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Robin HATES guns, (also contemporary gun issue addressed) 0

If you hadn't noticed by now, (by #25 of Dixon's mini-series,) Robin doesn't like guns. Robin HATES guns, along with alcohol, girls (debatable, not only does he have a regular girlfriend that he's very shy around, but he's playing the field with Stephanie. He kisses them both, only when he either comes close to dying, or when he comes close to losing them because they were moving away. Still, he's very reserved about his emotions)That being said, this entire issue, and the next, is devoted to wh...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Gang-BUSTED! Wonderful side-by-side story telling 0

Here we got half a comic x 2, two stories, essentially the same story told twice. And it's such a great job. It's the 7th week of the "Millenium" and Luthor tries to manipulate Celia into distrusting superheroes, (I think she had already shown her doubts in superheroes before). He tries to seduce her with a meal, a classic "wine and dine". In the mean time Lois is telling her story of a humble date at the movies, as told to the public through a paper.In other words, we have two of Metropolis' bi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Is Superman Stupid? 1

Superman #14, 1988, "Last Stand" (team up with GL)My review will be based on the one panel, with no time to commend the awesomeness of John Byrne, (but you already knew all about that). Man of Steel is a cool origin story because it establishes Clark as the dominant, or real persona of the hero, but humble, farm boy Clark (as this panel also seems to establish) may equate to more of a DO hero than a THINK hero. But does it really?The panel in question is the last panel on the 3rd story page, wh...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Archie's in masks 0

A lot of action, A LOT of action. As far as comic books go. The best parts are the fan mail at the end (i believe responses to this comic was in issue #5) My first comic was post-Crisis Superboy (that would be false, the first one i personally bought at a bookstore was. But before that, i had some Grim Jacks and a Shaman, Archie's, and my "arch-nemesis" had some JLAs and reprints of the first Eastwood and Laird Turtles which he let me read. That's not even important)So the comic. Robin has the s...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Muscles, women, and some clothes 0

Art-pencils - excellent-colour - excellent-ink - excellent.Character analysis/teamwork: interesting, well done.plot: meh,layout/lettering : baaaaaaad!My collection is full of D.C. titles, about 90% of it is. And almost all of those are 90s titles. And often, I would see advertisements of this cover on my Superboys or my JLEs, "coming in July". In fact, the adverts are one of my favourite things about 90s comics. You see things like this --> (Van Damme poster) back when this movie was new.Alwa...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Superman, dishonest? 0

I think this is an excellent issue all over. It's definitely sentimentally valuable for being such a round numbered issue, #100. It also deals with the secret identity aspect which is at the center of the spinal chord of the entire Superhero genre. Unless you're part of the Not-So-Fantastic-4, or the X Men? The X Men do try to stay secret, but they don't have dual identities, they do but it's not as relevant. I for one LIKE the dual identity thing. This issue also paints Superman, everybody's he...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Animal Man's powers and pseudo Starjammers. 0

I think this easily overlooked issue could even be considered an essential for the reason that the end pages lead to possibly THE most famous and most important crossover event in DC history. Actually, Crisis has already started unraveling when we get to this, sort of. Other than that, I was impressed by the cast of heroes, but not necessarily the villains. Sure, the plot is,.. I don't even know if I disliked it. It was ok, had some crazy sci-fi and space travel, and a habitable but also LIVING ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Consumerism and the Superhero 0

Since it's the holidays I decided to catch up on some Crisis, and it maybe one of the dumbest ideas I've had, since these are old comics and most of them have the dumbest science and the most ridiculous plots ever. But now and then you find a gem like this. I give it 3 full stars, which is more than 50%, because the art and the printing are not as entertaining after you've been used to stuff today, (but the old newsprint and those colours do give a good feel, I like it.) But I would consider thi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Oliver Queen: The Wild White Boy 0

Took me 7 years, but here we are. I've grown to like the character, but I confess, when i first saw Green Arrow, it was in a Green Lantern/Green Arrow advertisement on a JLE or Superboy I had. From that image, my reaction was that the name "Green Arrow" itself was a joke. This was before the 2006 publication though, but I liked the Peter-Pan hat from before. I'm reviewing the 2nd issue because I read through the whole mini-series expecting it to get better, but I felt it went a little downhill ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Holy crap a crossover!! 0

Art: (& character content)If this issue should be talked about on anything, it has got to be the awesome art. it's not the only great thing here, but definitely the best thing. 2 page spreads of SO MANY characters appearing at the same time. Grifter and the turtles seen together. This stuff makes me jump with joy. The ink and colours are amazing and the hair styles,... swirlier and longer i suppose,... with the slimmed bodies of most characters make some people i'm used to seeing a little bi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Good guys never rest 0

So the X Men have defeated the vile, wretched cyborg Reavers, and are settling into their dump, dealing with the bad conditions it's been left in, and we reach an interesting plot point. What do heroes do? Protect and serve people right? So they've protected and served some justice kicking butt but.... that was the interesting part, but is it done?Ever lost something really important? Maybe something valuable, or maybe something that you really can't get around with, like car keys, or a credit c...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

ninjas and snipers, what's not to love? and the goggles 0

Know what's great about ninjas? they try to kill you honorably. They'll kill you on their terms but apparently they'll give you a fair chance. Or well, Lady Silicon will. No, no no no. i meant Lady Dragon, of the Silicon Dragon. I guess it's the Samurai honor code. So yeah,... all day, i've been thinking about Deadshot, and Superboy, and this guy "Silver Sword", and Knockout, and "Losin' it", and Watery Grave,.... I had to do a review, though half related. So Lady Dragon,.. get's SO CLOSE to kil...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Criminal Drama 0

Where do i start? A female superhero guest star refusing to slip out of her dress, because she's not wearing anything underneath? Or Power Man and Iron Fist, on bodyguard duty at a debutante ball? Good thing they happened to be there though, for trouble is sure to follow in the last pages of a superhero comic! One awesome lady-supervillain?? girl punch knockout by the 16 year old that was supposed to be under protection?No, my favourite part had to be Iron Fist in that suit. 70's Danny Rand, in ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This shi* be CRAAAYY!!! 0

Ok, so when i picked this up i was young, and.....holy shit the themes it had were like.... RAPE, and nudity, lots of nudity of this mother of the main characters or something, and violence (mentioned, but not as portrayed as you want) and science fiction, evolution, good against evil,... all in one. Is it religion? science? or just an entertaining story? a hypothesis? doesn't matter it's shocking, it'll rape your mind a little but you'll like it.However you can't appreciate the sex and nudity t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Conceivable criminal acts, real heroism and Superman fails 0

"It's a reality we ignore because we're too busy congratulating ourselves for the housing our tax dollars have provided. We like to pretend that this piece of turf doesn't even exist. In contrast to that, shootings occur on a daily basis as rival gangs fight over that same land"So, many people seem to have a bone to pick with Superman, for how invincible or headfast he is, or how he has no real weaknesses, for how nothing ever goes wrong in his stories, and how Batman's a better hero. "His stori...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

"His Martianness has gone out to dinner and a play with Kilowog a 0

So this was one of those many old JLE comics that i had thrown aside to read later, cos they didn't look too important. I guess it's still one of those "fillers" as the anime fans say, cos it doesn't contribute much to the stories. Still, if it adds to show someone's character, it's still a story. The entertainment value in this issue is actually very high. I felt sorry for G'nort, this was the first time I read something he was in and i didn't know if i should laugh at his plight or be sympathe...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Making the turtles look bad in a goofy way 0

I just want to complain about this comic. Like,... wtf??? This art is unique, not completely bad at least on the turtles' part, and they maintain the correct height of the turtles, which according to the old toy boxes was 5 feet. All the turtles are drawn at the same height and they are fairly muscular. April however, and the villain May East are drawn HORRIBLY. I still like the colours but,... this is badBoth the guys and Splinter are seen in RIDICULOUS poses and expressions. Ok so the turtles ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Death of Caitiff; a parody on heroism and humanity itself 0

Beetle and Booster, an awesome duo to hang out with, but not the best examples of a hero you could get. Booster's all about the fame and the glory, and the partners are all about money. I guess this run on the Justice League is meant to emphasize their weaknesses as a team, about how unorganized and undisciplined they are, so this issue falls in line as ordinary. Still, i feel as if this issue strikes right into the vanity and the gluttony we all have and exhibit everyday.ingFirst off, Beetle wa...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

romance, great action shots and Batman being a DICK (what's new?) 0

I'm not the biggest bat-fan, but this issue gets me so good. There are so many panels in which there is a lot of motion, sometimes in consecutive panels, sometimes in one. The first of these is at the beginning of Act 2. Eiffel tower, we know where we are, and Batman's in his underwear, on his bed in his room, when he hears his door open. Within very short moments, seconds or even less, he jumps off the bed, somersaults and is in an alert posture behind the door. This is Batman, and he is a fit,...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A new plot 0

So the first 4 issues were exciting, though they made considerable changes, and #4 tied in to a great, emotional ending, nice wrap up of the history up to there and,.... now we have this.Great opening, Splinter doing his thing. Awesome. And as if the minor tweaks in the first 4 issues weren't messy enough,... now they bring in some past life stuff ! What? i guess it works actually, with the 3rd movie and it's time travel and samurais and Don saying he wished there was more to their origin than a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Another Solo! 0

July's almost done! And even though i'm writing this now, I bought this in June, should have kept that receipt. So i had to stop by the comic book store, accidentally, i'm not even carrying enough cash after the bus,... and i see a new comic at the IDW Turtles section. Another solo?? we had 4 i thought we were done,...so... Splinter? neat! (And apparently Casey's next)Well, the cover's got the same crappy art as Leo's micro, but it get's better inside, though only a little. But with Splinter's c...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A YJ Comic book? 0

Whaaaat? a YJ comic book??? seriously? And it was in the kid's section too so i wasn't even sure if i was gonna walk out with it, at first. So... does this go together with cartoon? this may have happened sometime between that episode with Starro (which DID turn out to be important after all) and Season 2. Definitely before season 2 because Lagaan's gf is dead. I need to catch up on the rest of the series. So yeah the plot isn't too different from a certain JLA episode where Aquaman is betrayed ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Barbaric get's a haircut. And wears a tux. And get's hitched?? 0

That's no spoiler to say Barbaric get's a haircut, or wears a tux, or get's married. It's all on the cover. It had me looking and the cover and wondering for a while who that guy was,... couldn't recognize him without all the hair, and with a shirt on. I believe this may be the first time (not that i know too much about Dragon and his pals) i've seen Barbaric in a shirt. The guy is so.... CIVILIZED that it's weird. This guy is like Conan (hence "BARBARI-c") + Sabretooth and with the introduction...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An origin with a twist 0

The story happens in 3 sections. We start with action, no boring entry to the plot, (which i think is a great way to start reading something) and explaining what just happened in the next couple of pages mainly surrounding 2 kids that just met, one human, one mutant. And very cleverly through a question that serves as a segue, we enter a flashback, (which is one part of a series of flashbacks that we see in every issue till it's done). The flashback, in turn, ends sliding smoothly into another p...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

kudos to the kirby reference 0

This was another great read, short and standing alone. Over the years, there's been some confusion as to who the coolest turtle was. or who's most like you (the reader). Obviously, Michelangelo's gotta be everyone's favourite. Then again, sometimes you get mad and you feel like maybe Rafael's the one you relate to more, and much like Wolverine, his aggressive personality gives him a lot of points. I've even felt like Leo sometimes, and Leo's micro series was awesome, the foot, the gritty but awk...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Spider-Man get's published! 0

I wouldn't say this is one of the best issues i've read, or say the art was extra-ordinary-ly good, at least not in the first few pages, or with the costumes on. The people were drawn quite ok. It's got a heck of a cover, with Anti-Venom, and a 3rd hero/villain/anti-hero/vigilante with a cool carapace-like suit that goes with the arachnid theme. But the art's actually kind of goofy, the colours are... matt? not really. Bright? The whole issue is a bright issue, but hey! It's a good day for Spide...

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What makes a hero? 0

Let me start my little review by saying that this issue is a special one. It follows the continuity in the "Amazing" legacy that started all the way back in '63, but stands by itself without being numbered as part of the "Amazing" series. Will this be canon? (honestly i haven't read enough to know! dammit)The theme of this comic is a very special one, we compare 2 superheroes with "similar" super powers (COME ON!! Spider-Woman can SHOOT BLASTS out of her hands!!! She's got those pheromones too, ...

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a quick read! 0

Probably going to be an equally quick review, I was walking around when bored when i found this (but that's NOT to say i wouldn't have read it if i wasn't bored, i'd have hunted it down if i knew it were printed, i just found out this way) And i am a fan of Magneto, the post-90s good guy version at least, and the First Class movie just made things better. The coolest parts about this comic was JOSEPH! If Magneto wasn't cool enough, a younger, long haired version who USED to be an X-Man is almost...

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Superhero Father Son vacation FTW! 0

Brave & the Bold saw the JLA's first appearance, #28, 1960. Mike Gold wrote in one JSA comic that the team up between Flash and GL was a sort of test run to see if a new team-book would work. I tried looking on CV and wikipedia for the exact issue that featured a team up between these 2 heroes alone, but I couldn't find it,Barry Allen is also considered the first hero of the silver age. This book features Jay Garrick and Alan Scott alongside the newer heroes. Barry and Jay are also responsib...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Good Cops 0

Cops aren't always the good guys; that's the theme of this comic. They work for their superiors and, depending on who's on top, their actions are defined. Take Guardian of the Shi'ar Empire, he was not on the X-Men's side when we were first introduced to him. Then again, The Flash is a cop, and a great one too, so it also depends on how corrupt the force or the individual is.i was excited for this as it was my first time reading Olly in comics (and then it hit me Injustice League started with hi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

boobs and blood, it's a win 0

not having done my usual trip to the comic book store in over 2 months now, i accidentally walked into one in a random town. Then i picked up this, probably the one comic they had at the magazine stand. I had already seen the cover on CV so it was no surprise but,... Red Robin vs the Black Bat, that's one HELLUVA cover. It's part 3 of 3 so,.. i haven't read Red Robin except for that one Superboy issue. I like Red Robin though. First of all it's Tim, not as cocky as Dick, not as big a dick as Bat...

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All is unfair for Spidey in love and war 0

Torch and Spidey fight over a girl (well not exactly)...and the Beetle too.     "Am I destined to go through life as a professional 'fall guy'? Why must i be a costumed, super-powered sad sack?" - Spider-ManOne thing i like about this issue is the character contrast; Johnny Storm vs Peter Parker in the eyes of Johnny's (current) girlfriend Dorris and also Spiderman vs Torch.  Same people, yes, and what's even cooler is how Johnny weighs out Pete and Spidey. The 2 guys aren't friends yet.Also as ...

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contrasting art and discussing the last page 0

  Part 1 of Losin' It, it continues the story from last issue where Tana was trying to interview Pinto, a stripper at the Boom Boom Room where Knockout or "Kay" as they called her used to work, about Knockout's past when they were interrupted by the female furies from Apokolips. The Furies are co-incidentally looking for Knockout which gives us an answer as to who Knockout is, essentially making this issue more about Knockout's origin story. Later in the issue, (in the middle of a fight) Knockou...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.