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Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on May 6, 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 Archie, By Night, Captain America, Catwoman, Detective Comics, Deadly Class, Invaders, Murder Falcon, Ronin Island, Section Zero, Shades of Magic, SHAZAM!, Star Wars Adventures, Supergirl, Symbiote Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Wyrd, the first issues of Batman and the Outsiders, Eve Stranger, Excellence, Gears of War: Hivebusters, Jungle Comics, Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica, Samurai Jack: Lost Worlds, Three Stooges: Astro Nuts, and the final issues of Atomic Robo and The Dawn of a New Era, Betty & Veronica, and Vindication.

Enjoy issue #260

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Uncanny X-Men #17

by Alan Rapp on May 3, 2019

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Uncanny X-Men #17 comic reviewUncanny X-Men #17 is an awkward issue whose moral seems to be nobody ever gets what they want (and mutants, no matter how small the number, are still expendable to serve a larger plot). The comic jumps from the funeral of Wolfsbane to Wolverine and Kwannon who go in search of bloody revenge for another fallen friend. Because of the set-up, Wolfsbane’s funeral is truncated, and because of the funeral Wolverine’s vengeance takes place mostly off-panel.

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Young Justice #5

by Alan Rapp on May 2, 2019

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Young Justice #5 comic reviewThere’s much to like about the latest issue of Young Justice as our heroes, now finally reunited, break out of the prison in Gemworld and begin their fight against Lord Opal. Along with the clever banter and strong action of the moment, the comic also offers another flashback to Robin‘s day leading up to being transported to another dimension. And this gives us Tim Drake and Stephanie Brown together making out in front of the Hall of Justice. This is so damn good. If Brian Michael Bendis can find a way to put Stephanie Brown in her Batgirl suit in this reality I just might lose my shit.

The flashbacks also include an appearance by Zatanna whose magic helps Robin tap into suppressed memories about the previous Young Justice team (and the best friend he has forgotten). While his journey with the other heroes was unexpected, Robin was already on the case seeking answers about the forgotten memories and lost friends.

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The Superior Spider-Man #5

by Alan Rapp on May 1, 2019

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The Superior Spider-Man #5 comic reviewThere are two stories at play in The Superior Spider-Man #5. The first involves Otto‘s date which goes surprisingly well until a late admission to his true identity. His date doesn’t take things all that well, running out of the apartment to the nearest policeman. However, things take an unusual turn from there as the policemen are revealed to be possessed by some kind of demons which are spreading across the city leading to the unlikely team-up of the Superior Spider-Man and Doctor Strange.

Doctor Strange arrival on-scene to discover Doctor Octopus dressed as Spider-Man does help get the two off to the best start, but the sorcerer soon discovers that Otto isn’t the immediate problem. Writer Christos Gage goes deep into the MCU vault to pull out Master Pandemonium as the creature responsible for the city’s ills. A living doorway to Hell, the demonic former actor is increasingly dangerous the longer he remains in New York.

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Detective Comics #1002

by Alan Rapp on May 1, 2019

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Detective Comics #1002 comic reviewThe post-anniversary arc for Detective Comics centers around a new group of medieval-looking vigilantes hitting town. In the latest issue Batman squares off not only against the self-appointed Arkham Knight but his entire larping group.

With Batman getting his butt kicked all around Gotham, Damian heads out on an investigation of his own. Unfortunately, the Boy Wonder walks right into a trap left by Arkham Knight’s group who attempt to lure Damian to their way of thinking. They obviously don’t know him very well, as Damian takes the first available moment to attempt escape.

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