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Astro City #50

by Alan Rapp on February 7, 2018

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Astro City #50 comic reviewI always love to see writer Kurt Busiek and artist Brent Anderson delve into the nuts-and-bolts of a world where super-heroes exist, and how such a world might effect every day folks. A sequel to the Eisner-nominated “The Nearness of You,” Astro City #50 introduces us to Michael Tenicek who runs a support group for those touched by super-villain violence.

In a world where the bizarre and inexplicable can take loved ones and leave scars, of course Astro City would need something like this to exist and allow people to gather and share their experiences, pain, and fear.

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Jessica Jones #16

by Alan Rapp on February 6, 2018

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  • Title: Jessica Jones #16
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  • Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
  • Artist: Michael Gaydos
  • Jessica Jones #16 comic reviewAfter her attempt to kill (and then beat-up) the Purple Man failed, Jessica Jones #16 picks up the story with Kilgrave in control of Carol Danvers (and the surrounding mob) and wanting very much to sit down for a conversation with his favorite human being.

    Believing her end has arrived, Jessica doesn’t hold back with what she thinks of the villain who takes sadistic pleasure in controlling others for his own amusement. And when Kilgrave becomes philosophical about his role on Earth, it’s all our intrepid P.I. can do not to lose her shit.

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    Comic Rack

    by Alan Rapp on February 5, 2018

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    Comic RackIt’s the first Comic Rack in four years! Welcome back to the RazorFine Comic Rack boys and girls. Pull up a bean bag and take a seat at feet of the master as we offer you this quick list of all kinds of comic book goodness set to hit comic shops and bookstores this month from all your favorite publishers including DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Archie, Dynamite, IDW, Image Comics, and others.

    This week includes Avengers, Batman, Daredevil, Green Arrow, Harley Quinn, Iron Fist, Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions, Justice League, Koshchei: The Deathless, Mech Cadet Yu, Rose, Runaways, Savage Dragon, Superman, Tomb Raider: Survivor’s Crusade, Wicked + The Divine 1923, the first issues of Dejah Thoris, Incognegro: Renaissance, Legenderry Red Sonja, Terrifics, Twisted Romance, Walt Disney Showcase, X-Men: Red, and the final issues of Dastardly And Muttley, Greatest Adventure, Half Past Danger II: Dead To Reichs, and Kingsman: The Red Diamond.

    Enjoy issue #201

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    Mystik U #2

    by Alan Rapp on February 2, 2018

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    Mystik U #2 comic reviewWhat if Zatanna went to Hogwarts? That’s the basic premise behind the mini-series where Zatanna’s past is altered allowing a younger version of the character to attend a magical university known as Mystik U. The first issue set up the basic concept of Zatanna needing to change her past in order to be prepared for a dark evil in the future. To that end we’ve seen Zatanna meet a group of new friends and attempt to fit into the magical collegiate community.

    While still foreshadowing that one student will eventually go evil, Mystik U #2 features two major stories. In the first we see Zatanna earn the attention of a magical sorority. While her friends warn her about the group, Zatanna learns the hard way about dangers lurking on campus.

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    Wonder Woman #39

    by Alan Rapp on January 31, 2018

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    Wonder Woman #39 comic reviewWonder Woman #39 isn’t bad, but it’s certainly far from a must-read. The latest issue is heavy on action featuring Wonder Woman squaring off with the murderous new incarnation of Silver Swan. Every panel of our heroine is in battle with the former friend turned crazy super-villain. Or, to put it more appropriately, playing defense and refusing to fight the tormented girl up until the point that the new villain attacks Diana’s brother Jason.

    The rest of the issue catches up with Darkseid and his daughter Grail as they attempt to collect artifacts of power in a move to restore the former leader of Apokolips back to full-strength. This also offers short cameos for the Female Furies and for Steve Trevor and his men (who stand between Darkseid’s minions and their bounty).

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