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Comic Reviews: Batman: Curse of the White Knight and Sword Master!

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indexBatman: Curse of the White Knight #1 (DC Comics)

Batman: White Knight was a critical and commercial smash for DC and Sean Gordon Murphy, so it’s no surprise that a sequel has come along to expand this corner of the DC universe that I’ll coin the “Murphy-verse”. Unlike the original series, which put a new dynamic on the Joker/Batman relationship, Curse of the White Knight looks back into the past of the Waynes and their ties to Gotham, creating a much different story than the previous one. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Batman: White Knight and Spirits of Vengeance!

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batman_white_knight_coverBatman: White Knight #1 (of ) (DC Comics)

There have been countless classic Batman tales: The Dark Knight Returns, The Long Halloween, the entirety of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s run. Hell, even The Dark Knight counts as an incredible Batman story, despite being a movie and not a comic. With Sean Murphy’s Batman: White Knight, the hype was building that this story could be just as good as those other classics. And now that it’s out I can tell you this: the hype is real. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy and Tokyo Ghost!

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portrait_incredibleGuardians of the Galaxy #11 (Marvel Comics)

Guardians of the Galaxy has been an interesting book. While the team has had a huge impact on pop culture thanks to their movie, the Brian Michael Bendis written comic hasn’t had the best track record. Sure, there have been some great moments, but by and large it’s been one of the lesser works of Bendis’ large bibliography. However, The latest issue of Brian Michael Bendis and Valerio Schiti’s Guardians saga is certainly more focused than the previous storyline, and actually seems to be setting up some cool interplay for the Guardians in the Civil War 2 event. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Captain America: White and Tokyo Ghost!

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Captain-America-White-1-Cover-1-5066fCaptain America: White #1 (of 5) (Marvel Comics)

Aside from All-Star Batman & Robin, there’s arguably been no longer delayed comic than Captain America: White. The latest installment in Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s award winning “color” line of miniseries following famous Marvel characters, White had a special “zero issue” released in 2008, and then….nothing. Putting the focus on the Sentinel of Liberty right after he’s woken up in modern times, this first issue is an extremely poignant and great look into the mind of Steve Rogers, and more importantly, it reminds you that yes, Jeph Loeb CAN still write good comics. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Chrononauts and Constantine: The Hellblazer!

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STK674262Chrononauts #4 (of 4) (Image Comics)

Mark Millar and Sean Murphy’s time-travelling tale reaches its climax this week, and it’s a doozy. If you’ve been following the adventures of Danny and Corbin then you already know about all of the insane time stream hijinks they’ve been pulling, and just how bad off they are right now. At the start of this issue, I was worried that Millar and Murphy wouldn’t be able to pull off a satisfying confusing. Amazingly though, the two pull off a thrilling and heartfelt conclusion that surprises you at every turn. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Chrononauts and The Punisher!

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 chrononauts-01-cvr-col-720-2734bChrononauts #1 (Image Comics)

 Mark Millar has been having a pretty damn good 2015. His Image titles Starlight, MPH, and Jupiter’s Legacy have been huge hits, Kingman: Secret Service, the movie based on his comic with Dave Gibbons, has been cleaning house at the box office, and his other film based on his comic Nemesis is going to have some major news hitting this week. To add to Millar’s mojo, this week sees the release of Chrononauts, his new Image series with The Wake artist Sean Murphy. Like Starlight before it, Chrononauts has Millar working in a new area of storytelling, and the results are pretty damn awesome. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Tomb Raider and The Wake!

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22838jpg-886f63_960wTomb Raider #1 (Dark Horse Comics)

 Lara Croft returns to comics in Dark Horse Comics in Tomb Raider #1. Written by Batgirl scribe Gail Simone and drawn by Nicolas Daniel Selma, the new series follows Lara after the events of last year’s Tomb Raider video game reboot. Now, full disclosure here, I have yet to play the game. I own it and it’s sitting on my shelf, but I just haven’t had time to dive into it just yet. However, that didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the issue. In fact, not knowing about the island where Lara Croft was born added to the mystery of the book, and makes me want to fire up my Xbox 360 and give the game a spin. 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