Microwave Review: “The Field #3” Delivers On Series’s Promise

Microwave Review: “The Field #3” Delivers On Series’s Promise

Artist: Simon Roy Writer: Ed Brisson Cover Artist: Simon Roy Image Comics $3.50 (Print), $2.99 (Digital) NOTE: as usual with non-advanced reviews, there are SPOILERS.  When reading issues #1 and #2 of The Field, I became a bit concerned that we weren’t going to get a decent payoff to the mysteries presented. The issues themselves were great. The crazy events our protagonist (whose name is later revealed as Grant) experienced hit us nearly as hard…

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Microwave Review: “The Walking Dead #128” Is This Too Good To Be True?

Microwave Review: “The Walking Dead #128” Is This Too Good To Be True?

Note: SPOILERS for the issue follow. I’ve said before that my interest in post-apocalyptic stories varies according to what the characters are trying to accomplish. When there’s a set goal I have something to invest in. The simple continuing survival of characters isn’t really a particularly stimulating prospect to me since I see most post-apocalyptic worlds as not worth living in (this must sound quite strange to some, but for me – once you go…

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MICROWAVE REVIEW: “Quantum and Woody #11″ Tastes Like Giving Up On Life, And It’s Delicious

MICROWAVE REVIEW: “Quantum and Woody #11″ Tastes Like Giving Up On Life, And It’s Delicious

Writer: James Asmus Artist: Wilfredo Torres Cover Artist: Wilfredo Torres, Kano Valiant Entertainment $3.99 Warning: SPOILERS for the issue follow. Quantum and Woody is one of the most consistently funny books out there, one that has actually made me laugh out loud. James Asmus has a sharp sense of humor that is quite bold and clever, and his crafting and use of characters and dialogue is well done throughout this issue as well.  The relationship between Eric and…

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REVIEW: “Hulk #2” Adventures In Babysitting

REVIEW: “Hulk #2” Adventures In Babysitting

Warning: some SPOILERS for the issue may follow. Last issue we saw that Bruce Banner suffered seemingly permanent brain damage, making the former genius physicist a mentally challenged man. This is an interesting story decision, but the immediate consequence of it is that the story shifts its focus away from Banner himself, and away from the classic split-personality struggle he goes through. With Banner now basically a toddler-brained man, he becomes almost entirely uninteresting as…

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REVIEW: “The Amazing Spider-Man #1” Is Not Really A New Beginning

REVIEW: “The Amazing Spider-Man #1” Is Not Really A New Beginning

Warning: some SPOILERS for the issue follow. “The Amazing Spider-Man #1” comes directly after the conclusion of Superior Spider-Man, bringing us right into the action of Peter Parker’s return to the webhead mask. With Peter returns his light-hearted and sarcastic Spider-Man, which is quite nice after his long absence. However, the overall quality of this new #1 issue is somewhat mixed. Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos’ main story features the welcome return of Peter Parker,…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “Chew #41” Taking It Slow

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Chew #41” Taking It Slow

Chew has been from the start a fun and funny book, full of life. John Layman and Rob Guillory’s sensibilities seem tailor-made for each other, as Layman gives Guillory wackier and wackier scenarios to put on the page, and Guillory keeps answering the challenges with spectacular results. But recently, Chew has felt like it is occasionally stalling, preferring to present strange, new situations instead of pushing the story forward. The number of different food-based powers…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “Black Science #6” Makes A Bold Move

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Black Science #6” Makes A Bold Move

The last issue of Black Science ended with a cliffhanger, as Grant literally jumped into danger, enraged by what he suspected was Kadir’s sabotage of the pillar. This issue gives us an answer to the classic cliffhanger question (“What happens next?!”), and more. Black Science has flaws to it, and those are present in this issue. The characters’ inner monologue is used to convey backstory, mental state and exposition, and the level to which it…

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REVIEW: “Daredevil #2” Gives Us A Shadowy New Villain

REVIEW: “Daredevil #2” Gives Us A Shadowy New Villain

Warning: some SPOILERS for “Daredevil #2” follow. So, The Owl is back…? No biggie. Matt Murdock continued to adjust to his new-old hometown, and in this issue we see that not everyone is happy to have our Daredevil in the Bay Area, as an opening dream sequence shows us The Shroud’s frustration at living in Murdock’s shadow. As detective Charlotte Hastert is served dinner by Matt Murdock, she also serves him a bit of exposition…

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Cape Watch: The Fantastic Four and Flash Try to Recover, Superman’s Origins are Revealed, and Daredevil is Homesick

Cape Watch: The Fantastic Four and Flash Try to Recover, Superman’s Origins are Revealed, and Daredevil is Homesick

Welcome to Cape Watch, where we explore the most interesting and/or biggest releases of the week from the Big Two publishers. Without further ado, here’s what to look forward to from DC and Marvel for he week of April 23, 2014.   DC Comics ________________________________________ “Aquaman #30” Written by Jeff Parker with art by by Paul Pelletier, “Aquaman #30” features the return of a once-ally of Atlantis, who, after suffering a betrayal, is back for…

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REVIEW: “Superior Spider-Man #31” Somewhat Satisfying Finale

REVIEW: “Superior Spider-Man #31” Somewhat Satisfying Finale

Note: some SPOILERS for previous issues of Spectacular Spider-Man follow. Superior Spider-Man is now over, and this finale issue had many readers coming in with high expectations. Otto Octavius has been making many changes to Peter Parker’s life while he was in control and now we see Peter start to deal with them. Of course, the impact of most changes is somewhat delayed, as the more urgent threat he faces takes center stage in this…

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