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Comic Reviews: Sabrina The Teenage Witch and Dial H for Hero!

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archie-comic-publications-sabrina-teenage-witch-1-of-5-cvr-a-fish-20181231Sabrina The Teenage Witch #1 (Archie Comics)

Is it really any surprise that this comic is being featured this week? Sabrina Spellman is one of my all time favorite characters in fiction, and while her Netflix show has been a huge success, her comic adventures have been all but nonexistent. Aside from her new supporting role in Archie, the comic that started Sabrina’s resurgence, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, is all but gone from Archie Comics’ publishing schedule, with no new issues in sight. With her popularity back to where it was in the late 90’s, Archie comics finally catches up with a new Sabrina The Teenage Witch series, from writer Kelly Thompson and artist Veronica Fish. While it doesn’t have the dark magic thrills of The Chilling Adventures, there’s still a lot of magical charm in this book’s pages. Read the rest of this entry

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Movie Review: Shazam!

MOVIE REVIEW!!

Shazam!_posterSHAZAM (2019)

Starring: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou

Directed by: David F Sandberg

A character like Shazam is one that I never thought would get a solo movie, especially before characters like The Flash, and yet Shazam!, starring Zachary Levi as the titular hero and Asher Angel as his teenage alter ego Billy Batson is here, and like Aquaman before it, marks a distinct tonal shift in the Warner Bros stable of DC films. Watching this after Batman V Superman would probably give someone tonal whiplash so hard it would snap their neck, and while the David F Sandberg film has some problems, all in all it’s a really fun film that will certainly appeal to families who are looking for something a little lighter than other superhero films. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Female Furies and Vindication!

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FEMALE_FURIES_Cv1_GeradsFemale Furies #1 (DC Comics)

After making a brief appearance in Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ Mister Miracle miniseries, the Female Furies of Apokolips get their very own miniseries from Cecil Castellucci and artist Adriano Mello. But instead of an ass-kicking adventure starring Granny Goodness’ powerhouse team, Female Furies instead flashes back to the early days of the Furies, and their attempt to be seen as a legitimate part of Darkseid’s forces. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Young Justice and Captain Marvel!

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dcwyj_01_300-001_hd_5c17f71c826424.06913733Young Justice #1 (DC Comics)

Now that he’s settled into DC Comics, it’s time for Brian Michael Bendis to really shake things up, and for starters, he’s bringing back Young Justice. The title that brought Robin, Superboy, and Impulse together was a big hit back in the day, but the DC universe is very different from the one that birthed that series. But just because it’s different, that doesn’t mean that Bendis and artist Patrick Gleason aren’t going to do their best to bring a new team together that includes the return of Connor Kent, Superboy. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Aquaman and Hardcore!

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AQM_43_300-001_HD_5c05ca09a87f84.45026149Aquaman #43 (DC Comics)

Aquaman’s got a big budget movie coming out this week, which means that DC is hoping to have some fabled “new readers” coming into their local comic shops after their trip to the multiplex. To meet that, DC has a new creative team and a new direction on Aquaman, with famed writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Robson Rocha drawing the panels. While this new start is a bit of a drastic change for someone like me who’s read Aquaman since the New 52 relaunch, there’s enough here to keep me reading to see how it all shakes out. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batman Who Laughs and Detective Comics!

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BATMANWHOLAUGHS-720x1080The Batman Who Laughs #1 (DC Comics)

As the biggest breakout character from Dark Nights: Metal, it’s no surprise that The Batman Who Laughs was going to stick around the DC Universe. But it is a surprise to see the character back with not only Scott Snyder writing, but his Wytches artist Jock handling the art. It’s been a long time since the two have worked together on a series, but the they haven’t missed a step with The Batman Who Laughs #1, delivering a series that serves as both a sequel to Metal, and as a standalone Batman tale. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Martian Manhunter and Winter Soldier!

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mm_cv01-p_2018Martian Manhunter #1 (DC Comics)

After the critical success of Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ Mister Miracle, it makes sense that DC comics would want to replicate that success with some of their other characters. Stepping up to the plate is Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo, starting a new twelve part miniseries focusing on J’on J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter. Naturally the comparisons to King and Gerads’ series are going to be rampant, but so far it seems like Martian Manhunter isn’t going to be making anyone forget Mister Miracle anytime soon. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Ironheart #1 and DC Nuclear Winter Special!

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Riri Williams made a pretty big splash a few years ago in the pages of Tony Stark: Iron Man, and now that ol’ Tony is back in the armor, it’s time for her to break out on her own. Ironheart #1, from Eve L Ewing and artists Kevin Libranda and Luciano Vecchio, is a great start for Riri character-wise, but there’s not much to keep you interested when it comes to the plot. Read the rest of this entry

In Need of a Miracle

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One of the best comics on the stands came to a close last week: Mister Miracle. The Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ miniseries focused on the life of Scott Free, the superhero/escape artist known as Mister Miracle who’s originally from the dark world of Apokalips. While you may have thought that this series would focus on Scott’s struggles with his adoptive father Darkseid and the war for home of the New Gods, it actually had more to say about family, grief, and mental health. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Wonder Woman and Murder Falcon!

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WW_58_300-001_HD_5bd764da99d3a0.30436253Wonder Woman #58 (DC Comics)

Despite having a film that was a massive success critically and financially, Wonder Woman’s adventures on the comic page have taken a bit of a hit lately. After a great relaunch from Greg Rucka and artists Nicola Scott and Liam Sharpe, Wonder Woman took a bit of a nosedive when other creative teams took over. Luckily for us though, Ms Marvel writer G Willow Wilson has arrived with artist Cary Nord to take the Amazonian Wonder into a new adventure, and so far Wonder Woman #58 looks to be just the thing Wonder Woman needed. Read the rest of this entry