March 2014

Worlds’ Finest #21

by Alan Rapp on March 30, 2014

in Comics

Worlds' Finest #21“First Contact” comes to a close as the mad-scientist and evil doppelganger of Power Girl‘s old friend Ken succeeds in ripping open time and space to a portal back to Earth-2. For the first time I realized how similar this title is to Samurai Jack as the lost heroes finally find a portal home only to be denied at the last second and will continue their quest elsewhere.

Although there’s a lot of family bickering here, Worlds’ Finest #21 includes some nice moments as well including Batman and Huntress instinctively working as a team and even offer a slight celebration afterwards.

Seeing the evil Superman inside the alternate dimension the pair believed to be their old home doesn’t deter them from agreeing to continue to seek a way back to their Earth. Although I don’t think we’re likely to see a Power Girl/Superman team-up anytime soon I’d like DC continue to explore the Batman/Huntress relationship going forward to see where it may lead. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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Teen Titans Go! – Missing

by Alan Rapp on March 30, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Teen Titans Go! – Missing
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Teen Titans Go! - Missing

In an episode that references both DuckTales and The NeverEnding Story, “Missing” provides a get-rich scheme for Robin (Scott Menville), Cyborg (Khary Payton), and Beast Boy (Greg Cipes) by returning Silkie to Killer Moth (Menville). Although Starfire (Hynden Walch) is heartbroken to find her beloved pet missing, Raven (Tara Strong) is relieved – at least until Starfire turns her unwanted affection, and tongue baths, onto her.

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Larfleeze #9

by Alan Rapp on March 30, 2014

in Comics

Larfleeze #9Larfleeze versus an entire family of gods from another dimension! Continuing the storyline of Laord of the Hunt‘s family and their troubles with a certain “orange monkey,” Larfleeze #9 offers up the entire squabbling family against the Orange Lantern who proves more than up to the task (especially once his greed is fed by learning one member of the family claims to possess a “oneness with all things”).

Along with further the story of Larfleeze retrieving his butler Pulsar Stargrave and murdering a god, we also get a bizarre reaction from Sena the Wanderer to the entire series of events which may mean wedding chimes for the “orange monkey” in the near future, and the first appearance of one of my favorite Green Lanterns who shows up to answer a planetary distress call setting up next month’s battle between Larfleeze and G’Nort!

Although I was hoping for a bit more G’Nort in this issue, Larfleeze #9 continues the ongoing storyline of the Orange Lantern and Pulsar Stragrave’s interactions with the Laord’s family while setting up what should be very interesting tenth issue next month. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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Continuum – Season Two

by Alan Rapp on March 30, 2014

in Home Video

  • Title: Continuum – Season Two
  • wiki: link

Continuum - Season TwoContinuum‘s Second Season continues the adventures Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), a time-displaced cop from the future trapped in the present to find a stop a group of rebels from 2077 who plan on changing history. Highlights from the season include Keira reconnecting with an older version of her partner from the future (Karin Konoval), Keira finding her cyber-systems temporarily shutdown by a CMR psychological program (Alessandro Juliani) to determine her psychological fitness, the reveal of the the mysterious Mr. Escher (Hugh Dillon), the trial of Julian Randol (Richard Harmon), and Kiera being arrested for Agent Gardiner‘s (Nicholas Lea) murder.

Ongoing stories involve both Kiera and Alec (Erik Knudsen) questioning why Kiera and Liber8 were sent into the past, Alec’s relationship with Emily (Magda Apanowicz), the rise of Theseus, and the splintering of Liber8 into separate factions led by Travis (Roger R. Cross) and Sonya (Lexa Doig).

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Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3

by Alan Rapp on March 30, 2014

in Comics

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3More familiar faces return as Jubal Early makes his move and subdues each member of Serenity‘s crew, and its new guests, one-by-one (although he does forget about Kaylee) while River sleeps searching for more secrets she can use to fight the Alliance.

Kaylee’s defeat of Early gives the ship’s mechanic a bit of revenge from one of the show’s most disturbing sequences where she found herself at the insane assassin’s mercy and now can turn the tables. Although he’s able to work his way through the crew, I am surprised with how quickly the comic ends his piece of the story (at least for now).

With River’s remembrance of others who, like her, were manipulated and experimented on by the Alliance means the crew will have to make a side-trip before rescuing Zoe which also means Mal needs to recruit another member to the team. It also likely means the mini-series will finally begin pulling the curtain back on those who experimented on River and means the possible return of pairs of soldiers with hands of blue. Worth a look.

[Dark Horse, $3.50]

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