“Avengers Vs. X-Men #12”

“Avengers Vs. X-Men #12”

** ARGG! SPOILERS BE AHEAD! DO NOT READ IF YE DON’T WANT SPOILERS FOR AVX #12 — YE MANGY CURS BEEN WARNED, SO YA HAVE! ** Thanks, Spoiler Alert Pirate! It’s hard to believe, but after twelve long issues of the main Avengers VS X-Men event, six issues of AVX: VS, a zero issue prologue and countless tie-ins, Avengers Vs. X-Men has finally come to an end (unless you count the upcoming issues of AVX:…

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“Before Watchmen: Rorschach #2”

“Before Watchmen: Rorschach #2”

“Rorschach #2” (w) Brian Azzarello, (a) Lee Bermejo. DC Comics $3.99, 32 pages REVIEWED BY THOM OBARSKI OCTOBER 4 2012       It’s been awhile since we’ve seen Walter Kovacs. In fact, the way the Before Watchmen line is being distributed we’re now going almost two months between issues of any given character. Unfortunately with this much time between “Rorschach #1” and now, absence did not make the heart grow fonder, just forgetful. We find him (slowly) recovering from his wounds…

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“Detective Comics #13”

“Detective Comics #13” (w) John Layman (a) Jason Fabok DC Comics $3.99, 40 pages REVIEWED BY DAVID JETTER OCTOBER 4, 2012 Layman. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading any DC or Marvel book with his name attached. Oh, I’ve been reading Chew, written by him with art by Rob Guillory. And I’ve been enjoying every issue of it. But there is a certain sense of humor that is going on over at Chew that…

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The Red Diary

The Red Diary (a/w) Teddy Kristiansen, translated from the Dutch w/ Steven T. Seagle In most reviews of this compelling story, it is hard to not marvel at the remarkable “remix” that Steven T. Seagle accomplished in the alternate companion narrative of the collection entitled The Re[a]d Diary. Seagle took Kristiansen’s original artwork that moved him so deeply, which was written in Dutch, that he crafted a remix of the story through what he describes…

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“Happy #1”

“Happy #1”

This week sees the debut of Grant Morrison and Derrick Robertson’s much-hyped new series from Image. Morrison is currently writing the Superman-centric Action Comics, and this comic features a whimsical, feathered blue donkey that talks. So naturally, this is 100% adult comic. Except I’m serious. Don’t even let the kiddies near reviews of this one. This isn’t surprising with Derrick Robertson attached to art chores, considering he had a pretty lengthy run on Dynamite’s controversial…

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“Teen Titans #0”

“Teen Titans #0” (w) Scott Lobdell, (a) Tyler Kirkham DC Comics $2.99, 32 pages REVIEWED BY DAVID JETTER SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 Certain team books have a problem when it comes to having a Zero issue, especially when issue #1 dealt with the team getting together. So “Red Hood and the Outlaws” and “Teen Titans” have changed gears and instead focused on telling the origin story for the character who brought the team together. In Red…

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“Ultimates #15”

“Ultimates #15”

WARNING – CONTAINS SPOILERS      Things are not going well in the Ultimate universe. Jonathan Hickman broke things pretty good, and it’s up to Chris Humphries and Captain America to fix it.       America has splintered in the wake of catastrophic attacks perpetrated by Dr. Reed Richards, the former leader of the Fantastic Four.       Wyoming, one of the largest bastions of the real-world American militia movement, has become the new home of…

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“Hell Yeah #5”

I shudder to think about what the modern American mainstream comics landscape would be without the UK invasion of the late ‘70s and ‘80s. The big names are now cemented as canonical in the medium : Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Kevin O’Neill, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, etcetera. These folks contributed to further developing comics that seemingly had the ability to  dream and function all on their own, where the reader just eavesdropped on the world…

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“Stumptown: The Case of the Baby in the Velvet Case #1”

Have you ever loved something so much that you can’t live without it? Human beings are funny creatures that way–we obsess over things that we believe help us to be the person we are or sometimes even the person we want to be. These “things” we obsess about are often of a material nature. At the center of  writer Greg Rucka and artist Matthew Southworth’s newest Stumptown story, The Case of the Baby in the…

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“Detective Comics #0”

“Detective Comics #0”

“Detective Comics #0” (w) Gregg Hurwitz, (a) Tony S. Daniel DC $3.99, 40 pages REVIEWED BY THOM OBARSKI September 6, 2012     It being Zero Month over at DC I feel like I would be a bad fan if I didn’t pick up at least one #0. “Detective Comics#0” features two stories this month.The main, “The Final Lesson” traces Bruce Wayne’s time training to become The Batman. What starts as an interesting concept with some stellar art and…

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