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Comic Reviews: The Old Guard and Highlander: American Dream!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

oldguard-01_cvrThe Old Guard #1 (Image Comics)

Greg Rucka has made quite the name for himself thanks to books like Lazarus, and now he’s starting up another creator owned series with Image Comics, The Old Guard. Billed as a mixture of “John Wick and Highlander”, The Old Guard is an awesome mash up of immortals, black ops, and super violence, but has the same strong characterizations that you would expect from a book with Greg Rucka’s name on it.

The Old Guard focuses on five immortals that have been battling or centuries.  They’ve seen everything, and Andy, our lead character, is constantly searching for the one battle that will finally kill her. When the group is sent on a simple rescue mission, their secret is revealed thanks to a hidden camera, leading to a whole mess of new problems for them. Read the rest of this entry

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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

Comic Reviews: Wonder Woman Rebirth and The Flash Rebirth!

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Wonder-Woman-rebirthWonder Woman Rebirth (DC Comics)

Wonder Woman has had quite the ride for the past five years. At the start of the DC New 52 event, her series was riding high thanks to the incredible take on her mythos from Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang, but shortly after they left she fell back into obscurity and muddled storytelling. Well, with DC Rebirth comes another new start for Diana Prince, as Greg Rucka makes his triumphant return to DC’s Amazon in Wonder Woman Rebirth. One of the hottest titles of the DC Rebirth event, Rucka’s return has been pretty highly publicized after he made it known a few years ago that he’d “never work with DC again”, so how does this new one shot, with art from Matthew Clark and Liam Sharp, stack up? 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

Comic Reviews: Howling Commandos of SHIELD and Black Magick!

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559d3dc375357Howling Commandos of SHIELD #1 (Marvel Comics)

The Marvel Monsters have always had a special place in my heart, so it’s pretty great to see them get another crack at an ongoing with Howling Commandos of SHIELD. Frank Barbiere and Brent Schoonover’s new series finds Man-Thing, Manphibian, and even Hit-Monkey as officially sanctioned SHIELD special agents for STAKE, their task force designed for supernatural situations. Lead by Dum Dum Dugan’s Life Model Decoy jumping consciousness,the team enters into the action right away. This first issue of Howling is a lot of fun, if a little too goofy at times. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Star Wars: Shattered Empire and Head Lopper!

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Star-Wars-The-Force-Awakens-Shattered-Empire-1-1-600x911Star Wars: Journey To The Force Awakens-Shattered Empire #1 (of 4) (Marvel)

The toy collectors had Force Friday last week, and now Star Wars comic fans can start the anticipation machine with Marvel’s new miniseries Journey to the Force Awakens-Shattered Empire. Picking up immediately after the battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi, the Greg Rucka and Marco Checcheto miniseries has a lot of hype to live up to, and while it’s setting the stage for some cool things, it’s still a set up issue in every sense of the word. Read the rest of this entry