Archive for December, 2013

Comic Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #10

December 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Angela and Gamora Guardians of the Galaxy #10 cover Kevin Maguire

To quote Peter Quill, Guardians of the Galaxy #10 is a “spa day” for Gamora and Angela.

So how do the most dangerous woman in the universe and the most dangerous angel from another universe treat themselves on a “spa day?”

They kick alien ass.
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The Top 10 Comics of 2013: A Look Back

December 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Superior Spider-Man Doctor Octopus Marvel NOW!

It’s the end of the year and you can’t go anywhere online without hitting a Year in Review-type article. The end of December is all about looking back, and to acknowledge that, here’s a list of the 10 most intriguing comics reviewed here at The Pop Cultist.

It’s neither exhaustive nor a “10 Best,” but these were some of the more memorable and impactful single issues of 2013.

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Comic Review: Justice League #26

December 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Justice League #26 Forever Evil New 52 Ivan Reis Grid
The robot Grid wants to be a real boy and Deathstorm, Johnny Quick, Atomica and Power Ring are miserable, miserable human beings.

After devoting full issues to heavy hitters like Ultraman and Owlman, Justice League #26 rounds out the Crime Syndicate’s origin stories by taking Grid’s perspective and analyzing them, one by one, for a reason to care about humanity.

But given how miserable the Syndicate members are, Grid doesn’t find a whole lot of inspiration.
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Comic Review: Forever Evil #4

December 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Forever Evil #4 Batman Crime Syndicate Justice League David Finch
It was a long time coming because of some delays, but Forever Evil #4 was totally worth the wait.

Writer Geoff Johns’ story really hits its stride in this middle issue of Forever Evil, and David Finch’s art brings a real guerilla resistance feel as Batman and Lex Luthor separately rally their troops for an assault on the Crime Syndicate.
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Comic Review: Harley Quinn #1

December 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Harley Quinn #1 Jimmy Palmiotti Amanda Conner New 52 Chad Hardin

Was it all just a dream? Did I just pretend issue #0 of Harley Quinn was fun? Because Harley Quinn #1, the official start of Harleen Quinzel’s new solo series from Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Chad Hardin, is anything but fun.

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