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Comic Reviews: Jimmy Olsen and Collapser

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STL123898.jpgSuperman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1 (DC Comics)

For being around for more than 80 years, Superman has sure been through a lot of different takes and interpretations. Throughout the decades he’s had numerous titles, and even his side characters like Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen have received their own series, both of whom are currently starring in their own miniseries events right now. While Lois Lane has Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen has an even higher pedigree on the title, as none other than Hawkeye‘s Matt Fraction and The Fix‘s Steve Lieber are bringing their own very unique spin on the Man of Steel’s best pal. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Mother Panic, A.D. and The Factory!

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mother-panic-gotham-ad-1-Ibrahim-Moustafa-600x910Mother Panic A.D. #1 (DC Comics)

With DC’s Young Animal relaunch under way, the next title to get a new fresh start is Mother Panic. But where the original series followed the lead character in current Gotham City, this new series, titled Mother Panic A.D., follows the character in a new reality that is decades in the future, where Batman has disappeared from Gotham. It’s a pretty drastic change, but it’s just the type of thing I was hoping for when DC announced they would be restarting this imprint. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Weapon H and Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye!

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WEAPON_H_CVR_001-600x922Weapon H #1 (Marvel Comics)

I’ll be honest, I think every aspect of Weapon H sounds like a bad idea. The very idea of combining The Hulk and Wolverine into one character seemed like the worst Marvel has had to offer, but I went along with the idea cause I didn’t think it would go beyond a story line in Weapon X. But how wrong I was, as we’ve now got a series from Weapon X writer Greg Pak and artist Cory Smith that showcases the newest Marvel mash up character. While it doesn’t do much to convince me that this character deserves a solo series, it does have the potential to be a pretty dumb and fun action series. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: JLA/Doom Patrol and Motherlands!

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JLADPA_Cv1_R3_5a5e4bf6d5c8d1.97371591JLA/Doom Patrol #1 (DC Comics)

DC’s “Young Animal” imprint has definitely stumbled in recent months. Crippled by delays and waning sales, the Gerard Way curated imprint has been overshadowed by other storylines within DC. But now that this month sees the Young Animal characters crossing paths with their DC pals, there’s hope that it will revitalize the fledgling imprint and restore it to the days of the start of the imprint. With the Gerard Way/Steve Orlando written JLA/Doom Patrol, the hope is that the ACO drawn special, which kicks off “The Milk Wars” storyline, is going to do just that. But is it possible to get new people onto the Young Animal train with so much baggage around the line? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Infamous Iron Man and Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye!

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doomInfamous Iron Man #1 (Marvel Comics)

Once again, a major Marvel event has been delayed. But it’s still business as usual for Marvel, as they’re releasing Infamous Iron Man this week. The first of two series spinning out of the end of Civil War II, this series finds Victor Von Doom taking the mantle of the Armored Avenger and dishing out his own brand of justice. Yes, it’s a pain that the Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev series is going to spoil the events of Civil War II, but at this point it’s not even that surprising that Marvel would let this be released before the event wrapped up. In fact, it would be more surprising if they actually finished the event first. Despite being a victim of Civil War II’s near constant delays, Infamous Iron Man serves as a solid, if slow, look into the new Victor Von Doom. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Doom Patrol and The Fix!

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640-1Doom Patrol #1 (DC Comics)

It’s been a few years since Gerard Way, the lead singer of the My Chemical Romance, had a book on the comic stands. But his return to the paneled page could not have come with more hype. Not only is he writing a new take on Doom Patrol, he’s also the creative force behind “Young Animal”, DC’s new publishing imprint that’s kind of like Vertigo if it was really into punk and zines. As the first book in the initiative and the first mainstream series written by Way, all eyes are on Doom Patrol. Read the rest of this entry