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Wonder Woman #750

by Alan Rapp on January 23, 2020

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Wonder Woman #750 comic reviewAs DC Comics have done for recent #1000 issue milestone issues of Action Comics and Detective Comics, Wonder Woman earns an over-sized issue featuring multiple stories from a who’s who of writers and artists (along with some art and an insane assortment of variant covers thrown in). While there isn’t one stand-out story here, it’s a solid collection of tales touching on different aspects of who Wonder Woman is.

The story that earns the most pages is the “Wild Hunt” conclusion of Diana’s battle with Cheetah featuring Wonder Woman besting her rival and reclaiming that which she has lost including the lasso and her bracelets.

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Red Sonja #12

by Alan Rapp on January 22, 2020

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Red Sonja #12 comic reviewFor one year, over twelve issues, Red Sonja has matched wits with the conqueror Dragan The Magnificent. Whittling away at Dragan’s armies as they are forced to track Sonja and men across the Hyrkanian steppes, Red Sonja #12 offers a conclusion to the arc featuring a trap by the Hyrkanians and a final face-to-face between Sonja and Dragan.

I’ll admit to not following the contest of wills between the two warriors that closely as late, but I did want to check to see how writer Mark Russell and artist Mirko Colak brought things to a close. There’s some good action here, as well as nods to Sonja not just as a warrior but as a general who knows when to attack and when to parry and allow her adversary to blindly wander into her trap.

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Black Cat #8

by Alan Rapp on January 21, 2020

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Black Cat #8 comic reviewBlack Cat #8 features a guest-appearance by the Beetle who Felicia recruits as back-up for her latest thievery of a Marvel hero. The pair have a fun patter as Beetle repeatedly attempts to sell the Black Cat on joining a group primarily made-up of all Spider-Man villains. I do think the Black Cat works best when there’s room for dialogue and the art by Dike Ruan proves to be an equally nice match for the tone of the issue.

As for the job, the comic keeps to its format with Hardy targeting Iron Fist who is legitimately amused by the entire situation, finding it refreshing to deal with a thief rather than the regular type of villains who usually target him.

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #269

by Alan Rapp on January 21, 2020

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #269 comic review“Snake Hunt” continues as Laura 343 and her team successfully deliver the captured Throwdown (who Cobra still mistakenly believe is the original Snake Eyes) to Cobra Commander and Dr. Mindbender. The short tour Laura receives of the impressive facility suggests what Larry Hama may have in mind by foreshadowing the technology that could allow the original Snake Eyes to live again.

The Joes aren’t the only ones planning a rescue mission as the the comic peeks in on some familiar faces from the Arashikage who plan on taking the fight to Cobra before they can successfully turn this Snake Eyes into their loyal soldier. I’ll admit to being excited to see this group fight together.

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Young Justice #12

by Alan Rapp on January 20, 2020

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Young Justice #12 comic reviewWhile Superboy literally cries over being stranded in Skartaris, the rest of Young Justice calls in some reinforcements as Impulse and Wonder Girl (but mostly Bart) are able to convince the Wonder Twins to help their friends, and “borrow” one of Wonder Woman’s possessions (although the need for it is a little unclear).

With much of the issue dedicated to adding another couple of teen heroes to the group, and Superboy learning the hard way the crying attracts dinosaurs, Young Justice #12 works mostly as set-up for the issues to follow as the team heads off to save their friend from (again) getting exiled to a strange world.

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