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A Second Chance 0

I'm not going to act like I didn't pretty much know what was going to happen in this issue, I'm not going to rant about how the ads for The Heroic Age really killed the surprises, because I loved this comic.    Warning, most of this review is spoilers. Now there are issues I have in terms of storytelling involving this issue I'd like to point out so that you can all mark my words.For those of you who read Utopia last year you may remember that, you may remember that part of The Void was left ins...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Calculating Counter-Measures 0

F$%&!  I should have known what I was getting myself into reading a Kyle & Yost book, these guys are on the way out and they're taking everyone down with them.   F$%&!  So for those of you who picked up this issue and were wondering what the heck just happened, let me fill you in, this is part five of Second Coming, a big crossover in the style of Messiah CompleX. If you don't know what's going on from that, go search for the crossover and start from chapter one, we'll wait. But I th...

7 out of 10 found this review helpful.

What's the Deal? 0

A few days back I posted a blog discussing how the Ultimate Universe was failing in my eyes, how it had lost the sparkle it once had in my eyes. And then I read this issue and it returned that feeling of high school joy the first run (And first few issues of this volume) had for me. As the cover might lead you to believe, Spider-Woman is back in town and Johnny Storm is hot on her trail, seeing her as the girl of his dreams. She, of course, doesn't really go for it at first, being Peter Parker's...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Darkest Night Setting 0

I've had some time to think back and try to figure out how I felt about this series and this ending. And to tell the honest truth, I think it really delivered. That said, I'm not sure what this issue was.  Where we last left off we had Sinestro finally taking claim of The Entity, the Embodiment of the White. And for anyone who missed out on reading Green Lantern 52, we see some of the full extent of a White Lantern's power, but go read that if you want to know all that buzz. So Sinestro, White L...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Will. Rage. Fear. Will. Rage. Fear. 0

This issue was very long awaited for me, I've gotten some high off of reading the direct Blackest Night tie-ins and this was one that ended at such a point last issue that I was very excited to get this one home. And maybe long-term readers of Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps might not agree with me, this hasn't been a mind blowing story and neither has what's going on in Green Lantern. But this, to me, is good stuff. If not simply for the fact that we still don't completely understand what...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

May This Light Burn Out 0

Okay, so the first issue of this mini-series is really really good & the second (I feel) was really good too, though some people said the stories didn't compare. This, this was a rip off for $3.99. I realize that the Green Lantern Corps is part of the Emotional Spectrum, but I really don't feel like we need two stories about two characters that if you pay attention to Green Lantern Corps you already know plenty about.  We get a story of Kilowog was a newbie, he plays the role of the fresh co...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Wandering to an Ending 0

I'll be honest, I read this the day it came out and was at a complete loss as to what to say about it or even what happened in the issue. Luke Ross is back & I feel like instead of giving us a copycat artist they could have given us someone who could make this book easy to follow. And while I feel that this story is leaps and bounds ahead of "Messiah War," I'm beginning to question where this is all supposed to go. I realize we've changed how mutants live, but why step into the Dark Avengers...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fear. & The Love that Comes From It. 0

I'm still fairly new to this whole Green Lantern business, but this was one of my favorite issues so far, in fact, I liked this more than the main Blackest Night book. I read it about 4 times just trying to find something new, find something I didn't see or catch before. The art was fantastic and the story, while jumping around a little bit, gave me a grand look at the world outside of Earth in the Blackest Night event.   ------SPOILERS------We start out with John Stewart witnessing a swarm of B...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Two Hearts Entwined 0

Talk about a complete turn around after reading Green Lantern #44, this was awesome. And I think it really lies in the scope of the effect Blackest Night is having all around the universe. And how royally screwed the Green Lanterns seem in the wake of all of it.   We start out with Kyle and Guy talking about their love life and how they spent their time on Earth during the Superhuman Memorial Day event from Blackest Night #1. We dig deeper into Kyle's mind and wear his turn feeling lie in terms ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bringing Order to the Universe 0

Blackest Night. I feel like a betrayer of Marvel for jumping ship over to DC for Blackest Night. But it's really good.  This, well it's worth reading, I almost feel like it's worth reading when it comes out in the trade form, which I see no reason it won't. We get some action tying the first two issues of Blackest Night together in terms of where Hal falls in all of this and we get the Guardian, Scar, explaining that all this killing is just bringing order to a universe that needed it. I hate to...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fallen in a Trance 0

There is really not much I'd like to say about this issue in terms of how it ranks up with the work we've seen in the past from Carey, I loved his first few story arcs when he first got X-Men and didn't really feel exploring Professor X's past as something I wanted to read, though I've only heard heard good things about it.  Though I do feel this book is getting the short end of the stick as far as artists go, Carey's writing might be one of the best as far as X-Men books go and this issue was n...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Buried in Thoughts 0

The Summer Blockbuster is back for another installment and while I disagree with some reviews of this book, saying it is a horrible issue. I'll admit that it doesn't completely have me begging for more, but it's not bad, just stumbling due to the Part Two CompleX that many story arcs fall prey to, it's lacking a solid beginning and end.   There isn't a lot of reveals in this book and the plot of each story thread is so thin that it's hard to get a real fix on what exactly the reader should be pa...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Shock, Awe and One More Death 0

I'll be honest, I really wasn't sure if the next chapter in life of Ultimate Peter Parker was going to be on my reading list.  I was wrong. Dead wrong.  This issue is exactly what I, as an Ultimate Spider-Man fan, have been waiting for. I really don't want to give away the two big reveals, happening at the 3/4 mark and the last two pages, but it's setting this series to live up to it's quota, bring us Spider-Man stories we'd get no where else.  Without hitting anything important I'll try to glaz...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Fight Together, Die Alone 0

This was an action packed issue and it surprised me a little, I know that paging through an issue at the shop before you buy doesn't always give you the best impressions, but as I paged through it in line I thought I was buying the next flop like Messiah War was. But no, this was a good 4th Chapter.  Trask's army of humanoid Sentinels make a big impression in this issue, slowly infecting people and in a bit of irony, mutating them into something inhuman. Cyclops makes a very quick move setting u...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Smell of Bullets & Taco Meat 0

I bought this issue for two reasons: I love Deadpool and I love this series.Daniel Way's writing was very good. I would have passed on this issue for this reason: The art made me want to rip the issue to pieces and tell Marvel to go back and do it again.  So we're back to the daily life of Deadpool following the first year of comics and a run of Deadpool Vs. The Dark Reign that made me happy to pick this up week to week. And while the writing was good, the art, as I've said, was not up to the le...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

I'm Regretting Hating Spider-Man Requiem 0

You take what might be the best Ultimate X-Men artist and team him up with the writer that did more to piss me off in an 8-issue run than Jeph Loeb and Messiah War combined. Oh, this should be fun.  I'll be honest with everyone, I didn't buy this issue, I saw the preview pages on Marvel last week and thought it looked okay, but there was that little voice in the back of my head that said, "No Ryan, don't buy this!" And even as reviews were popping up online Tuesday and Wednesday morning I though...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

God is DEAD!!! 0

Okay, so we've finally reached this point. How long has it been now since we started this event? 8 months? And we're finally through Ultimatum and sadly, this may have been the best issue. And I'm not holding back, there is too much to pick apart not to have spoilers.SPOILERSWe start with Wolverine basically promising to not hold back and that he's going to kill Magneto for all the harm he's done. Jean really doesn't feel this is the way to get the job done (which is why the good guys never win)...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

The Questions Keep Coming 0

This wasn't the issue I honestly expected. I knew there'd be a big fight and we got a lot of a big fight through out the middle part of the issue. We got scenes breaking up the action that tie back to the first three issues and we get talk of a big serious event coming in one month. Oh and the ending, Nick and Quake and Nick and his lovely partner, Contessa. I won't make any spoilers out of what kind of hints are dropped through the issue of what's to come and if you pay any attention to the pre...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Requiem of a Spider-Man 0

So here we are at the end of a series, Ultimatum has happened, Spider-Man is believed dead and J. Jonah Jameson believes he must come clean about Spider-Man's heroism. And it sort of sucked as an issue.Was I expecting a clip-show issue, maybe. Would I have hated Bendis for doing that to us on the last issue, actually no. I'm more steamed this issue fell in place the way it did. I didn't feel like as a longtime reader anything really paid off for me, I didn't feel like we got a very good idea of ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Sushi and Ninjas 0

Fresh into his first day working with the FDA and Tony Chu is over his head in paperwork from ice cold cases. His new boss is a d&%$ and his slowly beginning to find out that his new partner Agent Savory is a little more then he seems.The case for the day involves a finger found on a fast food hamburger that leads to an underground sushi gang. And it only gets better, there are ninjas. These ninjas wear suits, so they're serious. Oh and Savory rocks their world.Tony seems to be slowly unders...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Pass on the Soup 0

So our main character, Tony Chu, is a very special guy. He can eat any kind of food and know it's entire history. Well, except when he eats beets. It's a very odd twist to what I must say was an odd first few pages.So Tony is also a police officer, due to the bird flu, chicken has been outlawed, so now I guess that means the police need to stake out and watch everyone's meat purchases. Soon Tony and his partner are ready to shut down a black market chicken operation when they're stopped by the F...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Eye of the Beholder 0

Once again, a special review for a special case. Being that this issue is full of several stories, I'm going to review each story as I read them."The Angel of the Red Lanterns" - The story of Bleez, the most beautiful woman in several sectors. She's royalty in her homeworld and she's been faced with suitor after suitor and turned them all down. I don't blame the suitors, she's a hot girl with angel wings. But today is not her day, the newest suitor is a Sinestro Corps member and he has the right...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Tales of the Blue & Indigo... and Mongul 0

Okay, so I'm going to do something a little different and review each story in this issue (and I'm guess all 3 issues as they come out) as I read them, so this is going to take me sometime:"Hope is Something You Can't Take" - I liked this story, it was a story of faith, a story of Hope. We get the story of how Saint Walker got into the Blue Lantern Corps. and how he had to show in the face of disbelief to truly show that he was the Messiah he spent nine days climbing a mountain looking for. It o...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Rogue Peanut Gallery 0

The story continues, the fights continue, nose are bitten off.Okay, this issue is really worth buying simply for any scene Deadpool is in, not the pages with Tombstone or anything else. I loved the first few pages because:The opening pages parodies Marvel's Wonder Wizard of Oz series, Deadpool as Dorothy, Spider-Man as the Scarecrow, The Punisher as the Tin Man & Daredevil as the Cowardly Lion (some of you will get that right away). And the Punisher blows a munchkin's head off.Deadpool runs ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Crawlers, Covers and Cliffhangers 0

So it's issue #600, oddly Hulk is having #600 coming out today too and Marvel announced Deadpool #900 in the last week. Does anyone find this to be the Marvel year of 100's? Okay, this issue. We open with a rundown of Doc Ock's major head traumas which quickly reveals that Otto was not popular among the Hero and Villain communities. This leads to Otto's doctor giving him 12 to 18 months to live, a diagnosis Ock doesn't take well.Jump ahead four months and Spider-Man and Daredevil are busting The...

4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

The Most Exciting Super Hero of All Time!! ... Yep. 0

So, the birth of Thor. And if this Comic Wiki is right, the first appearance of one of Hulk's Planet Hulk chums, Korg.  It's old, Silver Age old. It's awesome, Silver Age awesome.So, we have Donald Blake talking to himself as he explains all of Thor's mythos for anyone who might be hiding in the bushes. We get Jack Kirby defining a hero and we get a whole lot of rock butt getting kicked. But I think the more important thing is the clear differences between comics today and comics then. There is ...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Dark Avengers (Lite Brew) 0

So I usually love Dark Avengers, there have been slip ups over the course of the series of course, but not as much as this one I think. I mean, we're without our creative team of course and Matt Fraction is a witty writer, but the interaction we saw in the first six issues is missing. Also, time with the Dark Avengers, that was also missing. So, the riots are dying down a bit, mainly due to the fact that the Dark X-Men break a few noses and take names. The mutant community is falling to Dark Bea...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Black as Gold 0

So, there's this thing called Blackest Night. Have you heard of it? It's this little thing. This is the DC Event of the Summer says everyone who seems to love DC. It's a big story and there is a lot of information to get across in the first issue and it's got so many place changes and stories going on that it became a little annoying. It's the anniversary of the Death of Superman and due to the fact that Superman is now alive it's treated as a day to remember the fallen heroes of the past, perfe...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Bullseye on the Un-Prefect 3rd Act 0

I've been picking up this Deadpool series since it started and it's sad to see that after a year of Deadpool, this is the end of the bigger Norman arc, which has been 2/3 of the series up to this point. It's not that this was a bad issue, or that the ending overall didn't make some sense, it just wasn't the beat down I would have liked.With Bullseye in a very very bad place after the last issue, getting a meat hook through the chest, Norman is not very happy with him, this being the third attemp...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Heart of Darkness 0

This issue made me laugh in a very scared way, this book forced me to analyze each panel at least 4 times, this issue made me question if liking it made me a bad person. This issue is, at it's core, the origin story of the Black Hand. And it's a sick and twisted ones. Mr. Hand was a very... dark character to say the least. He stuffed his family dog, he found a dead woman to be beautiful, we first see him laying in a grave with three corpses.  In the end we get a beautifully drawn and written sto...

6 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Issues of Authority 0

So, my third Green Lantern Corps book of the night, the last one was the start of a new story and I really didn't know what to say about it. This issue pretty much builds right off if it, the 3rd Rule of the Green Lantern Corps, summed up as "Lanterns don't have physical relations with each other" actually have more effect on our cast than I was expecting.Kyle gets his love on, he's also been working on a mural to remember all those who have been lost in the Corps. There is a big fight, if the c...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Love is NOT Meant to be a Battlefield 0

I've never read an issue of anything Green Lantern at this point, I've page through Green Lantern #41, but I really don't know a lot about this whole Corps thing. And maybe the last issue of an arc wasn't best thing for my friend who bleeds Lantern green to start me out with, but here we go.We have this guy named Kryb, who seems to love the taste of Green Lantern babies. He gets his butt kicked by Kyle Rayner very early on in a scene I didn't completely understand until much later in the book, I...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Let Me Make The Introductions 0

Cloak, Dagger, Mimic, Daken, Weapon Omega, Namor and Emma Frost. The new X-Men sanctioned by Norman Osborn. That's our cover to an issue I had to read twice to figure out how I felt about everything going on in it. I liked it, I just wasn't sure if it was "Run to the comic shop and pick this up!!! NOW!" or "If you like X-Men, you'll enjoy this" good. While I haven't been reading Uncanny at all, I did my research before this event started and being that it's 6 Chapters long, I can only hope it wi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Closing Shots 0

Seven issues. I bought seven issues of this series. I walked out to the comic book store seven times and gave them $3.00 every time. And I feel like it was a wasted investment. All this crossover did (and in the last issue I thought there was about 5 different directions) was allow Apocalypse to learn of Hope Summers. If there was anything else major that happened, it was too over my head to notice. I loved the opening issues and I thought this was going to play out in a very entertaining way. B...

4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Keep Your Heart In Your Hammer 0

I've learned the hard way that Thor is a series where every little detail counts and while I scratched through a few scenes I have this feeling that a few things (Like how Thor fixes his hammer) are going to be very important in the long run. There was nothing for me to say about this issue in any special way, it doesn't make me turn the pages any faster, but it did resolve more than it did in the way of creating plot threads. I'm thankful that we finally get an end to the Sif story, I felt like...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Agents of Meh 0

I don't really know where to go with this issue. The art is still fantastic and the story is moving to the last piece of the first arc. It's not the excitement I'm used to with this series, which I still love dearly. But this issue is really summed up by the last page where you see that the big battle issue is coming, but it doesn't have the wit of last issues final page with the comment on what Fury would feel shooting his former allies ("Recoil," he replied).The Howling Commandos are still run...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Meh Avengers 0

This issue didn't really inspire me all that much. I mean, it had story and characters, the team itself is one pile of complain. But the overall feel is that while the last issue seems to be underrated by my standards among the people I've talked to, this issue was kind of just filler until we get to Utopia with the X-Men. The cover is misleading, Marvel Boy doesn't even appear in this issue. Which is not something I'm complaining about, but the cover sort of gave me the feeling that the drama o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

It's a Riot 0

Wow. That's it, that's all that really needs to be said to describe this issue.I haven't been reading Uncanny X-Men at all, ever. I've read all of Dark Avengers up to this point so I knew those characters going in and read issue six that dropped today just before I read this. But this issue does a good job of setting up where all the pieces fall when this story begins, a guy named Simon Trask has started a campaign against mutants, from what I can put together, they want them to not have the rig...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Gears of War Turn 0

Here we are again with another Messiah War issue. And I have to admit, this one isn't half bad. They're still using Olivetti was an artist, which is like reading paintings, but they're beautiful paintings. The story has reached the second to last chapter and the cliffhanger leaves me wondering how it will all end, if not where (in time) it will end.We start with Stryfe kicking some serious butt to get his hands on Hope Summers, a story that goes as far as Stryfe repeatedly alluding to Hope's pow...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

That's My Story. 0

So Spider-Man is dead and JJJ has just come to the realization that he was a hero and not a deviant. And I must say this issue wasn't exactly what I expected, but as a two-part story, I still like.I was expecting a "clip show" issue with Jameson writing his story in the background. And as a fan whose been reading the book for the last 4 or 5 years, I can't say I would mind that. There is an wonderful story lying just below the surface on this issue and I have this feeling that the second part wi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.