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Wonder Woman #6

by Alan Rapp on September 24, 2016

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Wonder Woman #6The rotating storylines of the series continue to flip-flop as Wonder Woman #6 takes us back to Diana‘s origins showcasing her return of Steve Trevor and her arrival in “Man’s World.”

Dropping out of the sky in an invisible jet with a solider thought dead leads to quite a bit of confusion for everyone involved, including Diana who can’t understand the speech of a single person she meets. As she’s processed and put in a cell for safe-keeping, Trevor is forced to answer a series of questions from a befuddled brass and doctors who can’t except his story of a mythical island of Amazon warriors but also can’t explain what they are witnessing right before their eyes.

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Astro City #38

by Alan Rapp on September 22, 2016

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Astro City #38A companion piece to Astro City #37, the latest issue of Astro City remains in the Roaring Twenties. The musical theme remains as well, but while several other heroes are mentioned, the comic’s central focus is on Jazzbaby. Listening to the music of the city, Jazzbaby is able to find, and anticipate, trouble.

The main threat in Astro City #38 comes in an underground speakeasy where a villain known as Destine plans on unlocking the power of the mystical Star of Lahkimpur and opening a door to the netherworld. In his way are the equally strange serpent cult, Jazzbaby, and a host of other heroes that arrive to join the fray including the Cloak of Night and the Five Enemies.

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #2

by Alan Rapp on September 22, 2016

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #2While still keeping the focus on Red Hood, Red Hood and the Outlaws #2 introduces us to one of the characters who will eventually make up a third of the new team. While attempting to acquire a weapon for Black Mask, Jason Todd runs into an unexpected complication in the form of the Amazon Artemis who is also searching for a powerful weapon on the derailed train. While it takes the a little while to consider they may be after different prizes, the pair fight and then form a tentative truce as the series reveals just what Black Mask is after – the eventual third member of the team.

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Green Lanterns #6

by Alan Rapp on September 21, 2016

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Green Lanterns #6

The opening arc of the series concludes as Jessica Cruz is able to overcome her doubts and anxiety and save her partner from the Red Lanterns. Although Jessica and Simon are successful in destroying the Hell Tower and driving the Red Lanterns from Earth, things are far from settled as Atrocitus and Dex-Starr have left a gift deep within the Earth’s core which will one day create all new problems for the Green Lanterns. However, Jessica’s effect on Bleez also suggests that something has fundamentally changed for Atrocitus’ most valued lieutenant. We’ll just have to wait and see what that means for both Corps. Worth a look.

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Hadrian’s Wall #1

by Alan Rapp on September 20, 2016

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Hadrian's Wall #1I love a good murder mystery. Unfortunately, after one issue I’m unsure if Image Comics’ new series fits the bill. Filled with more emotional baggage and drama than actual mystery, Hadrian’s Wall #1 introduces us to retired investigator Simon Moore who is brought out of retirement to investigate the mysterious death of the man who shot him, stole his wife, and ended his career.

Other than seeing the victim die in the vacuum of space, outside the long-range spaceship Hadrian’s Wall, we don’t get much more information about the victim or how someone might even go about killing someone alone in outer pace. What we do get is lots of drama between Simon and his ex (who after years of knowing him somehow doesn’t know telling him not to do something only encourages him to accept the case – that and the large payday).

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