Archive for July, 2013

Comic Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #5

Guardians of the Galaxy #5 Angela cover Marvel

Every once in a while, you read a comic that has you grinning ear to ear from cover to cover.

Guardians of the Galaxy #5 is one of those comics.

Brian Michael Bendis is hilarious. Sara Pichelli has some knockout art pages.

And then there’s Angela.
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Comic Review: Batman Annual #2

Batman Annual #2 New 52 Marguerite Bennett

New 52. New baddie. New look at Batman.

Batman Annual #2 sees writer Marguerite Bennett join Scott Snyder in doing what the latter does best: taking what we know about Batman and turning it on its head.

Snyder teams with Bennett for the story plotting, but Bennett ably handles the writing duties to introduce the villain Anchoress.
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Movie Review: The Wolverine is a comic book fan’s movie

The Wolverine Hugh Jackman Movie Marvel

The Wolverine is the solo Logan film X-Men fans deserve.

James Mangold’s directing is excellent, Hugh Jackman hits the mark again as Wolverine and the script is, for the most part, solid.
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Comic Review: Wonder Woman #22

Wonder Woman #22 Cliff Chiang New 52

Wonder Woman #22 has something old, something new, something borrowed and something red, white and blue.
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Comic Review: Batman #22

Batman #22 cover Greg Capullo New 52

Four pages into Batman #22, it becomes absolutely clear: Scott Snyder is on to something special.

Snyder and artist Greg Capullo have created a pre-Batman Gotham City that isn’t just waiting around for the Caped Crusader. It’s a world unto itself, complete with an intricately rendered Bruce Wayne and an equally engaging pre-Joker Red Hood.

The dynamic between the two evokes a line from The Dark Knight: “You and I are destined to do this forever.”

Snyder’s Zero Year feels like another world – another lifetime – altogether, and that’s a good thing.
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