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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #119

by Alan Rapp on July 26, 2021

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #119 comic reviewThe trouble-free days for the heroes in a half-shell appear to be over. April has been run out of New York City by Baxter Stockman who is taking measures to see she never makes it back to Manhattan to share the information she learned about his secret mutant program using the Slithery’s offspring.

Elsewhere, the young weasels and Lita head out on their own looking for trouble to prove themselves true ninjas, and end up finding more than they can handle, and the big rally has arrived which Old Hob and his Mutanimals take dangerous steps to remove any and all competition from running Mutant Town. The issue closes will all hell about to break loose between Hob’s minions and the locals who the Turtles have been training.

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #284

by Alan Rapp on July 21, 2021

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #284 comic reviewPart 4 of “Murder by Assassination” sends the Joes to Southeast Asia in search of the Cobra operative known only as Al Kawbra. The team on the ground consists of Chuckles, Sherlock, Lady Jaye, Multo, Black Hat, and Roadblock. Despite Sherlock’s first-rate tracking and deduction, the Joes are consistently one-step behind their prey who enjoys leaving explosive presents for them.

Most of the story comes from the Joes on the hunt, although we do get some panels from the perspective of Al Kawbra continuing to elude capture and make his escape with the deadly warheads (whose destination remains a mystery from our heroes).

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The Invincible Red Sonja #3

by Alan Rapp on July 21, 2021

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The Invincible Red Sonja #3 comic reviewThe theft of the royal crown, which threatens the upcoming wedding of Princess Zaria, alters Red Sonja‘s mission in Erkhara. Rather than remain by the side of the princess, Sonja sets off in search of the thief known to be able to fence such an item. Coincidentally, the thief Bahira Yakootah is also the one who has put a price on Sonja’s head.

Most of the action from The Invincible Red Sonja #3 comes from the bar brawl where Sonja litters the floor with thieves and cutthroats while searching for the whereabouts of Bahira Yakootah. Tuma arrives late to offers some assistance, but even without his help Sonja cuts a bloody swath through the adversaries.

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Secret of Chesbro House #1 comic reviewThe first issue of the two-issue tales takes us back to 1983 where Hellboy and Madame Zemperelli work together to investigate a haunted mansion for the B.P.R.D. Along for the ride are Carter Stroud (the great-great-grandson of the mansion’s builder who was known for wild orgies and the disappearance of his 16 year-old daughter before cutting off his own head and jumping into the fireplace) and Carter’s fiancé Serena Wilkins (neither of whom believe the house to be actually haunted).

The séance confirms the house is indeed haunted not by one ghost but at least two as the gossip about the mansion’s hauntings are proved true.

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Suicide Squad #5

by Alan Rapp on July 19, 2021

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Suicide Squad #5 comic reviewWhile the issue shows us a bit of Waller dealing with the fallout of Red-X, teasing the possible introduction of Swamp Thing, and the growing insubordination of Peacemaker, most of Suicide Squad #5 focuses on a single member of the Suicide Squad and setting up a new arc for the Task Force X.

We catch up to Bloodsport on Earth-3. The mercenary has been used by Waller to scout alternate worlds and find valuable assets who can be drafted onto the Squad. On Earth-3, Bloodsport finds a smorgasbord as the world is controlled by the Crime Syndicate (alternate evil versions of our Justice League).

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