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Review: Superman/Batman #54

With Great Power Comes Much Punching and Fighting With all the craziness that is going on in the DC Universe, it’s nice to know you can sit down and read a title that both follows and breaks continuity at every turn.  Superman/Batman reintroduced Supergirl to the world, but it also featured a run where the entire universe went flippy a couple of times, and no one in any of the other titles noticed. We’ve now come to a tale that has the Silver Banshee doing the thing that she does so well, which had the odd effect of Batman acquiring…

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Review: Invincible #56

This week, on a very special Invincible… What a world of difference a couple of years make.  Back in the day, you’d open up a copy of Invincible and see bashing and smashing, intrigue, and teenager trying to live a normal life with super powers.  But our Mark Greyson has grown up, and as he comes into his own, he’s got to face a lot of adult situations.  Situations like premarital sex, a sibling that needs an intervention, and domestic violence.  Heady topics, indeed.

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Review: Buckaroo Banzai: The Prequel #2

Across the 7th Dimension? Wow, I can’t believe it was August when I last looked upon the Buckaroo Banzai prequel from Moonstone Books.  In that time, I pretty much forget everything that happened in the first issue. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as it gave me time to forget about the slips in continuity that comes from someone who hasn’t watched the source material 100,000 times since 1984.  Instead of a four or five issue mini-series, the prequel is wrapped up in two.  Too much?  Not enough?  Or have the halcyon days of the Hong Kong Cavaliers disappeared for…

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Review: Booster Gold #15

For want of a knife the kingdom was lost Forget the time jumping, continuity screwing, reality messing tale that’s occurring in some of those other books.  If you really want your mind tweaked, readers need to check out the latest time jumping, continuity screwing, reality messing tale that’s happening in Booster Gold.  Unlike that other book that doesn’t explain anything, Booster Gold #15, kicks off a new story arc that not only doesn’t explain everything, but does it in a way that makes sense – providing you’ve read the previous 14 issues.

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Review: Final Crisis #5 (of 7)

Or – “What The–” Stephen has been unhappy with the storytelling shown by Grant Morrison in recent issues of Batman (and, frankly, he’s not alone) and has been somewhat less-than-kind to the overall arc of Final Crisis to date.  I have to admit that the things doing on in this book have all felt epic and world-shattering, but I seriously have little to no idea what’s going on.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though, instead reading like a book written in a language that I’m not fluent in, implying that my tiny mind can’t process what’s going on with the…

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Advance Review: Pantomime: Sequential Art Anthology 2008

A preview of things to come I’ve been a fan of the Savannah College of Art and Design for a number of years.  Not only does the college crank out talented artists, they also have a sequential art program that preps students for the comic book industry.  For the last four years the school has released an anthology series featuring the works of some of its top talents.  The 2008 Sequential Art Anthology arrived at my door the other day, and even though it doesn’t hit the shelves until January 2009, Major Spoilers has an early first look.

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Review: Detective Comics #851

Apparently Batman is dead, but you’d never know it if you’ve been reading Detective Comics for the last year or so.  The plausible exit created by Paul Dini at the end of last issue, leads naturally to the events Denny O’Neil uses in Detective Comics #851.  Batman dead?  Unlikely, so why mourn the loss here?  Instead, O’Neil uses the time to tell a good Detective story.

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Review: Superman & Batman vs. Vampires & Werewolves #5

Oh Dear God, Make It Stop! For the last couple of months I’ve subjected myself to one of the most bizarre team up stories ever written.  While this is supposed to be a Superman Batman team up, Superman failed to appear in the first two issues, and save for a moment of the two passing one another on the way to bring down a Lovecraftian horror, the two have been following separate storylines.  Throw in passing cameos galore, and you have the makings of a mega crossover event.  Right?

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Review: Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom #3

It’s man against nature, and nature looks like it is winning With the Death of the New Gods, Superman disappearing in Trinity, and Supergirl going through whatever Supergirl is going through at the moment, you’d think another book featuring Superman, Supergirl, and the New Gods would not be high on my radar.  For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been looking forward to Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom, for the great art, the compelling story, and the fact it gives readers a break from the complicated goings on in the main Superman titles.

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Review: Terra #3

Faster is not always better I knew that if I didn’t jump on the latest installment of Terra, someone out there would be screaming bloody murder.  So without further ado, here’s your look at the third installment of the four-issue mini-series from DC Comics.

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Review: Terra #2

See what happens when you don’t read all your comics the day they are released? Hey, I know this past week saw the release of Terra #3, but I realized when I sat down to read the issue, that I hadn’t had the pleasure of reading Terra #2.  Don’t ask me how that works, but needless to say, I think I was blinded by the incredible cover, and was temporarily mind warped into believing I had enjoyed ever page.  Now that the purple haze has cleared, here’s your belated review, with the Major Spoilers tease that is becoming more and…

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Review: Captain America #44

Or – “Serious Flashback Time…” Part two of the first REAL story about James Barnes as Captain America continues apace, as the sins of the past come back to bite him in his cyborg @$$, and we find that even a kid in a band uniform called Bucky might have a skeleton or two rattling around in the closet…

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Review: Hellboy: The Wild Hunt #1

Things are not well in jolly ol’ England After the very excellent Crooked Man run, and the equally enjoyable In the Chapel of Moloch, it’s time to for a much larger and deep storyline that runs maybe as far back as the first issue in 1991.  One thing that is a given, with Mike Mignola back, readers are going to be in for one hell of a ride.

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