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Super Sexy Excitement Galore!!! 0

I was first introduced to Sex and Violence through it's kickstarter project which was advertised right here on CV. I found the project to be interesting, and I had never participated in a Kickstarter before, so I gave my donation and I've got some pretty cool stuff out of my part. At the time I'm writing this review I have yet to recieve my hardcover copy, but the authors Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray have released to the backers a digital copy of the comic. When I gave my donation I was a lit...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Trust Me, It Will Totally Stick. 0

Zenescope has been known to be hit and miss with their mini-series. Most of them are done fairly well while the others sometimes lack something to be desired. Robyn Hood though has not been one of those lacking series though. Though it is not my favorite Grimm Fairy Tales mini it still has done a pretty good job of entertaining while giving us characters we can relate too, and a solid enough story line.With issue three we continue with the well done characterization that has truly been what has ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Suicide By Choo-Choo? 0

I have found myself in quite a love hate relationship when it comes to the mini series that are released underneath Zenescope's Grimm Fairy Tales franchise. Upon the release of Jungle Book earlier this year, and following it's relative success I was very excited to hear that Grimm Fairy Tales was releasing a version of one of my all time favorite Halloween Tales: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The last issue did a great job of pulling the readers into the life of Craig Marsters: a intelligent youn...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Psychedelic Trip 0

Out of the Before Watchmen books Silk Spectre was the last one I thought I would ever enjoy, but so far it has turned out to be the more superior titles in the whole line. This issue picks up right where the last one left off, and what we get in this issue is a colorful, funny, and in some parts heart wrenching tale about Laurie as her newfound paradise in San Francisco comes crashing down around her in a series of events that are beyond her control.I have to really commend Darwyn Cooke on his a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Not Getting Out of This One 0

I have to admit that after the last issue I fell in with a lot of other people, and was extremely excited to see the next issue. If you're reading this review you know that Doc Ock now has control over Peter Parker's body, and has all of his memories while Peter has been left in the dying body of Otto Octavius, and only has a few hours left to live. This issue is Dan Slott's attempt at explaining just how that happened.It's a pretty solid issue that goes back all the way to Spider-man #600 in ex...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

New Life for the God of Thunder 0

It's not very often that I will venture outside of Spider-man when it comes to Marvel Comics, but after a recommendation from a friend I decided that I would give Thor: God of Thunder a shot. With the Marvel Now! relaunch we have what I consider to be a rather interesting take on the God of Thunder, and I've never been a fan of him before. In issue #1 of the series we start off with a story call the God Butcher, and it is a story that traverses Thor's past, present, and future as he fights a bat...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Regulating Waste 0

I've always found Judge Dredd to be sort of a guilty pleasure, so when I heard IDW was coming out with an new series I was more than eager to pick this up. In the first issue we have a pretty simple reintroduction to Judge Dredd, and it's split into two different parts. The first part of the issue is the first part of a story arc where Judge Dredd is called in to take care of a string of robberies resulting from a malfunctioning tree that rapidly reproduces fruit. One of the robberies is a bit m...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Just When I had Given Up Hope 0

After the last issue of Mass Effect Homeworlds, I was hesitant to read another issue. Then next thing you know I have this gem crossing my desk. In this issue we witness the backstory of a Mass Effect favorite: Garrus Valkarian.The best thing about this issue is that it is not a rehash of what a person, wanting to dive deeper into the Mass Effect universe, wants to see. It helps if the reader is familiar with the Mass Effect video game franchise, but the series starts off during the first act of...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

You Have Paid the Piper 0

I really hate it (and I emphasize the word “hate”) when a series starts out with a strong premise only to have it fizzle out into something completely forgettable at the end. The Piper has become one of those series that can’t decide what it wants to be. It can’t make up its mind if it wants to be a moral tale, a tragedy, or a cheap horror story.The only good thing about this issue is that it brings this series to an end. I’m just sad to say that it’s not a very good one. I suppose I could say t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

There Has Been Some Mistake 0

I first picked this series up while digging through a collection of bulk comics I had bought that I knew had a fair amount of GFT comics in it. After a friend of mine introduced me to this series, I have found it to be a good occasional break from the Superhero comic. Initially, I was looking for the Neverland series which my friend had recommended to me. Turned out I was wrong and I didn’t have it, but amongst the pile of comics I found this series. After my friend suggested that the minis were...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

All You Subconsciously Desire 0

With the second issue of this series we jump right into the action, and see the consequences of Sean summoning the Piper. The Piper immediately goes after those who bullied, and takes them out in gruesome horrifying ways. What he Piper has agreed to though, is to grant the justice that Sean desires most on a subconscious level, and towards the end we see Sean’s mistake in making a deal with the Piper.What I like about this issue though is how the Piper caries out his acts of revenge. GFT is know...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I Play For Your Soul 0

Bullying is worldwide problem, and each year the reason many kids turn to violence is to “get back at” those who have bullied them. GFT: The Piper seems to be taking on this theme, and follows the story of a talented violinist named Sean who is consistently bullied by the school jocks. At one point Sean receives a fairy tale book from Belinda, and after a certain event Sean summons the Pied Piper to take revenge on those who hurt him. What I’m loving about this issue is that it starts off this m...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It Has To Matter. 0

J. Michael Straczynski is surprising me more and more as I continue to read this comic. When I was first introduced to Watchmen, Daniel Dreiberg was my least favorite character in the entire lineup. I felt he was whiny, and he felt so out of place in the dark and gritty universe that Watchmen seemed to be set up in. What Straczynski has done though is taken a character that I did not like, and made him my favorite Watchmen character. He’s close to surpassing Rorschach (whose own comic I have not...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Spider-man: The Troll of the Year! 0

I decided a while back that this would be my last issue of A vs X before I dropped the series completely. To this point, A vs X has been sort of mediocre with no real major shocks. They almost pulled it off a few issues back when it seemed like Hawkeye had been killed, but then two panels later they said, “haha, fooled ya. Clint Isn’t dead we just set him on fire now we’re fixing him.” I felt like that was a really bad cop out and it has been ever since. With Issue 9 it continues that trend.A lo...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Creepy Stuff 0

I picked this issue up digitally after reading a review about it. In the review that I read it said that Deadpool read like a completely different character, and that this new take on Deadpool was extremely dark. I wanted to see how dark it was.In truth this book here is pretty grim in its tale. Any fan of Deadpool knows that he's known for breaking the fourth wall, and often has a back and forth with the caption boxes. It's that character that so many have come to know and love, but this story ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's a Horrible Brand 0

Considering the ratings I have seen many might not agree with me, but for those who do I will say this. If you have been considering dropping this series this might be the one that does it for you. I’ve looked through this issue several times, and my opinion remains the same. It’s not very good.The one good thing that I liked about this issue was the continuation of Damian’s crusade to prove he is a worthy Robin. In this one he fights Jason, and pretty much delivers a pretty harsh truth to him. ...

3 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Villanous Monolgues 0

This was a really enjoyable read, and once again Scott Snyder has delivered a solid Batman story. This issue is filled with so much action that you will be on the edge of your seat to find out what happens next. Lincoln March is a very interesting villain, and I honestly can’t wait to see him back. There is so much territory to be explored around the character, and Snyder has only given us a small glimpse of what he is capable of. It is so impressive that Lincoln March has embedded himself so de...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Did Everyone Take Stupid Pills or Something? 0

Okay, right after the decent last issue A vs X has decided to take another dip into the insane and illogical. In this issue we see the aftermath of the Battle at Utopia. Scott Summers still believes that the Pheonix will save mutant kind. The X-men escape from the Avengers to begin searching for Hope. Captain America who had attempted to keep the mutants prisoner refuses to listen to some really sound reason given by Tony, and then shortly afterwards turns on Logan believing him to be a liabilit...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

I Want to Be Mad 0

Okay, I have to say this issue irritated me on so many levels, yet remained an excellent read. There was a whole lot of character development, and some really interesting plot twists. We get three blasts from the past for Barbara in this issue. The first being an ex-con named Danny who was directly involved when Babs was shot by the Joker. Danny seems to be a very complex character that suffered from a guilty conscience and couldn't get out of a lifestyle that he had become trapped in. After tha...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A little Otto-Spidey Time 0

I've never been the biggest Sinister Six fan, and that is mostly because of it's roster. This story line though has given me a new appreciation for the group though. This issue follows up after the massive defeat Spider-man and the Avengers suffered the last issue. Spider-man manages to escape the clutches of Doc Ock with the help of Silver Sable, and the team decides to opt for a "taking peices off the board" approach, and the target of this issue is Sandman. Though more so a filler issue attem...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Forging a New Diana 0

If I was in Diana's shoes, I would not want to call myself an Amazon anymore. Pretty much this story changes not the origin of wonder woman this time, but the origin of the Amazons. Most of have probably heard of the Spartans where if a male infant was born deformed or sickly then child was killed. Well it seems the Amazon's come from a similar way of thinking except that all males are cast away. So apparently what the FemSpartans do now is that they go out and raid ships where they have a big o...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Steve Trevor: The Real Hero 0

This will be a two part review, where I talk about the Justice League first and then the side story featuring Shazam. We are now seeing a completely different side of the Justice League now than what years of storyline has dictated them to be. Granted since the reboot that is what DC wanted to achieve. The story is still set in the Justice League’s early days. They are all rookies in what they do as superheroes and still do not know how to work as a team. The worst part is the self-entitlement o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

When Did That Happen? 0

Red Hood and the Outlaws seems to be trying my patience, yet it entertains me at the same time. In Red Hood and the Outlaws #7 we learn a little more about Jason’s past with the All-Caste, and about his relationship with the mysterious woman Essence. This issue ends the current story arc and wraps it up decently enough with a few panels at the end to send it into the next story arc. This book is not without its flaws though, and several things remain unexplained like how does Jason now possess t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Picturesque Emotion 0

I was completely blown away by this issue. The issue separates off into two separate plots: One involving Kate's romance with Maggie and her investigation into the weeping woman, and the other involving Bette's defeat at the hands of an unknown assailant and her capture by Cameron. The thing I have loved most about this series is it's art, because J.H. Williams III can convey so much emotion without having to use captions, and this issue is the perfect example of his ability in doing that. The i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Birthday Wishes 0

This is probably one of the more interesting back issues that I have ever read. I was first acquainted with this story through and old Justice League unlimited episode and the only difference between the two is the appearance of Jason Todd in the plot. In this issue Batman and Wonder Woman travel to the fortress of solitude to celebrate Superman’s birthday, but they find him unresponsive due to the hypnotic effects of a plant known as “Black Mercy” which was planted -- no pun intended -- by Mong...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Bruised Ego 0

I’m not as big of a Marvel fan as I am a DC fan, but Daredevil is one of those characters that seems to like to stick his foot in the door. This issue mostly involves Daredevil fighting a super villain by the name of Bruiser who has the ability to change his center of gravity. Bruiser—though dressed like a luchador—is actually a very interesting character as you learn that Bruiser is fighting as a sense of training to get ready to achieve his dream of fighting the Hulk. Unfortunately for him tho...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Worst Puppet Show Ever 0

Of all the Batbooks that are out right now this will probably be the one that I will drop first if Tony S. Daniel remains on the book. The issue starts off with Batman as a captive of the Dollmaker and he is fighting a slew of fake jokers in an area while his limbs are bonded with high tensile wire. From there the story doesn’t go much further than Batman escaping and Dollmaker getting away. This issues biggest problem is that nothing happens at all. No character development, no story developmen...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Nice Bike! 0

Originally, I had planned to drop Venom after this issue due to funding constraints, but now I might switch that decision out with another title! I really enjoyed this issue and had a blast reading it. Flash gets blackmailed by Crime-Master to go steal something, but that almost runs afoul when Captain America shows up to shut down the Venom project. Flash goes AWOL, fights Cap, and steals his bike in the process. Now Flash it “technically” free to do whatever he wants with the Symbiote and it o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Connect the Dots Here 0

I found myself liking this issue decently enough. In this issue we get our debut of Steel, and a first glimpse of what is obviously Braniac. Most of the story involves Superman having trouble holding out against a mob off robots as well as the possessed John Corben, and Steel makes his big debut in the new 52 by helping Superman in the fight. There was one thing I did not like about this issue and that was with its style of storytelling. Right when Steel makes his debut to fight against the mind...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Peter Parker Sense 0

It’s good to see Carlie and Spider-man working together. This issue takes off where the last one left, and Carlier Cooper is working together with Peter or rather Spider-Man to solve the case of high rise burglaries and suicide jumpers. The issue then culminates in a fight between Spider-man, the Vulture-kids, and Adrian Toomes who manages to get away. In the last few panels Carlie decides to speak with a certain someone that might that could determine what her future will be not only in Spider-...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Crooked Smile 0

An outstanding issue. Helena continues her “hunt” for Moretti only to find him paying hospitality with the Chairman of Kufra’s son. There is so much action in this book that it’s a thrill ride from the first to the last page. The only thing that kind of makes me take a sideways glance was the depiction of the chairman of Kufra as a stereotypical evil Islamic dictator. Perhaps it was coincidental or perhaps not, but it seemed like it was worth noting as something that could possibly be offensive ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Trusting Issues 0

This is a decent issue, but there’s nothing really miraculous about it. This issue follows mostly the thoughts of Atroticus and his newfound mistrust of the newly enlightened Bleez. His distrust in her is so great that he throws three more lanterns in the blood ocean of Ysmult, and we see glimses of their back stories. There is also uneventful story telling in the side plotline involving Raymond and his brother, with no real development outside the police are chasing Raymond now. Given the choic...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

What a Surprise 0

What can I say other than Sinestro continues to surprise me. Sinestro plans to take out his own corps and free his home world of Korugar where his people have been enslaved by them. Also enlisting the aid of the unlikely Hal Jordan as well as a few tricks I’ve never seen Lanterns preform before, we see Sinestro strike out to save his world with a plan to initiate a failsafe that will shut down the Yellow lantern power battery. This issue had so many shocking points, including a reaction in Sines...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Little Blue Men = Ultimate Evil of the Universe 0

I found this to be another outstanding issue. The emotional spectrum powered Kyle Rayner turns on the Guardians in a rage over the other guardians stripping Ganthet of his emotions—which I am just as enraged over to be honest. As the cover suggests though Kyle is unable to control all the rings and is quickly depowered. The Guardians once again show just how powerful they are by taking down the other lantern corps members as well, including the orange ring which turned out only to be a construct...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This is Who I Am...Confused Yet? 0

I found this first issue to be rather confusing. We are introduced into the world of I, Vampire by what appears to be the scene of a slaughter. The story is set up in two different settings and though the word bubbles are relevant to what’s going on in the current scene the caption boxes are linked only to the conversation between Andrew and Mary. I found this to be unique in that it didn’t really take away from the story, but would only make it sometimes a little confusing to tell exactly what ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Just Not Much Going On 0

This issue didn’t seem to have as much going on in it in the way the last one did, and felt more like filler than anything else. We see Helena investigating more into the prostitution ring, and freeing more of the enslaved. Though it is nice to see Helena doing her thing, there’s not a whole lot more to it than that. We are given a little more information about what’s going on with the Italian mob responsible, and we see Helena tracking them.  I can’t say I was disappointed in this issue, but I ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Big Debut 0

In this issue we see the start of Teen Titans separating into several different story arcs. Cassie only makes a minor appearance in this issue, and this is more of a debut issue for Solstice and Bunker. The issue focuses more on Bunker as he meets Tim Drake and Bunker is a rather charismatic character who sort of has a fanboy feel too him as he seeks to impress Tim. The escape of Kid Flash with solstice from the N.O.W.H.E.R.E. facility I found to be rather humorous as Bart’s movements were numbe...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Under Our Feet 0

In this issue the plot of the court of owls gets even more interesting as Batman searches out information on Talon only to find almost more than he bargained for.  The only thing I have never liked about Scott Snyder’s work is that I feel like he is too wordy for a comic. When I’m reading a comic I don’t want to read whole paragraphs in every caption or voice bubble, but still Scott has a knack for telling a story. This Court of Owls plot is only getting better and better as it goes, and this pa...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Dwarves Against Drunk Flying 0

Following the events of Fear Itself, Tony Stark has been sober for three days. Spitlick has joined Stark Resilient and even accompanies Tony to AA meetings. In the meantime Mandarin and Stane are organizing a plot that involves exposing Tony’s alcohol levels during The Serpent’s War. This issue was really little more than a follow up and only serves for the purpose of leading into the next event: Shattered Heroes. Though it will be interesting to see what Mandarin and Stane have planned Tony, no...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Hell Hath No Fury 0

Catwoman is one of the titles that had the most controversy about it before being released. As we saw last month that Judd Winick wasn’t kidding about this being a very sexy book we were at the same time very surprised at the context. Catwoman #2 just as good if not better than the first issue in terms of this. It still retains the “sexy” nature that Judd Winick is apparently very proud of, and has this dark underlying plot that just continues to make itself a part of Selina’s world. It is safe ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.