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Earth-2 #3
Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Nicola Scott
The all-new origin of ALAN SCOTT GREEN LANTERN – unlike any GL origin that’s come before!
The debut of the all-new HAWKGIRL!
And Jay Garrick, THE FLASH, meets his first Super Hero!

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Dresden Codak is a webcomic written and illustrated by Aaron Diaz. Described by Diaz as a “celebration of science, death and human folly”, the comic presents stories that deal with elements of philosophy, science and technology, and/or psychology. The comic was recognized in 2008 at the Web Cartoonist’s Choice Awards for Outstanding Use of Color and Outstanding Use of The Medium.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Ultimate Comics: Ultimate Spider-Man #12
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: David Marquez
Miles must choose between battling his uncle turned crime lord or joining him to keep his family safe!
What path will Miles take?!

Rating: ★★★★☆
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When it comes to the creative mind, a number of authors and creators have had their works lauded by fans around the world.  This week, Major Spoilerite Jason wrote in wondering about creators with original ideas.


Available in print for the first time, Dragon Age: The Silent Grove is the perfect introduction to BioWare’s dark fantasy universe! In this essential, canonical story from David Gaider, lead writer of the games, King Alistair, accompanied only by rogues Isabela and Varric, embarks on a quest deep inside the borders of Antiva—a nation of assassins! Together, they will encounter a prison break, dragons, the mysterious Witch of the Wilds, and one of the greatest secrets in the history of the world!

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  1. *sigh* Matthew, as a Vancouver Canucks fan, your “2004 Champions” comment stings more than you know, since my team has never won a championship.

    That being said, from now on I’m calling a hat-trick a “triple hat” in honour of Stephen.

  2. Honestly as someone who knows a thing or two about the Dragon Age setting I thought your review was fair and honestly somewhat telling about the setting. I enjoy the games but so often tie in media like comics and novels comes across as more of the same. Never really pushing boundaries only telling throw away stories. Its to back but I’ve seen it happen with tie in media more often than it doesn’t.

    Also while this might have been promoted as a “great jumping on point” I never expected it to be and your reactions I think bear that out.

    That might be an interesting topic for some weekend show. How often are promoted jumping on points really a good place to start reading a comic and how often are they just leave you scratching your head.

    Thanks for the Review

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