Star Wars Hyperspace Stories #2 Review

Star Wars Hyperspace Stories #2 Review – Luke and Leia go on a scouting mission to a remote planet in Star Wars Hyperspace Stories #2. There, they run into a battalion of Imperial troopers and go on the run, trying to evade them and escape to bring precious intel back to the Rebel fleet. This tale is set between Episode IV (Star Wars) and Episode V (The Empire Strikes Back). Continue reading Star Wars Hyperspace Stories #2 Review

Vanish #1 Review

Vanish #1 Review – Vanish #1 weaves a tale of magic, super-heroes and a decaying city. It’s dark urban fantasy where the heroes and villains aren’t who you think. The story’s main character is Oliver Harrison, also known as “The Chosen One”, who realizes his destiny in this first issue. Imagine a much darker version of Harry Potter who grows up to be The Punisher, and that will give you an inkling of the story that’s inside. Continue reading Vanish #1 Review

Catwoman #47 Review

Catwoman #47 – Catwoman #47 has the feel of a James Bond film, as Selina and Valmont leave Gotham City, traveling to Switzerland and Vienna to further damage the Ibanescu mob family by raiding their European accounts, and even the snowy mountains of Switzerland, they find more trouble than they expected. It’s a globe-hopping action-filled issue that’ll make you say “Batman who?”. Continue reading Catwoman #47 Review

Maskerade #1 Review

Maskerade #1 Review – Kevin Smith (legendary director of ‘Clerks’, ‘Dogma’, ‘Chasing Amy’, etc.) has started the Secret Stash Press imprint, a new line of comics published by Dark Horse Comics. Secret Stash Press will feature books with characters from his various films, as well as books starring new characters. Kicking off the Secret Stash Press line of books is Maskerade #1, the first of an 8-issue mini-series featuring a new female hero more brutal than the Punisher, who uses every weapon at her disposal to cause as much bloodshed as possible on her targets. It all takes place in The Trench, a run-down disaster of a city that makes Gotham City look positively crime-free and squeaky clean by comparison. Continue reading Maskerade #1 Review

Superman Son of Kal-El #15 Review

Superman Son of Kal-El #15 Review – The siege on Gammora begins!
Superman Son of Kal-El #15 continues Superman (Jonathan Kent)’s fight with Henry Bendix, the evil Jeff Bezos/Elon Musk-like billionaire tech genius who has enslaved the people of Gamorra. Superman, Robin (Damian Wayne), Dreamer, Superman’s boyfriend Jay Nakamura, and The Revolutionaries team up to stage an assault on Gamorra in this explosive finale to the Gamorra story. Continue reading Superman Son of Kal-El #15 Review

Golden Rage #2 Review

Golden Rage #2 Review – Golden Rage #2 continues the story of Jay, Lottie, Rosie and Caroline, exiled to an island with other post-menopausal women and having to struggle and fight to survive. Imagine “Battle Royale” or a bloodier, more brutal version of “Hunger Games”, but with women aged 41 and over. They can never leave the island and have to survive the best they can. The island is split into different factions and tribes. The Red Hat faction is the most savage, and as the story continues, Jay, who has just arrived at the island and been “adopted” by Lottie, Rose and Caroline, must face the possibility of the Red Hats coming for her at any moment. Continue reading Golden Rage #2 Review

Star Wars #27 Review

Star Wars #27 Review – Last issue, set at an unspecified time before ‘Return of the Jedi’, two Imperial double agents working for Crimson Dawn (the criminal underworld organization) and stationed on the second Death Star (code named Second Sun), kill an Imperial Major and escape with their children, hoping to reach a Rebellion outpost with information on this new Death Star. Star Wars #27 continues their story, a harrowing tale of two agents trying to stay ahead of Imperial forces, that shows Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Lando Calrissian weren’t the only heroes during the Age of Rebellion. Continue reading Star Wars #27 Review

The New Champion of Shazam! #2 Review

The New Champion of Shazam! #2 Review – In The New Champion of Shazam! #2, Mary faces the dreaded bone-chilling horror of…Community College! Mary’s plate is way too full. She’s taking care of her siblings, trying to find her missing (possibly kidnapped) parents and struggling with her first week at Fawcett Community College, also known as FCC. Good old FCC has a huge science wing (actually just one classroom with a few test tubes in it), a state-of-the-art radio station (a keyboard and a microphone) and it hasn’t been cleaned in months. Oh yeah, and she fights a rampaging monster tearing through the city too! Continue reading The New Champion of Shazam! #2 Review

Multiversity Teen Justice #4 Review

Multiversity Teen Justice #4 Review – The teen heroes of DC’s Earth-11 (where the heroes’ genders are flipped) battle a renegade band of Green Lanterns in Multiversity Teen Justice #4, and these aren’t your typical Green Lanterns! The Green Lanterns of the Earth-11 universe are evil and power their rings by absorbing life energy, which makes them a nasty group of villains. Can the Teen Justice team stop arguing with each other long enough to rescue Troy (the male equivalent of Wonder Girl on Earth-11) and Raven’s soul-self from the Green Lanterns? Continue reading Multiversity Teen Justice #4 Review

Power Rangers Unlimited: The Death Ranger #1 Review

Power Rangers Unlimited: The Death Ranger #1 Review – Power Rangers Unlimited: The Death Ranger #1 tells a story of the ancient Omega Rangers as they battle grand cosmic threats like Sister Supernova (awesome name) and The Galactic Maw. Amidst the action, there are themes of death and grief, as one of the Omega Rangers dabbles in dark magic to resurrect the dead! It’s a great story fusing science and magic, and Andros and Zhane of the Space Rangers even pop up (though not how you think)! Continue reading Power Rangers Unlimited: The Death Ranger #1 Review

Wonder Girl 2022 Annual #1 Review

Wonder Girl 2022 Annual #1 Review – Wonder Girl 2022 Annual is 44 pages and PACKED! See Wonder Girl (Yara Flor) battle the Cuca, a powerful spell-casting creature from Portuguese myth! Thrill to the Esquecida (Amazons living in the Brazilian Rainforest) battling an army of giants! And fly high with Wonder Girl’s Pegasus Jerry as we see his origin story! This book has it all! Continue reading Wonder Girl 2022 Annual #1 Review

Harley Quinn 2022 Annual #1 Review

Harley Quinn 2022 Annual #1 Review – The “Task Force XX” storyline concludes in the Harley Quinn 2022 Annual as Harley, Killer Frost, Bronze Tiger, Luke Fox (formerly known as Batwing) and Verdict have a final showdown with the rampaging alien creature and its army of possessed humans. And Luke’s upgraded the team’s weapons for the battle. Watch out Thor, Harley’s got the devastating power of Jeff the Mallet! Continue reading Harley Quinn 2022 Annual #1 Review

Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories #1 Review

Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories #1 Review – Dark Horse now has the license to publish all-ages Star Wars comics, and they kick off this new era with Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories #1, an anthology comic with each issue set in different Star Wars time periods and with a rotating set of creators. This issue is set firmly in the Clone Wars era, as Padme Amidala and Wookie Senator Yarua are ambushed by Separatists while on a diplomatic mission. And who comes to their rescue? Here comes Obi-Wan and Anakin! Continue reading Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories #1 Review

Olympus Rebirth #1 Review

Olympus Rebirth #1 Review – Zeus, keep Hippolyta’s name out of your mouth! In Olympus Rebirth #1, Hippolyta ascends to godhood and finds the gods aren’t what they used to be. As some of them change their appearance and behavior, Hippolyta clashes with Zeus and journeys into the bowels of Tartarus to rescue one of the pantheon. Just about every Greek god makes an appearance here, it’s like cocaine for Greek mythology addicts. Continue reading Olympus Rebirth #1 Review

Star Wars #26 Review

Star Wars #26 Review – Previously, General Leia Organa delivered the final blow to the brilliant and ruthless Imperial Commander Zahra, giving the Rebellion their first victory since they were decimated on Hoth. In Star Wars #26, the Rebellion isn’t just sitting back and drinking Moogan tea, they’re pressing the attack, wanting the rest of the galaxy to know that they’re still very much alive and a serious threat to the Empire. Continue reading Star Wars #26 Review

20th Century Men #1 Review

20th Century Men #1 Review – 20th Century Men #1’s main backdrop is Afghanistan in the late 1980’s, where Russia dominates the country with the help of an armored Russian “hero”. Meanwhile, an Afghan woman is harboring secrets as her country continues falling apart, and a crazed President in the USA, who used to be a superhero, has his own agenda for Russia and Afghanistan. It’s a first issue that combines several genres and ultimately collapses under the weight of too many ideas, but shows glimpses of future greatness. Continue reading 20th Century Men #1 Review

Captain Carter #5 Review

Captain Carter #5 Review – Captain Carter #5 concludes the mini-series on a hopeful note, as Captain Carter and her team of Tony Stark, Betsy Braddock and computer whiz Harley battle vampires Lord John Falsworth and Lady Jacqueline Falsworth, who have most of Britain in their sway and want to turn Britain into a dictatorship with themselves as rulers. Continue reading Captain Carter #5 Review

Love Everlasting #1 Review

Love Everlasting #1 Review – Tina Turner once sang “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”. With Love Everlasting #1, everything!
Yep, and like love, this book will try your patience. It’s a bizarre combination of “Groundhog Day” and every sappy romantic 1950’s film you’ve ever seen. And I’m not talking good sappy romantic films like “Roman Holiday” or “Born Yesterday”, I’m talking the really schmaltzy stuff that make you roll your eyes and fidget, praying for the film to mercifully end. But what’s the dark menace buried within this seemingly innocuous love story?
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