Monthly Archives: August 2013

Westward #5 (Kinetic)

Rating:  4/5 – A steampunk mystery that keeps you guessing Westward, written and illustrated by Ken Krekeler, is a steampunk action/mystery focusing on Victor West and his family’s business, Westward Enterprises.  The book is published by Kinetic Press, which was … Continue reading

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Optic Nerve #13 (Drawn & Quarterly)

Rating: 5/5 – Tomine is a master at observing life and has crafted a unique comic I’ve been reading Optic Nerve for years and the main complaint I have is that Adrian Tomine does not put it out frequently enough.  … Continue reading

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All-New X-Men #15 (Marvel)

Rating: 3.5/5 – Some awkward moments don’t hinder the overall enjoyment If you’ve been an X-Men fan for a while, then you’ll know that every so often they have a break in whatever serious story they’re telling and take a … Continue reading

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Batgirl #23 (DC)

Rating: 3.5/5 – A nice start to a new storyline for Batgirl After the presumed death of Barbara Gordon’s brother, she and her father Commissioner Gordon are trying to put that death behind them and move forward.  The problem is, … Continue reading

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Thor: God of Thunder #11 (Marvel)

Rating: 5/5 – One of the best modern day Thor stories concluded Thor number eleven is not only the conclusion to the Godbomb storyline, but it also wraps up the God Butcher tale that started way back in the first … Continue reading

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Wolverine #8 (Marvel)

Rating: 3/5 – Great creative team, not great results. Wolverine number 8 is the first of a six-part storyline called Killable.  Although this series has not been one that I have particularly enjoyed, I thought I would give this issue … Continue reading

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Infinity #1 (Marvel)

Rating: 4/5 – The stage is set for a cosmic showdown Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers and New Avengers titles have been laying the groundwork for the Infinity event since Marvel Now! began.  The merging storylines that come together include the incursions … Continue reading

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March: Book One (Top Shelf Productions)

Rating: 5/5 – A moving personal history of the birth of the civil rights movement This is Book One of a multiple volume recounting by Congressman John Lewis of both his life and the history of the civil rights movement … Continue reading

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Superior Spider-Man #15 (Marvel)

Rating: 4/5 – It doesn’t look as though Peter will return soon, and that’s ok! Issue fifteen of Superior Spider-Man focuses more on the Hobgoblin than on Spider-Man…and that’s ok.  It’s still another strong issue in what has been a … Continue reading

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Buck Rogers #1 (Hermes Press)

Rating: 4/5 – A fresh new “old” take on Buck I’ve seen a lot of different incarnations of Buck Rogers, from the 1939 Buster Crabbe serials (no, I’m not that old, I saw them on video tape, but the fact … Continue reading

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