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Criminal #1

by Alan Rapp on January 16, 2019

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Criminal #1 comic reviewEd Brubaker and Sean Phillips have been telling Criminal stories off-and-on for more than a dozen years now. While I may selfishly prefer the pair spend more time on new Velvet or Fatale comics, it’s impossible to not admire their return to the crime comic series.

The latest volume starts out with young teenage punk Ricky Lawless stealing a necklace from an elderly mark in a sequence that ends poorly for the old man in a brutal sequence of events. Recently released from prison, career criminal Teeg Lawless finds himself up shit’s creek dealing with the ramifications of son’s actions that he has no idea of how to put right.

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Atomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era #1

by Alan Rapp on January 15, 2019

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Atomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era #1 comic reviewAtomic Robo & the Dawn of a New Era begins with no great catastrophe but simply with Atomic Robo getting the new Tesladyne up and running. This includes welcoming the new recruits who are anxious for some science-adventuring, Bernard taking the opportunity to examine the local dormant volcano (yep, nothing dangerous there), Vikram and Lang leaving on a trip (surely no trouble they could get into), and Robo secretly hiding his new creation Alan in the basement away from prying eyes (nope, nothing could go wrong here either).

So I guess we’re ready to sit back and enjoy a leisurely five-issue mini-series with no problems to solve. Oh, wait. This is an Atomic Robo comic! Okay, bring on the zany science craziness!

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Young Justice #1

by Alan Rapp on January 15, 2019

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Young Justice #1 comic reviewDC Comics relaunches Young Justice as part of their new teen-focused Wonder Comics line. The first issue follows the basic formula of a threat large enough it causes a group of heroes to converge and become a team. Issue #1’s threat are invaders from Gemworld, a threat met head-on by new character Jinny Hex only recently arrived to Metropolis who is joined by Young Justice staples Robin, Impulse, and a reluctant Wonder Girl who all arrive separately to the scene. They are also joined by a new Teen Lantern.

Mostly set-up, Young Justice #1 introduces us to most of the key characters of the team (including the final two members who won’t show up until the end) while setting up a threat large enough that it will require the heroes to stay together to fight. Having our heroes be separated and sucked into Gemworld to meet new threats and allies offers an interesting twist headed into the comic’s second issue.

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Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on January 14, 2019

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Comic RackIt’s a new week so it must be time to talk about comics! 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 Amazing Spider-Man, Catwoman, Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Fantastic Four, Firefly, Flash, Gideon Falls, Go-Bots, Hawkman, James Bond: Origin, Red Hood Outlaw, Robotech, Uncanny X-Men, Warning, Wicked + The Divine, the first issues of Adventure Time: Marcy & Simon, Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path, Black Widow, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell, Transformers: Historia, and the final issues of Days of Hate, Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince, Star Trek Vs Transformers, and Uncle Scrooge: My First Millions.

Enjoy issue #245

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Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai sits down to talk about the new trade paperback release of Usagi Yojimbo/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Collection.

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