ADVANCE REVIEW: “Pop #2” Conspiracy Theorists Rejoice

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Pop #2” Conspiracy Theorists Rejoice

Writer: Curt Pires Artist: Jason Copland $3.50 Publisher: Dark Horse We were introduced to the world of literal manufactured pop stars in the last issue of Pop. Elle was one of the lucky ones to escape before she was forced into the limelight for our enjoyment and judgment. While running away from an incubated life she was used to she met a man named Coop. Despite problems he was dealing with his own life, he…

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ADVANCE SCOUT 7/2/14 Lean Summer Cuts

ADVANCE SCOUT 7/2/14 Lean Summer Cuts

SITUATION: In the United States, this week is all a prelude to the 4th of July. It’s our Independence Day, and it’s also when Hurricane Arthur is supposed to make its way up the East Coast. While many people will be enjoying grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and maybe a few illegal fireworks here and there, this doesn’t mean that you’re left without some high-quality choices as far as comic books go. And if you’re…

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ADVANCE SCOUT 6/11/14: All New Everything

SITUATION: If the headline didn’t give it away, this week Advance Scout is focused on all things new. Which, in a week of many, many titles means eleven new #1s and a 32-page one shot. Instead of trying to narrow down that field to just five or six picks, I’m instead going to list all of them and leave it to you to decide what you want to check out. Don’t get used to it….

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ADVANCE SCOUT 5/7/14: Sea Apes, Serial Killers, Strong Female Leads, and Limbo

ADVANCE SCOUT 5/7/14: Sea Apes, Serial Killers, Strong Female Leads, and Limbo

SITUATION: This week marks a transition for this ongoing column. I, Mike Sains, will be taking the reigns on both Advance Scout (our independent comics showcase here on Capeless Crusader) and Cape Watch (our mainstream showcase) from here on out. Now that we have a sizable review team, I as the editor now have the time to sift through the giant pile of never-ending new releases. For Advance Scout, I will continue to offer choices…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Fear and Loathing in Space, the Old West, and England

ADVANCE SCOUT: Fear and Loathing in Space, the Old West, and England

SITUATION: When it comes to looking through the massive list of exciting new series and excellent ongoings, no one does it better than the crew here at Capeless Crusader. This week I reached out to our tremendous team of staff writers for their ideas on what merited inclusion, and they turned in a great line-up that runs the gamut from terrifying science fiction horror to quirky magical team-ups. So, without further ado, here are the…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Evil Empires, Unlikely Heroes, Dystopias, and Killer Treecats

ADVANCE SCOUT: Evil Empires, Unlikely Heroes, Dystopias, and Killer Treecats

SITUATION: *Sigh*, I couldn’t have picked a tougher week to return to this feature. Image has a massive haul of awesome titles (as usual), and IDW and Dark Horse have more than their fair share as well. Luckily, I was able to spot a few books by badass creators, one with one of my all-time favorite fictional characters, and one whose theme I simply could not ignore. So, without further ado, here are the ADVANCE…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Monsters, Mercenaries, and Machines

ADVANCE SCOUT: Monsters, Mercenaries, and Machines

SITUATION: It’s a heavy-hitting week from several of the independent publishers this week. Image is rolling out perennial sluggers Fatale and The Walking Dead, and IDW is likely to show strongly in sales charts with the latest My Little Pony. Yes, that book has a huge audience. With this in mind, we tried to dig deep. This was a week where I was glad to have a crack team of reviewers who help me determine…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: War in the Stars, Wasteland, History and the Bedroom

ADVANCE SCOUT: War in the Stars, Wasteland, History and the Bedroom

SITUATION: There is a lot to choose from this week in comic books. All of the smaller publishers are coming out swinging in what should be a week that sees them compete well with the big cape-wearing dogs. IDW is rolling out the second issues of the new Judge Dredd mini, the My Little Pony, Ninja Turtles, and more. Image is releasing more printings of Sex Criminals, Ten Grand, and Manifest Destiny to go along…

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Advance Scout: Science Gone Wrong, Bad Futures, Zombies, and Space

Advance Scout: Science Gone Wrong, Bad Futures, Zombies, and Space

SITUATION: There is a lot to choose from this week in comic books. Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar) and Victor Santos (Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters) are debuting their long-awaited book Furious. Four separate Bat books are dropping this week in Batman and Robin‘s annual, Batman: The Dark Knight, Beware the Batman, and Damian: Son of Batman.  X-Men: Legacy is headed towards a conclusion and The Guardians Of The Galaxy meet the X-Men in an All-New Marvel NOW! cross-over. As far as Image goes,…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Lean, Mean, and Foxy

ADVANCE SCOUT: Lean, Mean, and Foxy

SITUATION: It’s almost Halloween, so of course its time for that rare, ugly beast of comics to rear its head: the dreaded FIFTH WEEK. There is very little out from most publishers this week, which is a kind move in a market where readers are already shelling out for a great many titles every Wednesday. Capeless’ own Alex Smith took an early look at this week’s TMNT Microseries featuring Bebop and Rocksteady, as well another…

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