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Worlds’ Finest #9 Review 0

Worlds’ Finest #9 ReviewOverview:Starr Labs gets robbed and a wounded Huntress tries to stop them.The Good:The story here was pretty good. There was a flashback to when the pair first arrived and Huntress tried to get a costume. The scene was short but conveyed what happened in a manner that fit both characters well. The rest of the issue was pretty good as well. It was a fun little episode that was able to have a bit of fun and be serious as well.Paul Levitz does a great job writing Huntress an...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #5 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #5 ReviewOverview:Things get real when Legion dives into Blindfolds past.The Good:Blindfold’s past is a bit depressing to say the least. As far as I know, no one has ever gotten too far into it and now Simon Spurrier has pulled out all of the stops to give her a less than pleasant one. The issue spends most of its time looking in on her past from Legion’s view and seeing his commentary adds a nice dimension to the standard flashback issue. Another huge plus it that Legion is gettin...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Sword of Sorcery #4 Review 0

Sword of Sorcery #4 ReviewAmethyst ReviewOverview:Amaya goes back to Earth and has a little adventure.The Good:This issue was a nice change of pace from the other issues, seeing Amaya interact with the rest of the DC universe was interesting. The main purpose seemed to be that Amaya could function on her own and in this regard, the issue was successful.As before, Christie Marx does a great job writing the dialogue and moving the story along at a fast pace without sacrificing the story.Travis Moo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Superboy Annual #1 Review 0

Superboy Annual #1 ReviewOverview:Superboy and Superman try to escape from a prison dimension.The Good:Good news everyone, there is some character growth for Superboy! Downside: The story is a bit generic and the dialogue isn’t that great but still, there is hope for the series yet.The story is a bit generic and basically just a longer issue of Superboy. It involves Conner and Clark trying to escape from the prison dimension that they were sucked into last time and there are the stereotypical ki...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Supergirl #16 Review 0

Supergirl #16 ReviewOverview:H’el on Earth continues as Kara takes on the Flash.The Good:The story is good considering the last two H’el on Earth stories in Superboy even if it doesn’t quite live up to the series previous high points. The issue starts off with some backstory to H’el’s arrival on Earth and how cosmic forces have been watching since he got there before shifting to the fight. Seeing Flash here makes up for a random plot hole in Superboy 16, which is good and overall the fight is a ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Superboy #16 Review 0

Superboy #16 ReviewOverview:Superboy and the Justice League assault the Fortress of Solitude.The Good:I think that the only point of this issue was to get Superboy and Superman sent on a cross universe journey or something.Tom DeFalco wrote the issue and the only thing that was nice was some of Superboy’s thought bubbles, which continues my rollercoaster opinion of his writing.Iban Coello and Amilcar Pinna draw the issue and the art is the strongest part of the issue. While not perfect, it had a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

X-Men #40 Review 0

X-Men #40 ReviewOverview:A new team line-up deals with a new mutant in Arizona.The Good:The story was good; there was a good balance of explanation and action. Seeing Chamber take on a new role was definitely a plus as he is a fairly unused character. This issue is a good jumping on point for anyone as it talks a lot about the ramifications of AvX without being a part of Marvel Now and that is a good and bad thing, it is good if you are a new reader or somehow missed the end of AvX but it is a b...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ravagers #8 Review 0

Ravagers #8 ReviewOverview:Rose and Warblade try to do the right thing while being the focus of the issue.The Good:The issue is a nice change of pace that gets a bit more into the minds of the henchmen. Although Rose and Warblade are the primary antagonists for the series, they are not much more than glorified henchmen if you think about it, and this issue gets into what they do when they fail to meet Harvest’s standards. Some of the mystery of what Harvest is doing is lifted here, even if it do...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Worlds’ Finest #8 Review 0

Worlds’ Finest #8 ReviewOverview:A price is put out on Huntress’s head and Power Girl has a problem with that.The Good:The story is a step up from the rest of the series. The dialogue is good, the story has action and a serious tone, and the art is pretty good. While not without its flaws, the story here is consistent in its pace and characterization, which is something that this series desperately needs; the pace is fairly fast, moving quickly form place to place but it is never difficult to fo...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Artifacts #24 Review 0

Artifacts #24 ReviewOverview:The Angelus has a problem and needs some help.The Good:The story is once again, great. There are a few scenes that are eye-opening to say the least, especially if you are not familiar with the Artifacts/Whitchblade mythos, like me. Overall, several plot threads are starting to come together and it is nice to see. There is a lot of action and character development that is blended perfectly to create and absolutely fantastic issue.Ron Marz once again delivers great wri...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Avengers Arena #3 Review 0

Avengers Arena #3 ReviewOverview:The backstory of another new member is told while there is a powerful stalker on the island.The Good:This issue is good; the story moves along and keeps up the pace set by the previous ones. The backstory of Cammi is told and it is interesting. There are no major fights but there is still some action, given what happens, it is hard to talk about the story without spoilers.Dennis Hopeless does a good job of introducing characters that are more than just cardboard ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #4 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #4 ReviewOverview:Legion fights the X-team that was sent to retrieve him and the kids.The Good:This issue is much better than the others, the dialogue is better, the art is a bit better and the action is better. The story is a continuation of the arc, Legion is still trying to gain the self-confidence to master all of his psyches and now there is the caveat of having to fight the X-Men as well. One of the highlights is seeing him take on the team with some of his less powerful abil...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fury of Firestorm #15 Review 0

Fury of Firestorm #15 ReviewOverview:Captain Atom fights Firestorm, who is under the control of Dr. Megala.The Good:The story was alright, it wasn’t super awesome but it wasn’t bad either. It was a fun adventure that was fairly light hearted and featured a lot of energy blasts and explosions.Dan Jurgens wrote the issue and did a great job with the dialogue. It was very explanatory and got readers up to date with Captain Atom even if they had not read his series and kept it from being over barrin...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Sword of Sorcery #3 Review 0

Sword of Sorcery #3 ReviewAmethyst ReviewOverview:The plot thickens as war is declared and Amaya disappears.The Good:This issue is a bit slower than the others as it takes a break from introducing characters and motive and focuses more Amaya’s training and main plot development. The main characters are also fleshed out a bit and this is good as the previous issues have not dealt with a lot of character development.Christy Marx was and still is on fire. The world she is creating is both intricate...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Supergirl #15 Review 0

Supergirl #15 ReviewOverview:H’el moves his plans forward with the aid of Supergirl.The Good:The story once again has a great balance of plot development for H’el on Earth and for Kara’s story as well. Seeing Kara help H’el, one would really see that she has good intentions to want to help (and that she is being manipulated.) One of the best things about the series is that it is really fleshing out Kara’s life on Krypton in a way that hasn’t been done much before, at least to my knowledge, and i...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #3 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #3 ReviewOverview:Legion tries to save the children he saw last issue.The Good:The story is pretty good, especially if you are a Legion fan as not only is he the focus, he gains some control over his ability and has a revelation or two. Here his ability to control the different minds that control all of the powers is linked to his self-confidence, which makes a ton of sense, I am not a big Legion fan but that explanation is very simple and is really good too.Simon Spurrier writes t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Ravagers #7 Review 0

Ravagers #7 ReviewOverview:The team fights Rose and Warblade.The Good:The story is good but a bit confusing. It involves a rather long flash-forward that doesn’t really indicate when it starts or ends, it does make the story interesting and it is good, it is just a bit on the confusing side at first. Overall, the story is a major step up and really brings the characters in the right direction. Rose and Fairchild’s interactions are really good since they are basically opposite side of the same co...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

New Avengers #34 Review 0

I apologize for this being a week late; there was a shipping problem at my usual comic shop.New Avengers #34 ReviewOverview:Doctor Strange vs. Everyone!The Good:The story is actually a surprising step up from the mediocrity of the arc as a whole, this isn’t groundbreaking or anything, but it is fun. The story reveals some interesting things about the entire plan that Drumm had and how badass Dr. Strange can be. Over all the action and the dialogue worked in tandem to deliver a fun issue and a go...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

X-Men #39 Review 0

X-Men #39 ReviewOverview:Domino and Daredevil take down a supervillain arms dealer.The Good:The story was better than it would have seemed and a lot of this has to do with the villain. The arms dealer, Armitage, had a sad backstory but unlike many throwaway villains like that, was relatively unrepentant about it and didn’t justify everything by it and it was a refreshing change of pace. Daredevil and Domino also make a great team-up pair and are quite funny. Domino has been a bit sidelined for a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Superman #14 Review 0

Superman #14 ReviewOverview:H’el makes quite the entrance as he confronts Superman and Supergirl.The Good:The story really takes off here and it looks great. I have not read previous issues, only the crossover ones, and so far the story is great. It is very consistent and flows smoothly from one issue to the next, this one picking up form Supergirl 14. The way that H’el makes his claim to the House of El changes the story a little bit and adds an interesting dimension to show what happened to Kr...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Fury of Firestorm #14 Review 0

Fury of Firestorm #14 ReviewOverview:Firestorm gets in a fight and his enemy’s motives become clear.The Good:The story is getting better as the new creative team is referencing the old one’s work and moves forward with their own. This is a fairly different Firestorm than from the beginning of the series, it is more light hearted and smaller in scale than last time. This makes the story easier to follow and the issues a bit more enjoyable instead of needing to read several at once. Captain Atom s...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #2 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #2 ReviewOverview:The story unfolds as Legion meets a new person and has a bit of a personal crisis (again.)The Good:The story is pretty good, it is better than issue one in the sense that it is easier to follow and in turn, the issue makes issue 1 better in retrospect because you can see the results of all of the crazy that happened. The X-team chasing Legion is a nice team consisting of Blindfold, Chamber, Frenzy, Beast, Storm and Wolverine. There are a lot of heavy hitters on th...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Supergirl #14 Review 0

Supergirl #14 ReviewOverview:Supergirl meets H’el and has a crisis of conscience.The Good:This story is amazing. Not only is it a great tie in with the H’el on Earth crossover but it advances the plot of Kara’s own story as well. If you read Superman 13 this issue will make a whole lot more sense than if you did not, this is because the opening scene directly ties into that issue. It shows that Kara has more friends and contacts than just Siobhan and Tommy but she is still a bit insecure and stu...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Ravagers #6 Review 0

Ravagers #6 ReviewOverview:The team bonds at the beach after some training before going on their first mission.The Good:This issue focuses a lot on the interpersonal relations that the team has and it might not be ground breaking but it moves the series forward. Seeing into how the team thinks and acts is nice, they all went through the same thing and are wary of outsiders, namely Superboy and Fairchild. Seeing them work as a team and even to relax on the beach is also really nice in a full circ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #1 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #1 ReviewOverview:Legion is the subject of this adventure.The Good:The story has the potential to be an interesting one. As always, Legion struggles to keep his multiple personas in check and he has traveled to the Indian Himalayans to study under a guru for old telepaths. One of the better parts of this story is that it doesn’t talk about AvX at all, which sounds like a bad thing but it is because it is happening during the event and they are so isolated, they don’t know about it....

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

New Avengers # 33 Review 0

New Avengers # 33 ReviewOverview:Doctor Strange and the team deal with what is happening.The Good:The story is pretty good. Having Brother Voodoo’s brother attacking the team from the ramifications of issue 6 is nice to see the series getting closure in that regard and here there are no pointless deaths. Seeing Doctor Strange going into super-badass mode is pretty cool.Brian Michael Bendis does a fairly good job here with giving everyone their dues and keeping the story moving at a fair pace.The...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Superboy #14 Review 0

Superboy #14 ReviewOverview:H’el shows up and fights Superboy and the Teen Titans help their teammate.The Good:The story is pretty interesting as it starts to get into Superboy’s origin a bit. There is a nice balance between plot and sub-plot as the Dallas Sorentino sub-plot gets some attention. There is also some nice character development as Superboy starts to get a bit more fleshed out and Bunker also becomes a bit more three dimensional.Tom DeFalco’s writing is alright. It is what one would ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

X-Men #38 Review 0

X-Men #38 ReviewOverview:Domino takes a break from the team and meets up with Daredevil.The Good:The story is mediocre, I won’t lie; but the execution is amazing. The story is fairly simple and not ground breaking and has seen a fair share of variants but basically is that a villains-only casino deals in everything from ill-gotten gains to equipment and Domino infiltrates it while Daredevil separately takes a less subtle approach. It is nothing special but the blend of humor and action more than...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Avengers Academy #39 Review 0

Avengers Academy #39 ReviewOverview:The series closes with the students graduating.The Good:The story is alright, compared to some other issues in the series though, it is not as good as it could be. There was a lot of fluff that didn’t do much other than fill pages. For some reason or another, the story just didn’t resonate with me very well, one of the main plusses is that a lot of plot lines are closed here and that is always nice to see.The writing from Christos Gage is pretty good, it isn’t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

New Avengers #32 Review 0

New Avengers #32 ReviewOverview:The team tries to figure out what is going on and lose one of their own.The Good:The first half of the issue is great, what a reader could expect from Bendis, who has been killing it on this series for almost the entire run. At least it is closing a plot thread from early in the series that has been left alone for a while.Brian Michael Bendis delivers writing that is good even if the plot wasn’t that great. The dialogue is good and the pace is good too.The art by ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Worlds’ Finest #6 Review 0

Worlds’ Finest #6 ReviewOverview:Huntress and Power Girl meet Damien Wayne.The Good:Well something finally happens here and it is awesome. The series has had a severe problem with pacing and this issue is a step in the right direction. The story is pretty straightforward and simple, Huntress tries to “borrow” some money from Bruce Wayne and Damien tries to stop her; the simplicity is not a bad thing here because the series has had such bad problems before with the pacing. As for the story, the H...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #275 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #275 ReviewOverview:Rogue and Mimic handle a prison riot as plotlines come to a close.The Good:The story is pretty good. It involves Rogue and Mimic take on some of the meta-human inmates at an “upstate” facility that can’t handle them. One thing that the book does well is that it gives reasons for the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Avengers not being there and references AvX, which is nice as all too often “major events” fall to the wayside two months later in all but a few books. The ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

New Mutants #50 Review 0

New Mutants #50 ReviewOverview:The series wraps up with a party.The Good:The issue started off doing what it does best, letting the team just be people, not superheroes; and there was minimal focus on Doug, which was refreshing from the last several issues. Then the issue contains a battle with an old Phalanx enemy (Warlock’s species) and they fight it before going back for a short time. The fight seems a little unnecessary but it works to show how many friends that eh team has made over the cou...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fury of Firestorm # 13 Review 0

Fury of Firestorm # 13 ReviewOverview:Jason and Ronnie adjust to being one Firestorm instead of two.The Good:The story is decent, it is different from the previous stories too as Dan Jurgens has taken over the writing. The story is focusing much more on the small scale and how two teens deal with being an insanely powerful superhero. What is really nice about the story is how it references Superman and wanting to join the Justice League. It adds some continuity to a boo k that has been largely l...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Artifacts #22 Review 0

Artifacts #22 ReviewOverview:Tom Judge and Tilly Grimes head to Washington DC to solve a crime.The Good:The story is what one would expect for the first part of an arc in the series and it is solid. The writing is great, the dialogue is great, and the story is good too. This appears to mark the start of a Tom Judge/Rapture centered arc and that is good as he is the main character of this series even though he is relatively unexplored in this new universe.Ron Marz once again does a great job with...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Sword of Sorcery #1 Review 0

Sword of Sorcery #1 ReviewAmethystOverview:Amaya deals with the aftermath of the battle, her status, and the new world she is in.The Good:The story is great and has a little bit of everything; it kind of reminds me of Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and The Night Angel Trilogy, not necessarily in lasting quality as much as in scale and setting and it works. While only two issues in, the characters are being set up and the mythology created are really, really good for only being half of an iss...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

New Avengers #31 Review 0

New Avengers #31 ReviewOverview:As the team deals with the implication of Luke and Jessica leaving, bad things happen to magical people.The Good:The dialogue in the issue is as always great to read, every character gets a few lines but it never seems overcrowded and you can tell that everyone on the team is great friends. This really makes the issue a bit of a downer since they talk about breaking up the entire time but it also makes then seem so human that it is amazing. Some might criticize it...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

X-Men #37 Review 0

X-Men #37 ReviewOverview:Pixie and Gabriel Shepard have a talk while Storm and Colossus have a more physical confrontation.The Good:The scope of Brian Wood’s run on this series is big, very big and when writing big stories over multiple arcs, the story can collapse on itself and become terrible. That is not the case here. Several plot points come together here, Pixie and Gabriel Shepard’s conversation is about the previous issue and some things before that and Storm and Colossus’s conversation h...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ravagers #5 Review 0

Ravagers #5 ReviewOverview:The team meets Niles Caulder and saves Thunder’s life.The Good:The team comes together here and it ties in with Superboy very nicely (SB #13 happens just before this). During the stay at Niles’ base the team learns why Thunder has headaches and what it means for the rest of them and the way the team becomes a team instead of a group of individuals is great, if not a little rushed. Ridge becomes a better character here and it kind of makes you wish he had a better name ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Avengers Academy #38 Review 0

Avengers Academy #38 ReviewOverview:The football game between Avengers Academy and the X-kids… devolves… quicklyThe Good:The story in the issue is great. It is a blend of humor and story that is almost exactly like Jason Aaron’s Wolverine and the X-Men but still has enough differences to be its own and not a copycat. The issue really shows the friendship between the two staffs of the Jean Grey School and Academy and they provide much of the humor in the issue. The students provide more of the dr...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.