Review: Batgirl #13 – Bats and Cats…Living Together…Mass Hysteria!

Review: Batgirl #13 – Bats and Cats…Living Together…Mass Hysteria!

Batgirl #13 acts as a bit of a breather before a new arc kicks in next issue, but it also serves as a nice jumping-on point for any readers out there curious about giving writer Hope Larson‘s celebrated take on the character a try. It’s a done-in-one issue, and these kinds of issues typically tend to be either disposable basic adventures or sharply introspective character studies. While I’m not sure Batgirl #13 is going to…

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REVIEW: Faith and the Future Force #1 – Fans to the Future!

REVIEW: Faith and the Future Force #1 – Fans to the Future!

Valiant’s popular super-hero Faith is an infectious character for anyone who considers themselves a nerd for comics or science fiction or really any kind of genre, as the character shares the same fannish glee as the readers.  This is one of the reasons why, aside from the the way the character rejects the typical body norm for super-heroes, Faith has resonated so strongly with fans. So, an issue like Faith and the Future Force #1,…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Turok #1 – Engaging Characters, Familiar Action

ADVANCE REVIEW: Turok #1 – Engaging Characters, Familiar Action

When Dynamite Entertainment launched its “Sovereign” line of titles recently, featuring characters licensed from the old Gold Key comics, they opted for a bold and risky strategy. “The Sovereigns” title would debut first, and it and subsequent titles would feature back-up stories that would introduce readers to the assorted characters soon to be heading up their own titles. It was bold move, and Turok #1 shows both the benefit and the drawbacks of that strategy….

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Review: Road to Riverdale TPB Vol 3: What Inspired the CW’s Riverdale

Review: Road to Riverdale TPB Vol 3: What Inspired the CW’s Riverdale

Road to Riverdale’s Trade Paperback Volume 3 is now available. So, confession time. Archie comics has never been something that really appealed to me. Growing up I was not a big fan of the idealized world that the comic seemed to present. That probably has something to do with my own high school experience which I won’t get into. As I got older though, I found myself more and more interested in high school related…

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REVIEW: SUPERB #1 Serves Up a New Escapism for Disabled Readers

REVIEW: SUPERB #1 Serves Up a New Escapism for Disabled Readers

Superb by David F. Walker and Sheena C. Howard made a splash a few months ago when it was first announced, because it is the first superhero title with a hero with Down syndrome.  As a disabled person whose disability is neurological in nature, seeing this was happening had my interest piqued from the get go, and I was not disappointed by what I received. In this comic, we get a glimpse into life after The Event,…

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REVIEW: Justice League of America #10 – Careful What You Wish For

REVIEW: Justice League of America #10 – Careful What You Wish For

Justice League of America so far has set itself apart from the main League title by revolving around Batman’s attempt to form an effective team from his hand-selected team of outsiders, rookies and, in the case of Lobo, outlaws. So far, the concept has yet to really effectively gel, despite some considerable flashes of brilliance. Justice League of America #10, the opening instalment of the “Curse of the KingButcher” arc, isn’t any less uneven an…

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REVIEW: Bug! – The Adventures of Forager #3: Atlas Bugged

REVIEW: Bug! – The Adventures of Forager #3: Atlas Bugged

You know what people rarely try for anymore? Zaniness. Back in the Silver and Bronze Age of comics, stories could actually be zany from time to time. Creators often totally eschewed realism or even believability in favor of over-the-top bombast, insane concepts and goofy comedy at a breakneck pace. And like the issues that preceded it, Bug! – The Adventures of Forager #3 totally embraces zany, and we’re all the better for it, as we’re…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Normandy Gold #2 – Sex and Aggression

ADVANCE REVIEW: Normandy Gold #2 – Sex and Aggression

If there are two classic eras in all of American film, they’d be the 1930s studio system and the first half of the 1970s. Normandy Gold #2 sure as hell doesn’t have much in common with the first era, but it’s a child of the second, the era that gave us “The Godfather,” “Chinatown,” “Mean Streets,” “Shaft,” “Deep Throat,” and “Taxi Driver.” The era that gave us the grittiest of crime films and dramas that…

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REVIEW: Bloodshot’s Day Off #1 – The Last Full Measure of Devotion

REVIEW: Bloodshot’s Day Off #1 – The Last Full Measure of Devotion

Independence Day has just passed as this review is published, and amongst all the cookouts and festivals and fireworks the 4th of July is also a time (as so many American holidays are) to reflect upon the importance of duty to one’s country. The great American experiment has often been kept alive by the sacrifice of those who answer a call to serve. They do so for many reasons, and not always are they nobly…

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REVIEW: Batman #26 – Taking Sides, Crossing Lines

REVIEW: Batman #26 – Taking Sides, Crossing Lines

Writer Tom King certainly can’t be accused of being unambitious in his aims for the Dark Knight. After ending issue #24 with the massive twist of Batman proposing marriage to Catwoman, he followed that up with kicking off a massive ongoing storyline called “The War of Jokes & Riddles.” If you liked issue #25’s opening chapter, then you’re going to enjoy Batman #26, which does it job in raising the stakes of the conflict and…

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