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Review: I Am Groot

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Groot!

I Am Groot collects issues #1-5 by Christopher Hastings, Flaviano, and Marco D’Alfonso.

Get your copy in comic shops today and bookstores on December 5. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Infamous Iron Man Vol. 2 Absolution of Doom

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Doctor Doom!

Infamous Iron Man Vol. 2 Absolution of Doom collects issues #7-12 by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev.

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Review: Nick Fury Vol. 1 Deep Cover

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Nick Fury!

Nick Fury Vol. 1 Deep Cover collects issues #1-6 by James Robinson and Aco.

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Review: Batman/The Shadow: The Murder Geniuses

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Batman and The Shadow!

Batman/The Shadow: The Murder Geniuses collects issues #1-6 and Batman Annual #1 by Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando, and Riley Rossmo.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in bookstores on November 28. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1 Imperial Machine

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Darth Vader!

Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1 Imperial Machine collects issues #1-6 by Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Jim Cheung.

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Review: Imaginary Fiends #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a new Vertigo series!

Imaginary Fiends #1 is by Tim Seeley, Stephen Molnar, and Richard Pace.

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Review: The Demon: Hell is Earth #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Etrigan!

The Demon: Hell is Earth #1 is by Andrew Constant, Brad Walker, and Andrew Hennessy.

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Review: Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #36

After faking her own death, Silver Sable is back in the mercenary game, and this time she REALLY might not survive! In the wake of Norman Osborn’s control of the Symkarian government, one of Sable’s operations goes south, and she finds herself and a small group of hostages trapped in the clutches of a dangerous group of terrorists! With no equipment and no back up Sable has to make sure that she and the innocents trapped with her find their way out alive. Piece of cake.

marvel has been producing a series of one-shots as part of Marvel Legacy taking us back to series and testing out the reaction to them. Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #36 takes us back to a character we’ve seen pop up recently in Amazing Spider-Man in a story that’s pretty close to a one-shot.

Writer Christa Faust takes us through the basics of Silver Sable in various ways as the character takes on Neo-Nazis attack refugees. The story is interesting in that it not so subtly takes on current real world issues, attacks on refugees and the rise of Neo-Nazism in Europe. The package that’s all delivered in is just ok though.

There’s nothing wrong with the issue at all and it’s a perfectly entertaining read. The issue is that we’ve see the kick-ass spy done so much between the last time Silver Sable had a series and now that the bar for an excellent story of this genre has been lifted exponentially. It’s not enough to just bust in and kick ass, we’re expecting some cool and style to it all. A bigger issue is that we’ve seen that in the not too distant past and even this week with the complete collection of the recent Nick Fury series.

That all includes the art by Paulo Siqueira which again isn’t bad, we’ve just seen so much better and so much better recently. Some of the scenes are a little confusing as far as the action (and that might be due to the digital review copy) but overall it’s pretty straightforward with not a whole lot that adds to the genre.

There’s nothing bad with this comic and there’s nothing that makes it stand out either. It’d be great to see Silver Sable back in an ongoing way but if that happens, we need to see the bar raised a bit in how it’s done. When there’s so many solid options out there, why do anything less?

Story: Christa Faust Art: Paulo Siqueira Cover Art: Mahmud A. Asrar
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Review: Action Comics #992

Crippled by the events of “The Oz Effect,” Superman struggles to regain a sense of hope for humanity. As a strange new threat brews in the background, a faithless Son of both Krypton and Earth must make a choice: stay and fight for his adoptive homeworld, or answer a call from the stars.

With “The Oz Effect” over and the revelation of who Mr. Oz is behind us, we’re left asking what’s next? “The Oz Effect” directly attacked what Superman stands for and represents, the “hope” for humanity. Mr. Oz revealed the “true nature” of humanity for all its negativity and in that way attacked Superman while attempting to save him from whatever comes next.

This issue picks up from there with Superman questioning a lot of things, like what it means to be the son of someone so evil. It’s an interesting direction that forces Superman on a quest of some sorts and an ending that I’m sure will be spoiled elsewhere but I’m not doing that here. It’s a solid twist ending that has me excited to see the next issue and reintroduces a certain character into the DC Universe post Rebirth.

The art by Steve Pugh is solid. It’s slightly different than we’ve seen over the span of the series but keeps with a certain aesthetic style that’s consistent with what’s come before. There’s some solid emotional moments as Superman comes to grips with what has happened and what it all means and those are conveyed quite well through the art.

This is a solid follow up to an event that has shaken Superman and put into question the whole nature vs. nurture debate. But, it also sets up what feels like a hell of an adventure to come based on those final pages and it’s an adventure I’m beyond excited to see.

Story: Dan Jurgens Art: Steve Pugh Cover Art: Francis Manapul
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy

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Help Save Net Neutrality. Take Action Now!

take actionThe FCC has announced they plan on ending Net Neutrality and that spells doom for a free and open internet. We have always supported Net Neutrality and are asking you to do so as well. A vote is set for December 14, but we have the ability to make our voices heard to Congress who might be able to prevent what will be a disaster and corporate giveaway.

There are many different definitions of what exactly Net Neutrality is, but it’s basically the ability to the go where you want and do what you want on the internet without extra charges, artificially slow accessibility or blockages.

Net Neutrality protects us the consumer as well as benefits creators. It stops internet providers from slowing down, degrading, or even blocking content or access to online content. It also prevents deals where those with deep pockets can pay to be heard over start-ups or other competitors. When over 70% of Americans have only one option for internet providers in their area, this is a big deal.

But here’s possible scenarios in a world without Net Neutrality, and outlines why this is important:

  • Your internet provider provides you the option to buy voice over internet from them, so they decide to degrade or block the competition, making them the only real option,
  • Your internet provider owns some of the content it delivers (for example Comcast and NBC) and block other services to watch the same or similar content so you have to use their video on demand service,
  • An exclusive deal is struck where a service, say a video game platform or digital comics platform, pay and become the only distributor or platform of that content through your internet provider,
  • Business pay, or people have to pay, to have their content delivered quicker, in an age where ever millisecond counts (think stock trading or online ticket buying). The haves can outpace the have-nots when it comes to online activities.

We don’t need to imagine what it’ll be like, we can just look towards Portugal to see our future.

Comic creators too should care about Net Neutrality.

  • In today’s business world scripts and art are sent around the globe and without protection expect slower upload and download speeds and paying more to conduct business. Enjoy going back to sending files on CD or hard drive.
  • Your ability to chat through video such as Skype might be diminished.
  • And, say goodbye to digital and web comics as consumer speeds are decreased to the degree that there’s no point in attempting to download a file or wait for images to load and that’s after paying for the privilege to do so.

Internet1I can go on and on with these types of scenarios, and Comcast and Verizon have been fighting to end Net Neutrality and the internet as we know it. And with the consolidation of of internet service providers and content the scenarios become even more bleak.

The idea of Net Neutrality is to keep the internet a free and open platform for innovation and expression.

Please take action now and contact Congress to make your voice hear so sites like ours have an equal chance to be heard as those who can spend money to do so.

The Battle for the Net begins now!

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