The Flash – Time Bomb

by Alan Rapp on March 21, 2019

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  • Title: The Flash – Time Bomb
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The Flash - Time Bomb television review

Team Flash may have defeated one Cicada (Chris Klein), but a new one has arrived from the future to continue her uncle’s work. “Time Bomb” reveals the new meta-human killer to be Grace Gibbons (Sarah Carter) who has a lifetime of hatred boiling inside her, and her first target is the meta-human (Catherine Lough Haggquist) responsible for her parents’ death. I’ve always like Carter, and her casting helps lessen the disappointing blow that the Cicada storyline is going to continue further into the season after it had apparently finally reached a merciful end. However, the episode’s subplot involving Sherloque Wells‘ (Tom Cavanagh) unraveling Nora‘s (Jessica Parker Kennedy) secret thankfully looks to take precedence for at least the short term.

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Calamity Kate #1

by Alan Rapp on March 21, 2019

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Calamity Kate #1 comic reviewThe first issue of Calamity Kate introduces us to our title character: a monster hunter from back east with a troubled past who shows up on the door of her college roommate in sunny California after five years without a word. Kate Strand has arrived in Los Angeles to make her fame and fortune as the West Coast’s new premier monster hunter. Often referred to as “Calamity,” it doesn’t take us long to discover why Kate got that nickname.

Writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Corin Howell set-up the world, our core characters, and the purpose of our hero: setting out to destroy the Seven Fabled Beasts of Yore (from which all monsters apparently come from). Kate fits into mold of a messy hero that certainly knows how to take care of herself on the battlefield but struggles in any other context.

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Bull – Parental Guidance

by Alan Rapp on March 21, 2019

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  • Title: Bull – Parental Guidance
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Bull - Parental Guidance television review

The latest client for Bull (Michael Weatherly) and his associates is a defendant who is admittedly guilty of the crime he is charged with. A teenager (C.J. Valleroy) who lived nearly his entire life in isolation with his paranoid survalist father is left on his own after his father his killed and he is arrested for shooting at a police officer and social worker who were trespassing on thier property. To win over the jury, Benny (Freddy Rodríguez) works to convince the jury that young man was ignorant of the consequences of his actions, but to win the case they will have to prove just the opposite. “Parental Guidance” offers a clever late twist that rather than sink the lawyers’ case, actually offers them a new avenue to explore and not only get justice for their client but provide for a future for a young man lost in the new world he finds himself in without his father.

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero - Silent Option #4 comic reviewG.I. JOE: A Real American Hero – Silent Option wraps up with Ilsa and her human traffickers, with the help of Firefly, looking for revenge by targeting the suburban home of Helix‘s parents. Far too late do the villains learn that Helix’s parents aren’t your average suburbanites as it turns out the pair are more than capable of keeping the traffickers at bay until help can arrive.

There’s plenty of action in G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero – Silent Option #4 as the villains face unexpected opposition from their targets (including a Claymore mine in the master bedroom), and then Helix, Dawn Moreno, and Bombstrike slice through what opposition is left including making short work of the Red Ninjas and even forcing Ilsa and Firefly to turn on each other.

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Arrow – Star City 2040

by Alan Rapp on March 20, 2019

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  • Title: Arrow – Star City 2040
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Arrow - Star City 2040 television review

Arrow spends an entire episode in the future with “Star City 2040” as Mia (Katherine McNamara), William (Jack Moore), Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones), Zoe (Andrea Sixtos), and Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) rescue Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and race to stop Kevin Dale (Raj Paul) from blowing up Star City. “Star City 2040” features plenty of questionable old age makeup and future tech as the heroes are not only to storm the castle and rescue the princess but even win back an old ally to their side. Still, Dale has big plans for Star City and Archer (which looks to be the thread which will eventually tie events back to the show’s current storyline).

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