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Sorting out family issues in the middle of a battle? 0

(No Spoilers)With just one issue left, Ravagers begins its wrap-up by bringing in all the players we've had in the book so far and making sure not all of them survive. It seems where the death of a title comes in the New 52, death itself isn't too far behind. We get the introduction of an old Doom Patrol villain and lots of revelations that are starting to feel repetitive where the Wildstorm characters are concerned.I won't spoil the revelation but I will say it involves Fairchild and if you've...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Hide your kids, hide your wife, cuz Majestic's killing everybody! 5

(No Spoilers)Normally when a title is announced for cancellation, it's hard to get excited about any remaining issues. But Jordan has made these last issues of Team 7 absolutely incredible! The tag team of Merino & Alixe continue to deliver on the art side and the introduction of an old Wildstorm character (spoiled by the title of the issue) make this series so much fun now even here at the end.Jordan has teased inserting Majestic into this title since the beginning. The way he was created ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Hide your kids, hide your wife, cuz Majestic's killing everybody! 0

(No Spoilers)Normally when a title is announced for cancellation, it's hard to get excited about any remaining issues. But Jordan has made these last issues of Team 7 absolutely incredible! The tag team of Merino & Alixe continue to deliver on the art side and the introduction of an old Wildstorm character (spoiled by the title of the issue) make this series so much fun now even here at the end.Jordan has teased inserting Majestic into this title since the beginning. The way he was created ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Out with the old, in with the new! 5

(No Spoilers)Welcome to the new Stormwatch! This is not issue #19, it reads more like a first issue. But that's exactly what they're doing with this title so it was very appropriate. This is definitely very new reader friendly. Starlin does what he does best as he infuses the title with his classic sci-fi feel. And Guichet's art fits perfectly with what has proven to be a nice new beginning for the team.So here we are, almost 20 issues in and it's like starting a whole new series. But this seri...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Death and carnage! 0

(No Spoilers)Wow! I am so bummed this title is ending. Jordan kicked it into high gear last issue and keeps the momentum going here. We do get rotating artists once again but the story kept me so intrigued I didn't notice it as much (even though there were 4 different artists). He also continues to give some truly oh **** moments that I absolutely love.Damn you DC for ending this title so early! Jordan is taking these final issues of the series and going for broke! First up, he has a character d...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

She's hooking up with who & he turned into a what? 0

(No Spoilers)With the news of the title's cancellation hanging over the issue like a gloomy storm cloud, the latest outing for the new creative team was not as strong as it had been in previous issues. There were some nice twists and turns in the issue but overall the disarray in DC's editorial department seems to have caught up with this title.After praising writer Michael Alan Nelson for his inaugural two issues, a strange decision was apparently made with this issue. Nelson is only credited f...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for it to end already! 0

(No Spoilers)After a tumultuous year and a half since the New 52 started, Stormwatch has survived...but just barely. After many editorial and creative team changes (happening once again next month), Peter Milligan and Will Conrad deliver their final issue and do their best to wrap everything up.Here it is, the lone survivor of the mass of cancelled Wildtorm-related titles in the New 52. It even outlasted titles that launched later. Stormwatch as a title has struggled to find it's legs and while ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

You're getting soft Rose while Warblade's still sharp 0

(No Spoilers)We're treated to a quick wrap-up of the events from last issue as the new creative team of Nelson and Guara deliver another solid issue of Ravagers. Unfortunately, this comes on the heels of the announcement that the title will be cancelled soon. So despite being a good issue, it was hard to keep that knowledge from dampening my enjoyment.I raved last month about how writer Michael Alan Nelson and artist Ig Guara were a breath of fresh air for this series. Well, that fresh air was q...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Cuz Apollo & Midnighter are free...free-falling! 0

(No Spoilers)After a somewhat lackluster previous issue, the series gets back on track as we get a shift in the villains, some much-lacked Jack Hawksmoor time, and a cool new addition to the book. All this was good enough to overshadow the fact that the solicitation for the issue was very misleading...or possibly premature. We'll find out for sure next issue.Last month I talked about how I thought the resolution to the Harry Tanner story seemed to resolve way too fast. Well, since then we've lea...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

No Eclipse tonight! 0

(No Spoilers)Wow! Justin Jordan has really hit his stride with this title. He wraps up the first arc in grand style as we get an action packed thrill ride for the introduction of Eclipso into the New 52. Even Jesus Merino seemed to be on his A-game. This title is like G.I. Joe with superpowers and so far and it's been great!I'll start with Jesus Merino's art. I wasn't too crazy about it in the opening issues of the series. But here it just seemed so much better. He hasn't drawn the last couple o...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

He can make your brain glow! 0

(No Spoilers)The new creative team of writer Michael Alan Nelson and artist Ig Guara come on board with a more personal story than what we're used to in this title. The focus shifts away from the regular team of Ravagers and focuses on Rose Wilson and Warblade. This allows for some great fleshing-out of these characters. That combined with some solid art by Guara makes for a nice kick-off to this run.Anytime a book has a creative change, it can be a little awkward adjusting to the transition. So...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Grifter's swan swong 0

(No Spoilers)Well, the crazy ride that has been the Grifter title comes to an end. After many ups and downs writer Frank Tieri is pinned with the near-impossible task of making it all make sense. Thankfully, he was afforded one last issue to do so and I think he did decent job considering everything.This series is like a beautiful vase that started with lots of potential but along the way was smashed on the floor, glued back together, smashed again, and glued together once again. You can site mu...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

With a twist! 0

(No Spoilers)The saga of Harry Tanner vs. Stormwatch comes to a head this issue. It's a storyline that's been building since Paul Cornell's original run. But the build-up may have hurt the story in the end. Even the twist at the end with one of the characters (which was kind of ruined by the solicits) isn't enough pay-off. But despite these things, still another decent issue of Stormwatch.I'm going to start off by focusing on something I think has been extremely consistent in the last few months...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

She chose...poorly. 0

(No Spoilers)Another strong issue of The Ravagers as we get interesting story developments courtesy of writer Howard Mackie. Unfortunately, this is the last issue for Mackie and artist Ian Churchill. The art duties are shared by Churchill and three other artists. But thankfully (and surprisingly) the art changes are not as jarring. We also get a new character but her introduction leaves into question how much we'll see of her in the future. Overall, still a great title and one I look forward to ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I'm talking to a hot ghost girl 0

(No Spoilers)Team 7 is in the house! This title gets stronger and stronger with each new issue. Julius Gopez on art has been much more enjoyable these last couple of issues. Jordan also throws in a little Indiana Jones/ G.I. Joe flavor with this issue that really gives the team a chance to shine. I feel this title is finally getting its footing. Toting itself as the history of the New 52 is a big job but I feel it's one Jordan is handling really well.Let's start off by bringing to light that fac...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

They shot my freaking ear! 0

(No Spoilers)With Liefeld's influence gone, Frank Tieri is able to steer this book on a course even if it's scheduled to sink with next month's cancellation. But I was hoping for a strong finish for the series and everything seemed to be improved with this issue. Tieri has done his best to string together the mess this series has been so far and even Maraty Mychaels' art seemed to be improved as well.This book has been all over the place since Liefeld took over. I always had a feeling that most ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Lies...all lies!!! 0

(No Spoilers)Peter Milligan starts steering the team in a new direction as the long-awaited plans of former-Stormwatch member Harry Tanner finally come to the forefront. It causes Midnighter becomes a fugitive and shows us the killing-machine himself having no choice but to flee for his life. It's a bold move for a team whose current incarnation hasn't existed that long in the New 52 and it makes for an exciting issue.Artist Will Conrad promised that Midnighter would be having a hard time in the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The answer is more bullets! 0

(No Spoilers)With all the introductions behind us, the team is finally able to get the story moving as we get some great action and some great character moments. You could tell Justin Jordan was having fun with this issue as we get a lot of story crammed into the issue. Guest artists Ron Frenz and Julius Gopez did a better job in my opinion with the art. Here's to hoping that this is the beginning of a positive trend for this book!This is a great example of a book that can have good action as we...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Train, chill, and fight 0

(No Spoilers)Surprisingly a great jumping on point for new readers, this issue delivers on the action and gives us lots of great moments between the characters. The guest-appearance by Superboy helps add to the struggle these characters are facing and I'm loving the relationship (not a romantic one) that he's developed with Cailtlin Fairchild. On top of that we get a great art tag-team with Ian Churchill & Tyler Kirkham. All around, a superb issue and one that reminds me why this is one of m...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Everybody, jump, jump! 0

(No Spoilers)Hot on the tail of the news that the title is being cancelled, we get a fun, albeit shallow, issue of Grifter. While the issue was enjoyable it was a quick read and the logic behind the result of the fight between Midnighter and Grifter still has me scratching my head. At this point, all we can hope for is some entertaining issues before the end.It's always hard to write a review for a title you know is getting cancelled. You almost feel like it's pointless because the purpose of a ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

London is burning! 0

(No Spoilers)The Stormwatch title picks up steam again in this issue as the conflict with Etrigan the Demon heats up (literally!). Milligan gives us a great battle which is complimented with some great Will Conrad art. On top of that Milligan starts to bring some threads together concerning Stormwatch's former member turned foe, Harry Tanner, and his manipulations could spell the end of the team.I'll admit I was a little hard on last issue because it was a set-up issue but I should've trusted Mi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Let's talk...with our fists! 0

(No Spoilers)Picking up directly from where issue 4 left us, the group finally comes to some realizations that cause them to go from a group to a team. It's good to have the creative team of writer Howard Mackie with artist Ian Churchill again. I feel the stronger issues of the title so far have been the ones with both of them on board. This narrowly beat out Stormwatch as my favorite book this month.Ravagers has been a fun title since it launched in Wave 2 but has had some distractions. We've h...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Never jump onto a floating prison 0

(No Spoilers)Team 7's introduction to the DCU continues here as we get an action-filled issue that puts the team to the test. While the zero issue had to mix action with introductions with action, here writer Justin Jordan had the freedom to go more action. But he adds a narrative that re-introduces the characters through the eyes of Lynch for those who didn't read the zero issue.Jordan took a chance by making this issue accessible even though he had the zero issue under his belt. Issue zero set...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Grifter...in space! 0

(No Spoilers)Grifter resumes its regular numbering after Zero Month minus Rob Liefeld and Scott Clark. But we have Liefeld's dialogue writer, Frank Tieri, stepping in as well as Marat Mychaels coming on with art. But Liefeld's influence still lingers as we get some odd story choices in a slightly confusing issue.I will start off by saying I think between issue zero and this issue it's actually a decent starting off point. It would be obvious to a new reader that there is plenty of stuff that has...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Quiet! There's Demons trying to sleep here! 0

(No Spoilers)After Zero Month, we now return our titles to their regularly scheduled numbering. This issue does build on some of the ideas from issue zero but keeps right on from where #12 last left us. This is fine since the issues following the zero issues weren't not toted as good jumping on points. But it is the start of a new story arc, so in that, it can be argued a new reader can start here.Last month's zero issue was amazing and showed us the connection between Stormwatch and Demon Knigh...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The end is the beginning is the end 0

(No Spoilers)The end of the series comes with a very "safe" zero issue. The origins of Voodoo are not so much told as clarified as we build on things that were previously revealed in the series. The saving grace for this issue was the last page where Williamson returns to his strength from earlier in the series, which is the ability to leave us with a cool cliffhanger.It's hard to believe it's been a year since the New 52 started and as much as I hate that this title is ending I have to admit, i...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Stop messing with my mind! 0

(No Spoilers)Grifter's zero issue turns out to be a major mind-screw and Liefeld and Tieri play with our senses, making the audience question what's real and what's not. It's a very interesting technique and a bold choice for the zero issue. It's not as epic as the last issue, but definitely sets up a ton of questions that carry us into the next arc for this series.I'm willing to bet Liefeld and Tieri have both seen Christopher Nolan's film, Memento because that's what immediately came to mind w...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This mission just got a whole lot more impossible! 0

(No Spoilers)Zero Month in the New 52 also brings a new wave of books with it and one of those is Team 7; a legendary team from the old Wildstorm Universe. Much like a Mission Impossible movie, Justin Jordan is tasked with introducing (or re-introducing) lots of characters in this book. It's a fast-paced issue that does its job well by not only being an awesome origin issue but also a great jumping on point for anyone who wants another chance to get into the New 52.I have to start off by saying ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Jenny's, Jenny's everywhere...and killer dolphins! 0

(No Spoilers)DC's Zero Month kicks off strong with a revealing and surprise-guest filled issue. The team's deep roots in the DCU New 52 are laid out and they answer a few questions while posing some interesting new ones. They're really pushing Stormwatch as the hidden dimension of the DCU and so far I think they're doing a great job!The issue focuses mainly on Jenny Quantum, the DCU's current Century Baby. A surprise visitor shows up and shares with her the history of the Century Babies and thei...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Final Battle? Are you sure? 0

(No Spoilers)The regular series story arc comes to an end and it surprisingly leaves a lot of dangling plotlines. Even though the series ends after issue zero next month, it is interesting that there's so many unresolved stories but thankfully they appear to have plans to continue them elsewhere.Even though we still have the zero issue next month, for all intends and purposes this is the last issue of the series. The zero issues promises to tell Voodoo's origin instead of moving the series forwa...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Blood, blood, everywhere! 0

(No Spoilers)Another solid issue of Ravagers as the team's confrontation with Brother Blood escalates. Seeds for DC's upcoming crossover "Rotworld" are planted here and continue to show the connectedness of the New 52. My only disappointment with the issue is that we got filler artists and we're only four issues into the series. But thankfully the fill-in artists were good so it didn't' detract from the story.I am so glad I'm caught up on Animal Man and Swamp thing because they have established ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Grifter vs. Helspont 'nuff said! 0

Much like a true grifter, Liefeld and Tieri have been holding this issue close to their vest. After a frustrating start to their run, they bring their first arc to a close in grand fashion. Despite all the previous complaints about their run they manage to bring it all together and give us a nice conclusion while still setting up more for future events. Finally, a Grifter issue that I really enjoyed!So, it's no secret that I haven't been enjoying these last few issues of Grifter. But I will say ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Martian who? 0

(No Spoilers)Stormwatch hits a year of being on the stands in grand fashion. As the solicitation lets us know, Martian Manhunter isn't sticking around anymore and the way in which he decides to leave is heart-breaking. It's this kind of emotion that keeps this title in the tops books I pick up each month.When the title started a year ago, people questioned why Martian Manhunter was included on the team. The rest of the team was basically The Authority with a couple of new members thrown in. So M...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Going through the motions 0

(No Spoilers)The countdown continues as we near the end of this series. The story is leading to the inevitable confrontation but the surprises and big revelations of the earlier issues are non-existence. Ultimately, the one factor left that's the most interesting is how will the issue of two Voodoo's existing in the DCU be solved?I've mentioned this about the previous couple of issues but it bears repeating here because it's still true. This title just seems to be going through he motions here a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Forgive us our Synge? 0

After taking a sharp 180 with the new creative team a couple of issues back, the Grifter title has been a mixed bag. However, much like last issue’s surprise revelation, Tieri and Liefeld are starting to interject some interesting twists that are reminiscent of what Josh Williamson did when he came on Voodoo’s book. Hopefully, these twists will be enough to get people drawn back to this book. I’ll admit the last couple of issues of Grifter haven’t exactly been my favorite. But since then I’ve...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Those evil Neanderthals! 0

(No Spoilers)After a slow-paced last issue, Stormwatch is back and kicking this month. Milligan takes an odd premise but puts a spin on it that creates a truly threatening adversary for Stormwatch. Other than some problems with shifting in the inks for the art, we get a strong issue that leaves some great threads open for future stories.Who ever thought that Neanderthals would be threatening? Well obviously Peter Milligan did and he does a good job of convincing us of the same in this issue. Eve...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Voodoo...in space!!! 0

(No Spoilers)The latest issue of Voodoo takes the book in a new direction (literally) as the setting for the story switches to outer space. The story is interesting and strong art by Basri continue to make it a good title but the recent news of the titles cancellation kind of put a damper on things.It was hard to read this issue without having in the back of my mind that we only have 3 issues left (including the zero issue). I knew this title was in trouble and that cancellation was looming, but...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A team of two? 0

(No Spoilers)Ravagers continues to be one of more colorful offerings from the New 52's second wave. It's mix of old, new, and slightly-altered characters makes for something fresh and unique. That topped with gorgeous by Ian Churchill has quickly made it one of my favorite books to read these last two months.One strength this title has had so far is Mackie is in no hurry to get this team together. In fact, one could argue that he's doing his best to tear this team apart before it has even begun....

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Look ma, no hands! 0

(No Spoilers)The second issue of Liefeld and Tieri starts off pretty weak but some interesting revelations at the end make for a much better comic. Even Clark's art seems to be getting back to where it was before the current run started. It's not a huge improvement but it is a step in the right direction.After last month I was kind of dreading where this issue would take us. The first half of the comic was more of a mixed bag than the last issue. We still get some cheesy dialogue but it is sprin...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Secret History of Stormwatch 0

(No Spoilers)Milligan's second issue of his Stormwatch run takes a surprisingly slow turn. While we do get some interesting revelations about Stormwatch's past, I wasn't expecting a slow paced issue so soon in his run. Plus, as much as I liked Ignacio Calero's art during Paul Jenkins' short two-issue stint, I felt it wasn't as strong in this issue.We actually get a double-dose of Milligan's Stormwatch in the DCU this month. Besides this issue, Stormwatch appears in Red Lanterns #10 (also written...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.