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Comic Reviews: Dark Days: The Casting and Spider-Men II!

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0qj7k1c13cqyDark Days: The Casting #1 (DC Comics)

Dark Days: The Forge brought up a whole lot of questions for the upcoming Metal event from DC. From showing a new back-story for Hawkman, to revealing that Batman has one of the “tuning forks” the Monitor used to try and reconcile the multiple universes in Crisis on the Infinite Earths, The Forge had a lot of crazy reveals, but not a lot of context for them. With The Casting, it falls on Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and their trio of artists (Jim Lee, John Romita Jr, and Andy Kubert) to maybe, just maybe start making some connections to the upcoming Metal event. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Ghost Rider and Suicide Squad!

ghostrider1covermarcochecchettoGhost Rider #1 (Marvel Comics)

I’ll be honest; I wasn’t the biggest fan of All-New Ghost Rider. While I admired the art by Tradd Moore, the series that introduced Robbie Reyes to the world just didn’t do much for me. Maybe it was because Johnny Blaze will always be my favorite Ghost Rider, or maybe it was the fact that this time the Rider drove a muscle car instead of motorcycle, but something just didn’t click with me. Despite this, the Robbie Reyes version of the character has a pretty devoted following, and he’s returned with a brand new series written by Reyes create Felipe Smith, with art from Danillo Beyruth. Unfortunately this new series doesn’t do much to convince me to keep following this Rider’s adventures. 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

Of Rebirths and Relaunches

DC_RebirthLast Friday the comic book world was abuzz with rumors that DC Comics, the company that made waves years ago with the “New 52” reboot, was planning to relaunch once more. Yes, the company that stated they’d never do a major relaunch after their reboot is now planning to do just that. If rumors are to be believed, the focus of this relaunch, or “Rebirth” as Co-Publishers Dan Didio and Jim Lee have started teasing it as, would have a larger bent towards characters that have films and TV shows based around them as opposed to characters that well, don’t. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man and Superman Unchained!

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 Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_3_9_TextlessAmazing Spider-Man #9 (Marvel Comics)

 It’s here, the event that Dan Slott has been building to since he first brought Peter Parker back to the Marvel Universe in April: “Spider-Verse”: the Spider-Man event to end all Spider-Man events. After months of build up, including an Edge of Spider-Verse prelude miniseries and two special issues of Superior Spider-Man, the main event is finally here with Amazing Spider-Man #9. So, how does it stack up? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Rocket Raccoon and Superman Unchained!

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 RocketRocket Raccoon #1 (Marvel Comics)

Rocket Raccoon blasts off into his own solo series, and thanks to writer and artist Skottie Young, it’s pretty spectacular. While it’s obvious that Marvel has put this book out to cash in on the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie, the decision to have Young write and draw the series makes this an absolute blast to read, and makes the wait between issues of Guardians of the Galaxy that much easier. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Detective Comics 75th Anniversary Special!

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DTC_Cv27_Jay-FabokDetective Comics #27 (DC Comics)

The Dark Knight turns 75 this year, and DC Comics has really put out all the stops to celebrate the occasion. Boasting talent with names like Greg Hurwitz, Peter J. Thomasi, Neal Adams, Sean Murphy, Francesco Francavilla, Scott Snyder, and more, this mega sized anniversary issue is packed to the brim with content. Like any special anniversary issue, not all of the stories in it are great. So, here’s a breakdown of the seven different stories contained in this issue, along with a handy dandy grade. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: New Avengers and Superman Unchained!

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marvel-new-avengers-issue-13inhNew Avengers # 13.INH

“Inhumanity” finally hits the New Avengers, but not in the way that you think. Cleverly playing with our expectations, New Avengers #13.INH (that’s to let you know it ties into “Inhumanity”, in case you couldn’t tell from the cover) switches gears and shows us a parallel Earth with it’s own Illuminati, and its own spin on the Inhuman gas that was released during Infinity.  Writer Jonathan Hickman continues to build on the events that have been occurring during his entire New Avengers run, but the art by Simone Bianchi definitely hurts this issue. Read the rest of this entry