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Super Powers! #1

by Alan Rapp on December 6, 2016

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Super Powers! #1

Mainly targeting younger readers, Super Powers #1! is a fun (if lightweight) all-ages comic featuring DC’s big three heroes. Opening in Gotham City where Batman has disappeared, Superman discovers clues leading him to discover Braniac is responsible. With the help of Wonder Woman who traces Braniac to New Krypton, the Big Blue Boy Scout finds and frees the Dark Knight Detective, leaving the heroes to deal with the villain. Personally, because it’s geared to a younger audience, I’m a little disappointed that Baltazar and Aureliani (who tag-team the writing and drawing of the comic) didn’t go for more classic Super Powers or Super Friends costumes of the heroes. Still, kids should enjoy this one. For fans.

[DC, $2.99]

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Usagi Yojimbo #159

by Alan Rapp on December 5, 2016

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Usagi Yojimbo #159The single-issue story “The Hatamoto’s Daughter” begins with the death of a samurai by a band of ruffians deep in the forest. Hiding his daughter, and proof of illegal matters the gang’s leader wants returned, the man is cut down. Finding the young girl hours later, a wandering Miyamoto Usagi takes it upon himself to see her safely delivered to Inspector Ishida in the closest town.

Given the dangerous information the young girl has in her possession, however, the mercenaries will not let the ronin’s protection be a deterrent to get their hands on the girl. It’s a mistake they won’t live to regret.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #1

by Alan Rapp on November 30, 2016

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #1Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven begins with Buffy and the Scoobies all in a good place and relatively happy. As fans of the television series know, that’s usually when things go south quickly. Buffy and Spike are working with the police as supernatural crime consultants, Xander and Dawn‘s relationship is stronger than ever, Willow has moved on to teaching and sharing her knowledge about magic, and even Giles seems more at peace with his teenage reality. And that’s when a dragon shows up.

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Star Wars #25

by Alan Rapp on November 30, 2016

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Star Wars #25Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, Sana, and the rest of the Rebels aboard the stolen Imperial Star Destroyer fight for their lives against both Sgt. Kreel and his elite band of stowaway Stormtroopers and the scores of Imperial ships attempting to prevent the stolen Harbinger from smashing through the blockade of Tureen VII.

The climax of the storyline focused on both the Rebels theft of a Star Destroyer and Kreel’s Scar Squadron, Star Wars #25 is filled with quite a bit of action including Luke in a lightsaber duel with Kreel and coming across Darth Vader in space (and smartly deciding to live to fight another day rather than push his luck any further).

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Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #9

by Alan Rapp on November 29, 2016

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Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #9The Green Lantern Corps and the Sinestro Corps‘ attempt to save the planet of from an attack on Starro leaves the group in a precarious position. Not only must they think of a quick way to stop the mind-controlling starfish from taking control of them as well, but the group also discover that the entire city has been taken and bottled by an old DC villain – Braniac. Even after working together to stop Starro, the Lanterns have an entirely new set of problems to deal with.

The issue’s back-up story begins to investigate just what happened to Hal Jordan after his attack on Warworld. As the his ring continues to seek out its master, we see into the Emerald Space where Hal exists between life and death. Approached by a former Green Lantern, Hal discovers although he has earned his rest his ring-slingin’ days may not be over just yet.

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