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Review: Booster Gold #13

Echinoderms.  Why’d it have to be echinoderms? You gotta love time travel.  Not only do you get to warp the universe around you to make all the bad things go away, you also get to warp the universe around you to make the good things happen.  Such is the case with the greatest hero no one has ever heard of and his Time Lord Chrononaught Time Master son.  What?  That’s a spoiler that was revealed like… three issues ago!  Oh Geez, gimme a break!  Here, put this starfish on your face, and the bad spoiler man will go away.

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Hero History: The Legion Of Substitute Heroes

Or – “Sometimes You Have To Work Your Way Up To The Big Leagues…” There’s a lot of confusion regarding the early days of the Legion and their recruiting practices. Bouncing Boy got in, but Radiation Roy did not. Matter-Eater Lad got the nod, whereas Animal Lad was told no. The reasoning behind this has been the subject of much discussion (though I like Geoff Johns’ recent revelation in Action Comics that some of the Legion rejects were rejected because Saturn Girl could tell that there was something wrong with their minds) but the whole issue really seems to boil…

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Review: Atomic Robo #3

In which Robo meets the Sparrow, and all hell breaks loose Can you believe it’s been a full year since the first Atomic Robo issue hit the stands, rocking the world of Major Spoilers, and making us fans of the snarky robot with a past that goes all the way back to Nikola Tesla?  Can you believe this is the second review in a row, Tesla has made an appearance?  Did you know I still can’t afford the Tesla automobile (ahem – tip jar to the right)?  Did you know Atomic Robo once had a fellow espionage agent in Europe? …

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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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