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DC Rebirth #1: Hope vs Despair 

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DC Rebirth #1: Hope vs Despair 

It’s finally over: the long and at times painful New 52 is no more. We now find DC doing a much needed Rebirth. Now for me the term Rebirth is very special. While I preferred DC to Marvel in the past, I wasn’t a hardcore reader. It wasn’t until a chance encounter with Geoff Johns – who convinced me to read Green Lantern Rebirth – that I really got back into comics. This review will be jam packed with spoilers so read on at your own risk.

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Review & Preview: Transformers More Than Meets the Eye 53

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Review & Preview: Transformers More Than Meets the Eye 53

The Dying of the Light part 4! Twilight’s last gleaming! The end is nigh. No chance of escape. No last-minute reprieve. But nothing loosens the tongue like imminent death, and the crew of the Lost Light use their final hours to say what—until now—was unsayable.

Is this the end? No, this isn’t the end. Not YET anyway. (Maybe.) Click the jump for a spoiler-free review and preview pages of IDW’s Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #53!

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Review: Marvel’s Captain America – Civil War Prelude

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Review: Marvel’s Captain America – Civil War Prelude

The new Captain America movie is doing really well, and I’ll most likely go to see it in a week or so, once the initial crush dies down a little. While I wait, I decided to check out Marvel’s new graphic novel Captain America – Civil War Prelude, collecting all four issues of the Civil War Prequel comics, plus the first issue of the 2006 Marvel Civil War storyline that inspired the movie.

If you’re a diehard fan of Captain America and Iron Man and/or you’re a completist who’s dedicated to having everything Marvel’s released for those two characters then this is a graphic novel for you. Everyone else? You’re better off just seeing the movies again.

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RIP Darwyn Cooke: a look at The Twilight Children

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RIP Darwyn Cooke: a look at The Twilight Children

I’d already planned on reviewing The Twilight Children this week since the collected volume is now in stores, but the review has turned into a eulogy too: the illustrator Darwyn Cooke passed away this past Saturday of lung cancer at the age of 53.

Anything I say about it now is going to seem a little maudlin, but since this book was a project he’d wanted to do for years, I thought I ought to say something.

(You’ll have to take my word for the fact that this review was going to be a good one even before I learned of his death. But if you read the book I think you’ll believe me.)

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Review: Spectrum #0 from Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion

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Review: Spectrum #0 from Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion

On Free Comic Book Day (Saturday May 7!) we’ll finally get to see Spectrum. Not a preview or a handful of pages, but a full-length issue from writers Alan Tudyk and PJ Haarsma and artist Sarah Stone, the artist of Transformers: Windblade, so I was throwing my money at them as soon as I heard that last tidbit. Except I don’t have to throw money, because it’s free. See below for the review!

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Review: I Hate Fairyland – Volume One

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Review: I Hate Fairyland – Volume One

“Over the top” doesn’t begin to cover it.

The first volume of Skottie Young’s I Hate Fairyland isn’t some sweet story in a land of spun-sugar towers and graceful unicorns, or the otherworldly beauty of Oz. It isn’t even the cute cartoon mayhem of his Little X-Men, Little Avengers issues.

Fairyland is violent and goofy and gross, as wacky a mess as you could ever want. Remember Toon Town in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? It’s like that, only much much worse.

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