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Comic Reviews: Sideways and Invincible!

COMIC REVIEWS!

indexSideways #1 (DC Comics)

DC’s “Age of Heroes” has had a pretty rough start. After being delayed due to its ties to Metal, the first two titles in the line, Damage and The Silencer, weren’t exactly the best examples of creating new and exciting characters that the publisher was promising. Thankfully though, it looks like the third time is the charm for this new launch with Sideways, the new character (and ongoing series) from Kenneth Rocafort, Dan Didio, and Justin Jordan. With an intriguing set of powers and a somewhat similar back story to a certain wall-crawler from the competition, I’m hopeful that this is the book to really show off DC’s intentions for their Age of Heroes. Read the rest of this entry

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The Rebirth Is Upon Us

rebirth1What we long expected has come true: DC Comics is relaunching in June. But, it’s not a reboot according to Co-Publishers Dan Didio and Jim Lee and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. In fact, early reports are making this seem like an “un-reboot”, with a creative direction that looks to honor the past of DC’s iconic titles and characters. While it’s hard to get excited about ANOTHER relaunch with new #1’s from one of the big two, I have to admit, I’m more optimistic about this than I was with Marvel’s recent “All-New All-Different” relaunch, and that stems from one thing: direction. Read the rest of this entry

Of Rebirths and Relaunches

DC_RebirthLast Friday the comic book world was abuzz with rumors that DC Comics, the company that made waves years ago with the “New 52” reboot, was planning to relaunch once more. Yes, the company that stated they’d never do a major relaunch after their reboot is now planning to do just that. If rumors are to be believed, the focus of this relaunch, or “Rebirth” as Co-Publishers Dan Didio and Jim Lee have started teasing it as, would have a larger bent towards characters that have films and TV shows based around them as opposed to characters that well, don’t. Read the rest of this entry