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Once and Future #16

by Alan Rapp on February 23, 2021

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Once and Future #16 comic reviewThings get event more tumultuous for our heroes as Merlin and Zombie Arthur continue their plans. Trapped in the Otherworld, Duncan and Bridgette have to deal with a crazed Lancelot as well as the sudden experience of a dragon (you have to love a comic that can just throw in a dragon at the last minute and it not seem out of place).

Things aren’t going to get any easier for the pair with the arrival of Galahad and Elaine whose appearance, and identity, confuses Lancelot (he’s not the only one).

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #114

by Alan Rapp on February 19, 2021

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #114The Turtles get some unexpected visitors. A helicopter going down leaves an injured Karai, Koya, and Bludgeon in the Turtles’ care, and two extremely large mutants Rahzar and Tokka are set loose within the city. The pair are much like the weasels being very childlike, but far more vicious and dangerous as the Turtles discover firsthand. Oh, and Bebop and Rocksteady are also wandering around looking for Karai and the missing mutants.

The other visitor is a version of Lita from the future who has traveled back after stealing a time scepter in hopes of preventing a dark future that destroyed her family.

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Red Sonja Valentine’s Special

by Alan Rapp on February 17, 2021

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Red Sonja Valentine's Special comic reviewA witch’s separate encounters with both Red Sonja and Kulan Gath leads the misadventures of the 2021 Red Sonja Valentine’s Special. The first encounter, Sonja attempting to take the witch’s head ends up poorly for the She-Devil with a Sword as she leaves with a head (just the one that was connected to the witch’s body). It’s an interesting stand-off that allows Sonja to keep to the letter of her word.

Had Sonja killed the witch the rest of the adventure would have never taken place as she is later accosted by Kulan Gath who threatens to kill the witch until she tells him she can use magic to find his greatest enemy. What she doesn’t reveal is the method on how he will find her, as her love spell makes him fall hopelessly in love with Red Sonja to the complete surprise and dismay of the Hyrkanian warrior who spends the rest of the issue struggling to get away from the lovesick fool.

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Darth Vader #10

by Alan Rapp on February 17, 2021

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Darth Vader #10 comic reviewDarth Vader #10 continues the “Into the Fire” storyline of Darth Vader continuing to fight for his life. The end of the previous issue foreshadowed Vader’s journey to Exegol, the Dark Lord of the Sith won’t make it to the planet until the final panels as he faces a couple more challenges in a Summa-verminoth and a trio of Imperial Star Destroyers all intent on preventing Vader from reaching the planet.

Very much a middle issue of the arc, pushing any interesting reveals about Exegol to the next issue (at the earliest), Darth Vader #10 is an issue which you could skip over and not miss much. The issue isn’t bad, it features Vader’s impressive piloting skills (something Star Wars usually only showcases with Anakin prior to his fall to the Dark Side) and is notable some vivid hallucinations involving Vader and his son.

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #278

by Alan Rapp on February 15, 2021

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #278 comic review“Untold Tales” continues to focus on never-before-seen adventures from writer Larry Hama and a rotating stable of JOE artists. G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #278 taps artist Dan Schoening for an icy tale featuring Snow Job, Blizzard, Iceberg, Frostbite, and more.

The issue opens after Cover Girl, Low-Light, and the arctic Joes have successfully hit a Cobra base in Frusenland and made off with a kidnapped scientist. With one of their vehicles damaged and Cobra reinforcements on their tail, the Joes have no choice but to fight in the middle of the blizzard.

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