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Kyle is the man! 0

Summary and Scans can be viewed hereThe GoodCover- Simple and elegant best describes this colorful (no pun intended) art piece showcasing Kyle Rayner flanked by Saint Walker (blue lantern), Fatality (pink Lantern), Bleez (red lantern) etc on a starry sky background.Art-Tyler Kirkham is joined by Harvey Toliboa this issue and strangely they work magic together. Sure you can tell when one artist does more work than the other on a particular page but for the most part everything looks good!Characte...

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Kyle is Special 0

Summary and Scans can be viewed hereThe GoodRetcon- Right off the bat we get the new retelling of how Kyle arrived at getting his ring. You will either love it or hate it since a part of Kyle’s charm has been the seeming randomness of his selection and eventually ascending to literal godhood and remaining human. He was also completely self trained in the use of his ring and managed to host the Ion Entity and was the reason the Guardians even exist today. This retcon suggests that there was a rea...

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Behold Storm Unleashed! 0

Summary and Scans can be viewed hereThe GoodContinuity- I love the grasp that Yost has on the characters and their various histories. I particularly liked Shadow King’s reaction to seeing Karma who served as his vessel for years.The Face off between Storm and Scott also brought up underlying tension between the two, strained friendship and rivalry abound.Characterization- I still think this is a good take on Storm. The Inner voice the vulnerability and awe inspiring Power are all spot on. I also...

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Behold a Goddess! 0

Summary and Scans can be viewed hereThe GoodArt-Eye candy from start to finish. The expressive eyes continue to shine.Meeting of gods- Ok the icing on the perfect cake which was this issue had to be Storm’s gamble of going to Bast the Panther god for help. Bast is her usual boisterous self but Storm stands her ground and gains her respect.The scene where the Panther’s rally to her side and the wakandan‘s fall down at her feet was chill inducing stuff that really pushed this story into must have ...

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Behold a Warrior! 0

Summary and Scans can be viewed hereThe GoodConflict- It’s clear that Chris Yost has made the center piece of this story the conflict over whether Storm can maintain her status as an X-men and her new rank of Queen. Storm refuses to choose instead she continues to fight on in the stead of both, how admirable.Characterization- This story made me realize just how much I truly miss a great characterized Storm. She manages to be awe inspiring with her powers and mastery of them and an inspiration to...

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Behold a Queen! 0

Summary and Scans can be viewed hereThe GoodContinuity- I love how Chris Yost in this single issue Ties together more than twenty years worth of Storm continuity. We open with a scene of Storm and Scott in a sewer. The same sewer where Storm had fought Callisto years ago for leadership of the morlocks, Storm is immediately confronted by memories of her failure as leader resulting in the morlock massacre and the near extinction of their race. We also get a nod to the rivalry of Scott and Storm re...

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A spark in the right direction! 0

Summary and Scans can be viewed hereThe GoodCharacterization- Still solid writing for Static, Mcduffie would be proud.Action- The introductory fight was great! I could easily see Gilotina becoming a mainstay of this series.New Rogues- A whole bunch of people just got mutated, bang babies in New York, and this has potential!Continuity-Frieda’s inclusion was a nice ode to the original series as well as Static mentioning his lame villains from the original series, sorry long time fans Rubber band m...

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Very Average! 0

Summary and Scans can be viewed hereThe GoodStatic Shock-Mouthy smart ass as always greatly characterized and his tech continues to be the highlight of every issue. This time he creates a makeshift bo-staff for close combat. Good stuff!Milestone respect- The Dwayne Mcduffie science center and mention of the event which started it all Dakatas “Big Bang” give us a glimpse of what has survived into the new DCU.The BadCover-Worst cover so far, it illustrates a fight between Virule and Static shock b...

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Dis-armed and still deadly! 0

Summary and scans can be viewed hereThe GoodStory- Scott McDaniel and John Rozum weave a tale of character development, ties to the past, intrigue and excitement all seamlessly woven into a modern tale. You should be reading this!Tech- Last issue I spent a bit f time detailing his new tech courtesy of Hardware and this issue I’ll look at even more of it! Ok instead of a lame trash can cover Static’s new mode of transport is a set of flat pieces of magnetized metal no doubt made from some cool al...

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Past revealed! 0

Summary and scans can be viewed hereThe GoodArt- My man Chris Cross fills in for series regular Ben Oliver and turns in the very best art I’ve seen from him EVER. I’m used to his work on the firestorm series and cult hit Slingers (Which I’m also a fan of) but this? This blows everything else clear out of the water! Chris has a very animated feel to his art, some may even call it “cartoonish” when coupled with vibrant colors but here he finds a style which conveys the established sombre and serio...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The comic you should be reading! 0

Summary and scans can be viewed hereThe GoodCover- Thunder fall and Batwing grace this just gorgeous cover!Past- David’s past as a child soldier starts being revealed and I’m freaking out at how cool this book is! I’m reminded of Unknown Soldier which also dealt heavily with this theme but coupled this with art and we are looking at a ******* awesome book!Art- Where has Ben Oliver been all my life? I want to shackle this man and throw him in my basement so he never ever leaves the Batwing title....

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Massacre unleashed! 0

Summary and Scans can be viewed hereThe GoodArt-Ben Oliver’s photo realistic art is to die for! The blood, guts and totally macabre are right at home while married to digital coloring reminiscent of oil painting. This man has skills and this book is stunning!Expansion- For years I wandered why DC comics had such underused black superheroes. Even worse I lamented how a continent far bigger than the US had little to no superheroes and lacked the impact and presence of their New York based counterp...

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Devastatingly Average 0

Summary and Scans hereThe GoodCharacterization- T’challa’s skills and brains continue to be highlighted which is a joy to behold.Obscure- Overdrive is Lame there I said it! BUT Liss made good use of this relatively new and unknown villain.Set up-I won’t get my hopes up but the inevitable clash between the hand lady bullseye etc vs T’challa could be fun IF handled correctly!The BadTie in- Black Panther in yet another marvel event tie in? Oh Jesus!Shadowland- Comic book logic is a stretch but we a...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Characterization Butchery :( 0

Scans and Summary can be viewed here!The GoodCover- Very Simple but very poetic; T’challa on a plain red background with the shadow of a Panther; Most Dangerous Cover alive!Art- Jefte Palo my savoir! After hanging on by a thread through the abysmal art of Francavilla we finally get some decent work from Palo who should be the regular artist for this book. His style is far stronger than Franc, it fits nicely into the Noir style without lacking the depth and flow of action scenes Franc just can’t ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Thank god it's over! 0

Summary and scans HEREThe GoodXenophobia- It was nice of Liss to touch back on the xenophobia currently sweeping America during the recession, it was missed last issue.Characterization- I loved T’challa using his Mcgyver skills to create some kick ass technology not just to free himself from captivity but to also exercise the Hate Monger soul essence from the man inciting the riots. T’challa also showed his skills by easily dispatching the American Panther and the mob.Fear Itself- THANK GOD IT’S...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Boring! 0

Summary and scans hereThe GoodCover- Striking image of the American Panther with a contrasting background.Interior art- Arguably the best this series has looked so far.Continuity- Liss continues to follow his own continuity so if you’ve been reading since Black Panther Man Without Fear#513 you should feel right at home.The BadBoring- I wish this story was wrapping up this month because as bored as I am with the main fear itself storyline this periphery story is yawn inducing, god please let the ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

It all starts again! 0

Summary and Scans can be viewed here!The GoodVillains-These terrorists are viscous and murderous psycho’s hell bent on serving their master. With one of them altered on a molecular level by the Magnetic bottle our heroes have their first super villain tied directly into their empowerment and origin.High School- Pitting our titular heroes against each other in the most basic sense works well in the high school setting; Jock and Nerd; polar opposites who hate each other instinctively. It also left...

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Meet the Extinction Squad! 0

Scans and Summary can be viewed here!The GoodArt- I’ve been in love with Carlos Pacheco’s art since before the turn of the sentry and does it feels to have him back on an X-title! Loving every panel!Story- Cyclops has assembled the heavy hitters of the mutant community into one super team quite believably may be literally the most powerful gathering of superheroes currently! Factor in the re-emergence of Mr. Sinister and the literal desperation of balancing fear and respect and you have a tale w...

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Conspiracy Theories! 0

Scans and Summary can be seen hereThe GoodCharacterization-Small touches like Jason’s molecular control of his powers thanks to his big brain and Ronnie being far more maneuverable thanks to his athleticism really add allot of depth to things.Art-Yildiray strong dynamic artwork is both stunning and gorgeous all at once. Firestorm is easily one of the Artist highlights of the DC New 52.Conspiracy Theories- Ok now this is exciting! Three teens caught up in a global conspiracy now on the run from t...

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Meet the Stealth Squad! 0

Scans and Summary can be found hereThe GoodCover- Cool illustration of Storm Vs War Machine though it doesn’t exactly happen inside by Andy Granov.Characterization- Storm leads; Psylocke is our telepath and line of communication, Colossus empowered by Cytorak may well turn out to be our wild card. Everyone else was support.Art- Will Conrad’s art provides solid artwork that illustrates this tale well, particularly the action sequences which thankfully transition from panel to panel great. Another...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Guess who's back! 0

Summary and scans here!The GoodHardware- Who told these guys I wanted Hardware because lord knows I’ve been dieing for dc to use him in any capacity! My man Curt is now essentially Static’s mentor…his “oracle” if you will as well as his financial backer. Awesome way of keeping Static‘s ties to Dakota and the Milestone brand despite his relocation.Costume- I can easily say this is my favorite static shock costume EVER! hated the original, didn’t care much for the cartoon version but this? oh lord...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Mortal Kombat! 0

Summary and scans here!The GoodAction heads this is your issue! Lots of action with the exposition cut back to expose a lovely tale which struck a great balance.Icon makes a great symbol to aspire to but not a very practical relatable day to day man. He’s far too aloof more often than not. This issue was good in using him in small doses, he’s great at giving speeches and when he does so he’s great!Raquel shows here why she’s the go to girl and the person carrying this series. When she walks up t...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Introducing the new Sipder-man! 0

Summary and Scans here!The GoodCover-All of them are Gorgeous and eye catching! The standard has a CG like quality to it’s Spider-man, while the plain white with the spider symbol is striking in it’s simplicity. My favorite however is the cover with Miles unmasked in the daylight. Beautiful!Art- The interior art courtesy of Sara Pichelli deserves much praise, this woman is bad as a mutha! Sara particularly excels at drawing faces with emotion. Miles feels very real thanks her art work, in fact t...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Storm and T'challa take on Kraven! 0

Summary and Scans can be viewed here  The Good Art- What I wouldn’t pay to switch Francavilla off this book as regular artist and have Jeft Palo! The art has a noir feel but a very great action vibe! Colors and inks also see a bump in dynamics this issue. Story- I liked the use and execution of having T’challa face off with Kraven. Storm was also used well especially after the terrible was she is often implemented in the recent X-men line of books. Continuity- I liked that Liss was aware ...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Let the Hunt begin! 0

Summary and Scans can be viewed here  The Good Story- I enjoyed the pacing and the back story of why Kraven is in this position and why he’s working with the doctor. I also enjoyed the interaction between Storm and T’challa despite the strangeness of there separation.I also enjoyed T’challa using his head while kicking ass and taking names. Additionally I think Liss has a great handle on T’challa as a character and what motivates and drives him forward. Also noteworthy is how Liss tackles...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Who is the American Panther? 0

Spoilers ahead!!!  Summary and scans can be viewed here The Good Social issues- Mr. Glenn falls into the same hole as most of Germany during the rise to power of Adolf Hitler. Starchily patriotic, seeing all immigrants as the reason why real citizens cant get a job etc. I can see the appeal especially in a recession where jobs are hard to come by and those first born citizens see as second class/immigrants have jobs which they didn’t even want initially! Allot of social issue are brought ...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Masterful noir style action romp with a blend of Nostalgia 0

Scans and summary can be seen here The Good Story- I thought the story had a nice pace. There was enough exposition for the story to be established yet not so much that it reminded you of the 90’s when exposition was crammed down your throat. I liked the added touch of authenticity the tale itself added to the timeline, the characters and situations fit perfectly into the 1930’s without feeling forced or contrived. David Liss tells a masterful noir style action romp with a blend of Nosta...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

No substance just flash! 0

Summary and scans can be viewed here  The Good Art was very colorful and vibrant contrasting with the macabre vampire tale that it told. Cover- This cover shows a devastatingly beautiful Bloodstorm with Gambit. This is easily my favorite rendition of Bloodstorm. Story- This story fills in the gaps of how Gambit became a vampire in the main Mutant X series and also explains his relationship to Bloodstorm. The children introduced in this tale also play a major role in issues following in the...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The war begins 0

Summary and scans here  The Good Cover- Gorgeous cover of the four earth Green Lanterns fighting each other; Guy vs Hal, Kyle vs John; flanked by an assortment of lanterns from other sectors doing likewise in the background. Art-One thing you can never fault Green Lantern for is bad art, this is one o the most consistent comics in terms of art. This one follows the tradition of just plain beautiful. Action- Krona’s tiff with the guardians, Hal vs Fellow lanterns and the lysssa drak scuffle ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Kyle Rayner vs John Stewart 0

Summary and scans can be viewed here  The Good Cover- its Kyle vs John and constructs everywhere! I like it! Origin- New readers will like that the first two pages are dedicated to our two stars Kyle and John, their histories and the tragedies which made them who they are today also get highlighted. Continuity- This issue displayed great use of continuity, from Kyle’s fear of losing another girlfriend to death, to John’s guilt over his dead wife. It all flowed very well especially if you’r...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Guy gardner vs Hal Jordan 0

 Summary and scans here The Good Rivalry- This issue is almost run entirely on the rivalry of Hal and Guy and it works perfectly. These guys have a history of hating each other and clashing longer than most superheroes have career so it was great to see this highlighted. Guy views Hal as the reason he’s not the greatest Green Lantern while Hal thinks of Guy as just another hot head. I enjoyed this allot! Art- The art was adequate. Cover- A painted cover illustrating Guy choking the life ou...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Hal and Guy...a love story! 0

Summary and scans here  The Good Hal and Guy- Hilarious exchanges between these two the whole issue. Best moment? Hal is flying an escape pod with scarcely enough room for Guy to stand behind him without touching….Hal says “That better be your belt” the look on Guys face? Priceless! LOL Cover- A yellow clad Hal flanked by Sinestro’s Corp looks mighty fine indeed! The Bad Alternate cover- sucks The Ugly 3.5/5...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Power Rangers, Lantern! 0

 Scans and Summary here The Good Art- This book has the best coloring and lighting of the whole Green Lantern line, it just looks great. The Bad Cover- A bit over simplified for my tastes Power Rangers Lantern- I’m amused by the developments and more so how hard it is for everyone but Hal to use there powers….and the multiple colors with different powers always evokes a power rangers parallel. This issue felt like Filler….nothing of worth happened. The Ugly 2.5/5...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Hal and Guy together again for the last time! 0

Summary and scans here  The Good Action- The fight between Hal/Guy and the possessed guardians hits all the right notes, explosions, flashing colors, constructs…..good stuff! Art- Lovely dynamic colors compliment the line work, making for a visual treat. Cover- both covers are eye catching candy Story- I loved seeing Hal and Guy working together and even better we finally know what Krona desires, to replace the Guardians of the universe with the species from the planet which birthed emotion...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Beware my power-John Stewart's Light!!! 0

 Scans and summary here The Good Art- the dynamic colors give the less than realistic pencil work pop right off the pages. It’s a visual treat for the eyes! Cover- Both covers are lovely. The standard has both lanterns in a hailstorm of green lantern rings, the alternate shows our earth lanterns minus Kyle is an almost cg scene with green light so bright it fades to white. Lovely! Characterization- Kyle remains ever the optimist, hoping there is another way to deal with the problem at hand,...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

VERY SATISFYING! 0

Summary and scans here  The Good Alternate cover- Guy Gardner stretching towards his green lantern ring in close to CG quality while his body sizzles with green energy is lovely. Dynamic- Each of our Protagonists gets nice panel time.  Hal leads, John is grief stricken over destroying yet another planet, Kyle cures Guy of his red lantern ailment and Guy finally gets his day he rips Parallax from the Central power battery and finally admits his great love…the corp itself. All in all Very s...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Holy Plot Twist Batman!? 0

Scans and Summary  here The Good Sinestro- This issue had Sinestro lose his yellow Ring and picked by a green ring to become a green lantern once more. While most found this shocking no doubt it was not unexpected after all he was the greatest green lantern before Hal Jordan and even after the Sinestro Corp War he was confident and pleased that by forming his own corps he had strengthened the green lantern corps by having the guardians write new lays in the book of OA. Sinestro has always had...

11 out of 11 found this review helpful.

Mind numingly average! 0

 Scans and summary hereThe Good Duo- Wolverine and Shuri make a great team and play well off each other. He also tries to help her with the bloodlust she now feels after the events of Doomwar.  Story- Things pick up pace this issue with Klaw and AIM’s plot taking shape. Not thrilling but it’s a step up from last issue. The Bad Art- The art does not capture the action very well. Scenes fit together jarringly as you try to understand how you get from one panel to another. Fights look ridiculo...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Solid mystery! 0

 Summary and scans hereThe Good Story- Holy Shit! The mystery of the serial killer is revealed and man if I did not see that coming! Totally left field, totally understandable yet it totally catches you off guard! David Liss has made me a believer, read Black Panther Man without Fear and you will be a believer too! I love that Liss has created a lovely niche for T’challa to play with; his villains are easily understood though a bit misguided. Characterization- Complain all you want that Ch...

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

False advertising at its worst! 0

 Summary and scans can be viewed hereThe Good Story- I liked the fact that Vlad’s empire and family have crumbled leaving the pretense of civility behind. Now Vlad can just kill people wantonly! The nod to modern social technology was also a plus. After all Panther taking out Cage, as trite as it was would clearly be viral on facebook and youtube, instantly boosting his word wide street cred beyond taking down a supervillain. Luke Cage ahs evolved into the public’s “black superhero” Aveng...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.