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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ADVANCE REVIEW: James Bond – Hammerhead #4 – License to Thrill

ADVANCE REVIEW: James Bond – Hammerhead #4 – License to Thrill

The three previous issues of Dynamite’s 007 miniseries “Hammerhead” delivered sleek, stylish and lethal 007 action, and after the third issue ended with a killer cliffhanger, James Bond – Hammerhead #4 doesn’t disappoint at all. Writer Andy Diggle and artist Luca Casalanguida succeed in escalating the already high stakes of the story, while simultaneously adding twists and turns that serve the world’s greatest secret agent as well as he deserves. When we last left 007, he…

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REVIEW: James Bond – Hammerhead #3: Sleek, Cool and Lethal

REVIEW: James Bond – Hammerhead #3: Sleek, Cool and Lethal

After an initial 007 miniseries written by Warren Ellis that I didn’t like much at all, I’m pleased to say that this miniseries, written by Andy Diggle with art by Luca Casalanguida, absolutely nails the tone and thrills of Ian Fleming’s classic Bond novels, albeit updated for the 21st Century. James Bond – Hammerhead #3 is sleek, cool and lethal, all attributes any 007 adventure needs to have in spades. The result is an issue,…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: 5 New Titles For 6/1/16

ADVANCE SCOUT: 5 New Titles For 6/1/16

It’s Back! Today marks the return of ADVANCE SCOUT, where each week here at Capeless Crusader, we select a group of creator-owned and independent (and sometimes not so indie) comic books which are deserving of our readers’ attention. These books represent some of the best work being offered outside of the comics mainstream. Enjoy! Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: Pink #1 Earlier this year Boom! comics brought the beloved franchise Power Rangers to comics in the much…

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REVIEW: “Thief of Thieves #20” Prison Break From the Master Thief

REVIEW: “Thief of Thieves #20” Prison Break From the Master Thief

Of all the Robert Kirkman created genre-comics, Thief of Thieves feels so grounded. Compare concepts in their purest form and Thief of Thieves just doesn’t seem like it has anywhere near the same potential as his other titles. The Walking Dead reinvents zombies (and possibly also television), Invincible incinerates superhero tropes almost monthly, and Thief of Thieves… steals a lot of stuff? Start reading the series, though, and the cynicism starts to wash away pretty…

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After Wednesday

After Wednesday

Hello again, crusaders! Its time for my weekly rundown of what I found of interest this week. For those new to the column: I am a comics enthusiast who reads a lot of titles and each week I sort through my box and talk about those I found the most interesting. All opinions are my own, and I hope you share some of your own (more about that at the bottom). Cool? On to the…

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REVIEW: “Uncanny: Seasons of Hungry Ghosts, Part One #1”

REVIEW: “Uncanny: Seasons of Hungry Ghosts, Part One #1”

Genre mash-ups make narratives that much more interesting, and in the hands of talented creators it can make a single issue experience, especially an introductory one, an enjoyment. Writer Andy Diggle and artist Aaron Campbell provide such a favorable experience by fashioning the down on his luck grifter tale by spinning it with elements of crime fiction, James Bond action, and the slightly unexplainable manifested in a rather unique ability on the part of the…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Politics and Pizza Dog

ADVANCE SCOUT: Politics and Pizza Dog

WHAT IS ADVANCE SCOUT? Each week, the Capeless Crew picks out those books that we think are most worthy of your dollars and attention. These books are chosen based on a variety of qualities, including relevance to real-world issues of the day, their sheer excellence as examples of the medium and often with an eye towards the importance of a given book within the context of the comics industry. SITUATION: This week we are pleased…

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Doctor Who: Space Oddity

Doctor Who: Space Oddity

 The relaunch of the monthly Doctor Who adventures in America by IDW, or Volume III as some of the solicits have listed the title, have been a pleasant surprise not only for nailing the feel of the Eleventh Doctor and his companions in writing via Andy Diggle (of recent Action Comics controversy) and Brandon T. Seifert (Witch Doctor) , but for also delivering solid comic art via pen and ink experts such as Mark Buckingham and Philip Bond (seriously,…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: 5 Books to Look For This Wednesday (4/03/13)

ADVANCE SCOUT: 5 Books to Look For This Wednesday (4/03/13)

Each week, the Capeless Crew picks out those books that we think are most worthy of your dollars and attention. Without further ado, here are this week’s picks! “ACTION COMICS #19” Action Comics, DC’s flagship title, has been under a great deal of scrutiny in the last week. With the departure of writer Andy Diggle and subsequent tumult, it is yet unknown exactly how this title will shake out. This issue may well be the…

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