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Review: Batman Confidential #25

Wait, I’m still reading this? Don’t know how it got into my pull pile this week, but Batman Confidential once again slipped into my weekly bag of goodness, which means I buy it, I read it.  And in many cases, I review it on this site.  The most recent arc in Batman Confidential features The Joker causing all sorts of hijinks and giving no end of trouble to the police and to the Batman.  In this concluding chapter, we not only find out how Batman keeps the Joker at bay, but also the point of this Confidential arc.

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Review: Booster Gold #16

Faces of Evil As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a big fan of company wide events.  For some titles  the company wide event works, almost like it was planned, but for the larger majority, the company wide event gets shoe horned in a way that pulls the reader away from the story because of the “Hey, look what we’re doing!” style of writing.  Fortunately, for Booster Gold the Faces of Evil event works only because there is time travel involved.

Image Comics
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Review: Invincible #58

Now this is more like it I don’t know what happened in the second part of that two-part crossover issue that began in Invincible #57, and frankly, I don’t care.   What I do care about is the intricate universe Robert Kirkman has created in Invincible and the myriad of characters in it.  The latest issue returns readers to the good ol’ days of a young superhero and all the people in it.

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Review: Justice League of America #28

Or – “Superman Team Ups Weren’t Like This In The Old Days…” I Will Not Make A “Kiss Me” Joke.  I Will Not Make A “Kiss Me” Joke.  I Will Not Make A “Kiss Me” Joke.  I Will Not Make A “Kiss Me” Joke.  I Will Not Make A “Kiss Me” Joke.  I Will Not Make A “Kiss Me” Joke.   I Will Not Make A “Kiss Me” Joke.  I Will Not Make A “Kiss Me” Joke.  I Will Not Make A “Kiss Me” Joke.  I Will Not Make A “Kiss Me” Joke.  

IDW Publishing
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Review: Locke & Key: Head Games #1

Welcome to Lovecraft was rated quite highly when the Major Spoilers crew gave it a look-see, and it was clear at the end of the series there was more story to tell.  IDW Publishing and Joe Hill just released the first installment of the next chapter of this compelling story, in Locke & Key: Head Games #1.

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Review: Final Crisis #6

The Death of Batman of Earth Prime (or Zur-En-Arrh, we don’t know which, but does it really matter?) Two years ago, we were teased with the promise that Legends Live Forever (not a Queen lyric by the way) – even if they get killed in the process.  As you might have already heard, Batman finally dies in this issue, but as always, it is getting there that is the most infuriating.  Or is it half the fun?  In any case Final Crisis #6 is here and the death of Earth is upon us.

Boom Studios
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Review: Cthulhu Tales #10

The anthology series from Boom! Studios takes a bit of a twist this issue with three tales meant to astound and amuse, but all feature a world affected by Cthulhu and the other gods of the old age.

Dark Horse Comics
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Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #21

Reality Shows Bite and Suck Often times a television show will have an entire episode that only features cameo appearances by the lead cast members.  This is done for contractual reasons, pregnancy issues, and too many other nit-picky reasons to get into.  Those lesser-cast member shows often are throw away nothings, but in Buffy the Vampire Slayer #21, Jane Espenson is able to spin a most awesome tale that pokes fun at reality television and kills Andy Dick in the process.

Dark Horse Comics
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Review: Kull #3

Don’t read this late at night…or a month after the last issue My biggest problem with Kull is that so much of his mythos has been wrapped into the Conan mythos that telling one from the other is often difficult.  This is especially true when it comes to the serpent cult, which has appeared in Conan comics from the 1970’s  and in the Conan animated series.  Strip off King Kull’s wardrobe, and feature him sneaking around the castle in his skivvies, and the line between the two – at least in this issue – is wiped away.

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Review: Black Lightning: Year One #1

Welcome Back, Pierce Except for the most recent stories featuring Jefferson Pierce, most readers probably have no knowledge of the early days of Black Lightning.  And even those that do have detailed knowledge of one of DC’s first black superheroes, are about to learn a little more as the company releases yet another Year-One mini-series.

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Review: Avengers – The Initiative #20

Or – “The Answer To The Question We’ve All Been Asking…” Since the return of the heroes duplicated by Skrulls, my particular corner of comics fandom has been asking the question: Could this be Marvel’s way of writing the spousal abuse out of the backstory of one of their founding Avengers?  The answer comes this issue, along with some other surprises, and at least one moment of pure shock, and a wonderful moment for an old supporting character that pushes her towards top-tier status…  Whattaya waiting for?  Click and let’s get goin’!

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Review: Detective Comics #852

The Talented Mr. Elliot We are now well within the time period between when Batman disappeared, and the time when he will rise once again to strike fear in the hearts of the wicked and the vile.  Who will fill those shoes is yet to be revealed, yet until the dawn of the Big Cowling as it will be called (I got nothin’), DC still has comics to sell.  The last time we saw Paul Dini writing Batman, he was wrapping up his Heart of Hush story line.  The ending saw Thomas Elliot penniless, and wander the streets of Gotham. …

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