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Hope and Danger 0

Picking up from where the first issue of the new limited-issue anthology began, Daredevil (who has apparently regained his memory enough to recognize the voice of a minor thug he met once years ago) heads out into the snowstorm to find a downed medical helicopter and the heart needed to save the life of a young girl.Even if the amnesia aspect of the story is thrown away without any real explanation, the Daredevil side of the story works pretty well. Sadly, we also get countless scenes of the dyi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Danger, Margo Lane! Danger! 0

The Light story arc continues as The Shadow investigates the first murder of the city's new vigilante and Margo Lane does a little undercover work of her own at the hospital trying to learn more about how the last victim met his end in a guarded hospital room. Margo's overacting puts her in danger as it draws the ire of Sister Esclarmonde and makes The Shadow's friend The Light's next intended victim.A good, but certainly not great, continuation of the story that also offers more backstory for E...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The first arc comes to an end at the bottom of the ocean 0

I'm still waiting for one of the three G.I. JOE titles to rise above the other two. Although that doesn't happen here, Chuck Dixon provides a solid ending to the first arc (which surprisingly doesn't give Scarlett all that much to do other than the one scene of her punching a shark an issue or two back) as the JOEs on-board the mercenaries' freighter find themselves in the midst of a fight between the Baroness, the mutineering freighter crew (who have their own plans for the Cobra cash), and the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Enter Hawkgirl 0

The latest issue continues the Sinestra/Black Lantern storyline by introducing two new versions of familiar characters. I enjoyed the Hawkgirl origin more than that of Alanna Strange but both create interesting version of well-established characters. Although the themes the comic is dealing with at times aren't what one would call subtle the story is well-told and I want to spend more time with both characters. From here we get the Black Lanterns attack on Thanagar and the beginning of a resista...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A satisfactory conclusion 0

Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai's retelling of the 47 Ronin comes to a close here with a double-sized issue that still feels a bit rushed at times. However there's plenty of action and the pair get the overall message of the story across to readers as well. I think the comic may work better as a graphic novel than separate issues so if you haven't read it that's what I'd suggest. My real thrill comes not from this story itself but from the project ending and allowing Sakai to finally get back to ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Larfleeze the Monotonous 0

I picked up this comic more for Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis than any love for the character of Larfleeze, but I have to say I really enjoyed the madcap humor of a suicidal and monotonously droning Orange Lantern and his indentured servant at the edge of the universe. I'm not quite sold on the art by Scott Kollins (and would love it if Kevin Maguire would jump on the title to complete the epic threesome that gave us one of the best comic runs in DC history). Throw in an energy space dog and a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Daredevil triumphant 0

The end of the Ikari arc finds Daredevil squaring off against both Ikari and Lady Bullseye as well as learning more about the serious events that led to Bullseye's current state as a super-villain criminal genius in a box. Although Mark Waid pulls a little bit of a fast one here as the issue has far less action that you'd suspect for the arc's conclusion, it does fill in some blanks and show off Daredevil out thinking his enemies leaving the question unanswered whether or not Daredevil could act...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Lash and Blood 0

After several single issue stories Fatale gives us a peek into Nicholas Lash who has spent nearly a year in jail awaiting trial, obsessed with finding the secret to Josephine in the missing passages of his uncle's manuscript. We also get the beginning of a new Josephine story years before as a struggling musician turned bank robber picks the bloodied nude bombshell up of the side of the road.The focus feels a little split between the two stories as so much of Josephine's is the set-up of the mus...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Do we really have to call them the Shazam Family? 0

We can't call them the Marvel Family and Mary Shazam sounds pretty damn stupid (as does much of this issue). Sadly, DC still has missed the entire point of Captain Marvel who is meant to be a shining, if somewhat naive even antiquated hero with a child's view of right and wrong. His goodness, even if the face of a world more cynical than he is willing to accept, sets him apart. He's basically DC's version of Captain America. A selfish Captain Marvel is an oxymoron.This issue gives us Black Adam ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Murderous Marvel Team-Up 0

After trying to kill Wolverine (but not really) last issue, this month Kaine and Logan team-up to try and take out the Assassins Guild. This results in several fun moments between the pair including Kaine's apt description of Logan and Wolverine's response to the brilliance of the Scarlet Spider's plan. We also get a jabbering Aracely being left at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning creeping out and/or amusing the rest of Wolverine's students.You can find more of my reviews (with images) o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The issue that changes everything? 0

I have to say I really enjoyed this issue. The first half is split between juggling the juxtaposition of an injured Leonardo falling into the hands of Shredder and an even worse off Casey Jones being taken to the hospital. We get a nice moment between April and Angel, giving us a better understanding of Casey's history with the Purple Dragon but the real story is what happens to Leo.Once captured, Shredder gives the Turtles' leader to Kitsume to begin brainwashing Leonardo and turning him into t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

WTF was DC thinking with this one? 0

I'm seeing glowing reviews for this comic and simply don't get it.Writer Gre Pak’s Batman/Superman #1 is a confusing tale that doesn't seem to fit anywhere in DC’s current New 52 storyline. It seems DC is already reconning New 52 events as this comic give us the first meeting between Batman and Superman (which New 52 already took place in Justice League).Don't get me wrong, the art is pretty and I like how Greg Pak gives us both Superman and Batman's opposing views on the same events. However, t...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A strong conclusion to a really fun first arc 0

I've never really been that big a fan of any version of Nova, but I have to say I'm really enjoying Jeph Loeb's take on Sam Alexander. This issue gives us the conclusion of the first arc as Sam is forced to brandish the Ultimate Nulifier to stop Titus and the Chitauri fleet. Could it have used a little more Rocket Raccoon? Sure (as could nearly every Marvel title), but the focus is where it needs to be here as Sam steps up and proves he can save the world all by himself.You can find more of my r...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

So Kid Flash isn't Bart Allen? 0

Looking for the Speed Force killer who is also wearing The Flash's symbol, Barry Allen seeks out Kid Flash. The first half of the comic is The Flash chasing Kid Flash down to have a conversation. Francis Manapaul's art is beautiful as always, bur personally I'd have preferred Kid Flash to be less of a dick and what's up with Kid Flash not getting his powers from the Speed Force? We are told he is from the future, but he doesn't seem to have any connection to The Flash, or know who he really is m...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An improvement over the somewhat disappointing first issue 0

I only really picked this issue up for the beautiful cover from Alex Ross, but the story made me glad I did. Where the first issue spent way too much time on set-up we're thrown right into the action here as Starbuck and Apollo are lost in the middle of a temporal storm after using their time missiles (yeah, this series has time missiles!) to fight off the Cylons.With the Galactica missing and the pilots low on both fuel and ammo the pilots split up hoping one of them will make it to a nearby Co...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Goodbye Limbo 0

Although it was better than I expected, I'm happy to see the Limbo storyline come to an end here. We are told what happened through flashbacks of Magik talking to a pre-Avengers Doctor Strange relating the events of how the young woman was able to save her teammates as well as the questionable choice she makes to absorb all of Limbo inside herself, taking total control of her power and life for the first time. The fallout of this will likely be felt for several issues to come (although in those ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Terrific first issue 0

Atomic Robo! Jenkins! And the return of Dr. Dinosaur! (Seriously, I shouldn't have to sell you any more on picking this one up.)Set after Atomic Robo's name has been tarnished due to the public's belief he might have had something to do with the theft of nuclear weapons on 8/11, six of which are still unaccounted for, our story finds our intrepid robotic scientist/adventurer getting out of town with a team for what most of them assume is nothing more than a wild goose chase in the jungles of Ven...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Sacrifice 0

The second issue of the series Second Season gives us more scenes of Casey in the role of Mrs. Clarkson as well as presenting the sacrifice before her after Casey has been returned to her present as Miss Hodge takes the young woman to the Cylinder hoping they have enough time to set things right before Irina kills Ike and starts a chain of events they can never recover from.We also get more discussion between the older Jade and Hunter whose three dreams lead to the pair talking about everything ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A great start to the comic's "second season" 0

There's quite a bit to like about the latest issue of Morning Glories that finally turns its attention back on Casey Blevins (a character who has been pretty much ignored for several months). For a Morning Glories comic the story is relatively straightforward as we see glimpses of what Casey has been up to since she was sent back into the past to complete an odd list of assignments the last of which is to make sure her younger self makes it to Morning Glories Academy.The Lost-style nature of the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

What's up with Cheshire? 0

I really wanted to like this issue but the comic seemed determined to frustrate me from beginning to end. After getting his memory wiped (a not particularly interesting thing to do with Jason Todd) the character decides to find out all about himself and is shocked to learn he was a bad guy (an even worse, and predictable, thing to do with Jason Todd).Green Arrow's cameo produces some funny lines but the New 52 condensed timeline simply doesn't make sense for a true Ollie/Roy dynamic which produc...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dumb (Penumbra) and Dumber (Harper Row) 0

For months I've thought Detective Comics has been the best of the Bat-books but the latest issue misses the mark. Badly. Forgetting the throwaway Man-Bat back-up story that takes up far too many pages, the main storyline involves the return (and quick removal of) and old flame of Bruce Wayne's during his training around the globe. I don't mind that the comic introduces us to someone new from his past (although her stupid shadow arms are impossible to take seriously), but everything feels rushed ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Homecoming comes to an end 0

The new G.I. JOE series ends its first story arc with an explosive finale (literally) that can only be seen as a victory for Cobra (although Cobra Commander doesn't exactly see it that way as the Baroness is denied promotion for not fulfilling all of her objectives).The issue is filled with quite a bit of action as the JOEs attempt to stop Cobra from blowing up the Northeastern town in a way that many will blame the JOEs and not Cobra. We also get the faceoff between the Baroness and Hashtag who...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Strange bedfellows 0

The latest issue of Red Hood and the Outlaws is broken up into two stories. In the first Roy and Starfire deal with Dr. Hugo Strange and The Untitled who arrive to break-up Roy's latest session with quite possibly the worst choice for a doctor of mental health ever. This half of the issue feels mostly like filler and is best ignored.The more interesting story involves the League of Assassins tracking down and grabbing the Red Hood who they don't want dead but (wait for it) they want the guy who ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A perfect June story 0

My only real complaint with the latest issue of Fables is that we only get a single issue centered around Junebug's exploration of the castle in Fabletown. Writer Bill Willingham does a terrific job in getting the voice and attitude of the precocious young girl just right as sees everything there is to see, including something deep and dark in the bowels of the castle not meant for her eyes. Even with the comic turns a bit dark, June's adventure is always fun and the unexpected result of Junebug...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Open the Door 0

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson to Astro City with a great story involving the arrival of extraterrestrial life in the form of a giant door above the city and an alien with obvious Jack Kirby influences (Galactus, Celestials, and New Gods). We also get a ridiculously cute new hero with American Chibi and a subtle story about how one family, and one middle-aged man in particular, is effected by the events. This is easily one of the best comics I have read all year.One final note, I'd actually rank...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Batman further alienates people trying to help him 0

This month's Batman and... guest-stars Batgirl who gets an up close look at the far more vicious version of Batman the series has been showing us (that hasn't really been appearing in the other Bat-title, at least not to this degree). We get Batman stopping a gang of armed robbers and then a big argument between Batman and Batgirl over the detective's behavior since the loss of Damian.I like that Batgirl confronts Batman over what she sees as an alarming trend, but the manner in which she does (...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Flint's plan blows up in his face 0

Without Duke's knowledge Flint puts his risky plan into action by hiring the Tiger Team known as the Night Creepers to break into the JOE's secure home inside the Pentagon. The team is actually up to the challenge, but when Flint tries to implement the second-half of his plan by reaching out to their middle-man again things go horribly wrong.The latest issue doesn't have much action at all, but we do get some nice character moments between Duke and Flint, and between Chameleon, Ronin, and Lady J...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Deadpool vs. Daredevil 0

Deadpool and Daredevil come to blows when the Man Without Fear stops the Merc with a Mouth from killing a cheerleader in the middle of the street. Here's the thing though, she isn't actually a cheerleader and as insane as Deadpool sounds about demons and souls and having to kill her its all actually true. How Deadpool gets reminds us why you would never want Wade Wilson as your enemy (or friend for that matter).I hadn't picked up a Deadpool issue in awhile, I'm still missing Deadpool Team-Up whi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An amnesiac Daredevil vs. the storm 0

Lee weeks, who provides both the art and story for the opening issue of this new Daredevil anthology series, gives us a shaken and injured Matt Murdock who wakes up in a hospital not knowning who he is or why he has such enhanced senses after the lawyer was mugged and beaten in a snowstorm that plays havoc with his radar sense.I think the art is better than the amnesiac story, although it does offer some humorous moments such as John Doe's nurse and Doctor finally opening the patient's briefcase...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Enter Sinestra 0

The current Green Lantern arc continues as we begin with Power Girl fighting astronaut Carol Ferris who was given the Star Sapphire by a dying alien on the moon. Seeing Power Girl with Jimmy Olson, Ferris' old boyfriend, and loosing control of her emotions due to her new power set, an angry Star Sapphire kicks some Power Girl ass before the new Green Lantern shows up to help even the odds. We also get a new Atom.Given that the last issue introduced us to the Ame-Comi version of Green Lantern it'...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Charming and Nayalani go all Liam Neeeson on some wolves 0

Agreeing to accompany Nayalani back to her village with a group of his best men due more to his attraction to the beautiful warrior woman than any sense of duty he has as Maharajah, Prince Charming and his group are attacked by the dhole on the road. While I don't think this issue is as strong as the first issue in the arc which set-up Nalayani's character and story and had much more of Fables feel about it. The issue does have a good amount of action and takes time to showcase which part of his...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Betrayal and The Deeper Well 0

Buffy and the Scoobies fight their way into The Deeper Well verses the Demons protecting the last realm of magical energy on Earth. Before the end of the issue Buffy will learn of Xander's betrayal and Severin and Simone will find themselves in the middle of The Deeper Well with untold power, and dangers, and their fingertips.There's plenty of action in this issue, but I actually liked the back-up story of that picks up the thread of Spike and Dawn's friendship once again. The pair have had an o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

If Calvin and Hobbes had super-hero adventures 0

Other than the Free Comic Book Day adventure, this is my first exposure to Herobear and the Kid which I quite enjoy even if it is, like almost every other all-ages comic, overpriced at $4. The concept is very similiar to Calvin and Hobbes as young Tyler and his stuffed polar bear, who grows into a full-sized super-hero, get into all kinds of trouble while no one else is watching. In the Special, Tyler gets distracted from Picture Day at school to stop Von Klon and his Sub of Doom from destroying...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Kablooey in your face! 0

Who doesn't love a cute, and highly murderous, Rocket Racoon (who even gets this month's cover)? After being arrested and detained last issue the Guardians of the Galaxy are freed by Groot and immediately go on the offensive as Rocket Racoon, while questioning Tony Stark's manhood, take down an entire ship of Spartax warriors. Although Tony Stark has a bit too much of the quick quipping Robert Downey Jr. movie version of the character in him for my tastes, the latest issue is a hell of a lot of...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Luke and Prithi save the day 0

Luke and Prithi disobey orders to save Leia and the rest of her squadron which somehow (it's not exactly well explained) they take down a Star Destroyer and entire flee of TIE-Interceptors. The result gets Leia a Bacta tank, Prithi a trip off the ship (which I'm sad as I really like this character and the relationship developing between her and Luke), and both Luke and Wedge immediate promotions. Even if some of the plot is a little muddled at times there are some great panels from artist Carlos...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Then there was that time Power Girl and the Huntress fought a giant demon dog from Apokolips 0

The schizophrenic art of this series calms down a bit with a single artist (some issues have had as many as four) in a story that involves Power Girl and the Huntress searching for answers as to how Desaad was able to pose as Michael Holt and make a highly illegal hostile takeover of her company.Oh, and the pair fight a giant dog from Apokolips (which is interesting, but not as fun as it should be). I'm a bit mixed on Rocha's art, but will admit he does have a flair for drawing Power Girl in act...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Shadow vs. Light 0

The Shadow comes face-to-face with the murderous new vigilante known as "The Light" and gets his butt kicked for his trouble. Unable to save her latest victim, The Shadow enlists the help of his entire network to find and stop the dual-katana-wielding killer before she kills again.I think this comic is still suffering from the recent change in the creative team, but the story has been good enough to keep my interest so far. I think fans of the character and series will enjoy the issue, but it's...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Why is Spike suddenly a 90's Image Comics character? 1

Optimus Prime battles Spike (who is reimagined here as something from Rob Liefeld's imagination), Hot Rod and the Dinobots head into the bowels of Cyberton, and Soundwave takes advantage of the recent chaos on Cyberton to unleash the Mayhem Attack Squad against Prowl, Blaster, and the other Autobots and blind Cyberton's defenses to Galvatron's imminent arrival.Lots of familiar faces here that continue to move the ongoing story forward with some solid art and action as well.You can find more of ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.