Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior Issue 8 Review With Spoilers

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   The layout of each page is great in design. That along with the limited to what is necessary dialogue  makes this issue very fast paced. Also there are subtle details in the montage sequences, especially with Kalam shifting distances from Gilad. Finally both the color palette and mystery laced plot are extremely engaging.

   Recommended!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Malleable Comedy Heroics Plastic Man Episode 11 Opinion Piece

   Just don't acknowledge this episode was ever created, especially the first part with "Ghostfinger." No one cared about what was put in this episode when it was being created, and thus no one should have to be tortured with this piece of Bleeping Bleep. In other words it can't hurt you if you ignore it!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Aw Yeah! Comics Action Cat & Adventure Bug Issue 4 Review With Spoilers

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   The emergence of a world conqueror that has been referenced in the previous issues helps strengthen this series. Speaking of references this issue parodies a lot of iconic moments, such as when the X-Men character Phoenix emerged from the water for the first time. While this issue is great in those respects I think it had a dangerous amount of repetition of the chanting that could cause problems for readers with OCD. Yet that is just a potential problem that will hopefully be considered in future installments of the Aw Yeah! brand. Overall I think this is a good all-ages title that has something for readers of any reading level.

  Recommended!


In The Name of The Moon It Will Be Blogged Sailor Moon S Episode 29

   Whoa! Whichever artists worked on the Lion and the teleporting Penguin have my respect cause that is impressive work. Oddly I am also impressed how creepy Professor Tomoe mouth is at the beginning. It looks almost unhinged.

   As for my preferred dub for this episode I have to pick the Japanese version. Mainly because the dialogue is better, and Professor Tomoe is just silently doing gag stuff for most of the episode. The changes that the initial English dubbers made are really unnecessary, with the exception of Ami's explanation for what happened to the house. I think said explanation is much better for the less scientifically inclined viewer.

   Questions! Why does Professor Tomoe not wonder how the Sailor Guardians knew to come to the house? Where was Mimete during all this? How come the professor did not hear Luna and Artemis talking so close to him? Is that a fake eye or a monocle in the professor's right eye socket? What excuse is given for Luna-P to regular civilians?

4001 AD Issue 2 Review With Spoilers

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   If there is a weak point in this issue it is the art for the propaganda fairytale about New Japan's history.* It just seems slightly out of place in the different style and design sense versus the rest of the issue. However, that does not mean it is bad just that it is oddly other. The rest of the art is great quality work by Clayton Crain.

   As for the story I am honestly worried Valiant's staff plans on killing the mentally challenged Lemur, which would be a terrible waste of a fun character. This is slightly foreshadowed in a conversation where Gilad gives a downer of a pep talk. Which happens after the weirdest figurative Bloodshot/X-O Manowar team-up in the form of Rai controlling the giant armor made from a bit of Shanhara. So while there is emotional weight to this possible death it is the first that I have truly dreaded Valiant allowing. Otherwise this is a much better second issue of a kind of non-event event.

   Recommended!

  *Note: Yes, there was another weak point in a "d" being partially missing. Yet I can't fully guess at the reasons why this happened so it seemed unfair to fully expound upon it.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 Issue 28 Review With Spoilers

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  I feel that the cover created by Rebekah Isaacs and Dan Jackson is dishonest to potential consumers. Mainly because the total opposite happens in this issue. By that I mean Buffy and Spike finally show character development when they have an adult conversation that leads to a healthier romantic relationship. Yes, the development is rushed, but it is still some kind of character development. As for the story and art they are decent, even if they are still not the height of quality we got from the first issue of Season 10. Also the moments in the travels of Dawn and Xander show that there is some potential stories that could be explored in a late companion series to Season 10. In conclusion this issue is recommended.

Ninjak Issue 16 Review With Spoilers

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   The quality of the main story is better than the "lost files" simply because it stands on its own better.  Though both are still great examples of the skills of Matt Kindt, Diego Bernard, Alisson Rodrigues, Ulises Arreola, and the many others who worked on this issue. An example in the main story is how Ulises Arreola's application of color provides the art with vibrancy and a tiny bit more kinetic motion.  While the art and color palette in "Lost Files" turns a frantic montage of scene shifts into key moments from condensed hours of a day. Said moments would not work without good talented creatives being involved. Finally both stories provide more information on Ninjak's parentage that in turn opens more questions from the answers readers are given.

  Recommended for lovers of sequential art.