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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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Transformers #1

by Alan Rapp on March 19, 2019

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Transformers #1 comic reviewFor their latest Transformers comic, IDW enlists writer Brian Ruckley and artist Angel Hernandez to wind back the clock before the Transformers ever came to Earth and before the birth of the Decepticons. Transformers #1 offers two plot threads. The first involves Bumblebee and the newly-created Rumble traveling across the surface of Cybertron to a transmission station. Along the way they are joined by Windblade who is the first to notice something seriously wrong when they trio reach their destination.

The other plot involves two of the most famous Transformers, although one is still going by the name Orion Pax who meets with Megatron prior to a rally that could threaten the peace which Orion Pax is tasked with upholding. While far from enemies, there is obvious tension between the two over the role of the government.

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Domino: Hotshots #1

by Alan Rapp on March 19, 2019

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Domino: Hotshots #1 comic reviewThe first issue of Domino: Hotshots introduces us to the team put together by Black Widow to recover some dangerous alien tech. Fans of Domino‘s current ongoing comic (also written by Gail Simone) will recognize her two BFFs Outlaw and Diamondback. Rounding out the team are the Widow, Korean spy White Fox, and Wakanda exile Atlas Bear. The mission is obviously related an alien artifact which crashes in the Antarctic, but what is it? Why does Black Widow want it? And why does she need all the luck she can get to retrieve it?

The first issue is largely set-up, but it does offer some nice moments, my favorite being Domino’s reaction to being recruited by an Avenger for a covert mission. (I wonder how hard artist David Baldeón had to work to not actually include “sqee” in this panel).

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Young Justice #3

by Alan Rapp on March 18, 2019

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Young Justice #3 comic reviewYoung Justice #3 focuses on the reunion of Impulse and Superboy while much of the issue fills in Superboy’s backstory and informing his teammate, and readers, on how he arrived in Gemworld years ago (although there still is a question about how much time has passed in Gemworld since his arrival).

It turns out teenage emotional outbursts by a Kryptonian/Human clone can have quite a large impact as we see Superboy breaking into a S.T.A.R. Labs facility after not getting the answers he wanted. However, there’s still plenty left to delve into about his time in Gemworld as the comic drops another bombshell by introducing readers to Superboy’s wife and son.

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Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on March 18, 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 Avengers, Batman, B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know, Captain Marvel, Criminal, Farmhand, Immortal Hulk, Incursion, James Bond 007, Naomi, Nightwing, The Shape of Elvira, Sonic the Hedgehog, Star Wars, Steven Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teen Titans, Thor, Uncanny X-Men, Warning, The Wild Storm, Zorro: Legendary Adventures, the first issues of Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish, Firefly: Bad Company, Gretel, Marvel’s Spider-Manz: City at War, Offbeats, Spider-Man Life Story, Tainted Love, and the final issue of Sparrowhawk.

Enjoy issue #253

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