Detective Comics 951 review

dtc-cv951-ds-1My only previous experience with the League of Shadows in the Batman franchise comes from Batman Begins. I’m not even sure if Ra’s Al Ghul is usually tied with the group in the comics or not. So when a series as good as Detective Comics brings the shadow organization in, I’m excited. A shadow organization that, at least in the movie, tends to bring entire cities to ruins from the shadows vs Batman’s team. That just sounds awesome. Let’s see if the first issue of this story arc lives up to its potential.

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Ghost Rider 4 review

ghostr2016004-dc11-lrThe first two issues of Ghost Rider were a lot of fun, despite my complaints about All-New Wolverine’s characterization in the second issue. The third issue focuses way too much on the Wolverine/Totally Awesome Hulk/Silk team up though. It didn’t’ feel like a Ghost Rider story at all, and that’s a problem when the title of the comic is Ghost Rider. This issue mostly fixes that.

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Inhumans vs X-Men 5 review

ivx2016005_int_lr3-5It’s the penultimate issue of the second hero vs. hero Marvel even that began in 2016. I get that they wanted to play on the Civil War movie hype, but why are there two of them?

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Comics of February 22, 2017

It’s the last Wednesday of February, and it’s been a bit of a busy week. For one, I’m preparing for a weekend-long volunteer photography gig. It’s an annual event and I’m looking forward to it. Also, I’ve owned The Witcher 2 for nearly 4 years now and yet I just played through it for the first time this past week. It’s a pretty good game. Now I’m working on The Witcher 3, although I’m pretty sure that one will take a fair amount longer to finish. Also, the Logan movie is coming out next week. I didn’t watch either of the previous Wolverine movies when they were in theatres, and I still have yet to re-watch Wolverine Origins. I probably never will either. This one though – it’s been getting very good reviews, the trailers look very good, and it’s the cinematic debut of my favourite X-Men character. I’m kind of excited about this one.

Anyway, the comics I picked up include The Mighty Captain Marvel 2, Ghost Rider 4, Inhumans vs. X-Men 5, Spider-Woman 16, Supergirl Being Super 2, Batgirl 8, Monstress 10 and Detective Comics 951. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted. I might take a nap first though, because I didn’t get enough sleep last night. Long story short, I worked later than I’m supposed to be available. The reasons why are a long story that doesn’t belong here.

Ghost Rider 4 review

Inhumans vs X-Men 5 review

Detective Comics 951 review

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Novel review- X-Wing: Wedge’s Gamble

xwingwedgesgambleLast year, I re-read a Star Wars books that I haven’t touched since high school, X-Wing: Rogue Squadron. The book is the first in a series that takes place in the aftermath of Return of the Jedi, in the continuity that is no way cannon anymore. That said, I remembered it as a great series about Rogue Squadron, The Alliance’s group of its top ace fighter pilots working to bring the Empire down. Even though it’s officially not cannon, it’s not hard to imagine it as an important story in the Star wars Universe.

The first book, while telling the story of the group gathering together and flying their first major mission, worked well as its own story. At the same time, it built-up for the Rebel Alliance taking over Coruscant. That battle takes place in the second book of the series, X-Wing: Wedge’s Gamble.

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Star Wars: Poe Dameron 11 review

462441-_sx1280_ql80_ttd_Even though I’ve been consistently enjoying this series, it’s been a while since I gave it a proper review. Let’s change that.

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The Mighty Thor 16 review

thor2015016-dc11-lrIn the previous issue of The Mighty Thor, the Shi’ar attacked Asgard, took Thor into some sort of realm with their gods, and then left. That’s how the Asgard/Shi’ar war began. For a series with an increasingly complex plot with the War of the Realms going on, Roxxon destroying Earth’s environment and Odinson missing, it’s nice to have a straight forward issue for once.

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