REVIEW: The Wild Storm #1 – A Universe Re-Imagined

REVIEW: The Wild Storm #1 – A Universe Re-Imagined

If you’re going to ask a creator to reimagine your universe of characters and concepts, revitalizing them into a going concern that is distinct and unique, then Warren Ellis is one of the best creators in comics to tap. As the driving force behind DC Comics’ The Wild Storm #1, first release in DC’s latest attempt to reboot the Wildstorm Universe, Ellis has harnessed his obsession with cutting edge science-fiction concepts like transhumanism with his…

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REVIEW: Super Sons #1 – World’s Finest Teens

REVIEW: Super Sons #1 – World’s Finest Teens

I’m not sure you need a better indicator for how well DC has re-embraced fun after DC Rebirth than Super Sons #1, by writer Peter J Tomasi and artist Jorge Jimenez. If a book like this had been published at the height of the New 52, it would have featured a lot of angst and a lot of that weird segmented armor. It’s a good thing, then, that Super Sons #1 winds up being exactly…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Quantum Teens Are Go #1 – Young Punk Mad Scientists in Love

ADVANCE REVIEW: Quantum Teens Are Go #1 – Young Punk Mad Scientists in Love

Quantum Teens Are Go #1 is packed with energy from cover to cover. From its opening scene featuring a young punk skater named Natalie braining a robot with bolt cutters while her boyfriend Sumesh tries to get his ray gun to work, the issue never lets up. The result is a full-blooded and contemporary melding of outsider-teen romance and pulp sci-fi high-jinks. If that doesn’t sound appealing to you, then you’re just not getting enough…

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REVIEW: Wonder Woman #16 – Watching the Gods

REVIEW: Wonder Woman #16 – Watching the Gods

With Wonder Woman #16, writer Greg Rucka continues with the alternating system that forms the foundation of his most recent run on the character, with each issue alternating between one story arc set in the present, and one set in the past just after Wonder Woman appeared in the human world. This issue forms the first chapter of the flashback “Godwatch” arc, and also features the debut of new alternating regular artist Bilquis Evely. And…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #2: Memory Play

ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #2: Memory Play

Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #2 has a lot to offer both new and long-term fans of the property, being as it is a story largely about the importance of memory in general and the Doctor’s in particular. Fans of the new series will enjoy glimpses of Rose Tyler and various villains, and will also enjoy a new and compelling take on new series baddie the Silence with the issue’s depiction of…

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REVIEW: Batman #16 – Brotherly Love

REVIEW: Batman #16 – Brotherly Love

So far, writer Tom King‘s run on “Batman” has been a bit uneven. For every triumphant moment, for me there’s been some baffling ones as well. The “I Am Suicide” arc, for instance, left me cold as I felt it blew a fantastic set up by disappearing into introspection and a simplistic plot. Thankfully, Batman #16, the first part of the “I Am Bane” arc, has renewed my faith. King and artist David Finch deliver…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Two #14: The Metatextual Invasion

ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Two #14: The Metatextual Invasion

Metatextual writing is a tough needle to thread. If you take too subtle an approach, the references can come off as hokey and easy. But if you hit the references too hard then at time sit can across as mocking, too inside-baseball, or even lazy. Writer Robbie Morrison and artist Rachael Stott tackle this tricky style in The Twelfth Doctor Year Two #14, and though I appreciate the intent, there are times when I wished the creative…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: John Carter – The End #1 – Return to the Originator

ADVANCE REVIEW: John Carter – The End #1 – Return to the Originator

These days, for most people, John Carter is synonymous with one of the biggest box office flops of all time when Disney’s 2012 film adaptation was met with a critical drubbing and lost the studio so much money they fired the head of the studio. Dynamite’s John Carter – The End #1 seeks to redeem the legendary character’s reputation with a grim and stripped-down opening chapter that intrigues and engages by not trying to take…

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Affleck Steps Down as Director of “The Batman”

Affleck Steps Down as Director of “The Batman”

In an exclusive report from Variety today, Ben Affleck revealed that he and Warner Brothers have made the “mutual” decision to have him step down as director of the upcoming film “The Batman”. Affleck will remain under the cowl in role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, a role he took on in last year’s “Batman vs. Superman  – Dawn of Justice” before reprising the role in both “Suicide Squad” and in the upcoming “Justice League” film. Affleck will…

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REVIEW: The Kamandi Challenge #1 – A Bold Challenge Worthy of the King

REVIEW: The Kamandi Challenge #1 – A Bold Challenge Worthy of the King

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jack Kirby, legendary comics creator and a figure so influential he is known by comic book fans and professionals the world over as the King. To honor him, DC Comics has commenced a bold experiment in storytelling centred around one of Kirby’s most fondly remembered, and weirdest, creations for the publisher. The Kaman Challenge #1 is the opening issue in a series revolving around Kamandi, last…

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