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Review – The Wild Storm #1

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Review – The Wild Storm #1

It’s been a while, but I remember reading WildC.A.T.s for a while in the 90s. It was full of women in painted-on micro-armor and men with shoulders that could block doorways. Everyone was always posing dramatically and scowling those beautiful, Jim Lee, dark-eyed glares (even when it wasn’t Jim Lee’s art, that’s what everybody was trying to do back then.)  (Well, him or Liefeld anyway.) Long tassels of hair swung around in perfectly-timed breezes, and there were leg-pouches everywhere. I thought they were pretty silly, and I was completely obsessed with them for at least six months.

I skipped the New 52 reboot of many of the Wildstorm characters, and now I’m sort of glad I did, because The Wild Storm looks to be a selective re-reboot of everything, and if the first issue’s any indication, I’m going to like it.

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Review – Scooby Apocalypse

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Review – Scooby Apocalypse

I wasn’t much of a Scooby fan growing up; the recycled Hanna-Barbera animations always bugged me. But I’m a fan of 80s nostalgia just as much as the next geek, so I took a look at the collected Scooby Apocalypse graphic novel, without expecting much.

I’ve gotta say, I’m pleasantly surprised. The story is sometimes repetitive, but the dark tone and clever dialogue makes up for it. And the art’s beautiful. See below for a recap, review, and preview pages from Scooby Apocalypse.

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Review – Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1

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Review – Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1

I’ll admit it, I’m more unfamiliar with Vixen than I am with any other DC character (except, you know, folks like Dream Girl or Scandal Savage or anyone who hasn’t had a TV show in the last decade.) I hoped this issue would be a good jumping on point for the character. See below for preview pages and a review of Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1.

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Return to Arkham – How well does it age?

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Return to Arkham – How well does it age?

I purchased the Xbox One with the dream that the Batman Arkham series would be backwards compatible; getting a remastered version of both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City was taking that dream and adding frosting, with bacon. Safe to say I was more than a little excited to revisit the series – though there was a nagging doubt that perhaps the game didn’t age well. Well, I put on my utility belt and grapple hooked my way into Arkham. I was more than surprised what I found.

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Review – DC Rebirth Holiday Special

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Review – DC Rebirth Holiday Special

If you need a break from all the gloom and bad feelings going around lately, the Rebirth Holiday Special is the way to do it. I liked some of the stories more than others, but I enjoyed all of them, and while some of them tended to beat you over the head with tidings of comfort and joy, they mostly did it with nudges and winks.

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DC presents New Talent Showcase #1

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DC presents New Talent Showcase #1

Coming November 30th, DC will release New Talent Showcase #1, featuring nine writers new to the DC Universe, all from the DC Writers Workshop held earlier this year and led by Scott Snyder. Many of the artists they’re paired with were part of DC’s Artist Workshop, led by Klaus Janson and Jim Lee. Click the jump to see preview pages of their work!

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Review – Wonder Woman: The True Amazon

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Review – Wonder Woman: The True Amazon

I’ll admit, my opinion is pretty divided regarding this book, and I have a feeling that’s going to be the opinion of a lot of readers. It’s not just the direction of the story that gives me mixed feelings, but the art too (and seeing as how much I adore Jill Thompson’s art, that’s a bold statement.) See below for a spoiler-free review of Wonder Woman: The True Amazon.

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