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FANTASTIC FOUR #1 MARVEL NOW MISSED THE POINT 0

So if they did this big reboot of the Marvel Universe, every book should read like it is a first issue. Not to say it has to be an origin, but it has to let everyone know who the characters are and what their motivations are.This issue did nothing of the sort. The reader is thrown into the middle of some adventure where they are inside a dinosaurs mouth. Missing the fact that it would have been an interesting story to see what happened before that.Then we are invited to a dinner where we learn...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

NEW KRYPTON CHAPTER ONE CAUGHT ME OFF GAURD 0

So in my travels to meet my bride to be I discovered something. In Thailand the laws are different. Yep, I went over there and for the first week, I thought everyone should be like America. Well, to make this story short, a trip to a night market with a Thai police woman, and i found it was legal for me to acquire a "Mile High" like collection of digital comics for not so much money. While going through these titles to separate the wheat from the chafe, I started to read some of this storyli...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

BITE CLUB #1 SUCKS 0

About 4 pages in , I started to realize the book was going nowhere. I was hoping it would change, but unfortunately the problems were just not going to be fixed. It reads like the kind of story where if it were being told to you , you might say to the teller to get to the point, all the while he keeps going off on tangents saying " I'm getting there" That would be fine if there were multiple characters. The Bite Club however was Chaykanized to the point where everyone was vulgar and unlikab...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Brother Power The Geek #2 2

Come on B Pow, can i call you B Pow? I really stuck my head out for you on the first issue. Sure there were some silly moments, but the over all sense of fun was a great reminder of why I got started on this hobby in the first place.This book however , gets to the point where silly begins to become stupid, and it reaches that point about three pages in with the introduction of the "Berlin Airplanes" Now don't get me wrong , every hero needs a villain, so i guess you have to have someone to fight...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

SURPRISINGLY GOOD : BROTHER POWER THE GEEK #1 4

I was not expecting to like this book. Especially not as much as i did. Sure it has a simple plot , and the dialogue is amazingly forced, yet ... what comic from the Silver Age didn't have a simple plot and forced dialogue? Especially one that dealt with young people. I read in the series write up that they cancelled this book for fear that it promoted drugs, and the hippie lifestyle. Far from it. This book really shows little to no respect for the hippie lifestyle. Many times the Geek denou...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

THE MASK #1 Not What I Remembered 0

I remember liking the Mask when it was first released. The thought of a Character that was a looney tunes come to life was interesting.Now that I am older and know more about story structure, I have to voice my disappointment. There is no arc for the main character. He starts off a douche and becomes a bigger douche , and never changes. This may be the point of the mask , except that his girlfriend seems ok , and when she puts on the mask, even she commits a murder.I will grant you , that ther...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

SHAKEY START, STRONG FINISH : ALL NEW X-MEN #1 0

There are a lot of questions I have coming from 20 years away from reading the X-men on a regular basis. Mainly , why is Cyclops , the one man who could always be counted on to follow Xaviers dream, working with the Brotherhood and acting like a terrorist?I understand he did for a bit in the "Ultimate" Universe , but those books made sure no one was a likable character.It did not take me long to get into the story and accept this is how things are now. I understand this Marvel Now" thing is sup...

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Even good for newbies : AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #9 0

I just finished writing a review for A+X #1 where I said there was no substance , and it leaves readers lost. This book is the complete opposite of that. Even if I did not know who the characters were , I am given an insight into their personalities , as well as relationships to one another.Add in a little humor and you have a strong book that serves its audience well as a jump on point. The story is fun , there is no building of suspense , but that just makes the final splash page all the more ...

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So ... that happened A+X #1 0

Granted , I have been away from the Superhero scene for a long while now, but I really wanted to catch up on both Marvel and Dc's relaunches. I decided to start with this title and ... well ... ok , here it is.Reading this comic was like arguing with your wife and you don't know what's happening , you keep trying to find out what is going on , then she says " If you don't know why I am mad , I certainly wont tell you "It begins with Captain America fighting a Sentinel with cable , and then the...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

All Star Superman The Movie 0

All Star Superman is a throwback to the Silver age, when continuity was not as important as story. In this movie Lex Luthor sabotages a space flight causing Superman to save it. He fights the parasite, and in doing so flies so close to the sun he supercharges himself to the point where he can no longer take it and he begins to die. Wanting to say goodbye to the earth he reveals himself to Lois lane, and even gives her his powers for the day. he visits Lex Luthor and even Jimmy Olsen.Strangely en...

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From The Longbox : Marvel Spotlight #11 0

This is the third time i have tried to write this review. Every try the review has gotten shorter, because my computer is not being friendly. The first review went into a lot of detail on the plot, as well as my thoughts on it. The second left the plot out, but i managed to mention how much I am impressed with the art in these later issues. Even the stories have improved.Unfortunately, there is a problem with trying to keep the stories in line with the gimmick, that there are elements of the rid...

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FROM THE LONGBOX : MARVEL SPOTLIGHT # 10 0

Continuing the "Witchman" storyline that sees the Ghost rider in the desert dealing with an Indian cult. We see Ghost rider rescue Roxxie from being their sacrifice. Unfortunately she had been bitten so it is a race against time to get her to a hospital to administer anti venom.Another strong summary and opening scene. No new information, but the art is very good. It also sets up a good pace to the story with an ounce or two of Tension.In the meantime, Snakedances people turn on him led by Sam S...

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FROM THE LONGBOX : MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #9 0

The book picks up right where issue #8 ended, with Ghost Rider falling off of a cliff. As he falls the reader is reminded of who did this to him, and what led to the situation. For what it is worth it is one of the best story summaries of the series so far.The next scene has Roxxie back at the rodeo looking for Johnny Blaze, but this serves only to pair her with Sam Silvercloud the indian guy who pulled a gun on Johnny Blaze last issue. What happens is almost the same scene from issue # 8.What c...

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FROM THE LONGBOX : MARVEL SPOTLIGHT # 8 0

Before I get into this review, I would like to commemorate this momentous occasion. Marvel Spotlight number 8. The fourth appearance of Ghost rider in the book .............. Is the very first issue that does not begin with him turning tail and running from someone.*APPLAUSE*To tell the truth about this issue, i have a few mixed emotions. First of all, there has been some build up to the fight between Crash and Ghost Rider, yet the battle is over and done with in the first half of the book. stil...

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FROM THE LONGBOX : ALL STAR WESTERN # 1 0

The art looks simple and yet very detailed at the same time, and I love the design of Old Gotham city. It is strange to see Jonah hex in a city setting. I only followed him through the first 10 or 12 issues of the Polmiotti series. i do not know how unusual this is for him.The cover is also amazing, and manages to set the tone for the story withing, all the while really just being a hero cover. With earthy browns instead of the usual dingy grey associated with Gotham city. The art inside is also...

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FROM THE LONGBOX : BATGIRL # 1 0

Let me get past the bad in the book. Actually, from what I hear of the New 52, it is a bad thing in the entire concept. Batgirl is back from being shot by the Joker. This is a universe Batgirl was not crippled and forced to spend her life in a wheel chair. Ok so events of the Killing Joke have happened. Personally, I say start over. If you are going to start over. Then by all means have the balls to start completely over. That being said.Gail Simone has proven once again why she is Gail Simone. ...

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FROM THE LONGBOX : ACTION COMICS # 2 0

Now this is more like it. I always loved Superman comics not just for the man himself, but for the people who surround him. In this issue we get a feel for the supporting cast a lot more than we do in the first issue. Honestly, I am inclined to consider this a book about a brave scientist trying to protect us from an alien come to earth and try to force his version of right or wrong on the American public.So here we don't have as much Superman douchary, and what douchary there is, it is understa...

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FROM THE LONGBOX : ACTION COMICS #1 0

So .... Superman is a douche.Seriously, he is a major Peter Parker wannabe douche.Worse than that he is a borderline fascist Peter Parker wannabe douche.Wow ... Someone green lit this."Hey we are taking Supes back to his roots. Back to the beginning,""You mean when he was a douche?""Yeah!!"On the plus side you have Grant Morrison doing his best Grant Morrison impersonation. Truly he needs to find Clark's character and make him more than the generic person he was putting on the page. In an attemp...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

FROM THE LONGBOX : BRAVE AND THE BOLD # 54 0

So right off the bat the easiest thing to notice is the hive mind that both the adults of the small town of Hatton has, as well as the teens. Not to mention the apparent war between them. It is this seemingly unfair war that is the catalyst of the books events. That and the bizarre coincidence that on the same day the Titans arrive in town so does Mr. Twister.Mr. Twister is the newest in the line of men who own the town. They charge a rent of one feather from a now extinct bird.When the rent was...

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From The Longbox : Marvel Spotlight #7 0

This marks issue three where the Ghost Rider has turned tail and ran. This one is forgivable since it was cops he was running away from. The writer still believes that he can capture the excitement of a car chase. I guess it is something we have to deal with when you have a gimmick superhero.There was some story left in between the chase, this was mainly a set up issue. Something to catch up those who came in late. The only new insight to any character is to discover a new character has designs ...

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From The LongBox : Marvel Spotlight #6 0

Ghost Rider was created as a gimmick character. That is obvious to me now after reading his first few adventures. It is like they amalgamated the popularity of Silver Surfer The Exorcist and Easy Rider. I would have to check the timeline, for the exorcist, but you get my drift. They came up with the concept way before they had a handle on the character.These days we think of the Ghost Rider as almost a separate character from Johnny Blaze, yet in the first two issues he is very much the same guy...

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Superman Vs. Elite. 0

In the late 80's and the early 90's the anti hero took center stage. This sparked the debate as to whether the "old guard" ( Superman , Batman , Wonder Woman) were heroes who were no longer relevant. In the comics medium this question of new versus old, and noble vs. realistic was dealt with and for some answered by the amazing graphic novel Kingdom ComeIt is a question that should be asked. Would the world or at least the world Superman inhabits be better if he were a killer. The same could be ...

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From The Longbox Marvel Spotlight #5 0

Wow ... don't know what to say about this one. To be honest, I wasn't all to familiar with the Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider. I read a few of the books as a kid, but mostly I read the Danny Ketch comics in the 90's and of course there was the movie. So it was quite a shock to see that the book opens with Ghost Rider not only riding by a murder, and not seeming to care, but also running away from the guys who did it. They begin to chase him so they can stop him from identifying them. That is right. Th...

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From The Long Box : JLA #41 0

Mageddon is finally knocking on Earths door, and his first order of business is to take out Green Lantern. Who quickly finds himself with no charge in his ring. When Kyle returns to earth. He puts himself in a battle of Wills with mageddon for control of the ring.Mageddons presence near Earth is making nations war, and the heroes are trying to stem the tides of rage washing over the planet. Animal Man comes up with a plan to break Mageddons hold on the planet, and to even rush the evolutionary p...

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From The Longbox : JLA # 38 0

With this issue Grant Morrison begins to close some story and wrap up the Injustice Gang. All the while he sets up the fall of the next Injustice Gang member, and continues to build toward the final showdown with Mageddon. It is quite a feat for him to keep each story arch flowing. Yet some do feel like filler.For example, a lot of the action comes from Superman Martian Manhunterand Orion fighting the General. Sure it fills the panel, and would be gruesome were it not for the generals purple blo...

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Avengers Movie is a straight up Geekasm 0

Just like everyone else, I loved this movie. I had a blast. A true Geekasm. I would have liked Captain America to have a holy crap moment. Yet was serviced by the automatic take charge before the big fight. The bickering and fighting was so much a marvel moment, i enjoyed it. I loved the OMG look Black Widow was given when faced with the Hulk. No false bravado, or misguided tough girl act. She knew she was out matched and was piss scared. Thor was handled well also, although I was surprised at h...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Ultimate X-men #11 0

The book opens in Iraq where we see a military convoy being shelled. A young Nick Fury is radioing to the base that the bombardment opened the adamantium cage. We assume corectly, that they were transporting Wolverine somewhere. Upon escape, Wolverine goes into a rage and kills every one except for an injured Nick Fury. Logan puts him on his shoulders, and carries him to the base where he is tranquilized.This will be the best part of the book, and gives us a nice storyline that while it gives us...

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Ultimate X-men #10 0

So in this issue Weapon X sends the X-men to rescue Nick Fury. We see how the heroes would react if they were ever actually used as a military force. I thought it was a good it was the flip side to the coin of the regular universe X-men, and the beginning of this one, where the writers treat them as a paramilitary organization.It is something to see what happens when the X-men are not in control of their own lives. Basically, this is an entire book worth of the X-men whining about the situation,...

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Ultimate X-men #9 0

So Nick Fury is on a mission .... Hmmmmm, you mean like Star Trek? You know, where the Captain goes on all of the away missions. Don't you think of all the Govt. Agents on the planet, S.H.I.E.L.D. might have enough agents where the guy who runs it, would not have to go out into the field. Nick gets caught, and we go to the X-men.Seriously, there just isn't anything going on in this issue. They are captured by Weapon X, and basically, we see them bitch at each other, and at Rogue and Juggernaught...

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Ultimate X-men #8 0

This issue begins with what would take an entire issue in the Marvel U. Downtime. Actually, the issue opens with a fish eye view of Wolverine knocking on the door saying "We have come to talk about the lord," I found that to be pretty funny. We then get around to the other students. A blossoming romance between Beast and Storm. The most troubling of all these scenes is a conversation between Jean Grey and Professor X.Bobby had been to a high school party and came home happy he met a girl. Becaus...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

From The Longbox: Ultimate X-men #7 0

The introduction of The "Ultimate" Nightcrawler. The book opens with him being chased by members of a Weapon X strike team. Led by none other than John Wraith ( another familiar name ) Actually, these books seem to be a series of "How will they do this character ? " In this case Nightcrawler is a scared kid ( very appropriate, ) and John Wraith is a torturous racist asshat. To the point of being a cartoon character.Lets face it, the Ultimate X-men, they are hard to like. Beast comes off well, as...

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From The Long Box : ASTRO CITY #4 0

So a kid goes into a bar.This is a comic version of the kid getting off the bus in the big city. In this case, we have a young man, who moves to Astro City to become a part of the super hero culture. So he gets a job at a popular super hero bar. One day he finds himself being a hostage.While the heroes and other waiters stand talking to the hostage taker, he uses his own skill to take the criminal down.This gains him the attention of the other waiters, who have been there longer, and are jealous...

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What If Vol. 1 #12 0

In this issue the turning point is obvious. Instead of Banner throwing rick into the ditch and taking the Gamma explosion Rick Jones did. From there, events begin to unfold very similarly. Rick and Banner are held in quarantine, and when the moon goes down Rick changes into the Hulk and escapes, and almost immediately is chased by General Thunderbolt Ross.Where the Rick Jones history begins to differ is that he has Bruce Banner to help him when he is the Hulk, and without having to worry about b...

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What If Vol. 1 #11 0

The book opens with The Marvel Bullpin as the Fantastic Four. They are fighting a monster who turns out to be a doctor friend they once knew. They search his lab knowing there is a small box emitting cosmic rays.This discovery leads them to remember their own Origin. A similar box sent by a group called the S people. Cosmic rays bombard them, Giving them the same powers as the Fantastic Four.Whenever you hear us old timers talk about the good old days, this is the kind of thing we were talking a...

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ASTRO CITY VOL.1 #6 0

So in all honesty, this is my least favorite of the mini series. Not to say this isn't good. Nope, far from it. the writing, and the art is just as high quality as any of the other issues. It is only when compared to the other issues does it suffer. I think it is because, this is the only story so far that focuses on the superheroes, and not the city's reaction to the superheroes.Still, we get a what if on the Wonder Woman Superman dating thing. Along with that, we get a lot of good dialogue, an...

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Astro City Vol. 1 #5 0

So in this issue we meet an old retired man, who reveals himself as an alien. He is here on Earth to observe humanity and prepare his race to invade earth. He has finished his report, but has second thoughts on if to send it or not. So he decides to Observe one of Astro Citys champions. His name is Cracker Jack, and unfortunately, for all the good he tries to do. He is less than a stellar example of human decency.This is one of my favorite books in the mini series. The alien doesn't impress me m...

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ASTRO CITY VOL.1 #4 0

Another excellent issue of this mini series. In this one we meet a young woman from Shadow Hill a neighborhood no one goes into due to its dangerous reputation. She has grown up there, and recognizes the dangers and is able to handle herself with it. She is subjected to question after question.Yet one day a supervillain group attacks the city nesr where she works, and she finds out there is danger even in the "safe" part of Astro city. She feels that sometimes the evil you are used to is better ...

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ASTRO CITY VOL.1 #3 0

In this issue we meet a small time hood named Jack Baschsinger. who prides himself on keeping his eyes open and learning things.In this case, on a dark night as he escapes from the police, he runs into an alley where he sees Jack in The Box removing his costume. Thinking he can find out who he really is, and that he can make a lot of money off of him, he hangs around the neighborhood. So Jack sees him with his girlfriend and learns his name.Thinking of what to do about knowing Jack N The Boxes n...

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Astro City Vol. 1 #2 0

They say nothing can be perfect, that because man is flawed, so must our creations be. Well, you would be hard pressed to find a flaw in this issue. It is the story of a newspaperman who witnesses an extraordinary battle between Super humans, and the fact that he couldnt report it.Kurt Busiek weaves a fine tale here. One so good, you could have a six year old draw it in crayon and it would still be considered a well done book. Fortunately, Brent Anderson renders an Astro City into an any city 19...

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Astro City #1 0

We meet Spartan, A Superman like hero, who only uses his job at a newspaper as a way to find out about crimes and disasters he needs to stop. All he does is dream of taking time out for himself and just flying, but there is never any time in the day. So we see a man truly in service of the world.I can't help but think this is Superman done right. Don't get me wrong, I love the Superman books. Love the supporting cast, everything. Yet he is shown as a person who always wants to help. Well, that i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.