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Marvel tries to pull off a Memento style story! 0

It’s been a while since I last posted anything, so, with it now being 2020, I figured it would be a great time to start taking my blogging/reviewing a little more seriously. Normally, this sort of comic wouldn't really interest me, but the fact it stars two of my favourite LGBTQ characters, Angela & Wiccan grabbed my attention.Writer Tini Howard does a great job of establishing our ensemble cast of colourful characters, although some do have a more prominent role compared to others. B...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ooh look! The purple plot thickens! 0

After last issue's reveal that Gil and Kadyn have been separated in space, this issue slows down to focus on Gil and how he's dealing with the separation and how they got into the dire situation they're both currently in.Jason Aaron and Dennis Hallum continue to do a fantastic job of writing relatable characters, especially Gil, who's pain and worry can really be felt by readers. Not only that, Gil's desire to find his son is shown wonderfully through his actions. He's unafraid of getting his h...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Do you love space and the colour purple? Then this is the comic for you! 0

Have you ever wondered why Marvel’s Magneto constantly drops the purple from his costume? Is it the constantly evolving character who struggles to stay between the line of good and evil and his fashion choice shows that? Nope! It’s all being saved for Sea of Stars!A couple of months ago I picked this up thanks to the recommendation of one of the regulars at my local comic shop and being my pessimistic self when it comes to purchases, I was skeptical about getting this. I’ve nev...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The new Death's Head is like a Starbucks hipster! 0

I’ve been trying to work out the tone Tini Howard is trying to go for in Death’s Head. It’s a comedy book for sure, but what age range? Death’s Head as a character is too old for kids to be nostalgic about yet, the humour is too kid friendly and cringe inducing for adults to enjoy. Teenagers? Even then it would be towards the younger side of that age bracket.As mentioned in my review of the previous issue, Wiccan and Hulkling are a nice addition to the story and deserve ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Origins of Vox Machina Continue! 0

For those unfamiliar with what Critical Role is, it’s a game of Dungeons and Dragons that started in 2015 which is played by a group of professional voice actors. It currently has over two-hundred four-hour(ish) episodes that were live-streamed over Twitch and then uploaded to YouTube a week later.This is the second volume in the Vox Machina Origins series, the first of which was co-written by Matthew Colville and Matthew Mercer with art by Olivia Samson, lasting six issues.Anyway, on to t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Death's Head's Triumphant Return! 0

Death’s Head has been around since the late eighties and starred in his own comic every couple of years but never really stuck around for to long. His popularity reached its peak in the early-mid nineties but he faded into obscurity once his comic ended. Since then, he’s had a various cameo’s over the years and the odd full appearance, yet never a main role in a story.Twenty-six years since he starred in his own comic, Death’s Head finally re-enters the spotlight. But th...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Black Widow & The Invisible Woman 0

You know, with #1 being a slow-paced issue, and the introduction of Black Widow on the final panel, I was hoping for things to start to speed up a bit since there isn’t that many issues to work with. Five isn’t that many issues to tell a story in, especially a spy story as that needs to be built up well to be pulled off. Yet, here we are, no closer to the end-goal than the previous issue. Find Aidan Tintreach.Sue Storm is one of the most interesting characters out there, starting as ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Invisible Woman #1 1

Susan Storm, A.K.A. The Invisible Woman, is a character that’s been around since 1961 - almost 58 years. So, why did it take her so long to get her own comic series? And now that it’s here, is it any good?There are hundreds of stories that can be told that involve Invisible Woman as the protagonist. We could retell a story from her perspective. A ‘fly on the wall’ scenario where she’s secretly been watching people and keeping tabs on the Fantastic Four’senemi...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Animated Movie Month – Justice League Dark 0

You know, I underestimated how much I’d enjoy this movie. I’ve never really been a fan of DC’s occult/magic side as I’ve always found it a little convoluted or boring. Justice League Dark just changed my mind on that.I was worried going into this that it’d be a Batman (Jason O’Mara) film under the guise of a Justice League movie, since he got so much cover space (Bruce is literally at the front of the group), but I’m glad it wasn’t. If anything, I...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Review - Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #41 0

If you’re familiar with the source material, you’ll know that during season 2 of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Jason, Trini and Zack left the original team to go to Switzerland to partake in a peace conference. After that, we don’t see them again, bar Jason who returns in Zeo as the Gold Ranger, but Necessary Evil fill shows what they were doing during that time away.The GoodIt’s nice to see what the “peace conference” trio has been up too while away f...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Animated Movie Month - Hellboy: Blood & Iron 0

If you read my Hellboy: Sword of Storms review, you’ll know that I wasn’t the biggest fan of Hellboy’s first animated movie. So, I’ll admit I was a little sceptical going into this one, hoping that it had a more mature tone to it (due to the 15-age rating it received here in the U.K.) and it didn’t disappoint. I think it’s a superior film in every way compared to the original.Plot“Hellboy and his team face off against a new supernatural threat, while Pr...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Animated Movie Month - Batman Ninja 0

Batman Ninja is one of those films that looks like it’ll be a mindlessly fun film. I thought that for a good while until the reviews came out saying that it was a pretty rough mess. So, I gave it a skip until now… I wish it stayed that way.I have five pages of notes for this hot mess of a film. I need help.But to be honest, the last page and a half is just “I don’t know what’s going on anymore.” “This is so stupid.” “Oh, for **** sake, a gi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Animated Movie Month - Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme 0

Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme was a film I saw a few years back and enjoyed but I remembered nothing of it. And I know it wasn’t nominated for Animated Movie Month, I felt that this is a movie worth discussing.Since this came out in 2007, I will be spoiling certain plot elements. So be warned, there be spoilers ahead.PlotDoctor Strange has one of the many problems Marvel animated movies have, that’s having a forgettable or cliché plot.Dormammu (Jonathan Adams), the gre...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Animated Movie Month - Hellboy: Sword of Storms 0

I’m going to clarify something before I review this. I know almost nothing about Hellboy. I’ve read a few comics here and there, watched the original two live-action movies, but that’s it. I don’t know enough about the characters to say whether this stays true to them.What I can say though is that this isn’t a good place to start. For one thing it’s not based on any comic story as far as I can tell, it takes place in the Guillermo del Toro movie universe (not...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Animated Movie Month - Batman: Under the Read Hood 1

While this is late, it is finally here. Welcome to the first edition of Animated Movie Month, the month in which I review animated superhero movies for the month of July. Starting with one of my personal favourite's Batman: Under the Red Hood. I was going to save this review for the last week of the month, since its 9-year anniversary falls on the 27th. I couldn’t help myself but to watch it early once again. For years, Under the Red Hood has been one of my favourite DC animated movies, an...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Justice League Odyssey #7 1

First posted on my personal blog.Since Justice League Odyssey #3, they story has slowly been building up to Starfire once again unleashing her new found "Old God" powers. We finally get that moment.This issue feels quite different from the previous few. It could be that the slow build-up is finally paying off, which it does, don't get me wrong. But, what really makes this enjoyable is that we get to see the world building pay-off. Characters begin to make allegiances, for better or worse. Yet, t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Justice League: Odyessy #6 0

First posted on my personal blog.One would hope that after Darkseid's master plan was revealed in #5, the stakes would be raised and the Odyssey League would start to plan against their foe, right? Yes to one and no to the other.After the Ghost Sector arc that spanned across the last five issues, I was hoping that things would begin to speed up or have some sort of conclusion in sight, now that the evil plan is known. Instead we just get a detour. I'm not saying that it's an problem, since this ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40 0

With the fortieth issue comes a new story arc “Necessary Evil” taking place sometime after Tommy Oliver gains his White Ranger powers in the show and after Boom Studio’s own Shattered Grid arc.Written by Ryan Parrot, illustrated by Daniele Di Nicuolo and coloured by Walter Balamonte & Daniele Ienuso.The GoodI have to start with how amazing the art is this issue, specifically the colouring. Thanks to Balamonte and Ienuso’s colours, each panel is brimming with colour m...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Its over now... 0

First posted on my blog.With eight issues of build-up of the fight between the Power Rangers and the Morphin Master Praetor, you would expect a fight of epic proportions after they unlocked the true power of the Solarix? Think otherwise.Written by Marguerite Bennett, art by Simone Di Meo and colours by Whitney Cogar.I’ll be honest, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the Beyond the Grid arc, it features some of my favourite Rangers as the main cast, the Magna Defender and Zeo Yellow. So, I...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

How far will you go to save the Universe? 3

First posted on my blog.Carmine Di Giandomenico and Ivan Plascencia join this issue as artist and colourist respectively.This is it, the final chapter in the Ghost Sector story arc. Does the last five issues four issues worth of build up pay off? Hell yeah!Giandomenico’s fantastic art style and Plascencia’s wonderful colours suits this issue’s fast paced action that is brimming throughout this issue. The vibrant colours of each panel allow you to see each of the League fightin...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Azrael vs Cyborg! 2

First posted on my blog. Philippe Briones and Jeromy Cox stay on as artist and colourist respectively.As I said in my review of issue #3, Briones seems to have an problem with drawing faces - one that I would have hoped to have been resolved by now. Sadly that isn't the case.You would think with this being a monthly series, that more time would be spent on getting the faces to look right. But what Briones lacks in human face detail, he makes up in world and alien design. That and Darkseid looks ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Justice League: Odyessy #3 0

First posted on my personal blog.Philippe Briones and Jeromy Cox take over from Stjepan Šejić as artist and colourist this issue.I’m going to be honest here, I have nothing against Briones’ art, but, it’s jarring to go from Šejić’s art to Briones. The latter is a fantastic artist but it seems that he has an issue with drawing faces as several faces come across as unnatural or stretched. While Briones may not be the best at drawing faces, he pulls through on ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Who Are the Old Gods? 0

After the revelation that is was Darkseid who summoned Azrael, Cyborg and Starfire to the Ghost Sector last issue, there's no surprise that they aren't too pleased about it!Once again this issue features the wonderful art of Stjepan Šejić and story by Joshua Williamson.With part 2 of the Ghost Sector story arc underway, the heroes realise that they must act as a team to survive in the mysterious and deadly new sector. But the odd thing is, most of them have worked alongside each other at ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's Odyssey Time! 1

Following the events of Justice League: No Justice, the rag-tag group of Azrael, Cyborg, Jessica Cruz and Starfire head into what is known as the Ghost Sector to discover what lies within.One of my favourite things about DC Comics is how much effort goes into its multiverse and what resides within. And things just got better with a whole new sector to dsicover! While most of it is comprised of pre-existing planets, they won't be how we last saw them. On the plus side, this will hopefully be a s...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Avengers: Endgame Review - The End of an Era (Spoiler-Filled) 0

I’ve spent a while now staring at a blank page wondering how to start this review, because I feel that it will become an outlier in the grand scheme of reviews Avengers: Endgame will get.First, I need to clarify something before people grab their pitchforks and torches -- I've enjoyed almost every film in the MCU. Hell, Infinity War was one of my all-time favourite superhero films to be released. The performances from everyone were fantastic in that movie. Endgame... I’m not so sure...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

For a Power Rangers film, it's okay. 0

I remember seeing this in the cinema back when it came out and honestly, I couldn’t remember much of it until I re-watched it. That’s not a bad thing, right?Right?It only came out in 2017 (honestly thought it was 2014) so it wasn’t that long ago.Sarcastic Plot Summary:An ancient evil re-awakens to seek out the magical crystal that she originally sought out before her deep-sea diving competition defeat. Now, a group of moderately forgettable teenagers must band together to stop ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Dark and Brutal Reality of Space Travel 0

First published on my blog.I’ll start by saying I retract my initial statement made about Tristan Jones’ art that I made in my review of the first issue, in fact. I never actually noticed how detailed the environments were, let alone the outfits that the characters wore in this issue and the previous.Anyway, onto this issue’s review.I’ll start off by saying that I underestimated how interesting a character Zula would be from the offset. Coming across as an injury-driven s...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Enter Zula Hendricks: An Average Start 0

Aliens Defiance is a 12 issue run, written by Brian Wood, art by Tristan Jones and coloured by Dan Jackson. And who can forget the wonderful first cover created by Massimo Carnevale.I’ll start off by saying that I’ve been a massive fan of the Alien franchise for a good couple of years, reading a large portion of the books and obviously watching the films, including the new ones. (Meh, the new ones are nothing special.) I’d never really read many of the Alien comics, so I decide...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.