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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Scandal – Enemy of the State

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2012

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Following recent events surround the Amanda Tanner (Liza Weil) case Cyrus (Jeff Perry) has made Olivia (Kerry Washington) and her associates enemies of the White House starting with convening a war council and hiring a private investigator (Leland Orser) to dig up every skeleton in each of their collective closets. Thing are only going to get more interesting now that Olivia has discovered that Amanda is pregnant with the child of the President of the Untied States (Tony Goldwyn).

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Missing – A Measure of a Man

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2012

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Arrested and detained in by the CIA for her recent actions Becca (Ashley Judd) finds herself interrogated by Jaime Ortega (Gina McKee) who suspects Becca knows far more about the man who has kidnapped her son and the whereabouts of her husband than she is telling. Instead of continuing the search for Michael (Nick Eversman), Agent Ortega is far more interested in discussing one of Becca and Paul’s final missions for the CIA.

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The Mentalist – Ruby Slippers

by Alan Rapp on April 28, 2012

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The CBI is called in to investigate 19 year-old (Nicholas R. Grava) locked in a car and burned to death outside a drag club. While talking to the young man’s friend (Candice Afia),  the CBI learn the victim was bullied by a homophobic co-worker (Wilke Itzin) and his estranged father (William R. Moses) who was ashamed of having gay son.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro Series #4

by Alan Rapp on April 28, 2012

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tmnt-micro-series-4-leonardoIn much the same way Marvel’s “.1″ comics have futhered filled in stories and focused on aspects not covered in the main title, IDW’s “Micro Series” has done the same for their current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.

Each issue of the series has centered around one of the Turtles. With issue four we finally get to the team’s leader, and my favorite TMNT, Leonardo. This issue picks up where the current series has left off with Splinter captured by Old Hob. While out on patrol alone, Leonardo finds himself ambushed by an entire army of Foot Ninjas at an abandoned construction site.

You definitely get your money’s worth in terms of action as almost the entire comic showcases Leo’s fight with the ninja and their mysterious leader (who may, or may not be the Shredder). In terms of writing and art I don’t think it measures up to the the main title. However, if you have a favorite Ninja Turtle, this series has given you a chance to grab a comic centered solely around them. That’s not too shabby, even if it is slightly overpriced. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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Person of Interest – Matsya Nyaya

by Alan Rapp on April 28, 2012

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Memories of Reese’s (Jim Caviezel) final mission for the CIA in China with Snow (Michael Kelly) and Stanton (Annie Parisse) continue to haunt him as he goes undercover working for an armored car service while attempting to protect the Machine’s latest number, an armored car guard (Pablo Schreiber) on a route that’s been targeted by robbers. After his latest case takes an unexpected turn, Reese’s thoughts turn back to his days in China where he was tasked by Snow to retrieve a computer virus and kill his partner only to find they’ve both been sent into a trap to make sure neither makes it out alive.

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