Monthly Archives: September 2013

Villain Month: Week 2 (DC) – Quick Reviews

A continuing mixture of origin stories & stories about the bad guys meant to lead into  current storylines in and around “Forever Evil”.   At first I was thinking I liked the straight origins better, but it turns out I like … Continue reading

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Harbinger #16 (Valiant)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Wait for it….the last page turns this story on it’s ear. Growing up, I was a big fan of the X-Men. Back in the mid to late 1980’s it had a dynamic and ever changing cast and … Continue reading

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Batman & Robin #23.2 (DC)

Rating: 4/5 – Dark, detailed art brings this creepy story to life. This stand alone Villains Month issue dives into the history of the Court of Owls.  This issue had a great structure in telling multiple stories from multiple time … Continue reading

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Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #14 (Valiant)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Great “jumping on” point.  A new era for Bloodshot spinning out of Harbinger Wars. It’s refreshing to see a change of direction/pace in a title that is not accompanied with starting over with a new #1.  Many … Continue reading

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My Little Pony: Cutie Mark Crusaders Micro Series (IDW)

Rating: 4/5 – A Fun Parable About Expecting Too Much. The micro-series of side stories about individual ponies has run its course with the Mane 6 (Applejack, Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Pinkie Pie) so now it’s time … Continue reading

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Captain America #11 (Marvel)

Rating: 3/5 – An emotional story that lacks feel. Captain America’s adventure in Dimension Z is over.  After twelve years in Arnim Zola’s alternate world, Steve Rogers went through a lot that included the loss of his adopted son and … Continue reading

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King’s Watch #1 (Dynamite)

Rating: 4/5 – Old Timey Characters Team-up Today to Battle a Global Threat. Here we have another Dynamite licensed property.  For those of you not in the know, Dynamite gets a little good natured ribbing for a rapid over-expansion of … Continue reading

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Green Arrow #23.1 (DC)

Rating: 3.5/5 – Dark issue, but a series you should be reading. Since taking over the series in issue seventeen, writer Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino have made Green Arrow a must read book for me.  After an unsuccessful start … Continue reading

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Eternal Warrior #1 (Valiant)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Great story for new readers or legacy fans, Gilad’s daughter steals the show. Greg Pak has written a fabulous introductory issue about the Eternal Warrior, Gilad Ani-Padda and we get to meet his daughter Xaran too.  This … Continue reading

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Monster on the Hill OGN (Top Shelf)

Rating: 4/5 – Really fun all-ages comedy/fantasy. This is a perfect example of “all ages”.  It’s not written down to kids or simplified beyond belief to make it ‘suitable’ for kids.  It’s just a fun story that your kids will … Continue reading

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