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Worlds’ Finest #5 Review 0

Worlds’ Finest #5 ReviewOverview:“A day in the life” type issue that shows the aftermath of the fight with Hakkou.The Good:The story is good, and interesting, but when all is said and done, it feels like filler. Not because of what happens as much as from the first page to the last page, five minutes passes. The story is divided into three parts, the “main” part, which involves both heroines finishing a test, changing and walking outside; this part was alright but not a lot happens so it just is...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Fury of Firestorm #0 Review 0

The Fury of Firestorm #0 ReviewOverview:Picking up after issue 12 left off the more “traditional” version of Firestorm appears.The Good:*** WANRING MINOR SPOILERS THOUGHOUT***While not necessary, reading issue 12 (and the rest of the series as well for that matter) makes understanding the issue a little easier. Essentially, the events of the last issue have apparently eliminated most if not all of the Firestorms around the world or at least laid the power dormant. This is explained in the issue ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

X-Men #36 Review 0

X-Men #36 ReviewOverview:The team and Sabra finds a living proto-mutant.The Good:Brian Wood has been knocking it out of the part lately and this issue isn’t quite as good as the last few but it is quite good none the less. This issue deals with Storm and the team continuing to get to the bottom of the proto-mutant and David Michael Gray issue. Overall the issue has a great mystery feel to it and the widening rift between Storm and Cyclops is a great plot point.The story by Brian Wood is great an...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Supergirl #0 Review 0

Supergirl #0 ReviewOverview:The tale of how Kara came to Earth is told and boy is it a doozy.The Good:This story was amazing. It answered questions but laid the ground work for so many more it was great. This is the reason that DC made Zero Month. The story is from the point of view of Kara’s father, Zor-El, and it makes the story so much better. It shows how far he was willing to go to save Kara, by experimenting with the Worldkillers from earlier issues and how he tried to save Argo but his su...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Artifacts #21 Review 0

Artifacts #21 ReviewOverview:The tale of Rachel Harrison and the Heart Stone comes to an intermission.The Good:The story blends real life, mystery and horror on a near perfect level. The balance the story has, from the pacing to the dialogue to the art is just amazing, this is a top notch book. If you are not reading it, you should be. Tom Judge and Tilly Grimes also reappear and it is in a completely natural manner, this story just flows along at a great pace. It closes enough doors on existing...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Avengers Academy #37 Review 0

Avengers Academy #37 ReviewOverview:The arc comes to a rather surprising end.The Good:The story had an end that is a little surprising. Finesse and X-23 take a rather surprising course of action and it pays off because it is plausible and makes a good story. While it was obvious in the beginning that the plan would blow up in Briggs’ face, it was fairly interesting to see it play out.The writing by Christos Gage is very good, better than the last issue. The story is well paced and it ties up loo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

New Mutants #49 Review 0

New Mutants #49 ReviewOverview:The story of Future Doug comes to an end as the team fights the Hellions.The Good:The story is over. While it wasn’t the worst thing ever, it wasn’t that great. After reading the issue, the part that doomed the arc becomes more obvious, the focus is only on a few characters; but see the Bad section for more details. The end is fitting if not a little obvious but it is interesting enough.The writing is alright, a good job is done by Dan Abnett an Andy Lanning of wra...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Ravagers #0 Review 0

Ravagers #0 ReviewOverview:We are given an in depth look at what happened to the five people who eventually join Fairchild and become the Ravagers.The Good:The story is a little bit of sci-fi/action/horror and is successful at it. The story is about what happened to the team when they first got to the Colony and spends some time with each character but focuses primarily on Beast Boy and Terra and how they became friends in a terrible situation.The writing by Howard Mackie is superb and explains ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Superboy #0 Review 0

Superboy #0 ReviewOverview:Detailing Superboy’s origins from the point of view of Harvest and NOWHERE and some history of Krypton is revealed as well.The Good:The story is pretty good. What really stands out is the history of Krypton and how it started to fall, and out of every other explanation given over the years, this one makes a lot of sense and is one of the better ones. The other part of the story is how Superboy was created from the view of Harvest as he explains it to Omen. All in all i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

New Avengers #30 Review 0

New Avengers #30 ReviewOverview:The team fights Purifiers while transporting Emma Frost and Luke Cage makes a big decision.The Good:The story here is a great example of characters in fiction being humanized. The story revolves around Daredevil, Luke Cage, Mockingbird and the Thing fighting Purifiers while transferring the now depowered Emma Frost to a prison while Luke grapples with balancing being a father and a superhero.Brian Michael Bendis does an excellent job of moving forward, not only an...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

X-Men #35 Review 0

X-Men #35 ReviewOverview:The team tries to stop the Heavenly Path cult from abusing the proto-mutant DNA.The Good:The action in this book was great, particularly seeing Domino in action after she has been in the background so much lately. The nice thing about this was that this arc spins directly out of the previous arc but still is its own story.Brian Wood once again does a great job with the writing and has been on a roll lately. It is nice to see a consistently well written X-book on the Utop...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #273 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #273 ReviewOverview:Rogue settles the dispute between the Vray and the Hive Mind.The Good:The story is over. While it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t good, it was just filler until AvX was over and now that Rogue is returning to Earth, at least the tie ins are almost, if not completely over so the main story can continue. The story was alright and even though the ending could be seen a mile away, it was interesting to see how many of the potential loose ends were covered. It made for a more ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Worlds’ Finest #0 Review 0

Worlds’ Finest #0 ReviewOverview:The story of how Power Girl and Huntress met and became friendsThe Good:The story is good, but it would seem that you have to at least be somewhat familiar with what is happening in the Earth 2 series to completely understand what is happening. The story is a little generic but it is good none the less, each loses their mother/mother-figure to Darkseid and meet when they try to stop some forces of Apokolips. This issue chronicles that first meeting but nothing af...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Avengers Academy #36 Review 0

Avengers Academy #36 ReviewOverview:The team gets their powers back and tries to stop BriggsThe Good:The story was pretty good. It focused on the relationship between the team and between White Tiger, Reptil, and their respective amulets. The Mettle – Hazmat relationship has been a major part of this arc and here it shows up in force since Hazmat has her uncontrollable powers back and Mettle didn’t, the issue of what they should do is solved here and the right choice was made. The amulet issue w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

New Mutants #48 Review 0

New Mutants #48 ReviewOverview:The team is still stuck and trying to find a way out of the broken reality.The Good:The story itself is really interesting about reality being altered so much that it tries to fix itself and screws up. However due to the focus on Cypher the whole issue, people who actually know what they are talking about, like Nate Grey, get put on the backburner. This story appears to be the culmination of several story arcs, including the last one and the arc from a while ago th...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Fury of Firestorm #12 Review 0

The Fury of Firestorm #12 ReviewOverview:Jason and Ronnie work together to defeat Pozhar.The Good:The story is good but seemed rushed, almost like the series was going to end this issue (it isn’t) and there are some major revelations that are split me down the middle. The story itself is how Jason is ready to sacrifice himself to stop Scorn, the combination of Ronnie and Pozhar while Ronnie tries to stop him from the inside. This is fairly straight forward with the rest of the series because Jas...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

New Mutants #47 Review 0

New Mutants #47 ReviewOverview:Spinning directly out of the last story, reality starts to change and the team has to stop it.The Good:The writing by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning is once again great, the story is a little complicated but that is alright. The basic premise is that reality has been screwed with and mashed up so that things that were supposed to happen didn’t, like John Lennon being alive and Schism was only a minor disagreement. (I think.) The story is interesting enough and shows o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Avengers Academy #35 Review 0

Avengers Academy #35 ReviewOverview:The team deals with Briggs as the crap continues to hit the fan.The Good:This is a little spoilery but not that bad. The part with the team that escaped last issue is pretty good, Finesse is almost humorous in her single mindedness but several comments show that she still has feelings on some level or another. Striker is also surprisingly sneaky and manipulative here, if not a little cliché and it makes his character a bit cooler. The last page in particular b...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

X-Men #34 Review 0

X-Men #34 ReviewOverview:Tracking down the last of the proto-mutant’s DNA leads the team to a ship full of crazy people.The Good:The story is definitely taking a turn for the slightly more espionage, which is great because that means ore Domino, who so far has received the least amount of attention. The story gets really interesting at the end and the implications of what could happen.***Spoiler Alert***Even though it won’t happen, probably, it would be really interesting if Psylocke gets inject...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Supergirl #12 Review 0

Supergirl #12 ReviewOverview:Supergirl meets up with Superman before going deep sea diving.The Good:The story is pretty good, particularly the opening scene with Superman where they talk about the differences between them and how even though they are family, neither of them trust each other completely; Kara because she doesn’t really know if they are really family, and Clark because he feels she is not careful with her powers. This dynamic is something that is really interesting because before t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

New Avengers #29 Review 0

New Avengers #29 ReviewOverview:A meeting of the Illuminati called by Captain America doesn’t quite go as planned.The Good:Seeing how each of some of the most powerful men in the Marvel Universe react to the events happening is really cool, particularly Professor X and Mr. Fantastic. Bendis does a great job writing as the reader can feel the stress that Professor X is under and all of the pain he is feeling; while the detached calculations of Mister Fantastic are impressive and a little shocking...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Ravagers #4 Review 0

Ravagers #4 ReviewOverview:The team plus Beast Boy and Terra face off against Brother Blood.The Good:The story is pretty good, the team gets rescued by some fan favorites and Beast Boy gets pretty intense. Brother Blood is a pretty good villain; the way he is portrayed as irreverent and sarcastic is fairly unique to him and makes him entertaining. The issue really shows how Beast Boy is really a hero at heart, rescuing the team when it is none of them would rescue him in the reverse situation. T...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Superboy # 12 Review 0

Superboy # 12 ReviewOverview:Superboy’s civilian life is explored and he meets a new villain.The Good:The story is entertaining as Superboy still doesn’t understand social customs (if that is the right word) and it is funny to see how others react to it instead of just the Teen Titans. Several new characters have potential such as Dallas, Jules Bennet and the new villain, Kiva and I hope they will be recurring instead of one time uses, especially Kiva as the New 52 has a tendency to make an inte...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Artifacts #20 Review 0

Artifacts #20 ReviewOverview:Rachel Harrison deals with the power of the Heart Stone and goes home.The Good:The story continues to be good and this was a nice change of pace given the rest of the series and how it has been focusing on Tom Judge. This issue focuses on Rachel only and how she uses the Heart Stone in the new universe. One thing that is really interesting is the last page, which describes the difference between the old Heart Stone and the new one. The fact that Rachel was not the be...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #271 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #271 ReviewOverview:Rogue learns about the situation on the planet and starts to help.The Good:The story is pretty good, if not terribly original; Rogue is on an alien planet in a war and decides to help after using her Ms. Marvel powers to escape initial contact but they will run out sooner or later. One thing that stood out was that the aliens, Vray, had a fairly fleshed out backstory for only one issue and the fact that after Rouge leaves, they will probably never be used again....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Worlds’ Finest #4 Review 0

Worlds’ Finest #4 ReviewOverview:Power Girl and Huntress finish off Hakkou.The Good:The story was good and there was only one flashback! The relative lack of flashbacks was a good thing and a bad thing at the same time, it was good because the story moved on, this fight lasted for four issues and really could have been summed up in two or three but it all worked out in the end.The writing by Paul Levitz was good; the dialogue was the high point of this story arc. In particular the flashback scen...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

X-Men #33 Review 0

X-Men #33 ReviewOverview:The team faces the creator of the proto-mutants and gets a bit of a surprise.The Good:This story has gotten better and better. Even though it has ended there are still plot lines that have yet to be resolved. That may sound like a bad thing but it isn’t, they are unresolved in a good way because they are not major things, just little things that keep the reader interested.Brian Wood has done a great job with this series. In previous reviews I have stated that I didn’t li...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Avengers Academy #34 Review 0

Avengers Academy #34 ReviewOverview:The Academy students get some life changing developments dealing with their powersThe Good:This is a AvX tie-in without being a tie-in; meaning that this is a self-contained Avengers Academy story while AvX is still going on and referenced, which is cool. As for the story, it is all right, it is the culmination of several plot lines that were started a while ago and they come together here; in particular the lines with Jeremy Briggs, Veil, and Jocasta trying t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #270 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #270 ReviewOverview:Rogue and Ms. Marvel team up to try and escape Magik’s Limbo prison.The Good:The Story is pretty good and really shows how much the Phoenix Five have been consumed by their power and their whole neutralize-all-threats mentality. The thing I noticed most was that Magik blames all of her actions on others and how they “made her do it;” then when I read Wolverine and the X-Men, Colossus had a similar attitude and it was cool how they were so consistent. The story i...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Fury of Firestorm #11 Review 0

The Fury of Firestorm #11 ReviewOverview:Jason tries to find Ronnie while Ronnie, Pozhar and Rakshasi fight Rogues in Pakistan.The Good:There is a bit of character development from Ronnie, which is good and Pozhar’s motives for training Ronnie are revealed. Ronnie’s development was a bit obvious but was needed but Pozhar is a bit of a wildcard and his actions are a little surprising. The series tries to blend superheroes and international intrigue/espionage and it kind of works, the fact that th...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Supergirl #11 Review 0

Supergirl #11 ReviewOverview:Supergirl adjusts to life on Earth and fights a man in a nanotech suit.The Good:Supergirl is finally learning English!!! After elven issues of speaking only in Kryptonian she is finally learning English from Siobhan and it is great. Even though Siobhan can speak to Kara, it is nice to see her communicate with other people. The way it is executed here is perfect, even though she knows a few words, like hello and Tom, she still doesn’t know a thing about Earth customs ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

New Mutants #46 Review 0

New Mutants #46 ReviewOverview:The team fights Truefriend and deals with the consequences.The Good:I will not lie, this issue really didn’t stick out the way that others in the series have; the book really soars when the team is doing regular things like Magma’s date or the party in Madripoor, but when the action really picks up it can fall flat.The story itself is interesting as it puts a slightly different spin on time travel, the same person cannot occupy the timeline at the same time, and th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

X-Men #32 Review 0

X-Men #32 ReviewOverview:The team learns more about proto-mutants and disagreements threaten to break the team apart.The Good:The story picks up exactly where the last issue starts, and the team is able to capture the proto-mutant, Ister. As far as the story goes, it is getting better as the action picks up and exposition lessens, or at least becomes less boring. One of the best things about the issue is the tension between Storm and Colossus. Storm is well known as a great leader and Colossus u...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

New Mutants #45 Review 0

New Mutants #45 ReviewOverview:Cannonball and Karma from the future show up and things get bad.The Good:The issue was solid. The story is pretty good the whole time travel concept is pretty well worn in comics but this issue does it a little different because Cannonball and Karma are worried about changes and the butterfly effect and they can only be in the past if their current selves are in the future. This might not seem major but it is a refreshing take on the concept.The dialogue is as good...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

New Avengers #28 Review 0

New Avengers #28 ReviewOverview:Spider-Woman, Luke Cage, and Hawkeye are imprisoned in the X-Brig and stuff goes down.The Good:This series has been excellent lately, all of the AvX tie-ins have been great and this issue is no exception. As far as the story goes it involves Spider-Woman, Luke Cage, and Hawkeye are trying to escape the X-Brig and none of them are sitting quietly. The twist, which I won’t mention because of spoilers, is amazing and really changes the whole story when it is reread. ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Ravagers #3 Review 0

Ravagers #3 ReviewOverview:Brother Blood attacks the team and Beast Boy and Terra return.The Good:The story revolves around Brother Blood attacking the team and Beast Boy and Terra trying to get there. The story has a few stumbles but the best part was that N.O.W.H.E.R.E. was not involved except in passing and this was a major plus as between this, Teen Titans and Superboy, it was an old concept and while it will remain in the series due to the nature of the beast, it was really cool to see how ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Superboy #11 Review 0

Superboy #11 ReviewOverview:Superboy and Bunker team up in New York CityThe Good:The story is pretty good, Superboy is up to his usual doesn’t-understand-society shenanigans and it brings a very humorous aspect to the character that is noticeably absent from other representations I have read and it is fun. Bunker is alright, he does a lot of exposition and puts a spin on it but nothing really sticks out about him.Scott Lobdell is credited with the plot here and the story overall is pretty fun, n...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Artifacts #19 Review 0

Artifacts #19 ReviewOverview:Tom Judge finds the Heart Stone in the possession of Doctor Rachel HarrisonThe Good:The story is good but a little confusing but this series has a slower pace and takes its time so that is alright. The writing is pretty good, it is very normal, as in it is closer to what a normal real world person would say as opposed to someone in a superhero comic. It makes the comic a bit more enjoyable and grounded since is a supernatural book.The art, as always, is amazing. It i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Worlds’ Finest #3 Review 0

Worlds’ Finest #3 ReviewOverview:Huntress and Power Girl continue to battle Hakkou in TokyoThe Good:This was a solid issue with good art and good writing. The art, drawn by George Perez, fits the series really well. Sometimes his art misses the mark but it really fits the series, particularly the humorous aspects of the flashbacks.The writing is good, not great but good. The writing really shines in the flashbacks when Karen and Helena are just talking and trying to be normal people, it is prett...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #269 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #269 ReviewOverview:Ms. Marvel shows up and talks to Rogue but a fight erupts instead.The Good:Well everyone knew this fight would come sooner or later, it is a classic grudge match that is really only outdone by The Thing and Namor. The results are unexpected but still not bad; they are a little inconclusive for my tastes but I bet that it will be more fully fleshed out in either the main series or those AvX VS. books. For this fight I must say that it feels much more natural than...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.