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Comic Reviews: Guardians of The Galaxy and Batman!

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815113._SX1600_QL80_TTD_Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (Marvel Comics)

You can’t keep the Guardians of the Galaxy down, and that’s pretty apparent with the comic side of the team, which has another new #1 (their fourth by my count) that has a new creative team, a new roster of heroes, and a new threat. The Al Ewing and Juann Cabal series is intending to be just as grand and epic as the previous run from Donny Cates, but as it stands right now, it’s simply too soon to get all that excited about another crack on the team that will probably be rebooted in about twenty issues. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Iron Man 2020 and Low, Low Woods!

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Iron Man 2020 #1 (Marvel Comics) STL142463

We’re officially in the future year of 2020, and that means that the Iron Man of 2020, long thought of a as a far away villain, is now a modern day threat. Or is he? That’s the main crux of Dan Slott, Christos Gage, and Pete Woods’ Iron Man 2020 #1, which finds Arno Stark, not Tony, in the Iron Man armor of the future, taking down the threats that could potentially lead to the destruction of the world around him. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batman and Daphne Byrne!

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STL142678Batman #86 (DC Comics)

After a genre defining (and patience testing) run from Tom King, the mainline Batman series is going back to basics in an effort to boost the sales back to their previous numbers. DC made a lot of waves with their controversial decision to cut King’s run short by fifteen issues, but in bringing in writer James Tynion IV and artist Tony S Daniel to usher us into Batman #100, they bring in a sense of familiarity to Bruce Wayne and his allies that is both comforting and little on the safe side. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Wonder Woman: Dead Earth and Suicide Squad!

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STL139791Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #1 (DC Comics)

DC’s Black Label is a pretty well covered in these reviews, and for good reason. By and large, the publisher’s plan to take their established characters and give different creative teams free reign has worked wonders, creating some truly fresh and dynamic takes on legendary characters. With Wonder Woman: Dead Earth, Extremity and Murder Falcon creator Daniel Warren Johnson gets to play in the DC world, and the results are nothing short of spectacular. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Annihilation Scourge: Beta Ray Bill and Ocean Master!

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ANNIHILATION-SCOURGE-Beta-Ray-Bill-1-Cover-AAnnihilation Scourge: Beta Ray Bill #1 (Marvel Comics)

The new Annihilation event continues to barrel its way through the Marvel universe, and now it’s coming for Beta Ray Bill. Easily the most exciting and intense of the Scourge specials, Annihilation Scourge: Beta Ray Bill is the highlight of the event so far, and Michael Moreci and Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque’s special should absolutely lead to an ongoing for the Norse Horse. 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

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: 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