REVIEW: Justice League #20 – The League Causes a Disastrous Effect

REVIEW: Justice League #20 – The League Causes a Disastrous Effect

Time paradox stories are, if well-constructed, fun in a puzzle-box kind of way. Bryan Hitch‘s Justice League #20 attempts to take on the fun and mind-bending aspects of this science-fiction staple, and though this opening instalment of the “Endless” arc does at time suffer from clunky story progression, ultimately the issue winds up being an intriguing stab at this kind story with a lot of promise. The issue revolves around the Flash experiencing apocalyptic temporal…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: James Bond: Hammerhead TPB – Sleek, Cool and Ruthless

ADVANCE REVIEW: James Bond: Hammerhead TPB – Sleek, Cool and Ruthless

A character as iconic as Ian Fleming’s Agent 007, James Bond, absolutely is worthy of being adapted to the comics book medium. There have been stabs over the years, some more successful as others, but Dynamite’s approach once they acquired the license to the property has produced some pretty intriguing successes, and none more so than James Bond: Hammerhead. This trade collects the six issue miniseries by writer Andy Diggle and artist Luca Casalanguida, and…

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Hope For the Day: Valiant and Threadless Join Forces for Mental Health Awareness

Hope For the Day: Valiant and Threadless Join Forces for Mental Health Awareness

This May marks the 68th annual Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to offer recognition and encouragement to the millions of Americans who live with a mental illness. To help increase this awareness, Valiant and Threadless are teaming up to offer a selection of limited-edition T-shirts featuring the comic publisher’s popular and ground-breaking character Faith. The shirts feature the artwork of Kevin Wada and all proceeds from their sale will go to Hope for the…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 3: “Thin Ice”

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 3: “Thin Ice”

“Thin Ice” continues the trend of this 10th season of New Doctor Who embracing the best qualities of what makes the show such effervescent fun when it’s at its best, even as Sarah Dollard‘s script improves upon the first two episodes of the season in how it manages to weave in some weightier themes and character moments along with the fun. I really enjoyed the first two episodes of this season, but “Thin Ice” might be…

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FRIDAY FIRST LOOK: Marvel’s I Am Groot #1 – From Little Acorns…

FRIDAY FIRST LOOK: Marvel’s I Am Groot #1 – From Little Acorns…

Marvel Comics has just released preview pages for their new title I Am Groot, starring everyone’s favorite sentient tree with the big heart and limited vocabulary, Groot of the Guardians of the Galaxy! Christopher Hastings, best known from “The Unbelievable Gwenpool” takes on the writing chores, while “Power Man and Iron Fist” penciler Flaviano is on art duties. The series looks to be yet another attempt by Marvel Comics for some corporate synergy with Marvel…

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Can Fandom Go Too Far? Nick Spencer, Secret Empire and Outrage

Can Fandom Go Too Far? Nick Spencer, Secret Empire and Outrage

As I write this, Marvel is a little under a week away from releasing Secret Empire #1, their big summer event series for 2017. The storyline for this event revolves around what may be the most controversial story Marvel has published in years; the revelation from last year that Steve Rogers, Captain America, is in actuality an agent of HYDRA, and he always has been. Secret Empire follows Rogers after he steps out of the…

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REVIEW: Batman/The Shadow #1: Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Heart of Men?

REVIEW: Batman/The Shadow #1: Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Heart of Men?

Batman/The Shadow #1 may not be the first time that the Dark Knight has met his more direct literary antecedent, but it may be the flashiest and most high-profile team-up of the two legendary characters, boasting a script by two of DC’s top writers Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando, and evocative art by Riley Rossmo. The opening issue certainly proves that the creative team knows what has made these two properties so resonant with fans…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #2 – An Ordinary Diversion

ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #2 – An Ordinary Diversion

The third year of Titan’s series depicting the adventures of the Twelfth Doctor kicked off with a first issue that was a fun mash-up of iconography from the classic TV series with the fast-paced character-based storytelling approach of the modern series. It boasted a promising start for the third volume of this series. And that’s why it’s undeniably a bummer to see Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #2 be basically a fill-in,…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 2: “Smile”

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 2: “Smile”

“Smile”, like “The Pilot” before it, represents a return to a classic approach to this season of Doctor Who, and just like the premiere episode, this instalment is refreshingly fun, engaging and tremendously enjoyable. Its structure in many ways is a modern interpretation of the archetypal Doctor Who story; the Doctor and his companion arrive at a  otherworldly locale, wander around for a bit, then get sucked into a conflict due either to the Doctor’s…

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Marvel and Freeform Release Trailer for “Cloak & Dagger”

Marvel and Freeform Release Trailer for “Cloak & Dagger”

Marvel Studios and Freeform have just released the first trailer for their upcoming young adult series Cloak & Dagger, based on the cult favorite Marvel comic. The comic followed Tandy Bowen and Tyrone  Johnson, two teenagers who acquire super-powers and form an unlikely but deep partnership as the urban vigilantes Cloak & Dagger. The characters were created in 1982 by writer Bill Mantlo and artist Ed Hannigan, and were designed to reflect some of the…

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