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Comic Reviews: Doomsday Clock and Thanos!

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variant-cover-of-doomsday-clock-1-with-superman-and-doctor-manhattanDoomsday Clock #1 (of 12) (DC Comics)

MINOR SPOILERS

The hype around Doomsday Clock is certainly palpable. When the DC Universe unveiled the Rebirth initiative two years ago, it was all but assured that it would lead to the DC heroes meeting the characters from Watchmen, thanks to Doctor Manhattan screwing with time and causing the heroes to forget ten years of their lives and adventures. Today, it’s finally time to see just what Geoff Johns and Gary Frank have in store for the DC and Watchmen worlds with Doomsday Clock. But if you’re expecting to see Superman square off with Doctor Manhattan in this first issue, you’ll be sorely disappointed. 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: Civil War II and Green Lanterns: Rebirth!

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Civil_War_II_Vol_1_1_Teaser_CoverCivil War II #1 (Marvel Comics)

I know what you’re thinking: “didn’t you already review Civil War II?” And I did. But that was the ZERO issue of Marvel’s new mega event, and that issue barely got things into motion. This week sees the real start of Marvel’s summer crossover, and Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez’s miniseries starter is a huge improvement over the “zero issue” that was released a few years ago. While I’m still not sold on a sequel to the massive Civil War event from ten years ago, I will admit that Bendis and Marquez certainly have something pretty gripping here. Read the rest of this entry

Harley’s Little Movie, or How WB Is (Possibly) On The Right Track

4cc46cd25dff5f4dcb3addc6b6f68e79At long last, it seems like Warner Bros is starting to take stock in their movie output and making changes. After Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice “failed” (as much as a movie that grossed $800 million can fail), the studio has re-structured and has now created a new wing called “DC Films”. Co-run by Jon Berg and Geoff Johns (yes, THAT Geoff Johns), the new Warner Bros imprint will bring a “unifying element” to the studios’ upcoming DC films, and it couldn’t come any sooner. In fact, it kind of makes you wonder why WB didn’t do this in the first place. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: DC Universe Rebirth and Steve Rogers: Captain America!

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366074._SX640_QL80_TTD_DC Universe Rebirth #1 (DC Comics)

MILD SPOILERS

This is it. Once again the hopes and dreams of the future of DC Comics rests on the shoulders of one man. No, not Superman, Geoff Johns! The master behind Sinestro Corps War, Infinite Crisis, and nearly every other major event at DC comics has brought us DC Universe Rebirth, the kick off of DC’s newest hope for taking back some of the comics market share that they so desperately need. Unfortunately, spoilers broke out about this bad boy over the weekend, and not even I was immune to them. But even though I know about the huge, “what the $&^#!” reveal, there are still plenty of interesting moments in this new one-shot issue that features art from Ethan Van Sciver, Gary Frank, and tons of other DC artists. Read the rest of this entry

The Rebirth is Upon Us…

STL007326-600x923At Saturday’s Wonder Con panel, DC Comics unveiled the creative teams behind their upcoming “DC Rebirth” event, the line-wide relaunch that will help put DC’s universe back on the right path. Like with any relaunch, there’s a lot of cool stuff, and some disappointments (*COUGH* Scott Lobdell). But let’s not focus on the bad. Instead, let’s take a look at some of the titles that I’m most looking forward to in the relaunch. Read the rest of this entry

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

Comic Reviews: Justice League and Invincible!

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Justice LeagueJustice League #46

The grand superhero epic is alive and well in Johns’ Justice League #46, and the wait for this issue was certainly worth it. Accompanied by artist Francis Manapul, the latest chapter of “The Darkseid War” continues to entertain, and amazingly Johns keeps the story moving while introducing new characters along the way. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Hawkeye and Justice League!

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Hawkeye_Vol_4_22_TextlessHawkeye #22 (Marvel Comics)

Well, look who we have here. After months, and months, and months of delays (and the start of a NEW Hawkeye series), we finally have the conclusion of Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye. There’s been such a long delay on this series that I honestly don’t even remember what happened in the last issue. But, Hawkeye is here, and it’s time to check out how this final issue stacks up. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Free Comic Book Day Special!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMIC REVIEW SPECIAL!!

STK666507All-New, All-Different Avengers #1 (Marvel)

Marvel’s first Free Comic Book Day offering is a glimpse into the post-Secret Wars Marvel Universe. All-New, All-Different Avengers follows the newest incarnation of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, featuring mainstays like Captain America, Vision, Thor, and Iron Man (albeit in different forms), and newcomers Nova, Ms. Marvel, and Miles Morales, the ultimate universe Spider-Man. Writer Mark Waid and artist Mahmud Asrar’s one in done adventure is a really fun look into what’s ahead for Marvel, even if it doesn’t answer any questions. Read the rest of this entry