War Mother Issue 3 Review With Spoilers

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  This issue continues the comeback to high quality for Fred Van Lente's writing at valiant. The dialogue is fully believable this issue, despite one lettering/grammar mistake in one of Flaco's sentences. As for the colors they are mostly fine, but there is one mistake with Max's hair in the latter pages. Finally the art could have been a tiny bit improved in terms of a few points of shading and cross-hatching, yet it is still very consistent and high quality stuff.

Faith And The Future Force Issue 4 Review With Spoilers

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  The visuals were obviously rushed, and the end results are either sketchy with sharp angular lines or just off-model. Due to the obvious rush on the art it is amazing the colors and text are generally good. If the art were even a tad bit better, or at least consistent in proportions, this would comic make the status of barely recommended. However, I am giving this a not recommended in single issue status with the caveat of picking it up in trade due to the awesome dialogue in three of the four issues and the excellent art in two of the issues.

  Finally the surprise solution character made me feel that the title is a bit of a misnomer.

  Not recommended in single, but definitely in trade format.

Hell 99: Tesshin And The Iron Palm Mini-Review

This issue is the prequel to 99 Assassins Unleash Hell yet it feels like a separate tale at the moment. I can't say it is as easy to understand as the previous issue, but I do think that it works if one considers it from Chris Sagovac's background as an animator. From an animator's perspective frame rates can determine the pacing a viewer is made to take in a product. Thus we need to imagine the images moving while we go from each page. In conclusion the storytelling could use a little work in the area of clarity, but is very strong stylistically.

   Slightly recommended!

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Note: I was not paid and do stand to receive any profits from doing this review of my former teacher's (Chris Sagovac) comic.

Not Recommended Comics List Of 4 Metal Na Na Edition

1. Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1 (2017) is an unnecessary tie-in. It is also a little too dark and simplistic in my opinion.
2. Batman: The Murder Machine #1 (2017) has a few relatively decent moments, but like Batman: The Dawnbreaker this is an unnecessary tie-in.
3. Dark Nights: Metal #3 (2017) is a more ordered version of Final Crisis. However, it does not provide enough "new" or anything that feels "metal."
4. The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1 (2015) is an interesting experimental comic book. However, it is very inaccessible to those who don't understand Grant Morrison writing style, or any of what this narrative is connected to.

Shaper Issue 5 Review With Spoilers

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  This issue is okay, at least in terms of the art and colors. The first setting caption seem contrasts a little with the colors on the first page. Also the summary seems to be missing some things, and like the story's ending, is very illogical. Speaking of the ending there are two flaws it contains. One is the final mentions of the card game that started the plot having no point and yet being continued. There is also how it should not have Rand living to see it due to being out in space for seemingly longer than possible. Finally a lot of the writing seems to either be oddly paced, or it tells the reader versus showing the reader. Case in point the main villain's last several bits of dialogue before his literal fall.

  Not Recommended!

In The Name Of The Moon It Will Be Blogged Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Episode 15

This episode has a lot of oddly sexual and suggestive dialogue. I mean the movie title containing the word "bleep" suggests either arthouse or something else of the adults only variety. Though I do think this was fan service/tease for fans of Sailor Moon ecchi and shippers of Makoto x Minako. Another bit that feels odd is how Luna thinks Usagi is undateable and is not worried about her future with Mamoru. Also I feel the same way about the unexpected gag with Ami.

   On the plus side I did like some of the expressions and certain moments in this episode. In other words this episode is almost good.

   Questions! Why did Galaxia not engage Sailor Moon and the other three Guardians in a fight? For that matter I would think Sailor Fighter would try to attempt an attack due to his name at the least. How come Sailor Iron Mouse didn't try to use the knowledge of Seiya's identity to distract Galaxia? Heck why did the animators not do a phone gag where Iron Mouse is almost c…

Action Comics Issue 989 Day Of Review With Spoilers

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  This issue has some sketchy looking line work, and depending on the inker the characters look okay or at worst off in proportions. Take for example Jonathan Kent/Superboy's look head and neck in the first panel we see him in. His head is elongated while the neck looks like it would have a tricky time supporting it even with his super-strength.

  As for the writing it is mostly fine until Superboy gets kidnapped by his "grandfather." (Though even if this is Jor-El he may still not be Mr. OZ.) In these last few pages we should see the immature superhero acting at least a little more suspicious toward his kidnapper. Especially because his mom does know where he is now.

  Finally the coloring was a little too bright on the OZ tattoos/brands to the extent that one has to wonder how Superman and Lois haven't spotted any.

  My Verdict: I suggest waiting for either the collected edition or for this issue to be on sale. Mainly due to the facts that it d…