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Review: Harley Quinn #16

Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner packed so much girl power into the latest issue of Harley Quinn that it could pass the Bechedel test no problem. Harley Quinn #16 finishes off the alien invader storyline with a bang, well actually something more deadly than a bang. Palmiotti and Conner have our three superheroines serving up some well thought out justice to the shirtless alien who’s been threatening to take over the world for the past few issues. The ladies do this by working together and it is glorious. We also see a bit more of the gentrification vampires in action and it’s scary on a soylent green level, the writers don’t give too much away but they give us just enough of a taste to let us know that it’s not looking too good for NYC homeless population. As an added bonus we get to see more of the future storyline and discover that the desolate city’s number one bat fan is coming after Harley. We got one storyline finished, one in the middle lane, and another that looks exciting as hell on the horizon and I can’t wait to see how this all shakes out.

John Timms and Joseph Michael Lisner (who drops in for a few pages to make some magic in the future story line) serve up some beautiful artwork with such richness and detail that it pulls the readers even further into the amazing story that the writers are telling. There isn’t a line out of place, no cheap trick, just good art that becomes another character in this already rich story.

Overall, I found the story to be emotional, well planned and a great tie-in to the rest of the arc. Many writers would find themselves facing an uphill battle having so many storylines running concurrently in one issue but, ass usual the Palmiotti and Conner team take on this challenge like champs and emerge victorious. There’s bonus points for making Harley and her female squad hella feminist in the process. There’s something truly great about their choice to have other women be the first people that the ladies reach out to when they’re in trouble and there’s  something even greater about the ladies working together to get the job done. I’m also a fan of the small talk and affection that occurs in this issue, there’s some ribbing on Harley from Power Girl but, it’s nothing too harsh and all in good fun. There’s also an acknowledgment that people can change over time and evolve into something new. I loved every panel of this issue and I’m pretty sure that you will too.

Story: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti Art: John Timms and Joseph Michael Lisner
Story: 9.8 Art: 9.7 Overall: 9.8 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Harley Quinn #14

harley_cv14_dsThis weeks issue of Harley Quinn was full of all the things I love about the way Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner have been taking our favorite maybe sheroes story arcs. There were some growing pains and a sense that they were trying to shove too much into one issue but, not only did it all work itself out but, it has fueled the issues that followed. Palmiotti and Conner are kicking ass at defining who Harley is now, not only have they excelled at giving her agency, purpose, and focus but, they’ve managed to tackle some pretty serious social and relationship issues. They have also managed to serve up a healthy dose of girl power and sisterhood reminding us all that women really do kick ass. Despite her often psychotic and fractured actions, Harley Quinn has returned to being the penultimate “you don’t own me” bad ass boss chick role model that we got a glimpse of before.

Harley Quinn #14 starts off with a glimpse of what Ms. Berkowitz has in mind to help the Mayor solve his homelessness problem and it’s not only shady but, scary. We also discover more about how Harley pays the bills and, runs a crew. There’s something kind of empowering about the way she handles herself and her gang with her own hero for hire and , bad ass for kicks business ventures. If that’s not enough excitement for you there’s also a what’s in the tunnels story arc that’s about to take off. We’re treated to a front row seat as the insects come out of the dark, into the light and set loose their dark lord. Harley in her usual trouble maker with a heart uses some trickery to get this alien arsehole out of her hood to keep her home turf safe. But, she ends up needing help from an unlikely and new source in order to do battle with what promises to be a wrathful return.

The writing is on point as usual. There are multiple storylines going on but, hey are clear lines letting the reader know where the storylines switched over. There are also some killer social commentary quips and undertones that make the story touch on the readers humanity. The writers were even nice and clever enough to take a jab at Sunkist Stalin number 45 himself. I was also impressed that when the shizz hit the fan, Harley thought about all of the female heroes she could call to help out with their alien overlord problem.

Khari Evans and John Timms split the drawing duties for this issue with Alex Sinclair serving up some killer, mood appropriate color. It’s a really pretty comic, full of detail, providing a feeling that the scene is just as important as the words.

Overall this issue of Harley Quinn brings together some A-team level storytelling and artwork. Everything fits together and the words complement the art which aids in the ability of reader to get sucked in and enjoy the ride. This was a solid set up for a new arc and, a good precursor for the arcs that will follow. I appreciated the story and, enjoyed that it had a mildly political subtext with a good, relatable, entertaining tale dominating the forefront. It was a blast to read and I look forward to not only watching this story arc play out but, discovering what other arcs are lurking in the wings waiting for their chance to have a full fledged story arc of their own. Wherever this team decides to go I’m here for it and have full faith in their ability to keep us all wanting more.

Story: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner Art: Khari Evans, John Timms, Alex Sinclair
Story: 9.0 Art: 8.8 Overall: 8.9 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Suicide Squad #11

ssquad_cv11_dsThe hunt for Rustam is still on and popping and Amanda Waller the Queen B of the DC universe intelligence world is taking no prisoners in her search after he made contact with her kids. The team’s mission to find the Annihilation Brigade leads them to a dead end in Tibet leading them to believe there is a mole in the squad. Recent events have Harcourt running the Task Force X while Waller is on leave after the chaos of the Maxwell Lord/Justice League showdown and the squad isn’t liking the change in command. And, before “Episode One” is over there’s one hell of a breakout at Belle Reve.

“Life Outside,” the second part of this two-part issue has Harcourt banishing Waller from mission control after she attempts to have a chat with Zod. The Squad is having a good ole time in NOLA after Harcourt grants them a night off. Boomerang is getting his party on while Harley’s attempt at getting her bad for mojo on is disrupted by Flag. Deadshot enjoys some time with his daughter I’m a heart to heart that might just break yours. And, this issue really does end with a bang that will be heard throughout the DC universe and has anyone reading this epic issue stopped dead in their tracks waiting the long two weeks in between issues to find out what happens next.

Rob Williams writing is equal parts brilliant and dread-inducing in the best possible way. Every word and caption seems well thought out and aware of the levity of the ultra dark turn the series has taken. There’s gravity in his words and he brings it to the characters words and actions, they seem to add purpose and life to the characters motivations and desires. We get two great intertwined stories and it provides a perfect turning point from light and fun carnage to some serious life-shattering reveals and the requisite Suicide Squad mayhem.

The art choices that John Romita Jr. uses in “Episode One” give the team an all new, harsher look. Even Harley gets the amped up steroid induced treatment. It’s a bit jarring but, considering the dark overtone of the events in that part of the issue it makes sense. Eddy Barrows takes over the reigns for the second story in this issue, “Life Outside” is toned down and more in line with what we are used to seeing. The two styles complement each other and in both stories, the artwork adds to the story and becomes an extra character on its own.

Overall this was a well thought out and brilliantly executed issue and it was understandable and relatable to a point that if this was your first run in with the Squad you’d be on board to tune in for future issues. It has a solid start for both new arcs and both parts end in a way that make you want to read more.

Story: Rob Williams Art: Episode One- John Romita Jr. Life Outside – Eddy Barrows
Story: 9.7 Art: 8.7 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Justice League vs Suicide Squad #6

The gangs all here and the party is over (or is it?) in the final issue of the latest Rebirth mash up arc, Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #6. The two teams, Justice League and Suicide Squad, joined forces, as expected to beat the big bad from Amanda’s first failed Suicide Squad. It seems like things are going to get wrapped up with a nice little bow but, we all know better than to expect happy endings especially with an issue that starts off with the team being possessed to fight each other. Killer Frost has always been an enigma and this issue puts her front and center, she is this issues MVP. Not only does she save the teams (and world) but, when given the chance to take Lord’s life to power up after nearly killing herself to get rid if the big bads but, we find out about the inner thought process of a misunderstood Squad member. Much like Harley going sane when Zod attacked, Frost has such a handle on her issues that she goes full good and releases her fear & doubt.

Joshua Williamson brought his A game to the end of a well thought out arc. There was a real danger in this mash-up of becoming cliched and predictable but, Williamson’s great story telling gave it a nice twist. He manages to add a new dimension, a nice twist and, a level to an often used story that made it feel fresh, relatable and real. We even got treated to a couple of good twists in the end, the interaction between Batman and Amanda were just as telling, poignant and story propelling as the interaction between a caged Lord and Amanda. Both conversations and aftermaths gave us insight into Amanda’s ultimate game plan and her general feelings about the team and her missions. Williamson manages to humanize every single person involved in this story arc from the darkest and most dangerous to the seemingly innocent. There are layers in his writing that make each character feel realistic and serves the purpose of drawing you into the story and their lives, you feel invested enough allow the story to take you away and that’s true whether you just picked up this issue or have been reading the entire arc.

Howard Porter is a brilliant artist, the detail to facial expressions that give off a bit more than what is being said or heard, adds extra depth to the already well thought out panels. It’s like looking at superbly done storyboards for a movie that you really want to see. Porter’s art keeps you on the edge of your seat ( or in my case couch) fully engaged in the story that Williamson is telling and making you feel like you’re in the story.

Overall this final issue packed one heck of a punch providing some extra insight into the characters, tipping us off to more of Amanda’s plans, which may or may not include purposely making Frost pure evil and wrapping things up in this arc just well enough to leave the door open for a second glance. The creative team has taken this arc out with a bang and whether they pick it up again or let it die to be continued in bits and pieces of other comics across the Rebirth universe there is some definite magic occurring on these pages and I was blown away by this issue in a good way.

Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Howard Porter
Story: 9 Art:8.6 Overall: 8.8 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Harley Quinn #12

harley-cv12_dsHarley Quinn #12 brought back a lot of what I liked about the direction that the Rebirth team, Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, were taking with Harley. She’s a lot more autonomous and a lot less Joker prop. Last time around I had some issues with the story direction, this issue was way more cohesive and showed a focus and direction that I could get behind. I still want to know what was lurking behind the mystery door on Red Tool and Harley’s adventure but, this issue was filling enough to tide me over until the next one comes out and clever enough to leave me wanting more.

This issue served up everything I love about the latest Harley incarnation, Conner and Palmiotti served up that wise talking bad ass lady boss we all fell in love with. She gives Tool the business for trying to white knight her with the Joker and, the Joker gets treated to what can only be described as Harley pulling a Reservoir Dogs style torture scene with Mr. J. We also get a glimpse of Madison’s master plan as she unleashes what appears to be her version of a supernatural Kraken from a cargo container on the Red Hook docks.

harley_12_5The writing is on point in this issue, there’s a cohesive story with real dialogue. Harley gets back her agency and we get to see her in all of her glory. The story was easy to follow and gave me hope for the issues to come, it also left me with just the right amount of questions to ponder while I wait for the next installment of what is shaping up to be an interesting story arc.

John Timms’ artwork is full of detail and shows off the emotions of the characters perfectly, it looks more like a storyboard for a movie which helped keep me engaged in the story. Chad Hardin provided a nice art assist in a much needed Harley dream sequence that showed her feelings on the reappearance of the Joker. Harding’ ethereal art style portrayed perfectly the thought process following escape from a toxic relationship. I would also like to acknowledge Dave Sharpe, the letterer for this issue who managed to give each character a unique voice. The Jokers’ bubbles managed to convey actual menace in them.

Overall this was a solid issue and a return to what I fell in love with about the Rebirth Harley. It was a strong read as a stand alone issue and a nice bridge to for what is to come.

Story: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art: John Timms, Chad Hardin (Dream Sequence)
Story: 8.9 Art: 8.9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

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Wednesday Graphic Novel Review: Aquaman Vol. 1 and Batman Vol. 1

Two weeks into the new year and two weeks of new comic days! We’ve got two more first volumes to two DC Comics “Rebirth” trade paperbacks!

Aquaman Vol. 1: The Drowning collects issues 1-6 and the Rebirth issue by Dan Abnett, Scot Eaton, Brad Walker, and Philippe Briones.

Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham collects issues 1-6 and Rebirth by Tom King, David Finch, Scott Snyder, Ivan Reis, and Mikel Janin.

Find out what each trade has in store and whether you should grab yourself a copy. You can find both in comic stores January 11 and bookstores January 18.

Get your copies now. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.
Aquaman Vol. 1Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Batman Vol. 1Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

 

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Best Comics of 2016 – Alex’s List

Now that 2016 is in the history books (thank the fucking gods), it’s time to have a look back at some of the comics and events that really stood out for me, personally. These comics were all released this year, and in the case of a limited series if had at least two issues released this year (if a mini-series began late this year, then expect to find it on next year’s list – if it’s any good). Remember that this is all based on what I’ve read, and if your favourite comic isn’t here, it may be because I may not have read it, not because I didn’t like it.

First up there’ll be your standard Best Of categories of Ongoing Series, Mini/One Shot, Single Issue, Writer, Artist, and Colourist, then we’ll move on to a few other things I wanted to talk about.

Best Ongoing Comic

Last year I had a hell of a time with this one, so thankfully this year was much easier. Although I could have made a case for almost any of the comics listed below  (and, like last year I’m still wishing I had decided on a “top five” for this category without an overall winner), at the end of the day there really was only one comic that would end up here.

WRATH_003_COVER-A_LAFUENTEWrath Of The Eternal Warrior (Valiant) – The final issue came out in December, so technically this isn’t an ongoing anymore, and while I’ll miss the shit out of it in 2017, it sits in the top spot for 2016 (because it was an ongoing in 2016).  This was THE book of the year for me without question; although the first issue felt a lot slower than I expected, this quickly morphed into the one series I couldn’t wait to read. Robert Venditti has crafted fourteen of the most exciting, and compelling, issues about Valiant‘s immortal soldier I have ever read as he finds a way to have Gilad deal with death – and failure – in a way I haven’t seen anywhere before.

Venditti also built this series in layers as he dropped lines of dialogue and exposition in one comic that you’d be forgiven for missing, but once the inevitable pay off happened it was something special. For an action comic, Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior made you think quite a bit, and I loved every fucking moment (even the first issue after a reread six months later).

Honourable Mentions:

  • Faith (Ongoing) (Valiant) Narrowly missing the top spot, Faith has had a fantastic cast of artists joining Jody Houser all year, with each one bringing something wonderful to the table. This is a series that every comic fan should check out.
  • All-Star Batman (DC) Scott Snyder proves once more why he’s my favourite living Batman writer, and I actually enjoyed John Romita Jr’s art for the first time in a while.
  • X-O Manowar (Valiant) Another Venditti penned series, this had arguably the best concluding arc of any long running series I’ve read in a long time.

Best Limited Series or One Shot 

Voracious_02-1Voracious (Action Lab) I could tell you so many reasons why you should read this emotional tale about a time traveling chef who hunts dinosaurs, whether it’s Markisan Naso’s fantastic dialogue (and his recipes) or the wonderful artwork by Jason Muhr and colourist Andrei Tabacaru. I could tell you that comics like this are the reason you should pay attention to indie comics publishers, because if you don’t you’ll be missing out on some of the best stories  the year. But I won’t; instead I’ll tell you tell you all the reasons why you shouldn’t  read this:

Honourable Mentions:

  • Klaus (BOOM!But not The Witch Of Winter. That was fucking awful, and it’s better if you pretend it didn’t exist.
  • Divinity II (Valiant) 
  • Faith: Hollywood and Vine (Valiant) 
  • Batman / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (DC/IDW) All my childhood dreams came true with this six issue miniseries that I  was expecting to suck. It didn’t! It was actually really good.

Best Single Issue

FAITH_003_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICThere’s no honourable mentions because there was nothing remotely close to Faith #3:  (Valiant) for me this year. That’s #3 from the Hollywood And Vine  miniseries, not the currently ongoing series

There was never a question of this comic not being the best single issue of 2016, and its almost entirely down to the scene where Faith literally bursts from a closet. Everything about that sequence, from her internal monologue to the character’s reactions were just perfect. I still think about that moment nearly a year later, and it still sends chills down my spine.

Best Writer

Robert Venditti (Flash, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior, X-O Manowar)

I didn’t read a bad comic written by this man all year. Obviously, some were better than others, and I didn’t read everything that Venditti put out, but what I did read was always fantastic – and you’ve probably already noticed my love for Venditti earlier on this list.

Best Artist

faith_005_cover-b_hetrickMeghan Hetrick (Red Thorn, Faith)

In a year with some truly amazing artists putting out some beautiful work, from Juan Jose Ryp, Doug Braithwaite and Robert Gill for Valiant, to David Finch, Rafa Sandoval and Patrick Gleason for DC, it was relative newcomer Meghan Hetrick who made my jaw drop with every issue and cover that she drew. Her work on Faith is what sealed her in as my top artist of the year, although her cover to the 4001 A.D. Shadowman tie in is also superb, not to mention Red Thorn. There are few artists whose work I’ll buy regardless of the writer, but Meghan Hetrick is one.

Best Colourist

Jordie Bellaire (Pretty Much Everything)

If you read more than one comic a month this year then you have probably read a comic with Jordie Bellaire’s work. She is one of the most prolific colourists around, and yet her versatility shines with each and every comic. When Jordie Bellaire’s name is on a comic, then you know it’s going to look awesome – regardless of who drew it.

Most Depressingly Canceled Comic

Red Thorn (Vertigo)

Every year comics are canceled prematurely, but Red Thorn The series was great, but sadly the sales figures just weren’t there. Treat yourself when you have a chance and go check this out. You’ll find a wonderfully illustrated tale steeped in Scottish mythology quite unlike almost anything you’ll read this year.

The Comic I Wanted To Read But Never Did

The Vision (Marvel)
I have heard nothing but great things about the twelve or so issues of Vision, and yet for some reason, I haven’t picked it up even though I’ve heard it said that this is Tom King’s finest work from 2016. but it was never on my radar because of the characters and setting involved. Maybe I’ll check out the trades at some point.

Biggest Surprises

I) Ben Affleck Was A Fantastic Batman

I hoped going into the movie that Affleck would be decent, and I suspected he would be, but I never expected him to turn in a performance that went right into my top three Batman performances – that took me completely by surprise. The theatrical cut of Batman v Superman wasn’t quite as good as Affleck’s Batman, but because of his acting (and Gal Gadot) I left the theater feeling I’d got my money’s worth.

bruce waye affleck

II) Marvel Actually Finished Civil War II

After the amount of delays this series suffered, I wouldn’t have been surprised had Marvel just quietly shuffled the final issue or two off their publishing schedule. When the next event (and it’s prequel) Inhumans Vs X-Men unintentionally start before your Big Summer Event is over, you have to ask yourself whether anybody still cares about said summer even .

III) DC Rebirth Wasn’t A Stonking Pile Of Manure

I honestly had no faith the DC’s latest reboot would be anything other than a quick cash grab with at best mediocre titles. Thankfully, i was very wrong. While there were some average titles, good comics that weren’t for me and the occasional miss, for the most part I’ve enjoyed every comic under the “Rebirth” banner (and I’ve read them all for Graphic Policy’s Rebirth Review feature). In fact, the standouts for me came from characters I previously had no time for; Aquaman, Superman, Wonder Woman  and the Green Lantern Corp

The Moments That Had Me Grinning Ear To Ear

I) Bill Finger’s Byline

This was the single greatest thing to happen in the comics industry this year in my eyes; Bill Finger was finally acknowledged officially as having something to do with Batman’s creation, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Marc Tyler Nobleman.

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Regardless of my thoughts on the movie, seeing Bill Finger’s name here was fantastic.

II) Interviewing Marc Tyler Nobleman

I don’t know what I expected when I reached out to the man who inspired me to write about comics, but talking to him about Bill Finger was an absolute joy.

III) Having My Reviews Quoted On Comics

This year was the first time I saw one of my reviews quoted on the cover of a comic, and it was a moment that I won’t forget anytime soon (the comic was Red Thorn #3 if you wondered). Since then I’ve seen my reviews quoted on several Valiant comics, as well. It makes me grin every time.

 



 

Well there we have it; a look back at some of the best comics that I read over the year. Agree, or disagree? Let me know!

No, Geoff Johns Did Not Say He’s Writing Watchmen, But Did Hint at More #DCTV

rumorsWe’re not even a full day into 2017 and already the bullshit and clickbait is flowing on other comic sites. Numerous sites are reporting that Geoff Johns “said” he will be writing a Watchmen comic in 2017, or teased that he would. The only problem is that he did no such thing.

Here’s the series of Tweets of things he’s looking forward to in 2017 that led to the Clickbait storm.

That final tweet with the picture of Doctor Manhattan was interpreted by many to mean Johns will be writing a new Watchmen comic series, except in reality it probably means no such thing.

screen_shot_2016-05-26_at_14-19-28_vjuljcThis year DC Comics launched their latest initiative Rebirth which blended old and new in a new focus for the comic line. That initiative was spearheaded by Johns who worked with each creative team to shape their new direction and their role in the overall story arc that’s playing out.

At the end of the DC Universe Rebirth Special we get a few teasers that hint that Alan Moore’s celebrated work and characters have been involved with the “missing time” that is revealed in the one-shot comic. That comic, written by Geoff Johns, featured Batman finding a pin with a smiley face and blood stain on it. The same pin made iconic with the Comedian’s death in the Watchmen comic series. At the end of the comic we also get hints that Doctor Manhattan is keeping watch over the DC Universe and may be involved as he disintegrates two characters just like he did in Watchmen.

So, the characters are involved in the story, but considering Johns’ involvement, wouldn’t the more likely conclusion to that last Tweet be that he’s writing whatever “event” having to do with Rebirth is being released in 2017? And that event will reveal more about the involvement of the Watchmen characters?

A confirmation of Johns writing a new Watchmen comic series, we’d have to rate as “False” at this time, though DC did find mixed success in their Before Watchmen event a few years back.

However, there is news from those Tweets. Johns seems to indicate that we’ll be getting even more DC television with a new series coming!

In 2017 add one resolution to your list, “Say NO to Clickbait.”

Review: Justice League vs Suicide Squad #2

justice-league-suicide-squad-2It’s going down just how you’d expect it. Issue number one of Justice League vs. Suicide Squad dealt with the Justice League finding out about Amanda’s pet project of do-gooding bad guys, Task Force X. This issue deals with the aftermath and picks up where the last one left off. The Suicide Squad is trying to fight off the Justice League until they can feet extracted and Waller wants them to not get caught by any means necessary. The Squad tried to explain their path the redemption but, the League is not impressed.

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #2 takes exactly all of the twists and turns that you’d expect but, that doesn’t mean that it’s one long cliche. It’s well written, clever and remains interesting throughout. There are things brewing in the Alps and one or both of these epic teams are going to need to shut it down. It’s hard to tell who to root for and even though you know that this whole arc is a set up to the two teams having to face off against a bigger bad, you don’t feel like it’s a waste of time. You know that these two teams will never stroll down the streets of Gotham sing kumbaya but, you’re all in for the ride to at least an understanding that both teams will live to fight another day.

Joshua Williamson‘s writing is short, sweet and to the point. It’s not too heavy with dialogue or asides and has each character speaking in a way that feels native to them. The jokes all hit like they’re supposed to, scenes feel sinister when they are supposed to and each character manages to retain their own voice. This issue is a good read with a lot going on but, nothing feels forced or out of place.

The art work is clean and glossy giving a nice feel and look to the issue. There’s a lot going on in this issue but, the art work not only matches the action but provides a nice visual and an extra layer to everything that’s going on.

Overall this issue was an interesting and fun read. It propelled the story forward, never felt stagnant or forced and provided the reader with enough information to get them to get the next issue. The panels and story flowed together seamlessly making it a page turner. It was fun to watch the heroes face off against the anti-heroes and not be sure of who to root for. The team behind this issue and arc did an amazing job and I look forward to seeing what happens in the next issue.

Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea & Alex Sinclair
Story: 8.2 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.3 Recommendation: Read

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Around the Tubes

ASBM_Cv1_JrJr_varIt’s a new week and we’ve got more interviews from San Diego Comic-Con and Gen Con coming up!

While you await that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Around the Tubes

The ComiChron – Rebirth helps DC edge past Marvel in July 2016; Justice League tops charts in $50.5 million month – Some more details on July’s sales.

Kotaku – Now This Is A Good Transformers Movie  – Yes, much better than expected.

Talking Comics – Some Musings on Miracleman – What do you all think?

The Beat – Dragon Con announces its first nominee slate for the Dragon Awards – Congrats to all!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – All-Star Batman #1

Talking Comics – All of This Will Crumble

Talking Comics – Black Monday Murders #1

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