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Superman: Earth One Vol. 2 Review

  • November 5, 2012 9:25 am
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Superman Earth One Volume 2 Review

One of the more anticipated books from DC is finally here, but is the sequel Superman: Earth One Vol. 2 worth all the hype?

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Batman: Earth One Arrives. And Delievers. [Q&A Review]

Batman Earth One Review

Well, it’s been quite the journey from DC announcing in 2009 the 2010 release of Batman: Earth One. Which turned into 2011, then 2012 when the book finally got an offical release date and hit shelves everywhere. Really, I bought the book. I’m looking at it as I type this right now.

Were doing something a little different this time; when I got the privilege to attend an advanced screening of The Avengers I did a spoiler-free Q&A review [plug], it was fun to write and it got some good feedback, so I’m trying it again but this time with the gloves off, full on review, spoilers a-plenty.

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Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand GN Review

A lost screenplay written by the magnificent Jim Henson and his writing partner Jerry Juhl comes to life through the artwork of Ramón Péreze.

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The Good But Not Great Fantastic Four: 1234 [A Look Back]

  • November 30, 2011 12:38 am
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Grant Morrison and Jae Lee team up for a story pitting the Fantastic Four against their eternal nemesis Doctor Doom, who has now found a way to use reality itself as a weapon.

Considering how well-known Grant Morrison is, and how every one of his stories is endlessly discussed and referenced on the internet, it was shocking to find out about this little story from 2002 that no one ever talks about.

Then I read it, and found out why.

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The Dead Cell Review

  • August 5, 2011 7:56 pm
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Travel into the minds of mentally deranged patients kept alive despite having no real functionality in the new graphic novel from Arcana Studio, The Dead Cell.

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Superman vs. Muhammad Ali Review

While most fans would think that Superman’s bloodiest moment came when he fought Doomsday, they’d be surprised to know that it came over 15 years earlier, and not to any robot, alien, or super-menace, but to a boxer; a non-superpowered, non-metahuman boxer, who arguably may just be the greatest of all time.

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Superman: Earth One Review

  • November 16, 2010 10:19 pm
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Superman Earth One

I’ve been waiting for Superman Earth One for awhile, and after reading story over a couple of times, I’m ready to have a fair go at it.  For all of my fellow Superman fans a quick caveat: this is not your Superman.  The Superman in this story may resemble him, and they have similar origins, but like Jay Garrick and Barry Allen, they’re vibrating at different frequencies.

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Death Of Superman Review

  • June 12, 2010 5:33 pm
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It has been said to be the best selling graphic novel of all time.  Superman, the all-powerful man of steel confronts a creature known only as Doomsday, a living engine of destruction whose only goal is the end of all life.

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Batman: RIP Review

  • April 11, 2010 9:59 pm
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Double dipping. Within comic book reading & collecting it commonly refers to buying the original weekly comics of a series and then buying the collected edition. Comic books aren’t cheap so I try and avoid this habit as much as possible; however, when I was able to flip through the Batman RIP hardcover deluxe edition I simply had to have it, it was that beautiful.

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Green Lantern: No Fear Review

  • March 17, 2010 5:31 pm
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Green Lantern: No Fear collects issues #1-6 of Green Lantern volume 4 and Green Lantern Secret Files and Origins #1. As the first storyline of volume 4, No Fear features Green Lantern Hal Jordan facing off with many of his classic villains, including The Manhunters (both old and new versions), Shark, Hector Hammond and Black Hand, along with an appearance by Sonar and the first appearance of the Kroloteans, who speak German, which is actually Krolotean and the Germans stole it. As the beginning of a new age for Green Lantern, these issues serve to advance the overall story while holding onto what made GL great in the past.

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Superman: New Krypton Vol. 2 Review

  • March 15, 2010 7:26 am
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The capital city of Krypton has appeared on Earth, containing one hundred-thousand men, women and children, each with the powers of Superman!  And after having spent decades at the mercy of the villain Brainiac, the Kryptonians decide they aren’t going to take any crap from the Universe.  Starting with Earth!

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Superman: New Krypton Vol. 1 Review

  • March 15, 2010 7:16 am
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One Hundred-Thousand Kryptonians now fill the skies over Earth.  Rescued by Superman from the villain Brainiac, this once-great people suddenly find themselves endowed with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, after having been prisoners for decades.  As Superman tries to smooth out relations between his two people, conspirators on both sides begin to encourage hostilities, neither trusting the other, in hopes of landing a preemptive victory strike in a war each one seems hell-bent on causing.

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