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Darth Maul #2

by Alan Rapp on March 28, 2017

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Darth Maul #2 comic reviewLearning that a Jedi Padawan is being held by the Xrexus Cartel, Darth Maul ignores the explicit orders of his master and makes his way to Nar Shaddaa looking for answers. Unable to reveal his true nature to those he needs to beat information out of, Maul instead hires some help in his search for Jedi.

Fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will likely get a kick out of seeing both Cad Bane and Aurra Sing as part of the bounty hunter team Maul puts together to lead him to the auction in the Drazkel System where the Padawan Eldra Kaitis is the prize… although I doubt the Sith has any intention on paying for her. The pair provide the information Maul is looking for, but don’t know who their cloaked benefactor is or why he is so interested in the event.

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #17

by Alan Rapp on March 27, 2017

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Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #17 comic reviewI have never denied that fact that Kyle Rayner is my least favorite Green Lantern. Ever. Born out of the masturbatory fantasies of Ron Marz who destroyed one of DC Comic’s oldest heroes to write himself into the storyline, Kyle has been a problem for me ever since his first appearance (where he was given a power ring because a Guardian couldn’t bother to find someone actually worthy and handed the most powerful weapon in the universe over to the first person he came across). I explain this not to attack the character, who I find tolerable at the best of times, but to offer an explanation while a Kyle-centric issue is never going to be a favorite of mine.

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Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #2

by Alan Rapp on March 25, 2017

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Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #2 comic reviewAlthough the Spirit tracks down two of the three bank robbers in Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers it only leads to the beginning of a larger mystery involving mysterious disappearances of those who will not be missed.

Our intrepid hero isn’t the only one on the case. Private investigator Lisa Marlowe also stumbles onto the unseemly business while on a job trailing John Bartlett whose wife believes he is having an affair. The good news is there’s no mistress. The bad news is Mr. Bartlett is wrapped up in something far more dangerous.

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Batman #19

by Alan Rapp on March 23, 2017

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Batman #19 comic reviewThe entire comic is foreplay, set-up for Batman vs. Bane round 2. Hidden deep in the bowels of Arkham to give the Psycho Pirate time to fix the mind of Gotham Girl, Batman waits.

Meanwhile Bane crashes through the mental institution ripping through the obstacles the Dark Knight Detective has set in his path. Needing to buy as much time as possible, Batman has released several of his old foes to stand between himself and Bane. While they do slow the lumbering creature down, not stop Bane who eventually arrives at his destination and the comic comes to an end.

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Super Sons #2

by Alan Rapp on March 22, 2017

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Super Sons #2 comic reviewCaught snooping by Lex Luthor, Robin and Superboy manage to get away thanks to a little misdirection and Damian threatening to blow up the LexCorp laboratory. Luthor’s reaction to the entire encounter is puzzling.

Taking them for a pair of common kids (climbing up the sheer side of a skyscraper), this raises some questions. While it is plausible that Lex has no idea that Jonathan exists, has this version of Lex never run into Robin before? This seems extremely unlikely, and even if that’s true wouldn’t he still know what the Boy Wonder looks like by knowing his former enemies and their sidekicks?

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