Friday, November 30, 2018

X-O MANOWAR (2017) ISSUE 21 REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning of Spoilers!

   This issue has some decent action and plot progression. However, Matt Kindt is being too obvious with his love of metafictional elements with how the fly mask/face army talks. Also Colonel Capshaw is apparently being set-up for a rather stupid death because of an obviously foolish action. While the art has two moments (two panels per moment) where events get a little confusing. That all said this is a pretty solid issue overall, and as a story arc will probably read better in collected format.

   Recommended!




Wednesday, November 28, 2018

FAITH DREAMSIDE (2018) ISSUE 3 REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning Of Spoilers!

  There could be a better more texture and less negative spaces in certain panels. That said MJ Kim really seems to have poured some lifeblood into making high quality visuals. Also Jordie Bellaire's choice of colors works to help differentiate memory and various areas of the Deadside/Dreamside. I also think Dave Sharpe, and those in charge of editing, have done a great job when the look-a-likes talk at once. Finally Jody Houser is crafting an excellent tale so far.

  Recommended.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 R2 ARROW EDITION

1. Green Arrow #0 (1994) is a good transition issue that both introduces Connor Hawke and starts the wrapping up of Oliver Queen's life. The art features great texture, and a good amount of the characterization. Though I will say that this issue would probably not be very interesting to a lot of teens and kids.

2. Star Wars #13 (1978) has some decent art by Carmine Infantino and Terry Austin. However, it is the writing by Archie Goodwin and the colors by Janice Cohen that make this a recommendation. If you can find a fine or better physical copy I suggest giving this a read.

3. Superman Adventures #10 (1997) is kind of a by the numbers story, but with enough quality to entertain.

4. The Adventures Of Superman #462 (1990) is essentially a public service announcement comic. Yet it is the only PSA comic that I have found to be brilliantly written. It should be very relatable to anyone who has ever had money problems of any kind.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

QUANTUM + WOODY! ISSUE 12 (2018) REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning of spoilers!

  The art is high quality work. However, there is a legitimate problem with the amount of eyelashes Francis Portelaw has drawn on a close-up of Colonel Capshaw. Specifically there is an unequal number and this causes her eyes to look too asymmetrical. No problems with the coloring or lettering.  Though there is a clunky sentence found the summary that I am going to attribute to editorial preference. Finally there are some good references to the big battles that Quantum & Woody have been a part of, and I give kudos Eliot Rahal for how unobtrusive it is.

  Recommended!

RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 SUPER GREEN TEAM EDITION

1. The Adventures Of Superman #533 (1996) is a fun team-up story. Though it may not be for those who can't stand tiny amounts of forced romantic tension. Also some of the visuals are a little questionable in quality.

2. West Coast Avengers #3 (2018) is a good balance of fun and serious. Though the art is quality stuff it could be laid out on a few pages. Also while the colors are great overall the sky is too light for the time frame. However, the total package is worth paying full price for.

3. Superman Adventures #15 (1998) is a good spotlight issue on occasional supporting character Bibbo. There is one panel that is unnecessary, but otherwise the majority of the visuals are laid out masterfully. Recommended for kids and fans of the show.

4. Adventures Of Superman #638 (2005) is mainly a fun look at a then possible future. Also there are some jokes that make this a good book for teens and/or up. Finally the work of each creative is high quality.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

THE INCREDIBLE HULK #130 (1970) REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning Of Spoilers!

   The lighting is mainly done via the colors. However, this also somewhat limits this issue's ability to be effective with shadows. That said the art is mostly good. Though the art does have a few odd, or inconsistent, bits of design. Also the writing is well thought out for why there is a hidden laboratory. Finally both the art and writing provide very relatable characterization for each character.

  Recommended!

Friday, November 23, 2018

BETTIE PAGE: VOLUME 2 ISSUE 1 (2018) REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning Of Spoilers!

  The covers are still going more for cheesecake versus suggesting what this series is actually like. That said if it gets it to sell through what people know Bettie Page for then I can't fully fault Dynamite Entertainment.

  As for the interiors are high quality work on all levels, and very much not cheesecake. The colors are expert level in both application and the selected range of the color palette. While the art has a sense of momentum. Not to mention the facial expressions and designs are mostly realistic. Finally the writing is strong in terms of plot and dialogue, with the exception of the British character who is supposed to be relating the tale.

   Very recommended!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

SHADOWMAN (2018) ISSUE 9 REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning Of Spoilers!

   This issue's art is mostly done by Renato Guedes while a few pages are done by Eric Battle. Both artists do good work, but there styles are very dissimilar and this may turn off some readers. However, I feel the death scene drawn by Battle is epic enough to make up the difference. As for the coloring it is expertly applied and rich in quality. Finally the writing is suspenseful and mostly of good quality, but it is a bit padded in terms of how obvious the deception is.

   Recommended!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT AGAIN UNLEASHES THE BOYS PRESS RELEASE

November 21: Dynamite Entertainment is releasing Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's Eisner-nominated series, The Boys, in a brand new format for fans and readers looking to jump on board with the critically-acclaimed series before the television adaptation debuts with Amazon Prime Video in 2019.  

At a massive 344 pages, the fan-favorite series draped in controversy is now presented in an omnibus edition as Dynamite releases the first 14 issues of the acclaimed series in one oversized trade collection! Join the most brutal government operatives ever assembled in tales of mayhem and dark humor, as chronicled by Garth Ennis, Dennis Robertson, and Peter Snejbjerg. Meticulously restored, The Boys Omnibus Edition Volume 1 also features bonus art materials, the script to issue #1 by Garth Ennis, a complete cover gallery with iconic artwork by Darick Robertson, and much more.

The Boys has long been one of our proudest achievements in our 14 years of publishing,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “Garth and Darick poured blood, sweat, and tears into the project for six years and 72 issues and we're excited to see new, affordable, collected editions for fans on stands in time for the much awaited Amazon Prime Video adaptation. There's never been a better time to read this series."

The Boys Omnibus Volume 1 will be released in stores everywhere March 2019. The Boys Omnibus Volume 2 and The Boys Omnibus Volume 3 are expected to see May and July release dates, respectively.

The Boys Omnibus Volume 1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' December 2018 Previews catalog, the majority source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in February 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve a copy of The Boys Omnibus Volume 1 with their local comic book shop or pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or retailer of their choosing.

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About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic ManA Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

NOT RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 GREEN BLOB OF DOOM EDITION

1. Green Arrow #109 (1996) has Connor Hawke alias Green Arrow ask Lois Lane for help contacting Superman and does not get it. Thus the opening portion of narrative is pointless. Not to mention the pencils and inks obviously do not mesh well.

2. Green Arrow #104 (1996) the adventure is padded due to Chuck Dixon essentially mishandling Green Lantern's abilities. Also the villains are very illogical in how, or why, they go about things.

3. The Adventures Of Superman #619 (2003) the narrative feels too spread out and all over the place. Also the introduction of the alien hitman character is rather underwhelming.

4. The Adventures Of Superman #577 (2000) has no apparent reason for police corruption in the form of framing innocent civilians. There is also the factor of how Superman/Smallville and Lex Luthor/Metropolis are paralleled, and in my opinion it doesn't fully work.

Monday, November 19, 2018

MICHAEL MORECI COMMANDS NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT PRESS RELEASE

November 19: Dynamite Entertainment is excited to announce the next installment of the Battlestar Galactica saga as writer Michael Moreci (Roche Limit, Hoax Hunters) and artist Breno Tamura (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey) take the helm in Twilight Command, coming this winter!

Battlestar Galactica: Twilight Command follows a group of men and women who’ve lost everything, who’ve compromised their souls and are in need of redemption—and they find it on New Caprica, in a one-way mission that will set the stage to free the human race from Cylon occupation.

"I'm not kidding when I say that this is the exact story I've been wanting to tell since I watched Battlestar Galactica when it first aired. I always thought there were so many stories to tell on New Caprica, and being able to expand the Battlestar Galactica world with new characters--and old favorites--is so amazing,” said writer Michael Moreci.

The first issue of Battlestar Galactica: Twilight Command delivers dual variant covers featuring the talents of Brent Schoonover (Captain Marvel) and Breno Tamura. Additionally, an Atlas Edition will also be available for fans wishing to have their issue signed by writer Michael Moreci! ​

Battlestar Galactica: Twilight Command #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' December 2018 Previews catalog, the majority source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in February 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Battlestar Galactica: Twilight Command #1 with their local comic book retailers. Battlestar Galactica: Twilight Command #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
 
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About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic ManA Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

RED SONJA REAWAKENED BY RUSSELL AND COLAK DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT PRESS RELEASE

November 19: Dynamite Entertainment today announced plans to launch a brand new ongoing Red Sonja series as Eisner-nominated author Mark Russell (The Flintstones) and artist Mirko Colak (Conandeliver a savage story of metal and blood in 2019!

In Red Sonja, Russell and Colak bring forth the tale of Tomyris, a world conqueror possessing a massive army and a fatal prophecy. A bastard sorceress craves revenge. And a fearsome red-haired warrior is made wartime ruler of a homeland set for decimation. No man knows the place of her birth, nor where she learned to wield a sword to shame many a male. They know only that she is called The She-Devil Of The Hyrkanian Steppes. That, and Red Sonja.

"I’m a huge fan of ancient history because there’s no clear line where the history ends and legend begins, so in a way, all ancient history is a work of fantasy," stated author Mark Russell.  "I really wanted to write a fantasy title that allowed me to work in some of the incredible stories and themes of ancient history, in particular, the story of Tomyris, the bad-ass Queen of the Steppes, and it’s hard to imagine a better character to tell that story than Red Sonja, the bad-ass Queen of Comics."

"There is no special mystery why I accepted the offer from Dynamite. One name, basically, was enough: SONJA," said series artist Mirko Colak.  "In my country, Serbia, Red Sonja is very popular and I have to say, I am very familiar with Sonja's world."

The first issue of Red Sonja delivers a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers a chance to collect the whole set! The cover artwork features the talents of Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Joseph Michael Linsner (Vampirella), Christian Ward (Thor), and Frank Cho (Hulk), and a cosplay cover respectively.  Additionally, an exclusive Atlas Edition signed by writer Mark Russell will be available which includes a Certificate of Authenticity.  A blank Authentix Edition will be available as a variant for Red Sonja #1, featuring the same great story, but with a blank cover for you to get your favorite artist to draw their own take of the She-Devil with a Sword, Red Sonja!

Red Sonja #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' December 2018 Previews catalog, the majority source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in February 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Red Sonja #1 with their local comic book retailers. Red Sonja #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
 
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About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic ManA Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

IMPLANT REVIEW WITH KICKSTARTER LINK

Attached below the review is a link to the kickstarter for the comic in question. The kickstarter lasts till Dec. 5th 2018.

  This comic is an attempt at raising social awareness of a currently developing issue. Said issue regards technology and the right to privacy. It handles the delivery of its message in a good mix of sci-fi, thriller, and social commentary. However, the text gets confusing on a more experimental page.  Also while the visuals are mostly good the greyscale could be a little better. Finally there are currently a few typos that I hope get fixed if this reaches its crowdfunding goal.

  Recommended, with the caveat that I expect future works by any of these creative to show improvement.

Friday, November 16, 2018

NOT RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 TIE-IN ADVENTURES EDITION

1. Adventures Of Superman #644 (2005) has Superman acting kind and intelligent and then stupid, angry and arrogant for the sake of the plot. Not to mention that this goes with the stupid idea of Toyman being a killer before Zatanna tried to "fix" his mind and yet he still is a killer. So it is like they did one fourth of a retcon.

2. Adventures Of Superman #636 (2005) feels very much like most of it should have just been in the event Identity Crisis instead a tie-in. Also Batman and Superman are idiots for thinking a super powered rapist (Dr. Arthur Light) should be allowed to live.

3. Adventures Of Superman #641 (2005) so this issue features some smart ideas and some bad ones. However, the bad outweighs the good. This is mainly cause of police brutality and corruption happening to an obviously framed individual. Also the presence of a lead-up to Infinite Crisis OMAC feels a little like an editorial mandate.

4. Adventures Of Superman #645 (2005) has the wrong creator credits on the cover. Not to mention the cover art suggests a more epic story than what we get. Finally it is not so much a tie-in to the mess known as Infinite Crisis but a lead-in to the first issue.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT (2018) ISSUE 1 REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning Of Spoilers!

  The art is a bit obvious in how there are three inkers finishing the visuals. This causes a range of textures, and thus I have to praise the colorist for being able to be consistent. Although I am unsure  who is to blame for the lack of confidence in most of the line work. However, all the visuals are still relatively decent. As for the writing the story is interesting even though it could have leaned a little less on references to prior incarnations of Bloodshot. Finally the lettering is okay if a little too bold in places.

   Recommended!

ROBOTECH (2017) ISSUE 14 REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning Of Spoilers!

  This issue provides some good answers regarding the two Roys and the SDF-1. However, I feel that the death in this issue is a waste of potential stories. Also the tank/chamber seen in this issue looks rather generic in design compared to other things. Not to mention the fight scene has a kick with a wrongly positioned foot and ankle. Overall though this is a high quality issue that is a good start for those jumping on. Finally I think hardcore fans of the anime series will enjoy the added lore.

   Recommended!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

LIVEWIRE ISSUE 1 (2018) ADVANCE REVIEW

   The line work is confident and well-executed. Though the visual characterization of the antagonists is rather generic they are given believable dialogue. As for the overall narrative, it is well-sequenced and the writing allows the visuals to equally tell the story. We even get a suggestion of moods to feel with the colors. Lastly, there are good font choices on the lettering front.

   Recommended.

NINJA-K ISSUE 13 REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning Of Spoilers!

  The art and colors are a little too reliant on shadows and darkness. It makes for a somewhat drab feeling. However, both the art and coloring are technically fine in terms of execution. Though I do think there is a moment, or two, of fight choreography that could have been clearer. As for the lettering, it is arguably at its best when it comes to the necessary sound effects. Finally while the writing is fine I think the Dying One's "tell" should have been visual.

  Recommended!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

MASQUERADE VOLUME 1 SOFTCOVER (2009) REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning Of Spoilers!

  Each issue feels like the two different stories got smashed together. Though the last issue has a few moments that feel like they should be part of Project Superpowers proper. The dialogue is fine, but the internal monologuing is overdone. Also I don't think any of the relationships between the characters, particularly the brother and the housekeeper's daughter, are strongly established. As for the art and colors they are muddy and at times inconsistent in detail. Finally I will give kudos to the letterer for the amount of work he had to do.

 Not recommended!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

THE EXCITING X-PATROL #1 (1997) REVIEW

 This issue has uneven pacing due to its second scene. Also there are a few weird bits of coloring in a couple of panels. As for the rest of the visuals they range from well done to terrible. Some of the key problems are weird facial expressions and "broken back syndrome." However, of the second run of the Amalgam Comics brand this is one of the better written titles. Yes, the story is paint by numbers but the dialogue and narration are strong.

  Not Recommended, except for those wanting to complete a collection or love of one of the creative team.

Friday, November 9, 2018

NOT RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 THE POOR TITAN EDITION

1. Titans #31 (2011) has visuals that feel too static. Not to mention they there is some odd dialogue and facial expressions. Finally the coloring on several pages looks like it went over some of the line work.

2. Titans #36 (2011) has a lot of poorly done anatomy including a moment where Vixen has an obvious case of "broken back syndrome." The story is also poorly sequenced.

3. The Masked Raider story from Marvel Comics #1 (1939) is very amateur hour by anyone's standards. The story is just incomprehensible, and the art is severely flawed.

4. Tribe #1 (1993) is almost a good early Image comic book, but sadly the art and story starts to deteriorate around the middle of the narrative.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 GREEN ROBIN'S ACCESS EDITION

1. Green Arrow #105 (1996) is okay for a first meeting of superheroes. Though I think there are a number of aspects this comic has that feel a bit rushed or poorly thought out.

2. Green Arrow #107 (1996) is weird in a lot of ways, and it has two aspects that really date the book's present now. Yet it is good enough to still find enjoyment in.

3. Titans #25 (2010) has a few weird points-of-view that hurt the facial expressions. However, the art is mostly high-quality. I also found the story to be interesting enough to recommend.

4. Unlimited Access #2 (1998) has a mistake involving the font size in one word balloon. Also some of the shadows and coloring could be a tad better. However, this issue features some decently executed company crossover team-ups.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

NOT RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 POOR FANFARE EDITION

1. Eddy Current #5 (1988) has problems with tenses, grammar, and proportions. Also it is very confusing as to what exactly is going on and what the premise is supposed to be.

2. Marvel Fanfare #42 (1989) has what feels like an incomplete plot for the Monica Rambeau/Captain Marvel story. While the Spider-Man story is too reliant on Peter's martyr complex and random chance.

3. Titans #30 (2011) is mainly too reliant on prior issues to understand what is going on. Also there are instances of "broken back syndrome." Finally Batman, and a few others, are just left by the main characters in a ring of villains.

4. Excalibur #76 (1994) has a disgusting amount of problems. Said problems range from lack of detail and sudden changes in the visuals to racist and awkward dialogue. Essentially this issue is almost an entire failure.

GOLDEN HARMONY ROBOTECH EPISODE 24 OPINION PIECE

Warning Of Spoilers!

  This episode feels very uneven in pacing, especially since the scenes featuring Miyira and Lynn Minmei are relatively minimal to the plot. That said I like the amount of great character moments and developments that happen in this episode. Though I think Lisa Hayes's father and his co-workers are nuts for thinking shooting at an enemy before peace talks is a good idea. My main problem with this is that his dialogue could have conceivably been written with better reasoning. Finally I loved the similar logic this episode has to Toys (1992) regarding video games possibly training people.

  Questions! Was the writer of the Robin Williams movie Toys possibly inspired by this episode? Is the development of Lisa and Rick's relationship a little uneven? Did the reporters' questions and enthusiasm about a possible marriage between two cousins irk anyone else? Cause they seem more like present day tabloid vultures than reputable journalists and reporters.

Monday, November 5, 2018

RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 IMP IN THE SKYLINE EDITION

1. Adventures Of Superman #646 (2006) is recommended due to how the interesting characterization is for Mr. Mxyzptlk and Lois Lane. Also the art and colors are (in my opinion) something worth studying.

2. Green Arrow #133 (1998) is recommended despite the fact that Chuck Dixon mishandles the concept of drug withdrawal and its symptoms. I am giving that major problem a slight pass due to how well the high concept parts are handled. Also the interior art is great.

3. Superman Adventures #16 (1998) has a few bits of line work that are obviously weak. However, it is a decent comic with some relatively strong writing.

4. The Adventures Of Superman #610 (2003) has some questionable elements such as whether Clark Kent really works in the internet age as an undercover reporter. However, this is a mostly high quality comic, especially in terms of the characterization. It also serves as an example of how to do political commentary without being polarizing.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 DARK TITANS EDITION

1. Titans #26 (2010) has some high quality art, and relatively decent coloring. The cast of characters are not ones everyone will find likable despite some relatable moments. That said this is a pretty well-executed narrative.

2. The Adventures Of Superman #541 (1996) is a good followup to the wedding of Lois Lane and Clark Kent. There are one or two problems with sequencing and characterization, but overall everything is strong for a comic from 1996.

3. Superman Adventures #14 (1997) has some outdated elements, and the plot is a little weak. However, I think it is a decent cartoon based comic that can still entertain some people. Also some of the elements about privacy versus the press, and how journalism can be done are still relevant.

4. Superman Adventures #12 (1997) is recommended even though I personally am against the font choice used for Lois Lane's internal monologuing. It is high quality in a lot of ways, especially the colors and characterization. Also it feels like a missing part of the cartoon series.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

FAITH DELUXE EDITION BOOK 1 MINI-REVIEW With Spoilers

Warning of Potential Spoilers!

  While this collected edition contains some issues I didn't (and still don't) recommend the majority are good to great. As for the extras they are pretty standard for a Deluxe Edition from Valiant. Personally I think they could have used some text based extra, such as script pages, to make it more interesting.

   Recommended for those who want a sturdier edition of Faith's adventures, completists, and those wanting to see what Faith is about. Not recommended for those who are ultra-conservative due to the political issue in this collection.

NOT RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 GREEN FLAKES EDITION

1. Green Arrow #88 (1994) shows a knowledge of Oliver Queen's history, but it seems like Kevin Dooley hates Oliver Queen. I have come to this conclusion mainly due to how Dooley makes Queen uncertain about himself. Also there is how Queen gets taken out like an amateur hero. Finally the plot is very stock level.

2. Darkhold #6 (1993) has several artists and none of them have the similar styles. Also each artist looks like they were trying to ape early Image comics or just rushing in places. Finally the writing feels like it is compressing three plot lines into one.

3. Green Arrow #89 (1994) this issue has some nice explanations for being anti-guns. That is all this issue really is. Heck, one could say that it is more an public service announcement starring the character Anarky versus an actual Green Arrow story.

4. Green Arrow #90 (1994) is confusing even if one has read Zero Hour (1994) and previous issues of the "Cross Roads" storyline.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

BRITANNIA: LOST EAGLES OF ROME ISSUE 4 (2018) REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning Of Spoilers!

  There is one panel that makes three pages a little questionable on whether they are sequenced right. After close inspection they are sequenced right it is just the panel is not set-up right. Also there are a few panels without backgrounds. Though one or two are fine with the lack of background. The rest of the art is high quality work. As for the coloring it could be better on the grey near the corpses at the beginning. However, the majority of the color palette is well chosen.

  As for the the text, I think the three shouts from a crowd could have been positioned better. Finally the dialogue is good, but the opening feels a bit repetitive of the summary, and the twist ending could have been better set-up.

   My verdict: Recommended for those who have read the first three issues and want to finish the story. Not recommended on its own.

RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 WAR LANTERNS OF DOOM EDITION

1. Star Wars #14 (1978) is a relatively decent comic for the standards of its time. Yes, there are problems such as Luke apparently teleporting up a tree in order to save Leia, but the good outweighs the bad.

2. Green Lantern Corps Quarterly #7 (Winter 1993) is not the strongest anthology, but it should appease Green Lantern fans that want supernatural and horror plots.

3. Avengers #276 (1987) is a great example of how to do expositional dialogue in a realistic way. Also it is something comic writers and artists can study to learn how to pace an issue. Finally the art is mostly strong in its line work.

4. Captain Marvel #1 (2012) is okay for most of the visuals. However, there are a few problems, such as missing eyes during the opening fight. Yet, the writing is so strong that it can carry reader interest from the beginning to the end of the issue.

BLOODSHOT (2019) BOOK 1 TRADE PAPER BACK REVIEW

  The supplemental section is a relatively decent mix of materials. While the overall creative quality ranged from good to somewhat okay in ...