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Comic Reviews: The Flash and Curse Words!

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FLS_Cv22_non-lenticular[10]_590d2e22ac7773.69640683The Flash #22 (DC Comics)

It’s all come to this. With the hype of the entire DC universe and comic fans behind it, “The Button” has reached its conclusion. But now that we know the next installment in the Rebirth mystery is coming in November, has the wind been taken out of The Flash #22 sails? Read the rest of this entry

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Two Minutes To Doomsday

slack-imgsEver since the final pages of DC Universe Rebirth, comic fans have waited with bated breath for more information on the shocking revelation that Dr. Manhattan was (probably) behind the DC’s “New 52” reboot. We’ve been getting a few more details in “The Button” storyline that’s been playing out in current issues of Batman and The Flash, but now we’ve got a real-deal next installment in the ongoing “DC Rebirth Saga”: Doomsday Clock. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Scarlet Spider and The Flash!

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BenReillyScarletSpider1-cover2Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #1 (Marvel Comics)

This isn’t the first time that Marvel has tried to restart the Scarlet Spider, but it is the first time they’ve done it with Ben Reilly, the original character to don the blue hoodie. With writer Peter David and artist Mark Bagley on the book, Marvel is banking on the 90’s nostalgia pretty hard, but this series is so tied to the events of Clone Conspiracy that it may be hard for new readers to jump on board with the title. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Justice League vs. Suicide Squad and Locke and Key: Small World!

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jlvsssq01_cvr_583e0b44018de5-16130237Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1 (of 6) (DC Comics)

There’s a lot of hype surrounding Justice League vs. Suicide Squad. As the first major event of the DC Rebirth era, DC is putting out all the stops for this one. Up and coming writer Joshua Williamson is handling the script duties, and the series will host a who’s who of top DC art talent, with this first issue featuring the one and only Jason Fabok. While putting this much marketing and hype behind something is usually a recipe for failure, it’s a relief to see that that’s not the case with this opening issue. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Inhumans vs X-Men and The Flash!

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ivx_1_coverInhumans vs. X-Men #1 (of 6) (Marvel Comics)

The throw down Marvel fans have been waiting for is here: Inhumans vs. X-Men (or IvX if you want to be picky). The past few years have been quite a ride for both franchises, as Marvel has made a pretty obvious ploy to play up the Inhumans while distancing themselves from the X-Men. It hasn’t worked, but IvX is the latest attempt by Marvel to try and get people to care as much about the Inhumans as they do about the X-Men. With Charles Soule and Jeff Lemire writing, and Leinil Yu drawing, it’s clear that Marvel really wants this one to work (especially because it’ll lead into their RessurXion event), but does it all add up to a readable event? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Punisher Annual and Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps!

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portrait_incredibleThe Punisher Annual #1 (Marvel Comics)

It’s been quite awhile since we’ve had a seasonal issue of a comic hit at the right time. Thankfully this week sees the release of Punisher Annual #1, which takes place coincidentally on Halloween. While it doesn’t fit in with the current running Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon (RIP) series, the Gerry Conway and Felix Ruiz special issue is still a fun little adventure that fits in with the themes of this time of year.

Or at least, it should’ve been. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Cyborg Rebirth and Jughead!

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cybreb_cv1_dsCyborg Rebirth #1 (DC Comics)

I’ll be honest; Cyborg has never been one of my favorite characters. Sure, I’ve enjoyed his inclusion in the Justice League thanks to DC’s New 52 initiative, but when it comes to his solo outings I’ve never really felt any interest in the character. However, with DC Rebirth it’s a time for new beginnings, and with that in mind I picked up the new Cyborg Rebirth from John Semper Jr and Paul Pelletier. Could this be the entry point into the character that’s often eluded me? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Lake of Fire and Wonder Woman!

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lake-of-fire-issue-1Lake of Fire #1 (Image Comics)

Once again, Image Comics has been putting out a seemingly endless stream of new first issues. Thanks to their new Image Plus magazine, there’s less of a risk involved in plunking down your hard earned cash if you’re curious about checking a new series out. While I’m always hesitant to throw yet another new comic onto my already bursting pull list, when I heard the pitch for Nathan Fairbairn and Matt Smith’s Lake of Fire, I knew I was in: Crusade era knights vs. Aliens! How could I say no? Read the rest of this entry

Marvel vs. DC: A Modern Day Throwdown

marvel_vs_dc_poster_by_deffectx-d95a5a8I know what you’re thinking: “really, an article about Marvel Vs. DC movies? Again?”

Well hold your horses pal, cause this isn’t that kind of article. While the internet would have you believe that I’d be comparing the Marvel Studios films to the just starting up DC films from Warner Bros, I’m looking at the real battle that’s been raging for decades: the comics. Like everything, the battle between Marvel and DC has ebbed and flowed in favor of either side, and both publishers have always had their strengths and weaknesses. So today we’re going to look at the two publishers in key categories: characters, writers, artists, and direction. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Suicide Squad Rebirth and Kill or Be Killed!

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SSQUADREB-Cv1-tan-cffecSuicide Squad Rebirth #1 (DC Comics)

You may or may not know, but the Suicide Squad movie hits this week. So what better time to roll out Suicide Squad Rebirth, the latest DC Rebirth special to grab new readers? DC is well aware of the added interest on the Suicide Squad now, and they’ve tapped Rob Williams and Phillip Tan to write and draw the new series. Legendary artist Jim Lee (yes, that Jim Lee), will be handling the regular issues as well, but let’s be honest, asking him to handle the Rebirth issue and the first issue was never going to happen (I’ll be amazed if he’ll be able to handle the first issue to be honest). Read the rest of this entry