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Comic Reviews: The Punisher and Suicide Squad!

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516363._SX1280_QL80_TTD_Punisher #14 (Marvel Comics)

Frank Castle’s adventures in the Marvel NOW era have been a little more comic booky than I typically like, but recent issues have definitely improved on the original storyline. Becky Cloonan’s ongoing tale of Frank Castle going after Mutant Growth Hormone drug dealers had been a tiring slow burn, but there’s been a new jolt of electricity to the series in recent months, and there’s no better example of that than in Punisher #14. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Captain Marvel and Poison Ivy!

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 new-captain-marvel-jpgCaptain Marvel #1 (Marvel Comics)

 Carol Danvers finally enters the All New All Different Marvel universe with Captain Marvel, and thanks to Agent Carter show runners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas and artist Kris Anka, her new series is off to a fantastic start. This is a great jumping on point for new readers, and stands as one of the best of the All New All Different relaunch. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Harley Quinn Invades Comic Con International San Diego and Uncanny X-Men!

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Harley_Quinn_Invades_Comic_Con_International_San_Diego_Vol_2-1_Cover-1_Teaser Harley Quinn Invades Comic Con International San Diego #1 (DC Comics)

 I’ll admit it; I dropped Harley Quinn a few months ago. As much as I loved the character, I wasn’t a fan on this new “Deadpool” spin that writers Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti were giving her. After two really good opening issues, the book quickly devolved into an unfunny, incoherent mess. But for some reason I was compelled to pick up Harley Quinn Invades Comic Con International San Diego. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because the premise, which has Harley trying to pitch her own comic book, seemed similar to the zero issue that I loved. Maybe I felt I was being too hard on Harley’s main series and wanted to give her another shot. Or maybe I just simply like Harley Quinn and wanted to see her at San Diego Comic Con, the nerd Mecca that I’ll probably never go to in my lifetime. Whatever the reasoning, I picked up this one shot issue and actually found that I enjoyed it quite a bit. It still has a lot of the same things that irk me about the regular series, but I found myself being able to look past that and really enjoy the main story. Read the rest of this entry