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Nova #2

by Alan Rapp on January 11, 2017

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Nova #2 comic reviewSam Alexander meets Richard Rider. Nova #2 brings the youngest Nova into contact with the recently resurrected one as the pair meet while fighting off an alien of unknown origin (who apparently isn’t so much defeated as forgotten about). After a short stopover at Sam’s place, the pair head out for a little space action which leads them Knowhere and an encounter with an old friend.

While the first-ever meeting between the pair isn’t all that memorable, Nova #2 does have its fun with the Novas’ interaction with Cosmo and writer Jeff Loveness’ lighthearted stab at Marvel and their level of ridiculousness while continuing to change the universe to make it all but unrecognizable for a character that hasn’t actually been gone all that long.

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The Wicked + The Divine #25

by Alan Rapp on January 9, 2017

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The Wicked + The Divine #25The infighting within the Pantheon is still going strong in The Wicked + The Divine #25 as Laura and Urdr confront Woden about his complicity in Ananke‘s crackpot murder schemes to keep “the Great Darkness” at bay and control the cadre of selfish and self-serving gods with short lifespans.

There are a couple big takeaways from this issue. First, Laura can be scary as fuck when she wants to be, and even her fellow gods are concerned and frightened by the level of her powers. Second, aside from all her maneuverings and murders, it appears Ananke was working to prevent something worse… and now we’re going to get to see just what that might be.

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G.I. JOE #1

by Alan Rapp on January 4, 2017

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G.I. JOE #1 comic reviewAfter reading a couple of pages of this comic the only thought running through my head was “What the hell is going on?” IDW launches a new series featuring the several familiar faces of G.I. JOE in a world that’s certainly less familiar. No longer strictly an American military organization, the JOEs now serve the world at large, taking on trouble all over the world. And in this first issue that includes Roboninjas. That’s right, I said Roboninjas.

Oh, and do you Transformers fans remember the Decepticon Skywarp? He’s now a member of G.I. JOE. No, seriously. I swear I’m not making this up.

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Hulk #1

by Alan Rapp on January 3, 2017

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Hulk #1 comic reviewCivil War II (Marvel’s latest big event which I gave up on fairly early on) has left Jennifer Walters a changed woman. Unlike Bruce Banner, Jen was always able to control enhanced abilities turning them into an asset rather than a curse. This was fruitful in the courtroom as well as in some super-villain’s secret lair. It seems times have changed.

Trying to get her life back on track, Jen takes a new job at her old law firm and settles in for the new normal. What she’s keeping from the world, however, is that things are no longer normal (or whatever her old status quo used to be). The rage inside her is building and it looks like She-Hulk as we knew her may be gone.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #2

by Alan Rapp on December 30, 2016

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #2 comic reviewTeased at the end of the season’s first issue, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #2 reveals where the real conflict is going to come this year. Unable to find the source of the dragon which destroyed much of San Fransisco, the Scoobies also spend time putting out small fires of mobs attacking witches and demons, blaming them for the recent troubles. As tensions rise across the country, the United States Government steps in with a solution: a census to register all magic and other-dimensional individuals. However as conflicts keep simmering, the government decides a more drastic “temporary” solution may be in order.

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