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Review: RASL #3

Bending space just got a whole lot more interesting If you haven’t read the first two issues of Jeff Smith’s RASL, stop reading right now, call or visit your local comic shop, and beg your shop keeper to get you those precious issues.  Without them, your life is not complete.  Okay, so maybe I’m exaggerating just a bit, but the fact remains, RASL proves that indie titles can be good, and sometimes even awesome.

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Review: Secret Six #2

Batman eats burritos?  That can’t be good… It’s the Bat vs. the Cat, need I say more?  It’s the kick-ass issue you’ve been waiting to read, and here’s your Major Spoilers reaction to the second issue of Secret Six.

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Review: Green Lantern #35

Retconning the retcon The Sinestro Corps War brought me back to the Green Lantern titles.  I soaked up every issue, rediscovering old friends, and meeting new ones.  It was enough for me to pull out my battered trade of Emerald Dawn and Emerald Dawn II to relive the origins of Hal Jordan, and his beginnings that would lead him to be the greatest Green Lantern of them all.  So when Geoff Johns and DC Comics announced the Secret Origin story arc for the Green Lantern book, I was a bit concerned.  Emerald Dawn and Emerald Dawn II aren’t that old,…

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Review: Legion of Super-Heroes #46

Or – “Soldiering On In The Face of Inevitability…” First of all, I know what you’re thinking…  Where’s the Hero History, schmucko?  Turns out that doing seven heroes at the same time is the kind of thing you should plan extra time for.  Go figure.  Add to that recent work meetings about metrics that nobody really understands and a 14 hour day yesterday, and the Hero History is late.  (Again.)  In any case, I thought I’d share a little Legion in the hopes of cushioning the blow, and then get the H.H. up and running tonight, barring the rising of…

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Review: Invincible #53

He’s not heavy, he’s my brother Ah family.  You can’t pick your family members – unless you belong to some weird cult – and regardless of what happens, they are still family.  That’s the issue facing Mark Grayson as he attempts to deal with the fallout from the previous chapter.

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Review: Batman Confidential #22

The Joker goes to jail, and nothing will ever be the same…AGAIN! In what appears to be tale inspired by or related to the Dark Knight movie, the latest issue of Batman Confidential shows what happened the first time Batman captured the Clown Prince of Crime and tossed him in the slammer.

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Review: Justice League of America #25

Or – “Slowly Crawling Back Into My Good Graces…” It’s no secret that this incarnation of the Justice League has been problematical for me from the beginning.  Brad Meltzer’s character-based stories were weak on plot, relying too heavily on coincidence, overkill, and the DC’s big three for my tastes.  The art of Ed Benes is very cheesecakey (see Zatanna’s general pectoral regions above) and the fill-in artists seem to have been chosen for their ability to ape his good-girl style rather than their own artistic strengths.  Add to that the fact that Meltzer left many dangling plotlines, and Dwayne McDuffie’s…

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Review: The Voyages of She Buccaneer #3

A three issue limited, that has no ending I’ve been reading a lot of small press titles these last couple of months.  One of my favorite discoveries has been the Voyages of She Buccaneer from Great Big Comics, that I fell in love with in the first issue.  The mini-series reaches its conclusion in this issue, and it leaves you kind of hanging.

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Review: Captain America #42

Or – “This Just In: Former Captain America Steve Rogers Is Still Dead…” …but it’s looking less and less like anybody is really going to notice.  James Buchanan Barnes has finally come to grips with the mantle of Captain America.  The Red Skull is inches from taking over the American Government.  Sharon Carter’s will has been at least partially restored.  Aleksandr Lukin is inches from insanity.  Doctor Faustus has turned traitor.  The Red Skull’s daughter Sin has once again botched her mission.  The chips are about to fall, but with the playing field in this much disarray, victory could be…

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Review: Fables #76 – Around the Town

War is Over, Now The story that has preoccupied the pages of Fables for at least the last two years, was the buildup and invasion of the homelands by the Fables, who were sick and tired of The Adversary threatening their way of existence in the Mundy world.  After last month’s stunning conclusion to the war, we’re left wondering, “What’s next?”

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Rapid-Fire Reviews XIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

Or – “Three Weeks Of Comics In Handy Bite-Sized Servings!” A side-effect of reading as many comics as I do comes when, after a particulary heavy week of reads, you find all the stories kind of blurring together into one.  It makes for some pretty entertaining nightmares as well, like the one where Wonder Woman was guarding the galaxy against marauding zombies who wanted to shape-shift into teenagers and make out while simultaneously refitting all of our cars to fly and emit fire, and also giving our grandparents cyborg limbs that glow in the dark.  So, I got that going…

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Review: Blue Beetle #31

Buy the book, read the book, love the book, save the book I’m sure more than a few readers were a tad apprehensive when John Rogers stepped away from writing Blue Beetle and Matthew Sturges took over.  But now that Sturges has more than a few issues under his belt, it is clear that the title isn’t suffering due to a change in writers.  It’s as strong as it’s ever been.

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Review: Flash Gordon #1

A-Ah! Savior of the Universe Even though we review a rather large number of titles from the big two, that doesn’t mean we never dip our big toe into the waters of other publishers.  In fact, one of the nicer joys of reading a small press title is the discovery of something new and unique that is a lot of fun to read.  In the case of Flash Gordon #1 from Ardden Entertainment, the reader is presented with something that is not only old, but new.  But does that make it good?

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Review: Jack Of Fables #26

Or – “Is It A Bad Sign When You Fall In Love With A Comic Book Cover?” I have a secret admission.  I never read Fables in the individual issues, instead leaning on the TPB’s available at the local library to enjoy that series.  And, never really having been a huge fan of Jack, I didn’t start reading his individual title until a particularly gorgeous Brian Bolland cover caught my eye.  But when I ventured into the store to pick up my books recently, I was awestruck by the cover of this issue and Priscilla’s silent admonition that I needed to…

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