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Rapid-Fire Reviews III: This Time It’s Personal!

Or – “Comics Move Pretty Fast. If Ya Don’t Slow Down Once In A While, You Could Miss ‘Em.” So, how YOU doin?  When I joined the intrepid staff here at Stately Spoilers Manor, I was a carefree young lad, temping at a dog food company and literally finding myself with hours at work to stare into space.  Ahh, those were the heady days of cafeteria food and three-a-day reviews.  Now that I have a *real* job, my first in several years, I’m horrified to find that I have to spend 8 or 9 hours per day ACTUALLY WORKING.  Uncool, to…

Dark Horse Comics
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Review: Buffy The Vampire Slayer – Season 8 #15

Or – “In Which Several Relationships Come To Unpleasant Ends…” In her relatively short life, Buffy Summers has dated a lot of inappropriate people.  Parker, the jackass frat boy.  Riley, the useless super-soldier with no personality what-so-fricking-ever.  Angel, a former mass murdering vampire.  Spike, a…  completely different former mass-murdering vampire.  (Y’know, for a while there, it seemed she thought her hereditary title was “Vampire LAYER,” nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean? Eh?  Eh?)  So, I don’t understand why anyone is troubled by Buffy’s latest choice of paramour…  After all, it’s not as though she’s known for being romantically level-headed.  In this…

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Review: New Avengers #41

Or – “Sheena?  Shanna?  Shawna?  Shanaynay?  Shirley?” The Secret Invasion is on, which means that, until further notice, every story in the Marvel Universe is going to be a maddening vignette that will only make sense in retrospect, AFTER the rest of the limited series is printed in six or eight months.  Or, as I call it: Marvel Comics in the summer.  You have been warned…

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Review: Detective Comics #845

I really get the distinct impression that Paul Dini has a collection of favorite Batman characters; Zatanna, Batman, and the Riddler, as this issue features another appearance by the criminal turned good guy trying to out smart one of the most brilliant minds in the DCU.

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Review: Rann-Thanagar Holy War #2

I was actually looking forward to this comic, the second installation in the Rann-Thanagar Holy War series. I’m a science fiction nerd at heart, and whenever you get guys flying around with ray-guns and rocket packs, I’m a happy man. And this issue was just as good as the last one, with a story that really has me interested by Jim Starlin.

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Review: Robin/Spoiler Special #1

In last week’s review of Robin #174, I wondered what was going to happen with the Tim/Stephanie/Robin/Spoiler relationship now that Stephanie has returned to Gotham City from her sojourn in Africa. The Robin/Spoiler special released this past week from DC Comics clears up some of those unanswered questions.

Marvel
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Review: Secret Invasion #3 (of 8)

Or – “Colonel Nick Fury And I Have Sompin’ To Say…  ‘We’re Baaaack!!!’ ” So.  My cable internet was initially supposed to be on last Friday.  It wasn’t, due to an error on MY part.  So, they scheduled a hookup for Monday… which didn’t happen.  I was, needless to say, less than pleased.  But, I was assured, Wednesday morning I would have internet access.  Wednesday night I returned home to find…  nothing.  I cursed my carrier and made a couple of calls.  I explained that the cable drop was running through two different splitters and some sort of black box…

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Review: Ultimate Origins #1

“No one can stop us now, We are all made of stars Short of stealing directly from Moby, or Lost, or any other story that has everyone connected in some way or another, Brian Michael Bendis brings a different take to mutants, heroes, and villains in Marvel’s Ultimate Origins.

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Review: Fables #73 – War and Pieces

Even though some of the story arcs these past couple of years have been hit and miss at times, Willingham continues to deliver interesting tales of the struggles between the fables and the villains of the home world, and this issue is no exception.

Image Comics
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Review: STUDIO SPACE – The World’s Greatest Comic Illustrator’s At Work

When I was a kid, I remember wanting to be a comic book artist so badly it hurt. Comics had been in my life since before I could remember, and many a day was spent tracing over the art of the greats like Don Heck, John Romita, and Jack Kirby. I shudder to think the number of Bronze Age comics I devalued or destroyed in the name of artistic training. When I got older, I enrolled in every art class I could find and actually became quite good, winning state contests and school shows. The thing that always bugged me…

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Review: X-Factor #31

I became a fan of X-Factor late last year, and have been in love ever since. To be fair, it’s pretty much just a giant man-crush on Jamie Madrox, but there is nothing too shabby about Siren either, a character that I really do like. However, the reason I continue to keep reading X-Factor – primarily – is to see when in hells bells Layla Miller will return. And to anyone who wants to cry “Marvel continuity sucks” at me for her appearance in Secret Invasion, give me a break; it was a flash-back!

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Review: X-Force #4

It was not only a big step for Scott Summers, but a similarly big step for Marvel to set up X-Force with their own book. Now, four issues in, from my side of the fence, I think their decision has been rewarded by four well done books. Granted, give me a series on Wolverine and my biases may not necessarily allow me to see clearly.

Avatar Press
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Review: Rapid-Fire Reviews II: Electric Boogaloo!!

Or – “Hell, Man… I Only Have So Much Free Time!” There seems to be a thing out there called “Real Life.”  It’s composed mostly of things to annoy you and drain your wallet of cash, but sometimes it also feeds on your free time.  One of the joys of this gig is getting to share the wondrous things that happen in comics and split the burdens of that which is terrible, which means I usually bite off more than I can chew in terms of comics that I’d like to review.  Since this has happened yet again, it’s time…

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Review: Robin #174

I dig the Robin title. I’ve liked the character of Tim Drake Wayne since he was first introduced way back in August of 1989 (Batman #436). I liked what happened with the Robin character following One Year Later (for better or worse). I’ve liked what I’ve seen with Robin trying to get his love life in order and really coming into his own as a powerful character. But I have to say, the last several issues playing up the “Who is Spoiler?” story line left me pretty flat.

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