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DC Rebirth: Sept 7th – Super Cyborgs, Superman’s Best Friend, Secret Identities Revealed and more

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DC Rebirth: Sept 7th – Super Cyborgs, Superman’s Best Friend, Secret Identities Revealed and more

I’m actually surprised by now that a Blue Lantern Ring hasn’t found me, as each week I sit down to read the DC Rebirth and I HOPE. Specifically, I hope it continues to be awesome – and so far each week I’ve been surprised that it is. What I’ve been enjoying the most is reading books that normally wouldn’t be on my Pull List.

This week is no different as we see characters return, identities revealed, and deep questions arise about our heroes.

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Review: How to Talk to Girls At Parties

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Review: How to Talk to Girls At Parties

Enn: “I don’t know what to say to girls.”

Vic: “They’re just girls. They don’t come from another planet.”

Awkward teenager Enn was already unhappy about being dragged to the local party by his confident friend Vic. He was even more uncomfortable when it turned out to be the wrong party. But Vic decided they were going to stay anyway. Because this party had lots of girls. 

Enn didn’t have a lot of experience with girls, so he was going to have to stick to Vic’s suggestion: just try talking to them.

It sounds like a regular coming-of-age story (or at least trying to survive being a teenager with one’s sanity intact). And it is, sort of. Except for the fact that the girls at this party are from much further away than either boy realizes.

If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to read something by Neil Gaiman (or if you’re like me and you’ll read anything that has his name attached to it) then you might want to pick up this graphic novel adaptation of his short story How to Talk to Girls At Parties, with artwork by the incomparable Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá.

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This week in DC Rebirth – Deadshot Batman Team Up, Zombies and a Kryptonian Werewolf?

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This week in DC Rebirth – Deadshot Batman Team Up, Zombies and a Kryptonian Werewolf?

It’s nice to be reading DC Comics again, and with Rebirth in full swing there have been plenty of choice titles to choose from. After watching the Suicide Squad movie my interest is peaked for some sub characters, in particular Deadshot, Katana, Rick Flag, and let’s not forget, Enchantress.

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Review: Supergirl Rebirth #1

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Review: Supergirl Rebirth #1

Supergirl turns to the shadowy organization known as the D.E.O. (Department of Extranormal Operations) to restore her lost powers once and for all! But as a fateful experiment sends Kara Zor-El rocketing toward the sun, disaster strikes at home in the form of the lost Kryptonian werewolf Lar-On!

As someone who’s neither watched the current Supergirl TV series or read an issue in a long time, I was curious as to how Supergirl Rebirth #1 works as a jumping on point. Click the jump for the review!

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Review: Monstress Volume 1

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Review: Monstress Volume 1

The Shaman-Empress was the most powerful Arcanic who ever lived…and she was a Sciencemaster of the highest order. She created technology and magics that would make us look like we’re living in the dark ages.
And she buried it with her. The bitch.

After a crazy few months things are calmed down enough for me to catch up on some things, including FINALLY checking out Image’s Monstress. I’ve been hearing some buzz for a while, and I certainly thought the cover was gorgeous, but I didn’t give that too much credit, because lots of mediocre comics bring in a ringer to do a fantastic cover. But I gave it a try anyway.

And I apologize all over the place for ever doubting it. The cover is only the tip of the iceberg of how awesome this comic is.

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SDCC 2016 – An Interview with Dave McKean

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SDCC 2016 – An Interview with Dave McKean

At this year’s Comic-Con I had the chance to sit down with artist and writer Dave McKean to talk about his graphic novel Black Dog: the Dreams of Paul Nash. Once I stopped hyperventilating I actually enjoyed the talk. (This is the guy who created every single cover in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, not to mention the director and co-writer of MirrorMask and the creator of all manners of books that I love. I was nervous, is what I’m saying.) What started out as a talk about a graphic novel ended up being a lovely conversation about art, tragedy, and music. See below for the video filmed at San Diego Comic-Con 2016.

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