar!

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Hawkman01_CVR_5aa86edec27280.38883189Hawkman #1 (DC Comics)

Of all of the superheroes in comics, none have quite the convoluted history like Hawkman. He started as an adventurer, then became a space cop, then became a constantly resurrected hero, and now has ties to the events of Metal. Many great writers and artists have tried their hand at making sense of him, and while some have had more success than others, true lasting success has eluded the character. But now, with a brand new start from writer Robert Venditti and artist Bryan Hitch, the tide could (and should) start to turn in Carter Hall’s favor, because Hawkman #1 is an absolute blast. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Hawkman Found and Bonehead!

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imagesHawkman Found #1 (DC Comics)

DC’s Metal event isn’t just a crazy way to introduce a bunch of new monsters and enemies, it’s also giving the publisher a new avenue to bring back some of their classic characters, and Hawkman is first on their list of resurrections. With Jeff Lemire and Bryan Hitch on the creative side of things, Hawkman Found isn’t a necessary piece of the Metal puzzle, but it’s definitely a fun one. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Civil War II: Kingpin and Justice League Rebirth!

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Civil_War_II_Kingpin_1_CoverCivil War II: Kingpin #1 (of 4) (Marvel Comics)

Already there are tons (some might say too many) Civil War II tie-ins, and while a lot of them have been okay to bad, Civil War II: Kingpin sounded like it could be one of the better ones. With We Can Never Go Home co-writer Matthew Rosenberg writing, at the very least it would be interesting to see him take on one of Marvel’s biggest bad guys. And for the most part, it is really good, even if Kingpin has some flaws that hold it back from the being awesome. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Southern Bastards and JLA: Justice League of America!

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STK674550Southern Bastards #9 (Image Comics)

Jasons Aaron and Latour bring their dark Southern epic back to the comic shops this week with Southern Bastards #9. The start of a new story arc, the latest trip to Craw County introduces us to Sheriff Hardy, who’s investigating the death of Coach Big from last issue. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Detective Comics 75th Anniversary Special!

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DTC_Cv27_Jay-FabokDetective Comics #27 (DC Comics)

The Dark Knight turns 75 this year, and DC Comics has really put out all the stops to celebrate the occasion. Boasting talent with names like Greg Hurwitz, Peter J. Thomasi, Neal Adams, Sean Murphy, Francesco Francavilla, Scott Snyder, and more, this mega sized anniversary issue is packed to the brim with content. Like any special anniversary issue, not all of the stories in it are great. So, here’s a breakdown of the seven different stories contained in this issue, along with a handy dandy grade. Read the rest of this entry