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Comic Reviews: Action Comics and DC Bad Guys Summer Special!

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ACT_1001_CVR_fnl_5acd480ba4dca4.41390433Action Comics #1001

Now that the dust has settled in Man of Steel, Brian Michael Bendis has started his runs on Superman and Action Comics. While Superman will focus on the Man of Steel’s personal life, Bendis’ Action Comics, which begins with issue 1001 (no renumbering here), focuses on the heroic adventures of Superman. Teamed up with artist Patrick Gleason, the first issue of Bendis’ run isn’t as action-packed as described, but still seems to be setting up some pretty intriguing things. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Superman Special and Quicksilver: No Surrender!

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SUPERMAN_SPECIAL_1_5a7cf6bd99d7e3.73824567Superman Special #1 (DC Comics)

With Brian Michael Bendis taking over the Superman books at the end of the month, DC has given the creative teams of Superman and Action Comics the chance to wrap up any loose ends before Bendis’ arrival on the books. That means the Superman Special features the usual creative team of Peter J Thomasi and Patrick Gleason (with Scott Godlewski on art) tackling one of the last loose ends of their run: Dinosaur Island. Jumping back into that location leads to an issue that contains all of the action, heart, and humor that you’ve come to love from their run. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Star Wars: Dr. Aphra and Superman!

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doctor-aphra-1-coverStar Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 (Marvel Comics)

Of the vast characters in the Star Wars universe, it’s a little odd that Doctor Aphra would be the next one to get an ongoing series. After appearing in the Darth Vader series, Aphra certainly became pretty popular, but even with that, it’s a little surprising to see her name with a new #1 behind it. Luckily Vader writer Kieron Gillen is on hand to write this series along with artist Kev Walker. Since Aphra’s the first original Marvel Star Wars character to get her own series, this is pretty cool. But is this a book that’s worthy of a monthly series? After reading this first issue that’s tough to say. Read the rest of this entry

Superman and Son

12512778-10101076300796655-8399499985413246478-n-176189At seven issues in for a majority of their titles, the DC Rebirth event can pretty much be considered a resounding success. There’s tons of fantastic titles to choose for your pull list, from Tom King and David Finch’s Batman to Greg Rucka’s Wonder Woman, but in all honesty, the one that I love the most is Peter J Tomasi and Patrick Gleason’s Superman, and it’s the one DC Rebirth title that shouldn’t work nearly as well as it does. 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: Batman and Batman & Robin!

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BM-Cv33-8c31d Batman #33 (DC Comics)

 This is it! The finale to “Zero Year”, the year long reimagining of the Dark Knight’s origin story from Batman writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo! After months and months of build up, we finally have the showdown between Batman and the Riddler, with the fate of Gotham City at stake. Obviously there’s a lot of hype around this final installment (so much so that I broke my “no more Batman reviews” rule). Hell, it’s even being released on the 75th anniversary of the Batman! So, does it live up to the hype? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batman & Ra’s Al Ghul and The Punisher!

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Batman_and_Robin_Vol_2-32_Cover-1_Teaser Batman & Ra’s Al Ghul #32 (DC Comics)

 Batman’s quest for the body of Damian Wayne finally comes to a close in Batman & Ra’s Al Ghul #32, as the Dark Knight comes face to face with the Demon’s Head, and he’s not too happy with Ra’s plans to resurrect his daughter and grandson. Writer Peter J. Thomasi and artist Patrick Gleason are in top form with this issue, and bring us one of the most brutal Batman vs. Ra’s fights in recent memory. Read the rest of this entry