April 2015

Arrow – Ah Sah-Him

by Alan Rapp on April 30, 2015

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Arrow – Ah Sah-Him
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Arrow - Ah Sah-Him

After three weeks of training and brainwashing at the hands of the League of Assassins Ah Sah-Him (Stephen Amell) gets his first assignment from Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable). Ordered to return home to Starling City, Ollie’s mission is to find and neutralize the only rival to his ascension to becoming the next Ra’s al Ghul. Although it takes more than a little convincing, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) finally rallies the remnants of Team Arrow to protect Nyssa (Katrina Law) from the death sentence handed down from her father at the hands of his new protege.

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  • Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – The Dirty Half Dozen
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Dirty Half Dozen

The final episode leading up the Avengers: Age of Ultron is only peripherally connected to opening scenes of the film but it does (finally) wind down the S.H.I.E.L.D. vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. storyline (hopefully for good), and, if only for a single episode, reunites Coulson‘s (Clark Gregg) entire team for a suicide mission against HYDRA. Exchanging Fury’s box of secrets to Gonzales (Edward James Olmos) for the chance to lead his team to rescue Deathlok (J. August Richards) and cripple HYDRA’s enhanced soldier program, Coulson gathers together his former team including Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) and Skye (Chloe Bennet) who shows up to help save Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) based on the intelligence offered by Raina‘s (Ruth Negga) visions.

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iZombie – Maternity Liv

by Alan Rapp on April 30, 2015

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  • Title: iZombie – Maternity Liv
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iZombie - Maternity Liv

Eating the brain of the mother of a newborn baby kicks Liv‘s (Rose McIver) maternal instincts into overdrive while helping Detective Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) solve the woman’s kidnapping and murder (and several others which have ties to at least one other zombie). Thanks to Major (Robert Buckley) enlisting the help of reporter to look into the high number of disappearances Babineaux earns no love from the rest of the department when he’s quoted in an article calling out the department for their lack of interest in the dozens of poor people who have disappeared off the streets in recent weeks.

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The Flash – The Trap

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2015

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  • Title: The Flash – The Trap
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The Flash - The Trap

With The Flash racing to its First Season finale in three weeks “The Trap” brings the battle between the Flash (Grant Gustin) and the Reverse-Flash front-and-center beginning with the discovery of Harrison Wells‘ (Tom Cavanagh) secret room within S.T.A.R. Labs, confirmation that he’s a time-traveler, and glimpses into various aspects of Barry’s future (not all of which he’s able to properly process). Comparing Cisco‘s (Carlos Valdes) dream to the reality Barry rewrote during his short jump backwards in time the group decides to set a trap for Wells hoping to recreate his confession of the murder of Barry’s mother before the group takes him down.

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Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up! #4

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2015

in Comics

Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up! #4The Powerpuff Girls’ search for a mutated dimension-hopping DeeDee leads them to Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends where Bubbles is delighted to meet Mac and his menagerie of odd friends. The search for DeeDee is complicated by Bloo who, along with the rest of the creatures and DeeDee, is currently participating in a game of Hide-and-Seek and doesn’t wish to be found.

The absence of the Powerpuff Girls doesn’t mean the end of danger for the citizens of Townsville. In the issue’s B-story Dexter calls in the Justice Friends to save the city from multiple simultaneous attacks (sadly off-panel) in the Girls’ absence.

Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up! #4 is a fun addition to the series (giving us the most entertaining world the Girls’ have traveled to yet). It also includes a short, if largely forgettable, back-up story demonstrating Mojo Jojo‘s inability to hold down and honest job and why he will never be anything more than a super-villain. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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