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Supergirl #21 Review 0

Supergirl #21 ReviewOverview:Supergirl leaves Earth and finds a new friend, who will turn out to be an enemy.The Good:The story is pretty good, a return to form from the humorous nature of the last two issues. Kara goes into space to get away from Dr. Veritas and her lab. The adventure is fairly straight forward, seeing her interact with others though is nice for a change after the ringer she has gone through on Earth since issue one. Seeing Kara be happy is a change of pace that is surprising ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #12 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #12 ReviewOverview:Legion faces off against the Red Skull, makes friends, and summarily loses them.The Good:This issue is the culmination of the second story arc, since issue 8, and wow is it a doozy. It has a little bit of everything, humor, action, drama, and a relatively large cast. This might sound bad but it is all masterly tied together with a story that shows Legion is more than a nearly omnipotent mutant, he is actually really smart. Looking back there have been hints that...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Avengers Arena #10 Review 0

Avengers Arena #10 ReviewOverview:Nico fights Apex in this mess of an issue.The Good:Nothing. This might sound hard to believe but I enjoyed absolutely nothing about this issue.The Bad:***Spoilers Ahead***The story starts off exactly where 9 left off, with the aftermath of Apex’s escape and goes downhill from there. Chase/Darkhawk and X-23 find her and get their beaten with zero effort at all; then Apex attacks the rest of the camp and fights Nico, who gets the crap kicked out of her, then dies...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Fury of Firestorm #20 Review 0

Fury of Firestorm #20 ReviewOverview:The series ends as Firestorm gets a personal invitation from Superman for the Justice League.The Good:The story was a pretty good way to end the series. It spent almost the entire issue focusing on the fight and at the end tried to wrap up several hanging plot threads that kind of worked. The fight was good and saw Major Force appear, I don’t know much about him other than he looks like Captain Atom, smokes a lot, and gets beat up by Superman. The fight was ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

X-Men Legacy #11 Review 0

X-Men Legacy #11 ReviewOverview:Legion explores more of the newest cure for being a mutant while Blindfold tries to ask for help.The Good:The story, once again, is solid. The Legion part of the issues is really good right up until the end and stumbles at the finish line while the Blindfold part is pretty entertaining. Legion’s story is divided into two parts and revolves around him first exploring the Darwin’s Martyrs facility and second into him confronting the dreamspace demon thing that atta...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Sword of Sorcery #8 Review 0

Sword of Sorcery #8 ReviewOverview:An all Amethyst issue ends Amara’s story… for now..?The Good:This issue did a great job of wrapping up the series in a clean way. Like several other series in the New 52 this one was fairly far removed from the “regular” universe and focused on Gemworld; this meant that there really were not any crossovers or anything and it was only related to Justice League Dark and John Constantine tangentially. The issue really benefitted from this by being able to wrap up...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Supergirl #20 Review 0

Supergirl #20 ReviewOverview:Supergirl is attacked by Sanctuary while Power Girl tries to stop her.The Good:Michael Allan Nelson starts off his run with a bang as Sanctuary channels her inner GLaDOS. There is a large emphasis on comedy in this issue but it never becomes overbearing and the issue gets serious when it has too. Seeing Power Girl get called out for her costume was a fun thing to see and it was nice to see that the Karas were not carbon copies of each other but had different persona...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Superboy #20 Review 0

Superboy #20 ReviewOverview:Superboy wants to turn himself in for stealing the money but is stopped by Dr. Psycho, Dreadnought, and Psiphon.The Good:It is utterly ridiculous how much better this one issue is than everything that Tom DeFalco did. Justin Jordan shows that right out of the gate that he has a great feel for Superboy’s character and can write him well. The story is nothing majorly special but the dialogue is what makes all the difference here. It just flows and seems so natural to t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Ravagers #12 Review 0

The Ravagers #12 ReviewOverview:The series concludes as Deathstroke proves why he is the deadliest man in the DCU.The Good:The story was great. There was a great balance between action and drama as the team is wrecked by Deathstroke to the point that it isn’t even fair. The twist was a good one because it is up in the air about whether or not it is really going to happen or not until the end. This also explains Beast Boy’s appearance in Teen Titans #19.***SPOILER ALERT***SERIOUSLY THESE ARE PRE...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Avengers Arena #9 Review 0

Avengers Arena #9 ReviewOverview:The history of Apex is revealed and someone dies.The Good:The story was average. Dennis Hopeless has had the tendency to write the original characters, such as Apex, much better than the existing ones but for whatever reason Apex routinely falls flat. This story gets into her (his?) backstory and honestly it is boring. The only good part was whne they were deciding whether to kill Apex or not and their decision comes back to bite them in the ass, who would have ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Worlds’ Finest #12 Review 0

Worlds’ Finest #12 ReviewOverview:Huntress and Power Girl fight Desaad.The Good:The story here is actually really good. There is some serious character development and growing up with Power Girl and it is so nice to see. Throughout the series Power Girl has been portrayed as a bit of a bimbo who really doesn’t take anything seriously; that changes here when a nasty case of death befalls some people around her and she grows up a bit.Paul Levitz finally gets it together here and delivers the best...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Artifacts #27 Review 0

Artifacts #27 ReviewOverview:Tom Judge teams up with the Magdalena to find the Glacier Stone.The Good:The story here is solid. It gives a brief overview of the Magdalena and then dives into the mystery. Honestly there is nothing groundbreaking about the story but it is a solid well written one that is entertaining. The best part about it is seeing someone different interact with Tom Judge who also knows about the supernatural and doesn’t really put up with his evasiveness.Ron Marz continues to ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

X-Men Legacy #10 Review 0

X-Men Legacy #10 ReviewOverview:Legion tracks makes a deal with his father and makes a deal with a devil. (Not literally).The Good:The story was a good one if not slightly mistimed. This is because the Stepford Cuckoos are still at the school but leave in All-New X-Men. This however is not much of a problem because they are entertaining and provide a laugh or too. Blindfold is the epitome of creepy in this issue; she uses Cerebra to watch Legion without him knowing about it. At least she acknow...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Fury of Firestorm #19 Review 0

The Fury of Firestorm #19 ReviewOverview:Firestorm has to fight a whole team of villains while protecting Ronnie’s mom.The Good:The story was pretty good. It was action packed and had a suitable amount of dialogue and story as well. Seeing Firestorm fight enemies that are not other Firestorms is a nice change of pace. The enemies he fights are mostly obscure (or new, I am not sure) and they are diverse enough to give him a run for his money without dumbing Firestorm down. The side story with To...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Avengers Arena #8 Review 9

Avengers Arena #8 ReviewOverview:The members of the Arena come together in the fallout of issue six.The Good:I will admit that when I saw the opening page with X-23, I was a little worried her portrayal has not exactly been the best in this series; but I was pleasantly surprised here when she did not only the right thing, but was written well. Nico, Chris, and Juston (who are the other non-original characters here) are also written well which is a relief as they have also been inconsistent. The...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Supergirl #19 Review 0

Supergirl #19 ReviewOverview:Supergirl and Power Girl finally meet!The Good:The story was great, picking up minutes after 18 ended. Supergirl is still afflicted by the Kryptonite poisoning from H’el on Earth and it also afflicts Power Girl as well. This was an issue everyone was waiting for and it lives up to the expectations of the two meeting by spreading it out over two issues. This means that the story can take its time and develop properly instead of cramming a whole bunch of action and pe...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Sword of Sorcery #7 Review 0

Sword of Sorcery #7 ReviewAmethystOverview:Amara and her allies rush to try to stop Eclipso from taking over Gemworld.The Good:The story is a both slow and rushed at the same time. It is slow in the fact that it spends time dealing with each character and fleshing out the story but it is fast because it covers a lot of ground. This might sound bad but it works, especially because it is similar to a novel that switches characters every chapter and it gives the story a good genre feel. The story ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #9 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #9 ReviewOverview:Legion and Blindfold have differing opinions about superheroics and Xavier’s dream.The Good:This issue is a bit of an emotional roller coaster. Seriously without ruining it, I can’t really talk about it, which is unfortunate. The story involves Legion talking to Blindfold about his proactive approach to saving mutants and what his father’s dream is about. Seeing their relationship grow over the course of the series, this issue is really emotional. The end is kind...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Superboy #19 Review 0

Superboy #19 ReviewOverview:Harvest’s story is told as we get closer to finding out whose DNA Superboy shares.The Good:The story is pretty good. Until now, Harvest has been a big question mark other than that he hates meta-humans. His story is not ground breaking but it is appreciated. Some continuity purists will probably be up in arms over some of the details (Superman’s baby mama) but it doesn’t hurt the story, especially given the whole time travel/alternate universe stuff (remember there i...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Ravagers #11 Review 0

The Ravagers #11 ReviewOverview:The team has to deal with Rose and Warblade, Deathstroke and Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man!The Good:The story is intense in the penultimate issue of this series. The team spends most of the time fighting Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, who is given no backstory other than “mad scientist with too much time on his hands” and that is probably for the better, his is a little lame but still effective for getting the team to fight together. Rose and Warblade show up and s...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Avengers Arena #7 Review 0

Avengers Arena #7 ReviewOverview:A solid issue that shows how Arcade came up with the idea for Murder Island: Teen Edition.The Good:The story was solid, even if it was a little boring. This is the first time I have ever read a backstory for Arcade and it was typical. The highlight of the issue was his assistant, Ms. Coriander, she was both comic relief and a voice of reason and balanced out Arcade’s brand of crazy quite well. The end is particularly satisfying as she outsmarts Arcade, the idea ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fury of Firestorm #18 Review 0

Fury of Firestorm #18 ReviewOverview:Firestorm must save Ronnie’s mother from a supervillain.The Good:The story is pretty good as it infuses a bit of humor into the situation, particularly the opening sequence. The story is nothing revolutionary but it does feature some rather mysterious villains that could be cool. There really isn’t much here that is surprising or twisty. It is just a straight forward race-to-find-the-missing-loved-one and it works. It is an entertaining issue that gets the j...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #8 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #8 ReviewOverview:Legion and Blindfold go on a date as he decides whether or not to change the future.The Good:The story is really good. It shows several sides of Legion and Blindfold both and it works out. Legion is shown as confident, weak, powerful, and, as always, crazy. It sounds like too much but it all works out here because Legion is all of those things and makes it work out. One thing that really is interesting the Professor Xavier persona in his head, while mysterious, i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Worlds’ Finest #11 Review 0

Worlds’ Finest #11 ReviewOverview:Huntress and Power Girl close in on Mr. Terrific… or do they?The Good:This issue ties together several seemingly random plot threads from past issues, mainly the African kid with the Apokolips gun, and connects them to the central plot, which is a good thing. The story itself is pretty good for the series, there is nothing spectacular about it but it is coherent. Some of it seems like a repeat of the last several issues but it works well enough. Another plus is...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Sword of Sorcery #6 Review 0

Sword of Sorcery #6 ReviewAmethystOverview:A new villain emerges as the House of Turquoise gets a new lord.The Good:The story is great and things are really picking up. Amaya’s adventures that flesh out the world make it so interesting. The magic system is unique and when that is combined with the blood powers of the Houses, it makes for a great setting. Some supporting characters get a bit of spotlight, mostly Ingvie, and Preet, the new Lord Turquoise. Seeing John Constantine return is nice but...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Artifacts #26 Review 0

Artifacts #26 ReviewOverview:Progeny comes to a close as Tom and the gang attack the Estacado family.The Good:The story is alright and is a direct continuation of the Progeny storyline from The Darkness #111. By extension it also holds a lot of the same pitfalls as well. The story itself is pretty good, seeing several Artifact bearers come together is cool but the results are mixed.Ron Marz writes the issue and does a good job. It isn’t his best on the series but it does keep the story flowing a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Ravagers #10 Review 0

Ravagers #10 ReviewOverview:As the series winds down, things get real.The Good:There are several plot developments that signal the impending end and while a little sad, they work. Seeing several character arcs, such as Lightning’s disappearance and Terra and Beast Boy’s romance get resolved is nice. It shows that there is still story left to tell even though they won’t be. Another good aspect of the story is the continued story of Warblade and Rose because they are a significant part of the seri...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Superboy #18 Review 0

Superboy #18 ReviewOverview:With H’el on Earth finally over, Conner decides to return the money he stole.The Good:Seeing Superboy in a fairly relaxed setting just doing his thing is nice. This picks up from the place before the crossover started and introduces Plasmus and Doctor Psycho. The two villains, with whom I am not familiar with, are a surprisingly good, if not entirely serious threat to Superboy. While Dr. Psycho seems to have fairly bad intentions and the possibility of being a big thr...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Avengers Arena #6 Review 0

Avengers Arena #6 ReviewOverview:There is a heavy focus on the more unknown kids here as the groups try to make it to the safe zones.The Good:This was probably the best issue yet and it had almost zero focus on the “mainstream” characters (X-23, Nico, etc.) and almost entirely on Anachronism and the other British kids. The plot mainly revolves around Anachronism and his mysterious ability and how he is friends with several of the other kids he was traveling with. His actions at the end are parti...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #7 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #7 ReviewOverview:Legion takes matters into his own hands as he tracks down Luca’s predictions.The Good:The story is pretty good. The consistent portrayal and evolution of Legion’s control over his powers is a high point of the series and here he is shown as not only powerful but smart too. His continuing and changing revolution with Blindfold is entertaining. Legion has a very sarcastic sense of humor and uses a lot of figures of speech, both of which land him in an awkward place ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Superman #17 Review 0

Superman #17 ReviewOverview:H’el on Earth concludes.The Good:I will admit that I did not see the end coming, at least the way H’el was stopped. It was very good and probably one of the strongest issues of the crossover. For the sake of not revealing spoilers, I won’t talk about the story but it was really good.Scott Lobdell does a great job at giving everyone some panel time and it really is nice to see members of the Justice League and Dr. Veritas show up if only briefly. It shows consistency. ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Worlds’ Finest #10 Review 0

Worlds’ Finest #10 ReviewOverview:Power Girl gets revenge on Holt Industries while Huntress finds out about Damian’s death.The Good:The story is pretty solid for the series. This was a particular step up because it shows Power Girl being heroic and saving civilians as opposed to the more selfish way she has been betrayed here. It was also an interesting take on what would happen if someone with Superman’s powers used them for more mischievous ways; she wasn’t being malicious exactly and really g...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Fury of Firestorm #17 Review 0

The Fury of Firestorm #17 ReviewOverview:Firestorm tries to undo Megala’s work and meets the Teen Titans as well.The Good:The story is pretty good. There is an air of finality or resetting that permeates the issue though and it works for the most part. In the last several issues Firestorm was taken over by Dr. Megala, a Captain Atom villain, and he destroyed some things and rearranged Mt. Rushmore and now Jason and Ronnie are trying to fix everything. Given the recent announcement that the serie...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Avengers Arena #5 Review 0

Avengers Arena #5 ReviewOverview:Murderworld through the eyes of Kid Briton.The Good:Arcade shows up here to ramp up the game and it is a refreshing change of pace compared to watching the kids wonder whether they should kill each other or not. The mystery of who attacked Reptil is solved, which is good, but I am not sure if I agree with who it was.Dennis Hopeless does a great job writing Kid Briton. This is arguably the best issue yet, maybe the Deathlokette one; and I believe it is because Kid...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #6 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #6 ReviewOverview:Legion tries to stop Blindfold’s brother.The Good:The story is very good. It is well paced well balanced with action and explanation. While this concludes the first arc, there is a bigger meta-arc going that really raises some questions. The last few pages of the issue raise some questions about what is in Legions mind and what is real. Seeing Legion take absolute control of his powers and kick some ass against all of the personas in his head is great and reveal o...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Sword of Sorcery #5 Review 0

Sword of Sorcery #5 ReviewAmethystOverview:Amaya grows up quickly as she visits the tomb of her father.The Good:There is some serious character development here for Amaya as she is forced to deal with some assassins from another house and her mother’s wounds. There was a lot of development of Houses Onyx and Turquoise as well which is great because it expands the world.Christy Marx once again delivers a great chapter in this fantasy epic. There is some good action and dialogue that fits the stor...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Superboy #17 Review 0

Superboy #17 ReviewOverview:H’el on Earth enters its final stages as Superboy is dying.The Good:The story is pretty good. It is part one of the heroes trying to stop H’el’s endgame and it is effective in portraying this. It was nice to see the Justice League leave in a fairly organic manner. (Seeing Batman admit his uselessness should give the issue five stars alone, but I digress…) The fight between Superboy and Supergirl was the highlight of the issue. It was really good but to fully appreciat...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Ravagers #9 Review 0

Ravagers #9 ReviewOverview:Fairchild and Rose have to team up to save the town and themselves.The Good:The story is a continuation of the last issue and features some major character growth for Warblade, and some for Rose and Fairchild as well. The character growth with Warblade is good, if unexpected, demonstrating that he is smart along with violent and insensitive is a nice touch that makes him more than the one dimensional killer he was. The event that drove Fairchild and Rose apart is talke...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Avengers Arena #4 Review 0

Avengers Arena #4 ReviewOverview:Nico and Chase try to make friends with the remnants of the Avengers Academy.The Good:The story is really good up until the end. The beginning and middle do the idea of being trapped on the island justice and is able to capture the kids questioning their morals and ideals. It also brings readers up to speed on the Runaways and Chase’s and Nico’s abilities.Dennis Hopeless does a great job capturing the inner turmoil of Chase and Reptil. He makes what they are feel...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

X-Men #41 Review 0

X-Men #41 ReviewOverview:The final issue! Sort of. The team gets into a fight with the new Freedom Force over a new mutant.The Good:The story is really good. It effectively introduces Freedom Force and gets to the point; also the end is a bit of a surprise. Seeing the team in action, especially Pixie and Chamber, is a treat since they are not heavily featured. Freedom Force seems like they could be more than the throwaway “villains” that they are here and that is nice to see. The action is paced...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.