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Comic Review: Thor #1 lays our man low, merely hints at our new woman

October 1, 2014 Leave a comment

girl Thor #1 mjolnir
All the taglines for Thor #1 have gleefully teased who she might be, but you’ll get no concrete answers in this issue.

The hotly-anticipated new take on the god(ess?) of thunder only starts down the path with its new heroine in this issue. The bulk of the story is devoted to male Thor, who has suddenly become unworthy after Nick Fury whispered something in his ear during the events of Original Sin.
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Edge of Spider-Verse #3 is out-of-control ideas and no direction

September 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Edge of Spider-Verse 3

With a heavy anime influence and an overly convoluted backstory, Edge of Spider-Verse #3 by Dustin Weaver feels like it could’ve used an editor to trim it down from teenage pipe dream to true comic book script.
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Comic Review: Batgirl – Future’s End gives Simone’s Babs a powerful end

September 10, 2014 Leave a comment

batgirl future's end
I’ll be up front about this: I haven’t read Gail Simone’s full Batgirl run, and I can’t be the one to sum up all the good work she’s done with the character.

But I’m a big fan of girl power in comics, and Batgirl: Future’s End #1 is positively bursting with girl power done right.

The premise alone of a bulked-up, Bane-inspired badass Babs running a team of Batgirls should be enough to make you buy this comic, but the way it’s all pulled off makes it worth double the price you’ll pay for a copy.
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Comic Review: Batman Eternal #21: Meet the men behind the curtain

August 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Batman Eternal #21 Jason Fabok
Everything seemed to be falling into place for Batman and crew, meaning it was about time someone pulled the rug out from under them.

That someone is James Tynion IV, who scripts an exciting Batman #21 with artwork from Jason Fabok.

Tynion and Fabok fill a pivotal point in the Batman Eternal saga, tearing apart what resolution we thought we were about to get, and opening up a whole new avenue of excitement ahead. That comes thanks to two revelations, one that’s kind of expected, and another that may truly gobsmack you.
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Comic Review: Multiversity is Grant Morrison’s trippiest ride yet

August 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Multiversity Grant Morrison Ivan Reis
Don’t let Captain Carrot on the cover scare you off: Multiversity #1 is many things, and goofy/wacky/weird are just a few of those things. Grant Morrison’s latest dimension-hopping, 52 universe-encompassing epic is all kinds of wild, and will leave you all kinds of lost, but the man knows where he’s going, and there’s no denying the mad genius behind it all.
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