April 2012

In Plain Sight – Sacrificial Lam

by Alan Rapp on April 30, 2012

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After her father (Stephen Lang) escapes custody and goes after his former boss Cormac “Sully” Sullivan (Steve Eastin), the man who has just killed ‘s son (Aaron Ashmore), Mary (Mary McCormack) finds herself under survelliance by the FBI on the authority of Agent O’Conner (Will McCormack) who wants nothing more than to hang the blame for the entire situation squarely on Mary’s shoulders.

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The Flash #8

by Alan Rapp on April 30, 2012

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the-flash-new-52-8-coverFollowing the events of the last issue the Flash finds himself in the void of the Speed Force. Unable to find Iris or the other people plucked out of time, the Flash’s only companion is Turbine, an insane WWII pilot who has been trapped in the void for 70 years.

Although the idea of Turbine is an intriguing one, how writers Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato play out the tale leaves something to be desired. We do get an explanation for the time rifts and how the Flash is connected to the Speed Force. However, everything feels rushed and not quite as well thought-out as I’d like. It doesn’t quite stumble, but this is definitely the weakest issue of the title so far.

That doesn’t mean the comic doesn’t have its bright spots. Manapul’s art is again terrific, and even if the ideas aren’t as well fleshed-out as I’d like they do open the doors for further discovery down the line. I’m less pleased with the new Grodd and New 52 version of Gorilla City both of which were going to get plenty of in next month’s issue. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on April 30, 2012

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It’s a new week so it must be time to talk about comics! Welcome to the RazorFine Comic Rack boys and girls. Pull up a bean bag and take a seat at feet of the master as we offer you this quick list of all kinds of comic book goodness set to hit comic shops and bookstores this week from all your favorite publishers including DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Archie, Dynamite, Image Comics, and others.

This week includes Action Comics, Amazing Spider-Man, Animal Man, Avengelyne, Avengers Academy, Avengers vs. X-Men, Batwing, Blue Estate, Daredevil, Defenders, Detective Comics, Green Arrow, Justice League International, The Lone Ranger, Pigs, Red Sonja, Spawn, Star Trek, Stormwatch, Supreme, Supurbia, X-Men, the first issues of Dial H, Earth 2, Epic Kill, Garfield, G.I. Combat, Hulk Smash Avengers, Mind the Gap, Smallville Season 11, The Spider, Worlds’ Finest, and the final issue of Wolverine & the X-Men Alpha & Omega.

Enjoy issue #174

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DC Collectibles (formerly DC Direct) has announced a new 11′ Batman: The Dark Night Returns statue, featuring the story’s final battle between Batman and Superman, which will be released on August 29th. It can be yours, Bat-fans, for the low, low price of $300.

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Fairly Legal – Teenage Wasteland

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2012

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Kate (Sarah Shahi) is called in by an old friend (Laura Regan) to mediate a dispute between a student (Jonna Walsh) expelled over cheating and her former high school. Lauren (Virginia Williams), getting the scent of old money, decides to tag along in hopes of signing the school as a long-term client but things get complicated when Kate sides with the girl and her working class father (Eric Keenleyside) over the institution and uncovers a far more scandalous reason why the young girl is actually being expelled.

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