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reviewed Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox. March 25
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Jusitce League: Flashpoint Paradox
With as long as many of these DC characters have been around, I would imagine that some writers and illustrators certainly have their work cut out for themselves when it comes to crafting a tale that’s both fresh and innovative as well as respectful to much of what’s come before in the pages.  Reading audiences are constantly in flux, dropping off when some new creative teams don’t …
Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Based upon the sketch from ROCKY AND HIS FRIENDS, MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN is a series of comics that works as a sort-of sequel to the motion picture, MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN. This trade paperback brings together issues #1-4 of the new comic book MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN. There's some educational content and the puns are flying as Peabody and Sherman visit prehistoric times; have a "date" …
reviewed Red Sonja #4 (Ongoing). March 17
Red Sonja #4 (Ongoing)
It’s been said many times before – and by those far more eloquent than I – that what matters most in life is not how many times you’re knocked down but that you get back up.  It’s that durability of spirit that makes the difference between mice and men (women, too), and it’s something we as a people need to see in even our private moments of fear and frustration.  …
Star Wars Legacy II: Volume 1: Prisoner of the Floating World
Occasionally, I have a minor disagreement with others I know who do what I do and pen criticism online.  Their opinion is that, as writers, we always have to maintain the ability to dissect a work in detail so that we can determine not only its worth but also how we feel about it.  While I strongly agree with that, I’ve also maintained that there are times in the life of every critic …
reviewed Red Sonja #3 (Ongoing). March 15
Red Sonja #3 (Ongoing)
Fire and ice.  When I think of Red Sonja, I’ve always thought of fire and ice.  If you’ll bear with me for a moment whilst I wax somewhat poetically, then I think you’ll understand.  This lovely and unique warrior woman has always been depicted with mostly porcelain skin and that fiery, ginger mane of hair.  Despite also being garbed in the loveliest metal bikini …
Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin
Think what you may, but I’ve always believed that Darth Vader is one of the most interesting characters in all of movie fiction.  Why?  Well, it could be primarily because he’s such a tragic character: when audiences first meet him, he’s this bubbly little boy with somewhat of a girl’s name (Anakin?), and – through choices of his own making – he ends up …
reviewed Red Sonja #2 (Ongoing). March 14
Red Sonja #2 (Ongoing)
As the song goes, “sisters are doing it for themselves.”  There’s always been some unspoken camaraderie between the fairer sex --- they’ll band together to protect one another from all forms of abuse and/or aggression; they’ll give a gal their own shoulder to cry on in times of emotional struggle or strife; and they’ll pitch in to help one of their sisters …
Warlord Of Mars: Dejah Thoris #7
Don’t think me a prude, but methinks I’ve figured out why so many fanboys approach this particular WARLORD OF MARS title with such reverence, such fondness, and such acclaim: at times, it’s arguably as close to an action-packed issue of PLAYBOY.  (They read them for the articles, after all.)  Our heroine – the unimaginably delightful Dejah Thoris – always appears …
reviewed X - Volume 1: Big Bad. March 11
X - Volume 1: Big Bad
There are some individual comic book titles that for personal reasons I just can’t handle reviewing on a month-by-month basis.  It isn’t that I don’t feel I have any relevant to say in the customary thirty day window; it’s just that – as a reader – I’m far more excited about seeing more detail about where this whole train is heading.  In order to …
reviewed Tomb Raider #01. March 11
Tomb Raider #01
I’m not a gamer.  Never have been.  Probably never will be.  It isn’t that games don’t interest me.  Rather, it’s just that – in many cases – it seems like a heavy investment of time to understand the universe, a hearty investment in capital to get a system up and running, and a headstrong commitment to honing one’s skills that just aren’t …
Star Wars: Darth Vader and The Cry of Shadows (Part 03 of 05)
Some tales get told quickly.  In part, that’s because the quality or the interest is perhaps so high that the writer can’t wait to get it all out, to put it in front of an audience, and to make an imprint.  Others – tales like DARTH VADER AND THE CRY OF SHADOWS – take a bit more time to simmer.  Why?  There’s no way to know until the sound and the …
Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows (Part 02)
In the STAR WARS Universe, something as simple as being a clone can get you killed.  From what we know, these clones were manufactured to essentially serve a sole purpose: the maintenance of an Empire.  Emperor Palpatine certainly saw that he could put them to good use – bringing about the end of any possible Jedi influence (though, to be honest, we never really saw anything of the …
King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon (Part 06 of 06)
I’ve long had one major gripe with the comics industry, and it boils down to this: if you’re going to dish out a tale, then do readers the courtesy of dishing it out completely.  Some publishers as of late (Dark Horse isn’t necessarily one of them) have taken to churning out trade paperback collections of their serialized monthly tales, and – for reasons that defy logic …
King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon (Part 05 of 06)
Sometimes the difference between the heroic and the fallen amounts to little more than this one simple truth: the heroic tend to – more often than not – benefit from encountering allies in the most unlikely places.  Not only that, but the truly heroic know how to best capitalize on the created alliance, which usually means getting the best bang for one’s buck while managing …
King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon (Part 04 of 06)
One of the developments that can make an interesting character even more exciting is when he behaves in some manner either contradicting his nature or that knowingly increases his own jeopardy in any given situation.  Granted, writers will on occasion manufacturer such instances in order to play up a dramatic angle to the plot, but so long as it happens organically with the greater story then …
King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon (Part 03 of 06)
Fact: if it was easy, everybody would do it.  Yes, that’s also true for being a ‘king.’  I’m not speaking about a ‘king’ of greater pomp and circumstance.  I’m talking about accepting the responsibilities of leadership and then displaying them in such a fashion as to encourage more and more of your loyal citizens to genuinely ‘follow’ …
King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon (No. 02 of 06)
Created by Robert E. Howard, Conan is probably the writer’s most revered creation.  There have been scores of adaptations done to Howard’s few original tales, as well as hundreds of new ones fleshed out by creative teams from several companies that have dabbled with the license.  Now, the fate of the barbarian rests in Dark Horse’s more-than-capable hands, and they’re …
The Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy #1
One of my longstanding complaints with the greater portion of sci-fi fandom is that the Terminator as a franchise has never really been given the treatment it deserves.  Now, to be fair, some of this may be part of the age old argument surrounding the ‘rights’ to a franchise (at least, I’ve read in some parts how the argument of who owned the rights kinda/sorta derailed the …
reviewed Veil #1 (of 5). March 08
Veil #1 (of 5)
One of the things I’ve always found particularly fascinating about this merry fusion of art and prose that is the graphic storytelling industry is how artists and writers clearly have to work together in order to craft a compelling read.  More often than not (sadly), there’s very little stylistic considerations given to the scribbles and scrawls, watering down the tone of the piece …
reviewed Star Wars #014 (Ongoing). March 08
Star Wars #014 (Ongoing)
With as many tales that have already been spun in the entire STAR WARS Universe, how does Dark Horse do it?  How do they keep upping the ante with each new issue of the STAR WARS title being penned by scribe Brian Wood?  Seriously, there’s been no end to great little moments in this run – now in its fourteenth issue – and this one manages to deliver much of the same.  …
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