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Self Sacrifice 2

Can Beetle save both his friends? Read it to find out!I have pretty much given up writing reviews because of they are no longer featured on the reviews page, but this book deserved a review and I had to write it. This was a perfect comic. I read it and loved the ending. It was self contained and i didn't see how it was going to end before it did. You could only read this one book in the series and enjoy it.The Christian thread through the story was awesome. This is the only comic I ever le...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

MIA: Dan and Ted 1

The Lost Beetle LineageThis was a good origin story for Khaji Da but it was still disappointing. The story alone is great. It has all kinds of history and adventure and I just loved it. It is also a great stand alone book. Something you don't see much any more.The disappointing part was no Ted Kord or Dan Garret. Maybe I was wrong to hope but I really wanted to see the Blue Beetle predecessors here. This was the final nail in the New 52 coffin for these characters. I am just so disappointed in h...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Rev Up Harley 1

Unless you Joker, You Just Have to Laugh.When I think of my favorite comics ever, this book is at the top of my list. It may not have the momentous impact on the comic world like the Watchmen or change the concept of superheroes like Steve Ditko's Spider-man, but it is a perfect mix of fun and story. First of all I died laughing when I read this book. It was humorous and fan and captures the characters perfectly. The story however has an awesome twist at the end, When Batman has his showdown...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Something Big This Way comes 1

Cassandra: Child Assassin I did not read this book when it came out,and so reading it now I could not help but see the correlation with Cassandra Cain and the character of Hit-Girl who would come years later. When I read the part of David Cain teaching his daughter Cassandra my mind went back. It is funny how reading these older books can set your mind back to new ones that you have read.On that note this book is a lot less violent then the ones in the series Kick-Ass but the was every bit as ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A Whole New World 1

Page OneThis comic came out in 1983 and I read it for the first time last month. Before I wrote this interview I wondered at what I would have thought if I read this back in 1983. I was only ten years old then and reading wasn't my bag. I didn't buy comics till I was twenty but I still wondered at what I would have thought reading it when it came out. I think it would have been out of my league. As it has a slightly older content to it and it reads like a science fiction tale not a superhe...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Resurrected Twice 1

Dan Garret in back ground in his new roleDan Garret just cannot die. When you look at the cover it is no surprise that Dan comes back in this issue, but what is not likely obvious is that both Blue Beetle tales involve Dan coming back. This shows the love for the original charter that has by now faded even more. That was nice to see.What was kind of a bummer was the stories were kind of corny and did not have much depth. Ted Kord also doesn't seem as cool here as he should have. In one of the st...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

It read like a sex-ed book written by your mom. 1

I wanted to like this book. I really did. It seemed intriguing to me. With a name like Lady Cop, I wanted to know more. What made her so special? How is she better that other "lady cops" I was thinking of a character like Renee Montoya or Maggie Sawyer. She was not anything like that.Now it started off strong. Her two roommates are murdered right in front of her eyes in the first panel. In one frame you have everything you need. An origin, a possible arch-nemesis and the potential hero. Everythi...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Arrrrrrrrrguably the Best Issue 0

Captain RedThis is the best issue in the series so far and it is odd because Turok was barley in it. When I red this twenty one years ago I remember not liking this character and I'll admit it was based on his look. I did not give the character a chance. in those twenty one years however a lot has changed. I am older wiser and look past the "book cover" so to speak.Captain Red's story is great and he is a great character. I loved every page he is complex. The reader comes away with seeing ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The End of a Cool Tale 0

Well, this was not much of a surprising ending but it was good none the less. I loved the action and the pacing of the story. I love how Turok acts and carries himself. I'm recommending this book and gave it four out of five stars. I hope you will read on but there will be a few spoilers ahead.There were a few things that I did not like about this story. The main one Is how Turok always faces some injustice to Native Americans. Now that is who he is and it can be a cool aspect of his character b...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Best Story Arc So Far 0

Don't mess with Turok!I can't wait for next issue. I hope Chun Lee Fat, Fang and the "dragon" are not all killed in the next issue. It seems every time Turok has a villain of interest he is killed off only the two most boring villains Chichak and Longhunter have thus far lived. Turok is great in this issue. he is just the right amount of bad-ass mixed with intelligence. The story goes well with the exception of the opening couple of pages that I think were just set up for exposition and comic...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Writer Number Three 0

Turok is Back!The third writer (Mike Baron) for the series starts here and the story ratcheted up a couple notches. The series was at an all time low by Mark has added a lot to the Turok tale. It started out in Utah and there was some quick exposition at the beginning that wasn't great but once the actual story got going it was great. Turok faces a great enemy named Chun Lee Fat. He is ruthless and a great villain. He is also aided by his giant henchman named Fang and a "dragon" who is also...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Lowest Point So Far 0

Nug Spine-BreakerI'm just not getting anything out of this three issue story arc. When I bought these books twenty one years ago I was new to comics. It is a long story but beside characters like Guy Gardner, Blue Beetle and Booster Gold (Ironically enough) I didn't know many superheros that were not mainstays in the Superfriends TV cartoon. My father however remembered the old days of comics heroes he loved like Turok, Namor and few others.So, I started buying books of heroes he recommended lik...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Indifference 3

Darwin ChallengerTwo issues in to this story line and I don't really care. I am not really into this three issue story line. I just haven't found the villain interesting and there seems to be no motive. It is just dry.First Turok is not at his best he is just barely pushing the story along. He is worried about Regan but I'm really not attached to her as a character to be concerned and I guess that is the problem. In this issue characters like Darwin Challenger and Chichak have just been bla...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Not excited about the new story line. 0

Note the Skoal and L.L. Beaners CommentI'm just not sure about this new story line. Turok starts out in a museum where there are bone of Native Americans. He obviously gets upset, but it just lacked the emotion somehow even with Turok weeping. It seemed (for lack of a better word) campy in a way. It reminded me of the weeping Indian in the littering commercial from the 1980s Turok has the Son of Stone name because of the lack of emotion he has. It just didn't seem in character and if Turok were ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Smack-down 0

Changed slightly for comedyThe conclusion of Shades Of Yesterday is here. Turok faces off with both Dr. Noel and Longhunter, and it was a bit anticlimactic. Spoiler Alert. Neither villain in this issue was mutch of a match for Turok. Noel for example is simply done in by his own clumsiness. Another issue I had with the book was Turok's motive change. Turok from issue one of this series has been pro-killing every dinosaur. Flat out. No exception. Many have come to him to get his aid in ca...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Writing is Giving the Series A Bump 0

Enter LonghunterThe writer change to Timothy Truman last issue has already proven to be a good thing as the stories have already gotten a lot better. This is no way should be taken as a negative of David Michelinie the last writer. I am not real familiar Timothy and I am not admittedly the biggest fan of Michilinie but you can see in this first five issue series a more realistic universe. In the last two issues I am seeing a personality in Turok were there really wasn't one in the first three...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A New First Issue 0

Reading this book was a relief and a disappointment. For unknown reasons Turok is advanced about five years in time with no explanation as to why. It is almost as if the last three issues didn't happen. This would explain the abruptness ending of the last issue. In this issue we see the new characters of Andy and Regan Howell who will become big parts of Turok's tale. We also see that Andar is alright at least for now. What we loose out on however, is the war between Mon-Ark and Turok as o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Turok Takes A Dive 0

Hi, I was created to die.Not at all the best issue of the series. Things have been building up to a final confrontation with Mon-Ark but it is too soon for it. Mon-Ark had all the makings of what Turok needs as a character and that is an arch nemesis. This alone is enough not to buy this comic but is gets worse. Two more things that made this issue intolerable are the in battle political debate between Maria Cortez and Turok. They are fighting for their lives in the midst of an ambush and h...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Hatred Continues 0

The war deepensThe hatred continues as Turok faces off with his arch nemesis Mon-Ark. In just last issue Mon-Ark is introduce and yet the hatred these two characters have for each other is unequaled. Turok has never had such a foe. Mon-Ark is viewed as the killer of his long time friend Andar. Mon-Ark is definately the killer of Turok's second tribe. Every man, woman and child and for this Turok swears revenge.All this time Turok is victimized but here he finally strikes the first blow agai...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A New Lost Land 0

An Arch EnemyThis is not your dad's Turok. The world has changed the stakes higher. It is in no way an average Turok tale. At least it wasn't when written. This issue is in every way a tale of things to come. Turok looses Andar only to gain an arch enemy in the form of Mon-Ark. An intelligently enhanced dinosaur murdering humans not just for fun but also for food. Mon-Ark gets his bionically enhanced intelligence from Mothergod but Turok also has a gift from this new villain. A new bow. ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Everything the first issue should have been 0

The First issue at hand A solid start.  A great read.  Everything the first issue should have been.  The first issue of this series is the one where Aquaman gets the water-hand and, it was done quickly and in my opinion poorly.  I do not believe the series needed to start with this development and would have been better off having a similar story over a three issue story arc.  All that said...It is too late at this point.  Now Aquaman is setting off on his own adventures wondering if he will eve...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Two Steps Back 0

The Rising Downfall A water hand.  Hmmmm.  I loved Aquaman when he had that harpoon hand.  The character seemed to have reached a point of greatness he had never really had before, or in my opinion since.  Aquaman peaked when he was dating Dolphin, with the beard harpoon hand, and gladiatorial looking armour.  Not that those things mad him great but, he was great when these things were going on.  First I have to admit he looked kingly.  He looked like a tough guy.  He just looked like the ki...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Interesting, but is it good? 0

Starting out on a new path I liked this book...kind of.  I'm alright with everything that happened and then rating of four stars is accurate for this book on it's own but I have some ominous feelings.   It is what come next that I am concerned with The books main story deals with a meta who has the powers to make Cassie understand the English language and even speak it. The downside is all of a sudden she cannot read her opponents any more.  The problems I have for this the happenstance of her ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Cassandra is Batgirl 0

Flashback My only exposure to Cassandra as Batgirl has been through this series.  To be honest I didn't know what to think of her as a character.  The concept seemed cool but how do you have a successful book when the main character doesn't talk?  My concerns however were unwarranted as this series has been a pleasant surprise with each issue.  One thing I really liked about this issue is how Batgirl takes on the unnamed meta-human.  Just by looking at the cover you know that she doesn't have m...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Plastic Man Was Actually Cool (Reprint) 0

This is my review for the original  (Same story as reprint)Wearing the clubbing shirt This comic had twelve features, most of them are Superhero tales.  The comic starts off with the featured star, Firebrand.  Firebrand is a wealthy playboy with little to no motive to fight crime.  He is like Bruce Wayne without the a past tragedy.  He has a suck-up boxer who follows him around.  After reading this issue I felt there was too much missing.  The only interesting aspect to the ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Plastic Man Was Actually Cool. 0

Wearing the clubbing shirt This comic had twelve features, most of them are Superhero tales.  The comic starts off with the featured star, Firebrand.  Firebrand is a wealthy playboy with little to no motive to fight crime.  He is like Bruce Wayne without the a past tragedy.  He has a suck-up boxer who follows him around.  After reading this issue I felt there was too much missing.  The only interesting aspect to the character is the shirt.  Is it pink, see-through or both?  I gave it three sta...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

I Welled Up 0

First Page I just got done reading a comic that took just a few short minutes.  In that time I read something really rare.  For starters this was a one shot story.  It was also a pinnacle moment in the main character's life and origin. Next, it was very moving.  The pace of this book is fast, the suspense is unnerving and the dialogue is excellent.  That is about all I can say.  For those of you that have actually read my reviews, you know I don't do that.  This book is special.   It stands ou...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Wr....Wr....Wrong. 0

Tense The top two comic moments in Aquaman's history has to be when he looses his son and this issue when he looses his hand.  Now if I read this book not knowing what would happen later with his hand I would have been outraged.  Aquaman in my experience had always been this brooding environmentalist that I loved as a kid but couldn't figure out why as an adult.  Loosening his hand however was just another thing to put on the guy.  He was already brooding.  He lost his son and wife and his sid...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

First 0

A new chapter is coming  This is by far my favorite Aquaman series ever, but I always thought it started out lackluster in the first issue.  I reread it today and I noticed things I never did before.  First of all I remembered all the first issues of Aquaman I read before this.  With the exception of his first issue from his first series (that I have not been able to read) none of the first issues were this good.  That is counting all the mini-series as well.  Dull, dull, dull.  That is most l...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Tension 0

Time to stop the Hulk Tension.  I think I get it.  Tension.  Issue one of this series was a mega-blast.  The next issues three have been team building and character development.  I have loved every issue but I couldn't pinpoint why.  You see, I love character development.  I can't get into a story that has no depth.  The action comic is only great with good characters, but there is more.  This series has been building up from issue two.  We know Banner is going to pop.  Every moment Banner is i...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

This series keeps building 0

The team is primed I'm not sure how to explain this but nothing happened in this issue (action wise) and I didn't care.  I know the action is coming.  They are a superhero team for crying out load.    This issue mainly deals Captain America adapting to the new time he is in.  There are several touching scenes.  My favorite is Cap realizing everything he loved is gone and the Fury pointing to the American Flag and saying not everything.    This series keeps building and building.  I know for ex...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Adding Depth 0

Pym and Wasp, Join Just about any good "team" comic book series is going to use the second issue as the character building.  We already had the perfect first issue now it is time to introduce us to the team.  Nick Fury, Hulk, Wasp, Giant Man, and Iron Man....for starters.    Everyone and everything is building up.   Nothing is being wasted.  Every moment seems important.  The characters are showing sides that will come to fruition down the road.  Take Banner for example.  He is a complete nerd ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Ultimate Comic 0

Ultimate Comic Here I go breaking my own rule. That said I needed to write about this comic and many of the reviews above me focus on the series.  Rather than this single issue.   How did I come to buy this book when I am not a big Marvel fan?  I don't remember?  It doesn't matter though.  What matters is that I did buy it and I have never been happier about buying a Marvel book in my life.    I have always liked Captain America but I haven't always liked how he was written as a character.  He ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The First Issue of the First Female Superhero! 0

 The WIR Today We can all argue who the first female superhero in comics is.  It is my experience that most historians point to Fantomah as the fist.  She came out one month before this issue which has the first appearance of the Woman In Red (WIR).  Now I grant that Fantomah is the first but she doesn't fit the archetype like WIR.  Fantomah is more of a Goddess with seemingly unlimited power.  I would class her with characters like Thor, Samson and Hercules.  So it that means Fantomah is the ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Filler 0

Doc Strange Today This is the first appearance of Doc Strange and many other characters but Doc Strange is the most notable in my  (and I assume your) opinion.  His story in this book is a long one.  It is well over thirty pages with no adds and it s fully pact.  Strange fights the Faceless Phantom, his thugs a shark, tiger, pit of snakes, giant constrictor snakes, a spy, crocodiles a giant octopus, an ape, and the heavy weight boxing champion.  He also invents alosun that gives him his sup...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Lets start at the begining 0

Fist meeting ever Let us face facts.  Just about every single one of us read comics because of this issue.  Superman started it all.  He may not have been the first or perhaps even the best.  What cannot be argued is the impact this book had on the comic world.  This issue however is not a Superman book alone.  I have read three reviews on this book and all three only mention the Superman story.  The thing is that Superman my be on the cover but there are eleven features in this book.  Superman ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Bicker, Bicker, Bicker 0

Just Before the Battle I guess when it all comes out in the end this was really anti-climatic.  We start out with a crippled Firebrand.  I know he was part of the team but giving him a super-powered wheel chair and having him continue on the mission after only haveing his back broken for a day to less than a day.  Was way to much.  Forget about being part of the team, how about letting the guy heal?  Next we have a team that can't get along to the point were they are just annoyingly backbiting....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Exciting?!? 0

Just Another Tale Alright, there are a ton of Golden Age Comics I have not read.  I could not begin to scratch the surface of the comics that are out there.  All this said this may be the worse one I have ever read.  The first story the Mask (Black Bat) was by far the best story and it was pretty disjointed.  All the others were as dull as dish water.   There were eleven different stories in this comic.  The only superhero tale was the Mask story.  The others were Major Mars a sci-fi tale, Blue...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Shot Down in the Prime of Life 0

Stupid Nazi! I loved this series and I am tremendously sad that this is the final issue.  Maybe it is because it is the last issue but I only gave this book three-and-half stars.  It just seems as if the creators knew this was the end and wanted to give a sense of closure.  That is great and I am glad they did that but, I think it may have hurt this issue.  There were five villains created about four issues ago based on the golden age villains Black Terror and other Project Super Powers heroes u...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Terror Vs. The Universe 0

In this issue all Black Terror has to do is defeat all the heroes in the Project Superheroes universe.  Black Terror is a real superhero.  His battles are epic and this issue is no exception.  That is just one reason I love this series.  There are no small story arcs.  Only the biggest heroes have like Batman and Superman have adventures like this.  They could make about three block buster films out of the series.  I love this comic.  The story has me engaged in guessing because I have no idea w...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.