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Comic Reviews: Hawkman and Stellar!

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Hawkman01_CVR_5aa86edec27280.38883189Hawkman #1 (DC Comics)

Of all of the superheroes in comics, none have quite the convoluted history like Hawkman. He started as an adventurer, then became a space cop, then became a constantly resurrected hero, and now has ties to the events of Metal. Many great writers and artists have tried their hand at making sense of him, and while some have had more success than others, true lasting success has eluded the character. But now, with a brand new start from writer Robert Venditti and artist Bryan Hitch, the tide could (and should) start to turn in Carter Hall’s favor, because Hawkman #1 is an absolute blast. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Brothers Dracul and Crude!

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634937._SX360_QL80_TTD_Brothers Dracul #1 (Aftershock Comics)

I’m naturally interested in anything that has to do with the legend of Dracula, so Aftershock Comics’ new series Brothers Dracul piqued my interest. While many comics about the infamous Son of the Dragon focus on his vampiric mythology, the Cullen Bunn and Mirko Colak series instead focuses on the actual historical figure Vlad Dracul, and his life as a young boy with his brother and father. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Vampironica and Curse Words!

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indexVampironica #1 (Archie Comics)

At long last, Veronica Lodge gets the chance to shine in an Archie Horror book. After being on the sidelines of Afterlife With Archie and Jughead The Hunger, the raven-haired heiress gets to take the stage in Vampironica, the latest in Archie’s line of horror-themed series. Written by Megan and Greg Smallwood and drawn by Greg Smallwood, Vampironica‘s opening issue is a lot bloodier and impressive than the goofy title would suggest, and hints at another breakout hit for the publisher. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man and Oblivion Song!

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Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_1_797_TextlessAmazing Spider-Man #797 (Marvel Comics)

The time has come. Dan Slott is leaving The Amazing Spider-Man. After years of penning the wall-crawler’s adventures, the writer is prepping one last story, and it’s set to be one hell of a finale for Slott and artist Stuart Immonen. Not only has Norman Osborn returned as the Green Goblin, but he’s got an ace up his sleeve: none other than the Carnage symbiote. As the beginning of “Go Down Swinging”, Amazing Spider-Man #797 is not only a great kick off to what’s sure to be a bombastic event, it’s also a great example of how great Dan Slott is on the book when he’s on his game. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Sideways and Invincible!

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indexSideways #1 (DC Comics)

DC’s “Age of Heroes” has had a pretty rough start. After being delayed due to its ties to Metal, the first two titles in the line, Damage and The Silencer, weren’t exactly the best examples of creating new and exciting characters that the publisher was promising. Thankfully though, it looks like the third time is the charm for this new launch with Sideways, the new character (and ongoing series) from Kenneth Rocafort, Dan Didio, and Justin Jordan. With an intriguing set of powers and a somewhat similar back story to a certain wall-crawler from the competition, I’m hopeful that this is the book to really show off DC’s intentions for their Age of Heroes. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Damage and The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson!

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DAMAGE_Cv1-copy-2_59b1e19b1b3761.52983568Damage #1 (DC Comics)

While Metal is still going strong for DC comics, the event is going to come to an end pretty soon, so the publisher is starting up the “New Age of Heroes”. Designed to introduce new and returning characters to the post-Metal DC landscape, the line has some of DC’s best writers and artist working together to create new characters for the DC universe. First up is Robert Venditti and Tony S. Daniel’s Damage, a book that is a pretty strong debut that unfortunately could’ve used a little more fleshing out. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Hawkman Found and Bonehead!

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imagesHawkman Found #1 (DC Comics)

DC’s Metal event isn’t just a crazy way to introduce a bunch of new monsters and enemies, it’s also giving the publisher a new avenue to bring back some of their classic characters, and Hawkman is first on their list of resurrections. With Jeff Lemire and Bryan Hitch on the creative side of things, Hawkman Found isn’t a necessary piece of the Metal puzzle, but it’s definitely a fun one. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Rumble and Monstro Mechanica!

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rumble2017_01-1Rumble #1 (Image Comics)

After a pretty lengthy hiatus, Rumble is back. And while I’d like to say that the John Arcudi and James Harren series returns with a vengeance, that’s not exactly the case. For starters, Harren has been replaced by David Rubin, and Rumble #1 serves as more of a catch up than new starting point. But at the same time, it’s good to have Rathraq back on the comic shelves. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Spectacular Spider-Man and Dark Fang!

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indexPeter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #297 (Marvel Comics)

While I’ve enjoyed Chip Zdarsky and Adam Kubert’s Spectacular Spider-Man series, there hasn’t been a lot done with it to make it stand out from its bigger brother, Amazing Spider-Man. However, all that’s set to change now that Marvel Legacy has set in, and the rebranded Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #297 raises the stakes and the action in this series considerably. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Port of Earth and Coyotes!

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POE01_Fullsize_356_540Port of Earth #1 (Image Comics)

What if Earth finally made contact with an alien race, and was turned into a glorified truck stop? That’s the premise of Point of Earth, the new Image series from Zack Kaplan and Andrea Mutti. An interesting mix of District 9 and cop dramas like Edge of Watch, Port of Earth has a great set up and hook, but the second half falls a little short of it’s potential. Read the rest of this entry