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GREEN ARROW ISSUE 102 (1995) REVIEW

The use of light and shadow is pretty good. However, both the art and colors look a little off in places. In the case of the art bits of the line work look too angular and like they are meant to be part of a different style. While the colors are a little too dull and limited in range at times. As for the writing I think the dialogue is fine, but certain scenes either don't matter or feel editorially mandated. Finally the lettering has some good examples of mechanized word balloon styles.

  Just barely not recommended!

Cosmic Powers Issue 1 (1994) Review With Spoilers

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  While the colors are fine in range, they are at times lacking in helping suggest a direction for the source of light. As for the writing, the dialogue, and lack there of, is fine until the info dumping about the villain named Tryant. Yet, the writing does have a major problem with how the sequencing of events feels very hodgepodge. The lettering is mostly okay, but the font for the info dump is a little hard to read due to the background color of the word balloons. Finally the pencils and inks come together nicely and are pretty able to tell the same story on their own.

  Barely Recommended!

BETTIE PAGE (2018) VOLUME 2 ISSUE 2 REVIEW

There is one bit of bolded text that is not completely done on page four panel one. However, the rest of the bolding seems to be done right, and the font choices are rather nice. As for the colors they really add to the visuals in both their range and obscuring the less good bits of line work. Though the line work could be better in a few instances the art is pretty astounding, especially in consistency and design. While the design of Betty's torso on cover A by John Royle and Mohan is questionable I think the cover is for the most part fine. Yet I think cover B, C, and D would have been more appropriate due to the story contained within. Finally the writing ranges from fun to serious in a nice way that works for this type of story.

   Very Recommended!

NOT RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 COMPETENT YET UNWORTHY EDITION

1. Superman #85 (1994) is competent in terms of creative technique. However, it fails in having the ending be believable after all of the set-up. Also the focus seems like it should stay with Cat Grant more than it does.

2. Superman #300 (1976) is a somewhat competent sci-fi story. However, as a Superman story featuring a "what if" scenario this is just a waste of time.

3. Transformers #46 (1988) has the villains attempting a way too convoluted scheme. Also there are small artistic mistakes, such as the positioning of a cigarette in relation to a characters mouth.

4. Transformers #47 some bits of the writing are illogical or just poorly executed. Not to mention the villainous scheme is more something that G.I. Joe's villains would be doing. Finally it just felt rather generic.

INCURSION (2019) ISSUE 1 ADVANCE REVIEW

This issue has some decent set-up. However, it also feels easy to figure out where some of the foreshadowing will lead. Not to mention that some of the ideas behind the design of the new villain are obviously from other major franchises. That all said the art and colors, and lettering are high quality. While the writing is also high quality it is not as strong as the other narrative elements. In conclusion this story is looking like it may read better in one sitting or in collected form.

   Just above barely recommended status!

RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 BATGIRL AND SOLOMON EDITION

1. Superman #13 (1988) is both a tie-in to the horribly pointless event Millennium and a regular story. The end of the issue ties-in to the event okay. While the regular story is solid and thrilling. Also there are some nice references to other things in both the text and art.

2. Superman #268 (1973) has two stories. The first features a team-up between Superman and Batgirl that is okay. However, the second tale about inventing on Krypton in my opinion makes sense of why Krypton didn't have escape rockets.

3. Kobra #7 (1977) is interesting in how the plot lines are executed. Also the "hero versus hero" cliche is used in a believable way. Though I will admit the dialogue is hokey at times.

4. The Justice Society Of America story titled 'The Revenge Of Solomon Grundy' from All-Star Comics #33 (1947). This story is extremely high quality by golden age of comics standards. Also all of the characters, including the one-off characters, are given reasons for being in th…

ROBOTECH (2017) ISSUE 17 REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

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   Marco Lesko's coloring helps hide the slight difference in art style between Hendry Prasetya and Pasquale Qualano. Unfortunately I do think some of the layouts look slightly problematic in how the borders line up. That said the art is still mostly top-notch. As for the writing, I noticed some falsehoods in the summary. Although I do think the story has believable reactions in this issue, particularly a chase scene. Finally we get a nice amount of plot progression with the Roys and Zentreadi.

    Recommended!