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Darth Vader #19

by Alan Rapp on August 16, 2018

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Darth Vader #19 comic reviewOne of the interesting concepts introduced in Star Wars Rebels was the role of the Inquisitors. Force-trained minions sent to hunt the remaining Jedi, the concept opened a new world of characters and potential stories to explore. Darth Vader #19 returns these characters (including an appearance by the Grand Inquisitor) as Vader and his Dark Side army show up to kill a former member of the Jedi Council and take his newborn for nefarious purposes.

While Vader appears on several pages, his dialogue is clipped here allowing for the Dark Lord of the Sith’s menacing actions to speak for him. Taking on the Jedi himself, Vader sends the Inquisitors after the child who they savagely pry from his mother’s arms.

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #25

by Alan Rapp on August 16, 2018

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #25 comic reviewThings get pretty bleak for the Outlaws in the over-sized twenty-fifth issue. After fleeing from the police, the Red Hood runs into one pissed-off Batman who isn’t too happy with his former partner’s recent actions (such as murdering the Penguin on live television). Having broken their agreement that Jason could operate in Gotham City under the sole condition that he wouldn’t take a life, the Red Hood must face the music. Lucky for him, his friends step in to avoid him from getting his ass kicked any more than necessary.

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Domino #5

by Alan Rapp on August 15, 2018

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Domino #5 comic reviewWhile the overall plot of Domino versus her new arch-nemeses doesn’t progress much, there’s still quite a bit to enjoy this issue including our girl grasping a measure of insight while fighting off a club full of enemies alongside Shang-Chi. Finding calm in the storm, Domino realizes that her powers can work for her (and why that can terrify all those around her).

There’s a noticeable weight taken off Domino’s shoulders when she stops trying to force her powers and just let them work naturally for her. Of course, there are still questions about what happens when her adversary either takes those powers away or decides to ramp them into high-gear again. Has she learned enough from Shang-Chi? Time will tell.

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Catwoman #2

by Alan Rapp on August 15, 2018

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Catwoman #2 comic reviewCatwoman‘s investigation into the impostor responsible for burglary and murder, tarnishing our protagonist’s already bruised name, leads her to a warehouse full of fakes and more questions. Quickly dispatching the women, who turn out mostly to be unemployed actresses, Selena is left with a single breadcrumb to trail back to the man who hired them (but still no clue, as yet, as to why).

What we do learn here is that the Governor Creel’s wife Raina wasn’t expecting one of her frauds to commit murder. What she did want, other than drawing Catwoman out of seclusion, however, still remains a mystery.

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Supergirl #21

by Alan Rapp on August 14, 2018

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Supergirl #21 comic reviewSupergirl #21 is a transitional issue that gives Kara a new purpose and mission far from her adopted home. Recent events with Rogol Zaar have raised far too many questions for the Maid of Might, and after the discovery that even the Guardians of the Universe have something to hide about the mad man who claims to have destroyed Krytpton, Supergirl heads out to find answers.

Kara’s absence leaves yet another hole in Superman’s world as recent events have the character more isolated that he’s been in quite some time. The choice of Kara’s traveling companion is an interesting one that provides some familial bond and also gives Kara someone to talk to in the darker and lonelier moments.

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