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Shine a light 0

There is not much depth to this series at the moment but it nonetheless is dishing out the fun in significant doses as Kyle and Carol continue their journey across the cosmos looking to train him in the various emotional spectrum.  Here that brings them face to face first with Larfleeze and then with the Third Army.  The unexpected appearance of the Guardians solution to the universe’s problem was an unexpected entry here in an issue which was already moving in a pretty good direction.  The real...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Projection screening 0

It is likely that I am projecting too much on this series, as I was actually pretty interested in it based on its concept alone.  I am pretty keen on environmental issues and thus obviously pretty keen on a series where the main character seemed interested in the Pacific Trash Vortex.  As of this second issue though I find myself kind of torn in terms of where I think this series might be headed.  I understand that this series is based off of a science fiction approach (even if it endeavours to ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Madness Reigns 0

After two lead-in issues to the series which were a bit shaky at times, finally the series really finds solid ground here.  It is not so much that the characters are fully developed here, it is more so that the developments within this issue finally provide a base to explain what has been going on.  To do so this issue completes a rarity – making its own fairy tale to fit within the grander scheme of other fairy tales.  I have seen this attempted in a lot of other places but it has never really ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Delivering Our Message 0

Thus far this series is choosing a strange format for its two issues.  They start off with a great deal of confusion as the characters are introduced (and in this case as more new characters are introduced) and it is harder to get as interested in the convoluted and relatively new characters.  Just as with the first issue though the format chosen ends up working who give this more of a chance than just the first few pages as the plot takes over and drives things forward.  Additionally as opposed...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Going bonkers 0

Thus far in the current series, the developments have been much more centered on the plot developments as related to Diana’s interaction with the Gods.  Although this is still present in this issue, this is the first one which is setting up a big action sequence (which will presumably take place in the following issue.)  Despite being a little off of what has been the norm thus far in the series, the setup here is good enough, especially as relates to Lennox who until this point has appeared to ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

To save a planet 0

This poorly conceived story arc finishes here with the expected whimper that led into it.  It was maybe not entirely undesirable in terms of its concept, only that it ended up resorting to clichés almost immediately after Dejah was taken to Titan (or Vona as it is called here.)  There has been previously vampire aliens, a double cross to leave Dejah in a tight spot and a world killing weapon of mass destruction.  In this issue the same plot devices continue as Dejah is given unexpected admission...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Doctors Had Hired You 0

After what has been a mostly mediocre series thus far, this issue does not speak well to the rest of the series.  It is first of all delivered after the break of an extra month and secondly not really worth the wait.  This finishes up the story which has been going throughout thus far, but really does not grip the reader in any way.  The battle atop the rooftop is not particularly engaging and then as is revealed later, is not even seemingly very necessary.  All of this serves presumably to get ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A swing again 1

The action here picks up pretty much where it left off previously in Justice League.  In fact for anyone reading both series, this one feels almost like a continuation of the other issue as the two stand together almost as one continuous issue.  That having been said here the focus goes better to where it belongs by taking a look at the action itself and not focusing so much on the nearly pointless romance between Superman and Wonder Woman.  At that there is probably less overall action in this ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

You have to be kidding me 0

This issue serves as a synthesis of the pretty strong Aquaman work and mostly mediocre Justice League work which Johns has produced since the new 52.  This therefore brings with it a lot of the same strong characterizations as elsewhere and the action here is reminiscent of the invasion which led off the series.  Unfortunately for the Wonder Woman fans though, it also contains the Wonder Woman and Superman romance, which as ever is a one sided matter.  Diana looks on in abject wonder as he expla...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The nose knows 0

OK so I have to be honest here. I didn't actually read this. I was in the Christmas mood and decided to see which Christmas characters were in the wiki and started with Rudolph. I checked out his wiki page which revealed this series and a quick google search later resulted in ... a youtube video with someone reading this comic aloud with some music in the background! It was kind of an unexpected way to experience a comic book especially on Christmas (I guess DC is not so worried about their mate...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Duplicated 0

Jezerrie Jaden’s short lifespan as Jenna Jameson duplicate undergoes its final steps here as this is the final issue of the series.  After a decent enough introduction to the series and origin for the character, this issue kind of lets all that go.  It is told at some point in the future, though this is not clear of exactly when, and it takes on a different format than usual.  Instead of panels it prints journal (or diary) entries on pages and then follows them with some pretty nice art.  The ov...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Not afraid to get messy 0

Generally speaking the battle between demons and angels is one which does not transfer well to comics, even if it is a good source material for great stories.  The problem is that most often the writer seems constrained by the original material (the Bible) for the story.  This is not necessarily the case here, but this still feels a little off in a lot of ways.  While this issue might not be a pleasure for the brain then, it is still a feast for the eyes.  The artist’s rendition of hell (with it...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Being hunted 0

The story here carries on from the start of the previous one, and for those that skipped the #0 issue, they will find everything here except the talk about how great the series is.  The story here is good enough, but one thing which was a little disappointing overall was the switch of artists.  I don’t usually make too much of a big deal about art, but here the story starts off with a lot of beautiful art, some of it inspired by Michelangelo’s work in the Sistine Chapel, and it is a shame that i...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Finishes Fast 0

This is basically just an introductory issue for the whole series (which only runs three issues.)  The retrospective knowledge of the shortness of the series is a bit evident here as much of the issue deals with introductions and interviews about how awesome Jenna Jameson is for taking on this project, or how the actual writer is going to take the character in so many awesome directions.  Additionally seemingly a lot of the alternate covers were created to show off the likeness of Jenna more so ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

I could leave today 0

This series reaches its final moments here, never exactly reaching the mind-bending heights of the television series but also giving fans of the series something more to go by. There are still going to be gaps in the story line here (though Whedon did at one point promise more than just the one series) but the ending at least wraps up some loose ends as well as ones that were not really all that loose to begin with (the call to Safe Haven.) One of the most intelligent parts about this series was...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

If I didn't tell her 0

Though this series all goes down before the events of either of the Epitaphs episodes from the television series, this particular issue goes much farther to understanding the second episode as opposed to the first. This is more of a development issue in itself, but it gears more towards some common themes which are alluded to in Epitaphs Part 2 (the final episode of the television series.) Finally Neuropolis is described in better detail as is the rehabilitation of Alpha. It all works together p...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

And I began to pray 0

The action here follows mostly in line with what has come thus far in the rest of the series except in the last few panels which really gets things going a bit more. There was a confusing sequence where Alpha was talking to himself, and once I figured out that was happening I had to go back and re-read the developments. It is not only the ending here which elevates this issue above the rest thus far in the series but also the character development. This is best shown when Griff, Mag and Zone are...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Walked into a church 0

The developments for the two groups of survivors are a bit better developed here and better capture the spirit of the show. For anyone that has seen the show (and really it should be watched first) this series essentially signals the redemption of Alpha, a character that has had to put all the pieces back together from his fractured mind. There are some decent action scenes here, but as with the show, the best moments are the minds of the individuals trying to fight through the control of the Ro...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

I'd be safe and warm 0

For those that have watched both of the Dollhouse Epitaphs issues this issue fills in some more of the gaps of what happened (and if you want to watch the series watch that first before reading this issue or the reviews). With Trevor having escaped in the previous issue, he has now been turned into the first of the Tech-Heads. In a bit of a twist from the original series it is Alpha that is constructing the Tech-Heads to take down Rossum even as Rossum’s army is multiplying as they have gone wir...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

California Dreaming 0

This issue picks up essentially where the television series ended up. For those that have not seen the television series, it is probably better to do that first, as the remainder of this review will contain spoilers as to what happens there. The series dealt with the transfer of consciousnesses by an advanced technology and looked at what might occur if this technology ever got out of hand. This is where the story starts as people start to mindwipe one another as society starts to devolve into u...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Hell of a view 0

I have only been reading Earth-2 on and off, picking up about every second issue (I don’t have a set DC series the first week of the month) but every time I come back to it I keep wondering why I don’t stay here full time.  Having skipped what was presumably mostly an action issue in the previous installment, the drama picks up here up again as well as the plot developments.  Evidently we can see the coming together of this team, and it is interesting to see exactly how that is happening.  To st...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Isn't your fight 0

Who can’t love what this cover promises?  A battle between Marvel heavies Red She Hulk, Captain Marvel and Thor?  Except … it doesn’t actually happen.  This is what drew me randomly to this issue this week, as it seemed like an interesting premise, but other than a bit of talk at the front of the issue, nothing really happens between the three.  So where does that leave the rest of the issue?  On surprisingly steady ground actually.  The issue doesn’t focus so much on Red She Hulk at all, or at ...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Life raft 0

After a couple of decent Adam Strange stories in sequence, the first story here reverts back to a more basic standard and doesn't have the same entertainment value as a mad scientist that can control powerful creatures demands the surrender of Rann with only Adam and Alanna to stop him.  The second story is also kind of weak, focusing on a genie lamp and an angry space cloud.  the third story is the best of the three, though it contains the typical sci-fi suspension of disbelief as the character...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Derelict 0

The Adam Strange based story here is actually one of the better ones thus far in the series.  Adam is drawn to a different planet where he meets the Tornado Tyrant (which is related of the modern Red Tornado).  He is left for dead but manages to Rann where the Tyrant has gone.  Adam and the Rannians cannot figure out how to defeat the Tyrant, but deduce an answer which is a lot better reasoning than most silver age stories.  The Giants of the Telescope feature looks at James Edward Keeler.  The ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Make a connection 0

As with the previous issue where patience is needed for a reader new to Marvel after Marvel Now, the same needs for patience is here as well.  The coming before of the team is happening painfully slow here, though from both sides I suppose I can see the need.  Series regulars Rogue and Scarlet Witch aren't ready to play nice yet, and without that there are problems they are still somewhat trying to kill one another.  For the second straight time though just as a fight is about to break out, noth...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I prefer lattes 0

I do not read much Marvel and so I come to this series as a potential reader with the Marvel Now! reboot.  I come to this series specifically because one of the main problems that I have with Marvel is never really having a female character to connect with.  As this series is going to have three female characters which have always had some appeal to me (Rogue, Scarlet Witch and Wasp) I figured that I might give this series a try.  It is evident here that the Avengers vs. X-Men story arc is to co...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Checking out the operations 4

If there has been a series that I wish I could write this is the one.  As a student of the environment, I find the subject matter to be pretty fascinating.  The Pacific Trash Vortex is one of the great environmental catastrophes which no one knows about.  That this series might increase knowledge about that is perhaps beneficial but the problem herein with this series is the science fiction presentation of the vortex.  The vortex is not a place which is an actual island (though the images of tha...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

On the floor 0

There was a time in this series that I bemoaned the change in theme from a scientific approach to the brain to one more supernatural.  Now though this series has taken off in a direction which was completely unexpected and thus far it is working really well.  It is not even easy to put this into a category of what is happening yet as it seems like no one really knows.  I won't reveal the developments here, they more or less have to be read in their sequence to have the proper weight.  This is us...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Sharing power 2

This series is rapidly becoming one of contrasts for me.  I came to it originally to introduce myself for the first time to Amethyst, a character that I had been familiar with but having never read a whole lot of stories featuring her.  Thus far the stories involving Amethyst have been pretty fun, but the surprise in this series has been the backup stories with Beowulf, set in a post-apocalyptic world.  The Amethyst part of this particular issue is a little dry.  There are some decent moments wh...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

I was seeking 0

This series is worth reading almost just for its beautiful covers, but at the moment not much else is hitting in this series.  Pretty much the only thing which is actually still going for this series is the character of Dejah herself.  The quality of the interior art has dropped significantly from earlier issues (which actually makes Dejah's costume more ridiculous) but this is not as important as the story which is now clunking along as well.  This is now using a somewhat recycled plot - the so...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Might as well be walking on the sun 1

Since the introduction of the new 52 I have unexpectedly become a reader of Supergirl whereas I never read much to do with her before.  A problem which I can see developing with this is that I am not really a fan of the other Supers (Man and Boy) so in the case of such an issue as this where I have no interest in reading the other series, I am at a somewhat of a loss.  I pick up here from the other series without much of a lead-in, and a a result the developments here mostly don't make much sens...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Everyone is like that 0

The Third Army story arc promises to be a pretty well conceived one if the leadup to it is to be any indication.  However, this has sort of fallen of to a degree in recent issues.  The first twelve issues of this series were pretty fun if not necessarily memorable.  The introduction to the new story arc with Carol being a prominent part of the series was relatively well handled, but as this progresses it seems as though each progressive training session which Kyle has to go through is not partic...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Threats against the boy 0

This is an entirely acceptable, if maybe not very pulse pounding introduction to the new story arc which will intersect this title and that of Justice League.  This builds a lot more on the Zero issue and mostly ignores the previous story arc except for the very last part of it.  In so doing there is a bit of a drop off here, though it might be hard specifically to put a finger on exactly what it is.  What it is though is that this title despite being titled Aquaman is at its heart a team book. ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

I'll be back 0

This issue closes out a pretty short two part story arc as Diana and the Justice League follow the Cheetah to Africa.  This issue actually has two main points of interest for me.  First of all it is the first story arc to involve the Cheetah in the new 52.  Secondly it involves the Wonder Woman-Superman romance, something which I am very much opposed to, but as it involves my favourite character I still should stay somewhat current on.  Conveniently the issue here is broken down pretty much into...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A new family 1

Someone pointed out to me recently that the sales for Wonder Woman have been steadily declining ever since its entry into the new 52.  In a sense I have a hard time understanding this as she is undoubtedly my favourite character, but I do understand how she might have started strong and dropped off.  I can see why this might be as the first part of the series had revelation after revelation, but now the series seems to have descended into a groove of the usual without adding in too much of the s...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Joining you soon 0

It should be noted that within the realm of the comic book publishing industry that there are different genres and different levels of story telling.  For instance it is not expected that an action story compete with a story about sci-fi surrealism in terms of imagination and depth.  Danger Girl rarely strays far from the action concept, but generally it succeeds because it does so in a fairly fun way.  If there is a perfect example of that it would be this issue.  With the excitement and fun al...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Residual Energy 0

This is a somewhat satisfying if not exactly memorable conclusion to the story arc The Others.  Throughout the entire story arc (including the Zero Month origin issue) there seems to have been an attempt to paint the series with Aquaman's and Black Manta's equal desire for revenge.  The problem is that it never really comes to fruition in an appreciable way.  Aquaman is here to be sure, but still acting petulantly in his desire to see the end of Black Manta.  Manta for his part is a much more ef...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Heat Wave 0

it is strange to look back at this issue as it is based in the late 1950s. It would seem to be hopelessly dated by this point but in fact it is not. As far as I know it is the only issue ever made which focused on the regular exploits of a regular firefighter. There are some standards of the genre here (which to be fair I didn't even realize were standards until I thought about it) such as the son following in the father's footsteps after he has died in a fire. For the period it is actually a fa...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Tributary 0

I have been seeing these issues creep up around the comics publishing for a few years now, but it was not until this one that I actually bothered to have a look at one of them. This tells a somewhat chronological look at her life, from the vantage point of one of her dogs. In theory this might have worked better, except one of the underlying themes was to act as an apologist both for her marital and romantic transgressions (on the basis that she just had so much love to give that it is fine to b...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Human Experimentation 0

This is just a preview issue, presumably just a cut in half first issue of the regular series.  The concept behind it is kind of hard to fathom, that Julie Newmar (the real person) is dragged out of modern day and brought back to the 1960s (while also being de-aged) to be employed as a time travel operative.  The concept is bizarre to be sure, but I feel as though the dialogue had either feeble attempts at meta-humour or was kind of forced.  That having been said i am pretty sure that they are t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.