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Comic Reviews: Black Panther and The Flash!

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indexBlack Panther #1 (Marvel Comics)

Marvel’s “Fresh Start” initiative is designed to give new and unique jumping on points for their stable of characters, and nowhere is that more apparent than with Black Panther #1. While this new number one still has writer Ta-Nehisi Coates onboard, it boasts a new artist in Daniel Acuna, and a brand new location: space. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Superman Special and Quicksilver: No Surrender!

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SUPERMAN_SPECIAL_1_5a7cf6bd99d7e3.73824567Superman Special #1 (DC Comics)

With Brian Michael Bendis taking over the Superman books at the end of the month, DC has given the creative teams of Superman and Action Comics the chance to wrap up any loose ends before Bendis’ arrival on the books. That means the Superman Special features the usual creative team of Peter J Thomasi and Patrick Gleason (with Scott Godlewski on art) tackling one of the last loose ends of their run: Dinosaur Island. Jumping back into that location leads to an issue that contains all of the action, heart, and humor that you’ve come to love from their run. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Venom and Justice League: No Justice!

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654176._SX360_QL80_TTD_Venom #1 (Marvel Comics)

The Marvel relaunch train is gearing up, and after last week’s Avengers #1, we’ve now got the Lethal Protector himself, Venom, getting a brand new shiny #1. But like Earth’s Mightiest Heroes before him, the appeal of the creative team helps offset any quibbles one would have over the renumbering. Rising star Donny Cates is at the writing table, and Marvel artist supreme Ryan Stegman is handling the art, which means that we’re in for a very different, and very cool, new take on Venom. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Avengers and DC Nation!

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Avengers2018_001_Cvr-1-600x891Avengers #1 (Marvel Comics)

You may have heard that the Avengers have a new movie out, so unsurprisingly Marvel is putting out a brand new #1 of Avengers with a new creative team in the hopes of catching that elusive “new reader” who’s interested in checking out the comics after watching Infinity War. While a new #1 is par for the course when it comes to Marvel, the fact that Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness are the creative team for Avengers #1 is enough to make you pause and take notice, and with a team roster that includes the original “Big Three” as well as Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and Ghost Rider, well, that’s just weird enough to make this title stand out. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Deathstroke and Curse of Brimstone!

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DSTRK_30_5a5e645003da31.29520431Deathstroke #30

Batman and Deathstroke have always had a pretty strong rivalry, but DC’s never played it up like they are with Deathstroke #30. As the start of the “Batman vs. Deathstroke” storyline, the Christopher Priest and Carlos Pagulayan issue is being marketed as a good launching on point for the series, and after reading it, I have to admit, it’s really awesome. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Mother Panic, A.D. and The Factory!

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mother-panic-gotham-ad-1-Ibrahim-Moustafa-600x910Mother Panic A.D. #1 (DC Comics)

With DC’s Young Animal relaunch under way, the next title to get a new fresh start is Mother Panic. But where the original series followed the lead character in current Gotham City, this new series, titled Mother Panic A.D., follows the character in a new reality that is decades in the future, where Batman has disappeared from Gotham. It’s a pretty drastic change, but it’s just the type of thing I was hoping for when DC announced they would be restarting this imprint. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Weapon H and Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye!

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WEAPON_H_CVR_001-600x922Weapon H #1 (Marvel Comics)

I’ll be honest, I think every aspect of Weapon H sounds like a bad idea. The very idea of combining The Hulk and Wolverine into one character seemed like the worst Marvel has had to offer, but I went along with the idea cause I didn’t think it would go beyond a story line in Weapon X. But how wrong I was, as we’ve now got a series from Weapon X writer Greg Pak and artist Cory Smith that showcases the newest Marvel mash up character. While it doesn’t do much to convince me that this character deserves a solo series, it does have the potential to be a pretty dumb and fun action series. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: The Terrifics and Jessica Jones!

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TTERR_Cv1_5a05ec2fa4e9a7.58719275The Terrifics #1 (DC Comics)

With the Fantastic Four still in hiding at Marvel, it’s only natural for DC to try and fill that void with The Terrifics. The latest in the line of the “New Age of Heroes” books, The Terrifics features a rag tag team of heroes ranging from Mr. Terrific to Metamorpho to Plastic Man. Everything about this book, from the team line up to the name, is pretty weird, but with creators like Jeff Lemire and Ivan Reis on the book, it’s hard not to take notice and see the potential for a fun adventure comic. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Brave and The Bold and Super Sons!

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B&B_BM_WW_cvr1_5a061ed08ecb43.56199984Brave and The Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #1 (of 6) (DC Comics)

The words “Brave” and “Bold” hold a pretty special place in DC Comics’ long publishing history, and bringing the title back for a special miniseries is no light affair. While typically used as a team-up series with a rotating cast of characters, the latest relaunch of the classic title pairs Wonder Woman and Batman together for a six issue miniseries. While that may not be enough to justify the return of this series, the fact that this series is written and drawn by Liam Sharp will probably be more than enough to get you try it out. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Sideways and Invincible!

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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