War Mother Issue 1 Review

The coloring is using a palette selection that I don't believe I have seen before. It really makes the art pop for the most part. However, the art, while great, becomes less detailed towards the end pages. Speaking of lack of detail some panels have no background which is noticeable, but this factor is not extremely annoying. Finally the quality of Fred Van Lente's writing is more like the beginning issues of his run on Archer & Armstrong than the horrendously bad Generation Zero.


Secret Weapons Issue 3 Review With Spoilers

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   The only real flaws I noticed in this issue on with summary page (bio for Rex-O and The Scavenger  has a grammar/spelling mistake) and the essay by Eric Heisserer ends too abruptly.

   As for nitpicks I have a slight problem with no one (I.E. the African-American bullies/bigots) failing to call out their white teammate for the ethnic remark. I get that all four football players are bigoted toward psiots due to fears that have been to an extent justified by those like Toyo Harada, and that it is standard in allegorical tales to diversify the bigot groups. However, throwing in real examples of bigotry muddies the allegorical example. Thus the at least one of black guys should have called their white friend/teammate out on that. Despite this problem this issue provides noteworthy characterization of the types of prejudiced thought and action we should all be fighting against.

  On the plus side I think this issue is nicely paced with some remarkable line work. Not…

In The Name Of The Moon It Will Be Blogged Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Episode 7

This episode at least feels like Sailor Moon is supposed to feel in terms of the goofiness & drama. Also I like the maturation of Usagi's personality, and the next step being taken in her and Mamoru's relationship is pleasantly surprising. The problem is that there is nothing else I really like about this episode. In fact I actually loathe the obvious shovel design many of the characters' faces have (see first cafe scene). Not to mention this episode is kind of just an obvious set-up episode with nothing else going for it. Even the gender-bend of the new heroic sailors and the forced idea of a possible love triangle are loathsome and pointless. Essentially this episode is mainly style with a minimal amount of what has worked in the past and emotional substance.

   Question! Has Sailor Moon's creator ever been asked on a scale of one to ten how angry about the gender-bend she was at the time?

Recommended Comics List Of 4 Time Wine Edition

1. Time & Vine #1 (2017) has a very unique take on time travel. The art shows slight improvement from Thom Zahler's previous works. Though I did notice one expression that looked a little off, but it seemed to be a moment where two feelings were meant to be portrayed at once. In other words if this were a review it would still get a very recommended status.

2. Project Superpowers: Chapter Two #0 (2009) is very well strong the areas of line work and coloring. Though I feel it could have done more on the front of accessibility it is still a good jumping on point. It is solid work on the whole.

3. Flash #75 (1993) is decent for the most part. Though there is one panel that feels like it borders on over-sexualization. The main reason I am recommending this issue is not so much the narrative itself, but how the narrative showcases positive and negatives in relationships.

4. Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle #0 (2017) is believable in a lot of ways that most contemporary jungle adventure …

Divinity (2017) Issue 0 Review With Spoilers

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  The visuals are unique by sequential art standards. In fact the style seems to be a cross between realism and impressionism. While the text is also high quality it is not to the same level as the art, with the exception of the lettering. The writing simply provides a recap to go with an aftermath of the events of Stalinverse. Yes, there is some additions to Abram's backstory & characterization, but for the most part it is as I said. Despite this lack of true substance we do get a solid ending to the issue which also set-ups the plot of Eternity.

  Finally I did spot two flaws. One is the forms of the aliens Aric fights look too much like earthlings. Though this could be explained away in upcoming issues of X-O Manowar. However, the second flaw is Bloodshot tending a garden while not appearing like his human self. The reason this is a problem is the mass amount of carnage caused in Bloodshot U.S.A.

My verdict: Barely makes very recommended status due to th…

In the Name Of The Moon It Will Be Blogged Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Episode 6

I don't understand why Queen Nehelenia is apparently rewarded with a redo of her past. First off this would create a massive time paradox that would erase a lot and change whatever remains. Second they don't explain how and why the scouts accomplish this feat. They could simply befriend the convoluted mess that is Nehelenia if they want to remove her loneliness.

   Going back to the idea of time paradoxes shouldn't Chibi-Usa not exist in anyone's memories or their various personal histories. I mean once she has fully disappeared time should start to erase, at least if I understand the rules of time travel established in Sailor Moon R.

   As for the animation I feel it is all over the place. While the story itself just putters out in a way that feels so messed up and lame that I see no potential way it could have been fixed.

  Question! Was this meant to be a movie rather than some of the worst filler in Sailor Moon's history as a franchise?

Not Recommended Comics List Of 4 Doc Goes Out Cold Edition

1. Doctor Tomorrow #4 (1997) has decent art yet lousy writing. The majority of this issue is told in the form of past tense expositional narration.

2. The Flash #284 (1980) has a fantastic cover and relatively okay art. The problem is that the story is totally terrible story. Partly this is due to some lettering problems that suggest telepathy. However, the main problem is that Cary Bates seems to not know how certain scientific and made-up concepts are supposed to work. For example if past, present and future do not exist then conversations do not happen in any form we could perceive.
3. The Avengers #236 (1983) has She-Hulk flashing Jarvis in a way that feels unnecessary for it to have happened. Another problem is how the sub-plot is weakly set-up with it barely being connected to the main story. Also the main story's plot wraps up in both an abrupt and unexpected way. Finally even without these flaws this issue has nothing really interesting going for it. 
4. Found in Doctor To…