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Irredeemable #29 Review

The deck keeps shuffling as everyone makes plans to stop the Plutonian. Today I will be reviewing Irredeemable #29. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

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Darkwing Duck #15 Review

  • August 19, 2011 3:36 am
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Darkwing Duck vs Launchpad McQuack for mayor of St. Canard as villains attack the city!

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Irredeemable #28 Review

After a long captivity, Plutonian is back, and no one is safe. Today I will be reviewing Irredeemable #28. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

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Darkwing Duck #14 Review

  • July 22, 2011 5:40 am
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Darkwing runs for mayor and meets his newest foe Cat-Tankerous!  Wow, that’s bad enough to be one of MY puns….

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Comic Reviews for July 20, 2011

  • July 20, 2011 12:16 pm
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All of this weeks reviews (links will be updated as reviews are posted):

DC Comics

Zatanna #15

The Legion of Super-Heroes #15

Titans #37

Justice League of America #59

Marvel

Avengers #15

Avengers Academy #16

Daredevil #1

Iron Man 2.0 #7

Fear Itself: The Home Front #4

Invincible Iron Man #506

Fear Itself: Deadpool #2

New Mutants #27

Uncanny X-Men #541

Hulk #37

X-Men #15

Image Comics

The Walking Dead #87

BOOM! Studios

Darkwing Duck #14

Dynamite Comics

Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker #1

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Elric: The Balance Lost #1 Review

  • July 7, 2011 12:22 pm
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One of fantasies longest living characters returns to the pages of comics. Today I will be reviewing Elric: The Balance Lost #1. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

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Darkwing Duck #12 Review

The Rise of Duckthulu comes to its climax in Darkwing Duck 12 from Kaboom studios (I still don’t know why they changed their name from BOOM!, but oh well).
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Irredeemable #25 Review

  • May 4, 2011 9:20 pm
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Irredeemable #25

Plutonian’s escape from captivity continues. Today I will be reviewing Irredeemable #25. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

So let’s talk about the book. The Plutonian and Auroran keep powering their way through many enemies and obstacles in an attempt to reach the center of the planet they are prisoners of. Along the way they gain an ally who decides to join them. While fighting one of the monsters trying to stop them, Plutonian is forced to remember his first appearance to the general population and the first life he saved. That man had the same face as Auroran, but the Plutonian has not made the connection as of yet. Meanwhile, Modeus and Qubit return to Modeus’ base while Survivor searches for Qubit and Kaidan. He also reaserts his control over the villains he has hired as members of the new Paradigm. And that’s the book.

So let’s talk opinions. Now this one I did not see coming. So Auroran is a memory from Tony’s past. If you notice, he really didn’t do any fighting at all against the monsters trying to kill the Plutonian. Maybe he’s a figment of Tony’s imagination and, in some way, another way for Tony to redeem himself for all of the bad he has done. The first person he saved is now saving him and allowing him to return to where he began. Very cool. I like how Survivor is being built up to be a much bigger threat than the Plutonian ever was. I also loved the nonchalant way Modeus explained Tony’s powers and proved how he is much smarter and dangerous than Qubit. I just wish that their plans can finally be put into motion so we can get to the inevitable confrontation with Survivor that I’m sure everyone is craving. The art this issue was it’s usual awesomeness. I love the visuals in the opening sequence showing Modeus’ walk to his home. The battle scene against the Forest of Woe was pretty cool, especially the trees attacking Tony’s eyes. All of the facial expressions were spot on as well. Overall, a great issue. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.

A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING

Pros Cons
great plot progression. nice art. good surprise twist ending. None
Rating
100%
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Darkwing Duck #11 Review

F.O.W.L. Disposition brings us the latest installment of the great struggle of Darkwing Duck and his foe Steelbeak, both working to stop the rise of Duckthulu. Elder Gods are usually no laughing matter, but hey, it’s Darkwing.

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Irredeemable #24 Review

  • April 7, 2011 5:34 pm
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Irredeemable #24

Plutonian’s fight for freedom starts here. Today I will be reviewing Irredeemable #24. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

So let’s talk about the book. First, a brief recap of issue 23 which I didn’t get a chance to review. Plutonian finally wakes up to discover he is in an insane asylum in the heart of a sun. Meanwhile, on earth, Qubit finds out Survivor’s inner thoughts and joins Modeus. In this issue, Plutonian and Auroran, his new friend, begin their plan to escape the asylum. After the Plutonian decides he can trust Auroran, which he really shouldn’t, the two powerhouses begin their decent to the center of the planet and possible freedom. Meanwhile, Modeus and Qubit visit the Vespans and blackmail them into revealing the Plutonian’s location to them.  And that’s the book.

So let’s talk opinions. Now we begin the next chapter in the Plutonian’s story. Possible redemption. I have a feeling that the people of earth are going to need Tony’s raw power to stop whatever Survivor has planned. Qubit obviously feels that is the case or he would never join Modeus. I also like Qubit’s ruthlessness that was finally shown this issue. He’s too damn smart to be so compliant all of the time. I have no idea who Auroran is but he seems like a pretty cool character. I’m guessing the Plutonian and Auroran will eventually battle it out against each other. This issue marks the beginning of the pace picking up once again, I feel. It’s been kind of slow when the Plutonian was basically catatonic. Now that he’s awake, the violence, action and destruction factors are definitely revving up. The art was amazing as always. Those underground creatures were pretty awesome. Also, the facial renditions this issue were very descriptive and added a lot of emotion to the story. I can’t wait to see what happens next.  That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.

A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING

Pros Cons
great plot progression. nice art. the pace is starting to pick up. None
Rating
100%
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Hellraiser #1 Review

  • March 24, 2011 8:16 pm
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Hellraiser #1

Clive Barker’s greatest horror franchise returns to comics. Today I will be reviewing Hellraiser #1. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

So let’s talk about the book. Pinhead is tired of his servitude and strikes a deal to become human by getting someone else to take his place. He will use his human servant and worshipper Samuel to put his plan into motion. Meanwhile, Kristy Cotton, the only person to ever escape Pinhead, is trying to live her life. That is, until Samuel puts an envelope into her mailbox. And that’s the book.

So let’s talk opinions. Hellraiser, in my opinion, is the greatest horror franchise ever created. Compared to Pinhead, the horror monsters known as Jason, Michael Myers, and Freddy Krueger all pale in comparison. Pinhead would wipe the floor with them. When I heard this comic was coming out, I nearly danced a jig. And boy did it deliver. Visually stunning is the only words that come to mind when looking through this book. Starting with that gorgeous cover with all of the sides to the Lament Configuration in the background. Amazing. The interiors were sweet as well. Lots of blood and gore, as you would expect but the characters looked amazing. The Cenobites were perfect. I loved the body organ and that splash with Pinhead in front of it was beautiful. Art alone is not my only praise. There was actually a pretty decent plot being set up in this issue. A plan is set in motion. A quest that has to be fulfilled. Pinhead needs a successor. My guess is that either Kristy Cotton or maybe Tiffany from the Hellbound movie will be that successor. It’s so nice that the comic references the movie. It makes me want to go watch both Hellraiser one and two again. (Do you think my wife will mind if my 3 and 7 year olds watch them with me? Kidding!!!!) I’m definitely looking forward to where this book will take us. As long as the visuals stay this good and the pace continues to be maintained, I’ll be there to enjoy it. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.

A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING

Pros Cons
great reintroduction of some classic characters. stunning visuals.
Rating
100%
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Starborn #4 Review

Starborn #4

The action picks up as our heroes fight for their lives. Today I will be reviewing Starborn #4. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

So let’s talk about the book. Tara and Benjamin fight the Pride but are heavily outnumbered and are forced to retreat. Too bad the Witches of Arbor, as well as more Hive mutants and Network drones come and surround them.  With no other options, Banjamin surrenders. He is about to be taken when aid arrives in the form of General Cur Talon, possibly the last imperial survivor, and his Demon-class starcraft, a fire breathing dragon. Caught off guard, the captors are unable to stop Benjamin from escaping and fleeing into outer space. And that’s the book.

So let’s talk opinions. Another nice action packed issue. I like the quick origins of the Pride and the Witches. Gives you some nice background info. The pace of the issue was non-stop once again. This book hasn’t given us a second to catch our breath and reflect on what we have seen. Every issue we get new characters and bigger battles. I love the Dragon. Being a D&D geek, a good dragon always makes a book more enjoyable for me. The battle scenes were great. This time we got a daytime battle so nothing was obscured by shadows. Lots of energy blast scenes and Dragon blast scenes. That dragon looks awesome, by the way. Love the scale work. I still, however, have an issue with the overall art. The angles are just starting to annoy me. Everything seems overly elongated which makes it appear that less panels are showing up per page which leads to less story being told. Other than that, this book is action and excitement personified. Start giving me some more history and revelations about Benjamin’s past, and I’ll be completely satisfied. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.

A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING

Pros Cons
nice plot development. great character intros and splash scenes. still have some art issues.
Rating
95%
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