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Action Comics #1006

by Alan Rapp on January 9, 2019

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Action Comics #1006 comic reviewThere’s a moment in Action Comics #1006, a single page of panels from artist Ryan Sook, that gets to the heart of Superman by elegantly showcasing his compassion, nobility, and gravitas. On a single page writer Brian Michael Bendis delivers what was lacking in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel (and the subsequent DC movies) – Superman’s humanity. This is a hero.

The latest issue continues the “Invisible Mafia” arc as underground gangsters hope to stay under the Man of Steel’s radar while Superman comes into conflict with Red Cloud who attacks Superman’s new pal Melody Moore and is met not by malice by from Metropolis’ hero, but a sincere offer of help. This is a hero.

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #45

by Alan Rapp on January 8, 2019

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #45 comic reviewWhile entertaining, Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #45 doesn’t offer much for Mystery, Inc. to do. Opening with the gang attending a show featuring Mister Miracle showcasing the escape artist’s talents, the showman’s wife (along with Daphne and Velma) are captured by monsters from Apokolips forcing the rest of the gang to head after them (van and all).

It’s obvious both writer Sholly Fisch and artist Dario Brizuela are fans of Scott and Barda, and the story does allow for some fun moments featuring the characters, even if figuring a way to get Scooby and the others into their story feels a bit forced.

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Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on January 7, 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 Batman, Blackbird, Domino, DuckTales, Hit-Girl, Red Sonja, Rose, Star Wars, the first issues of Atomic Robo and The Dawn of a New Era, Barbarella / Dejah Thoris, Batman: Kings of Fear, Captain Marvel, Carson of Venus: The Flames Beyond, Criminal, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Gunning for Hits, Tom Clancy’s The Division: Extremis Malis, Turok, Young Justice, and the final issues of Aliens: Dust To Dust, Joe Golem: Occult Detective – The Drowning City, Star Wars: Adventures Destroyer Down, Faith: Dreamside, Iceman, and Last Siege.

Enjoy issue #244

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James Bond 007 #2

by Alan Rapp on January 2, 2019

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James Bond 007 #2 comic reviewAfter his encounter with the new Oddjob (an enemy agent named John Lee), Bond gets a brief history lesson from MI6 (which infers that this version of 007 never lived through the events of Goldfinger) before being sent back into the field to complete his mission to track down the Russian and retrieve the briefcase before it falls into the clutches of the terrorist of ORU (with strict orders not to get preoccupied with Lee again).

In Indonesia Bond runs into both the Russian and John Lee, who has his own orders to question the Russian. Once again neither man gets his hands on the Russian as the pair momentarily call a truce to take out the number of mindless soldiers courageous enough to be cannon fodder for them before the rivalry heats up once more.

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X-Force #1

by Alan Rapp on January 1, 2019

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X-Force #1 comic reviewAs has become Marvel Comics’ custom, X-Force is the latest team title where a new group of familiar faces (and a few new ones) is thrown together under the rebrand of a popular preexisting title. X-Force #1 opens with Domino, Cannonball, Shatterstar, Boom Boom, and Warpath on the trail of the mysterious Teen Cable. With the help of an anti-mutant terrorist group, the team is able to finally catch up to Cable when he rescues Deathlok and escapes a secret Transian facility filled with weapons that shouldn’t exist for at least another 2,000 years.

The issue does its job in introducing the core characters of the title while also setting the stage for the opening arc in which the mutants are framed by the local government of Transia for the death of its leader by the mutant-hating general who has turned the advanced weapons on the mutants given refuge in the country and the X-Force team.

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