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Glorious battle! 0

 View summary and scans hereThe Good Great cover! This is probably my favorite BP cover for all of vol.4 The interior art saw a jump in overall quality and for this I’m pleased. Reed shows us why he’s the big brain of the marvel universe bar none. Shuri continues to show why she is different than T’challa her quick temper may be a rival for Namor in its quickness Doom and the Desturi are wonderfully written and realized, I honestly can’t wait for next issue and the coming Doomwar things ...

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

conquered! 0

View summary and scans here The Good The Broker gets tied into a lot of marvels problems here from supplying mutant growth hormone to Nitro who caused the destruction which lead to the civil war and being the supplier for enhancements right across the supervillian board. He has a nice personality and seems brilliantly twistedly evil I look forward to more of him in the future. Dr. Doom gets a great character piece his genius and tactician skills make this a must read for Doom fans. Great...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

T'challa gets amped 0

View summary and scans here   The Good Dr. Doom is now clearly in league with the Desturi and is monitoring everyone in wakanda except T’challa himself. We learn about the desturi here as well- they are militant Xenophobic Wakandans who are displeased with the way the royals have lead their country. We also have a fight to look forward to next issue, Shuri vs Namor it will be shocking if she defeats him This issue had a healthy dose of action which showed Shuris skill and fierceness is co...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Who are the desturi?! 0

  View summary and scans here The Good The story takes a decidedly darker tone with the introduction and naming of the Desturi a terrorist fanatic clan of Wakandans. That self detonation was a shocker and makes Wakandas current plight even worse. The Desturi area very scary adversary and with Namor and Doom waiting in the wings things are going from bad to worse for Wakanda and it’s new Black Panther. T’challa and the adored ones prepare for what seems an inevitable clash with Dr. Doom whi...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Adequete 0

Summary and scans here   The Good I loved the cover art! Shuri’s Black Panther costume looked slick and tribal. Far more tribal than her brothers old costume and I loved it. The foreboding figures of Doom and Namor in the background led to a lovely foreshadowing of things to come which does not bode well for Shuri since both men are way out of her league! The story took on a very different tone than the typical Black Panther story as well, the infiltration and the new toys gave the issue a...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Good transition 0

 Summary and scans hereThe Good Shuri gives a genuinely rousing speech as the issue opens and her exchanges with Ross and Obama are believable. We get a glimpse of what her stint as Black Panther will entail especially in this “dark reign” era where Norman Osborn is America’s greatest superhero. The exchange between the two African personalities was a nice tongue in cheek way of discussing or voicing the concerns most fans had, why a female lead, why the change of character etc. The Bad Th...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Introducing Charcoal! 0

 View scans and summary hereThe Good Moral dilemma- Even today this same moral dilemma still haunts the thunderbolts one way or another; to reform or remain villains. At this point the team has be ousted as villains who tried to take over the world and the press is having a field day picking everything they do apart. Life as a hero is also proving an uphill battle for the team since they are all but poor. Life as villains as offered by the masters of evil have certain perks for one they g...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Behold the StormPheonix! 0

 View scans and summary hereThe Good This was one of the better what if stories I’ve ever read. The back story of how Storm arrives at being the phoenix was believable enough for the reader to suspend their disbelief and be drawn into the tale. Storm rendering everyone back to pubescents was also a nice touch since she has often been the “Mother” of the x-men group. This allowed her to control and protect the mutant populace from themselves, and each other far easier since none were at th...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Meh 0

 Scans and summary are hereThe Good Art as always was top notch; both the cover and interiors are gorgeous. The Story: I’m really intrigued by what’s happening with Firestorm and Aqualad. In this issue we get the origin of Aqualad and his powers and we learn the fate of his mother. We also get a nice parallel between Aquaman and him. Their histories and how they came into their power is also similar enough for them to have an understandable connection. The firestorm situation continues to w...

7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Fantasy or future? 0

 Scans and summary can be found hereThe Good I loved the portrayal of the father and daughter. The inherent Love littered throughout this one issue eclipses some comic book relationships which have existed since the 80’s. It was the kind of thing that made me want to rush out pick my own daughter up and tell her I love her. Powerful visual! Equally great was the definition of why Hanna chose the name “Ant” for a codename for being a superhero “Ants never really get noticed. They are smal...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Black woman takes on the "System" 0

 Summary and scans can be found hereThe Good The story of Martha Washington is a “Story of survival”. While I couldn’t relate to her childhood in a maximum security ghetto. I found the exaggerated nature of her experiences a fitting choice to highlight the problems inherent in American society.  The treatment of blacks came to mind as did the civil rights movement. I also found the security of the little girl to be bone chilling and eye opening. As exaggerated and face paced as these exper...

10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

that's it? 0

 Scans and summary can be viewed hereThe Good Great cover art showcasing a brilliantly devilish Black Manta. Art as usual remains consistently good. The Aquawar finally begins in this issue. I liked the dialogue between our Aqua duo. This issue also had a good amount of action and a sneak peak of power in Jackson such as lightning which is unique to only him. It’s also suggested that his connection to the Bermuda triangle may not be the only abilities he has. Black Manta got some killer line...

7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

What is he? 0

 View scans and summary hereThe Good The story’s pacing has been done well, we get the back-story of his father, his death, the conflict between mother and son, a slew of villains of old such as Nightshade and Cottonmouth (whew, its all hear!) New PM also gets tied into existing iron fist mythology setting things up for the already announced Iron Fist Power man series. The Hand gets closer to killing their quarry now that they have his identity and those of his family. The mystery of the na...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Warmachine.Cable and Deathlok party! 0

 Scans and summary can be viewed hereThe Good 41 pages of pure story! You really cant skip through modern comics without a million adds taking up all the space and ½ the overall pages for even more money than these older comics. The story felt very 90’s if you loved the 90’s The foil cover still looks lovely to this day! This issue gives us a bit of background on Rhodes and what was happening around this time with the iron man line of books. Continuity is followed in a great way, Cable step...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

The Mystery Mounts 0

 Summary and scans can be viewed hereThe Good Gorgeous Cover art! Love the art! Misty knight has accurately portrayed black features while the rest of the cast is diverse enough that even without colors you can tell who’s on each page. This side story is turning out to be a better read than the main book Shadowland. Paladin, Shroud, Silver Sable and Misty are all headed for collision course with the real killers and also the cross hairs of all the small mobsters still operating in the area...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Things heat up 0

 Summary and scans can be viewed hereThe Good Things ramp up in this issue! Bullets fly, mysteries mount and people bleed! We get good action scenes between Paladin and the hand along with the opening scene where Misty, Paladin and Sable throw down with the gangsters. Nice mystery! Gorgeous cover art! Nice interiors! The Bad My interest is piqued as to who’s behind all this….lets hope it’s not as predictable as Kingpin or Mister Negative because predictability is the death of any good tale...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

New dark knight in gotham! 0

 Summary and scans here The Good Great Mystery! And great reveal at the end! Gothams problems flow logically especially with reference to the recently ended “no man’s land”. Tensions are high and this is conveyed well. My interest in the character of Orpheus is piqued since he is clearly skilled in much the same way as the batman family. Is he friend or foe? The depiction of Batman, Robin and Oracle were spot on accurate and the mystery posed a real challenge for two of the biggest brain i...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Sidekick pregnancy! 0

 Summary and scans hereThe Good Rocket is now easily my favorite black super heroine This girl is the star of the show and I love her! She has the right attitude for the crime fighting game and is more relatable on a personal level. Sure she’ll never get the accolades Icon does despite doing all the grunt work as it may BUT this girl can kick some ass! Honestly I can’t stop Gushing. The art is growing on me with each new issue I read it is definatly a style that I’ll always think of whe...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Satisfying end 0

 Summary and scans hereThe Good Awesome Cover art! A menacing daredevil in the background while Misty, Shroud, Sable and Paladin cop a pose! Really nice layout. The moral and ethical question of how and why the cops were killing these men is a nice touch. All the men killed were murders, pedophiles, extortionists, drug pushers every one of them escaped the courts due to their influence. Was what they did right or wrong? They were helping society in the long run which is more than the typica...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Loving it! 0

 Summary and scans HereThe Good Lots of action- We get a nice Gage of Orpheus skill as he dodges bullets saves police officers and takes out gang members all at once. He’s easily comparable in skill to the batman family. Orpheus then goes home and he’s clearly loaded with the kind of tech he has. Rasputin is another evil incarnate gangster but plays the role of villain well. Batman as always was a thrill to read! The art in this issue made him even more majestic than normal. I’m foaming at ...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Disapointing end 0

 Scans and Summary hereThe Good I like the chemistry between our two leads PM and IF, it reminds me of Ryu and Ken… a playful rivalry. Nice story overall it established the New PM and an assortment of villains from the original series were updated I hope for use in the upcoming series. The Bad Art in this issue was inconsistent; the fight with the demon, all those pages had a rushed feel and lacked the polish of the other pages. Some panels where just off! There was no real conflict to spea...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Nice lil origin! 0

 Summary and scans hereThe Good Great cover art- Showcasing Whiplash, flashpoint and nautica. The blue crackle of energy accentuates the dynamic cover in all the right ways. Interior art- I loved every panel of the interiors, even by today’s standards this is a beautiful work of art. Details, colors and the page quality itself all came together seamlessly. Origins- In this issue we learn about the origins of the Stormwatch; formed by the United Nations to police the whole globe. The origins...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

I like! 0

 Summary and scans here The Good Victor and Danny have chemistry coming out the pores! Here is a man with supreme discipline with an apprentice with not even an ounce. There power difference is also note worthy; Danny earned his power by honing his skills, Vic has natural power able to absorb chi from his environment. Vic is a hothead, Danny is calm. The panels where they share space are some of the best in the issue. All that Power Vic displayed throughout Shadowland Powerman in particul...

7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Weird yet entertaining 0

 Scans and summary hereThe Good Characterization- Our hero Jake Jordan (JJ) carries allot of emotional baggage into this first story which makes him very sympathetic and accessible. As a cop of many years who witnessed his partners face get blown off, traumatized by that and accidentally shooting an innocent teen who he mistook for said killer. That’s allot of emotional guilt to walk around with. It makes his depression understandable as well as his inability to seek a job or be a good b...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Introducing Kasper Cole! 0

 Scans and Summary can be viewed hereThe Good Art- Awesomeness plashed across the action sequences of this issue! That pose of Cole with his two guns, panther suit and jacket is a timeless, perfectly drawn, inked and colored piece that will be awesome come 50 years from now! The issue itself is just a joy to behold across every page. Story- The tale of Casper Cole is one of crime, drama and real world problems reminiscent of peter Parker and Kyle Rayner. This is a man whose life is utterl...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Still interesting 0

 Scans and Summary here The Good The art seems to have taken a jump in how smooth it is making for some very cool moments like T’challa in the rain. The choreography is also spot on with the fight transitioning seamlessly from one moment to the next. I was also great to see T’challa put his brain to paper and make some sweet new gadgets. I found it hilarious when some worked and others didn’t but that’s half the fun with a story like this one. Great Writing- This tale woven by David Liss ha...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Don't question...Just enjoy! 0

 Summary and scans can be viewed hereThe Good Fricking awesome cover- I’m NOT  fan of Bianchi’s art BUT the cover he turns in for this issue is just breathtakingly gorgeous. The contrast with the interiors also makes it stand out from your typical Noir/pulp comic book. Throwback- Fans of the Black Panther Batman/Christopher Priest run should be happy with these turn of events. The Art- Francavelli’s art matches the tone of the story very well. Story- The story flows seamlessly and everything...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Forget continuity! 0

Scans and Summary here     The Good The noir feel for this book is spot on from the art to the story everything screams Noir. The tale continues to unfold organically although some parts are a bit cliché if not predictable. The tale has enough layers that at least a years worth of stories can come from this setting.   The Bad If you are still waiting fro a logical explanation as to why T’challa is here….don’t bother to pick this up because you won’t get one. If you don’t like Noir…stay away ...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Total cop out! 0

   Summary Legion son of Xavier has traveled back in time before magneto and Xavier met at the exact moment that Magnus and Magda escaped the Nazi camps. After killing him time re-aligns with his mother dieing since Magnus was not present to assist Xavier when she was attacked by von strucker.   In the new present the x-men are celebrities of the highest caliber appearing on talk shows, using the danger room to make movies etc. Xavier warns the man who now leads the x-men, forge, that cer...

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Very Disturbing 0

 Summary and scans can be viewed here The Good Disturbing story- This was just unnerving in every sense of the word. This comes from someone who chuckles while watching the “Saw series”. This villain while outwardly and especially in his clown attire gives an air of “a version of joker” is neither as happy about what he does (at least outwardly) as you would expect him to be…..he comes of as truly mentally unhinged and mentally deranged in a league all his own. Not to mention the scene wh...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Over the top Gruesome 0

 Summary and scans can be viewed hereThe Good Nighthawk is revealed as not just another Batman rip off but a Black man (sue me I’m shallow). We learn more about Nigthhawk here and his methods, he ahs no problem killing his adversaries and using extreme force. His technology also gets a highlight, his infrared goggles and his Jet. I liked the fact that the story revolves around societies outcasts, in this case the drug addicts. It shows the dangers of the addiction and the lifestyle…..the bi...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Racism gets a smack in the face! 0

 Summary and scans can be viewed hereThe Good I loved the cover art Nigthhawk just looked super bad. The story- I liked that the first issue wasn’t about the origin of the titular hero….it’s been done to death and it bores me! Instead we get the full treatment of the villain. It’s a interesting tale for a number of reason. The first bit of information we get on him suggest he’s a nice man who helped out a poor black woman, perhaps he was set up, the justice system is unfair. All of this qu...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Interesting start 0

 Summary and scans can be viewed hereThe Good The art was pretty good, all the characters were very expressive in body and facial features. We got into Jason’s head and the many problems that litter his life. His father’s history is also touched upon and the questions of where is his mom are brought up. Also of note was the use of art to illustrate the abusive relationship between father and son. Never stated here but the way the characters interacted it was pretty clear Jason was terrifi...

11 out of 11 found this review helpful.

The mystery continues 0

 Summary and scans hereThe Good The art is very expressive. Maybe even too much so but at least the many emotions the lead character goes through are visible and believable, even if some are over the top. This issue made for a better read than the last because there is a sense of urgency that gives the story more depth especially since last issue was spent establishing who Jason was and what he was about. Seeing him lash out with his powers was also quite cool despite the people who lost ...

7 out of 9 found this review helpful.

fiery finish! 0

 Summary and scans hereThe Good This issue we got allot of our initial questions answered. We learn how his father got injured and the resulting abuse which lead to his mother’s abandonment of them and how he then became his fathers primary outlet to vent his frustrations at life. We also get a glimpse of the angry frightened little boy who Jason really is even now as a man thanks to the trauma he has had to live through. Jason’s dad this issue becomes more of a scumbag and frankly my con...

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Still has potential 0

 For scans and summary click hereThe Good Love the artwork in this series by regular Chriscross. Jason meets with John Stewart and Martian manhunter effectively making him known to the larger superhuman community. His personal struggle with work, oncoming college, his abusive father and his lack of confidence are the driving force behind this series. Jason is just a very pitiful and unassuming character that you can’t help but root for him. I’m enjoying the set up of things and his lack o...

8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Nice twist on a classic rivalry 0

 The Good Art and colors- This book has some damn sexy visuals. Every page oozes quality from the line work to the very dynamic and slick colors. I think I’ve died and gone to pretty comic heaven with this one!   The action- I’m a huge fan of the ultimate versions of Captain America and Hawkeye for a number of reasons for 1 the modern take on the character is just fresh! Hawkeye is basically bullseye and Cap would blow your head off if you looked at him cross-eyed. These two are the liter...

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

BOLD! 0

See scans and summary here     The Good Bold and Ballsy are the two words that best describe this first issue. Instead of superheroes we get a gang of super-powered freaks. As far as introduction issues go, this one was a good read. The team gets their introductions and all their powers get highlighted. Right out the gate we also get some interesting team dynamics. Brick and Wise son have issues; Holocaust and Tech-9 have different ideas about what there gang should be doing. Tech-9 cl...

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Mcduffie's best! 0

See scans and summary here   The Good The dialogue and story have started sinking there hooks in, McDuffie has crafted two very well characterized and executed people in, Icon and Rocket. One is aloof, law abiding and pretty much “uptown” while the other is a dirty poor touch as nails chick with quite a mouth on her. It was also great seeing a brief recap of the hostage situation and what lead to the police and our duo clashing. The motivation of the would be captor is also a great read as...

10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

The new Dynamic Duo! 0

 See scans and summary hereThe Good Great script, art and characterization and things ramp up here. Humor was also better than last issue. Everything has a very kill bill feel with all these crazy skilled women and the outrageous situations they find themselves in. That last page was pure gold. The Bad I enjoyed everything but it did not wow me and they was no emotional connection. The Ugly 3.5/5 ...

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.