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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #105

by Alan Rapp on July 6, 2020

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #105 comicsBefore throwing the Turtles into the next big arc, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #105 offers an interlude for our heroes to grow, relax, reflect, and build on what they’ve learned since reuniting in New York. This quiet issue is full of wonderful small moments for several characters. While evil lurks on the periphery, it doesn’t intrude.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #105 offers a couple of long-overdue moments where my favorite of the characters created for this comic is concerned. First, Raphael finally lets down his guard and allows Alopex in. Second, Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo, and Michelangelo all welcome the arctic fox as an official member of the Splinter Clan.

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Angel + Spike #11

by Alan Rapp on July 1, 2020

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Angel + Spike #11 comic reviewAngel + Spike #11 features multiple characters searching for answers but not many finding them. Lilith offers Angel some cryptic advice concerning Kate Lockley. Kate looks for understanding after Fred and Gunn save her life. Fred seeks to better understand the power within her and how to fight the Feeder demon, even turning to Lilah for direction.

The only one who seems sure about who he is and what to do next is Spike, although his clarity of allowing a demon into a human host to kill it doesn’t sit to well with the group’s other vampire.

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Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #2

by Alan Rapp on July 1, 2020

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Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #2 comic reviewWith so many different versions of Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey recently released, it took me a minute to remember which version this one was. The first issue left off with Harley returning to Gotham. Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #2 focuses the first several pages on Renee Montoya attempting, unsuccessfully, to convince Harley to leave Gotham. Harley has other plans which involve ratting out the Joker‘s favorite hideouts to the cops (and getting her puddin’ arrested) all as a diversion that allows Harley to hit the Joker’s vaults.

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Scooby-Doo: Mystery Inc. #1

by Alan Rapp on June 30, 2020

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Scooby-Doo: Mystery Inc. #1 comic reviewThe 50th anniversary of Scooby Snacks offers the gang a chance to tour the Scooby Snacks factory. It also delivers a mystery when key ingredients to making Scooby Snacks begin being stolen.

First, a mummy steals the “mother dough” from which all Scooby Snacks are made. Next, another monster steals the gold flakes for the special anniversary edition of the treat. Add to that a ghost scaring people in the halls, and Mystery, Inc. has a new case.

Reprinted from Scooby-Doo 50th Anniversary Giant #1, the single-issue adventure offers the basic Scooby-Doo adventure with the group searching the factory for clues, running from ghosts, and setting a trap to catch the culprit.

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Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular comic reviewThe latest DC 80th anniversary issue celebrates various Green Lantern characters including Alan Scott (the Golden Age Green Lantern who isn’t part of the Green Lantern Corps) but there are some notable absences of fan favorites as well such as Ch’p, Arisia Rrab, Katma Tui, Tomar-Re, G’nort, or Sojourner Mullein (who is at least included in a one-page art insert).

Along with the Alan Scott story, we get Earth’s greatest Green Lantern Hal Jordan in stories involving being trapped on a desolate world with his power ring running out, a team-up with Green Arrow written by Dennis O’Neil, and a story featuring Hal, John Stewart (who also gets a solo story), and Kyle Rayner (who sadly also gets a solo story) set years in the future.

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