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16 April 2014

Sticking Around After 31 Issues of Superior Spider-Man For… This?

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It’s been a “Superior” year-plus, but Peter Parker is now home righting the wrongs of the Green Goblin and picking up the pieces of “SpOck’s” life. The series finale moves at a brisk pace re-establishing Parker into the Marvel Universe. Part of me dreads that we’re going back to Pathetic Pete’s mundane “power and responsibility” routine. Spoilers for the “Goblin Nation” 40-page conclusion ahead in this review! … Continued »

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15 April 2014

Star Mage #1 Review

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The blurb from IDW states that Star Mage is Harry Potter meets The Last Starfighter, or a blend of sci-fi and magic. Darien Connors was once your typical teen underdog who’s ridiculed by bullies and musters up enough courage to agree to a study date. His father was a NASA astronaut who was to be the first man to visit Mars. One night, as the bullies are hoisting Darien up a flagpole, Darien discovers he has mysterious powers. … Continued »

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9 April 2014

Opening View on Shutter #1

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I see much potential in Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca’s Shutter. The new series features explorer Kate Christopher, who has seen many worlds, about to undergo another adventure. Shutter #1 covers strange and alternate worlds, including a very diverse New York City, familial bonds, and how life is what one makes of it.

I like Del Duca’s artwork and the zany creatures that populate the story. My only wish is that I wanted more, but there’s always another month. There’s not much for me to say because I need to see the pieces of the puzzle come together. … Continued »

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3 April 2014

When Hulk Hogan and Marvel Collided

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One of my favorite bits of trivia about pro wrestler Hulk Hogan is that for many years, Marvel Comics was the owner of the name “Hulk Hogan.” I derinitely noticed the credit to Marvel on some WWF merchandise I had. Marvel Comics potentially had a great opportunity for Hulk Hogan comics, but what did Marvel do with the Hulk Hogan trademark? … Continued »

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1 April 2014

Judge Dredd: Mega City Two: City of Courts #3 Review Plus Complete Cam Kennedy Volume 2 Preview

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Previously, Dredd, on a mission from Mega-City One, tackles a local Stookie problem and he posed as a Cursed Earth survivor.

City of Courts #3, titled “Beach Blanket Justice,” continues the twisted travelogue. If you’ve enjoyed the past adventures of Dredd out on the West Coast, then you’ll like Dredd taking on a giant shrimp. Fish out of water plot, indeed. Dredd does some detective work, but a new mythical figure is discussed within the issue. Mega-City Two may be full of sunshine and lax Judges, but the vapid idiots trying to get their 15 minutes of fame makes me uneasy. Yes, LA is shallow. I get it. … Continued »

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26 March 2014

Batman 1966-67 Comic Strips Gave Bat-Mania Daily POW!

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Honestly, that headline may be weird. I find the Batman of 1966 alluring. The TV show is a clear example of camp, the guest stars are pretty high-caliber, and it’s a welcome break from the dark, brooding Dark Knight.

IDW and The Library of American Comics bring us this collection of Batman and Robin adventures. While DC’s Batman ’66 is fine, these strips give the authentic 1966 experience. Before the main event, there’s an essay detailing the origin of the strips with Julius Schwartz at the helm. … Continued »

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11 March 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics Previews: Ongoing #32 & Color Classics (Vol. 2) #5

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Hey, TMNT fans! How was YOUR week? IDW will publish two Ninja Turtles adventures on 12 March, one new and one possibly new-to-you! The 30th anniversary is coming in May, and I hope to bring you a bit more coverage of the Green Team. … Continued »

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9 March 2014

Burn the Orphanage: Born to Lose Is So Much Win!

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A review of “Born to Lose,” parts one, two, and three.

Action-packed comics have adopted many contemporary trends over the decades. Without past mythologies and pulp detective stories, Superman and Batman would be far different. Embracing beat-em-up video games is a recent trend. Scott Pilgrim may have busted the door open, but Burn the Orphanage: Born to Lose, created by Daniel Freedman and Sina Grace, promises to destroy the whole wall. … Continued »

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5 March 2014

Millarworld’s Starlight #1 Review

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Mark Millar looks to the stars to expand Millarworld. Starlight #1 introduces us to the life of Duke McQueen, a man who dreams of his past glories as a space hero. As a savior of a distant planet, Duke’s triumph was celebrated with fireworks. However, his hopes of being admired and respected came crashing down when he returned to Earth and his beloved wife. … Continued »

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Kevin Eastman Interview at Sac Con 2014

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Another big moment in my life was about to happen. David had just finished telling me that Kevin Eastman and his wife were here and would be joining us shortly. I frantically started flipping through my note pad to view the questions I had planned. I was getting nervous. I had just finished interviewing with Sergio Aragonés, a longtime favorite artist of mine, and now I was going to interview the man that had created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

As most people know, I have loved the Turtles since I have known about them. I even went so far as to break open my piggy bank back in the early 90’s so that I could by tickets for my family to go see the TMNT: Coming Out of Their Shells tour. Yes, I was THAT kid.

I had just flipped to my third question when David had informed me that Mrs. Courtney Eastman was out in the lobby looking for us. We got up from our chairs to see her standing right in front of us. As we walked up to greet her, Kevin appeared from the elevator. We all introduced ourselves and then the night became even MORE epic. Sergio Aragonés walked up and introduced himself to the Eastmans, as well as greeted us again. This was the first time the two had ever met. HISTORY! … Continued »

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