RECAP/REVIEW: Legends of Tomorrow 2×13 “Land of the Lost”

RECAP/REVIEW: Legends of Tomorrow 2×13 “Land of the Lost”

This week’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow takes us into two of the most dangerous places: the inside of the mind and the ancient past. The episode opens with the compass not really working too well.  Sarah and Jax talk about what’s going on.  They then tempt fate by saying he’s in the brig where he ‘can’t hurt anyone.’ Then we cut to Rip, who uses a Captain’s override command to get out of the…

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REVIEW/RECAP: Supergirl 2.03 “Welcome to Earth” Brings A-Game

REVIEW/RECAP: Supergirl 2.03 “Welcome to Earth” Brings A-Game

“Welcome to Earth” turns out to be a very apropos title for this week’s episode of Supergirl.  The episode focuses on pretty heavy themes: prejudice, ostracization, and immigration and xenophobia. And man, does it ever do them justice. The episode opens with a direct continuation from last week’s cliffhanger ending.  The mysterious man who fell to Earth strangles Kara before fighting his way out of the DEO and speeding away.  As Kara, J’onn, and Alex discuss…

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SUPERGIRL: 2×01 “Adventures of Supergirl” Delirious Fun, Great Writing

SUPERGIRL: 2×01 “Adventures of Supergirl” Delirious Fun, Great Writing

Fans of Supergirl, rejoice!  The show, newly moved to the CW, premiered its first episode of the season tonight.  As of this writing, West-Coast US fans are getting to the climactic sequences — but of course, this recap/review will contain spoilers for those waiting to watch on DVR. The episode opens with the Berlanti stylistic device of the opening voiceover.  Then, we cut to Kara and the rest in her apartment, toasting the idea of family….

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REVIEW: Midnighter and Apollo #1 — Sets up for potential greatness!

REVIEW: Midnighter and Apollo #1 — Sets up for potential greatness!

“Screaming with excitement” just about describes my reaction to receiving my copy of Midnighter and Apollo #1.  Folks following my previous Steve Orlando coverage know that I have an above average level of excitement over this title. Thank God it lives up to the hype I built up in my head. Everything I loved about Midnighter returns for this miniseries.  I still don’t know what’s happening a solid half the time, due to a lack of familiarity with…

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REVIEW: Superman #7- Small town fun

REVIEW: Superman #7- Small town fun

  Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason have a  reoccurring knack of tapping into the vein of nostalgic Superman, and pumping that sucker dry. Not only do the pair succeed in making this series feel like the Superman you grew up with, but also allow you a brighter look on the character, if that’s even possible. In Superman #7, since Superman has already established his place as Earth’s new Superman, it’s time for the “Smith”…

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Review: Black Hammer – Heroes After the Aftermath

Review: Black Hammer – Heroes After the Aftermath

Dark Horse Comics has a history of publishing interesting and weird super-hero teams. The End League saw a world in which villains had won, The Umbrella Academy brought us a team that was as dysfunctional as any team could be, and now Black Hammer presents a group of super powered beings who are no longer content with the sacrifice they made ten years prior. Writer Jeff Lemire has imagined a team that has a few very…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Brickleberry #1 – Crude, Wacky, and cows a plenty

ADVANCE REVIEW: Brickleberry #1 – Crude, Wacky, and cows a plenty

Based on the animated Comedy Central series by the same name, Brickleberry opens in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where a lonesome survivor named Steve, takes on his bovine overlords in a last ditch attempt to save mankind from the cow apocalypse. He gets transported back in time to kill the man responsible for Earth’s destruction, a park ranger named Woody, his former boss. This is in no uncertain terms a book for the fans of the…

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REVIEW: DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis

REVIEW: DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis

The first few pages of DC Superhero Girls: Finals Crisis are dedicated to a roll call introducing our main characters, including Wonder Woman, Super Girl, Batgirl, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and Katana; names that will likely be familiar to those with some knowledge of the DC Universe. In this graphic novel, written by Shea Fontana, these girls are back in high school, in a reality that pits them against a challenge understood by school kids everywhere:…

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Review: Campaigners Tackling the World

Review: Campaigners Tackling the World

Election years always have some representation in comics, one of the most famous examples is Barack Obama being featured in Amazing Spider-Man. Campaigners tries to capture the absurdity in modern politics through the scope of a potential future of 2076. Writer Brendan Hykes re-imagines debates as a no-holds-barred, brutal death-match, with the president being little more than a puppet, controlled by corporations. Not a terribly far cry from the current state of politics, to be…

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Review: Cryptocracy #1 – Illuminati or Bust

Review: Cryptocracy #1 – Illuminati or Bust

Cryptocracy isn’t your typical series. Instead of following a hero or even someone on the Lawful or Good end of the alignment spectrum, we follow a family who is running the world from behind the scenes. The first issue deals with the sabotage of a dark matter machine, keeping this technology out of the hands of the public. Nine families run the world from underground in sprawling facilities filled with Greys (atypical aliens), and in gigantic floating fortresses….

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