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"Superman" #689 Review

In Comic Reviews on June 26, 2009 at 5:36 pm
Superman #689

Superman #689

“The Tourist”

Writer: James Robinson

Pencils: Renato Guedes

Inks: José Wilson Magalhães

Colors: David Curiel

Cover: Andrew Robinson

Mon-El has been front and center of Superman for a few months now.  And its pretty sad, but the book is actually far more interesting now.  With the recent revelation that the mystery serum that cured Mon-El of his lead poisoning is only temporary and is now slowly killing him, the book has taken a blazing turn to character drama as Mon-El rushes to see the world, experiencing life for the first time and desperately wanting to live.  Read the rest of this entry »

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What Is…Paul?

In On Film on June 26, 2009 at 10:44 am

pegg-frost-paul-300x225I am one of those  fan girls who will see anything Simon Pegg is connected to. Shaun of the Dead? I watch it daily while eating a strawberry Cornetto . Hot Fuzz? Weekly, while I nosh on a Cornetto Classico. Band of Brothers for a two episode part? Monthly, sans Cornetto since that joke only applies to films Pegg and Frost produce together. Fortunately for me, Mr. Pegg made a deal with the devil to only produce entertainment fried gold.

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"Messiah War" Review

In Comic Reviews on June 26, 2009 at 8:00 am
X-Force/Cable: Messiah War

X-Force/Cable: Messiah War

“Messiah War” Parts 1 – 7

Writer: Dwayne Swierczynski (Cable); Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost (X-Force)

Artists: Ariel Olivetti (Cable); Clayton Crain (X-Force)

I know, I know.  I rant and rave too much about the X-Men’s current direction.  Yes, there have been some missteps.  Yes, there have been some misled, horrible arcs (”Sisterhood”, I’m glaring at you).  But “Messiah CompleX” set a new direction for the brave new world of Marvel’s merry mutants, after their numbers were reduced to around 187 post “M Day”.  “Messiah CompleX” was announcd as the first part of a trilogy of stories, and the second part is here in a crossover between the surprisingly well written and undeniably popular Cable and X-Force, titled “Messiah War”.

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"New Avengers" #54 Review

In Comic Reviews on June 26, 2009 at 2:13 am

New Avengers #54

New Avengers #54

Untitled

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Pencils: Billy Tan

Inks: Batt and Billy Tan

Colors: Justin Ponsor

The Marvel Universe has a new Sorceror Supreme in Brother Voodoo, now known by the ridiculous moniker of Doctor Voodoo.  Its a shame what’s happening to Doctor Strange, someone fans love that Bendis has made a mockery of in recent years.  Stephen Strange is still around, and taking on the task of training Doctor Voodoo, but seriously, why is Bendis doing this to Strange? Read the rest of this entry »

"Gotham City Sirens" #1 Review

In Comic Reviews on June 26, 2009 at 12:31 am
Gotham City Sirens #1

Gotham City Sirens #1

Union

Writer: Paul Dini

Artist: Guillem March

Colors: Jose Villarrubia

Paul Dini seems to be consuming the Batman universe whole.  Not only is he writing the new Streets of Gotham on-going, he’s also been given another go with the femme fatales of Gotham, characters whose current iterations are largely due to his work on Batman: The Animated Series.  And despite some ill will towards the initial previews, the good news is that Gotham City Sirens isn’t nearly as bad as you would think.
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