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Han Solo #1

by Alan Rapp on June 24, 2016

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Han Solo #1In his new solo series (heh), everyone’s favorite scruffy-looking nerfhereder is badgered into an undercover assignment for the Rebellion. With a leak inside the Rebellion leading the Empire to a network of their spies, and needing a pilot and ship for a dangerous mission, Leia convinces both the reluctant Han and the reluctant Rebel leaders that Han Solo is their man.

The first few pages of the issue, where Han is basically kidnapped and brought to the new Rebel is a bit awkward (did anyone, anywhere believe he would give up control of the Millennium Falcon for any reason?). However, things pick up with the appearance of Leia (and I guess, if you wanted to read between the lines the entire plot to get his ship could be seen as nothing more than a ploy to get Han on board for the mission).

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #16

by Alan Rapp on June 23, 2016

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #16When Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel, and Captain Marvel, Jr. go missing while investigating the latest plans of the Monster Society of Evil, Uncle Dudley and Tawnky Tawny call in Mystery, Inc. to help find the missing members of the Marvel Family.

With it’s add assortment of villains and heroes, Fawcett City proves to be a perfect destination for Scooby-Doo and friends. My only real complaint here (other than not loving the look of Tawny who I want to look a little more cuddly) is that we only get one issue here when there’s such fertile ground to cover (including teasing the one member of the Marvel Family which Scooby doesn’t meet). I’m hoping the team can find an excuse to come back to Fawecett in the near future.

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Astro City #36

by Alan Rapp on June 22, 2016

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Astro City #36Concluding the two-part multi-generational tale of the three men who have been Jack-in-the-Box, Astro City #36 offers answers about what happened to the original hero as well as delivering two separate super-villain origin stories.

It’s one of the more tragic tales found in the city limits of Astro City, but “The Other Side of the Story” offers a look at at events from the perspective of the family Mister Drama left behind, and how his hate for his arch-nemesis passed down from widow to daughter to granddaughter and allowed for the creation of the Drama Queen and her plot of revenge.

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Civil War II #2

by Alan Rapp on June 22, 2016

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Civil War II #2So far Civil War II is reminding more of the unnecessary and regrettable Secret War II than any comic should. For a genius Tony Stark makes a boneheaded move by abducting Ulysses from the Inhumans’ home of New Attilan. Nearly causing a full-scare war in the middle of New York City only to service his curiosity of how the man’s powers work and give into his anger over the death of his friend, only the intervention of Carol Danvers prevents things from escalating.

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Green Arrow #1

by Alan Rapp on June 21, 2016

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Green Arrow #1Picking up the storyline from Green Arrow: Rebirth #1, Green Arrow and Black Canary continue to investigate the underground human trafficking ring of homeless victims in Seattle. An altercation on the docks leads Ollie to also raise questions about his company which, from what we see teased here, has been corrupted by the shadowy movements of the Court of Owls.

Along with comic stealing some Bat-villains to set-up it’s initial story arc (an interesting choice), Green Arrow #1 also gives us Ollie and Dinah together both in and out of costume (although their romantic sparring still seems fairly new to them both). Fleshing out the cast we also meet Ollie’s half-sister Emiko Queen (think Arrow‘s Thea if she had been raised by someone as homicidal as Malcolm) and the appearance of Emi’s mother: Shado.

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