June 2011

  • Title: Covert Affairs – All the Right Friends
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When a simple spy exchange goes horribly wrong, Annie (Piper Perabo) finds herself in Argentina handcuffed to a man (Ignacio Serricchio) she’s not sure if she can trust, in a country whose government hasn’t been apprised of the operation, and with an assassin on her trail. Or, as Annie might call it, just another day at the office.

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  • Title: White Collar – Dentist of Detroit
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Although this episode gives us a peak into Mozzie’s (Willie Garson) past – including showing us where his nickname came from, I’ve got to say I was a little disappointed in the latest episode of White Collar. It’s not bad, but it’s also not up to the show’s usual standards.

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Leverage – The Long Way Down Job

by Alan Rapp on June 30, 2011

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  • Title: Leverage – The Long Way Down Job
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Leverage kicks off its Fourth Season by sending the team up a mountain to help a widow (Haley Talbot) stop her husbands’ business partner (Cameron Daddo) from mortgage fraud which is costing hundreds of people their homes every day. The trouble is the only proof, if it even exists, is a notebook on the dead man’s body lost on the top of a mountain.

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Flashpoint: Reverse-Flash

by Alan Rapp on June 29, 2011

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flashpoint-reverse-flashComic readers who have absolutely no idea who the Reverse-Flash is, or need a little background into his history battling the Flash should find this one-issue primer worth a quick look. The trouble is, for the rest of us, there’s no real reason to pick it up.

Although it’s released as a Flashpoint one-shot, this single issue has absolutely nothing to do with the events inside this alternate version of the DC Universe, nor does it take any steps to explain how Professor Zoom was able to rewrite history to such a large extent.

That’s not to say it’s a bad read, but there’s little here for those of us who already know the backstory between Barry Allen and Professor Zoom including Zoom’s repeated attempts on Iris Allen‘s life, his attempts to rewrite history by stopping Allen from becoming the Flash, and his death at the hands of his hated foe. Worth a look (but only for those who need a brush-up on the character).

[DC, $2.99]

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G.I. JOE #2

by Alan Rapp on June 29, 2011

in Comics

gijoe-2-coverCobra Commander may be dead, but that doesn’t mean COBRA is going away quietly. With Duke stuck in Washington for a series of bureaucratic meetings, COBRA sets out a two-pronged attack. The first sends in two of their best agents to infiltrate the Pit and the second attempts to take out the Joe’s leader in the nation’s capital.

Zartan creates all kinds of chaos here (although it’s a little unclear if the Joes know about him or he’s being reintroduced as a new character) taking out members of the team to assume their identities with one purpose – to silence the COBRA prisoner. As to what Storm Shadow‘s true mission is, I guess we’ll have to wait for that to be revealed next month.

Meanwhile Duke and Dial Tone fight their way out of a government facility, not knowing who to trust. Anyone could be an agent of COBRA. Remember, it’s not paranoia if they’re really after you. Although I’m not totally sold on Javier Saltares’ artwork, writer Chuck Dixon gives us pair of strong stories. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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