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Outsiders #41

Or “What Happens When People Stop Being Polite…” Yeah, I know that’s been played, but I’ve been holding on to that line since 1993 or so, I thnk I deserve a pass. Call it a “pre-existing condition,” like your insurance. This book arrived late for me, which gave me an interesting perspective on it, reading reviews of the work before the work itself. Usually I avoid other people’s opinions until I actually READ the book (mostly so I don’t accidentally steal someone else’s good lines), but this time I noticed a trend: people aren’t complaining about The Outsiders, people are…

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Eternals #4 (of 6)

Or “How Can You Be Two Places At Once When You’re Not Anywhere At All?” Neil Gaiman is one of those writers who make people like me flap their arms in a complete brain-melting furor, finally and completely aware of what it is to know you’re never going to be the best writer around, and furthermore, you’re probably not only not in the ballpark, you’re stuck in the parking lot of the wrong team, wearing a tinfoil helmet, a home-made uniform, and wielding a football bat. If Neil Gaiman, as a writer, is the equivalent of Prometheus bringing fire from…

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OMAC #4 – Or “I’m drawing a (Buddy) Blank…”

Today’s somewhat related, yet still wildly off-topic musing: When I was a kid, I couldn’t stand the art of Jack Kirby. I’m sorry! I didn’t know! It was the eighties, and there were essentially only two companies out there, both with about the same house style. In my mind, the best thing going for Marvel at the time was John Byrne, for DC it was George Perez. When I came across a stack of Kirby work (at Pat’s Book Nook, down by the river, in Salina), my first response was “Why are their fingers square?”

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Detective Comics 823

Stalked It’s no secret I’ve been a Dini fan-boy since he first burst on the scene, and I’ve been babbling like a giddy schoolgirl over his work in Detective Comics. The plant world is no longer Poison Ivy’s ally, and it is up to Batman to protect her. Is Dini able to pull off a hat trick in Detective Comics #823?

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Nightwing #125 Or “Clap For The Wolfman!”

Okay, I have to start this one with a confession: I don’t “get” Batman. Don’t get me wrong, I have enjoyed the character in the past. Grant Morrison’s “JLA” Batman was one of the most awe-inspiring characters I’ve ever encountered. I’m a huge fan for what Grant Morrison calls “the hairy-chested Neal Adams love god Batman.” Heck, one of my prized possessions is a tabloid-sized “Batman’s Strangest Cases.” I fully enjoy me some Batman…

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Ultimate Spider-Man 100

Clone Saga Part 4 Milestone issues should be packed with a really great story, major revelations, and enough goody goodness to make it worth the $3.99 you paid for it. The latest installment of the Clone Saga gets even stranger as we learn what Peter Parker’s father has been up to.

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52 – Week 22 – Burial Ground

Super-Chief? WTF? Don’t spend weeks trying to prove Supernova is really Kon-El. It ain’t him, and Lex Luthor knows it. Oh, and a Native American superhero returns after 40 years.

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Ultimates 2 #12 (of 12 or possibly 13)

Or “How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Drop A Book.” First off, I suppose that I should introduce myself: Hey, I’m Matthew. You may remember me from such movies as “Bloody Mess On The Highway,” and “Calling All Lumberjacks.” I’m also known occasionally as The Lizard King, the twisted mind behind ‘The BMF List,’ now seemingly lost to the mists of time and internet.

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52 – Week 21 – Infinity, Inc.

The Lex Giveth and the Lex Taketh Away With great power comes great responsibility. In this case, Lex Luthor has the power to activate the metagene in anyone, and as we found out last issue, he also has the ability to take it away. Is it easy to do? And what will Lex do to get more people interested in his new team? It all happens in Week 21 of 52.

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52 – Week 20 – God is Fragged

Emerald Eye of Ekron Origin? Week 20 is about adventures in space, an appearance by Supernova, and Lex Luthor has the cure. Spoilerific report ahead and we even get to answer one of my wild speculations from last week.

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52 – Week Nineteen – History Repeats

Booster Gold is Rip Hunter, and more wild speculations. Week Nineteen is filled with so much time twisting goodness; it not only brings up millions of questions, but makes you question who’s who in the DC Universe. This week’s review is filled with wild speculation that seems like it might just be right.

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52 – Week Eighteen – Calling Dr. Fate

The House of Mystery Mystery A locked door, a dead detective, and Dr. Fate’s helmet. The solution to this mystery can only be solved by a great detective. Batman’s out of the country, so the next best on the list is Ralph Dibny.

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Ultimate Spider-Man #99
Clone Saga: Part 3

Gwen Stacy is back, with no memory of what has occurred in the Ultimate Universe since her demise. What’s worse, the Clone Saga gets more intense as S.H.E.I.L.D. finds out Peter Parker is being cloned, and Aunt May shows up…